Female diners are carving out their own space in the restaurant industry, with actress Eva Longoria's women-focused steakhouse SHe as the latest entry.
The former star of "Desperate Housewives" is closing her restaurant Beso and nightclub Eve in Las Vegas, and reopening the space as a haven for the ladies, complete with small plates and a catwalk for fashion shows. But men will still be welcome.
The restaurant venture is being backed by Tilman Fertitta's Landry's Restaurants Inc., which owns classic steakhouse chain Morton's. Landry's bought Beso for $1 million last year, bringing the restaurant out of bankruptcy.
SHe is scheduled to open New Year's Eve in the Crystals shopping space at the CityCenter. A news release envisions the eatery as "an updated interpretation of the gilded age when wealth and excessive opulence ruled America's upper-class combined with a modern version of art deco to create a feeling of empowerment, especially for female guests."