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NOW You Know Why Every Restaurant in Vegas Wants to be a Steakhouse

ELV note: One of our “friends in food” (and high finance) forwarded this tidbit to us from the quarterly SEC reporting of a publicly traded company. Read it closely (preferably with a real estate attorney/accountant by your side) and you’ll get a feel for just how much $$$ these food factories rake in on a monthly basis. FYI: the “third party” mentioned in the first sentence is The Cosmopolitan Hotel and Casino:

“In January 2010, STK Vegas entered into a management agreement with a third party for a term of 10 years, with two five-year option periods. Continue reading

It’s Restaurant Week 2014!

Be there or be Three Square!

ELV’s Top Picks for Restaurant Week:

1) Eiffel Tower Restaurant – $30.14 Lunch

2) Buddy V’s – $20.14 Lunch; $30.14 Dinner

3) Delmonico – $30.14 Lunch

4) MOzen Bistro – $30.14 Lunch; $40.14 Dinner

5) Morel’s Steakhouse & Bistro - $20.14 Breakfast; $30.14 Lunch; $50.14 Dinner

Other denoted notables for delicious deals and dynamite dining:

Table 10


Poppy Den

Empress Court


Honey Salt

Lawry’s The Prime Rib

Rick Moonen’s Rm Seafood

Todd’s Unique

Verandah – Four Seasons Hotel

Stewart+Ogden – The Grand Hotel Downtown

Mesa Grill

Hank’s Fine Steaks and Martinis at Green Valley Ranch Resort

Culinary Dropout

Bar + Bistro

This Just In: VALENTINO Leaving Venetian

Eating Las Vegas has learned that, after 13 years and numerous accolades, Piero Selvaggio’s Valentino will be departing the Venetian Hotel and Casino in June.

Both sides describe the parting as amicable, and we have it on good authority that Selvaggio is actively seeking another home for an authentic trattoria concept in Las Vegas.

The Venetian remains mum on whatever concept will be replacing this pasta, wine and northern Italian palace, but our sources, who may or may not be reliable, have given us  information, which may or may not be true, that a famous French chef, who may or may not be named Daniel Boulud, will be taking over the space later this year.

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