Guy Fieri and The Linq [Photo: Gawker and courtesy]
Whoa. Could Flavortown be on the menu for Las Vegas? John Curtas tweeted last night that his sources are telling him that Guy Fieri's American Kitchen & Bar is headed to The Linq, the $550 million, $300,000-square-foot entertainment complex from Caesars Entertainment surrounding the High Roller, a massive observation wheel, slated to open this fall.
"Sources are telling us that @GuyFieri 's American Kitchen and Bar is coming to #TheLinq @CaesarsPalace -- Donkey Sauce for everyone!" tweeted Curtas, who has his own show All Forked Up with fellow food critic Al Mancini debuting on the Food Network sometime this spring.
Fieri, the star of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives on the Food Network and UNLV grad, who received his doctorate there in December, opened his first version of the restaurant in Times Square in September, and Pete Wells, the food critic for the New York Times, infamously eviscerated it in a review made up completely of questions.
In January, Fieri said he wanted to open a new restaurant in "a major food city" that's "outside California" sometime this year.
Neither Guy Fieri's publicist nor a spokeswoman for The Linq responded to requests to confirm whether the restaurant was really coming.
Already The Linq has announced Brooklyn Bowl with food from the Bromberg brothers, Yard House, an Asian-themed restaurant called F.A.M.E., cupcakery Sprinkles, Flour & Barley from Billy Richardson and his chef and partner Anthony Meidenbauer's Block 16 Hospitality, Off the Strip Bistro, breastaurant The Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery and Chayo Mexicano as restaurant tenants.
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