Vegas never gets old, or does it? This Allergic Traveler just traveled to Las Vegas for the gazillionth time. OK maybe just the fourth! Not to sound jaded but why go back to a place if you don’t gamble? The answer is Work! So how does one entertain themselves if they don’t play craps, black jack, or the slot machines? Food! Over the years Las Vegas has turned into a culinary delight, even for those of us with food allergies. For this foodie, yes you can be a foodie with food allergies, it is always a pleasure to travel here.
All the top chefs have restaurants here, which makes it a very competitive eating frenzy. It means that all the smaller restaurants have to step up their game.
Cornerstone Steak House
Nothing seems to phase the chefs. They are accustomed to receiving all kinds of requests and can typically accommodate any of them. Even with my long list of food allergies (eggs, nuts, mushrooms, soy, garlic, sesame, celery, shellfish and chicken), I still ate like a queen. We went to Cornerstone at the Gold Coast Hotel. It was so good, we went there two nights in a row! Hey when a restaurant goes out of there way to work with me, I want to be able to support them as much as I can. Stephanie was our server and was quite knowledgeable on the cooking preparations, what needed to be done and how to suggest alternatives. I feel for these servers as they deal with special dietary restrictions, not only every day but multiple times a day.
The Gold Cost Hotel is located off the strip next to the Rio and the Palms. It is an older hotel that is going through a remodel. The rates are really inexpensive as the hotel is not as modern as the others and the employees are not unionized. If you do like to gamble, they have $5 black jack which I am told is hard to find in Vegas. They have a pool and a gym, if you are so inclined to stay healthy in the city of over indulgence.
I guess my favorite thing about Vegas is that you never know what you are going to find or see. Take this lovely example! I did not drink while I was there so I cannot comment on the validity of this product but it did make me laugh.
What about you? What do you love or hate about Vegas?
Author: Tarah Jakubiak
After working for 20 years in the corporate world, Tarah Jakubiak founded Allergic Traveler. Jakubiak, president of Allergic Traveler has traveled the world since the age of two. She has been to 25 countries and 34 states. Jakubiak has been to all inclusives, gone on cruises, gone camping; backpacking through Europe, gone to the big cities, and little hidden gems. She has multiple food allergies but it does not stop her from seeing the world. Jakubiak is allergic to eggs, nuts, mushroom, soy, garlic, corn, sesame, potatoes, celery, shellfish, chicken, pork, peanuts, and many fruits. She is originally from Montreal, Quebec and now lives in Greensboro, NC with her husband.