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December 2011 Archive

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If you haven't picked a place to eat tonight, you're in luck. Gayot has all the restaurant news for your area right here. Learn which new restaurants have opened in Las Vegas and which restaurants in Las Vegas have recently closed. Find out where your favorite chefs are cooking and locate special events. 

RESTAURANT NEWS

Openings

Old Homestead Steakhouse, one of New York City’s most historic restaurants, in operation since 1868, has opened its first West Coast location at Caesars Palace. Located near the Colosseum theater, the space features more than 6,000 square-feet, with a dining room, private dining room, lounge and bar. Customers are welcomed by Annabelle, the iconic brown and white cow that has been greeting Old Homestead diners for decades. The extensive menu includes several signature dishes from the New York City menu, including the 32-ounce Gotham rib-eye steak on the bone, the 18-ounce empire cut of prime rib, and colossal crab cake. A raw bar offers chilled Maine lobster cocktail, colossal shrimp cocktail and East and West Coast oysters. Dessert specialties include Grandma’s Big Fat Chocolate Cake, New York-style cheesecake and a homemade chocolate chip cookie baked in a cast-iron skillet. More than 15,000 wine bottles are housed on-site, and a large variety of champagnes and red and white wines are available by the glass. Old Homestead Steakhouse, 3570 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-731-7110, 877-427-7243.
 
Xing Asian has opened at The Village Lake Las Vegas, the first restaurant serving Asian cuisine to open at the lakeside village. The bistro offers traditional Asian cuisine such as kung pao chicken, kim chi and Mongolian beef. The space includes banquet facilities that can accommodate groups up to 125 people. Xing Asian is open nightly for dinner, and for lunch on Saturday and Sunday. Xing Asian, Village Lake Las Vegas, 10 Via Brianza, Henderson, NV 89011, 702-667-7777.
 
Slidin’ Thru Food Truck has expanded to open its first restaurant location at 6440 N. Durango Dr., just off the 215 freeway near Centennial Parkway. The new location offers an indoor dining area with capacity for 30 diners and a drive-thru window. The restaurant features specialty sliders including the Pulled Porky --- slow-cooked pork, caramelized jalapenos and barbecue sauce; and the Caprese, a meatless option of grilled eggplant, roma tomato, basil, fresh mozzarella and balsamic reduction. Slidin’ Thru Restaurant is open 11 a.m.-11 p.m. daily and the drive-thru is open until 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Slidin’ Thru Restaurant, 6440 N. Durango Dr., Las Vegas, NV 89149, 702-645-1567.
 
Lynyrd Skynyrd BBQ & Beer has opened at the Excalibur Hotel & Casino, featuring Texas-style barbecue and live entertainment. The band’s famed “Hell House,” the ram-shackled structure where the Skynyrd sound originated, is the inspiration behind the décor; the walls are made of 150-year old barnyard wood. The menu offers breakfast, lunch and dinner favorites of the band members, including biscuits and gravy, ribs, brisket, macaroni and cheese and pulled pork. The bartenders and servers lead spontaneous sing-alongs to classic rock songs, and a concert stage features a variety of cover bands, including special performances by Lynyrd Skynyrd throughout the year. Lynyrd Skynyrd BBQ & Beer, 3850 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-597-7777, 800-937-7777, 877-750-5464.
 

News Bytes

Anthony’s Oyster Bar at the M Resort Introduces New Menu
Anthony’s Oyster Bar, the casual dining option within Anthony’s Steakhouse at the M Resort, has introduced a new menu with a variety of traditional favorites. The new items include San Francisco seafood cioppino, shrimp scampi over linguini, southern-style seafood gumbo and New England clam chowder with chopped Quahog clams, potatoes and cream. Prices range from $8 to $32. In addition, Asian favorites have also been added, including noodle soups, duck and a selection of sushi and sashimi, with prices ranging from $7 to $16. Anthony’s Steakhouse , M Resort Spa Casino, 12300 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Henderson, NV 89044, 702-797-1000.
 
LAVO at The Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino is now serving a Saturday brunch LAVO Serving Saturday Brunch
LAVO at The Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino is now serving a Saturday brunch from 2 p.m.-6 p.m. Brunch items include white polenta pancakes topped with toasted hazelnuts and wildflower honey apricot jam; lemon ricotta waffles with glazed apples, dark raisins and whipped yogurt; a seafood plateau of fresh seafood, including jumbo shrimp, oysters and little neck clams; and 14-ounce, dry-aged New York strip steak with truffle sauce and spicy fries. LAVO, The Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino, 3325 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-791-1800.
 
Sambahour Introduced at SUSHISAMBA Strip
SUSHISAMBA strip is hosting Sambahour, its take on happy hour, twice daily from 4 p.m.-7 p.m. and again from 11 p.m.-close in the bar area. Each month, one destination from the restaurant’s tri-cultural coalition of Japan, Brazil and Peru is highlighted. During December the spotlight shines on Brazil, with choices of short rib trouxinhas, crab croquettes, coconut scallop ceviche, feijoada pastels, shrimp requeijao roll and moqueca de camarao, all priced at $6. Drink specials include Palma Luca and Xingu Brazilian beers for $5, and six Brazilian-themed cocktails for $6, including the traditional caipirinha. SUSHISAMBA strip, The Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino, The Shoppes at The Palazzo, 3325 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-607-0700.
 

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Chef Shuffle

Bruno Riou is the new executive chef at Mix IN LAS VEGAS. Chef Riou is a new face in Vegas, having arrived by way of London, where he ran Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester. Mix IN LAS VEGAS, THEHotel at Mandalay Bay, 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89119, 702-632-9500.
 
Chef Alex Stratta, formerly of Stratta at Wynn Las Vegas, has popped up in New York. He has opened Bigoli Ristorante & Bar, an Italian restaurant in the West Village. Stratta, Wynn Las Vegas, 3131 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-770-2040, 888-320-WYNN.
 

Closings

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After a 25-year run, the Chapala’s Mexican Restaurant location at 2101 S. Decatur Blvd. closed its doors December 31. The other Chapala’s location at 3331 E. Tropicana, which has been in operation since 1965, remains open.
 
Black Pepper Grill in The Village at Lake Las Vegas in Henderson has closed and been replaced with Xing, an Asian bistro. Black Pepper Grill, 10 Via Brianza, Henderson, NV Henderson, no phone.
 

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