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Quick Bites: Sickies at Town Square, Rao’s at Caesars Palace and more

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Sickies Garage Burgers & Brews has arrived in Las Vegas.
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Your favorite meatballs await at the reopened Rao's.

Your favorite meatballs await at the reopened Rao's.

Sickies Garage Burgers & Brews officially opened at Town Square on September 4, a garage-themed restaurant and bar serving 50 burgers and 50 brews and more than 25 flavors of chicken wings. The restaurant opened its first location in Fargo, North Dakota, in 2012, and is also set to expand to Nebraska and Florida this year. The menu includes shareable appetizers, shakes, kids meals, lunch specials and more with two different patio seating areas. Military members and first responders receive 20 percent off their bill. Sickies is open daily from 11 a.m. until midnight.

Rao’s has reopened, also on September 4, at Caesars Palace. The legendary Harlem restaurant, in business since 1896, first expanded to the Las Vegas Strip in 2006 and has been one of the most popular Italian eateries on the Boulevard ever since. It’s open for dinner from 5 to 10:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

Fan favorites Primarily Prime Rib and Baja Miguel’s have reopened at the South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa. Primarily Prime Rib offers new items like grilled crab cakes, salmon with lemon and chive butter and a steak-and-shrimp surf-and-turf option, open Thursday through Sunday from 5 to 10 p.m. Baja Miguel’s is once again serving Mexican favorites like sizzling fajitas, carnitas and margaritas, open Thursday through Sunday from 4 to 10 p.m.

Henderson brunchery the Stove has launched a new menu for fall that includes a dedicated selection of vegan offerings including vegan chicken tacos, house-made yogurt and a vegan bratwurst and eggs dish ($16.95). Other new plates include skillet-baked pineapple upside down pancakes, Japanese fried chicken and red bean waffles, a foie gras muffin and sausage corn dogs. The Stove at 11261 S. Eastern Ave. #200 is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

French toast waffles and more at brunch at the Front Yard.

French toast waffles and more at brunch at the Front Yard.

The Front Yard at Ellis Island Casino & Brewery has returned to brunch business with a new menu from executive chef John Alers that includes the French toast waffle, brisket benedict and avocado toast with beet glaze. The Front Yard is also serving six of the brewery’s original beers during brunch as well as bottomless mimosas and all-day rosé packages. Brunch is available from 10 a.m. 3 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday.

Local caterer Cut and Taste is creating another unique culinary experience with a pop-up restaurant Mystery Basket Double Date Night on September 12. In advance of the dinner, ticket holders will select their four favorite ingredients from a list of 12 and the top ingredients chosen by all attendees will be incorporated into the meal. Tickets are available for a 5:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. seating at $75 per person and are sold in tables of four. Guests can add open wine service for an additional $30. For ticket info, visit exploretock.com, and for more info about Cut and Taste, visit cutlv.com.

Wynn Las Vegas is bringing back its Wynn Master Class series this month and stretching into October, starting September 12 with the Casa Dragones Tequila Master Class hosted virtually by Tequila Casa Dragones Co-Founder and CEO Bertha González Nieves and featuring Vegas cocktail queen Mariena Mercer at the new Elio restaurant at Encore. Now in its third year, the series takes guests behind the scenes to learn from the experts at the luxury resort, featuring instructional and interactive sessions in intimate and exclusive settings. Upcoming events include Cooking Frank’s Favorites with chef Theo Schoenegger at Sinatra on September 25 and Cooking with a Five Star Chef with chef Ming Yu at Wing Lei on October 1. Experience prices vary and more information or reservations can be found at wynnlasvegas.com.

The Cosmopolitan is set to debut a new Cocktail Hour program on September 8 featuring specialty menus at different resort restaurants and bars available between 5 and 7 p.m. on various days. For example, Blue Ribbon will serve $7 beers and $12 glasses of wine in addition to select small bites and desserts from 5 to 7 Friday through Tuesday, and Jaleo will offer $6 beer and sangria and $8 Spanish Bramble cocktails and glasses of wine along with a la carte tapas for $5 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For a complete list of specials, visit cosmopolitanlasvegas.com/cocktail-hour.

In celebration of National Bourbon Month, Sahara Las Vegas is taking care of its hospitality industry colleagues by offering 50 percent of all bourbons throughout September. Any Las Vegas food and beverage employee, hotel and casino worker or liquor distributor and supplier is eligible to receive the deal.

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