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My Trip To Vegas

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Just got back from a quick weekend in Las Vegas (which went much better, dining-wise, than my trip the week before to San Antonio) and I thought I'd post my finds:

1) The Burger Bar in Mandalay Bay Hotel/Casino (Mandalay Bay's located next to the Luxor). I don't even eat red meat but this turned out to be a great gluten-free experience. The staff was very accommodating and communicative. The menu features a vegan burger (grilled veggies between two grilled portabella mushrooms). They only grill the veggies in oil and whole seasonings. You can "customize" your burger dozens of extras--I ordered grilled shrimp for protein. If you're a beef eater I bet they'd be happy to do a burger between two portebellas if you asked. The fries are also gluten-free--the sweet potato ones are amazing. I didn't even bother pulling out my Triumph card. Reasonably priced for casino food ($12 for vegan burger & fries, $6 for the shrimp.)

2) Cafe Flores in Boulder City. We stopped here for lunch on our way back from touring the Hoover Dam. This Mexican restaurant is located on the highway (515 I think it was?) between Vegas and the dam. This is homestyle--not haute--Mexican. Extremely tasty and (to my Canadian taste buds) probably one of the most authentically Mexican meals I've ever had. They make everything from scratch and so were super-helpful about explaining ingredients to me. (I did have the Mexican Triumph card which was a big help for this meal.) Ultra-cheap food: about or under $10 for a very large plate (tip them well!)

3) I ate other meals in Vegas but these were mostly at chains--e.g. Cheesecake Factory (*not* my choice!). These meals were in general less successful. Although most waitstaff tried to be accommodating, the size of these restaurants simply made it much easier for something to get lost in translation between the kitchen and my table.

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There is also an Outback in Vegas. We go there. Also, down the street or strip from outback is a pfchangs. All quite accomodating.


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I just went for the first time 2 weeks ago and I found them to be gluten friendly as well.

Don't forget about Chipotle and In-In-Out. Both of which are gluten friendly. Also, Le Cafe in Paris!

So fun!

(I've also been to San Antonio. You're right, they really weren't as gluten friendly now that I think about it. We had to go to grocery stores to pick up some extra things that I could eat.)

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