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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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New taco revolution: Mercadito will bring fresh flavors to Red Rock and GVR
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
New York Magazine once picked the restaurant’s crispy fried mahi mahi masterpiece as the best fish taco in the city.
Daniel Boulud’s return is this year’s most exciting food moment
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
DB Brasserie distinguishes itself with a style and flair much different from anything else at Venetian or on the Strip.
Border Grill’s Chris Keating on the Bahamas and barbecue blasphemy
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
The former Caesars Palace chef has returned to Las Vegas to open the new Border Grill—at Caesars Palace.
A side dish to treasure from Strip House
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
The Planet Hollywood steakhouse's potatoes Romanoff are an easy crowd-pleaser.
Pop into the new BLT Steak for cheesy bliss
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
The new steak joint's signature popovers live up to their hype.
Dining News & Notes: No more Pinot, Giada opens, Downtown dogs and more
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Giada is open for business and ready to serve you orzo meatballs and citrus-marinated calamari.
Why Brews and Blues is one of our best beer festivals
Monday, June 2, 2014
First, it's at the Springs Preserve. Second, there's lots of delicious beer.
The Palms fills a food void with Back Room Burger
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Need a new burger? Try the one with spicy New Mexican red chile pork, Jack cheese and Fritos.
Will Lyfe Kitchen change your life?
The ‘Whole Foods of fast food’ is coming to Green Valley
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
The "Whole Foods of fast food" is coming to Green Valley.
Catching up with chef Luciano Pellegrini
He’s staying busy with gelato and an upcoming appearance at Nove Italiano
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
The chef's DolceVita Gelato is supplying delicious icy goodness to several local restaurants.
Bite Now: A Fuku link at FukuLinq
Monday, May 26, 2014
Is Fukuburger's spicy signature Naga Dog just as good at the new Strip location? Yep.
Five thoughts on Mandalay Bay’s Beer vs. Wine dinner
Sunday, May 25, 2014
Let's hope the Beer vs. Wine Pairing Smackdown was the first of a series of fun, delicious events.
Roll Out the Fun
Double Barrel Roadhouse adds spicy attitude into American menu
Friday, May 23, 2014
Double Barrel feels more like a come-as-you-are party than a typical casino dining experience.
The Weekly Interview: Emeril Lagasse
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Emeril is one of the OG Las Vegas celebrity chefs. He currently operates four restaurants on the Strip at MGM Grand, Venetian and Palazzo.
The forgotten pioneer: Jean-Louis Palladin
Thursday, May 22, 2014
He might not achieved as fame as his colleagues, but Palladin remains highly respected and influential.
Fame on a plate: Las Vegas is the celebrity chef capital of the universe
Thursday, May 22, 2014
How celebrity chefs helped build the Las Vegas dining scene and became a ubiquitous presence on the Strip, and why we can't get enough famous food.
Formulating fine pub fare with chef Anthony Schutz
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
The chef at Michael Mina's Pub 1842 recommends the bacon cheeseburger.
Exploring Peruvian food in Las Vegas
Tremendous rotisserie chicken and tangy ceviches await the adventurous
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Tremendous rotisserie chicken and tangy ceviches await the adventurous.
Dining News & Notes: Summerlin gets Wolfgang Puck and Wiener’s Circle
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Also, pizza pro Tony Gemignani is bringing another new restaurant to a different Station Casinos property.
Ocean to Table program brings Hawaiian seafood to Lakeside
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
You've probably never tasted meaty monchong or delicate hapu’upu’u. Here's your chance.
Catching up with food court mogul and ‘vetrepreneur’ Frank Bonanno
Saturday, May 17, 2014
Bonanno's Fifth Avenue Restaurant Group operates an astounding 52 locations in Las Vegas.
Dining News & Notes: Honey Salt team expands to Tivoli Village
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Also, a new barbecue joint is coming to Town Square this summer.
Two new pizzerias hit the Strip at Linq and Monte Carlo
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Which will you prefer, brick-oven pies at Flour & Barley or build-your-own pizzas at 800 Degrees?
New chefs and events bring fresh flavor to Vegas Uncork’d
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
The Grand Tasting is still the centerpiece of this annual fantastic foodfest, but there were coma-inducing delights to be had throughout the weekend.
Aria chefs elevate buffet dining at Vegas Uncork’d All-Star Feast
Sunday, May 11, 2014
Michael Mina's signature lobster pot pie was just one standout dish as this new Uncork'd event.
SLS introduces new buffet and coffee shop restaurant concepts
Thursday, May 8, 2014
The Perq is a brand-new coffee collaboration between SBE and LA-based Lamill.
Weekly Q&A: David Leibner wants to buy you a drink with his ItsOnMe mobile gifting app
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
You want to buy a round for your recently engaged friends in New York? No problem.
Sample 100 tequilas at the Commissary (though maybe not in one sitting)
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
One tequila, two tequila, three tequila ... floor! Drink responsibly, party people.
Find seasonal thrills with Comme Ça’s new spring menu
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
There are always a few surprises at David Myers' comfy Cosmopolitan bistro.
Dining News & Notes: Mix gets remixed, Mirage gets the Pantry and more
Friday, May 2, 2014
Also, the Las Vegas Epicurean Affair is back at the Palazzo on May 22.
Truffles and Bacon Café tastes like a gem
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Get ready for a delicious discovery inside the 15-year-old Antiques at the Market.
Cheese 101: A tour de fromage at Morels Steakhouse & Bistro
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Few restaurants on or off the Strip have such extensive offerings.
Weekly Q&A: Sambalatte's Luiz Oliveira on the growth of a local coffee favorite
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
"Sip, Savor and Socialize" at the Strip's latest coffee shop.
Cross the road for the chicken at the Commissary
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
The Latin-tinged food court at Downtown Grand offers excellent rotisserie bird.
How new is new? First impressions of the Cromwell
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
"It’s all very pretty, embellished and ornate, but I can’t shake how Barbary Coast it still feels."
Dining News & Notes: New eats at GVR, a grand wine tasting and more
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Also, Culinary Dropout teams with Joseph James Brewery for a beer pairing dinner.
Chefs converge on MTO Café for brilliant Mexican pop-up dinner
Monday, April 28, 2014
Some of the most creative and delicious Mexican food in Las Vegas, for one night only, at a breakfast spot.
MGM announces more restaurants and plans for the Park project
Monday, April 28, 2014
Rue de Monte Carlo is about to become a pedestrian walkway layered with indoor/outdoor dining and entertainment venues.
Duck confit pizza? Due Forni unleashes tasty new menu
Sunday, April 27, 2014
Due Forni is much more than a favorite pizzeria, it's one of our greatest neighborhood restaurants.
From Downtown to the Strip, chef Johnny Church gets it done
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
The veteran chef pulls triple duty at MTO Café, RM Seafood and Rx Boiler Room. How?
Spring is for octopus at Table 10
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Chef Tim Doolittle teaches you how to make restaurant-perfect octopus at home.
Las Vegas Foodie Fest Hits the Strip
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Hungry? White Castle is headed to the spacious lot across from Luxor on Las Vegas Boulevard.
Dining News & Notes: Eating challenges, La Cave’s new lunch additions and more
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Also, SLS provides details about chef José Andrés' two new Las Vegas restaurants.
A first taste of DB Brasserie, opening this week
Monday, April 21, 2014
Daniel Boulud's return to the Las Vegas Strip starts on Thursday, April 24. Expect the amazing.
Find French delights at La Belle Terre
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
When every 'hood has a French bakery-café like this one, then we’ll know we’ve arrived.
Taco Y Taco expands with wild, weird Eastern Avenue shop
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Your idea of a taco shop probably doesn’t involve a full bar, two levels of seating and a lounge-ish vibe.
Distill nails the casual neighborhood bar experience
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
The new Summerlin bar from the people behind Henderson's Elixir and Remedy's hits the right spot.
Talking big flavors and big Vegas openings with Guy Fieri
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
"The only thing you can tell me to top this is I'm opening on the moon next week. It's really overwhelming."
What to eat at the new Truck U Barbeque
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Chef Mike Minor launched his new food truck at the Back of House Brawl. Read on to find out what he dished up.
Firefly closes its Henderson restaurant
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Firefly has been working to overcome the fallout from last year's salmonella outbreak at its original location.

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