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Shaquille O’Neal Plans a Chicken Restaurant on the Eastside

Plus robots deliver at Vdara, new beers at Pub 365, a 90-pound lasagna, and more

Shaquille O’Neal
Shaquille O’Neal

EASTSIDE — Former NBA player Shaquille O’Neal gets into the chicken business when he opens Big Chicken in the former Origin India space in October. The retired center teamed up with JRS Hospitality — the company behind Hexx Kitchen & Bar and Alexxa’s Bar at Paris Las Vegas, and Chayo Mexican Kitchen & Tequila Bar at The Linq Promenade — on the 2,800-square-foot restaurant, where Shaq plans to film a reality show for Facebook. [LVRJ]

VDARA — Robot overlords now deliver snacks and more to guests staying at the non-gaming hotel. Fetch and Jett, two Relay robots transport things forgotten at home, such as shaving and dental kits, as well as food and drinks from Market Café. The robots can navigate around people and objects, prioritize multiple requests, and even wirelessly communicate with the hotel’s elevators. Sundries travel via a compartment on the robots with a tamper-proof lid that automatically unlocks for guests to retrieve their snacks and travel kits once delivered. [EaterWire]

FORUM SHOPS AT CAESARSCarmine’s celebrates five years in Las Vegas with $5 meatball sliders and a $5 anniversary aperitivo every day in July during happy hour from 2 to 6 p.m. and from 9:30 p.m. to close at the bar. On July 29, the massive Italian restaurant plans to serve free slices of lasagna from a 5-foot-long version of the dish made with 162 noodles, 42 combined cups of marinara and meat sauces, and more than 54 cups of ricotta, mozzarella, and Romano cheeses. That dish weighs in at 90 pounds. [EaterWire]

PARIS LAS VEGASBeer Park has a free sausage with the purchase of an $8 beer on Wednesday, July 18. [EaterWire]

TUSCANYPub 365 adds 20 new taps from breweries such as 8-Bit, Kings, Pizza Port, Ale Smith, Pure, Project, and Beachwood. From 11:30 a.m. to 2 a.m. on July 13, diners can pay $20 for five tasting tokens, each redeemable for a 3-ounce sample and event glass. Additional tokens can be purchased. [EaterWire]

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Origin India

4480 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, Nevada 89169 702-734-6342

PUB 365

255 East Flamingo Road, , NV 89169 (702) 944-5084 Visit Website

Beer Park

3655 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89109 (702) 444-4500 Visit Website

The Linq Promenade

3545 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89109 (702) 322-0550 Visit Website

Hexx Kitchen & Bar

3655 Las Vegas Blvd. S. , Las Vegas, NV 89109 (702) 331-5100 Visit Website


3500 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV 89109 (702) 473-9700 Visit Website