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Grand Opening Party Saturday at Skinny Dugans

 

Skinny Dugans will host a grand opening party Saturday starting at 5 p.m., highlighted by a visit from Mayor Carolyn Goodman and her husband, Oscar.

Located at 4127 W. Charleston Blvd., Skinny Dugans casino was originally opened back in 1973. Since then, Skinny Dugans has gone through major renovations and is now currently owned by Terry Caudill, and Dr. Ron and Sandy Penna.

The restaurant and bar also features a cigar lounge with eight TVs.

Island Sushi - First Bites

Curtas: A well-traveled sushi chef works his magic in an unexpected spot.

Holy Humuhumunukunukuapua’a Batman! There’s an actual sushi bar downtown that’s open for lunch!

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Restaurant Week Aids Food Bank Through Dining Deals

More than 120 restaurants will take part in what will be a two-week event this year.

Five years ago, Three Square was a fledgling food bank that was trying to raise both funds and awareness about hunger in Southern Nevada. Its inaugural Restaurant Week, the goal of which was to do both, involved 51 restaurants.

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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. 

The Plaza Hotel has undergone a massive transformation it is set to reopen next month.

Downtown Farmer's Market Launches

Downtown Farmer's Market Launches

Las Vegas' newest indoor farmer's market is off and running today, and 8 News NOW photojournalist Tim Zeitlow captured some images of its opening day (more photos inside story link.)

The Project Dinner Table organization is staging the first Downtown FEED Farmer's Market. It features music and more than 15 growers.

Project Dinner Table is known for organizing one-night-only multi-course dinners in unusual locations. Guests sit at a table that seats 150 people.

Downtown FEED is open to the public 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Thursday and admission is free. The event's name stands for Fremont East Entertainment District. The market will be located at 7th Street and Ogden Avenue inside Azul, the yellow free-standing building behind the El Cortez Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

Hash House to Put New Location in Plaza

Hash House to Put New Location in Plaza

 

Hash House A Go Go, a restaurant popular for its oversized portions and unique presentations, will open a fourth Las Vegas location at the Plaza Hotel and Casino by Sept. 1.

Construction on the new Hash House A Go Go location began yesterday. Since late last year, the Plaza has undertaken an extensive renovation project, including brand new guestrooms and suites, an entirely remodeled casino floor and lobby, and all new restaurants and entertainment options. 

“We are excited to welcome Hash House A Go Go to the Plaza,” said Tony Santo, president and CEO of Play LV which operates the Plaza Hotel and Casino. “As part of our renovation effort, we will offer our guests brand new dining experiences, and we are proud that Hash House A Go Go, a local favorite, will be offering their innovative spin on dining at the Plaza.”

Restaurant Critic: Taco Time!

Restaurant Critic: Taco Time!

Restaurant critic John Curtas weighs in on two taco places just a few yards from each other. 

One lunch (two tacos and one huge tongue burrito plus drinks) came to $20. The other (three tacos) came to $7. Both were consumed within 20 minutes of each other at our two best taco restaurants, 50 yards apart, on East Charleston Boulevard.

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