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An Epic Food Tour Through The Strip

Last updated: June 1, 2018 at 6:48 pm. Posted by in Las Vegas Restaurants. 1 Comment on An Epic Food Tour Through The Strip.

On the Las Vegas Strip food tour check out the Gigantour pizza at Pin Up Pizza

Gigantor pizza at Pin Up Pizza. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

Don’t get us wrong. We like reading about health trends and Mediterranean diets and Paleo this and Keto that as much as the next yoga guru. But this piece isn’t about that.

No, this is a write-up for those who come to gorge, those who revel in testing their gastronomic limits, those who demand a challenge to their digestive abilities. This is a piece all about epic food, the kind you see on television where a dude tries to take down the entire dish and ends up lying on the ground in a puddle of his own sweat.

Vegas is an epic town. And with that, it has plenty of epic food. Here are our favorite preposterous plates.

The LINQ Hotel & Casino


Hash House A Go Go features a number of ginormous dishes. Their “twisted farm food” matches the quantity with the quality. Look no further than Andy’s Sage Fried Chicken Benedict. You might remember this behemoth from the television show “Man Vs. Food.” A heaping portion of fried chicken breast sits on a split biscuit, along with fresh spinach, hardwood smoked bacon, market tomato, grilled mozzarella, chipotle cream, and scrambled eggs. It comes with griddled mashed potatoes because what’s a sandwich without a side?

Guy's Cheesecake Challenge.

Guy’s Cheesecake Challenge. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

Guy Fieri’s Las Vegas Kitchen & Bar at The LINQ takes the personality of its owner, Food Network star Guy Fieri, and translates it into dishes. That means over-the-top fare that might be “off the chain and insane.” Check out Guy’s Cheesecake Challenge, which features a half a cheesecake topped with hot fudge, potato chips and pretzels. It’s a dessert worthy of “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.”

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On The LINQ Promenade, Haute Doggery makes its claim as having the most epic hot dog in Las Vegas. They say everything is bigger in Texas and The Longhorn looks to capture that spirit. A char-grilled frank, smoked beef brisket, coleslaw, onion rings, and a pickle all coalesce to create a delicious monstrosity of frankfurter goodness.

Pig out at Virgil's Real BBQ on the Las Vegas Strip food tour

Bring on the meat! Virgil’s Pig Out. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

Walk off your huge hot dog with a quick stroll over to Virgil’s Real BBQ on The LINQ Promenade. Bring a friend, because you’ll need help downing The Pig Out! Here are all the things said Pig Out! includes: Memphis style pork spare ribs, sliced Texas beef brisket, Carolina pulled pork, barbecued half chicken, plus two sides and corn bread. Meat sweats, here we come.

PARIS LAS VEGAS

Moving along with our meat heavy tour, we have one burger on the list so far. But we don’t have a burger of extreme opulence… until now.

777 Burger at Burger Brasserie at Paris Las Vegas

Swank price for a swank burger. 777 Burger at Burger Brasserie at Paris Las Vegas. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

Head to the Burger Brasserie at Paris Las Vegas, but stop by the bank first and take out a loan so you can afford the 777 Burger, which sells for, $777. Luxury ingredients is what this one is all about. Kobe beef, pancetta, goat cheese, seared foie gras, arugula, Maine lobster and 100-year-old balsamic vinegar make up the burger components. A BLT salad comes with it because, why not? And you can wash it all down with a bottle of Dom Perignon rose champagne.

Of course, what’s a burger without fries? For that, we move to a different area of Paris Las Vegas, over to BEER Park. Smothered waffle fries are coated with Bass IPA cheese sauce, BBQ pulled pork, and for a small charge more, a fried egg. Pay the charge, crack the egg and let it seep into all your potatoes and pork and cheese sauce.

CAESARS PALACE

Try the famous Rao's meatballs at Caesars Palace

Rao’s famous meatballs are just part of the superb Sunday gravy. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

If you grew up on the East Coast in an Italian neighborhood, Sunday meant football during the day and gravy at night. What many others call “sauce,” Northeast Italians call gravy. Rao’s at Caesars Palace keeps that tradition alive on the West Coast with a plate of its famous gravy featuring beef ribs, pork braciola, Raos’s meatballs, sweet and mild sausage braised all in San Marzano tomatoes to create an epic Sunday night feast. Have it over a pasta of your choice and red or white wine. Mangia!

THE CROMWELL

Feast on Italian Ribeye at GIADA restaurant at The Cromwell

GIADA Tuscan Ribeye. Photo courtesy of GIADA restaurant at The Cromwell.

Across the Strip at The Cromwell, the epic Italian feast continues with a stop at GIADA. The dish of choice here is the 28-ounce Tuscan rib-eye. That’s a whole lot of steak to keep you occupied and it’s served with a sunny side up egg and arugula for the most decadent version of steak and eggs imaginable.

PLANET HOLLYWOOD Resort & Casino

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Our epic food tour concludes at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino Las Vegas where one more Italian specialty awaits. Pin-Up Pizza boasts the largest slices on Las Vegas Boulevard, but that wouldn’t mean anything if they didn’t taste so darn good. High quality ingredients are what make this enormous slice so special. Dough and pomodorini pelati tomatoes are imported from Naples. Whole milk, dragon cut Sorrento mozzarella and imported Pecorino Romano finish off the base of this bad boy. Look for toppings like pepperoni or chicken and artichoke to take things to the next level.

Creme brulee pudding atop an Oreo shake at Gordon Ramsay Burger

Creme brulee pudding atop an Oreo shake? Yes please! Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

It’s time for dessert. Walk – if you still can – over to Gordon Ramsay Burger. The Crème Brulee Shake is your average chocolate or Oreo milkshake, but you know, topped with an entire crème brulee. Yum.

Supernova shakes at Cafe Hollywood in Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.

Supernova shakes at Cafe Hollywood in Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. Photo by Sam Abrams.

Of course, one milkshake isn’t enough, so once you’re done with your first shake, take a stroll over to Cafe Hollywood where shakes are kicked up and crazy. Ice cream bases are topped with assorted items like lollipops and gummy bears and oh yeah, full pieces of cake and brownies. This milkshake will take you places no milkshake has ever taken you before.

The famous 24-layer chocolate cake at the Strip House - Las Vegas Strip food tour desserts

Strip House’s famous 24-layer chocolate cake. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

Now that you’ve cleansed your palate, finish things off at Strip House Steakhouse for their acclaimed 24-layer chocolate cake. Twelve layers of cake made from cocoa powder and coffee are topped with 11 layers of chocolate custard. The top layer is chocolate ganache, kicking this thing into chocolate overdrive. One slice often feeds six diners and weighs two pounds. Now that is an epic piece of cake.

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Jason is originally from the great state of New Jersey. That’s right – great! He’s lived in Las Vegas on and off for the past 20 years, which he also rates as top notch. As a pop culture fanatic, he loves concerts, great food, offbeat adventures and movies. He has written for too many publications to mention, has sold a few screenplays and is immersed in the creative world.

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  1. Abigail L

    I loved this artical. It told me what i wanted to find out but some how wanting more info i was wondering if you can do a story on all the food challenges here or mabey a story on spicy food challenges going on between the wing places here claming they have the hottest wings.

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