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Tasting Las Vegas: The Podcast, Ep. 15 - 5 Coffeehouses 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 some issues with The Shorty Awards, some Recent Eats and 5 Coffeehouses In Las Vegas 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 15!

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Siphon Coffee at Sambalatte

Siphon Coffee at Sambalatte

Joints We Talked About:

  • Layers Bakery and Cafe
  • Jaleo
  • Chicken D’Lish
  • Sunrise Coffee
  • Espressamente Illy
  • Caribou Coffee at Krispy Kreme
  • Sambalatte
  • The Beat Coffeehouse
  • Tropicana
  • Fleming’s Steakhouse
  • Alex
  • Stratta
  • Wynn Las Vegas
  • China Poblano

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 Chef Chuck Hughes on Twitter at @ChucksDayOff

Food Category Leaderboard of The Shorty Awards is here

Follow Chef Fabio Viviani on Twitter at @FabioViviani

The VegasBill Tweet – http://twitpic.com/3mtht1

Something almost as douchey as The VegasBill Tweet 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

Monday Mise en Place: Alex To Have Final Service on January 15

Chef Alex Stratta (photo: lastheplace.com)

Chef Alex Stratta (photo: lastheplace.com)

Although it was rumored to be on the chopping block for some time, it still came as a bit of a shock when Vegas.com’s Nikki Neu broke the news of Alex shuttering on January 15th.  The latest victim of the downfall of fine dining, Chef Alex Stratta will stay on at Wynn Las Vegas (for now) to run his casual restaurant, Stratta.  Is this a simple case of economics and evolving trends in food? Is the chef setting himself up to move across the street when a certain former Wynn executive someone buys a certain resort from a certain flailing conglomerate?   Who knows.  In my opinion, the bigger story isn’t the loss of one of Vegas’ finest restaurants, Alex Stratta will be back.  The bigger story is the continued dismantling of the Wynn brand.  I’m sticking to my prediction of Guy Fieri being hired as a resident chef for a T.G.I. Friday’s Wynncore location. I’m not just sayin’, but I’m just sayin’.

Maker Of Good Food: Chef Carla Pellegrino

Maker Of Good Food: Chef Carla Pellegrino

Of course it was Robin Leach to break the story of Chef Carla Pellegrino opening a new restaurant at the Tropicana.  Nothing has been confirmed, nothing has been denied. Whether Sir Robin’s report is accurate or not (methinks it is), I have it on good authority that Carla will be hanging here in town in any event. And that’s good for us because she makes tasty foods.  By the way, for the home cooks out there, make sure you’re following Chef Carla on Twitter at @ChefCarlaPelleg.  There ain’t anybody out there that shares better recipes than her.

Fleming's Steakhouse Logo (photo: flemingssteakhouse.com)

Fleming's Steakhouse Logo (photo: flemingssteakhouse.com)

Available from now through March 29, 2011, Fleming’s Steakhouse on Charleston just west of Durango is offering a 3-course prix fixe for $39.95.  Diners get their choice of Hearty Mushroom Soup or Roasted Pear and Candied Walnut Salad for the first course, Bistro Steak with Ratatouille or Crackling Pork Shank with Mashed Sweet Potatoes for main and then dessert to finish.

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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

Tasting Las Vegas: The Podcast, Ep. 08 - 5 Restaurants In Las Vegas We Think Are Essential But Others Don't

This week on Tasting Las Vegas: The Podcast, I’m joined once again with The Wife where debut a new format to the show, talk about some drama that happened last week as well as reveal the much anticipated Next Phase of Tasting Las Vegas.  Then we discuss some Recent Eats and dish on 5 Restaurants In Las Vegas That We Think Are Essential But Others Don’t.  We also 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 08

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Andre Rochat - An Essential Chef In Las Vegas

Andre Rochat - An Essential Chef In Las Vegas

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Joints That We Talked About:

  • Royal Persis
  • Jai-Ho
  • Komol
  • Sunset and Vines
  • Babycakes Cafe
  • Andre’s
  • First Food and Bar
  • Firefly
  • Origin India
  • Peppermill
  • Rao’s
  • Seablue
  • STK Steakhouse
  • The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
  • RM Seafood
  • Botero
  • Whole Foods Market
  • Retro Bakery
  • Tommy Bahama’s
  • Naked City Pizza Shop
  • Fukuburger
  • Wazuzu
  • Social House
  • Trattoria del Lupo

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

My post about the Scumbucket incident is found here

My post about Royal Persis’ Ghormeh Sabzi is found here

A shitty picture of the delicious Saag Paneer of Jai-Ho is found here

My First Impression of Babycakes Cafe is found here

My post about Carla Pellegrino leaving Rao’s is found here

My post about Anthony Fusco signing up at RM Seafood is found here

The Las Vegas Restaurants Serving Bluefin Tuna List of Shame 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

Tasting Las Vegas: The Podcast, Ep. 07 - Chef Sam DeMarco of First Food and Bar

This week on Tasting Las Vegas: The Podcast, I’m joined with the love of my life and yours, The Wife, where we discuss some good and some not so good Recent Eats as well as reveal 5 Places With Pasta In Las Vegas That Can’t Be Missed.  Then I sit down with the one, the only, Chef Sam DeMarco of First Food and Bar at the Palazzo resort where I basically just pressed record and watched him take off.  Then The Wife makes her triumphant return for 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 07

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Chef Sam DeMarco of First Food and Bar at the Palazzo

Chef Sam DeMarco of First Food and Bar at the Palazzo

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Joints That We Talked About:

  • First Food and Bar
  • Naked City Pizza Shop
  • Otto Enoteca and Pizzeria
  • Firefly
  • CUT by Wolfgang Puck
  • The Pasta Shop
  • Rao’s
  • Casa Di Amore
  • RM Seafood
  • Sirio Ristorante
  • The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
  • STK Steakhouse
  • i (heart) burgers
  • Wolfgang Puck Cucina & Pizzeria

Tha’ Links:

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

Follow The Wife on Twitter at @TLV_TheWife

See the Las Vegas Jazz Connection Live on Sunday, November 21 at 2:00pm! Tickets and Info Found Here

Follow First Food and Bar on Twitter at @FirstFoodandBar

Follow the Naked City Pizza Shop on Twitter at @NakedCityLV

Follow Tequila Ambhar on Twitter at @TequilaAmbharNV

My Post on Carnevino: The Place I Really Want To Like But Just Can’t

More about i (heart) burgers employment opportunities is found here

My Post on Clark County School District Lunches Get A Tweak From Wolfgang Puck’s Crew

Please Support Three Square at http://ThreeSquare.org

Follow Three Square on Twitter at @ThreeSquareLV

My visit to Three Square during Vegas Uncork’d

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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: Chefs Stephen Hopcraft and Gerald Chin Move To The Cosmopolitan

Chef Stephen Hopcraft, soon to be Executive Chef of STK Steakhouse in The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Chef Stephen Hopcraft, soon to be Executive Chef of STK Steakhouse in The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Some of Las Vegas’ best and brightest in the culinary world are packing up their knives and moving to The Cosmopolitan! Chef Stephen Hopcraft is scheduled to work his last service at Seablue at the MGM Grand on Thanksgiving, then he will assume his new role as Executive Chef of STK Steakhouse at the Cosmo.  Also making the move to John Unwin’s Merry House of Tasty Eats is Chef Gerald Chin, formerly of RM Seafood at Mandalay Bay.  Gerald worked his last service at RM Seafood this past weekend and is now preparing for his new role as Chef de Cuisine of the Cosmopolitan Hotel.  Presumably this means Gerald will be overseeing things like room service and banquets, thusly solidifying Cosmo’s ass-kicking status for all things food related.  We’re still a month away from the big opening on December 15th, but all signs point to The Cosmopolitan as a major game changer in the Las Vegas culinary scene.  No word on who will be getting the bump to Gerald’s former position with RM Seafood or Stephen’s at Seablue.

Logo of the name of the restaurant I'm too lazy to type out

Logo of the name of the restaurant I'm too lazy to type out

i (heart) burgers is hiring 100 positions for both back and front of house.  They’ll be having open interviews on Sunday, November 20 from noon to 5pm and Monday, November 21 from 9am-2pm.  You need to be 21 or older and with a legit government I.D. to apply.  The interviews will take place in the Casanova Ballroom in the Venetian resort.  For more information, visit ilvburgers.com. Good luck!

Kiddies from the last tasting for the CCSD at Wolfgang Puck Pizzeria & Cucina

Kiddies from the last tasting for the CCSD at Wolfgang Puck Pizzeria & Cucina

For the second time this school year, Chef Dustin Lewandowski and the fine folks at Wolfgang Puck Pizzeria & Cucina in the Crystals Mall at CityCenter will be hosting Clark County School District students to get some feedback on some new, tastier and healthier ideas for school lunch.  On Wednesday, November 17th, 6th graders from Fremont and Miller Middle Schools will be the judges this time around.  In case you missed it, check out the post I wrote when a group of 5th graders recently checked out the Wolfman’s goods.

The Face of Las Vegas Dining - Jet Tila

The Face of Las Vegas Dining - Jet Tila

I don’t know about you, but my DVR seems to be overflowing with Chef Jet Tila of Wazuzu at the Encore resort these days.  Hot off the heels from his big shout out from Giada DeLaurentiis on the Food Network’s Best Thing I Ever Ate With Chopsticks, Jet was on the CBS Early Morning Show this past Saturday morning doing a cooking demo.  Word has it that The Face Of Las Vegas Dining is just getting started with major TV appearances.  I’m not just sayin’, but I’m just sayin’.   In case you missed it, here’s a link to the video of Jet’s very fine cooking demo.  I’m setting the over / under for Jet’s Dancing With The Stars debut at 2012 and the under is looking like a good bet!

Nothing Says The Holidays Like a Twinkling Cactus (photo: Ethel M. Chocolates)

Nothing Says The Holidays Like a Twinkling Cactus (photo: Ethel M. Chocolates)

On Tuesday, November 16th, The 17th Annual Cactus Lighting at the Ethel M. Chocolates factory in Henderson will be done.  The event goes from 5-8pm with the actual lighting of the cacti happening about 6pm.  This year, comedian George Wallace will host, so it should be a good time.  Tickets are required to go to the event, and a ticket can be gotten for every unwrapped toy you donate at Ethel M.  Tickets will be given on a first come first serve basis, so call (800) 471-0352 to get more information and to check availability.

I'm sure they got at least one or two right...

I'm sure they got at least one or two right...

I would be remiss if I didn’t give a shout out to the big book debut of local comrades in food, John Curtas, Max Jacobson and Al Mancini with their Eating Las Vegas: 50 Essential Restaurants as it hits the bookshelves this Wednesday, November 17th.  I’m certainly looking forward to seeing what they picked as our 50 essential so I can have a great time telling you how much they fucked it up!  Ha!  I kid….sort of….  Best wishes to the Three Amigos on much success for their book.  Just think, they have a whole 28 days from the drop before it becomes totally obsolete! Yes, I already went there.  I have to.  It’s what I do.

Good Times Guaranteed at Tasting Las Vegas: The Tweetup at Naked City Pizza Shop!  Come hang!

Good Times Guaranteed at Tasting Las Vegas: The Tweetup at Naked City Pizza Shop! Come hang!

Tonight, Monday, November 15th is the big night!  The first official Tasting Las Vegas: The Tweetup is on!  The Tweetup starts at 6pm and will be held at the Naked City Pizza Shop inside MoonDoggies Bar on Arville at Desert Inn.  Look for MoonDoggies Bar and walk inside.  There will be all sorts of food and drink specials such as $2 slices of pizza, 50 cent wings, $2 off Beef on Weck Subs, $12 pitchers of Labatt Blue and 2 for 1 Newcastle bottles!  I’m also excited that Ambhar Tequila will be on hand with one of their lovely Ambhar Goddesses (wa wa wee wa) to pass out samples of their wares.  Good times are guaranteed!  Tell your friends and come hang!  We start at 6pm and it will go until at least 9!

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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: Indian Spiced Kobe Short Ribs From CUT By Wolfgang Puck

George Carlin once said, “The only good thing ever to come out of religion was the music.” George Carlin was a very wise man. Millions upon millions of people have died because of the way they answered “The God Question.”  Wars continue to be waged, lives continue to be shattered.  Some people have been forced from their homeland because of their religious beliefs, some people have been persecuted because of their religious beliefs and some have been forced to wear ridiculous underwear because of their religious beliefs. However, what might be one of the most egregious examples of the downside of religion is the regretful lack of beef dishes in Indian cuisine.  Thankfully, the fine folks at CUT have given the world something really say “Holy Cow” about! Unfortunately, low light and the iPhone go together like Jesus and a Steinway, thus making the Indian Spiced Kobe Short Ribs from CUT by Wolfgang Puck at the Palazzo resort this week’s Weekly Bad Picture Of Good Food.

Indian Spiced Kobe Short Ribs From CUT by Wolfgang Puck

Indian Spiced Kobe Short Ribs From CUT by Wolfgang Puck

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CUT by Wolfgang Puck

The Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino
3325 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109

(702) 607-6300

http://www.wolfgangpuck.com/restaurants/fine-dining/3801

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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. 06 - John Simmons, Chef / Owner of Firefly

This week on Tasting Las Vegas: The Podcast, The Wife goes into ballbreaking overdrive as we talk about, and play, a portion of our recent chat with Chef Fabio Viviani of Top Chef fame at a Food & Wine All-Star Weekend event.  We also dish about our Recent Eats and reveal Five Appetizers In Las Vegas That Can’t Be Missed.  I then sit down with Chef John Simmons, Chef / Owner of Firefly as he talks about the culture of tapas and some of the dark days of Firefly’s struggling beginnings.  Then The Wife makes her return for 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 06!

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Chef / Owner of Firefly, John Simmons

Chef / Owner of Firefly, John Simmons

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Joints We Talked About:

  • Firefly
  • Naked City Pizza Shop
  • Jasmine
  • Tender
  • Nora’s Italian Cuisine
  • First Food and Bar
  • The Pasta Shop
  • Sage
  • Wazuzu
  • Table 34
  • Caribbean Cooker / Ernie’s
  • Ethel M. Chocolates
  • Wolfgang Puck’s CUT

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

See the Las Vegas Jazz Connection Live on Sunday, November 21 at 2:00pm! Tickets and Info Found Here

More information about the Tasting Las Vegas: The Tweetup at Naked City Pizza Shop on November 15

Please RSVP to the Tasting Las Vegas: The Tweetup on Facebook or on the Twtvite

Follow Conan O’Brien on Twitter at @ConanOBrien

Follow Chef Fabio Viviani on Twitter at @fabioviviani

Chef Fabio Viviani’s Firenze Osteria in Moorpark, CA

Follow the Firefly on Twitter at @FireflyLV

The Firefly’s website is at http://FireflyLV.com

Find out when Chef Jet Tila’s Drunken Noodles play the small screen again here

My take on Jet Tila’s Drunken Noodles is here

Follow Chef Jet Tila on Twitter at @jettila

Follow Ethel M. Chocolates on Twitter at @EthelMChocolates

Check out the Award Winning, Award Nominated Average Betty at http://averagebetty.com

Follow Average Betty on Twitter at @averagebetty

Sara’s awesome interview and cooking demo with Chef Paul Bartolotta 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. 05 - Chef Roy Ellamar of Sensi

This week on Tasting Las Vegas: The Podcast, The Wife returns as we talk about some fabulous Recent Eats, we talk about the upcoming Tasting Las Vegas: The Tweetup at the Naked City Pizza Shop on November 15th and we reveal our 5 Overrated Restaurants in Las Vegas That Can Be Missed.  Then I’m joined with Chef de Cuisine of Sensi at the Bellagio, Roy Ellamar, where we talk about cooking for the President and First Lady, the importance of buying organic and sustainable foods and much more.  Then The Wife makes her triumphant return for 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 05

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Chef Roy Ellamar of Sensi at the Bellagio

Chef Roy Ellamar of Sensi at the Bellagio

Joints That We Talked About:

  • Sensi
  • Silk Road
  • Naked City Pizza Shop
  • First Food and Bar
  • RM Seafood
  • Nittaya’s Secret Kitchen
  • Earl of Sandwich
  • Carnevino
  • Lotus of Siam
  • Settebello
  • Match Restaurant
  • In-N-Out Burger
  • Molto Vegas Farmers Market
  • Nove Italiano
  • Fleur by Hubert Keller
  • Bradley Ogden
  • P.J. Clarke’s
  • Nobhill Tavern

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 The Official Twitter Page of Tasting Las Vegas: The Podcast at @TLV_ThePodcast

See the Las Vegas Jazz Connection Live on Sunday, November 21 at 2:00pm! Tickets and Info Found Here

More information about the Tasting Las Vegas: The Tweetup at Naked City Pizza Shop on November 15

Please RSVP to the Tasting Las Vegas: The Tweetup on Facebook or on the Twtvite

More information about Ghost Adventures is on their website

The Las Vegas Restaurants Serving Bluefin Tuna List Of Shame

Follow Chef Roy Ellamar on Twitter at @unkoroy

More information about Sensi is here

Check out The Dave Scott Show on LVRocks.com, I’ll be the guest on November 19th!

Follow First Food and Bar on Twitter at @FirstFoodandBar

Follow Chef Rick Moonen on Twitter at @RickMoonen

My article a while back about the Molto Vegas Farmers Market is here

Find out more about Project Dinner Table here

The number for Nove Italiano to find out more about Saturday’s Cooking Class is (702) 942-6856

Follow Nobhill Tavern on Twitter at @NobhillTavernLV

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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 - Episode 03, Chef Carla Pellegrino of Rao's

This week on Tasting Las Vegas: The Podcast, I’m joined once again with The Wife where we discuss The Great Bluefin Tuna / Lakeside Grill Controversy of Yesterday, the good times at the Blogworld and New Media Expo, our recent eats, and we also reveal our 5 Cocktails in Las Vegas That Can’t Be Missed.  Then I’m joined with the lovely, passionate and very talented Executive Chef of Rao’s at Caesars Palace, Carla Pellegrino, where she dishes on the big changes at Caesars, being a woman in a man’s world, how she rose from a tiny shop in Liguria, Italy to one of the most popular restaurants on The Las Vegas Strip.  Then The Wife returns for 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 03

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Chef Carla Pellegrino of Rao's

Chef Carla Pellegrino of Rao's

Joints We Talked About:

  • Lakeside Grill
  • Shibuya
  • Fiamma
  • Tom Colicchio’s Craftsteak
  • Nobhill Tavern
  • Yellowtail
  • Origin India
  • Rao’s
  • Julian Serrano
  • Presidio
  • Garfield’s
  • Nu Sanctuary
  • Sage
  • RM Seafood
  • Max Brenner
  • Wolfgang Puck Pizzeria and Cucina
  • Atomic #7
  • Payard Patisserie and Bistro

Tha’ Links:

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

Follow The Wife on Twitter at @TLV_TheWife

Follow The Official Twitter Page of Tasting Las Vegas: The Podcast at@TLV_ThePodcast

Follow Chef Carla Pellegrino on Twitter at @ChefCarlaPelleg

Visit Carla’s brand spanking new website at ChefCarlaPellegrino.com

The big Lakeside Grill / Bluefin Tuna Bruhaha I started

Follow Wynn Las Vegas on Twitter at @WynnLasVegas

Download the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch Guide TODAY!

Follow Babette Pepaj on Twitter at @Bakespace

Visit Bakespace.com and be amazed!

Follow Sara O’Donnell as Average Betty on Twitter at @averagebetty

Check out AverageBetty.com, she’s hilarious!

See Bitchin’ Kitchen on The Cooking Channel!

Follow Jaden Hair on Twitter at @SteamyKitchen

Check out Jaden’s amazing website at SteamyKitchen.com

Follow Manouschka Guerrier on Twitter at @singleserving

Follow Seablue on Twitter at @SeablueLV

Follow what’s happening at the MGM Grand Restaurants on Twitter at @TasteMGMGrand

Follow Shibuya on Twitter at @ShibuyaLV

Follow Fiamma on Twitter at @FiammaLV

Follow Cynthia Inguanzo on Twitter at @CynthiaInguanzo

Follow Tom Colicchio’s Craftsteak on Twitter at @CraftsteakLV

Follow Nobhill Tavern on Twitter at @NobhillTavernLV

Follow Akira Back on Twitter at @akiraback and tell him to make sure Bluefin is OFF Yellowtail’s menu!

Follow Origin India on Twitter at @OriginIndia

Follow Max Brenner on Twitter at @MaxBrennerUSA

Follow Chef Rick Moonen on Twitter at @RickMoonen

Follow Project Dinner Table on Twitter at @food4good

Check out Project Dinner Table and the great work they do at ProjectDinnerTable.com

Follow Atomic #7 on Twitter at @Atomic7IceCream

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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