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August 2021 Archive

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RESTAURANT NEWS

Openings

PKWY Tavern, a local chain known for its extensive craft beer selection, has opened its fifth location, at St. Rose and Las Vegas Blvd. across from the M Resort. Seating surrounds a long bar, and several large screen TVs lend to a sports bar atmosphere. The décor includes a rustic brick wall, faux wood floor and large windows providing natural light. The elevated bar food menu has some nice surprises like black pepper shrimp, blackened chicken alfredo, harvest salad and prime rib sliders. Rounding out the menu are wings, pizzas, buffalo cauliflower, street tacos, sandwiches & wraps and desserts such as chocolate lava cake and churro waffle. The beer list has about 150 choices including 50 taps with several brews from local breweries Bad Beat, Big Dog’s, CraftHaus, HUDL, Lovelady and 7Five represented. Hours are 24/7 and a happy hour is M-F 3-6 p.m. and Sun-Thu midnight-3 a.m. Parkway Tavern, 511 W Dale Ave, Henderson, NV 89044, 702-675-8170.
 
La Neta Cocina Y Lounge, the Mexican restaurant from Ryan Labbe’s 81/82 Group, is now open in Downtown Summerlin in the former Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken space. The décor features aged brick walls, large retractable windows, chandeliers and two stained glass murals showcasing a red rose. The food menu includes tiradito—Hamachi, pickled onion and jalapeno citrus; tortilla soup with chicken tinga, roasted tomato and citrus herb crème; seafood poblano with lobster, shrimp and queso fresco; campechana—assorted seafood and chili in a tomato lime broth; and red velvet churros with cream cheese frosting dipping sauce. The beverage menu offers creative craft cocktails like the Roses Are Red with Chandon Rosé Champagne, gin, raspberry sorbet, fresh lemon and violet syrup; and El Diablo with blanco tequila, fresh lime, orange, watermelon, fire bitters and cilantro. Hours are 5-10 p.m. Sun-Thu, 5-11 p.m. Fri-Sat. and the lounge opens daily at 3 p.m. La Neta Cocina Y Lounge, Downtown Summerlin, 1770 Festival Plaza Dr., Ste. 200, Las Vegas, NV 89135, no phone.
 
Corner Bar Management founder Ryan Doherty will bring Peyote, the company’s latest boutique restaurant, to Fergusons Downtown. Expected to open in September in the former La Manja space, the décor will feature vibrant colors via a Palm Springs-inspired open-air patio with desert-hues, a 3D-mapped LED bistro-light canvas with 1,500 lights that respond to music and a cactus and succulent garden. The upscale brunch and dinner menu will include heirloom tomato summer squash tart; mini shrimp toast topped with wild smoked salmon roe; grilled pork belly eggs Benedict; risotto with grilled corn, sunflower seeds, leeks and almond milk; and plant-based JUST egg quiche with spinach, caramelized leeks and mushroom in a non-dairy pie crust. The cocktail menu, designed by former Southern Glazer’s head of whiskey education Max Solano, includes creations such as Hey, Smokey!, a 30-day barrel-aged cocktail with bourbon, apple brandy, Aperol, Amaro Nonino, and orange and tobacco bitters smoked with a proprietary wood blend. Peyote, 1028 E. Fremont St., Las Vegas, NV 89101, no phone.
 
Beer Zombies has opened a new location in Downtown Summerlin. The small space features seating for 22, Edison lights, riveted sheet metal walls, manhole covers hanging from the ceiling, large screen TVs, a zombie-themed Big Buck Hunter target shooting video game and framed cans of the first ten Beer Zombie beer releases. The main focus is beer, with 16 rotating taps and 50-100 bottled and canned beers offered, all from independent craft breweries, such as the Beer Zombies Hopped Alive Imperial IPA and locally-brewed Able Baker Calutron Girl Hefeweizen. The eclectic food menu is curated by local renowned chef Marc Marrone, with wings, salads, prime rib dip sandwich, pretzels with beer cheese, roasted spicy cauliflower and pizzas made with 3-day fermented dough. Happy hour from 3-6 p.m. Mon-Thu offers a beer of the day for $5 and half off appetizers. Hours are 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sun-Thu and 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Fri-Sat. Beer Zombies, Downtown Summerlin, 2010 Festival Plaza Dr Ste 140, Las Vegas, NV 89135, no phone.
 
Last year Las Vegas Raiders owner Mark Davis decided that since all fans couldn’t attend games due to the pandemic restrictions, his NFL team would forgo fans in the 65,000-seat Allegiant Stadium in its inaugural season. This year the home games will likely be played before near capacity crowds, and the stadium will also be host to UNLV home football games and several other ticketed events. Fans will have ample options to eat and drink from kiosks from about 30 of Las Vegas’ most popular restaurants both on and off the Strip, including BBQ Mexicana, Evel Pie, Ferraro’s, Fukuburger, Graffiti Bao, Guy Fieri Bar and Grill, Holsteins, Pizza Rock, Rollin' Smoke BBQ and Yardbird. As for beer from local breweries, several eateries and bars are serving Able Baker Atomic Duck IPA and Big Dog’s Lager. For a complete list grouped by types of menu items, visit here. Allegiant Stadium, 3333 Al Davis Way, Las Vegas, NV 89118, 725-780-2000.
 
Eight Lounge, a state-of-the-art cigar & spirits lounge, will be opening at Resorts World Las Vegas this fall 2021, offering hand-rolled cigars & spirits in a comfortable environment. A walk-in humidor will store more than 150 premium cigars and limited-edition cigars and will give guests the chance to try once-in-a-lifetime cigars. The top-notch cigars will be matched with a premium cocktail program. Bartenders, acting as “cigar sommeliers,” will be well-versed in the flavor profiles of premium tobaccos, and will carefully pair modernized cocktails and spirits with guest’s cigar of choice. The space will be equipped with deep tufted couches; dark wood trimming, giving an air of refinement; a brightly lit bar-length chandelier; an ultra-modern filtration system that refreshes air every four minutes to keep air clean, fresh and constantly flowing; and a 2,300-square-foot outdoor patio complete with a tranquil fireplace and a misting and heating trellis. Eight Lounge, 3000 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-676-7000.
 
Vanderpump à Paris, a second Vegas location by television star and philanthropist Lisa Vanderpump, will open this winter at the Paris Las Vegas resort, joining her Vanderpump Cocktail Garden at Caesars Palace, which opened in 2019. The space will accommodate approximately 200 seats with multiple seating areas, all with plush fabrics and intricate details, and the entryway will be adorned with ornate awnings, signature light fixtures and impressive statues. Like Vanderpump’s other locations, the cocktail menu will feature carefully crafted cocktails with cheeky nods to Paris and presented in playful ways with visual garnishes and presentations. The wine list will also reflect France with a vast variety of selections, as well as the Vanderpump Family signature branded Rosé, Chardonnay and Cabernet. Also being served will be unique and decadent light bites and sumptuous dessert cocktails. Vanderpump à Paris will be located adjacent to the Paris Las Vegas front desk. Vanderpump à Paris, 3655 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-946-7000, 888-266-5687.
 
Chianti has reopened and has been rebranded as Dolce & Chianti Cucina and Cocktails, a new name to match a revamped décor and menu for the Italian restaurant. The dining room is awash in white tones and a lemon motif, with white walls, curtains and tablecloths; crystal chandeliers; pillows and chairs decorated with lemons, and several vases filled with the citrus fruit. Hell’s Kitchen season 12 winner Scott Commings was the consulting chef for the new menu, which includes pizzetta with fig and caramelized onion jam, herbed ricotta and arugula; ahi tuna Mediterrano with seared tuna, harissa cous cous and summer sweet corn relish; seared salmon Tuscano with creamy garlic, artichokes, spinach, grilled rapini and lemon; housemade lemon ricotta cheesecake; and salted caramel budino with butterscotch custard, caramel and sea salt. Live entertainment occurs on Thu.-Sat. and a daily happy hour is 5-7 p.m. Hours are 5-10 p.m. Wed., Thu. and Sun.; and 5-11 p.m. Fri. & Sat. Dolce & Chianti Cucina and Cocktails, 4275 S Durango Dr #100, Las Vegas, NV 89147, 702-749-6534.
 

News Bytes

Bottiglia Cucina & Enoteca Serving Weekend Brunch
Bottiglia Cucina & Enoteca at Green Valley Ranch Resort is offering a weekend brunch, served Sat.-Sun. from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. While the restaurant is known for its Italian specialties, the brunch menu is quite varied, with something to fit pretty much anyone’s tastes. Starters include avocado toast, acai granola bowl and antipasti misti platter—a collection of meat & cheeses, marinated peppers, green olives, bread and bean dip. Traditional breakfast items feature upgrades like French toast with blackberries and eggs Benedict in variations of lobster, prosciutto and California (set in half a roasted tomato with rotisserie chicken and avocado). The menu is rounded out by king crab bucatini pasta, veggie panini, cheeseburger, Chilean sea bass, filet mignon, oysters on the half shell, shellfish tower and chicken parm. Dessert finales include NY style cheesecake with cherries, chocolate coconut pudding with hazelnut shortbread cookies and lemon poppy seed donuts with blueberry dipping sauce. Bottiglia Cucina & Enoteca, Green Valley Ranch Resort Spa Casino Las Vegas, 2300 Paseo Verde Pkwy., Henderson, NV 89052, 702-617-7075.
 
Eureka! Launches New Menu Items
The all-American Eureka! restaurant, located within the Fremont East District, has launched new menu items and craft cocktails. New food items include ahi tuna poke stack with bourbon barrel-aged soy, smashed avocado, black rice, sesame ginger, firecracker aioli, furikake and Fresno chile; roasted beets & whipped feta with Greek yogurt, toasted pine nuts and balsamic glaze; truffle mushroom cheeseburger with white truffle cheese sauce, Havarti and oyster mushrooms; double stacked cheeseburger with bacon, cheddar, Havarti, whiskey caramelized onions and garlic aioli; and butterscotch pudding with housemade bourbon caramel whipped cream. New craft cocktails feature The Floor is Lava with mezcal, lime, hibiscus, blood orange and Ancho Reyes liqueur; Morning, Peaches with bourbon, peach, lemon, coffee and vanilla; and The Headhunter King with Jamaican rum, macadamia nut, lime, pineapple, orgeat and falernum. Eureka!, Emergency Arts Building, 520 E. Fremont St., Las Vegas, NV 89101, 702-570-3660.
 
Anthony’s Prime Steak & Seafood Introduces Several New Menu Items
Anthony’s Prime Steak & Seafood at the M Resort has introduced several new menu items, including lobster bisque with butter poached lobster and creme fraiche; vegetable tartare with cucumber, zucchini, avocado, sweet potato chips and key lime-pistachio vinaigrette; watermelon salad with baby heirloom tomatoes, watercress, aged drunken goat cheese, candied marcona almonds and white balsamic emulsion; roasted diver scallops with truffled pea puree, heirloom tomato confit and hollandaise sauce; gluten-free oven roasted brussels sprouts; and halibut with cauliflower puree, cucumber-melon relish, chanterelle mushrooms and passion fruit butter sauce. In addition, a nightly special is offered, such as charcoal-grilled New Zealand elk chop with sweet potato puree and blueberry port wine reduction. Anthony’s Prime Steak & Seafood, M Resort Spa Casino, 12300 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Henderson, NV 89044, 702-797-1000.
 
Spago Introduces Weekend Brunch Service
Wolfgang Puck’s Spago at the Bellagio has debuted its weekend lakeside brunch overlooking the Fountains of Bellagio. The menu includes Spago signature smoked salmon pizza with dill cream, red onion and salmon pearl toppings; rolled French omelet with king crab, cherry tomatoes, fine herbs and frisee salad; big eye tuna tartare mixed with avocado, yuzu ponzu, marinated cucumber and nori rice crisp; bacon and egg pizza topped with fresh mozzarella, leeks and fresno chiles; brioche French toast with toasted almond streusel, mixed berry compote and vanilla Chantilly; and lobster ‘fra diavolo’ with handmade linguine, king crab, Thai basil, spicy pomodoro and calabrian breadcrumbs. The brunch is served Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Spago, Bellagio, 3600 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-693-8181.
 
Shake Shack Introduces Summer Menu Items
Shake Shack, which describes itself as a modern day version of a roadside burger stand, has introduced a new summer menu lineup available at its locations through October 4. Menu items include three featuring honey: hot honey chicken—honey-glazed crispy chicken breast sandwich topped with habanero mayo sauce; and hot honey bites of white meat chicken and hot honey fries, both of which are dusted with hot honey seasoning and served with habanero mayo sauce. New beverages include three mocktails: lime agave margarita with lime juice, agave nectar, orange, jalapeño, smoked salt and cane sugar; piña punch with blackberry, caramelized pineapple, lemon juice, orange zest and agave nectar; and watermelon mint mojito with watermelon and lime juices, mint, orange, white tea and cane sugar. In addition, two new shakes are the cherry pop shake with vanilla cola frozen custard, Amarena cherry, popping candy and cherry caramel candies; and triple chocolate chip shake with chocolate chip cookies made with milk, dark, and semi-sweet Peruvian chocolate.
 
Jaleo Celebrating La Tomatina with Special Menu
Jaleo by José Andrés at The Cosmopolitan will celebrate the decades-old tradition of the La Tomatina festival with a selection of dishes featuring tomatoes as the star ingredient. Available August 24-September 4, highlights of the special menu are carne asada con tomate with grilled steak, heirloom tomatoes and piparra peppers; ensalada tomates con chicharrones featuring heirloom tomato salad with crispy chicharron and sherry dressing; mejillones a la minera—grilled mussels with white wine and tomato sofrito; and tomate-lo cocktail with vodka, sherry, tomato water, lemon juice and orange bitters. Jaleo, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, 3708 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-698-7000.
 
Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill Adds Lunch Service
Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill at Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa is now serving lunch Friday-Sunday from 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. The new menu includes grilled salmon with teriyaki over rice, pan seared chicken with teriyaki over rice and Kalbi short ribs with cilantro and cashew over rice (each served with miso soup and wakame); Snake River Farms wagyu burger with gruyere and teriyaki mayo served with fries; salmon sashimi and salmon roe, chef’s special sashimi and Big Eye tuna poke rice bowls (each served with miso soup and wakame); bucket o’wings Blue Ribbon style with chili sauce and wasabi honey; and sashimi and sushi roll platters. Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill, Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89135, 702-797-7777.
 
Double Helix Wine & Whiskey Lounge Offering Sunday Brunch
Double Helix Wine & Whiskey Lounge at Town Square is now offering Sunday brunch from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Menu highlights include carnitas nachos—slow-roasted shredded pork, Oaxaca cheese, guacamole, thin marinated cabbage, chipotle cream and house made tortilla chips ($12.79); chicken & waffles with churro waffle, buttermilk crispy chicken and sweet and sour glaze ($12.79); chilaquiles—fried eggs, lightly fried tortillas, Oaxaca cheese, sour cream, pico de gallo and mild roasted salsa ($10.99); seared ahi tuna on avocado toast with pickled onion and arugula served with home fries ($12.99); and braised short ribs, poached eggs, home fries and hollandaise sauce ($13.99). For $19.99, guests can add a bottomless combination of mimosas, Bloody Mary cocktails, red sangria and rose wine until 3:30 p.m. Double Helix Wine & Whiskey Lounge, Town Square, 6599 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Ste. 150B, Las Vegas, NV 89119, 702-473-5415.
 
The Front Yard at Ellis Island Launches Fantasy Football Promotion
As the beginning of the NFL football approaches, The Front Yard at Ellis Island has launched a Fantasy Football all-inclusive promotion. On Saturdays starting August 14, guests can eat, drink, draft and watch the preseason games on 25 screens throughout the restaurant, including a centrally located 18-foot big screen. For $100 per person, groups of 10-15 people will receive a draft kit including a 2021 draft board and 2021 draft stickers; raffles and giveaways; buffet station with small bites and sliders including chicken bacon ranch, brisket, Front Yard burger and impossible burger; and unlimited drinks that include all Ellis Island draft beers, a bloody Mary bar and a variety of Truly flavors. Bottle service and pitchers of cocktails also will be available for purchase. Parties include a 3-hour time slot, available at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. To reserve, email rbowman@ellisislandcasino.com. The Front Yard, Ellis Island Hotel, Casino & Brewery, 4178 Koval Lane, Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-733-8901.
 

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