It’s no secret ELV loathes Henderson and Green Valley. From the confusing streets (“it’s at the corner of Sunset and Sunset”) to the boring houses, to the mind-numbing shopping centers to the utter lack of anything good to eat for twenty square miles, we avoid the Southeast side of town like we do monster truck rallies.
There are only four reasons to ever….EVER trek east of Eastern and south of Tropicana to grab anything to eat: Valley Cheese and Wine (not a restaurant, just the best cheese/salumi store for a 250 mile radius), Todd’s Unique Dining, Settebello, and Crazy Pita.
The concept is casual Mediterranean, and some of the food is so good some of our less-casual “Mediterranean” joints should pay a visit to see how things like feta cheese salad, roasted cauliflower “Mediterranean” salad, roasted eggplant dip (aka baba ganoush) and other staples of this region are done right.
Our staff also favors the falafel, hummus and the couscous bowl with roasted squash — vegetarian food that even an old carnivore like ELV can get behind.
The spicy, herb-flecked lamb chops (call ahead for availability) are also some of the best in town…at half the cost you’ll find them at more formal places.
It’s really hard to fault any of the food here. The small menu keeps things simple for the cooks, and the quality of the end product is a testament to a finely-tuned operation that knows what it does best and keeps on doing it well.
Mediterranean food done right, at the right price….and so good it almost makes us enjoy our forays into this god-forsaken end of town.
Our meal for two above came to $44.
In the District at Green Valley Ranch (that is neither a district nor a ranch of any kind, as far as ELV can determine)
2225 Village Walk Drive #175
Henderson, NV 89502