Bacon Nation from Downtown Hospitality Group Will Bring Home the Bacon to the D’s Reimagined and Expanded Second-Level Casino
This fall, the D Las Vegas is bringing bacon, bacon and more bacon to downtown with the launch of an exciting new restaurant concept Bacon Nation. Located on the newly renovated second floor of the Fremont Street Experience hotspot, the restaurant’s 24/7 menu will be centered around a love for all things bacon.
The sizzling concept from Downtown Hospitality Group (DHG) will feature 14 variations of house-cured bacon with flavors ranging from lemon pepper to brown sugar, teriyaki, Cajun, jalapeno, buffalo, salt and vinegar, applewood bourbon, truffle, and chocolate-dipped.
“We at DHG are excited for the changes coming to Fremont Street and the downtown casino corridor,” said Abe Taylor, Partner of Bacon Nation and Founding Partner of DHG. “Derek Stevens and his team at the D have raised the bar and it shows. Bacon Nation is a great fit for the property, and we are proud to be a part of the second-floor remodel of the casino. DHG has built a team of highly skilled and talented leaders, such as Doug Rotondi who is head of our restaurant division. Bacon Nation is a product that combines talent with the D’s commitment to unique and entertaining customer experiences.”
Developed with Chef Josh Green, the menu will be a true bacon celebration. This will range from sandwiches where weaved bacon will take the place of bread; bacon “flights,” where guests can sample a variety of flavors; and over-the-top boozy milkshakes. Green is known for his work at beloved local eateries Skinny Fats and Greens & Proteins, as well as at Las Vegas restaurants from Chef Daniel Boulud and Chef Charlie Palmer.
Stevens, CEO of the D Las Vegas, said, “There’s hardly a thing more universally loved than bacon. So, when DHG presented the idea of a 24/7 bacon restaurant to us, we knew this was going to become the next big foodie moment for downtown. It fits perfectly into the next chapter of the D, and we can’t wait to welcome guests this fall.”
The 120-seat space designed by international design firm PGAL will feature an open kitchen, brick walls, rich wood and marble accents, along with an eye-catching art collection. It will also offer a private dining space with seating for up to 24 guests and a private draft beer experience.
Greg Costello, Partner of Bacon Nation and Founding Partner of DHG, said “Bacon Nation will not only deliver a delicious menu but will be a noteworthy dining experience for guests. We will have 24-hours’ worth of options for everyone, featuring classic breakfasts, late-night eats and a sensationally fun brunch. Be sure to ask for ‘The Elvis’ – it’s one of my favorites!”
Bacon Nation is proudly part of a larger expansion for the D, which includes a renovated second-level casino floor and expansion of its Canadian-themed sports bar, BarCanada. More details on the restaurant, its menu and opening date will be announced in the coming weeks. For more information, visit theD.com. Follow Bacon Nation on social media @BaconNationLV.