Oyster Bar makes splash at Santa Fe; Red Rock gets a cantina

Peter Harasty

The Oyster Bar at Santa Fe Station. The restaurant opened its doors this month and will serve dinners nightly.

Having a loved one with Alzheimer's is a challenge. But for those who know someone affected by the disease, life may get a bit easier with the opening of a resort that has made its mission to support sufferers of any form of dementia.

Meanwhile, new eateries have descended upon Las Vegas, including a Mexican restaurant that will include both gluten-free and vegan meals.

Seafood lovers also have something to cheer about as a dinner bar has opened its doors and will offer an interactive experience with chefs. In addition, while a pizzeria has shuttered, a new sushi restaurant will take its place.

The valley has welcomed a popular sandwich chain too that is not only dedicated to making freshly made subs but to local charities as well.

And ice cream fans, you haven’t been left out. In about a week, you’ll be able to enjoy spoonfuls of the delicious dessert while shopping.

    • Ronald Reagan facility

      Those with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia now have another place to turn.

      Ronald Reagan Memory Support Suites opened at Summerlin’s Las Ventanas last month. The 16-unit resort is a nonprofit support community that will serve anyone affected by dementia.

      At the resort, staff and residents will cook and do chores together to help tenants stay engaged.

      Las Ventanas is located at 10401 W. Charleston Blvd.

    • Libre Mexican Cantina

      Red Rock Resort has welcomed Libre Mexican Cantina as its newest restaurant venue.

      Libre will located between Hearthstone Kitchen & Cellar and Salute Trattoria Italiana.

      The menu is packed with south of the border favorites, including tasty tacos and huge enchiladas. Award-winning chef Brian Massie and Chef Jesus “Chuy” Villegas have also provided gluten-free and vegan options.

      Every week, the restaurant will host Tacos & Tequila Tuesday, which will include all-you-can-eat tacos and tequila shots for $24. And for $4 to $5, guests can savor cocktails and draft beers during Happy Hour, which is 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

      Libre is open every day from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.

    • The Oyster Bar

      The Oyster Bar is now open at Santa Fe Station.

      The restaurant will serve dinner every night with a menu featuring a variety of seafood delights, including Alaskan king crab legs. An L-shaped sitting area provides guests with a view of the open kitchen so that they may interact with the chefs.

      Oyster Bar will be open 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Sundays and Thursdays, and 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays.

    • Jersey Mike’s Subs

      Jersey Mike’s opened earlier this month, expanding the chain’s locations to well over 1,500 in the country.

      The restaurant is located at 2101 N. Rainbow Boulevard.

      The chain began in 1956 and has since grown to over 1,500 locations nationwide. On top of making quality subs, Jersey Mike’s has also raised about $14 million to charities.

      “We are thrilled to continue to grow in the Las Vegas community,” said franchise owner Armen Yemenidjian in a statement. “Everyone here has been so welcoming to us and we are excited to build and grow in such a great community.”

      The new restaurant will be open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. everyday.

    • Novecento Pizzeria

      Novecento Pizzeria closed its doors last year, but foodies, not to worry. Sushi Hiro will take its place.

      Novecento opened in 2013, offering Neapolitan style pizzas. It was the second location of the restaurant created by chef Marc Sgrizzi.

      No further information has been released for the opening of Sushi Hiro.

    • Dippin’ Dots/Doc Popcorn

      The first co-branding location of Dippin’ Dots and Doc Popcorn will open this month at the Premium Outlets South.

      Mall-goers can savor fresh, kettle cooked popcorn, sundaes, floats and other mouthwatering snacks.

      At its grand opening ceremony on Feb. 20, Dippin Dots and Doc Popcorn will give away free popcorn and flash frozen ice cream. There will also be an eating contest and giveaways.

      Premium Outlets is located at 700 Las Vegas Blvd. South and is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Mondays to Saturdays, and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sundays.