It is true that Vegas loves sushi, not just a few bites either, but ALL-U-CAN-EAT SUSHI. Another thing Vegas likes, is being able to have it late night. Out of the myriad of strip-mall sushi spots, one standout is Yama Sushi 2. The original Yama Sushi is on Flamingo & Maryland but they have now taken their talents closer to the Strip, on Spring Mt., at the beginning of Chinatown. Yama Sushi 2 has many fresh & playful rolls, with delicious nigiri, but what sets many sushi joints apart is their ability to wow with appetizers. Yama doesn’t disappoint in this realm. Be sure and try the “Fire Cracker.” It is tempura battered & deep fried jalapeños filled with a creamy mixture of spicy tuna-tartar & cream cheese, which is set off by their own spicy Siracha blend. To cool down the fire, wash it down with a Japanese macro-lager. Only thing to make it better, would be a Japanese craft beer, like Hitachino!
Yama Sushi 2 • 3909 Spring Mountain Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89102 • Open 12 p.m.-2:30 a.m. Daily
Chef Doug Taylor loves making people smile with gelato. At his Art of Flavors gelateria, he tries not only to expand palates but also broaden flavor horizons. His latest creation is a sorbet flavor called “Wild Flower.” It is spun with an infusion of Orchid, Wild Flower, Cinnamon and Black Pepper. As with all of Doug’s frozen delicacies, he has the perfect balance of robust flavor while maintaining the soft creamy texture. Go see Doug soon for his new spring menu!
Art of Flavors • 1616 S Las Vegas Blvd. #130, Las Vegas, NV 89104 • Open 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Daily
Cocktails on Draft!
While Momofuku is a worldwide phenom, it is a Vegas newcomer. For this one, Chef David Chang and opening Executive Chef Michael Chen bring together influences from all over the world, including the United States, Korea and Japan. It makes perfect sense that they would use artfully crafted Suntory Japanese Whisky to showcase what a Whisky Highball can be. Suntory Whisky Toki is utilized, which blends whiskies from House of Suntory’s acclaimed Hakushu, Yamazaki and Chita distilleries. Like many things the Japanese do, the goal at Suntory Whisky Toki is to bring together exquisite balance, harmony and oneness. The fact that the cocktail is on tap and with perfect effervescence and the hint of lemon, makes it that much easier to order, again and again….
Momofuku • The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, 3708 S Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89109
Open Daily 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., 5:30-10:30 p.m.