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Sewon’s City Guide: Las Vegas



One of my 24 things to do before turning 25 is to write a city guide.  I love information-digging whenever I visit a place, with a strong emphasis on food-centric destinations. And of course, I’m just as eager to share my resources with my friends. At last, I finished writing my guide to Las Vegas. I also drafted a few city guides (to Montreal, Brooklyn/NY, Mexico City, and Shanghai), so I hope to share those with you!

Las Vegas has such an odd history, drastically transforming itself from a quiet town in the dessert to a city of mega resorts. These resorts are built so close to one another, that you can constantly walk in and out of these vast airconditioned spaces designed to fulfill any of your needs. As you’ll see in my guide, I really enjoyed spending my time at The Cosmopolitan. And food is definitely my weakness, and I never stopped eating in Vegas!

China Poblano (3708 Las Vegas Blvd S)

José Andrés’ noodles and tacos restaurant with a funky interior. Pictured above: Beijing Glass – cellophane noodles in thick savory sesame dressing topped with avocado, bean sprouts, jicama, carrots, and Chinese cabbage.


Wicked Spoon Buffet (3708 Las Vegas Blvd S)

Vegas is well-known for its huge buffets, but we only ate at one buffet, The Wicked Spoon. If you want huge mounds of mashed potatoes and chilled crab legs, look anywhere else in Vegas and you’ll certainly find it. The Wicked Spoon has smaller portions of a huge variety of food and an amazing dessert bar with the biggest French macaroons. Pictured above: Fresh mussels cooked in red curry butter.


The Chandelier (3708 Las Vegas Blvd S))

A lovely bar, literally set inside a gigantic chandelier strung with two million crystals.


Fat Tuesdays (3930 Las Vegas Blvd S)

Alcoholic slushy drinks on-the-go in reusable cups!


Tacos El Gordo (3049 S Las Vegas Blvd)

Tijuana-style tacos with all the fixings, plus grilled green onions! I highly recommend the adobadas (also known as al pastor).


Bellagio (3600 Las Vegas Blvd S)

The infamous musical fountain show in the desert.


**This guide is a work-in-progress! Please let me know if you have any other suggestions.


  • Reply
    Musings by di
    July 20, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    wow i always thought vegas was super cheeseball, but you made it look so cool and inviting!
    seriously the food there…it’s an endless glutton-fest. guess it’s not called sin city for nothing.
    those tacos looks SO.GOOD.
    please do more city guides. all the photos look incredible!
    maybe some hotel photos too, in terms of how the lodging is like? I bet you’d take beautiful photos of interiors as well.


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    indie belle
    July 20, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    oh, Las Vegas…!! thank you so much for sharing this guide with us, Sewon! hope i can use it someday soon! ^^

    have a nice weekend!


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    July 20, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    so many nice thing to see and eat. haha…

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    katrina kay
    July 22, 2012 at 1:19 am

    next time you’re in vegas check out downtown cocktail room, you’ll dig it i’m sure

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    July 23, 2012 at 11:44 am

    I’ve genuinely always wanted to go to Vegas and you’ve made me want to go even more. Haha! 😀

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    Studio Meez
    July 23, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    If only I lived closer, this all looks so good.

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