Restaurant Hospitality highlight Public School 213 and the What Came First burger. Public School, with its eight unique locations across the countryPublic School is now in session in the Mile High City! Steps away from Union Station in the Lower Downtown District at 1959 16th St.
Formerly called Public School 612 (named for its address on Flower Street), the Downtown gastropub space now known as Public School 213 is back in action. Not only has the title changed since the renovation was first announced back in March — the name now fits in line with the area code monikers being used at their multiple other locations — but the eatery has also expanded in just about every way possible. Months ago the team managed to take over the adjacent Daily Grill space, which meant not only more seating but room for a more fleshed-out menu, since the old PS 612 was really just a beer and bar snacks sort of place. There are new design elements as well, though the funky classroom feel is still well in place; now, industrial bulbs, brick walls, and a larger bar help to give the place a defined sense of Downtown character.The California-based gastropub brings “An Education in the Art of Food & Beer” to Vegas this summer As school lets out for the year, sessions begin at Public School 702 in the Dining Arroyo area of Downtown Summerlin this June. Locals and visitors will soon be able to eat, drink and play at the restaurant’s first Las Vegas location. “We are so excited to provide Las Vegas locals with a new go-to place off The Strip where they can enjoy delicious food and beer all while having a great time,” said Restaurateur Bob Spivak. The gastropub will feature lunch, dinner, weekend brunch and “Recess”, also known as happy hour. The menu, from Executive Phil Kastel, includes an array of eclectic American favorites with signature items such as Bacon Cheddar Tots, Crispy Buffalo Cauliflower, Colorado Lamb Burger, Crispy Ahi Tuna Tacos, Shrimp and White Cheddar Grits, Roasted Poblano with Quinoa and for dessert a Nutella Cookie Sandwich and Lemon Meringue. In true Public School fashion, the bar will carry 24 beers on tap, 11 of which will rotate seasonally in addition to a selection of bottled craft beers. Exclusive to the Las Vegas location, the bar will include local brewery Tenaya Creek Brewing. Also available are 16 “on tap” wines and an array of artisan cocktails. The 14,000-square-foot venue is reminiscent of the classic school house with touches of contemporary design. Communal tables and traditional booths fill both the dining room and large patio which looks directly out to The Strip. With a walkup bar, beer pong tables, shuffle board, over-sized Jenga and Connect Four, the restaurant’s outdoor area provides fun activities for all age groups. Adding to the entertainment, Public School 702 will feature weekly programming that includes an industry night every Monday, lounge style karaoke on Wednesdays and a vinyl-spinning DJ each Saturday. “We’ve anticipated the opening of Public School 702 for months, and have no doubt it will be an enormous success,” said Andrew Ciarrocchi, Senior General Manager for Downtown Summerlin. “As we look to provide a great dining and entertainment destination in the valley, off of the Las Vegas Strip, Public School’s fun and inventive menu was worth the wait.” Public School 702 is located at 1850 Festival Plaza Drive. The restaurant will be open Monday – Friday at 11 a.m. with the kitchen closing at 11 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 10 a.m. with the kitchen closing at midnight. Recess will be available Monday – Friday from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. and brunch will be served Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. For more information please visit PSonTap.com. - See more at: http://www.vegas24seven.com/?p=47738#sthash.dO7z5fCP.dpuf