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Goodman Outlines Plans for New Restaurant

Goodman Outlines Plans for New Restaurant


Former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman was known to swill gin and bring showgirls everywhere while he was in office. Now, the booze and girls are back as he opens his namesake steakhouse December 15.

The colorful ex-mayor says that Oscar's steakhouse at the Plaza Hotel and Casino downtown will feature good-looking hostesses hired to chat with diners about topics like sports, wine and politics.

They'll be experts in Las Vegas, he says, and will eat and drink with guests. Goodman is licensing his name to the restaurant. He said the restaurant's tagline -- "Beef, Booze and Broads" -- comes from one of his cases in the 1970s. Adjacent to the steakhouse will be an Italian grill called Simpatico.

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Former Mayor Gets into the Restaurant Game

Former Mayor Gets into the Restaurant Game

Las Vegas' charismatic former mayor Oscar Goodman announced Wednesday he's planning to open a steakhouse at the Plaza Hotel downtown.

The new restaurant will be in the dome of the Plaza overlooking Fremont Street. The eatery is set to open this fall. It will be a fine dining experience open nightly with a brunch on Sundays. 

The inside of the new restaurant will feature photographs and memorabilia from his 12 years in office plus pictures of memorable moments in the city's history. Next to the new steakhouse will be an Italian restaurant; both restaurants will be connected  to a new bar and lounge that will feature -- what else -- martinis the former mayor's favorite drink. 

The new venture will be called Oscar's. 

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