This Week in Chinatown
Brr-rilliant Bites and CES Crowds: This Week in Chinatown
Hey foodies! Brace yourselves, because even the frosty Las Vegas air can’t melt the Chinatown heat – especially not with CES in town! Whether you’re braving the brisk mornings or escaping the tech-fueled frenzy, our vibrant streets offer a warm welcome and a feast for the senses. So grab your puffy jacket, and a rumbling stomach, and get ready to explore!
We are starting from the east and heading west on Spring Mountain Rd
Live Music Madness at The Sand Dollar: This Week’s Soundtrack to Chinatown!
Chinatown, crank up the volume, and get ready to groove because The Sand Dollar Lounge is rocking your senses with a week-long symphony of live music! From January 10th to 16th, get ready for genre-hopping explorations, bluesy blasts, and classic rock sing-alongs – there’s something for everyone in this sonic smorgasbord.
Here’s the lineup that’ll set your week on fire:
Wednesday, January 10th:
Felix y Los Gatos (Latin Grooves and Funky Rhythms):
Thursday, January 11th:
Caden Powell and The Ne’er-Do-Wells
Friday, January 12th:
Saturday, January 13th:
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Chris Tofield Band
Sunday, January 14th:
- The Smokestacks
As always, must be 21+ to enter and NEVER a cover
Fore! Tee Up for Fun at J’s Bar & Golf Lounge, The Center at Spring Mountain’s New Golfing Frontier
Remember that tantalizing rumor we dished back in April about a golf simulator bar gracing the Center at Spring Mountain? Well, friends, pack your clubs and swing sets, because the whispers have morphed into reality! JD’s is officially prepping for its grand tee-off, and we’ve got your first glimpse at what promises to be a hole-in-one experience.
Those sleek new signs adorning the Center are just the tip of the green, folks. Behind them, JD’s transformed into a golfer’s paradise. Picture this: state-of-the-art golf simulators that whisk you away to virtual courses around the world, a vibrant atmosphere buzzing with friendly competition, and a menu loaded with game-day delights to fuel your swings.
And while the course layout might be digital, the experience promises to be anything but! J’s is gearing up for a lively scene, complete with comfy booths for strategizing between putts, a full bar for celebrating birdies (or drowning sorrows in the bunker), and maybe even some friendly wagers for added excitement.
The best part? The team at JD’s is already hitting the ground running, searching for passionate golf enthusiasts to join their crew. So, if you’ve got a knack for storytelling, a love for the game, and a smile that can charm a birdie out of the rough, head over to their website and tee off on your next career opportunity.
Chinatown, brace yourselves for a fresh kind of fun. J Bar & Golf Lounge promises to be the ultimate destination for virtual swings, delicious bites, and good times galore. Keep your eyes peeled for the opening date announcement, and get ready to shout “fore!” in the heart of your favorite neighborhood. We’ll be there, clubs in hand, ready to see you sink that winning putt!
See you on the green!
Mikiya Update: All-You-Can-Wagyu Dreams Take Shape in Chinatown
Remember “Hot off the pot: New Japanese restaurant from LA to replace former dessert shop”? Yeah, that sizzling story about Mikiya Wagyu Shabu House? We’re back with an update, and let’s just say the “pot” is overflowing with delicious details!
This all-you-can-eat Wagyu shabu-shabu haven has officially transitioned from soft opening to simmering hotpot heaven. Step inside and you’ll be greeted by a sleek, modern space with natural wood accents and warm lighting, setting the stage for an intimate culinary journey. Think cozy booths, communal tables perfect for sharing, and an open kitchen where you can witness the magic of Wagyu dancing in its steaming broth.
Speaking of broth, Mikiya offers a symphony of options to tantalize your taste buds. From the intense umami shoyu and the peppery kick of kimchi to the delicate sweetness of kombu-katsuo dashi, there’s a flavor profile to ignite every palate. And then there’s the star of the show: the Wagyu. Melt-in-your-mouth cuts of A5-grade Wagyu, sourced from a California ranch and specially marbled for maximum flavor, await your chopsticks. Dip them in house-made sauces, pile them on fluffy Japanese rice, and prepare for a sensory explosion with every bite.
But Mikiya is more than just Wagyu and broth. The menu boasts an array of fresh vegetables, handmade noodles, and delectable sides to customize your hotpot experience. Don’t miss the crispy lotus root chips, the tender shiitake mushrooms, and the fluffy egg dumplings – they’re guaranteed to disappear in a swirl of flavor.
So, foodies, mark your calendars (and maybe loosen your belts)! Mikiya Wagyu Shabu House is open and ready to transport you to a world of Wagyu-fueled bliss. Gather your friends, grab chopsticks, and dive into the ultimate hotpot adventure. And for those who need a reminder, you’ll find them at Chinatown Retail | 3930 Spring Mountain Rd, or dial (725) 253-6538. Trust us, it’s worth the call.
The Tofu Curtain Rises: Master Kim’s Takes Over Shanghai Plaza!
Foodies, the whispers have morphed into reality! The mystery swirling around the former JMT space in the bustling Shanghai Plaza has finally been unveiled, and guess who’s stepping into the spotlight? None other than Las Vegas’s culinary maestro, Freddy Hwang.
Yes, the mastermind behind Master Kim’s BBQ, Sapporo Revolving Sushi, and the recently unveiled Koreatown Village is bringing his magic touch to Chinatown once again. And this time, he’s serving up comfort in a bowl with the delectable arrival of Master Kim’s Tofu House.
We know, this space has seen its fair share of transformations, but with Hwang’s proven track record of culinary alchemy, we can’t help but feel like something extraordinary is brewing. He’s got a knack for turning familiar favorites into unforgettable experiences, and tofu, that humble bean curd, is about to get the Hwang treatment.
Think steaming bowls of silky tofu soups, each brimming with vibrant flavors and textures. Imagine fluffy, pillowy dumplings tucked into savory broths, and don’t forget the endless parade of banchan, those small Korean side dishes that dance on your palate with every bite.
But tofu isn’t just comfort food in Hwang’s world. It’s a canvas for culinary creativity, a platform for him to showcase his innovative spirit and boundless passion for flavor. We’re talking tofu stews infused with fiery gochujang, grilled tofu sizzling with sweet and savory glazes, and maybe even a few surprises that’ll blow your tofu-loving mind.
So, Chinatown, mark your calendars and loosen your belts. Master Kim’s Tofu House is set to become the ultimate destination for warm, satisfying dining. It’s a homecoming for familiar flavors, a playground for unexpected delights, and a testament to Hwang’s ability to transform the ordinary into something truly extraordinary.
We’ll be there, slurping up noodle-tangled soups and sharing plates of tofu in all its glorious forms. Join us, Chinatown, and let’s toast to the arrival of a new culinary champion in our beloved neighborhood. With Master Kim at the helm, we know one thing for sure: the tofu revolution is about to begin!
Sweet CoCo Blossoms
Our March daydream is now a sugar-coated reality! Sweet Coco, the home of Vietnamese dessert wonders and freshly baked French bread, has officially opened its doors, and it’s sweeter than ever.
Located on the north side of Spring Mountain, just east of Decatur, Sweet Coco welcomes you to a paradise of sugar-kissed delights. Indulge in the enchanting aroma of warm banh mi, secrets of buttery goodness from flaky croissants, and a vibrant array of Vietnamese desserts awaiting your sweet tooth.
Authentic Vietnamese desserts, along with Vietnamese coffee and freshly baked French bread, are the stars of this delectable show. Come and experience the sweet symphony at Sweet Coco, where every bite is a journey through delightful flavors.
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Subscribe to Chinatown’s New YouTube Channel
In our ongoing efforts to promote and highlight what we feel is the best Chinatown anywhere, we have launched a YouTube Channel to capture it.
The channel plans on featuring businesses, food, chefs, breaking news, street reports, and much more. Chinatown Vegas’ YouTube Channel hopes to capture a real sense feel of what it’s like to visit the super-fast growing Chinatown.