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The 12 Essential Las Vegas Sushi Restaurants, Thomas Keller Returns to Bouchon Bistro, More!

The latest news from Sin City.

Thomas Keller
Thomas Keller
Chelsea McManus

— Craving sushi on your weekend Sin City trip? Here's a list of the 12 essential Las Vegas sushi restaurants, with high-end places like Bar Masa, Blue Ribbon, and Mizumi.

— Here's a dinner for the books. For one night only, Thomas Keller will return to Las Vegas to cook a very special dinner at Bouchon Bistro at The Venetian. The four-course dinner with begin with a canapé reception at 6 p.m. on Monday, August 3. Think dishes like squash blossoms with an anchovy fennel tarte; saumon poêlé, potato-crusted salmon fillet with melted leeks and a Spanish caper emulsion; and navarin d'Agneau, Elysian Fields lamb shoulder stew with summer vegetables. Call 702-414-6251 for reservations.

— Not only is the Wynn renovating SW Steakhouse and handing over Paul Bartolotta to incoming executive chef Mark LoRusso, but now comes word that The Buffet at Wynn is undergoing a $3.6 million upgrade. That's one fancy buffet!

— Want to know the best places to imbibe in Vegas? From the hottest cocktail lounges to the good ol' standbys, here's your list of the best places to drink in Sin City.

— Sugar Factory American Brasserie, once located at Paris hotel, is making its triumphant return to the Las Vegas Strip in the Fashion Show Mall. The massive 19,000 square foot restaurant is pulling out all the stops with its most lavish complex to date. Think a chocolate lounge, confetti cannons, and 36-ounce alcohol-infused smoking candy goblets. Check out the renderings here.