Rattlecan, First Out at Venetian

Chef Sammy DeMarco’s two Venetian spots Rattlecan, which just opened in November and First Food & Bar, going back to June ’09, were apparently abruptly shuttered last night. This isn’t the first time The Venetian has mysteriously axed a venue–don’t forget about its contentious break-up with Dos Caminos.

And here we thought any place that offered up a frozen PBR tap, a free chicken and waffles night and a Porn Star Brunch would have worked up a lifetime’s worth of good karma. This is a total bummer.

On the plus side, VV Ventures did say that it will be seeking a new home for the restaurants, noting “We look forward to announcing a new Las Vegas home for Rattlecan in the near future.”