Two casual restaurants return to the Las Vegas dining scene after a hiatus during the coronavirus pandemic. Downtown’s The Goodwich reopens on Thursday, October 15, with its roster of “stacked-rite” sandwiches, locals beers, and a new brunch menu on the way.
Additions to the menu include coffee from Vesta and the Good Breakfast brunch menu that will be available all day on Saturday and Sunday with dishes such as the Proscuitto Happiness with scrambled eggs, Parmesan, and arugula pesto on a croissant; sundried Rollie Aioli served with scrambled eggs, arugula aioli, sautéed baby spinach, onions, and carrots on a spinach wrap; and the Brekky Bread Bowl with scrambled eggs, Sugardale ham, pepper jack and cheddar cheese, fire-roasted red peppers, tomato, and cheese fondue in a sourdough bread bowl. Executive chef Dave Simmons, a former executive chef at Gallagher’s Steakhouse at New York-New York and Lawry’s — The Prime Rib, takes over the kitchen.
The Goodwich is officially open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., with brunch arriving later.
Joy of Hot Dog reopened at 506 Fremont Street every Thursday through Saturday from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. New hot dogs include the Walk in the Park, a vegan hot with sautéed vegetables, onions, red and green peppers, arugula, radishes, and Green Goddess dressing; the Al Capone with diced tomatoes, sun-dried tomato pesto, caramelized onions, pepperoni, and mozzarella cheese; the Chihuahua Chick, topped with diced grilled chicken, guacamole, cilantro sauce, pico de gallo, tortilla chips, and jalapeño; the Hangover, filled with pastrami, grilled onions, white queso, and banana peppers; and the Elvis, topped with banana compote, peanut butter, bacon bits, and crunchy peanuts.
The neon-lit Joy of Hot Dog trailer also has a new art installation, “Electric Dandelions.” The 30-foot dandelion sculptures, made of metal and acrylic, double as fireworks at night with LED animations. Liquid PXL created the art.