Something most any LV traveler looks forward to is the food choices. Whether you're digging for coupons or digging out the Amex Platinum, you can find something to enjoy. I thought it would be fun to remember old favorites no longer around. I'll start with a few and add to it as I read other posts. Sam's Town : Papamios In the mid 90s, Sam's was our group's home base usually. Billy Bob's was good, but my favorite there was Papamios. Sure, the food was basically cookie cutter Italian, but the service was always good. the best part I thought was the "patio" dining.I always felt relaxed and enjoyed every meal (which was many) I had the Gold Coast : Cortez Room Dollar for dollar, one of the best red meat values in town. Our first visit, four of us were seated by hostess and greeted by our server wearing tux shirt and tie with long white apron. The special was prime rib, which we all ordered. At $5.95, (this was 95 or 96) we didn't expect the world. First the server tossed our salads tableside. Next she brought entrees, which included nice veg and baker with all the fixins. Prime rib was great and she walked away with a pretty nice tip. Silverton : Twin Creeks I know I said past and I meant it. TCs today gives you a formal feel with all the dark wood and mood lighting. TCs of yesteryear was light and airy. It had a far more casual feel to it. This was long ago, but even so, it was a great value. Steaks were good with moderate pricing and the service was excellent. That's my first round.