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Esther's Kitchen Award

This past Thursday, March 28, 2024,Mayor Goodman joined Councilwoman Olivia Diaz and Las Vegas Arts District President Becky Miller in honoring Chef James Trees with a proclamation and the official Key to the City of Las Vegas. Mayor Goodman acknowledged Chef Trees’ dedication to the Arts District and the City and praised the opening of the new, enlarged Esther’s Kitchen, keeping the popular restaurant in downtown.

“Over the past 25 years, we have been very careful to whom we gift a key to the fabulous city of Las Vegas,” said Mayor Goodman. “James has not only given us the joy of his cooking, and taught others how to cook. but is also committed to charity. So we’re giving him one of the very few keys to Las Vegas.”

“Getting the Key to the City is wild!” said Chef Trees. “We’re so lucky to be part of this city. I believe in the next 10 to 15 years the Arts District will set the standard for what a neighborhood in Las Vegas should feel like.”

Chef Trees went on to praise the City government, Arts District neighbors, contractors Trinity Haven and his entire team.

Replacing the original location on California Street (1130 Casino Center Dr.), the new Esther’s Kitchen location opened on March 8, 2024 at 1131 South Main Street in the Las Vegas Arts District and has been packed every day since. The new Esther’s offers 187 seats including 28 bar seats in a 10,432 square foot space–in total more than three times the capacity of the original location. Trees was adamant about keeping the restaurant in the Arts District, waiting for the perfect opportunity to present itself, as the new location is literally steps away from the original.

1131 S Main St., Las Vegas, NV 89104

Guest Services: (702) 570-7864

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Photo courtesy of Timeless Cuisine

Media courtesy of Eric Gladstone, Feast of Friends

Media requests Eric Gladstone (323) 806-2660

Danielle Whitaker Buma (626) 375-6458

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