Wildly popular Dave’s Hot Chicken just opened at Sahara Avenue cross Fort Apache Road from Village Square in July, and already the Nashville hot chicken specialist plans to open a second location, this time at the Grand Bazaar Shops. The restaurant takes over the former home of Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken at the outdoor mall in front of Bally’s.
Dave’s offers hot chicken tenders and sliders, along with sides of house-made kale slaw, creamy mac n’ cheese, and crispy French fries. Dave’s offers seven various spice levels ranging from No Spice to Reaper, which requires a signed waiver for those who dare. Each heat level uses a different spice blend. Look for an opening at the end of the first quarter 2022.
Oming’s Kitchen plots a second location for Filipino barbecue
Filipino favorite Oming’s Kitchen plots a second location, this time at Winterwood Pavilion at 2232 S. Nellis Boulevard near Sahara Avenue. The 1,840-square-foot restaurant is set to open late spring of 2022.
At the original location on Blue Diamond Road and on the food truck open since 2014, the Filipino restaurant specializes in char-grilled street-style Filipino barbecue. New entrées include adobo beef with adobo shaved rib-eye served over jasmine rice and lechon, a roasted pork belly. New breakfast items include tocino with sliced sweet pork served with white rice and eggs. Breakfast items are now served all day.
September 10, 2021
A new post-apocalyptic healthy restaurant heads to the Gateway District
Making a splash in the emerging Gateway District bar and restaurant scene takes imagination and a new proposed restaurant headed to Commerce Street can guarantee it conjured up a truly original concept. Liquid Diet filed paperwork to move into suite 130 at 1415 S. Commerce Street, planning a considerable overhaul of the 1,344-square-foot building and adding a 480-square-foot rear patio. The restaurant sits about 60 feet back from the street, and future customers will walk through the small parking lot, past new murals, and enter a themed space “telling a story of post-civilization recovery.”
The menu focuses on fresh and healthy ingredients, and inside and out, the space will be upgraded with a woodland decor. Some of the teased highlights include costume-wearing staff pouring specialty fresh-pressed beverages and “unexpected immersive entertainment.” Project applicant Bret Pfister is a veteran local performer and director, and was most-recently seen in The Miss Behave Gameshow at the Bally’s resort. An estimated debut date was not revealed.
Another seafood boil brings spicy crabs
Seafood boils seem to be all the rage lately with new ones opening regularly in the past year — think Angry Crab Shack, The Vikings Boiling Seafood, and more. On Lake Mead Boulevard and Buffalo Drive, Crab N Spice plans to open a 3,229-square-foot restaurant with seafood boils.
Co-owner McMillian (Ian) Latayan recommends garlic noodles or Cajun pasta when the restaurant opens, hopefully in October. Diners can choose a sauce from options that range from mild spicy to spicy Assin8 and then use it on a variety of seafood such as crab legs, Dungeness crab, shrimp, mussels, clams, crawfish, and more ordered by the pound. Diners can add sausage, corn, quail eggs, or potatoes to their bags as well.
Latayan says the restaurant that seats 100 at 7501 W. Lake Mead Boulevard in suite 100 near Grape Street Cafe will feature decorations reminiscent of a pier setting with wood beams with ropes and pine wood and bricks on the walls. Outside, the restaurant plans to have a shaded patio with misters that can seat another 30 to 40 customers.
The bib-providing, boil-in-the-bag specialists Crab N Spice originally launched in 2014 and now operates in Palmdale, Ventura, Sacramento, and Bakersfield, California.
Sandwiches headed to Ellis Island
Chef Ismaele Romano, who won the title World Sandwich Champion at the International Pizza Expo in August, plans to open Via Focaccia at Ellis Island. The Sicilian chef’s porchetta and eggplant sandwich served on kale and dandelion-infused focaccia took first place in the competition, and is just one of the menu items coming to the casino floor at the resort east of the Strip. Diners can expect homemade Sicilian recipes using traditional preparations and Italian ingredients that Romano ate as a boy growing up in Italy. Ellis Island anticipates the restaurant will open sometime in September.