Here is the latest roundup of restaurant news from around the Las Vegas valley.
1. If you are a fan of mini burgers, Burgerim is now open on Bermuda Road. The restaurant allows customers to customize 2.8-ounce mini burgers. They offer 3 types of buns, five sauces, 10 patties and nine toppings, including pineapple, jalapeno, avocado, bacon, sauteed mushrooms, grilled onions, American cheese and more. Burgers can be purchased in sets of 2, 3 or even 16. A grand opening event will take place on Sept. 29 with free burgers, fries and Coca-Cola.
2. Andiron Steak & Sea in Downtown Las Vegas is offering a pig roast on Sept. 19. Menu highlights include house-made sausage, Korean BBQ short ribs, Heirloom melon salad, whole roasted pig, grilled broccolini, creamed corn and Gilcrease fig crostata, Cost is $59 per person, plus tax and gratuity.
3. Andre's Bistro & Bar is hosting a wine tasting and dinner to benefit Three Square on Sept. 20. The free wine tasting by Direct Cellars will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. A special three-course prix fixe menu will be available from 6 to 9 p.m. for $20. Beverages are extra. Regular menu also available. For every person who attends, Three Square will be able to provide 3 meals to those who need them. No RSVP required.
4. OTTO Enoteca e Pizzeria at The Venetian is celebrating National Pizza Month in October with The Pizza Flight for $25, a combination of their three most popular pizzas into one single pie. The flight will feature the basil pesto with house-made lamb sausage and pesto; the carbonara with pancetta and topped with an egg; and the classic Margherita made with tomato, bufala mozzarella and fresh basic. Ice-cold Italian Peronis can be paired with the flight for $5.
5. Cabo Wabo Cantina is celebrating National Taco Day on Oct. 4 by featuring their signature tacos. The short rib beef barbacoa tacos, made with slow-cooked beef short ribs, are $15.95; the Baja-style grilled fish tacos made with white fish are $16.95; and their carne asada tacos made with grilled steak are $15.95.
6. Love & Vine returns to The Palazzo on Oct. 6. Master chefs of France will serve up the best vegetarian and vegan dishes paired with vegan, organic and biodynamic wines in honor of Vegetarian Awareness Month. The event will take place from 7 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $75 per person or $135 per couple, plus fees. For an additional $35, guests can receive a copy of the newly released Master Chefs of France cookbook, featuring recipes from each of the participating chefs. Tickets are on sale now at venetian.com or at any box office at The Venetian or The Palazzo. Guests must be 21 years of age or older to attend Love & Vine.
7. Some of the top chefs in Las Vegas will get together Oct. 14 at Urban Seed Inc. for the next Back of the House Brawl . Participating chefs include Emily Brubaker from Urban Seed, Sean Farney from Five50 Pizza and Chris Palmeri from Naked City Pizza. Food trucks will begin serving at 10 p.m., followed by the brawl at 1 a.m.
8. BRAVO Cucina Italiana has a brand-new Happy Hour menu and a new, seasonal chef-inspired fall menu with new lunch, brunch and dinner options. New bar bites include stuffed banana peppers, pepperoni chesse dip, roasted tomato & ricotta flatbread and fingerling potato skins. New cocktails include the Midnight Mojito and Island Basil Smash. New seasonal items include prosciutto & burrata pizza, shrimp bruschetta, balsamic chicken, harissa grilled shrimp and cod fresca. New brunch items include yogurt crepes, a bacon & egg cheeseburger and prosciutto frittata.
9. The Salud Mexican Bistro and Tequileria is now open in the heart of The Lakes. Menu favorites include octopus salteado, jalapeno mac and cheese, De La Casa ceviche, lobster enchilads, street tacos with pork belly, carne asada, al pastor, and churro waffles. Its craft tequila bar serves both traditional and modern margaritas, as well as the Made in Vegas cocktail collection. The Happy Hour menus $5 food items and drinks.
10. There's still time to celebrate National Bourbon Heritage Month at Morels Steakhouse & Bistro at The Palazzo. Executive Chef JL Carrera has created bourbon-enhanced food dishes for a special menu in addition to the regular brunch menu every Saturday and Sunday in September. Itmes include Bananas Foster pancakes ($17); bourbon benedict with country smoked ham, poached eggs, brioche toast and Marker's Mark hollandaise ($19); cornflake-crusted chicken and waffles ($22); and drunken Jim Bean glazed bacon Snake River Farms burger ($19). Specialty cocktials include Red Rider B.B. ($14) with Morels signature infused bourbon; Long & Strong with Maker's Mark 46 ($14); and the bourbon brunch flight ($25).
11. The Hamptons is now open at Tivoli Village. The Hamptons features contemporary American cuisine in a socially-engaging setting. The restaurant has outdoor seeking on both floors and a spacious 2nd level private dining room can host up to 97 guests for dining or 150 guests if turned into a private party room. Menu highlights include the Little Havana cubano, Mary's free rangle chicken & biscuits, Brussels sprouts & bacon, market vegetables & black jasmine rice, the short rib & fried egg sandwich, peanut butter and banana waffles, pineapple carrot cake and more.
12. Known for its famed bacon-wrapped hot dogs, Dirt Dog also has plenty of choices of vegetarians and vegans or a #MeatlessMonday participant. Selections include the veggie dog which is a soy-based frank topped with choice of red red (spicy tomato chili sauce and chipotle aioli), green (chimichurri sauce, guacamole spread), or brown (teriyaki sauce, sesame sweet aioli) style; the vegan soy-rizo taco which is a street taco made with soy-based meat, onions, guacamole spread and house-made chips; or the Dirty Esquite, which is corn in a cup with cojita cheese, cilantro and chili powder.
13. It's all about oysters in September at Ri Ra Las Vegas . For $18, guests can get shucked four different ways, including Ginger Apple, Chile Honey, Traditional Shallot and Cracked Pepper, or Candied in Garlic Butter and Balsamic Reduction. Ri Ra Las Vegas also offers an afternoon tea from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. every day. Priced at $24 per person, afternoon tea includes a pot of tea for two, six finger sandwiches and freshly baked homemade fruit scones served with fresh cream and raspberry or strawberry Irish preserve. Miniature desserts such as napoleons, raspberry roulade, fruit tartlets and chocolate-dipped macaroons are also provided as the perfect side to a pot of hot tea.
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