The event will feature local street vendors and food trucks competing to create classic dishes inspired by El Cortez’s popular Vintage Dining Menu. The event is fueled by the popularity of El Cortez’s Vintage Menu and its growing reputation as one of the premier street spots for food trucks in downtown Las Vegas. El Cortez has quickly become downtown Las Vegas’ hotspot for food trucks due to the success of the monthly Vegas StrEATs festival and the property’s Midweek Much event.
There will be multiple food trucks competing to see who can create the best vintage-inspired dish using El Cortez’s Vintage Menu as the model for their new creations. The cocktail menu features classic cocktails such as the side car, the mint julep, the blood and sand and the aviation.
In addition, bartenders from the legendary Las Vegas casino will also be on hand to stir up drinks from the Vintage Cocktail Menu. El Cortez introduced their Vintage Dining and Vintage Cocktail Menus in 2011 its 70th anniversary. The dining menu draws on classic recipes from around the Las Vegas Valley, including dishes from Sultan’s Table at the Dunes, Delmonico’s at the Riviera Hotel and Casino, The House of Lords at the recently closed Sahara, La Vie en Rose at the Desert Inn and Saver Room at the Aladdin.
Celebrating its 70th anniversary in 2011, El Cortez Hotel and Casino is the longest continuously operating hotel-casino in Las Vegas. Voted “Best Downtown Hotel” in 2009 by Las Vegas Review-Journal; “Best Blackjack in Las Vegas” in 2007 and from 2009-2011; “Best Video Poker” in 2008 and “Best Keno in Las Vegas” from 2005-2006 and 2008-2011, the iconic property located at 600 East Fremont Street is the only casino on Fremont East Entertainment District.
With 300 newly remodeled hotel rooms, including four uniquely themed suites that resulted from the 2010 Design A Suite Downtown Contest, El Cortez offers some of the best accommodations in downtown Las Vegas. In May 2009, the property opened the El Cortez Cabana Suites, a 64-room boutique hotel offering vintage South Beach style in the heart of downtown. The casino features full-pay 3-2 single deck blackjack, 10 times odds on craps, state-of-the-art roulette and more than 1,000 slot machines. El Cortez also offers a full range of sports betting options in the casino Sports Book.