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First Impressions: China Poblano

The hardest thing I’ve had to do (THAT’S WHAT SHE SAID) the past couple of weeks was to keep my expectations for Chef José Andrés’ original concept, China Poblano at The Cosmopolitan, reasonably grounded.  I’ve admittedly not been this excited about anything since I saw Bella punch Jacob in the face for trying to kiss [...]

Tasting Las Vegas: The Podcast, Ep. 11 - 5 Las Vegas Restaurants Dan Pattee Thinks Can't Be Missed

This week on the Restaurant News and Reviews Show, The Wife and I have a very special guest, Dan Pattee! You’ll get to find out a little bit on who exactly Dan Pattee is and we’ll also talk about some Recent Eats and 5 Las Vegas Restaurants Dan Pattee Thinks Can’t Be [...]

Monday Mise en Place: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Set To Open, Eaters Of Food Rejoice

Wraparound Suite To Sleep Off Your Food Coma Coming On Wednesday (photo:

Finally the resort us fans of food have been waiting for, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, will be open to the public on Wednesday, December 15th at 8pm.   If I had to pick the three or four restaurants I’m most looking [...]

Las Vegas' Small Plate Invasion Underway With La Cave, Jaleo and Fleur by Hubert Keller

Las Vegas is about to get hit with a tidalwave of small plates and I’ve got my rubber ducky in hand and am ready to bathe in the sweet warm waters.  It’s no secret, I love small plate dining.  The diverse selections, the often much more intense flavors and the intricate techniques used for small [...]

Forget The Kardashians, Ferran Adrià Coming To Vegas for New Years Eve!

Just moments ago on Twitter, Chef José Andrés (@chefjoseandres) said that Ferran Adrià will be coming to Las Vegas to give his blessing on Andrés’ Jaleo and China Poblano restaurants in the still-to-open Cosmopolitan resort on New Years Eve!

Chef José Andrés: Maker of Good Food

Andrés trained under Ferran Adrià at the culinary cathedral named [...]

The TLV Clips Show: A Look Back On Seven Months of Dick Jokes

It was just a little bit over seven months ago when I was on the hunt for available domain names to find the address where I can set up my house of disgruntled filth and hyperbolic verbosity.  We started at two with Michael also occasionally chiming in, but are now streamlined to have only one [...]

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Ups the Ante With Hipness and Andrés

So a while back I wrote a largely unnoticed post about how the next addition to The Strip, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, showed that our little twinkle in the desert still had our training wheels on.  I still stand by most of it, but of course with new information my trademark hyperbole needs to [...]

Monday Mise en Place: Stuff We Didn’t Get To From Last Week

Last week opened up with the James Beard Foundation Awards and closed with the epic parade of fabulous gluttony that is Vegas Uncork’d.  With juggling these major events, Tasting Las Vegas majorly shit the bed in coverage of some other important events that happened this past week.

Chef Jose Andres (courtesy:

First of which is [...]