Todd English’s Meals Corridor, The Beast, debuts in Las Vegas’ Space15
Describing Area15 is no easy task; You need to experience the mashup of attractions and landmarks firsthand. As new sections open, the 200,000-square-foot structure continues to evolve into one of the most unique destinations in Las Vegas – a family-friendly hangout that’s perfectly suited for an adult evening too.
No doubt Area15 will attract foodies of all types now that the Beast – its main culinary attraction under the direction of Todd English – is open. The James Beard Award winner is one of the original Las Vegas celebrity chefs who opened Olives at the Bellagio in 1998. (The Beast is only just beginning its return, and Olives will begin a new life at Virgin Las Vegas later this year.)
The Beast represents England’s take on the food hall which, like Area15, brings many things together. Sit at the counters overlooking the pizza oven and watch chefs prepare cakes for all tastes: the Bronx Bomber ($ 14) with cup-and-char peppers and fresh basil will be a hit with the kids being tired after doing it in the two-story Emporium arcade. (There is also a special Little Beast menu.)
Adults can be happy too. The Frenchie ($ 19) is a dry-aged burger with raclette and truffle aioli that can be made from the wide range of draft and bottled beers. The place wouldn’t be called the beast without a meat-forward program, and the selection of smokies – wagyu beef, spare ribs, short ribs, chicken, and more – is served with sauces of your choice. If you’re feeling particularly hungry or ready to share, there’s a tomahawk steak ($ 120) clocked in at 36 ounces.
There are tons of noodles in Asian or Italian flavor profiles, from Singapore Street Noodles (USD 12) to Rigatoni Bolognese (USD 21). Vegetarians and vegans don’t have to shy away either; There is a hearty selection of plant-based salads and dishes that look just as good as their carnivorous counterparts. And for those who enjoy cocktails with aggressive names, the beast offers Alien Blood, Hyde’s Revenge, and The Banshee. Roar.
THE BEAST Area15, 3215 S. Rancho Drive, 702-846-1900. Monday to Thursday from 5pm to 9pm; Friday, 5 p.m. to midnight; Saturday, midnight, Sunday, 8 p.m. – 8 p.m.