Good Food, Good Times at ISC West

Angela Remmert by Angela Remmert | 03.24.2014

If you’re headed to Vegas for ISC, here are a few restaurant picks you might love.

Growing up in an Italian-American family, good food was an integral part of any trip or special occasion. At weddings, it was never about the bride’s dress or flowers. It was all about getting there for the cocktail hour for the best food of the night. For the first time in a long time, I’m headed to Vegas for ISC West, so I asked some Honeywell bloggers for their restaurant favorites. If you’ll be in Vegas for the first time or just want to try something new, here are their picks.  Stop by the Honeywell Booth 14025 to share your favorite spots.

Steven Craig, In-N-Out
Want a place that keeps you coming back for more? The name may sound like it is nothing more than a fast food restaurant, but once you have their burgers and fries you will not be “In-N-Out” of the restaurant.  Instead you may be staying a lot longer ordering more food off their simplistic but great menu.   There are nine restaurants in Las Vegas so to find the closest location to your hotel, click here.

Elizabeth Ferguson, Maggiano’s
Maggiano’s is an Italian restaurant attached to the Fashion Show Mall.  I went with a group of people and we ordered a number of family style dishes to share. The food and service were excellent; there is something for everyone and the staff is very attentive.  I recommend visiting if you are looking for some great Italian food.

Traci Hall, Joe’s Seafood
Whether you’re in a hurry, a Catholic who eats fish during Lent, need Gluten free options, or have no dietary restrictions at all, Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab can cater to your needs. Located near the convention center in The Forum Shops at Caesars, they offer carry out, private rooms, seafood, gluten free, as well as their famous stone crab and key lime pie. They’re also philanthropic and will “pie it forward” by donating $1 to a nonprofit when you order the special pie of the month.

Ralph Maniscalco, Rao’s
As a New Yorker, I always wanted to go to Rao’s in Harlem, NY. Even though it has been around for more than 100 years, it’s extremely difficult to get a reservation. Fortunately in Vegas, you won’t have to worry about the wait. At Caesars Palace, there are two ten-table rooms that duplicate the original Rao’s.  If you make the trip, don’t pass up the chance to try their legendary meatballs.

Natasha RamjitTao
I love the décor at Tao, with its great ambient lighting and large Buddha statue at the center. It’s a modern Asian Fusion restaurant and a great dining experience. On my last visit, I had the spicy shrimp king crab and asparagus rolls. Any of the fried rice options make a great side and are simply scrumptious.

Do you have a favorite spot that you have to visit whenever you’re in town? Let us know with a comment below.