Lip Smacking Foodie Tours was founded by Las Vegas restaurant industry professionals with years of experience working in top-rated restaurants. With our exclusive connections and tireless research combing through menus, blogs, editorials, and respected dining reviews, we’ve uncovered the little-known gems and hideaways both on the Strip and off-the-beaten path that truly make Vegas one of the most eclectic dining scenes around. We asked Donald Contursi of Lip Smacking Foodie Tours some questions about the Las Vegas food scene.
1. What foods is your city known for?
Every major resort has their own Steakhouse; Asian, Italian, American, Celebrity Chef, along with other great dining options. Get to know Vegas’ newly revitalized downtown and visit the most magnetic, chef-driven restaurants that are all about farm-to-table, seasonally-focused, artisan-crafted fare. Chef-Owned Gems Off The Strip: Fat Choy Viva Las Arepas DW Bistro Yonaka Other Mama Lotus Of Siam Flock & Fowl District One The Goodwich El Dorado.
2. Are there any events foodies should plan their trip to your city around?
Vegas Uncork’d Great American Foodie Fest Las Vegas Epicurean Affair Life Is Beautiful The Las Vegas Food & Wine Festival Las Vegas Greek Food Festival Las Vegas San Gennaro Feast Pure Aloha Festival.
3. Who are some of the chefs in your city that we should keep an eye on?
Josh Smith Geno Bernardo Bradley Manchester Brian Malarkey Sheridan Su Dan Khromer John Chien Lee.
4. What can people expect on your food tours?
Lip Smacking Foodie Tours hosts award winning food tours in Las Vegas with visits of up to 5 of the top restaurants on the Strip or Downtown. Our guests consistently state their Lip Smacking Foodie Tour is “the best thing they have done in Las Vegas”. Guests receive immediate seating, VIP service, 3-4 signature dishes at every restaurant and a guided walking tour between stops packed with insider information on Las Vegas and the sights along the way.
5. Do you see any new food trends in your city?
Gourmet burger concepts; Social plates; Celebrity chefs; Chef-owned gems off the Strip