A “booze crawl” planned for 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday will be a benefit for the family of the late George Racz, owner and founder of the Las Vegas Distillery, who died Nov. 18 at age 51.
Henderson’s once-moribund downtown area is showing new signs of life these days, with several new restaurants and more to come. The city even pipes in music — baby boomer favorites on a recent afternoon — to jazz things up.
Although its bounce back has been a little slower than in some parts of the valley, the restaurant scene in Henderson is reviving, with a number of openings in the area near Galleria at Sunset mall on Sunset Road.
Veganbites Bakery delivers desserts to restaurants such as Go Vegan Cafe, Violette’s Vegan Organic Cafe Juice Bar, VegeNation and Pancho’s Vegan Tacos. It also supplies gluten-free food to casinos and works with severallunch-box companies.
Plant-based restaurant VegeNation opened a Henderson location in August and has found its niche in the city, employees say.
After working in casinos for 20 years, Victoria Plourde has been cooking vegan dishes at her own restaurant, VeggiEAT Xpress, since December 2016.
Proprietor Dutch Suskaneeyouth said the vegan options at Thailicious, a Thai-themed restaurant that opened in September,have proved popular.
The most popular dishes consist of a protein such as teriyaki chicken, barbecue chicken skewers or lechon kawali (crispy pork), served with corn on the cob, garlic java rice and barbecue sauce on the side for $7-$8.
The restaurant’s main dishes are kebab plates, which have meat on a bed of rice, served with pita and vegetables for $7-$12. Customers can choose from regular or ground beef, chicken and lamb; the most popular kebab is the mix, with chicken and ground beef shish kebabs for $14.
Fix8 also offers prepared meal plans, often used by people on a diet or following an exercise regimen. Fix8’s staff can answers questions or offer suggestions for customers. Meal-prep plans include 6, 9, 12 or 18 meals and range from $55-$218.