Where to score some snacks for National Popcorn Day

Angelicious Popcorn, owned by Bob Treska, offers a variety of popped treats.
Photo: Leila Navidi

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:

    • Angelicious Popcorn

      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

    • Popcorn Girl

      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

    • Popcorn Chicago

      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

    • Popped

      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

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    • It’s operated by Cyndy Violette—World Series of Poker bracelet-holder, Ladies Poker Hall of Fame inductee and proud vegan.

    • For $20 more you can get unlimited mimosas or rum punch or bloodys or Champagne or margaritas or beer. Now we’re brunching, people.

    • The attentive staff cooks everything for you, so you don’t have to guess when your food is ready.

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