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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 [...]

Big Changes For Caesar: Ogden's Todd Williams To Oversee All Caesars Palace Restaurants

All sorts of news is breaking over at Caesars Palace.  Word just came in that Chef de Cuisine of Bradley Ogden, Todd Williams, will now move up to be Assistant Executive Chef for Caesars Palace.  What Todd’s new gig will entail is that he’ll oversee the preparation of all the menus throughout the property as [...]

Behind The Scenes: How My 2010 7 & 7 Restaurant Picks Were Picked

I don’t know about you, but when I see Top (insert number here [that's what she said]) Lists, my blood usually starts boiling.  I often find myself thinking, “Are these people fucking stupid, corrupt, or a little bit of both?”  Whether it’s a Top 5 Greek Restaurants in Vegas list that doesn’t have The Fat [...]

The Weekly Bad Picture of Good Food: The Munch Burger from Munchbar

Do you know how to start a psychological complex that would have given Sigmund Freud a 4-tissue cleanup level change of shorts?  Open a burger joint down the hall from your Daddy who already happens to have what is usually regarded as the best burger in Las Vegas.  This is what Bryan Ogden, son of [...]

Las Vegas Weekly Announces Their Own Best Of List for 2010

The alternative weekly magazine, Las Vegas Weekly, announced their own Best Of lists for 2010 today. Thankfully, the LVW list is miles beyond the R-J’s joke of a list in terms of accuracy / common decency.  I’ll give LVW props for naming Julian Serrano at Aria as Best New Restaurant and The Palm Restaurant at [...]

The Chefs of Vegas Uncork'd: Out of the Kitchen

While most of the outside world perceives the city limits of Las Vegas to not exceed the boundaries of Las Vegas Boulevard (between Sahara and Russell, that is), we residents know there is so much more to our little twinkle in the desert.  I remember when The Wife and I first moved to Vegas almost [...]

Vegas Uncork'd 2010 Kicked Off With A Champagne Splash

Vegas Uncork’d. Where do I even begin?  The sad thing is that I can pretty much sum up the entire experience in two words; Holy Shit! Since “Holy Shit!” doesn’t really do much for discerning readers looking for juicy details, I guess I should expand upon that thought and let the gush flow as it [...]