Chef Kerry Simon was still working on new ventures right up to his untimely death and his creative twist on the gastropub is once again moving closer to fruition in Henderson, a little later than originally planned.
Standard & Pour is scheduled to take over the former 4,732-square-foot Firefly space later this year at the Terraza D' Alessio Plaza. It sits at the intersection of Eastern Avenue and Pecos Ridge Parkway, behind the new Kneaders Bakery and directly above The 052 bar and restaurant.
The Simon legacy is being handled by Cory Harwell of Simon Hospitality Group and Titan Brands' Scott Frost, the man behind Hussong's Cantina.
The "gastro lounge" is only now heading through the Henderson permit stage, making previous estimates of a July or August debut very unlikely.
Promised to feature "Kerry's classics," including "crispy sesame rice with spicy tuna and eel sauce and wok charred edamame with ginger salt, lime, and togarashi," the menu will also promote "unexpectedly tasty 'pours.'"
The interior is hoped to be "elegant" and "comfortable" with a "friendly feel" and be specifically, "sexy and hip but approachable." Guests will also be "surrounded by a mix of modern sounds."
Opening hours are expected to be daily from 4 p.m to midnight, with room enough for 31 in the lounge, 11 out on the patio featuring wide open views and 24 in the private dining room. The main dining room with 74 seats and a 10-seat bar both offer front-row seats to the work in the exhibition kitchen.