On and Off the Strip: Flights, Boathouse Asian Eatery and more
The Power of Three
Why have one when you can enjoy the variety of three? That’s the philosophy behind Flights (Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort, 702.268.7264), a restaurant expansion from Northern California that has landed on the Strip.
The focus is on shareable, high-quality comfort food, and most items are offered as a trio. For example, the flight of fries features three variations: truffle, herbed, and sweet and smoky. There are similar variations on shrimp, ceviche, dips and pita and even salad, and the cocktail menu offers flights of mojitos, daiquiris, mules, martinis and more. The kitchen elevates the menu with a variety of international flavors, such as house-made falafel with tofu tahini, Mexican street corn and Korean chicken.
Vegetarian options include a Beyond Beef burger and Soyrizo street tacos, while dessert includes flights of cheesecake and beignets. The Flights theme is also aesthetic, with an airplane hanging from the ceiling and servers dressed as flight attendants. –C. Moon Reed
Off the Strip: Boathouse Asian Eatery
Sushi gets social at Boathouse Asian Eatery (Palace Station, 702.367.2481), where you don’t have to stick to the Japanese seafood snack while sharing a meal and some cocktails. The menu offers all your favorite sushi and sashimi options plus specialty rolls like the World Series with spicy shrimp tempura, tuna tataki, salmon and tempura onion. But an extensive selection of varied Asian small plates keeps things interesting, from spicy crab salad wonton-shell “tacos” to seared Hokkaido scallops in a creamy sherry corn sauce. –Brock Radke
The New York City burger institution now has several locations around the Las Vegas Valley, but with fall’s impending arrival, the place to be will definitely be the Shake Shack on the Strip (New York-New York, 725.222.6730), a hot spot for hockey fans before or after games at nearby T-Mobile Arena. Of course, the go-to is the Slap Shot, a cheeseburger with a double dose of provolone, crispy fried pickles, onions and garlic mayo. Get some bacon cheese crinkle-cut fries on the side. –BR