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Vegas Uncork’d Will Not Return to the Strip in 2020

Plus Restaurant Week does return, Tekka Bar has specialty rolls from José Andrés, Kitchen Table Squared appears on TV, and more

The Grand Tasting at Vegas Uncork’d
The Grand Tasting at Vegas Uncork’d
David Becker

LAS VEGAS — Vegas Uncork’d, the culinary festival from Bon Appétit, will not return in 2020 after typically taking over Mother’s Day weekend for the past 13 years. Lori Nelson-Kraft, a spokeswoman for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, tells the Las Vegas Review-Journal that, “While Vegas Uncork’d will not be returning in 2020, we are excited to continue showcasing Las Vegas’ culinary offerings in the destination’s next culinary adventure.” [LVRJ]

LAS VEGASThree Square Food Bank brings back Las Vegas Restaurant Week June 8-19. The event features prix fixe menus for breakfast through dinner at restaurants across the city, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the food bank. Last year, the 12-day culinary event provided approximately 780,000 meals to more than 272,000 residents in Southern Nevada. [EaterWire]

GRAMERCYKitchen Table Squared will be featured on Michael Symon’s Burgers, Brew & ‘Que on Tuesday, February 4, at 6 p.m. on the Food Network. Chef Javier Chavez celebrates with a viewing party from 6 to 9 p.m. with a specialty happy hour menu and one free glass of bubbles per person. [EaterWire]

A hand roll
The jamón roll from José Andrés at Tekka Bar
Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas [Official Site]

COSMOPOLITAN OF LAS VEGASTekka Bar at Block 16 Urban Food Hall now features hand rolls created by guest chefs. First up, José Andrés with his jamón roll inspired by his Spanish tapas restaurant Jaleo at the resort, rolled with tomato and avocado, served with sherry dressing. Another, the gambas roll, features shrimp, Jaleo’s brava sauce, and garlic aioli, served with mojo rojo. For every one of Andrés’ specialty rolls purchased, Tekka Bar will donate $1 to World Central Kitchen, the nonprofit organization founded by Andrés that provides meals to those affected by natural disasters. The two original hand rolls will rotate weekly throughout the month of February. Future rolls come from Rick Gencarelli at neighboring Lardo and Chris Cosentino of San Francisco’s Cockscomb restaurant and winner of season 4 of Bravo TV’s Top Chef Masters. [EaterWire]

LAS VEGAS — Restaurateur Robert Earl, founder of Virtual Dining Concepts, launched Wing Squad, a delivery-only restaurant serving wings and sending them out via GrubHub, DoorDash, Uber Eats, and Postmates. Las Vegas joins Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Columbus, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Palo Alto, Orlando, San Diego, Seattle, and Washington D.C., in the initial rollout. The online menu includes six different flavors, including barbecue, honey garlic, Cajun, garlic Parmesan, sweet chili, and Buffalo, an option of sides including mac and cheese and two salads, as well as chocolate cake, a chocolate chip cookie, or chocolate chip brownies. [EaterWire]

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Three Square Food Bank

4190 N Pecos Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89115 (702) 644-3663 Visit Website

Lardo

, , NV 89109 (702) 698-7000 Visit Website

Block 16 Urban Food Hall

3708 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109 Visit Website

Tekka Bar: Handroll & Sake

3708 Las Vegas Blvd S, Level 2, The Boulevard Tower, Las Vegas, NV 89109 (702) 698-7000 Visit Website

Jaleo

3708 Las Vegas Boulevard South, , NV 89109 (702) 698-7950 Visit Website

Las Vegas

, , NV

Kitchen Table Squared

9205 West Russell Road, , NV 89148 (702) 982-8218 Visit Website

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