No one knows a city's best drinkeries like its talented bartenders. And that goes double in a city like Las Vegas. It's the glittering casinos and all-night clubs that draw most visitors' drinking dollars. But both on the Strip and off, it's possible to find great bars that don't demand bottle service or crazy table minimums.
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Echo and Rig Butcher and Steakhouse is not Las Vegas's only butchery, but it is the first of its kind. Located a short 15-minute drive west of the glitz and glamour of the Strip (and more traditional and pricey steakhouses), Echo and Rig is proof that you can have your steak, and have it cooked for you, too.
Vegas is a big burger town, but with the average price of a burger and fries hovering around $18 at most restaurants on the strip, it's not the place to roll the dice. To help steer you towards some of the city's best burgers, we turned to Anthony Meidenbauer, Executive Chef at Holsteins.
When it comes to baking contests, the Pillsbury Bake-Off is among the biggest and best. Now in its 46th year, this influential contest is the event which has given America such recipes as the Tunnel of Fudge Cake and Peanut Butter Blossoms. See what went down at this year's bake-off, including the million prize winner.
I'd recommend Gordon Ramsay BurGR in the Planet Hollywood casino if it weren't for the slow service and constant "ma'am"-ing I endured during my visit.
Executive chef Anthony Meidenbauer shows how Holsteins' signature burger—the Gold Standard— comes together, from the (brioche) bun up.
Check out some of the highlights and all of the top 10 finalists from the World Burger Championship, held in downtown Las Vegas, as part of the 2013 World Food Championships.
The great craft beer culture of Las Vegas remains one of the city's best kept secrets. Here's our guide to the best places to go if you're seeking out good beer in Vegas.
Jet Tila calls Kuma Snow Cream the next big thing in frozen desserts. Some call his Taiwanese dessert "snow ice," others refer to it as "fluff ice" and in Taiwan it's known as xue hua bing. Tila just calls it snow cream, which combines the feel of powdered snow with the taste of ice cream. He's just brought this refreshing dessert to Las Vegas and we stopped by to take a look.
You know that irritating catchphrase, "What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas?" They're wrong. Disappointment definitely comes home with you.
Today, Shake Shack announced they'll be opening in Las Vegas at the end of 2014. We'll finally be able to do a real side-by-side In-N-Out vs. Five Guys vs. Shake Shack taste test.
Every March, the pizza world comes together for at the International Pizza Expo in Las Vegas to show off their wares and give away thousands of free samples. Couldn't make it? Don't worry, we brought a camera. The Expo may be more about dollars and cents, but that doesn't mean we didn't learn a ton about where pizza is going and the people behind the industry.
Hordes of pizza fanatics are poised to invade Las Vegas on March 19 for the 29th Annual International Pizza Expo. I just have one question...
Luv-it Frozen Custard has been saving locals from the Las Vegas heat for over forty years. On your first visit, we recommend you stick with a classic sundae aptly called "the Western."
So the question isn't whether to go to Lotus of Siam—you should (run, don't walk)—it's what to eat when you get there. With a menu of over 150 choices ranging from classic curries and noodle dishes to Northern Thai specialties and signature Lotus creations, there is no way to eat more than a small fraction in a single visit. Read this tutorial first.
Las Vegas may be a town for gambling, but when it comes time for lunch or dinner, you want to go with a sure thing. Luckily, there are several tasty burgers to be had, all of which are reasonably affordable, even by Vegas standards. Here are my top burger picks on the Strip.
In this first installment of Undercover Pizza Lover, a new mini-series from Scott Wiener, Scott spends three days working behind the counter at a prominent mom-and-pop pizza shop in Henderson, NV.
This nation—at least half of it—always seems fascinated with what our presidents eat and where. Nattering nabobs like to pick apart their ordering options. Haters like to say, "Who cares?" We've had the opportunity to highlight President Obama and the First Lady's numerous burger runs, but it's rare he does pizza. On that note, did you see that the prez ordered a dozen pizzas and cannoli from Dom DeMarco's Pizzeria in Las Vegas?
Few people come to Las Vegas specifically for the pizza. Fortunately the city is dotted with reputable pies such as Grimaldi's, Dom DeMarco's and the VPN kitchen of Settebello. But when craveing a Neopolitian-style pizzaon The Strip, the options dwindle down to just one: D.O.C.G. at the Cosmopolitan.