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NEW RESTAURANTS IN LAS VEGAS

Chef Michael Mina and restaurateur Ayesha Curry will bring their International Smoke to Las Vegas, opening this December at MGM Grand. The new location will be the fifth for the restaurant, which debuted in 2016 as a pop-up at MINA Test Kitchen before launching its first brick and mortar outpost in San Francisco in 2017. The chef-driven menu offers a wide selection of international flavors, with wood-fired dishes such as smoked St. Louis cut pork ribs finished with signature sauces including American barbeque, Vietnamese lemongrass with Saigon streusel and Korean sesame-gochujang with toasted black sesame seeds; a shellfish platter with charcoal-grilled oysters, shrimp, lobster and crab steamed tableside with lemongrass tea; and the Gina Jamaica, Ayesha’s signature cocktail with Absolut Elyx Vodka, Barsol Pisco, cucumber and basil. International Smoke will be open daily for dinner and situated in the space currently occupied by Michael Mina PUB 1842, which will close November 24. International Smoke, MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, 3799 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, no phone.
 
Diablo’s Cantina will open at The Mirage This December The Mirage will debut Diablo’s Cantina, located in the LVB Burgers and Bar space, which will close later this fall. The south-of-the-border concept, which opened at Luxor Hotel and Casino last year, will serve signature dishes and libations including The Vixen Margarita with blanco tequila, fresh-squeezed lime juice, hibiscus and mint; roasted sweet yellow corn with cotija cheese, mayo and chili powder; tostadas with shredded beef or chicken topped with options of chorizo bean purée, shredded lettuce, pico de gallo, crema fresca, pickled onions and cotija cheese; tacos with choices of carne asada marinated steak, citrus adobo-marinated grilled chicken thigh and slow-roasted pork carnitas finished with onion and cilantro; and churro funnel cake à la mode with cinnamon ice cream, strawberry marmalade and Nutella. Unique to The Mirage outpost will be a guacamole bar offering a variety of guacamole styles with varying spices. Diablo’s Cantina, The Mirage, 3400 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, no phone.
 
Toasted Gastrobrunch, a concept from Sami Ladeki, owner/founder of Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza, opened October 6 at 9516 W. Flamingo Rd. off of the I-215 freeway. The exclusively all-brunch menu served daily from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. includes innovative breakfast items like “eggs in purgatory” (served in a sourdough bread bowl with shakshuka, mushroom, pork belly, feta, egg, scallions and mint) and duck confit toast (with curry duck confit, sour cherry jam, Granny Smith apples and pistachio); and lunch selections such as a smoked brisket melt, Wagyu beef burger and classic Monte Cristo with smoked turkey, Swiss cheese, jam and powdered sugar. Among specialty drinks are a lavender lemonade mimosa with sparkling wine, lavender cordial and fresh lemon; pisco sours; and blackberry, peach or blood orange Bellinis. Toasted Gastrobrunch, 9516 W. Flamingo Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89147, 702-638-9500.
 
Hong Kong eatery Tim Ho Wan has opened at Palms Casino Resort, with this debut bringing the international dim sum specialist brand’s worldwide presence to nearly 50 locations. Décor elements include accent tones of jade and gold, and tall windows framed with sculptural stone; there is an exhibition kitchen, too. The menu features Tim Ho Wan specialties such as baked BBQ pork buns, sticky rice in lotus leaf and pan-fried turnip cake; and dishes unique to this outpost like a Wagyu bundle with apple and mushroom, shrimp toast with truffle and foie gras, and a lobster and black bean rice roll. The food is complemented by a spirits list with Japanese whisky and traditional Chinese liquors, among them baijiu; cocktails including a Litchi Martini with Absolut, Ganbei Baijiu, lychee, guava, peach and citrus oil; and a tea program – look for Jasmine Pearl (mo li zhen zhu) and Hong Kong-style coffee milk tea. Tim Ho Wan, Palms Casino Resort, 4321 W. Flamingo Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89103, 702-942-7777.
 
As part of the resort’s 20th anniversary culinary renovation, JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa and Rampart Casino have opened Market Place Buffet, replacing the former Rampart Buffet. The new buffet offers seating for more than 700 guests and an outdoor patio. Stations include the Carvery with cuts prepared on a rotisserie and steaks cooked to order; Farm Stand with farm-fresh fare and soups; Euro with Italian and Mediterranean delicacies, made-to-order pastas and brick oven pizzas; Global with Asian favorites; and The Sweet Shoppe with house-made pastries and sweet treats, including sugar-free and gluten-free varieties. Themed nights are Wednesday Aloha Night, Friday Crab Feast Buffet and Saturday Lobster Feast. A variety of draft beers, wines and cocktails and an unlimited wine and beer package are available for any meal for an additional fee. Market Place Buffet is open daily for lunch and dinner, as well as a weekend Champagne brunch. Market Place Buffet, JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa / Rampart Casino, 221 N. Rampart Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89145, 702-507-5944.
 
Mama Rabbit Mezcal + Tequila Bar is now open at Park MGM and highlights Las Vegas’ most extensive collection of mezcal and tequila, hand-selected by mezcalera Bricia Lopez. Three distinct environments include a double-sided bar serving walk-up guests, a sophisticated tavern with relaxed surroundings, and a lounge with luxe banquettes and a decorated fireplace where a lineup of entertainment takes place nightly. The bar/eatery features Oaxacan spirits with contemporary American mixology, with tableside carts, elaborate bottle presentations, a gourmet salt-rim program and an exploration of agave spirits. The food menu includes queso fundido with molten Oaxacan cheese and tortillas; a street quesadilla; aguachile with shrimp, lime and cilantro; tacos with carne asada, cotija cheese and tomato salsa; and a churro with caramel and spiced sugar. Hours are Monday and Tuesday 6 p.m.-midnight and Wednesday through Sunday 6 p.m.-3 a.m. Mama Rabbit Mezcal + Tequila Bar, Park MGM, 3770 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, no phone.
 
Vagabond is now open at Excalibur Hotel & Casino and features an approachable menu of American fare, an extensive beverage and draft beer program, arcade games, live entertainment and sports viewing throughout. It is located on the casino floor adjacent to the sports book. Décor includes murals, art pieces and neon signs, and there is a stage for live music, a string-lit patio and a separate game room. The menu ranges from the Vagaburger with smoked pork belly, Black Angus, fried onion and BBQ sauce to nachos with pulled pork, a three-cheese blend, pickled jalapeño and pico de gallo, and a fried bologna sandwich with over-easy egg and American cheese to a BBQ chicken quesadilla. Hours are Monday through Thursday from 4 p.m.-11 p.m., Friday 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Saturday 9:30 a.m.-1 a.m. and Sunday 9 a.m.-11 p.m. and are subject to change based on the professional and college football season schedule and special event programming. Vagabond, Excalibur Hotel & Casino, 3850 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-597-7449.
 
Terra Rossa has returned to Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa has welcomed the return of its classic Italian eatery, Terra Rossa, which previously opened in 2006 and closed in 2014. The new rendition of the restaurant features a 4,000-square-foot space with an 800-square-foot outdoor patio, an open kitchen with a Josper grill, a 15-seat private dining room and views of Red Rock Canyon from the patio. Led by executive chef Dan Rossi, the menu includes dishes such as striploin with lemon and herbs, bistecca alla fiorentina with rosemary and garlic, chicken paillard with blistered tomatoes, swordfish with a white wine butter sauce, pasta made fresh daily and hand-stretched wood-fired pizza. Complementing the Italian fare is a dedicated wine room with 1,500 bottles of premier Italian and California wines, along with a full bar. Terra Rossa is open daily for dinner from 5 p.m. Terra Rossa, Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89135, 866-767-7773, 702-797-7777.
 
Former Top Chef winner Richard Blais and founder Michael Rosen have opened The Crack Shack fast-casual fried chicken concept at Park MGM, the brand’s sixth location and first outside of California. Located next to Eataly with the entrance at the front of the resort on the Vegas Strip, the 6,400-square-foot space features a rustic farmhouse chic look with barn wood, exterior fencing and corrugated metal, and booths made using reclaimed redwood from a storage silo; The Crack Shack’s signature larger-than-life rooster statue is attired in a Vegas Golden Knights jersey. The menu includes Jidori chicken in five- or 10-piece meals with dipping sauces; french fries with schmaltz; fried chicken oysters; deviled eggs with a french toast crumble and candied bacon; and sandwiches such as the Double Clucker with two ground chicken patties, cheddar, bacon and smashed avocado. The Crack Shack is open Sunday through Thursday from 9 a.m. till midnight and 9 a.m. till 1 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. The Crack Shack, Park MGM, 3770 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-820-5991, 888-529-4828.
 

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NOTEWORTHY ANNOUNCEMENTS

Andiamo to Offer Snake River Farms American Wagyu Steak Special
Joe Vicari’s Andiamo Italian Steakhouse at The D Las Vegas will serve 100-day dry-aged Snake River Farms American Wagyu steaks from December 1-21. The Italian eatery will offer 36 oz. steaks, priced at $175 each. As only 200 steaks will be available, customers are encouraged to reserve their steak ahead of time by calling the restaurant at 702-388-2220 or by reserving online here. Joe Vicari’s Andiamo Italian Steakhouse, The D Las Vegas, 301 E. Fremont St., Las Vegas, NV 89101, 702-388-2220.
 
Eataly Offering Tartufi & Funghi Menu at Manzo Eataly Offering Tartufi & Funghi Menu at Manzo
Manzo within Eataly at Park MGM is celebrating truffle season by offering its Tartufi & Funghi (truffles and wild mushrooms) special menu with tableside Urbani truffle shaving added to each dish through January 5. A four-course tasting menu, priced at $220, includes uovo fortunato with poached egg, Parmigiano-Reggiano fonduta and fresh shaved white truffle; carnaroli rice risotto with Beppino Occelli butter and shaved white truffle; house-made egg yolk pasta with Beppino Occelli butter and shaved white truffle; a choice of grilled eight-ounce hanger steak with arugula and Parmigiano-Reggiano or market fish with chickpea and chicory ragù; and fresh house-made sweet milk gelato topped with olive oil, salt and white truffle. In addition to the truffles tasting menu, a 5g portion of shaved white truffles can be added to any dish for $60. Manzo, Park MGM, Eataly, 3770 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-730-7646.
 
The NoMad Restaurant Offering “Gotta Catch a Show?” Menus
The NoMad Restaurant at Park MGM is offering two three-course theater menus, available on concert and sporting event days at Park Theater and T-Mobile Arena. The menu priced at $65 includes courses of Brussels sprout “wedge” with smoked bacon, Gorgonzola cheese and creamy miso dressing; burrata caprese with marinated heirloom tomatoes; and a choice of wild salmon slow-baked with brioche and horseradish crust or filet mignon with crispy breadcrumb and bone marrow crust. The $95 menu includes a choice of Brussels sprout “wedge,” gnocchi cacio e pepe or pan-fried Chesapeake blue crab cakes; scallops pan-seared with tomatillos and poblano peppers or a 16-oz. 45-day dry-aged NY strip steak; and honey-oat shortbread with brittle and ice cream or malted milk ganache with chocolate fondant and malt ice cream. The NoMad Restaurant, NoMad Las Vegas, 3770 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-730-6785.
 
7th & Carson Offering Weekly Industry/Locals Night
7th & Carson in downtown Las Vegas has launched a weekly industry/locals night on Tuesdays from 8 p.m.-10 p.m. with several $10 menu items. Food offers include chicken & waffles, a double house burger with cheese and caramelized onion, jalapeño cheddar hot dog, hand-formed pizza with Grandma-style plum tomato sauce, a BLTA sandwich, a shaved smoked brisket sandwich with horseradish cream and au jus, and steamed mussels with spicy white wine tomato sauce and chorizo. Drink specials are $5 cocktails and 50 percent off select wines. The eatery is also offering the iconic Golden Gate Casino’s shrimp cocktail for 99 cents with an entrée purchase Thursday through Tuesday from 5 p.m.-6 p.m. 7th & Carson, 616 E. Carson St., Ste. 110, Las Vegas, NV 89101, 702-868-4119.
 
Lip Smacking Foodie Tours Offering New Arts District Tour
Lip Smacking Foodie Tours, a culinary walking tour company that escorts groups to multiple locations to meet with chefs, learn behind-the-scenes details and enjoy an array of distinctive dishes, has expanded its tours to the Downtown Las Vegas 18b Arts District. The new tour includes views of one-of-a-kind artwork and stops to restaurants within the District such as Esther’s Kitchen, Jammyland and Cornish Pasty Co. Tickets are $125 with the option for an extra $50 to add a pre-selected signature cocktail at each stop. Visit here for more information on this and other tours and to book a tour.
 
LAVO Party Brunch Returns
With the end of summer and the arrival of cooler temperatures, LAVO’s Party Brunch, which has been offered at The Palazzo LAVO location since 2011, has returned. Every Saturday from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. through March, the outdoor party includes resident DJs, weekly themes encouraging guests to dress up, confetti showers, an expansive selection of Champagne with a variety of large format bottles and a brand new menu. Decadent new items include lobster scampi pizza with Fontina, one pound of Maine lobster, fingerling potatoes and garlic butter; Kobe beef truffle sliders with black truffles, cherrywood smoked bacon, truffle cheese and fried egg; tournedos Rossini featuring eight ounces of Prime filet mignon, foie gras, mushroom duxelle and Madeira demi-glace; and a 12-ounce Wagyu strip steak encrusted in 24-karat gold. LAVO, The Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino, 3325 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-791-1800.
 
Fogo de Chão Completes Renovation of Vegas Location
Fogo de Chão, located just east of the Vegas Strip at 360 E. Flamingo Rd., has completed a renovation. Included are upgrades to the Brazilian steakhouse’s bar area enhanced with leather couches and a natural stone bar top (there’s also an expanded whiskey and bourbon menu, shareable plates and weekday happy hour offerings); a 16-foot Market Table made with white Carrara marble; gaucho rope art throughout the dining room; and a new fire feature in the entryway. In addition, fall menu selections include Australian Wagyu and NY strip seasoned with rock salt and fire-roasted on the churrasco grill; butternut kale salad with fresh kale, chickpeas, feta, pumpkin and sunflower seeds tossed with honey citrus vinaigrette; butternut squash and sweet potato soup; pear and endive salad with candied bacon and blue cheese; oven-roasted miso-glazed sweet potatoes; and à la carte seafood options such as a chilled lobster and shrimp appetizer. Fogo de Chão, Hughes Center, 360 E. Flamingo Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89169, 702-431-4500.
 
Gordon Ramsay Steak Offering Three-Course Truffle Prix-Fixe Through October 27
Through October 27, Gordon Ramsay Steak at Paris Las Vegas is offering a three-course truffle prix-fixe menu for $195. The meal includes an amuse-bouche of Scotch egg with Berkshire pork sausage, pickled celery root and truffle emulsion; American Wagyu carpaccio with puffed rice paper and truffle salsa; wild mushroom and diver scallop risotto with haricot vert and mushroom crisp; American Wagyu eye and butter-poached lobster tail with glazed petit vegetables and potato purée; and vanilla mascarpone cheesecake with vanilla macerated cherries, honey graham streusel, lemon gelée and micro basil. Guests can add a wine pairing for an additional $75. Gordon Ramsay Steak, Paris Las Vegas, 3655 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-946-4663; 702-946-7000.
 
Jaleo Offering Lunch Prix-Fixe Menu
Jaleo at The Cosmopolitan is offering its “Lunch Like a Spaniard” menu. Priced at $30, the three-course lunch prix-fixe includes a choice of gazpacho, endibias (endives with goat cheese, oranges and almonds), ensalada verde (mixed greens with pine nuts, fried capers, anchovies, Idiazábal cheese with romesco and garlic dressing) or ensaladilla rusa (salad of seasonal vegetables, mayonnaise espuma and imported conserved tuna with Spanish piquillo); buñuelos (salt codfish deep-fried with honey aïoli), patatas bravas (potatoes with spicy tomato sauce and aïoli), espinacas a la Catalana (sautéed spinach, pine nuts, raisins and apples) or croquetas de pollo (traditional chicken fritters); and pollo al ajillo (grilled chicken thigh, ajillo sauce and black garlic), salmon con pisto manchego (salmon with traditional stewed vegetables), butifarra asada (grilled Catalan pork sausage with roasted vegetables) or paella of the day. In addition, through December 31 locals with proof of Nevada ID will receive a complimentary glass of Jaleo Sangria when showing this digital link. Jaleo, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, 3708 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-698-7000.
 
Greek Sneek & CRUSH Football Game Day Food & Drink Specials
Neighboring restaurants CRUSH and Greek Sneek at MGM Grand are offering food and drink specials during college and NFL football games. Created by corporate executive chef William Demarco, selections include short rib tacos with pickled red onions and cilantro for $9; all wood-fired pizzas, including the grilled chicken with roasted garlic and arugula topped with chili oil, for $11; and Maine lobster rolls with celery and herb mayo for $9. Drink specials are house wines, sangría and select draft beers for $6. The regular menus will also be available; a featured item at Greek Sneek is the house-made hummus crafted with chickpea purée, garlic and tahini and served with warm pita for $14; and at CRUSH, the shrimp ceviche with mango, Asian pear and tomatillo salsa for $19. Both side-by-side restaurants open daily at 5 p.m.
 
Craft + Community Launches New Happy Hour
Craft + Community Bar and Grill at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino has introduced a new happy hour. Offered from 5 p.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday, deals include truffle fries, a short rib quesadilla, Korean Brussels sprouts and shaved street corn for $5; pretzels and cheese fondue, sausage flatbread and hot wings for $8; and 16-oz. draft beers for $5. In addition, during brunch on Saturday and Sunday from 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m., an all-you-can-drink mix and match option is available for $24, with choices of cranberry, pineapple, grapefruit, passion fruit and traditional mimosas; Aperol spritz, margarita, mojito, French 75 and chartreuse Mule cocktails; red or white sangría; and Coors Light, Modelo, Corona and Michelada beer. Craft + Community Bar and Grill, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 4455 Paradise Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89169, 702-522-8100; 800-HRDROCK.
 
Hamptons Offering Daily & Weekly Specials
Hamptons at Tivoli Village is offering several specials. Its Tomahawk Tuesday offer is $100 (regularly $120) for a 34-day dry-aged 40 oz. tomahawk rib-eye with a choice of three sides or complimentary bottle of red or white Foley Family wine. On Wednesdays glasses of wine are $5 and select bottles are $20, and with the purchase of a bottle the mushroom and Brie bruschetta is $7 ($5 off) and the charcuterie board is $13 ($10 off). Saturday and Sunday steak & eggs is $25 for a 10 oz. top sirloin with potatoes, two eggs and choice of toast. The daily Check-In special is a complimentary order of avocado fries when checking in on Facebook or Yelp. A daily happy hour from 3 p.m.-6 p.m. and 9 p.m.-close brings several deals on food and drinks, such as the Hamptons burger for $13, BLT&E sandwich for $10, $3 off draft beers, $5 premium well cocktails and select $5 wines by the glass. Hamptons, Tivoli Village, 440 S. Rampart Blvd., Ste. 180, Las Vegas, NV 89145, 702-916-1482.
 
Andiron Steak & Sea Closed for Renovation and Brian Massie Joins the Team
Andiron Steak & Sea in Downtown Summerlin closed after its brunch service on August 25 for a few months to accommodate a renovation that will include a larger bar area. When the restaurant reopens it will also have a new executive chef and partner: Brian Massie. Massie was formerly a partner in Clique Hospitality and Light Group, and over the past 20-plus years opened and helmed several restaurants in Las Vegas, including Hearthstone Kitchen & Cellar at Red Rock Resort, Borracha and Bottiglia at Green Valley Resort, Fix at Bellagio, STACK at The Mirage and Diablo’s Cantina at Monte Carlo. Andiron Steak & Sea, Downtown Summerlin, 1720 Festival Plaza Dr., Las Vegas, NV 89135, 702-685-8002.
 
The Stove Offering Breakfast Happy Hour
The Stove has launched an early morning breakfast happy hour. Offered Monday through Friday from 7 a.m.-9 a.m., the deals include bottomless traditional coffee for $1 and pancakes and mimosas for $10; half off bananas Foster, veggie hash, traditional eggs Benedict and croque madame; and vegan renditions of tofu chilaquiles, tacos and Benedict Arnold for 25 percent off. In addition, through the end of September, on Monday through Friday the breakfast and lunch eatery is offering guests a complimentary Chambong or specialty coffee when mentioning “Kitchen Social” to their server. The Stove, 11261 S. Eastern Ave., Ste. 200, Henderson, NV 89052, 702-625-5216.
 

UPDATES ON LAS VEGAS CHEFS

The STRAT Hotel, Casino and SkyPod has announced Robert Lomeli as chef of Top of The World The STRAT Hotel, Casino and SkyPod has announced Robert Lomeli as executive chef of its Top of The World restaurant, renowned for its 360-degree rotating views of Las Vegas from its perch on the resort’s 106th floor. Lomeli completed his culinary education at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts and has more than a decade of experience working in high-end restaurants, villas and resorts. Most recently he was executive chef at Hecho En Vegas Mexican Grill & Cantina at MGM Grand, and before that held the title of executive chef for The Villas at The Mirage, Brand Steakhouse at Monte Carlo and Black Mountain Grill in Henderson, Nev. In his new position, Lomeli will lead all culinary operations and facets of menu development for the restaurant. Top of The World, The STRAT Hotel, Casino and SkyPod, 2000 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89104, 702-380-7777.
 
Le Cirque in the Bellagio Alan Mardonovich has left his position as executive chef at Le Cirque in the Bellagio. Le Cirque, Bellagio, 3600 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-693-8100.
 
Theo Schoenegger has returned to Sinatra at Encore Las Vegas as executive chef. Schoenegger opened the Italian restaurant in 2008 and left in 2017 to become the executive chef of Maria & Enzo’s Ristorante and Enzo’s Hideaway Tunnel Bar at Disney Springs in Orlando, Florida. Prior to his tenure at Sinatra, Schoenegger also worked as the executive chef of Patina at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles for five years. Sinatra, Encore Las Vegas, 3131 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-248-3463.
 
Losa Yi has been appointed executive chef at Ricardo Zarate’s Once at The Palazzo, as Alex Carassco has left to open a taqueria en cevicheria in Los Angeles. Yi is a Culinary Institute of America graduate, and before coming to Once was chef de cuisine at Wally’s in Beverly Hills and Santa Monica and previously worked in Las Vegas at Shibuya and Joël Robuchon Restaurant, both at the MGM Grand. Once, The Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino, Grand Canal Shoppes, 3327 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-607-3797.
 

LAS VEGAS RESTAURANT CLOSINGS

Bandito Latin Kitchen & Cantina in Hughes Center on West Flamingo Road closed its doors on June 9. In a post on its Facebook page, co-owner/operator Kent Harmon said, “After two years of serving guests in Las Vegas, we’ve made the difficult decision to close Bandito Latin Kitchen & Cantina. We want to thank everyone who has supported us during this time. Unfortunately, we opened what we consider a great neighborhood restaurant without the neighborhood, but will continue looking for a great location to hopefully serve you again in the future.” The Latin restaurant with a heavy emphasis on Mexican food had been open for two years, and its unique custom-built structure was a mix of rustic and modern décor with original artwork murals, vibrant colors and ample natural lighting with 30-foot-tall glass windows. Bandito Latin Kitchen & Cantina, Hughes Center, 325 Hughes Center Dr., Ste. 100, Las Vegas, NV 89169, no phone.
 

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