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

Combining ingredients that are both popular and typical of Middle Eastern and Moroccan cuisine, Paymon’s general manager Jeff Ecker created a drink that pairs well with the tradition of smoking hookah. With delicate flavors such as mango, coconut, orange and cherry, Ecker notes that it appeals to the female set as well. The cocktail was also featured in 2002 on Rachael Ray’s show, $40 a Day. It has remained on the menu ever since, a testament to the enduring success of this match made in the Mediterranean.