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EatBeat: CityPlace Dining to Add Brazilian Churrascaria, Latin Fusion and New Bowling Alley’s Grill to Mix

July 23rd, 2012 · 1 Comment

We told you about Mellow Mushroom coming to CityPlace in the old Kona Grille space.

Pampas, a Brazilian churrascaria, will bring a version of its chain to CityPlace. Pictured is the Pampas in Las Vegas. /photo from Bestofvegas.com

It was announced last week the Pampas Grille, a chain of Brazilian churrascaria-style restaurants, will open in the old McCormick and Schmick’s 10,000-square-foot space. Surf-and-turf is their noted skewer. The menus boast more than 15 types of fresh fish and seafoods and meats cooked on spits. Both a fixed-price and ala carte menus will be available. Lunch will be geared to business types.

Next to City Cellar upstairs, look for the opening of Mojito Latin Cuisine & Bar. A Latin-fusion menu, with tapas and a traditional menu, is planned. A mojito bar, featuring more than 15 types of the popular Cuban rum drink, also will have daiquiris and other Caribe-inspired cocktails. A lounge and live Cuban bands add to the supper-club like atmosphere in the 8,000-square-foot space.

Inside the new bowling-lounge-entertainment center, Revolutions Bowling, Bar & Grille, the Grille is set to be a “luxury sports bar” with casual fare, and some regional offerings. Set between Macy’s and Publix, the bowling spot will have 20 lanes, with luxe leather couches, a high-tech scoring system, and more than two dozen LED sports screens, video gaming and live music. A VIP room and special events rooms for team building functions also will be available to groups. The Frank Entertainment Companies own more than 35 complexes similar to this between Florida and New York.

The restaurants are set for fall and winter openings, according to a CityPlace spokeswoman.

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  • 1 Jessica // Jul 23, 2012 at 11:03 am

    I am VERY excited about the Mojito bar but I hope it doesn’t hurt Don Ramon’s or Cabana. Those are 2 of my favorite places.

    The churascarria is a brave move… that’s a large space and a concept that hasn’t taken off in our area in the past.

    Will be interesting to see how these new things transform City Place.

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