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Most Vegas casino resorts have a steakhouse, but with the opening of Saltgrass Steak House, the Golden Nugget now has two. This first Las Vegas outpost of the Texas steakhouse chain, which now boasts more than 80 locations, is decorated with nearly every inch of the walls filled with vintage photos of ranch activities, cattle skulls, lariats, rifles and chandeliers shaped like cattle horns. Highlights of the menu are the Certified Angus cuts of ribeye, porterhouse, center cut top sirloin and filet, and non-steak options including baby back ribs, chicken, Atlantic salmon, shrimp, burgers and appetizers like cheese fries with Jack & cheddar, bacon, sour cream and scallions. Desserts include made-from-scratch carrot cake and cheesecake. Breakfast features traditional fare such as country fried steak and eggs, pancakes and steak and eggs. Saltgrass Steak House is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner Wed.-Sun. Saltgrass Steak House, 129 E. Fremont St., Las Vegas, NV 89101, 702-385-7111, 800-846-5336.
 
The first Las Vegas location of the Chicago-based Emporium Arcade Bar has landed at Area 15. Open to guests 21 years or older, the two-level space is filled with classic arcade favorites like Frogger, Pacman and Star Wars; pinball games; pool tables; basketball hoops; skeeball; NBA Jam; and foosball. Murals by local artists decorate the walls and a schedule of live shows and DJs are slated. The beverage program features a rotating beer selection from Nevada breweries including 7Five, Able Baker, Astronomy Aleworks, HUDL, IMBIB, Lovelady, Mojave, Pigeon Head, Revision and Tenaya Creek; house-made cocktails on draft such as the Sonic Boom, an Old Fashioned crafted with Templeton Rye Whiskey, Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur, Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur and orange bitters; and an extensive selection of whiskeys, tequilas and mezcals. Hours are Mon.-Thu. 5 p.m. to 12 a.m., Fri. 4 p.m. to 2 a.m., Sat. noon to 2 a.m. and Sun. noon to 12 a.m. Emporium Arcade Bar, 3215 S. Rancho Dr., Las Vegas, NV 89102, 702-846-1900.
 
Gatsby’s Cocktail Lounge will be opening at Resorts World Las Vegas when the 3,500-room luxury resort opens in Summer 2021, serving a cache of vintage and rare Champagnes, artisanal cocktails and aromatic wines. The Clique Hospitality 4,090-square-foot lounge will be located just off of the casino floor and will offer an upscale environment conceptualized by the design firm Kudos featuring spacious couches, high-top tables, a 360-degree bar and a congregation of hanging illuminated orbs being a nod to the bevy of bubbles available by the glass. In addition, there will be an evolving soundtrack including DJ sets, cultivated playlists, live music and a secret drink menu will keep the offerings fresh with a monthly rotating selection of featured Champagne, seasonal libations and limited-time spirits. Gatsby’s Cocktail Lounge, 3000 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-676-7000.
 
Acclaimed chef James Trees and LEV Group have reopened Ada’s in Tivoli Village as Ada’s Wine Bar, offering wines of the world, accompanied by Spanish and Mediterranean small plates and shareables. Jackson Stamper, formerly of The Kitchen at Atomic in Las Vegas and Employees Only in NYC, is chef de cuisine. The wine list includes whites, roses and reds from around the world with nearly 100 bottle selections starting at $30, and nearly two dozen wines by the glass for $9-20. Sparkling wines, sherry, amaro and beers are also available. The food menu, inspired by chef Trees’ travels around Spain and the Mediterranean, includes Iberico chorizo croquetas, octopus patatas bravas, braised oxtail jam, skirt steak with chimichurri marinade, duck confit panini and red beet hummus. Ada’s Wine Bar offers both indoor and outdoor seating and has a fresh look including a kitchen-facing wraparound wood bartop, tufted banquettes and hightop group tables. Hours are Wed.-Sun. 2-9 p.m. Ada’s Wine Bar, Tivoli Village, 410 S. Rampart Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89145, 702-463-7433.
 
The Wicked Spoon buffet at The Cosmopolitan has again reopened with breakfast and lunch service Thursdays through Sundays. Instead of the traditional buffet model where guests fill their own plates, the Wicked Spoon staff hand dishes selected by guests at nine different food stations. Reservations are encouraged, with dining limited to two hours per party and social distancing will be strictly enforced. Hours of operation and pricing are: breakfast 8-11 a.m. $38 adults, $19 children; lunch 11 a.m.-3 p.m. $45 adults, $22.50 children; and bottomless beverages: mimosas, champagne, bloody marys or bud light draft packages are $21 per person. Holiday themed brunches will return beginning with Easter Sunday on April 4. This reopening brings the number of buffets open at Las Vegas casino resorts to two, with Wicked Spoon joining the Garden Buffet at South Point, which also has selections plated and served to guests by staff. Wicked Spoon, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, 3708 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-698-7000.
 
After relocating from The Cosmopolitan to The Venetian’s Restaurant Row, Estiatorio Milos has opened in the former space of Aquaknox. The Greek seafood restaurant by Costas Spiliadis is known for its signature seafood market featuring fresh fish flown in from the Mediterranean and curated list of fine Greek wines. The new location introduces a new fruit and vegetable market where patrons can select fresh fruits and vegetables to accompany their meals, a raw bar offering whole fish sashimi using the day's fresh catch and a variety of crudo and tartare preparations and a "yogurt room" where yogurt is strained in the classical way. The décor features a horseshoe-shaped bar with marble bartop, hardwood floor, open kitchen, live olive tree and a pastel blue/off-white color scheme. Menu highlights include Maryland crab cake, grilled octopus, lightly-fried calamari, grilled loup de mer and baklava. Estiatorio Milos is open daily for lunch and dinner. Estiatorio Milos, 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-414-1000, 877-883-6423.
 
The L.A. icon Randy’s Donuts, in operation since 1962 and known for a giant doughnut on its roof which has appeared in movies, music videos and television, is expanding to Las Vegas, with plans for several locations. The company has purchased an existing drive-thru restaurant at 2170 S. Rainbow and land at the intersection of Blue Diamond and Cameron, anticipated to open in early fall and winter of 2021. Additional locations may be placed within casinos throughout the region in 2022, as leases are currently being negotiated with an unnamed large gaming company. The donut shop operates five locations in the greater L.A. area (Inglewood, El Segundo, Torrance, Downey and Pasadena) with new locations set to open in Costa Mesa and Santa Monica and more to be announced throughout the state of California through 2022. Recently three locations opened in South Korea and Randy’s is currently negotiating deals in Texas, New York, Illinois, Arizona, Utah, Missouri and Florida.
 
Sushi Ichiban is now open at 520 Fremont St. at the base of the Emergency Arts building adjacent to the El Cortez Hotel & Casino. The 2,718-square-foot Japanese restaurant offers all-you-can-eat sushi for $27.95 per person; an a la carte menu with appetizers such as coconut shrimp, bacon and rice cake and cucumber salad with crab meat; and a wide range of nigiri including uni, scallops, yellowtail and red snapper. An expansive list of specialty rolls includes the Golden Knight Roll with soft shell crab, onion crunch and peanut butter topped with spicy crab meat, spicy garlic ponzu and yum sauce; Jackpot Roll with shrimp tempura and cucumber topped with shrimp, spicy crab meat, crunch eel and spicy yum sauce; and Red Rock Roll with spicy yellowtail and cucumber topped with tuna, avocado and spicy garlic ponzu sauce. Hours are Mon-Thu 4-10 p.m. and Fri-Sat noon-10 p.m. Sushi Ichiban, Emergency Arts, 520 Fremont Street, Suite 150, Las Vegas, NV 89101, 702-478-5333.
 
After being closed for several months in response to state mandates, Morton Group’s La Comida in the Fremont East Entertainment District reopened on March 4. Known for its impressive collection of tequilas, the bar offers an array of fresh fruit cocktails, several house margaritas, craft and Mexican beers and Jarritos Mexican sodas. The menu of authentic Mexican cuisine made with traditional cooking methods and ingredients by chef Mario Garcia, includes carne asada with cucumber, radish, charred red onion and aji Amarillo dressing; authentic pozole made with hominy, pork, onion, shredded cabbage and radish; chicken tamales with tomatillo, sour cream and house-made slaw; sea bass a la Baja taco tempura battered and served with house-made slaw, chipotle mayo, pickled radish and pico de gallo; puerco ahumado (smoked pork shoulder) with avocado sauce and pickled onion; and chili relleno—battered stuffed poblano pepper with queso fresco, ranchera sauce, cilantro and jalapeno cream. La Comida, 100 Sixth St., Las Vegas, NV 89101, 702-463-9900.
 
The Silver Stamp, situated in the Gateway District in Downtown Las Vegas, is now open. The craft beer bar offers 20 taps and 40+ bottles and cans of rare and exclusive beers not found anywhere else in town, along with several brews from local breweries, including Andrew’s Hips Don’t Lie, a sour golden ale with rose hips made exclusively for The Silver Stamp by Juxta Nomad and Astronomy Aleworks. The décor features an old school vibe with vintage beer memorabilia, with the likes of a wall of old beer cans, several beer signs, neon lights, Christmas lights, a 1960s era TV and a stuffed javelina. A limited food menu of hot dogs, house-made pickled eggs and snacks is served and guests are welcome to bring in their own food. Hours are Wed.-Sun. from 5 p.m.-midnight. The Silver Stamp, 222 E Imperial Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89104, 702-527-1784.
 
Caesars Palace plans to debut the all-new Stadia Bar, replacing its Slice Bar and located adjacent to the Forum Food Court and across from Vanderpump Cocktail Garden. The 2,186-square-foot 120-seat bar and lounge will feature an elevated bar, numerous large HD TVs, five VIP leather-wrapped domes and sports-inspired design details such as net-like chandeliers, sconces that look like deconstructed baseballs and glove-like leather banquettes. The spirits menu will feature sought-after brands so rare the entire state receives less than a case, such as Kentucky Owl 10 Year Rye, Pappy Van Winkle 13 Year Rye and Elmer T. Lee 100 Year Tribute; and signature blends of whiskey purchased by the barrel that can only be tasted at Caesars Palace. Food items will also be available via mobile ordering. Stadia Bar is expected to open this spring. Stadia Bar, 3570 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-731-7110, 877-427-7243.
 
El Luchador Mexican Kitchen + Cantina has entered the ring at Mountain’s Edge in Southwest Las Vegas. Conceived by hospitality veteran Andy Hooper, the new eatery’s décor features an epoxy floor, red brick wall, colorful luchador masks and a spacious outdoor patio. On the menu are a variety of enchiladas, burritos and chimichanga; steak, chicken and shrimp fajitas; six types of tacos: mahi mahi, shrimp, carnitas, chicken, adobo beef and portabella; and several vegan dishes such as tableside guacamole with housemade chips and elote en plato made with charred corn, pico de gallo, Fresno chili and tajin. Accompanying the American-Mexican cuisine are more than 80 tequilas and mezcals in categories of silver, rested and old. An excellent deal is the happy hour Mon.-Thu. from 4:40-6:15 offering adobo beef, carnitas ala mandarin, pollo rojo and jardin verde tacos for $2 each; $4 draft beers; $6 glasses of cabernet and chardonnay wine; and the El Luchador margarita for $8. Hours of operation are Mon.-Fri. 4:30-9 p.m. and Sat.-Sun. 4:30-10 p.m. El Luchador Mexican Kitchen + Cantina, 7825 Blue Diamond Rd. #101, Las Vegas, NV 89178, 702-260-8709.
 
Grand Wok Noodle Bar, formerly Grand Wok and Sushi Bar, is now open at MGM Grand for lunch and dinner. Casual in atmosphere and authentic in flavor, the restaurant features traditional Pan-Asian dishes that stay true to the style and tradition of this cuisine. Signature dishes include dan dan noodles, Hong Kong-style beef chow fun, black pepper steak, honey walnut shrimp, Thai basil beef fried rice, Sichuan chicken, salt & pepper tofu and desserts such as mango sticky rice and mochi. The restaurant is located on the MGM Grand casino floor, adjacent to Avenue Café. For the latest updates, hours of operation, to view the menu or make a reservation, visit mgmgrand.mgmresorts.col. Grand Wok Noodle Bar, 3799 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-891-1111, 800-929-1111.
 
Celebrity chef Todd English has marked his return to Las Vegas with the debut of The Beast at AREA15. Evolving from what was once a pop-up concept, the 6,500-square-foot chef-driven food hall will remain as a permanent fixture within the entertainment venue. The décor of the communal dining area features knives graphics, black wood tables, industrial black ceiling and graffiti-like art. An open kitchen situated in the center of the communal dining area features stations preparing the varied menu with dishes such as kung pao chicken, rigatoni bolognaise, pizzas, tuna tartare wonton tacos, chile-lime watermelon salad, loaded fries with short rib ragu, buffalo wings, Korean chicken wings and sliders. Hours are Monday-Thursday 5-9 p.m., Friday 5-11 p.m., Saturday noon-11 p.m. and Sunday noon-8 p.m. The Beast, Area 15, 3215 S. Rancho Dr., Las Vegas, NV 89102, 702-846-1900.
 
Landini’s Pizzeria, founded in the heart of San Diego’s Little Italy in 2009, has opened its first Las Vegas location, the largest to date, at 1,386 square feet, and the first outside of San Diego. The pizzeria known for its New York-style pizza is offering whole and by-the-slice signature pies such as the Sopranos topped with pepperoni, sausage and meatballs; Mexican with bacon, chorizo, onion, jalapenos, pepperoni and cannellini beans; La Picante with no sauce and layered with ricotta cheese, pepperoni, jalapenos and pineapple; Rustica with Brussels sprouts, pancetta and balsamic glaze; and Vegan with black olives, artichokes, spinach, tomatoes and onions. Also offered are pastas, paninis, salads, wings, calzones and traditional Italian desserts like homemade tiramisu and cheesecake. Landini’s is open from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. daily, with indoor and outdoor seating for on-site dining, in addition to takeout and third-party delivery through Grubhub and Postmates. Landini’s Pizzeria, 9440 W. Russell Road Suite 104, Las Vegas, NV 89148, 725-205-2249.
 
Becca’s Restaurant & Lounge is now open at the resort-style Tuscan Highlands located on the southwest corner of St. Rose Pkwy. and Interstate 15 in Southern Highlands. The 9,500-square-foot space is surrounded by a wine garden and veranda with fire tables overlooking the complex’s pool area. Inside, lounge-style seating and 17 ultra HD TVs surround the restaurant, along with signed sports memorabilia by the likes of Kobe Bryant, Pete Rose, Tom Brady and Mike Tyson and local Raiders, VGK and UNLV sports teams. An extensive Italian-inspired menu includes truffle fries topped with melted mozzarella; arugula salad with apple, strawberries, goat cheese and almond slivers; bianca pizza topped with white sauce, ricotta, mozzarella, pecorino and romano; penne ala vodka with creamy tomato sauce; salmon filet with sautéed spinach and orzo; and zeppoles ricotta Italian doughnuts. Becca’s Restaurant & Lounge is open daily from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Reservations are by email only at info@beccarestaurant.com. Becca's Restaurant & Lounge, 12656 Southern Highlands Pkwy Suite A, Las Vegas, NV 89141, 725-735-2245.
 
Bāng Bar, an original concept from Momofuku and David Chang, is now open at The Cosmopolitan’s Block 16 Urban Dining Hall, serving take-out lunch and dinner options. Since opening in New York in 2018, Bāng Bar has focused on bāng bread—freshly made flatbread griddled to-order on a piping hot flat top—and spit-roasted meats carved from vertical spits. Menu favorites in New York include The U wrapfeaturing bāng bread filled and rolled with a choice of spicy pork, chicken or spicy eggplant; and the rice bowl made with rice, pickles, cabbage and a choice of spicy pork, chicken or spicy eggplant. In addition to taking inspiration from Bāng Bar’s New York location, Momofuku’s culinary team has created unique-to-Vegas menu items as well. Bāng Bar replaces Pok Pok Wing on the North end of the Block 16 Urban Food Hall. Bāng Bar, 3708 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-698-7100, 877-551-7772.
 
After 16 years at Caesars Palace, Bobby Flay’s Mesa Grill will close after service on November 14, 2020. Replacing it and opening in late spring 2021 will be Amalfi by Bobby Flay, inspired by Flay’s extensive travels to Italy and the Amalfi Coast, and will be his first Italian concept. A focal point in the dining room will be a fish and seafood display inspired by authentic Italian markets staffed by a knowledgeable fishmonger, and guests will be able to order a whole fish grilled over charcoal or roasted. Antipasti selections will include crispy soft-shell crab salad with blood oranges and green olives; and squash blossoms with corn, basil and ricotta. Pastas—both house-made fresh and dry—will include green tomato risotto with sea scallops and Osetra caviar; and paccheri with scorpion fish, cherry tomatoes and green garlic. Desserts will include pistachio olive oil cake with pistachio gelato and a dark chocolate tiramisu. Amalfi by Bobby Flay, 3570 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-731-7110, 877-427-7243.
 

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 LAS VEGAS FOOD EVENTS 

April 21
In celebration of National Tea Day the Founders Coffee St. Rose location will host a one-afternoon-only tea party with a menu of bite size toasts in avocado, cucumber, egg and lox; frittata bites; fresh berries; lemon cheesecake; coconut macaroons; lavender shortbread cookie; mini fruit tart; and blooming tea flowers. There will be three 50-minute seatings at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. and tickets, which include food, tea and gratuity, are $40 per guest (plus processing fee) in packages of two, four and six guests. To purchase tickets visit here. Contact bronwen@shiftlv.com if you have dietary restrictions and accommodations will be made with advance notice. Founders Coffee, 3512 Saint Rose Parkway, Henderson, NV 89052, 702-780-5554.
 
April 25
Executive chef Gina Marinelli has extended the Sunday Pescheria at La Strega into spring, with an additional date, Sunday, April 25, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. being added for the limited engagement fish market. Until sold out, guests will be able to peruse the restaurant’s crudo bar showcasing a variety of raw seafood, broths and accoutrements, alongside a full wine list as well as coffee, rosé, champagne and handcrafted cocktails available for purchase. Marinelli will be available for cooking demos throughout the day and will provide take-home instructions for shoppers to best prepare their selections at home. Guests will have the option of dining in via a first-come-first-serve basis, with a limited menu consisting of piadine, pizzas and oysters available for purchase throughout the day. The restaurant will be closed for dinner on April 25. Guests are encouraged to pre-order market selections by calling 702-722-2099. La Strega, 3555 S. Town Center Dr., Ste. 105, Las Vegas, NV 89135, 702-722-2099.
 
May 7
Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar will host a wine dinner featuring the wines of Balan Wine Company from the northeast corner of Italy’s Veneto region. Pairings are risotto ai carciofi (Acquerello risotto with fresh baby artichokes, seared scallops and crispy leeks) paired with Vermentino, Palazzo; carpaccio d’agnello (herb-crusted New Zealand Ovation Farms lamb loin, grilled hen of the woods mushroom, aged pecorino and roasted pepper puree) matched with Merlot, Grion, Balan; agnolotti di coniglio (red wine-braised Hermi Farms, Spain rabbit ravioli, mushroom ragù and fresh herbs) paired with Cabernet Sauvignon, Grion, Balan; and spalla di manzo (grilled Certified Piemontese Beef Farms flat iron steak with charred shallot, red wine reduction, truffled potato purée and roasted royal trumpet) matched with Grion Vecchio, Grion, Rosso del Veneto. The dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. and the cost is $125 per person (all inclusive). To reserve call 702-364-5300. Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar, 4480 Paradise Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89169, 702-364-5300.
 



  ONGOING EVENTS 

Wednesdays
El Dorado Cantina is hosting weekly tasting of its handcrafted infused tequilas every Wednesday at both of its locations (430 S. Rampart Blvd. in Tivoli Village and 3025 Sammy Davis Jr. Dr.). Dubbwed Infused Wednesdays, flavors include coconut, orange and cinnamon; mango; mango, jalapeño and tamarind; orange and warm spices; pineapple; and strawberry jalapeño. On Wednesdays the infused tequilas are available for $5 apiece (normally $15 each) or a flight of three is $12 (normally $35). Flavors and availability are subject to change.
 



 NOTEWORTHY ANNOUNCEMENTS 

STK Now Serving Weekend Brunch
STK at The Cosmopolitan has added a weekend brunch, served Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. The menu includes truffle 8 oz. wagyu flat iron steak with fried egg, shaved truffle crispy potatoes and truffle buttered brioche ($48); lobster and eggs Benedict with lobster, baby spinach, poached eggs and caviar hollandaise ($39); hot chicken and waffle with a fried hot chicken thigh over buttermilk waffles with pickles, coleslaw and maple BBQ sauce ($28); egg white omelet with roasted pepper relish, caramelized onions, avocado, sauteed spinach, mushrooms, Emmental cheese and baby green leaves ($27); cinnamon French toast made with brioche topped with berries, cream cheese icing and maple syrup ($25); and eggs and avocado on sourdough toast with smashed avocado, cilantro, poached eggs, jalapeno, extra virgin olive oil and toasted pumpkin seeds ($28). Bottomless mimosas and bloody Marys are available for $35 per person. STK, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, 3708 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 877-893-2001.
 
Buddy V’s Offering 3-course Locals Menu
Buddy V’s at The Palazzo is offering a three-course menu for locals every Tuesday from 5 p.m. to close. Priced at $30.95, included are unlimited cheesy garlic bread, a complimentary box of homemade Italian cookies and the option to purchase a bottle of Chianti or Prosecco for $12. The courses (for dine-in only) are Caesar salad or Grandma’s meatballs; bucatini carbonara, Nonna’s lasagna al forno or chicken Parm; and cannoli or tiramisu. There’s also a similar family meal to go with curbside pickup priced at $75 to feed two to four for or $125 for four to six available Monday through Thursday from 5-8 p.m. To view the to-go menu visit here and to order call 702-607-2355. Buddy V’s, The Venetian, Grand Canal Shoppes, 3327 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-607-2355; 877-883-6423.
 
El Luchador Mexican Kitchen + Cantina Adds Weekend Brunch Menu
El Luchador Mexican Kitchen + Cantina has extended its hours on the weekends, and is now serving brunch specials on Saturday and Sunday from noon-3 p.m. The specials include chilaquiles with verde sauce, crema, cotija cheese and sunny-side up eggs ($12); breakfast sandwich with al pastor bacon, fried egg, cheddar cheese, tomato, guacamole and chipotle aioli on a focaccia roll ($14); breakfast tacos with choice of meat (chicken, beef, pork or al pastor), eggs, pico de gallo and Luchador cheese blend ($14); and huevos del diablo with two eggs, chorizo, cheese and spicy tomato sauce served with flour tortillas ($12). Bottomless mimosas are $20 per person. The dinner menu is also available during brunch. El Luchador Mexican Kitchen + Cantina, 7825 Blue Diamond Rd. #101, Las Vegas, NV 89178, 702-260-8709.
 
Carson Kitchen Launches New Spring Menu
Carson Kitchen has launched a new seasonal spring menu from chef/owner Cory Harwell and executive chef Scott Simon. The new menu includes jerk turkey burger with mango chutney slaw ($16); gyro tacos with lamb, tzatziki, feta and tomato ($14); mu shu mushroom flatbread with hoison, sesame and soft egg ($14); beet tartare toast with pistachio, mandarin and goat cheese ($12); short rib steak with sambal butter and kimchi chimichurri ($24); Hawaiian mac with spam, furikake and pineapple vin ($13); and Banoffee “pie” with Bailey’s whipped cream and chocolate digestive ($11). In addition, new cocktails have been added, such as Side Piece, a tropical mix of rum, pineapple shrub and mint coconut; and Peas and Thank You, featuring mezcal, sugar-snap pea syrup, chartreuse, fresh lime and tricolor peppercorn. Carson Kitchen is open daily for lunch and dinner and a brunch menu is served on Sundays. Curbside pickup is also available. Carson Kitchen, John E. Carson Building, 124 6th St., Ste. 100, Las Vegas, NV 89101, 702-473-9523.
 
Henderson Artisan Booze District Offering Passport of Deals
The Henderson Artisan Booze District Passport is now available. Priced at $20, the Passport includes flights of beers, wine, spirits and other offers and incentives to explore the Booze District businesses including CraftHaus Brewery, Las Vegas Distillery, Bad Beat Brewing, Grape Expectations, Astronomy Aleworks, Vegas Valley Winery and Ambros Whiskey. The Passport is available for purchase at any of the Booze District businesses and offers are good through June 15, 2021.
 
Delmonico Steakhouse Resumes Lunch Service
Delmonico Steakhouse at The Venetian has resumed serving lunch on weekends in addition to dinner nightly. Available Saturday and Sunday from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., entrees on the lunch menu include cuts of prime ribeye, New York strip and filet mignon ($56-$62); Delmonico’s bacon cheeseburger on a brioche roll with apple bacon and Grafton cheddar ($21); Creekstone Farms Angus tenderloin salad served with romaine hearts, herb emulsion, pickled red onions, herb croutons, shaved radishes and Wisconsin blue cheese ($25); Creekstone Farms Angus tenderloin sandwich served on ciabatta with roasted mushrooms, horseradish cream and savoy spinach ($23); Creekstone Angus beef medallions with house-cured apple bacon, Wisconsin blue cheese, sweet onion rings and housemade Worcestershire sauce ($25); and sauteed gulf shrimp & andouille sausage pasta with housemade penne, smoked soffritto sauce and parmesan cheese ($24). To view the full menu visit here. Delmonico Steakhouse, The Venetian, 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-414-1992.
 
Chef Kim Canteenwalla Offering Two Culinary Concepts at Vegas Test Kitchen
Renowned chef Kim Canteenwalla, the culinary mind behind a variety of popular concepts including Honey Salt in Las Vegas, will offer two pop-up concepts at Vegas Test Kitchen at Fergusons Downtown on Wednesdays from March 31-April 21 from 4-9 p.m. Chef’s Play Dough will highlight pierogies, pastries and pies, with dishes such as vegetable samosa with coriander and mint chutney; and Maine lobster pot pie with spinach, root vegetables, fennel, fingerling potatoes and brandy cream. His Picks, Sticks & Fingers will focus on global skewers and finger foods with menu items including Vietnamese sugar cane shrimp with ginger lemongrass, kafir lime leaves and bird chili; and pork belly bao bun with soy glaze, scallions and sesame seed. Tickets are required for reserving each dish in advance, but walk-ins are also welcome. To view the complete menu and to purchase tickets visit secretburger.com.
 
Landini’s Pizzeria Offering $1 Slices to Military and Firefighters
Landini’s Pizzeria will honor the men and women who serve our country with $1 pizza slices of its New York-style pizza in honor of Military Appreciation Month throughout the month of May and for firefighters on International Firefighters Day on Tuesday, May 4. Signature slices include the meatball ricotta with meatballs, ricotta and marinara; BBQ chicken with chicken, red onions and BBQ sauce; Mexican with bacon, chorizo, onions, jalapeños, pepperoni and cannellini beans; rustica with Brussels sprouts, pancetta and balsamic glaze; and more. Landini’s is open daily 11 a.m.-9 p.m., with indoor and outdoor seating for on-site dining, in addition to takeout and free delivery within one mile of the restaurant.
 
Pub 365 Offering Specials During Vegas Golden Knights Games
With hockey season in full swing, Pub 365 at Tuscany Casino & Suites is offering several Vegas Golden Knights specials. The VGK specials include Guinness Black & Gold for $5; Founders Solid Gold for $3.65; Jack Daniels Apple, Fire, Honey or Rye for $5 with any beer purchase; Jager Redbull shots for $5; buckets of Truly with assorted flavors for $20; buckets of Bud, Bud Light or Michelob Ultra for $15; and $2 off all small bites. The specials are available during all Vegas Golden Knight games, which are shown on 15 screens in the Pub. Pub 365, Tuscany Suites & Casino, 255 E. Flamingo Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89169, 702-893-8933, 877-TUSCAN 1.
 
Hearthstone Kitchen & Cellar Launching New Menu
Hearthstone Kitchen & Cellar at Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa is launching a new menu created by executive chef Lee Davidson, which will begin plating on March 1. New appetizers include spicy curry hummus, Wagyu beef tataki, tuna pizza, spicy shrimp scampi skillet, yellowfin tuna crudo, roasted tomato soup with salami and grilled cheddar cheese sandwich and beet salad with marcona almonds and whipped goat cheese. New entree items include crispy duck with steamed pancakes and julienne sliced cucumber and scallions, spaghetti lobster homard with maple smoked bacon and brandy cream, hearth-roasted Scottish salmon with steamed veggies and fresh lemon, Baja striped sea bass with cherry tomatoes and fennel ragout and hearth-roasted tomahawk pork chop with roasted apples and onions and bourbon au jus. Plant-based options include roasted baby carrots with sesame almond crunch and spicy vegan yogurt and buffalo cauliflower served with a vegan blue cheese sauce. Hearthstone Kitchen & Cellar, Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89135, 702-797-7344.
 
Delmonico Steakhouse Offering Daily Tasting Menu
Delmonico Steakhouse at The Venetian is now serving a daily four-course tasting menu curated by chef de cuisine Daniel Tederous. Starting at $85 per person, the daily tasting menu can also be upgraded to include wine pairings with each course, starting at an additional $55 per person. The menu changes daily; to find out details on what the tasting menu entails and to make reservations, call 702-414-3737. Delmonico Steakhouse, The Venetian, 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-414-1992.
 
Nevada Governor Eases Pandemic Restrictions for Restaurants and Bars
On February 11, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak announced a phased pandemic reopening plan that will ease the pause he set in mid-November that restricted restaurants and bars to 25% capacity, a limit of four per table and required reservations. Effective February 15 capacity is increased to 35%, a limit of six per table is now acceptable and reservations will not be required. Further lessening of restrictions will occur on March 15, at which time the capacity limit will be increased to 50%. In addition, if current declining infection trends continue, on May 1 local authorities will assume management from the state. Restaurant owners expressed mixed reactions to the announcements, with many saying the 35% limit should have immediately been set to 50%, but that the increase to six per table with no required reservations will be a critical improvement.
 
Red Rock Casino’s Seasonally Inspired Pop-Up Lounge Crimson in Bloom Blossoms this Spring
Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa will reprise its Merry Crimson pop-up with a seasonally updated version: Crimson in Bloom. The garden-inspired indoor and outdoor terrace lounge will feature hand-crafted cocktails, extravagant floral décor and an energetic atmosphere with a tableside Rosé cart, floral candy made by the Red Rock pastry team and DJ-spun music. Several specially crafted cocktails will be available, with the cocktail menu divided by The Herb Garden, The Botanical Garden and The Produce Garden with unique garnishes consisting of floral ice cubes, edible flowers and flavorful dustings, such as Lavender—mix of Absolut Elyx, lavender, lemon, orgeat and Red Bull blueberry topped with an edible flower lollipop. Crimson in Bloom will be open Feb. 12 through May 16 every Friday-Saturday from 5 p.m.-1 a.m. and Sundays 5-11 p.m. Admission is complimentary and guests must be 21 or older. To make a reservation or book a table or cabana call 702-797-7873 or visit www.stationcasinosblog.com. Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa, 11011 W Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89135, 866-767-7773, 702-797-7777.
 
Park on Fremont Launches New Menu and Delivery Options
Park on Fremont in the Fremont East Entertainment District has debuted a new menu available for dine-in, takeout or delivery through Postmates and Uber Eats. New selections include Nashville bites—spicy 12-hour brined chicken with dill pickle chips and ranch ($13); queso with a three cheese blend, jalapeños, tomatoes and onions with house-made chips ($15); Seattlelite—six-ounce fresh blend patty topped with brie cheese, pinot noir-glazed mushrooms, caramelized onions, baby wild arugula and coffee-spiked mayo ($14); shroom burger—six-ounce fresh blend patty topped with herb blend mushrooms, Swiss cheese, baby wild arugula and truffle aioli ($14); and tomato basil soup and grilled cheese with Swiss, cheddar and tomatoes ($10). Park on Fremont is open from 6 p.m.-1 a.m. on Friday, 11 a.m.-1 a.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m.-12 a.m. on Sunday; and delivery services are available from 6-9 p.m. on Friday and 11 a.m.-9 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Park on Fremont, Fremont East Art District, 506 E. Fremont St., Las Vegas, NV 89101, 702-834-3160.
 
Triple B Brooks Brothers Burgers Offering Tuesday Night Creole Menu
Chef Scott Pajak at Triple B Brooks Brothers Burgers at the Rainbow Club Casino is calling on his experience of working 18 years with the Emeril Lagasse organization to feature a special Creole menu. Served Tuesdays from 4-10 p.m., included are charbroiled oysters with garlic butter and parmesan cheese ($7.99); fried green tomatoes with housemade remoulade sauce ($5.99); shrimp & grits in Creole tomato stew ($10.99); jumbo gulf shrimp and Andouille sausage gumbo simmered in a Creole chicken broth; jambalaya rice with Andouille sausage, beer battered shrimp and crispy onion crust ($9.99); red beans & rice with grilled Andouille sausage ($9.99); and shrimp, chicken and Andouille sausage jambalaya penne pasta tossed in Creole cream sauce ($11.99). In addition to the Creole night menu the regular menu is also available. Triple B—Brooks Brothers Burgers, 122 S Water St., Henderson, NV 89015, 702-565-9777.
 
Kona Grill Offering Dinner for Two Date Night Special
Kona Grill at Boca Park is featuring a dinner for two date night special for $39 per person. Offered Sunday through Wednesday for dine-in only, the dinner includes choice of one: ribeye meatballs with creamy peppercorn sauce and whipped potatoes, lobster toast with Maldon salt or ribeye sliders with onion strings and a peppercorn aioli; choice of two: sweet-chili glazed salmon with shrimp & pork fried rice and crispy brussels sprouts, 12 oz. ribeye with sauteed green beans and crispy garlic potatoes, pork chops with mango-papaya chutney and miso whipped potatoes or an assorted sushi board with a cucumber salad; and coffee bread pudding made from brioche, Kahlua caramel sauce, whipped cream and spice pecans with a shot of Bailey’s. In addition, a bottle of Lunetta Prosecco, Chateau St. Michelle Chardonnay or Two Vines Cabernet are available for $25. Kona Grill, 750 S. Rampart Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89145, 702-547-5552.
 
Grape Vine Café Offering Take Home Family Meal Deals
Grape Vine Café Wine Bar & Cellar is offering two daily take home family meal deals, each serving four people. Family meal #1, priced at $75, includes choice of Caesar or house salad with choice of dressing; entrée selection of chicken parmesan with spaghetti marinara, chicken marsala with mushrooms and angel hair pasta, eggplant parmesan with spaghetti marinara or alfredo pasta with blackened chicken breasts; and bread and butter. Family meal #2, priced at $60, offers choice of Caesar or house salad with choice of dressing; pasta choice of penne ala vodka with chicken, penna ala vodka shrimp, linguine & clams with white sauce, chicken gorgonzola, spaghetti & meatballs or spaghetti Bolognese; and bread & butter. Bottles of wine and beer and dessert can also be added for an additional charge. To order, visit https://holo.harbortouch.com or call 702-228-9463. Grape Vine Café Wine Bar & Cellar, 7501 W. Lake Mead Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89128, 702-228-9463.
 



 UPDATES ON LAS VEGAS CHEFS 

Chef Nicole Brisson will be opening two restaurants at Resorts World Las Vegas when it opens this summer. Brezza, derived from the Italian word for breeze, will serve upscale modern coastal Italian fare, offering handmade pastas, premier seafood and premium beef cuts. Bar Zazu will showcase regional diversity through hot and cold tapas, cheese and charcuterie, sweet and savory pastries, wines from around the world and beer and cocktails from different regions of Europe. Brisson, who spent several years in kitchens on the Vegas Strip, was culinary director of Batali & Bastianich Hospitality Group’s Las Vegas operations and was the first female executive chef of an Eataly in the U.S., before moving off-Strip to open Locale in 2019. Brisson said, “Returning to the Las Vegas Strip feels like I am returning to my home. I really feel this is an environment that fuels my creativity and where I thrive."
 
Money Baby!, the sports venue from Clive Collective opening at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas on March 25, has named Food Network star Beau MacMillan as culinary director. Chef MacMillan, host of Worst Cooks in America and judge on Guy Fieri’s Guy’s Grocery Games, will oversee culinary operations for the full-service restaurant, while remaining executive chef of Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa in Arizona, where he has worked since its opening in 1998. The Plymouth, Massachusetts native is a graduate of Johnson & Wales University and previously worked at Hotel Bel-Air, Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica, La Vieille Maison in Boca Raton and in 2017 conceptualized and created the Nirvana food and wine festival. Chef MacMillan said, “When I heard about the concept, combining great food and beverage with sports and nightlife, I was sold. I can’t wait to share all of the ideas I’ve got up my sleeve for the entertainment capital of the world." Money Baby!, 4455 Paradise Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89169, 702-693-5000.
 



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