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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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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.
Bite Now: Pan-seared ribeye at the new Charcoal Room
Monday, July 14, 2014
The Palace Station's classic steakhouse has been converted into something new, and it's delicious.
Dining News & Notes: Simon honored at Hard Rock, Yardbird is coming
Friday, July 11, 2014
Also, Giada is ready for lunch, and Downtown Grand's diner is adding Chinese to the menu.
Determined to be different Italian, Giada is off to a fast start
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Giada’s menu reflects the dueling desires to accommodate all while staying true to how she likes to cook and eat.
What would have aired on a Vegas episode of Adam Richman’s postponed food show
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
We can't watch the show, but we can all eat the Jamminator.
The Weekly Interview: Giada De Laurentiis
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
"Average is not good enough. Getting up there means you need to take risks, and part of that is being unique."
Ninth Island style: Nothing compares to Poke Express
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Even the fresh poke in Hawaii couldn't hang with the best stuff at our local favorite.
Local Hawaiian couple to receive Nevada Arts Council cultural award
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Gary and Sheldeen Haleamau are the recipients of the 2015 Nevada Heritage Award.
Presto Cafe’s light, tasty fare comes to Henderson
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Now there will be east-side and west-side locations where you can find the delicious green eggs and ham flatbread.
Next big thing? Chef Takeshi Omae lands in Las Vegas
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Japanese Cuisine by Omae recently opened for lunch only, serving three courses of dynamic cuisine.
Five sips, er, thoughts on Motley Brews’ first Open Container
Sunday, June 29, 2014
Sipping on fruity, fizzy cider and watching random, funny movie clips makes for a pretty fun Friday night.
Six crazy things to see, buy and eat at Hershey’s Chocolate World
Friday, June 27, 2014
Your new spot for Reese's Peanut Butter Cup brownie sandwiches.
The Next Big Thing
Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen & Bar brings the TV star back to the city.
Friday, June 27, 2014
The UNLV grad and Food Network star opens his first Vegas restaurant at The Quad.
After 25 years, the Pasta Shop is better than ever
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
The charming Henderson spot still draws Vegas visitors away from the Strip to the suburbs.
Light Group’s Brian Massie talks menu mainstays and his new off-Strip project
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
The Light Group is opening Hearthstone at the Red Rock Resort this fall, and the chef is fired up about it.
Postrio lightens up with new chef, fresh menu revamp
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Chef Mark Andlebradt is back in town, and it's time for a return visit to Wolfgang Puck's Postrio.
Another Firefly restaurant set to close
Saturday, June 21, 2014
The Summerlin-area location on West Sahara Avenue will shutter after service on June 22.
Respect your Roberto’s: The ubiquitous taco shop turns 50
Friday, June 20, 2014
Don't hide your love for this greasy, cheap goodness—celebrate it.
Experience the new spin-off of Southern classic H&H BBQ
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
H&H BBQ Plus 2 offers the same soulful Southern fare in a bright and friendly atmosphere.
Dining News & Notes: DW Bistro is expanding and Sammy’s is celebrating
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Also CrossBarn Winery is collaborating with T-bones Chophouse for a June 26 dinner event.
Yellowtail expands to Hollywood this fall
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
A new restaurant in LA marks continued growth for chef Akira Back and the Light Group.
Follow the Pie Piper
800 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria delivers slices of quality
Friday, June 13, 2014
A new brand of pizza comes to the Las Vegas Strip.
Town Square’s Pot Liquor wants to be your new barbecue hangout
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
From Carolina pulled pork to Texas brisket, the new eatery will bring different regional favorites together.
Overlooked Tatsu deserves a spot in your ramen rotation
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
From the memorably delicious curry ramen to the city's best karaage, Ramen Tatsu's dishes deserve your love.
New taco revolution: Mercadito will bring fresh flavors to Red Rock and GVR
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
New York Magazine once picked the restaurant’s crispy fried mahi mahi masterpiece as the best fish taco in the city.
Daniel Boulud’s return is this year’s most exciting food moment
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
DB Brasserie distinguishes itself with a style and flair much different from anything else at Venetian or on the Strip.
Border Grill’s Chris Keating on the Bahamas and barbecue blasphemy
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
The former Caesars Palace chef has returned to Las Vegas to open the new Border Grill—at Caesars Palace.
A side dish to treasure from Strip House
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
The Planet Hollywood steakhouse's potatoes Romanoff are an easy crowd-pleaser.
Pop into the new BLT Steak for cheesy bliss
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
The new steak joint's signature popovers live up to their hype.
Dining News & Notes: No more Pinot, Giada opens, Downtown dogs and more
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Giada is open for business and ready to serve you orzo meatballs and citrus-marinated calamari.
Why Brews and Blues is one of our best beer festivals
Monday, June 2, 2014
First, it's at the Springs Preserve. Second, there's lots of delicious beer.
Will Lyfe Kitchen change your life?
The ‘Whole Foods of fast food’ is coming to Green Valley
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
The "Whole Foods of fast food" is coming to Green Valley.
The Palms fills a food void with Back Room Burger
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Need a new burger? Try the one with spicy New Mexican red chile pork, Jack cheese and Fritos.
Catching up with chef Luciano Pellegrini
He’s staying busy with gelato and an upcoming appearance at Nove Italiano
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
The chef's DolceVita Gelato is supplying delicious icy goodness to several local restaurants.
Bite Now: A Fuku link at FukuLinq
Monday, May 26, 2014
Is Fukuburger's spicy signature Naga Dog just as good at the new Strip location? Yep.
Five thoughts on Mandalay Bay’s Beer vs. Wine dinner
Sunday, May 25, 2014
Let's hope the Beer vs. Wine Pairing Smackdown was the first of a series of fun, delicious events.

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