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Tonopah Restaurant – Good Eats in the Middle of The Desert

Banc Club Restaurant
Tonopah, NV
(directions below)

This review was thoughtfully provided by my good friend Louis. We used to work together, and he is a regular reader of this site. Thanks for the review, Louis, and if anyone else is interested in writing for the site, please get in touch.

It’s not often that one finds a restaurant that makes you take a second look. But I found one.

It’s at the Banc Club and it’s in Tonopah. Where in the heck is Tonopah? Tonopah is the approximate half-way point between Reno and Las Vegas. On 95N @ Craig Rd. it’s 200 miles to Tonopah or about 3.5 hours drive. Read more on Tonopah Restaurant – Good Eats in the Middle of The Desert…

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Memphis Championship Barbecue: The Name Says It All

Memphis Championship Barbecue
2250 E. Warm Springs Road
Las Vegas, NV 89119
(702) 260-6909

Since moving from Orlando, we haven’t ventured out into barbecue land. Orlando has lots of barbecue places (some not worth going into, some are excellent, most are OK). We weren’t sure what to expect in Vegas, which doesn’t have as many barbecue places. After narrowing down the choices, we decided to try Memphis Championship Barbecue. There are four locations. We chose the one near us at Warm Springs and Eastern.

I love barbecue. For some folks, barbecue is a religion, and their own denomination is the only True Way for barbecue. I am not one of those people. I like barbecue no matter Texas style, Memphis style, Southern style, or some other style. Good barbecue is good barbecue. Memphis Championship Barbecue is really good barbecue. Read more on Memphis Championship Barbecue: The Name Says It All…

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A new adventure in cuisine: food with no flavor

Grand Café
Green Valley Ranch Station Casino
2300 Paseo Verde Parkway
Henderson, Nevada 89052

Mrs. Vargas and I are huge fans of the Green Valley Ranch Station Casino. We live nearby, so it’s easy to get to. The gaming is always fun (I’m partial the to Monopoly slot machines) and we have enjoyed many great meals at “The Feast” buffet.

Last time we went there, the line at “The Feast” was longer than our tolerance for lines, so we decided to try a different venue. The Grand Café is a short walk from The Feast, so we went there. Read more on A new adventure in cuisine: food with no flavor…

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Want Mexican? Seek out La Cabaña!

La Cabaña Mexican Restaurant
526 S. Martin L King Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89106
(702) 366-0039

Repeat after me: “Taco Bell is not Mexican food.” Fortunately, La Cabaña is not Taco Bell. La Cabaña is in a forgettable strip mall that makes you want to drive by more than stop in. That would be a mistake.
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Walk on down to Cook on Wok

Cook On Wok
390 N. Stephanie St.
Henderson, NV 89014
(702) 458-8899

Cook on Wok is one of those places that’s easy to miss if you’re not looking for it. And missing Cook on Wok would be a shame. When you enter the unassuming storefront restaurant, you notice the décor is something out of a late-90’s restaurant catalog. And what’s with the name? I haven’t figured it out, either. Do not let the décor or name deter you, however. This is a restaurant well worth visiting. Read more on Walk on down to Cook on Wok…

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