America’s Cake Boss Opening Restaurant in Vegas This Fall

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Baking is not Cake Boss Buddy Valastro’s only strength.

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The Cake Boss is breaking out of his sweets shell with a new restaurant opening this fall in Sin City.

The Cake Boss can do more than expertly ice a cake. 

TLC star Buddy Valastro, of Carlo’s Bakery as seen on the series “Cake Boss,” is taking a stab at the restaurant world this fall with Buddy V’s, an Italian-American eatery featuring recipes passed down in Valastro’s family.

“People always think of me as a baker, but beyond the bakery, food has always been at the center of my family’s life,” Valastro said in a press release.

Valastro already owns three different locations of Carlo’s Bakery — the original in Hoboken, N.J., and where the TLC show is filmed, as well as a cafe in Times Square and a full-range bakery in Ridgewood, N.J. But this is his first savory dining establishment.

Buddy V’s will be located in the 11,000-square-foot space former housed with the First Food & Bar at The Palazzo.

The menu is not entirely set yet, but diners can expect Sunday gravy, steak pizzaiola, Lisa’s linguine and clams with lobster, and of course some of Valastro’s famous desserts — Zeppole, cannolis, and the lobster tail pastry.

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