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Pizzaiolo Vincent Rotolo opened a new Good Pie location in the Arts District on December 1, replacing his Las Vegas Blvd. location, which closed on Nov. 25. Five styles of pizza are offered: gluten-free (as seen on Chopped), Grandma (thin, crispy), Sicilian (thick crust), Brooklyn (four types of cheese), New York Street (fresh mozzarella) and Detroit (caramelized cheese crust with sauce applied after coming out of the oven). The 2,350-square-foot space’s décor features the vintage building’s red brick and tile floor, an NYC manhole cover, black walnut bar and a door handle replicated from Rotolo’s grandmother’s spoon. For the first 4-6 weeks there will only be no-contact delivery and take-out, with an outdoor patio providing space for customers to dine. The menu also has lasagna, appetizers and salads; and specialty cocktails, 8 taps of local and regional brews and canned beer and wine. Hours are 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Sun.-Thur. and 11 a.m.-1 a.m. Fri.-Sat. Good Pie, 1212 Main St., Las Vegas, NV 89104, 702-844-2700.
Brioche by Guy Savoy, the third Las Vegas establishment of world-renowned French chef Guy Savoy, is now open at Paris Las Vegas. Situated adjacent to the hotel lobby and front desk and open 6 a.m. to midnight, the quick-service eatery offers fresh pastries made in-house daily, with brioche varieties in sweet and savory options stuffed with mushrooms, Parmesan and nuts; or sweet candied fruit and Nutella. Also offered are muffins, butter croissants, Pain au Chocolat, quiche Lorraine, cheddar and broccoli quiche, ham and cheese croissant, yogurt cups, fresh fruit and chips. The coffee program is sourced by La Colombe, with options of house blended hot coffee, cappuccino, espresso, latte, café au lait and more. Brioche also serves wine and beer. Guy Savoy’s first Brioche location and his Restaurant Guy Savoy are both located at Caesars Palace. Brioche by Guy Savoy, 3655 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-946-7000, 888-266-5687.
Tailgate Social at Palace Station Tailgate Social at Palace Station took over the former space of bBd’s. A Clique Hospitality venue, a sports theme is evident, with more than 30 HD TVs throughout, and a shuffle board, pool table, foosball and NBA Jam video game. The food menu features elevated bar favorites, including hickory smoked baby back ribs, build-your-own burgers, pizzas, Philly cheese steak and the Tailgate Banana in the Tailpipe Sundae with chocolate covered bananas, honey toast custard, vanilla soft serve and chocolate sauce topped with strawberries and sprinkles. The beverage menu lists 16 drafts including locally-brewed 7Five Training Day Golden Ale, created by NHL Las Vegas Golden Knights “Enforcer” Ryan Reaves; and signature cocktails such as Thirst and Goal with Aperol, Martini & Rossi Prosecco, grapefruit and rose water. Tailgate Social is open Mon.-Fri. 5 p.m. to midnight and Sat.-Sun. 10 a.m. to midnight. Tailgate Social, 2411 W. Sahara Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89102, 702-367-2411, 800-634-3101, 888-319-4661.
Victory Burger & Wings Co. at the newly-opened Circa Resort & Casino located within The Fremont Street Experience is now open. The concept was created by the founding family of the 103-year-old Detroit staple American Coney Island. The menu features massive ½ pound Angus, short rib and brisket blend burgers (which can be substituted for turkey, chicken breast or Impossible veggie patty), wings and milkshakes, such as Captain Crunch with berries, Cocoa Puffs and Cinnamon Toast Crunch. Counter-service ordering is offered, along with the option to place orders via iPad from the sportsbook, which is situated below. The decor features an industrial design with exposed brick and rustic colors with a sports bar atmosphere with sightlines of Circa’s 78-million-pixel sportsbook screen and 16 TVs throughout the space. Hours are 10 a.m.-11 p.m. on weekdays and 8 a.m.-11 p.m. on weekends. Victory Burger & Wings Co., Circa Resort & Casino , 8 Fremont Street Experience, Las Vegas, NV 89101, 702-247-2258.
Searsucker has resumed operations at Caesar Palace. Featured dishes include ahi poke tacos; Las Vegas-style shrimp cocktail; New York strip steak with roasted shallots, charred tomato and bordelaise sauce; and Mary’s free range pan-roasted chicken breast with aged cheddar grits and pearl onions in a natural jus. With the reopening Searsucker has brought back its happy hour along with Las Vegas Raiders beer, cocktail and wing specials. Offered Thursdays and Fridays from 5-7 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays from 3-6 p.m. and during all Las Vegas Raiders games, the deals include $20 buckets of beer, craft cocktails starting at $6 and .25¢ wings. Searsucker’s new hours are Thursday 5-9 p.m., Friday 5-10 p.m., Saturday noon-10 p.m. and Sunday noon-8 p.m. Reservations are advised due to the limited capacity and can be made by visiting or calling 702-866-1800. Searsucker, Caesars Palace, 3570 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-866-1800.
Vegas Test Kitchen will open later this month in the former CHOW space at Fergusons Downtown. The city’s first test kitchen, sectioned into different vendor hubs, each operating independently around a central dining room, it will offer rotating restaurant concepts, popups and special events under one roof. Founder Jolene Mannina said, “This incubator kitchen will give chefs an opportunity to test concepts, see what sticks and get the community to fall in love with them and their food.” Kicking off his residency with the launch is Chopped winner chef Lanny Chin, who will test out his ramen concept, Slurp Society. Space will also be available for daily pop-ups with local chefs, including Bodega Bagel by Rooster Boy Café owner chef Sonia El-Nawal and Banichka by Forte Tapas owner Nina Manchev. For more information, visit Vegas Test Kitchen, Fergusons Downtown, 1020 Fremont St., Las Vegas, NV 89101, no phone.

News Bytes

Grimaldi’s Launches New Seasonal Menu
Grimaldi’s is launching a new seasonal menu. The winter menu includes chicken alla vodka pizza topped with chicken, onions, mozzarella, fresh basil and Grimaldi’s house-blended tomato cream sauce; spinach pecan salad with spinach, house-made candied pecans, dried cherries, red onions and goat cheese tossed in Grimaldi’s house dressing; and red velvet cheesecake with cocoa and cream cheese on an Oreo cookie crust with whipped cream and Oreo cookie pieces. Seasonal cocktails include Ginger Apple Jack with Jack Daniel’s Black Label, granny smith apple puree and lime juice served with Gosling’s Ginger Beer; Holiday Cranberry Mule with Tito’s Handmade Vodka, cranberry juice, Aperol and lime juice topped with Gosling’s Ginger Beer; and Peach Sangria with Beso Del Sol White Sangria shaken with peach purée and lemon juice served over ice with diced peaches. The menu will be available for dine-in and takeout through March 1, 2021. Grimaldi’s, Boca Park, 750 S. Rampart Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89145, 702-479-1351.
Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa Unveils Merry Crimson Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa Unveils Merry Crimson
Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa has unveiled its Merry Crimson, a winter wonderland transformation complete with a larger-than-life gingerbread replica of the resort prominently displayed in the middle of the casino floor. The bake shop spent more than 500 hours of labor and used 160 pounds of chocolate, 50 pounds of sugar, 40 pounds of rock candy, 2 pounds of edible copper paint, 60 pounds of fondant, 30 pounds of butter cream frosting, 40 pounds of Rice Crispy treats, 80 pounds of modeling chocolate, 5 pounds of cocoa nibs and 5 pounds of praline nibs. There is also an outdoor pop-up holiday bar with over-the-top holiday décor, a Moët champagne vending machine, a dozen seasonal cocktails, fire pits, heated cabanas and guests can order a s’mores kit for roasting. Merry Crimson is open Thursday-Sunday starting at 5 p.m. Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa, 11011 W Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89135, 866-767-7773, 702-797-7777.
Ellis Island Selling Holiday Nog
Ellis Island Hotel & Casino’s yearly Holiday Nog, now in its 18th year of commercial production, is now available for purchase. The dairy-based beverage is a family tradition that began when Ellis Island owner Gary Ellis’ grandfather, Frank Ellis, Sr., learned about the recipe from a fellow passenger on a ship taking him from Italy to the US in 1953; in the 1980s, after his grandfather passed away, Ellis found the recipe and began making small batches in his home kitchen. For this year’s batch, 5,000 bottles were produced using 14,000 eggs, 950 one-liter bottles of premium liquor and a few secret ingredients. The Holiday Nog is available by the glass ($7) or by the bottle ($35) at Ellis Island Casino & Brewery, the Mt. Charleston Lodge, any of the 12 Southern Nevada Village Pub locations and the brewery shop of Silver Reef Brewery in St. George, Utah. Ellis Island Casino & Brewery, Ellis Island Hotel, Casino & Brewery, 4178 Koval Lane, Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-733-8901.
Nevada Governor Imposes New Sanctions on Bars and Restaurants
In response to rising COVID-19 numbers, which in the past nine days had topped more than 2,000 new cases a day four times, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak ordered a three-week “statewide pause” beginning on Nov. 24. The new directive reduces the capacity limit from 50% to 25% for bars and restaurants, and public gatherings to no more than 50 people or 10% of capacity, whichever is less. In addition, tables are to be limited to no more than four people each and reservations are now required for businesses that serve food, with no walk-ins allowed. Gaming operations are also reduced from 50% capacity to 25%.
Sand Dollar Lounge Transforming into Miracle on Spring Mountain Sand Dollar Lounge Transforming into Miracle on Spring Mountain
The Sand Dollar Lounge will once again be majestically transformed into Miracle on Spring Mountain, a unique Winter Wonderland pop-up bar resplendent in over-the-top decorations, from Nov. 23 through Jan. 11. Throughout the seven weeks there will be special theme nights, pizza pop-ups with prominent local chefs (including Johnny Church, Brian Howard and James Trees) and nightly ambient musical performances by solo and small combo artists. The entire drink menu will be switched over to an extensive holiday-themed Miracle Bar menu, served in special mugs and glassware (available for purchase). Some of the special offerings include Christmapolitan (vodka, elderflower, dry vermouth, spiced cranberry sauce, rosemary, lime and absinthe mist), Fruitcake Flip (brandy, Jamaican overproof rum, Amaretto, fruitcake, cherry bitters, whole egg), Jingle Balls Nog (cognac, cream sherry, almond milk, cream, egg, vanilla and nutmeg), On Dasher (bourbon, mezcal, sweet vermouth, spiced hibiscus, lemon and burlesque bitters) and Bad Santa (mulled red wine, tawny port, orange liqueur and Christmas spices, served hot). Sand Dollar Lounge, 3355 Spring Mountain Rd. Ste. 30, Las Vegas, NV 89102, 702-485-5401.
Matteo’s Ristorante Italiano Offering White Truffle Menu
Matteo’s Ristorante Italiano at The Venetian is offering a four-course white truffle menu through December 31. Priced at $160 per person, with an optional wine pairing for an additional $100, each course includes shavings of white truffles. Courses are choice of scrambled fertile egg on toasted brioche or melted imported alpine cheese with polenta crostini paired with Champagne Collet "Art Deco," Aÿ, France NV; hand cut egg pasta with creamy butter sauce or aged acquerello carnaroli rice with veal jus and Reggiano matched with Nascetta Braida "La Regina," Langhe, Piemonte, Italy 2018; raw finely chopped beef with oil dressing and sea salt or filet medallion with seared foie gras, nebbiolo glaze and truffle jus paired with Barolo Casina Adelaide "Cannubi," Piemonte, Italy 2013; and panna cotta al tartufo—honey truffle infused almond streusel with poached pear matched with Moscato D'asti Elvio Tintero "Sori' Gramella," Piemonte, Italy 2018. Matteo’s Ristorante Italiano, The Venetian, 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-414-1222.
OU Kosher Certified Restaurant Burnt Offerings Launches Happy Hour with Jewish-fusion Bites
Burnt Offerings, Nevada’s only OU Kosher certified restaurant, has launched its first-ever happy hour menu, offered Sun.-Thurs. from 4-6 p.m. The menu includes Jewish-fusion small bites of deep fried matzo ball for $3, potato knish for $3, hand rolled BBQ brisket joints for $5, Black Angus USDA beef sliders for $5 and boneless chicken wings with truffle honey mustard dipping sauce for $7. The happy hour kosher-friendly drink menu offers Corona and Modelo beer and red and white sangrias for $5; handcrafted cocktails such as the All Beets Are Off featuring intense flavors of ginger, fresh beet juice, hint of citrus and aromatizing Moran Lychee wine for $7; and the Sake Colada with tropical flavors of pineapple, coconut and Hana Pineapple sake for $7. Burnt Offerings, 3909 W Sahara Ave Suite 10, Las Vegas, NV 89102, 702-848-2876.
Osteria Fiorella Now Serving Weekend Brunch
Chef Marc Vetri’s Osteria Fiorella at Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa is now serving weekend brunch, Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The new brunch menu features a selection of rustic Italian offerings including ricotta toast with plums, hazelnuts and honey; poached eggs with hollandaise topped with thinly sliced prosciutto; biscuit egg sandwich with Fiorella sausage and provolone cheese; bucatini with San Marzano tomato sauce and basil; and pizzas made in a wood-burning oven such as cacio pepe breakfast pizza with sunny side up fried egg and bacon. An array of specialty cocktails are offered, including the Chocolate Negroni with gin, cacao nib-infused campari, vermouth, crème de cacao, and cacao bitters; and Passion Fruit Aperitivo with blanco tequila rammazatto rosato, guava ice cider and rosé prosecco. To see the full brunch menu, or to make a reservation, visit Osteria Fiorella, Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89135, 866-767-7773, 702-797-7777.
Slater’s 50/50 Offering Thanksgiving Burger and Pumpkin Pie Milkshake
Slater’s 50/50 will help us celebrate Thanksgiving all month long with the return of its Thanksgiving Burger, available from November 1-30. The burger features a ⅓ lb. turkey patty, brioche stuffing, turkey gravy, cranberry sauce and garlic & sage aioli on a honey wheat bun. To accompany the burger, also offered throughout November is a new pumpkin pie milkshake made with a vanilla ice cream base, 100% pumpkin puree and crumbled graham cracker crust stacked with whipped cream, caramel, cinnamon and a slice of fresh pumpkin pie on top. Slater’s 50/50, 467 E. Silverado Ranch Blvd., Ste. 100, Las Vegas, NV 89183, 702-766-5050.

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Pamplemousse Le Restaurant, Las Vegas’ oldest French restaurant, situated on the corner of Sahara Ave. and Santa Paula near the Sahara Hotel, has closed permanently after a 44-year run. Over the years the restaurant attracted a tourist clientele and celebrities and was known for its interior ambiance resembling a charming cozy French cottage and dishes such as cold foie gras with tawny Port and aspic, escargots Bourguignonne, duck with armagnac-peppercorn sauce and an elaborate basket filled with crudite that was served before dinner. After founder George LaForge died in March 2019, his widow, Diana Maisondieu-LaForge, had hoped to reopen the restaurant after the COVID shutdown, but was hampered by the potential loss of convention business, which accounted for one third of sales, and another setback occurred in August after a stolen car was driven into the middle of Pamplemousse and got stuck and an ensuing battle with her insurance company. Pamplemousse Le Restaurant, 400 E. Sahara Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89104, no phone.
Flock & Fowl, featuring Hainan chicken rice by Sheridan Su and his wife, Jenny Wong, has closed its location at The Ogden. The restaurant had opened at The Ogden in 2017 and on Sahara in 2015 (which later closed). On Instagram the couple said, “Since we came back after quarantine in May, we’ve been slowly evolving into what our new vision for Flock & Fowl is. But that new vision, is not Flock & Fowl. Our new place will be a complete departure in name, and style, but not soul. The same team that has kept Flock & Fowl going through these difficult times will still be here (at the same location!), when our doors re-open.” The couple continues to operate Fat Choy at the Eureka Casino on Sahara Ave. and Every Grain on E. Charleston. Flock & Fowl, The Ogden, 150 N. Las Vegas Blvd., Ste. 100, Las Vegas, NV 89101, no phone.

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