We asked Vegas Seven’s food critic to line up his best foodie day. While he doesn’t subscribe to the age-old notion that one should have breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper, his fantasy eating trip didn’t end up far from that notion.
We may not be a great breakfast town like San Francisco, but one recent addition to the local dining scene, Henderson’s Bread & Butter (10940 S. Eastern Ave., 675-3300), rivals the best of that—or any—American city. Bouchon alum Chris Herrin’s coffee is from Colorado River Coffee Roasters, he does amazing banana muffins with Nutella frosting, a waffle sandwich stuffed with medium yellow cheddar, ham and scrambled eggs swathed in Béchamel sauce, and the best bagels in the city.
Few of our top restaurants open for lunch, though one that does, Estiatorio Milos in the Cosmopolitan (698-7000), has already gotten ample publicity for its incredible three-course lunch for $20.12. If it’s Friday, Saturday or Sunday, though, there’s another excellent option across the hall at Comme Ça (698-7910), where chef Brian Howard is doing great work. Try the corned beef/smoked beef tongue hash, ruby red trout with greens and brown butter, a ham and sunny-side-up egg crepe with Gruyere, and a drop-dead perfect tomato tart a la Provencal.
For me, ramen noodle soup makes the perfect light supper; it’s quite affordable, doesn’t fill you up and won’t keep you awake. We have two outstanding places to eat this brothy, garlicky Japanese noodle soup. One is Monta (5030 Spring Mountain Road, 367-4600), and the other is Ramen Sora (4490 Spring Mountain Road, 685-1011), both in Chinatown. Monta is the more famous of the two. The tonkotsu ramen—flavored with a pork chop—has a milk-white broth from slow simmering and a wicked finish. At the new, Hokkaido-style Ramen Sora, the dish not to miss is spicy miso ramen; it’s fiery hot, with lots of minced pork. Both are perfect cappers to a fantasy foodie outing.