Wednesday, November 11, 2015

New Restaurant Wednesday: Glutton

Divas, do I have a restaurant for you! Last week, on a trip to Downtown Las Vegas, Kyle and I passed by a new (to us) restaurant, Glutton. Located on the corner of East Carson and South 7th Street, the name and logo definitely caught our attention. We just finished brunch at eat and noted that we should return over the weekend. The weather in Las Vegas was predicted to be a stunning sixty degrees, perfect for a morning stroll through Container Park and then getting our grub on at Glutton.

As a newer Las Vegan, even I know that Downtown Las Vegas (DTLV) has a colorful history. What’s now known as the Fremont Street Experience used to be what the Strip is today. Bright lights, bustling streets and the busy casinos gave way to decades of disrepair and neglect. For years, I’ve learned, locals and tourists alike avoided DTLV and Fremont Street at all costs. Then, ever so slowly, things began to change. 

An area that was once filled with seedy hotels, boarded up buildings, and crime has given way to hip restaurants, unique boutiques, and cool coffee shops. Sure, things aren’t perfect and there’s a long way to go, but DTLV and Container Park has quickly become one of our go-to destinations.    

Glutton is housed in a former tattoo parlor, across the street from the popular downtown eatery, eat, and the trendy downtown shopping destination, Container Park. The interior is small, seating approximately forty patrons, but there’s an airy patio that has additional seating. I loved the exposed ceiling beams and ductwork, charming accents not usually seen in Las Vegas.

Now, let’s get to the good stuff: brunch, baby! Kyle and I worked up an appetite buying our first piece of art from Little Art Bodega (more on that later) and headed to Glutton at around noon. We typically like to split our entrees and drinks since that saves us money and wasting food (yes, we’re that couple), but we were hungry and decided to split the Glutton for Punishment Bloody Mary and an order of the spicy pork rinds.

Kyle digs into the Glutton for Punishment and Spicy Pork Rinds

Well, one taste of the Glutton for Punishment and Kyle knew he needed his own. This Bloody Mary comes loaded with shrimp, pickled mushrooms, and togarashi chili, a spice blend popular in Japan. Paired with the spicy pork rinds, we knew instantly why this restaurant bears its name. After chatting with the friendly folks at the next table, we received our entrees: The Proper Breakfast Sandwich for Kyle and the Breakfast Salad for me. I wish I’d taken photos of each because they were delicious! Kyle liked his so much, he proclaimed it, “The best breakfast sandwich I’ve ever had!” You might think my Breakfast Salad was bland compared to that, but you’d be wrong divas. Wild greens, potatoes and topped with a poached egg, this dish was a fantastic choice for brunch.

In DTLV or shopping at Container Park, head to Glutton first for a boozy brunch.

Keep up with Glutton on Facebook, twitter, and Instagram.

Restaurant Recommendations: 
  • Glutton for Punishment Bloody Mary
  • Spicy Pork Rinds
  • The Proper Breakfast Sandwich
  • Breakfast Salad

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