Here is the latest restaurant news from around the Las Vegas valley.
1. "Hallo-Wine Night" with Prisoner Wine is happening Oct. 27 at The Palms Las Vegas. An elegant reception will be held at 6:30 p.m. and the dinner will begin at 7 p.m. Menu highlights include creepy mini crab cakes, witches brew butternut squash soup, crispy decomposed duck breast, enchanted mushroom risotto, Jason's prime rib carved live, haunted house chocolate cake, and more. There will also be a costume contest at the dinner where winners will go home with exquisite bottles of wine, Palm gift cards for future visits and other ghoulish goodies. Cost is $125 per person for club members and $150 for non-members.
2. Cheba Hut Toasted Subs celebrated its grand opening last week with ranch chugging and wrestling and is now serving handcrafted sandwiches geared towards the counter culture. Sandwiches include the White Widow (grilled chicken breast smothered in signature ranch dressing and topped with 'shrooms, bacon and provolone); Chronic (roast beef, BBQ sauce, green peppers, 'shrooms and cheddar); Magic Mushroom (pepper jack, portabella mushroom, teriyaki glaze, green peppers and pineapples); and Dank (marinara, genoa salami, pepperoni and provolone). Their "munchies menu" includes Goo Balls (Rice Krispies, peanut butter and cocoa), brownies, pretzel nuggets and more.
3. Halal Guys has announced that it is opening at Caesars Palace. The new location will open in November in the Forum Food Court. The fast-casual Middle Eastern and Mediterranean restaurant expects to feature the authentic and affordable American Halal food that is craved across the globe.
4. Shake Shack is adding chili cheeseburgers, chili cheese dogs and chili cheese fries to its menu. You can also score a cup of chili just by asking for it. The new items will be available from restaurant menus starting Nov. 2 or you can score them early on the app from Oct. 30 to Nov. 1.
5. Contento Pizzeria and Bar is now open at Jerry's Nugget. The new restaurant features authentic Italian gourmet single-serving pizza and Italian cuisine. All appetizers, signature pizzas, pastas, meat, seafood, and even vegetarian entrees are inspired by Chef Ismaele’s work experiences in Florence, Italy and the California wine region. Menu highlights include Sicilian-style saffron rice balls filled with beef ragu, peas and provolone cheese; the Diavola made with San Marzano crushed tomatoes, mozzarella, spicy salami and spicy peppers; an Italian take on shrimp and grits; classic rigatoni with Bolognese beef sauce; and gnocchi (potato dumplings). All desserts are made from scratch. There's also a wine shop.
6. Morels Steakhouse and Bistro inside The Grand Canal Shoppes invites you to have dinner at the bar and try the "Ask the Bartender" menu. This three-course "secret menu" meal features a different steak selection and a choice of side every week, along with a Boggiato Farms baby iceberg salad, a macaroon ice cream sandwich and unlimited glasses of Vanishing Point Pinot Noir, for $58 per person.
7. Ferraro's Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar is offering a special anniversary menu priced at $32.32 in celebration of their 32nd anniversary from Nov. 4 to 12. Some of the dishes offered on the three-course menu include grilled house-made sausage with broccoli rabe, calamari fritti, stuffed peppers, beef tartar, house-made meatballs and spaghetti, rigatoni, lasagna, eggplant parmigiana, oven-roasted organic salmon, Osso Buco, and a dessert sampler.
8. Phoenix at the Lucky Dragon Hotel & Casino has updated its menu to serve a wider variety of upscale Asian flavors. Appetizers and sides include calamari ($8), garlic-roasted miso eggplant ($8), duck lettuce wraps ($12), espresso ribs & lemon zest chicken wings ($18); wok-seared tenderloin with mushrooms ($19); and abolone served five ways ($18). Entrees include jumbo prawns ($18), smoked Chilean seabass ($32); sauteed whole lobster with black truffle (market value); and a 16-oz. ribeye ($38). House specials include kim chi fried rice ($12), oxtail pho ($18), dim sum tasting platter ($20), and braised beef and pumpkin ($38).
9. There's still time to celebrate National Seafood Month at Blue Ribbon inside The Cosmopolitan. Try the salt and pepper shrimp served with iceberg lettuce and ponzu sauce for $21 or New Orleans shrimp from the raw bar. The Paella Royale made with saffron rice, seafood and chicken is great for sharing.
10. BEER PARK Las Vegas is now serving a Philly cheesesteak that is definitely worth trying. The sandwich features shaved and smoked prime rib, cooked using BEER PARK's custom-made Budweiser Beechwood Grill and Smoker and topped with sautéed onions, melted white American cheese, and wrapped in a soft hoagie roll for the delight of hungry guests.
11. The all-new Medley Buffet at The Orleans boasts an an eye-catching new look, global flavors in eight distinct food kitchens, and an abundant variety of unique buffet food offerings. Its style and décor is reminiscent of an artisan kitchen, with modern furnishings and rustic kitchenware accenting the bright colors of its main hall. Stunning granite slabs adorn the center portion of the buffet server with gorgeous upscale finishes. There are 8 cooking stations: Italian, Mexican, American, Asian, seafood, barbecue, deli, desserts and breakfast. BConnected members receive discounts.
12. Have you ever wondered what Chef Bobby Flay's favorite burger is? Well, now you can try it. However, you won't find it on the regular menu, it's only on the secret menu and you have to ask for it. The Bobby Style burger is made with double American cheese, coleslaw, pickled jalapenos, potato chips and chipotle ketchup. You can order it at Bobby's Burger Palace. Cost is $10.95.
13. Carson Kitchen has introduced a new sandwich for the fall season. The short rib grilled cheese is the perfect combination of toasted sourdough bread, melted Gouda and shot rib that will have your taste buds thanking you ($14). Pair it with Towns End, their version of the classic old fashioned, hand crafted with slow & low whiskey, fernet vittone, amaro del sole, Regan’s bitters #6 and angostura bitters, for only $12.
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