Sunday Brunch at Andiron
Husband-and-wife duo Elizabeth Blau and Kim Canteenwalla’s Andiron Steak & Sea in Downtown Summerlin is open only for dinner, except once a week during the restaurant’s Sunday Brunch, during which you have an excellent opportunity to enjoy the creative menu during daytime hours. One of the stars of the ala carte menu is Avocado Toast, served on grilled wheat bread topped with pickled Fresno chilis, tomato and arugula, providing an enjoyable combination of textures. The Benedict is an upgraded version, with added spinach, a thicker cut of whole wheat bread providing a firmer base than the traditional English muffin, shaved porchetta which is easier to eat than the usual slab of ham and the option to add butter poached lobster. Shareables include a donut plate with five different versions, which change weekly and during our visit were crème brulee, cinnamon, chocolate, lemon and bacon caramel; and I very much enjoyed the Pastry Plate with blueberry muffin, apple crumble cake and bacon cheese bread. Speaking of bacon and doesn’t everything go better with bacon?, the Shrimp & Grits is enhanced with decadent crispy bacon cubes, aged white cheddar and a not-too-spicy jalapeno craime fresh. Also decadent is the Mac & Cheese bulked up with a blend of five cheeses: Parmesan, Gouda, White Cheddar, Gruyere and Mozzarella. Desserts are Brown Butter Lemon Pie with toasted key lime meringue and candied lime and Peanut Butter & Pretzel Caramel Cheesecake.
You can wash it all down with three all-you-can-drink options: endless Champagne cocktails such as the classic mimosa, white peach bellini and grapefruit and sage fizz; bottomless Perrier-Jouet Grand Brut; and the Bloody Mary bar with an expansive build-your-own set up with a variety of toppings, garnishes, add-ins and sauces with unlimited trips to the bar.
You can dine indoors where you’ll find live music, or on the outdoor patio. The brunch is served every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Reservations are not required but recommended by calling 702-685-8002.
Andiron at Downtown Summerlin
1720 Festival Plaza Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89135
The Still at The Mirage—Definitely a Man Cave but Women Are Allowed Too
The Still has opened at The Mirage, located off of the casino across from Pantry in the former space of the Revolution Lounge. Dubbed the ultimate man cave and sports junkie haven, the project from Clique Hospitality features more than 50 craft beers, walls decorated with beer signs, comfortable leather couches and chairs and tap handles built into stills. Other entertainments include shuffleboard, foosball, a juke box, 27 TVs tuned to sports programming or sports-themed movies, a “patio” open to the casino for people watching and a private room equipped with plush leather couch and a kegerator.
Getting your drinks to you quickly is a primary goal here, as servers are assigned to taking your order and delivering your libations. To order food, you’ll belly up to Bud Bud’s—a refurbished Airstream trailer that serves as a fully functioning kitchen. After ordering you’re given an oversized numbered clothespin which enables food runners to find you. The menu is fashioned by acclaimed chef Brian Massie and is his spin on upscale bar food, with items including Crispy-style Chicken Wings in Buffalo or spicy Korean glaze, Beer-battered Fish and Chips, Grilled Al Pastor Chicken Quesadilla with manchego cheese and Roasted Garlic Sriracha Butter Steak Tips. Dessert consists of soft serve ice cream sundaes served in a MLB-logoed mini baseball helmet, with options including Churro de Leche Crunch crunchy Mexican churros, condensed milk, cinnamon and chocolate curls and Salted Caramel crispy French toast sticks, maple walnuts and cinnamon toast crunch.
The Still is open Mon.-Thur. and Sun. 4 p.m. to 1 a.m.; and Fri.-Sat. 11 a.m. to 1 a.m.
The Still @ The Mirage
3400 Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89109