If you want proof that parts of the US have been recovering from the pandemic, look no further than Las Vegas. Just look at the number of new restaurants that opened up in the city during 2021. From Chinatown to downtown to The Strip, the restaurant scene in Las Vegas is booming again. The following is a list of the 6 best new restaurants that opened up in Las Vegas this past year:
• Angry Chickz – for a great off-The-Strip dining option, visit this fast-casual restaurant located at 4725 S. Maryland Pkwy near UNLV. Angry Chickz offers some of the tastiest Nashville hot chicken dishes that range from “no heat” to extra hot. According to their website, their extra hot chicken is seasoned with Caroline reaper peppers, supposedly the world’s hottest pepper.
• Night + Market – if you’re craving Thai cuisine, the Virgin Hotels is the home to some signature dishes such as lobster pad Thai, fried chicken sandwiches, crispy rice salad, and more. The imaginative culinary creations at Night + Market are a unique blend of Thai fusion and traditional Thai.
• Soulbelly BBQ – located at 1327 S. Main Street in the downtown Las Vegas Arts District by Bruce Kalman (former Top Chef contestant), Soulbelly BBQ offers some classic American favorites including Carolina pulled pork, pork spare ribs, and salt and pepper brisket. There’s also their exclusive in-house mac n’ cheese made with hatch chilies and chicharron bread crumbs.
• Starlight on 66 – Resorts World at 3000 S. Las Vegas Blvd. is also home to Starlight on 66. Although this is more of a bar, it’s worth the inclusion on this restaurant list due to its breathtaking location in itself. As the name implies, it’s located on the 66th floor of Resorts World.
• ¡Viva! – the newly-opened Resorts World at 3000 S. Las Vegas Blvd. is where you’ll find this Mexican-inspired cuisine brought to the downtown area Ray Garcia, a Los Angeles-based chef. Some of the more popular dishes you’ll find here include ancho-rubbed lamb ribs, pulpo (octopus) with chorizo and salsa, and shrimp cocktail.
• Wolf Down – this Ottawa-based dining venue is located at 3853 Spring Mountain Road in Chinatown south of the downtown area. Culinary fans of döners, Germany’s version of shawarma (Turkey), will be happy to learn that they can find their favorite Berlin Street vendor food just off The Strip.
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