Two longtime local mainstays are expanding their operations.
M&M Soul Food Cafe, likely Las Vegas’ favorite place for Southern and soul food since 2006, opened a second location January 1 at 2211 S. Las Vegas Blvd., in the shadow of the Stratosphere. The new spot is larger than the original on West Charleston, which isn’t going anywhere.
Downtown’s Main Street Mexican stalwart Casa Don Juan is planning to grow with a second restaurant near Summerlin, at 1780 N. Buffalo Drive. Northwesterners should be able to get their carnitas-and-margaritas fix in February.
Meanwhile on the Strip, another casual Mexican eatery is celebrating five festive years. Hussong’s Cantina at the Shoppes at Mandalay Place—the first U.S. outpost of the oldest cantina in Mexico—is celebrating by serving up $5 buckets of Tecate and a $25 birthday margarita loaded with five shots of Sauza Blue Reposado, vanilla cake batter, strawberry syrup, whipped cream and sprinkles in a souvenir chalice. There are new menu items, too, but it’s tough to top a hybrid birthday-cake margarita, right?