It is Southern Nevada’s first — and, apparently, only — conveyor-belt restaurant. Maybe you’ve heard of such spots, many of
Chubby Cattle, a Mongolian restaurant that got its start in Las Vegas six months ago, has found a second pen on Broadway. David Zhao, who handles marketing for the concept through his firm NXT Group, said he’s bringing Mongolian fare into the 21st century with a refrigerated conveyor belt system that transports food to customers at their seats.
Our waiter at Chubby Cattle on a recent Saturday night is crushing it. My friends and I are a little annoyed that the restaurant isn’t selling alcohol. But Deni, with his hair pulled back and the swagger of a fella who’s been here before, somehow convinces me that the fresh juices are what I really want. So I order a watermelon juice and then a mango juice, and damn, they’re good.
Conveyor belt dining finally arrives in Las Vegas. Chubby Cattle specializes in hot pots, heated in front of each guest and featuring a wide variety of choose-your-own ingredients. Guests first select their flavor of broths, beginning with the $3.99 house original, or the $4.99 "Dragon King Seafood" or head into a dramatic world of spice, with levels of "hell" ranging from entry "level 6," to the $6.99 "Deepest Level Hell 18." Next, you choose your sauce of soy, chili or…