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January 24, 2015

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Brock Radke

Brock Radke has been working in media in Las Vegas for 15 years. Prior to being named associate editor, he served as web editor and food editor for Las Vegas Weekly and has also contributed to publications including Las Vegas Magazine, Desert Companion, Zagat, Saveur, Cooking Light and others.

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Old Homestead Steakhouse packs big flavor, bigger legacy
Iconic chophouse has been at it since 1868
Friday, Jan. 23, 2015
Few restaurants have a legacy that compares to Old Homestead.
Breaking down Bardot Brasserie with Michael Mina
Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015
The empire-building chef and restaurateur just opened his new classic French brasserie at Aria.
The Weekly Interview: Tom’s Urban founder Tom Ryan
Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015
"Every dish on our menu, we took it through the ringer and decided we need to be able to tell a story behind it."
All killer, no filler: Tom’s Urban isn’t messing around
Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015
Uncommonly big flavors help Tom's Urban stand out in the crowd.
Dining News & Notes: M&M Soul Food Cafe and Casa Don Juan expand
Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015
Also, Hussong's celebrates five festive years on the Strip.
Dining News & Notes: All-you-can-eat tacos at Mercadito and more
Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015
Also, Alex Stratta finds a different location for his Tivoli Village tapas restaurant.
Emeril Lagasse’s restaurant proves worthy after two decades in the desert
Friday, Jan. 9, 2015
His New Orleans Fish House at MGM Grand unveils a revamped space and new menu delights.
Brian Howard, chef on the move
Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015
One of the city's most ambitious young chefs is striking out on his own in 2015.
Wolfgang Puck cozies up to Downtown Summerlin
Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015
A comforting menu built around salads, pizzas and pastas is a cakewalk for veteran chef Mark Andelbradt.
Kick up carbonara with Portofino’s pasta perfection
Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015
It's hard to choose a favorite pasta from Portofino's menu, but you can't go wrong with this one.
Quality is the key to longevity for chef Wes Kendrick
Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015
The chef and owner at 10-year-old Table 34 focuses on pleasing regulars and impressing first-time diners.
Which Vegas are you? Lennar Homes’ social media ad draws a weird line
Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015
And we're not sure how we feel about it.
Dining News & Notes: Nosh & Swig returns on ‘Restaurant Startup’
Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015
Also, Central has closed at Caesars Palace. Could Giada be moving in?
Find fresh Mexican fare at an unlikely location at El Dorado Cantina
Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015
A big plate of hangover-crushing chilaquiles might be the best idea after you’ve spent some time at Sapphire.
A flurry of new restaurant openings closes the year
Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014
Shake Shack opens on the Strip on December 29, and there's more. Much more.
Bazaar Meat by José Andrés fulfills carnivores’ wildest dreams
Friday, Dec. 26, 2014
Specializing in animals that graze or swim, the celebration continues with some experimental appetizers.
The best new restaurants of 2014
Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014
We have some surprises—only five of our 14 choices are on the Strip this year.
And the chefs of the year are ...
Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014
From celebrity chefs to food-truck pilots, these are the culinary artists who shined brightest in 2014.
NYE 2014 Guide: Eat in style
Some standout dinner options for the big night
Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014
Check out these standout dinner options for the big night.
State of the Strip: A lot went down and came up in 2014. What mattered most?
Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014
Years from now, we might look back at 2014 as the year momentum on the Strip began to build again.
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.
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.

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