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February 2021 Archive

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RESTAURANT NEWS

Openings

Caesars Palace plans to debut the all-new Stadia Bar, replacing its Slice Bar and located adjacent to the Forum Food Court and across from Vanderpump Cocktail Garden. The 2,186-square-foot 120-seat bar and lounge will feature an elevated bar, numerous large HD TVs, five VIP leather-wrapped domes and sports-inspired design details such as net-like chandeliers, sconces that look like deconstructed baseballs and glove-like leather banquettes. The spirits menu will feature sought-after brands so rare the entire state receives less than a case, such as Kentucky Owl 10 Year Rye, Pappy Van Winkle 13 Year Rye and Elmer T. Lee 100 Year Tribute; and signature blends of whiskey purchased by the barrel that can only be tasted at Caesars Palace. Food items will also be available via mobile ordering. Stadia Bar is expected to open this spring. Stadia Bar, 3570 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-731-7110, 877-427-7243.
 
El Luchador Mexican Kitchen + Cantina has entered the ring at Mountain’s Edge in Southwest Las Vegas. Conceived by hospitality veteran Andy Hooper, the new eatery’s décor features an epoxy floor, red brick wall, colorful luchador masks and a spacious outdoor patio. On the menu are a variety of enchiladas, burritos and chimichanga; steak, chicken and shrimp fajitas; six types of tacos: mahi mahi, shrimp, carnitas, chicken, adobo beef and portabella; and several vegan dishes such as tableside guacamole with housemade chips and elote en plato made with charred corn, pico de gallo, Fresno chili and tajin. Accompanying the American-Mexican cuisine are more than 80 tequilas and mezcals in categories of silver, rested and old. An excellent deal is the happy hour Mon.-Thu. from 4:40-6:15 offering adobo beef, carnitas ala mandarin, pollo rojo and jardin verde tacos for $2 each; $4 draft beers; $6 glasses of cabernet and chardonnay wine; and the El Luchador margarita for $8. Hours of operation are Mon.-Fri. 4:30-9 p.m. and Sat.-Sun. 4:30-10 p.m. El Luchador Mexican Kitchen + Cantina, 7825 Blue Diamond Rd. #101, Las Vegas, NV 89178, 702-260-8709.
 
Grand Wok Noodle Bar, formerly Grand Wok and Sushi Bar, is now open at MGM Grand for lunch and dinner. Casual in atmosphere and authentic in flavor, the restaurant features traditional Pan-Asian dishes that stay true to the style and tradition of this cuisine. Signature dishes include dan dan noodles, Hong Kong-style beef chow fun, black pepper steak, honey walnut shrimp, Thai basil beef fried rice, Sichuan chicken, salt & pepper tofu and desserts such as mango sticky rice and mochi. The restaurant is located on the MGM Grand casino floor, adjacent to Avenue Café. For the latest updates, hours of operation, to view the menu or make a reservation, visit mgmgrand.mgmresorts.col. Grand Wok Noodle Bar, 3799 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-891-1111, 800-929-1111.
 
Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, situated in the renovated building that formerly housed Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, was originally scheduled to open in November, 2020 and due to the pandemic was pushed back to early 2021 and then was also delayed, but now has a new opening date: March 25. The resort will offer 12 food and beverage venues, including old-school steakhouse One Steakhouse from brothers David and Michael Morton; Casa Calavera from the Hakkasan Group serving traditional Mexican cuisine; Pizza Forte from local restaurateurs the Ferraro Family; Todd English’s Olives, offering a Mediterranean menu; chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s namesake Nobu presenting traditional Japanese cooking; Night + Market, a lauded Los Angeles eatery behind chef Kris Yenbamroong bringing authentic Thai dishes; and Kassi Beach Club from restauranteur Nick Mathers, combining coastal Italian flavors with Greek influences. Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, 4455 Paradise Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89169, 702-693-5000.
 
Celebrity chef Todd English has marked his return to Las Vegas with the debut of The Beast at AREA15. Evolving from what was once a pop-up concept, the 6,500-square-foot chef-driven food hall will remain as a permanent fixture within the entertainment venue. The décor of the communal dining area features knives graphics, black wood tables, industrial black ceiling and graffiti-like art. An open kitchen situated in the center of the communal dining area features stations preparing the varied menu with dishes such as kung pao chicken, rigatoni bolognaise, pizzas, tuna tartare wonton tacos, chile-lime watermelon salad, loaded fries with short rib ragu, buffalo wings, Korean chicken wings and sliders. Hours are Monday-Thursday 5-9 p.m., Friday 5-11 p.m., Saturday noon-11 p.m. and Sunday noon-8 p.m. The Beast, Area 15, 3215 S. Rancho Dr., Las Vegas, NV 89102, 702-846-1900.
 
Landini’s Pizzeria, founded in the heart of San Diego’s Little Italy in 2009, has opened its first Las Vegas location, the largest to date, at 1,386 square feet, and the first outside of San Diego. The pizzeria known for its New York-style pizza is offering whole and by-the-slice signature pies such as the Sopranos topped with pepperoni, sausage and meatballs; Mexican with bacon, chorizo, onion, jalapenos, pepperoni and cannellini beans; La Picante with no sauce and layered with ricotta cheese, pepperoni, jalapenos and pineapple; Rustica with Brussels sprouts, pancetta and balsamic glaze; and Vegan with black olives, artichokes, spinach, tomatoes and onions. Also offered are pastas, paninis, salads, wings, calzones and traditional Italian desserts like homemade tiramisu and cheesecake. Landini’s is open from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. daily, with indoor and outdoor seating for on-site dining, in addition to takeout and third-party delivery through Grubhub and Postmates. Landini’s Pizzeria, 9440 W. Russell Road Suite 104, Las Vegas, NV 89148, 725-205-2249.
 
Becca’s Restaurant & Lounge is now open at the resort-style Tuscan Highlands located on the southwest corner of St. Rose Pkwy. and Interstate 15 in Southern Highlands. The 9,500-square-foot space is surrounded by a wine garden and veranda with fire tables overlooking the complex’s pool area. Inside, lounge-style seating and 17 ultra HD TVs surround the restaurant, along with signed sports memorabilia by the likes of Kobe Bryant, Pete Rose, Tom Brady and Mike Tyson and local Raiders, VGK and UNLV sports teams. An extensive Italian-inspired menu includes truffle fries topped with melted mozzarella; arugula salad with apple, strawberries, goat cheese and almond slivers; bianca pizza topped with white sauce, ricotta, mozzarella, pecorino and romano; penne ala vodka with creamy tomato sauce; salmon filet with sautéed spinach and orzo; and zeppoles ricotta Italian doughnuts. Becca’s Restaurant & Lounge is open daily from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Reservations are by email only at info@beccarestaurant.com. Becca's Restaurant & Lounge, 12656 Southern Highlands Pkwy Suite A, Las Vegas, NV 89141, 725-735-2245.
 

News Bytes

Hearthstone Kitchen & Cellar Launching New Menu
Hearthstone Kitchen & Cellar at Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa is launching a new menu created by executive chef Lee Davidson, which will begin plating on March 1. New appetizers include spicy curry hummus, Wagyu beef tataki, tuna pizza, spicy shrimp scampi skillet, yellowfin tuna crudo, roasted tomato soup with salami and grilled cheddar cheese sandwich and beet salad with marcona almonds and whipped goat cheese. New entree items include crispy duck with steamed pancakes and julienne sliced cucumber and scallions, spaghetti lobster homard with maple smoked bacon and brandy cream, hearth-roasted Scottish salmon with steamed veggies and fresh lemon, Baja striped sea bass with cherry tomatoes and fennel ragout and hearth-roasted tomahawk pork chop with roasted apples and onions and bourbon au jus. Plant-based options include roasted baby carrots with sesame almond crunch and spicy vegan yogurt and buffalo cauliflower served with a vegan blue cheese sauce. Hearthstone Kitchen & Cellar, Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89135, 702-797-7344.
 
The Underground Offering Irish Whiskey Flight
In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, The Underground speakeasy and distillery, located in the basement of The Mob Museum, will offer a flight of four Irish whiskeys from March 1-31 priced at $45. In addition, during the month of March guests who spend $50 or more on food and drinks in the speakeasy will take home a free 50ml bottle of the cinnamon-infused Cinn-City Moonshine, which is distilled and packaged in The Mob Museum’s in-house distillery. Both promotions will be available noon-9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and noon-10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.
 
Lawry’s The Prime Rib Offering Friday Fish Specials
For those observing the lent tradition of eating fish on Fridays or anyone that enjoys good fish, Lawry’s The Prime Rib will be serving up weekly fish specials each Friday leading up to Easter. Available for both dine-in and takeout, the specials for the next seven weeks include: Feb. 19-shrimp scampi ($32), Feb. 26-roasted cod ($29), March 5-Chilean sea bass ($37), March 12-salmon fingerlings ($36), March 19-shrimp scampi ($32), March 26-salmon with peas and carrots ($35) and April 2-shrimp scampi ($32). Lawry’s The Prime Rib, 4043 Howard Hughes Pkwy., Las Vegas, NV 89169, 702-893-2223.
 
Delmonico Steakhouse Offering Daily Tasting Menu
Delmonico Steakhouse at The Venetian is now serving a daily four-course tasting menu curated by chef de cuisine Daniel Tederous. Starting at $85 per person, the daily tasting menu can also be upgraded to include wine pairings with each course, starting at an additional $55 per person. The menu changes daily; to find out details on what the tasting menu entails and to make reservations, call 702-414-3737. Delmonico Steakhouse, The Venetian, 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-414-1992.
 
Nevada Governor Eases Pandemic Restrictions for Restaurants and Bars
On February 11, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak announced a phased pandemic reopening plan that will ease the pause he set in mid-November that restricted restaurants and bars to 25% capacity, a limit of four per table and required reservations. Effective February 15 capacity is increased to 35%, a limit of six per table is now acceptable and reservations will not be required. Further lessening of restrictions will occur on March 15, at which time the capacity limit will be increased to 50%. In addition, if current declining infection trends continue, on May 1 local authorities will assume management from the state. Restaurant owners expressed mixed reactions to the announcements, with many saying the 35% limit should have immediately been set to 50%, but that the increase to six per table with no required reservations will be a critical improvement.
 
Red Rock Casino’s Seasonally Inspired Pop-Up Lounge Crimson in Bloom Blossoms this Spring
Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa will reprise its Merry Crimson pop-up with a seasonally updated version: Crimson in Bloom. The garden-inspired indoor and outdoor terrace lounge will feature hand-crafted cocktails, extravagant floral décor and an energetic atmosphere with a tableside Rosé cart, floral candy made by the Red Rock pastry team and DJ-spun music. Several specially crafted cocktails will be available, with the cocktail menu divided by The Herb Garden, The Botanical Garden and The Produce Garden with unique garnishes consisting of floral ice cubes, edible flowers and flavorful dustings, such as Lavender—mix of Absolut Elyx, lavender, lemon, orgeat and Red Bull blueberry topped with an edible flower lollipop. Crimson in Bloom will be open Feb. 12 through May 16 every Friday-Saturday from 5 p.m.-1 a.m. and Sundays 5-11 p.m. Admission is complimentary and guests must be 21 or older. To make a reservation or book a table or cabana call 702-797-7873 or visit www.stationcasinosblog.com. Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa, 11011 W Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89135, 866-767-7773, 702-797-7777.
 
Park on Fremont Launches New Menu and Delivery Options
Park on Fremont in the Fremont East Entertainment District has debuted a new menu available for dine-in, takeout or delivery through Postmates and Uber Eats. New selections include Nashville bites—spicy 12-hour brined chicken with dill pickle chips and ranch ($13); queso with a three cheese blend, jalapeños, tomatoes and onions with house-made chips ($15); Seattlelite—six-ounce fresh blend patty topped with brie cheese, pinot noir-glazed mushrooms, caramelized onions, baby wild arugula and coffee-spiked mayo ($14); shroom burger—six-ounce fresh blend patty topped with herb blend mushrooms, Swiss cheese, baby wild arugula and truffle aioli ($14); and tomato basil soup and grilled cheese with Swiss, cheddar and tomatoes ($10). Park on Fremont is open from 6 p.m.-1 a.m. on Friday, 11 a.m.-1 a.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m.-12 a.m. on Sunday; and delivery services are available from 6-9 p.m. on Friday and 11 a.m.-9 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Park on Fremont, Fremont East Art District, 506 E. Fremont St., Las Vegas, NV 89101, 702-834-3160.
 
Triple B Brooks Brothers Burgers Offering Tuesday Night Creole Menu
Chef Scott Pajak at Triple B Brooks Brothers Burgers at the Rainbow Club Casino is calling on his experience of working 18 years with the Emeril Lagasse organization to feature a special Creole menu. Served Tuesdays from 4-10 p.m., included are charbroiled oysters with garlic butter and parmesan cheese ($7.99); fried green tomatoes with housemade remoulade sauce ($5.99); shrimp & grits in Creole tomato stew ($10.99); jumbo gulf shrimp and Andouille sausage gumbo simmered in a Creole chicken broth; jambalaya rice with Andouille sausage, beer battered shrimp and crispy onion crust ($9.99); red beans & rice with grilled Andouille sausage ($9.99); and shrimp, chicken and Andouille sausage jambalaya penne pasta tossed in Creole cream sauce ($11.99). In addition to the Creole night menu the regular menu is also available. Triple B—Brooks Brothers Burgers, 122 S Water St., Henderson, NV 89015, 702-565-9777.
 

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