Dining in the 18b is almost unbelievably good. Don’t take my word for it; just try to score a seat at Italian bistro Esther’s Kitchen (1130 S. Casino Center Blvd. #110), sushi bar Yu-Or-Mi (100 E. California Ave.), American comfort food spot Main St. Provisions (1214 S. Main St.) or Brooklyn-style pizzeria Good Pie (1212 S. Main St.) on a weekend night without calling ahead. Between those four places, there are enough Yelp stars to rival the heavens, and they’re all deserved.
That’s just the beginning of the sublime food options in the 18b. Want a delicious vegan taco? Try Tacotarian (1130 S. Casino Center Blvd. #170). How about a savory meat pie? Cornish Pasty (10 E. Charleston Blvd.) awaits your custom. The empanadas at Makers & Finders (1120 S. Main St. #110) are the stuff of dreams. Taverna Costera (1031 S. Main St.) is dishing up Mediterranean-inspired seafood and tapas. The small-but-mighty D E Thai Kitchen (1108 S. 3rd St.) cooks up a dynamite bowl of drunken noodles. And the rib-sticking fries at 18bin (107 E. Charleston Blvd. #150) are available with a staggering variety of seasonings and sauces.