There are five (and counting) local outlets of this nationwide chain, but this one is convenient to those staying east of the Strip and popular with locals, especially kids from nearby UNLV. It’s a bustling deli where all items are advertised as free of artificial trans fats and offering a selection of “slimwiches,” so as multipurpose diner/delis go, this may be a fairly healthy option. Jason’s also does a brisk takeout business, again useful for those staying in nearby chain hotels without much in the way of room service. There is the usual deli fare—at least a dozen soups, sandwiches, wraps, and junior meals. The wraps tip you off that this is not a Brooklyn-style pastrami deli, but fancy California-influenced versions of sandwiches. A wild card is the New Orleans–inspired muffalettas. The sandwiches are piled with meat, and the chicken pot pie is huge. Naturally, the salad bar contains pudding and vanilla wafers—wouldn’t want to carry “healthy” too far.
- Rick Garman