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Good Eats at Vegas StrEATS

Saturday was the second one of the month which means Vegas StrEATS Festival took place in the iconic parking lot of the El Cortez. I definitely did not expect to see the wrestling matches and cage fights that took place shortly after the start of the event. Once the fights were over there was a noticeable absence of the crowed that once was but there was a still a good amount of people enjoying the rest of what was going on down there.

There were tents selling  T-Shirts, Verizon giving away iPhones, and more importantly local artists displaying work for sale. Bacardi was one of the many tents that stood out at the event. Partly because they were set up next to the alcohol booth but also because it was right next to the entrance. They seemed to be catching a lot of attention by having a taste testing competition set up for their newest liquor flavor Oakheart. Hands down winner against  whatever “other guys” rum there were using. Also offering “Barcardi swag” with the purchase of a cocktail, their tent was very popular. The DJ drew a small crowd of dancers around the stage who’s flawless techno beats kept the parking lot hoppin’ and heads boppin’ during the 7 hour event.

I stopped out to see the food trucks since this is a food event after all. I was surprised at the “lack of” trucks serving guests but hey, give them a break since this is a new event. I saw Grouchy John’s Coffee, Sliding Thru, and Pop’s but since I’ve tried these all I wanted to expand my views of what others had to offer. Haulin’ Balls was my pick for the night as it was an interesting menu plus there was the cutest little girl with a spectacular painted face taking orders, now how could I walk past her? For all of those giro lovers the Zorba delivers that taste in a whole new way. These are nicely sized lamb balls shoved into a hoagie bun topped with Feta.  They are tasty and filling and completely worthy the $7 price tag. I recommend if you see the Haulin’ Balls food truck don’t let it get away. After those delicious balls there was only enough room left for desert which I chose to do a simple powered sugar funnel cake that never disappoints.

This was my first Vegas StrEATS festival I attended and I highly recommend this event if your are looking for a night out. Admission is free and it takes place down at 600 Fremont St.  For more information about the event go to http://vegasstreats.com/

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