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September 2012 Archive

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Public House (no relation to the same-named pub at The Venetian) has opened at the Luxor Hotel & Casino. This version is part of a group that has been operating East Coast locations in Philadelphia; New York; and National Harbor, Maryland. Situated adjacent to the lobby and next to the LAX nightclub, the 7,000-square-foot bar and restaurant accommodates 200 guests for seated dining, along with standing room and bar stools for about 50 more in the bar and lounge. Upscale American fare is offered on the menu, including cheesesteak spring rolls, cedar-grilled salmon, pan-seared sea bass and jambalaya. The drink menu features dozens of tap and bottled selections from around the globe, as well as signature cocktails. Public House is open daily for lunch, dinner and late-night dining. Public House, 3900 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89119, 702-262-4000, 800-288-1000.
The nautical-themed Seafood Shack has opened at Treasure Island, featuring fresh catches of the day, jumbo shrimp, steamed clams, oysters on the half the shell and giant lobster tails. The décor includes recycled features and items fabricated using reused components, such as a ship anchor, table tops made from wood salvaged from old boats, and coffee tables fashioned from lobster crates. House specialties include the San Francisco cioppino comprised of clams, shrimp, mussels and fish simmered in a tomato broth; and the Seafood Shack clam bake --- steamed clams, mussels, prawns, sausage and a whole Maine lobster split and grilled. The Seafood Shack is open daily from 5 p.m.-10 p.m., and is located near The Buffet at TI. Seafood Shack, 3300 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-894-7111, 800-944-7444.
Culinary Dropout has opened at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, serving dinner nightly and brunch on Saturday and Sunday. The 6,000-square-foot gastropub is situated near the casino floor and includes a 3,000-square-foot outdoor patio overlooking the pool. There is also an open kitchen, a raw bar and a pasta-making station. The menu lists appetizers, salads, sandwiches and antipasti offerings, showcasing hard-to-find meats, cheeses and vegetables. Creative libations include the signature After School Special, a combination of raspberry tea-infused tequila and Modelo Especial. For the current menu or for more information, visit Culinary Dropout, 4455 Paradise Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89169, 702-693-5000, 800-HRDROCK.

News Bytes

Onda Ristorante and Kokomo’s Showcase Brews from Top US Craft Breweries
Throughout October, Onda Ristorante and Kokomo’s at The Mirage will showcase brews from some of the top craft breweries in the country. Both restaurants will serve four-course beer-pairing dinners ($79 at each restaurant) featuring four different themes and breweries. Complimentary beer seminars will be offered at Onda Wine Lounge every weekend. The seminars begin at 4 p.m., and limited seating is available a first-come, first-served basis. The Mirage, 3400 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-791-7111, 800-627-6667.
Japanese Wagyu Returns to the Menu at Wolfgang Puck’s CUT
Japanese Wagyu, among the most prized beef in the world, has returned to U.S. restaurants and is now on the menu at Wolfgang Puck’s CUT at The Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino. This cut of meat hasn’t been available since 2010, when exports were suspended to the U.S. CUT’s executive chef Matthew Hurley said, "I’m very excited to have the true, 100 percent Japanese Wagyu return to our menu. The Japanese Wagyu is ultra-rich and lush, and intensely marbled and melts like butter in your mouth." CUT, The Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino, 3325 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-607-6300.
Lagasse's Stadium Extends Oyster & Beer Fridays Special
Due to popular demand, Lagasse’s Stadium at The Palazzo has indefinitely extended its Oyster & Beer Fridays special. Four oyster options are offered: fresh shucked oysters on the half shell with “Emeril’s Kicked Up Cocktail Sauce” or atomic horseradish; cornmeal-fried oysters; New Orleans grilled oysters with garlic herb butter; and an oyster shooter with heirloom tomato gazpacho. The special runs all day long on Fridays, with oysters for $1.50 each, along with domestic drafts for $4, and imported drafts for $5. Lagasse’s Stadium, The Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino, 3325 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-607-2665.

Chef Shuffle

Massimo Pisati, a native of Milan, Italy, has been appointed executive chef of Terra Verde at the Green Valley Ranch. Pisati was previously an executive chef with Bice Restaurant Group in Istanbul, Turkey. Terra Verde, Green Valley Ranch, 2300 Paseo Verde Pkwy., Henderson, NV 89052, 702-617-7075.


Take your taste buds on a walk down memory lane! Check out our exclusive closed restaurant database for Las Vegas to virtually visit your favorite dining spots from yesteryear. Aristocrat, R.I.P.

After 11 years, Little Buddha at the Palms Casino Resort will close in November to make way for another Asian restaurant, XISHI (pronounced “zai-she”). Also closing is Garduno’s Mexican restaurant, which will be replaced with Heraea, a sports restaurant with a coed feel. Both of the new restaurants will open in late December, and both will be operated by the ONE Group, with features that appeal to women. The changes are a part of the Palms’ $50 million renovation. Palms Casino Resort, 4321 W. Flamingo Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89103, 702-942-7777, 866-942-7777, 866-942-7770.
The Coachman’s Inn, a Vegas fixture for more than four decades, has closed. The steakhouse on Eastern near Desert Inn Road, known for its prime rib, had been in business since 1971, with several ownership changes occurring during its 41-year history. The Coachman’s Inn, 3240 S. Eastern Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89169, no phone.
Beso Steakhouse at CityCenter closed August 30. Moving into the Beso and Eve Nightclub spaces will be SHe, a partnership between Morton’s and two of Beso’s original concept owners, Jonas Lowrance and actress Eva Longoria. As the name implies, the new restaurant and nightclub plans to appeal to women. SHe will debut New Year’s Eve. Beso Steakhouse, CityCenter, 3720 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-254-2376.

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