Part of the new wave of restaurants Downtown, Glutton (616 E. Carson Ave., 702-366-0623, GluttonLV.com) has been surprising food lovers with its adventurous menu. The recently launched Boozy Brunch goes beyond gussied-up eggs Benedict with some off-the-beaten path options. For starters, I’m excited for the umami-laden uni toast, with scrambled eggs, garlic butter, caviar and chilies. Steak and eggs goes the Korean route, with kalbi-marinated rib eye and kimchi fried rice. Get your midday garlic bomb by way of a shrimp scampi omelet, with garlic spinach, tomatoes and scampi butter. And to be fair, Glutton one-ups eggs Benedict pretty well with braised pork cheek, poached eggs, crispy speck on foccacia, with roasted garlic hollandaise. The boozy part comes in the form of flavor-packed cocktails, such as the Glutton Mary, made with kimchi Bloody Mary mix, American Harvest vodka, shrimp, pickled mushrooms, celery and togarashi chili. There’s also the Improved Mule, with Stoli Ohranj, mulberry vinegar, lime and ginger beer. And who else serves aquavit for brunch? The Aquavito is a surprising touch, made with Krogstad aquavit, agave, lime and mint.
Keep your eating schedule open June 15-26 so you can take full advantage of Las Vegas Restaurant Week. Participating restaurants on and off the Strip create special prix fixe menus at price points ranging from $20.15 to $50.15, with a fixed portion of the proceeds going to Three Square. Since 2007, the event has raised nearly $1 million for the food bank, which works to provide meals to more than 315,000 of the state’s hungry residents. Restaurant Week is a fantastic opportunity to dine at spots that you might not be able to splurge on normally, such as Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill, Alizé, Charlie Palmer and Hakkasan. For a full list of participating restaurants and menu, visit HelpOutDineOutLV.org.
We just bid a fond farewell to Simon Restaurant & Lounge just a week ago, but as this is Las Vegas, the wheels just keep on turning. Filling the space is Café 6 (in Palms Place, 702-944-3292), offering American comfort food with a burger-centric menu. Get down on the Dr. Pepper Shroom burger with a tangy glaze of the prune soda, or the Turkey Dinner, a turkey patty topped with apple cranberry marmalade on a taro bun. There’s even a burger option for dessert: the Ice Cream burger, which stars a chocolate cream patty on a brioche bun. There’s no such thing as too many burgers, right?