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Monday Mise en Place: Cafe Ba Ba Reeba Schedules Final Service for February 14

Say it ain’t so! Tasting Las Vegas has confirmed reports that spread like wildfire on Twitter last Friday of Cafe Ba Ba Reeba at the Fashion Show Mall scheduling their final service for February 14th!  We first saw local gossip guru, Norm Clarke (@Norm_Clarke), retweet the unfortunate news from Vegas Chatter (@vegaschatter), then called to confirm with a Ba Ba Reeba employee.  The employee said that staff was notified about a month ago, and that parent company, Lettuce Entertain You Restaurants, is re-conceptualizing the space as a Mexican taqueria.  Lettuce Entertain You Restaurants also run other restaurants on the Las Vegas Strip such as, Mon Ami Gabi, The Eiffel Tower Restaurant, Maggiano’s Little Italy, Stripburger and Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak and Stone Crab.  We will certainly miss having Spanish Tapas and Sangria on the outdoor patio at Fashion Show’s prime Strip location. Happy trails, Cafe Ba Ba Reeba!

Congratulations goes out to UNLV’s own, Robert Crawford for winning the S. Pellegrino Almost Famous Chef Mountain Regional Competition we spoke about in our last edition of Monday Mise en Place.  Robert will now go on to represent the Mountain region in the Finals held in Napa Valley from March 5-7. The winners from each of the 10 regional events will compete in the two part final; A Mystery Basket Competition and a A Signature Dish Competition.  Best of luck to Robert as he prepares for the approaching showdown!

Apparently I should write a post about cupcakes every other day, as our recent post about Retro Bakery has obliterated every record we’ve had from out first month of existence!  Just a reminder that February 10th is Cupcake Day in honor of Retro’s 2nd Anniversary.  Everyone gets a free cupcake at Retro while supplies last, so make sure you get up there this Wednesday to get yours!  Retro Bakery is located at 7785 N. Durango Dr. #130, Las Vegas, NV  89131.

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Mike Dobranski is a professional musician, amateur blogger, eater of good food, poker junkie, master of the inappropriate comment and bad husband to a wonderful wife. Follow him on Twitter at @MikeDobranski.

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2 comments to Monday Mise en Place: Cafe Ba Ba Reeba Schedules Final Service for February 14

  • Janis McKay

    I am so seriously bumming about Cafe Ba Ba Reeba!!!! DISLIKE! It was my favorite.

  • Seriously! It was the perfect location to sip on a sangria and nibble on some manchego cheese. I haven’t been down there yet, but I’ve heard many reports that the Firely’s Plaza location down on Fremont St. is supposed to have a great view for people watching.

    It doesn’t have the view, but man does it have the food; Julian Serrano’s new self-titled tapas restaurant in Aria is definitely Best in Show food wise.

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