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September 1, 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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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.
UNLVino has grown into one of the city’s better food festivals
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
With the addition of the Bar-B-Q and Sip & Savor events, UNLVino is more delicious than ever.
Dining News & Notes: Red Rock building a new restaurant row
Monday, April 14, 2014
Also, Tom's Urban is joining Shake Shack on the Strip, and the Foodie Fest is going big this month.
New Japanese eats: A first taste of Yusho
Saturday, April 12, 2014
The new Japanese grill and noodle house at Monte Carlo could be the next foodie favorite.
Mirage’s Italian restaurant goes from good to great
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
With Portofino and chef Michael LaPlaca, Mirage has one of the Strip's most exciting Italian restaurants.
Snack your way to the High Roller at the Linq’s eateries
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
There are too many restaurants to eat the Linq all at once, but you can definitely nibble your way through. Here's how.
Fukuburger finds a spot on the Strip
Las Vegas’ best-known food truck to open inside F.A.M.E. at the Linq
Thursday, April 3, 2014
Las Vegas’ best-known food truck is set to open inside F.A.M.E. at the Linq in May.
Michael Mina’s American Fish to transform into Bardot Brasserie
Thursday, April 3, 2014
The upstairs seafood house at Aria will become a traditional brasserie "paying homage to the café culture of Paris."
1900 Asian Cuisine is a brilliant microcosm of our Chinatown
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
From peerless soup dumplings to tongue-tingling Sichuan frog, this is can't miss Chinese cuisine.
Hiromaru brings creative flavors to the local ramen scene
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Japanese celebrity chef Hironori Kawai's fusion-style noodles have arrived in Las Vegas.
Great steak is a total commitment at Station Casinos
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
"If our customers are plopping down $100 or more for dinner, we better make sure every part of that experience is impeccable."
Five beers to drink during National Beer Day
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Beer has many holidays. Celebrate the one that matters!
Dining News & Notes: 800 Degrees and Truck U Barbeque arrive this week
Monday, March 31, 2014
Also, MTO Café is going Mexican for the next installment of its Sunday Night Supper Series.
Five thoughts from a first visit to Double Barrel Roadhouse
Friday, March 28, 2014
Deep-fried spring rolls filled with cheddar mashed potatoes await you.
What’s the deal with weird Las Vegas restaurant lists in the national media?
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Travel + Leisure recently named its 15 best new restaurants in Vegas ... most of which are not open yet.
The Blind Pig deftly balances varying food and drink experiences
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Partially inspired by Joan’s on Third in LA, the Blind Pig is a combination of restaurant, lounge, café and market.
Dining News & Notes: Carlo’s Bakery opening at Venetian and Comme Ça has a new cookout
Monday, March 24, 2014
Also, find a new spring menu and a Glenfiddich dinner at Emeril Lagasse's Las Vegas restaurants.
Food scene staple Jolene Mannina is relishing new opportunities
Friday, March 21, 2014
If Las Vegas has such a thing as a culinary activist, Jolene is the one.
Find a heartier version of a classic at Hank's Philly Steaks
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
If you don't feel like a Philly, try the inside-out pizza known as a panzarotti.
Andrea’s baby burgers incorporate funky Asian flavors
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Oven-dried tomatoes. Jufran banana ketchup. Panko breadcrumbs. Wagyu beef. Are you ready?
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.

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