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Dining News & Notes: New versions of Blue Ribbon and Andre’s on the way

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Brothers Bruce and Eric Bromberg opened the Las Vegas version of Blue Ribbon at the Cosmopolitan in 2010.

Eric and Bruce Bromberg will unveil a new Blue Ribbon restaurant inspired by their original New York City brasserie in the spring at the Cosmopolitan, where they’ve operated a sushi and grill-focused eatery since the resort opened in 2010. “We’re excited to continue our tenure at the Cosmopolitan by mixing things up and introducing our classic American restaurant concept to Las Vegas locals and guests,” said Bruce Bromberg in a statement. Expect a raw bar, fried oysters, steak tartare and their famous fried chicken, among other comforting dishes. Nearby on Cosmo’s third floor, new sushi spot Zuma will open in early 2017.

Andre’s Bistro & Bar is set to open in early 2017 in the southwest Valley space previously occupied by DW Bistro, becoming the next evolution of chef Andre Rochat’s French restaurant that originally opened Downtown in 1980 and recently closed at Monte Carlo on the Strip to make way for that resort’s massive renovations. The new project will be the first under the new Stacked Hospitality banner, which will continue to operate Alizé at the Palms. Scott Sampson will be executive chef at the new Andre’s, at 6115 S. Fort Apache Road.

Fukuburger is set to expand from Chinatown with its second local restaurant in a new building at the corner of Buffalo and Warm Springs. The local burger favorite hopes to serve up its specialties by mid-2017, and its neighbor will be the first brick-and-mortar location for popular LA food truck Jogasaki Sushi Burrito.

Planning to see Stevie Nicks and the Pretenders at the December 17 opening of Park Theater at Monte Carlo? Consider pregaming at D.Vino at Monte Carlo, where specialty cocktails the Blue Denim (Blue Curacao, Cointreau and Prosecco) and the Night Bird (passion fruit, vodka, Midori, Chambord and pineapple) await. Next door at Dragon Noodle, there’s a special spicy Ocean Roll with spicy crab and tuna and jalapeño, and if you mention Steve Nicks, there’s a free bottle of Itami Onigoroshi Demon Slayer Hyogo sake for you.

Chef Vic Vegas will celebrate the grand opening of his new 7 Sinful Subs sandwich shop across from UNLV at 4632 Maryland Parkway on December 17 from noon to 4 p.m. with free mini-sandwiches, eating contests, demonstrations and a food drive to benefit St. Jude’s Ranch.

Longtime local chef Jean Paul Labadie has returned to Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House at MGM Grand and unveiled a new four-course winter tasting menu ($55). Dish options include Hamachi lettuce wraps, Creole-boiled shrimp cocktail, pan-fried rainbow trout and Emeril’s sweet barbecued organic Scottish salmon with Andouille pork sausage.

Hexx Chocolate & Confexxions, adjacent to Hexx Kitchen & Bar at Paris Las Vegas, was recently Kosher certified, just in time for Hanukkah. Hexx sells chocolates made from cacao beans from Tanzania, Peru, Venezuela, Madagascar, Ecuador and the Dominican Republic.

The lounge at Oscar’s Steakhouse at the Plaza launched a new locals night on Wednesdays with happy hour pricing all night long and 50 percent off all bottles of wine and Champagne. Happy hour occurs every day from 4 to 7 p.m. with half-off all beers, glasses of house wine and well drinks, and that offer extends all night on Wednesdays.

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