Highlights / General details
Get ready to take in the thrilling renaissance of downtown Las Vegas in the most extraordinary and unforgettable way. In recent years, downtown has gone uptown – in a big way. Pulsing with reinvigorated energy, it has been transformed into the city’s most exciting food scene with chef-driven restaurants rich in personality and flavor. Join us for our “Downtown Lip Smacking Tour’’ to experience a side of Vegas that keeps it real with distinctive urban character.
Our expert guides will provide an insider’s view of downtown’s past, present and future, as you take in significant landmarks, and enjoy signature dishes at the most exhilarating neighborhood restaurants devoted to farm-to-table, artisanal-crafted fare. Forget standing in line, where nabbing a seat these days is as hard as snagging a royal flush at the poker table. Our experienced guides escort you right in to the nationally acclaimed Carson Kitchen. Founded by the late-great Kerry Simon, who was known as the celebrity “rock ‘n’ roll’’ chef, it sports an open kitchen to catch all the action up close and personal, as you enjoy Americana dishes elevated with whimsy and garden-fresh, seasonal ingredients.
At Glutton, housed inside a striking industrial-chic, mid-century building, you’ll enjoy Chef-Owner Bradley Manchester’s cuisine, which is all about vibrant flavors and palate-pleasing textures. Manchester has created a place with a neighborhood vibe that specializes in craft cocktails along with a concise menu of small and large plates. At Itsy Bitsy, don't let the name fool you. At this comfortably-sized 2,500 square-foot Japanese-style tavern, Executive Chef Ricardo Romo specializes in customizable ramen and Japanese street food that melds old world artistry with new world attitude. Amble through the unique Container Park, a must-stop, where shipping containers have been converted into swank boutiques, bustling restaurants and a spirited venue for free live music.
In between bites on tours in which all participants are age 21 or older, you’ll quench your thirst at Banger Brewing. See how small-batch, craft beer is made, and sample such outrageous brews as El Heffe (Jalapeño Hefeweizen) and Morning Joe (Kolsch with French caramel & hazelnut coffee). Join us on the ultimate downtown excursion that’s guaranteed to expand your culinary horizons and tantalize your taste buds.
Professional guides; Appetizers, entrees and desserts designed to satisfy adventurous, gourmet appetites; Beer tasting; Gratuities.
Beverage Add-On includes a pre-selected signature drink at each stop (per person).
Transportation to and from meeting point.
Hours of operation
Available: Monday, Friday and Saturday; Departs at 5:00pm.
Approximately 2.5 hours.
We meet outside the main entrance to Aria Resort & Casino in the middle of "Focus", a curved water wall that measures 250 feet long by 24 feet high. Tour guide will be wearing a Lip Smacking Foodie Tours shirt.
Rain or shine, tours are held regardless of weather conditions.
Dress appropriately for the day’s weather conditions and wear comfortable walking shoes. No tank tops or flip-flops.
Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the start time. In fairness to those who arrive on time, we will depart promptly. There are no reschedules or refunds for latecomers and no-shows.
Restaurant tips are included in the purchase price. Gratuities direct to your guide are graciously accepted but never mandatory.
All guests must be 21 years of age or older to participate.
Please inform us in advance if any members of your party have food allergies or dietary restrictions during the checkout process at the time of booking. We will do our best to make appropriate substitutions whenever possible, but we cannot guarantee them.
All guests must purchase a ticket whether they participate in the food tastings or not. Non-paying individuals will not be able to join the tour. No exceptions will be made.
Complete information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher.
**All information requested must be supplied or booking is subject to automatic cancellation**