Thanks for the info Blue!
I've been to Samba at the Mirage, very similar sounding. Checked them out on citysearch.com seems like some pretty good reviews. Money really isn't an object (did I just say that?) I haven't been back in a while and I really want to show my peeps a great time.
On a slightly different note, I did see the Trail Dust is still in business, I LOVED that place as a kid with all the neckties on the wall. I had my 13th birthday party there. I may have to sneak off and have lunch there one day for old times sake. I do see a 50 oz. steak on the menu, Mmmmmm.
This is a pretty short visit around Xmas so there probably won't be enough time to eat at all my "old school" favorites. Jim's Burger Haven, Amici's and the Taco House might all have to wait for my next visit.
Why are the Broncos on the road that week?!?!? I wanted to see OF1 and meet some of you folks. Grinchy schedule makers! Thanks to everyone for the great advice so far, keep it coming!