Sunday, August 3, 2014

Rollin Smoke BBQ on Food Paradise, Travel Network TV

By Dru Chai

It's been a little over a year since I visited and wrote a review on Rollin Smoke BBQ in Las Vegas. While I enjoyed my beef rib and brisket, Rollin Smoke has garnered some attention on Instagram, Yelp, and other social media sites for some of their other unique menu items. Both their Outlaw Burger and the Smoked Meatloaf were recently featured on Travel Network TV's Food Paradise.

Food Paradise has quickly become one of my favorite food-related shows to watch on TV. There's no annoyingly loud host desperate for attention or cracking jokes with the chefs -- it's all about the food. Quick and snappy, a half hour segment of Food Paradise takes viewers through to different cities around the country looking for the best food -- and only about the food.

Given the lack of good BBQ in Vegas, it was great to see Rollin Smoke featured on Food Paradise, because this bit of TV exposure will likely result in long lines. You can't tell on TV, but the restaurant is a definite hole-in-the-wall. I hope their success results in a bigger, better location in Las Vegas.

I have yet to return to Rollin Smoke since my initial visit back in July '13, but that Outlaw Burger and Smoked Meatloaf looks like a mouth-drooling, must-order. And in the spirit of Vegas buffets, there is even a $24.99 all-you-can-eat option -- anything on the menu, any day, any time. Someone's definitely going to be eating so much, that they'll be "rollin'" out of the restaurant.