What’s Cooking: Zipline and Lunch at The LINQ

Admittedly I’m not much of a daredevil or adventure seeker, so it was with some trepidation that I accepted an offer to check out the new FLY LINQ zipline at The LINQ Promenade (the only zipline on the Vegas Strip), but was quite glad I did. Being the scaredy-cat that I am, I opted out of the superhero and went with the seated position. In all seriousness, the scariest part of the experience was the anticipation and elevator ride 12 stories up to the 114-foot-tall launch tower situated at the Strip end of the Promenade. The ride itself, traveling 1,121 feet through The LINQ Promenade was quite comfortable and while exhilarating, not more than I could handle and the zipline operators were extremely friendly and reassuring. The ride lasts about a minute and transports you from the Strip end of the Promenade to near the base of the High Roller on the opposite side.

After exiting the zipline you are only a few steps away from Maxie’s, the newest restaurant within the Promenade. This replacement for Canter’s deli is named for the owner’s mother, and features an assortment of breakfast entrees, deli sandwiches, salads and over-the-top milkshakes. You can find your inner child here with options of Cotton Candy Pancakes, Fruity Pebbles French Toast, Peanut Butter & Jelly Pancakes, The Fruit Loop cereal milkshake and tabletops decorated with board games like Candyland, Chutes & Ladders and Monopoly. The aforementioned milkshakes are well worth showing up for and I opted to live like a king and enjoyed the Elvis Loves Bananas with things the King enjoyed: peanut butter with banana, chocolate Coco Pebbles cereal, chocolate syrup and caramel. We rode the zipline before lunch so we wouldn’t lose it on the ride, but I now realize doing so was not necessary and you can now count me as a fan of soaring through the sky attached
securely to a system of wires and pulleys.

Published by The Las Vegas Food & Beverage Professional, June 2019