Restaurants

Java Jolt: Coffee in Vegas

Let’s face it, many of us need a little java jolt to get us started in the morning or keep us going at night. After all, it is Vegas, land of sensory overload and home of too much to see and do in a weekend. But not all cups of…

A taste of Italy in Vegas

Onda is a gem, tucked away in the corner of restaurant row in the Mirage. The restaurant offers a few terrific deals, sure to leave your both your stomach and your wallet full. This Italian eatery is featuring a “Discover Italy” series every month from now through June 2012. For…

Cheers to a romantic New Year’s Eve in Vegas

New Year’s Eve can be quite the party in Vegas. From celebrity-hosted parties to deafening music and a seemingly endless flow of Champagne, Vegas is known for over-the-top celebrations. Fortunately, there are also a few restaurants perfect for just you and your date. If you’re looking for a romantic getaway…

Souvenirs you can eat

By Nikki Neu VEGAS.com You’ve partied at a nightclub, dined on lobster, hailed a taxi to the airport and just caught your plane — and then it hits you — you forgot to get souvenirs. They aren’t necessary, but souvenirs are usually the best way to let someone know: A. You…

Top 10 Thanksgiving Day Dinners in Vegas

It’s Thanksgiving and you’re in Vegas. Maybe you planned a holiday vacation or maybe you’re just passing through. Whatever the occasion, you’re going to need turkey and I’m here to help. There’s a lot of variety on this list — from an AAA five-diamond restaurant to a sports bar and…

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…

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…

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…

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…