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October 2010 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

The Sporting House Bar & Grill has opened inside New York-New York Hotel & Casino. Set in the space that was formerly the ESPN Zone, the two-story restaurant and bar features more than 130 video monitors in an environment built specifically for sports fans. A collaborative menu has been designed by Ark Restaurant Corporation’s newly hired executive chef David Waltuck, the chef/owner of Chanterelle in New York City, and Damien McEvoy, Ark’s executive chef for the past 14 years in Las Vegas. Dishes include a lobster club wrap, Kobe-style flat iron steak and smoked meatloaf. There are 12 beers on tap, along with a large selection of premium/crafted bottle beer. The sports bar and restaurant is open 11 a.m.-11 p.m. daily, but hours will vary depending on seasonal sports schedules. Sporting House Bar & Grill , 3790 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-740-6969, 800-693-6763.
 
Executive chef David Walzog has opened his second restaurant at Wynn Las Vegas. Located in the space formerly occupied by Daniel Boulud Brasserie, Lakeside Grill is situated overlooking the picturesque Lake of Dreams and offers modern twists on classic American dishes. Appetizers include small plates meant for sharing, soups, salads and an expansive selection of hot and chilled shellfish. Entrées include pizza and pasta options such as tomato pizza with San Marzano tomato sauce, pecorino and basil, and butternut squash agnolotti with sage brown butter. Executive pastry chef Kimberly Valdez prepares finishing touches, with a special "dim sum" cart offering desserts divided into nutty, chocolate, creamy and fruit categories, with selections such as buttermilk panna cotta, hazelnut bar tart and french toast bread pudding. Lakeside Grill, Wynn Las Vegas, 3131 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-770-7000.
 
SEA is now open for lunch, dinner and late-night bites at Bally's Las Vegas, offering diners a Thai dining experience. SEA originated in New York City, where it has two locations, and now has made its way to the Las Vegas Strip. A diverse menu offers a variety of specialty Thai and Vietnamese dishes including grilled lemongrass chicken, tamarind whole fish, volcanic chicken and pineapple curry duck. Signature specialty cocktails include the Suwanmalee, a Thai lychee martini, or the Sakuntala, SEA's signature mojito. SEA is open daily from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. and is located next to Bally's Steakhouse. SEA, 3645 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-967-4111, 877-603-4390.
 
Hash House A Go Go has opened its third Las Vegas area location at the M Resort in Henderson. Set in the space that was formerly the Red Cup Café, the Hash House seats 250 and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, with breakfast being served all day. The restaurant is known for its ‘Twisted Farm Food' cuisine, and a red 1914 tractor beckons at the entrance. The eatery offers hearty fare served in gargantuan portions and has been featured on the Food Network and on the Travel Channel program "Man vs. Food." Hash House Traditions selections include chicken pot pie, "famous" meatloaf, Andy's Sage Fried Chicken & Bacon Waffle Tower and Indiana crispy hand hammered pork tenderloin. Balconies with outdoor seating for 50 provide panoramic views of the Las Vegas Valley. Hash House A Go Go, M Resort, 12300 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Henderson, NV 89044, 702-797-1500.
 

News Bytes

RA Sushi Partners With the National Breast Cancer Foundation

RA Sushi at the Fashion Show Mall is offering a wine and pink roll special for $15, with all proceeds going to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. The signature pink roll features shrimp, kani kama crab mix and sriracha combined with lettuce, avocado and cucumber wrapped in pink soy paper and served with a strawberry sauce. The roll is paired with a glass of ONEHOPE 2009 California Chardonnay.


 
Guinness World Record Set In Las Vegas
On October 15, Ricardo's of Las Vegas celebrated its 30th anniversary by breaking the Guinness World Record® for the "World's Largest Pink Margarita." The event was in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, with a portion of the proceeds benefitting the Susan G. Komen for the Cure® of Southern Nevada. Ricardo's partnered with the pink-hued ROSANGEL Tequila to create a margarita weighing in at 7,627 gallons, surpassing the previous record of 7,039 gallons. To break this record Ricardo's used a 14 ft. tall 10 ft. wide tank, 4,600 liters of tequila (1,215 gallons), 5,000 gallons of spring water, 750 quarts of Kelly Y Gonzalez lime juice, 750 gallons of La Paz Sweet and Sour, 1,500 liters of triple sec (396 gallons), and 20 pounds of salt. This record-breaking libation made a total of 81,355-12 oz. margaritas. Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman and Nevada Congresswoman Shelley Berkley assisted by pouring the final portion of margarita mixture into the tank. Ricardo's of Las Vegas, Renaissance Center West, 4930 W. Flamingo Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89103, 702-227-9100.
 
Oktoberfest in Las Vegas
If you can't make it to Munich for Oktoberfest, consider heading to Vegas. Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas claims its Oktoberfest will be the most authentic in the US, second only to the original held in Munich, and there are reasons to back up its claim. The Las Vegas version is an authentic replica of its brewhaus in Munich, and the Hofbräu brewery is one of only six breweries commissioned to make the beer for the Oktoberfest in Bavaria. This year marks the 200th anniversary of Oktoberfest, and Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas's celebration runs through October 31. Bands from Germany are imported, providing nightly sing-a-longs. HofbrÀuhaus Las Vegas , 4510 Paradise Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89169, 702-853-2337.
 
Food on the Move
A few new food trucks are roaming the streets of Las Vegas and slinging burgers. The Slidin' Thru Slider Truck serves up mini-burgers with toppings like caramelized jalapenos, fried onions, bacon, cheddar and barbecue sauce, while the FukuBurger Truck offering Japanese-inspired versions with crispy onion strings, furkikake, teriyaki and a fried egg. For more information, visit http://slidinthru.com and http://www.fukuburger.com/.
 

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Hubert Keller’s Fleur de Lys restaurant at Mandalay Bay has closed temporarily, with plans to reopen in mid-December with a newly designed menu and interior. The revamped modernized menu will feature an array of small plates inspired by cuisines from around the world, with old favorites such as truffled onion soup, lobster mac & cheese and foie gras cappuccino remaining on the menu. The redesigned restaurant will spotlight an expanded patio, sociable bar and lounge seating. Fleur de Lys , 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89119, 702-632-9400.
 

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