Planning Your Conference: Local Eats at WVC

February 28, 2017
Kerry Lengyel

So you’ve got your ticket to Las Vegas for the Western Veterinary Conference next week, and your schedule of sessions is all lined up, but what are you going to eat while you’re there?

While you’re filling your mind with new information at WVC, don’t forgot about filling your belly while you’re there! Besides offering a host of entertainment and gambling options, Las Vegas boasts myriad excellent restaurants that cater to every taste and craving.

After a long day of sessions, you’ll look forward to sitting down for a nice, relaxing dinner. Leave it to us to be your guide to Sin City restaurants near the conference center where you can put your feet up and let your mind rest.

Yard House: If you’ve never been to Yard House, now is your chance. This high-end sports-bar chain has a huge menu, both for food and beer. Close to Mandalay Bay located inside The LINQ, Yard House is a scratch kitchen serving innovative foods with a fusion of globally inspired flavors as well as favorite American dishes. $$

StripSteak: Thinking fancy? StripSteak is a glossy, upscale eatery serving wood-fired steaks, seasfood, and creative side dishes. Located inside Mandalay Bay, this restaurant is the perfect modern alternative to the traditional steakhouse setting. $$$$

Rí Rá Irish Pub: Located in Mandalay Bay (within the Mandalay Place shoppes), this Irish pub offers every type of pub food you could ever want, as well as a large whiskey and beer selection to help you destress from your busy day. The late-night location is open until 3 AM on Sunday and during the week, and 4 AM on Friday and Saturday. Experience the true Irish experience in this comfortable neighborhood environment. $$

Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar: This relaxed, lodge-chic chain will give you that cozy feeling if you’re feeling a little homesick. Lazy Dog makes everything on its eclectic menu from scratch. They serve global comfort food, including such dishes as stir-fries, pot roast, and pastas. $$

Rice & Company: To get your Chinese or Japanese food fix, stroll over to Rice & Company—located in the Luxor Hotel & Casino. You’ll enjoy fresh, tasty, and healthy Asian cuisine in a casual environment located very close to Mandalay Bay. $$

Lemongrass: If you’re in the mood for some more creative eats, Thai restaurant Lemongrass is the place to go. Located in the ARIA Resort & Casino within walking distance from the conference center, Lemongrass offers traditional and more modern Thai meals in a stunning silk factory—inspired setting. $$

Wicked Spoon: Take your pick at this buffet-style restaurant located in the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas across the street from the conference center. This isn’t your average buffet, though. Enjoy sleek, high-end items ranging from standard favorites to more refined eats. $$$