Spend a Weekend Eating Your Way Through Las Vegas
From flying between two hotel towers on the VooDoo Zipline to browsing the Grand Bazaar Shops at Bally's, it’s easy to pack plenty of action into just three days in Las Vegas. Of course, you’re going to need all the energy you can muster to tackle the city, and the key is staying well fed throughout it all. Check out this perfect plan for eating your way through Las Vegas in 72 hours.
Morning: Pronto by Giada
Breakfast is said to be the most important meal of the day and whether that's true or not, you'll want to start the morning right with a quick bite at Pronto by Giada, by celebrity chef Giada de Laurentiis. The newest restaurant at Caesars Palace features a menu of quick bites that are perfect to grab on-the-run or enjoy in the dining room. Try the pancetta and provolone egg sandwich or the maple Greek yogurt parfait with a cup of Counter Culture Coffee.
Midday: Gordon Ramsay Burger
Hopefully, you've built up an appetite with a morning of sight-seeing on the Strip, so now you can subdue your cravings with the help of another celebrity chef. Gordon Ramsay Burger—just off the casino floor at Planet Hollywood—features a mouth-watering selection of flame-grilled gourmet burgers, crispy hand-cut fries, and either curry or chipotle ketchup made in-house. The Hell's Kitchen Burger packs a spicy kick, while the Hog Burger offers a rich and tender flavor, thanks to fatty Mangalitsa pork. If meat isn't your thing, the portobello mushroom burger is sure to keep any vegetarian happy.
Early Evening: Interlude
After a busy afternoon in Las Vegas, you'll be ready for dinner. But first, warm up with one of the best happy hour deals on the Strip. Interlude at The Cromwell has $1 martinis and vodka cocktails 6 to 7 p.m., seven nights a week. It's a great opportunity to save a few dollars for the slot machines.
Dinnertime: Old Homestead
Those martinis helped set the stage for a Las Vegas staple—a classic steakhouse dinner. To get your red meat fix, take the pedestrian overpass from The Cromwell back to Caesars Palace and head straight for Old Homestead. The Vegas outpost of the New York original features a thick-cut applewood smoked bacon appetizer, hand-rolled potato gnocchi with truffle butter, and more than 15,000 bottles of wine. The main event is a lineup of succulent certified Angus prime steaks dry-aged for a minimum of 30 days. Wrap things up with a giant cast iron-baked chocolate chip cookie topped with house-made vanilla bean ice cream.
After Hours: Pin-Up Pizza
If you’re still hungry and craving a late-night snack before bed, venture to Pin-Up Pizza in front of Planet Hollywood. Open until 4 a.m. every day, this outdoor pizza stand is famous for having the largest slices on the Strip—15 inches long and six inches wide. The servers take their fashion cues from Bettie Page and other 1950s pin-up girls, adding an extra dose of nostalgia to the experience.
Morning: Bacchanal Buffet
Now that you've slept off those giant slices of pizza, it's time for breakfast. Don't think about it too hard—just head to Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars Palace, a dining spot that's leading the way in redefining the classic Las Vegas buffet experience. Instead of dropping as much food on a plate as possible, Bacchanal Buffet offers smaller portions in a greater variety, prepared with the same high-end methods found in the resort's best restaurants. Of course, you can still have as many servings as you like—including breakfast, when acai bowls, lump crab avocado toast, and fresh-squeezed fruit juices are sure to provide plenty of fuel for the day ahead.
Midday: Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen & Bar
Guy Fieri’s restaurant at The LINQ makes no apologies for its over-the-top comfort food creations. It's a must-stop lunch destination for anyone craving a bacon mac n' cheese burger, a tower of nachos served from a trash can, or half a cheesecake topped with potato chips, pretzels, and hot fudge. Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen & Bar is known for drawing big crowds, so reservations are highly recommended for large groups—especially on weekends.
Afternoon: Pronto by Giada
After enjoying Pronto by Giada for breakfast on Friday, it's time to return for an afternoon snack on Saturday. In addition to its food and coffee counter, the restaurant also has a wine bar, featuring 40 choices by the glass and a few carefully selected flights. Pick the perfect vino and enjoy a plate of charcuterie and cheese to help keep your hunger in check until dinner rolls around.
This Italian restaurant at Paris Las Vegas carries a heavy East Coast influence, thanks to chef and founder Steve Martorano. The Philadelphian takes his recipes so seriously, a strict "no substitutions" policy is firmly enforced—so consider yourself warned. Thankfully, this just means you'll get classic Italian-American dishes prepared the right way, every time. That includes stacks of pan-fried eggplant, chicken parmigiana, and meatballs smothered in ricotta cheese and tomato sauce... or as Martorano himself calls it, "Sunday gravy."
After Hours: Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill
It's a late night on a Saturday; the perfect time to let loose and have a little fun on the Strip. This casual bar and grill by country music superstar Toby Keith welcomes a friendly party crowd to enjoy Southern-style comfort food favorites against a backdrop of live music. But right now you're here for dessert and a few after-dinner drinks, so order up the fried cream-filled sponge cakes smothered in whipped cream and strawberry sauce, and accompany them with white peach margaritas served in mason jars.
On your final day in Las Vegas, you'll want to wake up late and head over to GIADA at The Cromwell. Giada de Laurentiis’ first-ever restaurant features a breezy Italy-meets-California style that's perfect for Sunday brunch. The dining room windows open wide, offering plenty of fresh air and fantastic views of the Strip. The brunch tasting menu—a great deal at $55 per person—includes a pastry, salad, antipasti platter, and a choice of burger, salmon benedict, or ricotta cavatelli. You also get a choice of desserts, but frankly, you're missing out if you skip the lemon ricotta cookie ice cream sandwich.
Early Evening: Nobu
Wrap up your Las Vegas weekend with elegance, style, and sophistication at Nobu. Chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s namesake restaurant features dishes he helped to popularize, such as black cod miso, rock shrimp tempura, and yellowtail sashimi prepared with jalapeno for a unique balance of mild and spicy flavors. Located in Caesars Palace, Nobu is the signature restaurant of Nobu Hotel, which shares space on the property and is the only Nobu restaurant in America with teppan tables. No matter what you order, the meal will leave a lasting impression.
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