Sunday, May 26, 2024

5 Off-Strip Vegas Places To Feast When You Have The Munchies

Vegas is a place to have fun and indulge!  But what way to enjoy an evening is to take a break and have a feast!

Vegas is the city of excess, a place for satiating your desires and indulging your whims. Long known as a city of drinking, gambling and showgirls – it is involving into even more. The culinary scene has exploded.  Gone are the mid level buffets and now there is global food scene to rival some of the top cities in the world. And if you head off-Strip, you can get a bigger and tastier experience.

And Sin City has added yet another major semi-vice. While it has proven is has medical benefits, marijuana can also be used for fun and Vegas is becoming a green destination.  Planet 13, most likely the biggest dispensary in the country, just opened their new consumption lounge Dazed!.  Also, coming soon adjacent to the retail experience is CANNABITION, a state-of-the-art cannabis immersive experience.  And while it may not be the same without Elvis in a chapel, there is now a company specializing in cannabis weddings.

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During a night (or maybe day) of indulging – you might be hit with the munchies or the drunkies, so slip off the Strip and embrace some amazing food.  Here are 5 off-Strip places to feast recommended by a true insider. Michael Stratton’s latest project is General Manager of CANNABITION,  adding another layer to his seasoned career in entertainment and hospitality. He was a general manager at Bong Load Records, overseeing releases from The Killers, Beck, Elliott Smith, James Blunt and more. He also spearheaded the development and operation of the acclaimed music venue The Bunkhouse Saloon in Las Vegas.

Golden Steer Las Vegas

The Golden Steer

Located at the corner of Las Vegas Blvd and Sahara Avenue and made famous by the Rat Pack. This old school Vegas steakhouse opened in 1958, and its rich history including Sammy Davis, Jr. performing and having his friends there to eat in the main dining room. Their beef and lobster is Insta famous and mouthwatering.

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This place is an authentic vegan experience in the Arts District. The casual environment with cool modern décor serves creative plant-based Mexican dishes like vegan al pastor and carne asada tacos. “Our concept is really good Mexican food which just happens to be vegan,” said Kristen Corral, cofounder of Tacotarian. “When you think of a Mexican-American restaurant, you think of yellow and orange colors, and that’s not something you always see inMexico. We’re doing Mexican in a very modern way — we brought in bright teal, black and white, and natural woods. Plus, we serve alcohol, which is not typical of vegan brands.”  While there, have a walk around while in the area and grab some drinks at a nearby bar or visit some vintage shops.


Eat like a local on Jones in the Asian District. Many people don’t realize the massive Asian and Pacific Islander populations calling the Las Vegas valley home. If you’re looking for something different, Fukuburger is a casual burger restaurant with Japanese flair. Relish in burgers with Japanese-inspired toppings like teriyaki, furikake seasoning, and Spam. What started out as a food truck has turned into a cult.

Esther’s Kitchen

Italians have a long association with Vegas. Nestled in the Arts District, this is not your ordinary pasta place. Consistently noted as one of the highest-rated restaurants in the area, it is a thoughtful, chef-driven concept led by chef and owner James Trees. The rigatoni carbonara is perfect when you have been imbibing a little too much with the green or cocktails.

Lotus of Siam

On Flamingo Road close to the Strip this place is an easy trip for top-rated Northern Thai food. It is  has received numerous accolades, including being named one of the “best Thai restaurants in the country” by major publications. Chef Saipin Chutima is a pro at creating delicious delights.  No wonder they have a local and tourist following for dishes like their Sai Oua.

Hope you might enjoy these 5 off-strip Vegas places to feast when you have the munchies or drunkies.


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