Food & Drink

Girls in corsets and an inside-out grilled cheese -- welcome to Rx Boiler Room

Rx Boiler Room -- entrance
Roni Field-Moonen

Steampunk is chugging into Vegas with the introduction of Rick Moonen's Rx Boiler Room, a restaurant and lounge in Mandalay Bay with 19th-century Victorian decor that seems like it's fused together with modern touches by some awesome mad scientist who drinks a lot -- think chalkboard paint walls, crest-inlaid concrete floors, ornate chandeliers, and gear boxes everywhere -- and features a menu that promises to combine "the alchemy of food & drink", which is less scary than it sounds, and basically means breakthroughs like an inside-out grilled cheese and bacon-wrapped bacon.

Rx Boiler Room -- entrance
Roni Field-Moonen

Don't worry, you didn't just walk into the Illuminati HQ.

Rx Boiler Room -- entrance
Roni Field-Moonen

Just like they have back in Kenya.

Rx Boiler Room -- dining room
Roni Field-Moonen

Luckily, they're better at chemistry than you were in the 10th grade.

Rx Boiler Room -- private room
Roni Field-Moonen

Put your boots on the shelf in this private dining room. Not literally, don't you dare do that.

The original Google glass.

These ladies will be serving you equally interesting cocktails like the Some Like it Hot, which mixes gin, blood orange liqueur, and habaƱero shrub bitters with Sierra Nevada.

Rx Boiler Room -- Inside Out Grilled Cheese
Roni Field-Moonen

Ahhh, science: it's finally produced this Inside-Out French Onion Grilled Cheese.

Rx Boiler Room -- Oxtail
Roni-Field Moonen

And these braised oxtail croquettes.

Rx Boiler Room -- Chicken Pot Pie Nuggets
Roni Field-Moonen

Turn-of-the-century Mickey D's has nothing on these chicken pot pie nuggets.

Rx Boiler Room -- bacon wrapped bacon
Roni Field-Moonen

So yeah, this is a sandwich sporting bacon-wrapped bacon. Jules Verne just rolled over in his grave, so he could more easily eat this. Go steampunk!