Not just a name for Lucky Foo’s

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This past week I tried a new place in Henderson called Lucky Foo’s Restaurant & Bar (8955 S. Eastern Ave.) conveniently located just off the 215 at the Eastern Avenue exit.

Now I’m not going to say eating at Lucky Foo’s is going to give you instant luck but I will say I ate there twice in the same week. The first time was while going to Green Valley Ranch to play some poker and the third hand I was dealt pocket 10’s. I then hit quads on the River, winning a massive pot, and got a $100 High Hand Bonus.

I went back to Lucky Foo’s two days later for dinner and that day bet two basketball games, one a 6-point underdog that won outright and the other covering the spread by 14 points. As a gambler I am superstitious at times so the fact I ate here twice and had massive gambling profits both times…hey, I’m not arguing.

Now let’s get to the food. The first visit I went for Happy Hour from 4-6 p.m. where they have a large selection of $7 Happy Hour food items as well as $7 cocktails and $5 well drinks.

The first item I tried was their Charred Edamame with a sweet chili sauce. This may have been the best edamame I ever had. The fact that it was charred rather than steamed like so many places is what I think made it so tasty and the sweet chili sauce gave it a great taste. They give you a big bowl, which is a great starter to share.

Next up I tried a roll as they have several of their rolls priced at just $7 during Happy Hour. I went with the lasagna roll consisting of crab salad and avocado with yum yum sauce, cream cheese, eel, sriracha and fried shallot. My waitress said it was one of her favorites on the entire menu but at the Happy Hour pricing it was the best choice by far. She wasn’t wrong as I enjoyed the roll.

The next visit I went for dinner with my wife and shared several items. We started with the chicken and scallion skewers off of the Robata grill section. You get 3 skewers, nicely grilled on their binchotan charcoal at 1,000 degrees. for $9.

We also had a Shrimp tempura roll that was excellent. We had an order of the house cut fries served with a tangy ketchup. They were very good, dusted with a spicy seasoning, and the tangy ketchup for dipping gave these fries some bite.

We tried one of their signature desserts called the chocolate snowball. It consisted of chocolate cake with marshmallow fluff inside and outside rolled in sweet coconut and served with a scoop of their ice cream.

A few items I wanted to order based off neighboring tables. They have an item called foo dogs that are kurobuta sausage wrapped in a fresh fried potato chip. I also saw several people with the short rib ramen. This looked and smelled fantastic. It will be what I order next time I visit. Yes, it looked that good.

The décor at Lucky Foo’s is hip plus they have a DJ and open mic night on the weekends. I give Lucky Foo’s 3.75 Forks.

Marco D’Angelo is a Race Horse Owner & Breeder, Professional Sports Handicapper & Bettor. You can find Marco at WagerTalk.com and by following him on twitter: @MarcoInVegas @MarcoInVegas. You can contact him at [email protected].

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