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Yummy Carbs! Lazy Dog Cafe Has Rolled Out a New Line of Pizzas

Where: 1725 Festival Plaza Drive [map], 89135
July 24, 2015 at 12:00 PM | by | ()

There’s nothing better than researching to provide VegasChatter readers with informative articles, especially when that research involves eating carbs. This was the case recently when Lazy Dog Café invited us to try their new line of pizzas.

If you’ve never heard of Lazy Dog café, it is a restaurant out of Cali that debuted this spring in Downtown Summerlin. Their menu has everything from burgers, sandwiches and pasta to chimichurri mahi mahi and Thai noodles. They also have an amazing Happy Hour during the week from 3-6pm (and again from 9pm to close, Sunday through Thursday) as well as an amazing Sunday Brunch.

And true to their name, the Lazy Dog Café does allow dogs--on their patio. They even have a dog menu.

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Just One Dish: Asparagus Pizza at Otto Enoteca

May 6, 2015 at 5:00 PM | by | ()

Sometimes, a full restaurant review just won't do. Perhaps, there wasn't time for an A-Z meal. Maybe we just don't want to spoil it all. Or, a dog ate our good pictures. There may still be that one dish worth writing about. A new one, an old one. A newsworthy one or a memorable one (for better or worse). It might be the one dish, or drink, out of the whole experience that gets us to return. Or, stay away.

I’m not usually one for frou frou pizza. Dough, sauce, cheese and a couple of standard toppings and I’m happy. Pizza has gone off the deep end lately as chefs try to one-up each other and put a four-course meal on top of some crust. It turns out a couple of outlandish pizza ingredients aren’t anything to be afraid of.

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Our First Thoughts On Little Tony's At Palace Station

Where: 2411 W. Sahara Ave. [map], 89102
April 29, 2015 at 3:35 PM | by | ()

The Dillinger in all its massive glory.

If you’re a Pizza Rock fan, you now have another place to enjoy Tony Gemignani’s delicious creations: Little Tony’s at Palace Station. Several of his classics like the popular Cal Italia and the ginormous Dillinger have made the move, but the menu also offers a lot more like specialty pasta dishes not seen at his other two restaurants in downtown and at Green Valley Ranch.

The design elements are more like Tony’s San Francisco restaurants. There’s no giant semi truck in this location, sigh. Comfy leather booths and red brick give an old school pizzeria charm. New to this location are also the cast iron pizzas plus several pizzas not available in his other Nevada restaurants.

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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 | ()

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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Off Strip Dining: Grinder's Pizza Lounge

Where: 5625 S. Rainbow Blvd. Ste. E [map], 89118
September 17, 2014 at 8:26 PM | by | ()

This writer has unknowingly been following John Anthony’s meat across Las Vegas. As inappropriate as that sounds, it’s the truth. The restaurant manager and now chef has had a hand in some of my favorite dishes during his time in various managerial positions at Vegas venues like Cathouse (now shuttered at Luxor), Comme Ca at Cosmo, and most recently, Bagatelle at Trop, may it rest in peace. While it was clear from the beginning Bagatelle didn’t have any more of a chance to survive long term than its predecessor Nikki Beach, I sure wanted it to because the venue was beautiful and the food was really solid. Bagatelle’s beef tartare was my favorite preparation of the dish I’ve ever had. A beautifully salty and flavorful beef mixed with a rich aoli… but alas, it is no more.

When a foodie friend of mine suggested we try the new Grinder’s Pizza Lounge on Russell and Rainbow, I was game as I had driven by the new southwest restaurant and was already eager to try it. Once I opened the door and saw a familiar face, I realized Grinder’s was John Anthony’s new place.

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CPK Wants You To Dig Into Its New Happy Hour At Mirage

Where: 3400 Las Vegas Boulevard South [map], 89109
April 24, 2014 at 12:31 PM | by | ()

California Pizza Kitchen -- which has been at The Mirage since forever -- has a new happy hour special that might actually put a smile on your face.

CPK is now knocking 50% off all its pizzas and domestic beer (16 oz. draft) Monday through Friday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Pizzas normally begin at $15. You can view a full menu here.

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Chewing Over Our Dinner At Flour & Barley

Where: 3545 Las Vegas Boulevard [map], 89109
April 2, 2014 at 3:36 PM | by | ()

It wasn't long ago that finding a decent slice of pie on the Las Vegas Strip was considered one of the city's greatest food challenges. Fast forward to today's pizza landscape and, between the Strip and downtown, pie shops are getting as ubiquitous as burger joints. Flour and Barley at the Linq is the latest entry to throw their sauce into the ring. That is until this Friday, when Monte Carlo fires up their ovens to 800 Degrees.

Flour and Barley offers indoor dining under the Brooklyn Bowl, outdoor dining in the shadow of the High Roller and a takeout window to create your own view on the run. The takeout experience, by design, is a different one from dining in. Not just due to the obvious, but also due to the separate food and drink menus. Slices to go outside, full pies inside. Frozen cocktails to go outside, crafted cocktails inside. We'll step back up to the takeout window later, but first let's take a look at the restaurant itself.

THE LOOK:

While not all immediately apparent, there is a lot of interesting detail that's been injected into the dining atmosphere. The brick oven and exposed brick walls are likely the first aspects that will stand out. Then, maybe the four flat screen TVs; two in the restaurant, two over the bar. Eventually, diners' eyes will wander to a back wall covered in blue-bricked advertising. Turns out this is a nod to an old-school Las Vegas business once run by one of the owner's families. Look for the Fremont Street address and the company's original phone number. On a nearby wall is an American flag made from baseballs and bats.

Looking up, the theme all starts to come together. Are those metal bleachers? Indeed, they are. While providing an immediate industrial warehouse feel in a brand new space, the intent is to have diners feel as if they're under the bleachers of an old stadium. Think grabbing beers under the bleachers of Fenway Park.

Even the chairs dotting the bar have a purpose. Or, in fact, have been re-purposed. Each was made from a 55-gallon drum and bear logos such as John Deere and race car oils. Outside, red chairs get their inspiration from recycled Coke bottles. Back inside, bench seating is a brown leather courtesy of recycled baseball gloves.

THE MENU

The Flour focus of the menu is divided into:
· Appetizers ($8.50 for garlic cheese bread to $17 for an antipasti board)
· Salads ($12-$13.50)
· Entrees ($17 for the F&B Burger to $39 for Veal Milanesa)
· Pizzas, red or white sauce ($18.50 to $25 $14.50 to $21)

The Barley side of the menu offers large-format bottles broken down by ciders, pale ales, strong ales, IPAs, lagers and the like. Draft beers include a Firestone Walker Pale ($12), Big Sky Moose Drool ($9), Ballas Point Sculpin ($14) and Guinness ($9.50). Cask beer is also rotated daily and sells for $10 a glass. There are Italian imports priced from $9 to $14.

A cocktail menu is available with about a dozen drinks like "Margheritas," Negroni Bianco and Bellinis, all for $12. The house cocktail The Godfather is made of St. George Breaking & Entering Bourbon and Amaretto for $15. For groups willing to share (or the really thirsty), pitchers and bowls of sangria and punches are available for $40 to $46. Homemade Cellos can be found here, too: an ounce of citrus, watermelon or pomegranate for $8.

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Something New's Cooking At The Linq

March 18, 2014 at 6:06 PM | by | ()

The Strip may have pizza joints everywhere you go, but the newest pizzeria has something the rest don't -- a view of the world's still not open yet tallest observation wheel from its outdoor patio.

Flour & Barley, another eatery by Block 16 Hospitality, is now open at The Linq bumping The Blind Pig as the brand's newest of the new.

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Social Life Pizza Now Part Of The Vegas Scene

Where: 3377 Las Vegas Boulevard [map], 89109
February 26, 2014 at 5:39 PM | by | ()

A new name in fast-casual pizza has fired up its first Nevada locale inside the Grand Canal Shoppes.

Social Life Pizza opened its first eatery in San Diego on September 19, 2013. Now, it's a chain of two after its debut at the Venetian/Palazzo earlier this week.

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There's A New Pin Up In Town

Where: 3667 Las Vegas Boulevard South [map], 89109
January 13, 2014 at 5:38 PM | by | ()

There's a rockabilly barbershop in Vegas so why not a rockabilly pizza joint?

VegasChatter Twitter friend @BruceNV tweeted us about the arrival of Pin Up Pizza to Planet Hollywood last Thursday and was one of the first to try a slice:

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Pizza Rock Sets Opening Date

October 11, 2013 at 7:53 PM | by | ()

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.

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The 411 Behind FIVE50's Happy Hour

July 25, 2013 at 2:32 PM | by | ()

Now that our first and second tastes of FIVE50 Pizza Bar at Aria are done and documented it's time to shed some light on perhaps the most important feature of the restaurant itself.

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.

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