Yet another reason why Sin City is for foodies
Any true fan of Sin City knows, dining is as much a scene as the gambling, nightclubs, and live shows. Along with its roster of five-star restaurants run by international top chefs, the Strip is now home to a bustling food hall, which opened at The Cosmopolitan over Labor Day Weekend.
Block 16 Urban Food Hall echoes the fast-casual vibe of great food courts in many a metropolitan city, whether San Diego’s Lincoln Station, L.A.’s Grand Central Market, or New York’s Chelsea Market, offering a lineup of six buzzy restaurants from emerging chefs across the country. With a broad scale of international flavors to satisfy every craving, the eateries under Block 16’s roof include James Beard-awarded Chef Andy Ricker’s legendary Thai street food from, Nashville’s famous , decadent donuts, sliders, and coffee drinks from New Orleans’ own , and piled-high sandwiches from Portland’s . There’s also Tekka Bar, an original concept from local restaurateur Takashi Segawa, of , which features Japanese handrolls and sake. New York’s mezcal bar, , will also join the lineup later this fall.
The Cosmopolitan opened two fine dining restaurants earlier this year, outposts of high-end New York brasserie Blue Ribbon, and London’s modern Japanese eatery, Zuma, in addition to their impressive roster of buzz-worthy joints like David Chang’s Momofuku, Jose Andrés’ China Poblano, and Chris Santos’ speakeasy Beauty & Essex, among others. With the introduction of Block 16, visitors can enjoy laid-back, affordable eats and a variety of flavors in one space, plus the option to take it to go, so you can eat like a king while roaming the Strip.