Las Vegas Restaurant News & Culinary Events
Chef Bobby Flay and Caesars Entertainment have announced plans to expand Flay’s fast-casual brand, Bobby’s Burgers, to two new locations on the Las Vegas Strip: at Harrah’s Las Vegas, slated to open by Dec. 2021 located in Fulton Street Food Hall; and Paris Las Vegas, anticipated to open March 2022 in the Le Boulevard area, adjacent to the coming-soon Nobu Restaurant & Lounge. The menu at the two new locations will feature Flay’s original recipes offering signature burgers (such as the crunchburger topped with bacon, American cheese and potato chips; Bobby blue + bacon burger topped with blue cheese sauce and bacon; and Bobby’s veggie burger with barbecue mushrooms, chickpeas, quinoa, lettuce and tomato), fries with a variety of toppings and dipping sauces and creamy milkshakes (including vanilla bean, dark chocolate, cookies + cream, strawberry and pistachio). Additionally, the Harrah’s location will offer breakfast options. Bobby’s Burgers, 3655 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-946-7000, 888-266-5687.
Tacos & Tequila (T&T), which enjoyed more than a decade of success at the Luxor on the Vegas Strip, will return to Las Vegas with a new restaurant at Palace Station. Opening later this year in the space formerly occupied by Little Tony’s, the new T&T is part of Palace Station’s two-year revamp. Menu highlights include #1 Alambre made with filet mignon, applewood smoked bacon, Oaxaca cheese, poblano chili, onion and cilantro served on a corn tortilla; shrimp quesadilla made with grilled shrimp, black beans, Oaxaca cheese, pico de gallo, chipotle aioli, crema fresca and avocado wrapped in a flour tortilla; and beef barbacoa enchiladas made with slow-roasted brisket, roasted Guajillo-tomato sauce, gouda, Oaxaca and jack cheese, pickled onion and sour cream with corn tortillas. Signature cocktails include hand-crafted margaritas like the T&T top shelf with pineapple chipotle, strawberry agave and pomegranate acai; and an extensive list of more than 100 different tequila selections. Tacos & Tequila, 2411 W. Sahara Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89102, 702-367-2411, 800-634-3101, 888-319-4661.
Casa Playa, a coastal Mexican concept featuring authentic dishes, is now open at Encore at Wynn Las Vegas. Located adjacent to the Encore Beach Club, the décor features rich textures and bright colors with two fixtures of cascading marigolds in the main dining room. The menu from executive chef Sarah Thompson includes Mexican blue shrimp ceviche with young coconut, tomatillo and cucumber; yellowfin tuna tartare served with pasilla chile and avocado; duck confit tamal with mole de la casa and ricotta; whole cauliflower al pastor featuring pineapple butter and cashew salsa macha; branzino a la talla topped with guajillo adobo, herbs and salsa cruda; and Yucatan chicken pibil made with orange annatto adobo and potato. Cocktails from Wynn resort mixologist Mariena Mercer Boarini include the City of Dawn comprised of Grey Goose Essence Watermelon Basil Vodka and cucumber mint agua fresca; and the Ojo De Tigre with Uncle Nearest Bourbon, Patrón Roca Añejo Tequila, salted peanut marzipan and plantain. Casa Playa, 3131 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89139, 702-770-7800.
Corner Bar Management founder Ryan Doherty have brought Peyote, the company’s latest boutique restaurant, to Fergusons Downtown. The décor features vibrant colors via a Palm Springs-inspired open-air patio with desert-hues, a 3D-mapped LED bistro-light canvas with 1,500 lights that respond to music and a cactus and succulent garden. The upscale brunch and dinner menu will include heirloom tomato summer squash tart; mini shrimp toast topped with wild smoked salmon roe; grilled pork belly eggs Benedict; risotto with grilled corn, sunflower seeds, leeks and almond milk; and plant-based JUST egg quiche with spinach, caramelized leeks and mushroom in a non-dairy pie crust. The cocktail menu, designed by former Southern Glazer’s head of whiskey education Max Solano, includes creations such as Hey, Smokey!, a 30-day barrel-aged cocktail with bourbon, apple brandy, Aperol, Amaro Nonino, and orange and tobacco bitters smoked with a proprietary wood blend. Peyote, 1028 E. Fremont St., Las Vegas, NV 89101, 725-210-0306.
The modern Italian Brezza is now open at Resorts World. The décor features white stone walls, Italian mosaic tile flooring, floor-to-ceiling windows, an open kitchen and a patio overlooking the Vegas Strip. The kitchen is helmed by chef Nicole Brisson, whose former positions include being the first female executive chef of an Eataly in the US and culinary director of Batali & Bastianich Hospitality Group’s Las Vegas operations. The menu includes handmade pastas like ricotta corzetti with crispy artichokes, basil and tomato butter; and sustainable fish, heritage breeds, prime meats and local produce cooked over live wood, such as whole white American Pekin duck and Colorado lamb chops. Desserts include tiramisu, a chocolate version shaped like a coffee bean with espresso caramel and mascarpone mousse. In addition to 200 wines (mainly from Italy, France and the US), are seven Italian craft beers, an extensive spirits list and more than 35 bottles of digestives such as grappa and amaro. Brezza, Resorts World, 3000 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Ste. 115, Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-676-6014.
Spiegelworld, the entertainment company behind the Absinthe and Opium shows, will premiere its first restaurant concept, Superfrico at The Cosmopolitan. Opening Sept. 24, the same day the Opium show returns next door, the restaurant’s walls will be filled with more than 20 original works of art in a variety of media. The cuisine by chef Anthony Falco will offer ﬂavors inspired by his Sicilian heritage and reinterpreted through a global consciousness, such as the mortadella pizza pairing sliced pork with house-made stracciatella and Turkish pistachio powder; chicken Parmesan marinated in yuzu-based ponzu sauce and coated with a mixture of Japanese panko and sourdough breadcrumbs; and lamb ragu pasta with Lebanese-style lamb sausage topped with mint, parsley and za'atar-spiced labneh. Custom-crafted cocktails will include the Penguins Take Manhattan,named after Superfrico’s two striding mascots, featuring black sesame-infused bourbon, rum, sherry and Cynar served in a white chocolate and sesame-dipped coupe. Superfrico, 3708 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-698-7100, 877-551-7772.
The Las Vegas buffet, during the height of the pandemic thought to be a thing of the past, continues to rebound with more casino resorts buffets reopening, albeit some with limited hours. While there were once more than 70, there are now 10, with the latest to reemerge being the Market Place Buffet at Rampart Casino/JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa, The Buffet at Luxor and the Garden Court Buffet at the recently reopened Main Street Station. Other buffets that opened in months prior include the Garden Buffet at South Point, Wicked Spoon at The Cosmopolitan, The Buffet at Excalibur, The Buffet at Wynn, Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars Palace (which recently expanded hours to include weekend brunch), Circus Buffet at Circus Circus and MGM Grand Buffet.
Todd English’s Olives has returned to Las Vegas at Virgin Hotels. The focal point of the dining room is an open show kitchen with wood burning oven, and other décor elements include elegant tile flooring, dark wood paneling, Renaissance-inspired hand-glazed art and large windows offering a view of the resort’s pool. The menu reflects English’s take on Mediterranean cuisine with most of the same dishes as his original Olives when it premiered in Boston in 1989, and includes beef carpaccio with gorgonzola rosti cake and scallion cream; fig and prosciutto flatbread with fig jam, gorgonzola and prosciutto; tortelli pasta composed of butternut squash, parmesan cream and sage brown butter; cast iron scallops with cauliflower puree; classic chicken Milanaise with lemon vinaigrette; and vanilla souffle served with vanilla ice cream and vanilla crème anglaise. Complementing the fare is a wine program with 185 labels and 24 by the glass mainly from France, Italy, Portugal and Spain. Olives, 4455 Paradise Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89169, 702-693-4070.
PKWY Tavern, a local chain known for its extensive craft beer selection, has opened its fifth location, at St. Rose and Las Vegas Blvd. across from the M Resort. Seating surrounds a long bar, and several large screen TVs lend to a sports bar atmosphere. The décor includes a rustic brick wall, faux wood floor and large windows providing natural light. The elevated bar food menu has some nice surprises like black pepper shrimp, blackened chicken alfredo, harvest salad and prime rib sliders. Rounding out the menu are wings, pizzas, buffalo cauliflower, street tacos, sandwiches & wraps and desserts such as chocolate lava cake and churro waffle. The beer list has about 150 choices including 50 taps with several brews from local breweries Bad Beat, Big Dog’s, CraftHaus, HUDL, Lovelady and 7Five represented. Hours are 24/7 and a happy hour is M-F 3-6 p.m. and Sun-Thu midnight-3 a.m. Parkway Tavern, 511 W Dale Ave, Henderson, NV 89044, 702-675-8170.
La Neta Cocina Y Lounge, the Mexican restaurant from Ryan Labbe’s 81/82 Group, is now open in Downtown Summerlin in the former Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken space. The décor features aged brick walls, large retractable windows, chandeliers and two stained glass murals showcasing a red rose. The food menu includes tiradito—Hamachi, pickled onion and jalapeno citrus; tortilla soup with chicken tinga, roasted tomato and citrus herb crème; seafood poblano with lobster, shrimp and queso fresco; campechana—assorted seafood and chili in a tomato lime broth; and red velvet churros with cream cheese frosting dipping sauce. The beverage menu offers creative craft cocktails like the Roses Are Red with Chandon Rosé Champagne, gin, raspberry sorbet, fresh lemon and violet syrup; and El Diablo with blanco tequila, fresh lime, orange, watermelon, fire bitters and cilantro. Hours are 5-10 p.m. Sun-Thu, 5-11 p.m. Fri-Sat. and the lounge opens daily at 3 p.m. La Neta Cocina Y Lounge, Downtown Summerlin, 1770 Festival Plaza Dr., Ste. 200, Las Vegas, NV 89135, no phone.
Beer Zombies has opened a new location in Downtown Summerlin. The small space features seating for 22, Edison lights, riveted sheet metal walls, manhole covers hanging from the ceiling, large screen TVs, a zombie-themed Big Buck Hunter target shooting video game and framed cans of the first ten Beer Zombie beer releases. The main focus is beer, with 16 rotating taps and 50-100 bottled and canned beers offered, all from independent craft breweries, such as the Beer Zombies Hopped Alive Imperial IPA and locally-brewed Able Baker Calutron Girl Hefeweizen. The eclectic food menu is curated by local renowned chef Marc Marrone, with wings, salads, prime rib dip sandwich, pretzels with beer cheese, roasted spicy cauliflower and pizzas made with 3-day fermented dough. Happy hour from 3-6 p.m. Mon-Thu offers a beer of the day for $5 and half off appetizers. Hours are 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sun-Thu and 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Fri-Sat. Beer Zombies, Downtown Summerlin, 2010 Festival Plaza Dr Ste 140, Las Vegas, NV 89135, no phone.
Last year Las Vegas Raiders owner Mark Davis decided that since all fans couldn’t attend games due to the pandemic restrictions, his NFL team would forgo fans in the 65,000-seat Allegiant Stadium in its inaugural season. This year the home games will likely be played before near capacity crowds, and the stadium will also be host to UNLV home football games and several other ticketed events. Fans will have ample options to eat and drink from kiosks from about 30 of Las Vegas’ most popular restaurants both on and off the Strip, including BBQ Mexicana, Evel Pie, Ferraro’s, Fukuburger, Graffiti Bao, Guy Fieri Bar and Grill, Holsteins, Pizza Rock, Rollin' Smoke BBQ and Yardbird. As for beer from local breweries, several eateries and bars are serving Able Baker Atomic Duck IPA and Big Dog’s Lager. For a complete list grouped by types of menu items, visit here. Allegiant Stadium, 3333 Al Davis Way, Las Vegas, NV 89118, 725-780-2000.
Eight Lounge, a state-of-the-art cigar & spirits lounge, will be opening at Resorts World Las Vegas this fall 2021, offering hand-rolled cigars & spirits in a comfortable environment. A walk-in humidor will store more than 150 premium cigars and limited-edition cigars and will give guests the chance to try once-in-a-lifetime cigars. The top-notch cigars will be matched with a premium cocktail program. Bartenders, acting as “cigar sommeliers,” will be well-versed in the flavor profiles of premium tobaccos, and will carefully pair modernized cocktails and spirits with guest’s cigar of choice. The space will be equipped with deep tufted couches; dark wood trimming, giving an air of refinement; a brightly lit bar-length chandelier; an ultra-modern filtration system that refreshes air every four minutes to keep air clean, fresh and constantly flowing; and a 2,300-square-foot outdoor patio complete with a tranquil fireplace and a misting and heating trellis. Eight Lounge, 3000 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-676-7000.
Vanderpump à Paris, a second Vegas location by television star and philanthropist Lisa Vanderpump, will open this winter at the Paris Las Vegas resort, joining her Vanderpump Cocktail Garden at Caesars Palace, which opened in 2019. The space will accommodate approximately 200 seats with multiple seating areas, all with plush fabrics and intricate details, and the entryway will be adorned with ornate awnings, signature light fixtures and impressive statues. Like Vanderpump’s other locations, the cocktail menu will feature carefully crafted cocktails with cheeky nods to Paris and presented in playful ways with visual garnishes and presentations. The wine list will also reflect France with a vast variety of selections, as well as the Vanderpump Family signature branded Rosé, Chardonnay and Cabernet. Also being served will be unique and decadent light bites and sumptuous dessert cocktails. Vanderpump à Paris will be located adjacent to the Paris Las Vegas front desk. Vanderpump à Paris, 3655 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-946-7000, 888-266-5687.
Chianti has reopened and has been rebranded as Dolce & Chianti Cucina and Cocktails, a new name to match a revamped décor and menu for the Italian restaurant. The dining room is awash in white tones and a lemon motif, with white walls, curtains and tablecloths; crystal chandeliers; pillows and chairs decorated with lemons, and several vases filled with the citrus fruit. Hell’s Kitchen season 12 winner Scott Commings was the consulting chef for the new menu, which includes pizzetta with fig and caramelized onion jam, herbed ricotta and arugula; ahi tuna Mediterrano with seared tuna, harissa cous cous and summer sweet corn relish; seared salmon Tuscano with creamy garlic, artichokes, spinach, grilled rapini and lemon; housemade lemon ricotta cheesecake; and salted caramel budino with butterscotch custard, caramel and sea salt. Live entertainment occurs on Thu.-Sat. and a daily happy hour is 5-7 p.m. Hours are 5-10 p.m. Wed., Thu. and Sun.; and 5-11 p.m. Fri. & Sat. Dolce & Chianti Cucina and Cocktails, 4275 S Durango Dr #100, Las Vegas, NV 89147, 702-749-6534.
Longtime classic bar and music venue The Sand Dollar Lounge will open a second location inside the Plaza Hotel & Casino in Downtown Las Vegas. Opening this fall in time for the Plaza’s 50th anniversary this year, The Sand Dollar also has a long history in Las Vegas, as it opened its doors on Spring Mountain Rd. in 1976 as the Sand Dollar Blues Bar, and over the years hosted legends including Muddy Waters, B.B. King and Mick Jagger. The Sand Dollar Downtown will be in a nearly 5,000-square-foot space adjacent to the casino floor and plans are to offer its full menu of craft cocktails with pizzas made by the Plaza’s Pop Up Pizza. Both local acts and other headliners will take the stage in the evenings on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights and the vintage outlet will focus on recreating the classic age of electric blues and rock ‘n roll. The Sand Dollar Downtown, 1 Main S., Las Vegas, NV 89101, 702-386-2110.
Gabi’s Gorditas has opened on Blue Diamond Rd. just west of Decatur in southwest Las Vegas. The gorditas are air-fried using flour instead of oil-fried corn masa, and non-traditional ingredients such as cactus, jicama, Peruvian beans, plantains and roasted poblano are used, creating a healthful Latin fusion. Gorditas include tinga de pollo with brined chicken; picadillo, a house blend of beef and pork; and the vegetarian Peruvian beans with oven dried tomato and caramelized plantains. For dessert, the ube pudding contains ube (a purple yam), local honey, agave Greek yogurt, toasted coconut and pickled blueberries. Beverages include house-made mint lemonade and seasonal water—a low calorie drink obtaining its sweetness from the juice of the seasonal fruits. A small dining area is decorated with colorful faux tile wallpaper, pressed repurposed wood and “I Love Gorditas” in red neon encased in a frame. To view the menu and to place an order, visit gabisgorditas.com. Gabi's Gorditas, 5095 Blue Diamond Rd. #110, Las Vegas, NV 89139, 702-689-0941.
Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar will host its monthly Taste & Learn wine-tasting event with a menu of small plates crafted by chef Mimmo Ferraro paired with wines from wineries across four regions of Italy. The menu includes squid ink risotto with stewed squid paired with Feudo Disisa Lu Bancu, 2018 from Sicily; mild sage pork sausage with braised escarole, beans and kalamata olives matched with Pertinace Barbera d’Alba, 2016 from Langhe;steak tartare with Caciocavalo cheese sauce and crostini paired with Umani Ronchi Cumaro Rosso Conero Riserva, 2013 from Le Marche; and wild boar ragù over Pecorino polenta and black truffles matched with Mastrojanni Brunello di Montalcino, 2015 from Tuscany. The event will begin at 6 p.m. and tickets for the all-inclusive experience are $90. To reserve call 702-364-5300. Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar, 4480 Paradise Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89169, 702-364-5300.
Grape Vine Café Wine Bar & Cellar will host a four-course wine dinner featuring the wines of the Napa Valley-based small production Schweiger Vineyards with special guest, winemaker Andy Schweiger. Pairings are pan seared citrus shrimp with spring greens, avocado and almonds paired withSchweiger Estate Chardonnay; penne with sausage and mushrooms matched with Schweiger Estate Malbec; marinated grilled hangar steak with broccolini paired with Schweiger Estate Cabernet Sauvignon; and vanilla gelato with Amarena cherry swirl.The dinner will begin at 6 p.m. and the cost is $119 per person plus tax and tip. To reserve, call 702-228-9463. Grape Vine Café Wine Bar & Cellar, 7501 W. Lake Mead Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89128, 702-228-9463.
October 27-November 2
Chef Jose Andres’ China Poblano at The Cosmopolitan will celebrate Dia de los Muertos, the Mexican Day of the Dead holiday, with a special menu available October 27-November 2. The menu includes tamal verde con pollo (heirloom corn tamal filled with slow-cooked chicken and finished with queso fresco, tomatillo and corn nuts) for $12; tetela con frijoles negros (seared blue corn masa stuffed with Oaxaca and Menonita cheese, refried black beans and roasted nopales served over salsa de chapulines topped with whipped crema fresca de aguacate) for $9; pozole verde (pork and hominy stewed in a spicy green broth with fire-roasted tostadas, onions, cilantro, avocado and lime) for $14; tamal de pina $13 (sweet blue corn tamal served with roasted pineapple, coconut crisp and cinnamon ice cream) for $13; and the La Catrina cocktail made with Rittenhouse Rye, Mr. Black Cold Brew Coffee, lemon and pumpkin for $16. China Poblano, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, 3708 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-698-7900.
Wynn Las Vegas is continuing its behind-the-scenes Master Class Series led by master chefs, sommeliers, bakers and artisans. Its Pizzaiolo for a Day class will be taught by Naples-born chef Enzo Febbraro, who will take participants through a hands-on pizza tutorial demonstrating his methods for perfecting restaurant-quality pizzas at home, showing participants how to make flawless pizza dough before building a margherita pie. A casual pizza lunch will be served after the class, which will be offered at Allegro at noon. For pricing and availability, contact the Wynn Las Vegas concierge at 702-770-7070 or email email@example.com. Allegro, Wynn Las Vegas, 3131 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-770-2040, 1-888-320-WYNN.
The Big Dog’s Brewing annual DOG-tober beer and music festival, the fall rendition of its quarterly beer fests, will be held in the outdoor area of the Big Dog’s Draft House at Craig Rd. and Rancho in northwest Las Vegas from 5-10 p.m. This fest combines the great traditions of Oktoberfest celebrations with the charm of an Old Wisconsin brat cookout, as there will be Oktoberfest-inspired food, including pretzel bites served with Obatzda beer cheese dip, Bavarian bier bratwurst with Bavarian-style sauerkraut made with apples, bacon and caraway seeds served with potato chips and housemade beer mustard; and schweinebraten—boneless pork shoulder roast with pan gravy, served with sweet potatoes, beets, parsnips, onions and carrots. This pay as you go event offers free admission, live music and more than 50 local and regional brews. For more info and to purchase a tasting package visit here. Big Dog’s Brewing Company, 4543 N. Rancho Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89130, 702-645-1404.
Wynn Las Vegas is continuing its behind-the-scenes Master Class Series led by master chefs, sommeliers, bakers and artisans. Casa Playa executive chef Sarah Thompson will demonstrate her own distinctive spin on authentic Mexican coastal cuisine, presenting a cooking demo creating dishes that are sustainably sourced and impeccably prepared as she shares tips and techniques for recreating the dishes at home. The class will begin at noon at Casa Playa and will be followed by a casual lunch. For pricing and availability, contact the Wynn Las Vegas concierge at 702-770-7070 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Casa Playa, Wynn Las Vegas, 3131 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-770-3300.
Lip Smacking Foodie Tours has launched its newest excursion, “Afternoon Culinary Adventures,’’ which spotlights restaurants in The Venetian and Wynn. Offered daily at 1 p.m., the 2.5-hour tour takes guests to four restaurants to enjoy more than 10 dishes. The tour, led by an expert guide who will offer insightful information about the resorts, restaurants and other landmarks along the way, begins at The Venetian with Smith & Wollensky steakhouse with its own dry-aging room and on-site butcher shop, Sugarcane raw bar grill specializing in South and Southeast Asian cuisine and Estiatorio Milos with Greek specialties and fresh seafood; and concludes across the street at the Wynn’s Cipriani for an authentic taste of Venice. The all-inclusive price is $125 per person and an optional beverage package is available for $60, for pre-selected signature drinks at three of the stops. The “Afternoon Culinary Adventures’’ is available for private and large group requests. In the future an evening, dinner-time version of this tour will be offered, as well. For more info and to book a tour visit Lip Smacking Foodie Tours.
Piero’s Italian Cuisine Hosting All-Inclusive Raiders Tailgate Parties
Piero’s Italian Cuisine is hosting all-inclusive tailgate parties for the remainder of the Las Vegas Raiders home games during the 2021-22 football season. Priced at $150 per person, for the games on Oct. 24, Nov. 21, Dec. 5, Dec. 26 and Jan. 9, starting at 10 a.m. football fans can fuel up with a selection of breakfast items and an open bar serving beer, wine, well cocktails, non-alcoholic beverages and water. Following the tailgate, a private charter will transport guests to Allegiant Stadium and bring them back to the restaurant after the game. As the Nov. 14 game is a night game, Piero’s will host a special tailgate social for the game priced at $100 per person, and guests will have the option to enjoy the game inside Piero’s on its six 50-plus inch TVs, outside on a projector screen or be transported to the stadium via private charter for an additional $150. Piero’s Italian Cuisine, 355 Convention Center Dr., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-369-2305.
¡VIVA! Serving Weekend Brunch
¡VIVA! at Resorts World Las Vegas has launched a weekend brunch, served Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The menu, created by chef Ray Garcia, features Mexican brunch classics like chorizo con huevos—pork chorizo, scrambled eggs, refried lentils, fingerling potatoes and flour tortillas; chilaquiles—heirloom corn tortilla chips, sunny side up eggs, rancho salsa and queso fresco; pozole—heritage pork, heirloom hominy, guajillo chile broth, radish and cabbage; huevos rancheros—cheese gordita, sunny side up eggs, ranchero salsa and salsa verde; breakfast burrito with applewood smoked bacon, scrambled eggs, tater tots, cheddar cheese, guacamole and salsa tatemada; and coliflór al pastor tacos—roasted cauliflower, cashew crema and grilled pineapple. Beverage options include bottomless roja or blanca Sangria; a flight of five margaritas including the ¡VIVA-Rita!, spicy cucumber, watermelon, passion fruit and mango; and orange, mango and watermelon mimosas. ¡VIVA!, 3000 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-676-7000.
La Cave Introduces Several New Menu Items
Executive chef Billy DeMarco has added several new and revamped items to his modern American small plates menu at La Cave Wine and Food Hideaway at Wynn Las Vegas. The new renditions include salmon sashimi tostada with pickled red onion sesame soy dressing; wild salmon with broccolini, lemon and caper; Prime flat iron steak served with crushed fingerling potato and au poivre sauce; shrimp with potato, piquillo pepper, cilantro and roasted garlic; Chilean sea bass cacciatore style with tomato, Castelvetrano olives and roasted peppers; mini burger with chipotle BBQ, bacon onion marmalade and cheese; and seared ahi tuna with cream spinach and port wine reduction. There are also numerous vegetarian additions, such as fettuccine cacio e pepe with horseradish and toasted breadcrumb; eggplant Parmesan flatbread with cherry pepper and ricotta; crispy Brussels sprout with gochujang; and warm salt-roasted beet with whipped goat cheese and pistachio. La Cave Wine and Food Hideaway, Wynn Las Vegas, 3131 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-770-7375.
MGM Resorts Offering Football Tailgate Experience for Raiders and UNLV Home Football Games
MGM Resorts and Bud Light have partnered to introduce the Bud Light Beer Garden, a football tailgate experience before, during and after all Raiders and UNLV home football games. Situated on the Vegas Strip situated at the corner of Las Vegas Blvd. and Hacienda Ave., the 130,000-square-foot immersive space offers complimentary admission, is within walking distance to Allegiant Stadium and opens four hours prior to each game and remains open until the game’s conclusion. The Garden features food and beverage from International Smoke by Chef Michael Mina and Ayesha Curry, Diablo’s Cantina, Public House and Beerhaus; the games livestreamed on several large screens; interactive football challenges; life-sized Jenga and chess; live DJ entertainment; sports-betting; and special appearances by professional sports legends. A VIP all-you-can-eat-and-drink package is $99 and includes a buffet with stadium favorites and unlimited drinks starting three hours before the game until kickoff. For more details visit here.
Brezza Serving Weekend Brunch
Brezza at Resorts World is now offering weekend brunch, served Saturdays and Sundays from 11:30-3:30 p.m., featuring creative dishes from renowned chef Nicole Brisson. The menu includes dishes such as caviar gnocco frito with creme fraiche, chives and shallot; grilled octopus with celery heart, Fresno chili and potato; farmhouse tart with sausage, mushrooms, walnuts and fontina; cod-potato cake with caper aioli, soft scrambled eggs and herb salad; zucchini crepes with fresh mozzarella, basil and tomato; and semolino budino with lemon, berries and Cointreau whipped cream. Beverage options include mocktails, cocktails and build-your-own mimosa and bellini with fresh-squeezed orange juice, white peach and passionfruit purees; and Diane Mina’s Garden Grown Blends, an artisanal bloody Mary mix (created by chef Michael Mina’s wife) that pairs with vodka, gin, tequila or bourbon. Brezza, Resorts World, 3000 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Ste. 115, Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-676-6014.
Marigold Launches Special Football Games Menu
Marigold at Resorts World Las Vegas has launched a football menu created by executive chef Robert Garcia, available on football game days. The menu includes a selection of small bites including BBQ pulled pork kettle chips topped with fresh chives ($11), mini lobster roll with pickled vegetables ($12), Buffalo mac & cheese bites topped with shaved parmesan ($10), bacon Brussels sprouts tossed with lemon zest ($10) and backyard slider with American cheese and dill pickles ($11). In addition, the menu features two new cocktails inspired by the Las Vegas Raiders: Silver & Black Martini made with gin, Cointreau, vermouth bianco and lemon juice in a black sugar rimmed glass; and Black Hole Margarita made with silver tequila, lime juice and agave in a black sugar rimmed glass. Marigold, 3000 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-676-6967.
Money, Baby! Offering Football Viewing Specials
Money, Baby! at Virgin Hotels is offering several specials available during NFL and college football games. The specials include: Monday Night Football-$35 beer buckets, $2 shots, half off bottles for locals, touchdown specials and the “Jersey Special”: a $5 beer and shot combination for guests wearing any football jersey; Thursday Night Football-$35 beer buckets and the “Jersey Special”; College Football Saturday-$2 Jäger or Jäger cold brew shots, $35 beer buckets and the “Jersey Special”; and Primetime Sunday-$5 grilled hot dogs and burgers, football-themed bottle presentations and giveaways, $7 “Wake Up!” cocktail with Monster coffee and Jäger cold brew (only available before 12 p.m.), $35 beer buckets and the “Jersey Special”. The food menu is also available, with signature items including an 18-inch all-beef hot dog; Southern fried chicken sandwich with red pepper jalapeno jelly; and jumbo hot wings tossed in TRUFFalo hot sauce with black truffles and red chili peppers. For viewing there are 200 HDTVs providing a 360-degree viewing experience. Money Baby!, 4455 Paradise Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89169, 702-693-4444.
Tailgate Social Offering Themed Menu for Raiders Home Games
Tailgate Social at Palace Station is offering a themed menu coinciding with the city of each of the Las Vegas Raiders home game opponents. The menu includes Sept. 13/Baltimore Ravens-crab cakes served with remoulade; Sept. 26/Miami Dolphins-Cuban sandwiches with house garlic pickles; Oct. 10/Chicago Bears-classic Chicago dog served on a steamed poppy-seed bun; Oct. 24/Philadelphia Eagles-cheesesteak sandwiches topped with melted cheese in a long hoagie roll; Nov. 14/Kansas City Chiefs-barbecue pulled pork loaded fries; Nov. 21/Cincinnati Bengals-chili; Dec. 5/Washington Football Team-Maryland-style fish & chips; Dec. 26/Denver Broncos-Colorado lamb lollipops with roasted tomato arugula salad, mint jam and peppercorn aioli; and Jan. 9/Los Angeles Chargers-carne asada tacos. In addition, in honor of the Raiders, all season long Tailgate Social will offer the LV Nation Burger—proprietary blend of prime ribbed beef topped with onion rings, horseradish aioli, provolone cheese and fried jalapenos. As for watching the games, the sports bar is equipped with more than 30 high-definition TVs. Tailgate Social, 2411 W. Sahara Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89102, 702-367-2411, 800-634-3101, 888-319-4661.
Pancho’s Mexican Restaurant Football Specials
Now that football season is underway, Pancho’s Mexican Restaurant in Downtown Summerlin is kicking things off with all-day happy hours on game days throughout the 2021-22 season. Offered exclusively in the cantina from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. every Saturday and 10 a.m.-7 p.m. every Sunday, specials include discounted select appetizers, $3 off house and flavored margaritas, $3 off well cocktails and house wines and half-priced tequila pours from over 40 brands from 3 p.m. until close every Sunday. In addition, during football season Pancho’s is offering its Mexican Baja wings platter glazed with hot buffalo sauce priced at $11.95 for lunch and $15.95 for dinner. Games can be viewed on numerous eighty-inch, high-definition televisions. Pancho’s Mexican Restaurant, Downtown Summerlin, 11020 Lavender Hill Dr., Las Vegas, NV 89135, 702-982-0111.
Daily Brunch Now Served at French Restaurant Marché Bacchus
Marché Bacchus at Desert Shores is now offering “blunch.” Offered daily, the combination brunch and lunch is served Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The expansive menu includes eggs Benedict, beef tartare with quail egg, chicken and waffles, bananas Foster pancakes, seared foie gras, croque monsieur, bistro bacon burger, lobster salad croissant, seafood salad and steak frites. In addition, bottomless Champagne or mimosas are available for $25. Dinner is still offered nightly and a daily happy hour is from 4-6 p.m. Marché Bacchus, Lakeside Center, 2620 Regatta Dr., Ste. 106, Las Vegas, NV 89128, 702-804-8008.
Bottiglia Cucina & Enoteca Serving Weekend Brunch
Bottiglia Cucina & Enoteca at Green Valley Ranch Resort is offering a weekend brunch, served Sat.-Sun. from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. While the restaurant is known for its Italian specialties, the brunch menu is quite varied, with something to fit pretty much anyone’s tastes. Starters include avocado toast, acai granola bowl and antipasti misti platter—a collection of meat & cheeses, marinated peppers, green olives, bread and bean dip. Traditional breakfast items feature upgrades like French toast with blackberries and eggs Benedict in variations of lobster, prosciutto and California (set in half a roasted tomato with rotisserie chicken and avocado). The menu is rounded out by king crab bucatini pasta, veggie panini, cheeseburger, Chilean sea bass, filet mignon, oysters on the half shell, shellfish tower and chicken parm. Dessert finales include NY style cheesecake with cherries, chocolate coconut pudding with hazelnut shortbread cookies and lemon poppy seed donuts with blueberry dipping sauce. Bottiglia Cucina & Enoteca, Green Valley Ranch Resort Spa Casino Las Vegas, 2300 Paseo Verde Pkwy., Henderson, NV 89052, 702-617-7075.
Eureka! Launches New Menu Items
The all-American Eureka! restaurant, located within the Fremont East District, has launched new menu items and craft cocktails. New food items include ahi tuna poke stack with bourbon barrel-aged soy, smashed avocado, black rice, sesame ginger, firecracker aioli, furikake and Fresno chile; roasted beets & whipped feta with Greek yogurt, toasted pine nuts and balsamic glaze; truffle mushroom cheeseburger with white truffle cheese sauce, Havarti and oyster mushrooms; double stacked cheeseburger with bacon, cheddar, Havarti, whiskey caramelized onions and garlic aioli; and butterscotch pudding with housemade bourbon caramel whipped cream. New craft cocktails feature The Floor is Lava with mezcal, lime, hibiscus, blood orange and Ancho Reyes liqueur; Morning, Peaches with bourbon, peach, lemon, coffee and vanilla; and The Headhunter King with Jamaican rum, macadamia nut, lime, pineapple, orgeat and falernum. Eureka!, Emergency Arts Building, 520 E. Fremont St., Las Vegas, NV 89101, 702-570-3660.
Anthony’s Prime Steak & Seafood Introduces Several New Menu Items
Anthony’s Prime Steak & Seafood at the M Resort has introduced several new menu items, including lobster bisque with butter poached lobster and creme fraiche; vegetable tartare with cucumber, zucchini, avocado, sweet potato chips and key lime-pistachio vinaigrette; watermelon salad with baby heirloom tomatoes, watercress, aged drunken goat cheese, candied marcona almonds and white balsamic emulsion; roasted diver scallops with truffled pea puree, heirloom tomato confit and hollandaise sauce; gluten-free oven roasted brussels sprouts; and halibut with cauliflower puree, cucumber-melon relish, chanterelle mushrooms and passion fruit butter sauce. In addition, a nightly special is offered, such as charcoal-grilled New Zealand elk chop with sweet potato puree and blueberry port wine reduction. Anthony’s Prime Steak & Seafood, M Resort Spa Casino, 12300 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Henderson, NV 89044, 702-797-1000.
Spago Introduces Weekend Brunch Service
Wolfgang Puck’s Spago at the Bellagio has debuted its weekend lakeside brunch overlooking the Fountains of Bellagio. The menu includes Spago signature smoked salmon pizza with dill cream, red onion and salmon pearl toppings; rolled French omelet with king crab, cherry tomatoes, fine herbs and frisee salad; big eye tuna tartare mixed with avocado, yuzu ponzu, marinated cucumber and nori rice crisp; bacon and egg pizza topped with fresh mozzarella, leeks and fresno chiles; brioche French toast with toasted almond streusel, mixed berry compote and vanilla Chantilly; and lobster ‘fra diavolo’ with handmade linguine, king crab, Thai basil, spicy pomodoro and calabrian breadcrumbs. The brunch is served Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Spago, Bellagio, 3600 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-693-8181.
Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill Adds Lunch Service
Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill at Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa is now serving lunch Friday-Sunday from 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. The new menu includes grilled salmon with teriyaki over rice, pan seared chicken with teriyaki over rice and Kalbi short ribs with cilantro and cashew over rice (each served with miso soup and wakame); Snake River Farms wagyu burger with gruyere and teriyaki mayo served with fries; salmon sashimi and salmon roe, chef’s special sashimi and Big Eye tuna poke rice bowls (each served with miso soup and wakame); bucket o’wings Blue Ribbon style with chili sauce and wasabi honey; and sashimi and sushi roll platters. Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill, Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89135, 702-797-7777.
Double Helix Wine & Whiskey Lounge Offering Sunday Brunch
Double Helix Wine & Whiskey Lounge at Town Square is now offering Sunday brunch from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Menu highlights include carnitas nachos—slow-roasted shredded pork, Oaxaca cheese, guacamole, thin marinated cabbage, chipotle cream and house made tortilla chips ($12.79); chicken & waffles with churro waffle, buttermilk crispy chicken and sweet and sour glaze ($12.79); chilaquiles—fried eggs, lightly fried tortillas, Oaxaca cheese, sour cream, pico de gallo and mild roasted salsa ($10.99); seared ahi tuna on avocado toast with pickled onion and arugula served with home fries ($12.99); and braised short ribs, poached eggs, home fries and hollandaise sauce ($13.99). For $19.99, guests can add a bottomless combination of mimosas, Bloody Mary cocktails, red sangria and rose wine until 3:30 p.m. Double Helix Wine & Whiskey Lounge, Town Square, 6599 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Ste. 150B, Las Vegas, NV 89119, 702-473-5415.
Locale Italian Kitchen in Mountain’s Edge has announced the addition of chef Leo Barrera to the role of executive chef. Chef Barrera became one of the youngest executive chefs in Las Vegas in 2014 at the age of 20 and went on to develop his culinary skills in Los Angeles at BBCM (The Butcher, The Baker, The Cappuccino Maker) and in Las Vegas at the The Cosmopolitan and The Stirling Club. Chef Barrera has introduced several new menu items for the fall season, including cavatelli with butternut squash, orecchiette (braised short rib with mushrooms), fig & bleu cheese pizza, American wagyu flat iron steak, braised beef short rib with red wine jus, pan-seared salmon with roasted tomato puree, seared U-10 diver scallops and rigatoni alla vodka with creamy tomato sauce. Locale Italian Kitchen, 7995 Blue Diamond Rd., Ste. 106, Las Vegas, NV 89178, 702-330-0404.
Chef/owner Brian Howard has named Travis Schultz as executive chef of Sparrow + Wolf. The appointment marks the first time the new American restaurant has had a chef in that position other than Howard, who until now has led in the kitchen; however, the success of Sparrow + Wolf has provided opportunities to open other concepts in the coming year under the Spaghetti on the Wall hospitality brand. Schultz, a Spokane, Washington transplant, previously worked at the acclaimed resorts Rancho Valencia, La Valencia and Rancho Bernardo Inn in Southern California, before coming to Las Vegas and spending time in the kitchens of Joel Robuchon at MGM, Wolfgang Puck’s CUT at The Venetian, Culinary Dropout at Mandalay Bay, The Mansion at MGM, Sparrow + Wolf as executive sous chef and recently helping open Night + Market at the Virgin Las Vegas. Sparrow + Wolf, 4480 Spring Mountain Rd., Ste. 100, Las Vegas, NV 89102, 702-790-2147.
After a 15-year run, the iconic Rao’s at Caesars Palace has announced it will be closing the location after service on Sunday, November 28. The Las Vegas Rao’s location was the second and much larger outlet for the Italian restaurant from East Harlem that opened in 1896 with seating for only 40 guests. Rao’s co-owners, Frank Pellegrino Jr. and Ron Straci, provided the following statement: “When we opened Rao's Caesars Palace in December of 2006, we didn't fully understand the impact it would have on all of our lives. Nearly 15 years later, as we prepare to close these doors for the final time, we are filled with a variety of emotions and will always look back and cherish the memories made within these walls. While our future in Las Vegas is not yet decided, we are very excited about the possibilities of what lies ahead.” Rao's, Caesars Palace, 3570 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-731-7267.
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