The first couple of months for any new, small business can be a crucial test for future success and operating a restaurant during a pandemic has brought its own set of dramatic challenges. But the following dozen locations, all open for less than two months, have so far braved the changes and adapted menus, hours, and working practices to keep their business dreams alive.
Representing a cross-section of the diverse concepts that regularly open during a standard eight weeks in the Las Vegas calendar, this alphabetical list features hard-working teams looking to survive in your neighborhood.
Sunrise can look forward to a family-friendly home for specialty coffees, crepes, waffles, sandwiches, ice cream, pies, and more, when the Art Cafe formally re-opens later this year. For now, the cafe is serving take out and delivery from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 719 N. Nellis Boulevard, near Bonanza Road, and can be contacted at 702-202-1774.
Part of a wave of “KFC,” or Korean fried chicken experts moving into the region, BB.Q Chicken is providing curbside pick up in Chinatown. Its chicken, “K-Food” and sides menu can be ordered for take out at the Shanghai Plaza on Spring Mountain Road by calling 702-227-8646.
Chicken Land Ho Ho’s own spin on Korean chicken has moved into a stand alone building at 3401 S. Jones Boulevard in Chinatown. Delivering via third party vendors, the menu also includes corn cheese, dakgangjeong chicken, and wang galbi wings.
Egg Sammie opened earlier this month in the southwest to an enthusiastic response and the breakfast and brunch restaurant continues to serve its full menu for curbside takeout. Served daily from 7 a.m. to 3.30 p.m. at 7379 S. Rainbow Blvd. Call 725-204-8881 for more details.
The sequel to its popular restaurant close to the Strip, El Dorado Cantina remains open at Tivoli Village, offering contactless delivery service, plus carry out and curbside pick up. Customers can order tacos, enchiladas, and Mexican dishes direct to their car window, or home via its website and Postmates, DoorDash and GrubHub. Open daily from 11 a.m. to midnight, call 702-333-1112 for the latest information.
Jason James Pizza Bistro has taken over the former Plantone’s Italian corner space at 8680 W. Warm Springs Road, and is now still serving thin crust pizzas, a bistro menu, and family-style specials for carry out and delivery within five miles. Call 702-478-9098 for the latest deals, available daily from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
At the Silverton Village casual dining hub, Sapporo Revolving Sushi adapted its normal conveyor-belt delivered menu and is now providing carry out and delivery of its Japanese selections at 8229 Dean Martin Drive. Call 702-522-8990 for details.
And a short walk away from Sapporo, Kobashi Ramen & Curry is open for carry out and delivery of its ramen, katsu, and curry specials at 8239 Dean Martin Drive. Call 702-331-6233, or check online for the latest.
Shinjuku Ramen replaced the former GO!KU J-Wraps & Ramen and Height Japanese Cutlet at 4300 W. Spring Mountain Road, inside Chinatown's Arville Square retail center. Ramen-focused and featuring Japanese, vegan, and vegetarian dishes, Shinjuku is offering carryout and delivery services from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Delivery is free for phone orders at 725-206-5555.
The first Italian plant-based restaurant in Las Vegas is open Friday and Saturday from 4 to 8 p.m for takeout, delivery, and curbside pick up. Tarantino’s Vegan from casual dining veteran Michael Taratino replaces #1 Hawaiian Barbecue at 7960 S. Rainbow Boulevard, close to Windmill Lane and is reachable at 725-777-3888.
Those Guys Pies have been a hit at the The Lakes since 2012 and its Henderson expansion is helping out locals by offering East Coast-inspired pies, cheesesteaks, chicken fingers, and wings with free delivery. Located at 2895 N. Green Valley Parkway, close to the intersection with Sunset Road, customers can call 702-331-0978 for updates.
The southeast's Tres Amigos Mexican Grill is a new casual, family friendly Mexican restaurant serving a large menu of familiar options daily from 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Customers can choose take out or delivery from GrubHub and Uber Eats.