A number of specialty popcorn stores have popped up across the Valley over the past few years, offering Las Vegans locally-made, gourmet varieties of the traditional snack food.
Many of these munchie-making companies go far beyond the usual flavor trifecta (butter, cheddar and caramel) to offer creative and diverse assortments of the stuff. From green apple to cinnamon to jalapeno ranch, it should be easy to please just about any junk food aficionado.
And this Saturday is the perfect opportunity for you to ditch the standard microwavable bag, as the country celebrates National Popcorn Day on January 19.
Orville Redenbacher might have known a thing or two about convenience (and style with that sweet bow-tie), but his kernels don’t hold a candle to some of the stuff you can find at one of these local outlets:
Location: 6495 S. Pecos Rd., 454-2676
Hours: Tue-Sat, 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
A few available flavors: banana, cinnamon, hot & spicy cheddar
The Corn Colonel
Location: Boulevard Mall, 3528 S. Maryland Pkwy., Suite 314, 685-5785
Hours: Mon-Sat, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Location: Las Vegas Premium Outlets South, 7400 S. Las Vegas Blvd., 260-0694
Hours: Mon-Sat, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
A few available flavors: Kettle, caramel and white cheddar
Location: 8550 W. Charleston Blvd., Suite 109, 258-2676
Hours: Mon-Thu, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fri-Sat, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Location: 1000 N. Green Valley Pkwy., Suite 510, 568-0557
Hours: Mon-Sat, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
A few available flavors: parmesan garlic, creamy cheesecake, dill pickle
Location(s): Inside the Stratosphere, Circus Circus and on the Fremont Street Experience, 866-767-7300
Hours: Daily; 10 a.m.-10 p.m. (Stratosphere); 10 a.m.-12 a.m. (Circus Circus); 10 a.m.-12 a.m. (Fremont Street Experience)
A few available flavors: salt & vinegar, barbecue cheddar, cheese pizza
Location: 9480 S. Eastern Ave., 998-9234
Hours: Daily, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Location: Town Square, 6649 S. Las Vegas Blvd., 207-0985
Hours: Mon-Thu, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Fri-Sat, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
A few available flavors: nacho, salt & vinegar, caramel almonds