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Lorena Garcia Plans a Second Location for Chica

Plus a former Vegas chef works for the White House

Lorena Garcia
Lorena Garcia
Amelinda B Lee

MIAMILorena Garcia, the chef behind Chica at the Venetian, plans to open a second location in her current hometown. Miami New Times reports that the 10,000-square-foot space will feature a Latin American look with bright colors, handmade tiles, and colonial-style ironwork. Garcia plans to serve her half rotisserie chicken with a Meyer lemon marinade and her slow-roasted suckling pig porchetta with spiced plantains and pickled onions from her Las Vegas menu, along with dishes made just for the Miami location. [Miami New Times]

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Chef Kashif Browne, 29, now works as the executive sous chef at the residence of the White House. The Guyana native once worked at the former Poppy Den in Tivoli Village from chef Angelo Sosa. Now he caters for the First Family. [News America]

WESTSIDE — The new LGBT venue Iconic Nightclub opened in the former Share space on July 19. Neon pink signs, two go-go poles, drag shows, and more in the two-story club. The upstairs, dubbed Avant, opens at 9 a.m. Friday through Monday, while downstairs opens those same days at 11 p.m. [LVW]

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3355 South Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89109 (702) 805-8472 Visit Website

Tivoli Village

400 South Rampart Boulevard, , NV 89145 (702) 534-0000 Visit Website

Iconic Nightclub

4636 Wynn Road, Las Vegas, NV 89103 Visit Website

Poppy Den

440 Rampart Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89145 702-802-2480 Visit Website