Wednesday, October 21, 2009
For our last dinner in Las Vegas, we got in the car and headed over to the Red Velvet Cafe. The Red Velvet is a cute, clean looking, and I think family run restaurant. They have a very large menu (2 pages, small type) and when we asked them what items on the menu could be made vegan, the waiter replied "All of them". Well, we were pretty pleasantly surprised by this. I thought I could stump the waiter on this. So I asked "Even the macaroni and cheese, the spaghetti and meatballs". He got a big smile on this face, and said "Yep, those too".
After we stared at the menu trying to pick what to eat out of the zillion choices we don't normally have, we both narrowed it down some and asked our waiter for advice. He suggested that Mike go with a hot sauce "chicken" wrapini (a wrap, pressed into a panini - I don't see it on the online menu) and suggested that I go with the "chicken" and peanut sauce over rice (also not on the online menu). Well, apparently our waiter has a taste for hot an spicy things! Mike's wrap was a breaded "chicken" wrap with tons of hot sauce. I had one bite of his and couldn't taste my food for about 5 minutes - it was that spicy. He ate the whole thing and then had a tummy ache for the rest of the night... but notice that he ate the whole thing! The spicy peanut sauce "chicken" was also pretty spicy but was really yummy and the little squares of vegan chicken were quite tasty. We were both sad that we hadn't tried this place earlier in the trip so that we could go back and try other (less spicy) items. Again, we forgot the pic till after we ate about 1/3 of the food!
The Red Velvet cafe has an extensive desert counter. They had at least 6 different kinds of vegan cake and also had some vegan cookies. We both got some cake for desert. I got the Red Velvet cake and he got the Vanilla Chocolate Chip cake. We took the cake back to our hotel room and devoured it. The frosting was yummy.
If you go to Vegas, you must find a car and go eat here. I know I'll be going back. But be aware that the spicy things on their menu are very spicy!