Tucked away in northeast Nevada at an elevation of 5,000 feet, Elko offers scenic beauty and great dining options. Many people are unaware that this region contains a substantial Basque population. As a result, Elko presents the rare opportunity to sample traditional Basque cuisine, which consists of several meat dishes, including the ubiquitous lamb offerings as well as steak and chops. Soup, especially the bean variety, is another popular staple in the area. These seasoned soups are typically served with generous sides of bread. There are many other ethnic cuisine types in Elko besides Basque. Sample a turkey or veal shawarma topped with hummus and served with piping-hot mint tea. You may be surprised to find a Japanese steakhouse with Kobe beef appearing on the menu alongside plentiful varieties of sushi rolls.