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May 24, 2015

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Brock Radke

Brock Radke has been working in media in Las Vegas for 15 years. Prior to being named associate editor, he served as web editor and food editor for Las Vegas Weekly and has also contributed to publications including Las Vegas Magazine, Desert Companion, Zagat, Saveur, Cooking Light and others.

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Fabulous, futuristic Lago adds excitement to Bellagio’s lineup
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
From shortrib-stuffed cannelloni to branzino livornese, everything sounds good on Julian Serrano's massive menu of Italian treasures.
Dining News & Notes: A pop-up dinner at Old School Brewing, chain expansions and more
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Plus: A Korean cooking class at Roy's and a St. Jude's fundraiser at Ra Sushi.
A club for all mankind: Sampling the Valley’s best unpretentious hangs
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Where the music is sweet (and so are the Jell-O shots). It's time to get down with your bad self!
DB Brasserie marks first anniversary with menu update
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Hurry in for the limited-time Le Grande Burger. Come back for the scallops and spring pea pasta.
Magnificent Spaces: How Roger Thomas designed the Vegas of our dreams
Thursday, May 14, 2015
"Luxury is real taste and ability and thought and comfort—and we’ve made those decisions for you, and they’re all the right decisions."
Design icon Roger Thomas on his three favorite spaces at Wynn
Thursday, May 14, 2015
Roger Thomas says choosing his favorite spaces at Wynn is like a parent choosing favorite children. But then he realizes, “My favorite room is always the last one I did.”
Caesars and Hakkasan team up again for Vista Cocktail Lounge
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
The new nightspot replaces the former Shadow Bar.
Dining and Drinking News & Notes: Stone Domination, Desnudo Tacos return
Monday, May 11, 2015
Also, Sinatra offers a meal to remember to mark what would have been Frank's 100th birthday.
Take the World Burger Tour at Hard Rock Cafe
Thursday, May 7, 2015
From Germany to Dubai, exotic flavors are now available in Las Vegas.
Dining News & Notes: Postrio shutters, Epicurean Affair returns, and more
Friday, May 1, 2015
Also, catch a Cinco de Mayo experience to remember at Hecho en Vegas and a wonderful wine pairing dinner at Strip House.
Mercadito’s new Cooking Demo Mondays share creative cuisine
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Make a reservation now for the Cinco de Mayo Fiesta Demo on May 4.
Wrapping up Vegas Uncork’d 2015
Monday, April 27, 2015
Julian Serrano, Emeril Lagasse, Wolfgang Puck and so many other celebrity chefs took over the Strip once again, and it was delicious.
Forgiones land at Made L.V. for ‘Family Thing’ dinner
Friday, April 24, 2015
Father and son will cook together and share some classic dishes and family favorites.
Emeril Lagasse concocts the meal of our dreams
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
The celeb chef gets ready for his first-ever appearance at Vegas Uncork'd by creating a mega-meal from his Vegas restaurant dishes.
Exploring the tradition of Sunday gravy at Rao’s
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Be careful when tinkering with any Italian family’s recipe for sauce.
SLS prez Scott Kreeger sets out to redefine the new Strip property
Monday, April 20, 2015
The former executive for MGM Resorts and Station Casinos shares how experience has shaped his approach to building something different at SLS.
5 things that happened at UNLVino’s Sake Fever
Saturday, April 18, 2015
Top Chef champ Mei Lin showed up. Did you?
Dining News & Notes: Happy Hakka-versary, free O Face Doughnuts and more
Friday, April 17, 2015
Also, Carmine's has you covered for National Garlic Day.
Downtown Summerlin’s Andiron Steak & Sea delivers, naturally
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Elizabeth Blau and company move closer to fine dining while showing once again they know their audience better than anyone.
The Venetian has French brunch on lock
Thursday, April 9, 2015
Why not progressive meal it at these three outstanding spots?
Bird-based franchise PDQ arrives in North Las Vegas, happiness ensues
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Whether it's from a drive-through window or an upscale restaurant, fried chicken is too inconsistent. Not at PDQ.
Bite Now: Montaditos at Bin 702
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Nobody does snacks with drinks better than the Spanish.
Dining News & Notes: Shake Shack set for Summerlin, Foodie Fest moves to Rio
Monday, April 6, 2015
Apparently Downtown Summerlin needs yet another burger joint ... not that we're complaining. Bring on the Shack!
Ferraro family expands with Pizza Forte at Sunset Station
Friday, April 3, 2015
A second Pizza Forte is coming soon to the Hard Rock Hotel.
Can Fukuburger help refresh the Hawaiian Marketplace?
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
After a quick buildout at its new location, Fukuburger is back in business on the Strip.
Crawl the Cromwell: Bound, Giada and Interlude justify boutique hotel barhopping
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
The Strip-side hotel is a cool and stylish place to leisurely sample top-notch drinks (and do a little Vegas people-watching while you’re at it).
Five interesting things about the new Grand Bazaar Shops
Sunday, March 29, 2015
From lobster rolls to married-in-Vegas shops, this new mini-mall is ready to party.
Red Rice brings satisfying Chamorro cuisine to the Valley
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Great, easy comfort food from the island of Guam.
Three things we love about the 40-year-old California Hotel & Casino
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Aloha, and happy anniversary!
Is this the best pho in Las Vegas?
Pho Sing Sing’s Vietnamese food is traditional, simple and delicious
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
The thing about pho is that it’s pretty much the same all over.
Cosmopolitan’s Comme Ça restaurant to close March 31
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
The modern French brasserie is the first of the Cosmopolitan's original restaurants to shutter.
What to expect at Tony Gemignani’s new Pizza Rock at Green Valley Ranch
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Henderson now has a Pizza Rock of its own. Are you ready for a taste?
Off the Strip brings its satisfying fare to the Linq
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
This faithful rendition of one of our favorite neighborhood spots is now live on the Strip.
Radio City reinvention: Fremont East pizzeria is turning into something special
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
This seems like fancy food you’d find in a Las Vegas Strip casino, not in a pizza joint sandwiched between bars on Fremont East.
Dining News & Notes: Jack reunites with Frank at Sinatra
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Also, plenty of wine dinners, new restaurants, and a change for Las Vegas Restaurant Week.
Getting ready for Vegas Uncork’d with Bon Appétit editor Adam Rapoport
Monday, March 9, 2015
"It’s something you only see in Vegas, events at that scale done so professionally and efficiently, like bam!"
Just how Vegas is High Roller Pizza?
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
There are tons of different styles of pizza, but High Roller claims to make Vegas-style pizza.
CityCenter is a walkable, drinkable art museum
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
A different, slightly blurry way of looking at the expansive Strip development.
With stadium plans scuttled, what’s next for Symphony Park?
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Symphony Park is where it all begins—the dream of a new Downtown, a cultural and commercial hub, the soul of a real city.
24 hours inside the Peppermill
Big food, crazy cocktails and undeniable warmth: A day in the life of a Strip institution
Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015
Big food, crazy cocktails and undeniable warmth: A day in the life of a Strip institution.
Sinatra still ranks among the Strip’s best Italian restaurants
Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015
The food at Wynn resorts will always be fancy, and we wouldn’t want it any other way.
Talking burgers and more with rising star chef Christina Wilson
Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015
The Hell's Kitchen winner moved from Gordon Ramsay Steak to BurGR last year.
Julian Serrano on consistency, his new restaurant Lago and Vegas Uncork’d
Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015
The decorated chef is set to open his third Strip restaurant at Bellagio in April.
At Westgate Las Vegas, David Siegel wants middle Americans to feel like Rockefellers
Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015
David Siegel saw Elvis' comeback at the old Las Vegas Hilton. "Little did I know ... I’d be buying the hotel, but it does feel like I was kind of destined to do it.”
Bazaar Meat, Robuchon, Blau up for James Beard Awards
Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015
The prestigious annual chef and restaurant awards include more Las Vegas semifinalists than in years' past.
Where to celebrate Chinese New Year in Las Vegas
Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015
Celebrate the Year of the Goat by checking out some of the Strip's impressive offerings.
Dining News & Notes: Ferraro’s family to launch Pizza Forte
Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015
Also, a unique beer dinner takes over Mandalay Bay and Delano this month.
Snacking on the Strip: White Castle vs. Shake Shack
Friday, Feb. 13, 2015
Crave Cases of satisfying sliders or juicy burgers with a side of frozen custard—which Strip street-food stop do you prefer?
Pan-Asian restaurant Social House makes every gathering a delight
Friday, Feb. 13, 2015
It's a dining institution in Las Vegas—and for good reason.
Michael Mina’s precise, artful Bardot Brasserie is not to be missed
Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015
When we heard he was converting American Fish into a classic French brasserie, we were interested but we didn’t freak out. We should have.

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