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September 2, 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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Dining News & Notes: José’s SLS specials and a new Vegas food TV show
Monday, Sept. 1, 2014
Also, Poppy Den is done, and Lulu's sets up for a beer and pizza dinner.
He’s Got the World on a Platter
Hubert Keller explores a range of cuisines at Fleur
Friday, Aug. 29, 2014
The influential chef’s endless creativity and classic technique is best demonstrated at Fleur.
More than Island Style
Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014
Hawaiian, Korean, Chinese ... this little family-run restaurant does it all.
Marche Bacchus adds Luciano Pellegrini as consulting chef
Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014
If you thought recent chef shuffling at the neighborhood favorite might cause a drop off, think again.
First impressions: How far, how cool and how different is SLS Las Vegas?
Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014
“We’re not here to build a hotel and move on,” Sam Nazarian said at the pre-opening press conference. “This is who we are. And we’re going to give back more than we’ll take.”
First-Class Fare
The Charcoal Room shines with a succulent menu and elegant environment
Friday, Aug. 22, 2014
A revamped Charcoal Room sets the tone for steaks at Palace Station.
John Saccenti takes the reins of the Las Vegas Bowl
Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014
He’s played a mascot and worked for local hockey, baseball and football teams. Now he's ready to boost our local bowl game.
New Downtown venue kicks off with Capital Cities concert
Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014
Outdoor concert should be the first of many at the new Downtown Las Vegas Events Center.
Dining News & Notes: Della’s Kitchen is coming and King’s has lots of oysters
Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014
Also, Showboy Bakeshop plans the Broadway Bake Sale and Sammy's hosts another Social Club dinner.
What to expect at brand new Made L.V.
Honey Salt team doubles down with Tivoli Village tavern
Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014
The Honey Salt team doubles down in the Summerlin area with its new Tivoli Village tavern.
Is Las Vegas a great pizza town?
Believe it: Las Vegas has come into its own as a legit pie zone
Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014
Believe it: Las Vegas has come into its own as a legit pie zone. Witness the savory slices that put us on the map. ...
The Weekly Interview: Pizza Rock’s Tony Gemignani
Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014
The award-winning pizza maker is getting set to expand his presence in Las Vegas.
Slice of life: Pizza makers and eaters share their most memorable bites
Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014
Penn Jillette, Mario Batali and more divulge the tasty details.
Homegrown pies that put Vegas on the pizza map
Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014
From varieties at Settebello to Naked City Pizza, pies that prove Vegas pizza rocks.
The best local slice you’ve never had
Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014
Make the trek to North Las Vegas for a slab from Old School Pizzeria.
Want to eat right and enjoy your food? Lyfe Kitchen is your spot
Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014
The new Green Valley restaurant is probably the franchise that will capitalize on the healthy eats trend.
You can still get Chinese food in casino coffee shop restaurants
Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014
Before Ping Pang Pong, the Gold Coast's Monterey Room was serving pot stickers and egg foo young alongside chicken fried steak and BLTs.
Dining News & Notes: MTO Café expands to Summerlin and more
Monday, Aug. 11, 2014
Also, wine tasting and an Italian food tour at Carmine's.
Tao still wows: Versatile new dishes showcase deeper flavors
Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014
It’s the sheer scope of the place that makes us forget how good this food can be.
F.A.M.E. brings a different culinary culture to the Linq
Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014
This multi-cuisine experience is the least obvious dining option at the Linq, and worth a little exploration.
Why chicken and waffles when you can shrimp cocktail and pancakes?
Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014
The union of the Golden Gate and Du-par’s brought together two iconic foods that would otherwise have never met.
Talking consistency and veal chops with Rao’s chef Fatimah Madyun
Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014
"The specials are my area to play around and try new things."
Dining News & Notes: Alex Stratta to open off-Strip Italian steakhouse
Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014
Also, DB Brasserie has a new happy hour and Stripsteak is hosting a beer pairing dinner.
Bite Now: soufflé perfection at Eiffel Tower
Monday, Aug. 4, 2014
Baking is a magical combination of art and science. That's the only way to explain it.
Due Forni’s Carlos Buscaglia opens up his kitchen
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
The chef selects his ideal meal, starting with a dish his mentor served in New York.
Find tasty late-night morsels at Fat Dumpling
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
New Chinatown eatery blends Vietnamese favorites with dumpling varieties.
A New Day Dawns
BLT Steak brings a sophisticated, fresh feel to a local classic
Friday, July 25, 2014
The old-school steakhouse is reinvented by Las Vegas newcomer BLT Steak.
Dining News & Notes: New restaurants everywhere plus D’OHnuts with beer
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Also, Sprouts is opening its fifth local market this month.
Mercadito raises the bar for local Mexican cuisine
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
You’ll need multiple trips to adequately explore the fun food and drinks at Red Rock's new restaurant.
Surrounded by development, Battista’s and Stage Door Casino stay the same
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Somehow, among giants like the Linq, High Roller and Cromwell, this little slice of strange still belongs.
Chicago chef Tony Hu brings Lao Sze Chuan to Palms
Monday, July 21, 2014
The space where Little Buddha once thrived finally gets filled.
Snacking on the Strip: The 99-cent shrimp cocktail at Haute Doggery
Friday, July 18, 2014
The old-school snack is back, at least for a little while.
India Palace is the spot for southern Indian delights
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
India Palace's big menu, deep flavors and friendly service make it a contender for the city's best Indian restaurant.
MTO Café offers a sweet salad for the hotter months
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Chef Johnny Church pairs stone fruit with heirloom tomatoes, plus creamy compressed yogurt.
Bite Now: Pan-seared ribeye at the new Charcoal Room
Monday, July 14, 2014
The Palace Station's classic steakhouse has been converted into something new, and it's delicious.
Dining News & Notes: Simon honored at Hard Rock, Yardbird is coming
Friday, July 11, 2014
Also, Giada is ready for lunch, and Downtown Grand's diner is adding Chinese to the menu.
Determined to be different Italian, Giada is off to a fast start
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Giada’s menu reflects the dueling desires to accommodate all while staying true to how she likes to cook and eat.
What would have aired on a Vegas episode of Adam Richman’s postponed food show
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
We can't watch the show, but we can all eat the Jamminator.
The Weekly Interview: Giada De Laurentiis
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
"Average is not good enough. Getting up there means you need to take risks, and part of that is being unique."
Ninth Island style: Nothing compares to Poke Express
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Even the fresh poke in Hawaii couldn't hang with the best stuff at our local favorite.
Local Hawaiian couple to receive Nevada Arts Council cultural award
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Gary and Sheldeen Haleamau are the recipients of the 2015 Nevada Heritage Award.
Presto Cafe’s light, tasty fare comes to Henderson
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Now there will be east-side and west-side locations where you can find the delicious green eggs and ham flatbread.
Next big thing? Chef Takeshi Omae lands in Las Vegas
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Japanese Cuisine by Omae recently opened for lunch only, serving three courses of dynamic cuisine.
Five sips, er, thoughts on Motley Brews’ first Open Container
Sunday, June 29, 2014
Sipping on fruity, fizzy cider and watching random, funny movie clips makes for a pretty fun Friday night.
Six crazy things to see, buy and eat at Hershey’s Chocolate World
Friday, June 27, 2014
Your new spot for Reese's Peanut Butter Cup brownie sandwiches.
The Next Big Thing
Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen & Bar brings the TV star back to the city.
Friday, June 27, 2014
The UNLV grad and Food Network star opens his first Vegas restaurant at The Quad.
After 25 years, the Pasta Shop is better than ever
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
The charming Henderson spot still draws Vegas visitors away from the Strip to the suburbs.
Light Group’s Brian Massie talks menu mainstays and his new off-Strip project
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
The Light Group is opening Hearthstone at the Red Rock Resort this fall, and the chef is fired up about it.
Postrio lightens up with new chef, fresh menu revamp
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Chef Mark Andlebradt is back in town, and it's time for a return visit to Wolfgang Puck's Postrio.
Another Firefly restaurant set to close
Saturday, June 21, 2014
The Summerlin-area location on West Sahara Avenue will shutter after service on June 22.

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