Chinatown Report: This Week in Chinatown
Las Vegas Chinatown news and analysis by Chinatownvegas.com. Food. Restaurants. Tips. Things to do. Events. What’s in? What’s out? RUMORS + much more
This past week
As usual, Las Vegas truly lived up to its reputation as the entertainment capital of the world, delivering an incredible week filled with breathtaking concerts, electrifying DJ’s, thrilling gambling, exquisite dining experiences, and captivating shows. Meanwhile, Chinatown experienced scorching temperatures, reaching 100 degrees Fahrenheit on Sunday.
However, the bustling energy of the city was somewhat hindered by extensive roadwork associated with the Formula 1 race. As a consequence, commuters leaving Chinatown and heading eastbound faced substantial delays due to Spring Mountain Road being reduced to a single lane from the I-15 through Las Vegas Boulevard. The resulting traffic congestion and prolonged delays were an unfortunate consequence of the necessary construction, causing inconvenience for motorists in the area.
Las Vegas is a hub of captivating concerts that cater to various musical tastes. Among them, James Taylor will enchant audiences on June 9th and 10th at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. With his soulful voice and timeless hits, Taylor promises an unforgettable experience at this renowned venue.
Additionally, the Brooklyn Bowl – Las Vegas presents two thrilling shows. On June 9th, Buckcherry will bring their energetic rock music to the stage, while Beartooth and Trivium will deliver a powerful metalcore and heavy metal extravaganza on June 10th.
Meanwhile, the Cannery Hotel and Casino hosts a dynamic double bill on June 10th featuring Stryper and Quiet Riot, promising an unforgettable rock performance. For a soulful journey, the M Resort Spa Casino presents the Drifters, Cornell Gunter Coasters, and Platters on the same evening.
With a diverse range of musical experiences, from soulful melodies to intense rock and metal, Las Vegas offers an exciting destination for live music enthusiasts.
Now, let us redirect our attention to the bustling core of activity—Chinatown. This vibrant locale is the epitome of limitless thrills and a harmonious blend of heritage and contemporary elements.
We are starting from the east and heading west on Spring Mountain Rd.
Experience the Magic of the 2023 Vegas Fringe Festival: A Spectacular Lineup of Captivating Performances Await
Las Vegas Little Theatre is pleased to announce the upcoming 2023 Vegas Fringe Festival. Taking place from June 9 to June 18, 2023, this highly anticipated event will present a diverse selection of new and renowned plays and performances, each with a maximum duration of sixty minutes. Audiences will have the opportunity to enjoy these captivating shows, which will be staged multiple times throughout the festival.
The festival, hosted at Las Vegas Little Theatre’s venue located in The Center at Spring Mountain, will feature an exciting lineup of performances that are not to be missed. Here are some of the remarkable shows included in the festival:
“It’s About Time” by Cardio Spider: An enthralling production that will take you on a journey through the concept of time.
“Iphigenia in Orem” by Neil Labute: A thought-provoking play that explores the depths of human nature and morality.
“The Duck Variations” by David Mamet: A witty and engaging performance that delves into the complexities of human communication.
“Woof! Oink! Oink! Oink!” by Kate Labahn: A delightful and whimsical show that will enchant audiences of all ages.
“(Abridged) Lives of the Saints” by David Ives: A fast-paced and hilarious production that brings to life the stories of saints in a unique and entertaining way.
“Man Under Her Bed” by Agnes Wolf: A gripping drama that unravels the secrets and complexities of human relationships.
All performances will take place in the Fischer Black Box Theater, providing an intimate and immersive experience for attendees.
For those interested in attending, ticketing information is as follows:
Single Ticket: $20
All seating will be general admission, allowing attendees to choose their preferred seats upon arrival.
To access the showtimes for each production and for further details about the festival, please visit the official website. This is an incredible opportunity to witness the magic of live theater, and Las Vegas Little Theatre looks forward to welcoming everyone to the festival!
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Powersoul Cafe™ Set to Make Culinary Waves with First Opening in Chinatown
Redefining Healthy Fast Food
In the previous edition of This Week in Chinatown, an exciting announcement was made regarding Powersoul Cafe, the pioneering 24-hour gluten-free restaurant chain. We shared the news that Powersoul Cafe would be opening three locations in the valley, with one of them being situated in Chinatown. However, the latest update suggests that the Chinatown establishment may indeed be the first of the three to open its doors. With an emphasis on nourishing fast food and invigorating smoothies, including a wide range of vegan and keto options, PowerSoul Cafe™ is poised to bring about a revolutionary transformation in the culinary landscape.
Ichiza in Chinatown Introduces Healthy Japanese Breakfast Menu, Served from 5-10 AM
Ichiza, the first Izakaya in Chinatown, has begun serving a healthy Japanese breakfast from 5 to 10 am. Now, early risers and breakfast lovers can enjoy a refreshing start to their day with a nutritious twist. The menu includes delicious options like miso soup, grilled fish, pickled vegetables, and more. With their dedication to authenticity and culinary excellence, Ichiza promises a memorable breakfast experience for those seeking a balanced and flavorful morning meal.
Visit between 5 and 10 am to indulge in Ichiza’s new breakfast offerings and embark on a delightful culinary journey. Served 6 days a week, not on Thursday.
China Mama is Back! Makes a Triumphant Return and is Now Open!
Chinatownvegas.com, the trusted source of Chinatown information, was the first to break the exciting news about China Mama‘s relocation to the Shanghai Plaza opening on Friday, June 9th. Following their acquisition of the IX Skewer and Bar restaurant, China Mama seized the opportunity to establish their new home in this vibrant hub. Rising from the ashes after the devastating fire at their original location, China Mama has embarked on a remarkable journey to bring their cherished flavors and ambiance to the revamped location.
The diligent team at Chinatownvegas.com ensured that their readers were promptly informed about this significant development, generating anticipation and enthusiasm among the community. With the Shanghai Plaza now serving as the backdrop for China Mama’s resurgence, fans of the restaurant eagerly await the chance to relish their favorite dishes in the fresh and inviting atmosphere.
Record-Breaking Formula 1 Road Construction Wraps Up, While Chinatown’s Spring Mountain and Decatur Cones Stand the Test of Time!
In a stunning display of efficiency, the road construction for the highly anticipated Formula 1 event was miraculously completed in record-breaking time. Meanwhile, in the realm of Chinatown road construction at the notorious intersection of Spring Mountain and Decatur, well, let’s just say it’s still an ongoing saga.
We’d like to cordially remind you that those pesky cones have graced the area since November of last year. Yes, you heard that right, last year! It seems the universe has conspired to keep this construction project alive and kicking, providing a never-ending source of frustration for commuters and locals alike. So buckle up and brace yourself for the enduring presence of those cones, because they’re not going anywhere anytime soon. Cheers to the timeless charm of road construction projects that seem to transcend the boundaries of time itself!
Gimik Republik, the beloved destination for Filipinos in Las Vegas, has garnered praise and recognition from The Manila Times, the oldest English-language newspaper in the Philippines, capturing the essence of what makes it a home away from home. The article highlights the warm and inviting atmosphere that makes visitors feel comfortable, no matter the distance from their homeland.
Geraldine Zheng and John Claudio, the dedicated owners of Gimik Republik, have successfully created a space where Filipino culture and camaraderie thrive. Through their thoughtful efforts, they have crafted an environment that resonates with Filipinos and provides a sense of belonging. Gimik Republik has become a cherished gathering spot, where friends and families can come together, enjoy Filipino hospitality, and create lasting memories.
Legendary Dessert Shop Hui Lau Shan Receives Green Light for Imminent Chinatown Debut!
The breaking news of Hui Lau Shan’s arrival in Chinatown was initially unveiled by Chinatownvegas.com in the October 21st edition of This Week in Chinatown last year. Ever since, we have diligently followed and documented each development, and it is with great enthusiasm that we now unveil the gratifying update that Hui Lau Shan has successfully cleared all inspections, signifying that the soft opening is any day now. Finally!
Ghost Pie Pizza Bids Farewell to Ninja Karaoke, Sparks Hunt for New Culinary Partner
Chinatown Vegas was initially thrilled to announce that Ghost Pie Pizza would be serving their renowned craft pies at Ninja Karaoke. However, recent information has come to light indicating that Ghost Pie Pizza will no longer operate at Ninja Karaoke. Instead, they will be focusing their efforts on their own locations.
Lavish Thai Spa Expands and Takes Over Former Pure Foot Spa Space
Offering an Amplified Spa Experience
In a seamless transition, Lavish Thai Spa has seamlessly expanded its operations by taking over the adjacent space previously occupied by Pure Foot Spa. The neighboring Lavish Thai Spa has skillfully incorporated the newly acquired area, allowing for an enhanced and more spacious spa experience. This expansion has allowed Lavish Thai Spa to cater to a larger clientele and introduce additional services to its already esteemed repertoire.
Patrons can now immerse themselves in an even greater range of indulgent treatments and therapeutic offerings, elevating their relaxation and rejuvenation to new heights. Lavish Thai Spa’s expansion into the former Pure Foot Spa location promises an even more lavish and invigorating spa experience for visitors seeking ultimate bliss and tranquility.
Feathered Alarm: Rooster Crows Unapologetic-ally in Chinatown, Adding
Rural Charm to the Twain and Jones Intersection
If you find yourself in the vicinity of Twain and Jones on the western side of Chinatown around dawn and hear the unmistakable crowing of a rooster, fear not, your ears are not deceiving you. It turns out that some residents in that block have taken to raising their own chickens. And really, who can blame them considering the exorbitant prices of eggs these days?
In these delightful non-HOA neighborhoods, the freedom to embrace a rural charm brings forth a unique harmony of nature’s alarm clocks and the joys of self-sufficiency. So, embrace the lively soundtrack of the rooster’s morning call and appreciate the vibrant tapestry of diversity that thrives in these unregulated pockets of residential bliss.
That’s it for this week. Until next Friday, keep enjoying the best Chinatown
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