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Best New Restaurants, and a Robust Taco List

Scott Dickensheets
Scott Dickensheets
Posted on August 31
Photo of a pastrami sandwich.

I chomped down this beauty at 1228 Main not long ago, and it got me wondering: Where else can a feller find a great pastrami sandwich in this town? Hit reply with your suggestions! (Scott Dickensheets/City Cast Las Vegas)

👍 Critical Successes

Local food critic John Curtas may be best known for his astringent takes on food, culture, and people, but he is, at heart, a knowledgeable food enthusiast, as his list of 2023’s best new restaurants makes clear. [Being John Curtas]

🍳 Queen of the Boulevard

Queen Las Vegas, a new LGBTQ-friendly hotel on Las Vegas Boulevard downtown, opens its 24-hour restaurant tomorrow, with executive chef Natalie Delgado at the helm. Future plans include a drag-queen brunch. [Review-Journal]

🫠 Take a Chill Pop

Fall’s only 24 days away, but the heat’s still on — mid-90s as far as the forecast can see. So reread co-host Vogue Robinson’s presummer paean to Joy Pops, the locally handcrafted popsicles that will blow your taste buds’ mind. They’re $4 a pop, but if you feel the urge to splurge, Vogue’s right — they’re awesome. [Hey Las Vegas 📧]

🌮 Taco the Town

It’s taco o’clock somewhere — indeed, is it ever not taco o’clock? — and the folks at Eater Vegas have compiled a list of their faves. Challenge accepted! [Eater Vegas]

Man menaces comically outsize taco.

When Tacotarian 👆 tells you they have a giant taco, believe them. (Scott Dickensheets/City Cast Las Vegas)

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