Las Vegas Dining and Entertainment News – May 7

This weekly update covers noteworthy restaurant openings and closings, dining news, culinary events and entertainment news.


Vegas Unstripped 2024 — May 18

Vegas Unstripped, a chef-driven curated food event featuring one-night-only dishes from 30 acclaimed local chefs, will be held from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at a notable new home: the Palms Casino Resort. The event will include chef creations, craft cocktails from top bars, wine, beer, live entertainment, and art experiences.

Participating chefs for 2024 include Bruce Kalman (Soul Belly BBQ), Francesco Di Caudo (Basilico Ristorante), Corey Harwell (Carson Kitchen), Marty Lopez (Scotch 80 Prime), Gina Marinelli (La Strega/Harlo Steakhouse & Bar), Luke Palladino (Meta-Hospitality), and James Trees (Esther’s Kitchen, Al Solito Posto, Ada’s Food & Wine).

All-inclusive tickets are $150 per person (plus fees). Proceeds support local underserved charities serving the community.

This is a 21+ event. Visit for the complete list of chefs, to purchase tickets, or to sign up as a participating chef.

Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar — May 18

Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar will host its next Taste and Learn wine pairing dinner, featuring authentic Italian small plates crafted by Chef Mimmo Ferraro. This session will spotlight the Ceretto family-produced wines in the Piedmont countryside of Italy.

The courses are Insalata di Mare with squid, shrimp and scallops paired with Arneis Blange; Osso Buco Ravioli with saffron sauce paired with Dolcetto d’Alba Rossana; Porcini Flan with Parmigiano Reggiano sauce paired with Barbaresco; and Braised Beef Cheek with crispy polenta and roasted carrots paired with Barolo.

The dinner will begin at 5 p.m., and tickets are $125 per person (all-inclusive). To make reservations, call 702-364-5300.

New Restaurant

Mr. Moto Pizza, a California-based chain founded in San Diego in 2015 and known for its signature hand-tossed thin-crust New York-style pies with a fluffy outer edge, has opened its first Las Vegas location at 9270 S Rainbow Blvd., just south of Blue Diamond Rd.

The new 1,700-square-foot space is reminiscent of a classic New York-style pizzeria, combining red brick and subway tiles with contemporary design elements such as neon details. It is designed for efficient grab-and-go service and as a dine-in destination for sports fans, with multiple big-screen TVs and leather seating.

The pizza combinations include both classic and offbeat, with options such as Rocky Mountains with meatballs, ricotta spicy honey, and oregano; The Hulk with pepperoni, bacon, ham, and sausage; Mamma Moto with burrata cheese, truffle oil, parsley, and cherry tomatoes on a homemade garlic paste base; and Furious Diablo with garlic chicken, Buffalo sauce and homemade ranch. There are also gluten-free and vegan options and stromboli, calzones, garlic knots, wings, pasta dishes (such as Chicken Pesto Penne and Vodka Sauce Penne), House and Caesar Salads, and desserts including Tiramisu, Cannoli, NY Cheesecake and Chocolate Cake.

A draft beer wall offers a range of local beers and the pizzeria’s brand, Mr. Moto Blondie, a 4% ABV blonde ale showcasing citrus and floral aromas and flavors.

Mr. Moto is open daily from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Visit for more information and to view the complete menu.

Dining News

Harlø Steakhouse & Bar in Downtown Summerlin is continuing its monthly tasting menus by Executive Chef Partner Gina Marinelli, with its latest tasting menu for May highlighting the vibrant flavors of Spain.

Available through the end of the month and priced at $95 per person, the four-course tasting menu includes choice of Pinxtos Plate with anchovy toast, salt cod croquette, serrano ham, and goat cheese or Heirloom Tomato and Tuna Salad with petite arugula, Guindilla peppers, and Pedro Ximenez vinegar; Red Prawn Fideo with saffron broth, English peas, and house-made Spanish noodles; choice of 5 oz. Iberico Secreto with papas bravas and romesco, or pan-seared Hake with stewed Manilla clams and fava beans; and Tarta de Aceite with lemon olive oil cake and stone fruit marmalade.

Additionally, featured cocktails include The Spring Gin & Tonic, a floral and citrus-forward version of the classic with Spring 44 Gin, kumquat liqueur, elderflower tonic, lemon, and thyme ($17); and Jerez Martini, a light and savory sherry-forward variation on a martini with Lustau Fino Sherry, Cocchi Americano Vermouth and Benedictine ($18).

Harlø Steakhouse is open daily at 4 p.m.

Reservations are required and can be made at

Entertainment News

Neon Museum Offering Free Admission to Military Personnel

Founded in 1996, The Neon Museum is a non-profit organization dedicated to collecting, preserving, studying, and exhibiting iconic Las Vegas signs and includes the outdoor exhibition space known as the Neon Boneyard, a visitors’ center housed inside the former La Concha Motel lobby; and the Neon Boneyard North Gallery, which is currently home to the immersive light show experience, “Brilliant! Jackpot.” For the third year, to honor active-duty military personnel, The Neon Museum is partnering with Blue Star Museums to offer free general admission to individuals who currently serve in the United States Military and up to five family members available from Armed Forces Day, May 18, through Labor Day, Sept. 2.

The free general admission program is available for those currently serving in the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard, and members of the Reserves, National Guard, U.S. Public Health Commissioned Corps, and NOAA Commissioned Corps. Qualified members must show a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), DD Form 1173 ID card (dependent ID), DD Form 1173-1 ID card, or the Next Generation Uniformed Services (Real) ID card.

To book general admission tickets, click here.