Michael Mina is replacing his shuttered Seablue with Pub 1842 and the new construction plywood has revealed the secret inspiration for the cryptic name. Opening this summer at MGM Grand, the focus will be on craft beer and gastropub fare.
The beer focus provided the creative spark for Mina choosing the year and the name. The Copperplate text on the plywood reveals a list of firsts for the year 1842, including "October 5th 1842 — the first golden lager in Pilsen Bohemia." In addition to the invention of Pilsner, the wall also lists such diverse debuts as the first adhesive postage stamps and performance of Felix Mendelssohn's 3rd "Scottish" Symphony. The historical tidbits on the plywood have been copied verbatim from history websites like BrainyHistory.
The plywood touts a summer opening and Mina will present dishes from Pub 1842 during the Grand Tasting at Vegas Uncork'd at Caesars Palace on May 10.
On tap for the faux-vintage concept will be snacks, shellfish, sausage and burgers and a hearty focus on beer.
A second Seablue at Atlantic City's Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa closed in December. Mina's Nobhill Tavern will also be closing on March 30 and the space will be filled with a venture from Michael Morton.
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