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November 25, 2015

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Brock Radke

Brock Radke is Las Vegas Weekly's associate editor and manages the magazine's dining and nightlife sections and writes the Strip-centric column The Incidental Tourist. Brock has been writing about Las Vegas for more than 15 years and has contributed to several regional and national publications.

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Cozy Californian Mexican food lands at Downtown Summerlin with Pancho's
Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015
Downtown Summerlin has grown into a very well-balanced casual dining destination, and now it isn’t missing a Mexican restaurant.
Steamie Weenie brings creative hot dogs to Green Valley
Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015
From regional classics like the Chicago dog to creative originals like the 9th Island, the Weenie has you covered.
Let’s explore Other Mama’s new cocktail menu
Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015
Raw bar or booze bar? Why can't it be both?
Daylife takes a wild turn at Crush Fridays Party Brunch
Monday, Nov. 23, 2015
A bottle-popping, table-dancing, Snickers-pancake-loaded, Friday afternoon shindig.
Buy now, party in 2016: It’s time to get your NYE nightclub tickets
Monday, Nov. 23, 2015
From Calvin Harris at Omnia to Snoop Dogg at Tao, a quick update of the Strip's NYE headliners and door charges.
Snacking on the Strip: Eating the original Buffalo wings at Anchor Bar
Monday, Nov. 23, 2015
These wings live up to the hype, and the Beef on Weck is pretty great, too.
Dining News & Notes: New restaurants from Stratta, Mizoguchi and Sgrizzi
Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015
Also, Elizabeth Blau joins the cast Restaurant Startup, and Stripsteak teams up with Glenfiddich.
Scratching the surface: Hunger is a bigger problem in Las Vegas than you think
Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015
Southern Nevada’s identity is wrapped up in the perception of Vegas, the glitz and the fun, but the real Las Vegas is plagued with the real problems of any growing American metropolis.
Chatting up Steve Aoki as he preps to celebrate his birthday at Hakkasan
Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015
The DJ talks his Steve Aoki Charitable Fund, moving into his Henderson home and more.
Nightlife News & Notes: 3LAU's Hakkasan and Omnia debuts, NYE headliners and more
Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015
Also, a new opening date for LGBT dance spot Rendezvous.
Get another dose of comfort food at Downtown’s new Chow
Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015
There’s no fusion at Chow—there’s great fried chicken and awesome egg rolls.
The other Downtown guy: Derek Stevens has become a Fremont Street heavyweight
Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015
Unlike the enigmatic Tony Hsieh—whose contributions Stevens constantly praises—Stevens is Downtown’s relatable everyman.
SLS' shuttered nightclub to become live music venue Foundry Hall
Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015
Live Nation has partnered with SLS on the new project.
Flippin’ Good brings fresh flavor to Fremont East
Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015
The new Downtown burger spot actually tastes like its slogan. Imagine that.
The Weekly Interview: Erick Morillo, ready to make his debut at XS
Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015
"I’m all about the deep-blue sexy. I want to get the girls singing and get everybody moving like we used to in the jungle!"
DJ88’s Pop-Up looks to satisfy Las Vegas’ musical voids
Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015
The recurring sonic party makes its debut Sunday night at Ghostbar.
Dining News & Notes: Pouessel pops up and PublicUs wins big
Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015
Also, get ready for truffles at Delmonico, a Sense...ational Dinner at Guy Savoy and the return of Ultimo.
Defining Intrigue: Sean Christie on what comes next for Wynn nightlife
Friday, Nov. 6, 2015
New nightclub Intrigue makes its debut in the spring of 2016.
Simple, sophisticated Salute upgrades Italian at Red Rock Resort
Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015
The newest Red Rock restaurant should find its way into neighborhood favorite status.
Bring home the bacon? Interpreting the latest cancer info
Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015
If you freaked out when the World Health Organization declared processed meats are a cause of colorectal cancer, don’t feel bad.
One last Tryst: Pay a final visit to the trailblazing Wynn nightclub
Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015
Say goodbye to the club during its final weekend of operations.
Five fantastic courses on one plate at Andre’s
Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015
I grabbed a seat at the bar, ordered a Lower Manhattan cocktail and waited for my personalized feast to arrive. It didn’t take long.
Guy Fieri is bringing his drunken donkey to the Rio
Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015
El Burro Borracho is set to open near the Rio's pool in early 2016.
Dining News & Notes: Clawson, Stratta close, but Fuku grows and El Gordo returns
Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015
Also, Ferraro's has a new executive chef and wine dinners are planned at RM Seafood, Crave and Vic & Anthony's.
Aria is becoming the elite resort it always promised
Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015
CityCenter isn’t really a thing anymore. It’s all about Aria.
It hasn’t grabbed the spotlight, but the Katsuya experience is worth a look
Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015
Katsuya hammers the classic sushi joint favorites and offers plenty of creative alternative dishes, too.
10 years later, Hank's remains one of the great off-Strip restaurants
Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015
Its commitment to food, wine and service hasn't waned.
Catching up with Afrojack: On Bugattis and Bieber for Halloween
Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015
"It’s really dope that if I wanna buy a new car everyone gets as excited about it as me."
Cowboy up with big, bold bites at PBR Rock Bar & Grill
Friday, Oct. 23, 2015
You don't have to be a cowboy to take on the Cowboy Challenge, a giant burger that's yours for free if you can eat it all in 30 minutes.
Flock & Fowl is obsessed with perfect chicken
Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015
Flavors are focused at the new restaurant run by the operators of Fat Choy.
With Sam Nazarian out at SLS, the Strip loses a colorful character
Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015
Before he moved into a Summerlin mansion in 2012, his primary LA residence was a $12 million spot off Mulholland Drive previously owned by Jennifer Lopez.
Dining News & Notes: Chefs team up for benefit dinner at Tivoli Village
Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015
Also, a new Buffalo Wild Wings on the Strip and a culinary student showdown at Downtown Summerlin.
Familiar operators take control of Light and Daylight at Mandalay Bay
Friday, Oct. 9, 2015
A new company created by former Light Group executives will keep the party going.
A new elegance: SW Steakhouse gets a renovation
Friday, Oct. 9, 2015
The high-roller favorite is just a bit better now, if that’s possible.
PT's has something brewing for 2016
Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015
Opening its own brewery is just the start for the local bar chain.
Get a taste of Giada's new brunch menu
Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015
This might be the next big Vegas brunch hot spot.
Could free parking disappear from the Strip?
Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015
Considering the volume of events that will undoubtedly be planned for the arena and the new theater, and recognizing that these casino garages already fill up fast during big weekends, I’d say it’s more than possible paid parking will become a thing on the Strip.
Nightlife News & Notes: NYE headliners, Hyde's XIV Vegas Sessions and more
Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015
The monthly, confetti-strewn party is back at the Bellagio nightclub.
Chef’s table: Roy Ellamar readies a new Harvest at Bellagio
Monday, Oct. 5, 2015
Sensi will be replaced by a new restaurant built around the chef's cooking philosophy.
Dining News & Notes: A pasta eating championship at Paris and a Pete Rose restaurant and bar on the Strip
Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015
Also, Silver Sevens does food trucks and the Foodie Fest moves to Sunset Station.
The new Chada Street tastes like another Thai food home run
Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015
The new restaurant from Bank Atcharawan takes Chada's already thrilling cuisine in an intense new direction.
From clubs to bars to restaurants, Andy Masi is still speeding the pulse of Vegas nightlife
Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015
He’s not planning on slowing down any time soon.
The Plaza has you covered with balanced dining options
Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015
The Downtown casino boasts a destination steakhouse, a popular breakfast-brunch spot and two quietly delicious snackeries.
Gay nightlife returns to the Strip with Roi Sundays at Chateau
Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015
And locals always get in free.
Lago’s Sunday brunch offers ideal views and hearty food
Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015
Get fancy and full with its three-course morning meal (and make room for the eye-opening Bloody Mary).
Nightlife News & Notes: Pool clubs shut down for the season and more
Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015
Plus: Whip and Nae Nae at Tao with Silento.
Vibrant fusion creations are waiting to be discovered at SushiSamba
Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015
Fusion fun: Japanese and Peruvian cuisines blend beautifully at the veteran Palazzo restaurant.
Big Ern's BBQ is movin' on up—with new menu items and a second location
Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015
Its new digs open around October 1. Go get yourself some of the best brisket in the city!
Via Brasil hosts a parking-lot food and culture fest
Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015
Off-menu street-food snacks, samba dancers and more.
(Second) life of the party: Hard Rock Hotel unveils its new Center Bar
Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015
The new model is nothing like before, and that’s not a bad thing.

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