Hawaiian-themed bakery Jo’s Malasadas Cafe is slinging the deilcate dalgona cookies made popular on Netflix’s Squid Game. Dalgona cookies, dalgona translates to “honeycomb toffee” are a popular Korean street food made from caramelized sugar. In Squid Game, contestants must carve shapes into the thin, “maniacally challenging” without letting them break. Like the sweets in the game, those at Jo’s Malasadas are imprinted with a shape that customers can try to cut out without shattering the cookie. Customers’ lives do not hang in the balance in this case though, unlike the Netflix show. [Review Journal]
Casinos are hitting the market
The Mirage is up for sale, according to CDC Gaming Reports. MGM CEO Bill Hornbuckle announced the potential sale of the 77-acre property that opened on the Las Vegas Strip in 1989 during an investors call on Wednesday. He did not mention potential buyers or sale deadline.
Meanwhile, Caesars announced plans to “start the process” to sell one of its Strip resorts in early 2022. Planet Hollywood Resort, Paris Las Vegas, Bally’s Las Vegas, The Cromwell, Caesars Palace, Harrah’s Las Vegas, Flamingo Las Vegas, and The Linq on the Las Vegas Strip all fall under the Caesars brand. The billions MGM Resorts is paying for The Cosmopolitan influenced the decision, according to Caesars CEO Tom Reeg and CDC Gaming Reports. [CDC Gaming Reports]
The news came on the heels of Caesar’s expansion into the Louisiana market with the retail launch this past Sunday, in-process construction on New Orleans properties, and plans to complete a casino project in Lake Charles, Louisiana. [CDC Gaming Reports]
In related news, casino workers shut down part of the Las Vegas Strip on Thursday, October 28 as they rallied to be rehired after being laid off because of the pandemic. The “We Will Comeback Stronger” rally was hosted by the Culinary Workers Union Local 226, which reported that 35% of its members are still not back to work. Other unions joined the group in a show of solidarity. [8NewsNow]
A Jewish food festival returns this weekend
The annual Super Sunday Jewish Food Festival returns this Sunday, November 7 from noon to 4 p.m. at Tivoli Village. The free, open-to-the public festival showcases Jewish food, art, and culture. Festival food comes from Kosher Chinglish; Burnt Offerings; Bagelmania; Pinkbox Donuts; The Joy Pop Co.; and Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Truck.
New coffee and donut shops debut in and around Vegas
Nevada-born Pinkbox Doughnuts opened its seventh outlet in Primm Center (31881 S Las Vegas Boulevard, Primm) on October 23, 2021 with more than 70 flavors on rotation, with seasonal varieties like pumpkin, classics like apple fritters, and wilder types like “unicorn pooh” and Raiders-themed donuts. The nearly 20-year-old fried dough brand opened its first Pinkbox in 2012. [EaterWire]
FortBedlam Coffee swung open its doors at New Orleans Square (900 Karen Avenue, STE A102) with “80s Seattle coffee shop” vibes. The menu includes the usual coffee offerings, plus cold-brewed coffee, masala chai, shakes, and Italian ices. Opening hours are Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. with plans to expand hours in the future.
Free lunchtime parking debuts in Downtown Vegas
Visitors to Downtown Vegas can park for free from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. through December 31 to try out restaurants in the area. More info at LasVegasNevada.gov.
Piero’s is tailgating during football season
Las Vegas gem Piero’s Italian Cuisine, a treasured Las Vegas fine dining restaurant has kicked off all-inclusive tailgate parties for every Raiders home game during the 2021-2022 season. For $150 per person, fans snack on breakfast bits and enjoy an open bar of beer, wine, and cocktails with American Harvest vodka before a charter picks them up to deliver them to Allegiant Stadium. The charter also brings guests back to Piero’s after the game. Upcoming dates include November 21 with the Raiders attempting to tame the Cincinnati Bengals; December 5 against the Washington Football team; December 26 as the Raiders play the Denver Broncos; and on January 9, 2022 as they play the Los Angeles Chargers.
Tickets are available for purchase by calling Piero’s at 702.369.2305.