Batter up with these 5 fabulous Las Vegas waffles
National Waffle Day — yes, there is such a thing — is Aug. 24. The date recognizes the first U.S. patent for a stove-top waffle iron, issued in 1869 to Cornelius Swartwout of Troy, N.Y.
Celebrate these crispy-on-the-outside, soft-on-the-inside treats any day of the year with these five Las Vegas waffles that are anything but the usual batter. Because, in Sin City, anything goes — even when it comes to waffles.
•The Green Tea Waffle at Mozen Bistro at Mandarin Oriental. This Asian-influenced treat is made with matcha green tea and served with lychee compote and passion fruit creme. Available during weekend brunch for $17.
•Foie Gras & Waffles at Andiron Steak & Sea in downtown Summerlin, Nev. Head to the suburbs for this unusual appetizer ($20) that comes with huckleberries, watercress and bourbon syrup.
•Chicken ‘n’ Watermelon ‘n’ Waffles at Yardbird Southern Table & Bar at the Venetian. The chef starts with waffles filled with Vermont sharp cheddar before adding fried chicken and spiced watermelon. For toppings, consider bourbon maple syrup or honey hot sauce. They’re on the brunch menu, priced at $36.
•The Banana Nana at Waffle Bar at Grand Bazaar Shops. This mall stall serves “grab-and-go” Liege (Belgian) waffles in five varieties. The Banana Nana ($9.49) is topped with sliced banana, whipped cream and powdered sugar. There’s no additional charge to add caramel, chocolate or raspberry sauce.
•The Viva Las Elvis at Tiabi Coffee & Waffle Bar (3961 S. Maryland Parkway). If you’re familiar with Elvis Presley’s favorite sandwich, you’ll understand why this waffle comes topped with bacon, bananas, honey and peanut butter. It’s priced at $6.99.
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