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FOOD & DRINK The college sandwich shop is an essential foodstitution. Puffy sub rolls sloppily stuffed with meat-cheese goodness, served for just a few bucks out of a dive that closes before dinnertime. It's a necessity. It keeps students alive, and it keeps graduates coming back more for meatballs than memories. I was raised on this. My parents operated exactly this in Eugene, Oregon, a shop called Giant Grinder. That was a long time ago, before Subway and Quizno's ruined the concept. When I went to school in Reno, I had to live on Blimpie's. It barely cut the mustard. I've got my favorite Vegas sandwich spots, but I'm no UNLV student, so I can't be the authority on this topic. But if I could nominate a shop for your consideration, it'd be the six-month-old 7 Sinful Subs from journeyman chef Vic "Vegas" Moea. It's right across from campus on Maryland Parkway and it specializes in perfectly portioned hot subs full of flavor for $9-$10. It's a natural. My first option is the Knuckle Sandwich ($8.99), a super savory pile of grilled salami, pepperoni and ham in a toasty roll with melted mozzarella, lettuce, tomato, mayo, and tangy Champagne vinaigrette. It hits all the marks— hot and cold, crisp and tender, salty and fresh. The Skinny Dip ($9.99) melds French dip and cheesesteak right down to the side of au jus, and the handmade meatball sub is sinfully satisfying. This is hungry college kid food personified. –Brock Radke After-school snAck 7 Sinful SubS iS the college Sandwich Shop of our dreamS + ON THE STRIP It's been tough to get extra details about food and beverage changes at the Monte Carlo, which is under heavy renovation. We now know Brand Steakhouse shutters May 11 and Yusho will close on June 5 after three years, which has led some to speculate that anything on the resort's Strip-side BLVD Plaza could go as the property transforms into Park MGM and NoMad Hotel. We did manage to pull a bit of info from celebrity chef Mario Batali about the planned Las Vegas version of Eataly: He confirms it will still be market- focused, despite its tourist-focused location. "We want you to cook at home. You taste while you're there and you take it back to your house, whether you're going home to Peoria or driving back to the suburbs," Batali says. "We're really courting locals." POUR IT UP The booze festivals cometh. The District at Green Valley Ranch hosts Wine & Brews April 29 from 5 to 9 p.m. The $25 ticket supports Spread the Word Nevada and is waiting for you at brownpapertickets.com. Then on May 6 from 4 to 8 p.m., Lee's Beer & Tequila Experience takes over the pool at Red Rock Resort, benefitting local charities. Advance tickets are $60 at all Lee's Discount Liquor locations. Also on May 6: Wine Spectator's Grand Tour at the Mirage from 7 to 10 p.m. These big, fancy tickets are available for $295 at etix.com. –Brock Radke Small biteS Dining news & notes + The Baller wants to upgrade your meatball sub game. (Christopher DeVargas/Staff) 7 Sinful SubS 4632 S. Maryland Parkway #12, 702-998-2555. Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. l a s v e g a s w e e k ly 69 0 4 . 2 0 . 1 7

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