Melinda Sheckells, Las Vegas lifestyle and entertainment expert, shares recommendations on what to try this week and what’s happening around town in the realm of dining and drinking.
This week is Independence Day and there are a number of delicious ways. to celebrate. Here’s all the dish on what’s happening across the valley’s culinary scene.
Corner Bar Management, the hospitality company behind popular Downtown hotspots Commonwealth and Park on Fremont, is debuting. two new venues this week and two more are in the works.
First up, Lucky Day and Disco Pussy are opening on July 3, in Fremont East.
Lucky Day serves rare mezcals, small-batch tequilas and fruity, smoky, easy-drinking cocktails complemented by house-made tortilla chips, salsa fresca and four signature guacamoles. A canopy of 15,000 colorful, programmable LED lights of all shapes and sizes blankets the ceiling. Eccentric found objects and ephemeral adornments cover the walls giving a multi-layered effect. Lucky Day is open by reservation only from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. and walk up after 11 p.m.
Next door, Disco Pussy is an old school warehouse techno after hours with a massive sound system. A one-of-a-kind, custom-built lighting structure that resembles a disco octopus dangles its eight tentacles over the bar. Made of more than 10,000 laser-cut components illuminated through 5,000 light diodes, this is a sight to behold.
Cheapshot and We all Scream will join the block later this year from this inventive hospitality company.
Bazaar Meat by José Andrés inside Sahara Las Vegas is offering a prix-fixe summer menu for $99, which includes a green apple “banh mi” sandwich, bagel and lox cone, and suckling lamb shawarma, among other delights—as well as a choice of grilled wagyu flank steak or chateaubriand Brandt beef tenderloin served alongside patatas bravas and josper-roasted Asparagus. For dessert, guests can enjoy an assortment of cream puffs, tarts and little cakes.
For $125, try the classics, including the super-giant pork skin chicharrón, Ferran Adrià olives, croquetas de pollo, “The Classic” beef tartare, chateaubriand Brandt beef tenderloin and buttered potato puree and josper-roasted asparagus, plus more and dessert.
Perfect for a large July 4 gathering, Hearthstone at Red Rock is showcasing its catering menu that serves 10 to 15 people. Favorites include the apple and quinoa salad, meatballs, bacon-wrapped dates and veggies and hummus, perfectly cooked salmon and fontina macaroni and cheese—just to name a few dishes. Order 48 hours in advance.
House of Blues Restaurant & Bar ( is reopening July 1 with live music for dine-in, takeout and delivery. They are known for their juicy burgers, southern favorites like pulled pork and even breakfast classics. House of Blues will celebrate its return with the launch of the “Get Some, Give Some” meal-matching campaign to aid in the battle against hunger. For every single entrée purchased for dine-in, takeout or delivery, House of Blues will provide one meal to Project 150, whose mission is to provide support and services to homeless, displaced and disadvantaged high school students so they can remain in school, graduate and build bright futures. House of Blues is open daily beginning at 7 a.m., dinner served until 11 p.m., Sunday to Thursday and until midnight Friday and Saturday, and happy hour from 2 to 5 p.m.