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November 27, 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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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.
Roll Out the Fun
Double Barrel Roadhouse adds spicy attitude into American menu
Friday, May 23, 2014
Double Barrel feels more like a come-as-you-are party than a typical casino dining experience.
The forgotten pioneer: Jean-Louis Palladin
Thursday, May 22, 2014
He might not achieved as fame as his colleagues, but Palladin remains highly respected and influential.
Fame on a plate: Las Vegas is the celebrity chef capital of the universe
Thursday, May 22, 2014
How celebrity chefs helped build the Las Vegas dining scene and became a ubiquitous presence on the Strip, and why we can't get enough famous food.
The Weekly Interview: Emeril Lagasse
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Emeril is one of the OG Las Vegas celebrity chefs. He currently operates four restaurants on the Strip at MGM Grand, Venetian and Palazzo.
Exploring Peruvian food in Las Vegas
Tremendous rotisserie chicken and tangy ceviches await the adventurous
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Tremendous rotisserie chicken and tangy ceviches await the adventurous.
Formulating fine pub fare with chef Anthony Schutz
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
The chef at Michael Mina's Pub 1842 recommends the bacon cheeseburger.
Dining News & Notes: Summerlin gets Wolfgang Puck and Wiener’s Circle
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Also, pizza pro Tony Gemignani is bringing another new restaurant to a different Station Casinos property.
Ocean to Table program brings Hawaiian seafood to Lakeside
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
You've probably never tasted meaty monchong or delicate hapu’upu’u. Here's your chance.
Catching up with food court mogul and ‘vetrepreneur’ Frank Bonanno
Saturday, May 17, 2014
Bonanno's Fifth Avenue Restaurant Group operates an astounding 52 locations in Las Vegas.
Dining News & Notes: Honey Salt team expands to Tivoli Village
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Also, a new barbecue joint is coming to Town Square this summer.
Two new pizzerias hit the Strip at Linq and Monte Carlo
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Which will you prefer, brick-oven pies at Flour & Barley or build-your-own pizzas at 800 Degrees?
New chefs and events bring fresh flavor to Vegas Uncork’d
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
The Grand Tasting is still the centerpiece of this annual fantastic foodfest, but there were coma-inducing delights to be had throughout the weekend.
Aria chefs elevate buffet dining at Vegas Uncork’d All-Star Feast
Sunday, May 11, 2014
Michael Mina's signature lobster pot pie was just one standout dish as this new Uncork'd event.
SLS introduces new buffet and coffee shop restaurant concepts
Thursday, May 8, 2014
The Perq is a brand-new coffee collaboration between SBE and LA-based Lamill.

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