By Chef Kim Canteenwalla

Photo Credit: © Find. Eat. Drink.

Photo Credit: © Find. Eat. Drink.

The biggest misconception about Las Vegas is...

"That it's all about gaming."

In reality, it's...

"Much more. The local restaurant scene continues to grow and attract new, exciting concepts. And away from the strip there are a lot of really great places to enjoy nature and the outdoors. My family and I (dogs included) love to go on hikes in Red Rock Canyon."

Photograph courtesy of Monta Rama

Photograph courtesy of Monta Rama

Secret restaurant that tourists don't know about...

Monta Ramen

"I love it because the food is always great and it is a quick and easy option. They have great rice dishes and some of my favorite dumplings."

5030 Spring Mountain Road #6, Las Vegas, NV 89146
T: 702.367.4600 | www.montaramen.com

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While in Vegas, make sure you try...

Arepas at Viva Las Arepas

"Because they are delicious, and it is the only place in Las Vegas to find authentic Venezuelan Arepas. I also love that their menu includes a variety of different fillings and toppings to choose from."

1616 S Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89104
T: 702.366.9696 | www.vivalasarepas.com


CHEF'S LAS VEGAS GUIDE

Photograph courtesy of Rise & Shine

Photograph courtesy of Rise & Shine

MORNING | Breakfast

Rise & Shine

"This is a steak and egg place that makes a great hash."

10690 Southern Highlands Pkwy, Las Vegas, NV 89141 | T: 702.202.4646
9827 West Flamingo Road, Las Vegas, NV 89147 | T: 702.873.0155

www.bestbreakfastvegas.com

SHOPPING

99 Ranch Market

"They have an amazing live seafood selection as well as all the essential produce, spices, and sauces for Asian cooking."

Chinatown Plaza, 4155 W Spring Mountain Road, Las Vegas, NV 89102 | T: 702.364.8899
3768 S Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89119 | T: 702.866.8899
www.99ranch.com

The Intuitive Forager Farm Shop

"They have a farm shop in downtown Summerlin every week. They always have the freshest, most flavorful produce."

Saturdays 9am - 2pm
1980 Festival Plaza Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89135

www.intuitiveforager.com

RESTAURANTS | Lunch 

Photograph courtesy of Daily Kitchen

Photograph courtesy of Daily Kitchen

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Daily Kitchen

"This is one of my new favorite lunch spots. The concept is built around their rotisserie oven. Besides some of the best rotisserie chicken around, they serve a creative mix of healthy sides, salads and cold-pressed juices."

3645 S Town Center Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89135
T: 702.685.7100 | 
www.dkeatery.com

AFTERNOON | Gelato

Photograph courtesy of Art of Flavors

Photograph courtesy of Art of Flavors

Art of Flavors

"They have a great gelato selection. The menu always includes flavors that are inspired by seasonality and there are also unique and interesting flavors to try."

1616 S Las Vegas Boulevard #130, Las Vegas, NV 89104
T: 702.457.5522 | Website

COCKTAILS

Photograph courtesy of Herbs & Rye

Photograph courtesy of Herbs & Rye

Herbs & Rye

"This is a classic spot for a great cocktail. I love how the menu organizes the signature cocktails by the era in American history they are inspired by."

3713 W Sahara Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89102
T: 702.982.8036 www.herbsandrye.com

Other Mama

"They have great cocktails and a great raw bar."

3655 S Durango Drive, #6
Las Vegas, NV 89147
T: 702.463.8382 | www.othermamalv.com

Libertine Social

"Awesome bar program and great shareable food items." 

Mandalay Bay
3950 S Las Vegas Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89119
T: 877.632.7800 | Website

RESTAURANTS | Dinner

Photographs courtesy of Carbone

Photographs courtesy of Carbone

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ITALIAN | Carbone

"They serve traditional Italian cuisine with an extremely upscale, fine dining approach. Each dish is artfully prepared, making for an exciting dining experience."

Aria Resort and Casino
3730 S Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89109
T: 877.230.2742 | Website

Photograph courtesy of Bardot Brasserie

Photograph courtesy of Bardot Brasserie

FRENCH | Bardot Brasserie

"A great bistro with comforting French dishes and cocktails." 

Aria Resort and Casino
3730 S Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89109
T: 877.230.2742 | Website

Photographs courtesy of Jaleo

Photographs courtesy of Jaleo

SPANISH | Jaleo

"Great tapas and paellas." 

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
3708 S Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89158
T: 702).698.7000 | 
www.jaleo.com/las-vegas

Photo Credit: Barbara Kraft for SW Steakhouse

Photo Credit: Barbara Kraft for SW Steakhouse

AMERICAN | SW Steakhouse

"One of the only places you can find true Kobe beef."

Wynn Las Vegas, 3131 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
T: 702.770.3325 | Website

LATE NIGHT

Photograph courtesy of Sen of Japan

Photograph courtesy of Sen of Japan

Sen of Japan

"They have the best late night happy hour sushi menu."

Open until 1:30am
8480 West Desert Inn Road, F1, Las Vegas, NV 89117
T:  702.871.7781 | www.senofjapan.com


About Chef Kim Canteenwalla 

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Kim Canteenwalla is the executive chef and partner in Honey Salt, Andiron Steak & Sea, and Buddy V’s Ristorante in Las Vegas. He is also the co-founder of the culinary agency Blau & Associates.

Chef Canteenwalla's Restaurants

Photograph courtesy of Honey Salt

Photograph courtesy of Honey Salt

Honey Salt

"Make sure you try Caramelized Sea Scallops with cauliflower, vanilla bean and truffle sauce because this dish is a staple on the menu at my restaurant Honey Salt. It has become a favorite among our guests."

1031 South Rampart Boulevard
Las Vegas NV 89145
T: 702.445.6100

honeysalt.com

Andiron Steak & Sea

Downtown Summerlin
1720 Festival Plaza Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89135
T: 702.685.8002

andironsteak.com

Buddy V's

The Grand Canal Shoppes
3327 S Las Vegas Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89109
T: 702.607.2355

buddyvlasvegas.com


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