Here is the latest roundup of restaurant news from around the Las Vegas valley:
1. Palace Station has unveiled its all-new Feast Buffet as part of a $192 million modernization. The 14,000-square-foot buffet allows seating for 394 guests and features an eclectic menu of greatest hits and contemporary twists on traditional favorites, available at seven stations presenting global cuisine in a contemporary and relevant fashion, grouped by cooking techniques. Stations include The Greenery, Wok This Way, Healthy Favorite, The Carvery, Blazing Grill, The Hearth and Just Desserts. Feast Buffet serves up breakfast Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., lunch Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., dinner nightly from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. and brunch Sundays from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Introductory prices range from $6.99 to $12.99 for Gold, Platinum, President and Chairman-level Boarding Pass loyalty card holders and from $10.99 to $17.99 per person for non-loyalty card holders. (excludes tax and gratuity).
2. Morels Steakhouse & Bistro at The Venetian hotel-casino is offering a $45 four-course tasting menu. Choices include fresh sheep’s milk ricotta with champagne toast, calamari fruit, romaine heart salad, Sunsweet watermelon and arugula salad, pan-seared Scottish salmon, free-range chicken, filet mignon, and chocolate mousse. Four-flight wine pairing available for $20. Reservations are recommended by calling 702.607.6333.
3. Honey Salt is offering an alternative to the Monday blues. The specially-priced My Favorites Menu includes favorites like Elizabeth’s Caesar for $5.50, turkey meatballs for $5, the Backyard Favorite Burger for $7.50, Margherita flatbread for $6, grilled salmon for $13 and more.
4. Wingstop is celebrating National Chicken Wing Day on July 29 by giving away 5 chicken wings with any in-restaurant purchase. Also, fan favorite Spicy Korean Q will be added to menus nationwide and Wingstop will introduce two new sides — loaded fries and Cajun fried corn.
5. Freed’s Bakery is offering hamburger and ice cream cupcake decorating classes from Aug. 2 to Aug. 10. Parents, children and cupcake lovers everywhere are invited to whip up burgers and ice cream in cupcake form at Freed’s Bakery. The 15 and 20-minute crash courses are designed for children and their parents to kick off the new school year with a fun, no-experience necessary activity. Hamburger cupcake classes will run 15 minutes long and be held on Aug. 4 and 9. Ice cream cupcake decorating classes will run 20 minutes long and be held separately on Aug. 2 and 10. The purchase of a spot will include cupcakes for each group to decorate and take home. All materials, tools and instructions will be provided. Additional registration information may be found online at FreedsBakery.com or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
6. Searsucker and the show “Absinthe” at Caesars Palace have teamed up to offer guests a dinner and show package unlike any other. The two-in-one package starts at $149 per person and includes offerings from a curated menu at Searsucker including a complimentary Moscow mule inspired by the hit show, and one reserved seating level ticket to the show. The menu, curated by Executive Chef Stephen LaSala, includes one appetizer, one entrée, cookies + gelato dessert, and a Russian Acrobat Mule, featuring Molet’s super floral gin and ginger beer served in a copper take-away mug. Appetizer options include yellowtail crudo, tomato and burrata, shishitos and pig ears. Guests can select their choice of entrée, including brick chicken, scallops, pasta or Chef LaSala’s ricotta and roasted cauliflower steak.
7. All-you-can eat riblets and chicken tenders are back at Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill and Bar for $12.99. Guests can now enjoy an unlimited abundance of saucy goodness of tender Applewood-smoked pork riblets dripping in Honey BBQ or Spicy Texas BBQ sauce, and delicious chicken tenders juicy, breaded and piled high and dunked in Honey Dijon mustard, served with endless classic fries and a serving of coleslaw.
8. Beauty & Essex at The Cosmopolitan has recently added 3 new dishes to regular menu as well as 3 new dessert options to the vegan menu. Additions include artichoke grilled flatbread, Asian chicken & dumpling, housemade cavatelli, citrus summer sorbets, Neapolitan sundae and chocolate ganache tablets.
9. Ri Ra Las Vegas is celebrating National Scotch Day on July 27. Ri Ra has a vast variety of spirits, including elite scotch options like the 1967 Samaroli Tomintoul Single Malt ($188), Alexander Murray 49 year ($485), Bruichladdich 40 Year ($550), and the MacDuff 1968 ($795). The pinnacle of their scotch selection is the Littlemill 25 year valued at $1,200 per glass.
10. Caesars Palace has introduced the ultimate cigar dining experience at The Clubhouse at Montecristo by Old Homestead. An intimate semi-private space at Montecristo has been transformed into the only place on the Strip where guests can enjoy cigars, high-end spirits and a fine dining meal simultaneously. Dinner in the Clubhouse at Montecristo by Old Homestead is available every night of the week for up to 10 guests.
11. Bruce and Eric Bromberg, chefs and co-founders of Blue Ribbon restaurants, is bringing Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya to Red Rock Resort. The restaurant will offer a variety of small bites, entrées and family-style platters, providing something for everyone – vegetarians, sushi lovers and meat lovers alike. In addition, guests will be able to enjoy a full bar and an extensive wine and sake list – perfect for any first-class business dinner, lively date night occasion or a satisfying late-night out with friends. The restaurant will open in late 2018.
12. Celebrate National Sandwich Month (August) with the What Came First sandwich at Public School 702. The chicken burgers features smoky tomato jam, arugula, bleu cheese dressing, bacon lardons and a fried egg.
13. PT’s Entertainment Group will celebrate ales, lagers and stouts from around the world on International Beer Day (Aug. 3) by offering 50 percent off import beers at its 59 taverns in the Las Vegas valley. PT’s selection of import beers that will be available for the holiday include Corona, Guinness, Heineken, Stella Artois, Dos Equis and many others. Plus, PT’s Happy Hour offerings are available daily from 5 to 7 p.m., and midnight to 2 a.m. Selections priced at $6 include Sriracha chicken bites and loaded potato skins; $7 selections include a half-pound pub burger and chicken parmesan sliders; and flatbreads, including three-cheese, meat feast, the Gilroy and buffalo chicken, will be priced at $8.