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November 26, 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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Begin your tasty exploration of SLS at Umami Burger and Ku Noodle
Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014
The popular LA burger joint and the new Asian concept from José Andrés are the most approachable eateries at the new Strip casino.
Checking in with full-time resident Hubert Keller
Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014
The chef closed his landmark Fleur de Lys restaurant in San Francisco earlier this year.
Mochiko Chicken brings fun flavors to simple fare
Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014
The team behind the Dragon Grille food truck specializes in Hawaiian-style chicken tenders.
Palazzo amps up fall Festivino with Master Chefs of France
Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014
This year, pair your favorite French wine with duck foie gras crème brûlée with rhubarb meringue.
Dining News & Notes: A chef returns, Delmonico pigs out and a spicy curry challenge
Friday, Sept. 19, 2014
Border Grill is set to open its second Vegas location at the Forum Shops at Caesars in October.
Life Is Beautiful fine tunes its culinary offerings
Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014
"It wasn’t just a culinary event. The chefs really got caught up in it, all the elements involved and the sense of place and history in Downtown Las Vegas.”
Dining News & Notes: Chef shuffles, golden macarons and more
Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014
Also, there's a new farmers' market in town ... at Sam's Town.
What you missed at last week’s Metro-Wasatch pizza beer dinner
Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014
What beer goes best with Roman pizza with spicy sporessata and smoked gouda? That would be Squatters Wee Peat Scottish Ale, of course.
Moroccan magic: Argana is a must-try new neighborhood restaurant
Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014
Head to the Lakes for an unexpected experience and truly beautiful food.
Small but explosive: Check out the new menu at Nosh & Swig
Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014
Chef Steve Piamchuntar is ready to blow your mind with a flavor-packed selection of global tapas.
The Nobu effect: After two decades, we’re still very heavily under the influence
Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014
Chef Nobu Matsuhisa celebrates his 20th anniversary with a special "20 Years in 20 Bites" omakase menu at locations around the globe.
The renovating Casino Royale is a sliver of independence (and affordability) on the Strip
Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014
The smallest casino on the Las Vegas Strip has been in the news lately, but not because of its size, or the fact that it’s one of few properties on the Boulevard not owned by a huge gaming company, or its long and interesting ownership history. It's because the small space will soon be home to the city's first ...
Bite Now: Green chile everything at Carlito’s Burritos
Monday, Sept. 8, 2014
Are you obsessed with Hatch chilies? If so, you already know Carlito's is the spot.
Jinya Ramen Bar aims for a new noodle standard
Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014
The new LA transplant may be the most complete and comfortable version of this style of restaurant we have.
Talking Fred Flintstone-sized steaks with Strip House’s Dustin Rixey
Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014
“I get that a lot, that we’re overlooked ... we have a lot of concierges and event planners telling people they’ve gotta try Strip House."
How to make Table 34’s delectably delicate eggplant stack
Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014
This neighborhood fave has been serving delicious vegan fare long before healthier options were so abundant.
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.
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.
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.
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. ...
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.
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.

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