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August 21, 2014

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Photo: Frankie Moreno and Rick Moonen at Rx Boiler Rooms
Chef Rick Moonen: Use what’s local, fresh and in season, and enjoy it with loved ones
Sunday, August 3, 2014
Guest Columnist:
Tucked away among horse ranches, bridal paths, orchards and mountain foothills is where I reside and what my wife affectionately calls “The Moonen Ranch.” I am lucky enough to have enough space to grow a garden, fruit-producing trees and herbs.
Drafting a Winner
Drafting a Winner
Friday, August 1, 2014
Tap combines sports, grub and suds in one delightful mix
Tap's pouring pints and popping tops as it feeds both you and your sports fix.
Photo: A rendering of Bazaar Meat in SLS Las Vegas openin
SLS Las Vegas culinary king Matt Erickson: A preview of Bazaar, Ku Noodle, Katsuya and more
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Guest Columnist:
At SLS Las Vegas, you will find some of the most enlightening F&B concepts that SBE has to offer all under one roof. What makes it so special is that each one, new and old, has been uniquely adapted to the Las Vegas community. Consider this your appetizer.
Chocolatier makes move to Container Park; grocery chain Sprouts up across valley
Chocolatier makes move to Container Park; grocery chain Sprouts up across valley
Monday, July 28, 2014
Openings & Closings:
JinJu Chocolates stirs up sweet offerings in its new downtown home as a coffee and doughnut heavyweight opens a new Las Vegas location. Also around town, a growing grocery chain is celebrating its newest location, and ...
Photo: Portofino at The Mirage
Chef Michael LaPlaca: From punk rock to pasta for Portofino’s culinary king
Sunday, July 27, 2014
Guest Columnist:
This is Michael LaPlaca, executive chef at Portofino in the Mirage. When I was younger, I dreamed of becoming a professional skateboarder or joining a punk-rock band. I watched “The Warped Tour” on MTV and thought chain wallets made you cool.
Photo: Carmine's serves an eggplant lasagna during the Ep
Jeffrey Bank: 125,000 meatballs, 14,869 pounds of garlic, 1,200 Titanic sundaes at Carmine’s
Sunday, July 27, 2014
Guest Columnist:
I’m often asked “Why Las Vegas?” when it comes to my decision to open the first West Coast location of Carmine’s NYC. The truth is when it came time to decide where I would next take the brand, I couldn’t think of a better place.
Photo: Sauteed Dover sole
A New Day Dawns
Friday, July 25, 2014
BLT Steak brings a sophisticated, fresh feel to a local classic
The old-school steakhouse is reinvented by Las Vegas newcomer BLT Steak.
Photo: The Food Network star Ben Vaughn.
Chef Ben Vaughn: Asada Taco is my new food crush in downtown Las Vegas
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Guest Columnist:
Downtown Las Vegas is certainly thought-provoking. It’s an area of town that has craved consideration for some time, and it is finally getting the attention it deserves. I will admit, I’m a little confused by sections of downtown Las Vegas.
Photo: Cory Harwell, right, counts extra money that Nicho
Carson Kitchen’s Cory Harwell: Opening downtown restaurant ‘a whirlwind of excitement’
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Guest Columnist:
I met my dear friend Kerry Simon back when he was a regular customer at my Cana Tapas Kitchen & Bar in Town Square, and our mutual interests and passions quickly built the potential for a solid business partnership.
Photo: Lao Sze Chuan's signature three chili chicken pack
Chicago chef Tony Hu brings Lao Sze Chuan to Palms
Monday, July 21, 2014
The space where Little Buddha once thrived finally gets filled.
G’day for Outback lovers in Henderson; frozen novelties pop up at new location
G’day for Outback lovers in Henderson; frozen novelties pop up at new location
Monday, July 21, 2014
Openings & Closings:
Henderson is getting a taste of the Outback once again. Elsewhere, another well-known national chain has opened a shop, and a late-night dining spot at Caesars Palace said goodbye. A gourmet popcorn shop serves up frozen novelties, and ...
Photo: Logan poser ramen
Smart and Streetwise
Friday, July 18, 2014
Yusho brings innovative Japanese bites to the Strip
Monte Carlo's newest Stripside restaurant gives Japanese street food a twist.
Chef Matt Andrews on opening Carson Kitchen
Chef Matt Andrews on opening Carson Kitchen
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Chef Talk:
The new Downtown hot spot's menu was a collective effort among Andrews, Kerry Simon and Cory Harwell.
Photo: George Wallace, second from left and with Donny Os
Comedian George Wallace: My seven favorite new things in Las Vegas are …
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Guest Columnist:
Las Vegas is waiting for you. If you haven’t experienced Las Vegas in the last six months, you need to do it again. What a change! New things to do are waiting for you — some new and somewhat new establishments to enjoy.
Photo: Shane Sice, 25, of Ireland, pictured here Friday,
Strip Scribbles: International Beer Day, National Tequila Day, Alibi, Matthew Koma, AVN Novelty Expo
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Drink up! On Friday, Aug. 1, partygoers can raise a pint to International Beer Day with an #InstaGuinness party at Ri Ra Las Vegas in Mandalay Place. The celebration marks the popular Irish pub’s fourth year as an official IBD participant.

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