While most people think Las Vegas is “Sin City” but for foodies like us, Las Vegas is food haven. With the most restaurants by world famous chefs and little dives hidden all over the place, there is also something to explore and taste. Here is a snapshot of our trip and everything we ate!
Late Night Snack at Pizza Cake by Chef Buddy Valastro
We started our trip off with a red eye flight so when we landed we were absolutely starving. Our first night there we were staying at Harrah’s and we arrived at 1:30am. We wandered around the casino and stumbled upon Pizza Cake from the famous Buddy Valastro. We each got a slice of pepperoni pizza and it definitely hit the spot. I don’t know if it was because we were starving or if it was actually that incredible but it was SO delicious.
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Lunch at Hell’s Kitchen by Chef Gordon Ramsey
We had the opportunity to have a once in a lifetime meal. Eating at Hell’s Kitchen has absolutely been one of the most memorable dishes of my life. The ambiance and food create an experience unlike any other. Zach and I both ordered the Beef Wellington because it is a staple of Gordon Ramsey cuisine. The staff was also so pleasant and even provided us with a free birthday Sticky Toffee Pudding.
Dinner at Cañonita
After a long day of walking and eating, we ended our day with dinner at the hotel we were staying at. With over 40 restaurants, The Venetian has options for everyone. We selected Cañonita because it over looks the gondolas and has a laid back vibe and menu. We split the Taco Sampler because we were still full from our lunch at Hell’s Kitchen. Of the five tacos, our favorite was the Pork Carnitas because of the tender meat and vibrant flavor.
Breakfast at the Venetian Food Court
The following morning we had the privilege to take a trip out to the desert and rode can-ams. After we got back to the hotel, we were absolutely starving so we hit up the Venetian casino food court for a quick breakfast. I grabbed a Strawberry Nutella crepe while Zach got the Southwest style omelette with house potatoes.
Best Friend by Chef Roy Choi
The second we got flights for this trip we also had a reservation for Best Friend. Why? Because we have ALWAYS wanted to try the food of Chef Roy Choi. And guess what? It was even better than we could’ve ever imagined.
After watching The Chef Show over and over again, we knew we HAD to try Best Friend and the Kalbi Short Ribs. I ordered the Kalbi Short Ribs while Zach ordered the dish that launched Chef Choi’s career, the Koji Short Rib Tacos. Both meals were so incredible on top of the amazing atmosphere and top-of-the-line cocktails.
On top of this incredible meal, Chef Roy Choi himself was at the restaurant and came over to our table to say hello and take a photo. Although, this was not necessary it was truly the most memorable meal we’ve ever eaten.
Brunch at Chica
Following one of the best days ever, we slept in and grabbed a delicious brunch on Restaurant Row in The Venetian. Chica featured a Latin-style brunch menu with something for everyone. Zach ordered the Dulce de Leche French Toast and I got the Latin Breakfast which featured chorizo, arepas, papas bravas, and two sunny side up eggs. Both meals were absolutely huge and we could not finish them. But not only were they giant, they were so delicious.
Late Lunch at True Food Kitchen
A few hours after brunch, we bumped into some of our friends while we were shopping around the Forum Shoppes. We decided to grab lunch with them at True Food Kitchen. We were not that hungry because of the huge brunch so we decided to split the Margherita Pizza and have a couple cocktails. The pizza was the perfect size snack and tasted very fresh.
Dinner at Alexxa’s Bar
Our final meal of the trip was at Alexxa’s at Paris. The patio overlooks the strip so it is super fun for people watching. Zach and I both ordered the Shrimp Linguine. It was a classic linguine with a light sauce that had hints of cajun flavors. Our favorite thing we got at Alexxa’s was the Sparkling Sangria Pitcher. The prosecco pitcher had lots of fresh fruit and was so tasty. This meal was the perfect pregame for our red eye we had that night.
We had such a good time full of delicious food while we were in Las Vegas. We are already of dreaming of our next trip and all the places we want to try. What are your favorite spots to eat while in Las Vegas?