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Cleaver gets ready to reopen
Cleaver, the steakhouse on the east side, temporarily closed in late August after a fire broke out in the building, and now gets ready to reopen. “As to be expected, there were a few challenges and minor setbacks, but nothing we couldn’t handle. We’re coming out of this stronger and more tight-knit than ever before,” Cleaver wrote on Instagram. The steakhouse and bar from Nectaly Mendoza of Herbs & Rye fame returns on October 13. No one was injured in the fire. [Instagram]
Whiskey on the mind
The WhiskyX returns to Las Vegas, taking over the Boulevard Pool at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on October 23. Participants can taste more than 60 bourbons, ryes, single malt whiskies, and more. Food from Bāng Bar by Momofuku, Jaleo, Lardo, STK, Holsteins, Hattie B’s Hot Chicken, and Momofuku will be available for purchase. Fitz and the Tantrums and Alabama-based rock and roll soul band St Paul and the Broken Bones perform. Tickets start at $75 for general admission and 7 p.m. entry. [EaterWire]
Cigar bar lockers selling
Eight Cigar Lounge, opening at Resorts World in November, already sold two of its lockers for storing premium spirits and cigar. NBA Hall-of-Famer Michael Jordan bought the first, while country singer future Resorts World resident Luke Bryan purchased the second. Lockers go for $5,000 per year with a 12-month renewable contract. Locker owners received a customized nameplate, a free five-pack of premium cigars with a first purchase, a 15 percent discount and cigar boxes and retail items, and opportunities to buy limited edition cigars, attend in-store events, participate in cigar, samplings, and more. For details, head online. [EaterWire]