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Sampling new menu items at Lazy Dog’s new Town Square location

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Lazy Dog’s new sesame crusted ahi over cauliflower mash. No, that’s not potato.
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The second Las Vegas location of Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar officially opens today, although the comfortable, casual new eatery at the northwest corner of the Town Square shopping complex has been quietly operating for a few days. Just like the original local spot at Downtown Summerlin, the Town Square dog has a big puppy-friendly patio and an even bigger dining room, matched by an equally accommodating scratch kitchen menu.

Which Lazy Dog lamb dish is for you? The lamb ragu ...

Which Lazy Dog lamb dish is for you? The lamb ragu ...

Lazy Dog has become known for its brunch and happy-hour offerings but you might not realize its menu has been adjusted for the seasons. The recently unveiled fall/winter menu delivers fresh flavors and hearty dishes. The bone-in pork schnitzel is hand-breaded with a crushed pretzel coating and served with red potato and bacon salad, apple cider coleslaw and creamy mustard sauce. A tender bite of schnitzel with a dab of mustard is what October is all about.

A couple of lamb dishes jump off the menu—a slow-braised shank ($19.75) in a red wine-thyme gravy with mashed potatoes and sautéed spinach, and a decadent lamb ragu over fettuccine ($14.95), tender shredded meat with mushrooms, peas and romano cheese with the same red wine sauce and a splash of cream. In other alternative meat choices, the bison meatloaf ($17.25) comes wrapped in bacon with potatoes and crispy onions. It’s as homey as it gets.

... or the slow-braised lamb shank? They're both delicious.

... or the slow-braised lamb shank? They're both delicious.

On the lighter side, sesame crusted ahi tuna ($16.75) is a huge portion of beautiful fish served medium rare on a bed of creamy cauliflower puree with a lovely coconut cream sauce. More Asian flavors find their way into the mix with the chicken curry bowl ($13.95) with spicy carrot slaw.

For dessert, the Simms Family S’more is a ridiculous treat, a must-try combo layering graham crackers, chocolate fudge, peanut butter, brownie and a giant fire-roasted marshmallow. Your fall camping trip will never be this delicious.

Lazy Dog Town Square, 702-941-1920. Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-1 a.m.; Saturday & Sunday, 9 a.m.-1 a.m. Downtown Summerlin, 702-727-4784. Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-midnight; Saturday & Sunday, 10 a.m.-midnight.

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