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The Angry Butcher Steakhouse has opened at Sam’s Town within the Mystic Falls Park atrium. The restaurant’s décor includes a high-contrast neutral color scheme, a collection of bric-a-brac, upholstered private booths, hand-finished ceiling beams, a walnut plank floor and an open kitchen. To eat, there's deep-fried oysters served in the shell with vinegar slaw; beefsteak tomato salad topped with basil and aged balsamic vinegar; French onion soup with sherry wine; Pacific salmon and North Atlantic halibut; signature cuts, including prime rib on or off the bone, New York steak, bone-in ribeye and pan-roasted USDA prime flat-iron steak; and desserts such as warm bread pudding and chocolate espresso layer cake. The Angry Butcher patio and bar open daily starting at 4 p.m., while the main dining room opens at 5 p.m. The Angry Butcher Steakhouse, 5111 Boulder Hwy., Las Vegas, NV 89122, 702-456-7777, 800-634-6371.
 
Las Vegas now has its first Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, which has opened outside of the Silverton Casino Hotel Lodge. Previous to this opening, the closest Cracker Barrel locations were 103 miles away in Kingman, AZ, and 120 miles in St. George, UT, and the company has nearly 650 outlets in 42 states. The company is known for its vintage country-style buildings with a covered front porch, complete with rocking chairs that are available for sale and general/gift store offering some of the foods served in the restaurant. The dining room features a fireplace, plus old pictures and antique implements covering the walls. The kitchen serves Southern dishes including all-day breakfast with biscuits and country ham. Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, 8350 Dean Martin Dr., Las Vegas, NV 89139, 702-474-1120.
 
Roasted chicken for two is one of the signature dishes at The NoMad restaurant Effective October 3, Monte Carlo Resort & Casino will close its pool, as well as outlets located along Street of Dreams, including The Pub. The closures are part of the resort’s $450 million renovation. By the end of 2018, the property will become two hotels: the 2,700-room Park MGM and the 292-room NoMad Las Vegas, which will occupy the top three floors and be part of New York’s Sydell Group. The NoMad will be home to The NoMad restaurant, helmed by chef Daniel Humm and restaurateur Will Guidara. Park MGM will boast Italian marketplace Eataly, a venue by Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich, with cafes, to-go counters and full-service restaurants with products from sustainable Italian and local producers. Monte Carlo Resort & Casino, 3770 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-730-7777, 888-529-4828.
 
Chef Shawn McClain has opened Libertine Social at Mandalay Bay. Located on the casino level next to Charlie Palmer’s Aureole, the gastropub serves New American bar food alongside cocktails by “modern mixologist” Tony Abou-Ganim. Murals by Puerto Rican artist Alexis Diaz adorn the interior --- Diaz is known for using thousands of linear brushstrokes atop bursts of color to create images of animals with human-like qualities. The menu offers artisanal flatbreads, creative toasts and dips, seasonal salads, mesquite-fired steaks and cocktail-inspired desserts. Abou-Ganim brings a strong bottled cocktail program plus “Swizzle” cocktails --- icy, frothy drinks made tableside by rapidly swizzling each concoction with five-pronged swizzle sticks from the West Indies. McClain has two other restaurants on the Vegas Strip as well: Sage and Five50, both at Aria. Libertine Social, 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89119, 702-632-7558.
 
Dave & Buster’s has opened its first Nevada location in Downtown Summerlin. The massive 33,000-square-foot venue is located on Park Centre Drive across from Regal Cinema 5 and includes a bar and sports-viewing area with more than 30 high-definition televisions, a restaurant, a private dining room and an arcade area with more than 180 games. American fare reigns the menu —- think three-cheese grilled-cheese sticks, chicken parmesan alfredo, fire-grilled salmon, Angry Orchard barbecue chicken and bacon-wrapped shrimp with lobster sauce. The cocktail list offers an assortment of tiki drinks, the “Original CoronaRita,” adult snow cones, margaritas and “Glow Kones” featuring a multicolored, flashing cube. Dave & Buster’s is open daily for lunch and dinner and late night on Fridays and Saturdays. Dave & Buster’s, 2130 Park Centre Dr. Ste. 100, Las Vegas, NV 89135, 702-984-4800.
 
Simon Hospitality Group and Titan Brands are teaming up to debut Standard & Pour. Set to debut late summer in Henderson near Sunridge Heights and Eastern, the gastro lounge-style restaurant will feature a panoramic view of the Vegas Strip, as well as indoor and outdoor seating and an open kitchen. The upscale menu will showcase classic dishes with an exotic twist, such as port wine mac 'n' cheese and escargot wellington. The concept is led by co-owner/chef Cory Harwell; Simon Hospitality Group culinary director John Courtney; and Jake Dieleman, who currently acts as executive sous chef of Carson Kitchen and will be Standard & Pour’s executive chef. “While this is the first collaboration between Simon Hospitality Group and Titan Brands, Standard & Pour has been a long-time vision between myself, Jeffery Marks, Cory Harwell and the late Kerry Simon, and we are excited to see the restaurant come to life,” said Scott Frost, president of Titan Brands. Standard & Pour, 11261 S Eastern Ave, Suite 200, Henderson, NV 89052, no phone.
 
Shibuya at MGM Grand closed after dinner service on July 2nd, and the space will re-open this fall as Morimoto Las Vegas, a contemporary Japanese restaurant by renowned celebrity chef Masaharu Morimoto. Previously slated to open at The Mirage, the new concept will feature exquisite design, signature sushi creations and cocktail offerings, including culinary selections created specifically for the Las Vegas location. Moromoto currently has more than 10 restaurants around the world, including Mexico City, Mumbai, New Delhi, Chicago and New York City. Morimoto Las Vegas, 3799 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-891-1111, 800-929-1111.
 
In early 2017, brothers Michael and David Morton will introduce a new steakhouse concept at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Their father, Arnie Morton, founded Morton’s The Steakhouse in 1978. Along with his wife Jenna, Michael opened N9NE Steakhouse at the Palms in 2001 and currently owns La Comida in Downtown Las Vegas, La Cave at Wynn, and Crush at MGM Grand. David owns Ada St., County Barbeque, four DMK Burger Bars, Fish Bar, Henry’s and Rec Room in the Chicago area. Their brother Peter opened Hard Rock Hotel in 1995. The new 175-seat, yet-to-be-named steakhouse will occupy approximately 7,000 square feet and be located on the ground floor in the hotel’s expansion tower, next to Center Bar and across from Vanity nightclub. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 4455 Paradise Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89169, 702-693-5000, 800-HRDROCK.
 
Eggslut has opened a location at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. The concept started as a food truck in Los Angeles, then continued to gain a following for its gourmet egg sandwiches with a quick-service counter at Grand Central Market. Eggslut, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, 3708 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-698-2344.
 
PUB 365 has opened at Tuscany Suites & Casino. The venue offers a collection of 365 rotating beers and traditional pub fare with a modern spin, including homemade small bites, burgers and tacos. Located on the east end of the casino floor in the space previously occupied by Mexican restaurant and bar The Cantina, the restaurant has nearly 1,800 square feet of dining space, plus an additional 1,052-square-foot room designed for private events. The entire service team is cicerone-certified beer servers, trained to provide pairing suggestions for guests. An app-based beer loyalty program will allow diners to earn rewards based on the number of beers they try and will make them eligible to win exclusive prizes, attend private tap parties and score a personalized tap on the pub’s Founder’s Wall. PUB 365 is open from 11 a.m. to 4 a.m. daily, and lunch, dinner and late-night bites are served. PUB 365, 255 E. Flamingo Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89169, 702-893-8933, 877-TUSCAN 1.
 
Celebrity chef Robert Irvine will open his first restaurant at Tropicana Las Vegas in 2017 Celebrity chef Robert Irvine, host of Food Network show “Restaurant: Impossible,” will open his first restaurant on the casino floor of Tropicana Las Vegas in 2017. Attendees at a recent press conference were privy to a video that showcased what to expect from the yet-to-be-named venue; in true Irvine fashion, the chef made his entrance by rappelling 22 stories down the exterior of the resort. Commenting on his new partnership with Tropicana Las Vegas, Irvine said, "From the moment I stepped foot in Las Vegas, I have been on a mission to break into the food and dining scene. I am excited to join the city's impeccable culinary talent and I could not be happier with my decision to embark on this journey right here at Tropicana Las Vegas." Irvine is sure to bring his nothing-is-impossible attitude to the modern, American-inspired restaurant. Tropicana Las Vegas, 3801 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-739-2222, 888-826-TROP (8767).
 
Aliante Casino + Hotel + Spa has debuted The Patio at MRKT Sea & Land, a new cafe that offers outdoor dining during the warmer months. Open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the restaurant offers an array of appetizers, salads, sandwiches and entrées, including bacon-wrapped stuffed dates with smoked almonds, bleu cheese and a red wine reduction; shrimp orzo pasta salad with feta cheese and lemon vinaigrette; grilled chicken paillard with brown rice and steamed broccoli; and pan-seared Scottish salmon with caper lemon beurre blanc, sautéed spinach and sweet corn relish. The Patio at MRKT has an exterior entrance separate from the casino for ease of entry and exit. MRKT Sea & Land, Aliante Casino + Hotel + Spa, 7300 N. Aliante Pkwy., North Las Vegas, NV 89084, 702-692-7777.
 
Momofuku and Milk Bar will open at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Chef/founder David Chang started the Momofuku empire in 2004 with the opening of Momofuku Noodle Bar in New York and has since expanded to more than a dozen restaurants in New York, Sydney, Toronto and Washington, D.C. Meanwhile, Christina Tosi's Milk Bar is famous for creations like Cereal Milk ice cream, Compost Cookies and Crack Pie. Momofuku and Milk Bar, 3708 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, no phone.
 
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas and Azumi Group will join together to bring the contemporary Japanese restaurant Zuma to the resort in late 2016. Created and co-founded by chef Rainer Becker, the restaurant will be inspired by the informal izakaya dining style, featuring a menu designed to be shared with dishes from a sushi counter, a main kitchen and a robata grill. Designer Noriyoshi Muramatsu of Studio Glitt, who has worked with the group since its first venue, has been commissioned to create the interior of the Las Vegas outpost. It will be the Azumi Group’s first restaurant on the West Coast, and joins nine other locations in six countries. Zuma, 3708 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-698-7100, 877-551-7772.
 

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NOTEWORTHY ANNOUNCEMENTS

Lagasse’s Stadium Kicks Off Football Season with NFL Team Menus
Scott Pajak, chef de cuisine of Lagasse's Stadium at The Palazzo, has created special menus that pay tribute to NFL teams competing on Monday and Thursday night televised games. Each week, menu items will reflect the teams’ homes --- think Emeril's signature BBQ shrimp and grits for the New Orleans Saints and a Carolina-style pulled pork sandwich for the Carolina Panthers. For the New England Patriots, there are lobster sliders; for the Buffalo Bills, guests might order up a Buffalo chicken grilled cheese. The restuarant also boasts more than 100 high-definition televisions, including a main screen that's 9 feet by 16 feet. There are also luxury boxes, plush stadium-style seating and a race and sports book. Lagasse’s Stadium, The Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino, 3325 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-607-2665.
 
The culinary world mourns the passing of chef/restaurateur Michel Richard A Tribute to Michel Richard
The culinary world mourns the passing of chef/restaurateur Michel Richard, who died August 13, 2016, at the age of 68. In Las Vegas, he operated since-shuttered Central Michel Richard at Caesars Palace. Read André Gayot’s tribute.
 
Silverado Steakhouse Offering Three Courses for $29
Silverado Steakhouse at South Point Casino, Hotel & Spa is offering its Summer Meal Deal, a three-course meal for $29 per person plus tax and tip, available Sunday through Thursday from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. Included are guests' choice of spinach salad with blue cheese and balsamic dressing, a cup of lobster bisque with cognac or Silverado house salad tossed tableside; entrée of six-ounce filet mignon, chicken Francaise with lemon butter sauce or filet of salmon simply broiled; and warm apple crumb cake, ice cream or sorbet. Silverado Steakhouse , 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89183, 702-796-7111.
 
Andrea’s Offering Happy Hour All the Time for Vegas Residents
Andrea's at Wynn Las Vegas is offering a Bronze Card to Las Vegas residents with Nevada ID or proof of residency. The card allows holders to order off the happy hour menu at any time during business hours, seven days a week. The menu includes wines by the glass and sake for $5 to $7; bottled beer for $5; specialty cocktails for $7; and classic cut sushi rolls and bar bites such as shrimp lettuce cups, chicken lo mein and short rib fried rice for $6. Andrea's, Encore Las Vegas, 3131 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-770-7800.
 
BARDOT Brasserie Serving Four-course Tasting Menu
BARDOT Brasserie at Aria is offering the four-course “Summer in Provence” tasting menu, featuring classic BARDOT dishes and seasonal specialties. Priced at $65, the menu includes guests’ choice of summer melon with bayonne ham and balsamic-fig compote or tuna tartare niçoise with marinated yellowfin tuna; Parisian gnocchi au pistou with goat cheese or duck wings a l’orange with blood-orange glaze; sole meuniere, coquilles St. Jacques with day boat scallops or lamb rack “frites;” and dessert of strawberry Pavlova with vanilla meringue and lavender gelato or warm cherry pudding with pistachio ice cream. BARDOT Brasserie, Aria Resort & Casino, CityCenter, 3730 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-590-8638.
 
Rivea at Delano Las Vegas is offering a five-course Tour of the Riviera menu paired with cocktails Alain Ducasse’s Rivea Offering Five-course Cocktail Pairing
Chef Alain Ducasse’s Rivea at Delano Las Vegas is offering the five-course “Tour of the Riviera” menu, featuring signature dishes and cocktails crafted by the mixologists of Proprietors LLC. Available nightly as part of regular dinner service and priced at $150, the meal includes appetizers for the table — cured meats, roasted panisse, provence caponata and marinated sea bass crudo — paired with Lillet blanc, pamplemousse, St. Germain, lemon and aperol. Lobster risotto will be matched with Champagne Alain Ducasse, pear liquor, verjus blanc and demerara sugar, while wild Alaskan halibut and stuffed squash blossoms is partnered with a drink composed of white wine, apple, celery and amontillado sherry. The roasted duck breast with bigarage sauce option is matched with a cocktail of crème de cassis, French curacao, East India Solera Sherry and orange oil. For dessert, expect limoncello baba cake drenched in limoncello and topped with whipped cream, paired with dry and blanc vermouths, apricot and blanco tequila. Rivea, Delano Las Vegas, 3940 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89119, 877-632-5400.
 
Hot Summer Nights at Aliante’s MRKT Offering Unlimited Food & Drinks on Fridays and Saturdays
Aliante Casino + Hotel + Spa is offering the new "Hot Summer Nights" deal on Fridays and Saturdays from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Available on the spacious patio at MRKT Sea & Land through the month of August, the promotion is priced at $35 and includes bottomless house wines and bottled beers and a selection of chef-inspired appetizers. Options might include bacon-wrapped dates in a red wine sauce, chicken or beef skewers, or short rib crostini with brie and caramelized onions. MRKT’s garden patio offers plenty of seating, plus twinkle lights and misters to create a comfortable and inviting atmosphere even in the warmer months. MRKT Sea & Land, Aliante Casino + Hotel + Spa, 7300 N. Aliante Pkwy., North Las Vegas, NV 89084, 702-692-7777.
 
Searsucker Honors Caesars Palace’s 50th Anniversary with Prix-Fixe Menu for $50
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Caesars Palace, Searsucker is offering a special three-course prix-fixe menu through Aug. 31. Priced at $50 per person, the menu includes biscuits to share; guest's choice of tomato, burrata and olive beef tartare and sourdough bread or crab and avocado; Mary’s organic chicken, grilled Scottish salmon or beer-braised short rib; as well as dessert of cookies and cream. Searsucker, Caesars Palace, 3570 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-866-1800.
 
B&B Burger & Beer Launches New $5 Patio Menu
B&B Burger & Beer is offering a special al-fresco dining experience every Tuesday through September 6. The menu is available from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. to 12 a.m. and is served only on the patio --- a 2,000-square-foot space that faces the Vegas Strip. Items are priced at $5, including featured draft and can beers, disco fries d'giorno, drive-thru sliders, shishito peppers with romesco, chicken wings served with blue cheese and a signature hot sauce, hummus with pita bread and pigs in a blanket. B&B Burger & Beer, The Venetian, 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-414-2220.
 
Delmonico Steakhouse Three-Course Seasonal Prix Fixe Menu Is Back
Emeril Lagasse's Delmonico Steakhouse at The Venetian is again offering a $65 three-course, prix-fixe dinner menu. Available through August 31, the menu features fresh seasonal favorites from chef de cuisine Ronnie Rainwater and includes guests' choice of traditional New Orleans gumbo, heirloom tomato soup, organic baby mixed greens salad, petite iceberg lettuce wedge or beef carpaccio; entrée choice of Alaskan halibut, dry-aged petite ribeye, grilled prime boneless NY strip or mushroom crusted petite filet medallions; and dessert of caramel butter cake, banana cream pie parfait or pecan pie. Delmonico Steakhouse, The Venetian, 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-414-1992.
 
Border Grill Offering Unlimited Tacos on Mondays
Border Grill in The Forum Shops at Caesars is declaring its independence from Taco Tuesdays by offering a taco special every Monday. Dubbed Monday Madness, the all-day celebration offers unlimited street tacos for $20. Guests can pay an additional $20 for unlimited pitchers of blanco margaritas. Tacos can be stuffed with citrus grilled chicken, carnitas, seasonal veggies or Ensenada fish. Blanco margaritas are made with blanco tequila, fresh-squeezed lime juice and organic agave nectar. Space is limited throughout the day, so reservations are strongly encouraged. To make reservations, call 702-854-6700. Border Grill, 3570 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-731-7110, 877-427-7243.
 
Don Vito’s Offering Three-Course Summer Meal Deal
Don Vito’s at the South Point Casino is offering a three-course meal for $19 per person. The deal is available Sunday through Thursday from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. Courses include guests' choice of minestrone, pasta e fagioli, Caesar salad or mozzarella fritti; fettuccini Alfredo, chicken Marsala, orange roughy Marzano or twin medallions of beef with blue cheese crust; and Vito’s sorbet or black cherry ice cream. The regular dining menu will also be available. Don Vito’s, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89183, 702-796-7111.
 
DB Brasserie Summer Seasonal Menu July 25-31
From July 25 through July 31, DB Brasserie at The Venetian will offer The Summer Stone Fruits Menu, celebrating the season of sun and warm weather. Available during dinner (beginning at 5 p.m.), the multi-course menu costs $60 per person (plus tax and tip) and includes Saint-Agur blue cheese and nectarine flatbread; crudo of fluke and plum carpaccio with focaccia tuile; Hudson Valley foie gras and Hood River cherries with crispy chicken skin and almond ice cream; Duroc pork blade and grilled peaches; and apricot frangipane with cherry swirl gelato, whipped crème fraîche and candied almonds. DB Brasserie, The Venetian, 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-430-1235.
 
Glutton Offering Special Menu Tuesdays & Thursdays Through August 30
Bradley Manchester’s Glutton in downtown Las Vegas has introduced “Toast & Toppings,” a special offer available on Tuesdays and Thursdays through August 30. From 5 p.m. on both days and extending through closing time, patrons can pay $20 for an assorted crostini board. It comes with wood-fired crostini bread bites topped with seasonal concoctions such as whipped ricotta and pickled tomato; pork rillettes with pickled apple; or avocado, Meyer lemon and shaved chili. Selections will vary and each crostini board with feature up to three different options. In addition, guests ordering the special will receive their choice of a bottle of wine. Eligible bottles include Atelié Prosecco, Secoli Pinot Grigio, Domaine Sainte Rosé, Tintonegro Malbec and Côtes de Provence Rouge.
 
Emeril's New Orleans Fish House Offering Four-Course Deal
Emeril's New Orleans Fish House at the MGM Grand is offering a "Four for $48" summer tasting menu from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. daily, featuring some of the restaurant’s signature dishes. Available through August 31, the deal includes your choice of starter (such as Creole boiled shrimp cocktail), appetizer (including pasta and summer truffles carbonara), main course (such as pecan-crusted Texas redfish) and any of the current dessert menu offerings (including Emeril's signature banana cream pie). Wine pairings are available for an additional $35 per person. Emeril's New Orleans Fish House, MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, 3799 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-891-7374.
 
DB Brasserie Offering Special Pre-Bash Brunch and Pre-Bash Dinner Menus Through Labor Day Weekend
DB Brasserie at The Venetian is offering Pre-Bash Brunch and Pre-Bash Dinner menus through Labor Day. The brunch, available Saturday and Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. for $19, includes fresh fruit and pastry basket and choice of bacon, short rib or smoked salmon eggs Benedict; parmesan and spinach omelet with sausage, Canadian bacon or smoked salmon; or brioche French toast with fruit, sorbet and Chantilly. Bottomless mimosas and bloody marys are an additional $20. The dinner, available Thursday through Saturday from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. or 9:30 p.m.-11 p.m. for $36, includes choice of Caesar or iceberg and blue cheese salad; roasted chicken breast, seared salmon or grilled flat iron steak; and dessert of warm lemon madeleines. Bottomless domestic draft beer and house wine are an additional $20 and family-style sides of glazed carrots, super green spinach, brussels sprouts, roasted asparagus, potato purée, french fries and potato Lyonnaise may be added for $5 per side. DB Brasserie, The Venetian, 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-430-1235.
 
Grand Lux Café Introduces Express Lunch Buffet
The Grand Lux Café at The Palazzo is now offering an Express Lunch Buffet with 40 offerings including chicken and shrimp jambalaya, spicy ginger beef, miso salmon, chicken picatta, southwestern chicken salad, Mediterranean salad, chicken pot pies, house-made soups, deli meats, a pasta bar, omelet station, mini dessert favorites such as key lime pie and crème brulee, and coffee, iced tea and fountain sodas. The cost is $24.95 per person and the buffet is available daily from 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Grand Lux Café, The Venetian, 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-414-3888.
 
Glutton Introduces Dog-friendly Brunch
Glutton in downtown Las Vegas has launched “Bark-and-Bites,” a dog-friendly brunch held on Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the restaurant’s shaded, sidewalk-accessible patio. New brunch items include a wild mushroom omelette with goat cheese and breakfast potatoes; yeast-risen pancakes with cultured butter and maple cider syrup; a breakfast sandwich with house-made sausage, caramelized onions, soft scrambled eggs, spicy bacon mayo, cheddar and duck-fat potatoes; and a breakfast salad of wild greens, bacon, soft poached egg, and duck-fat potatoes. All canine visitors will be provided fresh bowls of water and dog treats. Glutton, 616 E. Carson Ave., Ste. 110, Las Vegas, NV 89101, 702-366-0623.
 
Red Rock Resort Unveils Whiskey and Cigar Experience at Onyx Bar
Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa has revamped the on-site Onyx Bar, adding all-new furnishings, classic hand-picked fine cigars, and an upscale beverage program with more than 70 one-of-a-kind barrel-aged whiskeys, bourbons, ryes and single-malt scotches. A private VIP room with seating for 10 guests is also available. Onyx is located across from T-Bones Chophouse and is open Sunday through Thursday from 4 p.m. to 12 a.m. and Friday and Saturday from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. Onyx Bar, 11011 W Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89135, 866-767-7773, 702-797-7777.
 
Herringbone Debuts Coastal Brunch for Two
Herringbone at ARIA has launched a weekend brunch special served Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Priced at $55 per person (available for parties of two or more), the prix-fixe menu includes a bottle of Chateau d’Esclans Whispering Angle Rosé, 2015; summer radish with whipped butter and smoked sea salt; choice of yellowfin tuna poke, shrimp ceviche or burrata la quercia with prosciutto and pesto; bacon & egg ravioli with pancetta, the market catch, crab cake Benny or Bobby sliders made with Kobe beef and aged cheddar; and fruit plate with citrus whipped yogurt for dessert. Herringbone, Aria Resort & Casino, CityCenter, 3730 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89158, 702-590-9898.
 
New Happy Hour at Lagasse's Stadium
Lagasse's Stadium at The Palazzo has unveiled a new happy hour, served Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Several items are priced at $10 each, including caprese salad; beer-battered shrimp on blue cheese coleslaw with creole tomato glaze; salmon carpaccio; steamed mussels in a beer broth with grilled french bread; truffle prosciutto crostini with herb goat cheese; beef sliders with cheddar cheese, caramelized onion & seasoned fries; and Buffalo chicken sliders topped with blue cheese coleslaw and seasoned fries. To drink, there are $5 bottled beers and $6 well cocktails. Lagasse's Stadium, The Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino, 3325 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-607-2665.
 
Bazaar Meat by José Andrés Offering Summer Tasting Menu
Bazaar Meat by José Andrés is offering a summer tasting menu for $75 per person, available from June 18th through August 31st. The tasting includes cotton candy foie gras, super-giant pork-skin chicharrón, gazpacho shots, skirt steak, butifarra spiral, Robuchon potatoes and dessert of setas al ajillo with cream puffs, plus assorted tarts and little cakes. For an additional $25, guests can enjoy a unique selection of wines paired by Bazaar Meat’s lead sommelier Chloe Helfand. Bazaar Meat by José Andrés, SLS Las Vegas, 2535 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 855-761-7757.
 
Tom’s Urban has launched a unique Beat the Clock happy hour Tom’s Urban at New York-New York Launches Unique Beat the Clock Happy Hour
Tom’s Urban at New York-New York has launched a unique Beat the Clock happy hour running Monday through Friday, beginning at 4 p.m., with food and drink prices rising every hour until 7 p.m. It also takes place late night Sunday through Thursday, beginning at 11 p.m., with prices dropping every hour until 2 a.m. Among a dozen small plates are ginger chicken potstickers, crispy Brussels spouts, fried dill pickles and street tacos; drink specials include select signature cocktails, well drinks and all draft beers. Tom's Urban, New York-New York Hotel & Casino, 3790 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-740-6766.
 

UPDATES ON LAS VEGAS CHEFS

Wynn Las Vegas has appointed Andy Jin as executive pastry chef of David Walzog’s ocean-to-table seafood and steak restaurant Lakeside. Walzog will be responsible for all of the menu creations and pastry operations for the restaurant. Jin began his career in New York City, where he worked for a variety of renowned establishments such as Eleven Madison Park, Gordon Ramsay at The London, David Burke Townhouse, David Burke Fishtail and 16 Handles. Prior to his arrival in Las Vegas, he worked at Patina in Los Angeles. Lakeside, Wynn Las Vegas, 3131 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-248-3463.
 

LAS VEGAS RESTAURANT CLOSINGS

Szechuan restaurant Lao Sze Chuan at Palms Casino Resort has closed, after owner Tony Hu pled guilty in federal court in Chicago to multiple charges, including wire fraud and money laundering. The case alleged that he hid more than $10 million in cash receipts at nine of his restaurants to skirt paying $1.1 million in Illinois sales taxes. The restaurant had been open since September 2014 and served a vast menu with more than 110 dishes. The restaurant has been replaced with China House, with the same opening hours, a smaller menu, and a new all-you-can-eat hot pot special for $29.95. Lao Sze Chuan, Palms Casino Resort, 4321 W. Flamingo Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89103, 702-942-6862.
 
ARIA and Takayama Management have announced that Bar Masa and Tetsu at ARIA will close on October 31, 2016. The closure comes at the conclusion of Takayama’s management agreement. Chef Masa Takayama, who has been a part of the culinary team at ARIA since the resort’s opening in 2009, is expected to open his new TETSU dining emporium in NYC’s Tribeca neighborhood this coming autumn. ARIA anticipates announcing a new concept for the adjoining spaces in the coming weeks. Tetsu, Aria Resort & Casino, 3730 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 877-230-2742.
 

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