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Trustworthy Brewing Co. & BBQ is now open at The Palazzo, situated on the 2nd level in the Grand Canal Shoppes. It is the first brewery on the Vegas Strip since Monte Carlo (now Park MGM) closed its brewpub in 2007. The new brewery is the second location of the original spot in Burbank, Calif., which debuted in January 2017. Décor features an elevated 60-seat bar with an old-school lighted movie sign marquee displaying the beers on tap, and a wall-to-wall graffiti mural paying homage to the iconic Bill Murray. There’s banquette seating and oversized booths, a beer garden at the front and a game room with skeeball. The kitchen is helmed by executive chef Lloyd Bansil, who previously worked at Momofuku, Hakkasan, Serendipity and most recently, Mabel’s BBQ. The menu includes smoked meats such as brisket, chicken, pulled pork, ribs and sausage; and a variety of salads, sandwiches, steaks and sides. Trustworthy Brewing Co. & BBQ, The Palazzo, 3377 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-607-2337.
Ambra Italian Kitchen + Bar is now open at MGM Grand, offering classic Italian dishes and a speakeasy cocktail bar. The dining space is adorned with vintage fixtures, jewel tones and earthy hues; a honey-golden onyx countertop is the centerpiece of the bar/lounge; and a hidden speakeasy inspired by luxury Italian sports cars features intricate detailing on sleek leather upholstery. The chef-driven menu includes crudos and antipasti; house-made pastas; main courses of steak, chicken and fish; reimagined classics such as Wagyu meatballs made with Japanese F1 Wagyu; a 45-day aged bone-in rib-eye “Fiorentina”; and a chocolate cherry flambé, flamed tableside. Ambra Italian Kitchen + Bar, MGM Grand, The District, 3799 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 877-880-0880.
FLIGHTS has opened within the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood FLIGHTS has opened within the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood. This Vegas location of the aviation-themed eatery is the group’s fifth, and first outside of California. In keeping with the restaurant’s theme, the décor includes an actual airplane in the dining room, servers are attired as flight attendants and food and beverage options are served as a trio, or a “flight,” allowing patrons to get a taste of the variety of offerings. The food menu includes flights such as ahi tuna, build-your-own sliders, french fries and desserts including a beignet flight and a cheesecake flight; and preparations served in three different styles. FLIGHTS, Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, Miracle Mile Shops, 3663 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-268-7264.

News Bytes

Caesars Palace Restaurants Offering Deals Through August 31
Caesars Palace restaurants are offering special deals through August 31. Rao’s has a $74 three-course menu with a glass of red wine; fried mozzarella sandwich, fried green tomato caprese or roasted beet salad; penne vodka, chicken scarpariello, eggplant Parmesan or veal Marsala; and NY-style cheesecake or cannoli. At Mesa Grill there’s a two-course lunch menu with corn soup or Southwestern Caesar salad and green chile cheeseburger or sixteen-spiced chicken for $30; and a three-course dinner for $55 with an appetizer along with a choice of ancho chile honey-glazed salmon, New Mexico-rubbed pork tenderloin, sixteen-spiced chicken or NY strip, and dulce chocolate pudding. Old Homestead Steakhouse has a three-course menu for $55 with a choice of French onion soup or Caesar salad, 8-oz. Black Angus filet with shrimp scampi and potato cake and crème brûlée. A three-course menu for $80 awaits at Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill with pan-seared diver scallops, beef Wellington and sticky toffee pudding; wine pairing is an additional $42. Caesars Palace, 3570 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-731-7110, 877-427-7243.
Zuma Offering $50 Menu Through August 31
Zuma at The Cosmopolitan is offering a three-course menu featuring some of the Japanese restaurant’s most popular dishes, available through August 31 from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. and priced at $50. Included are miso soup with tofu, wakame and scallion for the table to share and two selections from the special menu. Options include sliced yellowtail sashimi with green chili relish, ponzu and pickled garlic; crispy fried calamari with Serrano pepper and lime; tomato with eggplant salad; Wagyu skirt steak skewers; spicy fried tofu with avocado and Japanese herbs; seared salmon with black sesame and mustard miso; prawn and black cod dumplings; and chicken with spring onion. A chef daily maki set for the entire table of fresh sushi or sashimi can be added for an additional $15. Zuma, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, 3708 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-698-2199.
Hawthorn Grill Offering Specials
Hawthorn Grill at JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa is offering several specials. A buy one, get one free lunch special is available during August on Monday-Friday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; the Sunday Beef Wellington Dinner (beef Wellington served with mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables) is $52 per person every Sunday from 5 p.m.-10 p.m.; and a happy hour is offered Monday-Friday from 4 p.m.-6 p.m. in the bar and on the patio with half-off select drinks and bar menu items, and live entertainment from 4 p.m.-8 p.m. on Fridays. In addition, while the Rampart Buffet is being renovated, Hawthorn Grill will offer a lunch buffet for $9.99 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Friday, August 16, and Saturday, August 17. Hawthorn Grill, JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa, 221 N. Rampart Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89145, 702-869-7777, 877-869-8777.
The NoMad Bar Offering Lobster Fest Through August 31
With a nod to a New England tradition, The NoMad Bar at Park MGM is offering its Lobster Fest, available from July 24-August 31, excluding Sundays. Priced at $75 per person, the seafood feast includes snacks of tempura, ceviche and miso-glazed tail; lobster chowder with corn, potatoes and cheddar biscuits; a main course of grilled lobster with lobster salad, runner beans, tomato and artichoke; and dessert of blueberry cobbler. The NoMad Bar, Nomad Las Vegas, 3770 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 888-529-4828.
Smoked Burgers & BBQ Offering All-You-Can-Eat BBQ
Smoked Burgers & BBQ at Forum Shops at Caesars Palace is now offering an all-you-can-eat option, which is the only AYCE barbecue experience on the Vegas Strip. It’s priced at $49. Included are seven types of barbecued meats: burnt ends, smoked chicken wings, Louisiana hot link sausage, barbecue pork, smoked chicken, St. Louis ribs and beef sliders; and eight side dishes: mesquite fries, sweet potato fries, mac ‘n cheese, potato salad, coleslaw, baked beans, cornbread and Hawaiian rolls. The special is available daily starting at 11:30 a.m. Smoked Burgers & BBQ, Caesars Palace, Forum Shops at Caesars, 3500 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-836-2096.
Pasta Shop Ristorante Offering Summer Menu Deal
Pasta Shop Ristorante & Art Gallery is celebrating its 30th anniversary with a summer prix-fixe menu deal. The meal begins with an appetizer choice of bruschetta or cold poached artichoke. Entrée selections are watermelon salad with mixed wild greens, red onion, feta and honey sesame almonds with chicken or shrimp; salmon over cracked pepper pappardelle in a lemon butter caper sauce; or scallops atop beet pappardelle in a light cream sauce. The finale is a dessert of lemon sorbet or sea salt caramel gelato. The summer special is available through August 31 and is priced at $30. Pasta Shop Ristorante & Art Gallery, 2525 W. Horizon Ridge Pkwy., Henderson, NV 89052, 702-451-1893.

Chef Shuffle

Stephen LaSala has been appointed executive room chef of Hawthorn Grill at JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa, replacing Megan Shavers, who is now overseeing Spiedini, also at the Resort. Chef LaSala, a California native, is a graduate of Lederwolff Culinary Academy in Sacramento, Calif., and has worked in Las Vegas for the past 12 years. Before coming to the JW Marriott he was executive chef at Searsucker at Caesars Palace, and also worked at Mesa Grill and Bacchanal Buffet (both also at Caesars), Brand Steakhouse at Monte Carlo and Nove Italiano at Palms Casino Resort. In his new position, LaSala will oversee the JW Marriott pool and room service kitchens, too. Hawthorn Grill, JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa, 221 N. Rampart Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89145, 702-869-7777, 877-869-8777.
Wynn Las Vegas will open a new restaurant in partnership with chef Thomas Keller Wynn Las Vegas will open a new restaurant in partnership with chef Thomas Keller, GAYOT’s 2013 Best Restaurateur. Slated to open in Fall 2020, the venture will take over the former space of The Country Club. Keller also operates Bouchon at The Venetian. His other concepts around the country include The French Laundry in Yountville, California, and Per Se in New York, which are both featured on GAYOT’s Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S. Wynn Las Vegas, 3131 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-770-7000.


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