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May 2015 Archive

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RESTAURANT NEWS

Openings

Itsy Bitsy: Ramen and Whisky has opened in The Ogden building in the former space of WILD, in Downtown Las Vegas. Named for its 2,500-square-foot footprint, the decor combines modern and old-world sensibilities with an Asian tinge, filled with black-stained reclaimed woods and copper accents. The menu offers a blank canvas for patrons to create their own ramen bowl through three steps: "Pick Your Noodle," "Pick Your Broth" and "Choose Your Topping." In addition, an array of other selections includes seaweed salad, gyoza dumplings, garlic edamame, hand rolls such as Kurobuta sausage and spicy tuna, and design-your-own rice dishes. The venue also features craft beers, Japanese sake and an array of Japanese whiskeys. Itsy Bitsy is open daily for lunch and dinner, late-night Fri.–Sat., and offers takeout and delivery to residents of The Odgen. Itsy Bitsy: Ramen and Whisky, 150 Las Vegas Blvd. N Suite 100, Las Vegas, NV 89101, 702-405-9393.
 

News Bytes

Hyde Bellagio Now Serving Small Plates from Julian Serrano’s Lago
Hyde Bellagio is now serving traditional Italian small plates from chef Julian Serrano’s newly opened Lago. Served nightly from 5 p.m.-10 p.m., the menu includes bruchetta al pomodoro made with tomato basil and garlic oil; cipolline e speck made with onions and smoked prosciutto; spiedino di salsiccia prepared with seasoned sausage skewers and bell pepper sauce; formaggi made with ubriaco del piave, quadrello di bufala and pecorino; and cannoli made with ricotta cheese, chocolate and orange. Guests can enjoy the lounge menu and libations on Hyde’s expansive terrace overlooking the famed Fountains of Bellagio. Hyde Bellagio, Bellagio, 3600 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-693-8700, 888-987-6667.
 
Tacos & Tequila Offering Food and Drink Specials Throughout Memorial Day Weekend from May 22-25
In honor of Memorial Day, Tacos & Tequila (T&T) at the Luxor will offer food and drink specials throughout the holiday weekend. Available daily from 2 p.m.-5 p.m., specials will include chips and salsa for $3, chicken quesadilla for $7, and T&T’s signature "Chonga," a giant frozen daiquiri served with two upside-down Sol beers flowing directly into the drink, for $25. Tacos & Tequila, Luxor, 3900 Las Vegas Blvd. S. , Las Vegas, NV 89119, 702-262-5225.
 

Chef Shuffle

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Closings

CLOSED FOR GOOD
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Alain Ducasse’s miX Restaurant and miX Lounge at Delano Las Vegas closed June 1. The spaces will become Rivea, a Mediterranean-inspired restaurant by chef Ducasse, and a sophisticated new lounge experience. Ducasse currently has two Rivea restaurants, one in the Hotel Byblos Saint Tropez and one at the Bulgari Hotel in London. miX, Delano Las Vegas, 3940 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89119, 702-632-9500.
 
After celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, the Riviera Hotel & Casino closed its doors May 4, 2015. In February, the iconic resort and the 26 acres it sits on was sold for $182.5 million to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, which will raze the property to make way for more convention space to adjoin the LV Convention Center, located across the way. The closure means the end for R Steak & Seafood, Banana Leaf Cafe and Wicked Vicky Tavern, as well the food court with Angelina's, Big Burger, Cheese Steaks Etc, India Masala, La Salsa, Quiznos and Wok Express. Starwood Capital Group had owned the Riviera since 2010. Riviera Hotel & Casino, 2901 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, no phone.
 
Wolfgang Puck’s Postrio Bar & Grill in the Grand Canal Shoppes, next to St. Mark's Square at The Venetian, closed April 27. The New American restaurant was one of Puck’s oldest Las Vegas restaurants and had been open for 16 years. The Wolfgang Puck Fine Dining Group still has six restaurants in Las Vegas including CUT at Palazzo, Trattoria del Lupo at Mandalay Bay, Wolfgang Puck Pizzeria & Cucina at the Shops at Crystals, Spago at the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace and Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill restaurants at MGM Grand and Downtown Summerlin. Postrio Bar & Grill, The Venetian, Grand Canal Shoppes, 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, no phone.
 

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