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by Bob Barnes

Chefs Bryan and Michael Voltaggio
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BLVD Grille is now open in the Water Street District in Henderson. The new concept by FINE Management, best known for its PWKY Tavern concept, is a more upscale venue with an American-style menu of steaks, pastas and seafood. Set in the former space of Hardway Eight, the décor features a dining room with blue velour booths and hanging Edison lights, two bars with several TVs and a lounge with comfortable couches and chairs and a garage door that can be opened providing fresh air. The menu includes 14 oz NY strip with mashed Yukon Gold potatoes; seared shrimp ravioli with ricotta cheese and lemon tomato cream sauce; and Romano chicken linguini tossed in pesto sauce with crispy prosciutto. The beverage program is highlighted by 20 taps with brews from several local breweries; and signature cocktails like the Purple Mule with Ketel One, lime, Monin Lavender, ginger beer and lavender bitters. BLVD Grill is open daily for lunch and dinner and weekend brunch. BLVD Grille, 46 S Water St., Henderson, NV 89015, 702-570-3095.


• Carver Road Hospitality’s Flanker Kitchen + Sports Bar is now open at Mandalay Bay. The sports bar aspects are evident, with a shuffleboard table in the bar area, a 30-foot by nine-foot LED viewing screen and numerous TVs throughout. The menu, crafted by Carver Road Hospitality's corporate executive chef Daniel Ontiveros, renowned for his success at Carversteak, is not typical sports bar fare, with items including ahi tuna tartare tacos with yuzu-guacamole and soy reduction, petite filet mignon with truffled potato puree and red wine jus, wagyu double smash burger with bacon-onion jam and Atlantic salmon with miso chili glaze. The beverage program created by master mixologist Francesco Lafranconi offers unique cocktails (such as Mr. Lee Manhattan with Nikka Coffey Grain Whiskey, Angostura Orange Bitters and Lilett Blanc), boozy milkshakes, a respectable whiskey selection (like Whiskey Pig Six Year Rye and Frey Ranch Bourbon) and 50+ beers including locally brewed CraftHaus Hop Vegas IPA and Las Vegas Brewing Company Chantilly Cream Ale. Flanker Kitchen + Sports Bar, 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89119, 702-632-7777, 877-632-7800.


1228 Main, a restaurant, bar and bakery by Wolfgang Puck and local partners named for its address in the Arts District, is now open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The 6,000-square-foot space blends the original brick, rich brown banquettes, communal tables and original art by local artist David Ryan. An expansion to the building houses a bakery that churns out bread for all Wolfgang Puck local restaurants, for the restaurant’s guests and several outside accounts. The kitchen is helmed by executive chef Alexander Huizar, a CSN culinary graduate. The varied menu includes artisanal pastries, breads and smoked salmon potato latke with dill crème fraiche for breakfast; lunch dishes like sugar snap pea salad with mustard vinaigrette, wagyu burger and pastrami & melty gruyere with charred Fresno aioli; dinner plates such as truffled chicken pot pie and grilled SRF Zabuton steak with a mustard-peppercorn au poivre; and desserts including banana cake with caramelized banana ice cream and caramel sauce. 1228 Main is open Tue.-Sun. 1228 Main, 1228 S. Main St., Las Vegas, NV 89104, 702-602-0531.


• Station Casinos has announced the commencement of an elevated transformation coming to Green Valley Ranch Resort Spa & Casino in Henderson this year. New additions include the casino bar Polaris, which opened last month, and two new dining offerings by renowned chefs, Eric and Bruce Bromberg of Bromberg Bros. Blue Ribbon Restaurants. The new restaurants, situated in the former buffet space, will include a 136-seat Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill featuring sushi and hot kitchen specialties and the design will feature modern wood accents, intimate booths and a sushi bar. The other restaurant will be an all-new Mediterranean concept offering fresh dishes including daily fish, meat, poultry and vegetable selections prepared in an open-concept kitchen. Green Valley Ranch Resort Spa & Casino, 2300 Paseo Verde Pkwy., Henderson, NV 89052, 702-617-7777, 866-782-9487.


Ottimo Gourmet Pizza Kitchen & Pizzeria is now open at the Ahern Hotel, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. The décor features rustic red brick, rust-colored walls and hanging bicycles. VP of culinary operations Joel Ott created the menu. An Italian Marra Forni wood/gas burning oven is utilized to craft more than two dozen different gourmet pizzas and calzones such as quattro formaggi with gorgonzola and taleggio. Also on the dinner menu are charred octopus with Guajillo chilies and roasted garlic emulsion; grilled Italian sausage with roasted pepper Romanesco sauce; spicy crab Nero with squid ink black spaghetti and jumbo lump crab; and Mediterranean branzino with sautéed cherry tomatoes, olives and zucchini. The breakfast menu includes classics like omelets, pancakes, waffles, French toast and chicken fried steak and eggs. Ott also curates an extensive craft beer selection and hosts a monthly tap takeover or beer dinner featuring local breweries. Ottimo Gourmet Pizza Kitchen & Pizzeria, 300 W. Sahara Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89102, 725-214-4800.


• After being open since its debut with the opening of Mandalay Bay in 1999, chef Charlie Palmer’s Aureole restaurant with its four-story wine tower and gravity-defying Wine Angels will close on April 10. After a quick rebrand, on May 3 the TV star celebrity chef brothers Michael and Bryan Voltaggio, who previously hosted pop-up dinners at Harvest at Bellagio last fall and in January, 2022, will debut Retro by Voltaggio for a one-year culinary residency as part of the resort’s plan to host “Top Chef” stars for limited residencies. The Voltaggios’ restaurant will feature a family-style and high-energy dining experience aiming to capture the tastes, sounds and feelings of the 80s and 90s. They consider chef Palmer a mentor, as they spent several years with the Charlie Palmer Collective, receiving guidance and tutelage from the award-winning chef. Chef Palmer will continue to focus on Appelation, his co-founded brand of culinary-first hotels opening in California and Idaho, in addition to his expansive portfolio of restaurants across the nation. For our reporting on the previous Votaggio brothers culinary residency click hereRetro by Voltaggio, 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89119, 702-632-7777, 877-632-7800.


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• June 4, 18 and 25, July 2 and 16, August 27, September 24, October 1 and 29, November 19, December 10 and 17, 2023
The Gospel Brunch at House of Blues inside Mandalay Bay, a non-denominational, immersive celebration of gospel music, has added several dates extending to the rest of 2023 with sessions on select Sundays at 10 a.m. The all-you-can-eat brunch features live gospel music and a menu of Southern cooking including omelet and ham carving stations, biscuits & gravy, BBQ chicken, mac & cheese, cider-braised Brussels sprouts, andouille sausage & chicken jambalaya, chicken & waffles, salads, fruits, desserts and breakfast pastries; and create-your-own bloody Mary and mimosa bar. Tickets are $64.50 for adults and $37.50 for children 3-11 plus fees and can be purchased at, and the House of Blues Box Office. House of Blues, Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89119, 702-632-7607.
September 30 and October 28, 2023
Lotus of Siam at Red Rock Casino has announced the relaunch of its monthly Champagne Party Brunch held from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. under the restaurant’s retractable roof. The menu will feature some of the Lotus of Siam favorites like nam kao tod (crispy rice, sour pork sausage, cilantro, scallion, dried chilis, ginger, peanuts and lime juice) and the popular crispy garlic prawns. There are also dishes incorporating traditional Thai flavors that have been reimagined for brunch, including shrimp toast with sweet-chili soy and toasted sesame; Thai-style steak & eggs with jasmine rice and sua rong hai sauce; koong sarong (crispy bacon and wonton-wrapped shrimp with sweet and sour sauce); and raw bar offerings with choices of oysters, ceviche of half-shell scallops in seafood sauce and king crab cocktail and caviar with Thai condiments. In addition, there will be bottle service presentations and a live DJ. Reservations can be made by emailing [email protected]. Lotus of Siam, 11011 W Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89135, 866-767-7773, 702-797-7777.
• October 4, 2023
La Mona Rosa in Fremont East will celebrate National Taco Day with 14 tacos created by chef Isidro Marquez-Castillo including spicy, savory, sweet or somewhere in between, for every palate to enjoy. Available from 5-10 p.m., special tacos for the day include nopal—grilled cactus with charred Mexican onions, tomato and queso cotija; hongo & epazote—sautéed mushrooms & poblano peppers with mole amarillo and epazote; pancita—pork belly in ancho/guajillo adobo with charred pineapple, cilantro and morita sauce; and zanahoria en adobo—sauteed heirloom carrots in dobo guajillo, avocado, quesillo and salsa macha. The tacos are available individually but the Taco Package, priced at $40, includes choice of 10 tacos and a round of chips & salsa for the table. Bottomless margaritas with a garnish board are $40 per person. To reserve your ticket and to view the complete tacos list, click here. La Mona Rosa, 100 S. Sixth St., Las Vegas, NV 89101, 702-600-3196.
• October 9, 2023
Locale Italian Kitchen, located in the heart of Mountain’s Edge, will host a five-course wine dinner featuring Banfi Wines from Tuscany, available from 5-8:30 p.m. The pairings are miniature baked potato with creme fraiche and Kaluga caviar; choice of mozzarella di buffala with arugula pesto and pickled shallot or big eye tuna crudo with gala apple and basil paired with La Pettegola, Vermentino, Toscana 2022; stuffed pappardelle with butternut squash and lemon-brown butter sauce or wild mushroom farrotto with black truffle and petite greens matched with Aska, Bolgheri, Rosso, 2019; grilled bavette with aerated tomato Hollandaise and charred broccolini, pan seared Alaskan halibut with crispy spinach and pommery aioli or grilled quail scarpariello with spicy Italian sausage and pickled cherry peppers paired with Castello Banfi, “Magna Cum Laude,” 2019; and pistachio crème brulée with Sicilian pistachios and persimmon puree matched with Banfi, Rosa Regale, 2020. The cost is $125 per person. To reserve, call 702-330-0404. Locale Italian Kitchen, 7995 Blue Diamond Rd., Ste. 106, Las Vegas, NV 89178, 702-330-0404.
• October 13-15, 2023
The Bellagio Resort & Casino will celebrate its 25th anniversary the weekend of October 13-15 with culinary experiences featuring its world-renowned chefs Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Michael Mina and Julian Serrano, who were all part of Bellagio’s opening team. The exclusive epicurean weekend experience, priced at $10,000 per person, includes the Pappy Van Winkle Tasting at The Vault on Oct. 13 at 6:30 p.m. hosted by Van Winkle family member Preston Van Winkle; Celebrated Chef Anniversary Dinner on Oct. 14 at 6 p.m. at Picasso restaurant, a four-course dinner with high-end wine pairings prepared by chefs Vongerichten, Mina and Serrano; and Wolfgang Puck Brunch on Oct. 15 at 11 a.m. lakeside at Spago with live music, specialty cocktails and signature cuisine. Also, throughout the month, anniversary menus will be served at Le Cirque, Picasso, Michael Mina Bellagio and Petrosian Bar. For more info click here and to book the anniversary package call Bellagio’s Luxury Services team at 702-693-7355 or email [email protected]. Bellagio Resort & Casino, 3600 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-693-7111, 888-987-6667.
• October 14, 2023
Ottimo Gourmet Pizza Kitchen at the Ahern Hotel will host a 4-course beer pairing dinner featuring the local CraftHaus Brewery prepared by chef Joel Ott. Pairings are warm sourdough rolls with roasted garlic butter, sliced prosciutto di parma and 18-month aged Parmigiano Reggiano paired with Evocation Belgian-Style Ale; roasted beet “carpaccio” with Société Roquefort Bleu, toasted pistachio and arugula matched with Zitrone Wheat Ale Gose; braised Duroc pork shank with sharp cheddar, scallion corn grits and roasted Brussels sprouts paired with Rebel Spirit Golden Ale; and tres leches “tiramisu” with mascarpone mousse, cocoa powder and coffee crème anglaise matched with Belgard Coffee Stout. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and the cost is $60 plus tax and tip. To purchase tickets click here. Ottimo Gourmet Pizza Kitchen, 300 W. Sahara Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89102, 725-214-4800.
• October 14, 2023
Vegas Unstripped, a chef-driven curated food event featuring one-off dishes from 30 acclaimed local chefs, is returning to full strength for the first time since 2019, after pandemic cancellation in 2020, social distancing limitations in 2021 and cancellation in 2022 due to restaurant labor and supply challenges. Held on California St. between Casino Center and Main (with the entrance on Casino Center) from 7-10 p.m., the event will include the chefs’ creations, craft cocktails from top bars, wine, beer, live entertainment and art experiences. Participating chefs include James Trees (Esther’s Kitchen, Al Solito Posto, Ada’s Food & Wine), Bruce Kalman (Soul Belly BBQ), Marty Lopez (Scotch 80 Prime), Gina Marinelli (La Strega/Harlo Steakhouse & Bar), Joe Valdez (Table 34/Batch Hospitality) and Matt Meyer (138°). All-inclusive tickets are $150 per person in advance with sales limited to about 1,000 attendees, who must be at least 21. For the complete list of chefs and to purchase tickets visit
• November 4, 2023
The Las Vegas Pizza Festival will be held at The Industrial Event Space from 1-4 p.m. The event offers unlimited samples of Detroit, Sicilian, New York and a dozen other unique styles of pizza from more than 20 of the city’s finest pizzaiolos, including Vincent Rotolo (Good Pie), Tony Gemignani (Pizza Rock), John Arena (Metro Pizza), and Ricky Lewis and Ryan Perras (Rebellion). The entire VIP experience will be presented by Chef James Trees, who will collaborate with the teams from his current restaurants Esther’s Kitchen, Al Solito Posto and Ada’s Food + Wine, and preview his upcoming project La Boheme bistro. VIP includes one-hour early access at 12 p.m.; complimentary cocktails, beer, wine and soda; and the culinary samples from Chef Trees’ restaurants in the VIP lounge. Don’t delay in purchasing your tickets as lower priced tiers are already selling out. For current prices, the full line-up of participating chefs and to purchase tickets click here.


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.


• Naxos Taverna Offering Weekend Brunch and Prix Fixe Meal
The fresh seafood Greek restaurant Naxos Taverna at the Red Rock Casino has launched weekend lunch, available Friday through Sunday from 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. In addition to the full menu, a $35 three-course prix fixe menu is being offered that includes choice of green chickpea falafel with tahini yogurt, Greek salad with marinated feta, marouli salad with cucumber, chef’s choice oysters (four East or West Coast) or kataifi wrapped prawns with kalamata olive aioli ($10 supplement); Faroe Island salmon with roasted pumpkin, 8 oz skirt steak with salsa verde, grilled lavraki with charred lemon, chicken kaftedes with tomato and chili, or seafood linguini ($10 supplement, with shrimp, crab and clams); and homemade ricotta olive oil and pistachio FroYo, cookies & bites, spiced date cake with warm caramel or Baklava cheesecake with pistachio filo and strawberry sorbet ($7 supplement). Naxos Taverna, 11011 W Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89135, 866-767-7773, 702-797-7777.
• Slice of Vegas Hosting Indoor Tailgate Parties
Slice of Vegas at the Shoppes at Mandalay Place is hosting its “Indoor Tailgate Experience” in its private Grand Marquee Room. Beginning 2½ hours prior to all Las Vegas Raiders home games, the tailgate includes an all-you-can-eat buffet, private bar with all-you-can-drink beer, wine and well drinks, NFL décor and TVs showing other games as well as the Raiders game. The buffet offers chicken wings, chicken tenders, meatball sliders, mini hotdogs, taco bar, nacho bar, pretzels, assorted pizzas, taquitos, chips and salsa and street corn. For the earlier games and tailgates, breakfast items are added, such as breakfast burritos, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, home fries, biscuits and gravy and chilaquiles. The cost per person is $75 and attendees seeking premium liquor can upgrade for $25 more. Walk-ins are welcome, but the seating capacity is limited to 80 people. To RSVP email :  [email protected] or call 702-632-6470. Slice of Vegas, Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, The Shoppes at Mandalay Place, 3930 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89119, 702-632-6470, 877-632-7800.
• Ultimate Tailgate Package at Proper Eats Food Hall
Proper Eats Food Hall inside ARIA Resort & Casino is offering The Ultimate Tailgate package every Sunday throughout football season. Priced at $55 per person, it includes unlimited eats of select menu items at Lola’s Burgers, Wexler’s Deli, Seoul Bird, Egghead, Pizzaoki, Shalom Y’all, Laughing Buddha and Easy’s Donuts. The package is available only to guests seated in the Proper Bar area, food orders will be taken in increments of two, guests will be limited to three hours, and everyone at the same table must participate in the offer. All beverages are sold separately. Proper Bar offers more than 20 seats at the bar, plus high tops and comfortable booths and HDTVs surround the bar and lounge, offering prime sports viewing from every seat. Proper Eats Food Hall, CityCenter, 3730 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 866-359-7757.
• Green Valley Ranch Resort Spa & Casino Brings Back Fall at the Terrace Pop-up
Green Valley Ranch Resort Spa & Casino has announced the return of its pop-up lounge, Fall at the Terrace. Running Sept. 15-Nov. 11 on Fridays and Saturdays from 4-11 p.m., the fall-themed outdoor lounge offers festive drinks and bites in an atmosphere filled with picturesque autumn hues, bright colors and falling leaves. The bites include pumpkin hummus with piquillo pepper gremolata ($14), salted zucchini chips with basil aioli ($10), prosciutto wrapped figs ($12), pumpkin terrine with dark chocolate and Chantilly cream ($11) and pecan bar with salted caramel puff and berry tart ($12). Several cocktails priced at $16 are offered, such as the Autumn Equinox with Avion reposado, crème de cassis, apple, lime and ginger beer. Two wine flights, the California and World Traveler, are $38 each. Walk-ins are welcome and reservations are available with a food and beverage minimum of $150 for pergolas and $100 for other tables reserved in two-hour blocks. For more info and to make a reservation visit Green Valley Ranch Resort Spa & Casino, 2300 Paseo Verde Pkwy., Henderson, NV 89052, 702-617-7777, 866-782-9487.
• BrewDog Launches Happy Hour and Sunday Brunch
BrewDog Las Vegas at the Showcase Mall on the Vegas Strip featuring a 30,000 square-foot rooftop bar, has launched a new happy hour and Bloody Mary Sunday. Offered Mon.-Thu. from 3-6 p.m., the happy hour offers 16 oz pours of BrewDog beers for $7 and several cocktails including espresso martini, Manhattan and Elvis Paloma for $10. The food deal is two-for-one from the Nibbles & Small Plates menu, with the likes of chips & house guacamole, crab on toast, wood-fired flatbread, Yorkshire pudding & gravy and bang bang chicken. The Bloody Mary Sundays start promptly upon opening at 10 a.m. and lasts through noon, offering $5 Bloody Marys accompanied by a brunch menu with items such as full Scottish breakfast, breakfast tacos, cornflake crusted French toast, Korean bacon sandwich and buttermilk blueberry pancakes. To view the cocktail menu click drinks menu and for the two-for-one Nibbles & Small Plates click food menu. BrewDog Las Vegas, 3767 Las Vegas Blvd S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-331-7516.
• Twin Creeks Steakhouse Brings Back Social Hour with Spotlight on Local Beer
Twin Creeks Steakhouse at the Silverton Casino has brought back its Social Hour, offered in the bar and lounge from 4-6 p.m. Wed.-Sun. The happy hour deals include a five item small bites menu of house-made potato chips with caramelized onion dip for $8, shrimp cocktail with cocktail sauce and atomic horseradish for $15, bacon dates with blue cheese crema and hot honey for $12, spicy truffle fries with truffle aioli for $10 and caprese salad skewers with house-made mozzarella for $8. Drink specials include Bonanza Cabernet Sauvignon and Emmolo Sauvignon Blanc for $9 a glass; five cocktails priced from $10-$15 like the Maple Symphony made with Frey Ranch Bourbon; and five beers from the local CraftHaus Brewery: Czech PLZ Pilsner for $6, Belgard Coffee Stout for $6, Resinate IPA for $6, Evocation Saison for $6 and Hop Vegas West Coast IPA for $8. The beer selection will rotate seasonally and will continue to feature beers exclusively from local breweries. Twin Creeks Steakhouse, Silverton Casino Hotel, 3333 Blue Diamond Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89139, 702-914-8594, 866-946-4373.
• Cider Fest at The Shady Grove Lounge
The Shady Grove Lounge at the Silverton Casino will usher in fall with its inaugural Cider Fest. Running from Sept. 1-Oct. 31, several hard ciders with a range of tastes and styles will be available on tap. Also being offered is a menu of “festival favorites” to complement the ciders, including made-to-order State Fair mini doughnuts; apple cider puff pastry made with ACE hard cider-infused apples and topped with pastry crumbs, caramel sauce, and vanilla ice cream; disco fries topped with gravy, melted mozzarella cheese, cheese sauce and shredded beef short ribs; cheese curds; and giant soft pretzels. Shady Grove Lounge, 3333 Blue Diamond Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89139, 702-263-7777, 866-946-4373.
• Eureka! Launches New Menu
Eureka! at Fremont and 6th St. has rolled out new menu items to to accompany its signature favorites, craft cocktails, local beers and small-batch whiskey. Highlights of the new items include Mandarin chicken salad with carrots, slivered almonds, oranges, cilantro and soy dressing; bison burger with spicy charred Fresno chile, bacon-infused jalapeño jam, smoked mozzarella and whiskey caramelized onions; and chipotle burger with havarti-crusted bun, cheddar, guacamole and chipotle aioli. In addition, the Hoppy Hour Monday-Friday from 3-6 p.m. and 9 p.m.-close features rotating taps for $5.50; house red, white or rose wine for $7; select cocktails for $8.50; truffle cheese fries for $7; mac n’ cheese balls for $7; spinach artichoke dip for $8; and Eureka! American burger for $12.
• Tailgate Social Sports Bar & Grill Offering Deals and Brunch During Football Season
Tailgate Social Sports Bar & Grill at Palace Station will again position itself as a place to enjoy football with more than 30 HDTVs positioned throughout. Beginning Aug. 26 guests with a losing sports betting ticket will receive 20% off their bill (limited to groups of six or less, ticket must be presented before seating and can only be used one time). Starting Sept. 2, Tailgate Social will open at 9 a.m. every Saturday and Sunday to accommodate football fans. Las Vegas Raiders fans will be invited to play “Rally for your Raider,” with each table being assigned a Raiders player at the start of the game and everyone at the table winning a round of shots when that player scores a touchdown. There will also be a weekend brunch with dishes including breakfast burrito, chicken and waffles, steak and eggs, a breakfast sandwich and a breakfast plate. Tailgate Social Sports Bar & Grill, 2411 W Sahara Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89102, 702-367-2411.
• Plant-Based All-You-Can-Eat Sunday Brunch
Crossroads Kitchen at Resorts World, the first and only high-end plant-based restaurant on the Vegas Strip, has introduced an all-you-can-eat Sunday brunch served from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Priced at $48 for adults, $22 for children 6 to 12 and free for children under 6, included are fresh assorted fruit; parfaits; overnight oats; plant-based cheese assortment with accoutrements, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, chicken & waffles, French toast and Florentine Benedict; Caeser & mixed green salad; potatoes rosti; pancakes; and live pasta and dessert stations. Items are subject to change, as chef Paul Zlatos adds different items each week to keep the menu fresh. Bottomless mimosas can be added for an additional $35 and bottomless Rose for $32. Crossroads Kitchen is located near the casino, across from the Resorts World Theatre. Crossroads Kitchen, 3000 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 833-720-0585.
• New Happy Hour at Echo & Rig Butcher and Steakhouse
Echo & Rig Butcher and Steakhouse by Chef Sam Marvin at The District at Green Valley Ranch has introduced a new happy hour. Available in the bar Mon.-Fri. from 3-6 p.m. and all priced at $5, it includes a beer of the day and a wine of the day and five cocktails: Paloma with tequila, grapefruit, lime and simple syrup; Harry’s Berries with gin, elderflower, lemon and strawberry; John Collins with bourbon, lemon and simple syrup; Cucumber Cooler with vodka, lime and simple syrup; and Hibiscus Royale with rum, lime and hibiscus. Echo & Rig Butcher and Steakhouse, The District at Green Valley Ranch, 2270 Village Walk Dr Suite 200, Henderson, NV 89052, 725-258-3246.
• Flanker Kitchen + Sports Bar Offering Special Prix Fixe for Locals
In appreciation for its local patrons, Flanker Kitchen + Sports Bar at Mandalay Bay has launched a “Locals’ End of Summer” $55 prix-fixe menu. Available to those with a local ID through Aug. 31, the meal includes appetizer choice of caprese salad with marinated tomatoes and buffalo mozzarella or pigs in a blanket (puff pastry, hot link and honey mustard); entrée choice of an 8-oz. Allen Brothers flat iron steak with crispy fingerling potatoes, Branzino with arugula and fennel topped with a tomato vinaigrette or an 8-oz. Allen Brothers filet with truffle mashed potato (for an additional $20); and dessert of vanilla soft serve with warm chocolate brownie and butterscotch sauce. Flanker Kitchen + Sports Bar is situated in The Shoppes at Mandalay Place just steps from the walkway to Allegiant Stadium and is open Monday through Thursday and Sunday from 4 p.m.-midnight and Friday and Saturday from 4 p.m.-2 a.m. Flanker Kitchen + Sports Bar, 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89119, 702-632-7777, 877-632-7800.
• BRERA osteria Offering Prix Fixe Lunch and Dinner Special
BRERA osteria at The Venetian Grand Canal Shoppes is offering The Happy Summer Prix-Fixe Lunch and Dinner. The lunch, for $25 per person, includes Italian chop salad or Caesar salad; potato dumpling gnocchi, egg pasta fettucelee with beef Bolognese, campo pizza with eggplant and zucchini or North Sea salmon (add $10.00); and tapioca panna cotta or vanilla bean gelato. Priced at $60 per person, the dinner includes choice of Italian chop salad or Caesar salad; potato dumpling gnocchi, shrimp with yellow pepper crema and vermentino butter sauce or chicken parmigiana; and tapioca panna cotta or bread pudding. In addition, pizza, cocktails, beer and wines by the glass are 50% off during the daily Aperitivo Hour from 3-5 p.m. and through August 31 all pizzas are 50% from 11:30 a.m. until the end of Aperitivo Hour at 5 p.m. BRERA osteria, 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-414-1000, 877-883-6423.
• Top of the World Offering Locals Discount
Top of the World at The STRAT, with a 360-degree revolving dining room floor and stunning views of the Las Vegas Strip, is showing its appreciation for Nevada residents by extending a discount of $20 per person off their bill with a maximum discount of $40 per table when presenting a valid Nevada ID. Menu highlights include charred paprika octopus topped with romesco sauce and olive oil served with roasted cauliflower priced at $27; spinach and watercress salad with candied pine nuts, smoked bacon, parmesan cheese and spiced apples tossed in strawberry and white balsamic vinaigrette priced at $19; whole lobster mac and cheese made with creamy lobster bechamel and fontina cheese combined with shell pasta and served in whole lobster priced at $58; and 16-ounce prime NY strip sourced from Creekstone Farms in Kansas priced at $77. Reservations are recommended and may be made online or by calling 800-998-6937. Top of the World, The STRAT Hotel & Casino & SkyPod, 2000 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89104, 702-380-7777.
• Naxos Taverna Offering Prix Fixe Menu
The fresh seafood restaurant Naxos Taverna at the Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa is offering a seasonal prix fixe menu for $55 per person. Offered daily from 4-6 p.m., the deal includes choice of green chickpea falafel with tahini yogurt, raw sea bream with kumquat and blood orange (additional $6), Greek salad with marinated feta, chicken kaftedes with tomato and feta or kataifi wrapped prawns with kalamata olive aioli (additional $10); Faroe Island salmon with roasted pumpkin, lemon-garlic Jidori chicken with crushed potato, grilled Royal Dorade with charred lemon, charcoal grilled skirt steak with salsa verde or lobster & crab diavolo with squid ink spaghettini (additional $10); side of crispy fingerling potatoes, spiced baby cauliflower or spanakorizo (Spinach rice); and homemade froyo with ricotta/olive oil, cookies & bites, sokolatina (chocolate custard cake and strawberries) or baklava cheesecake with pistachio filo and strawberry sorbet (additional $7). Naxos Taverna, 11011 W Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89135, 866-767-7773, 702-797-7777.
• Al Solito Posto Offering Three-Course Prix Fixe Deal
Chef/Partner James Trees’ Al Solito Posto at Tivoli Village is now offering a three-course prix fixe menu. Priced at $50 (plus tax and tip), it includes choice of Caesar salad, arugula salad, meatballs or stuffed arancini; spaghetti & meatballs, rigatoni, chicken parmesan or any pizza; and tres latte cake. The prix fixe deal is available Monday-Thursday from 4-10 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 4-11 p.m. Al Solito Posto, 420 S. Rampart Blvd. #180, Las Vegas, NV 89145, 7024636781.
• Balla Italian Soul Offering Deals for Locals
Chef Shawn McClain’s Balla Italian Soul at SAHARA Las Vegas is offering exclusive deals for Nevada locals and industry professionals with proof of valid Nevada or industry ID. On Tuesdays, steaks are 50% off, including the 22-ounce bone-in ribeye with roasted garlic and rosemary (regularly $90) as well as the 16-ounce NY strip with dried tomato and salsa verde (regularly $64). Flat iron and other featured steaks will also be available for the half-off pricing. Wednesdays feature 50% off all bottles of wine from the wine list that includes sommelier-selected varieties and handpicked bottles from northern, central and southern Italy. In addition, after an initial visit locals and industry professionals can receive a VIP Local Card which provides perks including access to premier experiences, offers for future visits, access to wines with special pricing, featured menu items not available to the general public, upcoming seasonal items and complimentary dishes and drinks. Balla Italian Soul, Sahara Las Vegas, 2535 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-761-7619.
The X Pot Offering Chef’s Tasting Menu
The X Pot, the first and the only hot pot restaurant on the Vegas Strip, is offering a chef’s tasting menu featuring a variety of seafood and A5 Wagyu flown in daily from Japan. Starting at $159 per person, included are upscale ingredients such as A5 Miyazaki-Gyu ribeye cap, filet mignon, chuck roll, beef tongue, short rib, tartare and bone marrow bibimbap; sashimi; braised foie gras with red wine sauce; Bluefin tuna topped with caviar, live spot prawn and Chilean seabass; seasonal veggie & mushrooms; wagyu dumplings; and golden wagyu rice with truffle. Guests can choose to utilize a hot pot built into their table to cook the ingredients in the soup base of their choice. There are also robotic food runners, a hand-pulled dancing noodle show and 5D Spectrum Dining—a private VIP showroom with 360-degree projection featuring shows such as underwater viewing of sea creatures. For the complete menu, click here. The X Pot, The Venetian, Grand Canal Shoppes, 3377 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 866-888-9768.


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