December promises to be busy at The Linq Promenade with three new dining concepts and a cookie company making their debuts.
Virgil’s Real Barbecue, Honolulu Cookie Co. and Jaburritos all plan to make their entrance at the retail district between The Linq and the Flamingo.
Jaburritos plans to expand to the Strip with sushi burritos, salads, rice bowls, nachos and juices made to order. The menu features Jaburritos, wrapped in options such as seaweed paper or a tortilla, Jachos, built over corn or taro chips, or a Jabowl, featuring salad or rice. Individual proteins include spicy tuna, grilled steak, tofu, salmon and soft shell crab, or diners can opt for the "chef creations" combinations.
Virgil’s Real Barbecue joins the mix in the former F.A.M.E. space at The Linq Promenade in December. Parent company Alicart Restaurant Group, which also owns Carmine’s at the Forum Shops at Caesars, announced the restaurant last December, and it joins sister locations in New York City and at Atlantis in the Bahamas. Expect a 14,000-square-foot restaurant with live music nightly, private dining rooms seating up to 300 guests and three outdoor spaces, including a poolside patio at The Linq. Memphis pork ribs and chicken, Carolina pulled pork and Texas beef brisket make the menu. Virgil’s has an estimated construction budget of $2 million.
In-N-Out Burger is now officially scheduled for an early January debut, filling 5,023 square feet below the Brooklyn Bowl music and dining venue. Located in-between Flour & Barley's pizza and Sprinkles' cupcakes, In-N-Out will include an indoor mezzanine and an outdoor patio behind the promenade’s central fountain. Original plans filed back in July expected to create enough room for 92 guests outside, with a maximum occupancy of 147 indoors and an estimated construction budget of $1,791,076. The 21st local outpost for the West Coast favorite, In-N-Out's first location on The Strip will be serving lunch, dinner and late night dining.
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Honolulu Cookie Co. plans to open in December as well. The cookie store boasts shortbread cookies in a pineapple shape, all baked fresh in Honolulu. Flavors include butter macadamia, chocolate-dipped macadamia, dark chocolate coconut, white chocolate Kona coffee, chocolate chip macadamia and more. Look for a location near Brooklyn Bowl.
Breeze Daiquiri debuts in February with 10 different flavored frozen daiquiri machines along with a full bar.
L.A.'s Canter's Deli now claims a March opening for its 3,370-square-foot combination restaurant, deli and bakery. From 2003 until 2012 Canter's operated a deli at the Treasure Island. At The Linq’s promenade, their second chance at Strip success will fill 3,370 square feet, taking over the former ticket counter atrium for the High Roller attraction. The 104-seat restaurant offers a highly visible outdoor seating area and the option for guests to order take-out from their full-size deli and bakery, including "New York style cheesecake, and world-famous chocolate chip racetrack cake."
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