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Vegas Test Kitchen hosts 2nd-anniversary party

Updated December 7, 2022 - 3:38 pm

Vegas Test Kitchen, the downtown culinary laboratory where chefs try out new dishes and concepts, is celebrating its second anniversary with a party on Sunday.

The event runs 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and features bites to purchase from Down 2 Earth (plant-based), Pop N Pies (pastry), Sliced (sushi), Banichka (Bulgarian food), This Mama’s House (Vietnamese/seasonal), Stay Tuned Burgers and chef Justin Kingsley Hall (who left Main St. Provisions this year).

The event also features Hall climbing into the dunk tank to support the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, and the Glou-Glou Wine Club, with a tasting of organic and low-intervention wines from around the globe (five wines for $25, 10 for $35).

“The last two years have been incredible,” said Jolene Mannina, Vegas Test Kitchen founder. “Vegas Test Kitchen is honored to work with so many fantastic chefs and provide opportunities to showcase their talents. Cheers to more concepts, more chefs and even more fantastic food in the years to come!”

The Test Kitchen is at 120 Fremont St. Visit secretburger.com to make required reservations for a party spot and the wine tasting.

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In other Test Kitchen news, Yukon Pizza, which got its start there, served its final pie last week at the Test Kitchen because it has gone bricks and mortar. Yukon recently opened at 1130 E. Charleston Blvd., Suite 160, in the Huntridge Center. The new Yukon is cozy, with about a dozen seats and a takeout window for slices and pies. Visit yukonpizza.com.

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Table 34, the longtime purveyor of elevated comfort food on Warm Springs Road (near the airport), has reopened under the ownership of Batch Hospitality after a refresh to its exterior, interior and menu. Evan Glusman and Constantin Alexander founded the hospitality group.

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The first SunLife Organics store in Vegas, at 6810 Helen Toland St. in the UnCommons development, celebrates its grand opening at 10 a.m. Saturday. The restaurant offers organic superfood bowls, smoothies, cold-pressed juice and similarly situated healthfulness. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., guests receive a free item from a limited menu of popular SunLife dishes.

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The holiday Restaurant Fest at Eataly in Park MGM runs Monday to Dec. 16 and Dec. 19 to 23, with a limited-time $29 two-course menu, an $8-$10 menu of Guilty Pleasures (truffle supplements $15-$28), and pours of regional Italian wines. Visit eataly.com/us_en/stores/las-vegas for menus and participating restaurants.

Contact Johnathan L. Wright at jwright@reviewjournal.com. Follow @ItsJLW on Twitter.

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