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Clique Plans Three Outlets in San Diego

Plus, the final days of Valentino in Los Angeles

Sycuan Casino in San Diego
Sycuan Casino in San Diego
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SAN DIEGOSycuan Casino plans to debut three new restaurants and bars from Las Vegas’ Clique Hospitality in March. They include the “casino-defining” steakhouse, Bull & Bourbon with an in-house aging room and butchery prepared on a custom wood-burning grill. Elicit Bar & Lounge brings mixed table side, appetizers inspired by Asian cuisine, and live DJs. And Retreat Pool & Cabanas offers a massive outdoor playground with two pools, a lazy river, and a pool deck with oversized daybeds and cabanas. Seasonal bites, mojitos, margaritas, and champagne-infused cocktails make the menu there. Clique has multiple outlets in Las Vegas, including Hearthstone Kitchen & Cellar at Red Rock Resort, Apex Social Club and Camden Cocktail Lounge at the Palms, Clique at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, and Bottiglia and Borracha Mexican Cantina at Green Valley Ranch. [Eater San Diego]

SANTA MONICA — Eater LA goes inside the closing of Valentino after 46 years. The iconic restaurant, which changed the Italian dining scene in Los Angeles, closed on New Year’s Eve. Owner Piero Selvaggio cites “not having a celebrity chef” as one of the reasons for the demise. “Valentino is no longer what’s new, what’s hot, what’s happening … I’m fighting the elements of novelty.” Valentino was once at the Venetian as well, closing in 2013 after 13 years. [Eater LA]

LAS VEGAS — Daily specials and secret menus be gone. The new way to get a specialty dish served only one night is through a new service found on SecretBurger.com. The site features one-off dishes that diners can claim in advance online. Restaurants plan to offer up to 50 of the dish that won’t be available via the regular menu. Upcoming specials include Iberico de bellota sandwich with paleta, chorizo, salchichón, lomo, and payoyo cheese at EDO Tapas on Jan. 16; a sold out wild shrimp and bacon “burger” at Other Mama on Jan. 22; and wild bluefin o-toro from Tokyo Fish Market at Tekka inside Block 16 Urban Eats at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on Jan. 24. [EaterWire]

Bottiglia

, Henderson, NV

APEX Social Club

4321 West Flamingo Road, , NV 89103 (702) 942-6832 Visit Website

Hearthstone Kitchen & Cellar

11011 West Charleston Boulevard, , NV 89135 (702) 797-7344 Visit Website

Borracha Mexican Cantina

2300 Paseo Verde Parkway, , NV 89052 (702) 617-7190 Visit Website

Camden Cocktail Lounge

4321 West Flamingo Road, , NV 89103 (702) 944-5989 Visit Website

Other Mama

3655 South Durango Drive, , NV 89147 (702) 463-8382 Visit Website

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