Guest post by Danielle Miller
Welcome to a taste of Nevada! Even though Nevada is mostly rural, there are two large metropolitan areas, Las Vegas and Reno. Both cities are famous for their casinos. It’s those casinos that are responsible for all the famous food from Nevada!
Despite the plethora of food options, my favorite part of living in this state is the mountain ranges that provide a breathtaking backdrop for the colors that fill the skies during sunset.
History of Prime Rib
There are not many foods more synonymous with Nevada than Prime Rib! There are world-famous restaurants here that specialize in prime rib, or you can go to one of the many buffets, both on and off the strip, that offer prime rib at dinnertime.
The first restaurant in Las Vegas to offer prime rib was The Last Frontier. They introduced this dish in 1942 and charged only a dollar fifty! With that price, you still have plenty of money left over for gambling.
Even though it costs more than a couple of dollars nowadays, there is nothing like being handed a plate with a well-seasoned and juicy piece of meat! So delicious!
History of Shrimp Cocktail
Another famous food of Nevada is the shrimp cocktail. It was originally used at the Golden Gate Casino in Las Vegas as a way to draw in the crowds. Boy, did that work! Millions have been sold at casinos across the state of Nevada. As a matter of fact, more shrimp is sold in Las Vegas in a single day than in the rest of the United States combined!
There’s something about that spicy cocktail sauce with succulent chilled shrimp that makes the gamblers go crazy. Even though the modern presentation of a shrimp cocktail is in a martini glass when it first became popular it was served in a chilled sundae glass.
Assortment of Desserts
Now to the best part of a Vegas buffet. In my opinion anyways. The dessert! I would be in trouble with my kids if I didn’t mention the all-you-can-eat ice cream section, but my favorite part is the pastry section. So many beautiful bite-sized desserts on display. Cakes, cupcakes, cookies, macarons, pies...oh my! They look like little pieces of art, and there is something for everyone.
Famous Food From Nevada Dinner Menu
Nevada State Facts
- Nevada was the 36th state in the US
- The most ancient human skeletons were found in Hidden Cave in 1949
- Las Vegas has more hotel rooms than any other city on earth
- The Stratosphere Tower is the tallest free-standing observation deck in America
- Famous people from Nevada include: Patricia Ryan Nixon, Andre Agassi, Jena Malone
About the Author
Danielle has been cooking and feeding her family of seven for 25 years making sure to weave in special meals and traditions along the way! Together with her daughter Misty, she shares her favorite recipes like this Perfect Chocolate Bundt Cake on their blog Borrowed Bites. Outside of the kitchen she loves to hike, ski, and read while hanging in her favorite hammock.
If this is the first state dinner you have enjoyed with us, check out our journey from the beginning, starting here.