Posts tagged as: Restaurants

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 [...]

Best dining deals in Vegas: Dining on a dime

Best dining deals in Vegas: Dining on a dime

By Nikki Neu VEGAS.com Sometimes we have to make hard sacrifices. Going to the gym instead of watching TV. Battling through a child’s birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese. Forgoing a great sale at Saks to make your car payment. Times are tough, but one sacrifice you shouldn’t have to make is good food for [...]

Celebrity chef profile: Carla Pellegrino

Celebrity chef profile: Carla Pellegrino

By Nikki Neu VEGAS.com When almost every head in a busy corridor turns around and stares at you, it could be unnerving. But Chef Carla Pellegrino seems to go unfazed. “I normally don’t sit out here,” is the only acknowledgment given to the starstruck passers-by. The bubbly, energetic Pellegrino has appeared on Food Network, was the [...]

All-Star Cochon: The perfect piece of pork

All-Star Cochon: The perfect piece of pork

It starts with 14 pigs, 10 chefs and the heavy scent of bacon in the air. All-Star Cochon brought the goods this past weekend when the national pork-loving tour stopped at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. From bacon cotton candy to an adult Manhattan SnowCone with bacon-infused bourbon, the creativity at Sunday’s main event seemed endless. There were even Pork-E-O’s [...]

First female hotel executive chef on the Las Vegas Strip

First female hotel executive chef on the Las Vegas Strip

Susan Wolfla made history by becoming Executive Chef of Mandalay Bay. Not because of her delicious recipes or artful plating, but because she’s a woman. It’s hard to fathom, but Wolfla is the first female executive chef of a hotel on the Las Vegas Strip. “It is a male dominated profession, it is. Even today [...]

I scream, you scream — something about ice cream

I scream, you scream — something about ice cream

My memory of ice cream starts with the Carvel Flying Saucer. Soft serve ice cream between two chocolatey cookies brings me back, every time.    But ice cream and other frozen treats never get old. According to the International Dairy Foods Association, about 1.52 billion gallons of ice cream were on the market in 2009. In the United [...]

Celebrity sightings: The best places to catch a glimpse of star power

Celebrity sightings: The best places to catch a glimpse of star power

In recent years, our obsession with celebrity spotting has grown exponentially. It’s no longer good enough to peruse the pages of “People,” swooning over how good George Clooney looks. Now, we want Clooney sitting two tables down at the club, nursing the same drink Charlie Sheen had last week — oh, and Paris better make [...]

Cocktails, Clubs and Cuisine

Cocktails, Clubs and Cuisine

When you have a night off to celebrate, relax and get together with friends, you want to make the most of it. Finding somewhere convenient is key and time is money. In Vegas, we have you, the hungry, club-going guest, in mind. For a complete night out you used to have to jump around from [...]

Going Greek: Fresh imports, served here

Going Greek: Fresh imports, served here

There are few restaurateurs gutsy enough to come to a city dripping with over-the-top ostentation and try to succeed by keeping it simple. But Costas Spiliadis is determined to wade through the sometimes overly-complicated menus of Las Vegas and stick with his Greek roots—a formula that has worked in his other restaurants in Greece, Montreal and New York. At [...]

Vegas Uncork’d: Food festivities

Vegas Uncork’d: Food festivities

Culinary greats including Rick Moonen, Bradley Ogden, Jet Tila, and François Payard are headlining 2011’s Vegas Uncork’d, taking place May 5 – 8. The lineup was announced at a press conference Tuesday. The four-day festival of events promises to attract a large food-loving crowd. Various events take place all day long and include lots of [...]

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