Las Vegas Food

Burgers with bite

By Nikki Neu VEGAS.com  Juicy. Plump. Perfect buns. We can’t get enough of burgers and apparently, neither can you. The popularity of burgers is climbing nationwide, with 95 percent of consumers eating burgers at least occasionally, according to the restaurant research and consulting firm Technomic. In Vegas there has been…

Deep fried Vegas

It’s late, and you’ve been doing your civic duties here in Vegas – partying with your favorite people and dancing with your favorite DJ. Now it’s getting close to 1 a.m. and the roast chicken with steamed vegetables you had five hours ago is wearing off. You’re hungry, you’ve forgotten…

Dining with High Society

The afternoon High Society Dayclub Brunch at Nove Italiano on the 51st floor of the Palms is not like the 1956 classic movie with Frank Sinatra and Grace Kelly. Kelly’s whimsical ballgowns give way to scantily-clad servers wearing fuschia tutus and tight corsets while taking your drink order. The term…

Vegas Uncork’d: All-Star Interactive Luncheon

One of the most popular afternoon events of the Vegas Uncork’d weekend is the All-Star Interactive Luncheon at Encore Las Vegas. Guests of this event got a once-in-a-lifetime experience to cook with three of the top chefs at Wynn Las Vegas: Paul Bartolotta, David Walzog and Alex Stratta. Walzog’s restaurant,…

Vegas Uncork’d: The Grand Tasting

The Grand Tasting is arguably the most popular event of the Vegas Uncork’d Weekend. Friday night, more than 2,000 people took part in tasting the best offerings from Las Vegas’ finest restaurants. With a line wrapping around the Appian Way at Caesars Palace and well through the casino, anxious tasters were treated to…

Sabers and sushi, chefs and champagne: Let the Vegas Uncork’d festivities begin

Some of the world’s top chefs are in Las Vegas this weekend. At 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Chef Alain Ducasse popped a bottle of champagne with a saber at his restaurant Mix with Bon Appétit Editor Barbara Fairchild and Mayor Oscar Goodman to kick off  Bon Appétit’s Vegas Uncork’d festivities. From left to right: Chefs Alain Ducasse, Kerry Simon,…

Vegas comes Uncork’d

I was privileged enough to get a sneak peek at the lineup of “Bon Appétit’s” Fourth Annual Vegas Uncork’d yesterday while lounging by the new Garden of the Gods pool at Caesars Palace. Extraordinary French Pastry Chef François Payard was present to explain his take on the event. After timidly excusing…

Cosmopolitan announces first round of restaurants

The Cosmopolitan Hotel announced the first round of their power-player lineup of restaurants and restaurateurs. The list of restaurants includes Comme Ca from Chef David Myers. The original restaurant is in Los Angeles. Other notable restaurants include Blue Ribbon from restaurateurs Bruce and Eric Bromberg. The two are already wildly…

Society’s hottest new power lunch

  Society Café Encore has consistently maintained a reputation for serving casual upscale comfort food in a beautifully decorated and well thought out dining room. Now, lunch just got easier. Executive Chef KimCateenwalla has created The Lunch Box, a three-course meal for a reasonable $23. To save time, all three courses are served at…

Alfresco, A Taste of Las Vegas

The first day of the Winter Las Vegas Market was packed with busy attendees–and they were hungry.  Luckily, “Alfresco, A Taste of Las Vegas” was a great way to welcome out-of-towners to Las Vegas. Market-goers were hosted by local restaurants and their chefs at various food stations underneath the stars. The event took place…

Vinny’s New York Seafood Bar & Café

While it has only been open six weeks, Vinny’s New York Seafood Bar & Café has managed to serve up steady fare at reasonable prices. When I went to visit last week, there were a few highlights including a tender calamari salad, lightly breaded calamari and shrimp and tender chicken…

Margaritas and Mexican food at Hussong’s

Hussong’s Cantina has been a popular spot since the bar opened in Ensenada, Mexico in 1892. Now, fun-loving people in Las Vegas get to sample some of Hussong’s strong margaritas, Mexican cuisine and authentic cantina atmosphere. The recently opened Hussong’s Cantina is now open in Mandalay Place. [flagallery gid=20 name=”Gallery”]

What’s cookin’ in Studio B

I thought it was innovative to have a studio-style kitchen within a buffet. But until now, not much was done with the Studio B at M Resort other than an occasional cooking demonstration. Now, much like “Emeril Live” or “Paula’s Party” on Food Network, Chef Tina Martini will host a 60-minute network television-style…

Vegetarian-friendly Vegas

Though I’m always up for a juicy, mouth-watering cut of Angus beef served rare and practically still mooing—I understand not everyone always is. A few of my friends in Las Vegas are vegetarians and for these meatless friends, I have taken note of places that have exceptional vegetarian cuisine on…

Aria’s supper sopranos

Dinner in Las Vegas has never been so easy. At the newly opened Aria, you can walk in, check in and eat in. Sage, Julian Serrano, and Bar Masa & Shaboo have a few things in common:  First, all three have big names behind them: Julian Serrano, executive chef of Picasso at…