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Todd English P.U.B. opens at CityCenter

16 March 2010

LAS VEGAS, Nevada -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- Three-time James Beard Award-winning celebrity chef Todd English debuts his latest culinary eatery, Todd English P.U.B. inside Crystals, CityCenter luxury retail and entertainment district. Todd English P.U.B. (an acronym for Public Urban Bar) is a modern interpretation of an authentic English pub.

"I am pleased to announce the opening of my newest concept and to bring a Public Urban Bar to the heart of Las Vegas," said Chef Todd English. "CityCenter is a state-of-the-art, innovative destination and it was an obvious location choice for Todd English P.U.B. I look forward to helping locals and tourists alike to enjoy a unique pub experience, one pint at a time."

Todd English P.U.B., located just off the park between Crystals and ARIA Resort & Casino, has an open-air appeal with high ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows allowing guests to enjoy the beauty and stunning architecture of CityCenter. When patrons first walk into the Todd English P.U.B. space, they experience the elongated bar that runs throughout most of the restaurant and is flanked with wooden booths and long party tables.

One of the highlights at Todd English P.U.B. is more than 50 international bottle, keg and cask beers including rare finds such as Van Diest Fruli Strawberry, Rogue Chocolate Stout and Strongbow Cider. Carvery. Grill. Raw Bar.

A prominent feature on the menu at Todd English P.U.B. is The Carvery, a selection of rotisserie-cooked meats such as prime beef, roasted chicken or duck, brisket, Greek leg of lamb and more served by the half- or full-pound. Patrons create a custom "deconstructed" sandwich by selecting their choice of bread from sourdough and thick-cut rye to grilled pita and challah and a wide variety of sauces such as pineapple mint jelly, horseradish sour cream and black truffle mayo and more.

"I wanted a menu that would match our exciting atmosphere," said English. "By featuring a variety of upscale appetizers at an affordable price, alongside our signature Carvery and Raw Bar, there is something for everyone's taste at Todd English P.U.B," he said.

At the head of the bar is a prominently displayed Raw Bar complete with oysters – both east and west coast – and little necks, shrimp. lobster and stone crab claws to immediately entice any seafood connoisseur.

The open-view show kitchen - where the flames and the smell of cooked meats entice patrons around the entire pub - showcase the English pub fare including Bangers & Mash, New England fish & chips, Grichebecktom (the workman's cheese sandwich with creamy brie cheese and double-smoked bacon) to name a few. Buckets of fries such as skinnies, fatties and sweeties-sweet potato fries- that each come with a variety of handcrafted mustard dips, are among many appetizers offered on the menu. Others choices include: grilled soft pretzels, dirty chips (kettle chips with bacon bits, scallions, blue cheese dressing and chicken liver), and cured salmon with potato pancakes and more.

The fun begins at the top of the bar, equipped with signature Todd English hourglasses that encase only seven seconds of sand. Down a draught in seven seconds, and the pint is on the house. Guests can challenge their neighbors at the bar to the hourglass drinking game.

Todd English P.U.B. would not be complete without bar games including magnetic dartboards, and beer pong tables. The bar area is also adorned with several plasma TV screens, making Todd English P.U.B. ideal for big game viewing while patio dining.

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