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The Weekly Bad Picture Of Good Food: Indian Spiced Kobe Short Ribs From CUT By Wolfgang Puck

George Carlin once said, “The only good thing ever to come out of religion was the music.” George Carlin was a very wise man. Millions upon millions of people have died because of the way they answered “The God Question.”  Wars continue to be waged, lives continue to be shattered.  Some people have been forced [...]

The Weekly Bad Picture Of Good Food: Double Cut Kurobuta Pork Chop With Chestnut Spaetzle From First Food and Bar

Ladies and Gentlemen, I present to you an instant Weekly Bad Picture of Good Food Classic as you can’t get better food and a worse picture!  First, let me tell you a bit about the pork.  Featuring a perfect  use of sous vide (the Hot Tub Time Machine for Food), it was started in the [...]

Monday Mise en Place: Halloween Food and Drink Specials Abound In Las Vegas

Want Some Candy Little Girls? (photo:

The best part about Halloween is that now you can dress like a slut in Las Vegas and actually get discounted food and drink because of it!  At what point Halloween turned into an excuse for women to wear skin tight leather and squeeze their tits out of [...]

Monday Mise en Place: Pasta Shop Moves, San Gennaro Feast Begins, Mexican Independence Celebrated and More!

Glen Alenik in the soon-to-be old Pasta Shop kitchen

The first item up in this action packed edition of the Monday Mise en Place is the news of one of my favorite Italian joints, The Pasta Shop Ristorante, is moving its location!  The long time location on Tropicana is scheduled to close on September 19 [...]

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 [...]

Carnevino: The Place I Really Want to Like But Just Can't - Mike's Review

I don’t think there is a restaurant in town that I want to like more than I want to like Carnevino.  I want to like Carnevino because I really dig what Chef Mario Batali is all about.  Not many of the superstar chefs out there come even close to public adamant support of using local [...]

Restaurant Charlie Sleeps With the Fishes

Wish I could give John Curtas props while reporting happier news, but Mr. Eating Las Vegas himself was first to report the demise of Restaurant Charlie at the Palazzo tonight on Twitter.  While the writing was on the wall for some time now, according to Curtas, the restaurant staff found out at 5pm that the same [...]

Great Times in the Form of a Cooking Class at Dos Caminos

The thing I like the most about food is that it is so much more than the flavor enveloping your taste buds.  It’s the social setting it creates as you share plates among friends and loved ones.  It’s a snapshot of the culture of an entire region of people, often times from distant places. It’s [...]

Mario Batali's Carnevino Hosts Screening of The End of the Line

One day, Elizabeth Meltz, Director of Food Safety and Sustainability (that sounds like a fun gig) of B & B Hospitality Group went to her boss, Mario Batali, with a DVD and said, “You’ve got to check this out.”  The boss popped some popcorn, kicked off his Crocs (yes, I will make a Crocs reference [...]

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. [...]