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Smoke rises up from Bee Gee Kitchen's handmade charcoal-fueled grill as it sizzles with the bamboo-skewered meats, seafood, and vegetables of Japanese yakitori-inspired dishes. Chefs adorn the skewers in their own signature sweet and spicy sauces and also specialize in a variety of hibachi, udon-noodle, and teriyaki dishes. Waiters carry steaming dishes out into the cheerful dining room, where bright green walls and sunlight beam down upon rows of tabletops. Outside, cars line up before a drive-thru window, picking up freshly prepared dishes to enjoy at home or while taking repeated laps around their favorite roundabout.

3555 S Durango Dr
Las Vegas,
NV
US

At The MadHouse Coffee, baristas craft hot and cold coffees and teas and serve them up alongside made-to-order sandwiches and freshly baked pastries. Patrons can sip on a peanut-butter-infused Monkey Mocha between bites of the Island of Capri sandwich, full of creamy mozzarella, tomatoes, and oregano hugged by two slices of focaccia bread. The MadHouse Coffee also offers a selection of desserts such as tiramisu, which guests can nibble as they take in the vibrantly remixed pieces of artwork on tables, walls, and employees’ foreheads.

8470 W Desert Inn Rd
Las Vegas,
NV
US

New Day Cafe treats its patrons to good old-fashioned American diner food. Kick off your day with made-to-order omelets, short-stack pancakes, or a hearty two-egg breakfast to prepare for another round of meetings about adding more meetings to the day. For lunch, there's bacon cheeseburgers, tuna melts, and homemade chicken tortilla soup.

7815 S Rainbow Blvd
Las Vegas,
NV
US

Something's Brewing cooks up a menu bursting at the seams with tantalizing homemade breakfast sandwiches, lavish lunch options, and tasty coffees, teas, and frozen treats. Rise and shine with the croissant egg-and-cheese sandwich ($6.50) or Mike's breakfast burrito, a playful jumble of scrambled eggs, peppers, onions, cheese, and salsa ($6.75). Covert lunchtime rendezvous can be conducted under the tasty cover of the day's homemade quiche ($5) or disguised with a well-groomed pickle mustache. Float through your day with the buoyant Venetian sandwich piled high with salami, mozzarella, roasted red peppers and basil pesto served on a ciabatta roll ($7). While gaping gullets find refreshment in Seattle's Best Coffees ($1.75–$2), espressos ($2–$3), and caramel macchiatos ($3.75–$4.75), the peach smoothies ($4–$5) and strawberry milkshakes ($4–$5) lure in ice-cream lovers and forlorn snowmen.

3100 S Durango Dr
Las Vegas,
NV
US

Chef Michael Siwiec of A Thyme for All Seasons doles out a menu of traditional American dishes peppered with a contemporary flair to midday meal munchers. Diners can warm up jaw squares with the turkey and white-bean chili smothered in smoked mozzarella ($4.95). Nine sandwich selections include the classic Cuban ($8.50), the slow-roasted pulled pork doused in homemade barbecue sauce ($7.95), and the New York steak sandwich crowned in fried onions ($8.95). The gooey homemade macaroni 'n' cheese quells nostalgia and dairy cravings ($7.95), and the Polish plate piled high with pierogies, kielbasa, and potato pancakes allows patrons to sample the spoils of Eastern Europe without the security pat down and the hefty botanical-psychotherapy bill resulting from house plants' abandonment issues ($8.95). The cafe unhinges its elegant doors to ladies and gents who lunch Monday–Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

310 E Warm Springs Rd
Las Vegas,
NV
US

The practiced chefs at Red Sushi assemble sushi, sashimi, and nigiri platters alongside savory Asian entrees in a crimson-lit, contemporary dining room. Diners can nab 1 of 11 specialty rolls betwixt nimble chopsticks or out-of-work Oreo halves, such as the Red Tiger roll, which caps shrimp tempura with spicy tuna and avocado ($16). The Dynamite roll bedecks a standard california roll with sizzling supplements of scallops and fiery dynamite sauce ($10). Soak tongues in sweet miso accompanied by black cod ($22), or joust with brussels sprouts to determine how to divvy up an Asian-style game hen ($19). Wine by the glass, as well as Japanese sake and beer selections, stifle thirst symptoms, whereas signature cocktails like the Red Zen Tini—a tart blend of vodka, pomegranate, and sweet-and-sour citrus ($9)—rouse taste buds.

300 S 4th St
Las Vegas,
NV
US