Dave Middleton and Daniel Boulud at DB Brasserie [Photo: Bill Milne]
VENETIAN — French chef Daniel Boulud chats about the first two months of DB Brasserie, his newest elegant space that incorporates flavors from across his restaurant empire. Some gems include: "My biggest contrasting weekend I ever had there were three conventions in town. You had everything from the cowboy to the porn girl to the tech guy." And then his philosophy on building a menu: "When I do a menu I always think of what the lady will eat. You can always feed the guy."
ALL OVER — Anyone heading to the Electric Daisy Carnival this weekend should have brunch on their minds. The newest brunch map includes two newbies: the Saturday and Sunday brunches at Brooklyn Bowl, where you can bowl while you brunch, and the return of the decadent, over-the-top Sterling Brunch, now served at BLT Steak at Bally's Las Vegas.
THE CROMWELL — Speaking of EDC, Victor Drai's after-hours club returns to Vegas this weekend with an EDM lineup that takes revelers into the wee hours of the morning. Read: 8 a.m.
SLS LAS VEGAS — SBE's first casino ever has a new opening date a week earlier than originally anticipated. Start booking rooms there on Aug. 23. Of course, you probably have to wait a week to try the restaurants there, including Bazaar Meats by José Andrés, his Ku Noodles, Cleo, Katsuya and The Griddle Cafe.
THE LINQ — The newest tenant in the outdoor entertainment complex on the Strip? Beard Papa's, dubbed the "World's Best Cream Puffs." Find them baked and filled at the new F.A.M.E., an Asian night market that features noodles, fried rice and more as well as a permanent home for Fukuburger.
WESTSIDE — You might remember Alex Stratta from his brief stint with Scarpetta in Los Angeles, but in Vegas, he's really known as the chef behind his two stellar restaurants, Alex and Stratta that closed at Wynn Las Vegas. Now rumors point to him opening an Italian-influenced steakhouse at The Gramercy, a long-mothballed and now revived project on the west side of town.
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