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June 2014 Archive

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RESTAURANT NEWS

Openings

Station Casinos has opened a second Charcoal Room inside its Palace Station. The classic American steakhouse concept showcases top-grade cuts of beef and fresh seafood. Menu items include selections of dry-aged USDA Prime beef including a bone-in New York steak or top sirloin, Maine lobster, jumbo shrimp, oysters, Alaskan crab and seared Hawaiian ahi tuna. The restaurant features 170 selections of fine wines located in a glass-encased wine room at the entrance of the restaurant, along with 20 wines by the glass. Charcoal Room is open Sunday through Thursday from 5 p.m.-10 p.m., and Friday through Saturday from 5 p.m.-11 p.m. For reservations, call 702-221-6678. Station’s other Charcoal Room is located within its Santa Fe Station. Charcoal Room, 2411 W. Sahara Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89102, 702-367-2411, 800-634-3101, 888-319-4661.
 
SLS Las Vegas will feature several restaurants, including Bazaar Meat by Jose Andres SLS Las Vegas has announced its opening date, set for midnight, Saturday, August 23. Set on the iconic grounds of the Sahara Hotel & Casino, the new resort will open ahead of schedule (it previously had announced Labor Day Weekend as its debut). The new resort broke ground in February 2013, and upon opening, will be the newest resort to open on the Las Vegas Strip in nearly five years. Dining reservations are now being accepted for Bazaar Meat by José Andrés, Cleo, Katsuya by Starck, Ku Noodle and The Griddle Cafe. Other dining venues will include 800 Degrees Pizza, The SLS Buffet, Umami Burger, Beer Garden & Sports Book and The Perq. For reservations and additional information, visit slsvegas.com. SLS Las Vegas, 2535 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-737-2111.
 
F.A.M.E. – Food∙Art∙Music∙Entertainment is now open at The LINQ. The Asian market concept serves authentic street fare combining the street foods of Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, Korea, China and Vietnam on a menu serving dim sum, stir-fry, ramen and barbecue. The 12,000-square-foot venue seats up to 200 inside and 50 on an outdoor patio with views of the High Roller observation wheel. A Boba bar offers several flavors made with fresh fruit, including watermelon, lychee, mango, taro and strawberry, and a selection of microbrews from an array of Asian countries is available on tap. A stationary “food truck” offers Japanese fusion burgers from the popular local Las Vegas favorite, Fukuburger. Live Asian-inspired entertainment is offered, such as tiger and dragon dances, Taiko drum performances and Gangnam-style beats. F.A.M.E. is open daily from 11 a.m.-midnight. F.A.M.E. – Food∙Art∙Music∙Entertainment, 3545 Las Vegas Blvd S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 888-516-4771.
 
Sambalatte Coffee Lounge & Espresso Bar has opened at the Monte Carlo Resort & Casino within its new open-air plaza overlooking the Vegas Strip. The 3,300-square-foot space seats 80 and features free WiFi, multiple power sources, a small-batch coffee bean roaster and a coffee lab. The roasting process can be viewed through glass windows, and the walls are decorated with a world map delineating the coffee-making regions throughout the globe. Water is processed through reverse osmosis, and beans from all over the world are used to brew iced and hot coffee. In addition, muffins, scones, sandwiches and salads are also served. Sambalatte has two other Vegas locations, one in Boca Park and one at Jones and the 215 freeway. Sambalatte Coffee Lounge & Espresso Bar, 3770 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-730-7777, 888-529-4828.
 
The legendary Sterling Brunch has returned to Bally’s Las Vegas inside the newly opened BLT Steak, in the same (although redesigned) space it has resided in for the past 25 years. Like its former version, the lavish buffet features caviar, lobster tails, freshly shucked oysters, Alaskan King crab legs and unlimited glasses of Perrier Jouët Champagne, Mimosas and Bloody Marys. While the previous version was only open on Sundays, the new rendition is open on Saturdays and Sundays from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Priced at $90, reservations are required and it's recommended they be made weeks in advance. Sterling Brunch, Bally's Las Vegas, 3645 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-967-7258.
 

News Bytes

Grimaldi’s Offering Summer Dessert & Wine Specials
Grimaldi’s is hosting Tuesday Tastings through September 30, with half-off all glasses, carafes and bottles of wine every Tuesday. Grimaldi’s has five locations in Las Vegas, including two on the Vegas Strip --- one at The Palazzo and one inside the Fashion Show Mall. Grimaldi’s Pizzeria, Boca Park, 750 S. Rampart Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89145, 702-479-1351.
 
Jayde Fuzion Now Serving All-you-can-eat Sushi
Jayde Fuzion at the M Resort is now offering all-you-can-eat sushi Sunday through Thursday at its sushi bar. Included are unlimited sushi, nigiri and hand rolls, along with a complimentary carafe of sake, for $24.95. The selection of fresh fish is flown in daily and includes cuts of hamachi, toro, big eye tuna and, when available, bluefin tuna. Sashimi is excluded from the all-you-can-eat menu. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Jayde Fuzion, M Resort Spa Casino, 12300 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Henderson, NV 89044, 702-797-1000.
 
Morels Offering Summer Prix-Fixe and Locals Discount
Morels French Steakhouse & Bistro at The Palazzo is offering a 50 percent discount off bottles of wine to locals with a Nevada ID through August 31. In addition, a two-course summer tasting menu is being offered at lunch for $22, which includes onion soup or romaine heart salad and steak frites or slow-roasted turkey club. A four-course dinner for $56 includes an amuse bouche; mixed red salad with nectarines, radicchio, red Belgian endive, walnut oil vinaigrette, toasted hazelnuts and goat cheese; a 20-ounce, bone-in New York sirloin with ratatouille, asparagus and sauce bordelaise; and classic profiteroles with candied almond ice cream and malted chocolate sauce. Morels French Steakhouse & Bistro, The Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino, 3325 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-607-6333.
 
Tacos and Tequila Offering Game Day Specials During World Cup
Tacos & Tequila at the Luxor Hotel & Casino will host viewing parties for the World Cup games through Sunday, July 13 with food and drink specials. Game day specials include World Cup wings --- a half-dozen wings tossed in barbecue, teriyaki and buffalo sauce for $8; Brazilian nachos topped with green and yellow house cheese sauce with crema fresca, pico de gallo, guacamole and black bean purée for $7; gringo tacos with ground beef picadillo, tomatoes, lettuce and cheese for $6; and a mini chimi with choice of shredded beef or shredded chicken for $5. Drink specials include the "Mango Storm," made with Bacardi Mango Fusion Rum and ginger beer for $7; and the "Golden Boot Margarita," made with El Jimador Silver, Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur, T&T’s house-made mix and T&T Sangria for $10. Tacos & Tequila, Luxor, 3900 Las Vegas Blvd. S. , Las Vegas, NV 89119, 702-262-5225.
 
Sushi Roku Offering Three-course Prix-Fixe Menu and Locals Discount
Sushi Roku at the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace has brought back its “Summer Break” menu. Available through Labor Day, the $47 three-course dinner includes a choice of popcorn shrimp tempura, spicy tuna hanabi or filet mignon-wrapped asparagus; an entree of tuna, yellowtail, salmon, albacore and whitefish sushi served with half of a sushi roll or grilled petite filet with shitake mushroom tempura and truffle mayo; and a dessert of green tea tiramisu or fresh fruit and sorbet. In addition, locals receive a 20 percent discount on the regular lunch and dinner menus. Sushi Roku, Caesars Palace, Forum Shops at Caesars, 3500 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-733-7373.
 
Social House at CityCenter Offering Four-course Prix-Fixe Deal
Social House, inside The Shops at Crystals at CityCenter is offering a daily four-course menu from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. for $49. Created by executive chef Jon Amorin, it includes a choice of miso soup, green salad or cucumber sunomono; Kobe gyoza, salmon wasabi, yellowtail with jalapeños, rock shrimp tempura or Kobe sashimi (additional $10); miso cod, seared branzino, chicken teriyaki, firecracker scallops (additional $6) or filet mignon (additional $10); and a dessert of green tea tres leches, mochi ice cream or banana hosomaki. Social House, CityCenter, 3720 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89158, 702-736-1122.
 

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Chef Shuffle

Jayde Fuzion at the M Resort has parted ways with Seonkyoung Longest. Taking over is Mark Sandoval, former chef at Wolfgang Puck’s Postrio at The Venetian. The Colorado Springs native is a graduate of the University of Colorado and studied at the California Culinary Academy. Sandoval was previously room chef at Marinelli’s at the M Resort, before moving over to Postrio. Jayde Fuzion, M Resort Spa Casino, 12300 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Henderson, NV 89044, 702-797-1000.
 

Closings

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Michael Mina’s American Fish at Aria Resort & Casino closed June 30. Mina will stay on in the space, which will become Bardot Brasserie, a French restaurant concept paying homage to the café culture of Paris. The new restaurant is slated to open in winter 2014, serving lunch and dinner. American Fish had been open since the resort debuted in December 2009. American Fish, Aria Resort & Casino, CityCenter, 3730 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, no phone.
 
Chef Kai-Wa Yau’s Pearl at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino has temporarily closed for renovation and is set to reopen July 24. The traditional Chinese restaurant specializes in preparing dishes using four Chinese cooking methods: steamed, braised, baked and fried. Pearl, MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, 3799 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-891-7380.
 
Pinot Brasserie at The Ventian closed after service June 1. Chef Joachim Splichal’s French bistro had been open since the resort first debuted in 1999, but after DB Brasserie opened next to it in May, there proved not to be a need for two brasseries side by side. It has not yet been announced what restaurant concept will take its place. Pinot Brasserie, The Venetian, 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, no phone.
 
Eva Longoria's SHe by Morton’s inside The Shops at Crystals at CityCenter has closed. The steakhouse, with décor and cuisine that catered to female customers, opened in late 2012 and was Longoria’s second steakhouse venture after Beso, located in the same space, closed in August 2012. SHe by Morton’s, CityCenter, 3720 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89158, no phone.
 

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