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Monday Mise en Place: Cookin' With Jazz Brunch at The Country Club at Wynn Las Vegas Turns 1

Chef Carlos Guia of The Country Club at Wynn Las Vegas (photo: Becca PR)

Congratulations to Chef Carlos Guia and the crew at The Country Club at Wynn Las Vegas on celebrating one year for their beloved Sunday Cookin’ With Jazz Brunch.  On Sunday, January 16th, The Country Club marked its one year anniversary with [...]

Tasting Las Vegas: The Podcast, Ep. 15 - 5 Coffeehouses In Las Vegas That Can't Be Missed

This week on the Restaurant News and Reviews Show of Tasting Las Vegas: The Podcast, The Wife and I talk about some issues with The Shorty Awards, some Recent Eats and 5 Coffeehouses In Las Vegas That Can’t Be Missed.  Then, of course, we’ll have The News With The Wife, The TLV Cheap Eats Of [...]

Monday Mise en Place: Alex To Have Final Service on January 15

Chef Alex Stratta (photo:

Although it was rumored to be on the chopping block for some time, it still came as a bit of a shock when’s Nikki Neu broke the news of Alex shuttering on January 15th.  The latest victim of the downfall of fine dining, Chef Alex Stratta will stay on [...]

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 [...]

Tasting Las Vegas: The Podcast - Episode 03, Chef Carla Pellegrino of Rao's

This week on Tasting Las Vegas: The Podcast, I’m joined once again with The Wife where we discuss The Great Bluefin Tuna / Lakeside Grill Controversy of Yesterday, the good times at the Blogworld and New Media Expo, our recent eats, and we also reveal our 5 Cocktails in Las Vegas That Can’t Be Missed. [...]

Sustainability FAIL: Walzog Has Bluefin Tuna On Lakeside Grill Menu

In the “How The Fuck Can This Happen” moment of the day, I was just sent the menu for the yet-to-open Lakeside Grill at Wynn Las Vegas and, lo and behold, my eyes popped out of my head when I saw Bluefin Tuna Carpaccio on the Soups and Salads portion of the menu.  The Bluefin Tuna [...]

Diamonds Are A Chef's Best Friend: Las Vegas' 2010 AAA Four and Five Diamond Award Winners

One of the most coveted awards for a restaurant in North America to receive is a nod from the annual AAA Diamond Awards.  With even more of a readership than Tasting Las Vegas (for now!), restaurants see a great deal of business based from AAA’s recommendations.  AAA reserves their Four and Five Diamond appointments for [...]