Motley Brews Hosts Third Annual Hopped Taco Throwdown

 

Motley Brews hosted its third annual Hopped Taco Throwdown at Zappos Headquarters’ backyard in Downtown Las Vegas, a venue typically closed to the public, on Saturday evening. The festival offered unlimited samples of over 100 craft beers and an assortment of tacos, showcasing the creative skills of some of Las Vegas’ top chefs in a culinary competition.

 

Demonstrating innovative culinary skills and vying for the title of “Hopped Taco Champion,” chefs from across the city competed in a fiery taco competition with three categories: Hopped Taco, for best-beer-infused taco; Taco Loco, for most creative taco; and Taco Dulce, for best dessert taco.

 

This year’s competitors included Chef Adam Pusateri from Cut and Taste, Chef Chris Bulen from Andiron Steak & Sea, Chef Bryan Forgione from Buddy V’s Ristorante, Chef Oscar Amador Edo from EDO Gastro Tapas & Wine, Chef Marc Marrone from Graffiti Bao and Pina by Graffiti Bao, Chef Roy Ellamar from Harvest by Roy Ellamar and more.

 

The 2019 winners of the Hopped Taco Throwdown competition include:

  • Matt Meyer from Served with “The Pickled Mick” for “Best Hopped Taco”
  • Chef Phillip Dell with “The “Original” Pork Star Taco!” for “Most Creative Taco Loco”
  • Matt Meyer from Served with “Tropic Like It’s Hot” for “Taco Dulce”

 

Motley Brews brought together local and regional breweries to complement the event with endless samples of craft brews, including local favorites Crafthaus Brewery, Joseph James Brewing Company, Inc., Lovelady Brewing Company, Ellis Island Brewery, Tonopah Brewing Company, Big Dog’s Brewing Company and more. Guests posed for a photo booth and enjoyed entertainment and various wall art installations provided by Zappos throughout the evening.

 

About Motley Brews:

Founded in 2010, Motley Brews was created for locals, breweries and brew fans alike to share great libations in a true local setting.  Motley Brews develops beer-centric festivals and events throughout the Southwest, including San Diego, Las Vegas and Pasadena, Calif. Motley Brews’ annual Great Vegas Festival of Beer, founded in 2011, is Nevada’s largest craft beer festival. Motley Brews supports local non-profits with every event, raising more than $125,000 to date. More information about Motley Brews is on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @MotleyBrews, or on their website at http://motleybrews.com/.

 

 

PHOTO CREDIT: Beau Caldwell

🐰 Hop on Down to Hawthorn Grill, Andiron, Buddy V’s and more for Great Easter Specials! 🐰

House of Blues Las Vegas
Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino
www.houseofblues.com/lasvegas/gospelbrunch or 702-632-7600

Take your Easter celebration to a new level at House of Blues and save your seat for the world-famouse Gospel Brunch. With two seatings at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., guests will enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet featuring chicken and waffles, omelets made to order, peel and eat shrimp on ice, scrambled eggs, buttermilk biscuits and sawmill gravy, assorted danishes, muffins croissants and so much more. Local talent will perform traditional and contemporary Gospel songs with high-energy to get the crowd on their feet and twisting their napkins around! Tickets are just $54.50 per person.

 

Buddy V’s Ristorante
3327 S. Las Vegas Blvd. (Grand Canal Shoppes)
www.buddyvlasvegas.com or 702-607-2355

It’s all in the family at Buddy V’s Family Brunch on Easter Sunday. From 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., families can enjoy an elegant spread of brunch favorites for just $39.95 per person. They will also be serving bottomless libations such as sangria, mimosa, bellini, beers and wine by the glass for $14.95. Guests can also craft their own bloody mary or Caesar with unlimited refilled and a souvenir glass for $16.95.

Antipasto –
Salumi board, cheese selection, focaccia and cheese garlic bread, iced peel and eat shrimp, Caesar salad, pasta salad, panzanella salad, tomato and basil soup, croissants and pain au chocolate

Easter Specials –
Roasted leg of lamb with tomato-olive tapenade, vegetable and goat cheese bruschetta, smoked salmon on bagel crostini, cannellini bean “hummus” with picked zucchini chips and the Easter Bunny’s carrot cake

Chef’s Corner –
Mac ‘n’ Cheese carbonara, panettone French toast, roast vegetable frittata, scrambled eggs, Sunday style eggs, Grandma’s meatballs, orecchiette and Italian sausage, warm crespelle with topping and chicken parmesan

Carvery –
Maple-glazed ham, spicy Italian sausage, smoked-apple wood slab bacon and chicken apple sausage

Sweet Table –
Fruit platter, cannolis, tiramisu, zeppoles, banana bundt cake, coffee cake, pecan bread pudding, Nutella brownie, red velvet cupcakes, apple crisp and assorted candy

Kids’ Corner –
Chicken fingers, meatballs, chicken parmesan, vegetable crudité, mac ‘n’ cheese, croissants, pain au chocolate and old fashion candy

Andiron Steak & Sea
1720 Festival Plaza Drive at Downtown Summerlin
www.andironsteak.com or 702-685-8002

“Peep” into Andiron Steak & Sea and celebrate Easter with the entire family with a delicious Roasted Heritage Ham with grilled asparagus, truffle potatoes and apricot mustard for $25. Cure your sweet tooth with the Peep + Pastels Donut Plate for $8.

 

Honey Salt
1031 S. Rampart Blvd.
www.honeysalt.com or 702-445-6100

Easter just went coastal at Honey Salt as they serve up a Lobster Benedict with butter-poached lobster, grilled asparagus, meyer lemon béarnaise sauce and English muffin for $23. A special and sweet Carrot Cake Milkshake for just $8 will also be served. Add a shot of bourbon for $4.

Remedy’s and Distill
All Locations
Remedy’s St. Rose – 3265 St. Rose Pkwy. Henderson
Remedy’s Conestoga – 530 Conestoga Way Henderson
http://remedystavern.com/
Distill Summerlin – 10820 W. Charleston Blvd.
Distill Southern Highlands – 4830 W. Pyle Ave.
Distill Centennial Hills – 6430 N. Durango Dr.
http://distillbar.com/

Locals’ favorite neighborhood bar is cooking up a traditional feast for Easter Sunday for just $12.95 and is available from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. at all Distill and Remedy’s locations.

Honey-glazed ham with homemade mashed potatoes, brown sugar and thyme-roasted carrots and a choice of soup or salad

Hawthorn Grill at JW Marriott Resort & Spa
Spa Tower at JW Marriott Resort & Spa – complimentary valet parking available
www.hawthorngrilllv.com or 702-507-5955 for reservations

Whether for brunch or for dinner, Hawthorn Grill is celebrating Easter in a big way for the entire family with a Easter Brunch featuring an array of selections a dedicated Children’s Buffet, Easter egg hunts and appearances by the Easter Bunny. Seatings for Easter Brunch are 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. and is $62 per adult, $28 for children five through 12. Dine for dinner and enjoy an elegantly prepared three-course menu for $60 plus tax.

Easter Brunch –
Breakfast Pastries –
White chocolate scones, dark chocolate pecan scones, banana nut bread, lemon pound cake, blueberry nut bread, lemon pound cake blueberry and chocolate muffins, choclate croissants, almond crossant bretzel, cinnamon rolls and Easter hot cross buns

Salad Selection –
Caesar salad with croutons and parmesan cheese, caprese salad, mini wedge salads, roasted beets in lime vinaigrette with pistachios and quinoa and vegetable salad

Antipasti & Charcuterie Display –
Cured meats, terrines, pates, selection of grilled and marinated vegetables and an imported and artisan cheese display with rustic breads

Seafood Display –
Jumbo shrimp, crab claws, marinated seafood salad, oysters on the half shell, cocktail sauce, remoulade, mignonette sauce, lemon wedges, smoked salmon platter with capers, lemon and crème fraiche

Omelet Station –
Load up your omelet with all the fixings like ham, cheddar, jack cheese, onions, tomatoes, peppers, fresh spinach, mushrooms, smoked bacon and sausage

Carving Station –
Herb and garlic crusted leg of lamb and carved tenderloin of beef

Hot Items –
Roasted salmon with herb buerre blanc, roasted duck breast with Portobello mushrooms and cranberry glaze, crispy herbed fingerling potatoes, Brussels sprouts and sweet potato gnocchi with spinach and parmesan

Children’s Buffet –
Macaroni ‘n’ cheese, chicken fingers, curly fries, pancakes, smoked bacon, country sausage, breakfast potatoes and seasonal fruit and berries

Dessert –
Fruit tarts, raspberry pistachio tart, old-fashioned chocolate cake, white chocolate key lime mousse, country-style carrot cake, cheesecake pops, assorted mini eclairs, French macarons, carrot patch dark chocolate pots de cream, strawberry panna cotta, espresso tiramisu, red velvet cupcakes, vanilla bread pudding, sticky toffee pudding, caramelized apple strudel and assorted fudge

Children’s Dessert Table –
Assorted Easter candies, sugar Easter cookies and marzipan rabbits

Fun-Do Chocolate Station –
Assortment of pound cake, fruit kebab with marshmallows, assorted madeleines and brownie bites

Easter Three-Course Dinner Menu –
Appetizers – Strawberry and watercress salad with feta cheese and poppy seed vinaigrette
OR
White Bean and Escarole Soup

Entrees – Halibut, spring mushroom ragout, asparagus and lemongrass broth
OR
60z petit filet, potato gratin, glazed baby carrots and brandy demi glace
Dessert –

Chocolate raspberry nest with white chocolate mousse
OR
Almond sponge with raspberry Chambord compote

Promenade Café in Rampart Casino at the Resort at Summerlin
https://theresortatsummerlin.com/dining/casual-dining/promenade-cafe/ or 702-507-5966

Have a hearty Easter meal at Promenade Café with their three-course Easter Sunday menu that will be served from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. for just $18.99.

Appetizer – Potato Corn Chowder
OR
Frisee Salad with asparagus, radish, herbs, champagne vinaigrette

Entrée – Glazed Ham Dinner with baby beets, roasted carrots, whipped potato and brown sugar bourbon glaze
OR
Herb Crusted Lamb with baby beets, roasted carrots, smashed red potato and pickled mustard seeds

Dessert – Walnut Carrot Cake with cream cheese frosting

Rampart Casino at the Resort at Summerlin
https://theresortatsummerlin.com/dining/casual-dining/rampart-buffet/ or 702-507-5944

Save room for more as the Rampart Buffet celebrates Passover and Easter with special feasts for the whole family. Passover Buffet is available 4-9 p.m. on April 19 (featuring Seafood and Crab Legs $26.99 with Rampart Rewards, $29.99 without card) and April 20 ($21.99 with Rampart Rewards, $25.99 without card). The Easter Buffet will be offered all day from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. and is $18.99 with Rampart Rewards, $21.99 without card. Children ages four-seven are half-price and three and under are free.

Passover Buffet –
Soups –
Beef barley and matzo ball soup

Salad Bar –
Beet salad, tomato cucumber salad, chopped chicken liver, potato salad, gefilte fish, pickled herring in sour cream, whitefish salad, hummus, lox and bagels, smoked whitefish, egg salad, tuna salad, chicken salad, kosher pickles, assorted dressings and toppings, charoset, applesauce and matzo crackers

American Station –
Noodle kugel, potato knishes, potato latkes, beef stew, mashed potatoes, brown gravy, au jus, hot dogs, Lyonnaise potatoes with onions, sauerkraut, corn on the cob, beef knockwurst and rotisserie chicken

Italian Station –
Beef tortellini, meatballs, beef sausage and peppers, steamed broccoli, tzimmes, stuffed cabbage, herb baked salmon, corned beef, pastrami, chicken liver with mushrooms and onions, yellow squash casserole and assorted sauces and pastas

Pizza Station –
Cheese pizza and corned beef pizza

Dessert –
Cheese blintz, bread pudding, almond bars, rugelach, black and white cookies, macaroons, honey cake, hamentashen, sugar-free pie and assorted gelatos

Easter Buffet –

Soups –
Chicken noodle, potato leek, egg drop soup and hot and spicy soup

Salad Bar –
Tomato and cucumber salad, beet salad, tri color pasta salad, caprese salad, fresh cut fruits, assorted greens, assorted dressings and salad toppings

Chilled Seafood –
Marinated mussels, cocktail shrimp, marinated calamari, lox and cream cheese, pickled herring and smoked whitefish

American Station (breakfast items served until 3 p.m.) –
Belgian waffles, apple crepes, pancakes, French toast, cheese blintzes, country gravy, buttermilk biscuits, smoked bacon, breakfast sausage, scrambled eggs, eggs benedict, corned beef hash, hash browns, mashed potatoes, brown gravy, au jus, apple-brined roasted port, rotisserie chicken, creamed spinach, buttered corn, roasted asparagus, roasted Brussel sprouts, macaroni ‘n’ cheese, beef stew, pesto baked sole, battered cod and French fries

Carving Station –
Roasted turkey breast, prime rib, herb roasted leg of lamb and glazed ham

Italian Station –
Roasted root vegetables, baked swai fish with baby shrimp sauce, squash medley, oven-roasted cauliflower, assorted pasta and sauces, seafood cioppino, cheese baked rigatoni pasta, marinara meatballs, sausage and peppers, roasted chicken and braised vegetables

Dessert –
Cobbler, bread pudding, cinnamon buns, Danishes, Easter hot cross buns, Easter candies, Easter cheesecake, chocolate Easter eggs, assorted cookies, gelato, carrot cake and assorted French pastries

Schnitzels and Strudels and Spaetzles, Oh My!  Enjoy a Taste of Europe with Andiron’s Alpine Dinner on Jan. 30

 

ENJOY A TOUCH OF WINTER IN EUROPE WHILE STAYING IN YOUR OWN BACKYARD WITH THE ‘ALPINE DINNER’ AT ANDIRON STEAK & SEA ON JANUARY 30

 

Downtown Summerlin’s popular neighborhood steakhouse Andiron Steak & Sea, embraces the flavors of Europe as Blau + Associates’ Culinary Vice President and acclaimed chef, Sven Mede, takes over the kitchen and prepares his winter favorites. Featuring a special prix fixe menu full of signature European delicacies like schnitzel, spaetzle and strudel, the Alpine Dinner is on Wednesday, Jan. 30 at 6:30 p.m. and is available for $59 per person with an optional $25 beverage pairing. Reservations are required and available online at www.andironsteak.com.

Welcome
Gluehwein
Hot mulled wine

Appetizer
Raclette Fondue
Artisanal breads, roasted vegetables, potatoes, cured meats, house pickles

In Between
Leek Soup
Chervil, riesling

Entrée
Duroc Pork Schnitzel
Mushroom gravy
Swiss-Style Cheese Spaetzle
Gruyere, sweet onions, chive butter

Sides
Red Wine-Braised Cabbage
Skillet Roasted Potato Rosti

Dessert
Apple Strudel
Vanilla sauce
Tiroler Kaiserschmarrn
Shredded caramelized pancakes, almonds, raisins, strawberry jam

ABOUT ANDIRON STEAK & SEA:
Elizabeth Blau and her husband Chef Kim Canteenwalla are the minds behind Las Vegas’ much loved Honey Salt and Buddy V’s Ristorante. With the debut of Andiron Steak & Sea, they introduced a new level of sophistication in an inviting, approachable setting. Paying homage to all things grilled, roasted, shucked and seared, Andiron combines the masculine elements of a traditional steakhouse and infuses them with distinctly feminine inspirations. Andiron Steak & Sea serves Dinner seven days a week from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m., Weekend Brunch every Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. and Happy Hour featuring small plates, beverage specials and $1.50 oysters in the bar from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. daily. Located at 1720 Festival Plaza Drive at Downtown Summerlin, Andiron is situated on the North Side of the shopping and dining destination near Ethan Allen. Reservations are recommended by calling 702-685-8002. Follow Andiron Steak & Sea on Twitter and Instagram at @AndironSteak and like on Facebook or visit www.AndironSteak.com for more information.

Andiron Steak & Sea Embraces Fall with New, Seasonal Menu Items

 

ANDIRON STEAK & SEA GOES CRAVE-WORTHY WITH NEW MENU ITEMS FOR DINNER, BRUNCH AND HAPPY HOUR

Focusing on all things grilled, roasted, shucked and seared, the Downtown Summerlin hotspot revamps menu

 

Downtown Summerlin’s favorite upscale dining spot, Andiron Steak & Sea, focuses on new fall flavors and high-quality seasonal ingredients as new dinner, brunch, Happy Hour, and desserts make their way to the table. Whether a date night out, Happy Hour post-office or brunch with the ladies, Andiron is the perfect choice for crave-worthy steak and sea fare.  All new menu items are available now.

 

Along with favorites like a variety of Steakhouse Cuts, Scottish Salmon, Fanny Bay Oysters, Steak Tartare and the Andiron Caesar Salad, guests can delight in a variety of new menu items including:

 

DINNER
Burrata and Fresh Figs – prosciutto, pistachios, champagne vinaigrette
Fall Harvest Salad – spinach, radicchio, persimmons, pumpkin seeds, roasted butternut squash, sherry maple vinaigrette
French Onion Soup – sherry, gruyere crouton
Hamachi Crudo – crispy quinoa, shaved radish, aguachile sauce
Linguini and Clams – white wine, garlic butter, lemon, chili
New Bedford Scallops – roasted heirloom squash, pomegranate vinaigrette
Compart Farms Pork Chop – brussels sprouts, truffle mashed potatoes, black pepper glaze
Burnt Lemon Chicken – jidori chicken breast, roasted carrots, tuscan kale, anson mills grits
Lobster Mac & Cheese

 

HAPPY HOUR
Fish & Chips – beer batter, tartar sauce
Loaded Tater Tots – bacon bits, aged cheddar, smoked tomato aioli

 

BRUNCH
Everything Croissant Roll – whipped crème cheese
Nutella French Toast – caramelized bananas, chocolate flakes, whipped cream
Spiced Pumpkin Waffle – toasted pecans, whipped cream, bourbon maple syrup
Apple Pie Pancakes – vanilla custard, whipped cream, toasted almonds, bourbon maple syrup
Ultimate Breakfast Sandwich – crispy bacon, gruyere cheese, scrambled eggs, smoked tomato aioli, brioche bun, potato chips

 

In addition to the popular Crème Brulee Donuts and Key Lime Pie, Andiron’s menu of sweet treats now includes:
Chocolate Layer Cake – dark chocolate mousse, cocoa nibs
Spiced Pumpkin Cheesecake – caramel walnuts, whipped cream

 

ABOUT ANDIRON STEAK & SEA:
Elizabeth Blau and her husband Chef Kim Canteenwalla are the minds behind Las Vegas’ much loved Honey Salt and Buddy V’s Ristorante. With the debut of Andiron Steak & Sea, they introduced a new level of sophistication in an inviting, approachable setting. Paying homage to all things grilled, roasted, shucked and seared, Andiron combines the masculine elements of a traditional steakhouse and infuses them with distinctly feminine inspirations. Andiron Steak & Sea serves Dinner seven days a week from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m., Weekend Brunch every Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. and Happy Hour featuring small plates, beverage specials and $1.50 oysters in the bar from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. daily. Located at 1720 Festival Plaza Drive at Downtown Summerlin, Andiron is situated on the North Side of the shopping and dining destination near Ethan Allen. Reservations are recommended by calling 702-685-8002. Follow Andiron Steak & Sea on Twitter and Instagram at @AndironSteak and like on Facebook or visit www.AndironSteak.com for more information.

Enjoy An Evening Featuring Fruits de la Mer with Andiron’s Shellfish Dinner on Nov.13

 

ANDIRON STEAK & SEA FEATURES AN ELEGANT EVENING FOCUSING ON FRUITS OF THE SEA WITH A SHELLFISH DINNER ON NOV. 13

 

 

Downtown Summerlin’s popular neighborhood steakhouse Andiron Steak & Sea, embraces the sea with a special Shellfish Dinner on Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 6:30 p.m. Executive Chef Todd Sugimoto prepares a lavish culinary experience sure to wow all seafood lovers.  Featuring a special prix fixe menu full of signature items from the sea, the Shellfish Dinner is available for $69 per person with an optional $25 beverage pairing. Reservations are required and available online at www.andironsteak.com.

 

Welcome Cocktail

 

For the Table

Goat Cheese & Persimmon Toast

Charred whole wheat bread, pomegranate, wild arugula

Nantucket Bay Scallop Crudo

Blood orange, fennel, kefir lime

Old Fashioned Clam Fritter

Lemon, pickles, tartar sauce

 

In Between

Maine Lobster Risotto

Tarragon, crispy shallots

 

Entrée

Baked Crabmeat Stuffed Lobster Tail & Angus New York Strip

Asparagus, béarnaise, breadcrumbs

 

Sides

Grilled Broccolini

Chili, garlic, lemon

Truffle Mac & Cheese

Mushrooms, blue cheese

 

Dessert Sampler

Cranberry Cheesecake

Graham cracker, whipped cream

Banana Cream Tart

Salted caramel, shaved chocolate

 

 

ABOUT ANDIRON STEAK & SEA:

Elizabeth Blau and her husband Chef Kim Canteenwalla are the minds behind Las Vegas’ much loved Honey Salt and Buddy V’s Ristorante. With the debut of Andiron Steak & Sea, they introduced a new level of sophistication in an inviting, approachable setting. Paying homage to all things grilled, roasted, shucked and seared, Andiron combines the masculine elements of a traditional steakhouse and infuses them with distinctly feminine inspirations. Andiron Steak & Sea serves Dinner seven days a week from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m., Weekend Brunch every Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. and Happy Hour featuring small plates, beverage specials and $1.50 oysters in the bar from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. daily. Located at 1720 Festival Plaza Drive at Downtown Summerlin, Andiron is situated on the North Side of the shopping and dining destination near Ethan Allen. Reservations are recommended by calling 702-685-8002. Follow Andiron Steak & Sea on Twitter and Instagram at @AndironSteak and like on Facebook or visit www.AndironSteak.com for more information.