1. Las Vegas: Downtown Guided Food & Walking Tour
Take a thrilling food tour of Downtown Las Vegas, and learn how the area has gone uptown in a big way! Pulsing with energy, Downtown Las Vegas has been transformed into the city’s most exciting food scene, with chef-driven restaurants rich in personality and flavor. Experience a side of Vegas that keeps it real with distinctive urban character. Expert food guides will provide an insider’s view of the area’s past, present and future. Take in significant landmarks, and enjoy signature dishes at the most exciting neighborhood restaurants, many devoted to farm-to-table and artisanal-crafted fare. Get escorted right to the best table at nationally-acclaimed Carson Kitchen. Founded by the late-great Kerry Simon, who was famed as the celebrity “rock ‘n’ roll’’ chef, it sports an open kitchen to catch all the action up close and personal, as you enjoy classic Americana dishes that have been elevated with the freshest ingredients and modern twists. At Therapy, get rejuvenated as you’re escorted right to the special chef’s table at this buzzy new restaurant recently highlighted on the Travel Channel. The former 99-cent store has been transformed into an industrial-chic destination. It’s the perfect backdrop for indulging in contemporary comfort food, including Devil’s on Horseback reinterpreted with bacon-wrapped dates stuffed with truffled goat cheese; signature baked ricotta gnudi finished with truffled fig jam and roasted almonds; and chicken and Red Velvet waffle sliders, an original creation featured on the Travel Channel’s “Food Paradise.’’ At 7th & Carson, the hearth oven is the heart of this distinguished neighborhood restaurant. It’s used for almost everything on the menu, from baking flatbreads to roasting stocks to finishing desserts. Helmed by a veteran chef who has cooked at a number of high-profile restaurants on the Strip, 7th & Carson exemplifies hyper-seasonal cooking that showcases fresh ingredients. With artsy tiled tables, and a brick-lined patio full of greenery, this is a restaurant made for lingering. No wonder it was named “New Restaurant of the Year’’ by the Nevada Restaurant Association in 2018. Amble through the unique Container Park, a must-stop, where shipping containers have been converted into bustling restaurants, boutiques selling locally-made goods, and a spirited venue for free live music. In between bites, quench your thirst at the clandestine Downtown Cocktail Room, which Food & Wine singled out as one of its 'Best Cocktails Bars in the U.S.'. With the feel of an urbane New York speakeasy, DCR was Vegas’ first craft cocktail bar. It boasts 51 seasonal menus with some of the most creative hand-crafted cocktails around. Guests will receive a choice of a signature cocktail, red or white wine, local beer or soft drink. Join the ultimate downtown excursion that’s guaranteed to expand your culinary horizons and tantalize your taste buds.