With children back at school, adults might feel a sense of nostalgia for simpler times when we were kids. And what better way to relive our childhood than through the food of our youth? At these three spots you can find a throwback meal: variations on the bologna sandwich.
Chef Roy Choi ascended into celebrity status through his riff on an LA street food staple—tacos with Korean flair—so it’s unsurprising his take on the bologna sandwich is also memorable. Look to the bar menu for Oscar Mayer bologna and French’s mustard sandwiched between slices of buttery Wonder white bread, elevated from mom’s rendition by the addition of house-made bread-and-butter pickles and Kewpie mayo and served atop ramen-seasoned fries. Park MGM, 702-730-7777.
The recently opened downtown Henderson sports bar offers up some classic bar fare with a twist, and among the best is its fried bologna sandwich. The brief menu description of tomato and American cheese doesn't begin to describe the deliciousness delivered in crispy, paper-thin mortadella masquerading as bacon, layered between slices of griddled Texas toast and oozing with cheese. 46 S. Water St., 702-410-5124.
Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill
Want an excuse to explore the inner depths of Harrah’s? Look no further than the self-proclaimed World Famous Fried Bologna Sandwich, which lives up to its hype. This mostly traditional take on the sandwich swaddles thick-cut bologna in pieces of grilled Texas toast, while melted American cheese and Miracle Whip meld with griddled onions for a gloriously delicious mess. Harrah’s, 702-369-5000.