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Thursday, December 29, 2016

Road to the 2016 USA Barbecue Championship: Carve Deli & Market in Laughlin, Nevada


In the previous blog post, we enjoyed Bumbleberry Flats. The other new restaurant at Pioneer Hotel & Gambling Hall is Carve Deli & Market. It is located inside of the casino with its bulb-light sign glowing.

Like Bumbleberry Flats, the interior is country, old west meets trendy. The décor incorporates reclaimed wood paneling, aluminum-pressed ceiling tiles, and paint-scuffed walls for a new, yet lived-in look. It is a full-service deli where you can order sandwiches, a pound of sliced Boar’s Head meats & cheese, grab-and-go non-alcoholic drinks like water, juice, sodas, along with made-to-order espresso drinks and sweets like cookies and brownies.

Here are some sandwiches to try:

Smoked Salmon Bagel ($8.25) is made with your choice of bagel (plain bagel in this case) topped with smoked salmon, cream cheese, thinly sliced red onion, capers, and sprouts. It is a healthy sandwich for any time but would be great for breakfast. The ingredients are perfect. It just needs some adjustments on the ratio of each – more cream cheese, fewer capers as the salmon is quite salty enough, and more sprouts. Rating: 4.1/5

Classic Italian Sub ($9.50) is made with your choice of bread (hoagie roll in this case) topped with pepperoni, capicola, salami, provolone cheese, shredded lettuce, sliced tomato, red onion, and deli dressing. It is definitely a classic Italian sub, stacked pretty high. It just needs a dash of salt and pepper and a bit more dressing. The addition of pickles or pepperoncinis also help boost the acidity level to bring the flavor of the meats forward. Rating: 3.8/5

Liverwurst ($8.25) is made with your choice of bread (sourdough in this case) topped with Strassburger Liverwurst, American cheese, deli mustard, thinly sliced red onion, and pickles. I love liverwurst, but I was expecting a soft creamy, pate-like liverwurst versus a sliced meat. The sliced meat is actually very good as it is made with pork, pork livers, and bacon, and reminiscent of a meaty bologna. American cheese is an interesting choice but an assertive cheese like Swiss or sharp cheddar would work better. Rating: 4/5

Chipotle Chicken Panini ($9.50) is made with chipotle chicken, chipotle gouda cheese, shaved red onion, applewood smoked bacon, and honey mustard. This is one tasty sandwich! The chipotle, with its sweet, smoky flavor, makes every bite addictive and pulls all of the flavors of this sandwich together with a perfect sweet, salty, and tangy balance. The only thing it needs is a little more grill time to make the bread crispier. One of the best things about a panini is the crunchy texture when you bite into it. Rating: 4.3/5

  • Travel tip: If you’re on a road trip or flying, Carve Deli & Market is a great place to stock up for the trip home or to your next road trip destination. If you are leaving in the morning, order your favorite sandwich the night before and store in your in-room refrigerator. They are good to go when you head out and will be at perfect temperature for lunch. I would suggest getting a cold sandwiches versus hot one as they will hold up better.

I hope you enjoyed this Laughlin travel series focusing on the accommodations and restaurants at the Pioneer Hotel & Gambling Hall. Check out my YouTube video to see how 7 Sins BBQ did at the USA Barbecue Championship and see you on the next road trip!

Atmosphere: 4 out of 5 stars
Service: 5 out of 5 stars
Décor: 4 out of 5 stars
Food: 4 out of 5 stars

For more information:
2200 S. Casino Dr.
Laughlin, NV 89209
+1.702.298.2442
Hours: Monday and Tuesday from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., Wednesday 6 a.m. to 12 a.m., Thursday through Saturday open 24 hours, Sunday from 12 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Seating: Interior
Reservations: None

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