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December 21, 2014

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Brock Radke

Brock Radke is Las Vegas Weekly's food editor and author of the Strip-focused column The Incidental Tourist. He has written about the Las Vegas dining scene since 2005. Prior to joining the Weekly, he worked as a reporter in Las Vegas covering community news, development, entertainment and sports, and also spent three years working with a nonprofit educational institution.

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No substitutions needed at Martorano’s newest location
Celebrity cook's second Vegas offering is just as rewarding as the first
Friday, Dec. 19, 2014
Steve Martorano does things his way... which made his restaurants Vegas favorites.
Summerlin’s new Hearthstone wants to be your everything
Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014
There's a lot going on at the Light Group's first off-Strip restaurant ... almost too much.
First taste: 8 Noodle Bar at Red Rock Resort
Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014
After a pre-opening tasting, it seems like Summerlin has another great Asian dining option.
Julian Serrano offers sublime dishes you won’t find anywhere else
Friday, Dec. 12, 2014
The glorious seasonings of Spain is brought to each tapas-style plate at the Aria eatery.
SLS masters Mediterranean with creative, refined Cleo
Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014
SLS is still new but it’s already clear that dining is the main reason to visit, and Cleo is a great place to begin.
Exploring our city’s brilliant if lesser-known Thai food
Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014
We all love Lotus of Siam, and we've all discovered Chada. What great Thai restaurants are we missing?
Dining News & Notes: No more Tacos El Gordo on the Strip
Monday, Dec. 8, 2014
Also, Hash House A Go Go is coming to Henderson in February.
Venetian Restaurant and pork neckbones celebrated at Oscar’s
Friday, Dec. 5, 2014
The former mayor continues his old-school dinner series with a night honoring one of the city's all-time favorite restaurants.
The Weekly interview: Daniel Boulud
Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014
"This is the entertainment business, but for us what the customer will get still matters the most."
Jason Neve guides the ship for Batali & Bastianich Hospitality
Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014
Between New York and Las Vegas, Neve has opened five different restaurants for the B&B empire.
No professional sport makes as much sense for Vegas as basketball
Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014
While some are working towards bringing MLS or NHL teams here, Vegas is a basketball city.
Daniel Boulud mixes classics and favorites for an ideal meal
Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014
“It’s very important to start with some foie gras or pâté de campagne. I’m from Lyon so I love charcuterie."
Weekly Q&A: Strip fine-dining pioneer Alex Stratta is now building local greatness
Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014
Chef Alex Stratta takes his cuisine from the Boulevard to the 'burbs with a new tapas restaurant this month.
Bite Now: Bison burger at Crave
Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014
Begin your culinary tour of Downtown Summerlin at this diverse eatery.
UNLV vs. UNR: The rivalry’s wildest moments
Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014
Each time the two teams clash, there’s always a chance things will get weird, intense or both.
Holiday wine tips from master sommelier Kevin Vogt
Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014
The guy knows how to taste and pair, and he also knows how to streamline your holiday wine experience.
Dining News & Notes: 8 Noodle Bar coming to Red Rock
Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014
Also, a feast of white truffles and Nebbiolo at Ferraro's and a throwback menu at Spago.
Venetian aims for high luxury with Ultimo weekend
Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014
If you thought last year's Grand Banquet was amazing, wait until you see the sequel.
A Mirage original: Dedicated doorman Robert Folk shares the warmth
Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014
If you were there for the opening of the Mirage 25 years ago, Folk was probably the first person you met.
The revamped El Sombrero Cafe is full of surprises
Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014
The Downtown stalwart has new owners, a new look and an exciting new Mexican menu.
Meet your Thanksgiving side dishes, from Echo & Rig
Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014
Borrow these eclectic dishes to add something different to your turkey-day table.
Downtown Grand remains focused on building something unique
Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014
Annual checkup: The Downtown hotel and casino celebrated its one-year anniversary late last month.
How to eat white truffles at Restaurant Guy Savoy
Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014
If you’re going to consume the acclaimed Alba white truffles, you should go all out. And November is the time.
Palms’ Lao Sze Chuan explores the vibrant flavors of Chinese cuisine
Chef Tony Hu takes on misconceptions, challenges expectations
Friday, Nov. 14, 2014
Chicago's "mayor of Chinatown" has arrived in Las Vegas.
Dining News & Notes: Sirio set to close, new food coming to the Linq
Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014
Also, there's a big food truck fest set for Sunset Park this Saturday and you're gonna want to go.
Hakkasan Group and Brian Malarkey are bringing Searsucker to Caesars
Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014
The celeb chef's comfort food will be offered adjacent to new nightclub Omnia this spring.
The elegant and inventive 3535 finishes Linq Hotel & Casino’s bar profile
Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014
The recently unveiled space features 35 house-made infusions, from beef jerky-infused Jack Daniel's to Nutella Herradura tequila.
Should you eat the pumpkin spice latte burger?
Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014
A big, rich, coffee-glazed burger covered in tempura kabocha slices. What are you waiting for?
Border Grill’s Forum Shops restaurant shows off some new tricks
Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014
Don't assume you know everything there is to know about Border Grill's food.
How did our Japanese food get so good so fast?
Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014
What are you waiting for? Get busy exploring!
Lola's takes New Orleans spice to Summerlin
Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014
Gumbo, crab cakes and shrimp Creole ... oh my!
Jolene Mannina's BOH Brawl is heading to your TV
Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014
The insider F&B event gets its own show with Late Nite Chef Fight.
Finding great food in neighborhoods that have been ignored
Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014
You're used to checking out Chinatown and Summerlin. What about the north and east sides of the Valley?
Le Thai's Dan Coughlin is making moves with Bocho Downtown
Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014
The founder of Fremont's first cool restaurant is branching out, first with sushi, then ...
It's all about the fish at Soho
Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014
Former Social House chef John Chien Lee puts quality over quantity at his increasingly popular southwestern eatery
Homestyle hospitality (with a side of killer scones) at DW Bistro
Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014
DW Bistro is about feeling like you’re home when you go out to eat.
Chow time: Eat‘s Natalie Young preps a second Downtown restaurant
Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014
Get ready for Southern fried chicken ... with Chinese food.
It’s time to revisit the refreshed Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House
Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014
Emeril Lagasse is a Vegas restaurant pioneer, and he knows switching things up is the only way to stay competitive.
Dining News & Notes: Gordon Ramsay made a million burgers
Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014
Also, Sushi Roku celebrates 10 years and Daniel Boulud celebrates with the Brasserie Bash weekend.
Scouring the Valley’s delicatessens for the ideal Italian hoagie
Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014
It's easy to find a sub sandwich stocked with Italian meats and cheeses, but where can we find the best version?
The weird, wild, sizzling hot, sorta-famous world of Musashi
Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014
Veteran chef Tsutomo Molde's just-off-Strip Japanese steakhouse draws a diverse, very Vegas crowd.
Dining News & Notes: Desnudo goes mobile, Alex Stratta goes for tapas
Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014
Also, Cheers to Chocolate returns to Tivoli Village on November 15.
Pot Liquor wants to dry rub and smoke its way to the top
Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014
Las Vegas has had its share of ambitious barbecue joints over the years, but this might be the one.
Sipping on fizzy nostalgia at Retro Soda
Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014
Get an education in old-school sodas at this fun Fashion Show kiosk.
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Buca di Beppo's family-style Italian menu means big flavor
Friday, Oct. 24, 2014
Buca di Beppo's Italian cuisine is a family pleaser with something for everyone.
Bite into LIB: Five tasty dishes to try
Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014
One of the things setting Life Is Beautiful apart from other festivals is its impressive culinary component. Try these five bites!
Find barbecue, burgers and chicken fried lobster at Binion’s
Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014
Recent renovations have brought changes in dining to the veteran Fremont Street casino.
Martorano’s lands at Paris, meatballs included
Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014
Don't miss the new Philadelphia water ice-inspired cocktails—and save room for desert!
Local eateries Desnudo Tacos, Nosh & Swig shuttering
Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014
Restaurateurs are hoping to find new locations.
Tony Hu’s Lao Sze Chuan brings intensity to the Palms
Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014
The Chicago takeover continues with this fiery new Chinese restaurant.

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