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Lucky Dragon Heads Back on the Auction Block

Plus, a Washington food critic reviews Las Vegas restaurants

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Pearl Ocean at Lucky Dragon

LUCKY DRAGON — The $165 million resort heads back on the auction block on Sept. 10, and Bloomberg reports that means that foreign backers, who invested as part of the EB-5 visa program, could each “lose their $550,000 investment, as well as their shot at a green card.” The Asian-themed resort was built with $98.5 million from 179 foreign investors as part of the EB-5 visa that lets immigrants who create jobs in the U.S. stay here permanently. For now, the casino and most of the restaurants remain closed after initially shuttering in January, 14 months after opening. [Bloomberg]

CHINATOWN and WESTSIDE — Tom Sietsema, the food critic for The Washington Post, went off-Strip to discover some of the newer restaurants in Las Vegas. He called the French Partage in Chinatown a place where diners are “pampered as if you’re a moneyed whale in the casinos.” The sushi gem Yui Edomae serves sushi that “taste[s] as if they just flapped from the water and onto his cutting board.” And he mentions that at Pizzeria Monzú, “Size matters here, but so does flavor.” [WaPo]

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Pizzeria Monzú

6020 West Flamingo Road, , NV 89103 (702) 749-5959 Visit Website

Yui Edomae

3460 Arville St, Las Vegas, NV 89102 (702) 202-2408 Visit Website


3839 Spring Mountain Road, , NV 89102 (702) 582-5852 Visit Website

Lucky Dragon

Blue Diamond Road, , NV 89123