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Quick Bites: Il Fornaio, Sushi Ichiban, Hearthstone and more Vegas food news

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Sparrow + Wolf chef and owner Brian Howard announced his new company this week on social media, Spaghetti on the Wall hospitality group, created with partners Emmanuel Chereque and John Anthony. Howard posted: “We will [be] bringing Las Vegas two new food and beverage brands this year and are assisting multiple clients with menu development and operational needs.” Stay tuned to LasVegasWeekly.com for more info on these projects.

Il Fornaio has reopened inside the New York-New York casino on the Strip. The familiar menu of pasta, pizza, rotisserie chicken and duck, steaks, chops and seafood is available Sunday through Thursday from 11:30 a.m. until 9 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 11:30 a.m. until 10 p.m.

Check out the new menu at Hearthstone.

Check out the new menu at Hearthstone.

Sushi Ichiban is now open Downtown at Fremont and 7th, adjacent to the El Cortez in the former Emergency Arts building. The new Japanese eatery offers all-you-can-eat sushi for $27.95 and an a la carte menu. Signature sushi rolls include the Golden Knight with softshell crab, onion crunch, peanut butter and spicy crab meat, and the Jackpot with shrimp tempura, cucumber, crab, crunchy eel and spicy yum sauce. Ichiban is open Monday through Thursday from 4 until 10 p.m. and Friday through Sunday from noon until 10 p.m.

Jing Las Vegas at Downtown Summerlin has launched a new weekly wine tasting event in the main dining room featuring live music and three featured wines paired with to small plates. Each pairing is priced at $8 so guests can mix and match and this week’s event will also feature the Notorious Pink Wine Series from France. The tastings are set for Tuesdays from 4 until 8 p.m. and reservations are encouraged.

Nearby at the Red Rock Resort’s Hearthstone Kitchen & Cellar, executive chef Lee Davidson is introducing a new menu this week. Among the fresh offerings are spicy curry hummus, Wagyu beef tataki, tuna pizza, yellowfin tuna crudo, roasted tomato soup with a salami and grilled cheddar cheese sandwich, hearts of palm salad in jalapeño vinaigrette, crispy duck with steamed pancakes, striped sea bass with cherry tomatoes and fennel ragout and a hearth-roasted tomahawk porkchop with roasted apples and onions.

Special Olympics Nevada is joining forces with a dozen Jersey Mike’s Subs locations around the Valley for the 11th annual March Month of giving campaign to fund local charities. Customers can make a donation at participating restaurants all month long to the local Special Olympics and Jersey Mike’s “Day of Giving” will donate 100% of the proceeds to the cause on March 31. To find restaurant locations, visit jerseymikes.com.

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