Downtown Lip Smacking Tour

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Get to know Vegas’ revitalized downtown bustling with spirit and spunk. This lively, informative outing is 2.5 hours of eating and exploring in newly revitalized downtown with visits to the most magnetic, chef-driven restaurants that are all about farm-to-table, seasonally-focused, artisan-crafted fare. Designed for those who want to experience a Vegas dining scene that has reinvented itself with an electrifying, modern flourish.

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 Therapy, get rejuvenated with contemporary comfort food served in a chic, industrial setting. It's the perfect backdrop for indulging in chicken and Red Velvet waffle sliders; Devil’s on Horseback reinterpreted with bacon-wrapped dates stuffed with truffled goat cheese; and signature baked ricotta gnudi finished with truffled fig jam and roasted almonds.

At 7th & Carson, Chef Gregg Fortunato takes your palate on a tour de force ride through earth, land and sea with his menu of clever shareable plates. Fortunato, who previously cooked at Roy’s Hawaiian Fusion, Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar, and Inyo Asian Fusion, makes use of the wood-fired oven to infuse dishes with delicious smoke and char. With artsy tiled tables, and a brick-lined patio full of greenery, it’s a restaurant made for lingering.

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. 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, you’ll quench your thirst at Inspire. Enjoy the best view on Fremont East, three stories above Fremont Street, at the city’s largest climate-controlled rooftop lounge and beer garden. Join us on the ultimate downtown excursion that’s guaranteed to expand your culinary horizons and tantalize your taste buds.

Please note this tour is for ages 21 and older, and valid Photo ID will be required of all guests.

Tour Departs from the John E. Carson Hotel in Downtown Las Vegas. Tour Duration is approximately 2.5 hours.

What's Included:
* Professional guide.
* Food tastings (Restaurants will provide a variety of signature dishes to be shared or individually portioned). The cost of the spotlighted dishes and gratuity at each destination are covered. Beverages may be purchased separately or by purchasing our beverage package.

Optional Beverage Package: Purchase our Beverage Package to include (1) pre-selected signature drink at various stops. We highly recommend purchasing our beverage package in advance to alleviate any waits so that your pre-selected signature drink will be available to enjoy upon arrival at various stops.

Allergies & dietary restrictions: Please inform us at time of booking if any members of your party have food allergies or dietary restrictions at the time of booking. Tour supplier will do their best to make appropriate substitutions whenever possible, but cannot guarantee them.

Gratuities: Restaurant tips are included in the purchase price. Gratuities direct to your guide are graciously accepted but never mandatory.

Non-participants: 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.

Tours are held rain or shine: Tours are held regardless of weather. Please dress appropriately for the day’s weather conditions and wear comfortable walking shoes.

Once purchased, tickets cannot be refunded, rescheduled, or exchanged for any other date or time.

No Seating plan available.

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John E. Carson Hotel

124 S 6th Street
Las Vegas 89101