Quick Bites: Khoury Renovation, Silver State Brewfest, Downtown Grand and More Vegas Food and Drink News
Fine wines and spirits of Khoury closed its beloved space on Eastern Avenue for a summer renovation. The 17-year-old bottle shop and specialty store closed on July 4, but will continue to take curbside and delivery orders until it reopens later this summer with expanded patio space with direct access to food trucks, additional beer and wine coolers, a walk-in wine, increased seating with workstations and more. For build updates, visit facebook.com/Khourysfinewineandspirits.
Nick Jonas and John Varvatos are launching a pop-up tequila bar Tequila Gardens Villa One this week at Harmon Corner on the Las Vegas Strip. The walk-in bar will offer a variety of drinks made with the brand of spirits created by the musician and designer, including the specialty Cantarito, with Villa One tequila, fresh juices of lemon, lime, orange and grapefruit, rock salt and grapefruit soda. The duo plans to open a full-service bar in Las Vegas in the coming year, as well as locations in San Diego, Miami, New York and Los Angeles.
Sparrow + Wolf will again transform into a French brasserie for July 14 on July 14, offering a special menu of classics, live music and special wines during the holidays from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Lyonaisse salad with crispy duck confit; snail and morel mushroom toast with lemon and black truffle; steak and fries with bernaise sauce; Parisian gnocchi; and skate wing with toasted almonds with brown butter, capers and lemon. Reservations can be made by calling 702-790-2147.
Pub 365 at Tuscany Suites & Casino will host its sixth annual Silver State Brewfest July 16 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the resort’s Florentine Ballroom bar and Casino. All-you-can-eat offerings from CraftHaus Brewery, Pigeon Head Brewery, 10 Torr Distilling and Brewing, Revision Brewing, Astronomy Aleworks, Desert Cane Distillery, Bad Beat Brewing, North 5th Brewing Co., Frey Ranch Distillery, Tenaya Creek Brewery and more will be available and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Nevada Craft Brewers Association. Tickets range from $50 to $100 and are available at evenbrite.com and secretburger.com.
The Underground speakeasy and distillery at the Mob Museum received two awards in the 2022 Central Coast Wine and Spirits Competition for its in-house distilled moonshine. He won double gold for his 100-proof Cinn-City Moonshine, flavored with cinnamon and brown sugar, and silver for his Ginger Jake Moonshine, with citrus and ginger notes.
Award-winning cook Danny Lledo of Xiquet and Slate Wine Bar in Washington, DC, will team up with The circus chief executive Dameon Evers for a special seven-course dining experience at the iconic Bellagio restaurant on August 5-6. Reservations are required with seating at 5 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. both nights, with the menu priced at $225 per person with the option of wine pairing for $185. For reservations, call 702-693-8100.
Downtown Grand has announced that it will be opening two local favorites in the coming months, Hot and juicy crayfish in September and Yama Sushi early next year. The new Hot N Juicy spot will be its fifth location in Nevada and 14th nationally, opening next to the Triple George Grill. And Yama will bring its fourth Las Vegas restaurant to the Downtown Casino property on the ground floor.
Osteria Fiorella at Red Rock Resort has unveiled new summer menu items featuring fresh seasonal ingredients. Some of the new dishes: salad of little gems with poached lobster and shrimp; half chicken with grilled broccolini; Sungold tomato pizza with fontina cheese and basil; pumpkin blossoms with battero; corn caramel with marinated blueberries and basil; and tagliatelle with braised pork shank and English peas.
Coffee Zeffer at Sahara Las Vegas has added new items to its breakfast menu including: Lemon Raspberry Pancakes; Grand Marnier French toast with whipped mascarpone and candied orange; steak and eggs with a 12-ounce rib eye, three eggs, fingerling potatoes and toast; and avocado toast with sourdough bread, Green Goddess dressing and togarashi.