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Tasting Las Vegas: The Podcast, Ep. 04 - Chris Palmeri, Chef/Owner Naked City Pizza Shop

This week on Tasting Las Vegas: The Podcast, I’m joined once again with The Wife where we declare war on restaurants in Las Vegas that serve Bluefin Tuna.  Then we discuss some of our Recent Eats and reveal our 5 Underrated Restaurants in Las Vegas That Can’t Be Missed.  Then I sit down with Chef/Owner [...]

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 [...]

Monday Mise en Place: Hussong's Cantina Offers 20% Food Discount to Las Vegas Locals

Hussong's Cantina Logo

Starting today (June 28th), Hussong’s Cantina is starting a 20% off deal on food for Las Vegas area locals!  Kicking off the discount will be none other than Mayor Oscar Goodman at 5pm as he gets his charcoal portrait hoisted among the likes of the venerable Norm Clarke.  Also for both tourists [...]

Monday Mise en Place: “El Gigante” Debuts Tonight at Hussong’s Cantina

Hussong's Cantina Logo

On May 10, 2009, Scott Frost, owner of Hussong’s Cantina at Mandalay Bay, was in a tragic accident, leaving him paralyzed from the neck down.  Tonight, May 17, 2010, Frost is launching the Spinal Injury Recovery Foundation along with a new drink called “El Gigante” (Frost’s nickname) of which part of 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 [...]