Traveling is an exploration of places, food, beverages and people. But sometimes you want familiar flavors that make you feel at home. Luckily for weekend warriors from Southern California, Las Vegas has become more palate friendly with the addition of bites from across the state line.
If you’ve never had an Eggslut sandwich, the concept of lining up for one might seem ridiculous. But they are that good. Founded in 2011 by Alvin Cailan, the concept is egg first, transcending breakfast and appealing to all types of eaters. Plus, the name is fun. The Las Vegas location opened in spring at the Cosmopolitan. In addition to its morning and early evening hours, nightlife revelers can rejoice by hitting "the Slut" post-clubbing with extended weekend hours from midnight to 7 a.m. The menu is well edited with only a few items, but the Fairfax is a don’t-miss, with soft scrambled eggs, chives, sharp cheddar, sweet caramelized onions and an addictive slather of Sriracha mayo, all buried in a brioche bun.
The Canter’s Deli that was inside Treasure Island for a few years flew under most visitors’ radar. But when the doors swing open at Canter’s new location at the Linq Promenade in January, the past will be a distant memory — and deli lovers will rejoice. Canter’s at the Linq Promenade, like the original in Los Angeles’ Fairfax district, will be known for its 24-hour service, piled-high hot pastrami and that matzo ball soup.
“A large majority of our guests are familiar with the L.A. brands,” said Shaun Swanger, vice president and general manager of the Linq Promenade & High Roller. “Canter’s Deli saw the unique blend of tenants [at the Linq] and Gary Canter personally visited the property and picked out their new location. He’s been intimately involved with the décor, layout, menu and the feel of the space.”
No newcomer to Las Vegas, In-N-Out, which has been infiltrating the valley over the past decade, will be making its first splash on the Strip in December. The Linq Promenade is a prime location for the legendary golden-state burger joint because of the insane amount of foot traffic — tends of thousands — that passes by daily.
“This iconic brand offers a 'Vegas must-do' dining experience that won’t be found anywhere else on the Strip,” Swanger said. “Our vision for [the Linq] is to focus on experiences that are one-of-a-kind, creating an urgency to visit.” And while we can all be pretty certain what the marquee will offer, there’s always that “secret menu” to hack. Just Google it.
Don't miss these other L.A. faves in Vegas:
The Park, 3782 Las Vegas Blvd. South, bruxie.com
The Park, 3786 Las Vegas Blvd. South, cpk.com
The Linq, 3545 Las Vegas Blvd. South, sprinkles.com
— Jae Alexander, LA Times Custom Publishing