Spring Mountain Road
It won’t be open until Labor Day, and it’s harder to find than a Mormon at a wine tasting, but Yui Edomae Sushi, promises to be one of the major restaurant openings of the year.
I’ve been to HK Star Cantonese Restaurant four times since it opened in the mid-part of the last decade. The first time, back when my law office was around the corner, I strolled in solo, noticed I was the only gweilo in the joint, and had to argue with my well-meaning waitron about what I wanted to eat. (I think he said “you no like” at least ten times before he accepted my order. What arrived — egg drop soup, sweet and sour pork, tepid shrimp — was definitely not what I wanted to eat…or what I thought I ordered.)
Good food on Spring Mountain Road is now taken for granted. Extraordinary food only started to rear its splendiferous head in the past five years. Great food — the kind being served at Omae Japanese Restaurant -- has only been on the scene for a matter of months. Whether Las Vegans are ready for it remains to be seen.