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Farmers Market Kicks Off Friday Morning

Farmers Market Kicks Off Friday Morning

A new indoor farmers market focused on regional produce launches Friday morning in Downtown.

The Downtown3rd Farmers Market will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Friday at 300 North Casino Center, off US 95 South and Casino Center Drive.

The weekly market will feature produce from farmers in Nevada, Utah and California. In addition to produce, the Downtown3rd Farmers Market will also include cooking demonstrations and other community activities in support of a local food movement.

Held in 10,000 square feet of indoor space with plenty of nearby free parking, Downtown3rd Farmers Market is protected from the elements.

The weekly indoor market space will include:

Spring Edition of Restaurant Week Launches Monday

Spring Edition of Restaurant Week Launches Monday

An event that lets people enjoy a gourmet meal and help a charity is launching a spring edition for the first time. 

Las Vegas Restaurant Week starts Monday and goes through March 4. This spring more than 100 restaurants from around the valley will be offering special meal plans for a special price all to benefit Three Square. Some of the best restaurants in southern Nevada will be offering multi-course, prix fixe menus. The prices will be $20.12, $30.12 or $50.12 with a fixed portion of the money going to the charity.

Three Square works with food banks around the Las Vegas valley to provide food to those in need. The annual Restaurant Week expanded to include a spring edition because of its popularity.

Some the restaurants participating include:

Critic: LOS MOLCAJETES Remains Magnifico

Critic: LOS MOLCAJETES Remains Magnifico

Restaurant critic John Curtas says food is top-notch even with new chef and owner.

We at ELV don’t get to northeastern Las Vegas very much these days, but when we do, there is only one place we want to eat: Los Molcajetes.

Read more in Eating Las Vegas.

Dining Hizzoner’s Way

Dining Hizzoner’s Way

Curtas: ex-mayor knows how to serve up a steak -- but there's a twist.

A tall, willowy gal greets you at the entrance. She couldn’t be any nicer.

“Do you have a reservation?” she asks. “I’m sorry, we don’t,” you respond a bit sheepishly.

Read more at Eating Las Vegas


Thai Me Downtown

John Curtas writes of a feisty Thai restaurant doing it right, while another new entrant treads a worn path.

Two restaurants opened in downtown Las Vegas at the end of last year, and in a number of subtle and not so subtle ways, each is charting the landscape for what downtown diners can expect in the future.

Read more at Eating Las Vegas

First Bites – LE THAI – Plus a Few Words About Downtown

John Curtas riffs on attitudes toward the downtown area.

It doesn’t even have a sign, has only been open two weeks, and relies only on word of mouth to get customers, yet Le Thai is packing them in at lunch and dinner.

Why?

Read more at Eating Las Vegas

 


Two New Downtown Restaurants Looking for Workers

Two New Downtown Restaurants Looking for Workers

 

The Plaza Hotel and Casino is hosting a job fair next week for the new restaurants Oscar’s and Simpatico.

Oscar’s is a steakhouse named after Las Vegas’ most famous mayor: Oscar Goodman. It will feature the tag line “Beef, Booze, Broads.” Simpatico will be next to the steakhouse; it will be an Italian speakeasy and grill. The job fair will be 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, November 16 through Friday, November 19 on the third floor of the Las Vegas Club Hotel and Casino.

The restaurants are looking to fill more than two dozen positions for everything from food server to bar porters. People interested in applying need to fill out an application online at plazahotelcasino.com. Applicants from the Plaza’s job fair this summer will also be considered and need not re-apply.