Hops & Harvest, we hardly knew ye.
A scant seven months after opening his latest restaurant in Tivoli Village, award-winning chef Bradley Ogden has left Las Vegas for the second time. Of course, his first departure came after a decade-long run with his eponymous Caesars Palace location—a wee bit longer than this stay.
The restaurant, which Bradley opened with his son Bryan, had 180 seats, 18 taps and a menu of creative beer cocktails and upscale comfort food. I loved the new joint's burger; it was practically as good as his original Bradley Ogden Burger at Caesars Palace. The macaroni and cheese was wildly addictive, and the spicy BBQ pork belly was a finalist for my Best Bites of 2013 list—until his restaurant unceremoniously shut its doors this weekend.
What will happen next with the space remains to be seen. Bottles & Burgers preceded Hops & Harvest and lasted almost a year in the same space—who would’ve expected B&B to outlast H&H?!—so the spot has already taken on the dreaded “cursed” label. One can only hope other recent Tivoli newcomers such as Echo & Rig and Poppy Den sustain a longer life than H&H, as the mall was just beginning to develop a bit of culinary cred.