Opening soon by the time this comes to print will be BEAUTY & ESSEX at The Cosmopolitan. Tao group is opening it in the old Comme Ca restaurant. The first location is located in New York, and now has moved west. One of the new offerings from the New York menu will be Chipotle Duck Chilaquiles. I’ve always had chicken, so can’t wait to try something new. Grilled cheese sandwiches, dumpling soups and lots of Vegas-style items for the first time will be presented. We don’t have the hours yet, but Chef Chris Santos will publish them soon.

LARSEN’S GRILL at the Galleria at Sunset is reached from outside the mall, via an escalator alongside a water wall. Filled with dark woods inside, this is a higher end restaurant than you would expect at almost any mall. They offer wet and dry aged steaks, pork chops and all orders are extremely large portions. Their artichoke dip is not the standard, but has large pieces of artichoke and spinach. The creamed spinach is smooth, tasty and very well prepared. Excellent food and service, located at 1300 W. Sunset Road. Noon till 10. 702-478-9499

Bite into a tasty piece of chicken, fresh-fried and coated, to bring on that “crunch” sound that we all remember when Grandma used to fry it up. BLUE RIBBON FRIED CHICKEN, in Downtown Summerlin, will have you coming back over and over again. With chipotle honey as a dipping sauce for the tasty chicken, Boylan’s cane sugar sodas, milkshakes and plenty of draft beers, you will be totally satisfied with every order. You can also decide to pull it off the bone and have it on a bun with caramelized pineapple. Orders come by the piece, $1.50 for wings, tenders $3.75, all the way to 20-pieces family dinners. Sunday thru Thursday, 11-10 and Friday and Saturday till 11. 702-329-9300

ANNIE’S GOURMET ITALIAN BISTRO has a new home at 75 S. Valle Verde Drive in Henderson. Long remembered from Horizon Ridge Parkway, this new location has added something that I totally love, a pet-friendly patio. Yes, Buster or Bunny can come along with you and sit right next to your table. The stuffed mushrooms are raved about by everyone, along with roasted pepper salad, shrimp scampi and one of the tastiest veal Marsala’s around. Tuesday thru Thursday 4-9:30, Friday and Saturday 4-10 and Sunday 4-9. 702-254-3663

HABIT BURGER GRILL, a chain out of California, has opened close to McCormick’s and Gordon Biersch at 365 Hughes Center Drive. Featuring charburgers and fries, shakes and malts, all menu items are made to order. It is a fast but casual place, and easy to get to.