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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: Las Vegas barely noticed by Beard Awards, plus more
Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014
Also, Poppy Den is hosting an Iron Chef viewing party when Angelo Sosa takes on Bobby Flay.
Dining News & Notes: MTO Café plans a pop-up, coffee goes in the doughnuts, and more
Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014
Also, find wine-filled fun at Ferraro's and Aureole.
How to be sexier: Local performers share advice on heating things up
Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014
One of the Chippendales is telling you how to set the mood, so listen up.
New look N9NE remains a model of steakhouse consistency
Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014
Vegas classic N9NE Steakhouse has received a subtle makeover, even though chef Barry Dakake's food needs no improvement.
Texas Station buffet slings special tacos from new al pastor station
Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014
The Feast is serving up authentic tacos crafted from a decades old family recipe.
Nine Fine Irishmen's Mitchell Roberts is slightly obsessed with seafood
Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014
The chef at New York-New York's Irish pub has worked in kitchens all over the country, and beyond.
Revel in festive atmosphere and fare at Sunset Station
Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014
The sprawling Henderson casino, opened in 1997, has its culinary bases covered.
Snacking on the Strip: Pin-Up Pizza at Planet Hollywood
Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014
Are you ready for Pin-Up Pizza's 15-inch slice?
Crush pairs refined food with welcoming atmosphere
Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014
Michael and Jenna Morton's new MGM Grand restaurant, Crush, offers a full, festive experience.
Shawn McClain creates a winter feast from Five50 and Sage dishes
Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014
The chef's two Las Vegas restaurants symbolize his different personalities when it comes to eating and cooking.
Dining News & Notes: Simon Says Fight MSA benefit set for February 27
Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014
The Keep Memory Alive Event Center will host an all-star food and music festival and fundraiser.
Sandwich satisfaction: Get ready for the Goodwich
Friday, Jan. 31, 2014
Veterans of Las Strip restaurants join the Downtown food boom with a craft sandwich concept.
What would Emeril do? Tap the chef's recipes for your Super Bowl bash
Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014
BAM! Kick up your Big Game spread with bar bites from the chef's Palazzo eatery, Lagasse's Stadium.
Aria’s Blossom ranks among the Strip’s finest Chinese restaurants
Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014
In a city full of uniquely upscale Chinese cuisine, Blossom is a standout.
Alex Stratta is back--and ready to please
Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014
The acclaimed chef is working his magic as consulting chef at Marche Bacchus.
Will the Griddle Café change breakfast on the Strip?
Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014
The pancake revolution could be here!
Angelo Sosa gets more authentic at Poppy Den
Monday, Jan. 27, 2014
Looking for a celebratory Chinese New Year meal? Sosa says his Peking duck is among the best in town.
Downtown Grand opens the Commissary with a Latin twist
Friday, Jan. 24, 2014
Chef and restaurateur Richard Sandoval brings his bold flavors back to Las Vegas.
New ownership and chef spark fresh flavors at Elements
Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014
This cozy southwestern kitchen and bar has made slight changes with positive results.
Warm up with Trevi’s lamb Bolognese
Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014
Chef Peter Scaturro’s take on this dish blends fresh flavors into a hearty meal.
Echo & Rig chef Sam Marvin on restaurant reinvention
Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014
Formerly of Piero's and LA's Bottega Louie, this restaurant veteran takes a measured approach to the business of food.
Tickets are on sale for Vegas Uncork’d 2014, May 8-11
Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014
The chefs are converging on Vegas once again, and this year there's an Asian night market at Venetian.
Beautiful renovations completed at Wynn signature restaurants
Monday, Jan. 20, 2014
How can you improve on perfection? Find out at the revamped Bartolotta and Wing Lei.
Aliante's Farm 24-7 creates comfort food with local ingredients
Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014
Support local farms and eat killer meatloaf at the same time.
Border Grill’s Susan Feniger talks expansion to Forum Shops
Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014
The chef expects to build on the restaurant's relationships with locals at the upcoming Caesars Palace location.
Henderson’s Bread & Butter bakery closes
Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014
The popular breakfast and lunch spot near Anthem was opened in 2011 by Chris Herrin.
Dining News & Notes: Border Grill expands, more chefs pitch in for Max
Friday, Jan. 10, 2014
Also, Bellagio and Monte Carlo announce plans for ongoing dining events.
Batali's burgers hit the mark at new Venetian eatery
Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014
Celebrity chef burger joints are spendy, but the food is light years ahead of its cheaper fast-food counterpart.
LBS Burger Joint to close February 3
Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014
Time is almost up for the restaurant that started it all for Block 16 Hospitality.
Burgers vs. pizza: Which food rules in Las Vegas?
Monday, Jan. 6, 2014
Burgers are big business, but pizza is also bringing in the dough.
Dining News & Notes: Chef David Middleton returning to the Strip
Monday, Dec. 30, 2013
Also, Downtown Grand makes more dining moves and Todd English is staying at Bellagio.
Weekly’s food editor picks the most memorable meals of his dining year
Friday, Dec. 27, 2013
From blowout event dinners to hole-in-the-wall pizza joints and taco shops, Brock Radke ate everything this year.
Brock Radke ranks his 13 favorite new Las Vegas restaurants of 2013
Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013
2013 brought lots of delicious new restaurants on and off the Strip. Here are the standouts.
A look at where you’ll be eating in 2014
Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013
Lots of new restaurants are coming to Las Vegas in the new year. Work up an appetite.
Super Mex gets cozier and tastier as Jalisco Cantina
Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013
Don't dismiss the eatery as the Mexican-food version of your neighborhood video poker bar.
Sweet and spicy Carolina barbecue, from Pub 1842 to your own kitchen
Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013
Try this drumstick recipe from the MGM eatery's Anthony Schutz.
Table 10's Tim Doolittle talks seasonal cooking and finding beauty in simple food
Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013
Also, comparing the Valley's dining scene to that of Doolittle's hometown, Kansas City.
Former Social House chef John Chien Lee elevates the sushi scene at Soho
Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013
The southwest Valley is fortunate to have stolen the chef from the Strip.
Dining News & Notes: Holiday splurging or New Year’s resolution healthiness?
Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013
Go big with a winter truffle menu at Nobu or turn over a new leaf with low-cal dishes in casino restaurants. You make the call.
Yellowtail’s omakase stacks up with the Strip’s finest
Friday, Dec. 13, 2013
The Bellagio hot spot may be your go-to for sushi on the Strip, but there's so much more to sample here.
Mr. Mamas serves up greasy-spoon goodness
Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013
These people really want you to love your pancakes.
Behind the scenes at the Venetian's Grand Banquet
Monday, Dec. 9, 2013
As part of the Winter in Venice Italian food festival, the Venetian teamed with Mario Batali to present a one-of-a-kind Tuscan feast for 174 in the lobby's Grand Colonnade.
MGM Grand restaurant makeover: Mortons debut a stunning new space at Crush
Monday, Dec. 9, 2013
The casino spot formerly home to Nobhill Tavern is now a warm and welcoming restaurant and wine bar with multiple experiences awaiting.
Toros brings Spanish flavors to Summerlin
Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013
Summerlin's latest arrival is a casual, charming tapas bar by restaurateur Adam Corrigan.
Guy Savoy on the Krug Chef's Table and the future of fine dining
Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013
"The challenge of our job is to have success on every plate at every table."
Beer and brats are heading to the Plaza with Bier Garten
Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013
The Plaza's new German-themed, indoor/outdoor beer garden and eatery should open by the end of the year.
Snacking on the Strip: India Masala at Riviera
Friday, Nov. 29, 2013
What, you don't eat at the Riviera food court?
Second-day delicious: Thanksgiving leftover inspirations from local experts
Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013
From sweet-potato pizza to turkey sliders, the food fun only begins on Thursday.
Find a tasty education in Filipino food at Max's
Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013
Start with fried chicken, then explore more exotic fare of the Philippines at this new-to-Vegas family restaurant.
Talking Filipino food and ramen burgers with Joe Elevado
Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013
Andrea's at Encore is almost a year old, and Chef Elevado has been making a few changes to the menu.

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