There’s a nightly dinner party at Sparrow + Wolf, and you’re invited.
In the two and a half years since Brian Howard’s departure from Cosmopolitan’s Comme Ca, rumors have abounded of his resurfacing in his own venue. And the wait is over with the debut of Sparrow + Wolf in the heart of Chinatown. “Opening in Chinatown was a no-brainer being such a food destination. Obviously, there’s not a lot of American food, but you’re already garnering the attention of everyone by just being there.” Howard sees Sparrow in a “different niche” similar to Chinatown newcomers Sand Dollar Lounge and Golden Tiki. A swath of the menu is cooked over fire in a custom-made grill, harkening to his Midwestern roots, but the versatile chef is comfortable with his surroundings. “I have a big love for Asian food. I have a lot of Asian influence around me” ranging from his in-laws and from one of his original jobs at The Venetian’s Tsunami. But Howard wants more than just a restaurant. “Even more than the food, the goal is to create a dinner party every night and bring people together around a table. That’s why I do this.” And what more could you ask for from your meal? 4480 Spring Mountain Road, 702.790.2147, sparrowandwolflv.com –Jim Begley
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