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Off Strip Dining: Andiron Steak & Sea

Where: 1720 Festival Plaza Drive [map], 89135
March 27, 2015 at 10:35 PM | by | Comments (0)

Andiron Steak & Sea is the latest restaurant in the Blau Associates takeover of Las Vegas suburb, Summerlin, which has already brought the area dining destinations, Honey Salt and MADE L.V.

Quite possibly the defining restaurant for the whole of Downtown Summerlin (the mall south of Red Rock Resort which opened last year), newly opened Andiron sets out for a lofty goal, but does so with a heavy measure of grace.

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At Caesars Palace, Searsucker Making Its Debut

Where: 89109
March 26, 2015 at 8:31 PM | by | Comment (1)

The Strip officially welcomes its newest restaurant, Searsucker, this weekend at Caesars Palace.

The dining spot by Brian Malarkey opens to the public Friday evening, although some lucky luckertons are previewing it tonight. We spied the (almost) Top Chef checking out his newest destination earlier today. The eatery takes over the former Munchbar space adjacent to Omnia and features an eclectic, homey decor, with mismatched chairs, area rugs and rustic woods.

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The Plan Is For Suzanne To Sizzle At Westgate

Where: 3000 Paradise Road [map], 89109
March 25, 2015 at 8:43 PM | by | Comments (9)

Las Vegas has seen celebrity residencies, restaurants, hotels and even salons. But, aside from Nobu hotel and restaurant, big names rarely venture outside of their small ponds, sticking to the discipline they know best. In May, that will change when Suzanne Somers, best known for her ditzy role as Chrissy on Three's Company, launches a residency at Westgate. And, opens a spa there. And, debuts a cafe, too.

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First Tenants For The Pawn Stars' Coming Pawn Plaza Revealed

Where: 725 Las Vegas Boulevard So. [map]
March 24, 2015 at 2:08 PM | by | Comments (4)

Pawn Plaza, a shipping container shopping center being constructed just south of the cable-famous Gold & Silver Pawn by owner Rick Harrison, has announced its first three tenants. And, surprise! They're all dining spots!

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Pizza Rock Still Rockin' With New Green Valley Ranch Locale

Where: 2300 Paseo Verde Parkway [map], 89052
March 23, 2015 at 1:05 PM | by | Comments (6)

The Old Chicago with sausage and meatballs.

Green Valley Ranch is a whole lot tastier. Off Strip mainstay Hank’s got a new friend in the reliably good food category as downtown favorite Pizza Rock expands to add a GVR outpost. Award-winning pizza chef Tony Gemignani said he tailored the menu a bit for the suburban crowd, but kept most of the favorites. He also retained the semi truck in the middle of the restaurant, like its sister location in downtown Vegas, only this one makes a little more sense as it has the entire truck cab and trailer, fully stocked with beer boxes.

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Forum Food Court Adds Two More Eateries

Where: 3570 Las Vegas Boulevard South [map], 89109
March 20, 2015 at 7:52 PM | by | Comments (5)

You can add dessert and Mexican fare to your choices at the still newish Forum Food Court at Caesars Palace.

A complete revamp in 2014 introduced the Strip's first Smashburger, an Earl of Sandwich, a Phillips Seafood, a Tiger Wok, a Di Fara pizzeria and a Starbucks to the fast-casual destination. Now, three months after its return, two new brands are ready to join their ranks: La Gloria and Graeter's Ice Cream.

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The Market Brings More Options For Downtown Visitors

Where: 611 East Fremont Street [map], 89101
March 20, 2015 at 12:47 PM | by | Comments (5)

Downtown Las Vegas continues to evolve as a work/play/live community. In the past few years, we’ve witnessed the transformation of Fremont East from a depressed area into a thriving neighborhood and nightspot. Closed storefronts and empty lots have been reclaimed by a variety of unique shops and restaurants as well as a mall made of shipping containers. The one thing lacking had been a grocery store. That changed last October with the opening of The Market.

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Brooklyn Bowl Now Serving Gluten-Free Fried Chicken

Where: 3545 Las Vegas Boulevard S. [map], 89109
March 17, 2015 at 8:25 PM | by | Comment (1)

Brooklyn Bowl's fried chicken, the much-raved about creation of Blue Ribbon Restaurants, is finger-lickin' good. Trust us. But, if you're gluten intolerant or just choose to say no to the g stuff, you've never been able to try it. Until now. A GF (gluten-free) version has been added to the menu.

The LINQ bowling alley/eatery/concert hall now offers GF fried chicken made with GF matzo meal "flown in directly from Israel." Apparently, they're buying 4,000 pounds of the stuff thrice yearly so don't be afraid of it running out.

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Comme Ca Closing At Cosmo

Where: 3708 Las Vegas Boulevard [map], 89109
March 17, 2015 at 11:21 AM | by | Comments (6)

The Cosmopolitan's dining choices have remained unchanged since it first debuted in December 2010. Soon, that will change.

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At Vdara, A First Taste And Sip Of Vice Versa

Where: 2600 W. Harmon Ave. [map], 89158
March 16, 2015 at 5:53 PM | by | Comments (2)

The indoor lounge of Vice Versa.

Bar Vdara was always one of my favorite hotel bars to grab a cocktail and enjoy the nice patio weather Las Vegas offers more days than it doesn’t. I’m not entirely sure why the powers that be decided the Vdara venue needed a facelift and menu update, but I suppose change is inevitable in this dynamic town. I’m happy to report I still like the space, now known as Vice Versa, and its tasty new menu.

The concept follows that new trend of half healthy/half gluttonous menus. The Vice part of the name refers to the rich and decadent items and Versa (though I don’t know quite why) refers to the healthier dishes. In the Versa category are items like Turkey Sliders (2 for $12, 3 for $16), Chicken Teriyaki Sliders (2 for $12, 3 for $16), the Caslistoga Flatbread with chicken sausage ($11), Caprese Flatbread ($11), Ahi Tuna ($14) and Chicken Satay ($11).

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Dining Changes Rumored For Gold Coast

Where: 4000 West Flamingo Road [map], 89103
March 16, 2015 at 3:59 PM | by | Comments (9)

If the whispers are true, Gold Coast's dining scene could be in for a major shakeup.

We hear the off-Strip casino's sole fine dining experience, the Cortez Room, could be closed this year to make way for a rebranding. Word on the street is that the Ports o' Call Buffet is also slated for a closure and that it would be replaced with a 24-hour cafe concept similar to Courtyard Cafe at sister casino, The Orleans. After (barely) surviving a five-night run at the $10 buffet a few years back, we won't be sad to hear that ship has finally sailed.

We reached out to parent company Boyd Gaming for comment. A rep relayed that they didn't have anything to share at the moment, but have a lot planned for their Vegas properties this year.

(PHOTO: GoldCoastCasino.com)

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St. Patrick's Day Three Ways On The Vegas Strip

March 11, 2015 at 8:39 PM | by | Comment (1)

The green beer will be flowing in just a few days and, on the Las Vegas Strip, no three spots will get their Irish on more than O'Sheas at The LINQ, Rí Rá at Mandalay Place and pretty much all of New York-New York. Here's a rundown of what to expect at each for St. Patrick's Day:

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