Viva the Canter’s Deli Viva Las Vegas sandwich!
Tue, May 24, 2011 (6:10 p.m.)
- Canter's Deli
- At Treasure Island, 894-7111
- Daily, 11 a.m. to midnight.
I chuckle when some restaurant from another city comes to town and slaps together a menu item with a Vegas-friendly name, as if it’s going to win over us locals so easily. Besides, most of us are from somewhere else and much more likely to enjoy a taste of back home than sample something just because it’s been Sin Cityfied. Yet I have no problem with the Viva Las Vegas sandwich at Canter’s Delicatessen at TI. True, this joint is another transplant—a mini-version of the landmark original deli in LA (and there’s a second, even smaller Canter’s in Mandalay Bay). But I prefer it to the other real/fake deli spots on the Strip because they keep things relatively simple, and they have terrific, chewy rye bread. The Viva is a mighty pile of corned beef and pastrami—two delicious cow flavors that made Canter’s famous—with a bit of coleslaw and Swiss cheese. I don’t care if it’s from SoCal; if you want to call it our official Vegas sandwich, I’ll second. Viva indeed, and pass the mustard.
Treasure Island, now known as TI to many, is a Strip casino and resort that features a tropical pool, a variety of restaurants and Las Vegas' first resident Cirque du Soleil show.
Before even entering the casino, Treasure Island treats visitors and Strip passersby with a raucous and free pirate show, "Sirens at TI," each evening in the lagoon in front of the property.
Inside, guests will find a 95,000-square-foot casino with thousands of slot machines, a race and sports book, a poker room and plenty of table games. Treasure Island boasts a variety of dining options, from unique barbecue at Gilley's, to Vietnamese at Pho, to Carribbean with flair at Kahunaville.
After dark, head over to Senor Frogs for nightlife "where anything can happen," or pick up tickets to the visually stunning "Mystere" by Cirque du Soleil.