Maple Tree Cafe has been undergoing a renaissance at the hands of Robert Irvine, the host of Restaurant: Impossible. Tonight at 6 p.m., the restaurant reopens after going through a 48-hour transformation to be shown on the Food Network at a later time. “Las Vegas is a place where local people really know their food. But this is not on the Strip, so I’m competing in Las Vegas on a different level. I’m really working with a neighborhood restaurant,” Irvine told the Las Vegas Sun. [LVS]
Francesco di Caudo and Oscar Amador team up in the kitchen at Anima with dishes spanning tapas to large format.