SOUTHWEST LAS VEGAS

Las Vegas

Las Vegas is one of the most vibrant restaurant cities in the world. Whether it’s the finest French cuisine, great steaks or famous chefs, Vegas can satiate the fussiest gourmet. Celebrity chefs Wolfgang Puck and Emeril Lagasse put Sin City on the culinary map in the mid-1990s, and everyone from Joel Robuchon to Jose Andres and Guy Fieri have jumped on the bandwagon. Every major hotel boasts a lineup of restaurants that compete with anything on either coast, and what Vegas lacks in an organic food culture, it makes up for in the volume of mouths to feed (42 million a year) and top flight eateries lining the Strip. The burgeoning downtown scene boasts a panoply of hipster haunts and cocktail scenesters, while Vietnamese pho parlors, Japanese izakayas and regional Chinese delights pack the 3-mile stretch of Spring Mountain Road.