Quick bites: Las Vegas Pizza Festival, Top Round, Koibito Poké and more Vegas food news

Immediately put this date on your calendar—the Las Vegas Pizza Fest is scheduled to return Nov. 12 to the Industrial Event Space near the Sahara and I-15. The event was put on hiatus during the pandemic, but is now back, thanks to the Las Vegas Pizza Alliance and Greco and Sons. Renowned pizza makers, including Tony Gemignani, John Arena, Vincent Rotolo and many more are expected to return, and tickets go on sale July 4 at vegaspizzafest.com.

celebrity chef David Changit is Meat & Fish Butler and Moon Palace the Palazzo restaurants have closed. Majordomo’s Instagram account posted, “Together with our partners at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas, we have decided to close…. We remain committed to Las Vegas and look forward to sharing information about our future soon. Majordomo opened in late 2019 in the former Carnevino space while the laid-back Moon Palace opened soon after.

Global dinner served in Henderson is currently closed for a refurbishment which is expected to take around six weeks, with a reopening scheduled for mid-July. Restoration orders are still available and can be placed by calling 702-272-0839.

round top opened at Park on the Las Vegas Strip, a Los Angeles-born restaurant known for its slow-roasted beef sandwiches. The new restaurant takes the space of the former Bruxie chicken and waffle spot between New York-New York and Park MGM, and it’s open Sunday through Thursday from noon to 10 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from noon to 11 p.m.

Subway Pizzathe award-winning pizza maker of Chris Decker was selected as one of twelve finalists in the fourth annual Real California Pizza contest, which will conclude with a Facebook Live Bakeoff on June 22. The California Milk Advisory Board has invited professional chefs and accredited cooking students to submit their best pizza recipes in three categories, and finalists will travel to Napa, Calif. for the baking to determine the winning recipe in each category. and a grand prize winner.

Bagelmania by Siegel may seem new at its large restaurant near the Las Vegas Convention Center, but the restaurant celebrates its 33rd anniversary this weekend. The June 12 all-day event will include giveaways, makeup artists, balloon artists, entertainment from a Frank Sinatra impersonator, photo ops with showgirls and a special bagel giveaway.

Atomic liquors turns 70 this month and is planning a weekend of celebrations from June 17-19. Among the offerings at the venerable Fremont Street bar will be $3 PBRs, $5 Bloody Marys, half-price sour beers for Sour Saturday and other drink and food specials.

Social libertine and master mixologist Tony Abou Ganim are teaming up for a whiskey-focused cocktail class, just in time for Father’s Day, at the Mandalay Bay restaurant on June 21. Guests will learn how to use the spirit while making different cocktails while enjoying snacks from the kitchen. Tickets are $75 and available at eventbrite.com.

The next episode of Oscar’s Dinner Series at Oscar’s Steakhouse at the Plaza is scheduled for June 29 at 6 p.m., when our former mayor and mob lawyer will discuss the decidedly unappetizing topic of the bodies found in Lake Mead and other Tony Spilotro-related issues, complete with a three-way meal dishes accompanied by red and white wines and the martini signed Oscar Goodman. Tickets are available at plazahotelcasino.com/dinner-series.

Al Solito Posto at the Tivoli Village offers a new late-night “pastaholics” program, available at the bar only after 9 p.m., with all handmade pasta selections on the menu available at half price with the purchase of any beer, wine, cocktail or non-alcoholic cocktail. To view the menu, visit alsolito.com.

caviar bar at Resorts World has launched Sunday Brunch, available Sundays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Menus include Crab Cake Benedict, Smoked Salmon Tartare with Trout Roe and Yuzu Vinaigrette, Jamon Benedict, and Salmon Burger with Avocado and Fries. Bottomless mimosas and specialty cocktails are also part of the brunch fun.

Koibito Poke is set to open its first Las Vegas location in August at 4870 Blue Diamond Road #150. Concept co-founder and CEO Todd Stottlemyre, a former Major League Baseball pitcher and three-time World Series champion, is a graduate of UNLV. The 1,200 square foot location will feature similar design elements to the four Arizona locations.

Emerald Isle Grid at Emerald Island Casino on Water Street has expanded its menu to include more breakfast specials, Sunday Brunch, Steak House Saturdays, BBQ Wednesdays and more. New late night and early morning specials available from 11:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. include fresh avocado scramble, chili verde burrito and slow smoked brisket taco basket, and new dishes from breakfasts include hot links and smoked eggs and the California omelet. On Wednesday evenings between 4:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m., guests can sample meats from the smoker Ole Hickory Championship, and on Saturdays there are three-course dinner entrees including grilled steaks with soup or salad, vegetables, choice of potatoes and dessert.

Pizzeria Grimaldi Restaurants in the valley are offering new seasonal dishes for the summer, including BBQ Chicken Pizza with Sweet Baby Ray BBQ Sauce, Blueberry or Strawberry Cheesecake, and Strawberry Lemonade Smash Cocktail.

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