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October 2020 Archive

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RESTAURANT NEWS

Openings

David and Michael Morton’s first joint venture, MB Steak, will be replaced by One Steakhouse when the new Virgin Hotels Las Vegas opens in 2021. With the new steakhouse the brothers are following in the footsteps of their father, legendary restaurateur Arnie Morton, founder of Morton’s Steakhouse. Executive chef Patrick Munster will remain at the helm of the kitchen, and design upgrades include an open, expanded bar lounge, and the upper level will offer a social setting to mingle and take in sporting events on an LED video wall. The restaurant will be open starting at 5 p.m. daily and will offer a private valet and entrance. One Steakhouse, 4455 Paradise Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89169, 855-693-5500.
 
After 16 years at Caesars Palace, Bobby Flay’s Mesa Grill will close after service on November 14, 2020. Replacing it and opening in late spring 2021 will be Amalfi by Bobby Flay, inspired by Flay’s extensive travels to Italy and the Amalfi Coast, and will be his first Italian concept. A focal point in the dining room will be a fish and seafood display inspired by authentic Italian markets staffed by a knowledgeable fishmonger, and guests will be able to order a whole fish grilled over charcoal or roasted. Antipasti selections will include crispy soft-shell crab salad with blood oranges and green olives; and squash blossoms with corn, basil and ricotta. Pastas—both house-made fresh and dry—will include green tomato risotto with sea scallops and Osetra caviar; and paccheri with scorpion fish, cherry tomatoes and green garlic. Desserts will include pistachio olive oil cake with pistachio gelato and a dark chocolate tiramisu. Amalfi by Bobby Flay, 3570 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-731-7110, 877-427-7243.
 
To Be Frank, a new ghost kitchen serving specialty hot dogs and sausages, is now open for delivery, takeout and catering. The new venture has set up shop in the popular downtown eatery Every Grain, located at 1430 E. Charleston Blvd. As Every Grain closes at 2:30 p.m., To Be Frank is operating Mon.-Sat. from 5 p.m. to midnight. The menu offers hot dogs sourced from Nueske's, Isaan sausages from Thailand and buns made fresh by a local baker. Traditional hot dogs are available, as well as those with a global influence, such as Thai Dog—Isaan Thai sausage with green papaya slaw, Kewpie mayo, red onion and crunchy peanut; Banh Mi—pork pate, seasoned mayo, pickled carrots and radish and cilantro; and kimchi dog—glazed dog, creamy gochujang, white kimchi, scallion relish and goldenaise (made with Kewpie mayo, seasoned soy sauce, mustard powder, parsley and chives).
 
Din Tai Fung, a Taiwanese restaurant specializing in xiao long bao dumplings and noodles with more than 170 restaurants in 13 countries worldwide, including seven in California, has opened its first Las Vegas location at ARIA Resort & Casino. Situated in the spacious 5,580-square-foot space of the former Aria Café, diners have a view through floor-to-ceiling windows of Nancy Rubins’ Big Edge canoe sculpture and an open kitchen that gives a glimpse of the handiwork involved in preparing the steamed pork soup dumplings, precisely made with 18 lucky folds, 16 grams of meat and 5 grams of dough, which are carefully weighed. In addition to the Shanghai-style soup dumplings, also on the menu are pork chop fried rice, sweet & sour pork baby back ribs, Shanghai rice cakes with Jidori chicken, sauteed Taiwanese cabbage with garlic and chocolate-filled dumpling for dessert. Din Tai Fung is open nightly from 4-11 p.m. Din Tai Fung, CityCenter, 3730 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 866-359-7757.
 
Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino reopened on October 8th and is one of the very last resorts on the Las Vegas Strip to do so. For now, the hotel is only open Thursday through Sunday, but the gaming floor and restaurants are open daily. Reopened restaurant and bar outlets include Gordon Ramsay Burger, Starbucks (located in the lobby), Heart Bar, Extra Lounge, Café Hollywood, Earl of Sandwich, Chick-fil-A and Strip House. Senior vice president/Planet Hollywood general manager Jason Gregorec said, “We look forward to welcoming guests back with a continued emphasis on our enhanced health and safety protocols. Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino , 3667 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-785-5555, 877-333-WISH.
 
Triple B—Brooks Brothers Burgers is now open at the Rainbow Club Casino in downtown Henderson. The décor features an old school soda parlor counter and seating with booths and banquettes. The kitchen is helmed by chef Scott Pajak, who won an episode of Food Network’s Chopped and spent 18 years with the Emeril Lagasse organization, including almost 10 as executive chef at Lagasse’s Stadium at The Palazzo. The menu lists several burger options, all of which are priced at $10.99 and include fresh 10 oz 100% USDA Choice Angus beef patties; French fries or tater tots; coleslaw; kosher dill pickle; and Coca-Cola beverage of choice. Non-beef options include a turkey burger, caprese grilled chicken sandwich, fried shrimp po-boy, fried chicken sub, grilled portobello mushroom burger and beer battered fish sandwich. Desserts are hand dipped chocolate, vanilla or strawberry milkshakes or root beer floats served with fresh whipped cream and topped with a cherry. Triple B—Brooks Brothers Burgers, 122 S Water St., Henderson, NV 89015, 702-565-9777.
 
Park MGM and NoMad Las Vegas have reopened, marking the final MGM Resorts’ properties around the world to open following COVID-19 closures. A new facet of the resorts is that they are the Las Vegas Strip’s first smoke-free casino resort. Restaurants reopened include Eataly Las Vegas Italian Marketplace—walk-up and sit-down venues making fresh pizzas, pastas and sandwiches and a retail store featuring hard-to-find Italian products; Bavette’s Steakhouse & Bar—serving multi-tiered seafood towers, dry-aged bone-in ribeyes and lamb chops with décor paying homage to Gilded Age opulence; The NoMad Bar—inspired by the old theaters of Paris, a casual cocktail and dining venue reminiscent of the famed New York City destination; and Primrose—South of France-inspired restaurant featuring approachable breakfast and lunch menus filled with fresh produce, with an emphasis on open-fire cooking. Park MGM, 3770 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-730-7777, 888-529-4828.
 

News Bytes

The Vegas Strip's Only Brewery Has Reopened
Trustworthy Brewing Co. at the Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian/Palazzo, the only brewery on the Vegas Strip, has reopened. The brewery is also now brewing onsite, as previously beers were sent from its original location in Burbank, CA, while its brewing license was pending (which was ironically issued the day before the shutdown in March). New beers brewed onsite by head brewer Zach Johnson include Test Pilot, an unfiltered ale that was the initial batch; Palazzo Pale, an American pale ale; and A Year in the Making, an American amber ale named for how long it took to finally obtain their brewing license. There is also a new menu with dishes such as pulled pork slider with Carolina-style BBQ sauce and all-natural Wagyu beef brisket with maple bourbon BBQ. A new daily happy hour from 3-6 p.m. and 9 p.m.-close offers $2 off drafts and ½ off select appetizers. Hours are Mon., Thu., Fri. and Sat. 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; and Sun. 1:30-9 p.m. Trustworthy Brewing Co., The Palazzo, Grand Canal Shoppes, 3325 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-607-2337; 866-263-3001.
 
Sickies Signature Bloody Mary Sickies Garage Burgers & Brews Offering Football Specials
Sickies Garage Burgers & Brews in Town Square has introduced a football happy hour, available during all NFL games. Specials include $1 off domestic pints or talls; $1 off house wine by the glass; $5.99 select appetizers; and the 22-ounce Sickies Signature Bloody Mary made with Tito’s Handmade Vodka and topped with an onion ring, grilled cheese, traditional wing, rib tip, bacon, hot pickled egg, green olive, pickle, a lime wedge and a house beer chaser for $16.99. In addition, there is a “Pick ‘Em Football” weekly contest fans can play online at www.sickiesburgers.com with weekly prizes and a season grand prize. The restaurant opens early at 9 a.m. on weekend game days and is equipped with 30 TVs to view the games. Sickies Garage Burgers & Brews, 6629 S Las Vegas Blvd., Building J, Ste. B-120, Las Vegas, NV 89119, 725-735-5400.
 
Bugsy & Meyer’s Steakhouse Introduces Locals Special
Bugsy & Meyer’s Steakhouse at Flamingo Las Vegas is offering a prix-fixe (appetizer, salad and entrée) locals special priced at $95 and available Mon.-Wed. The appetizer course offers choice of roasted bone marrow with onion bacon marmalade, pear gastrique, whole grain mustard and petit greens served with a baguettini; or cold smoked salmon tartare with dill crème fraiche, smoked trout roe and bagel chips. Salad choices are roasted heirloom beet and pumpkin salad made with honey yogurt goat cheese, sorrel, purple endive, caramelized pecans and toasted pumpkin seed; or Caesar salad. Entrée options are Kurobuta pork chop; seared diver scallops; domestic lamb chops; or chef Lamar’s famous Vegas Chef Prizefight finale-winning fried chicken made with free range Jidori chicken. Guests must present a valid Nevada ID when checking in to receive the special. Bugsy & Meyer’s Steakhouse, Flamingo Las Vegas, 3555 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-733-3111.
 
Scarpetta Launches Chef’s Table Tasting
Scarpetta at The Cosmopolitan has launched the Chef’s Table at Scarpetta, an immersive, private dining experience. Currently available for parties of up to six guests and priced at $200 per person, chef de cuisine Michael Vitangeli leads guests through a six-course tasting menu of some of his family’s longstanding recipes. The experience begins with an aperitif cocktail, followed by selected wine pairings throughout the evening. Highlights of the tasting include homemade burratta with prosciutto, roasted bell peppers, cracked pepper, fresh crisini and super Tuscan olive oil; scampi comprised of homemade pasta, smothered jumbo prawns, heirloom tomatoes, capers, Vermentino wine, roasted garlic and Salmoriglio; porchetta—roasted pork belly with apple mostarda and horseradish crema; and homemade canoli and torta della nona for dessert. The private dining area features a view of the Fountains at Bellagio across the way and an unobstructed view of Scarpetta’s bustling kitchen. Scarpetta, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, 3708 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 877-893-2001.
 
Freedom Beat Brings Back Weekend Brunch
Freedom Beat at the Downtown Grand has brought back its Freedom 2 Brunch, offered every Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. A dozen dishes, such as chicken & waffles, sunny egg & potatoes, shrimp & grits and the Elvis waffle are “all you can eat,” priced at $24.99. All-you-can-drink options are mimosas or well bloody Marys for $10. The Classics section of the menu, with prices ranging from $8-15, includes eggs Benedict, steak & eggs, chicken fried steak and egg white and basil pesto frittata; and the Creations section, ranging from $12-14, lists smoked pork mac n cheese with poached egg, tater tot waffle & smoked salmon and spinach parmesan toasts. To view the full brunch menu visit full brunch menu and to make a reservation email FreedomBeatRes@downtowngrand.com. Freedom Beat, Downtown Grand, 206 N. 3rd St., Las Vegas, NV 89101, 702-719-5315.
 
Gordon Ramsay Steak Multi-course Tasting Menu
Gordon Ramsay Steak at Paris Las Vegas is offering a multi-course tasting menu priced at $155 per person with an optional wine pairing for an additional $75. Included are Scotch egg with Berkshire pork sausage and red wine braised cabbage paired with Taittinger, La Francaise, Brut, Champagne, France N.V.; hamachi crudo with pickled mushrooms, puffed rice, miso vinaigrette and lime aioli matched with Albariño, Agro de Bazán, Granbazán Etiqueta Verde, Rias Baixas, Spain 2017; saffron risotto with diver scallop, wild mushroom, haricot vert and mushroom crisp paired with Aurelien Verdet, “Le Prieuré,” Bourgogne Hautes-Côtes de Nuits, France 2016; land & sea beef Wellington with butter poached lobster, glazed petit vegetables and potato purée matched with Caymus, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 2018; and sticky toffee pudding with brown sugar toffee sauce and brown butter ice cream paired with Broadbent, Malmsey 10 Year, Madeira, Portugal. Gordon Ramsay Steak, Paris Las Vegas, 3655 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-946-4663; 702-946-7000.
 
North Italia Offering Date Night Bundle for Two
North Italia is offering a date night bundle for two in celebration of National Pasta Month, available for takeout and delivery, from Oct. 14-Nov. 1. Priced at $50, couples get their choice of any two signature pastas, a side of freshly baked parmesan garlic bread and either a to-go margarita or red sangria. Pastas include the house-made chicken pesto, burrata tortelloni, Bolognese, short rib radiatori and squid ink mafaldine. For more information, visit the official website. North Italia, Rampart Commons, 1069 S. Rampart Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89145, 702-507-0927.
 

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