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Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen & Bar Opens at The Quad Resort

Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen & Bar Opens at The Quad Resort

It’s a wonderful feeling to see a hometown boy do well. His highly anticipated Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen & Bar opened at the Quad Resort & Casino in Las Vegas opened last month.

When we arrived, excited guests entered and were greeted by Guy Fieri himself who was at the door greeting and thanking his wide-eyed patrons. He took time to sign autographs and take pictures before jumping back into the kitchen for dinner service.

The menu features a taste of Fieri’s signature cuisine, featuring bold flavors and unique twists on traditional dishes. His new venture is open for brunch, lunch, dinner, and even late night dining. His 200 seat restaurant features a blend of casual foods including burgers, wings, tacos, small bites, and shareable food items.

Over at the bar, we found an extensive drink menu featuring 16 craft beers, Sonoma County wine and a state of the art frozen tap system shot bar that creates a one-of-a kind experience for those that indulge. This very fun tap system bar dispenses eight different shots straight out of iced dispensers.

The 6,500 square foot space is highlighted by a large outdoor patio and dining area to seat patrons who are able to enjoy the panoramic views of the Las Vegas Strip. The cooking space features a metal, tile, and wood theme that closely resembles Fieri’s kitchen at home.

For a personal touch, Fieri’s tattoos are also incorporated as part of the design elements throughout the restaurant and bar, including coasters, napkins and dishware, as well as memorabilia from his alma mater, University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

There is no doubt with his Food Network notoriety as well as his connection to the city, Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen & Bar will be an instant sensation on the famed Las Vegas strip.

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Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen & Bar, Now Open at The Quad Resort & Casino

In case you haven’t heard Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen & Bar in now open at The Quad. Early reviews haven’t been very good and pictures of the food look disgusting but I’m willing to give it a shot. I’ve never said no to Flavor Town before and Guy has actually had good recommendations on Diners, Drive Ins and Dives. Besides The Yard House and Brooklyn Bowl at The Linq none of the dining options seem all that interesting.

The highly anticipated Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen & Bar is now open at the Quad Resort & Casino. The restaurant opened its doors to customers for the first time on Thursday, April 17, with Fieri at the helm welcoming guests to his new digs.

As the first diners entered, Fieri was at the door greeting guests, thanking them for coming, signing autographs and taking pictures before jumping back into the kitchen for dinner service.

Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen & Bar offers guests a taste of Fieri’s signature cuisine, featuring bold flavors and unique twists on traditional dishes. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. for brunch, lunch, dinner and late night dining, the 200 seat restaurant features a delicious blend of casual foods including an extensive variety of burgers, wings, tacos, small bites and shareable food items.

The restaurant’s extensive drink menu features 16 craft beers, in addition to the Sonoma County wine selection and a frozen tap system shot bar that will create a one-of-a kind experience for guests. Instead of having shots strained or mixed with ice, which then run the risk of getting diluted, the frozen tap system bar will dispense eight different shots straight out of iced dispensers.

The 6,500 square foot space features a large outdoor patio and dining area to seat patrons who are able to enjoy the panoramic views of the Las Vegas Strip. The cooking space features a metal, tile, and wood theme that closely resembles Fieri’s kitchen at home. The interior design features an open arrangement with wood and steel elements along with repurposed materials.

Fieri’s tattoos are also incorporated as part of the design elements throughout the restaurant and bar, including coasters, napkins and dishware, as well as memorabilia from his alma mater, University of Nevada, Las Vegas.


The Full Menu & Prices at Guy Fieri's Vegas Kitchen & Bar

Looking for "donkey sauce?" Head right this way. Filled with exclamation points, a pathological aversion to capitalized letters and an equally rebellious rejection of conventional grammar, the menu for Guy Fieri's Vegas Kitchen & Bar is now rockin' the Strip.

The pages are stuffed with "awesome," "punch" and little nuggets of the thought process that Fieri and his "krew" used to create the dishes. And true to his word, these dishes don't replicate his other restaurant menus. This can truly claim to be an only in Las Vegas experience.

Guy Fieri's Vegas Kitchen & Bar [Photo: Bradley Martin]

Guests seated in the patio area are already braving the music bleeding over from the Carnaval Court bar located just across the plaza and puzzling why the largest restaurant sign on the property names the joint "Welcome Guy Fieri."

Since the menu descriptions are only written in lower case, "ltop" proved a puzzler, until is was made clear LTOP is a Guy-ism for lettuce, tomato, onion and pickle. SMC, filling in for "super-melty-cheese" has thankfully been dropped from the current final menu text. But for those looking for "awesome," here is a menu unafraid to make that claim and make it often.

Sashimi Won-Tacos $14
Everyone's fave 'cuz they're wicked tasty! Sashimi grade ahi & serious mango-jicama salsa are packed into wonton taco shells + drizzled with "wow-sabi" cream.
The Ultimate Asian Chicken Wraps $13
Guy gives you three ways to devour. Chinese minced chicken, Southeast Asian spring rolls, Thai style skewers + a variety of skewers let you create your custom starter.
Guy-talian Fondue Dippers $13
Pepperoni-wrapped breadstick twists served alongside our smoky provolone + sausage cheese dip, topped with fresh tomato bruschetta.
Los Nachos Del Jefe $14
The boss don't mess around. crispy corn tortilla chips are topped with corn tortilla chips topped with black beans, chorizo, cheddar + cotija cheeses, slivered red onions + jalapenos, built to make each nacho the perfect bite!
Righteous Rojo Rings $12
A little sweet, a little spicy, a whole lot of flavor! Guy's rojo dipping sauce takes these rings straight to the bank.

Triple T Fries $14
Truffle, truffle + more truffle! Julienned cut fries tossed with black truffle & truffle infused gouda, served with a creamy white truffle dip. Proof that you can't have too much of a good thing.
Vegas Fries $12
Order 'em in the city they were born! Sidewinder cut fries are tossed in spicy buffalo sauce, topped with blue cheese crumble+ served with Guy's blue-sabi sauce.

Southern Smothered Chili Bowl $11
Our low and slow cooking style gives Guy's dragon breath chili vast dimensions of flavor. It's topped with sweet cornbread, sour cream & scallions.
Chicken Wonton Takeout Salad $14
This one-of-a-kind-salad has everything but the kitchen sink. Crisp Napa tips tossed with mixed greens, mandarins toasted cashews & the usual suspects, finished with ginger vinaigrette + skewered chicken wontons.
Morgan's Gnarly Greek Salad $13
Guy's take on the Greek salad will send you on a tour of the Mediterranean with its bold flavors, hearts of romaine, fresh veggies, hummus, feta, Parmesan croutons + tangy lemon vinaigrette. Toga not included.
The Guy-talian Deli Salad $16
We have built this salad in a crown of prosciutto-wrapped smoked provolone! Filled with crisp romaine lettuce, imported Italian meats & cheeses, pickled Italian veggies + tossed in a red wine vinaigrette.
Brutha's Badass Caesar Salad $15
Chopped romaine lettuce, croutons, lots of Parmesan cheese + Guy's favorite Caesar dressing are loaded into a crisp, garlicy mega-crouton.

Big Bite Burgers
Welcome to burger nirvana. All of our richly marbled 100% USDA choice ground beef is smash-grilled! Your taste buds will thank you.

The Off-Da-Hook Original Smash Burger $16
This burger is money! Crunchy righteous rojo rings, LTOP + the kicker- Guy's bourbon brown sugar BBQ sauce is sandwiched between a toasted brioche bun. It'll leave you in a food coma!
The Mayor of Flavortown Burger $17
The meat blanket of seasoned pastrami sends this burger outta bounds. Swiss, caraway seed slaw, dill pickles, onion straws, Dijon mustard + an "awesome pretzel bun" finish off this bad boy.
The Triple B Burger $16
Go big or go home! Kicked up with Creole blackened spice & topped with blue cheese, ancho bacon, LTOP + a generous smear of Guy's famous donkey sauce.
The Mac + Cheese Bacon Burger $17
The burger that crushed its competition in New York City's 2013 burger bash! Built with crispy applewood bacon, six-cheese mac, LTOP + more super-melty cheese between a garlicy toasted brioche bun.
Tatted-Up Turkey Burger $16
This burger is a work of art like Guy's tattoos. Smash-grilled with poblanos & pepper jack. Topped with gouda, ancho bacon, sweet pepper red onion jam, LTOP, donkey sauce + served on an "awesome pretzel" bun.

Ain't Nothing Butta Chicken Wing.

All our wings are trimmed into "lollipops" so they're super easy to eat, then we brine & roast each one before frying & tossing in one of our off-da-hook wing sauces.

Fireball Whiskey Wings $14
These wings are certainly not for the faint of heart & should probably be illegal. Classic buffalo sauce + fireball whiskey meet to ignite a flavor explosion of epic proportions. Try Guy's blue-sabi sauce to put out the fire!
Double Barrel BBQ Wings $14
Guy's signature bourbon brown sugar BBQ is bold & flavorful + we drench these wings in it!
The General's Wings $15
General Tso's done Guy style, so forget the chopsticks. We make these wings a flavorful phenomenon with a sweet + spicy sauce that will make your head spin!
Parmageddon Wings $13
Our breaded chicken parmesan wings + apocalyptic marinara. They might not end the world, but they'll end your hunger!

Old Skool Street Tacos
Love, peace & taco grease!

Drunken Fish Tacos $17
Lightly grilled chunks of tequila-citrus tilapia, avocado, fresh veggies + mojo de ajo. These tacos are a slam dunk!
Victor's Street Tacos $16
Street cart grilled chicken, onions & cilantro. We put zesty roasted-red salsa + guacamole on the side so you can make 'em on your own!
Carne Asada Street Tacos $16
Juicy, marinated skirt steak is the MVP of these tacos! Finished with onions, cilantro, generous sides of roasted red salsa + fresh pico de gallo.
Lava Rock Shrimp Tacos $17
Crispy fried shrimp, cabbage, pickled red onions, cilantro + topped with pink chili mayo for an added kick!

The Big Dipper Sandwich $17
The mack daddy of all roast beef sandwiches. House-smoked shaved prime-rib, pepper jack cheese, crispy onions + creamy horseradish on a toasted garlic torpedo roll. How can you resist?
The Motley Que Sandwich $17
Straight from Guy's BBQ krew. Pulled pork smothered in Guy's bourbon brown BBQ sauce, citrus slaw, pickle chips, aged cheddar + onion straws…stacked on an "awesome pretzel" bun.
'67 Cajun Sandwich $16
This one packs a punch! It's crammed with blackened chicken, Andouille sausage, cheddar cheese, the creole trinity + Louisiana hot sauce.
Pic-a-Nik Sandwich $16
Not your av-er-age turkey sandwich. Swiss cheese + citrus-cranberry relish, chillin' on an "awesome pretzel" hoagie smeared with Guy's famous donkey sauce.

Guy's Cheesecake Challenge $12
A huge mountain of cheesecake topped with potato chips, pretzels + hot fudge.
Mexican Churros $10
Freshly fried churros with spicy chocolate + dulce de leche dips.
S'mores Monte Cristo $10
Brioche, graham cracker butter, marshmallow & chocolate with chocolate + raspberry dipping sauces.
Triple Doublemint Pie $11
Mint chocolate chip ice cream with oreo cookie crust + hot fudge.
Fried Ice Cream Boulder Sundae $11
A build your own sundae brouhaha featuring a meringue wrapped fried ice cream + host of toppings.
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Guy Fieri Announces an Opening Date for His Vegas Invasion of Flavortown

Guy Fieri rolled into The Quad today in a red Camaro with the UNLV marching band and cheerleaders on hand to announce an opening date for his Guy Fieri's Vegas Kitchen & Bar at the front of the resort. Mark your calendar for April 17, when Flavortown takes over the Strip.

Guy Fieri [Photo: Twitter]

He served his "award winning" bacon mac n cheese burgers and "Guy-talian Fondue Dippers" with breadsticks are wrapped in pepperoni and then baked to the crowd. Fieri plans to serve a 100 percent revamped menu covering dishes from Asia, Mexico, Italy and the United States, including his Vegas fries.

Also on tap, 20 shots served from iced dispensers.

Guy Fieri's "Kulinary Gangsta" tattoo-inspired plates [Photo: Twitter]

Each one of the plates at features this "Kulinary Gangsta" logo, inspired by one of Fieri's tattoos.

The two-level, 10,000-square-foot restaurant plans to serve breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as a late-night dining menu and brunch. The restaurant features outdoor dining accompanied by the nearly nonstop live music at Harrah's Carnaval Court at the valet porte cochere at The Quad's main entrance.
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July 27: What’s open and closed this week in Las Vegas

Las Vegas continues to reopen resorts and restaurants but, like California, has rolled back some pandemic rules. To prevent the spread of coronavirus, the governor last week closed bars, breweries and other places without food service in selected areas, including Las Vegas, at least until July 24.

In recent weeks, some resort employees have tested positive for COVID-19, but that apparently hasn’t put off tourists, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. The state requires visitors to wear masks in public places, such as casinos, restaurants and other common spaces.

Las Vegas continues to reopen the Strip and downtown amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Still, more resorts plan to open. Vdara is the latest, with plans to welcome visitors Thursday.

Also, the resort’s Market Cafe will be open daily 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The Vdara Pool & Cabanas, along with the pool bar, will open Fridays through Sundays. On other days, guests may use the pool at nearby Aria. Vdara’s spa remains closed.

Bally’s plans to reopen July 23, as will a variety of its bars and restaurants and the resort’s pool, Blu.

Right now Californians are asked to delay travel that takes them away from home for a vacation. However, Southern Californians may plan a future getaway in Vegas and elsewhere.

These places have recently reopened:

At Mandalay Bay, Shark Reef Aquarium and several bars and restaurants have reopened.

Nobu, the hotel-within-a-hotel at Caesars Palace, reopened July 2.

The Eiffel Tower at Paris Las Vegas and the Fly Linq at Linq Promenade started sending visitors soaring on July 2.

Two popular day clubs — Liquid Pool Lounge at Aria and Wet Republic Ultra Pool at MGM Grand — reopened just before the Fourth of July. They’ll be open Thursdays to Sundays, and reservations are required.

Here’s what opened earlier:

Luxor and the adjoining Shoppes at Mandalay Place. At Luxor, the HyperX Esports Arena for high-tech gamers is open, along with a handful of bars and restaurants, including Diablo’s Cantina and Pyramid Cafe.

At the Shoppes, the popular Minus5 Ice Experience provides the chill as Vegas temperatures rise to triple digits. It’s located on a skywalk linking Luxor and Mandalay Bay. Several other bars and restaurants also have reopened.

Paris and Westgate hotel-casinos reopened as the city started to regain its big resorts. Paris opened its hotel, casino and pool as well as dining options such as Gordon Ramsay Steak and the Eiffel Tower Restaurant, with stunning views of the Fountains of Bellagio across the street.

The Buffet at Wynn returned, but can you still call it a buffet? Diners are still seated in the same pre-pandemic elegant dining area, but the long steam tables full of food have disappeared. Instead of standing in line, plate in hand, diners never have to leave their tables to savor dozens of dishes. They simply order from a menu featuring photos and descriptions of roughly 90 offerings, including double-cut lamb chops with truffle spinach and crispy onions, Old Bay braised shrimp and scallops with a spicy tomato compote, and steak and lobster in a Bearnaise sauce. It’s still “all you can eat,” but there’s a two-hour time limit. The Buffet, the first to reopen on the Strip, is open daily. Prices range from $36.99 for a weekday brunch to $65.99 for weekend dinner. Reservations are required.

The new restaurant Elio at Wynn opened for a summer preview. Guests can choose from contemporary Mexican dishes by executive chef Sarah Thompson. The restaurant is open starting 5:30 p.m. Thursdays to Sundays.

Wolfgang Puck’s Spago, located lakeside at Bellagio, reopened, serving dinner from 5 to 10 p.m. The restaurant will be open Friday to Tuesday.

The Sahara introduced reservations for its baccarat, blackjack and roulette games. With space at gaming tables limited because of social distancing, guests can book a seat up to 72 hours in advance. Otherwise, they may wind up standing around waiting for a seat to open up.

Oscar’s Steakhouse, named for Vegas’ former mayor, reopened for dinner from Thursday to Sunday. The restaurant, under a glass dome at downtown’s Plaza Hotel & Casino, provides great views of the Fremont Street Experience.

Topgolf, a popular attraction themed around golf and other sports at MGM Grand, opened its doors too.

The Cosmopolitan’s adults-only Marquee pool is open 11 a.m. until sunset Fridays to Sundays, with resident DJs and plenty of food and drink. Reservations are required.

Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood: About half of the milelong mall’s 200 shops, restaurants and attractions have partly reopened with limited hours (11 a.m. to 7 p.m.). The adjoining Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino remains closed.

Excalibur: Inside the castle walls, guests can enjoy gaming, a limited number of bars and restaurants, the pool complex, fitness center and Fun Dungeon Arcade.

Caesars Palace: The hotel-casino reopened. Now the sprawling Garden of the Gods Pool Oasis, complete with a swim-up gaming area, has reopened. So has the resort’s race and sports book and Restaurant Guy Savoy

The Linq: The hotel remains closed, but the casino will be up and running, as will several bars and restaurants. For dining options, Hash House A Go Go is open 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily, and celebrity chef Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen & Bar is open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday to Sunday. Influence, the resort’s pool, will start welcoming guests 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday through Sunday. The High Roller observation wheel at the Linq Promenade is open with a limit of 10 passengers per cabin to allow for social distancing. (Before the mid-March shutdown, it was 40.)

Big Elvis, a.k.a. Pete Vallee, is the first performer to return to Harrah’s. The act that has been a Vegas stalwart for years returns at 2, 3:30 and 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday at Harrah’s Piano Bar — and it’s free. Major headlining shows, for the most part, have been canceled for the near future.

Kenny Davidsen’s Celebrity Piano Bar: The bar a few blocks east of the Strip along Flamingo Road has relaunched at the Tuscany hotel-casino. In this pandemic era, the lounge has a wall of plexiglass that separates audience members from the stage. Shows start at 8:45 p.m. on Fridays.

The Neon Museum reopened in late May. Even though much of the site is outdoors, the number of visitors is limited at any one time. Visitors are encourage to book timed tickets in advance.

The Mob Museum in downtown has also reopened, with temperature checks for visitors at the entrance. The museum encourages people to buy timed tickets in advance.

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Las Vegas Restaurants Get Ready for a Summer Frenzy

The city’s dining scene is flourishing on and off the Strip. Here are some of the biggest openings to put on your radar.

Las Vegas, where casinos were allowed to operate at 80 percent capacity on May 1 and might be at 100 percent capacity on June 1, is preparing for one of the wildest summers ever. Chefs and restaurateurs around the city are anticipating a huge amount of pent-up energy from tourists and locals as COVID-19 restrictions lift.

"We&aposre trying to brace ourselves," said Jason Rocheleau, who&aposs opening Brezza and Bar Zazu with acclaimed chef Nicole Brisson at the new $4.3 billion Resorts World casino that&aposs set to debut June 24. "People are not going to go overseas as much this year. They&aposre going to travel shorter distances. We&aposve got all of Nevada, Arizona, Utah, and California, in driving distance. People are ready to come out for sure."

Resorts World, on the north end of the Strip, will be the biggest casino opening in Vegas since The Cosmopolitan was unveiled in December 2010. And people are already clamoring to eat at Brezza and Bar Zazu.

"Jason and I will be sitting in meetings, and he&aposll be getting texts for reservations," Brisson said. "And I don&apost even have a kitchen yet."

Rocheleau, who adds that convention business has started picking up and that he&aposs already booked three buyouts for later this year, has seen demand surge at restaurants all over the city.

"You go downtown on a Sunday afternoon and it&aposs packed," he said.

In the Arts District, not far from downtown, chef Bruce Kalman is working to open Soulbelly BBQ in May. In addition to Central Texas-style barbecue and his riffs on other regional American barbecue, Kalman plans to have live music five nights a week at his new restaurant.

"I&aposve always wanted to have a place that&aposs fun," Kalman said. "And right now, I think people are going to need fun. I think people are going to need excitement."

There should be no shortage of excitement in Las Vegas this summer.

At Brezza, Brisson will serve coastal Italian food. Expect lots of handmade pastas and premium seafood. Brezza will also have "modern takes on classics&apos&apos that are inspired by Brisson&aposs mentors, including legendary butcher Dario Cecchini. Plus, Brisson will play around with Italian-American dishes like stuffed artichokes. Bar Zazu, inspired by tapas bars, should be a lively spot where guests can enjoy sherry, mezcal, and wine tastings while sharing cheese, charcuterie, and Mediterranean small plates. Bar Zazu will also be a chill daytime spot for coffee and sweet and savory pastries.

Other Resorts World&aposs dining options will include ¡Viva!, a modern Mexican restaurant from respected L.A. chef Ray Garcia. Genting Palace will serve Cantonese dishes and dim sum at the casino. Wally&aposs Wine & Spirits, a Beverly Hills institution, will open a Resorts World location with a restaurant, wine bar, and market.

Famous Foods Street Eats at Resorts World will be a food hall inspired by Asian hawker stands. There will be Singapore street-stall standouts including Geylang Claypot Rice and Hainanese-chicken specialist Boon Tong Kee. Hong Kong&aposs Ah Chun Shandong Dumpling should also be popular at the food hall.

"Western stalls&apos&apos at Famous Food Street Eats will include an outpost of Houston&aposs Blood Bros. BBQ from Robin and Terry Wong and pitmaster Quy Hoang, who are known for blending Texas barbecue and Asian flavors. Marcus Samuelsson&aposs Streetbird, Steve and Kevin Aoki&aposs Kuru Kuru Pa Yakitori, and Mozz Bar by James Trees will also be part  of the food hall. This is a big year for Trees, who opened off-Strip sensation Al Solito Posto at Tivoli Village in January.

Beyond Resorts World, other new casinos have already made a big splash in Vegas this year. Downtown&aposs Circa resort is where guests can place bets at a three-story sportsbook and party at the gargantuan Stadium Swim pool amphitheater before eating oversized deli sandwiches at Saginaw&aposs, surf-and-turf at the Barry&aposs Downtown Prime steakhouse, or lobster fried rice at pan-Asian destination 8 East. The off-Strip Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, on the site of what was formerly the Hard Rock casino, has high-profile restaurants including Michael and David Morton&aposs One Steakhouse and an outpost of L.A. chef Kris Yenbamroong&aposs celebrated Night + Market.

Brisson believes that Vegas is in the middle of a dining renaissance. After running the kitchens at Carnevino and Eataly on the Strip, she opened the off-Strip Locale before joining Resorts World. She points out that other prominent Vegas chefs like Trees have also gone from casinos to off-Strip restaurants and back again. She&aposs happy to be in a city where tourists go out of their way to eat off-Strip while locals become regulars at glamorous casino restaurants.

Brisson wants to have industry nights and collaboration dinners with other chefs at her Resorts World restaurants. This makes sense. The new off-Strip Vegas Test Kitchen is bringing in crowds with pop-ups and eclectic programming. Vegas has plenty of room for culinary experimentation.

"Vegas has changed immensely," Brisson said. "We&aposre seeing great restaurants off the Strip, and that&aposs great for the local community. I&aposm excited about bringing that excitement that&aposs off the Strip on the Strip. We&aposre realizing that we all have to work together as a community. We&aposre one big food chain."

At Soulbelly, Kalman likes that he has a big patio space in between two microbreweries. He&aposs carved out a section for his offset smokers, and he&aposs ready for Soulbelly to give the Arts District even more of an outdoor-party vibe.

"We&aposre expecting a line here for sure," said Kalman, who&aposs had popular barbecue pop-ups during the pandemic. "You&aposll walk in the front gate and walk around the smokehouse and into the restaurant. The first thing you&aposll see will be our meat-and-three line and a big old yellow cooler full of ice and beer. And you&aposll order right there."

Kalman, who previously cooked at L.A. restaurants including Union, has spent much of his career making Italian food. The urge to do barbecue came to him after he catered a party for the Foo Fighters and befriended Dave Grohl, who happens to be a smoked-meat aficionado.

"To me, there&aposs a lot of crossover between Italian food and barbecue," Kalman said. "It&aposs all very soulful cooking."

This will be an easy thing to verify this summer. Soulbelly is a couple blocks away from Esther&aposs Kitchen, where Kalman&aposs friend Trees serves some of the best pastas in Las Vegas.


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April 21, 2014 at 8:02 pm · Filed under Las Vegas News

Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen & Bar is now open at the Quad Resort & Casino Las Vegas. The restaurant opened its doors to foodie fans and customers for the first time on Thursday, April 17, with celebrity chef Fieri at the helm welcoming guests to his new digs.

As the first diners entered, Fieri was at the door greeting guests, thanking them for coming, signing autographs and taking pictures before jumping back into the kitchen for dinner service.

The 6,500 square foot space features a large outdoor patio and dining area to seat patrons who are able to enjoy the panoramic views of the Las Vegas Strip. The cooking space features a metal, tile, and wood theme that closely resembles Fieri’s kitchen at home. The interior design features an open arrangement with wood and steel elements along with repurposed materials.

Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen & Bar offers guests a taste of Fieri’s signature cuisine, featuring bold flavors and unique twists on traditional dishes. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. for brunch, lunch, dinner and late night dining, the 200 seat restaurant features a delicious blend of casual foods including an extensive variety of burgers, wings, tacos, small bites and shareable food items.

The restaurant’s extensive drink menu features 16 craft beers, in addition to the Sonoma County wine selection and a frozen tap system shot bar that will create a one-of-a kind experience for guests. Instead of having shots strained or mixed with ice, which then run the risk of getting diluted, the frozen tap system bar will dispense eight different shots straight out of iced dispensers.

Fieri’s tattoos are also incorporated as part of the design elements throughout the restaurant and bar, including coasters, napkins and dishware, as well as memorabilia from his alma mater, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Photo credit: Erik Kabik

Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen & Bar is open daily from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. The restaurant is adjacent to the popular Carnaval Court and The Quad’s main entrance. For more information call 702-731-3311.


Bill Cody is an entertainment, technology and luxury travel reporter in Las Vegas. He reports on celebrities, events, tech, food, Las Vegas and luxury travel.


Welcome to Flavortown, Population: Us

Guy Fieri is the latest chef banking on ghost kitchens to expand his brand in the middle of the pandemic. Fieri, perhaps best known as the host of cross-country eating bonanza Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, has launched Guy Fieri’s Flavortown Kitchen in 23 states and Washington, D.C., a delivery-only restaurant operating out of existing restaurants or industrial kitchens, and serving the sort of flavor-blasted Americana cuisine Fieri has become known for — overstuffed burgers, fried pickles, and snacks wrapped in meat. Of course, there is plenty of Donkey Sauce.

The Flavortowns (Flavorstown?) mostly operate out of the kitchens of restaurants, such as Buca di Beppo, Brio Italian Grille, Bravo Italian Kitchen, and Bertucci’s. Some of these restaurants have already opened their kitchens to ghost restaurants, which have also been called virtual brands or delivery-only concepts. For example, Bravo Italian Kitchen in Des Peres, Missouri, is the home of both Flavortown Kitchen and MrBeast Burger, the ghost kitchen project of the YouTube sensation of the same name. Fieri already owns a small chain, Chicken Guy, with Robert Earl, the owner of Bertucci’s, Bravo, Brio, and Buca di Beppo. Additionally, Earl — who built his empire on theme restaurants such as Planet Hollywood— is the founder of Virtual Dining Concepts, which oversees MrBeast Burger and Tyga Bites.

The expansion of ghost kitchens was well underway before the pandemic. Some of these brands, like MrBeast or Tyga Bites, rely on a celebrity name, while others, like Pasqually’s Pizza & Wings (which operates out of Chuck E. Cheese) and Buca di Beppo’s Wing Squad, allow for established chains to serve a wider variety of food out of their existing kitchens. (All of these except Chuck E. Cheese are part of Earl’s portfolio.) On top of that, independent chefs have used the format to launch pop-ups from within their own restaurants. Hundreds of concepts across the country have been able to launch as “ghost kitchens” more easily than if they had to operate as brick-and-mortar restaurants.

Fieri has been spending a lot of his time during the pandemic raising money and advocating for restaurant workers — and feeding firefighters in Northern California. He raised $21.5 million for a relief fund with the National Restaurant Association, from which restaurant workers could apply for $500 grants. While places like Buca di Beppo are hardly independent restaurants, presumably Fieri’s restaurant concept keeps some members of the service industry employed at a time when restaurant work is precarious.

However, this all runs up against the fundamental tension around the restaurant industry through the entire pandemic: the importance of keeping restaurants afloat and workers paid at a time when government assistance has been repeatedly denied, and the reality that restaurant workers experience a higher risk of contracting and dying from COVID-19. This leaves many workers feeling extremely unsafe, but forced to return to work because it’s their only option. And those $500 grants that Fieri helped raised are paltry, especially given that the National Restaurant Association has repeatedly argued against minimum-wage increases and paid sick leave for restaurant workers.


7. Celebrity Chef Restaurants

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Where once it was associated with uninspired all-you-can-eat buffets, Las Vegas has blossomed as a world-class dining destination.

As with the world’s top musical talent, the stars of the culinary arts have found their niche on the Las Vegas Strip, where every megaresort brims with restaurants by celebrity chefs.

Nowhere else on earth has this sort of concentration.

Wolfgang Puck has five, and “Cut” at The Palazzo is a standout.

Gordon Ramsay’s name appears five times as well, including three at Caesars Palace alone.

Guy Fieri, who pretty much encapsulates Las Vegas, is represented by Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen & Bar at the LINQ hotel and El Burro Borracho at the Rio Hotel.

For leading-edge Spanish cuisine, look no further than É by José Andrés, while Thomas Keller’s Bouchon is all about urbane French bistro favourites.

Finally, Emeril Lagasse’s New Orleans Fish House has stood the test of time at the MGM Grand for more than 20 years, an eternity in Las Vegas.


How much does Guy Fieri earn?

Celebrity chef Guy Fieri has come a long way from selling pretzels from a cart at age 10 to hosting popular TV shows, writing cookbooks and opening dozens of restaurants.

Since winning 𠇏ood Network Star” in 2006, the Ohio native and self-proclaimed "mayor of Flavortown" has gone on to host numerous shows on Food Network, including more than 30 seasons of his hit Emmy-nominated show 𠇍iners, Drive-Ins and Dives.”

Guy Fieri poses as he serves hamburgers to guests during a welcome event for Guy Fieri's Vegas Kitchen & Bar at The Quad Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Caesars Entertainment)

Fieri has opened more than 60 restaurants around the world. And while some have closed, at least 17 of them are still open, according to the restaurateur’s website. The chicken chain Fieri co-owns with Planet Hollywood founder Robert Earl, Chicken Guy!, opened four new locations in Tennessee last year.

He has also authored six cookbooks, including at least four New York Times bestsellers.

As of 2012, Fieri was making $8 million per year, making him one of the top-earning chefs, Forbes reported.

Fieri founded a Sonoma County, California, vineyard in 2013 and began releasing wines under the Hunt & Ryde Winery label — named after his two sons — in 2016.

In 2016, Fieri invested in Ultimate Fighting Championship, joining other celebrity owners of the mixed martial arts organization including Mark Wahlberg, Tyler Perry and Michael Bay.

Rocker Sammy Hagar co-owns a tequila brand, Santo Spirit, with Fieri.

Emmy Award-winning chef and television personality Guy Fieri and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Sammy Hagar announce their partnership with Los Santo and Santo Puro Mezquila. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Los Santos: Santo Puro Mezquila)

Fieri is also involved with several charitable groups. His own nonprofit foundation, Cooking With Kids, provides funding for programs that teaches children how to cook and live a healthy lifestyle.