A restaurant named Glutton seems appropriate in Sin City, but then owner and chef Bradley Manchester has an uncommon definition of gluttony. “It’s actually quite the opposite,” says Manchester, who has spent his career as a chef in high-end hotels, including developing the Wicked Spoon alt-buffet concept in the Cosmopolitan. “When I think of Glutton, I think of living life in abundance and enjoying life’s indulgences,” he says. When it opens at the corner of Carson Avenue and Seventh Street Downtown—Manchester’s planning for October—Glutton will offer small-plate dining with an emphasis on cooking using natural fuels, such as wood-burning grills and ovens.
The neighborhood-style restaurant’s seasonal menu will source ingredients locally or from nearby Southern California and the Pacific. Glutton will also offer Sunday brunch and supper as well as a full craft-beer selection, cocktails on tap and house-made sodas at the Downtown Project–backed boîte. The 2,000-square-foot space boasts a 700-square-foot back patio, and Manchester describes the proposed décor as “comfortable and contemporary.” He plans on using the wood left over from the building, and is excited about the open kitchen. “It is not supposed to be an uptight restaurant,” Manchester says. “It is for the people.”