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Food reviews and local insider information for places to eat in and around Las Vegas.

The Best Bet-and-Buffet Spots in Vegas!

July 12, 2017

The Best Bet-and-Buffet Spots in Vegas!

Get your belly as well as your pockets full next time you hit the Las Vegas Strip at some of the best restaurants in the country. With diverse buffet spreads including local and foreign delicacies make sure you enjoy the following acclaimed all you can eat joints in the city!

Feast at the Cosmopolitan’s Wicked Spoon

Cosmopolitan’s Wicked Spoon

Cosmopolitan’s Wicked Spoon

The Wicked Spoon is home to one of the most incredible buffet spreads in the city, where you can find anything from Korean style squid to Coulotte steaks. They take the concept of cafeteria style buffets and elevate it to a classier level.

The décor makes the restaurant just as lavish the casino floor, and the prices depending on the time of day are reasonable. For between $28 and $49 you can eat as much gourmet steaks as you want. If you’re gambling just for fun and want to get a little festive, for an extra $15 you can have bottomless drinks, and that includes beer, mimosas, wine and more.

The Glorious Bacchanal at Caesars Palace

Bacchanal Buffet

Bacchanal at Caesars Palace

Unlike the Wicked Spoon’s bizarre menu that happens to include delicacies like dormice dating back to Ancient Rome, the Bacchanal’s menu does offer a staggering 500 mouthwatering dishes ranging across many niches both global and regional. From Atlantic and Pacific oysters to exquisite Chinese food, there’s little missing from their extravagant range of options.

Dubbed by Thrillist as “the standard against which all Las Vegas buffets are judged”, for between $40 and $60 you can book yourself a table. Once again for $15 you can get yourself bottomless drinks (excluding hard liquors), but depending on whether you plan on hitting the tables later or not that may not be the best idea.

Bellagio’s Extravagant Buffet

Bellagio’s Extravagant Buffet

Bellagio’s Buffet

The Bellagio in another one of the most famous casinos in Vegas that is also known for its award-winning buffet table. In addition to exquisite takes on home cooking, you can fill your plate with crab, oysters, lamb chops, dim sum or any of the 15 chef specialties that are made fresh every single day.

While the restaurant is usually packed, as the Bellagio is one of the hottest gambling spots in Vegas, single diners and couples have the option to skip the long line if there are any free seats at the bar. While it may not be idea, it is well worth a chance to get a taste of the multitude of dishes available. It is, however, a little on the pricier side ranging for about $40 to $58 per person.

The Magical Buffet at Wynn’s Fairy Tale Restaurant

Wynn Casino’s buffet

Wynn’s Casino Buffet

The lavish dining experience offered at Wynn Casino’s buffet is something out of a fairy tale. The bouquet’s and ceiling fixtures combine fantasy with elegance, and with over 120 dishes including prime cuts of grilled steak and oceanic delights, there’s little missing from this elaborate feast.

Priced between $30 and $60 per person depending on the time of day, one of the biggest perks of the buffet is access to one of the best dessert buffets in the city. With plenty of warm pastries and even a chocolate fountain you won’t want to miss out on dessert.

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In-N-Out Burger Locations and Store Numbers

March 6, 2017
Lake Mead Blvd and US95 In-N-Out Burger

In-n-Out Burger, 1960 Rock Springs Dr. in Las Vegas Store #104 – photo by LasVegas360.com

Modified In-N-Out Burger Bumper Sticker from the 80's

Modified In-N-Out Burger Bumper Sticker from the 80’s

in-n-out receipt

In-N-Out Burger receipt with store number circled

The full list of In-N-Out Burger locations with store numbers as of March 22, 2016

Please send any corrections to: frankc@lasvegas360.com

# Photo City Address State Date Opened
1 Baldwin Park 13850 Francisquito Ave. CA 10/22/1948
2 West Covina 15610 San Bernardino Rd. CA 3/1/1951
3 Pasadena 2114 E. Foothill Blvd. CA 9/18/1952
4 La Verne 2098 Foothill Blvd. CA 7/3/1962
5 Covina 1371 N. Grand Ave. CA 10/5/1959
6 Azusa 324 S. Azusa Ave. CA 8/1/1966
7 La Puente 15259 E. Amar Rd. CA 5/1/1968
8 Pomona 1851 Indian Hill Blvd. CA 4/1/1970
9 North Hollywood 5864 Lankershim Blvd. CA 5/10/1971
10 Panorama City 13651 Roscoe Blvd. CA 3/10/1972
11 Hacienda Heights 14620 E. Gale Ave. CA 7/24/1972
12 San Fernando 11455 Laurel Canyon Blvd. CA 6/2/1973
13 Temple City 10601 E. Lower Azusa Rd. CA 8/27/1973
14 Norwalk 14330 Pioneer Blvd. CA 2/18/1974
15 Diamond Bar 21133 Golden Springs Dr. CA 6/30/1974
16 Tujunga 6225 Foothill Blvd. CA 4/9/1975
17 Santa Ana 815 N. Bristol St. CA 9/28/1975
18 Woodland Hills 19920 Ventura Blvd. CA 2/8/1976
19 Garden Grove 9032 Trask Ave. CA 6/25/1978
20 Rosemead 4242 N. Rosemead Blvd. CA 12/21/1978
21 Ontario 2235 Mountain Ave. CA 10/4/1979
22 Fontana 9855 Sierra Ave. CA 12/27/1979
23 Rancho Cucamonga 8955 Foothill Blvd. CA 9/15/1980
24 Anaheim 600 S. Brookhurst St. CA 12/3/1980
25 Corona 450 Auto Center Dr. CA ?? – reopened 11/10/2011
26 San Bernardino 190 Bungalow Ct. CA 2/11/1982
27 Arcadia 420 N. Santa Anita Ave. CA 6/8/1982
28 Laguna Niguel 28782 Camino Capistrano CA 8/24/1982
29 Hesperia 13704 Main St. CA 6/24/1983
30 Torrance 730 W . Carson St. CA 12/23/1983
31 San Bernardino 1065 E. Harriman Pl. CA 2/28/1984
32 Placentia 825 W . Chapman Ave. CA 5/25/1984
33 Pomona 2505 Garey Ave. CA 8/16/1984
34 Ontario 1891 E. G St. CA 10/19/1984
35 Northridge 9858 Balboa Blvd. CA 12/26/1984
36 La Habra 2030 E. Lambert Rd. CA 5/14/1985
37 Westminster 6292 Westminster Blvd. CA 6/29/1985
38 Costa Mesa 594 W. 19th St. CA 9/23/1985
39 Pedley 6634 Clay St. CA 11/29/1985
40 Lakewood 5820 Bellflower Blvd. CA 12/28/1985
41 Camarillo 1316 Ventura Blvd. CA 8/27/1986
42 Buena Park 7926 Valley View St. CA 9/25/1986
43 Lancaster 2021 W . Avenue I CA 11/26/1986
44 Moreno Valley 23035 Hemlock Ave. CA 1/7/1987
45 Upland 1837 Foothill Blvd. CA 4/6/1987
46 Riverside 7467 Indiana Ave. CA 6/30/1987
47 Santa Fe Springs 10525 Carmenita Rd. CA 10/21/1987
48 Norco 1810 Hamner Ave. CA 3/5/1988
49 Pico Rivera 9070 Whittier Blvd. CA 5/13/1988
50 Thousand Palms 72265 Varner Rd. CA 6/17/1988
51 Indio 82043 Hwy. 111 CA 6/17/1988
52 Hemet W. Florida Ave. CA 9/9/1988
53 Newhall 25220 N. The Old Road CA 12/28/1988
54 Lake Elsinore 331 Railroad Canyon Rd. CA 5/18/1989
55 West Los Angeles 9245 W. Venice Blvd. CA 9/6/1989
56 Barstow 2821 Lenwood Rd. CA 11/14/1989
57 Lemon Grove 7160 Broadway CA 1/16/1990
58 Thousand Oaks 1550 Newbury Rd. CA 2/28/1990
59 Orange 3501 E. Chapman Ave. CA 3/9/1990
60 Long Beach 4600 Los Coyotes Diagonal CA 6/6/1990
Store # City Address State Date Opened
61 Vista 2010 Hacienda Dr. CA 8/30/1990
62 Temecula 27700 Jefferson Ave. CA 9/19/1990
63 Tustin 3020 El Camino Real CA 10/10/1990
64 West Covina 2940 E. Garvey Ave. CA 12/22/1990
65 Bakersfield 2310 Panama Ln. CA 4/24/1991
66 City of Industry 17849 E. Colima Rd. CA 6/18/1991
67 Irvine 4115 Campus Dr. CA 7/25/1991
68 Mira Mesa 9410 Mira Mesa Blvd. CA 8/13/1991
69 Pacific Beach 2910 Damon Ave. CA 10/24/1991
70 National City 500 Mile of Cars Way CA 11/18/1991
71 Kearny Mesa 4375 Kearny Mesa Rd. CA 12/18/1991
72 Hesperia 17069 Bear Valley Rd. CA 3/10/1992
73 El Cajon 1541 N. Magnolia Ave. CA 3/31/1992
74 Huntington Park 6000 Pacific Blvd. CA 4/23/1992
75 Torrance 24445 Crenshaw Blvd. CA 7/30/1992
76 Ventura 2070 Harbor Blvd. CA 9/8/1992
77 Fullerton 1180 S. Harbor Blvd. CA 9/16/1992
78 Simi Valley 2600 Stearns St. CA 10/22/1992
79 Palmdale 142 E. Palmdale Blvd. CA 10/30/1992
80 Las Vegas 2900 W . Sahara Ave. NV 11/17/1992
81 Las Vegas 51 N. Nellis Blvd. NV 11/18/1992
82 Fresno 5106 W . Shaw Ave. CA 11/30/1992
83 Fresno 4302 N. Blackstone Ave. CA 12/18/1992
84 Rancho Cucamonga 12599 Foothill Blvd. CA 4/14/1993
85 Sherman Oaks 4444 Van Nuys Blvd. CA 7/15/1993
86 Las Vegas 4888 Dean Martin Dr. NV 7/28/1993
87 Carmel Mountain 11880 Carmel Mountain Rd. CA 8/2/1993
88 Las Vegas 4705 S. Maryland Pkwy. NV 8/31/1993
89 Carlsbad 5950 Avenida Encinas CA 10/5/1993
90 Modesto 3900 Pelandale Ave. CA 10/18/1993
91 Merced 1579 Martin Luther King Jr. CA 11/18/1993
92 Redondo Beach 3801 Inglewood Ave. CA 12/3/1993
93 Fresno 2657 S. Second St. CA 12/15/1993
94 Laguna Niguel 27380 La Paz Rd. CA 1/3/1994
95 Kettleman City 33464 Bernard Dr. CA 3/24/1994
96 Tracy 575 Clover Rd. CA 6/1/1994
97 Foothill Ranch 26482 Towne Centre Dr. CA 7/6/1994
98 Atascadero 6000 San Anselmo Rd. CA 7/22/1994
99 Salinas 151 Kern St. CA 9/21/1994
100 Gilroy 641 Leavesley Rd. CA 11/10/1994
101 Stockton 2727 W . March Ln. CA 11/30/1994
102 Hollywood 7009 Sunset Blvd. CA 12/15/1994
103 Vacaville 170 Nut Tree Pkwy. CA 1/4/1995
104 Las Vegas 1960 Rock Springs Dr. NV 2/28/1995
105 La Mirada 14341 Firestone Blvd. CA 5/31/1995
106 Visalia 1933 S. Mooney Blvd. CA 6/21/1995
107 Santa Clarita 28368 Sand Canyon Rd. CA 10/19/1995
108 Goleta 4865 Calle Real CA 11/14/1995
109 Auburn 130 Grass Valley Hwy. CA 11/30/1995
110 Burbank 761 N. First St. CA 12/14/1995
111 Studio City 3640 Cahuenga Blvd. CA 12/27/1995
112 Downey 8767 Firestone Blvd. CA 3/5/1996
113 Rohnert Park 5145 Redwood Dr. CA 3/27/1996
114 Long Beach 6391 E. Pacific Coast Hwy. CA 4/25/1996
115 Milpitas 50 Ranch Dr. CA 9/5/1996
116 Elk Grove 9188 E. Stockton Blvd. CA 11/14/1996
117 Westchester 9149 S. Sepulveda Blvd. CA 1/22/1997
118 San Ramon 2270 San Ramon Valley Blvd. CA 2/27/1997
119 Westwood 922 Gayley Ave. CA 4/1/1997
120 Pinole 1417 Fitzgerald Dr. CA 4/24/1997
121 Alhambra 1210 N. Atlantic Blvd. CA 5/14/1997
122 Rancho Cordova 2475 Sunrise Blvd. CA 6/3/1997
123 San Diego 3102 Sports Arena Blvd. CA 6/27/1997
124 Pleasanton 6015 Johnson Dr. CA 8/6/1997
125 Fairfield 1364 Holiday Ln. CA 9/9/1997
126 Napa 820 W. Imola Ave. CA 10/16/1997
127 Davis 1020 Olive Dr. CA 1/23/1998
128 Mission Valley 2005 Camino Del Este CA 5/21/1998
129 Mountain View 1159 N. Rengstorff Ave. CA 6/11/1998
130 Sunnyvale 604 E. El Camino Real CA 7/2/1998
131 Sacramento 3501 Truxel Rd. CA 8/13/1998
132 Roseville 1803 Taylor Rd. CA 10/15/1998
133 Santa Ana 3361 S. Bristol St. CA 11/11/1998
134 Van Nuys 7930 Van Nuys Blvd. CA 12/10/1998
135 Long Beach 7691 Carson Street CA 4/21/1999
136 Santa Maria Maria 1330 S. Bradley Rd. CA 5/27/1999
137 Redding 1275 Dana Drive CA 6/25/1999
138 Anaheim Hills 5646 E. La Palma Ave CA 8/12/1999
139 Placerville 3055 Forni Road CA 9/30/1999
140 Culver City 13425 Washington Blvd. CA 10/28/1999
141 Mill Valley 798 Redwood Hwy. CA 12/16/1999
142 San Jose 5611 Santa Teresa Blvd. CA 1/26/2000
143 Lake Havasu 81-101 London Bridge Rd. AZ 5/3/2000
144 Ontario 4310 E. Ontario Mills Parkway CA 7/18/2000
145 Bakersfield 5100 Stockdale Hwy. CA 10/2/2000
146 Scottsdale 7467 E. Frank Lloyd Wright Bl. AZ 11/2/2000
147 Chico 2050 Business Ln. CA 11/16/2000
148 Avondale 1525 Dysart Road AZ 12/7/2000
149 Livermore 1881 N Livermore Ave CA 2/15/2001
150 Henderson 1051 W . Sunset Road NV 3/29/2001
151 San Pedro 1090 N. Western Ave. CA 6/14/2001
152 Mountain View 53 W. El Camino Real CA 7/12/2001
153 Chandler 7050 W. Ray Road AZ 8/23/2001
154 San Francisco 333 Jefferson St. CA 9/20/2001
155 Mesa 1650 S. Stapley AZ 10/25/2001
156 Union City 32060 Union Landing Blvd. CA 11/1/2001
157 Glendale 310 N. Harvey Drive CA 11/15/2001
158 San Jose 2950 E. Capitol Expressway CA 12/6/2001
159 Daly City 260 Washington Street CA 1/17/2002
160 Phoenix 21001 N. Tatum Blvd. AZ 2/14/2002
161 Turlock 3071 Countryside Dr. CA 3/14/2002
162 Oceanside 4605 Frazee Rd CA 4/4/2002
163 Oxnard 381 W . Esplanade CA 5/2/2002
164 Chandler 2790 W. Chandler AZ 6/6/2002
165 Las Vegas 9240 S. Eastern Ave. NV 7/10/2002
166 Inglewood 3411 W. Century Blvd. CA 8/6/2002
167 Chino 3927 Grand Avenue CA 9/5/2002
168 Pittsburg 4550 Delta Gateway Blvd. CA 10/8/2002
169 Peoria 8285 W. Bell Rd. AZ 1/16/2003
170 Laguna Hills 24001 Avenida De La Carlota CA 1/30/2003
171 Santa Clarita 26401 Bouquet Canyon Rd. CA 2/20/2003
172 Glendora 1261 S. Lone Hill CA 3/27/2003
173 Fresno 8010 N. Blackstone Ave. CA 4/30/2003
174 Glendale 119 Brand Blvd. CA 6/12/2003
175 Corona 2305 Compton Ave. CA 6/19/2003
176 Santa Clara 3001 Mission College Blvd. CA 8/7/2003
177 Phoenix 19407 N. 27th Avenue AZ 9/11/2003
178 Porter Ranch 19901 Rinaldi St. CA 10/30/2003
179 Moorpark 856 New Los Angeles Ave CA 11/20/2003
180 Huntington Beach 18062 Beach Blvd. CA 1/27/2004
181 Laughlin 2058 Casino Dr. NV 3/4/2004
182 Orange 2585 N. Tustin Ave. CA 4/21/2004
183 Roseville 10309 Fairway Dr. CA 6/10/2004
184 Prescott 3040 Hwy. 69 AZ 6/29/2004
185 San Marcos 583 Grand Ave. CA 7/27/2004
186 Reno 8215 S. Virginia NV 9/23/2004
187 Carson Valley 957 Topsy Lane NV 10/14/2004
188 Sparks 280 Pyramid Way NV 11/18/2004
189 Brentwood 5581 Lone Tree Way CA 12/16/2004
190 Millbrae 11 Rollins Rd. CA 3/31/2005
191 Manteca 1490 E. Yosemite Avenue CA 4/12/2005
192 Paradise Valley 12413 N. Tatum Blvd. AZ 4/28/2005
193 Oakland 8300 Oakport St. CA 5/18/2005
194 Fremont 43349 Pacific Commons Blvd. CA 8/17/2005
195 Tempe 920 E. Playa Del Norte AZ 9/15/2005
196 Van Nuys 7220 Balboa Blvd. CA 10/5/2005
197 Lodi 2625 W . Kettleman Ln. CA 10/13/2005
198 Morgan Hill 895 Cochrane Road CA 11/30/2005
199 City of Industry 21620 Valley Blvd. CA 12/20/2005
200 Temecula 30697 Temecula Pkwy. CA 12/30/2005
201 Kingman 1770 E. Beverly Ave. AZ 6/15/2006
202 Petaluma 1010 Lakeville St. CA 6/29/2006
203 Yuma 1940 E. 16th St. AZ 11/16/2006
204 Las Vegas 5690 Centennial Center Blvd. NV 2/7/2007
205 Gilbert 2449 S. Market St. AZ 3/1/2007
206 Canoga Park 6841 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd. CA 4/10/2007
207 Tucson 3711 E. Broadway Blvd. AZ 4/24/2007
208 Northridge 8830 Tampa Ave. CA 8/9/2007
209 Lebec/Tejon Ranch 5926 Dennis McCarthy Dr. CA 8/30/2007
210 Marana 8180 Cortaro Rd. AZ 11/15/2007
211 El Centro 2390 E. 4th St. CA 12/13/2007
212 Murrieta 39697 Avenida Acacias CA 12/20/2007
213 Sacramento 2900 Del Paso Rd. CA 12/28/2007
214 Yuba City 1375 Sunsweet Blvd. CA 3/27/2008
215 Washington City 832 W. Telegraph St. UT 4/22/2008
216 Tustin 2895 Park Ave. CA 4/29/2008
217 Sacramento 4600 Madison Ave. CA 5/29/2008
218 Mesa 1859 S. Signal Butte Rd. AZ 6/12/2008
219 Chandler 2910 E. Germann Rd. AZ 7/15/2008
220 Clovis 382 N. Clovis Ave. CA 8/21/2008
221 Las Vegas 3882 Blue Diamond Rd. NV 8/28/2008
222 San Leandro 15575 Hesperian Blvd. CA 9/30/2008
223 Casa Grande 873 N. Promenade Pkwy. AZ 10/16/2008
224 Menifee 30296 Haun Rd. CA 10/28/2008
225 West Sacramento 780 Ikea Court CA 12/5/2008
226 Las Vegas 9610 W. Tropicana Ave. NV 12/18/2008
227 Chula Vista 1725 Eastlake Pkwy. CA 12/23/2008
228 Phoenix 34850 N. Valley Pkwy. AZ 1/20/2009
229 Folsom 225 Placerville Rd. CA 1/29/2009
230 Mesa 1342 S. Alma School Rd. AZ 4/30/2009
231 Woodland 2011 Bronze Star Dr. CA 5/7/2009
232 Phoenix 9585 W. Camelback Rd. AZ 6/11/2009
233 Victorville 15290 Civic Drive Rd. CA 9/24/2009
234 North Las Vega 6880 N. 5th St. NV 10/29/2009
235 Orem 350 E. University Pkwy. UT 11/19/2009
236 Draper 12191 South Factory Outlet Dr. UT 11/19/2009
237 West Jordan 7785 Jordan Landing Blvd. UT 12/1/2009
238 Tucson 1979 E. Ajo Way AZ 12/15/2009
239 American Fork 601 West Main St. UT 12/17/2009
240 San Jose 550 Newhall Dr. CA 1/14/2010
241 Oro Valley 11545 N. Oracle Rd. AZ 6/9/2010
242 Tucson 7111 E. Broadway Blvd. AZ 6/9/2010
243 North Las Vegas 2765 E. Craig Rd. NV 6/23/2010
244 Riverton 12569 S. Crossing Dr. UT 7/21/2010
245 West Valley City 3715 S. Constitution Blvd. UT 7/21/2010
246 Redwood City 949 Veterans Blvd. CA 8/26/2010
247 Escondido 1260 W . Valley Parkway CA 9/30/2010
248 Centerville 475 N. 700 West UT 10/14/2010
249 Santa Rosa 2131 County Center Dr. CA 10/28/2010
250 Arroyo Grande 1170 W . Branch St. CA 11/16/2010
251 Costa Mesa 3211 Harbor Blvd. CA 12/17/2010
252 Pheonix 2770 W . Peoria Ave. AZ 2/17/2011
253 Tucson 4620 N Oracle Rd. AZ 3/17/2011
254 Poway Poway 12890 Gregg Ct. CA 4/21/2011
255 Allen 190 E Stacy Rd. TX 5/11/2011
256 Frisco 2800 Preston Rd. TX 5/11/2011
257 San Carlos 445 Industrial Rd. CA 6/16/2011
258 Dallas 7940 N. Central Exwy. TX 6/23/2011
259 Dallas 7909 Lyndon B Johnson Fwy. TX 8/11/2011
260 Fort Worth 2900 W 7th St (at Currie St.) TX 8/11/2011
261 Midvale 7206 S. Union Park Ave UT 8/25/2011
262 Arlington 1075 W. I-20 TX 9/22/2011
263 Irving 6501 N. Macarthur Blvd. TX 9/29/2011
264 Rockwall 1106 E. I-30 TX 10/20/2011
265 Signal Hill 799 E. Spring St. CA 10/27/2011
266 Dallas 12909 Midway Rd. TX 11/3/2011
267 Santa Nella 28900 Henry Miller Rd. CA 1/26/2012
268 Dallas 15260 Dallas Pkwy. TX 3/2/2012
269 Garland 150 Town Center Blvd. TX 3/1/2012
270 Torrance 20150 Hawthorne Blvd. CA 3/14/2012
271 Seal Beach 12365 Seal Beach Blvd. CA 3/15/2012
272 Highland 28009 Greenspot Rd. CA 3/29/2012
273 Hurst 780 Airport Fwy. TX 4/5/2012
274 Pleasant Hill 570 Contra Costa Blvd. CA 5/17/2012
275 Lancaster 740 N. I-35 E. TX 5/31/2012
276 Sacramento 2001 Alta Arden Exwy. CA 6/7/2012
277 Plano 2740 N. Central Exwy. TX 6/14/2012
278 Fort Worth 5916 Quebec St. TX 6/29/2012
279 Santee 9414 Mission Gorge Rd. CA 11/28/2012
280 Fort Worth 4620 S. Hulen St. TX 12/6/2012
281 Rancho Santa Margarita 30121 Santa Margarita Pkwy. CA 2/13/2013
282 Mansfield 1221 N. Hwy. 287 TX 6/27/2013
283 Grapevine 1303 William D. Tate Ave. TX 7/11/2013
284 Riverdale 4030 Riverdale Rd UT 8/15/2013
285 Modesto 1616 Sisk Rd. CA 8/22/2013
286 Rialto 108 E. Easton St. CA 8/29/2013
287 South Gate 4601 Firestone Blvd. CA 10/31/2013
288 Novato 216 Vintage Way CA 11/14/2013
289 Round Rock 4251 I-35 North TX 12/3/2013
290 Austin 4508 I-35 North TX 12/12/2013
291 Hanford 280 S. 12Th Ave. CA 12/19/2013
292 Cabazon 49188 Seminole Dr. CA 1/15/2014
293 Queen Creek 20545 E Rittenhouse AZ 3/26/2014
294 Cedar Park 901 E Whitestone Blvd. TX 4/10/2014
295 Encinitas 130 Calle Magdalena CA 5/22/2014
296 Killeen 2006 E. Central Texas Exwy. TX 10/8/2014
297 Westlake Village 30780 Russell Ranch Rd. CA 11/05/2014
298 San Antonio 10918 Culebra Rd. TX 11/20/2014
299 The Colony 5298 State Highway 121 TX 11/20/2014
300 Anahiem 1168 State College Blvd. CA 1/7/2015
301 Fort Worth 2501 N. Tarrant Pkwy. TX 2/6/2015
302 Windcrest 8202 N Ih-35 TX 4/23/2015
303 Alameda 555 Willie Stargell Ave. CA 5/14/2015
304 Medford 1970 Carter Lake Hwy. OR 9/9/2015
305 Cerritos 10900 Alondra Blvd. CA  10/23/2015
306 Austin 3701 S. Lamar Blvd. TX 11/12/15
307 Waco 801 South 4th St. TX 11/20/15
308 Rocklin 5490 Crossings Dr. CA  12/3/2015
309 El Segundo 600 N. Sepulveda Blvd. CA 12/30/2015
310 Gardena 1701 Artesia Blvd CA 1/23/2016
311 La Quinta 78611 Hwy. 111 CA 2/3/2016
312 Seaside 1350 Del Monte Blvd CA 2/22/2016
313 Oceanside 936 N. Coast Highway CA 4/7/2016
314 San Marcos 1437 North Ih-35 TX 5/16/2016
315 Austin 12431 N. I-35 TX 9/15/2016
316 Pflugerville 1600 Town Center Dr. TX 10/13/2016
317 Phoenix 4840 N. 20th St. AZ 11/3/2016
318 Yucaipa 31465 Avenue E CA 11/16/2016
319 Austin 2700 Guadalupe St TX 12/1/2016
320 Las Vegas 3545 S. Las Vegas Blvd, Ste L24 NV 1/11/2017
321 Ukiah 1351 N. State St CA 1/25/2017
322 Denton 2835 W. University Dr. TX 2/9/2017
323 San Antonio 22226 N. Us Hwy 281 TX 2/23/2017
324 Lincoln 850 Groveland Lane CA 5/25/2017
325 New Braunfels 106 Fm 306 TX 6/15/2017
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Yassou Greek Grill Café

June 11, 2016
Yassou Greek Grill

Yassou Greek Grill

Article originally published on March 26, 2012, the place gets busy during lunch and there are always patrons up until closing time, It is a real food find on the west end of town.

Yassou Greek Grill Café is my favorite little Greek restaurant in Las Vegas.  This unassuming restaurant serves up some of the most delicious Greek food in town.  My favorite is their Chicken Souvlaki platter.  It is served with two skewers of savory, tender chicken and comes with a small salad, buttery, lemon rice, warm, fresh pita bread and cool and creamy Tzatziki sauce.

Yassou Greek Grill Cafe - Steak and Chicken Souvlaki Combo

Yassou Greek Grill Cafe – Steak and Chicken Souvlaki Combo

Their menu has all the standard Greek favorites such as Gyros, Spanakopita, and Dolmades. Other notable menu items are the Greek Fries served crispy and hot and drenched in garlic, spices and feta cheese. You will have garlic breath for days after eating this, but it will be well worth it. The atmosphere is casual and friendly. The one drawback is the parking lot is small and hard to navigate any vehicle larger than a Mini Cooper. Yassou Greek Grill Café is located at 7871 W. Charleston near Buffalo, their phone number is 702-798-8989 daily hours Monday-Saturday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Closed on Sunday. 11 a.m- 5 p.m. on Sundays.

6/11/2016 Update: Open on Sundays and the food/quality is excellent.

Yassou Greek Grill Gyros

Yassou Greek Grill Gyros

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Kabob Korner – A tasty place to eat.

May 2, 2015

Being a resident of Las Vegas for most of my life, my first introduction to anything that resembled Middle Eastern Food was those early Vegas commercials in the late 70’s advertising pita sandwiches from a place called “Gyro Time”, as in gyroscope. They even had a little jingle in the commercial something like “What time is it? Gyro Time!” again with the poor pronunciation right in the ad. Gryo Time still exists on Charleston and the food still is not very good. I have tried most gyros (pronounced “Yee-roh”) joints in town. I have been to both Paymon’s Mediterranean Cafe on Maryland Parkway, and Sahara. Tried them at, Yassou Greek Grill Cafe, Market Grill Cafe, and a place that use to be next to UNLV called Daily Chicken. There was even was a chain Greek place in the Meadows and Fashion Show Malls years ago called, Renzio’s Greek Food. All serving their variation of a pita wrapped meat sandwich called a gyro.

Now, basically all of them served their gyros with a similar type of meat. The kind that looks like a large piece of wood being loaded a vertical wood lathe. This big-o-cylinder of meat is broiled and sliced off and served. The meat spool is usually a mix of beef, lamb and spices or most commonly, beef. It seems to me that they all go and shop at the same store for this mega roll of meat to cook. The meat usually has the same texture and similar taste wherever I go. I do have to mention that some places serve gyros a lot better than others.

Being as I work in the downtown area of Las Vegas, I am always on the hunt for a new place to eat for lunch. I found this hole-in-the wall on East Fremont Street nestled between a tattoo parlor and a small pizza joint, called Kabob Korner about 3 years ago. Located at 507 East Fremont Street, it’s not really on the corner, but its better than calling it “Kabob in the middle of the block where it is jammed between tats-r-us and the pizza place”. The front of this place is nothing to look at. It has some outdated posters of food and a woman with big hair and the word GYRO on it. Most people would just walk by without notice. Once inside the narrow (15 feet wide) shop, with its middle eastern decor, there are 6 tables, not a lot of room so be prepared to share your table with a stranger. Go ahead, go in, it’s ok. The place is small, but it seems to be frequent by a lot of downtown workers types, you got: cops, courthouse workers, law people, county and city workers and not a lot of tourists. Throw a few in a few street people every once in a while and you get the picture. Kabob Korner is the only Halal restaurant in Las Vegas. Halal foods are foods that are allowed under Islamic dietary guidelines.

Super Gyro Combo at Kabob Korner

Now for the food part. My favorite thing on the menu is the Super Gyro ($5.99) not to be confused their standard gyro. The super gyro is made from all lamb (yes, as in Mary), the standard gyro is a mixture of beef and lamb. Now, I never had lamb before as a stand alone dish, but the super gyro is delicious and juicy, it is very flavorful and melts in you mouth and it is quite big. The super gyro combo with fries and drink, this is my standard order here. The man sized, gyro comes with onions, tomatoes and their tzatziki sauce, topped with large helping of feta, served on a fluffy sweet pita bread, along with a generous portion of thick seasoned fries. I am sure this is not the most healthy thing to eat, but it is nice to give yourself a treat from time to time. I have tried the chicken dishes which are really good and the rice and pita bread is very tasty too. My only complaint is the drink situation. They only serve drinks in cans or bottles. This is clearly not enough liquid to go with your super gyro scarf-down. I asked the owner about the drinks and he told me that if there was a soda fountain in there, the street people would be coming in and trying to get refills. Well, maybe with the new changes going on in this part of East Fremont Street, they will upgrade (please!)

The only tricky part of downtown eating is parking, for lunch at the Kabob Korner you can usually get a metered parking spot on the southern side of Fremont on 6th Street, an hour will cost about a dollar, bring coins. The store is open Monday-Saturday 10am-11pm and closed on Sunday. Kabob Korner serves up some yummy middle eastern eats in their 15 foot wide kabob shop in downtown. So when you your really hungry swing by and check out Kabob Korner (which is not on the corner).

Update: May 2, 2015: This restaurant has moved to 730 E Flamingo Rd #7 and is no longer in Downtown Las Vegas and LasVegas360 has not reviewed it at its new location.

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Alpine Village Inn and the Rathskeller, Remembered

December 11, 2013

When the weather starts to cool, but I am always reminded of the old Alpine Village Inn and the Rathskeller in Las Vegas, (Closed in 1997).  This was my favorite place to get a hot bowl of chicken soup, cold beer in a goblet and seasoned cottage cheese to go with a small loaf of bread.

The long gone Alpine Village Inn was located at 3003 Paradise Road, across the street from the Las Vegas Hilton. This famous place began serving German food in a downtown location in 1950, then moved four times before settling into its final location on Paradise, in 1970.

Alpine Village

Alpine Village Inn in Las Vegas Nevada

In the Rathskeller at the Alpine Village Inn "Schnitzelbank" Board

The main 250-seat dining room was looked like of a Bavarian village, with wrought-iron grill-work, sloping roofs, the male staff workers all wore lederhosen and the waitresses wore long skirts like the ones on a St. Pauli Girl beer bottle. The atmosphere was always festive.. The underground Rathskeller, my favorite, was a bar and sandwich shop under the main restaurant, with peanuts on the floor. Guest were encouraged to sing along with the piano player where you would attempt to learn German by singing the Schnitzelbank song, the board pictured below is owned by Las Vegas’ own Lonnie Hammargren.

The chalet-style peaked-roof architecture, along with big-game trophies, Swiss clocks, decorative horns and copper bells, and an extensive miniature train set all made Alpine Village a Las Vegas landmark for 27 years. The Alpine Village Inn closed its doors in March 1997.

Rathskeller

Rathskeller

Alpine Village Inn Menu

Alpine Village Inn Menu

One of the most memorable items of the Alpine Village Inn was their famous chicken soup and the seasoned cottage cheese. The soup was always served piping hot in heavy pewter bowls and the cottage cheese were served with mini loafs of pumpernickel bread.

Here is the Chicken Soup and the Seasoned Cottage Cheese Recipes:

This recipe was featured in the Las Vegas Review Journal after the restaurant closed.

UPDATE 12/11/2013: During the winter months, Charlie’s Down Under Bar on West Lake Mead and Buffalo in Summerlin, cooks up a batch of Alpine Soup every Thursday, call ahead a see if they have some. (702) 804-5172

CHICKEN SUPREME SOUP

2 quarts water
2 teaspoons celery salt
2 teaspoons Accent
1 pound ground chicken (cooked)
1 medium onion, ground
Yellow food coloring (optional)
2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon Kitchen Bouquet
2 tablespoons chicken bouillon
2 to 3 carrots (ground)

Roux:
1/2 cup oil
1 cup flour

Cook
Boiling the soup ingredients for 30 minutes.

 Cool
Removed the pot from the heat and allowed to cool slightly.

Blend
Ladled the mixture into a blender, about 2 to 3 cups at a time, and blended until almost smooth. Be careful during this process, hot soup in a blender can shoot everywhere even with a lid on. The blender process gives the soup a creamier texture as was served at  the Alpine Village Inn.

Thicken
To prepare the roux, heat oil add flour slowly and stir with a wire whisk. It should be the consistency of mashed potatoes. Don’t burn the roux.

Poured the blended mixture back into a large pot and add the cooked roux and continued to cook until the soup thickened.

Note: when adding the roux to the soup, use small amounts as the roux is a thickener and watch the consistency (you may not need it all- try not to over thicken) you want it to look like a thick gravy.

SEASONED COTTAGE CHEESE

2 pounds cottage cheese, small curd
1/2 teaspoon caraway
1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoon Accent
1/2 teaspoons white pepper
1 tablespoon dried chives
1/2 teaspoon celery salt

Mix all ingredients together and chill for several hours or overnight. Serve as a condiment or as a dip.

Enjoy

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Growing up In-N-Out

October 28, 2013

In-N-Out urge, I’m talking about the burger urge here. 1972 was the first time that I visited an In-N-Out Burger and it was with my Dad. I was six. It was a small store with a drive-thru and a walk-up window.  It was located in West Covina, California not too far from where I grew up and I believe it was store number 2. It seemed to be an old In-N-Out store with its faded red and yellow neon sign even back then. I don’t remember everything about that visit, but I know that In-N-Out has been my favorite burger since that day. By 1974, a brand new In-N-Out was being built within walking distance of my house. I think they had about 16 stores by then. I considered myself lucky to have an In-N-Out that close to my house. I would ride my bike around the local neighborhoods looking for old glass returnable bottles that would fetch 5 or 10 cents each depending on the size. I would then take them down to Hy’s Liquor Store in Temple City, California (it’s still there) to cash in my bounty. Then it was a quick trip down Lower Azusa Road to In-N-Out. To my disappointment, that was the year my family moved to Las Vegas.

Modified In-N-Out Burger Bumper Sticker from the 80’s

At the time Las Vegas had about 250,000 people in the whole valley and was a much smaller place than it is now, and there was no In-N-Out Burger to speak of. I still had relatives who lived in the Rosemead, Temple City and Arcadia area, who I would visit from time to time and of course I would visit my favorite burger stop, In-N-Out. Las Vegas was going rapidly, and new people were moving here from all parts of the country and most of them never heard of In-N-Out. I would tell people to go visit one if you were heading to Southern California. A few times a year my parents would go back to the old neighborhood to visit relatives. During one of these visits my older cousin, who lived in Rosemead, told me about In-N-Out’s “Animal Style” burger. I was the only one who knew of this secret menu item when ordering a Double-Double. Most people did not even believe that you could order something that was not on the menu.

By the time I started driving, in 1982, I had a 1971 primer grey Toyota mini pick-up truck with the modified In-N-Out Burger bumper sticker affixed to it. In-N-Out had many meanings. I remember seeing a knock-off one that said. “In-n-out in-n-out, that’s what the urge is all about.” My friends and I always wished there was one close enough to visit. It wasn’t until 1983-1984, when I was in high school an In-N-Out opened in Hesperia, California. near Victorville on the Interstate 15. Some of my close friends never had been to In-N-Out and were interested in trying them out. My friends and I would make the “Dash” or “Road Trip” to In-N-Out, and it was no small under taking. From Las Vegas, this was a 200 mile sprint one way, over 400 miles round trip. When we got there, we would load up our stomachs with as much as we could eat, totally stuffing ourselves ’til it hurt. We would get a few new In-N-Out T-shirts, and a stack of bumpers stickers to bring back to our friends. It was a long haul, and bringing burgers back home was kinda of fruitless, they got too cold and soggy on the drive, but we tried. The next day we would brag to our other friends about the past day’s road trip, wearing our new T-shirts and handing out a few bumper stickers as proof.

in-n-out sign

This is what the In-N-Out signs look like back in the 70’s (Neon and glass bulbs)

Fast forward to 1992, I was still in college when In-N-Out opened its first non-Southern California restaurant in Las Vegas across from UNLV. Man, I was happy about that. It took a while for the burger to make its migration east, but they finally made it here. They still had the same taste I remember when I was young, but by now, the bumper stickers are all gone.

Even today, with friends online and spread across the country, when we get on the topic of best burgers, In-N-Out always comes up as a place to go. You know the term, “I was going there before you were born”, well it is true for me to say to most folks. But, to put things in perspective, my parents, went to In-N-Out, way back when they had one store in Baldwin Park the day they got married. That was back in 1954. Today in Las Vegas, I now have an In-N-Out Burger within a mile of my home, and the family and I make the “Dash” (1-mile) almost on a weekly basis. In-N-Out has always had great quality food. Like the slogan says, “Quality you can taste.”  and I have enjoyed it for my entire life. I hope when my boys grow up that there is an In-N-Out burger near them to share with their families.

Lake Mead Blvd and US95 In-N-Out Burger

In-n-Out Burger, Lake Mead Blvd and US 95 in Las Vegas

Links:
http://www.in-n-out.com
http://daviswiki.org/in-n-out_secret_menu

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