Vegas Seven

Todd English P.U.B.

  • Dishing With Grace

    Junk Chips, Todd English P.U.B.

    By Grace Bascos

    In their original form, these thinly sliced potato chips were piled with chicken livers and blue cheese. While wonderfully flavorful, it wasn’t exactly for the offal-averse. Now the dish has been retooled a bit, the livers replaced with a friendlier barbecue-beef ragout, and finished with tomatoes, scallions, blue-cheese crumbles and a creamy scallion aioli. We’ll miss the old version, but these will do just as nicely.

  • The Deal

    Holiday Cheer

    By Anthony Curtis

    Las Vegas is a tough sell on the holidays. Some come, but most of the Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa crowd would rather spend the holidays at home with family than have a December blowout in Sin City. Go figure. For those of us who live here, though, it’s a different story. We can stay at home and take advantage of the good deals the casinos throw our way. Here are a few of them:

  • The Deal

    Reasons to cheer the holiday season

    By Anthony Curtis

    December is an interesting month. The town jumps till Dec. 10 with the infusion of cowboys for the National Finals Rodeo, gets eerily quiet leading up to Christmas weekend, then explodes again heading into New Year’s Eve. I kind of like the lull in the middle, and there’s actually a whole lot going on, because the casinos are doing whatever they can to generate business.

  • Character Study

    Rockin’ the Stalls

    By Marvin Lucas

    It might sound like a bad joke about disgraced Sen. Larry Craig, but it’s true: You never know who you’ll bump into in the restroom—and the coed facilities at Todd English P.U.B. are no exception. “I’ve met a lot of important people here,” says Pedro Iuli, 24, who, as a personal valet, spends his evenings in the restroom. “It’s helping out people with quality service, but I add a twist to it. It’s all in the hustle. That’s why I started rapping.”

  • Beer Culture

    Three Belgian beers (on the wall …)

    By Xania V. Woodman

    Hoegaarden Available on draught at Yard House Red Rock ($6.25 pint, $13.50 half-yard) and $6 by the bottle at Freakin’ Frog.

  • Mr. High Société

    Photo by Anthony MairK.J.'s concert-ticket collection at home.

  • Beer Culture

    Chocolate-Covered Strawberry

    By Xania V. Woodman

    Tale as old as time: Tall, dark and stout meets a luscious, sweet redhead and—poof!—magic is made. It's no different at Todd English's P.U.B. at Aria, where the cocktail menu boasts—in addition to 50 varieties of beers, including two from casks—a beer "cocktail" as good as any dessert we've ever had. First, the bartender pulls half a pint of Fruli Strawberry Beer. This white Belgian wheat ale has been blended 70/30 with real, fresh strawberry juice for an intensely fruity flavor.

  • Dishing With Grace

    Warm Bread Pudding at Todd English P.U.B.

    What is perhaps the most expensive bread pudding in town also happens to be the best. An egg-rich square is doused in a concoction that appears to be two parts butter, one part sugar and one part good whiskey, resulting in sheer heaven. Salted caramel ice cream laced with Cap’n Crunch tops it off. $12, in Crystals at CityCenter, 489-8080.

  • Dishing With Grace

    Thinly Sliced Fried Bologna at Todd English P.U.B.

    Chef English has added another unique restaurant in Las Vegas. His P.U.B. (which stands for Public Urban Bar) features comfort food. English’s grandmother used to make this sandwich for him as a child. So, when he opened the P.U.B. he knew this dish needed to be on the menu. You never knew that two slices of white bread, bologna, mozzarella cheese, mayonnaise and mustard could be so comforting. $16, in Crystals at CityCenter, 489-8080.

  • Dining

    Public Approval

    By Max Jacobson

    CityCenter’s vast architectural canyons are handsome enough, but when the crowds do not materialize, the complex feels remote, almost lifeless. So thank heaven for Todd English P.U.B.

X
X