Fried Calamari with Hot Cherry Peppers at Capital Grille

You might be tempted to think that this clubby steak house—which, by the way, has a killer Strip view from its Fashion Show mezzanine-level perch—was a cookie-cutter operation. Well, you would be wrong. Its calamari, for example, have a perfect batter, a devilish crunch and a wicked bite from the addition of peppers with just enough heat to cut through all the oil and salt. It’s the best fried calamari around. $14, in Fashion Show, 932-6631.