We’re just days away from a fully reopened Las Vegas and Henderson with no restrictions on businesses or activities, but what exactly will change when we hit that June 1 date?
This means restaurants can be at full capacity. Though masks are optional at many businesses the masks will be officially gone, though some people may choose to keep wearing them. This also means concerts, sporting events and conventions can be at full capacity with no social distancing.
However, the DMV won’t be adding more chairs anytime soon. The Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation said it doesn’t have a timetable to reopen its career centers for in-person services. It says any claimants can continue to access services online, meaning no change for now.
Not only will restaurants be at full capacity but some new restaurants and new menu offerings are on the table.
Beauty and Essex at the cosmopolitan will be offering the Speakeasy Burger. The double-beef, double-cheese off-menu burger is topped with bacon, lettuce, tomato, onions and — shh — secret sauce on a sesame-seed bun, and it’s served in a locked case along with truffle fries and a chocolate-peanut butter shake. It’s going for $50.
Blume Kitchen & Cocktails, 3145 St. Rose Parkway in Henderson, has introduced Beauty & The Brunch from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sundays. The menu includes The Blume Benedict, with skirt steak and shrimp, $28; The Boujee Rasco’s, which is fried chicken and waffles, $17; and The Bieber, white chocolate brioche and macerated fruit in Grand Marnier, $13. There also are bottomless mimosas, a DJ and tableside hookah service.
There is a new BBQ offing in the Arts District. It is called Breaswood BBQ, headed by Chef Gerald Cacas who has spent time in the kitchens of Thomas Keller, Mario Batali, Caesars Palace and Station Casinos. It is launching this Saturday at 1504 South Main Street.
The wines of Robert Biale Vineyards will be featured in a winemaker dinner in celebration of National Wine Day from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Trattoria by Chef Marc at the Ahern Hotel, 300 W. Sahara Ave. The four-course dinner with wine pairings is $100. Reserve at 725-214-4950 or ahernhotel.com
— 108 Drinks and 108 Eats in the SkyPod at the Strat now offers happy hour from 3 to 7 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. SkyPod admission is two for one, as are cocktails at 108 Drinks, and happy-hour bites such as a cheese plate with local honey and fresh fruit or bacon-wrapped dates with boursin are available at 108 Eats. thestrat.com
— Finger Licking Foodie Tours has introduced a self-guided tour of three restaurants at Green Valley Ranch Resort in Henderson at 4:30 p.m. daily. It’s $125 inclusive, with cocktail pairings $50. fingerlickingfoodtours.com
— The next Taste & Learn events at Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar, 4480 Paradise Road, will focus on wines of the Allegrini Estate on May 29 and the Cantina Pertinace winery on June 26. From 6 to 8 p.m., they’re $75; reserve at 702-364-5300. ferraroslasvegas.com