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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 [...]

Monday Mise en Place: Fleur de Lys To Close on Saturday

Bye bye for now, Fleur de Lys!

For those devoted to the existing Fleur de Lys at Mandalay Bay, time is running out before they shut their doors for a few months and work on a major remodel.  Saturday, September 11, Fleur dy Lys will close its doors and come back as something…else.  I don’t [...]

Monday Mise en Place: Las Vegas Restaurant Week Kicks Off Today!

Las Vegas Restaurant Week Benefiting Three Square (image courtesy: threesquare.org)

We’ve already mentioned Restaurant Week a few times, and we’ll keep on mentioning it because it’s such an amazing week and benefits such an amazing cause.  Unfortunately, you won’t find much in the shit rag known as the Las Vegas Review-Journal, as they seem to [...]

National Tequila Day Brings Specials to Las Vegas on Saturday, Severe Hangovers on Sunday

Saturday, July 24 is National Tequila Day.

Yes…you heard me correctly.  National. Tequila. Day.

Happy National Tequila Day! (photo: blueprintpodcast.com)

Woe is me that a regretful night of over-indulgence some 13 years ago still has me gag at the mere whiff of tequila, but as the top-selling liquor in the U.S. by a mile, the blue agave-based [...]

Monday Mise en Place: The Ever-Changing Landscape of Town Square

The Most Appropriate Sign at Town Square Yet

What the hell is going on over at Town Square?  Has there ever been a part of this valley that has seen such an astounding turnover of restaurants?  I ask this as a semi-legit question as I haven’t seen anything like it in the 6 years The [...]

Great Cinco de Mayo Guide by the Las Vegas Sun

With the onslaught of Vegas Uncork’d and James Beard Foundation Awards all happening at once, I was thrilled to see this excellent guide for all that is Cinco de Mayo put together by the fine staff at the Las Vegas Sun (you know, the good Las Vegas newspaper that comes to your house wrapped in [...]

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 [...]

The Weekly Bad Picture of Good Food: Kurobuta Pork from Stripsteak

Not even the mighty iPhone can capture the beauty of a fine piece of Kurobuta Pork poached in bacon fat.  Put it atop a bed of Collard Greens with a Cup O’ Grits on the side, and the iPhone chokes harder than A-Rod in October. Please welcome the Kurobuta Pork from Michael Mina’s Stripsteak at [...]

The Weekly Bad Picture of Good Food: Truffled Onion Soup Shooters from Fleur de Lys

While the iPhone in low light may fold faster than a Democratic Congressman with a sex scandal, the white-on-white crime of the dish itself proves too much for the wee lens of the iPhone to handle.  These little cream-based cups of love are well worth a night of intestinal agony for the lactose intolerant, and at a [...]

Crawling Your Way Through National Margarita Day in Las Vegas

Right up there with Thanksgiving and Veteran’s Day, National Margarita Day on February 22nd is one of the more celebrated holidays we have in this great land of ours.  Ok, it might not have hit Thanksgiving’s celebrity status yet, but if there was every a holiday to give Turkey Day a run for its money…why [...]