Two great bites you simply have to sample
Wed, Mar 16, 2011 (5 p.m.)
The view from First Food & Bar.
I’m not sure which circle of Dante’s Inferno spawned Sammy D’s new Main Line Philly Cheese-steak at First Food & Bar, but I’m glad it did. This disgustingly delicious decadence has it all: dry-aged sliced ribeye, tartufo (truffled) cheese whiz, seared foie gras and foie gras mayo. The only thing missing? Lipitor. You’re on your own there.
D.O.C.G.’s grilled filone is so simple, it’s easy to look past it at first glance. Don’t. Filone is an Italian yeast bread, and D.O.C.G. uses ciabatta brushed with extra-virgin olive oil and grilled, imparting more than a hint of smokiness. The coup de grâce? It comes with a soft-poached duck egg in fontina cheese fondue with black truffles for dipping. Hint: One order of filone isn’t enough to finish the cheesy concoction, so get multiples.
First Food & Bar
First is "the" neighborhood bar. The one with the burgers and fries that taste like heaven at 2 a.m. The joint with the great playlist and your favorite beer on tap. The one that's a little bit rock 'n roll, but didn't scare away your folks when they stopped in for a visit last month. It's a late-night institution that makes you want to stay up just a little bit later. It's "that" bar... and that bar is FIRST.
3327 S. Las Vegas Boulevard, Suite 2812
D.O.C.G. is an Italian wine bar named after the highest level in wine quality: Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita. Sit down in the restaurant's rustic atmosphere and pair a glass of wine with one of D.O.C.G.'s pizzas, pastas, cheeses, steaks or chops.
The Las Vegas Weekly's Brock Radke recommends their pizza, giving high marks to the prosciutto pizza and the truffle pizza.
3708 S. Las Vegas Boulevard