Las Vegas Food

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…

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…

Keeping it mini in Sin City

Small serving, big bite By Nikki Neu VEGAS.com  As the saying goes, bigger is better. But if you’re in Las Vegas, sometimes smaller portions do the trick. With such vast dining choices available in Vegas, it would behoove you to save room so you can try more. “People enjoy mini-foods…

Eating smart

Sometimes it’s hard to find a good deal in Vegas. No, not the “sort of” good deals you can find if you eat dinner at 2 a.m., bring a coupon and like your eggs painfully rubbery and overdone. I mean a really good deal. Earlier this year, Zagat released a survey…

Oodles of noodles

The story goes, before I could walk I could twirl my noodles. By the time elementary school came, I had eaten at almost every reputable (and a few not-so-reputable) noodle shop in New York’s China Town. In search of the perfect noodle, I even ventured into Queens. I would guess any poor…

Sugar Rush

There are many impressive things in Vegas — the more than 5,000 rooms at MGM Grand, the extraordinarily flexible acrobats at Cirque du Soleil shows, the 2 million crystals in The Chandelier at the Cosmopolitan (that’s a lot of bling.)   But Gummy Bears and lollipops? Not so impressive — until now. The people at Sugar Factory…

Food with a flourish

It doesn’t happen often, but occasionally things work out better than expected. You fill up your gas tank while winning at a round of slots. You kill three birds with one stone, not two. Your wait at the DMV is an hour and 20 minutes – and so is the…

Pizza, Pizza!

From classic to original and everything in between, everybody has their favorite pizza. Whether you’re down with deep dish or it’s nothing but New York-style for you, Vegas delivers big flavor and exciting environments–direct to you. Nove Italiano at the Palms Hours: Open daily, 6 p.m. – close. Piping-hot pizza: Chef Geno…

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…

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,…

50 for $5 at 5: Happy hour math pays off

If you’re looking for a happy hour that’s budget-friendly and packed with flavor, check out Tbones 50 for $5 at 5. Not only is this late afternoon dash great for people who love the number five, but it also boasts 50 menu items, all for just $5 each from 5…

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…

Country Club Creole: Musical brunch turns one

This past Sunday marked the one-year anniversary of Cookin’ with Jazz Brunch at The Country Club in Wynn Las Vegas. The jazz brunch is a festive fusion of lively music and delicious food. Chef Carlos Guia kick starts your Sunday morning with mouth-watering dishes featuring a New Orleans flavor. Chef Guia is no…

Secret pizza

By now I’m sure you’ve heard about The Cosmopolitan’s satiating restaurant offerings: Scott Conant’s famous spaghetti at Scarpetta, Costas Spidialis’  fish at Estiatorio Milos, the Bromberg brothers’ wasabi honey fried chicken at Blue Ribbon. But here’s something you haven’t heard about: the pizza at the Pizza Place. That’s right, amidst the fine…

Eat this, not that: How to skip and savor Vegas

Deciding where to dine in Las Vegas can be a daunting task. In fact, if it’s your first time here or you haven’t done your research, it can be overwhelming. For those of us on a lunch hour either for work or attending a convention, I know we want something…

Vegas Weekender: Food, fun and entertainment

Don’t let the cold weather get you down. Come to Vegas for fun, food, entertainment and more. Celebrate a crooning legend’s 95th birthday with dinner, a show and some dancing. Cheer on two heavyweight UFC champions as they fight to be named king of the ring or watch a parade…

Let’s talk turkey: Thanksgiving Day in Vegas

By Nikki Neu VEGAS.com Ah, Thanksgiving…I can taste the cranberry sauce already. It wasn’t long ago when we were carving pumpkins and floating ice eyeballs in our punch bowls. Now, we’re turning pumpkins into pumpkin pie and, well, using regular ice cubes in our punch bowls. Actually, strike that. Let…

Golden Nugget’s First Annual Fall Beer Festival

More than 300 people piled into the Golden Nugget special events center on Friday night for the hotel’s first annual Beer Fest. I was one of the lucky 300 and with over 200 beers to choose from, let’s just say I had (both) my hands full. Some of my favorites included Fat Tire,…

Wine: It’s just a little CRUSH. . .

CRUSH, Paris Las Vegas’ celebration of French wines is happening throughout the month of October. CRUSH familiarizes guests with French Wines with featured events including wine tastings, wine dinners and more. Start your stay off right with complimentary wine tastings in the lobby on Fridays, Oct. 8, 15 and 22.…

Viva Las Vegan

By now you’ve heard — veggies are good for you. How good? So good, Steve Wynn just decided to implement a Vegan-friendly policy in every restaurant at Wynn and Encore Las Vegas. Each restaurant now has a vegan-friendly menu with items like STRATTA‘s whole wheat pasta primavera and watermelon gazpacho at the Country…

Chow down for charity

Restaurant Week is here! Not that you need an excuse to dine at some of Las Vegas’ finest restaurants, but just in case you do, here it is. From August 30 – September 5, enjoy cuisine from more than 80 restaurants while supporting a great cause. Starting this Monday, anxious…