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First Impressions: Slidin' Thru HQ

Las Vegas’ Food Truck cherry was popped about a year ago by the Slidin’ Thru Slider Truck.  I’ve always thought Slidin’ Thru has made “decent food for a truck.”  Nothing that will blow you away, but a decent change for the office-park-worker lunch crowd that get a visit from them once a week.  Since the advent of Slidin’ Thru, trucks like Fukuburger and newcomer Sloppi Jo’s have greatly raised the bar for food cooked on four wheels.  Although they still have a rabid fan base, it seems like Slidin’ Thru is stuck in traffic as their competitors are rolling strong in the express lane.  Only a year old, the first truck to hit the Vegas streets is now the first to add a brick and mortar joint with the addition of the Slidin’ Thru HQ.  Upon news of this new addition, I hoped Slidin’ Thru was going to get to spread their wings and up the execution.  So I hoped.

Slidin' Thru: HQ

Slidin' Thru: HQ

In more ways than one, the HQ doesn’t fall far from the truck.  A prime example is its odd location in the middle of an office park.  You have to be focused to find it.  From Paradise and Sunset, go south on Paradise, through the intersection at Grier and the HQ is found in an as-of-now unmarked space next to the Paradise Poker Club.  Drive-by business ain’t going to be one of HQ’s primary demographics after 5pm.   Location, however, is the least of the HQ’s problems right now.  Quite frankly, it shouldn’t have been open on the day The Wife and I checked it out.  Here’s why…

When first walking in, I noticed something I’ve rarely seen.  A big green “B” rating from the Health Department.  On the counter, there was a handwritten sign that said something to the effect that the reason why they have a B from the Health Department is because they didn’t have the proper permits to operate a dine-in restaurant.  This isn’t rocket science.  If you don’t have the permits, you shouldn’t be open.  Not only was the HQ open, but they were actively fishing for business via the primary source of their marketing strategy; Twitter.

Due to the permit problem, there was no seating with tables in the place.  At this point, The Wife and I should have turned around and walked out.  Admittedly, it’s our fault for staying.  However, if the food was worth it, this mishap would be nothing more than a cute anecdote, rather than a foreboding warning sign to run, scurry, flee.  At the time, I didn’t mind an indoor picnic of sorts.  Oops. My bad.

#hipsterorgy

#hipsterorgy

The HQ menu isn’t much of a stretch from the truck’s menu.  The only real addition appears to be an expanded fry menu with french fry versions of their sliders.  For instance, the Barby Slider has cheddar, jalapeño, fried onion sticks and barbecue sauce.  Transfer those toppings to a basket of fries, and voila, you get Barby Fries ($5).  The various sliders offered come in at $3 for 1, $5 for 2 and $7 for 3, just like the truck.  As of yet, there only appears to be soft drinks available, no beer or wine license.

The Wife and I placed our order of 3 sliders each, a basket of Barby Fries and two bottles of water.  We then sat at a tableless booth and awaited our food.  This is when the real irritation started to work its way in.  To say the Slidin’ Thru HQ has a…..youthful vibe…..is an understatement.  Street graffiti type murals completely cover the walls.  It’s kind of neat looking, in a sort of childhood fantasy orgasm on a wall sort of way.  The irritation came from the thunderous techno beats coming from the DJ tower competing with the prepubescent screams at the arcade machines on the other side of the room.  I felt like I was 12-years old at the Rollaway roller skating rink and Paul Lekakis was about to Boom Boom all our hormones into a raging frenzy.  At least our music back in the day didn’t suck nearly as hard as this techno bullshit embraced by hipsters these days.  I was thankful the HQ didn’t appear to have much in the utensil department, because I probably would have stabbed myself.  The Wife and I don’t have children for a reason.  They make noise.  A lot of noise.

Barby Fries from Slidin' Thru: HQ

Barby Fries from Slidin' Thru: HQ

Eventually my name was called and our order sat at the counter; sliders in unmarked styrofoam containers and fries in an aluminum pan glued to a plastic basket.  By the time it took me to take the pile of food back to our booth with no table, the cheese on the Barby Fries was already hardened to a flavorless plastic-like layer.  The fries themselves weren’t cooked at the right temperature, and were woefully limp and stomach-turningly grease soaked.  It wasn’t a good start.

Three Sad Sliders In A Box

Three Sad Sliders In A Box

The beef sliders were all over-cooked and dried out.  The various toppings on the six different sliders we chose were mostly cheap, out of season and out of balance.  Not enough feta and too much Balsamic on The Captain’s Order slider made it not fit for a Private.  Sickly tomatoes used all around made me wonder why they even bothered.  The Pulled Porky slider, which just so happens to consist of pulled pork, was drier than Martha Stewart’s crotch.  I’ve had it better from the truck.  However, the biggest disappointment of the evening was the “Mystery Slider,” which they called a Guacamole Slider.

The Guacamole Slider turned out to be a passable guacamole destroyed by a leathery, nearly impossible-to-chew, sinew-ridden roast beef and either a terrible plasticky provolone, or terrible plasticky low-moisture mozzarella.  You even get the honor of paying “an extra couple bucks” to eat the hideous Mystery Guacamole slider.  The only mystery to me is how they could possibly allow such horrendous food out of the kitchen.  Yes, Slidin’ Thru crew, you can and should occasionally taste a sample of the food you’re putting out.  If you displace your jaw while trying to consume it, then maybe it needs a wee bit of tweaking before you accept hard-earned money for such vittles.

Like I said before, they weren’t ready to open.  In fact, the next day, they closed operations for a few days, citing the aforementioned permit problems along with staffing issues.  Their Twitter account says they’ll be open again at noon on 03/01/11.  Granted, they’ve only had the HQ side of things “officially” open for a little over a week (about 3 weeks since Friends & Family play dates began), and this is all based off one visit, but so many of these issues could have been prevented with a mature business plan and attentive management.  There was a whole bunch of people just standing around, enjoying the hang and not taking care of biz.  It seemed there was more attention given to the mind-numbing noise coming from the DJ booth rather than the customers’ dining experience.  While the whole young, don’t-give-a-shit, perma-stoned, hipster gimmick might be cute for a minute, at the end of the day, you have to put good food on the plate.  Or at least in the styrofoam box.  Unfortunately, the Slidin’ Thru HQ doesn’t deliver.

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Slidin’ Thru HQ

955 Grier Dr.
Las Vegas, NV 89119

http://SlidinThru.com

Follow Slidin’ Thru Slider Truck & HQ on Twitter at @SliderTruck

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Mike Dobranski is a professional musician, amateur blogger, eater of good food, poker junkie, master of the inappropriate comment and bad husband to a wonderful wife.

Follow Mike and Tasting Las Vegas on Twitter at @TastingLasVegas

Tasting Las Vegas: The Podcast, Ep. 18 - 5 Valentine's Day Specials In Las Vegas That Can't Be Missed

This week on Tasting Las Vegas: The Podcast, The Wife and I talk about everything from smelly balls to Twilight!  We also dish about some Recent Eats and 5 Valentine’s Day Specials In Las Vegas That Can’t Be Missed.  Of course, we have The News With The Wife and so much more!

Click Here To Listen To Tasting Las Vegas: The Podcast, Episode 18!

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Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Joints That We Talked About:

  • La Hacienda Restaurant
  • Rubalcaba’s Taco Shop
  • Tacos Los Toritos
  • Tacos El Gordo
  • Ichiza
  • Sloppi Jo’s
  • Lupo by Wolfgang Puck
  • Fleming’s Steakhouse
  • Society Café Encore
  • Michael Mina
  • Bachi Burger
  • Bet On The Farm Market
  • Whole Foods Market
  • Bratalian
  • Smith’s Grocery Stores
  • Market Café Vdara
  • Silk Road
  • Nove Italiano

Tha’ Links:

Check out Crossings by Nathan Tanouye and the Las Vegas Jazz Connection on CDBaby.com

Follow The Wife on Twitter at @TLV_TheWife

Join us on the Facebook at http://facebook.com/TastingLasVegas

Later found out that it was a Peregrine Falcon that was the bird in question.  Here’s the best pic I could get.

Follow Jill Marie, Queen of the Northeast, on Twitter at @vegasmom728

My open letter why I dig the Bet On The Farm Market

Global Animal Partnerships’ 5-Step Animal Welfare Rating

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Mike Dobranski is a professional musician, amateur blogger, eater of good food, poker junkie, master of the inappropriate comment and bad husband to a wonderful wife.

Follow Mike and Tasting Las Vegas on Twitter at @TastingLasVegas

Tasting Las Vegas: The Podcast, Ep. 16 - 5 Restaurants For Las Vegas Newbies

This week on Tasting Las Vegas: The Podcast, The Wife and I talk about everything from the dust up at the Golden Globes to the dust up at Alex’s final service.  We dish on some Recent Eats and talk about 5 Restaurants For Las Vegas Newbies.  Then, of course, we’ll have The News With The Wife, the TLV Cheap Eats of the Week and so much more!

Click Here To Listen To Tasting Las Vegas: The Podcast, Episode 16!

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Requisite Eats For Any Vegas Noob: First Food and Bar

Requisite Eats For Any Vegas Noob: First Food and Bar

Joints We Talked About:

  • Miko’s Sushi and Izakaya
  • Sierra Gold
  • Table 34
  • First Food and Bar
  • China Poblano
  • Bellagio Buffet
  • Bachi Burger
  • Fukuburger
  • L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon
  • Joël Robuchon
  • Alex
  • The Country Club at Wynn Las Vegas

Tha’ Links:

Check out Crossings by Nathan Tanouye and the Las Vegas Jazz Connection on CDBaby.com

Follow The Wife on Twitter at @TLV_TheWife

Join us on the Facebook at http://facebook.com/TastingLasVegas

Ricky Gervais at the Golden Globes is here

The girl’s name is Hailee Steinfeld, and she kicks ass in True Grit

Eater’s article on S. Irene Virbila getting the boot from Red Medicine is here

Norm’s column of Pope Curtas The ELV getting the “boot” is here

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Mike Dobranski is a professional musician, amateur blogger, eater of good food, poker junkie, master of the inappropriate comment and bad husband to a wonderful wife.

Follow Mike and Tasting Las Vegas on Twitter at @TastingLasVegas

The Weekly Bad Picture Of Good Food Special Edition: The Worst Picture Of 2010

What a year it was when it came to publishing horrifying pictures of delicious eats.  As O.G. TLV Army members know, the terrible photographs featured on this website are due to two simple reasons:

  1. Flash photography of all courses at a table in a restaurant is obnoxious and should be punishable by fork stabbing by all surrounding fellow patrons.
  2. I want to attract as little attention as possible to myself when I’m dining out.

This leaves me with my trusty iPhone, which notoriously needs perfect lighting and a few Hail Marys to snap a decent picture.  Dark lighting in restaurants is a breeding ground for these nightmares of photography and I thank you for sticking with them as I stand my ground on public decency in a restaurant setting.  There have been some beauts though, haven’t there?  How about the Camarones a la Diabla from Firefly?  Chefs can’t be happy when they see their good food on display like that.  Or the Tamago Burger from Fukuburger!  The only way you can even tell it’s a burger is the bun reaching up for the spotlight.  They’re brutal pictures….but at least you can still sort of make out what they’re supposed to be.

The runner-up for 2010′s Best of the Worst (Worst of the Worst?) has got to go to The Wood-Grilled Sausages from Nobhill Tavern at the MGM Grand.  I still remember the flavor like it was yesterday.  The beautifully smoky sausage in this to die for whole-grain mustard beurre blanc.  Tender potatoes and pearl onion soaking up the sauce and pork fat.  It was a work of art.  And this is the picture I got of it….

Wood-Grilled Sausages from Nobhill Tavern

Wood-Grilled Sausages from Nobhill Tavern

It was a close race, but the winner is a dish that I remember remarking about how pretty it looked when it was placed before me.  Coming from a restaurant known for good looking food and owned by a good looking chef, this picture looks like a preview to the apocalypse the Mayans are calling for in 2012.  With the vibrant colors and textures obscured and my hulking shadow imposing, this flavorful dish could not be any worse represented, thus making The Tiger Shrimp + Roasted Garlic Corn Tamale from Mesa Grill at Caesars Palace, 2010′s Worst Picture of The Weekly Bad Picture Of Good Food.

Tiger Shrimp + Roasted Garlic Corn Tamale from Mesa Grill

Tiger Shrimp + Roasted Garlic Corn Tamale from Mesa Grill

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Mike Dobranski is a professional musician, amateur blogger, eater of good food, poker junkie, master of the inappropriate comment and bad husband to a wonderful wife.

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The Weekly Bad Picture Of Good Food: Chicken and Waffles From Fukuburger

I used to read a lot of comic books when I was a kid.  Superman was always my favorite.  Not only is he faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive and able to leap tall buildings in a single bound…he could also look at girls’ boobies all day with his X-Ray vision!  One of the things I really enjoyed was when the different superheroes would do crossover events and team up to kick some major ass.  There was the Justice League, where Superman would hang with other DC Comics folks like Batman, The Green Lantern and Wonder Woman, and then there were the rare events where DC and Marvel would team up to bring us something like Superman and Spiderman throwing down together.  In this tradition, we in Las Vegas were able to witness one of these great crossover events first hand.  The Big Resort meets The Big Wheels. Chef Jet Tila rolling with the Fukuburger crew made for some tasty eats.  Unfortunately the iPhone gets no help from anybody, thus making the Chicken and Waffles from Fukuburger this week’s Weekly Bad Picture of Good Food.

Chicken and Waffles From Fukuburger

Chicken and Waffles From Fukuburger

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Fukuburger

It’s a truck, check out http://fukuburger.com for its location.

Follow Fukuburger on Twitter at @Fukuburger

Follow Jet Tila on Twitter at @jettila

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Mike Dobranski is a professional musician, amateur blogger, eater of good food, poker junkie, master of the inappropriate comment and bad husband to a wonderful wife.

Follow Mike and Tasting Las Vegas on Twitter at @TastingLasVegas

Tasting Las Vegas: The Podcast, Ep. 13 - 2010's 5 New Restaurants In Las Vegas That Can't Be Missed

This week on the Restaurant News and Reviews Show of Tasting Las Vegas: The Podcast, The Wife and I talk about our first impressions of The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas and a bunch of other random bullshit you’ve all grown to love.  Then we talk about some Recent Eats and 2010′s 5 New Restaurants in Las Vegas That Can’t Be Missed.  Of course we’ll have The News With The Wife, The TLV Cheap Eats of the Week and so much more!

Click Here To Listen to Tasting Las Vegas: The Podcast, Episode 13!

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Julian Serrano, One of the Best Restaurants In Las Vegas. Period.

Julian Serrano, One of the Best Restaurants In Las Vegas. Period.

Joints We Talked About:

  • The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
  • Chandelier Bar
  • Fukuburger
  • Julian Serrano
  • Beijing Noodle No. 9
  • Layers Bakery and Cafe
  • Holsteins
  • China Poblano
  • Bachi Burger
  • Naked City Pizza Shop
  • Soyo Korean Barstaurant
  • The Pasta Shop
  • First Food and Bar
  • Nacho Daddy
  • Wolfgang Puck Pizzeria & Cucina
  • Mama DePalma’s

Tha’ Links:

Check out Crossings by Nathan Tanouye and the Las Vegas Jazz Connection on CDBaby.com

Follow The Wife on Twitter at @TLV_TheWife

Join us on the Facebook at http://facebook.com/TastingLasVegas

Dan Pattee on Tasting Las Vegas: The Podcast is here

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Mike Dobranski is a professional musician, amateur blogger, eater of good food, poker junkie, master of the inappropriate comment and bad husband to a wonderful wife.

Follow Mike and Tasting Las Vegas on Twitter at @TastingLasVegas

Tasting Las Vegas: The Podcast, Ep. 11 - 5 Las Vegas Restaurants Dan Pattee Thinks Can't Be Missed

This week on the Restaurant News and Reviews Show, The Wife and I have a very special guest, Dan Pattee! You’ll get to find out a little bit on who exactly Dan Pattee is and we’ll also talk about some Recent Eats and 5 Las Vegas Restaurants Dan Pattee Thinks Can’t Be Missed.  Then we’ll have a special edition of The News With The Wife where we have a little preview of the restaurants opening with The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, we’ll reveal the TLV Cheap Eats Of The Week and so much more!

Click Here To Listen To Tasting Las Vegas: The Podcast, Episode 11

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Dan Pattee (Guinness), Mike (Fat Tire) and The Wife (Newcastle) At Sierra Gold

Dan Pattee (Guinness), Mike (Fat Tire) and The Wife (Newcastle) At Sierra Gold

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Joints That We Talked About:

  • Salt Lake City
  • Sambalatte
  • Wazuzu
  • La Cave
  • Hofbrauhaus
  • Burger Bar
  • Bachi Burger
  • Weiss Deli
  • Naked City Pizza Shop
  • Sierra Gold
  • Fukuburger
  • The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
  • Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill
  • China Poblano
  • Comme Ca
  • D.O.C.G
  • Estiatorio Milos
  • Holsteins
  • Jaleo
  • Scarpetta
  • STK
  • The Henry
  • Va Bene Caffe
  • Wicked Spoon Buffet
  • AGO

Tha’ Links:

Check out Crossings by Nathan Tanouye and the Las Vegas Jazz Connection on CDBaby.com

Follow The Wife on Twitter at @TLV_TheWife

Join us on the Facebook at http://facebook.com/TastingLasVegas

Follow Dan Pattee on Twitter at @DanPattee

Follow Chef Jet Tila on Twitter at @jettila

Follow Fukuburger on Twitter at @fukuburger

My first thoughts on The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is here

My updated thoughts on The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is here

Follow The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on Twitter at @Cosmopolitan_LV

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Mike Dobranski is a professional musician, amateur blogger, eater of good food, poker junkie, master of the inappropriate comment and bad husband to a wonderful wife.

Follow Mike and Tasting Las Vegas on Twitter at @TastingLasVegas

Monday Mise en Place: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Set To Open, Eaters Of Food Rejoice

Wraparound Suite To Sleep Off Your Food Coma Coming On Wednesday (photo: cosmopolitanlasvegas.com)

Wraparound Suite To Sleep Off Your Food Coma Coming On Wednesday (photo: cosmopolitanlasvegas.com)

Finally the resort us fans of food have been waiting for, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, will be open to the public on Wednesday, December 15th at 8pm.   If I had to pick the three or four restaurants I’m most looking forward to, I’d have to tip my hat to both of José Andrés’ places with Jaleo and especially China Poblano, David Myers’ Comme Ca (pronounced ‘come saw’ for We-The-Frenchy-Deficient) and Block 16 Hospitality’s (folks that brought us LBS Burger) Holsteins.

Jaleo is Chef José Andrés’ Spanish tapas emporium, so obviously the tapas slut in me is excited about that.  For me, the most exciting restaurant in the building is Andrés’ China Poblano, and original concept of his that will be a Mexican / Chinese fusion.  Sounds good to me…and oddly logical considering I don’t know of that combo being done anywhere else.  While Comme Ca is an import from Los Angeles, it will be nice to have an accessible, centrally located French Brasserie in town to go to.   Last, but not least, Holsteins will be the requisite burger joint, but feature natural and organic ingredients and house-made sausage. I like house-made sausage.  Best wishes to everyone at the Cosmo.  I look forward to eating you out.  Wait…that didn’t come out right…

AGO Logo

AGO Logo

A restaurant at the Hard Rock Hotel has once again made my jaw drop with a food deal.  Hot off the heels of Rare 120′s Half Off Food on Mondays thing comes AGO’s Old World Classic Prix Fixe Menu.  Available everyday AGO is open (Thursday-Monday from 5pm-10:30pm), the prix fixe includes a glass of wine, bread basket, soup or house salad, and choice of pasta entrée.  Pasta entrée selections include Spaghetti with Meatballs or Sausage, Lasagna, Fettuccini Alfredo, Capellini Pomodoro, and Cheese Ravioli.  Are you ready for the price?  $12.99.  Holy shit. Cheap.

An Official Tasting Las Vegas Event!

An Official Tasting Las Vegas Event!

What will quite possibly be the Greatest Culinary Event since the first caveman took the belly of a pig, cured it and sliced it thin strips, is set to happen on Sunday, December 19th at 5pmThe Face Of Las Vegas Dining, Chef Jet Tila of Wazuzu, will be throwing down some Asian Street Food on the Fukuburger truck!  As you all have heard as an exclusive sneak peek on Tasting Las Vegas: The Podcast, one of the items offered will be the Thai Mi Up, a twist on a Vietnamese Banh-Mi with Thai Issan Sausage in it.  That sounds mighty fine.  The truck will be at Herbs & Rye on 3713 W. Sahara.  Good times guaranteed for this Official Tasting Las Vegas Event!

Talking about Las Vegas Restaurants, one dick joke at a time.

Talking about Las Vegas Restaurants, one dick joke at a time.


Speaking of Tasting Las Vegas: The Podcast, we will be up and running with The Restaurant News and Reviews Show on Tuesday, December 14th.  This will be a very special edition as The Wife and I will be joined in the Tasting Las Vegas studios with the one, the only Dan Pattee!  Who is Dan Pattee, you ask?  Well you’ll have to tune in to find out!  Dan will bestow upon us the 5 Las Vegas Restaurants Dan Pattee Says Can’t Be Missed.  Then on Thursday for the Interview Show, I’m going to reissue the very first interview I did for the podcast with Jet Tila.  I figure a whole bunch of people probably never got past the audio problems of the first segment, so up it will go on its own.  It was Tasting Las Vegas history, and it was a good time, so tell you friends!

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Mike Dobranski is a professional musician, amateur blogger, eater of good food, poker junkie, master of the inappropriate comment and bad husband to a wonderful wife.

Follow Mike and Tasting Las Vegas on Twitter at @TastingLasVegas

Tasting Las Vegas: The Podcast, Ep. 10 - Colin Fukunaga of Fukuburger

This week on the Interview Show of Tasting Las Vegas: The Podcast, I sit down with Colin Fukunaga of Fukuburger where we talk about his time served in corporate restaurants, how Fukuburger came about and a whole lot more.  We also break some news about the big pop-up event on December 19th where Chef Jet Tila of Wazuzu will be throwing down some Asian Street Food on the truck.

Click Here To Listen To Tasting Las Vegas: The Podcast, Episode 10!

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Colin Fukunaga and Chef Mags of Fukuburger

Colin Fukunaga and Chef Mags of Fukuburger

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Tha’ Links:

Check out Crossings by Nathan Tanouye and the Las Vegas Jazz Connection on CDBaby.com

Follow The Wife on Twitter at @TLV_TheWife

Follow me on Twitter at @TastingLasVegas

Join me on the Facebook at http://facebook.com/TastingLasVegas

Fukuburger’s website is at http://fukuburger.com

Follow Fukuburger on Twitter at @Fukuburger

Big thanks to Chris Palmeri and the Naked City Pizza Shop and Moondoggies Bar for giving us the space to record!  Follow Naked City Pizza Shop on Twitter at @NakedCityLV

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Mike Dobranski is a professional musician, amateur blogger, eater of good food, poker junkie, master of the inappropriate comment and bad husband to a wonderful wife.

Follow Mike and Tasting Las Vegas on Twitter at @TastingLasVegas

Tasting Las Vegas: The Podcast, Ep. 09 - 5 Las Vegas Restaurants We Rarely Talk About That Can't Be Missed

This week on the Restaurant News and Reviews Show of Tasting Las Vegas: The Podcast, I’m joined once again with The Wife where we talk about a recent trip to Walmart, some Recent Eats and 5 Las Vegas Restaurants We Rarely Talk About That Can’t Be Missed.  Then, of course, we’ll have The News With The Wife, The TLV Cheap Eats Of The Week and so much more!

Click Here To Listen To Tasting Las Vegas: The Podcast, Episode 09!

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Pasticcio from The Fat Greek

Pasticcio from The Fat Greek

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Joints That We Talked About:

  • Walmart
  • McDonalds
  • Bachi Burger
  • First Food and Bar
  • Wazuzu
  • Fleur by Hubert Keller
  • Amore Pizza
  • The Fat Greek
  • Siri Thai
  • Crazy Pita
  • The Palm Restaurant
  • The Cupcakery
  • Retro Bakery
  • Three Square
  • Simon at Palms Place
  • Botero
  • Whole Foods Market
  • Fukuburger

Tha’ Links:

Check out Crossings by Nathan Tanouye and the Las Vegas Jazz Connection on CDBaby.com

Follow The Wife on Twitter at @TLV_TheWife

Picture of fake Twilight characters at Walmart

My post about Three Square is found here

The Communities In Schools Of Southern Nevada is found here

The Center for Biological Diversity’s Bluefin Boycott is here

Rob Mrwoka on KLAS with the lovely Dayna Roselli is found here

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Mike Dobranski is a professional musician, amateur blogger, eater of good food, poker junkie, master of the inappropriate comment and bad husband to a wonderful wife.

Follow Mike and Tasting Las Vegas on Twitter at @TastingLasVegas