Posts tagged as: Nikki

Vegas desserts: Standard sweets, redefined

Vegas desserts: Standard sweets, redefined

By Nikki Neu VEGAS.com Boring hot fudge sundaes, tired tiramisu and unexciting cupcakes — not exactly what you want out of your dessert, but sometimes, that’s what you’re left with at the end of your meal. Even some fine-dining restaurants don’t offer more than a simple chocolate cake or the typical scoop of vanilla ice cream [...]

The cheese stands alone in Vegas

The cheese stands alone in Vegas

          By Nikki Neu VEGAS.com Those who know me, know my love of cheese. It’s no secret—when something cheesy is on the menu, I order it. A cheese plate, fried cheese, cheese fondue, macaroni and cheese—If it’s in the kitchen, I want it on my table. In Vegas, there are some, eh-em, [...]

It’s about wine! (Food & Wine, that is)

It’s about wine! (Food & Wine, that is)

The Grand Tasting. It sounds like a banquet fit for a king — and in many ways, it is. Start with star chefs and restaurateurs from Aria and Bellagio such as Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Julian Serrano, Michael Mina, Masa Takayama and Sirio Maccioni. Sprinkle in guest chefs like “Top Chef” Winner Stephanie Izard and Executive Chef [...]

Vegas Weekender: Food, fun and Foster the People

Vegas Weekender: Food, fun and Foster the People

This weekend in Vegas, it’s all about a good time. The fun starts at 5 o’clock–just make sure your fins can go to the left and to the right at the Jimmy Buffett concert. Continue the weekend and sing along to Motown favorites with Human Nature. Finally, eat and drink ’til your hearts content at the [...]

Vegas Weekender: Brews, food and entertaining shows

Vegas Weekender: Brews, food and entertaining shows

There’s no shortage of things to do in Vegas this weekend. Legendary singer Stevie Nicks rocks the Hard Rock Hotel and comedian Whoopi Goldberg keeps audiences in stitches at Treasure Island. Foodies have their choice of a bacon dinner, French cooking class or a beer tasting festival. No matter what you’re interested in, Vegas has [...]

The anti-beer fest: Wine festivals take over October in Vegas

The anti-beer fest: Wine festivals take over October in Vegas

Though I never need an excuse to celebrate wine, the month of October is the month for the fermented grape. While October is famously the month to celebrate beer, wine celebrations are popping up in Vegas. Two major wine festivals, Festevino at the Venetian and Palazzo and Crush at the Paris hotel take over Vegas [...]

Rooms get a redesign at Bellagio

Rooms get a redesign at Bellagio

Bellagio is known for luxury in Las Vegas. From the opulent Mediterranean-style pools, to the famous fountains — the AAA Five Diamond resort doesn’t skimp on the good stuff. Now, you can enjoy Bellagio’s plush amenities in one of their newly redesigned rooms. The hotel recently unveiled three new guest rooms. The deluxe guest rooms [...]

Celebrity chef profile: Michael Mina

Celebrity chef profile: Michael Mina

Recently, I chatted with Chef Michael Mina about everything from quality controlling his 18 restaurants in eight states to the surprising tunes on his iPod. Mina has established himself as a culinary powerhouse here in Las Vegas, with five restaurants in four properties: Stripsteak at MGM Grand, Michael Mina at Bellagio, Seablue and Nobhill Tavern [...]

Hollywood glamour in the most unlikely of places

Hollywood glamour in the most unlikely of places

Have you heard about The Barrymore restaurant? It’s not exactly easy to find. Located just off Las Vegas Boulevard inside the Royal Resort — you’ve heard it’s near the convention center, sort of around the corner from Encore — but you’re not sure where. Then once inside the resort, you have to find the door [...]

Las Vegas Restaurant Week(s) best values

Las Vegas Restaurant Week(s) best values

Las Vegas Restaurant Week is in full swing — and this year, it’s for two weeks. From now – Sept. 11, dine at extraordinary Las Vegas restaurants with a portion of the proceeds benefitting Three Square — Las Vegas’ food bank. Restaurant Week is a great way to try new restaurants while dining affordably and supporting [...]

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