PARSLEY MODERN MEDITERRANEAN 6420 South Pecos Rd (NE corner of Sunset and Pecos)
By Jim and Pat Oldham
Parsley, a family owned restaurant located on Pecos Road and also in Summerlin and Spring Valley, first opened in 2011. Their fun menu includes “custom bowls” featuring chicken or steak shawarma. (Vegetarian options available). After selecting your protein, you have to decide whether you want it as a salad, a wrap, a baguette or on a plate. Then you select veggies and a dressing (with two hot sauce choices.) Or side extras such as tabouli, feta cheese, olives, humus and more. There is a Meza bar with appetizers including such favorites as grape leaves, homemade pita bread chips, parsley fries and hummus just to name a few. Drink the refreshing Parsley Cucumber Chiller and finish with desserts of Baklava and Date Cookies. The price is right with the very substantial “bowls” costing $11 and under.
Sushi Hero 3870 E. Flamingo Rd next to Smith's
Sushi Hero is a neighborhood treasure. With 4 /2/ stars on Yelp, Sushi Hero is one of the best sushi restaurants east of the Strip. It has both lunch and dinner all-you-can-eat Sushi for $21.95 and $26.95 respectively and for those with a smaller appetite, buy-one-get-one free options. Sushi Hero has a line of innovative rice-less sushi, where the rice is replaced with crab meat or shredded radishes or cucumbers. These are a great option for diabetics avoiding carbohydrates or dieters avoiding calories. There is also a line of deep fried and baked choices for those who prefer cooked to raw seafood.
If you or your companions don't love fish, Sushi Hero has a vegetable sushi and teriyaki and vegetable tempura options. Sake and beer are available. The service is quick and the staff friendly. No one tries to rush your meal or your convsation after. It is an altogether very pleasant lunch or dinner out.
Pat and Jim Oldham
The Omelet House 50’s Diner located at Desert Inn and Pecos/McCloud has been a favorite of our community for the past 23 years. This restaurant is a family business, father, daughter, son-in-law, cousin and Angie, who was adopted into the business 21 years ago.
The Diner has a full Omelet House menu, including the signature Pumpkin Bread. While we think of this es-tablishment as a breakfast venue, serving omelets, biscuits & gravy, eggs, pancakes, meats, all the traditional breakfast foods, they are also open for lunch, or early dinner (7am to 4pm) serving burgers, sandwiches, en-trees, salads and shakes, - all the comfort foods. Jim particularly likes the “spuds” a cross between fried po-tatoes and potato chips. He feels they are a must with any meal.
If you haven’t eaten there, let the 50’s style diner and music rock your world. The menu is priced for any purse with breakfasts ranging from $6 up and the kids menu topping out at $5. Whatever day you go there you will meet and greet your Braewood neighbors! It’s a fun place with good food, good service, abundant coffee and a friendly atmosphere.
Ichabod's Video Poker Lounge and Restaurant,3300 E. Flamingo Rd. 702-451-2323
By Cheryl Bowsher
A few blocks from Braewood, Ichabod's is an old-style supper club, open 24 hours a day, with an atmosphere of casual elegance. If you've ever wanted an omelet at midnight, or a steak and a scotch at 7am, you should give Ichabod's a try.
There is live music in the lunge several nights a week, starting at 6:30 pm There's even a smoke-free family friendly restaurant. The kitchen offers a large menu, featuring salads, burgers, sandwiches, entrees, breakfast, and desserts. There is even a small salad bar during the lunch and dinner hours.
Ichabod's has been here for thirty years, nineteen, of them under the current owner, Francois. The food is good and moderately-priced. If you are a chocolate lover, try the Fudge Bomb. You will NOT be disappointed.
CUGINO’S ITALIAN DELI AND PIZZA 4550 S Maryland Parkway
By Pat and Jim Oldham
Nestled away in an unassuming plaza on the south east corner of Harmon and Maryland Parkway near UNLV
is a true Italian deli, with New York quality food. It is a great lunch, or dinner venue, with daily specials; sandwiches (hot or cold), soups, salads, pasta, and yummy desserts including cannoli.
This establishment also contains a small specialty grocery store where they sell fresh mozarella , Italian sausages, sauces, tiramisu and cannolis they make right there. If you need an inspiration for dinner, shop the Deli. Or head here for a great place to shop for dinner on those evenings you are too tired to cook. Or better still, stay home, put your feet up and let them deliver the wonderful foods you find in their online menu.
The owners, New York City transplants, now live in Braewood, and are our neighbors. If you, like me, loved the pizza served at the pool opening party, these are the folks that donated it. Five yummy stars!!!!
Los Olivos Risorante, 3759 E Desert Inn Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89121
by Everett Hale
Tucked into a shopping center on the corner of Desert Inn and Sandhill is a quaint Mom and Pop Italian Restaurant. Alt- hough there is no curb appeal and the inside is no better, the service and the food are excellent. The menu had some of the best Italian food I’ve had in a long time.
I had the Veal Marsala and asked for pasta to replace the potatoes and vegetables it usually comes with. It was fantastic - 5 Stars. My spouse had the Chicken Marsala – another 5 stars. Portions were very generous so we had to take some home for another fabulous meal of leftovers. Served with dinner, you also receive hot homemade breadstick bites with an olive tapenade that was the best I ever had. The price for all this deliciousness was very reasonable.