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Las Vegas is home to many new restaurants. Some of the smaller ones that open with less than a shebang go unnoticed. Here's a look at some of the new smaller restaurants that opened recently all over the Las Vegas valley.
WESTSIDE — The Magic Noodle (S. Fort Apache Road, 702-873-0888) dishes out Chinese hand-pulled noodles in broths and sauces. Diners can order beef brisket noodles soup , house chow mein noodles, spicy won ton, or beef pancake. The restaurant is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and until 9:30 p.m. on Sundays. [EaterWire]
NORTHEAST — Sushiro (556 N. Eastern Ave., 702-462-9253) brings all-you-can-eat sushi to the northeast. Sushi boats for $40 are a fan favorite. The restaurant is open from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sundays through Thursday and until 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. [EaterWire]
NORTHWEST — The former Dragon Wok is now Ramen Noodle (3350 Novat St., 702-909-8798) with dishes such as house fried rice, gyoza, veggie egg rolls, and miso ramen with pork belly and shrimp. No hours have been posted. [EaterWire]
CENTENNIAL — Jamboree Bagel Bakery & Deli (5770 Centennial Center Blvd., 702-444-4904) features asiago cheese, blueberry, bacon, candy, cinnamon raison chocolate chip, cranberry, egg, garlic, jalapeño cheddar cheese, onion, poppy seed, rye seed, and more bagels. A "14-piece dozen" goes for $12.50. The restaurant is open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday. [EaterWire]
EASTSIDE — Sandwiches and salads with meat right off the rotisserie find a home at Karved (3957 S. Maryland Pkwy., 702-452-0275), now open on the east side. The restaurant touts a menu written on butcher paper with "a fusion of flavors from around the globe." A pollo a la brasa pita, porchetta, Southwestern chicken on a baguette, beef tri tip, and rotisserie hot dog range from $5 to $10. Rotisserie plates of chicken or beef tri tip come with two sides such as elote corn, basmati rice, hummus, Brussels sprouts, or rotisserie corn, while a vegetarian pita wrap features roasted peppers, hummus, cucumbers, tomatoes and more. Open daily from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. [EaterWire]
HENDERSON — Deli sandwiches and exotic meats find a home at the third Las Vegas-area location of The Butcher Block (1550 W. Horizon Ridge Pkwy., Henderson; 702-909-6952). Customers can order Italian sausage, made in house, meatloaf mix, Waygu steaks, and seasoned hamburgers among the goods. The shop and deli remain open daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. [EaterWire]
CENTENNIAL — Vitality Bowls opens its second Nevada location at 7170 N. Durango Drive (702-786-6802). Açaí bowls filled with organic açaí berry, topped with organic granola and superfood ingredients make up the base of the menu. Smoothies also make an appearance. The restaurant features mostly organic ingredients and the staff makes everything as it’s ordered. Vitality Bowls stays open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, until 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. [EaterWire]
SUMMERLIN — Joey’s New York Pizza (9430 W. Lake Mead Blvd., 702-233-1800) expands from its Henderson base to Summerlin with a "slice of Brooklyn in Las Vegas." Brooklyn native Joey Miloro uses his nonna’s recipe for New York-style pizzas, along with chicken wings and Gino’s Italian ice. The restaurant serves from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday and Wednesday through Saturday, and until 8 p.m. on Sunday. [EaterWire]
NORTH LAS VEGAS — More Hawaiian fare comes at the hands of House of Aloha (4588 N. Rancho Drive, 702-515-2006). The restaurant serves chicken katsu, loco moco and teriyaki beef from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and until 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. [EaterWire]
SOUTHEAST — Brew Tea Bar expands to 9480 S. Eastern Ave. (702-750-2017) with a menu of cold brew coffee, high mountain oolong latte and Okinawa milk tea. [EaterWire]
SUMMERLIN — Say so long to The Sushi and hello to Sushi Wabi (8427 W. Lake Mead Blvd., 702-233-0008), which took over the space. Customers can find all-you-can-eat sushi along with other Japanese dishes. Head here from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. from Monday through Thursday, until 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and from 4 to 10 p.m. on Sunday.
ANTHEM — Matcha House Tea & Sweets debuted next to the new Purple Potato at 10090 S. Eastern Ave., Henderson (702-272-2811). Boba teas and matcha drinks make the menu from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily.
CENTENNIAL — Tiki’s Hawaiian BBQ (8460 W. Farm Road, 702-979-9789) dishes out Hawaiian barbecue fare with enough kitschy decor to make the experience feel authentic. Crisp chicken katsu, spicy chicken with a kick, Hawaiian staple macaroni salad all make the menu. The restaurant serves from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.
SPRING VALLEY — Roll your own ice creams at 5 Below Creamery (5060 S. Fort Apache Road, 702-979-6077). Creations include Cookie Monster with Oreos and a chocolate rolled wafer, Chocolate Fever with brownies and chocolate chips, and Strawberry Madness with graham crackers and a strawberry rolled wafer, all for $6.49. Milk teas and boba teas also make the menu. The ice cream shop is open from noon to 9 p.m. daily.
EASTSIDE — Italian fare makes the menu at Los Olivos Ristorante (3759 E. Desert Inn Road, 702-855-0073), open from 4 to 9 p.m. daily. Fans love the chicken picatta, chicken marsala, and penne pasta with meatballs.
HENDERSON — Vegans and vegetarians have a new place to pick up Thai food in Henderson. Thailicious Authentic Thai & Vegan (19 S. Stephanie St., Henderson; 702-489-9441). Features include vegan corn cakes, chicken wings and sticky rice, pad see ew beef, and crispy duck panang. The restaurant is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday and from noon to 9 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
SOUTHEAST — The changes keep coming on Eastern Avenue with the new Tipps Cafe (8545 S. Eastern Ave., 702-979-2972), taking over the former Globe Cafe space. The chef worked at Legal Seafoods in Boston and The Palm Steakhouse in Tysons Corner, Virginia, and Dallas before coming to Las Vegas to dish out sandwiches and salads in a cafe setting. A roast pork loin on pumpernickel, club sandwich, waffles, and croissant sandwiches are just some of the dishes here. Keep in mind that the restaurant is only open from 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
NORTH LAS VEGAS — Narong’s Thai Kitchen (4889 E. Craig Road, North Las Vegas; 702-643-3440) dishes out shrimp pad Thai, garlic pork and fried banana with ice cream for dessert. Lunch specials include veggie, tofu, chicken, pork, beef, shrimp or seafood bowls with a salad, veggie spring roll and steamed rice for less than $7.95 Monday through Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The restaurant serves from 10:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. daily. [EaterWire]
NORTH LAS VEGAS — Poke Sushitto (2520 E. Craig Road, North Las Vegas; 702-522-9668) brings the poke bowl and sushi burrito crazes to North Las Vegas from 10:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. daily. Customers can make their own combinations or order from a pre-designed options such as the Straight "A" with salmon, tuna, sweet shrimp and more; the Lava Tuna with spicy tuna, surimi and shrimp tempura; or the Ninja Crunch with baked salmon, shrimp tempura and surimi. [EaterWire]
SOUTHWEST — Szechuan and Cantonese fare find a home at Taste (7945 S. Rainbow Blvd., 702-888-3110). Dishes such as deep-fried squab, Szechuan eggplant and cold ginger chicken come out family style. Stop by from Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and until 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. [EaterWire]
DOWNTOWN — The Downtown Container Park now has Wafflelato (707 Fremont St., 702-913-9267) with bubble waffles and shakes in flavors such as bubblegum, mango, passion fruit, vanilla, chocolate, salted caramel, cookies and cream, and strawberry cheesecake. Waffles come in original or chocolate-flavored batter. The shop on the bottom level of the container park opens at 11 a.m. daily, and closes at 9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and at 6 p.m. on Sundays. [EaterWire]
WESTSIDE — La Cabana (2800 W. Sahara Ave., 702-998-7593) brings a massive menu of Mexican fare. Chilaquiles for breakfast, chimichangas for lunch, and much more come at this restaurant with dishes listed in Spanish. The restaurant opens at 9 a.m. daily and closes at 9 p.m. on Sundays through Wednesdays and 10 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays. [EaterWire]
SPRING VALLEY — Pho Hanh Thy (9575 W. Tropicana Ave., 702-722-6133) brings Vietnamese fare such as pho, banh mi sandwiches and broken rice dishes. The restaurant is open daily from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Egg noodle and vermicelli dishes as well as specialties such as banh hoi with charbroiled pork, beef or shrimp with vermicelli noodles; a crepe with diced green onion and bean sprouts; bo luc lac, a stir-fried filet mignon salad; and banh cuon, a steamed rice roll, make the menu. The restaurant is open from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. [EaterWire]
NORTH LAS VEGAS — Asada (6412 Losee Road, North Las Vegas; 702-485-5714) lives up to its name with asada fries, carne asada nachos, a pollo asada platter and more on the menu. [EaterWire]
NORTHWEST — Trillo’s Street Tacos (4371 N. Rancho Drive, 702-898-8707) serves authentic Mexican street fare from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sundays. Street corn, carne asade tacos, burritos, quesadillas and nachos, and Jarritos sodas make the menu. [EaterWire]
WESTSIDE — Mediterranean fare makes an appearance at Kiton Kitchen (6840 W. Sahara Ave., 725-999-5799). Kosher hummus, shish kabobs, shawarma, falafel, tilapia, shakshuka and more make the menu. The restaurant is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sundays. [EaterWire]
NORTH LAS VEGAS — Pho Mai Mai Restaurant (2520 E. Craig Road, North Las Vegas; 702-916-0929) dishes out Vietnamese fare (at 25 percent off through the end of August). Pho, egg rolls, banh mi, fried rice, chow mein, vermicelli dishes and more make the menu. Specialties include udon soups and banh can, a soup with a thick noodle. The restaurant stays open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. [EaterWire]
SOUTHWEST — Ohana Hawaiian BBQ (7945 S. Rainbow Blvd., 702-888-3789) opens a fourth location with Hawaiian specialties such as Kalua pork, pineapple chicken, Spam musubi and, of course, macaroni salad. Dine in or order catered fare from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. [EaterWire]
LAS VEGAS — Cajun Cafe (702-930-9588) caters "Southern-style Cajun seafood" from owner and chef Lamar Penn. Order from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Fridays through Sundays. [EaterWire]
SUMMERLIN —My Mother’s House Italian Restaurant (9320 Sun City Blvd., 702-998-2820) dishes out Italian fare for the Sun City crowd. The restaurant is open from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and from 4 to 9:30 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. [EaterWire]
SPRING VALLEY — Spicy Mama (4250 S. Rainbow Blvd., 725-223-3111) dishes out Chinese fare from its express kitchen. General Tso’s chicken, sesame pork ribs and chow mien noodles are just some of the dishes on the menu. The restaurant is open from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. daily and until 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. [EaterWire]
NORTH LAS VEGAS — Fish Cage (3940 N. MLK Blvd., North Las Vegas; 702-586-1400) dishes out catfish, wings and po’ boys. No hours are posted. [EaterWire]
UNIVERSITY — Poke bowls and sushi burritos make up the menu at Poke Heaven (4747 S .Maryland Pkwy., 702-730-3030). Only tuna, spicy tuna, salmon, octopus, shrimp and tofu make up the proteins, but customers can order a Korean chicken bowl, Chinese chicken salad or garlic shrimp from the kitchen. The restaurant is open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, until 4 p.m. on Sundays. [EaterWire]
CHINATOWN — California Sushi Burrito (4545 Spring Mountain Road, 702-527-7717) dishes out sushi burritos, sashimi bowls, poke bowls, bulgogi and noodle bowls and mochi ice cream. The restaurant is open noon to 10 p.m. daily except Tuesdays. [EaterWire]
HENDERSON — VeggiEat Xpress opened a second location at 390 N. Stephanie St. (702-458-8899) in the former Cook on Wok space. Customers find the same dishes at the UNLV location. A vegan beef sandwich, veggie chicken salad, a tuna sandwich using imitation fish and pho combinations make the menu along with veggie shrimp spring rolls and potstickers. [EaterWire]
SOUTHEAST — U.S. Fried Chicken Halal (420 S. Pecos Road, 702-778-1936) brings burgers, fried chicken, gyros and Philly cheese steaks. Beef ribs, macaroni salad and potato salad make the menu at this halal restaurant that’s open from 10 a.m to 10 p.m. daily. [EaterWire]
DOWNTOWN — Art of Flavors converted into Art of Flavor Authentic Cravings (1616 Las Vegas Blvd S., 702-366-1345) with Mexican ice cream, shave ice and cups of corn. The new hours are from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. [EaterWire]
SOUTHWEST — Pho Khong Ten (7320 S. Rainbow Blvd., 702-586-1965) specializes in Vietnamese food such as pho and vermicelli dishes as well as udon soups with pig feet or chicken. Customers should try the hot pot with fish and seafood in a coconut stew. The restaurant is open daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. [EaterWire]
WESTSIDE — Chillspot by SasaSweets now has a location at Tivoli Village (430 S. Rampart Blvd.,702 900-7873). Brother and sister Joe Vergara and Liza Vergara-Gross make frozen dessert pops. The location is open from Monday to Thursday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. [EaterWire]
NORTHWEST — Touch of Aloha Restaurant (4588 N. Rancho Drive, 702-515-2006) brings Hawaiian fare with mochiko chicken, pork hash and bento boxes. The restaurant moved from Losee and Lake Mead Boulevard. It’s open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. [EaterWire]
DOWNTOWN — Bajamar Seafood & Tacos (1615 Las Vegas Blvd. S., 702-331-4266) brings a menu of tacos and tostados. Fish tacos are a specialty. The restaurant is open daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. [EaterWire]
CHINATOWN — Take a trip around the pastry world at Alfredo’s Patisserie (3650 S. Jones Blvd., 702-527-5551). Tiramisu, flan, churros, eclairs, Key lime tarts and more sweets make the menu. The bakery is open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. [EaterWire]
HENDERSON — California-based Ricos Tacos El Tio (1430 W. Horizon Ridge Pkwy.) opened a second location. On the menu — lengua, carnitas, cabeza and buche tortas, quesadillas, birria de chivo, a slow steamed goat stew with mild chili seasoning, tacos, including beef head and pork stomach choices and the sometimes hard to find option in Las Vegas, vampiros, served on a crispy corn tortilla. The restaurant is open daily from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. [EaterWire]
HENDERSON — A menu of boba teas awaits at Teason (1647 W. Warm Springs Road, 702-850-1884). Milk tea, tea, espresso and slushes are also available. [EaterWire]
WESTSIDE — Birria, menudo, tortas, burritos, tacos "y mucho más" are served at El Zarape Mexican Restaurant (5333 Arville St., 702-570-7766). The restaurant is only open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. [EaterWire]
NORTHWEST — Cheese steaks, subs, burgers, onion rings and more make the menu at Onion Steak Sub (3390 Novat St., 702-534-7681). Head here Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. [EaterWire]
SPRING VALLEY — Red Lantern Pho Vietnamese Grill (5651 S. Grand Canyon Drive, 702-826-4848) delivers pho, rice plates, bun noodle bowls, fried rice and noodles and more from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.
WESTSIDE — Musubi, saimin and rice, kalua pork and Hawaiian barbecue short ribs are some of the dishes at LuLu Hawaiian BBQ (881 S. Rainbow Blvd., 702-998-2279). The restaurant s open from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and until 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
SOUTHEAST — 2 Scoops of Aloha LV (5030 Paradise Road, 702-998-9709) specializes in Hawaiian fare. For breakfast, bento boxes of Portuguese sausage, Spam, furikake rice and scrambled eggs reign. Musubi onigiri rice, tempura shrimp or vegetables, chicken hekka stir fry, poke and more make the lunch and dinner menus. The restaurant is open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
SPRING VALLEY — Elia (4226 S. Durango Drive, 702-284-5599) dishes out Greek fare. Customers can order tzatziki, tyrokafteri, skordalia and other spreads, pita sandwiches and salads at lunch, while dinner brings salmon with beets and greens, skewers of pork or chicken, a 12-ounce grilled rib-eye steak or grilled Colorado lamb chops. The restaurant is open from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and until 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
SOUTHWEST — Bourbon Street (6670 S. Tenaya Way) brings an enormous video wall playing sports and cash-only fare. A pool table, arcade games, a basketball hoop game, a football toss game,and a bunch of bar-top video slots await.
SOUTHEAST — Goldilocks Bake Shop (467 E. Silverado Ranch Blvd., 702-368-2253) sits inside Island Pacific Seafood Market serving Filipino breads, cakes, sansrival and sylvana.
CHINATOWN — Pho Kitchen (3650 S. Decatur Blvd., 702-998-2995) offers Vietnamese and Chinese fare such as oxtail sate, lo mein, Cantonese beef steak, orange chicken and sweet and sour chicken. The restaurant is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Sunday.
CHINATOWN — Fiesta Mexicana Mexican Restaurant (3553 S. Rainbow Blvd., 702-362-0172) serves chicken enchiladas en mole, a seafood tostado and margaritas "not for sissies." Head here from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.
SPRING VALLEY — Looking for a new sub shop? Fresh Sub (6174 W. Flamingo Road, 702-998-7828) dishes subs with fresh bread and veggies as well as smoothies made with natural ingredients. The restaurant is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
SPRING VALLEY — Oodle Noodle (4449 W. Flamingo Road, 702-538-9556) now dishes fusion udon dishes. The Japanese restaurant makes its own noodles daily and uses them in dishes such as seared avocado tar tar cold bukkake udon or sukiyaki udon with tofu. For lunch, try udon and mini rice bowls specials with kake udon with fried fish cake and seaweed toppings, chicken teriyaki mini bowl and a house salad. The restaurant is open Monday and Tuesday, Thursday through Sunday from 11:30 a.m to 2:30 pm and from 5 to 9:30 p.m.
DOWNTOWN — Cuban sandwiches, roasted pork sandwiches, chicken fricassee, fried pork chunks and more make the menu at Puerto Rico Express (267 E. Wyoming Ave.). Customers can order mofongo, green plantains, empanadas, red beans and rice as well. The restaurant opens daily at 11 a.m. and stays open until 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and until midnight on Friday and Saturday.
NORTH LAS VEGAS — A new street vendor, El Chino Tacos serves its namesake tacos at 1570 W. Cheyenne Ave. The owner started making tacos at home for for kids parties and then invested in a commercial grill. The roving restaurant got its start at Project Taco Festival 2016.
WESTSIDE — The 24-hour The Tavern (1113 S. Rainbow Blvd., 702-804-1113) serves pulled pork sliders, Philly cheese steak fries, barbecue pulled pork nachos and more on its appetizer menu. Wings, chicken fingers, burgers, pizza, wraps and sandwiches such as the "mammoth" meatball sub and the bacon Sriracha grilled cheese also make the menu. Try The Campflyer with a grilled chicken breast on Texas toast with chili-filled onion rings, barbecue sauce and American cheese or The Royal with Italian sausage, capocollo, lettuce, tomato and vinaigrette on a hoagie roll.
SUNRISE — Crepe Station (5051 Stewart Ave., 702-531-3324) delivers crepes topped with Nutella, lechera, cream cheese, cinnamon apple, Hershey’s chocolate and more. Order them daly from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.
SPRING VALLEY — Rotisserie Chicken (6375 S. Rainbow Blvd., 702-998-1412) serves quarter, half and whole chickens for $9.99 to $25.99. Sides include rice, black beans, mixed vegetables, coleslaw, potato salad and more. The restaurant is open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday.
WESTSIDE — Fun Tacos (2330 S. Rainbow Blvd., 702-525-8226) wants guests to "eat a taco a day to keep the doctor away." The usual assortment of tacos, nachos and more make the 24-hour menu.
SOUTHWEST — Pho Saigon 8 debuts a third location at 6910 S. Rainbow Blvd. (702-629-6088). Order pho, spring rolls and more Vietnamese fare and get a free egg roll as part of the grand opening. The restaurant — open daily from 10 a.m. to midnight daily — originally opened in 2001.
CHINATOWN — QQ Tea Plus (5150 Spring Mountain Road. 702-330-8066) serves up fresh teas such as jasmine green tea, Earl Grey black tea, fruit tea, Assam black tea and Oolong tea. The Starry Night comes in lemon, Calpico, milk and passion fruit and Sprite, all with artwork on top. Iced teas and milk teas also make an appearance on the menu. Head there daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
CHINATOWN — Tea of Joy (4240 Spring Mountain Road, 702-685-6519) brings bubble teas, juice drinks and smoothies. Try bulgogi fries, macarons, panna cotta and more while sitting on the patio. The restaurant is open daily from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.
CENTENNIAL — Cinnaholic debuted a second location at 7920 W. Tropical Pkwy. (702-248-0949) with its menu of vegan baked goods. Grab them Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
CHINATOWN — Volcano Cafe (6850 Spring Mountain Road, 725-266-4942) serves bubble teas made with natural fruit puree and fresh milk. Guests can make cookie ice cream sandwiches and snow ices with fresh toppings.
NORTH LAS VEGAS — Shrimp vermicelli rice noodle bowl, jumbo chicken wings, Vietnamese ice coffee and pho are just some of the menu items at Sunflower Vietnamese Restaurant (4210 W. Craig Road, 702-224-2708). The restaurant is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.
CHINATOWN — Chicken, mutton and vegetable biryani, tandoor grilled lamb chops, chicken tikka, kara dosa, curry pots and more India comfort foods make the menu at Indian Curry House (5115 Spring Mountain Road, 702-844-2100). The restaurant is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 to 10:30 p.m. daily.
CHINATOWN — A new Korean restaurant, Tang Tang Tang (6000 Spring Mountain Road, 702-464-5177), serves up huge portions meant to share. A combination dish with oxtail, knee and brisket serves two to three people easily, while gamjatang and sooyuk also make the menu. The restaurant is open daily from 10 a.m. to midnight.
HENDERSON — Boss’s Slow Smoked BBQ (2895 N. Green Valley Pkwy., Henderson; 702-683-6656) dishes out ribs, pulled pork sandwiches, hot links, chicken quarters and more from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.
DOWNTOWN — Project BBQ Food Truck is now serving on the Fremont Street Experience between Mermaids and Glitter Gulch with a menu of Carolina-style smoked barbecue. Brisket, pulled pork and chicken all make an appearance. Each can come on an eight-inch French roll, topped with coleslaw. Homemade potato chips come with a beer and cheese sauce, Applewood smoked bacon and chives. Make it a Garbage Bowl by adding all the meats and coleslaw. Open Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to midnight and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.
EASTSIDE — Starboard Tack, a new bar at 2601 Atlantic St. (702-684-5769), comes from bartenders Lyle Cervenka and Bryant Jane, formerly of Retroscena. Look for a menu of rum cocktails and Tiki drinks along with a menu of Thai mussels, oysters, chicken skewers and a Mongolian cheese steak sandwich. This place will soon be open 24/7.
SPRING VALLEY — Rotisserie chicken and shish kebobs make the menu at Krazy Chicken (9700 W. Tropicana Ave., 702-936-5900). Open daily from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
EASTSIDE —Caribbean jerk fare make an appearance at Big Jerk (1830 N. Martin Luther King Blvd., 702-427-5267). Jamaican fried chicken, oxtails, jumbo shrimp curry, king fish and barbecue ribs make the menu. Open Thursday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
SOUTHWEST — YuXiang Korean Chinese Cuisine (7729 S. Rainbow Blvd., 702-790-3474) serves noodles dishes such as beoseot deopbap, bokkeumbap and seafood fried rice along with Korean Chinese classics including honey walnut shrimp, yuriniki and kkanpung yuk.Open Monday through Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
SPRING VALLEY — Bowl Tique Avenue (4075 S. Durango Drive, 702- 838-1117) dishes out ramens; bowls with curry, teriyaki, orange, katsu or spicy garlic; fried rice; and pan-fried noodles. Open daily from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
SOUTHEAST — Cevicheria El Diamante (2457 E. Tropicana Ave., 702-202-1157) serves up seafood dishes including oysters Rockefeller; shrimp tacos; shrimp, cheese and chorizo empanadas; and the centerpiece, the Seven Seas ceviche with shrimp, fish, octopus, crab, abalone and scallops.
SPRING VALLEY — The food truck Fluff Ice now has a bricks-and-mortar home at 6825 W. Russell Road (702-722-6465). Fans describe it as "cotton candy." The restaurant is open from noon to 8 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and until 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
SOUTHEAST — A new deli brings a cavalcade of sandwiches. Crisp Sandwich Co. (5715 S. Pecos Road, 702-476-0110) uses Boars Head meats and cheeses on the hot and cold sandwiches. Try the Netflix & Chill with London broil, red wine shallots, blue cheese and horseradish; the Crispy Cowboy with a breaded chicken cutlet, bacon, buffalo mozzarella, ranch and barbecue sauce; or the Don Juan with honey dijon pork shoulder, ham, carmelized onions, Jarlsberg cheese and Russian dressing. All ring in at less than $10.49. The restaurant is open daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
HENDERSON — Skimos Coffee Shop (1533 W. Sunset Road, 702-910-3659) uses Olympia Coffee Roasting Co. out of Washington state for its beans. As for the name, the comes from a type of Mexican smoothie made with ice, milk and flavor such as chocolate. Soon thee restaurant plans to feature pastries and wraps as well.
EASTSIDE — Nagano Sushi Grill (4161 S. Eastern Ave., 702-844-2739) serves dishes including spider rolls in the $10 range.
SOUTHEAST — Tokyo Peking Asian Restaurant (750 E. Pyle Ave., 702-862-8666) specializes on sushi for dining in or take out. Hibachi and teriyaki dishes, fried rice and noodles and a bento box special for lunch are among the dishes on this compact menu. Dine here from Monday to Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., until 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and from noon to 10 p.m. on Sunday.
SOUTHWEST — The new Mediterranean restaurant Zikiz (8520 Blue Diamond Road, 702-680-4292) opens a second location near Mountains Edge featuring wraps, salads and bowls. The restaurant is open for dine in or carry out Monday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
SOUTHEAST — Right next to Zikiz, find the new Cupz (8520 Blue Diamond Road) with a menu of desserts, pastries, smoothies, coffees and ice cream.
NORTHEAST — Tacos Los Parados (400 N. Eastern Ave., 702-271-5190)only dishes out its homemade tortilla tacos from 5:30 a.m. to midnight Friday through Sunday.
SOUTHEAST — Bowlology (9555 S. Eastern Ave., 702-263-6733) puts its healthy ingredients in a bowl. Find vegan, organic, gluten-free, non-GMO and kosher dishes on the menu from Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. This is the fifth location in Las Vegas.
NORTHWEST — Sin Fronteras Tacos (4016 N. Tenaya Way, 702- 866-0080) serves "tacos without borders" for $2.25 each. Try them street style or with a hard shell in renditions such as carne asada, al pastor, carnitas, chorizo or chicken tinga. Burritos, sopes, super nachos and more make the menu as well. The restaurant is open daily from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
ANTHEM — Cannelloni, eggplant parmigiana, baked penne with meat sauce and capellini Andrea korimba are just some of the dishes on the Trattoria Italia menu (9905 S. Eastern Ave.; 702-492-0000). Even sausage and peppers, a Caprese and meatball sandwiches make an appearance. Open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.
EASTSIDE — Vegetarians and vegans have a new spot to eat at Veggieat Xpress (3768 Maryland Pkwy., 702-278-1949) inside 99 Ranch. Try summer rolls, egg rolls, Singapore noodles, grilled tofu banh mi and hot and sour pho at this quick-serve restaurant that’s open daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
SOUTHEAST — El Cachi Mexican Kitchen dishes out tacos, burritos, empanadas and tortas at (5030 Paradise Road, 702-998-9709). The Mexican restaurant is open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday until 10 p.m.
WESTSIDE — Tivoli Village’s new Cork & Wine (330 S. Rampart Blvd., 702-823-2678) features an ever-changing list of wine, champagne and beer at a bar where guests can watch the floral designs as they’re made. Open from noon to 9 p.m. daily.
CHINATOWN — Head to Baan Thai Restaurant (5115 Spring Mountain Road, 702-912-4577) for duck curry, Thai sausages, shrimp tofu soup and more. Try the basil scent with sauteed basil leaves, bell peppers and onions in house garlic sauce. The restaurant opens daily at 11 a.m., staying open until 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday, midnight Friday and Saturday and 10 p.m. on Sunday.
HENDERSON — Head to the Galleria at Sunset for Tom Yum Thai Kitchen (1300 W. Sunset Road, Henderson) for pad kra pao with Thai iced tea.
SOUTHEAST — PhilHouse sits inside the second Island Pacific Supermarket (467 E, Silverado Ranch Blvd.) with dishes including grilled seafood, crispy pata, crispy chicken skin, barbecue chicken and halo-halo — a smoothie-like drink with mixed fruit and a crushed ice base.
SPRING VALLEY — Try Thai and Korean food at Thai Seafood Ginger (1750 S. Rainbow Blvd., 702-997-6461). Find dishes such as pad priking with stir-fried long beans, chu chi with a choice of fish filet, scallops or shrimp in a red curry sauce and bamboo egg with bamboo shoots and eggs in mixed vegetables. The restaurant is open daily fro 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
EASTSIDE — Grab gourmet pizzas, as well as stuffed and deep dish varieties at Italian Oasis Pizzeria (953 E. Sahara Ave., 702-862-4944). Stromboli, garlic knots and chicken wings also make an appearance on the menu. The restaurant is open daily fro 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
SPRING VALLEY — Infused Tea Lounge (5105 S. Ft. Apache Road, 725-266-4100) slings boba tea from noon to 9 p.m. daily. Try one of the specialty concoctions such as the Dark Knight with oolong milk tea or strawberry raspberry tea.
CHINATOWN — The newest Vietnamese restaurant in Chinatown comes from Pho 90 (4355 Spring Mountain Road, 702-248-0698). The restaurant, open from 9:30 a.m. to midnight Monday through Wednesday and until 2 a.m. Thursday through Sunday. Try chicken banh mi, chicken pho or pho dac biet with flank steak, beef balls, tripe and tendon.
NORTHWEST — Try the all-you-can-eat sushi option for $25 at OMG Sushi (2351 N. Rainbow Blvd., 702-638-0641) that includes a dessert such as mochi or fried ice cream. Open from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and until 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
SPRING VALLEY — The former Norm’s Egg Cafe and converted into Norm’s Diner (3945 S. Durango Drive, 702-431-3447) with a menu of pancakes, omelets, scrambles and eggs Benedicts as well as spaghetti and meatballs, country-style pork chops and garlic roasted chicken for dinner. The restaurant is open Mondays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sundays from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
SPRING VALLEY — Meraki Greek Grill 4950 S. Rainbow Blvd., 702-202-1002) serves up Greek specialties such as gyros, falafel pitas, lamb burgers, spanakopita, stuffed grape leaves and bowls. Try the spreads that include tzatziki, hummus, menzanosalata, tirokafteri and taramasalata. Finish with baklava. The restaurant is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and Sunday and from 11 a.m. to 10p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
CHINATOWN — Kkulmat Korean Kitchen (5600 Spring Mountain Road, 702-333-4845) takes a casual approach to Korean food with bibimbab, mandoo dumplings and hot stone pots. The restaurant is open from 11 a.m. to midnight Monday through Saturday and from 5 p.m. to midnight on Sunday.
NORTH LAS VEGAS — Just in time for the Super Bowl comes Wingtime (6572 N. Decatur Blvd., North Las Vegas, 702-476-8999). Find wings and fingers with rubs such as mild barbecue, garlic parmesan, lemon pepper and teriyaki as well as dips including ranch, honey Sriracha, honey mustard and blue cheese. Open daily from 11 a.m to 9:30 p.m.
WESTSIDE — Ono’s Island BBQ (5740 W. Charleston Blvd., 702-431-0358) dishes out Hawaiian fare from a food truck parked in front of Good Timez Billiards from the same owner. Look for plate meals for less than $10 with curry, chili and barbecue chicken with sides of rice and mac and cheese. Open daily from 1 to 8 p.m.
WESTSIDE — Paradise Place Jamaican Cuisine (7365 W. Sahara Ave., 702-834-8188) serves up curry goat, beef patties, short ribs and plantains, all with a Jamaican flare. Open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday.
SPRING VALLEY — Infused Tea Lounge (5105 S. Fort Apache Road, 725-266-4100) brews up boba teas and more from noon to 8 p.m. daily. The teas are brewed while you wait.
SOUTHWEST — Asia Creamery (7460 S. Rainbow Blvd., 702-272-0212) brings low-fat novelty ice creams in flavors such as vanilla, chocolate and cookies and cream, as well as exotic tropical flavors such as ube-macapuno, mango, jack fruit, halo halo, avocado and more. Any of these can be turned into cakes, sundaes, malts or milkshakes. Open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and noon to 7 p.m. on Sunday.
SOUTHWEST — Cafe Summer (7965 S. Rainbow Blvd., 702-826-3738) features teas and coffees as well as dishes such as taiyaki, fried fish filled with vanilla custard and strawberry ice cream, as well as fried tofu with a sweet plum sauce. Open noon to 1 a.m. daily.
SPRING VALLEY — Karizma serves up dishes from Bangladesh at 4850 W. Flamingo Road (702-462-2478). Chef Rocky Boustani features Indian, French, Spanish, Italian and Greek influences as well. Open daily at 11 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. and until 2 a.m. Thursday through Sunday.
WESTSIDE — Imsiam Thai Restaurant & Noodle features an $8.95 lunch special at 4105 W. Sahara Ave. (702-362-3624). Each comes with a salad, potsticker, fried egg and one of their selected entrees. For dessert, try the coconut ice cream. Open from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. daily
SPRING VALLEY — On Demand Sushi is now open at 9640 W. Tropicana Ave. (702-772-6092) with sushi for pick up and to go and uses custom sauces in the custom rolls. Keep in mind this restaurant is only open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.
WESTSIDE — Retro Bleu Cafe serves up a combination of Hawaiian barbecue, burgers, hot dogs, tacos and gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches at 6475 W. Charleston Blvd. (702-871-5043). Open 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays, 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays and 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sundays
SPRING VALLEY — The sushi burrito trend shows no signs of letting up in Las Vegas. Yoshi Burritos at 4165 S. Grand Canyon Drive (702-776-7622) lets guests choose from proteins such as spicy tuna, salmon and yellowtail and then add sauces including wasabi aioli and avocado cilantro as well as vegetables including cilantro, cucumber, red onion and seaweed salad. Open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.
SOUTHEAST — Town Square’s newest restaurant features breakfast, lunch and dinner. Coco Cafe (6569 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Suite 173) also has daily specials for $6.99. Open 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays, 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays and 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sundays.