Dining News & Notes: Honey Salt team expands to Tivoli Village

Kim Canteenwalla, Elizabeth Blau and Joe Zanelli of Honey Salt.
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Made.LV, billed as a modern American tavern with comfort food favorites and classic, creative cocktails, is scheduled to open in August at Tivoli Village, in the restaurant space formerly occupied by Ogden’s Hops & Harvest. The new concept comes from the husband-and-wife team of chef Kim Canteenwalla and Elizabeth Blau, creators of nearby neighborhood favorite Honey Salt. And the duo is far from finished building a local restaurant empire on the west side; they’re also planning a steak and seafood house for Downtown Summerlin, the Town Square-like retail complex under construction near Red Rock Resort formerly known as the Shops at Summerlin.

Chef Doug Bell is preparing to open Pot Liquor Contemporary American Smokehouse at Town Square this summer.

Speaking of Town Square, the southern Valley shopping and dining destination will be adding a new eatery in August, too. Pot Liquor CAS is a new American barbecue concept from restaurateur Flip Arbelaez and chef Doug Bell. CAS stands for Contemporary American Smokehouse, and the Pot Liquor name comes from what chefs call the broth in which meat or vegetables have been cooked. Different elements from the country’s traditional barbecue regions will make up the menu, including pig’s feet with pork stuffing, grilled prawns with boudin noir, and fried green tomato salad. The restaurant will be located across from the Green at Town Square, the recently opened natural grass park.

Long-rumored to be headed for Las Vegas, global luxury restaurant brand MR CHOW has finally found a home on the Strip. The Chinese eatery will be replacing Empress Court at Caesars Palace in early 2015. That restaurant space, located above Rao's, overlooks the Garden of the Gods pool area and should be a perfectly fancy home for those who want stylishly dine on hand-pulled noodles and Beijing-style duck.

Mix at TheHotel at Mandalay Bay—soon to become Rivea at Delano Las Vegas—will host a unique pairing dinner and competition at 7:30 p.m. on May 21. Mandalay Bay director of food and beverage and certified cicerone Sarah Johnson will square off against director of wine Harley Carbery, with each choosing a beer and wine, respectively, for each course of chef Bruno Riou’s menu. Guests get to decide which beverage rules the night. Tickets are $125 and reservations can be made online here.

Sage at Aria will partner with Hundred Acre for a wine pairing dinner at 7:30 p.m. on May 24 featuring five courses by chefs Shawn McClain and Richard Camarota plus pairings by Sage sommelier Nick Hetzel, Aria director of wine Kim Wood and Hundred Acre owner and vintner Jayson Woodbridge. Tickets are $225 and reservations can be made by calling 590-8690.

The monthly Sammy’s Social Club returns to Sammy’s Restaurant & Bar in Green Valley with a Glenmorangie Distillery whiskey pairing at 7 p.m. on May 28. The booze comes with a four-course dinner for $65 per person. For reservations, call 567-4000.

MTO Café’s Sunday Night Supper Series is staying strong with a third installment set for 5:30 p.m. on June 1. Dubbed Swine & Wine, it’ll feature chefs Johnny Church (MTO), Rick Moonen (RM Seafood), Sam Marvin (Echo & Rig), Brian Massie (Light Group), Brian Howard (Comme Ça), Megan Romano (Chocolate & Spice), and Vincent Pouessel and Steven Geddes (Charlie Palmer Group). Can you say all-star pop-up? Tickets are $60 and reservations can be made by calling 380-8229.

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