This past Saturday I had the opportunity to attend once again one of the great annual events here in town, the Bite of Las Vegas food and music festival at Desert Breeze Park that is put on by Mix 94.1 FM. There is always a wonderful representation of local restaurants with food samplings and an all-day line-up of music featuring American Idol winner Phillip Phillips, Tristan Prettyman, The Counting Crowes, and Matchbox 20. I thought it might be a good idea to drop by and see what I could find in the way of vegan-friendly food. I was not disappointed.
It was nice to stop by the Mix 94.1 booth and have a chance to talk with the lovely Mercedes from the Mark and Mercedes Morning Show. She is so wonderful to listen to on the radio but in person she is just one of those people who just glows and she is one of the most real and down to earth people you will ever meet. From there I went to Tropical Smoothie booth where they had gone all out with a grass hut, sand, and live tropical music and dancers. I had a mini Hummus & Veggie Wrap (minus the cheese) that was full of rice, veggies, black beans, and hummus. A nice way to get things started.
A Slice of Vegas Pizza (from Mandalay Place) was also represented and they were selling their delicious vegan pizza by the slice. Just a few spaces down, the Red Velvet Cafe had great set-up and I enjoyed a sampling of the Vegan Chicken Teriyaki and rice with edamame. It was so good. They also had some amazing desserts including their legendary vegan chocolate chip cookies and a mini churro and chocolate sauce. Oh my heavens yes. The Mad Greek Cafe also was there and had a few different plant-based appetizer options that I did not get a chance to try.
The day did not disappoint weather-wise and a great crowd enjoyed all that Bite of Las Vegas had to offer. It is always a great family-friendly event and it was so good to see so many families attending together. It was also good to see, just as I had last month at the FYF Fest in Los Angeles, plenty of plant-based options available for those that were looking. It is another sign that things are slowly changing. It certainly made this bite a little kinder all the way around.