Eateries that said goodbye


Alex Stratta won two Michelin stars at the Wynn, but apparently the margins weren’t sufficient to keep the star chef in business.

Bradley Ogden

After a great run, the seminal American chef will close his eponymous restaurant at Caesars early in the first quarter, to be replaced by Gordon Ramsay’s gastropub.

Town Square fare

It was another dog-eat-dog year at this popular outdoor mall. So long to Lolita’s, the Mexican restaurant and nightclub; The Grape, another Las Vegas wine bar that bit the dust; Cadillac Ranch, which was dead on arrival (though the décor will live on at the new tenant, Ranch House Kitchen).

Nora’s Wine Bar

It seemed like a good idea during the boom days at the turn of the century, but Las Vegas just doesn’t support this concept like big-city markets do.


A victim of the recession, Michael and Wendy Jordan’s place will be remembered as one of the city’s best all-time neighborhood restaurants.

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By Xania V. Woodman

The night was Sept. 7, 2001. The culinary community of Las Vegas and beyond came together in a ballroom at the Rio to support one of its own. Napa restaurant’s chef Jean-Louis Palladin had been diagnosed with lung cancer, and it wasn’t looking good. Upon his death just two months later, The New York Times honored Palladin as “a chef’s chef whose boundless creativity and relentless pursuit of the best and freshest ingredients set an example for countless other cooks.” His inspiration lives on today in the lives he personally touched as well as in the culinary scene at large.