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August 2016 Archive

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RESTAURANT NEWS

Openings

Local favorite Nacho Daddy has opened its first location on the Vegas Strip at Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood. Set in the former space of Krave Nightclub, the spacious venue boasts 32-foot ceilings, seating for approximately 230 guests, an open kitchen, a state-of-the-art sound system, 21 giant high-definition televisions, a large projection television for special programming and a private dining room. The expansive menu includes signature items such as filet mignon nachos, a bacon Anaheim chili grilled cheese sandwich, a “Mexi-Cobb” salad and a “Triple Dip” of spicy salsa, skillet queso dip and fresh guacamole. The drink menu features an array of margaritas, including the a “Daddy’s Margarita” with a scorpion shot. Nacho Daddy is open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night dining. Nacho Daddy, Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, Miracle Mile Shops, 3663 Las Vegas Blvd., Ste. 595, Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-462-5000.
 
The Angry Butcher Steakhouse has opened at Sam’s Town within the Mystic Falls Park atrium. The restaurant’s décor includes a high-contrast neutral color scheme, a collection of bric-a-brac, upholstered private booths, hand-finished ceiling beams, a walnut plank floor and an open kitchen. To eat, there's deep-fried oysters served in the shell with vinegar slaw; beefsteak tomato salad topped with basil and aged balsamic vinegar; French onion soup with sherry wine; Pacific salmon and North Atlantic halibut; signature cuts, including prime rib on or off the bone, New York steak, bone-in ribeye and pan-roasted USDA prime flat-iron steak; and desserts such as warm bread pudding and chocolate espresso layer cake. The Angry Butcher patio and bar open daily starting at 4 p.m., while the main dining room opens at 5 p.m. The Angry Butcher Steakhouse, 5111 Boulder Hwy., Las Vegas, NV 89122, 702-456-7777, 800-634-6371.
 
Las Vegas now has its first Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, which has opened outside of the Silverton Casino Hotel Lodge. Previous to this opening, the closest Cracker Barrel locations were 103 miles away in Kingman, AZ, and 120 miles in St. George, UT, and the company has nearly 650 outlets in 42 states. The company is known for its vintage country-style buildings with a covered front porch, complete with rocking chairs that are available for sale and general/gift store offering some of the foods served in the restaurant. The dining room features a fireplace, plus old pictures and antique implements covering the walls. The kitchen serves Southern dishes including all-day breakfast with biscuits and country ham. Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, 8350 Dean Martin Dr., Las Vegas, NV 89139, 702-474-1120.
 
Roasted chicken for two is one of the signature dishes at The NoMad restaurant Effective October 3, Monte Carlo Resort & Casino will close its pool, as well as outlets located along Street of Dreams, including The Pub. The closures are part of the resort’s $450 million renovation. By the end of 2018, the property will become two hotels: the 2,700-room Park MGM and the 292-room NoMad Las Vegas, which will occupy the top three floors and be part of New York’s Sydell Group. The NoMad will be home to The NoMad restaurant, helmed by chef Daniel Humm and restaurateur Will Guidara. Park MGM will boast Italian marketplace Eataly, a venue by Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich, with cafes, to-go counters and full-service restaurants with products from sustainable Italian and local producers. Monte Carlo Resort & Casino, 3770 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-730-7777, 888-529-4828.
 
Dave & Buster’s has opened its first Nevada location in Downtown Summerlin. The massive 33,000-square-foot venue is located on Park Centre Drive across from Regal Cinema 5 and includes a bar and sports-viewing area with more than 30 high-definition televisions, a restaurant, a private dining room and an arcade area with more than 180 games. American fare reigns the menu —- think three-cheese grilled-cheese sticks, chicken parmesan alfredo, fire-grilled salmon, Angry Orchard barbecue chicken and bacon-wrapped shrimp with lobster sauce. The cocktail list offers an assortment of tiki drinks, the “Original CoronaRita,” adult snow cones, margaritas and “Glow Kones” featuring a multicolored, flashing cube. Dave & Buster’s is open daily for lunch and dinner and late night on Fridays and Saturdays. Dave & Buster’s, 2130 Park Centre Dr. Ste. 100, Las Vegas, NV 89135, 702-984-4800.
 

News Bytes

BRAVO! Cucina Italiana Introduces Two-Course Dinner Combos
BRAVO! Cucina Italiana at Galleria Mall in Henderson is offering a new two-course dinner combo starting at $12.99. To start, diners choose from insalata della casa salad, chopped salad or antipasti salad. Entree options include pizza Bravo!, linguine carbonara, baked chicken parmesan, grilled chicken with sundried tomato and goat cheese or shrimp scampi pasta. The special is available through September 30. BRAVO! Cucina Italiana, Galleria at Sunset, 1300 W. Sunset Rd. #1950, Henderson, NV 89014, 702-433-4352.
 
Lagasse’s Stadium Kicks Off Football Season with NFL Team Menus
Scott Pajak, chef de cuisine of Lagasse's Stadium at The Palazzo, has created special menus that pay tribute to NFL teams competing on Monday and Thursday night televised games. Each week, menu items will reflect the teams’ homes --- think Emeril's signature BBQ shrimp and grits for the New Orleans Saints and a Carolina-style pulled pork sandwich for the Carolina Panthers. For the New England Patriots, there are lobster sliders; for the Buffalo Bills, guests might order up a Buffalo chicken grilled cheese. The restuarant also boasts more than 100 high-definition televisions, including a main screen that's 9 feet by 16 feet. There are also luxury boxes, plush stadium-style seating and a race and sports book. Lagasse’s Stadium, The Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino, 3325 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-607-2665.
 
The culinary world mourns the passing of chef/restaurateur Michel Richard A Tribute to Michel Richard
The culinary world mourns the passing of chef/restaurateur Michel Richard, who died August 13, 2016, at the age of 68. In Las Vegas, he operated since-shuttered Central Michel Richard at Caesars Palace. Read André Gayot’s tribute.
 
Silverado Steakhouse Offering Three Courses for $29
Silverado Steakhouse at South Point Casino, Hotel & Spa is offering its Summer Meal Deal, a three-course meal for $29 per person plus tax and tip, available Sunday through Thursday from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. Included are guests' choice of spinach salad with blue cheese and balsamic dressing, a cup of lobster bisque with cognac or Silverado house salad tossed tableside; entrée of six-ounce filet mignon, chicken Francaise with lemon butter sauce or filet of salmon simply broiled; and warm apple crumb cake, ice cream or sorbet. Silverado Steakhouse , 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89183, 702-796-7111.
 
Andrea’s Offering Happy Hour All the Time for Vegas Residents
Andrea's at Wynn Las Vegas is offering a Bronze Card to Las Vegas residents with Nevada ID or proof of residency. The card allows holders to order off the happy hour menu at any time during business hours, seven days a week. The menu includes wines by the glass and sake for $5 to $7; bottled beer for $5; specialty cocktails for $7; and classic cut sushi rolls and bar bites such as shrimp lettuce cups, chicken lo mein and short rib fried rice for $6. Andrea's, Encore Las Vegas, 3131 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-770-7800.
 
BARDOT Brasserie Serving Four-course Tasting Menu
BARDOT Brasserie at Aria is offering the four-course “Summer in Provence” tasting menu, featuring classic BARDOT dishes and seasonal specialties. Priced at $65, the menu includes guests’ choice of summer melon with bayonne ham and balsamic-fig compote or tuna tartare niçoise with marinated yellowfin tuna; Parisian gnocchi au pistou with goat cheese or duck wings a l’orange with blood-orange glaze; sole meuniere, coquilles St. Jacques with day boat scallops or lamb rack “frites;” and dessert of strawberry Pavlova with vanilla meringue and lavender gelato or warm cherry pudding with pistachio ice cream. BARDOT Brasserie, Aria Resort & Casino, CityCenter, 3730 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-590-8638.
 
Rivea at Delano Las Vegas is offering a five-course Tour of the Riviera menu paired with cocktails Alain Ducasse’s Rivea Offering Five-course Cocktail Pairing
Chef Alain Ducasse’s Rivea at Delano Las Vegas is offering the five-course “Tour of the Riviera” menu, featuring signature dishes and cocktails crafted by the mixologists of Proprietors LLC. Available nightly as part of regular dinner service and priced at $150, the meal includes appetizers for the table — cured meats, roasted panisse, provence caponata and marinated sea bass crudo — paired with Lillet blanc, pamplemousse, St. Germain, lemon and aperol. Lobster risotto will be matched with Champagne Alain Ducasse, pear liquor, verjus blanc and demerara sugar, while wild Alaskan halibut and stuffed squash blossoms is partnered with a drink composed of white wine, apple, celery and amontillado sherry. The roasted duck breast with bigarage sauce option is matched with a cocktail of crème de cassis, French curacao, East India Solera Sherry and orange oil. For dessert, expect limoncello baba cake drenched in limoncello and topped with whipped cream, paired with dry and blanc vermouths, apricot and blanco tequila. Rivea, Delano Las Vegas, 3940 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89119, 877-632-5400.
 
Hot Summer Nights at Aliante’s MRKT Offering Unlimited Food & Drinks on Fridays and Saturdays
Aliante Casino + Hotel + Spa is offering the new "Hot Summer Nights" deal on Fridays and Saturdays from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Available on the spacious patio at MRKT Sea & Land through the month of August, the promotion is priced at $35 and includes bottomless house wines and bottled beers and a selection of chef-inspired appetizers. Options might include bacon-wrapped dates in a red wine sauce, chicken or beef skewers, or short rib crostini with brie and caramelized onions. MRKT’s garden patio offers plenty of seating, plus twinkle lights and misters to create a comfortable and inviting atmosphere even in the warmer months. MRKT Sea & Land, Aliante Casino + Hotel + Spa, 7300 N. Aliante Pkwy., North Las Vegas, NV 89084, 702-692-7777.
 
Searsucker Honors Caesars Palace’s 50th Anniversary with Prix-Fixe Menu for $50
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Caesars Palace, Searsucker is offering a special three-course prix-fixe menu through Aug. 31. Priced at $50 per person, the menu includes biscuits to share; guest's choice of tomato, burrata and olive beef tartare and sourdough bread or crab and avocado; Mary’s organic chicken, grilled Scottish salmon or beer-braised short rib; as well as dessert of cookies and cream. Searsucker, Caesars Palace, 3570 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-866-1800.
 

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Closings

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Carla Pellegrino's Bratalian Neapolitan Cantina is temporarily closed for renovations. It is scheduled to re-open October 10, 2016. Bratalian Neapolitan Cantina, 10740 S. Eastern Ave., Ste. 155, Henderson, NV 89052, 702-454-0104.
 

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