Here is the latest roundup of restaurant news from around the Las Vegas valley:
1. CasinoQuest is co-hosting Wines & Wagers with the Restaurant Hospitality Institute at 7 p.m. June 26 at Fashion Show mall. Learn some of the basics of wine appreciation and table games during the 2-hour event. Tickets start at $50.
NOTE: This event has been postponed. We will post again when it has been rescheduled.
2. Ike’s Love & Sandwiches is opening its 3rd Las Vegas location at 4350 S. Durango Drive inside of a Fabulous Freddy’s Car Wash. There will be a grand-opening celebration on July 2 with free sandwiches and T-shirts for the first 25 guests starting at 10 a.m. Ike's is also offering $5 sandwiches on June 26 in celebration of PRIDE Month.
3. China Poblano is offering a special for locals beginning June 21. The deal includes a complimentary cocktail (famous Salt Air or classic margarita) with the purchase of a $35 Chef’s Tasting Menu which features traditional siu mai, tacos de carnitas, 20 vegetable fried rice, shrimp mojo and more. Proof of Nevada ID and this digital ad will be required upon purchase.
At Jaleo, Nevada residents will be able to enjoy a complimentary glass of sangria de vino Tinto or Estrella Damm Lager with the purchase of their favorite tapa beginning June 23. The deal will be available 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Guests will need to show proof of valid Nevada ID and this digital ad upon purchase.
4. Cereal Killerz Kitchen is opening a 2nd location in the Centennial Hills area on Oso Blanca Road. The new location will offer 100 types of cereal, ice cream, candy, and other kid-friendly options. There will also be more breakfast items at the new location. An official opening date has not been announced although it should be soon.
5. A Touch of Mystery is teaming up with Lawry’s The Prime Rib Las Vegas to present their interactive mysteries via live stream and a 3-course pre-set menu in the comfort of home. The June schedule includes “Marathon Madness!” set in the 1950s at 7 p.m. June 24. The show on June 27 is “Death BY Chocolate!” It will also start at 7 p.m. and the mystery is set in the 1940s. Both shows are available without dinner. Dinner choices include Lawry’s cut prime rib or Skuna Bay salmon. Meals are $74.20 per person.
6. The brand-new Bugsy & Meyer’s Steakhouse at Flamingo Las Vegas will accept its first reservations on July 2. Guests will be transported back to the resort’s reimagined vintage roots in the modern, one-of-a-kind $10 million destination steakhouse. The restaurant’s name is a nod to Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel and business partner Meyer Lansky, who opened the Flamingo.
7. Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar will hold its next Taste & Learn at 6 p.m. July 25. July’s event will take participants on a tour of Italy, from north to south, spotlighting wines from Friuli, Tuscany and Campania. Many highlights include Tuscan chicken liver pate, veal ravioli, Angus skirt steak and more. Tickets are $75. Space is limited due to social distancing.
8. Pampas inside the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood is celebrating the graduating class of 2020 with a delicious 3-course graduation dinner special. Graduates and their families can head to the Vegas born Brazilian steakhouse and choose from a variety of favorites including Picanha, beef brisket, ribs, chicken, and salmon, as well as two sides and a salad. For dessert, guests can savor the Almofandas de Manga, Bolo de Chocolate, Bolo de Queijo, or Pao de Queijo. Pampas’ graduation dinner is available to groups of four or more for $18 per person.
9. Chef James Trees is teaming up with LEV Group Executive Chef Bruce Kalman for a new restaurant named Scuola Vecchia (Old School) in Tivoli Village where the Brio restaurant used to be. The menu will blend regional Italian cooking with American Italian Classics. Additionally, Ada’s will evolve into a more casual wine bar with tapas and small plates in a comfortable social environment. Wine and food will also be available to takeaway for picnics or enjoyment at home. James Trees will remain chef/partner of the space.
10. Grimaldi’s Pizzeria is offering several new menu items for summer. They include barbecue chicken pizza, strawberry spinach salad, blueberry cheesecake and strawberry cheesecake. The new menu is available for dine-in guests or for takeout/delivery.
11. San Diego-based The Taco Stand is now open at 3616 W. Spring Mountain Road (Lotus apartment complex) and it is serving Tijuana-style tacos. There are 6 taco options — carne asada, al pastor, pollo asado, camaron, pescado, and nopal tacos. The menu also features burritos, carne aside fries, and quesadillas. There is also a salsa bar.
12. El Dorado Cantina at Tivoli Village is opening a second space named The Lounge. It will occupy the former Hamptons’ space and maintain the same hours of operation as El Dorado. The combined 5,393-square-foot space will have a total of 9 booths between the 1st and 2nd floors, which gives ample room for social distancing. Other details such as the menu and cocktail program will be announced soon. Scheduled to open late summer or early fall.
13. John’s Incredible Pizza at The Boulevard has reimagined its buffet in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Instead of guests serving themselves, they will pay when they enter, take a seat, and use their telephone to scan the QR codes at the tapes (paper menus also available). Guests start by ordering drinks and then can order up to 2 plates at a time with up to 4 items per plate. Once the food arrives, they can order more until they reach the end of a 2-hour window.
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