Todd English is back, and he’s going big. The celebrity chef that helped Bellagio make such a big splash in the culinary world with a Vegas version of his legendary Boston eatery Olives is bringing that concept back to life at the upcoming Virgin Hotels Las Vegas and creating something new with the Beast Food Hall at recent arrival Area15.

English’s second tour of duty in the desert in also different because he’s moved to Las Vegas full-time.

“Even back in the Bellagio days, I was always bouncing around,” he said at last month’s Virgin opening announcement. “I would spend at least three months a year in Las Vegas because there was a lot to do. But living here is completely different.”

English, who also opened now-shuttered restaurants Onda at the Mirage and P.U.B. at the Shops at Crystals, will start with the Beast in December before Virgin makes its debut in January. “To be part of these two amazing projects coming out of this weird time we’re in is really exciting,” he said.

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