Quick Bites: Executive Chef Mike Minor Leaves Las Vegas with More Food News

Ellis Island’s vacation nog is back.

One of the city’s most popular chefs moves to San Diego. Long time Border Grill chief Executive Officer Mike Minor packs it up and travels to California after a stellar career in the kitchens of some of the city’s most popular restaurants (including the original Hard Rock Cafe in Las Vegas and the Z’Tejas Grill on Paradise Road) ; Become the trusted leader at Susan Fenigerand Mary Sue MillkenThe legendary Mexican restaurant, Mandalay Bay; Break out on your own with a one-of-a-kind barbecue hybrid kitchen served by his Truck U BBQ Food Truck. and open Lorraine Garcia‘s acclaimed Latin American restaurant Chica at Venetian before returning to Border Grill in recent years. “We’ve always wanted to live in San Diego, so I’m going,” Minor said of moving with Ms. Natalia. His last day at the Border Grill is December 30th, and his last hurray is planning a pop-up dinner at a local location.

The White Truffle Festival returns to Eataly Las Vegas until 22 November with imported Urbani truffles from Urbani in seasonal dishes such as homemade pasta and gourmet pizza from La Pizza E La Pasta and the Cucina del Mercato outlets, as well as new specialties at the chef’s table every weekend. In addition, customers are invited to Eataly to stock up on their favorite Italian wines during a two-day sale on November 21 and 22 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Customers receive a 40% discount on the purchase of six or more bottles. Visit eataly.com/lasvegas for more information.

Ellis Island Casino and Brewery‘s Holiday Nog is back for a limited time and can be bought by the glass ($ 7) or bottle ($ 35) until it sells out. The brewery is producing 5,000 bottles of the milk-based holiday drink this year. In the 18th year, the generations-old recipe was sold to the public in Las Vegas. It’s located on Ellis Island, at the Mount Charleston Lodge, or in any Village Pub in the entire valley.

Kona Grill Now serves a new weekend brunch every Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. with bottomless mimosas in seven flavors ($ 19), the Daybreak Sandwich in a Spam can, Kona Loco with a fried Spam and beef patty, and a spicy lobster avocado -Toast and more.

Get your spam over at Kona Grill brunch.

Get your spam over at Kona Grill brunch.

Siegel’s Bagelmania has opened a new location at McCarran International Airport in Terminal 1, which is open daily. The 30-year-old local deli, now owned by Stephen Siegel, is still planning to move its existing Twain Avenue store to a 10,000-square-foot flagship location on Convention Center Drive, while also planning additional local stores.

Founder’s coffee will open a second location in Henderson on November 18, a new drive-through, take-out, delivery and socially distant dinner store on St. Rose Parkway and Amigo Street. The all-day menu includes avocado toast, the breakfast waffle with egg, bacon, cheese and maple butter, quiches, breakfast bowls and much more. The new location is open daily from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The Sand Dollar Lounge will turn into a pop-up bar in the winter wonderland for six weeks this Christmas season from November 23rd. The bar with live music, craft cocktails and pizza becomes Miracle on Spring Mountain, the exclusive place in Las Vegas Miracle Bar Popupthrough New Years Eve. The entire drinks menu will be switched to a vacation-themed Miracle Bar menu, served in special mugs and glassware available for purchase.

The opening TAG Global Spirits Awards, created by a renowned mixologist Tony Abou-Ganim will take place in Mandalay Bay from October 27th to 30th, 2021 together with David Grapshi and Julio Bermejo. The four-day experience will be judged by a number of international experts from four continents who will crown the best Grand Finale winners in their class. The event will also include educational seminars, cocktail nights at various Vegas restaurants and the Pink Tie Gala to raise funds and raise awareness for the Helen David Relief Fund. Please visit tagspiritsawards.com for more information.

Award-winning Las Vegas mixologist Mariena Mercer Boarini launched the first product from its cocktail advisory and branding agency Wanderlush. Electradust is a “taste and sensation enhancer” derived from the alkaloid “Buzz Button”, which is native to flowers in South America and is known in Vegas for its use in the best-selling Verbena cocktail at the Cosmopolitan. The substance creates a tingling sensation and numbness that can now be used in the powder form that Mercer Boarini created and patented, flavored with citrus and spices and ideal as a side dish or for rimming and mixing. Please visit electradust.com for more information.

Season 19 of Hell kitchen, filmed with super boss Gordon Ramsay in Las Vegas, will debut at Fox on January 7th. For the first time, 16 aspiring chefs from across the country traveled to Las Vegas to compete in the Cooking Contest show and compete for the top chef position at the new Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Restaurant in Lake Tahoe at the Harvey’s Hotel and Casino.

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