Whoever said “Everything’s bigger in Texas” clearly never ate in Las Vegas. The city boasts several decadent dishes that could easily be shared but are typically meant for just one person. Next time you’re starving in Sin City, try curing your hunger pangs with one of these gluttonous creations.
If breakfast is the most important meal of the day, why not start off your morning with something that’s both flavorful and filling? Hash House A Go Go, with five Las Vegas locations, including inside the Linq Hotel & Casino, inside Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino and downtown at Plaza Hotel & Casino, is a popular breakfast spot with tourists, locals and celebrities alike thanks to its oversized portions of twisted farm food. In fact, Andy’s Sage Fried Chicken Benedict ($18) — fresh spinach, hardwood smoked bacon, market tomato, griddled mozzarella, chipotle cream and scrambled eggs served on a fresh split biscuit with a side of griddled mashed potatoes — is a favorite of “Man v. Food” host Adam Richman.
For something that’s a bit more Vegas-y, head over to Mr. Lucky’s Café inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino for The King Pancakes ($23.99). A scrumptious spin on Elvis Presley’s favorite sandwich, the delicious dish consists of a tower of 14 banana and bacon pancakes topped with Nutella, whipped cream and powdered sugar and served with a side of sliced strawberries and syrup.
While there are plenty of filling favorites visitors can dig in to for lunch and dinner (did someone say Tomahawk steak?), some mouthwatering menu items are so massive they have their own eating challenge!
At PBR Rock Bar & Grill inside Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, guests can sign up for the PBR Challenge to see if they can finish a 2-pound beef burger topped with a half-pound of cheddar cheese and a half-pound of chili served on a giant bun garnished with four fried pickles, along with a pound of French fries and a 24-ounce milkshake, within 30 minutes or less. Those who succeed not only receive the $48 meal for free but also $50 in PBR bucks and a T-shirt.
Rockhouse inside the Grand Canal Shoppes at the Venetian and the Palazzo has a similar eating contest: its Rock Out with Your Guac Out Challenge. Guests who finish its 4-pound steak burrito loaded with carne asada, pico de gallo, sautéed onions, green chilies, cheddar cheese, fries and lettuce and wrapped in three 12-inch flour tortillas topped with sour cream and guacamole in 20 minutes or less receive the succulent $45 burrito for free, $50 in Rockhouse bucks and a T-shirt.
For those not up to an individual eating challenge, Beer Park at Paris Las Vegas has a 5-pound sausage eating contest that contestants can either brave by themselves and have an hour to complete or pair up to conquer in 30 minutes or less. The savory sausage is served on a pretzel bun and brought out by waitresses on tricycles, who outfit competitors with fun capes to wear during the challenge. Those who succeed will save themselves the cost of the sausage ($50) plus receive a free T-shirt and complimentary Budweiser for the remainder of the day.
When it’s time for dessert, head on over to RM seafood inside the Shoppes at Mandalay Place for Rick’s Tasting Game ($18). Guests are given 16 flavors of ice cream and sorbet, like Guinness and raspberry mint, and must try to correctly guess each flavor. It’s the city’s coolest eating challenge!
— Heather Wadowski-Turk, L.A. Times Content Solutions