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November 2014 Archive

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RESTAURANT NEWS

Openings

Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa has opened the all-new 8 Noodle Bar, as part of the property’s $35 million-plus reinvestment. The restaurant seats 41 guests and incorporates traditional Asian elements such as a vibrant red façade, an intricate lattice screen, a display of suspended noodle bowls, artwork featuring abstracted images of traditional noodle throwing techniques, and custom furniture featuring dragons crawling across the back of banquettes among tables reminiscent of burnt wood. Led by Saigon native chef Andy Vu, the menu features dishes using fresh ingredients with touches of Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese and Thai cuisines, and a special emphasis on noodle and rice bowls. 8 Noodle Bar, 11011 W Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89135, 866-767-7773, 702-797-7777.
 
Wolfgang Puck Fine Dining Group has opened Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill at the 400-acre Downtown Summerlin retail and entertainment complex. This is Puck’s seventh restaurant in Las Vegas, but his first located off the Strip. The 200-seat space incorporates materials paying homage to the desert beauty and towering red cliffs of the Red Rock Canyon. The menu features seasonal salads, sandwiches, grilled meats, seafood, handmade pasta and pizzas. Puck, who opened his first Vegas restaurant, Spago, in 1992 said, “We have such strong loyalty from locals who have been, and continue to be, a driving force behind the success of our six Strip restaurants. It’s exciting for us to move off of the Strip and become an integral part of the neighborhood.” Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill, 10955 Oval Park Dr., Las Vegas, NV 89135, 702-202-6300.
 
Caesars Palace will be home to an outpost of chef Brian Malarkey's Searsucker, which has two locations in the San Diego area and another in Austin. The menu will include signature dishes like the 38-oz rib-eye "tomahawk" as well as eggs + bacon "pork belly." The opening is scheduled for Spring 2015. Searsucker, 3570 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-731-7110, 877-427-7243.
 

News Bytes

R Steak & Seafood at the Riviera Offering Autumn Dinner Special
R Steak & Seafood at the Riviera is offering four complete autumn steak dinner options for $22. Options include seared white bass with braised pea tendrils and a soy-honey marinade; citrus-glazed, half-roasted chicken with mashed potatoes and green beans; roasted prime rib of beef with au jus, mashed potatoes and green beans; and a 10-ounce Prime sirloin steak with mashed potatoes and green beans. All dinner specials come with a Caesar salad with romaine hearts, garlic vinaigrette and herb croutons. R Steak is open nightly from 5 p.m. R Steak & Seafood, Riviera Hotel & Casino, 2901 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-794-9233, 800-634-6753.
 
Island Heat LuWow Dinner Show Debuts at Kahunaville
Back in the 20th century, Las Vegas dinner shows used to be the norm, but are now a rarity. Kahunaville at Treasure Island has introduced its version of the dinner show, Island Heat LuWow, held inside Kahunaville’s new showroom. The new show features Polynesian dance and cuisine with an Elvis Blue Hawaii tribute and a Tahitian tribal drum performance to the music of the Black Eyed Peas. The dinner menu includes white chocolate macadamia bread, Big Island Lua’ai salad and an entrée choice of macadamia-crusted mahi mahi, teriyaki flank steak, ahi tuna or piña colada chicken. Dinner show tickets are $59.99, plus taxes and fees, and can be purchased at kahunaville.com or by calling 702-894-7350. Show-only tickets are also available at $39.99, plus taxes and fees. There are two shows Wednesday through Monday; doors open at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Kahunaville, Treasure Island, 3300 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-894-7390.
 
Locals Receive Half Off at Downtown Grand Restaurants Through Dec. 31
During November and December, locals will receive 50 percent off all regularly priced menu items at The Commissary and S+O Restaurant at the Downtown Grand. Guests must have valid identification and a MY POINTS DOWNTOWN GRAND membership (free to join). The offer will be valid at both restaurants until December 31. Downtown Grand, 206 N. 3rd St. , Las Vegas 89101, 702-953-4343.
 
Hash House a Go Go Offering Traditional Thanksgiving Feast To Go
Hash House a Go Go will again offer its Turkey To Go Go, a complete turkey feast with all of the trimmings to serve six to eight guests at home. Available at the Hash House W. Sahara location and priced at $115, the traditional meal includes a deep-fried turkey with homemade garlic mashed potatoes and pumpkin mashed potatoes, turkey gravy, fresh green beans and carrots, roasted acorn squash, homemade mac and cheese, Hash House’s biscuits with fresh strawberry jam, cranberry sauce and homemade pumpkin bread pudding for dessert. Complete re-heating instructions will accompany the dinner package. Orders must be placed by noon Monday, November 24 and picked up between noon-6 p.m. Wednesday, November 26. Payment must be made in advance at the location at 6800 W. Sahara. This location will be closed on Thanksgiving Day. Hash House a Go Go, 6800 W. Sahara Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89146, 702-804-4646.
 

Chef Shuffle

Chef Todd Harrington has left the Downtown Grand and accepted the executive chef position at Yardbird Southern Southern Table & Bar, which is slated to open at The Venetian in spring of 2015 in the space of the closed Pinot Brasserie. Before working at Downtown Grand, Harrington served as executive chef at Central Michel Richard at Caesars Palace. Yardbird Southern Table & Bar, The Venetian, 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-297-6541.
 

Closings

CLOSED FOR GOOD
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.

December 6, 2014, has been announced as the closing date for Sirio Ristorante at ARIA Resort & Casino. The Italian restaurant from the Maccioni family had been in operation since the resort opened in 2009 and joins its sister restaurant Osteria del Circo, which closed in September after 15 years of operation at Bellagio. The Maccioni family still has one restaurant in Las Vegas, Le Cirque at Bellagio. Sirio Ristorante, Aria Resort & Casino, CityCenter, 3730 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 877-230-2742.
 

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