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Updating The Eater Vegas Heatmap — August 2014

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2008_10_hasmaps.jpgMore often than not, tipsters, readers, friends and family of Eater have one question: Where should I eat right now? Restaurant obsessives want to know what's new, what's hot, which favorite chef just launched a sophomore effort. And while the Eater 38 is a crucial resource covering old standbys and neighborhood essentials across the city, it is not a chronicle of the "it" places of the moment. Thus, we offer the Eater Heatmap, which will change continually to always highlight where the foodie crowds are flocking to at the moment.

Have any suggestions? Any vital omissions? Leave 'em in the comments.


Aug. 1: Added: Kumi by Akira Back and Nobu; Deleted: Andrea's, Forte Creative Tapas, Poppy Den

Sept. 5: Added: Art of Flavors, Echo & Rig Butcher & Steakhouse, Lulu's Bread & Breakfast, Tom Colicchio's Heritage Steak

Oct. 3: Added: Andrea's, Sweets Raku; Deleted: Fat Choy

Nov. 5: Added Buddy V's Ristorante, Pizza Rock, Settebello

Dec. 5: Added: Container Park, MTO Cafe

Jan. 2: Added: B&B Burger & Beer, Crush, Jayde Fuzion; Deleted: Hops & Harvest, Press, Viva Las Arepas, Pub 1842, Rx Boiler Room, Nobu, Nobu Restaurant & Lounge, FIVE50 Pizza Bar, Andrea's

Feb. 6: Added: 1900 Asian Cuisine, Desnudo Tacos, Rose.Rabbit.Liee. and Soho Japanese Restaurant; Deleted: Hakkasan, Tom Colicchio's Heritage Steak and Yonaka Modern Japanese Restaurant

March 6: Added: Bobby's Burger Palace, District One Kitchen & Bar and The Goodwich; Deleted: 1900 Asian Cuisine, Echo & Rig, Jayde Fuzion and Kuma Snow Cream

April 3: Added: Carlo's Bakery; Deleted: Container Park, Lulu's Bread & Breakfast, Sweets Raku

May 1: Added: Guy Fieri's Vegas Kitchen & Bar, DB Brasserie, O Face Doughnuts, Bachi HLK, Truck-U Barbeque, Yusho, 800 Degrees, Hiromaru, Double Barrel Roadhouse; Deleted: Art of Flavors Gelato, B&B Burger & Beer, Bobby's Burger Palace, Buddy V's Ristorante, Crush, Kumi, Settebello Pizzeria, Soho Japanese Restaurant

June 5: Added: F.A.M.E., Giada

July 3: Added: BLT Steak, Carson Kitchen, Japanese Cuisine by Omae, Mercadito; Deleted: é by José Andrés, Hiromaru, MTO Cafe, Pizza Rock, Rose.Rabbit.Lie.

Aug. 7: Added: GameWorks

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. 800 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria

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3770 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Build-your-own 12-inch personal pizzas cooked in about a minute in an 800-degree wood-burning oven. This place should have a long line forming out the door.

2. Abriya Raku

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5030 W. Spring Mountain Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89146
Ask any chef in Vegas where to dine and the magical phrase Aburiya Raku slips off their lips. Mitsuo Endo simply makes some of the best Japanese food in town with nary a sushi on the menu.

3. BLT Steak

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3645 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 967-4111
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Not only do you find those oh-so-good popovers with gruyere cheese at BLT and great steaks such as the must-order bone-in ribeye but the return of the Sterling Brunch, now on Saturdays and Sundays. That means unlimited champagne and caviar for you.

4. Carlo's Bakery

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3355 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Everybody's favorite baker opened his first West Coast bakery right across the hall from Buddy V's. Cannolis, lobster tails and more make the bakery menu here.

5. Carson Kitchen

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124 S. Sixth St.
Las Vegas, NV 89101
(702) 473-9523
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Kerry Simon's latest restaurant serves up lunch and dinner with most dishes going for less than $20. Find a menu of shared plates, sandwiches, flatbreads baked in the hearthstone oven, garden dishes, entrees and Simon's playful take on desserts. On the drinks side, microbrewed soda brands, such as Virgil's, along with handcrafted cocktails and an array of small-batch brews and global wines.

6. DB Brasserie

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3355 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 430-1235
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Daniel Boulud's triumphant return to Vegas brings a mid-level approach to French cuisine. Find everything from steak frites to three of Boulud's delectable burgers make the opening menu. Go here ASAP.

7. Desnudo Tacos

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3240 Arville St.
Las Vegas, NV 89102
(702) 982-6435
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Christopher Palmeri and Christian Dolias have a hit on their hands with Desnudo Tacos and its Mexican street fare. Run, don't walk, for the tacos al pastor and rotating list of rice and bean side dishes.

8. Double Barrel Roadhouse

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3770 Las Vegas Blvd. S
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 222-7735
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it's a roadhouse with Southern fare served up at the new Double Barrel Roadhouse at the front on the Monte Carlo.

9. District One Kitchen & Bar

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3400 S. Jones Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89146
Named for the epicenter of Saigon, District One serves more than Vietnamese fare. Find dishes from Vietnam, Thailand, China and Japan with prices ranging from $10 to $30 for lunch and dinner.

10. F.A.M.E.

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3545 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
This Asian night market features tastes from Singapore, Tokyo, Seoul, Hong Kong and Taipei including a bricks and mortar version of beloved food truck Fukuburger. Next door, a cook-to-order stand. Then the Asian noodles, with ramen, udon and Thai soups. Keep heading left for the Asian barbecue stand with chicken, bao, duck and pork over rice. Next to that, the dim sum station, not on a cart, but laid out like one. Then comes two stir fry stands, one with Chinese dishes and the other serving up southeastern Asia cuisines. Another station carries desserts. At the bar, Asian beers and sake on tap.

11. GameWorks

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6587 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89119
Find a gastropub of American fare along with an 8,700-square-foot arcade with Pac-Man and more, an eight-lane bowling alley and the flagship eGaming Arena, a devoted space for multi-player online computer gaming.

12. Giada

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3595 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Giada De Laurentiis opened her very first restaurant at The Cromwell with a menu packed with antipasto, pastas, pizzettes and more, all with her signature twist on Italian cuisine with her deft California touches. While the prices may be high, their matched only by the flavor that is delicate and feminine, never leaving you too full. As Giada says, "Taste a little bit of everything and not a lot of one thing."

13. The Goodwich

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1516 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89104
(702) 910-8681
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The sandwiches here, which top out at $9, are making everyone swoon at this stand outside Dino's Lounge. Try the Span-ish with chorizo, mortadella, manchego, olive and piquillo or the foie gras with crispy chicken skin, cabbage and almond. Enough to make your toes curl in delight.

14. Guy Fieri's Vegas Kitchen & Bar

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3535 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas
NV, 89109USA
(800) 351-7400
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Love it or loathe it, Guy Fieri’s new restaurant is the hottest ticket in town with lines out the door. Yes, there are Vegas fries. Yes, there is a Triple D burger. Are they good? Up to you.

15. Japanese Cuisine by Omae

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3650 S. Decatur Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV
With only 12 seats, this lunch-only restaurant (for now) serves up a three-course meal of Japanese comfort food from Michelin-starred Takeshi Omae. Look for dinner to start up by Sept. 1.

16. O Face Doughnuts

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124 S. Sixth St.
Las Vegas, NV 89101
(702) 476-3223
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The newest doughnut shop comes to Downtown Las Vegas with picks and flavors such as apple bacon fritter, key lime, S'mores and a range of vegan choices. Hottest thing in Downtown Vegas right now.

17. Mercadito

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11011 W Charleston Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89135
(702) 979-3609
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The Chicago invasion of Vegas continues with the Mexican Mercadito, the first of two planned for Las Vegas. Tacos, guacamoles, salsas all come in shareable sizes, so go with a group.

18. Truck-U Barbeque

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Cactus Avenue and Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV
Former Border Grill chef Mike Minor has the hottest food truck going around with Truck-U Barbeque. Here find Mexican food with a Southern twist, all set aboard a tattooed truck designed by HGTV star Luca Paganico.

19. Yusho Japanese Grill & Noodle House

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3770 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Paradise, NV 89109
(702) 730-7777
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One of the most daring new openings in Las Vegas comes at the hands of Matthias Merges, who opened Yusho at the Monte Carlo. Here, Japanese street fare, including Logan Poser Ramen, bao sandwiches, grilled octopus and more. Run, don't walk, to this hot new restaurant that should be on your must-dine list.

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1. 800 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria

3770 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109
Build-your-own 12-inch personal pizzas cooked in about a minute in an 800-degree wood-burning oven. This place should have a long line forming out the door.
3770 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109

2. Abriya Raku

5030 W. Spring Mountain Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89146
Ask any chef in Vegas where to dine and the magical phrase Aburiya Raku slips off their lips. Mitsuo Endo simply makes some of the best Japanese food in town with nary a sushi on the menu.
5030 W. Spring Mountain Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89146

3. BLT Steak

3645 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109
Not only do you find those oh-so-good popovers with gruyere cheese at BLT and great steaks such as the must-order bone-in ribeye but the return of the Sterling Brunch, now on Saturdays and Sundays. That means unlimited champagne and caviar for you.
3645 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109

4. Carlo's Bakery

3355 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109
Everybody's favorite baker opened his first West Coast bakery right across the hall from Buddy V's. Cannolis, lobster tails and more make the bakery menu here.
3355 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109

5. Carson Kitchen

124 S. Sixth St., Las Vegas, NV 89101
Kerry Simon's latest restaurant serves up lunch and dinner with most dishes going for less than $20. Find a menu of shared plates, sandwiches, flatbreads baked in the hearthstone oven, garden dishes, entrees and Simon's playful take on desserts. On the drinks side, microbrewed soda brands, such as Virgil's, along with handcrafted cocktails and an array of small-batch brews and global wines.
124 S. Sixth St.
Las Vegas, NV 89101

6. DB Brasserie

3355 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109
Daniel Boulud's triumphant return to Vegas brings a mid-level approach to French cuisine. Find everything from steak frites to three of Boulud's delectable burgers make the opening menu. Go here ASAP.
3355 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109

7. Desnudo Tacos

3240 Arville St., Las Vegas, NV 89102
Christopher Palmeri and Christian Dolias have a hit on their hands with Desnudo Tacos and its Mexican street fare. Run, don't walk, for the tacos al pastor and rotating list of rice and bean side dishes.
3240 Arville St.
Las Vegas, NV 89102

8. Double Barrel Roadhouse

3770 Las Vegas Blvd. S, Las Vegas, NV 89109
it's a roadhouse with Southern fare served up at the new Double Barrel Roadhouse at the front on the Monte Carlo.
3770 Las Vegas Blvd. S
Las Vegas, NV 89109

9. District One Kitchen & Bar

3400 S. Jones Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89146
Named for the epicenter of Saigon, District One serves more than Vietnamese fare. Find dishes from Vietnam, Thailand, China and Japan with prices ranging from $10 to $30 for lunch and dinner.
3400 S. Jones Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89146

10. F.A.M.E.

3545 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109
This Asian night market features tastes from Singapore, Tokyo, Seoul, Hong Kong and Taipei including a bricks and mortar version of beloved food truck Fukuburger. Next door, a cook-to-order stand. Then the Asian noodles, with ramen, udon and Thai soups. Keep heading left for the Asian barbecue stand with chicken, bao, duck and pork over rice. Next to that, the dim sum station, not on a cart, but laid out like one. Then comes two stir fry stands, one with Chinese dishes and the other serving up southeastern Asia cuisines. Another station carries desserts. At the bar, Asian beers and sake on tap.
3545 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109

11. GameWorks

6587 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89119
Find a gastropub of American fare along with an 8,700-square-foot arcade with Pac-Man and more, an eight-lane bowling alley and the flagship eGaming Arena, a devoted space for multi-player online computer gaming.
6587 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89119

12. Giada

3595 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109
Giada De Laurentiis opened her very first restaurant at The Cromwell with a menu packed with antipasto, pastas, pizzettes and more, all with her signature twist on Italian cuisine with her deft California touches. While the prices may be high, their matched only by the flavor that is delicate and feminine, never leaving you too full. As Giada says, "Taste a little bit of everything and not a lot of one thing."
3595 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109

13. The Goodwich

1516 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89104
The sandwiches here, which top out at $9, are making everyone swoon at this stand outside Dino's Lounge. Try the Span-ish with chorizo, mortadella, manchego, olive and piquillo or the foie gras with crispy chicken skin, cabbage and almond. Enough to make your toes curl in delight.
1516 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89104

14. Guy Fieri's Vegas Kitchen & Bar

3535 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV, 89109USA
Love it or loathe it, Guy Fieri’s new restaurant is the hottest ticket in town with lines out the door. Yes, there are Vegas fries. Yes, there is a Triple D burger. Are they good? Up to you.
3535 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas
NV, 89109USA

15. Japanese Cuisine by Omae

3650 S. Decatur Blvd., Las Vegas, NV
With only 12 seats, this lunch-only restaurant (for now) serves up a three-course meal of Japanese comfort food from Michelin-starred Takeshi Omae. Look for dinner to start up by Sept. 1.
3650 S. Decatur Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV

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16. O Face Doughnuts

124 S. Sixth St., Las Vegas, NV 89101
The newest doughnut shop comes to Downtown Las Vegas with picks and flavors such as apple bacon fritter, key lime, S'mores and a range of vegan choices. Hottest thing in Downtown Vegas right now.
124 S. Sixth St.
Las Vegas, NV 89101

17. Mercadito

11011 W Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89135
The Chicago invasion of Vegas continues with the Mexican Mercadito, the first of two planned for Las Vegas. Tacos, guacamoles, salsas all come in shareable sizes, so go with a group.
11011 W Charleston Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89135

18. Truck-U Barbeque

Cactus Avenue and Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas, NV
Former Border Grill chef Mike Minor has the hottest food truck going around with Truck-U Barbeque. Here find Mexican food with a Southern twist, all set aboard a tattooed truck designed by HGTV star Luca Paganico.
Cactus Avenue and Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV

19. Yusho Japanese Grill & Noodle House

3770 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Paradise, NV 89109
One of the most daring new openings in Las Vegas comes at the hands of Matthias Merges, who opened Yusho at the Monte Carlo. Here, Japanese street fare, including Logan Poser Ramen, bao sandwiches, grilled octopus and more. Run, don't walk, to this hot new restaurant that should be on your must-dine list.
3770 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Paradise, NV 89109

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