The revamped dining district being attached to the front of the Monte Carlo is entering the final stretch. Named The Boulevard, the new water features, trees and trellis walls of plants are being positioned and will pepper new walkways and shallow steps illuminated with thin strip lights. The five new dining destinations will push the resort out onto Las Vegas Boulevard and hope to entice the curious back into the casino.
Double Barrel Roadhouse from SBE has already debuted to much fanfare. Next door will be 800 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria from the creators of Umamai Burger, built around an oven that can cook a made from scratch pizza in 60 to 90 seconds.
Their windows are all in place and work is speedily progressing on the exterior. Inside 800 Degrees, exposed brick arches will frame suitably Italian pizza-inspired artwork. Hardwood floors and rustic tables will visually contrast with the ordering and preparation section, designed with white and black accented subway tile.
Next door to 800 Degrees will be Yusho from the Chicago-based restauranteurs headed up by chef Matthias Merges. They are planning for a mid-April opening. Their 4,170-square-foot space will have the advantage of direct access into the casino itself.
Across from Yusho, visitors can take a pause from the Strip at Sambalatte Coffee Lounge and Espresso Bar, designed with dark woods, a huge mural and a more urban influence environment than the local chain's current two coffee shops. They are pushing for a May 1 debut.
And as first revealed by Eater Vegas, between Sambalatte and Diablo's Cantina Mexican restaurant will sit the BLVD Creamery. With 3,052 square feet inside and 455-square-foot of patio, The Creamery will serve "handcrafted ice cream, flavored milk and other novelties." The ice cream will be made daily, onsite, by the resort's pastry division. The bright, splashy store is promoted as a "fun and high energy environment." Work continues on the property with the hope it will also be ready by May.
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