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Tasting Las Vegas: The Podcast, Ep. 09 - 5 Las Vegas Restaurants We Rarely Talk About That Can't Be Missed

This week on the Restaurant News and Reviews Show of Tasting Las Vegas: The Podcast, I’m joined once again with The Wife where we talk about a recent trip to Walmart, some Recent Eats and 5 Las Vegas Restaurants We Rarely Talk About That Can’t Be Missed.  Then, of course, we’ll have The News With [...]

Monday Mise en Place: The Cupcakery and Retro Bakery Join Forces For Three Square

Bring In A Can, Get One Of These

In a move reminiscent of the great Federation / Klingon Alliance, The Cupcakery and Retro Bakery have teamed up to do a canned food drive for Three Square.  For the month of December, bring in a canned good to the Cupcakery’s Eastern or Summerlin locations or Retro’s [...]

Tasting Las Vegas: The Podcast, Ep. 07 - Chef Sam DeMarco of First Food and Bar

This week on Tasting Las Vegas: The Podcast, I’m joined with the love of my life and yours, The Wife, where we discuss some good and some not so good Recent Eats as well as reveal 5 Places With Pasta In Las Vegas That Can’t Be Missed.  Then I sit down with the one, the [...]

Monday Mise en Place: Five French Culinary Masters To Cook For James Beard

Me and J-Ro

It’s another day and another fundraiser for the James Beard Foundation.  This one isn’t even in Las Vegas, but it involves five guys with joints here in town, so I thought I’d give it a mention.  You may have heard of them; Alain Ducasse, Francois Payard, Joël Robuchon, Guy Savoy and Jean-Georges [...]

Las Vegas Restaurant Week 2010 Roundup: The Good, The Bad, The Half Naked

The 2010 edition of Las Vegas’ Restaurant Week has come and gone and what a week it was!  I love Restaurant Week. I love it very much.  After a week of eating some delicious food, my wallet got a hell of a lot lighter and just when I thought it wasn’t possible, somehow I got [...]

Stephen Hopcraft Talks About His Journey From Dishwasher To Top Chef

For the last four years or so, Stephen Hopcraft has served as the Executive Chef of Michael Mina’s Seablue in the MGM Grand.  It’s been quite the journey for him, growing up in Ohio, then onto Santa Cruz where he first got into cooking, then up to San Francisco where he honed his craft and [...]

Restaurant Week Kicks Off With T & A As Major Sponsors

Wait staff in barely there bikinis, mermaids swimming in the pool, dancers shaking what their mama (with a little help from their surgeon) gave them, Restaurant Week may be benefiting Three Square, but the Wet Your Appetite At Wet Republic kickoff event last night benefited my Spank Bank.  Yowza!

Buy a Key. For Charity.

If nothing [...]

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 [...]

Restaurant Week in Las Vegas Approaches, Happy Dance Ensues

One of the greatest weeks of the year we have in Las Vegas will be taking place between August 30 through September 5; Restaurant Week! I think only behind the week the Porn Convention is in town, Restaurant Week features over 80 of the finest restaurants our Little Twinkle in the Desert offers, each preparing [...]

Monday...err...Tuesday Mise en Place: Tasting Las Vegas Has Returned!

From Highway 1 in California

What’s good, everybody?  Did you miss us?  Did you even know we were gone?  The Wife and I are back in Vegas from a much needed vacation, the first one we’ve taken in well over three years!  We did a road trip through the Great State of California where we [...]