Two new-ish meat palaces have arrived in Las Vegas. Tom Colicchio’s Heritage Steak, the third Las Vegas restaurant and second local steakhouse from the New York-based chef and restaurateur and Top Chef judge, opened August 19 at the Mirage. The 220-seat spot right off the resort’s main lobby is focused on meats prepared over an open flame and is open every day from 5 to 10:30 p.m. Meanwhile in Summerlin, Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que just opened its second local store at the Red Rock Resort, replacing the Cabo Mexican restaurant. It’s open Sunday-Thursday from 11 a.m. until midnight and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. until 1 a.m.
Not enough sizzling beef for you? Smashburger just opened its first Henderson location, at 9460 S. Eastern Ave. #102. The fast-growing burger joint now has seven stores throughout the valley. Another recent addition on Eastern: My Healthy Meal, which offers all-natural, organic, pre-portioned meals, recently opened its second location at 9500 S. Eastern Ave.
Marché Bacchus is planning a wine dinner featuring Napa Valley’s Far Niente and Nickel & Nickel wines for August 29 at 6:30 p.m. Five courses from chef David Middleton paired with award-winning vintages from these sister wineries will run you $115. For reservations, call 804-8008.
Are you planning to eat fried chicken on Labor Day? You should. Raising Cane’s is donating 100 percent of profits on September 2 from all six of its local restaurants to HELP of Southern Nevada, which provides assistance to low-income families, homeless teens and others. It’s a great cause, and some pretty great chicken, too. Find a Cane’s near you at raisingcanes.com.
Embers Grille & Spirits in Boca Park is celebrating its two-year anniversary with an impressive special served over two days, September 11 and 12—guests will receive half off their entire bill. The restaurant will be open from 4 to 11 p.m. that Wednesday and Thursday.
Kumi, Mandalay Bay’s new Japanese restaurant, has already expanded into lunchtime business, offering sushi and sashimi combos, bento boxes and a duo of miso ramen and gyoza. Lunch offerings range from $20 to $28 and are served Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Similarly, the Hard Rock Hotel’s Culinary Dropout has expanded its menu to include bottomless mimosas ($15) during Saturday and Sunday brunch, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
If you love the Chinese food at Wing Lei or the stunning seafood at Bartolotta, better get to Wynn. Both restaurants are closing soon for complete renovations, Wing Lei on October 8 and Bartolotta on November 3. Both are planned to re-open on December 21.