The Adventurist Guide to Downtown Las Vegas

Archive - December 2015

Lip Smacking Foodie Tours Downtown

restaurantsLip Smacking Foodie Tours is an exciting way for visitors and locals alike to get a taste of some of the most notable restaurants in Las Vegas. While the immediate draw of sampling food in a few of the trendiest eateries in town is enticing, guests also have the opportunity to see some of the iconic places that make Las Vegas great. On the Downtown leg of the tour, guests will see the famous El Cortez, pass by Emergency Arts which is located in the former Fremont Medical building, and visit the beautiful Carson building. Guests will avoid lines while the guides take them right into the acclaimed Carson Kitchen, brainchild of the late celebrity chef Kerry Simon. This venue has an open kitchen which gives visitors a unique experience as they prepare to sample Americana fare made with garden fresh, seasonal ingredients.

Tour guests will also visit Glutton. This is a new, upcoming spot that features elevated comfort foods and American fare. Glutton showcases locally sourced produce, housemade pasta, and seafood from the Pacific Northwest. Chef-Owner Bradley Manchester has created a place with a neighborhood vibe featuring craft cocktails with a concise menu of small and large plates.


Guests will also venture further north to Itsy Bitsy Ramen and Whiskey located at the corner of Las Vegas Blvd. and Ogden. Don’t let the name fool you, the flavors here are far from small! This restaurant features create-your- own ramen bowls and rice bowls as well as hand rolls and more than a dozen Asian inspired dishes.

The tour will continue through the multi-use venue, Container Park. This unique space provides small shops and restaurants in repurposed shipping containers. There is a large stage with different entertainment such as live performances, movies, and activities for children and families. There is also a large play area open until 9 pm for children to enjoy.


For tour participants who are over 21, there is an opportunity to visit Banger Brewing where you will be able to see how small batch craft beer is made and sample some unique brews.

If you are looking for a unique way to spend an evening and taste some of the best of Downtown, visit for more information.