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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.
Water Grill has opened its first Nevada branch Water Grill, known for its seafood restaurants in Southern California for more than 30 years with locations in downtown Los Angeles, Santa Monica, San Diego and Orange County, has opened its first Nevada branch, at Forum Shops at Caesars at Caesars Palace. It’s situated in the space formerly occupied by Spago. The interior is reminiscent of an old sea-worn wooden ship with wide plank wood floors, a polished copper bar top and wooden support beams; and live products including lobster and crab are prominently displayed in large saltwater tanks at the front of the exhibition kitchen. The opening menu includes Maryland soft shell crabs, Columbia River king salmon, Santa Barbara spot prawns, 16 varieties of East and West Coast oysters, a modern sushi selection, and a large array of whole fish such as wild Maryland black sea bass and wild Brittany Dover sole. Water Grill, Caesars Palace, Forum Shops at Caesars, 3500 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-832-4777.
Chosun Hwaro & Nara Teppan, billed as the largest Korean barbecue and teppan restaurant on the Strip, has debuted at the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood. Located on the Harmon Avenue side of the mall in the former space of Todai, the 13,000-square-foot restaurant offers seating for 485. Thirty Korean barbecue tables are where barbecue selections are grilled and 12 teppan custom cooking tables accommodate teppanyaki shows hosted by staff juggling cutlery and preparing dishes. The menu features classic table-grilled meat options like pearl steak and boneless short rib galbi; and a full sushi lineup including the creamy crunch roll with cream cheese, avocado, shrimp tempura, crab, eel sauce and sweet mayo. Beverages range from soju and sake such as Chamisul Soju and Junmai Daiginjo Sake to specialty cocktails like the Knight’s Voyage made with Tanqueray Rangpur gin, Aperol, house-made orange bitters and fresh lemon juice. Open daily from 9 a.m.-2 a.m. Chosun Hwaro & Nara Teppan, Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, 3663 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, no phone.

News Bytes

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.
Trevi Offering Extended Happy Hour on Labor Day
Trevi Italian restaurant in Forum Shops at Caesars at Caesars Palace will celebrate Labor Day with an extended happy hour from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. with special pricing on “Trevi Bites,” signature cocktails, beer and wine. Priced at $6, the “Trevi Bites” include tomato bruschetta topped with tomatoes, garlic, mushrooms and shaved Parmesan; grilled meatball sliders finished with agrodolce-pepper mayo, tomato and onion; and stuffed portobello mushrooms filled with ground sausage, roasted peppers, fresh mozzarella and herbed breadcrumbs. Discounts on drinks include the Rye Lemonade with Jim Beam Rye, Sprite, fresh lemon juice, simple syrup and mint for $7; a classic frozen Bellini with peach nectar, peach schnapps, Rondiaz Rum and sparkling wine for $4; the Pomegranate Cosmo with Svedka Clementine Vodka, pomegranate juice, Hiram Walker Triple Sec and squeezed lime for $7; wines by the glass for $7; and bottles of beer for $5. Trevi, Caesars Palace, Forum Shops at Caesars, 3500 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-735-4663.

Chef Shuffle

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.


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