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The 10 Most-Anticipated Openings in Vegas This Summer

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Summer is sizzling up to be a hot time for new restaurants to open in Las Vegas. Michael Mina, Rick Moonen, Tom Colicchio, Shawn McClain, Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich all have new restaurants on the simmering horizon. Red Rock Resort gets a new barbecue joint, while Downtown gets not one but two pizza joints, one East Coast and one West Coast. Meanwhile, a massive Italian restaurant brings supersized portions to the Strip. Here's a look at what's coming up this summer in restaurant openings for summer 2013 in no particular order.

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Pub%201842%206-17-13.jpgPub 1842
Location: MGM Grand, 3799 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Opening: June 18
Michael Mina's gastropub concept Pub 1842 replaces his own MGM Grand seafood restaurant Seablue. This time around the focus will be on craft beer, snacks, shellfish, sausage and burgers within a vintage-design setting.
· All Coverage of Pub 1842 [~ELV~]
[Photo: Gary Fx LaMorte/Facebook]
Rx%20Boiler%20Room%20Floors%206-17-13.jpgRx Boiler Room
Location: Mandalay Place, 3930 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Opening: End of June
Rick Moonen revamps the upstairs of RM Seafood into Rx Boiler Room, a lab where he can conjure up dishes and cocktails. Look for steampunk inspirations throughout.
· All Coverage of Rx Boiler Room [~ELV~]
[Photo: Rx Boiler Room]
Kumi%206-16-2013.jpgKumi by Akira Back
Location: Mandalay Bay, 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Opening: July
Replacing the shuttered China Grill at Mandalay Bay, Akira Back of Yellowtail at the Bellagio will front Kumi, a modern Japanese with a Korean twist. Expect to find a 10,000-square-foot restaurant with room for 300. A dramatic sushi bar made of glazed cobalt blue tiles in a scalloped pattern inspired by common Japanese homes creates the setting for the restaurant, with a rear rotunda replete with walls painted with giant interpretations of cherry blossom trees. 
· All Coverage of Kumi [~ELV~]
[Photo: Bradley Martin]
Location: Forum Shops at Caesars, 3500 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Opening: July
The New York outpost of Carmine's plans to open a 28,000 square-foot, two-level restaurant at the Forum Shops at Caesars. Look for family-style Italian food in the former Planet Hollywood space.
· All Coverage of Carmine's [~ELV~]
[Photo: Chelsea McManus]
heritage%20steak%206-16-2013.jpgTom Colicchio's Heritage Steak
Location: Mirage, 3400 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Opening: July
Kokomo's closed early this year to make way for a new steakhouse from Top Chef judge Tom Colicchio. The 250-seat restaurant will focus on meats prepared entirely over an open flame — from wood-burning ovens to charcoal grills.
· Tom Colicchio's Heritage Steak [~ELV~]
[Photo: Bradley Martin]
Pizza%20Rock%201%201%202013.jpgPizza Rock
Location: 206 N. Third St.
Opening: Late summer
Tony Gemignani's Sacramento "pizza experience" takes over the former Celebrity Theater with a flaming truck to be mounted to the building roof.
· All Coverage of Pizza Rock [~ELV~]
[Photo: Bradley Martin]

Lucille%27s%20Smokehouse%206-17-13.jpgLucille's Smokehouse Bar-B-Que
Location: Red Rock Resort, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd.
Opening: Summer
Lucille's brings its second barbecue restaurant to Red Rock Resort, taking over the Cabo Mexican Restaurant space.
· All Coverage of Lucille's Smokehouse Bar-B-Que [~ELV~]
[Rendering: Lucille's Smokehouse Bar-B-Que]
FIVE50%20Pizza%201000%206-17-13.jpgFIVE 50
Location: Aria, 3730 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Opening: July
Skybox Sports Bar & Grill shut down to make way for FIVE 50, Shawn McClain's take on pizza. Expect to find pies with a twist on East Coast and Sicilian-style pizzas. While the name FIVE50 refers to the temperature at which the pizza is cooked, it also represents the time the restaurant offers a special happy hour daily.
· All Coverage of FIVE 50 [~ELV~]
[Photo: Chelsea McManus]
A%20Perfect%20Slice%20location%206-17-13.JPGSlice Perfect
Location: 150 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Opening: Summer
Miki Agrawal's organic friendly pizza joint, Slice, plans to open in The Ogden. Agrawal plans to serenade guests on the ukulele.
· All Coverage of Slice Perfect [~ELV~]
[Photo: Bradley Martin]
banger%20brewing%201%201%202013.jpgBanger Brewing
Location: Neonopolis, 450 E. Fremont St.
Opening: September
A 6,772-square-foot brew pub on Fremont Street, Banger Brewing will feature microbrews created on site, with seated patios, a bar and a walk-up window for the sale of growler bottles.
· All Coverage of Banger Brewing [~ELV~]
[Photo: Bradley Martin]

B%26B%20sign%206-17-13.jpgB&B Burger & Beer
Location: Venetian, 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Opening: August
Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich pair up again to open a burger and beer joint in the former Rattlecan space at the Venetian. Expect the fourth restaurant with dishes that use local ingredients and a beer-driven menu that focuses on brews from Nevada and Southern California from Batali and Bastianich. The 120-seat restaurant will have a 2,000-square-foot patio with seating for 100 more facing Las Vegas Boulevard. Bright colors will be featured throughout as well as 20 televisions tuned to sports. See the entire menu here.
· All Coverage of B&B Burger & Beer [~ELV~]
[Photo: Eater Vegas]

Yellowtail Japanese Restaurant & Bar

3600 Las Vegas Boulevard S, Las Vegas, NV 89109 702-693-8300 Visit Website

Tom Colicchio's Heritage Steak

3400 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89109 (866) 339-4566 Visit Website

Pizza Rock

1020 K Street, , CA 95814 (916) 737-5777 Visit Website

Pub 1842

3799 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109 702-891-3922

Michael Mina

3600 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89109 (702) 693-7223 Visit Website

RM Seafood

3930 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89119 702-632-9300 Visit Website

RX Boiler Room

3930 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89119 (702) 632-7200 Visit Website