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Tasting Las Vegas: The Podcast, Ep. 06 - John Simmons, Chef / Owner of Firefly

This week on Tasting Las Vegas: The Podcast, The Wife goes into ballbreaking overdrive as we talk about, and play, a portion of our recent chat with Chef Fabio Viviani of Top Chef fame at a Food & Wine All-Star Weekend event.  We also dish about our Recent Eats and reveal Five Appetizers In Las [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

Restaurant Week Kicks Off With T & A As Major Sponsors

Wait staff in barely there bikinis, mermaids swimming in the pool, dancers shaking what their mama (with a little help from their surgeon) gave them, Restaurant Week may be benefiting Three Square, but the Wet Your Appetite At Wet Republic kickoff event last night benefited my Spank Bank.  Yowza!

Buy a Key. For Charity.

If nothing [...]

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 [...]

Tasting Las Vegas TV Launches With Two Videos From Vegas Uncork’d Opening Day

With the addition of the Cyber-shot to the Tasting Las Vegas family, we now have the capability to bring you poorly shot videos along with our shoddy photography and incomprehensible grammar!  What better time to launch this new feature than with the opening of the biggest gastronomic event on Planet Earth (F.U. Aspen!), Vegas Uncork’d!

Our [...]

What the Hell is THAT?!? - Foie Gras

Foie gras (pronounced: fwah grah) is one of the more controversial items on the menu.  Along side caviar and truffles as a symbol of gastronomic decadence, foie gras is as adored by many as it is chastised by many.  Foie gras is also one of those items on the menu that make many people just [...]

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).  [...]

First Impressions: Sage – Mike's Review

One of the restaurants I was anticipating the most at CityCenter was Shawn McClain’s first Vegas outpost in Sage in the Aria resort.  Knowing of Chef McClain’s dedication to locally grown, sustainable organic foods, I couldn’t wait to see what masterful things he does with the ingredients.  However, my great expectations were somewhat disappointed as [...]