In this weekly update, food and beverage reporter Bob Barnes fills us in on noteworthy restaurant openings and closings, special dining news and events and culinary news about delicious bites worth knowing about.
Upcoming Dining News And Excellent Bites Around Las Vegas
Chef Matthew Meyer’s 138° will host an Oktoberfest five-course prix-fixe dinner featuring beers from the local CraftHaus Brewery.
The pairings are Pretzel Wall with beer cheese and mustard paired with CraftHaus Rebel Spirit Golden Ale (4 oz pour), Lamb Currywurst matched with CraftHaus Czech Plz Pilsner (4 oz pour), Mussels with Bacon paired with CraftHaus For Keeps Bière de Garde Farmhouse Ale (4 oz pour), Pork Schnitzel with spaetzle and red cabbage matched with CraftHaus Hausfest Märzen (6 oz pour) and Sweet Pretzel with stout ice cream, caramel and spent grain granola paired with CraftHaus Belgard Coffee Stout (4 oz pour).
Fergusons Downtown, the historic old motel at Fremont and 10th that has been transformed into a city block of local shops, music, and restaurants, will invite wine fans to sip, savor, and stroll in an all-you-can-drink experience while listening to live music. Called Natty Wine Walk and held from 5 to 8 p.m., a limited number of pre-sale tickets are priced at $30 (plus fees) and can be purchased here.
Laguna Pool House & Kitchen
The Laguna Pool House & Kitchen on the 6th floor of Palms Place is continuing to bring a Polynesian vibe to the restaurant with its “Pool House Social Club,” a chef pop-up hosted every third Thursday of the month from 7 to 10 p.m.
This month’s rendition will feature Las Vegas native and chef extraordinaire James Trees, chef/owner of Esther’s Kitchen and Al Solito Posto. While everyone knows Chef James excels at cooking Italian, early in his career he cooked at a but critically praised restaurant in Los Angeles called The Hutchinson, which specialized in Indonesian fare. Chef’s pu pu platter for the evening, priced at $60 for two people, will include Chicken Satays, Shrimp En Brik, Mushroom Eggrolls, Pork Spare Ribs and Green Curry Chicken Wings served with peanut sauce, mint coriander sauce and yuzu kosho aioli.
There will also be two additional dishes by Chef James available: Nasi Goreng with Indonesian fried rice, prawns, chicken and sunny side egg; and Rendang Short Rib with coconut rice, Indo curry and charred bok choy. The guest mixologist will be Jonah Gibbs from Esther’s Kitchen, who will create three specialty Tiki cocktails for the evening. To reserve, click here.
Culinary News and Delicious Bites Around Las Vegas
Siegel’s Bagelmania Offering Platters for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur
Las Vegas’ iconic Jewish delicatessen Siegel’s Bagelmania is offering catering options for the upcoming Jewish holidays in September, including a traditional family dinner menu for Rosh Hashanah and a variety of platters and side dishes for Yom Kippur.
For Rosh Hashanah, a catered family dinner that feeds eight to 10 people is priced at $295.95 and features traditional Jewish dishes and sides of matzo ball soup, holiday brisket with gravy, roasted chicken, choice of chopped liver or noodle kugel, potato latkes with cherry apple sauce, roasted carrots, large round challah either plain or raisin, and choice of honey cake or black and white cookies. Individual dinners are also available for $32.95 with a choice of matzo ball soup, chopped liver or noodle kugel as a starter and either holiday brisket with gravy or roasted chicken as an entrée. Individual dinners come with one potato latke, roasted carrots, two slices of challah, and a black & white cookie.
All orders must be preordered at bagelmanialv.com/rosh-hashanah and can be picked up Sept 14 and Sept 16 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Items will be chilled and come with detailed reheating instructions. There are also various platters available for Yom Kippur, which can be viewed at bagelmanialv.com/yom-kippur.
Ultimate Tailgate Package at Proper Eats Food Hall
Starting Sept 10, Proper Eats Food Hall inside ARIA Resort & Casino will offer The Ultimate Tailgate package every Sunday throughout football season.
Priced at $55 per person, it includes unlimited eats of select menu items at Lola’s Burgers, Wexler’s Deli, Seoul Bird, Egghead, Pizzaoki, Shalom Y’all, Laughing Buddha and Easy’s Donuts. The package is available only to guests seated in the Proper Bar area, food orders will be taken in increments of two, guests will be limited to three hours, and everyone at the same table must participate in the offer. All beverages are sold separately. Proper Bar offers more than 20 seats at the bar, plus high tops and comfortable booths. HDTVs surround the bar and lounge, offering prime sports viewing from every seat.
New Restaurant Opening
Corner Bar Management has added Meatball Hero, a new late-night food truck, to its portfolio of bars, restaurants and nightclubs in Fremont East. The gastro-truck is set in a swanky, renovated 1954 International Silverdome trailer framed by potted palms and foliage and is situated next to Park on Fremont at 506 E. Fremont. Chef Daniel Arias of La Mona Rosa (another Corner Bar concept downtown) created the menu, which features hearty, freshly made Italian-inspired sandwiches.
The menu includes The Hero—three savory meatballs, provolone, mozzarella, basil garlic sauce and parmesan cheese; Great Balls of Fire—three spicy meatballs topped with ricotta cheese, garlic basil sauce and Calabrian chiles; Impossible Italiano—vegan Impossible meatballs, Di Napoli tomato sauce, vegan mozzarella and roasted garlic basil sauce; Mini Hero—meatball slider covered in Di Napoli San Mazano tomato sauce, provolone, mozzarella, Parmesan and roasted garlic and basil sauce; and the Ballin’—three savory meatballs topped with creamy burrata cheese and pesto.
All sandwiches are $12 and a single slider is $5. Beverages including lemon, orange and blood orange San Pellegrino, Mexican Coke and water are $4. Guests can utilize Meatball Hero’s outdoor seating, or with a beer or cocktails inside Park on Fremont.
Hours are 7 to 11 p.m. on Thursdays and Sundays, and 9 p.m.-2 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.