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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 [...]

Monday Mise en Place: What Was Once 'Fleur de Lys' Will Now Be 'Fleur by Hubert Keller'

Behind These Walls A Restaurant Gets Reborn. Fleur by Hubert Keller is Coming

The renovations at the Fleur de Lys space at Mandalay Bay continue.  Construction is said to be “slow,” but I’m being told that the reborn restaurant is still slated to have a soft opening in mid-December with a blowout official grand opening [...]

Sustainability FAIL: Walzog Has Bluefin Tuna On Lakeside Grill Menu

In the “How The Fuck Can This Happen” moment of the day, I was just sent the menu for the yet-to-open Lakeside Grill at Wynn Las Vegas and, lo and behold, my eyes popped out of my head when I saw Bluefin Tuna Carpaccio on the Soups and Salads portion of the menu.  The Bluefin Tuna [...]

Monday Mise en Place: Rick Moonen To Be Featured on This Week's Top Chef Masters

Chef Rick Moonen

Finally, the week has arrived for 2010 James Beard Foundation Award Nominee and Las Vegas’ Own, Chef Rick Moonen of RM Seafood at Mandalay Bay, to strut his stuff on Top Chef Masters and make up for The Great Moon Doggie Debacle of Season 1.  From the looks of things from the [...]

Las Vegas Shines with James Beard Award Semifinalists

The James Beard Foundation has announced their 2010 Restaurant and Chef Award Semifinalists, and no surprise, Las Vegas has a strong representation!

James Beard Award

The Outstanding Restaurateur gave a nod to Richard Melman of Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises (Eiffel Tower Restaurant, Maggiano’s Little Italy, Mon Ami Gabi & Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab).  [...]

Diamonds Are A Chef's Best Friend: Las Vegas' 2010 AAA Four and Five Diamond Award Winners

One of the most coveted awards for a restaurant in North America to receive is a nod from the annual AAA Diamond Awards.  With even more of a readership than Tasting Las Vegas (for now!), restaurants see a great deal of business based from AAA’s recommendations.  AAA reserves their Four and Five Diamond appointments for [...]