The Morton Group’s Downtown cantina, La Comida, is set to reopen on March 4 after closing several months ago in response to COVID mandates. “We feel like the timing is right for us to reopen our doors, get our people back to work and bring the good times back to La Comida,” says founder Michael Morton. Expect an updated menu from chef Mario Garcia and the return of favorite fresh fruit margaritas and cocktails. La Comida will operate Tuesday through Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday from noon to midnight and Sunday from noon to 10 p.m.
Station Casinos is converting its Grand Café restaurants at Red Rock Resort and Green Valley Ranch Resort into Lucky Penny restaurants, and at Boulder Station, Santa Fe Station and Sunset Station properties into Brass Fork restaurants. The Lucky Penny concept originated at the Palms and will make its debut at the Summerlin and Henderson properties this week on February 24. Later in the spring, Brass Fork, which originated at Palace Station, will launch at the company’s other neighborhood casinos. Director of Culinary Operations Joseph Kudrak created the menus for the revamped comfort food cafés in collaboration with property teams.
The M Resort is set to open its Raiders Tavern & Grill, the first official Las Vegas Raiders-themed restaurant, in the coming weeks, featuring more than 3,400 square feet of dining space, two bars and plenty of Raiders memorabilia and merchandise. It will also offer more than 45 hi-def TV screens, and fans will be able to commemorate the opening with special-edition Raiders-M Resort Mychoice players cards for a limited time. For more information, visit themresort.com.
Food Network personality Beau MacMillan will be the culinary director of the upcoming Money, Baby! sports bar and entertainment venue at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas. The host of Worst Cooks in America and judge on Guy Fieri’s Guy’s Grocery Games is an ideal match for the new concept, according to Clive Collective co-founder Justin Massei: “Chef Beau’s contagious personality and passion for creating dynamic food make him a perfect fit for Money, Baby! His cuisine and eye for providing excellent guest service, combined with the sports viewing and betting, nightlife and interactive games will make the experience truly unique.” The venue is expected to open in mid-spring with the new resort debuting on March 25.
Los Angeles fave Randy’s Donuts is planning a big expansion into Las Vegas with the first of seven stores set to open later this year. The company has purchased a former Mexican restaurant at 2170 South Rainbow Boulevard and vacant land at Blue Diamond and Cameron and plans to open stores at both locations by next winter. “Las Vegas has grown to being known for more than its gaming industry and we … feel right at home joining its incredible food scene serving our beloved donuts,” says owner Mark Kelegian.
Bazaar Meat by José Andrés has named Candace Ochoa executive chef. Ochoa has been with Andrés’ Think Food Group for 10 years and is the only executive chef to have worked at all of the company’s Bazaar locations. Ochoa will develop seasonal menus throughout the year as well as special menus to complement to additions to the Sahara, including Magic Mike Live Las Vegas, set to open in March.
PT’s Taverns has upgraded its Vegas Golden Knights game-day takeout offerings with the Hat Trick Party Box, which includes crispy mozzarella sticks, boneless and classic chicken wings, pretzel bites, potstickers, French fries and dipping sauces for $55 at all 64 locations throughout the Vegas Valley. Dine-in options during games include beer buckets of five drinks for $20, personal pizzas for $6 and Nathan’s hot dogs for $3. A list of all open taverns can be found at ptstaverns.com.