Viva 7th & Carson: Culture is Food


Culture is Food at 7th & Carson Golden Gate Shrimp Cocktails

On a Vegas summer morning, just about everyone is looking for brunch. Is it really a Vegas-morning if you aren’t? The Fremont district of Las Vegas is still the hub of good eats with one east-end stop embodying that city-brunch vibe we’re all searching for. 7th & Carson is the best of both Old and New Vegas. Serving classic favorites and trendy options since 2017, they’ve brought an Irish-pub feel and their garden patio to the local area. Culture is Food stopped by to try out the fan-favorite for ourselves.

I walked into canopies of lush green shading me from the heat. Walls covered in murals hid this garden gem in a gambler’s paradise. Despite the busy morning, the patio was spacious enough to enjoy an intimate meal or have a few drinks with friends. I spoke with Jennifer Tramaglino, a Day 1 from 7th & Carson, who embodies the same warm feel of the restaurant. With owner Liam Dwyer, they’ve been making this corner of Carson one of DTLV’s favorite spots. 

Viva Old Vegas

7th & Carson’s 7th St. Slider Trio

Jennifer and I shared some coffee and talked about the growing variety at 7th & Carson. The laid-back environment offers brunch and dinner in hearty servings or group plates; even high-tea, by reservation, for the classy foodies prepared by in-house chef Tracy Ritani. For those looking for a little more than bar-food, the entire menu is full of unique and fresh dishes you won’t find anywhere else.

Adding to the one-of-a-kind options is the city-renowned shrimp cocktails. Originally hailing from the Golden Gate in 1959, 7th & Carson holds the 99-cent favorite and is keeping the traditional going until the end of the summer. So, don’t forget to get some of those classic vibes with a Rat Pack classic.

The culture-driven food isn’t the only thing that 7th & Carson offers either. The community comes first with this establishment and that was part of their intent with the Corner Market. Amid the global pandemic, the Corner Market offers curbside pickup with basic needs that grocery stores couldn’t always supply. Providing packaged liquor along with favorites from the menus -and the ever so elusive toilet paper- the program quickly became a way to help the homeless population in the area.

​In 2019, Las Vegas was among the top 10 in homelessness among the United States. While ordering your own meals and supplies, customers can pay-it-forward with $5 meal donations. The program has been further funded by Zappos and Curaleaf, allowing them to serve over 350 meals a day. At the moment, they’ve provided over 3000 meals.

Award-Winning Plates

Culture is Food’s JC Coats and Anthony ‘Fulltime Tony’ Lee with Jennifer Tramaglino

The community loves this corner restaurant just as much as tourists do. 7th & Carson are the proud winners of the 2017 Forbes Insider List for Best Salad in Las Vegas for their Peach & Arugula salad. This seasonal item can feature either grilled pears or peaches along with black pepper, honey, and basil pesto. They’ve also won the 2018 Nevada Restaurant Association Restaurant of the year and the Open Table Diner’s Choice in 2020.

With all those accomplishments, Culture is Food stopped by to try it out for ourselves. Check here to watch the full episode and see exactly what brings locals and tourist to the east-end of Fremont. 7th & Carson may have already captured the hearts and stomachs of many but, they are still adding more to their experience as we get into the thick of summer. To keep up with them or to check out their menu, follow them here.

Keep watching Culture is Food for the best that Las Vegas foodie culture has to offer. Let us know if we tried any of your favorite places or dishes. If not, let us know what it is and maybe you’ll see it in a future episode!

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Joycelin Arnold

Dating back to 2012, Joycelin has wrote for various online Video Game publications covering events and launches regularly. Cannabis has been with her throughout the journey, however. She officially joined cannabis industry in 2016 as a budtender and begin writing for brands and magazines in 2017. Outside of cannabis, she writes science fiction with one published novel, Siren, so far.

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