Restaurant Week Starts Today

The always popular for foodies 13th Annual Las Vegas Restaurant Week starts today and runs through June 28th with nearly 200 restaurants taking part including many on the Strip.

During Restaurant Week the restaurants offer fixed price lunches or dinners in the $20 to $80 price range so its a great time to check out new restaurants or restaurants that you might have always wanted to try.

Apart from dining at some of the best restaurants in town for less the event also raises money for a good cause as part of the proceeds go to the Three Square Food Bank; Since the event launched in 2007 the Restaurant Week event proceeds have paid for five million meals for people needing help.

The number of restaurants involved is long so check out the website for all the participating restaurants.

Website: helpoutdineoutlv.org

Fish & Chips Opens Near Strip

Since i moved to the United States from England one thing I have missed is really good fish and chips. The fish and chips I previously reviewed were at Gordon Ramsey’s Fish and Chips located at the Linq Promenade which were really good but its always good to have options.

The latest option is about a mile from the Strip on East Sahara at Commercial Center with a restaurant called Catchers Fish House which i will have check out. The restaurant advertises itself as a foodies fish and chips place which sounds promising. The fish doesn’t sound like the cod in traditional British fish and chips instead they have catfish and red snapper flown in daily which is breaded by hand with a secret recipe.

The restaurant also has other options such as sandwiches, salads, tacos, wings and popcorn shrimp and at present its open 11 am to 11 pm daily.

 

Smith & Wollensky Now Open

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Even though it wasn’t a place i visited often some people have missed the restaurant Smith & Wollensky since it closed its Strip side location next to the Showcase Mall near MGM. The restaurant closed after the Showcase Mall sold for a reported $60 million which included the building that Smith & Wollensky was in.

The new location is further down the Strip at the Venetian with a 450 seat restaurant in the former location of Zeffirino Restaurante which closed in May 2017. It will be interesting to see how the restaurant does in a non Strip side location and if it will be as successful.

Masso Osteria Closing

A restaurant that seemed to have a lot of promise when it opened a year ago Masso Osteria at the Red Rock Resort has announced a May 31st closure date. The restaurant concept was from celebrity chef Scott Conant and, if you are a fan you still have a little time left to visit.

The restaurant space is going back to the properties owner Station Casinos who have plans for the space with a new restaurant concept that they would manage.

Tilted Kilt At Linq

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If you are familiar with Hooter’s then you will kind of have an idea what The Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery is at the Linq on the Strip. If you are not familiar with either the Tilted Kilt has attractive mainly women serve you in tight outfits and pretty good food in a pub like setting. I think many of the guests go for the view and i don’t mean the walls of the pub but i have seem families in there too.

The interior of the pub is themed like a Celtic pub although less dark wood with a more modern Celtic décor with bawdy limericks on the wall. The servers are the Tilted Kilt Girls who wear sexy mini kilts with the company’s own registered plaid pattern and are always friendly.

The food is mainly pub type fair of burgers and fries and is pretty good although in a town with many great burgers I don’t think people are there for the burgers. As the place is pub themed, they do have a good selection of draft as well as bottled beers with special monthly beers and beer cocktails.

Would I go out of my way to eat here the answer is no especially with all the great places to eat in Las Vegas, but the food is fine, and the service is friendly so it would be an option if I was by the Linq.

Location: 3545 Las Vegas Blvd L26, Las Vegas NV 89109

Phone: (702) 826-2100

Mother’s Day At Plaza

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This Sunday is Mother’s Day in the United States and most Las Vegas resorts and restaurants have special menu’s just for Mother’s Day. One such special menu is at Oscar’s Steakhouse in Downtown Las Vegas at the Plaza Hotel & Casino.

The Mother’s Day menu at Oscar’s starts with a heirloom tomato salad- buratta, red wine vinaigrette and basil for $14. The entrée is crispy branzino- arugyla, capers with buree blanc for $49.

If you want to pair an appetizer or side with your meal they are also offering a truffle risotto- parmesan, black tuffle and chive for $15.

On Mother’s Day restaurants get pretty busy so I would recommend reservations as soon as possible and, all prices do not include taxes and fees and of course tips.

Sports Deli Closes

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Carnegie DeliIt’s been a tough time for delis in recent times first with the closure of Canters Deli at the Linq and now comes news that The Sports Deli at the MGM Grand has closed. The Sports Deli may be know to many as the Stage Deli which it was named for 23 years before they changed the name but either way the location is going to become another Starbucks because of the lack of Starbucks in Las Vegas (yes that was sarcastic).

If you still want your deli fix and are craving a huge pastrami sandwich for example, the Carnegie Deli at the Mirage is still open and a good option and well worth a visit. Deli’s in Las Vegas used to be really popular at one time but maybe the younger generation are less interested in huge sandwiches of meat either way the Carnegie Deli at the Mirage seems to get good traffic and hopefully it remains open.

Zippy’s Announces Las Vegas Location

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In what should be good news for a lot of readers of this site Zippy’s the popular Hawaiian restaurant chain has finally announced its first mainland location in Las Vegas at the corner of Badura Avenue and Montessouri Street which is between South Buffalo and South Rainbow. The bad news is that you still have a while to wait to taste their signature dishes as the location is planned to open a year from now and its a shame the location isn’t closer to the tourist area but i’m sure the Zippy’s fans will find a way to visit during their Las Vegas stay.

Zippy’s opened in Hawaii 52 years ago and nows is a chain with 24 locations in Oahu, Maui as well as the Big Island and has a devoted following for its signature chili as well as its Zip Pac bentos, fried chicken, oxtail soup, loco moco, salmin and mahi sandwiches. I’m in Southern California and we have several Hawaiian restaurant chains here and i do like the food so i am looking forward to checking out Zippy’s with its first mainland location.

The Las Vegas location will be a 7,000 square foot restaurant and bakery with a 12,000 square foot commercial kitchen on vacant land purchased by Zippy’s just South of the 215 Beltway and once the location is open the chain plans to have the restaurant open 24 hours a day which is good for a night person like me.

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Diner Opened Today At Linq

Today sees the opening of Maxie’s Diner in the former space of Canter’s Deli located in the Linq promenade next to the High Roller observation wheel. The restaurant has outdoor seating like the former Canters Deli  and is open from 7 am to 10 pm but with a twist they only have a breakfast and lunch menu with no dinner. The menu has food you might expect at a diner with some unusual items such peanut and jelly tacos ($12) which sounds a little strange as well as cotton candy pancakes ($14) although less weird to me i don’t know why is a pepperoni pizza omelet ($14); Other items on the menu include boxed to go breakfasts soup, salads and sandwiches.  The location at the end of the Linq promenade from the Strip is a little tougher as you have to walk past other restaurants and food options although it seems the food is different enough it could do well.

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Hells Kitchen Show Moving To Las Vegas

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Celebrity Chef Gordon Ramsey has announced that his hit FOX television show “Hell’s Kitchen” will move to Las Vegas with the show moving to the Hell’s Kitchen Restaurant which is on the Strip right in front of Caesars Palace. Gordon Ramsey made the announcement at the slightly delayed one year anniversary party of the restaurant during which he said that the 19th and 20th season of the show will be filmed at the restaurant with shooting of the show beginning very soon.

Since opening the January opening last year the Hell’s Kitchen Restaurant has been very popular with the 300 seat restaurant having served over 400,000 guests in a restaurant that is very similar to the sound stage where the current series has been filmed. By filming in the Las Vegas restaurant there will be plenty of people around to fill the restaurant during taping but filming a popular television show Strip side with huge crowds of people in the nearby area could be challenging but im sure it will work out