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Monday Mise en Place: Nacho Daddy Opens In Henderson, Stoners Everywhere Rejoice

Nacho Daddy's Logo (photo:

One of the more fabulously ridiculous restaurant concepts to open up has done so in The Hendo.  Nacho Daddy, a gourmet nacho joint, has opened up on Eastern, just a bit north from St. Rose, in the former El Jefe’s location.  You can choose from over 20 plates of “Daddy’s [...]

Clark County School District Lunches Get A Tweak From Wolfgang Puck's Crew

Since 2007, Wolfgang Puck and his merry group of restaurants have worked with the Clark County School District (The Official School District of Las Vegas) to help educate the student population about healthy and nutritious foods and to help out the CCSD Food Services serve better lunches.  On Tuesday, October 19th, about 20 5th graders [...]

Brasserie PUCK Reborn as Wolfgang Puck Pizzeria and Cucina

Boo hiss to this piss poor economy making street food the cuisine of choice when times are tough.  Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy a burger, pizza and taco as much as the next guy, but Las Vegas has taken a sharp turn towards the beer budget crowd and has had some significant casualties along [...]

Monday Mise en Place: Food and Wine Magazine Names CityCenter to “Go List”

Food and Wine Magazine

Food and Wine Magazine recently gave a nod to CityCenter in its “Go List” of the 100 Best New Food & Drink Experiences.  With a whole slew of categories featuring eating and drinking establishments from all over the globe, CityCenter was in the “amazing new food megaplexes” section.   While the “CityCenter” [...]

The Weekly Bad Picture of Good Food: Wasabi Prawn from MOzen Bistro

I thought the picture was going to come out better than it did considering the iPhone friendly bright light of the dining space, but the elegant orange caviar (salmon?), creaminess of the wasabi aioli and golden brown of a perfect prawn tempura of the Wasabi Prawn from MOzen Bistro at the Mandarin Oriental proved to [...]

Dish Spotlight: Spaghetti with Slow-Braised Veal Cheeks from Brasserie PUCK

Hot off the heels of our (why do I always say “our”? I wrote the damn thing!) last post which was about delicious tortured, grotesquely altered duck and goose livers, I thought I’d follow up with another surefire winner with PETA; the face ripped off a baby cow over pasta, a.k.a. – the Spaghetti with [...]

Monday Mise en Place: Silk Road at Vdara Ends Offering Dinner Service

Silk Road at Vdara

News coming out of CityCenter that they have their first victim in Chef Martin Heierling’s Silk Road.  Thankfully, it’s just a flesh wound.  Effective today (March 1), Vdara’s only restaurant will no longer be offering dinner service, but will still offer breakfast and lunch with new hours of operation going from [...]

Wolfgang Puck and Todd English Lead the Way for New Tastes at Crystals

By far, the main attraction at CityCenter (some would say only attraction) are the restaurants.  A stellar collection of places to eat, each of the individual buildings that comprise CityCenter has an eatery to go to that is worth dealing with the ongoing valet / parking situation there.  The Crystals mall has had a bunch [...]

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 [...]

The Weekly Bad Picture of Good Food: Spice Rubbed Kobe Flat Iron Steak from Silk Road

In our 2nd installment of poorly framed, poorly lighted, disgraceful snapshots of delicious eats, I present to you the Spice Rubbed Kobe Flat Iron Steak from Silk Road at Vdara.


Silk Road

Vdara Hotel & Spa
2600 W. Harmon Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89109

(702) 590-2111

Mike Dobranski is a professional musician, amateur blogger, eater of good food, poker junkie, master [...]