East Fremont’s urban grocer
Now open at 611 Fremont St.
The Market celebrated its grand opening October 9. “The store was packed to the gills,” assistant general manager Darin Mecher says. The store is typical of an urban grocery store with a mix of organic, natural and conventional products, but “the deli side is where the ‘wow’ factor is,” Mecher says. Tony Hsieh and Mayor Carolyn Goodman were among the crowd welcoming the Market to the neighborhood. TheMarketDTLV.com.
Lola’s Louisiana Kitchen
Downtown’s cajun favorite makes its way to Summerlin
Now open at 1120 Town Center Dr.
“We have been getting a really warm welcome from Summerlin,” says Lola Pokorny, owner of the Cajun cuisine restaurant, which opened September 9. The grand opening takes place October 21, introducing new Summerlin-only signature dishes, such as a flatiron steak with crawfish sauce. The location also has a full-service bar, and chefs grow veggies inside the restaurant for use in specials. “If you can water it, you can eat it,” Pokorny says. LolasLasVegas.com.
Sushi from the teams behind Le Thai and Tokyo Sushi
Coming soon at 124 S. Sixth Street in the John E. Carson Hotel
Le Thai owner, Dan Coughlin, and former Tokoyo Sushi owners, Jimmi and Becky Chun are bringing sushi Downtown with a traditional Japanese restaurant. And the sushi chefs are sharpening their knives. If everything goes according to plan, Bocho should open within the next two weeks. Coughlin reports that the interior is nearly finished and is ready for inspection. Expect an omakase menu and chef specials with high-quality fish, and stay tuned for the whiskey locker, which is to be implemented soon after opening.
Makers & Finders Coffee
New coffee shop that isn’t a Coffee Bean or Starbucks
Coming soon to 1120 S. Main St.
Finally wrapping up the last bit of construction, Makers & Finders Coffee is set open the end of October, just in time to enjoy the perfect fall weather on the front patio with a warm macchiato in hand. Along with the coffee, M&F has a full kitchen, serving Latin-inspired food, café style, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. MakersAndFindersLV.com.
Downtown’s first all-vegan global cuisine
Coming soon to 618 E. Carson Ave.
Fueled by the nourishing power of vegetables, construction is now going full speed at Vegenation. The menu has just been finalized with such items as Out of Africa—an African yam stew with spicy peanut sauce—and Indian apple turnovers filled with vindaloo-spiced apples, spaghetti squash and black currants. Carson Street gets healthier starting the second week of November. VegenationLV.com.
Downtown’s next brewery that’s all about hops
Coming soon to 1102 S. Main St.
This new Main Street brewpub is so close to opening that we can almost taste the beer. The brewing equipment is installed, and owner and head brewer Kevin Holder says he is ready to start mashing as soon as licensing is in order. He meets with the County Commission this week, and from that point he has 30 days to open. HopNutsBrewing.com.
Laidback neighborhood restaurant Glutton sources ingredients from local and neighboring farms
Coming soon to 622 E. Carson Ave.
Glutton made its first appearance at Downtown Wednesdays on October 8, and will pop up again October 15 at the weekly fall block party series. Owner Bradley Manchester says he is on target to open in mid-to-late November. Keep an eye on progress on their Facebook page.