8 New Reasons to Eat and Drink on the Las Vegas Strip
From hammer chicken and dry-aged steak to queso and classic cocktails, Las Vegas dining is as exciting as ever.
ANDY WANG February 27, 2018
Las Vegas, a place that remakes itself again and again, is in the middle of another dramatic transformation.
The city’s new NHL team, the Golden Knights, is dominating at T-Mobile Arena and making Vegas an absolute party on game nights. The massive Monte Carlo adjacent to the stadium is in the process of turning into the luxurious Park MGM and NoMad properties. There’s buzz about forthcoming casino-resorts like The Drew, which will include the Vegas Strip’s first JW Marriott and the city’s first Edition hotel. And popular destinations like Caesars Palace and The Venetian and The Palazzo continue to raise their bets on both celebrity chefs and the rise of casual-cool dining.
Not since CityCenter opened in December 2009 and The Cosmopolitan opened a year later has the Strip felt this electric. Whether you’re on the street, in an elevator, playing blackjack or drinking at a new bar, it seems like almost everybody is talking about the Golden Knights and all the new places that have opened or are in progress. Even our waiter during lunch at the new Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen tells us that he’s been going to a lot of hockey games. He says he gets off at 6:30 and will be checking StubHub to see if he can get a last-minute Golden Knights ticket for a reasonable price. If not, he’ll go watch the game at a bar.
And we haven’t even gotten into the WNBA team (the Aces, formerly the San Antonio Stars) and the NFL team (the Raiders) that are on their way. These are some lucky athletes. They’ll get to eat, drink and party