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Santa Fe Station building a new steakhouse

It’s the new steak, named like the old steak, but still a new steak.

At Santa Fe Station in northwest Vegas, a newly designed steakhouse will be taking shape on the west side of the property. It will be called The Charcoal Room, which is the name of the current steakhouse, which will remain open while its replacement is built out. A representative for the casino confirmed the project exclusively for the Review-Journal.

No word, though, on the timeline to opening.

That’s the turf news. There’s also surf news coming out of Santa Fe Station. The Oyster Bar is currently undergoing a refresh. While its mussels get a makeover, folks can avail themselves of oysters, clams, gumbos, pan roasts and cioppinos on the terrace of the adjacent Brass Fork.

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We might not have Adele yet, but we do have chi-chi hydration.

There’s a hot new residency in town, one starring … Evian! On Tuesday at Tao Beach Dayclub in The Venetian, one of the grandes dames of bottled water launched its Vegas Sparkling Water Residency to celebrate the debut of Evian Sparkling (light! fresh! effervescent!), the brand’s first nonflavored bubbles to be sold in the U.S.

At Tao Beach Dayclub, the residency showcases:

— A glistening replica of the French Alps, the source of Evian water, through Sunday.

— Evian Sparkling bottles swaddled in Swarovski crystals, a design by sparkle artist Sara Shakeel, displayed at the dayclub’s Temple Bar.

— A water service presentation ($120) consisting of an Eiffel Tower bottle of Evian Sparkling delivered to the cabana, daybed or table, in true Vegas fashion.

On Thursday, the dayclub is throwing a residency party featuring Evian Sparkling water service, cocktails, tasty bites and a Bachelor Nation couple as hosts. The Evian Sparkling Water Residency runs through Aug. 12.

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Across Vegas, there’s a summer place (at the table) …

— Eldorado Cantina is doing tableside sangria, plus salsa music and dancing, from 7 to 10 p.m. Wednesdays at the Tivoli Village location.

— Hakkasan in the MGM Grand recently introduced more than a dozen seasonal dishes to its modern Cantonese menu.

— Locale Italian Kitchen is offering a $50 summer prix fixe menu that includes five main-course choices (brick oven gnocchi, salmon, chicken Parmigiana, beef short ribs, tomahawk rib-eye for two).

— El Luchador Mexican Kitchen puts a headlock on the heat with summer brunch dishes, including sopes Benedict and bottomless mimosas, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays at the Mountain’s Edge and Henderson stores.

— Night + Market: Thai Drinking Food in Virgin Hotels Las Vegas is now open for lunch from noon to 4:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday (curried noodles, please).

— Osteria Fiorella in Red Rock Resort has debuted eight seasonally inspired dishes, including Baby Gem salad with lobster and shrimp and wild Atlantic salmon with grilled summer vegetables.

— Silverton is celebrating its 25th anniversary in July with bottomless drinks for $25 at all casino bars from 4 to 7 p.m. daily and $25 menus at Mermaid, Mi Casa, Su Casa, Sundance Grill and Twin Creeks restaurants.

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Café Lola, where Instagram meets strawberry shortcake waffles, has opened a fourth location, this time at 7379 S. Rainbow Blvd. in southwest Vegas. The restaurant includes an image wall strewn with flowers and a monumental stylized portrait of owners Lin Jerome and Alexandra Lourdes. The owners have previously announced Lolas planned for Fashion Show mall and the Forum Shops at Caesars.

On the Side runs in Sunday’s Taste section. Email tips, questions or feedback to ontheside@reviewjournal.com.

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