If you’re planning a trip to Las Vegas, between all the glitz, glamour, high stakes and flashing lights, you’re going to need to stop for some food every now and then. Although fine dining isn’t on the top of everyone’s lists when visiting one of the most famous gambling havens in the world, there are some opportunities for excellent meals in Sin City. One of the top places to stay and play, which also has a large selection of exceptional dining choices, is the Rio All Suite Hotel and Casino.
One of the first things that will strike you about the famous hotel, which hosts the annual World Series of Poker, is the variety on offer. It ranges from traditional American cuisine, with tender ribs and sumptuous burgers, to fragrantly seasoned Vietnamese noodles served in rich Asian-style broths. The All American Bar and Grille is a good choice for families because there is a lot to choose from on the menu. There are comfort foods, such as Mexican quesadillas and shrimp scampi, along with prime cuts of meat, including the New York strip steak. There is also cold draught beer available to wash the meals down. For those with a taste for the oriental, Vietnamese restaurant Pho Da Nang is hugely popular. Pho is a delicious soup which features choices of brisket or meatballs and shrimp or chicken. There are also other favourites from the Southeast Asian country, including charbroiled pork with rice stick noodles.
The cuisine at the Rio isn’t the only thing that’s extremely diverse. There is also a massively varied selection of games. The casino boasts a huge array of table games, including roulette and blackjack, as well as a well-stocked slot section. But the place is well-known for being the host of the biggest poker tournament of the year, the World Series of Poker. The event features some of the well-known names in poker such as Daniel Negreanu and Phil Ivey, but it was newcomer Scott Blumstein who won the 2017 event and took home $8.15 million. Although established names always crop up in these big tournaments, lesser known players have the opportunity to qualify through special offers from online poker sites.
People from all over the world flock to watch the Texas Hold’em series each year, and restaurants such as Hash House a Go Go have become world famous as a result. The restaurant aims to create “twisted farm food” which is farm fresh ingredients but with a different take on traditional recipes. Some of the dishes on offer include house hashes, flapjacks, waffles, and the signature one-pound stuffed burger. The brunch restaurant is legendary for its massive portions so make sure you go there on an empty stomach.
The Rio All Suite Hotel and Casino is mixed enough to suit everyone’s tastes. But for those who want to venture a little further there are some absolute gems to be found. The Black Sheep and Bandito Latin Kitchen and Cantina are two absolute musts for food lovers.