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December 22, 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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Learn to make Giada’s hearty-yet-healthy Bolognese
Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014
This pasta dish has a lighter touch but doesn't scale back the flavor.
Keeping cowboy food fresh and fun with chef Yvonne Maatouk
Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014
This well-traveled chef runs the show at Planet Hollywood's PBR Rock Bar & Grill.
The Tippling Bros. bring cocktail excellence to Las Vegas
Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014
“The most important thing about a cocktail recipe is that if you don’t want more than one, it’s not a good recipe."
As the Strip changes around it, rock-solid Circus Circus stays steady
Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014
Why the property works, just the way it is.
Five reasons to check out Downtown Summerlin
Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014
Maybe you’re a Summerlin hater. Maybe you think the downtown name is goofy. You’re still going to find something you like here.
Dining News & Notes: Andiron coming to Downtown Summerlin, Project Dinner Table wraps up
Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014
Also, Day of the Dead specials at China Poblano and free Bobbies for a year from Capriotti's.
Slurp it up at our favorite Las Vegas casino noodle bars
Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014
Why skip into a food court or gastropub for a fancy burger when you can do dumplings and noodles?
What I learned Instagramming every meal in September
Friday, Oct. 3, 2014
Sixty-five meals in 29 days, from macaroni and cheese to buffet sushi, from pizza with mussels to foie gras creme brûlée.
Nem Nuong Bistro offers addictive bites among a diverse Vietnamese menu
Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014
Cha gio and goi cuon rolls are must-haves at this new Chinatown restaurant.
Sensational new options abound for breakfast on the Strip
Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014
From blue crab eggs Benedict to a 52-ounce Bloody Mary, we've got you covered.
Chef Julian Serrano’s new Lago to replace Circo at Bellagio
Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014
Italian small plates are next on the menu for Bellagio's waterfront restaurant.
Dining News & Notes: October means food festivals
Monday, Sept. 29, 2014
From Taste of the Nation to LuckyRice to Foodie Fest, get ready to get full this month.
Delectable Design
Cuisine complements the inimitable aura of the Eiffel Tower Restaurant
Friday, Sept. 26, 2014
The majesty of the City of Light manifests itself at Eiffel Tower Restaurant.
The Eddies: Remembering the quiet power of family outings to the barbershop
Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014
Eventually I became the family barber, so long as no one wanted a scissor cut.
Barbershop tools: The gear that gets the look
Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014
Keeping clients looking sharp.
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.

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