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The 190-room hotel will open in mid-2013 on Park Avenue South near a bunch of other hot hotels like the Gansevoort South, the Ace Hotel and the NoMad Hotel. While the hotel will be designed by SLS' own Philippe Starck, SLS is still working out its F&B and nightlife scene. Contrary to what was reported in the NY Post, we've got word from SLS that a José Andrés restaurant is not definite. (Andrés has restaurants in both the SLS at Beverly Hills and South Beach.)
There is, however, talk of reviving the S Bar brand and even putting in a Hyde nightclub in the New York spot.
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Oh, those anxious moments before the announcers take to the podium. The James Beard Foundation announced the 2012 finalists yesterday in the food equivalent of receiving an Academy Award nomination. And, this year, all the tension was bottled into a room at the Palazzo. But, despite Las Vegas hosting the event, the city was offered little love on the voting forms. Categories ranged from Outstanding Chef and Restaurant to best food blogger and humorous food writing. (Our review of the city's fried Twinkies is mysteriously absent.)
Over 550 judges tabulate the results derived from over 59,000 entries which sounds like a statistical nightmare. But, the Beard Foundation Awards are the apex of respectability within the food community and enormously prestigious for peer recognition and helping build an audience of informed and appreciative diners. The Venetian and the Palazzo's own collection of restaurants includes more James Beard award recipients than any other hotel in the Vegas. And, even more impressively, the world.
The Cosmopolitan doesn't seem to be content just living out its title as newest kid on the block. Actually, depending on how big your definition of block is, the Cos isn't the brandest newest any longer. But it's fancy new school clothes haven't started to wear out yet either.
The worst kept secret in the history of secrets was out long before the resort ever opened, the "secret" pizza place. But then the mysterious newcomer surprised us with art in low places, free concerts, and then a 'round the clock pool.
"Oh what I would do with a perfect piece of broccoli...."
The Cosmopolitan Resort is looking to give its neighbor, Aria, a serious run for its foodie clientele. The resort, which will open in December, has just announced today that super star chef Jose Andres, beloved for his restaurants in DC and LA, will open a fourth outpost of his Spanish tapas bar Jaleo AND a second restaurant combining Chinese and Mexican cuisine. (The LA Times calls it "Chexican" food.)
Even better, vegetarians may actually have more options than the meat eaters. Andres declared this on 60 Minutes last night:
I believe the future is vegetables and fruits. They are so much more sexier than a piece of chicken...
Yes! More people need to get behind the "Veggies are sexy!" campaign. Quick, someone call Holly Madison to book her for a veggie stunt!