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January 2019 Archive

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Restaurateur Matteo Ferdinandi and chef Angelo Auriana have opened The Factory Kitchen on Restaurant Row at The Venetian. The Italian-born longtime friends behind the Factory Place Hospitality Group have three restaurant locations in Los Angeles, and this opening marks their first venture in Las Vegas. The décor features tones of orange and forest green with reclaimed wood tables; a neon wall lit up with Italian words such as “ciao,” “mangia” and “andianno”; red brick walls; and a pasta making station on display. The approachable menu highlights the simplicity of traditional local recipes that have been passed down from generation to generation within Italian families, with highlights such as focaccina calda al formaggio – imported crescenza cheese with arugula and Ligurian olive oil; 18-month aged Parma prosciutto with lightly fried sage dough, arugula and stracciatella; and handkerchief egg pasta with Ligurian almond basil pesto. The Factory Kitchen is open daily from 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Factory Kitchen, 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-414-1222.
Sadelle’s has opened in Bellagio overlooking the resort’s conservatory Sadelle’s, SoHo’s vintage-style restaurant from Major Food Group, has opened in Bellagio overlooking the resort’s conservatory. The 10,000-square-foot space features a combination of colorful pastels and touches reminiscent of a grand café along an old European boulevard, with a bakery cart, crystal chandelier, herringbone parquet floors, paneled blush walls and an elevated bar and lounge with clamshell lounge chairs and serpentine sofas. The menu includes New York City-style classics, such as hand-rolled bagels, smoked-fish platters, triple-decker sandwiches, burgers, salads and all-day caviar, and mainstays from the original NYC location such as spicy fried chicken with acacia honey and coleslaw. Grilled branzino with Meyer lemon and sesame spinach, and a New York-style rib-eye with smothered onions are new offerings unique to the Vegas outpost. Sadelle’s is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner from 6 a.m.-midnight. Sadelle’s, Bellagio, 3600 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-693-7111, 888-987-6667.
Rodizio Grill has opened at Galleria at Sunset mall in Henderson. The Brazilian “churrasco” steakhouse established in 1995 was the first in the U.S. and now has locations in 12 states, with this new opening its first in Nevada. The concept features more than a dozen varieties of rotisserie-grilled meat carved tableside by traditionally dressed Gauchos. The meats are complemented with a salad bar with more than 30 salads, fruits, vegetables, cheeses, cured meats and hot dishes such as black bean stew. The beverage program includes fresh-pressed juices, eight flavors of homemade Brazilian limeades, cocktails like the classic caipirinha and Brazilian wine and beer. Among the desserts is the torta brigadeiro – chocolate mousse torte made with four types of chocolate, served à la mode with sliced bananas and fresh whipped cream. The full Rodizio is $26.99 for lunch and $35.99 for dinner and the salad bar only is $19.99 for brunch and $21.99 for dinner. Note: The restaurant is located outside of Galleria at Sunset facing Sunset Road. Hours are Mon.-Thurs. dinner menu 5 p.m.-9 p.m.; Fri. lunch menu 11 a.m.-3 p.m. & dinner menu 3 p.m.-10 p.m.; Sat. lunch menu 11 a.m.-3 p.m. & dinner menu 3 p.m.-10 p.m.; Sun. lunch menu 11 a.m.-3 p.m. & dinner menu 3 p.m.-9 p.m. Rodizio Grill, Galleria at Sunset, 1300 W. Sunset Rd., Ste. 2950, Henderson, NV 89014, 702-781-5000.
Food Network star and former co-host of ABC’s The Chew Michael Symon has opened Mabel’s BBQ at the Palms on the casino floor next to the sports book. The décor of this second location of Symon's Cleveland restaurant features arched ceilings, brick walls, an industrial ceiling and neon signage. The menu highlights smoked brisket, kielbasa and pork belly served by the half pound; chicken, wings, spare ribs and turkey; tacos and burritos; and pig parts, with choices of crispy tails, ears and cracklings. The beverage program includes 300 bourbons and more than 75 craft beers, several of which are from Nevada-based brewers. A restaurant-within-a-restaurant is Sara’s, dubbed a “meateasy” with space for 54 diners, serving more upscale dishes such as prime rib, Peking duck, grilled lobster, raw bar items and table-sized desserts. Mabel’s BBQ is open daily from 11:30 a.m. Mabel’s BBQ, 4321 W. Flamingo Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89103, 702-942-7777, 866-942-7777, 866-942-7770.

News Bytes

Americana Offering Weekly Specials
Americana in Desert Shores, helmed by chef/owner Stephen Blandino, is now offering Spaghetti Sundays every Sunday from 3 p.m. to close. Guests can choose to top their spaghetti with pesto, Alfredo or pomodoro sauce, and shrimp, lobster or Wagyu meatballs; price is $16. In addition, the restaurant is also hosting Lobster Wednesdays from 3 p.m. to close when a whole Maine lobster prepared grilled, steamed or broiled and served with chef’s seasonal vegetable is priced at $20. Americana, 2620 Regatta Dr., Ste. 118, Las Vegas, NV 89128, 702-331-5565.
Bodega-style Market Opens at Allure Las Vegas
URBANeats Market, a bodega-style market open 24/7, has debuted at the Allure Las Vegas residential complex at 200 W. Sahara Ave., just a few blocks west of the Vegas Strip. The 3,000-square-foot facility is situated on the ground floor of the 41-story tower and offers pre-packaged food ready for warming, sandwiches, baked goods, ready-to-go items, beverages, home needs, personal care, pet supplies and baby care, in the casual, upscale environment of a traditional neighborhood market. Open 24 hours. URBANeats Market, Allure Las Vegas, 200 W. Sahara Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89102, no phone.
Secret Burger Off-the-Menu Service Launching in Las Vegas
A new dining concept launching in Las Vegas is Secret Burger, an online venture giving foodies the opportunity to reserve a limited one-of-a-kind off-the-menu item. Limited to just 50 and available on one day at participating restaurants, the dish can only be experienced by booking online (there are no walk-ins). The name is misleading – it’s not limited to burgers – and initial offerings begin on January 16 with options for nearly every day. A sampling of the choices includes January 16: EDO Tapas – Iberico de bellota sandwich; January 22: Other Mama – wild shrimp & bacon “burger”; January 26: Sparrow + Wolf – duck confit cinnamon roll; and January 31: Esther’s Kitchen – the “I’m Afraid of Americans” 9 oz. griddle burger with EK special sauce. Secret Burger will also be debuting in several other cities, such as NYC, L.A., S.F., Chicago and Miami. Visit the Secret Burger website for more information, prices and to order tickets.
China Poblano Chinese New Year Specials
China Poblano at The Cosmopolitan will be offering specials for Chinese New Year, “The Year of the Pig,” with ingredients in each dish representing good fortune for the New Year. Available February 4-17, specials include the chicken or the egg ($15.88) with fried egg tofu resembling a golden brick for good fortune; goose goose duck ($15.88) with foie gras representing eating luxuriously on the first day of the year; XO rice noodles ($18.88) with XO sauce made from dried scallop, shrimp and Iberico ham to signify luxury and the rolled rice noodle, also called “pork intestine noodle” in Chinese, symbolizing “The Year of the Pig”; forest of jade ($13.88) with a dumpling representing Chinese currency and the green dough representing jade, which is considered lucky in Chinese; and an open sesame ball with red bean ice cream ($8.88) representing a prosperous life, health and a good harvest. China Poblano, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, 3708 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-698-7900.

Chef Shuffle

Chef Kim Canteenwalla, co-founder of Blau + Associates restaurant group, which features Las Vegas restaurants Honey Salt and Andiron Steak & Sea, has been named the new executive chef of The Centurion Lounge at McCarran International Airport. Canteenwalla’s menu features both healthy and indulgent options, including Kim’s weekend frittata, grain power salad, green goodness juice and kale and Anaheim pepper mac ’n cheese, Grandma’s turkey meatballs and brioche caramel bread pudding. As in the entire Centurion Lounge network, the menu will rotate on a seasonal basis. The Lounge is located in Concourse D opposite Gate D1 and is available to American Express Platinum and Centurion Card Members. Amenities include complimentary food and beverages from top chefs, mixologists and wine specialists, spacious seating and shower suites, working stations and superior customer service. The Centurion Lounge, 5757 Wayne Newton Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89111, no phone.


Take your taste buds on a walk down memory lane! Check out our exclusive closed restaurant database for Las Vegas to virtually visit your favorite dining spots from yesteryear. Aristocrat, R.I.P.

Public House at The Venetian shuttered on January 13. Gen3 Hospitality issued a statement saying, “Since 2012, Public House, located in Restaurant Row at The Grand Canal Shoppes, has embodied Gen3 Hospitality’s core values of customer service and commitment to our community. We’d like to thank The Venetian for being a valuable partner during this successful six-year run, and we look forward to future collaborations.” The gastropub offered comfort food classics and an extensive beer menu in an upscale setting. Also, AquaKnox, situated just a few steps away, which featured seafood flown in daily from around the world, closed just a week prior. AquaKnox was one of The Venetian’s first restaurants, opening when the resort debuted in 1999. The Venetian has not yet announced the replacements for either restaurant. Public House, The Venetian, 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, no phone.

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