F.A.M.E. Brings Asian Street Market Flair And Fukuburger To The LINQ
If you’re 1) a big fan of Asian food 2) want an all-around spectacular experience and 3) love the hype of the Las Vegas Strip, then you’re in for a surprise. Slated to open sometime next month at The LINQ, F.A.M.E combines a night street market, contemporary dining, live entertainment and featured food trucks all into one.
Whenever I heard the word fame, my mind drifts back to the popular early ’80s musical. But now I think about food! F.A.M.E., which stands for Food · Art · Music · Entertainment, will deliver the kind of vibe that you don’t usually expect from Asian dining. The 12,000-square-foot Las Vegas restaurant/venue will be located across Tilted Kilt, just a few steps away from Polaroid Fotobar. Here are five reasons to get your hyped for your one glorious night in Asia – right in the heart of the Strip.
Fame and fortune? I’m all for some F.A.M.E. and fortune cookie.
5. One word: Fukuburger.
Locals are crazy about food trucks. Whether we’re waiting for the next festival or searching online for the latest truck stop, there’s something exciting about ordering from one of these puppies. Fukuburger, one of the most popular Las Vegas food trucks, will have a faux food truck station parked right in front. If you’re a fan of burgers and Asian fare, then you’ve met your match: Fukuburger adds a fun, Japanese-inspired twist to their menu. Signature bites include the Fukuburger, an all-beef patty topped with American cheese, lettuce, tomato, onions, wasabi mayo, drizzled with Fuku sauce; Tamago, an all-beef patty topped with furikake, teriyaki, wasabi mayo, finished with crispy onion strings and a fried egg; and Togarshi garlic fries, served with the signature “crack sauce” and ketchup. Fukuburger will also offer brand new items, guaranteed to excite everyone’s tastes buds.
“With a spot at F.A.M.E., locals and visitors will have a chance to eat at Fukuburger, day or night, without having to track down the truck’s destination,” said Chul Park, director of HIG Management, the parent company behind F.A.M.E.
4. An authentic Asian night market on the Strip – say what!
Located on F.A.M.E.’s lower level, the Asian Market will offer street foods found in Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, Korea, China and Vietnam. This will be right next to the featured stationary food truck. If you’ve watched Asian films (or actually roamed the streets of Asia), then you already know open-air marketplaces are the quintessential hot spots. Featured tastes include dim sum, stir-fry, ramen, barbecue, crepes and more. Pair your fun food with a cold one and choose from a wide range of Asian microbrews served in bottles or on tap.
3. Art and entertainment.
What’s a festive meal without all the fun and music? F.A.M.E. will showcase pop art, as well as live entertainment. Enjoy live Taiko drum music and dragon dancers by the lower level’s market area, or DJ-spun music at the top. You can even bring the music back home with you: F.A.M.E.’s souvenir shop carries all kinds of goodies, including small drums.
2. Wine and dine.
For a nice dining experience, F.A.M.E. will have an upstairs contemporary Japanese restaurant, featuring a DJ booth in the dining room and two patios – one with lounge-style seating adjacent to a bar. You can dine at a table or at the Tokyo-style Robata Bar, Sushi Bar or Tempura Bar. Executive chef Bryan Emperor will feature his culinary masterpieces, seen above. Kick the night off and sip from a fine array of Asian-inspired cocktails made with sake and other traditional spirits. (Note: Gallery photos courtesy of Peter Harasty.)