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First Impressions: Jaleo

Chef José Andrés scored the top two restaurants I was anticipating the most upon the opening of The Cosmopolitan.  China Poblano more so than Jaleo, but only because China Poblano was unique to the world.  China Poblano has turned out to be a lead off home run, thus my eagerness to dive into the Jaleo [...]

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 [...]

The Weekly Bad Picture of Good Food: Beef and Cheese From Julian Serrano

You know how I know The Wife loves me?  She took me out to a 3 hour lunch at one of my favorite restaurants in town for my birthday.  There’s no better way to ease into old age than a long, slow graze.  Small plate after small plate, pintxo after pintxo and pitcher after pitcher [...]

Julian Serrano Celebrates World Cup Finals With Half Priced Sangria

There’s a few things I enjoy more than watching soccer; pokes in the eye with a sharp stick, listening to a Kenny G mix tape and getting my scrotum caught in my zipper, just to name a few.  However, if there was anything to get me to watch soccer it would be indulging on the [...]

An Open Letter to Match Restaurant: Mike's 7 Steps to Achieve Greatness

Two days after their soft opening on the 20th, Michael and I decided to check out the brand spanking new Match Restaurant in the Silverado Ranch area of town. I really liked some things about it, I really didn’t like some things about it.  I admire their attempt to present a diverse menu, yet I [...]

The Weekly Bad Picture of Good Food: Artichoke Toasts from Firefly

We at Tasting Las Vegas often provide harsh criticisms to others, but let it be known we reserve the harshest of criticisms for ourselves.  Due to our laziness / cheapness / forgetfulness, we often will only take pictures with a trusty iPhone.  Much of the food we are so fortunate to eat is served a [...]