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‘Top Chef’ Star Leaves Las Vegas Again

Carla Pellegrino leaves the restaurant she joined earlier this year, and other intel

The exterior of Limoncello Fresh Italian Kitchen.
Limoncello Fresh Italian Kitchen.
Limoncello Fresh Italian Kitchen
Janna Karel is the Editor for Eater Vegas.

“Top Chef” star and winner of “Throwdown with Bobby Flay,” Carla Pellegrino, announced that she’s leaving the Las Vegas restaurant that she joined less than a year ago. In January, the chef behind shuttered restaurants like Bacio at the Tropicana and Bratalian in Henderson, joined Limoncello Fresh Italian Kitchen, located at 8245 West Sahara Avenue, as partner and chef. Effective Saturday, October 28, she will no longer be Limoncello’s chef and partner.

“I am preparing to take on what will be an exciting new dining concept, which will necessitate a move and my full attention,” Pellegrino said in a statement. “When the time is right, I look forward to sharing the news about what will be an exhilarating new adventure in my culinary journey. It has been my pleasure to once again call Las Vegas my home, and I look forward to the next time my path leads me here.”

A Lottery Will Determine the Food Trucks at the First Friday Festival

A pilot program will kick off on November 3 for the monthly First Friday arts festival for a new system in which food trucks can service the monthly event. The City of Las Vegas is implementing a lottery for five locations adjacent to and inside the festival footprint. Food vendors can enter the lottery with a $50 application fee. Business owners will be given their choice of location based on the order in which their applications are drawn.

Peter Luger Is (Finally) Open

While Peter Luger Steak House opened a year than later than anticipated, the iconic New York restaurant is now open in Las Vegas. Credited with laying the blueprint for the American steakhouse, Peter Luger Las Vegas serves the brand’s famous dry-aged steaks and horseradish-forward steak sauce.

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