WESTSIDE — Alex Stratta is ready to make a comeback, first announcing his Italian steakhouse coming to the Gramercy. Now he’s going Italian with a tapas restaurant, planned to debut at Tivoli Village in December.
ALL NET RESORT — What’s this, you say? An arena, a shopping district and a 44-story hotel that broke ground between SLS Las Vegas and the Riviera. While that indeed be crazy talk, restaurants, a 22,000-seat arena with a retractable roof and spa areas in each suite are all part of the $1.4 billion project.
CALIFORNIA INVASION — A preponderance of California-based restaurants are either heading to Vegas or already open. First, Baby’s Badass Burgers brought its food truck to Vegas replete with Bombshell Burgers. Border Grill opens its second location in Vegas, right inside the Forum Shops at Caesars. Manhattan Beach’s Pancho’s is rumored to be going in Downtown Summerlin, the new mall, while Wonderland Bakery out of Newport Beach plans to open there in December. Finally, White Rabbit lands a bricks-and-mortar home in Chinatown, with Fluff Ice as a co-tenant.
HALLOWEEN — In Vegas for Halloween? Here’s a look at 28 things you can do to eat and drink your way through the holiday.
TV LAND — Late Nite Chef Fight is set to debut on the FYI Network next month with Vegas chefs competing on food trucks in eight one-hour episodes. The show is based on the Back of the House Brawl that featured chefs doing pretty much the same thing except not on TV.