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Vegas's 10 Summer openings you need to know about

From impressive sushi spots on the strip, to tequila madness downtown, to BBQ that would (almost) satisfy Fred Flintstone, these are the 10 Vegas openings of the Summer you should add to your "devour immediately before something weird happens with Carrot Top" list.

MGM Resorts International
Five50
The Strip
If you're looking for East Coast pizza out in no-coast-in-sight land, look no further than James Beard-winner Shawn McCLain's pies (truffle salami/potato/Parmesan/Bechamel/truffle) and slices. That's why you come to Vegas! Pizza!
La Comida
Downtown
100 tequilas? Ok. How about a $235 El Millonario tequila flight featuring Gran Patron Bordeaux, Don Julio REAL, and Herradura Seleccion Suprema? Yep. Mexico City-style recipes including mesquite-smoked pork shoulder? Sold.
MGM Resorts International
Heritage Steak
The Strip
Tom Colicchio's Heritage Steak is his seventh resto on the Strip, and features meat raised in a completely antibiotic-free environment (have you ever had amoxicillin beef? It's gross.) before being prepared over an open flame.
Roni Field-Moonen
Rx Boiler Room
The Strip
It's time for waitresses dressed in steampunk corsets and dishes like the pictured Inside-Out French-Onion Grilled Cheese, plus chemmed-up cocktails like gin, blood orange liqueur, habaƱero shrub bitters, and Sierra Nevada.
Kumi Las Vegas
Kumi
The Strip
Mandalay Bay's new high-end sushi joint's tag line is "Fresh Dead Fish". Some of those dead fish are covered in similarly fresh dead Pop Rocks.
Carmine's
Carmine's
The Strip
With a space large enough to fit 750, even if they're fat, this NY Italian spot is doing family-style dishes including a six-pack of meatballs, a 9in-high eggplant parm, and a "Titanic Sundae" made with 10 softball-sized scoops of ice cream.
Pub 1842
The Strip
Giant platters of nachos? Check. 24+ beers to be had in a 33oz glass? Check. A giant cheeseburger topped with bacon jam, and peanut butter? They've got that too, all in a super slick, yet old-school-ish pub put together by Vegas veteran Michael Mina.
McFadden's Las Vegas
McFadden's
Off The Strip
What do you get when you combine Fireball Cinnamon Whisky on tap, cheeseburgers served between two grilled cheese sandwiches, and a bunch of hot girls wearing mini-kilts? The new McFadden's in Town Square. And then there's the 3lb burger at the top of the page.
Lucille's BBQ
Lucille's BBQ
Off The Strip
Expanding a local favorite, Lucille's second location's the spot for baby-back ribs, Texas-style brisket, beef tri-tip, smoked BBQ chicken, and Big Easy BBQ Shrimp.
Chronic Tacos
Chronic Tacos
The Strip
Huge burritos, "Fatty" tacos, meat and cheese-stuffed breakfast bowls, and cold cervezas: all a man who's terrible at gambling and doesn't have a ton of money to spend on steaks needs.
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1. Five50 3730 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89158

James Beard award-winning chef Shawn McClain's teamed up with the Aria hotel to bring East Coast-style pizza to Vegas, in addition to shared plates, small bites, handmade pastas, craft beers, and desserts.

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2. Rx Boiler Room Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, NV 89119

This steampunk-themed resto in Mandalay Bay is combining "the alchemy of food and drink" to deliver innovative 'tails and delectable bites like chicken pot pie bites and bacon-wrapped bacon.

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3. Carmine's The Forum Shops at Caesars, , Las Vegas, NV 89109

The NYC legend and family-style Italian resto now sits in Caesars Palace, so you can gorge on their massive portions -- from antipastos to pasta dishes to desserts -- whenever you want.

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4. Pub 1842 3799 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

This gastropub from Michael Mina is located in the MGM Grand and serving rare whiskeys, a great beer selection, and pub eats like nachos, lobster bakes, and the Peanut Butter Crunch burger... with actual chunky peanut butter.

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5. Kumi Japanese Restaurant + Bar 3950 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89119

An upscale, 10,000sqft sushi spot from Chef Akira Back at the Mandalay Bay hotel. And even though their tag line "Fresh Dead Fish" may not sound entirely appetizing, they DO cover some of said dead fish with Pop Rocks, so that pretty much makes up for it.

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6. Heritage Steak 3400 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

The third restaurant from Top Chef judge Tom Colicchio, this 220-seat steakhouse's housed inside The Mirage and cooks up quality, antibiotic-free meats over an open flame which you can pair with an assortment of sides.

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7. La Comida 106 S 6th St, Las Vegas, NV 89101

Not only does LC have 100 different tequilas, they've also got a $235 flight wtih Gran Patron Bordeaux, Don Julio REAL, and Herradura Seleccion Suprema. Pair that with delicious & authentic eats, and you're golden.

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8. Lucille's BBQ 11011 W Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89135

The second outpost of Lucille's is serving the same BBQ goodness of the original: from baby-backs and brisket, to fried chicken sandwiches and smokehouse wings.

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9. Chronic Tacos 4321 W Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89103

This Mexican franchise inside the Palms may be fast-food, but they're still plating large portions of fresh, quality tacos, burritos, quesadillas, and tortas with homemade salsa.

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10. McFadden's 6593 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89119

Scantily clad ladies, 3lb burgers, a 4a liquor license, and 40+ screens to catch every game... Yep, it's the world-famous McFadden's, alright, and it's back in Vegas.

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