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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 [...]

In Defense of Indian Food

So here I am, in the middle of writing this gushing review of Origin India and this story from Channel 13′s news is plastered across my laptop screen.


Good Food is Made Here

Why Origin India?  Why now?  Why does it seem like every fucking time I’m about to shout out to the world the virtues [...]

The Weekly Bad Picture of Good Food: Vermicelli Panna Cotta with Mango Jelly From Origin India

I told you last week that I’d forget to bring the Cyber-shot when I go out to eat.  Did I lie?  I first saw this dessert in picture form when Chef Kuldeep Singh cooked at the James Beard House a couple months ago and was thrilled when I found out he added it to the menu [...]

Monday Mise en Place: Dos Caminos Hops on the Cooking Class Train

Dos Caminos

I don’t know if it is a new trend among restaurants in town or if it is just new to me as I’m now (thankfully) getting bombarded with press releases from our lovely PR Firm tasters, but Dos Caminos at the Palazzo resort is the latest to hop on the Cooking Class Train. [...]

Monday Mise en Place: Origin India's Chef Kuldeep Singh Invited to the James Beard House

Big congratulations and best wishes go out to Origin India’s Chef Kuldeep Singh who was invited by the James Beard Foundation to prepare a meal at the legendary James Beard House in New York City on February 20th! Chef Singh will be preparing his signature modern twists on classic Indian favorites such as Potato and [...]

The Best 10 (+1) Things I Ate in 2009

This is a repost from Mike’s personal blog to give you a little something to nibble on as we get Tasting Las Vegas fully up and running. Thanks! -MD

The following are the 10 (+1) Best Things I Ate in 2009.  2009 for us was so full of excellent eating that I couldn’t pare it down [...]