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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House-Smoked Salmon Pizza, Spago

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House-Smoked Salmon Pizza, Spago

Wolfgang Puck pioneered the California-style pizza, using nouveau ingredients that go well beyond sausage and pepperoni. The smoked salmon pizza has been a mainstay at Spago throughout the years, but it’s not on the menu. A thin-crust pizza is built with crème fraîche and silky smoked salmon, then topped with an only-in-Beverly-Hills twist: caviar and gold leaf. Each bite is worth every penny—all 3,700 of ’em! $27, $37 (with caviar), in the Forum Shops at Caesars, 369-6300.