Dining-Beverage Scene

In early 2017, brothers Michael andDavid Morton will introduce a steakhouse concept with all-new construction at the Hard Rock Hotel.

PUB 365 is a new craft beer haven featuring 365 rotating craft beers and 40 draft handles inside Tuscany Suites with lunch-dinner pub fare.

Nevada’s first Casa Del Matadordebuted at Downtown Summerlinwith Mexican cuisine, 128 rare tequilas and an artistic interior.

Nevada’s first Dallas-based Dave & Buster’s opens this month inDowntown Summerlin. The company operates 82 large-venue high-volume restaurant/entertainment complexes throughout North America.

Eureka! will be a new all-American dining destination in the Fremont East Entertainment Districtopening in mid-2017. Emergency Arts will close The Beat Coffeehouse and Records.

A new modern retail development with seven tenants is underway atThe Hughes Center. Two committed anchors will be chef-driven Mexican restaurant Bandito Latin Kitchen & Cantina and hip Japanese eatery H20 Sushi & Izakaya, a first in Southern Nevada.

Holo Holo - The Happy Bar - opened at the California Hotel as part of the resort’s multi-million dollar renovation.

Internationally-known restaurant franchise Hobak Korean BBQ opened its first U.S. location in Chinatown.

Southern California’s legendary Du-Par’s Restaurant and Bakery is now available at the Suncoast 24/7.

Simon Hospitality Group and Titan Brands joint-venture Standard & Pour is a gastro lounge restaurant debuting late this summer in Henderson in the former Firefly space.

The Habit Burger Grill will open a third location this summer inHenderson with indoor and patio dining.

Grimaldi’s Pizzeria released its first signature wine, Mille Gradi, a red blend incorporating three varietals.

The Golden Tiki in Chinatown celebrated its first anniversary adding Strip headliner Frank Marino’s shrunken head to its cabinet of curiosities.

Entertainment Landscape

Game show Who Wants To Be A Millionaire with host Chris Harrisonrelocated to Bally’s with tapings through Sept. 1 and premiering Sept. 12.

Puppet Up! - Uncensored opened in The Sands Showroom at The Venetian featuring a lineup of six revolving puppeteers handling 60-plus unruly puppets in scripted scenes and improv.

Cindy Williams from the Laverne & Shirley series is in Menopause The Musical at Harrah’s as a guest star and fifth girlfriend through Aug. 28.

Ending a six-year run, multi-platinum crooner Matt Goss will perform his final show in
The Gossy Room at Caesars Palace Saturday, Sept. 24.

Raiding the Rock Vault launched in Las Vegas in 2013 ended its Tropicanaresidency. Cherry Boom Boom will open there on Sept. 8.

The Improv at Harrah’s closed after anchoring the second-floor showroom since 1995.

Creator-host comedian Sam Tripoli opened The Naughty Show at The Sin City Theatre at Planet Hollywood featuring big-name and rising-star comics on Friday-Saturday nights at 11 p.m.

Tommy Lama is comedian Tommy Savitt’s alter ego in his own new stand-up “karmady” show at the Laugh Factory Comedy Club inside the Tropicanathrough Sept. 4.

Three long-running Las Vegas shows moved to the Night Owl Showroom atHootersThe King starring Trent Carlini, Country Superstars Tribute, and comedian Vinnie Favorito.

Magician Criss Angel opened his new production Mindfreak Live! at theLuxor replacing Believe after a seven-year run.

Fremont Street Experience’s newest Viva Vision show is Tiësto - A Town Called Paradise featuring three artist-selected songs.

Singer Pia Zadora will return to her Pia’s Place residency inside Piero’s Italian Cuisine Friday, Aug. 26.

Stripper 101 at the V Theater in the Miracle Mile Shops celebrated its 10-year anniversary teaching pole and lap dancing.

This and That News

Ethel M Chocolates celebrating 35 years in Henderson is redesigning its chocolate factory store by this fall. Meanwhile, the air-conditioned pop-up store with a Chocolate Tasting Room hosts guests.

The Venetian started a Gondola University offering guests an opportunity to pilot one of resort’s gondolas.

After a multi-million dollar renovation, the rooftop Pool at the Plaza opened with new furnishings, wet deck, hot tub, food truck, entertainment stage, and adjacent tennis, basketball and dedicated Pickleball courts.

Drybar with just blowouts opened its 63rd location and flagship outlet in theMiracle Mile Shops featuring a full cocktail bar, photo booth and live DJ.

MGM Resorts International launched a mobile gaming platform,easyPLAY Mobile Tournaments, the first digital and interactive tournament offered by a regulated casino in the United States.

The Waterfall Atrium and Gardens’ summer display at The Palazzo is transporting guests to the gardens of Italy with two nine-foot tall figures in floral dresses through Sept. 7.

There are new MobileQube charging self-service kiosks at all seven Las Vegas Monorail stations, the Flamingo and The LINQ offering a drained phone battery solution.

A Nevada judge rejected a plan to build on the historic site of the Las Vegas’ first racially integrated casino Moulin Rouge.

The 44th Annual Las Vegas Greek Festival will take place Sept.16-18 at St. John Greek Orthodox Church.

Seasons Market opened in MonteLago Village at Lake Las Vegas with groceries, delivery service, wine tastings and dry cleaning.