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Off The Strip Breakfast Options There isn’t a shortage of dining spots in our town. Breakfast and lunch joints which were limited when I first moved here 13 years ago. Now several dot the valley and with Yelp overtaking us day by day, tourists that visit our city are starting to scout off-strip for good, locally run establishments. I got to visit a couple that local Yelpers and visitors alike have been raving about. Nanny’s Cafe Nanny’s is a small and quaint little spot off of West Lake Mead Boulevard. Run by a charming couple with thick French accents, the restaurant is in an unassuming strip mall. When we walked in on a Saturday morning, the owners warmly welcomed us personally. The menu features a French breakfast, sandwiches, salads, cold pasta, and pastries. My friends ordered a couple of French breakfasts which were warm croissants served with butter, jam, and a hot cup of coffee. I tried the ham and cheese omelet croissant, and my other friend ordered their mozzarella and tomato panini. The croissants were authentic and on point, and my ham and cheese omelet croissant was a decadent delight. They cooked the eggs on it to a creamy consistency, and it just melted perfectly into the buttery pastry. The panini was excellent as well, and they served both sandwiches with a side salad. We finished our meal and were very happy with the experience. Then the owner approached the table with an assortment of pastries to sample at no charge. It made for a sweet ending to our meal. We will be back. Nanny’s Cafe is located at 8453 W. Lake Mead Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89128 - 702-912-4044 Mr. Mamas This restaurant is another Yelp superstar that brings yet another Michigan transplant to Las Vegas. The owner grew up helping his grandfather run his home- style restaurant in the mitten, and his grandfather’s philosophy was always to make his customers feel at home while they were in his restaurant. The owner is carrying on that tradition with Mr. Mamas. That’s why when you walk into the establishment you will be greeted by one of the owners. On our visit, the owner and one other employee spent a moment at each table socializing with the customers and learning a little about them. There was a table of people who were staying on the Strip, but their Michigan roots and a little Yelp browsing led them to his restaurant. He pointed to the walls which are adorned with different memorabilia that any good Michigander would recognize. We ordered a variety of menu items: the meat and cheese omelet, the taco salad, a hot pastrami sandwich with soup and fries, and an order of their biscuits and gravy. The soup came out first and was a homemade beef and vegetable soup that was tasty and piping hot. We enjoyed all the dishes that we ordered, but the one that took me back to my Midwestern days was their take on biscuits and gravy. It is made with both bacon and sausage with a touch of sweetness. And their fries transported me back to the Coney Islands that I used to frequent in my youth. It’s no wonder that the place is known to have some lines out the door during peak dining times. Feel free to call ahead or go a little earlier in the morning to avoid the crowd. Mr. Mamas is located at 5693 S. Jones Blvd #106, Las Vegas, NV - 702-220 9224 • Follow me

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