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Akira Back Maintains His Michelin Star in Korea

Plus a pot store with a coffee shop and the fate of Lucky Dragon

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Akira Back
Akira Back

SEOUL KOREA — Akira Back’s Dosa earned a Michelin star when the latest guide debuted. The former professional snowboarder turned chef has Yellowtail Japanese Restaurant & Lounge at the Bellagio with Japanese fare and Kumi Japanese Restaurant & Bar at Mandalay Bay with his Korean-American twist on traditional Japanese dishes. This is the second year Dosa earned a Michelin star. [EaterWire]

WESTSIDE — Balance out that pot high with some caffeine. The new Planet 13, dubbed the largest pot dispensary in Las Vegas, debuts on Thursday and includes a coffee shop. The 40,000-square-foot complex takes over a former Coors warehouse on West Desert Inn Road near Sammy Davis Jr. Drive. Aside from pot, other novelties include “Burning Man-inspired” lotus flowers that illuminate on the roof, an LED light motion-sensing floor, orb balls, and projectors that bring to life an art wall that visitors can use fake spray cans to draw their own works of arts. Oh, and pot. [Las Vegas Sun]

LUCKY DRAGON — No one placed a bid on the now-closed Asian-themed casino and hotel on Sahara Avenue. An opening bid for the 200-plus room hotel with three restaurants was $35 million. California-based Snow Covered Capital remains its main creditor. [AP]

Yellowtail Japanese Restaurant & Bar

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

Lucky Dragon

Blue Diamond Road, , NV 89123

Kumi Japanese Restaurant + Bar

3950 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV