Las Vegas Dining and Entertainment News 04/02/24

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Mijo Modern Mexican Restaurant — April 6

Mijo Modern Mexican Restaurant at Durango Casino & Resort will present a carnival brunch served from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

The carnival celebration will be highlighted by samba dancers, concheros, percussionists and live DJs, paired with Mijo’s brunch cuisine showcasing the diverse flavors of coastal Mexico.

Highlights from the brunch menu include Churro French Toast with brioche bread soaked in tres leches custard and topped with fresh strawberries, guava syrup and Bavarian cream ($14); Birria Torta Dip, a sandwich with shredded beef, crispy cheese and consommé served in a toasted bolillo ($22); and Huevos Benedictinos, a twist on the classic eggs Benedict featuring seasoned ham, creamy avocado, poached eggs and a zesty chili hollandaise sauce ($16).

Also offered will be bottomless mimosas, Aperol spritzes and micheladas, each priced at $24 with a two-hour limit.

Ada's Wine, Las Vegas, NV

Ada’s Food + Wine — April 7

Ada’s Food + Wine is continuing its Somm Sunday series in which guest certified sommeliers share their love of wine and educate guests on the wines being poured. The April rendition will feature the wines of Jackson Family with Jackson Family Regional Wine Educator David Reuss, and will convene from noon-3 p.m.

Reuss will be pouring four wines: NV La Crema, Brut Rosé, Russian River Valley; 2022 Matanzas Creek, Sauvignon Blanc, Sonoma County; 2021 Hartford Court, Pinot Noir, Bellflower ArcRussian River Valley; and 2021 Anakota, Cabernet Sauvignon, Knights Valley.

The cost is $70 for all four or $35 for just the Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir. Although not included in the tasting, Ada’s full menu will be available. To make a reservation for Somm Sunday call the restaurant at 702-462-2795.

Dining News

Shady Grove Mad Hatter Cocktails, Las Vegas, NV

Shady Grove Lounge Mad Hatter’s Tea Party Pop-up

The Shady Grove Lounge at Silverton Casino will be transformed into a pop-up bar inspired by the stories of Alice in Wonderland. Named Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, the pop-up bar will be open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 5-10 p.m. from March 29-June 2.

The exaggerated décor will include enormous flowers, colorful settings, a tea house and the iconic Airstream decked out in a wonderland theme.

A selection of seven “tea party” drinks will include:

  • Tennessee Tea, made with Knob Creek bourbon, honey simple syrup and rose water
  • Tea-garita, made with orange tango tea-infused sour mix, tequila and triple sec
  • Mar-tea-ni, made with green tea vodka, cucumber simple syrup, yuzu sour mix and gold glitter
  • Butterfly Gin and Tonic Tea, made with gin, tonic, elderberry liqueur and butterfly tea
  • Bee’s Knees, made with gin, lemon verbena tea, honey simple syrup and lemon juice
  • Sunshine Tea, made with sweetened sunshine tea, vodka and passion fruit lemonade

The food menu, designed for sharing, will feature white cheddar-truffle popcorn, spiced ‘n salty mixed nuts, assortment of petit fours, jalapeño pub cheese and creamy boursin and brie cheeses.

Adding to the quirky fun is the MAD HATTER Puzzle Hunt, six puzzles to solve using clues within the bar. Those who solve the puzzles are entered to win the grand prize, a “staycation” at Silverton Casino Lodge and dinner for two at Twin Creeks Steakhouse.

For more details, visit

ONE Steakhouse Live Music and Weekly Specials

Brothers Michael Morton and David Morton’s ONE Steakhouse at Virgin Hotels is hosting the weekly “Thursdays Live” music series and weekly menu specials throughout the month of April.

Held in the restaurant’s lounge every Thursday from 5:30-9:30 p.m., the lineup includes April 4: Serena Isabelli, who performs a blend of pop, rock, hip hop and Motown; April 11: Sayaka Alessandroni, a Los Angeles-based singer and songwriter; April 18: Lexi Cole, who performs original pop and R&B songs; and April 25: Ellen Radford, who delivers classic and modern Pop and Top 40 hits.

Executive Chef William DeMarco’s specials, changing weekly, include April 4-6: Shrimp Fra Diavolo with jumbo prawns, Calabrian chilies and tagliolini pasta ($42); April 11-13: Veal Scaloppini with roasted garlic, spinach, lemon and capers ($49); April 18-20: Parmesan-crusted Halibut with farro, fava beans and baby heirloom carrots ($46); and April 25-27: Lamb Sirloin with smashed fingerling potatoes and pomegranate chimichurri ($69).

Robert Irvine’s Public House Closing

The Tropicana Las Vegas, which first opened in 1957, will close on April 2 as it is slated to be demolished to make way for the $1.5 billion baseball stadium that will be the new home of the relocating Oakland Athletics.

With the demise of the historic resort comes the closure of a handful of restaurants, most notably Robert Irvine’s Public House. The celebrity chef’s gastropub opened in 2017 and was known for serving comfort food options (including pizza, sliders, ribs and fish & chips) inspired by Chef Irvine’s culinary travels from around the world in a pub-like atmosphere.

Also closing at the Tropicana are the high-end Oakville Tuscan Grill steakhouse and the quick-serve Red Lotus Asian Kitchen.

Entertainment News

MJ LIVE Relocates from Tropicana to SAHARA

MJ LIVE, the Michael Jackson tribute concert, has relocated from the Tropicana to SAHARA Las Vegas for a limited engagement starting March 18, 2024 and concluding July 28, 2024.

The show features iconic Michael Jackson dance moves like the moonwalk; his timeless hits such as “Bad,” “Billie Jean” and “Beat It”; and a special Jackson 5 segment featuring classics including “I’ll Be There,” “I Want You Back,” “ABC” and more. The show is accompanied with dazzling lighting and effects, the MJ LIVE dancers and a live band.

Nightly showtimes are at 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 7:00 p.m.) in the SAHARA Theater and tickets start at $51.53 (plus tax and fees). Tickets can be purchased in person at the SAHARA Theatre box office or online at

  • Ada’s wine courtesy of Ada’s
  • Mijo brunch Huevos Bendectinos courtesy of Joe Janet
  • ONE Steakhouse David and Michael Morton courtesy of ONE Steakhouse
  • ONE Steakhouse Lounge courtesy of ONE Steakhouse
  • Shady Grove Mad Hatter Cocktails  – Credit Eugene Dela Cruz, OneSeven Agency

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