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Mulberry Street Pizzeria is now open at Resorts World Las Vegas featuring its signature New York pizza. The opening marks the first out-of-state location for Richie Palmer’s Beverly Hills institution, which has been serving authentic pizza by the slice and whole pies since 1991. The focus is on New York pizza made with a characteristically large hand-tossed thin crust that is crisp, yet pliable enough to be folded in half to eat. The menu features an array of choices for whole pies or pizza by the slice, with classics like cheese or pepperoni, and non-traditional versions like white spinach, Bar-B-Que chicken and specialty toppings such as chicken ranch, eggplant parmesan and rigatoni. Mulberry Street Pizzeria is located in The District across from Zouk Nightclub and is open daily from 11 a.m. to late. Mulberry Street Pizzeria, 3000 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89103, 702-676-6000.
MasterChef Season 7 winner Shaun O’Neale has opened his first restaurant with master mixologist Survivor: Samoa contestant Benjamin Browning—Larrea, a modern American cuisine concept with international influences. Located in front of the Panorama Towers, the décor features distressed brick walls, earthy textures, black and white interior and chic dog-friendly outdoor patio. Locally sourced, seasonal ingredients are used with sustainability being a core value. The seasonal menu includes vegetarian honey roasted pumpkin & burrata with honey-roasted local pumpkin, burrata, pumpkin puree, pumpkin skin jus, pine nuts and crispy sage; Nevada-raised wagyu burger with Calabrian chili aioli, tomato jam, caramelized onion, house b&b pickles, smoked aged cheddar and triple cooked fries; and vegan housemade spinach gnocchetti with pea puree, hazelnut crumb, burnt snap peas, chili oil, pea tendril and crispy garlic. Browning’s cocktails feature premium sprits with fresh-pressed juices, herbs, fruits and vegetables such as Yoga Pants with vodka, fresh celery juice, orgeat, lime and a pressed serrano chile slice. Larrea, 4515 Dean Martin Dr, Suite B, Las Vegas, NV 89103, 702-463-9777.
After being closed for over a year and refreshing the interior with new flooring, artwork and furniture, Twin Creeks Steakhouse at the Silverton has reopened. A new menu by executive chef Ashley Archer and executive room chef Jaimee Pepe includes crab & lobster Louie with jumbo crab meat, lobster, charred avocado, tomato jam and diced egg; truffle short rib tortellini with blue cheese foam and fried mushroom; Creekstone Farms 40 oz. tomahawk for two served with lobster mashed potatoes, truffle butter, grilled asparagus, bearnaise sauce and red wine demi-glace; and pappardelle bolognese with beef ragu, roasted tomatoes, burrata cream and basil. Bourbon and whisky flights have been added with four different flights starting from $22; and new cocktails like the Strawberry Blossom, a fresh mix of Ketel One Citroen Vodka, Cointreau and prosecco. Twin Creeks is open Wednesday through Sunday from 4:30-9:30 p.m. Twin Creeks Steakhouse, Silverton Casino Hotel, 3333 Blue Diamond Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89139, 702-914-8594, 866-946-4373.
Chef Shaun Hergatt’s Caviar Bar is now open at Resorts World Las Vegas. Designed by Roman Vnoukov, the 105-seat restaurant’s sleek design includes Russian influences throughout with a color scheme of dark colors with hints of silver and bronze, and the exterior and bar area’s walls are comprised of vibrant diamonds. Caviar offerings are proprietary world-class selections of Kaluga, Golden Ostera and Classic Sevruga, served with house-made blinis, crème fraiche and chives. The rest of the menu features house-cured meats such as premium Jamon Iberico, Culatello and Prosciutto; fresh seafood options of oysters, Gulf shrimp cocktail, Maine lobster, Diver scallop, Japanese hamachi, bluefin toro and Atlantic salmon; Australian wagyu beef with black olive and caviar; pastas such as gnocchi with beurre monte, cauliflower risotto with smoked sturgeon; and desserts including the signature Caviar Ball with blackberry and sweet cheese. Caviar Bar is open daily from 5 p.m.-2 a.m. Caviar Bar, 3000 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 7026767000.
El Luchador Mexican Kitchen + Cantina, which opened in the Mountain’s Edge area earlier this year, has opened a second location at Stephanie and Warm Springs in Henderson. The menu highlights chef Aaron Bryan’s twists on Mexican cuisine staples with dishes including tableside guacamole served with house-made tortilla chips; elote en plato with charred corn, pico de gallo, aioli, fresno chili, queso cotija and tajin; and a selection of chimichangas (adobo beef, chicken or pork), tacos, nachos, burritos, enchiladas and fajitas. Multiple menu items can be made vegetarian or vegan upon request. Like the other location, the walls are filled with custom Luchador mask artwork and the bar serves more than 80 Tequilas and Mezcals. Hours are 11 a.m.–10 p.m. Sun.–Thu. and 11 a.m.–11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Happy hour is Mon.-Thu. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. and 9-10 p.m. and Sat. 11 a.m.–3 p.m. El Luchador Mexican Kitchen + Cantina, 375 N. Stephanie St. #111, Henderson, NV 89014, 702-478-6223.

News Bytes

Tivoli Village Offering Outdoor Dining Pods for Winter
Tivoli Village has introduced six brand-new outdoor dining pods. Each pod has room for four guests and the inviting greenhouse-like structures provide a pleasant, cozy space where visitors can order takeout from some of Tivoli Village’s signature restaurants and cafes, including Ada’s Wine Bar, El Dorado Cantina, Leone Café and PKWY Tavern. The outdoor dining pods are free to use and available on a first-come, first-served basis daily from noon to 10 p.m. Tivoli Village, Tivoli Village, 400 S Rampart Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89145, 702-534-0000.
Carson Kitchen Launches New Menu with a Winter Flair
Carson Kitchen, known for its creative comfort food using seasonal ingredients, has launched a winter menu with ten new dishes developed by chef/owner Cory Harwell. Some of the key new selections include foie butter & jelly with a pecan crumble ($12); iron chef burger 2.0 with prosciutto, onion jam and cheddar cheese ($16); pork meatloaf with molasses glaze ($23); pecan crusted halibut served with acorn squash coulis and white balsamic ($27); picked pear panzanella tossed in a vanilla vinaigrette ($14); potato & leek flatbread with crispy rosemary and bacon lardons ($14); and pineapple upside-down buckle with tart cherry and gose coulis ($11). New cocktails include Shootin’ Blanks, a riff on the Gunslinger with rye whiskey, amaretto, Grand Marnier and lemoncello; and Banana Hammock featuring two rums, Crème de Banane liqueur, cinnamon, spiced cream and lemon. Carson Kitchen, John E. Carson Building, 124 6th St., Ste. 100, Las Vegas, NV 89101, 702-473-9523.
Boom Bang Fine Foods & Cocktails Brings Weekend Brunch to the Table
Boom Bang Fine Foods & Cocktails is now serving weekend brunch Saturday & Sunday from 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. in the main dining room, at the bar and on the dog-friendly patio. The menu includes housemade pastries such as chef Elia’s bruleed cinnamon sugar bread and Boom Bang coffee roll with espresso and chocolate filling, glazed with a coffee liquor and topped with roasted pecans; Dutch pancakes with seasonal pie filling; truffled scrambled egg tart dressed in black truffle and fine herbs; and eggs per Elia with homemade baguette, cast iron eggs, chipotle marinara, chorizo and parmesan. Beverages to complement the brunch offerings are classics like Bloody Mary, as well as craft cocktails like the Gold Rush with lemon, local honey and bourbon; and a full beer and wine list. Boom Bang Fine Foods & Cocktails, 75 South Valle Verde Suite 160, Henderson, NV 89012, 7024786200.
Dolce and Chianti Serving Weekend Brunch
Dolce and Chianti is now serving brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Dubbed Grand Brunch, the menu includes blueberry spinach salad with spinach, blueberries, toasted sliced almonds, feta, mint and maple vinaigrette; burrata avocado toast with avocado mousse, red onions, cucumber, baby heirlooms, house vinaigrette, greens and toasted pine nuts; lemon ricotta pancakes with whipped mascarpone, berries and powdered sugar; frittatas (served with house salad) in varieties of short rib, Italian sausage and veggie; and smoked salmon flatbread with dill cream cheese, smoked salmon, red onions, fried capers and arugula. Brunch cocktails include Apple Caramel Proseco with caramel vodka, apple sparkling cider and prosecco; Espresso Martini with espresso, coffee liqueur, Grey Goose Vodka and coffee beans; and Vanilla Cranberry Mimosa with vanilla vodka, prosecco, cranberry juice, fresh cranberries and mint. Dolce and Chianti, 4275 S Durango Dr. #100, Las Vegas, NV 89147, 702-749-6534.

Chef Shuffle

Raj Dixit is the new executive chef at Michael Mina Bellagio. The 1998 CIA Hyde Park graduate grew up in Orange County, California, and has been with the Mina organization for 11 years. Prior to coming to Las Vegas to reopen Michael Mina Bellagio he was executive chef at the flagship Michael Mina in San Francisco and previously worked at Michael Mina’s Stonehill Tavern at the St. Regis Monarch Beach in Dana Point, CA; The Inn at Dos Brisas in Washington, TX; Bouley Restaurant in NYC; and The Ryland Inn in Whitehouse, New Jersey. Regarding menu creation, Dixit shared that outside of the Mina staple dishes, he has the freedom to create new menu items, and a main focus in his position at Michael Mina Bellagio is to use the whole fish, using all parts to make something unique, such as Kabayaki grilled collar with white soy, yuzu and black truffle. Michael Mina Bellagio, Bellagio, 3600 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-693-8199.


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