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Eating Our Way Through Vegas: Four Awesome Spots to Check Out

Headed to Las Vegas for a little family fun! I spent four beautiful days with my mom, younger brother, and his family, including his six adorable little girls—all under the age of seven and ready for adventure. And you know me, I had to squeeze in a few foodie spots worth writing home about. From pizza to chicken and refreshing salads, here are some great restaurants you’ve got to try the next time you're in Las Vegas.

Fire Fries. Photo by Jessica Nichole.

I discovered Flippin’ Good YEARS ago. Back when I was vegan-(ish) LOL. They served a quality vegan burger. So, given my new dietary lifestyle, I wanted to come back to try the REAL DEAL, their HOT chicken sandwich. They did NOT disappoint. It was even better than I remembered. It’s served with a CRISPY chicken breast, Flippin’ sauce, lettuce, and pickles. YUMMY!

My mom opted for the chicken salad, which came with a GENEROUS amount of blue cheese crumbles, organic greens, crispy chicken, avocado, bacon, tomatoes, and her choice of dressing.

Now, when it came to sides, regular fries would NOT do. We had just landed in Las Vegas and I was STARVING. So, I ordered the FIRE FRIES which came topped with a delicious queso and jalapeños. They were so flippin’ good. Pun intended 😉.

If you’re in Vegas, I HIGHLY recommend stopping by Flippin’ Good for some mouthwatering eats.

Also located in downtown Las Vegas is a quirky pizza shop called Evel Pie. I'm sure you guys understand—traveling with a large group means sometimes you want something quick, simple, and DELICIOUS. Especially when you’ve got kids in tow, simple is always best. Evel Pie is an old-school pizzeria with its own ‘70s American vibe. No fancy lentil-crusted, tofu-topped asparagus pies here!

Since my belly was still partially full from that delicious chicken sandwich, I kept things simple with a slice of pepperoni pizza. Mom did the same. My younger brother, on the other hand, ordered an entire pizza pie loaded with all kinds of pork—pepperoni, Canadian bacon, and sausage. When we realized the slices might be a little too large for my nieces, the server was kind enough to ask the cook to cut the slices into smaller pieces. That way, the girls could enjoy their slices without making a huge mess.

Speaking of our waitress, she was such a SWEETHEART! She really made my nieces feel comfortable and welcome. She even brought them some toy cars to play with and made sure they stayed hydrated in that scorching hot Las Vegas heat.

By the morning of day three in Las Vegas, it was time for me to tap into my bougie side. I wanted something sparkling, upscale, and downright fancy. You know what I'm talking about—those small dishes made with high-quality ingredients, surrounded by bottles of sparkling wine and gorgeous oak barrels. Thankfully, Mom and I discovered **Wally's** (inside Resorts World), just a 10-minute walk from our hotel.

It was still early in the morning (for Vegas, LOL), so the place was pretty empty when we arrived. We got seated at a stunning long communal table, surrounded by walls beautifully adorned with over 8,000 wines and spirits.

Wally’s is an institution widely beloved by Angelenos and Hollywood celebrities for decades. It blends a restaurant, wine bar, and specialty gourmet market, creating a one-stop tasting and shopping experience. The menu is packed with highlights like pizza, salads, steaks, and deluxe, hand-crafted charcuterie boards.

Based on the ambiance alone, I could have stayed there for hours, soaking in the atmosphere while sipping on my glass of sparkling rosé. The food was fresh and perfectly prepared. I ordered the chopped chicken salad made with artisan romaine, avocado, pumpkin seeds, goat cheese, roasted squash, and cilantro lime vinaigrette.

If you’re a foodie or just love a bit of luxury, Wally’s is a must-visit in Vegas.

On our Vegas adventure, we couldn't miss out on an iconic spot: Peppermill Restaurant and Fireside Lounge. This place is a true Vegas classic with its retro vibes, neon lights, and cozy booths. The moment you step in, you're transported back to the '70s.

We decided to check it out for breakfast, and let me tell you, it did not disappoint. The portions here are HUGE—definitely come hungry! I went for their famous French toast, and it was everything I hoped for: thick slices of bread, perfectly golden and crispy on the outside, soft and fluffy on the inside, topped with powdered sugar and served with a side of fresh fruit. Mom opted for the Three Egg Breakfast, which came with eggs cooked to order, crispy bacon, hash browns, and toast.

My younger brother went all out and ordered the biscuits and gravy. The dish was hearty, with fluffy biscuits smothered in rich, savory gravy. The kids shared the pancakes, which were three mammoth buttermilk pancakes with butter and syrup. They were in breakfast heaven, and the portion was perfect for them to share.

One of the highlights was definitely the Fireside Lounge. We popped in for a peek and were blown away by the iconic fire pit, surrounded by plush seating and a relaxed, chill vibe. Perfect spot for a late-night cocktail or just to unwind after a long day.

If you're looking for a place that serves up hearty American comfort food with a side of vintage Vegas charm, Peppermill is a must-visit. From the generous portions to the unique atmosphere, it’s a spot you won't forget.


All in all, our culinary journey through Las Vegas was a delightful adventure filled with diverse flavors and memorable dining experiences. From the quirky vibes of Evel Pie to the upscale elegance of Wally's, and the classic charm of Peppermill, there's something for every food lover in this vibrant city. So, next time you're in Las Vegas, make sure to check out these amazing spots and treat yourself to some truly unforgettable meals. Safe travels and happy eating!


Jessica Nichole, PhD



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