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A year ago we heard that Morton Group, founders of N9NE Steakhouse and Ghostbar, were planning on opening a Mexican restaurant near the corner of Fremont and 6th. We weren’t sure what to expect, but we welcomed the idea. Nestled right behind Commonwealth and just up the street from the coming soon Shipping Container Park, La Comida is a stylish Mexican restaurant with traditional and urban flair where a neon pink monkey skeleton serves as mascot.
As soon as this writer arrived for a recent media preview, it was apparent the Mortons were going to honor downtown with this place. Nothing quite says Las Vegas like
mandatory neon. A great mariachi band and Tony Hsieh’s flame-throwing preying mantis also welcomed guests.
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outdoor mall open-air shopping, dining and entertainment destination in Fremont East was due to make its debut this spring. Now, a launch is being slated for fall 2013. So, as we wait for its arrival, we thought we'd give you a one sheet on what to expect:
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One year ago, we told you how Nacho Daddy was once destined to greet folks at the gateway to Fremont East. That space, an old 7-11, is now set to become Inspire Theater, but Nacho Daddy will live on to see another downtown locale.
On the agenda for next week's city Planning Commission meeting? Nacho Daddy. And, a new location of 113 North 4th Street, that's just north of Fremont Street. The new space will cover just over 3,200 square feet, and will include a outdoor patio of around 400 square feet. The original Fremont East location would have been around 5,800 square feet. And, was to have had a live music element. From looking at the floorplan for the new location, that seems like it's now out.
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Park on Fremont pretty much has it all. A super cute (if overly thought out) design, a prime location in Fremont East (just beyond, or depending on how you're approaching, before the Fremont Street Experience canopy), and friendly service. Unfortunately, the one thing we bemoaned about sister bar Commonwealth just down the street is the one thing we could have done without here. The food. (Commonwealth only serves drinks and, we found, that's probably a good thing.)
But, let's start at the beginning. We parked it at Park on a Sunday night right around sunset and had our choice of seating options. The newly opened venue offers patio seating right on Fremont Street (really, you're right up against the sidewalk), inside at the bar (bar top or booth style, with fun pop-out walls offering views outside), and the star attraction out back, a 'park'-inspired patio with a centerpiece tree, shrubbery, flowers, loads of chotskies and twinkling lights. With a perfect spring night ahead of us, we chose the latter and were lead to a two-top table which offered one wrought iron chair and a cement landscaping wall as the other seat. That didn't bother us, but others might not be as accepting.
At Park for conversation, drinks and eats, we didn't waste any time ordering up cocktails. This writer went with The Unicorn ($8), Ketel One Citron Vodka, lemon juice, simple syrup, mint, ginger beer (you know how VC loves it some ginger beer) and a lemon wedge; while our companion chose the Hunting Season ($10) Bloody Mary, with Asolut Mango Vodka, diced mangos, Bloody Mary mix, and dehydrated mango. Both served in mason jars, the former was refreshingly crisp (if not stiff) while the Bloody Mary was voted one of the best in town.
From there, we perused a
limited select dining menu while enjoying a 'backyard' jammed a wee bit too much with visual kitsch, from the painting of a horse being mounted and shoes thrown over electrical wires to a wall of dishes and a "fucking beautiful" photo op. (See what we mean in the gallery below.)
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Coming soon, Downtown Vegas will have another new bar and restaurant for us to checkout. Whenever, 'soon' may be.
We took the above snapshot of La Comida, a just off Fremont Street Mexican restaurant by the Morton Group, this afternoon. A walk-by on Saturday night revealed a restaurant which looked pretty much set. And, a drug deal going down in its alley.
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The Downtown Project must really have a soft spot for dogs. And, soon you'll have two reasons to let your dog mingle with Fremont East's hipster crowd.
We've tried to keep you up-to-date with all the latest scuttlebutt on the forthcoming Shipping Container Park. Host to shops, food, the Immersion Dome, that fire-breathing praying mantis and a music stage. And, at one end, Bolt Barbers are adding a former train caboose to house a Vegas version of their Los Angeles barbershop. One of Bolt's dedicated workers is a very friendly dog called Woody. Lucky for him, right next to the barbershop, the container park is creating a pet retail store and a dog run. If you look closely at the rendering above, you can just make out the architect's drawing of a pooch having fun. And look, there's the train caboose.
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It took a good ten minutes to stop salivating over this image
and wipe the drool off the keyboard to bring you news about Fremont East's next new hotspot. And, by the photos of its Pollo al Horno and its fresh fruit margs (below)... oh, yeah.. this joint is gonna be a winner.
La Comida has announced a mid-April opening meaning any week now.
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It's hard to believe that Vegas' newest bar went from this to this, but the transformation is so ab fab that we forgive the inevitable Vegas delay that stretched out a once hoped for launch of late 2012.
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Music fans, we wonder how this will play out. A battle for the hearts, minds and wallets of concert-goers might be in the air. Ever heard of LVCS on Fremont Street? The Las Vegas Country Saloon is a music venue and bar opposite Heart Attack Grill and on the second floor in the same complex as Hennessey’s Tavern. We’ve been taking note of their booking schedule for a while and they’ve really stepped up their game. Big time.
Despite the country in their name, they schedule all kinds of acts. Hip-hop, hardcore punk, rockabilly. Some months back, we noticed a listing that 80s goth heroes, The Mission UK, were playing the venue. We thought it a misprint. In the U.K., the Mish can book 5,000 seat venues. LVCS? Bit smaller. We later discovered another 80s goth hero Peter Murphy was playing there on July 24. And, guitar destroyers Helmet set up on May 5. These are acts that can play House of Blues or Hard Rock, but are coming downtown. Check out their listings. For the committed music fan, there will be acts you’ll have heard of.
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As a recent transplant to the wonderful city of Las Vegas, this writer immediately noticed the lack of live original music in this town. Sure, you can see the biggest acts in the world here. Muse, Celine, and the Biebs pack the arenas that the larger casinos offer. For the hundreds of midsize acts that crisscross the country in battered vans, though, there is virtually no place in Las Vegas to play. Yes, we have Hard Rock on the Strip, which is a first-class venue. And, Hard Rock Hotel has opened a great little venue in Vinyl, but has underutilized it by mostly booking local cover bands. And, back on the Strip, The Cosmopolitan has stepped up its game by booking several wonderful acts (The Postal Service, The XX, Of Monsters and Men) this spring.
All of that is supposed to change, however, with the opening of downtown's Fremont Country Club. Carlos "Big Daddy" Adley and his wife/muse, Ava, have spent quite some time designing and building a 1,000 capacity music venue/radio station/recording studio that is connected to a pool hall (Backstage Bar and Billiards) and located across the street from El Cortez in the amazing Fremont East part of town. This writer couldn’t have been more excited to attend the grand opening. On March 6, we got our chance and Louis Prima Jr. was scheduled as the opening night entertainment.
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Thought your Vegas to-do list was all set? Maybe. Maybe not. There are eight new dining and show options to explore. Some on The Strip, some downtown. Some recommended. One decidedly not. Listed below are the venues and acts hoping for your consideration:
Open: Now (Full lunch/dinner service begins on March 6)
This chain restaurant has official put out the
breasts welcome mat. The first Vegas locale of Twin Peaks opened at 5 p.m. in Harmon Corner (next to Planet Hollywood) tonight. Head here for cold brews, rock climbing walls, and scantily clad LumberJills.
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Neither rain nor heat can stop the forward march of progress in Fremont East.
A grey, rainy day did not halt construction in this rapidly evolving section of Downtown Vegas. We ambled through this morning and spied work everywhere we looked. At Las Vegas Boulevard and Fremont (where Fremont East and the Fremont Street Experience meet), what was once a 7-Eleven is now shrouded in privacy canvas and scaffolding as it begins its transformation into a cafe, bar, newsstand, and theater with rooftop balcony. (See a rendering here.)
Across the street, Park on Fremont, a soon-to-open beer garden, sports an eye-catching facade of neutral brick and weathered planks with pops of green landscaping here and there. Once expected to open before 2012's close, work still continued today. We're now hearing that a February opening is most likely. Park takes over the space formerly occupied by Maharaja Hookah Lounge. The bar is a sister venue to nearby Commonwealth.