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NEW RESTAURANTS IN LAS VEGAS

Ellis Island Hotel, Casino & Brewery has broken ground on its new two-story bar, dining and entertainment venue, The Front Yard. Scheduled to open in late 2017, the indoor/outdoor attraction will offer a capacity of 300 and feature a casual garden-like atmosphere with wood fixtures, exposed steel and low lighting; games such as corn hole, shuffleboard and beer pong; regular live entertainment by local performers; and second floor atrium with a view of the Las Vegas Strip. An existing exterior wall will be replaced with a window so the Ellis Island on-site brewery, which will celebrate its 20-year anniversary in 2018, will be visible from the space, where patrons can see the copper tanks and the brewing process. Additionally, the place has plans to distill its own spirits, which will be served along with its house-brewed beers. The Front Yard, Ellis Island Hotel, Casino & Brewery, 4178 Koval Lane, Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-794-0888.
 
The otheroom, the unique bar concept that has been in operation in Venice Beach, Calif., and Manhattan’s West Village for more than 30 years, has opened its first Las Vegas location at Forum Shops at Caesars, situated in front of the Strip-side Trevi Fountain landmark. Décor features a chic, candlelit aesthetic with industrial brick and metal finishes, and the seductive setting blends masculine and feminine touches. Menu highlights exclusive to the Las Vegas outpost include the house special shiitake burger, short rib grilled cheese, maple bacon “tots” and charcuterie plate. To accompany the food, several signature cocktails are offered, such as the “Smokey and The Bandit,” a twist on the popular Mule incorporating Basil Hayden’s Bourbon with smoked peach liqueur, fresh lemon, Angostura and ginger beer served in a chilled copper mug. The otheroom is open daily from 11 a.m. the otheroom, Caesars Palace, Forum Shops at Caesars, 3500 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-836-2096.
 
Located adjacent to the Downtown Container Park, 7th & Carson bar and restaurant is now open for dinner Thursday through Monday featuring a menu of small plates at approachable price points. Guests enter directly into a lush patio garden with fresh herbs hanging from the walls and green foliage lining the brick enclosed outdoor dining area. Guests may eat al fresco under the sparkling lights, in the main dining room or at the counter of the exhibition hearth oven. Designed by executive chef Gregg Fortunato, dishes are highlighted by extra crispy fried chicken wings dusted with a tangy spice blend and sided by house-made honey habanero hot sauce; white truffle toast (wood-fired garlic bread with Gouda fondue); and duckling potpie, a duo of bite-size buttery pastry puffs filled with duck leg and wood-roasted vegetables. 7th & Carson, 616 E. Carson St., Ste. 110, Las Vegas, NV 89101, 702-868-4119.
 
Tropicana Las Vegas, as part of its continued revitalization, has opened Oakville Steakhouse. The restaurant celebrates Napa Valley wine with an extensive list that also features wines from around the world, including rare vintages. The menu offers a wide variety of cuts such as dry-aged, Wagyu and grass-fed beef, and a nightly carving special served tableside. The entryway displays a wine wall showcasing more than 150 bottles, and among the dining room’s contemporary design elements are artwork and photographs of the renowned vineyards, wineries and surrounding areas of Oakville. A private dining room is available for up to 40 guests. Oakville Steakhouse, Tropicana Las Vegas, 3801 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-739-2222, 888-826-8767.
 
The Black Sheep is now open, offering chef/partner Jamie Tran's take on modern American-Vietnamese food. Tran trained under Charlie Palmer at Aureole and recently served as executive chef at DB Brasserie. Her signature dishes include braised Duroc pork belly with crunchy chicharrón and Hood River cherry sauce; fried whole rainbow trout with sautéed rainbow Swiss chard; and slow-cooked short rib with yucca gnocchi. "The Black Sheep" cocktail features coffee-infused Jim Beam Rye Whiskey, crème de cacao, vanilla crème syrup and Uinta Baba Black Lager, topped with whipped cream. The 50-seat restaurant has gray walls, muted industrial lighting, a mirrored accent wall, aluminum awning and a 24-foot mural of a landscape dotted with sheep. The Black Sheep is open daily from 5 p.m.-11 p.m. The Black Sheep, 8680 W. Warm Springs Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89148, 702-954-3998.
 
Bandito Latin Kitchen & Cantina is now open in the Hughes Center. The 4,000-square-foot restaurant with seating for 150 features a décor that is a mix of rustic and modern, with hand-distressed wood, vibrant colors bathed in natural light through 30-foot-tall glass windows, a hand-pressed-tortilla station and an outdoor patio with views of the Las Vegas Strip. Executive chef Chris Kight’s menu highlights the food of Latin America and Mexico, with signature items such as fried octopus, turkey chorizo albondigas with creamed salsa verde, habanero shrimp and a variety of tacos including braised octopus, baja fish, carnitas and carne asada, all crafted with house-made tortillas. The cantina program, led by Jair Bustillos, presents creative cocktails rotated seasonally, like the La Paloma Blanca blending El Silencio Mezcal, Luxardo Maraschino Cherry, pink grapefruit juice and lime. Bandito Latin Kitchen & Cantina, 325 Hughes Center Dr., Ste. 100, Las Vegas, NV 89169, 702-857-7550.
 
Blue Ribbon, from chefs-restaurateurs Bruce and Eric Bromberg, has opened at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas in the space of the former Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill, which closed earlier in 2017. The restaurant brings the vision of American cuisine the two brothers originated 25 years ago when they opened their establishment of the same name in SoHo. Many of the design elements mirror the original NYC spot, including lighting with a sea of chandeliers, classic mahogany bar and tables and banquette fabrics. The menu lists favorites from the SoHo location, such as beef marrow and oxtail marmalade, a pupu platter and pan-roasted skate with crispy potatoes, shrimp and bacon. New additions exclusive to the Vegas outpost comprise bourbon-glazed prime rib of pork and The Cosmopolitan, a multi-tiered shellfish and caviar extravaganza served with a bottle of Champagne. Blue Ribbon is open daily for dinner and late-night dining. Blue Ribbon, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, 3708 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-698-7000.
 
Sparrow + Wolf has opened in Chinatown Former Comme Ça chef Brian Howard has opened Sparrow + Wolf in Chinatown, featuring a menu influenced by his international travels and regional American cuisine with live-fired cooking. Menu highlights include lamb tartare with sesame, apple and walnut; farm egg with wood roasted and pickled asparagus and caramelized feta; pork shoulder with hoisin milk stout glaze; and bento box with a rotating three-tier selection of oysters, shellfish, cured meats, terrines and seasonal condiments. The restaurant’s beverage program includes hard-to-find craft beers, carefully selected wines and signature cocktails developed to pair with the ingredients used in the restaurant’s kitchen. Sparrow + Wolf, 4480 Spring Mountain Rd., Ste. 100, Las Vegas, NV 89102, 702-790-2147.
 
MB Steak has opened at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in the HRH Tower. The MB in the name stands for “My Brothers” and is a reference to its creators, brothers David and Michael Morton, and pays tribute to the Morton family tradition of steakhouses. The 7,800-square-feet space includes two levels, with the main dining room and bar on the first and a bar, lounge and private dining room on the second, which is framed with windows, which offer views of the Vegas Strip and open up to allow fresh breezes. The menu includes various cuts including an 18-ounce dry-aged bone-in New York strip, along with seafood. MB Steak
 
Chef Bryce Shuman (NYC’s Betony) is partnering with Sydell Group to open Primrose in fall 2017 at Park MGM. Part of the property’s transformation from Monte Carlo Resort & Casino into Park MGM, the restaurant will be located between the lobby and pool and will highlight a vegetable-forward menu inspired by the South of France, with a focus on open-fire cooking. Martin Brudnizki is designing the venue to evoke a residence. Primrose, Park MGM, 3770 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, no phone.
 
Chef-TV personality Gordon Ramsay will open Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen in Las Vegas Chef-TV personality Gordon Ramsay has announced plans to open his Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen, set to debut in winter 2017 at Caesars Palace in the space currently occupied by Stripside Café & Bar. The restaurant will be Ramsay’s fifth in Las Vegas, all of which are located in Caesars Entertainment properties. At the centerpiece of the setting will be the kitchen, and it will be visible from every seat in the dining room. The newcomer will accommodate nearly 300 guests indoors and on a Strip-adjacent patio. A daily themed brunch, dinner and bar menu will comprise Hell’s Kitchen cast/chef recipes and dishes featured on the show, including many of Ramsay’s signature creations. Gordon Ramsay Hell's Kitchen, Caesars Palace, 3570 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, no phone.
 

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NOTEWORTHY ANNOUNCEMENTS

Lakeside Spotlighting Maine Lobster Dishes
Lakeside at Wynn Las Vegas has introduced the Lobster Supper, a new seasonal dining experience spotlighting the distinct flavors and preparations of Maine lobster. Available nightly from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. and running through Labor Day, the special menu includes lobster corn chowder; chilled Maine lobster salad; New England lobster roll; Maine lobster bake with steamed lobster, mussels, clams, sweet corn and potatoes; broiled Maine lobster frites; lobster mac and cheese; and surf & turf: chile-rubbed broiled half Maine lobster and charred beef tenderloin skewer. Lakeside, Wynn Las Vegas, 3131 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-248-3463.
 
Morels Serving Four-Course Tasting Menu
Morels French Steakhouse & Bistro at The Palazzo is offering a four-course tasting menu featuring the restaurant’s favorites and new summer dishes from executive chef J.L. Carrera. Priced at $45, the menu includes a choice of calamari frito or curry coconut shrimp; steamed PEI mussels, beef tenderloin tartare or Snake River Farms American Kobe sliders; Marchini Farms radicchio salad, snap pea Caesar salad, hearts of romaine salad or Greek salad; and free-range chicken paillard, shrimp pappardelle, grilled petit filet mignon or New York grass-fed sirloin. Guests can add a macaron trio with chocolate sauce and whipped cream for an additional $5 or a wine pairing for $20. The special is available through Labor Day for dinner Monday through Thursday 4 p.m.-11 p.m., Friday and Saturday 4 p.m.-midnight and Sunday 4 p.m.-10 p.m. Morels French Steakhouse & Bistro, The Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino, 3325 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-607-6333.
 
Morimoto Now Serving Omakase Menu
Morimoto Las Vegas at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino is now offering an omakase menu, a selection of dishes put together by chef Morimoto that are unique to his Las Vegas restaurant. The six-course tasting menu is priced at $140 per person (plus tax and tip) and includes cold and hot appetizers, a selection of sushi, a signature entrée and a dessert. A wine or saké pairing is available for an additional $95 per person. Morimoto Las Vegas, MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, 3799 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-891-3001.
 
The Biergarten Debuts at Lagasse's Stadium
The Venetian/Palazzo has unveiled The Biergarten at Lagasse's Stadium. Covering 1,800 square feet and located on the patio of the restaurant, the gathering space brings elements of a traditional beer hall with communal bench seating, ambient string lighting and lush greenery. A menu of German-inspired cuisine includes homemade potato pancakes, a giant Bavarian pretzel with beer cheese, flame-grilled bratwurst or knackwurst, and thinly pounded crispy pork or chicken schnitzel. Also offered are bottles, buckets and pitchers of beer, "frozen beer" and specialty cocktails such as the Kickin' Mule with Ketel One Vodka, Monin habanero lime syrup, fresh lime and ginger beer. The Biergarten at Lagasse's Stadium is open seven days a week from 4 p.m.-10 p.m. All guests must be 21 years of age and older. Lagasse's Stadium, The Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino, 3325 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-607-2665.
 
Jean-Georges Steakhouse Reopens After Remodel
After being closed for a two-month remodel, Jean-Georges Steakhouse at ARIA has reopened. “Milk drops” still hang from the ceiling in the expanded lounge, which has granite high-top tables and black and gold velvet bar stools. The elevated dining room now features a geometric frame made from a brushed dark bronze metal at the entrance. Outlines of cows that ringed the room have been replaced with a lattice pattern on the walls. New to the menu is a tableside carvery from which sliced meats are served with choices of rack of American lamb, bone-in Châteaubriand, smoked Wagyu brisket and Wagyu tomahawk. Jean-Georges Steakhouse, Aria Resort & Casino, CityCenter, 3730 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 877-230-2742.
 
Zuma at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is offering a three-course menu sampling Zuma Offering Three-Course Menu Sampling
Zuma at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is offering a three-course menu sampling, available throughout the summer. Priced at $60, each meal includes miso soup and a Zuma salad; choice of steamed Japanese spinach with sesame sauce, fried calamari, fried soft shell crab, yellowtail sashimi, chef’s daily maki or chef’s daily sushi; grilled vegetable donburi, sashimi chirashi don, salmon teriyaki, grilled branzino, oven-roasted barley miso chicken or spicy beef tenderloin; and green tea and banana cake with coconut ice cream, chawan mushi with exotic fruits or seasonal fruit selection. Zuma, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, 3708 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-698-2199.
 
Umami Burger Spotlighting Local Brewery During July
Throughout the month of July, Umami Burger, Beer Garden & Sports Book at SLS Las Vegas will support local beer by turning four of its taps over to Lovelady Brewing Company. The four brews include 9th Island, a golden kettle soured ale with pineapple purée; Love Juice, a Northeast-style IPA with a strong aroma of orange and tropical fruit; Café Femenino, a porter made with chocolate malt and Peruvian Café Femenino coffee, roasted at the local Mothership Coffee Company; and Love Triangle, a unique red ale made with a combination of Belgian yeast, German malt and American Citra hops. Beers are priced at $9 for a 14-ounce draft, $15 for a 25-ounce draft and $27 for a 50-ounce souvenir yard. On Tap Takeover Tuesdays, guests may purchase any Tap Takeover 14-ounce draft and receive the second draft for free, limit one per guest. Umami Burger, Beer Garden & Sports Book, SLS Las Vegas, 2535 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-761-7614.
 
Joël Robuchon Restaurant will be closed from July 31-August 13, 2017 Joël Robuchon Restaurant Closing for Annual Updates
Joël Robuchon Restaurant at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino will be closed from July 31-August 13, 2017, for annual restaurant updates. It will reopen on Monday, August 14. Joël Robuchon Restaurant, MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, 3799 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-891-7925.
 
Triple George Grill Offering 12 Days of Specials
Triple George Grill in downtown Las Vegas will celebrate its 12th anniversary with Cheers to George and 12 Days of 12-Hour Happy Hours promotions. From July 12 through July 30, anyone named George will get a complimentary appetizer with their meal, two Georges dining together will be served a whiskey flight and three Georges will receive a 96 oz. porterhouse steak and house wine free for the table. In addition, during the same time period Triple George’s Happy Hour will run from noon to midnight, with daily specials including discounted drinks, appetizers, prizes and give-a-ways for everyone at the counter bar. Triple George Grill, 201 N. Third St., Las Vegas, NV 89101, 702-384-2761.
 
Sundance Grill $20 Dinner for Two
In celebration of Silverton Casino Hotel Lodge’s 20th anniversary, the Sundance Grill will offer two entrées for $20 throughout the month of July. The special includes a choice of house salad or soup, a nonalcoholic beverage, shared dessert and the choice of two of the following entrées: turkey ala king over biscuits; open face hot beef sandwich with mashed potatoes; BBQ pulled pork sandwich with onion rings; the fisherman’s basket with battered cod filet, fried shrimp and french fries; and a classic burger with french fries. The shared dessert is a choice of strawberry tall cake, apple pie with vanilla bean ice cream or layered chocolate cake. Sundance Grill, 3333 Blue Diamond Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89139, 702-263-7777, 866-946-4373.
 
The Palm Las Vegas Lobster Dinner for Two
The Palm at Forum Shops at Caesars is offering a four-pound Jumbo Nova Scotia lobster dinner for two, served with two starters and one side for $99. Starter options include watermelon and burrata salad, baby arugula frisée strawberry salad, Andy’s mixed green salad, classic Caesar salad and lobster bisque; and sides are individual vegetable or potato, fresh corn with crispy pancetta and caramelized onion pearls, and Nova Scotia lobster mac n’ cheese topped with a bacon crust. The special is available June 15-August 15. The Palm, Caesars Palace, Forum Shops at Caesars, 3500 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-732-7256.
 
Afternoon Tea Service at Wynn’s All-New Terrace Lounge
Afternoon Tea is now being served daily from noon to 4 p.m. in the Terrace Lounge at Wynn Las Vegas. The menu offers an assortment of scones complemented by seasonal jams, marmalades and Devonshire cream; tea sandwiches; smoked salmon salad; and pâtisserie such as fruit tarts, chocolate éclairs, hazelnut religieuse and macarons. Loose leaf teas include black tea, herbal blends, green leaves, white leaves and blooming tea. The cost for the full Afternoon Tea menu is $47; $68 with an optional glass of Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut; $109 with a half bottle of Moët & Chandon Impérial Brut; and $184 for Tea for Two with a bottle of Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut. Prices do not include tax and tip. In addition, handcrafted tea-infused cocktails are available à la carte, like the Jasmine Leaf, a combination of The Botanist Gin infused with jasmine green tea, lemongrass and tropical bitters. Terrace Lounge, Wynn Las Vegas, 3131 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-770-7000, 1-888-320-WYNN.
 
Cleo at SLS Launches Daily ‘Social Hour’ Happy Hour
Cleo at SLS Las Vegas is now offering a daily social hour from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. The Mediterranean restaurant’s food specials include lebanah, hummus and babaganoush dips with laffa for $7; salads and vegetables, such as Greek salad, quinoa and roasted vegetables and Brussels sprouts for $8; Roman and kale flatbreads for $9; kebabs, sausages and meats for $9; and oysters for $2. The drink menu has select beers for $4, house red and white wine for $8 and signature cocktails for $8. Cleo, SLS Las Vegas, 2535 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 855-761-7757.
 
Ferraro’s Offering Summer Prix-Fixe Menu
Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar is offering a four-course prix-fixe menu by chef Francesco DiCaudo priced at $45 per person, served from June 10 through September 4. The seasonal menu includes choice of antipasti e insalate, such as grilled house-made spicy sausage with broccoli rabe, calamari fritti, Caesar salad or marinated Mediterranean octopus; pasta choice of spaghetti aglio e olio, gnocchi pomodoro, bucatini amatriciana or aragosta (arborio rice with lobster and black truffle); entrée choice of chicken parmigiana, veal scaloppini, roasted Scottish salmon, prime beef tenderloin or osso buco; and dessert of Ferraro’s dessert sampler. Bottles of wine may be added for $28 and some items include a surcharge. Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar, 4480 Paradise Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89169, 702-364-5300.
 
Urban Turban offers a full vegan buffet available on Tuesday nights Urban Turban Vegan Buffet Tuesday Nights
Urban Turban has expanded its already extensive vegan offerings with a full vegan buffet available on Tuesday nights from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. The vegan buffet includes such items as spiced tomato soup, crackling spinach salad with roasted sesame and almonds, Mumbai veggie burgers, bhel (rice puffs tossed in fresh basil, cilantro and tomato), peppery vegetable curry, sambhar (classic southern Indian stew), and vanilla bean suji halwa dessert. It’s priced at $12 per person, and 10 percent of every plate will benefit One Family Animal Sanctuary, a local nonprofit that specializes in providing lifetime care and sheltering for farm animals who have been abused, neglected or have special needs. Urban Turban, 3900 Paradise Rd., Ste. G, Las Vegas, NV 89169, 702-826-3217.
 

UPDATES ON LAS VEGAS CHEFS

HEXX kitchen + bar at Paris Las Vegas has named Carlos Buscaglia as its new executive chef. Buscaglia is known locally as co-creator and executive chef of Due Forni Pizza & Wine, which he opened in 2010. Buscaglia, who was raised in Argentina and moved to Las Vegas when he was 15 years old, has nearly 25 years of culinary experience. After working for a couple of neighborhood Italian restaurants, he joined MGM Resorts International (then MGM Mirage) in 1995, holding several positions within the company’s resorts including launching FiAMMA Trattoria & Bar at the MGM Grand in 2003. HEXX kitchen + bar, Paris Las Vegas, 3655 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-331-5100.
 
Alizé at the Top of Palms has appointed Joshua Bianchi as its executive chef. Bianchi began his culinary career in upstate New York and brings 10 years of experience. Prior to joining Alizé he was the opening chef for Drai’s Beachclub Las Vegas and Drai’s Vancouver. Bianchi has worked for several talented chefs around the country including chef Norman Van Aken in Florida; chef Tom Colicchio of Gramercy Tavern in NYC, chef Julian Serrano of Picasso at Bellagio and chef Daniel Boulud of Daniel Boulud Brasserie at Wynn Las Vegas. As Alizé's new executive chef, Bianchi leads the kitchen and directs all culinary efforts including purchasing, menu and quality. Alizé at the Top of Palms, Palms Casino Resort, 4321 W. Flamingo Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89103, 702-951-7000.
 
Chef Steve Benjamin is moving on to the new Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills After opening and helming L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino since 2005, executive chef Steve Benjamin has left the restaurant and will launch the new Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills. L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon, MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, 3799 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-891-7358.
 
Brothers David Morton and Michael Morton have named Patrick Munster the executive chef of their new restaurant, MB Steak, which has opened at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Munster brings expertise in preparing steaks and inventive cuisine and is currently working with the Morton brothers and his culinary team to develop the menu. Originally from St. Louis, Munster is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park. He moved to Las Vegas in 2004 and joined SW Steakhouse at Wynn Las Vegas, where he remained for 10 years during which time he was promoted to chef de cuisine. Most recently, he was with Clique Hospitality serving as the executive chef of Bottiglia Cucina & Enoteca inside Green Valley Ranch Resort Spa Casino Las Vegas. MB Steak, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 4455 Paradise Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89169, 702-483-4888.
 
Batali & Bastianich Hospitality Group (B&BHG) has announced the promotions of two longtime colleagues at Carnevino at The Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino. Arnold Corpuz has assumed the executive chef position and brings nearly 20 years of experience to the role. In 2004, Corpuz came to Las Vegas to be a sous chef at Wolfgang Puck's Spago in Forum Shops at Caesars Palace under chef Eric Klein, and joined B&BHG in 2014 as a sous chef at Carnevino. In addition, Ashley Costa is now the pastry chef for Carnevino and B&B Burger & Beer at The Venetian. She has worked for a number of restaurants and joined the company in 2010. Carnevino, The Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino, 3325 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-789-4141.
 

LAS VEGAS RESTAURANT CLOSINGS

Standard & Pour in Henderson has closed Standard & Pour, located in Henderson, unexpectedly closed its doors on June 27. The restaurant was a collaboration between the late Kerry Simon’s Simon Hospitality Group and Titan Brands, which runs Hussong’s Cantina and Slice of Vegas, both at Mandalay Place on the Vegas Strip. A statement sent to the media read, “Standard & Pour has closed, effective immediately. The restaurant partners would like to thank their customers for their patronage and look forward to seeing them at one of their other locations throughout the Las Vegas Valley.” The restaurant had been open for just shy of one year and was the last project that Simon worked on prior to his death in 2015. The Simon group’s Carson Kitchen in downtown Las Vegas remains open. Standard & Pour, 11261 S. Eastern Ave., Ste. 200, Henderson, NV 89052, no phone.
 
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas has undergone several changes to its dining portfolio over the last 13 months, bringing in new restaurants Beauty & Essex, Zuma, Momofuku, Milk Bar and Eggslut, and transitioning Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill to Blue Ribbon. The resort also closed Scott Conant’s D.O.C.G. on June 20. The casual wine bar and sister restaurant to Conant’s Scarpetta next door had been open since 2010 when the resort first debuted. The Cosmopolitan has not yet released information on what D.O.C.G.’s replacement will be, but a Cosmopolitan representative says Scarpetta will continue normal operations. D.O.C.G., The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, 3708 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 877-893-2001.
 

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