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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:
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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.
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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.
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Now, we've stayed at plenty of small town hotels that offer delivery menus from local restaurants, but we've never come across this in a casino. Casinos always promote their own on-property restaurants or room service so it's surprising to see this.
To our knowledge, there isn't a Pizza Hut anywhere on site at the Rio. In fact, there isn't even a pizza joint at Rio. That may change, as pizza joints are popping up everywhere in Vegas. The closest Pizza Hut we could find is two miles away and stops delivering at 10 p.m. during a weeknight.
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As recently as two years ago finding a decent slice of pie in Vegas was more difficult than choosing which mob museum to visit. Now, there's more options in both categories than one can shake a pinky ring at. That secret not-so-secret pizza place inside the Cosmopolitan is well known by now. Grimaldi's brick ovens are coming to the Palazzo, any day. And, even the President couldn't avoid ordering a few pies
from a pizzeria whose crust is solid, but we've otherwise hated both times we've been while in town.
Radio City Pizzeria had plans to open a second location at the Plaza last year, going as far as installing a pizza oven. Luckily, those plans fell through
'cause their pie is meh as it opened the door for Pop Up Pizza to move in. Curious if you should pop-in to Pop Up? The short answer is yes. Run there from wherever you are. Pay the $5 Plaza parking fee if you have to -- Pop Up will validate while you bury your face in destination worthy east coast-style pizza.
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Now that our stomachs are a few days removed from Vegas Uncork'd, it's time to determine where to grab our next bite. For those without rock star budgets, we're happy to report there are some new wallet-friendly options and more on the way.
For downtown grub, Zaba's Mexican Grill has finally put away the ladders in preparation for setting the Plaza on fire. This marks Zaba's sixth location, all in Vegas and all locally owned and operated. The mexican grill prepares all its menu items in-house from hand-trimmed and marinated meats to salsas, sauces, guacamole and beans made from scratch daily.
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When we were predicting the ins and outs of dining in Las Vegas for the year ahead, we didn't see anywhere near this many pizzas in our wood-fired ovens. Just as with candy shops and steakhouses, it seems like there can never be enough pizza joints in Vegas now, either.
On a stroll through the
basement lower-level of MGM Grand (the place that used to be called Star Lane but is now evolving to something more.. we'll explore that next week), we discovered a construction wall for Project Pie -- A Kustom Pizzeria. The "k" is theirs. We fear a Kardashian konnection. First pizza, next the world mayorship? Ok, there's probably not a Kardashian angle. (We hope.) A Google found a Foursquare location for another Project Pie in Jersey with the recommendation, "Try the pie yo its bangin' holmes." There's a connection we can dig.
Openings / Slice of Vegas / Mandalay Bay / The Shoppes at Mandalay Place / Pizza / Restaurants / Dining / Eating / → All Tags
We've recently reported on the influx of pizza places coming to The Strip, both real and rumored.
It seemed a good excuse to try out the latest newcomer, Slice of Vegas in The Shoppes at Mandalay Place. It's right next to Burger Bar and two down from Hussong’s Cantina, which has the same parent company. This is a no-fuss pizza restaurant, hoping to catch folks walking between Mandalay Bay and Luxor. And if you just want to buy a slice, they have a counter where you can grab and go.
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Is pizza making a comeback in Las Vegas?
Often a food court afterthought, recent history has brought a pizza place to the Wynn and uncovered a secret pizzeria at the The Cosmopolitan. Grimaldi's brick ovens are now at Fashion Show and Palazzo. Downtown has added thin crust pizzas with more pies potentially on the way. Slice of Vegas just fired up its 11,000-square-foot pizza joint at Mandalay Bay this weekend. (More on that tomorrow.) Even the President has been known to pick up pizzas in the 'burbs while on official business.
Now, two more pizzerias may soon be on the way, these with some recognizable names behind them.