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Dining News & Notes: Mundo closes, MGM adds new chefs

Hopefully we haven’t had our last chipotle shrimp taco at Mundo.

Mundo, the trendy World Market Center Mexican restaurant that opened in 2010 and somehow hung on for two years before the Smith Center opened and delivered a steady stream of pre-show Downtown diners, closed on December 4. According to its Twitter account, there are plans for a new location.

MGM Resorts’ newest hotel, MGM National Harbor, set to open next year in Maryland, will have restaurants from celebrity chefs new to the MGM family—José Andrés, Marcus Samuelsson and Bryan and Michael Voltaggio. Could these stars be expanding with Vegas restaurants at MGM properties? Perhaps.

A special four-course, $45 winter tasting menu is available at Palazzo's Morels French Steakhouse & Bistro through December 22. Dishes to choose from include beef tenderloin tartare, Snake River Farms American Kobe beef sliders, roasted beet salad with crispy goat cheese, pan-seared Scottish salmon, coconut panna cotta and many more.

Ron’s Steakhouse at Arizona Charlie’s—call it the other local steakhouse named after a former Las Vegas mayor, hotel-casino general manager Ron Lurie—is celebrating its fifth anniversary with $5 specials available through December 24. Ron’s is serving up deal-icious steamed clams in white wine and garlic, escargot with puff pastry, stuffed mushrooms with spicy sausage and mozzarella and more.

The Suncoast has transformed its oyster bar operation into Briggs Oyster Co., a bistro with an exhibition kitchen and a menu of favorites like pan roasts, steaks, sushi and crab-corn chowder.

Made L.V. matches a special menu with beers from Sierra Nevada Brewing Company on December 15 at 6:30 p.m. Dishes from chef Ben Halley include fried cheese curds, pork belly with celery root and a venison roast with whipped potatoes and beer-battered onion rings. Tickets are $49 and can be purchased at made-lv.com.

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