Hit up these seven off- 'the-strip' eateries while at ISA Expo 2013.
By Craig Miller
Two to eight people make a nice group for this intimate spot. You eat family style, which gives you a better sampling of the food. Depending on how many people read this, you might want to make reservations. Samosa Factory is an eating adventure you won’t forget; just don’t blow it by ordering off the menu.
Lunch or dinner at Rincon De Buenos Aires (www.rinconbsas.com) takes you away to Argentina, but you only have to drive five miles from the convention. Every meal starts with a complementary mini-loaf of Italian bread and chimichurri, a condiment that is addictive. It is worth the trip JUST for the chimichurri.
Argentina is famous for its beef, so if you are in a carnivorous mood you can order the excellent and affordable skirt steak. If you are more inclined to indulge in a meat orgy, I recommend one of the three Argentine BBQ grills. The most conventional one has a couple of beef short ribs; two filet mignons, a flap, and a skirt steak on a grill they bring to the table. They have great enselada rusa (Russian Potato Salad) as a side. For those of you who don’t do meat, they have a wonderful Canelones De Espinaca A La Salsa, (spinach cannellonis) and an inside tip; order them with the pink sauce. Wash this all down with Cerveza Quilmes, a wonderful Argentinean Beer.
For dinner at a great Japanese restaurant and Sushi Bar you can’t go wrong with Sen of Japan (www.senofjapan.com. To eat at a comparable Sushi Bar at a Strip hotel you’ll need to take out a second mortgage on your house.
You won’t find better Japanese food or sushi and sashimi anywhere in Las Vegas at any price. They have fish flown in daily from Japan. Sen is an upscale restaurant and not inexpensive, but it is probably half of what you would pay for comparable, most often not as good, Japanese food on “The Strip.”