In a city filled with the most opulent and unique foods, it’s no wonder we have so many outrageous eats. From scorpion shots to gold leaf burgers to sundaes served for ten people, there are many great eats that are pretty out of the ordinary here in Las Vegas.
A•Mano Pizza & Italian Cuisine
If carbs are your thing, make the trip to A•Mano Pizza & Italian Cuisine—you won’t regret it! The Instagram-famous “Fat Babies” are open-ended sandwich loaves that are stuffed to the brim with pasta. There are 12 different “Fat Babies,” each with its own unique flavor, but if you’re in the mood for something really over the top, get The Fuhgeddaboudit (it even comes with wings). If you’re facing a pizza or pasta dilemma, Amano has the perfect solution— the “Pizza Pie-Zoni” and the “Pasta Pie-Zoni” (a calzone with half pizza or half pasta). Never choose between the two again!
The X Pot
The X Pot inside Grand Canal Shoppes is a perfect date night or celebration spot for the ultimate meat lover’s meal. I was invited to try out the chef’s tasting menu, which consisted of some of the most extravagant meat and seafood options. “X Special Swan Cake” (shaped like a black swan), the “Sound of the Sea” (a selection of premium seafood items for your hot pot) and the “A5 Wagyu Sandwich.” If you’re feeling extra fancy, order the add-on “Wagyu Feast” to complement your seriously Instagrammable meal.
Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beer
Located inside Venetian Las Vegas, Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beer is famous for its Crazyshakes. The shakes, which come in various flavors, are topped with various desserts like ice cream sandwiches, cake slices and cookies. You’ll find a variety of elevated burgers, too and if you’re feeling like something a bit “lighter,” the “Craft Burger Salads” are another great way to enjoy the various burgers.
If you’re looking for something genuinely opulent without the insane price tag, visit the Petrossian Bar at Bellagio Las Vegas. While fine dining establishments often have a few caviar options, Petrossian Bar offers an entire caviar menu from starters to desserts. I got to taste several menu items at a recent media event, each more unique than the last. The “Dark Chocolate Caviar” dessert rounded out the entire meal with dark chocolate mimicking the appearance of caviar in a sweet ending to a one-of-a-kind meal.
Beauty & Essex
The “Speak Easy Burger” at Beauty and Essex inside Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas gets extra points for style. I was invited in (and incidentally the first person) to eat this masterpiece and find out what was in the mysterious gold box. The meal is Executive Chef Chris Santos’s nod to “Pulp Fiction,” and the meal is a pretty universal favorite- a fantastic bacon burger, truffle fries, and a luxurious peanut butter milkshake. If you’re hoping to try it out (it’s perfect for Instagram), it’s only available on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
If you think all casino cafes are pretty basic, you’ve never been to Cafe Hollywood inside Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. I visited during a press tasting and had the chance to sample several menu items. Here, you’ll find a variety of cafe classics for breakfast, lunch and dinner along with some pretty Instagrammable pieces— the “World Famous Chicken Crunch” comes in a chicken-shaped basket, and the BBQ ribs come served on a mini picnic table. The fan-favorite “High Roller Sampler” is served on a High Roller shaped, tiered display and features four of the restaurant’s most popular appetizers. Don’t forget dessert! The milkshakes are colorful creations, and the cake slices are big enough to feed a group—but why share?
Tucked away inside Chinatown is Partage—a luxurious French dining experience with affordable set menus. With three-course options starting at $70, each set menu has optional add-ons and wine pairings (I tried the seven-course menu during a media event and found each course to be unique and photogenic). The menus are typically changed monthly, and courses can be customized according to taste preference and dietary restrictions. If you find yourself loving the cheese course, the French Cellar by Partage sells wine and charcuterie items for the perfect wine and cheese night at home. Looking to impress someone? Reserve the Chef’s Table.
The “24K Burger” at Slater’s 50/50 looks purely indulgent, but it’s pretty reasonably priced for something covered in gold. That’s right; the 24K burger is covered in gold leaf. If gold isn’t your thing, there are also plenty of other options to try, like the “Farmhouse Party” or the “King’s Luau Burger” (I tried “The Hi-Brow Burger” at a press tasting and found it could easily feed two people). If you’re bringing friends who aren’t crazy about burgers, there are still delicious choices like the “Lucky Pork Belly Sliders” or the famous “Slater’s Vampire Dip.”
Lavo Italian Restaurant
Lavo Italian Restaurant located inside Palazzo Las Vegas is known for many things, including the restaurant’s famous meatball. Made for meat lovers, “The Meatball” is made with various ground meats, including Wagyu, and weighs in at 16 ounces. While “The Meatball” is a meal in itself, don’t miss out on the rest of the menu, consisting of numerous Italian classics, a raw bar and brick oven pizzas.
Are you in the mood for a meal full of outrageous and Instagrammable foods? Sugar Factory at Harmon Corner has been serving up some of the most photogenic food items in Las Vegas for years. If you’re in the mood for a burger, start your meal with the “Rainbow Sliders” (complete with a take-home rubber ducky mascot) or Holly Gold Monster Burger and Shake combo—both items are covered in gold. Are you bringing friends? Save room for dessert—the World Famous Sugar Factory King Kong Sundae is a celebration in itself and serves up to 12 people.