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July 29, 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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Dining News & Notes: More new pizza, more new burgers, and Daniel is coming soon
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Flour & Barley has arrived at the Linq, and Carla Pellegrino sets her sights on Miami.
Find a quiet gem in Henderson at Tokyo Boys
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Veteran Las Vegas chef Hiro Miyoshi opened his own restaurant last July, and it's worth a trip.
Honey Salt gets homey with Farm Table Dinners
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Immaculately prepared farm-fresh ingredients plus family-style service? Sounds like a winner.
‘Wichcraft has closed, and that’s not cool
Monday, March 10, 2014
The closing of a small sandwich shop in a huge casino might not mean much to you, but to me, it's a tragedy.
Dining News & Notes: Speedway barbecue, Due Forni at your house, and more
Saturday, March 8, 2014
Also, Naked City Pizza Shop's new store is hosting a local beer-paring dinner.
An exclusive first taste of Brooklyn Bowl at the Linq
Friday, March 7, 2014
Chef Bruce Bromberg offers a tour of Brooklyn Bowl's comfort food creations.
Explore different Mexican eateries during Restaurant Week
Thursday, March 6, 2014
Several local Mexican restaurants are participating in spring's Restaurant Week to benefit Three Square.
Why can't we stop eating this salsa?
Thursday, March 6, 2014
Frank & Fina’s salsa is highly addictive.
A recipe from Mom & Dad: How to make tamales Almeida-style
Thursday, March 6, 2014
Where can you find the best Mexican food in Las Vegas? Mom’s house. We went straight to the source for this recipe.
Local favorite Viva Mercado’s finds new life at Village Square
Thursday, March 6, 2014
Find one of the Valley's best renditions of the chile relleno at this resurrected family restaurant.
The evolution of taquitos at El Segundo Sol
Thursday, March 6, 2014
You wouldn't expect to find solid Mexican food at the mall, would you?
Italian classic: Il Mulino is worth a visit to the Forum Shops
Monday, March 3, 2014
It may seem like a big, touristy restaurant, but there are small touches that make this experience worthwhile.
The Vegas brunch evolution continues at La Cave
Saturday, March 1, 2014
The wine and food hideaway at Wynn takes a unique approach to the relaxing weekend meal.
Dining News & Notes: Hachi shutters, Uncork’d adds events, and more
Friday, Feb. 28, 2014
Also, another benefit dinner for Max Jacobson, who is making amazing progress recovering from critical injuries.
Al’s Beef offers killer sandwiches, Chicago dogs and more
Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014
When you're ready for an all-out cheat day, find fine gutbombery at Al's.
Olivier Dubreuil on hosting the 59th General Assembly of French Master Chefs
Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014
For the first time ever, the Maitres Cuisiniers de France are having their annual global get-together in the U.S.
A close-up on charcuterie at Comme Ça
The innovative bistro sets the standard for house-made specialty meatstuff
Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014
David Myers' innovative French bistro at Cosmopolitan sets the standard for house-made specialty meatstuff.
Evolution of the marquee: Big, bright, vertical screens are taking over the Strip
Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014
MGM Grand just finished refurbishing its 254-foot-tall, 94-foot-wide sign on Las Vegas Boulevard, retrofitting the big “MGM” letters with more than 13,000 custom-made LED pucks and replacing the massive video screens with LED displays. But this is only the second-largest vertical LED display on the Strip ...
Dining News & Notes: El Sombrero is closing, a buffet with a chef’s table, and more
Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014
Also, Dom DeMarco's pizza has a new chef, and Fleming's is bringing back the surf and turf special.
Discover your new favorite restaurant at Chinatown's Mountain View Plaza
Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014
If you've tried China Mama and Chada Thai, it's time to experience HK Star, Asian BBQ & Noodle and Shaanxi Gourmet.
District One puts welcome twists on Vietnamese favorites
Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014
A terrific location, a comfortable space and creative culinary ambitions should make D1 the next hot Asian spot.
Stewart & Ogden gets a culinary makeover at Downtown Grand
Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014
Chef Todd Harrington is making over all the food at this new resort.
Nevada National Guard General Ondra Berry is a man on a mission
Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014
On Oct. 17, Berry became the first black general of the Nevada National Guard.
The fabulous fries of the Las Vegas Strip
Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014
Sometimes simple fried potatoes deserve the glamorous treatment.
Monte Carlo and New York-New York take their attractions roadside
Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014
With new businesses and areas open, the hotels' Strip-side development is really starting to blossom.
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.

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