Food & Drink

Las Vegas is Having a Food Moment That Couldn't Happen Anywhere Else

Published On 05/21/2019 Published On 05/21/2019
Aerial view of Las Vegas | Cole Saladino/Thrillist
Hattie B's chicken sandwich and Lardo's Korean pork shoulder at Block 16 Urban Food Hall in the Cosmopolitan Hotel. | Cole Saladino/Thrillist
The Cosmopolitan's Block 16 Urban Food Hall brought multiple trendy fast-casual concepts from around the country to the Strip. | Cole Saladino/Thrillist
Celebrity chef Guy Fieri's Vegas Kitchen + Bar at the Linq Hotel. Not pictured: Donkey Sauce. | Cole Saladino/Thrillist
Atomic Liquor in Downtown Las Vegas, one of the first bars to revitalize Downtown's nightlife scene | Mona Shield Payne/Thrillist
Las Vegas' increasingly hip Arts District | Cole Saladino/Thrillist
Cacio pepe, lobster and bacon ravioli, and more at Esther's Kitchen in the Arts District | Cole Saladino/Thrillist
Esther's Kitchen chef/owner and Las Vegas native James Trees. | Cole Saladino/Thrillist
Soup dumplings, jianbing, and fried rice at Niu Giu in Chinatown | Cole Saladino/Thrillist
From left to right: Tamarind octopus and gin 'n tonic at Edo in Chinatown; Edo chef Oscar Amador; smoked salmon montadito with truffled cream cheese | Cole Saladino/Thrillist
The Center at Spring Mountain, one of many strip malls in Chinatown | Cole Saladino/Thrillist
Cocktails, dumplings, steak tartare and Spanich octopus Sparrow + Wolf in Chinatown | Cole Saladino/Thrillist
Soul Foo Young owner Artisha Hall and family at their West Las Vegas restaurant | Cole Saladino/Thrillist
Fried chicken, collard greens, mac 'n cheese, and fried catfish at Soul Foo Young | Cole Saladino/Thrillist
Exterior view of Soul Foo Young | Cole Saladino/Thrillist
Zenaida's Cafe Chef/Owner Sterling Burpee in his Las Vegas restaurant | Cole Saladino/Thrillist
View of Las Vegas from the Eiffel Tower observation deck | Cole Saladino/Thrillist
Interior view of Forte Tapas, and owner Nina Manchev. | Cole Saladino/Thrillist
Manchev and her mother, Mimi, enjoying some Bulgarian fruit brandy | Cole Saladino/Thrillist
Bulargian fruit brandy, chebureki, Hungarian goulash, and pelmeni at Forte Tapas | Cole Saladino/Thrillist