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A Manhattan Speakeasy Takes Over Sage

Plus The Black Sheep’s Jamie Tran joins the Eater Young Guns judging committee, a projected opening for Cleaver, and more

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ARIA — Look out for a restaurant takeover from a famous New York City’s speakeasy over Memorial Day weekend. Little Branch, where the bartenders wear suspenders and sling Prohibition-era sidecars and aviators, takes over Sage for the entire holiday weekend. Aria’s new property mixologist Daniel Marohnic teams up with the speakeasy to see how they can use the restaurant’s absinthe collection and specialized ice selection. [EaterWire]

SOUTHWESTJamie Tran, the chef behind The Black Sheep and Eater Vegas’ chef of the year, joined the judging panel for Eater Young Guns. The Eater Vegas Restaurant of the Year winner not only offers a comfortable and intimate environment in a strip mall space, serving creative Vietnamese comfort food using elevated techniques. [Eater]

WESTSIDEGiuseppe González, who owned the Manhattan bar Suffolk Arms, joined the team at Herbs & Rye. The 2018 Bartender of the Year in Nightclub & Bartending magazine plans make his original concoctions such as the Trinidad Sour, Infante, or Jungle Bird in addition to the bar’s classic cocktails. [Thirsty]

EASTSIDE — Also of note, Nectaly Mendoza targets August for the opening of Cleaver Butchered Meats, Seafood & Cocktails, his steakhouse headed to Paradise Road. [Thirsty]

LA JOLLA, CALIFORNIA — Former MGM Grand chef Dominic Tedesco opens Dominic’s Table in the former 5,700-square-foot Roppongi space there. The menu includes Italian dishes. [Eater SD]

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The Black Sheep

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Herbs & Rye

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