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August 31, 2015

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Photo: Guest columnist Jim Rees of Hash House a Go Go. Th
Jim Rees on Hash House a Go Go: What is it — a Las Vegas strip joint or newest dispensary?
Sunday, August 30, 2015
Guest Columnist:
Would you believe 800,000 pounds of potatoes, 7 tons of bacon, 2 million eggs and 3 tons of rosemary are being served every year? Add to that 240,000 pounds of Certified Angus Beef, 350,000 pounds of chicken breast and more.
Photo: Paul Monahan, aka Sailor Jerry, national brand amb
Paul Monahan of Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum: Local watering holes offer true immersion of culture
Sunday, August 30, 2015
Guest Columnist:
It wasn’t until the past four years traveling here for work as national brand ambassador for Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum, or finding an excuse for work, did I truly start to appreciate the grit, sincerity and hustle of everything off the Strip.
Photo: An arrangement of spices and herbs at Origin India
Demystifying the spice aisle
Sunday, August 30, 2015
There’s no need to fear the grocery store spice aisle. There are a lot of options, but in five minutes, we’ll make you an expert on which ingredients go with which dishes to help make your next dinner party a success.
Keeping it cool with Vegas’ hottest milkshakes
Keeping it cool with Vegas’ hottest milkshakes
Friday, August 28, 2015
When it comes to creating frosty treats, the Strip goes over the top.
Photo: Tomahawk at Joe Vicaris Andiamo Italian Steakhouse
Andiamo executive chef Joseph Parrino: Tips for grilling to perfection
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Guest Columnist:
Summer is a great time to branch out and try new foods on the grill, but steak will always be a favorite of mine. I love to sit outside and smell the aroma of steaks cooking. Below is a swordfish recipe for beginners to try at home.
Photo: Valrhona Grand Cru Milk Chocolate Pancakes at Pant
Mirage executive chef Christian Schmidt: My heritage and classical training are indelible
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Guest Columnist:
Growing up in Germany, I was fascinated by classic Western movies starring American heroes like Clint Eastwood, John Wayne and Gene Hackman. I viewed the United States as a place that truly epitomized the land of opportunity.
Photo: The Cupcakery
Openings & Closings: Juicery, bakery, art-supply store among new businesses
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
A new woodshop and art-supply store will help fill the valley’s creative needs, while a new juicery and a bakery will help serve the valley’s palate. Also, Fremont Street says goodbye to one of its oldest casinos.
Photo: Bardots brunch menu demands deep exploration.
Ben Vaughn: My Top Five favorite brunch spots in Las Vegas
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Contributing Columnist:
From braised meats, champagne, cheeses from all over the globe and seafood towers tall enough to pave a path to the top of the Stratosphere, every restaurant has its own variety of sinful, over-the-top brunch choices.
Photo: PBR Rock Bar & Grill at Planet Hollywood.
Fine Entertainment chef Yvonne Maatouk talks gluten-free, consistency, Las Vegas
Sunday, August 23, 2015
Guest Columnist:
I think the best word for what I do is “challenging.” Yeah, challenging suits it pretty well. Challenging is being gluten-free and preparing giant pizzas, barbecue brisket and burgers all day — which I am, and I do.
Photo: The Top Chef Masters reunion dinner with Hugh Ache
Photos: Feniger, Milliken, Moonen, Acheson attend ‘Top Chef Masters’ reunion at Border Grill
Saturday, August 22, 2015
The weather wasn’t the only thing that was hot and sizzling Wednesday night at Border Grill, as “Top Chef Masters” cheftestants Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken, along with Rick Moonen and Hugh Acheson, hosted a reunion dinner.
Tuscany Gardens: Flavors to savor
Tuscany Gardens: Flavors to savor
Friday, August 21, 2015
Restaurant’s Italian traditions make every evening one to remember.
Photo: Mixologist Mia Mastroianni of Spike TV's Bar Rescu
Mia Mastroianni of ‘Bar Rescue’: Cocktails, five tips for the at-home mixologist
Thursday, August 20, 2015
Guest Columnist:
On Spike TV’s “Bar Rescue,” I have the opportunity to travel to hundreds of bars across the country and can say with confidence that Las Vegas is home to the best bartenders and mixologists.
Photo: P. Diddy hosts at Lavo on Friday, May 1, 2015, in
Lavo in Palazzo to add Lavo Casino Club in September
Thursday, August 20, 2015
The star-studded Italian restaurant Lavo in Palazzo will expand mid-September into gaming with Lavo Casino Club, a modern experience mixing blackjack with VIP bottle service, mixology and cuisine.
Photo: Executive chef Barry S. Dakake of N9NE Steakhouse
Barry S. Dakake of N9NE Steakhouse: Fresh ingredients take spotlight in summer cooking
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Guest Columnist:
When July melts its way into August, the summer harvest is at its peak. As the weather continues to get warmer, there are so many tasty reasons to enjoy cooking during the most plentiful time of year.
Photo: Timeless classics: Cherries jubilee, prepared tabl
Hugo’s Cellar remains a singular Vegas experience
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Celebrity chef Rick Moonen checks out Four Queens' retro gourmet room.

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