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Dining News & Notes: Block 16 announces two new restaurants

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Get ready for more wild wieners from the guys who brought Pink’s Hot Dogs to Las Vegas.

Block 16 Hospitality, the local restaurant powerhouse behind Holsteins, LBS Burger, Pink’s Hot Dogs, the Barrymore and the Venetian’s Public House, will serve up some new eats at the Linq. We already knew partners Anthony Meidenbauer and Billy Richardson were planning to unleash their new pizza and beer concept, Flour & Barley, in the spring of 2014 at the new retail and restaurant walk between the Quad and Flamingo casinos on the Strip. But Block 16 recently announced it will also open Haute Doggery at the Linq, a fun new venue offering hot dog versions of popular burgers from Holsteins. It should be open by the end of the year. Perhaps more interesting, the company also is set to debut the Blind Pig in December at the Panorama Towers, just west of the Strip off Harmon Avenue, a counter-order restaurant serving “chef-driven bites for locals seeking a great breakfast, lunch or dinner spot.” Intriguing, no?

The M Resort is undergoing some dining changes. The space currently occupied by Marinelli’s Italian restaurant will be shuttered and renovated into a new restaurant, planned to open in December, which will be home to the winning chef from the Restaurant Express Food Network show with Robert Irvine. But don’t worry about your pasta; the new Marinelli’s Pasta Bar will open on November 14 where Anthony’s Oyster Bar used to be.

White truffle season has arrived and Ferraro’s is ready to rock your world with a five-course wine-pairing dinner featuring the beloved ingredient on December 15. “Truffles and Nebbiolo—A Perfect Match” is a one-night-only dining event featuring white truffles from Alba, Italy, and Piemonte producer Batasiolo’s wines, including those made from the revered Nebbiolo grape. Tickets are $250, and reservations can be made by calling 364-5300.

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