Paulie’s South Street Steaks to Serve Cheesesteaks and More at Fred’s Tavern

The pandemic-era local restaurant has met with great success, leading to a second location and even a dessert spinoff
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Founded during the pandemic, Paulie’s South Street Steaks has met with great success in difficult times, offering up a menu of grinders, cheesesteaks, and more in its home on W Craig Rd. In the last year or so, it has succeeded not only with its hot sandwiches but with ice cream, which was first offered at the restaurant before spinning off into a shop of its own, Paulie’s Sweet Scoops, in the same plaza.

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“Our intent was to serve ice cream as well, just as a side item,” owner Jay Singer told What Now Las Vegas in phone conversation on Wednesday morning. “But soon we couldn’t keep up with both. We had to shut down ice cream for a while and then, all of a sudden, the bakery [space] became available.”

Paulie’s Sweet Scoops opened only about two months ago, and now the Vegas-born-and-raised brand is expanding again. Paulie’s South Street Steaks will soon join forces with Fred’s Tavern, a 21+, 24-hour tavern with gaming at 1645 N Lamb Blvd. At Fred’s, Paulie’s South Street Steaks will have a dedicated counter, offering a slightly different version of its menu, with breakfast and some bar food favorites added.

While some of these items will be available only to sit-down guests, the location will also service delivery and curbside-pickup orders, Singer said, including to customers under 21.

“It’s a really interesting, challenging time,” Singer said, describing the experience of opening a restaurant in Las Vegas during the pandemic. He cites the city’s close-knit community as one of the big bright spots. “With the grace of God, it works out. What I love about Vegas is how a big city can still have a small-town feel.”

If you’re a sandwich lover in northeast Las Vegas, keep your eyes peeled for more of this local brand’s great eats headed your way in the near future.

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Neil Cooney

Neil Cooney is a freelance writer. He has received an MFA in Creative Writing from Syracuse University, and his work has been published in the Masters Review. He lives in Nashville, TN, where he spends his free time cooking Korean food and studying chess.
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