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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 [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

Monday Mise en Place: Wolfgang Puck Restaurants Partner With Clark County School District To Make Healthier Lunches

Wolfgang Puck Working With a Yout. (photo: wolfgangpuck.com)

Since 2007, Wolfgang Puck restaurants have partnered with the Clark County School District to both educate kids on making healthier decisions and to provide kid tested, mother approved recipes to the school district so the students can eat a little better.  Tomorrow, October 19, this tradition continues [...]

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 [...]

Monday Mise en Place: Chefs of First Food and Bar to Have Wing Throwdown

The Site of the Wing Throwdown. Lives will be changed forever.

Three chefs of the First Food and Bar kitchen; Sam DeMarco, Rob Ryan & Jake Mual, are going to have a Wing Throwdown on Saturday, July 31 to see who makes the best Chicken Wing at First. Diners will be the judges of who’s [...]

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Ups the Ante With Hipness and Andrés

So a while back I wrote a largely unnoticed post about how the next addition to The Strip, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, showed that our little twinkle in the desert still had our training wheels on.  I still stand by most of it, but of course with new information my trademark hyperbole needs to [...]

The Weekly Bad Picture of Good Food: Beef and Cheese From Julian Serrano

You know how I know The Wife loves me?  She took me out to a 3 hour lunch at one of my favorite restaurants in town for my birthday.  There’s no better way to ease into old age than a long, slow graze.  Small plate after small plate, pintxo after pintxo and pitcher after pitcher [...]

Julian Serrano Celebrates World Cup Finals With Half Priced Sangria

There’s a few things I enjoy more than watching soccer; pokes in the eye with a sharp stick, listening to a Kenny G mix tape and getting my scrotum caught in my zipper, just to name a few.  However, if there was anything to get me to watch soccer it would be indulging on the [...]

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 [...]