Monday, September 30, 2013

MTO CAFÉ TO OPEN IN DOWNTOWN LAS VEGAS THIS OCTOBER Fresh comfort food made to order for breakfast, lunch and weekend brunch.

Downtown diners will have a new go-to destination when MTO Café opens this October.  Standing for Made To Order, the café will serve breakfast and lunch daily, with a brunch menu each weekend.  MTO Café is the first restaurant from Las Vegas-based Shift Solutions, a company whose founders have had a hand in numerous venues in the city and beyond.

Located across from the Las Vegas City Hall on the ground floor of the city parking garage, the 65-seat eatery pairs a modern industrial design with a retro comfort feel and features a fourteen seat communal table, ideal for networking in the burgeoning collaborative business environment of downtown.
MTO Café will feature the cuisine of chef partner Johnny Church, who was named by Wine Spectator as a Rising Chef and has helmed the kitchens of several noted Strip restaurants and worked with Gordon Ramsey for the 2013 season of the TV hit Kitchen Nightmares.

Egg-centered breakfast specialties available as a wrap, omelet or skillet include a chile offering with jalapeno, cheddar, sour cream and scallions, one featuring chicken sausage, roasted tomato, caramelized onions and arugula as well as citrus house cured salmon with cream cheese chives and dill.  Pancake offerings include lemon poppy seed with blueberry-ginger compote and vegan carrot and coconut pancakes with pecans and agave nectar while the chicken in a waffle satisfies both savory and sweet cravings.

Lunch features selection of soups and salads, along with inventive wraps such as the Celery Sucker with collard greens, quinoa, tatziki, babaganoush and tomato-basil and the Fat Elvis sandwich with French toast, bacon, banana, peanut butter, strawberries and Nutella. Burger lovers can feast on The Hang Over with bacon, fried egg, Tillamook Cheddar, lettuce and special sauce, a turkey version served open-faced with truffle bread pudding and orange-cranberry sauce, or the Tree Hugger with quinoa, corn, red pepper, spinach, onions, mushrooms and chipotle aioli.

Sides include 3rd Street Farmers Market vegetables, fries and gravy and more, and the meal can end on a sweet note with treats including banana split bites, fried apple rings or walnut tossies.MTO Café will be open weekdays from 7 am – 3 pm and from 8 am to 3 pm Saturday and Sunday. 

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