LAS VEGAS ( TheStreet) -- In seeking the hottest restaurants, ingredients and flavors, TravelsinTaste.com recently had the opportunity to chat with its resident garden fresh flavors expert, Executive Chef Mark Sandoval of Wolfgang Puck's Postrio in the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino (LVS - Get Report). Sandoval is always on the lookout for new, unique ingredients for his menus, and interesting playful ideas such as his purchase of Pepper the pig, an acorn-fed hog that was butchered and delivered and from which he subsequently created many out-of-the-ordinary menu items. We asked him about dining trends in Vegas. His answer: the gourmet food truck.
"There seems to be a lot of people breaking into that market. They are on Twitter and Facebook and they'll let everyone know what location they are at. People go to that location specifically, and then they'll move. It seems to be a big trend in Vegas -- something that's growing more and more, " Sandoval said.
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TravelsinTaste was lucky enough to track down the new powerhouse in town -- Fukuburger, a big, red gourmet food truck serving up the classic American burger with a Japanese flair. In Vegas Fukuburger has been all the rage for locals and the chefs among them. It is run by former Tao servers Colin Fukunaga and Rob "Mags" Magsalin.
|Fukuburger travels the streets of Las Vegas serving gourmet burgers to in-the-know locals and hungry chefs with high standards.|