Consider wine-centric Wally a great spot for locals

It doesn’t matter if you’re from Southern California or if you’ve never heard of Wally’s Wine & Spirits, the neighborhood liquor store has been turned into an epicurean destination complete with locations in Beverly Hills and Santa Monica. It only takes one visit to those locations, or the Las Vegas Strip at Resorts World, to understand exactly what kind of place this is.

It’s obviously a destination for wine lovers, but it’s also a cool place with great food for less serious wine lovers. Once we pass these weird pandemic times and everyone becomes more familiar with the resort world’s vast dining offerings, Vegas Wally should play a similar role to Wolfgang Puck’s Spago during the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace: the Strip Restaurant beloved by locals.

Wally claims there are more than 8,000 labels of wine, spirits, and beer at this upscale venue, and that’s sure to be true when you’re sitting between tall shelves of wine bottles sharing bites of caviar, Jamon Iberico, duck salami, 10 year old Wisconsin cheddar cheese and tangy Talegio. The cheese and charcuterie offerings are extensive, and all Wally’s menu offerings – except for breakfast – are tailored to match the wine. But these dishes are delicious in terms of their merits.

The thick, juicy cheeseburger has always been one of my favorite pairings with a glass of red, and the Wally Burger ($34), available during lunch, lunch, or dinner, is one of the best new burgers in town. My lovely charred pie was a rare and rare pink medium, topped with Old Amsterdam gouda and caramelized tomatoes and onions, with French fries perfect for a Venice ride. A nine-ounce steak frites ($56, $98 for dinner) delivers similar satisfaction, and other steak options have moved onto the menu since Wally’s opened last summer. Brushed king salmon with radishes ($44) and grilled diver scallops ($45) top the seafood highlights.

If you’re a local giving Wally a chance, you’ll probably think the appetizers are a bit pricey. You may be right, but again, you don’t need to be big here. Save your budget for wine, and check out the Wood-Baked Brie ($28) with Honey Truffle and French Toast; Truffle Caesar Salad ($29) with garlic croutons; And one of their flavor-packed pizzas ($23-$27) with seasonal toppings like roasted winter squash or porcini puree. This is a grazing experience you guys. Get the grilled Spanish octopus marinated in chorizo ​​($30) and Moroccan cauliflower ($26), marinated with Ras El Hanout The preserved lemon, and slowly noodles. Have a conversation. take it easy. Have fun. That’s why they built this place.

Wally Resorts World, 702-676-6966. Daily, from 7 am to 4 am

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