Ten years ago, executive-chef Craig “Andy” Beardslee and pal Johnny Rivera set out to bring country-style cooking to an urban environment. Today, the duo’s award-winning eatery Hash House A Go Go has expanded from its original San Diego home into five Vegas locations, including a spot inside The M Resort Spa & Casino Las Vegas. Drawing from his work with agriculture and livestock, chef Beardslee kicks up house-made farm favorites, adding innovative flavors to fried chicken, french toast, and meatloaf recipes. The generously portioned entrees pair well with creative concoctions, such as a BLT bloody mary, a far more successful drink than its predecessor, the grilled-cheese martini.
Situated among the Miracle Mile Shops at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino, Fresh Grill & Bar fuses flavor and fast service into one appetite-taming experience. Inside, chefs whip up orders as visitors watch, including gourmet wraps, salads, grilled sandwiches, half-pound Angus burgers, and other hearty eats. Before settling near one of the restaurant's large plasma TVs, diners may personalize their plates at the sauce and dressing bar or snag a frozen drink and souvenir cups from the daiquiri bar.
Build-your-own burger joint Grind Burger Bar & Lounge focuses on freshness, building its patties from never-frozen meats—ground beef, ground turkey, or chicken—and fresh vegetables. Chefs festoon burgers in custom accoutrement such as fried eggs, grilled asparagus, sicilian olive salad, and cheeses from cheddar to pungent blue. The resulting sandwich can tower up to 10 inches tall, much like traditional grilled cheese after posture lessons. Patrons can pair their burgers with classic fries or the funkier crunch of thai calamari. Alternatively, 20-ounce milkshakes in chocolate, vanilla or strawberry work with the classic rock tunes to evoke the feel of an old-school diner.
Rock & Rita's, touted as "all fun" by Las Vegas Magazine, houses a bevy of cooks who sizzle up barbecue grub as bottle-twirling bartenders serve cool drinks amid psychedelic décor. The restaurant's philly cheesesteak "is a beauty," according to Las Vegas Magazine, sending taste buds into nostalgic revelry with a down-home blend of Cheez Whiz and paper-thin beef. Icy draft beers, well drinks, and 44-ounce fishbowl beverages fill the full bar, fashioned from a large prismatic bus, and bartenders toss bottles, juggle glasses, and balance barstools while pouring drinks and reciting the list of past mayoral candidates from memory. Rock & Rita's showcases karaoke on Thursdays and live-music entertainment on various nights throughout the week.
Anchoring the south end of the Vegas Strip, Mandalay Bay offers myriad experiences from a large gaming floor to a comfortable sports book for serious bettors to a wide variety of dining options, from fancy Aurole to funky Rx Boiler Room. Within its breezy, tropical-inspired design, weary travelers can also find a spacious spa and singular Mandalay Beach swim and sun area, with raucous wave pool and relaxing lazy river. Rooms are bright and modern, but cozy, with pillow top beds and large bathrooms with separate tubs and showers. Entertainment experiences include the Cirque du Soleil production Michael Jackson ONE, rotating rock, pop and roots headliners at House of Blues, state-of-the-art LIGHT nightclub and outdoor DAYLIGHT beach club. During the summer, acts also perform at Mandalay Beach. The property connects to three other hotels – Four Seasons, THEhotel (set to be rebranded as The Delano) and Luxor via Mandalay Place shops.
Unique Irish Bar & Grill, centrally located . We are a 24 hour establishment featuring a comfortable living-room-style lounge (holds 20 people), private dining/meeting room (holds 40 people), outside patio (holds 50 people), and large bar area (holds 60 people) great sports viewing with 21 big HD TV screens, excellent food