This long and narrow eatery from local restaurateurs Michael and Jenna Morton—who also own La Comida (p. ###) Downtown—is always busy, especially when there’s an event at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Large steel doors (with text from the epic of Gilgamesh etched into them) separate the rustic front from the more private dining areas and another bar in the back, but if you want to be where the action is, sit near the front bar. On this “small plates”–heavy menu, the flatbreads are tops, with intriguing topping combinations like date and artichoke or wild mushroom with Fontina cheese. I also like the sea scallop “benedict” topped with quail eggs and chorizo. For bigger appetites, I’d recommend the hearty lobster pot pie or crab risotto. There are also options for those with dietary restrictions, including gluten-free, dairy-free and shellfish-free foods.
- Grace Bascos