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Updating The Eater Vegas Heatmap — May 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.


May 2: Added Viva Las Arepas

June 6: Added: Hakkasan, Hops & Harvest, Kuma Snow Cream, Press; Deleted: Bacchanal Buffet, Gordon Ramsay Steak, Meatball Spot, Tetsu, Vic's

July 11: Added: Pub 1842, Rx Boiler Room, FIVE50 Pizza Bar; Deleted: Eat, Honey Salt, Nosh & Swig

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

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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. Bachi HLK

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6825 W. Russell Road
Las Vegas, NV
Bachi HLK, the new breakfast and lunch spot from Bachi Burger, serves up breakfast and lunch dishes such as Bella Farms foie gras de canard and almond brioche French toast on the all-day menu. Pancakes, beignets, banana bread, and chicken on waffles all make the menu as well as a Monte Cristo.

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. 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.

6. 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.

7. 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.

8. 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.

9. é Bar by José Andrés

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3708 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Reservations are nearly impossible to get at this private dining experience inside Jaleo, José Andrés’ tapas spot. But those who do swoon over the 18 or so courses that come out at this intimate dining experience for eight.

10. 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.

11. Guy Fieri's Vegas Kitchen & Bar

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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.

12. Hiromaru

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5300 Spring Mountain Road
Las Vegas, NV 89146
Hironori Kawai's championship fusion ramen is now serving in the former home of Cafe de Japon in Chinatown. Hiromaru Fusion Ramen delivers on seven different ramen dishes for less than $9 including carbonara ramen, a twist on the Italian dish with tonkotsu topped with egg yolk, bacon and scallion and the Mentai-Mayo with spicy caviar and mayonnaise.

13. MTO Café

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500 S. Main St.
Las Vegas, NV 89101
(702) 380-8229
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This new breakfast and lunch spot in the parking garage for City Hall has become a destination for Downtowners in its short tenure.

14. 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.

15. Pizza Rock

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201 N. Third St.
Las Vegas, NV 89101
(702) 385-0838
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Eleven-time pizza world champion Tony Gemignani brings with him six styles of pizza including Neapolitan, classic Italian, classic American, Sicilian, Roman and gluten-free pies. Look for the big rig that serves as a deejay booth at this downtown joint.

16. Rose. Rabbit. Lie.

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3708 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 698-7440
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This new restaurant, bar and entertainment venue inside the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas serves up some of the most creative dishes such as caviar tacos, a beef Wellington served in a puff pastry atrium, crispy oysters Rockefeller and more, all hearkening back to a more sophisticated era of dining. The entertainment alone is reason to belly up to the bar for a drink from the very serious cocktail program.

17. 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.

18. 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.

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. Bachi HLK

6825 W. Russell Road, Las Vegas, NV
Bachi HLK, the new breakfast and lunch spot from Bachi Burger, serves up breakfast and lunch dishes such as Bella Farms foie gras de canard and almond brioche French toast on the all-day menu. Pancakes, beignets, banana bread, and chicken on waffles all make the menu as well as a Monte Cristo.
6825 W. Russell Road
Las Vegas, NV

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. 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

6. 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

7. 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

8. 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

9. é Bar by José Andrés

3708 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Reservations are nearly impossible to get at this private dining experience inside Jaleo, José Andrés’ tapas spot. But those who do swoon over the 18 or so courses that come out at this intimate dining experience for eight.
3708 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89109

10. 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

11. 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

12. Hiromaru

5300 Spring Mountain Road, Las Vegas, NV 89146
Hironori Kawai's championship fusion ramen is now serving in the former home of Cafe de Japon in Chinatown. Hiromaru Fusion Ramen delivers on seven different ramen dishes for less than $9 including carbonara ramen, a twist on the Italian dish with tonkotsu topped with egg yolk, bacon and scallion and the Mentai-Mayo with spicy caviar and mayonnaise.
5300 Spring Mountain Road
Las Vegas, NV 89146

13. MTO Café

500 S. Main St., Las Vegas, NV 89101
This new breakfast and lunch spot in the parking garage for City Hall has become a destination for Downtowners in its short tenure.
500 S. Main St.
Las Vegas, NV 89101

14. 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

15. Pizza Rock

201 N. Third St., Las Vegas, NV 89101
Eleven-time pizza world champion Tony Gemignani brings with him six styles of pizza including Neapolitan, classic Italian, classic American, Sicilian, Roman and gluten-free pies. Look for the big rig that serves as a deejay booth at this downtown joint.
201 N. Third St.
Las Vegas, NV 89101

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16. Rose. Rabbit. Lie.

3708 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109
This new restaurant, bar and entertainment venue inside the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas serves up some of the most creative dishes such as caviar tacos, a beef Wellington served in a puff pastry atrium, crispy oysters Rockefeller and more, all hearkening back to a more sophisticated era of dining. The entertainment alone is reason to belly up to the bar for a drink from the very serious cocktail program.
3708 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89109

17. 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

18. 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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