Sticks Tavern/To Be Frank
Jordan Camacho spent time in the kitchens of Charlie Palmer’s Stirling Club and Thomas Keller’s Bouchon before opening the To Be Frank hotdog pop-up during the pandemic. He's since gone brick-and-mortar with a food-focused gaming bar across from the Henderson Silver Knights’ Water Street practice facility, specializing in rotisserie chicken. Yet those over-the-top franks proved so popular, he had to include them in the mix.
Sticks resonates with local foodies on all those levels. Thrillist’s Rob Kachelriess named it a top pick for both hot dogs and chicken. And Huntington Press publisher Anthony Curtis, one of the world’s foremost authorities on video poker, put it on his short list of gaming bars with great food.
For rotisserie fans, Camacho starts with natural pasture-raised chickens, which he offers in quarters, halves or whole birds, accompanied by your choice of eight delicious sauces and veggies that have been absorbing the drippings during the cooking process. Dogs range from the Philly (housemade cheese wiz, sauteed peppers and onions) to the bahn mi (pork pate, goldenaise, cilantro and pickled carrots & daikon). Both go down great as you watch a Golden Knights game (which they always show).