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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 [...]

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 [...]

Monday Mise en Place: Las Vegas Chefs Find Out If They're James Beard Award Winners TODAY!

James Beard Foundation Award (courtesy: sfweekly.com)

Could this be the Year of the Moonen? A Jöel Robuchon Vegas Trifecta? We will all find out in just a few short hours as the Chef and Restaurant James Beard Foundation Awards will be announced in New York City starting at about 2:00pm Vegas time (5:00pm in the [...]

Monday Mise en Place: 2010 James Beard Award Finalists Have Been Announced

James Beard Award

The 2010 James Beard Awards were whittled down to the Finalists today from the Semifinals that were reported earlier on Tasting Las Vegas.  Congratulations to the following nominees with ties to Las Vegas:

Outstanding Restaurateur:

Richard Melman, Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises (El Segundo Sol, Eiffel Tower Restaurant, Maggiano’s Little Italy, Mon Ami Gabi & [...]

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).  [...]