Think Las Vegas already has a lot of celebrity-related restaurants? 2022 wants you to keep his beer.
Professional Football Hall of Fame member Emmitt Smith plans to open Emmitt’s this spring, and representatives have finally confirmed reports that it will be at the Fashion Show mall. The 30,000 square foot establishment in the space formerly occupied by the sugar refinery will offer fine dining on the first floor (no word yet on menu details) and a second floor space that will transform into a sports bar during the season. day at an ultralounge in the evening.
Just down the Strip, Harrah’s Las Vegas will house another restaurant connected to an NFL greats. The Walk-On Sports Bistreaux, due earlier this year, come from a Baton Rouge-based company whose roster includes former New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees as a partner. The restaurant, in partnership with local favorite Hash House A Go Go, will serve traditional Cajun / Creole dishes such as crayfish stew and duck and andouille okra, as well as updated dishes such as au Krispy Kreme Donut bread.
Celebrity couple Giuliana and Bill Rancic and culinary group The Lettuce Entertain You, which has five restaurants on the Strip, including Mon Ami Gabi and the Eiffel Tower Restaurant, plan to open RPM Italian earlier this year at the Forums. Caesars Shops. The sixth RPM restaurant, joining others in Chicago and Washington, DC, will offer a menu designed for sharing with an emphasis on pasta, as well as antipasti, steaks, grilled seafood, an extensive wine list and a spritz program.
And Lisa Vanderpump, the late Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, is planning a Vanderpump lounge in Paris Las Vegas, joining her Vanderpump Cocktail Garden, which has become a Caesars Palace staple.
Famous chefs are also planning new places. Nobu Matsuhisa will open a third local restaurant at the start of the year, bringing his black cod with miso and rock shrimp tempura to Paris Las Vegas, in addition to his seats at Caesars Palace and Virgin Hotels Las Vegas.
Todd English, who last year re-established his Olives brand at Virgin Hotels and owns The Beast at Area15, plans to open his own hotel in the Arts District in 2022, and of course there will be a restaurant. The Pepper Club should have a lounge atmosphere and serve trendy raw seafood such as oysters and sushi.
Tetsuya Wakuda, which has made a name for itself with its restaurants in Singapore and Sydney, Australia, and dishes such as confit of sea trout, will open Wakuda this spring at the Palazzo in partnership with 50 Eggs Hospitality, of which Yardbird is the one of the most popular locations at The Venetian sister resort.
Buddy Valastro, star of the TLC “Cake Boss” series and operator of Buddy V’s Ristorante, Carlo’s Bakery and PizzaCake on the Strip, plans to open Boss Cafe earlier this year at The Linq. The cafe, with dishes inspired by the delicatessens and neighborhood markets of New York and New Jersey familiar to Valastro and his family, will serve fresh bread, Italian sandwiches, pizzas, a mozzarella bar with cheese made. house, sweets and pastries.
Speaking of New York: Dominique Ansel, whose creation of the cronut has kept them in line for hours, predicts Dominique Ansel Las Vegas at Caesars Palace, in a location next to the Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill. This will be Ansel’s fourth bakery, who also created the hugely popular cookie shot, and he said he plans to create something special just for Las Vegas.
And Bobby Flay plans to open another Bobby’s Burgers in March in Paris Las Vegas, adding to his two other local locations Bobby’s and Amalfi at Caesars Palace.
The musicians are also getting into the restaurant in Las Vegas. The Jonas Brothers family will be opening Nellie’s Southern Kitchen earlier this year at the MGM Grand, in the former Hecho space in Vegas. Nellie’s second – the first is in Belmont, NC – it’ll serve up area favorites and Jonas family favorites like chicken and meatballs and fried green tomatoes in a pecan crust.
Country music superstar and “The Voice” trainer Blake Shelton plans to open Ole Red Restaurant, Bar and Concert Hall at the Grand Bazaar Shops across from Bally’s, but not until 2023. He will join five other Old Ones. Reds across the country.
As always, there will be a lot more to come. Domestic Dean Martha Stewart and BFF rapper Snoop Dog are reportedly partnering for a restaurant in Paris Las Vegas, although this has yet to be confirmed by Caesars Entertainment.
And speaking of things that have yet to be confirmed: If indeed a third Lotus of Siam location does ever open at Red Rock Resort, that will be the fulfillment of one of the most widespread rumors in town.
Which in Las Vegas really means something.