Derek Stevens (owner of Circa and The D) is a Detroit native willing to go to great lengths for tastes of home. It began with importing his hometown’s famed hotdog spot American Coney Island to The D, and continues with this deli in Circa. Sagniaw’s is the creation of Paul Saginaw, a founding partner in Ann Arbor’s Zingerman’s Delicatessen. So fans of that 40-year-old Michigan landmark will recognize its famed matzo ball soup, onion rings, latkes and oversized Reuben.
It’s not all about Motor City nostalgia here, however. Las Vegas’ history is also well-represented, in the form of Las Vegas’ most famed dish: shrimp cocktail. And it’s not just any shrimp cocktail. Sanginaw’s has secured the rights and the recipe to the same 50-cent (later 99-cent) shrimp cocktail in a tulip serving cup that debuted at Fremont Street’s Golden Gate hotel in 1959. And while it’s now priced at $11 most of the time, night owls can get one for 99 cents between 3 and 5 a.m. If the that’s not enough Vegas cred for you, this place also comes recommended by Vital Vegas’ Scott Roeben and Evel Pie creator Branden Powers.