Mona Shield Payne
Friday, April 18, 2014 | 2 a.m.
Food television personality Guy Fieri opened his first restaurant in Las Vegas on Thursday, bringing his Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen & Bar to the Quad on the Strip.
The UNLV graduate, who is best known for hosting “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” on the Food Network, has featured a few Las Vegas Valley restaurants on the show.
“I think by now everyone knows I went to UNLV,” Fieri said on an episode of strictly Las Vegas establishments. “I mean, I love Vegas. We are talking great entertainment, hotels and casinos. And the food. You can find almost every kind of food here.”
Here are some of those joints:
9410 W. Sahara Ave. in Summerlin; 470 E. Windmill Lane in Henderson
Hours: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily
Type of food: Asian-fusion gourmet burgers
Featured dish on the show: Beef, pork and shrimp burger. “I’ve been anticipating the flavors of this (burger) since I heard about the place,” Fieri said on the show.
512 Nevada Way in Boulder City
Hours: 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily
Type of food: Breakfast and lunch
Featured dish on the show: Pork chili verde omelet
4180 S. Rainbow Blvd.
Hours: 5 to 10 p.m. Sundays and Mondays; noon to 10 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays
Bar Forte on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives
Type of food: European tapas, Bulgarian food
Featured dish on the show: Mixed grill plate with three types of Bulgarian sausage and the Thracian clay pot topped with cured Bulgarian charcuterie. “When I heard there was a place serving Bulgarian food, I had to check it out,” Fieri said on the show. “In Vegas, I thought it was all stromboli and chicken wings.”
276 N. Jones Blvd.
Hours: Open 24 hours
Type of food: Bar food
Featured dish on the show: Cheesy Italian stromboli
There also is a map there of all the places Fieri has visited on the show.
Guy Fieri at John Mull’s Meats & Road Kill Grill
3730 Thom Blvd.
Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays at John Mull’s Meats, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays at Road Kill Grill (it was previously just a butcher shop)
Type of food: Barbecue and meat market
Featured dish on the show: Hot links and ribs
241 W. Charleston Blvd. near downtown
Hours: 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, closed Sundays
Type of food: Cajun, Southern-style
Featured dish on the show: Fresh crawfish and a roast beef Po’ Boy
3240 Arville St. inside Moon Doggies Bar & Grill; 4608 Paradise Road
Hours: 11 a.m. to 3 a.m. daily
Type of food: Bar food, East Coast-style
Featured dish on the show: Sicilian-style pizza with homemade meatballs; suicide fries, which are hand-cut fries topped with spicy sauce. “Very rich, very creamy,” Fieri said of the pizza. He called the suicide fries a “half pound of heartburn.”