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Openings / Pizza Rock / Downtown Grand / Downtown / Downtown Vegas / Restaurants / Eating / Dining / Pizza / → All Tags
Need another reason why October is awesome? Pizza Rock will soon make its downtown debut. Yes, it's another pizza joint for Downtown Vegas, but this one might give our beloved Pop Up Pizza a run for our money. That is, if it lives up to the hype.
Today, Pizza Rock announced it will open on Saturday, October 19. You'll find it on Third Street next to Mob Bar (at least where Mob Bar is now), Hog's & Heifers and Triple George. Also, a stone's throw from Downtown Grand.
The pizzeria is run by 11-time World Pizza Champ Tony Gemignani. Just that will have us laying out some dough (see what we...) to give it a try.
Drinking / FIVE50 / Aria / Pizza / Beer / Happy Hours / → All Tags
The extensive craft beer menu puts the bar in Pizza Bar, but it's the mysterious Happy Hour that often gets feet in the door. Before we pull back the curtain on this particular Happy Hour, let's talk numbers.
Just One Dish / First Tastes / Aria / FIVE50 / Pizza / Eating / Restaurants / Shawn McClain / Dining / → All Tags
Chef Shawn McClain's newest Aria restaurant, FIVE50 Pizza Bar (his first being Sage), wasn't open long before we dropped in for a first taste. In response, one reader couldn't wait to try the excellent looking pizza with a cold craft beer while another had already visited twice and proclaimed the pizza "really great".
This writer swung by for his first try as part of a separate media invite a couple weeks later. Hailing from the northeast, we've previously professed our preference for New York-style pizza, but like to think we appreciate a good slice regardless of the region that inspired it.
While looking forward to putting another pie maker's creations to the test, we admittedly were skeptical going in of any slice priced at a minimum of $5.50; regardless of which side of the Mississippi it was served, let alone one made next to a sportsbook. But, we do enjoy good pizza and, in Las Vegas, that can be priceless.
First Tastes / Aria / FIVE50 / Pizza / Bars / Drinking / Eating / → All Tags
James Beard award-winning chef Shawn McClain came up aces with his first foray into the Las Vegas culinary scene when he opened the well-received Sage at ARIA in 2010. With a farm-to-table philosophy that features an emphasis on uncomplicated yet enticing flavors amid an elegant and refined atmosphere, McClain's initial venture outside the city of Chicago quickly became a must-visit for hardcore foodies and tourists alike. Success breeds success as the saying goes and, with McClain flourishing in his Las Vegas inauguration, it was only a matter of time before another Sin City opportunity presented itself for the San Diego native.
That opportunity opened to the public on July 4 when FIVE50 Pizza Bar brought the dynamic of a fashionable drinking establishment combined with a delectable yet facile menu to the city's gastronomical landscape.
This is what greeted us on a recent Saturday night around 2:30 a.m. at the "secret" pizza joint at The Cosmopolitan -- a line full of drunk people! (Us included. And, yes, we know, the hidden pizza joint hasn't been a secret from pretty much day one. We're just allowing ourselves a Vegas rant. Want one, too? Send it here.)
Anyhow, even though time supposedly flies when you're having fun/are inebriated, the wait for the Cosmo's pizza goodness felt like an eternity. In (slightly blurred) reality, the wait was about 30 minutes just to get up to the counter and order. The cheesy slices arrived pretty fast after that and we devoured them while walking out of the pizza place and back to our hotel.
Openings / Restaurants / Eating / Dining / McFadden's / Town Square / Aria / FIVE50 / Pizza / Drinking / Bars / Rio Las Vegas / → All Tags
On the Vegas Strip, there's only one thing that most folks want to know these days -- when can we eat? A smorgasbord (sorry, couldn't help it) of new restaurants will arrive before year's end and more and more enquiring minds are asking us if so-and-so will be open by their next Vegas visit.
Dining / Restaurants / 800 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria / Pizza / Eating / Monte Carlo / New York-New York / SLS Las Vegas / → All Tags
A make-it-as-you-order-it concept, the resto hopes to become the "Chipotle of pizza." Right now, long lines are not uncommon at its one and only location in LA, but soon a second and third location will pop up at LAX and in Santa Monica. And, as Restaurant News reports, the Vegas location is expected to launch by New Year's Eve. Or, we should say, it's first Vegas location:
Opening / CityCenter / Aria / Pizza / FIVE50 / Shawn McClain / Sage / → All Tags
Pizza. It's what's for dinner. And, for lunch. And, what the people want.
Already home to Wolfgang Puck Pizzeria and Cucina, CityCenter will serve up a slice of a different kind this spring with FIVE50, a "pizza bar" by acclaimed chef Shawn McClain. If that name sounds familiar, it's because Chef McClain already has a CityCenter resto, Sage.
Pizza / Restaurants / Eating / Dining / Downtown / Downtown Vegas / Fremont Street / Fremont East / Pop Up Pizza / Pizza Rock / Slice / Radio City Pizza / → All Tags
We love pie. We heart downtown. But, can Downtown Vegas handle not just one pizza joint, but
Further down Fremont Street, you'll find long-time pizza joint Piccadilly Circus, a hole-in-the-wall-type parlor as described (and knocked) on Yelp.
Pizza / Cosmopolitan / Plaza / Pop Up Pizza / Eating / Dining / → All Tags
Pizza: It's what's for dinner. And, judging by the recent proliferation of pizza joints in Vegas (here, here, here and, maybe, here) Vegas may want diners to think it's all that is available for meal time. Of the numerous choices to score a slice, two spots in particular continue to get most of the buzz: Cosmopolitan's not-so-secret secret pizza joint and Pop Up Pizza downtown at the Plaza.
While this particular writer had thoroughly enjoyed many slices at both locations, it was only recently we indulged in close enough succession to do a fair comparison. Therefore, we finally present in a head-to-head battle: Cosmopolitan's Secret Pizza versus Plaza's Pop Up Pizza.
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A familiar name is helping heat up those Vegas pizza wars we love to document here at VegasChatter. Grimaldi's, the New York native, brick oven specialists, have just opened their latest Vegas location. And, they are now rivals to themselves.
Go up the escalators at the Palazzo and just next door to Emeril's Table 10 you'll find Grimaldi's sixth location. It's actually across the street from their other Strip restaurant at Fashion Show Mall, but this new joint has a couple of extras we think are worth telling you about.
Planet Hollywood / Pizza / D'Amore's / Planet Dailies / Earl of Sandwich / Eating / Dining / Restaurants / → All Tags
We've stayed at Planet Hollywood a lot over the years. One of the reasons is that Planet Hollywood has some of the best selections of quick, bargain dining. Their coffee shop, Planet Dailies, has pretty average everything. Nothing is ever bad and their bacon and cheese omelet is overstuffed with bacon. Earl of Sandwich may be the best bargain on The Strip. (And, also coming soon to the Palms.) Time doesn't matter. Breakfast, lunch, or late night snack. It's never amazing, but it always does the trick.
When this Vegas Chatterer ventures into the Miracle Mile Shops it's usually to watch the games at Blondies or to snag coffee and WiFi at Coffee Bean. Now we can add D'Amore's Pizza to the list of places to visit when staying, working or meeting people at PH.
D'Amore's Pizza is known for having "healthy" pie. This guy doesn't do healthy food unless it's a steak with little fat like a filet mignon. We didn't even realize that we were eating healthy pizza. It wasn't until after we had our lunch that we found out that each slice is only 4g of fat, 176 calories and 12g of carbs. Pizza for this guy from New York City starts with the sauce and D'Amore's has a great sauce. Next in line to measure pizza is the dough and crust. The D'Amore's slice was thin and crispy, but not too crispy that the slice snapped in half when we folded it. We were happily surprised with how good the pizza was at D'Amore's.