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Viva the Canter’s Deli Viva Las Vegas sandwich!

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The LA-based deli now offers an ode to our city: the Viva Las Vegas sandwich.

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Canter's Deli
At Treasure Island, 894-7111
Daily, 11 a.m. to midnight.

I chuckle when some restaurant from another city comes to town and slaps together a menu item with a Vegas-friendly name, as if it’s going to win over us locals so easily. Besides, most of us are from somewhere else and much more likely to enjoy a taste of back home than sample something just because it’s been Sin Cityfied. Yet I have no problem with the Viva Las Vegas sandwich at Canter’s Delicatessen at TI. True, this joint is another transplant—a mini-version of the landmark original deli in LA (and there’s a second, even smaller Canter’s in Mandalay Bay). But I prefer it to the other real/fake deli spots on the Strip because they keep things relatively simple, and they have terrific, chewy rye bread. The Viva is a mighty pile of corned beef and pastrami—two delicious cow flavors that made Canter’s famous—with a bit of coleslaw and Swiss cheese. I don’t care if it’s from SoCal; if you want to call it our official Vegas sandwich, I’ll second. Viva indeed, and pass the mustard.

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