Photo credit: Gabe Ginsberg & Wolfgang Puck Players Locker

TRUE FOOD KITCHEN, the award-winning, seasonally-inspired restaurant and bar that is health conscious, has opened a 2nd location in Las Vegas in the amazing Forum Shops. At the grand opening, guests were joined by the vibrantly costumed Green Goddess of Detox and Green God of Retox as they showed off some of the wonderful food that people will be enjoying. There were plenty of cocktails to go around, along with non-alcoholic, light drinks and spritzers. There was even a duo of violins to keep the party lively! Attendees at the VIP party were also the first to experience True Bar, the company’s first-ever, standalone scratch-bar with freshly pressed juices. True Food Kitchen chief executive officer Christine Barone was there, along with corporate chef Robert McCormick, chief marketing officer Shannon Keller, chief people officer Peggy Rubenzer and plenty of others. Celebrities present included Tape Face, Anthony Cools, the Cast from Friends! The Musical and the husband and wife team of Jayne and Eric Post from Marriage Can Be Murder. 

True Food Kitchen was founded in Arizona in 2008 as a place to change your lifestyle eating habits. A renowned doctor of integrative medicine, Dr. Andrew Weil, started the whole idea with his anti-inflammatory food pyramids. Everything is fresh, brought in daily and is super delicious. There are 32 locations in 14 states, including California, Florida and Louisiana. www.TrueFoodKitchen.com

CIRCA, the new hotel resort scheduled to open in December downtown has announced its new restaurants: BARRY’S DOWNTOWN PRIME, with Barry Dakake, who was the chef at N9NE Steakhouse at the Palms; VICTORY BURGER and WINGS CO, which will overlook the sportsbook; SAGINAW’S DELI from the person who founded the famous Zingerman’s Deli in Michigan; 8 EAST; and PROJECT BBQ. They may add more as the place continues to grow, but these are a fantastic start. 

WOLFGANG PUCK PLAYERS LOCKER has opened in Downtown Summerlin. With five of the Vegas Golden Knights they should be ready to go by March. Quite a combination menu, featuring Canada’s favorite food, cheese curds, and vegan burgers, Reubens, fish and chips and plenty of fancy sundaes.

Also, in Downtown Summerlin, JING opened, featuring heavy Asian food and décor. The kitchen is headed by Joe Elevado, who was with Andrea’s in the Encore, and also ran Social House at Treasure Island. 

In TIVOLI VILLAGE, the 2nd EL DORADO CANTINA is now ready to give a shout out to. This place will be open 24 hours a day, just as its first location next to Sapphire is. Very heavy on the guacamole here, and all-natural food. 

And to top this all off, ELIO, part of the ATM Group, will be coming to the Wynn. It will be their first Mexican restaurant. Taking over the beautiful Andrea’s restaurant, the one that featured just two beautiful eyes, it will switch over on March 19. The ATM Group also has restaurants in Mexico City and New York, so they will be bringing some of those concepts along. Try dishes such as lobster with chorizo, whole snapper and stuffed crab. Let’s wish all these new venues luck.