When the guys at Block16 Hospitality decide to expand, they do it in a big way. During a 13-month period in 2010 and 2011, they opened three new restaurants (Holsteins Shakes & Buns, The Barrymore and The Venetian’s Public House), more than doubling the size of their fledgling dining empire. But that pales in comparison to their latest plans to open three more restaurants between December of this year and March of next—bringing their total to eight restaurants and one food truck.
This December, the group will open The Blind Pig Provisions & Lounge in the Panorama Towers high-rise complex. The counter-order restaurant will be the condo tower’s first in-house dining option, and will double as a bar during the afternoon and evening hours. (We can only hope it will feature the type of craft beer, wine and cocktails that made Holsteins and Public House overnight hits with Las Vegas’ serious booze hounds.)
That same month, the company will open Haute Doggery in the new retail/entertainment district The Linq. Located across from the ticket counter for the complex’s observation wheel (which isn’t expected to open until the first half of next year), it will feature hotdog versions of many of Holsteins more outrageous hamburgers.
Rounding out the trio of new entries, Block16 will open a second venture in The Linq next March called Flour & Barley Brick Oven Pizza. In addition to pizza, the rustic sports bar-themed restaurant will also offer Italian-inspired appetizers, pastas, panini and salads.
Block16 hospitality is a partnership between former nightclub promoter Billy Richardson and chef Anthony Meidenbauer, founded in 2006. Their other local operations include Pink’s Hotdogs, LBS: A Burger Joint and LBS Patty Wagon.