Another option? A yet-to-be-named Chinese restaurant, located right off the gaming floor in the east tower, and dipped in red, a color that symbolizes happiness. Guests will enter via a Chinese character and find a mixture of communal dining and screened seating. Red wooden slats will cover its ceiling in a nod to the traditional red rooflines of the culture. The menu, were promised, will be authentic. Chefs from Chinatown (LA's) and mainland China are being consulted.
If you haven't heard yet, a popular downtown destination will close when Downtown Grand debuts. But, that will be a good thing. Mob Bar will move from its current location to the ground floor of Downtown Grand's east tower. Yes, right across the street from the Mob Museum. We see what they did there. It will occupy a larger space, with high ceilings and a stage. We hear other changes would blow our minds.
If you're in search of more fast casual fare, The Commissary will be your dining destination. It will offer a collection of "curated" brands, including Daily Kitchen, I ♥ Burgers (yes, a sister to Venetian's), a coffee shop, a dumpling joint and more. In the ground floor of the west tower, this won't be your typical food court. And, we get the feeling that executives would probably cringe at that term. They tell us there concept would eliminate the barriers presented by typical, erm, food court experiences. You know, not being able to get fries here, a smoothie there, and pay for it all together. Instead, we're told, you'll be able to fill your tray with something from here or there, your choice, and all on one point of sale. There will be lots of 'found' furniture here, with many shared spaces. And, lots of outlets and WiFi, too.
Another interesting discovery? The Commissary will morph into a nightspot three or four nights a week. With a DJ. But, they make it clear, one you can sing along, too. The Commissary's walls will all open up, making it a rolickin' indoor/outdoor affair.
Two more interesting highlights to impart. The Spread will be the sportsbook deli and found in the east tower. Think corned beef sandwiches and pickles here. And, lastly, room service. Again, the term curated pops up here. It won't be pages upon pages. The emphasis on thought more than breadth. You will find things like coffee delivered in a thermos with mugs. Cookies and milk. But, here's where they really caught our attention -- all of its restaurants will offer straight-to-your-room delivery. Aww, sookie sookie now. Hear that downtown hotels? You just got served.