Foodies hit the jackpot at Resorts World Las Vegas: Travel Weekly

A wide variety of Asian-inspired street food in one convenient location and more than a dozen traditional restaurants are slated for the opening of Resorts World Las Vegas with 3,500 keys on June 24th.

Famous Foods Street Eats, a 24,000 square meter hall, features 16 booths from top chefs and restaurateurs with kitchens from around the world. The area will also feature a 16-seat indirect bar and Here Kitty Kitty Vice Den, what the organizers call “elegantly grunge speakeasy discreetly hidden”.

“Famous Foods will bring diners to an authentic Asian hawker market – an experience never repeated in the US,” said Andrew Li, CEO of Zouk Group, a nightlife and lifestyle brand in Singapore.

Among the “Eastern” stands: Ah Chun Shandong Dumpling, which serves traditional dumplings and hand-drawn noodle dishes; Boon Tong Kee with traditional Hainan chicken rice with poached tender chicken paired with rice cooked in chicken broth; and Char Kuey Teow of Googgle Man, who uses traditional charcoal ovens to fry noodles to create a smoky aroma called Wok Hei or “dragon breath”.

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Among the “western” stands: Streetbird Las Vegas, James Beard Award-winning chef Marcus Samuelsson pays tribute to fried chicken; James Trees’ Mozz Bar (downtown Esther’s Kitchen), an Italian counter with fresh mozzarella, burrata, homemade bread, and sandwiches; and Blood Bros. BBQ, a critically acclaimed Houston hot spot that serves classic Texas barbecue with a Chinese and Vietnamese twist.

A rendition of Viva !, Ray Garcia’s contemporary shoot of local Mexican cuisine at Resorts World Las Vegas. Photo credit: Celano Design

Resorts World Las Vegas and the Zouk Group also work together in the Zouk Nightclub and the AYU Dayclub. RedTail, a social gaming bar with beer pong, darts, and billiards; and FUHU, a contemporary Asian restaurant.

“The addition of Famous Foods to Resorts World Las Vegas’ culinary portfolio will bring a whole new taste to the Strip,” said Bart Mahoney, vice president of food and beverage for Resorts World Las Vegas. “We look forward to welcoming many of these concepts to the US for the first time and offering a truly unique dining experience inspired by the rich history, lifestyle and culture of Asia.”

Other restaurants at Resorts World Las Vegas include:

• Viva !: Esquire Chef of the Year Ray Garcia’s contemporary twist on regional Mexican cuisine.

• Genting Palace: Cantonese cuisine, seafood and dim sum with old world glamor.

• Kusa Nori: A modern Japanese bistro with a high-energy sushi bar, teppanyaki grills and an extensive selection of sake.

• Brezza: upscale and modern Italian cuisine on the coast with pasta, seafood and beef.

• Bar Zazu: Celebrate the spirit and flavors of Europe with hot and cold tapas. Cheese and charcuterie; and sweet and savory pastries.

A rendering of Sun's Out Buns Out that features egg dishes around the clock.

A rendering of Sun’s Out Buns Out that features egg dishes around the clock. Photo Credit: Resorts World Las Vegas

One of the more casual restaurants is Craig’s Vegan, with rich, creamy, and decadent vegan frozen foods in scoops, pints, sundaes, and shakes. Sun’s Out Buns Out offers egg dishes around the clock. Tacos El Cabron, Tijuana-inspired cuisine in a hip, casual setting; Marigold with burgers, lobsters, and homemade desserts; and Richie Palmer’s Mulberry Street Pizzeria in Beverly Hills.

Planned bars and lounges include Dawg House Saloon & Sportsbook. Far from its original location on Nashville’s Music Row, it offers live music and dancing, draft beer, creative cocktails and classic American pub fare with a Mediterranean twist.

Starlight on 66 offers sweeping views 66 floors above the Strip. Leather sofas and works of art from all over the world fill the lounge.

The Crystal Bar on the casino floor specializes in handcrafted cocktails and curated spirits amid cascading, crystal-shaped pendants.

Wally’s Wine & Spirits, a Los Angeles and Hollywood institution that includes a restaurant, wine bar, and gourmet specialty market, will also be a magnet for foodies.

The $ 4.3 billion luxury resort will include three Hilton brands. A 100,000 square meter LED screen attached to the West Tower is one of the largest displays in the world.

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