Michelin-starred chef Joe Isidori will build the sixth U.S. location for his New York-born Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beer in Las Vegas and the wildly successful and rapidly expanding chain is headed to the Venetian.
Self-described as a “classic luncheonette. Modernized for the Instagram age,” long lines at its original Soho and Meatpacking District locations were stacked with customers who also wanted to sample its outlandish milkshake creations.
While yet to confirm a precise location, the news comes close to the scheduled Sept. 30 shutter of Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich’s B&B Burger & Beer. That Strip-facing location was formerly home to Rattlecan from chef Sammy DeMarco, which cultivated a more youthful atmosphere, similar to the customer base found at Black Tap.
Isidori’s resume includes a five year stint as executive chef for The Trump Organization that frequently brought him to Las Vegas.
On the menu, Pat LaFrieda beef in the burgers, including the Greg Norman created with wagyu beef, house buttermilk-dill, blue cheese and arugula, plus chicken wings, a Korean barbecue crispy chicken sandwich and crazy shakes such as the “Bam Bam,” created with Fruity Pebbles cereal.
No official announcement or timetable for completion has been revealed.
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