Block 16 Urban Food Hall, the food hall on the Strip, made its debut last Labor Day weekend at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas with a roster of chefs serving their clever fare. The Strip’s first made-to-order urban market served 1,021,951 food items, 59,639 beers, and 84,576 cocktails over the past year. Here’s a look behind the numbers at each of the food outlets at the food hall.
District: Donuts. Sliders. Brew. out of New Orleans features more than 100 rotating doughnut flavors including chocolate blackout and bananas Foster.
• Since opening, the restaurant served 99,026 coffees with the 100,000th coffee expected to be served before the first anniversary.
• More than 81,000 doughnuts were made in the first year. They used more than 10 million grams of flour and 6,000 pounds of glaze.
• The Extra Fancy doughnut is most popular with 35,429 ordered.
Lardo from Portland, Oregon, chef Rick Gencarelli brings big sandwiches with pork flavors.
• The Bronx Bomber with house roast beef, roasted peppers, house made Provolone whiz, oregano mayo, and a seeded baguette is the most sold sandwich in the past year with 16,814 ordered.
• 63,718 loaves of bread have been consumed.
• More than 12,000 pounds of potatoes have been used to make French fries.
Las Vegas’ own Tekka Bar: Handroll & Sake from Takashi Segawa, best known for Monta Ramen, Kabuto, and Sushi Mon, draws inspiration from the ancient gambling destination in Japan “Tekka Ba” dating back more than 100 years ago.
• So far, almost 10,000 hours have been spent rolling hand rolls in the first year.
• The top three most sold hand rolls at Tekka are the salmon, yellowtail, and toro rolls and have combined to sell more than 80,000 of them in one year.
Pok Pok Wing out of Portland, Oregon, features its most popular dish, Ike’s Vietnamese fish sauce wings from James Beard award-winning chef Andy Ricker. The wings come sealed in a sweet, sticky glaze with crispy bites of caramelized garlic, creating notes of salt, spice, and sweet.
• The Vietnamese fish sauce wings are the most popular menu item with 39,817 ordered.
• The second most popular item on the menu is the pad Thai with almost 19,000 ordered.
New York City’s speakeasy Ghost Donkey features mezcal and tasting flights alongside craft cocktails.
• Steak and black bean nachos are exclusively served at the Las Vegas location.
• The Pistolero with roasted poblanos and pineapple is the most popular cocktail on the menu.
Hattie B’s Hot Chicken from Nashville serves hot chicken, Southern sides, and local brews.
• Hattie B’s sold 2,869 Shut the Clucks Up.
• The crinkle cut fries is the most ordered side.