District: Donuts. Sliders. Brew.
New Orleans’ cult favorite, District: Donuts. Sliders. Brew. makes its West Coast debut at Block 16, serving handcrafted craveable classics, prepared fresh-to-order. Recognized as a leading craft donut purveyor, District’s rich, homemade confections include more than 100 consistently rotating flavors including Chocolate Blackout and Bananas Foster. The eatery’s boundless donut collection complements wider menus highlighting both lunch and dinner. Breakfast favorites include made-from-scratch biscuit sandwiches and the signature crowd favorite, kolache—a tender, sweet pastry dough filled with a selection of sweet and savory ingredients. Lunch and dinner menu items include waffle cheese fries, pork belly sliders and savory donut sandwiches. Widely known for its specialty coffee and espresso program, District brings a full array of craft espresso beverages as well as nitro cold brew, Vietnamese iced coffee and house-made chocolate milk, expertly poured on draft.
Opening fall 2018, New York City tequila and mezcal bar Ghost Donkey’s menu pulls inspiration from the alluring ingredients and flavors of Mexico to authenticate a true fiesta experience. Featuring an extensive selection of mezcal, Ghost Donkey serves expertly selected tasting flights alongside specially crafted cocktails made with traditional Mexican spirits and artisanal brands, complementing the resort’s world-renowned cocktail program. One of the highlights of the menu, Truffle Nachos, adds a new legend to the lexicon of bar snacks.
Hattie B’s Hot Chicken
Famed for its emphasis on quality, flavor and true Southern hospitality, Nashville’s family-owned and operated Hattie B’s Hot Chicken showcases its first West Coast location at Block 16, serving hot chicken, Southern sides and local brews in a casual, counter-service eatery. The menu standout, perfectly-fried chicken bathed in hot melted spices, is served in a variety of heat levels from Southern (no heat), Mild, Medium, Hot, Damn Hot to the daredevil’s dream, Shut the Cluck Up. Hattie B’s also features complementary comfort dishes including pimento mac and cheese, Southern greens and local Nashville favorite, banana pudding.
Portland Chef Rick Gencarelli brings Lardo’s ruthlessly bold and flavorful approach to The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas as an over-the-top sandwich eatery featuring big flavors and even bigger sandwiches. Primarily a pork sandwich shop that uses genuine ingredients made into carefully crafted standouts, Lardo’s menu features favorites such as the Griddled Mortadella, Phởrench Dip with shaved beef and phở broth, and Lardo’s signature dirty fries, coupled with a selection of Chef Gencarelli’s favorite beers on tap, sourced directly from Portland.
Pok Pok Wing
James Beard Award-winning Chef Andy Ricker debuts his Portland-based concept, Pok Pok Wing, at Block 16 Urban Food Hall. With accolades and a serious cult following that includes influential foodies Anthony Bourdain and Guy Fieri, Pok Pok Wing’s menu features its most widely addictive and seriously crave-able dish, Ike’s Vietnamese Fish Sauce Wings. Sealed in a sweet, sticky glaze with crispy, delectable bites of caramelized garlic, Ricker has built a national empire on curating the perfect texture and flavor, hitting guest’s every taste bud with notes of salt, spice and sweet. Also available on the menu, Pok Pok Wing’s refreshing Som Soda is a fizzy, sweet and tart elixir made with Pok Pok Som drinking vinegars in refreshing flavors, including ginger, Thai basil, grapefruit, and turmeric.
Tekka Bar: Handroll & Sake
Concepted from local Las Vegas Restaurateur Takashi Segawa, best known for his creations Monta Ramen, Kabuto and Sushi Mon, Tekka Bar: Handroll & Sake draws inspiration from the ancient gambling destination in Japan dating back more than 100 years ago, with "Tekka Ba" translating to "old gambling place." Tekka Bar debuts a signature Tekka Tuna roll, featuring the restaurant’s notable spicy sauce, alongside an eclectic sake program to Block 16 Urban Food Hall. Handrolls are prepared counter-side and made-to-order for guests highlighting the freshest seafood featuring blue crab, yellowtail, salmon and more.