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Brock Radke

Brock Radke is editor at Industry Weekly and associate editor at Las Vegas Weekly. His focus at both publications is Las Vegas nightlife, food and drink, hospitality and entertainment. He also writes the Strip-centric column The Incidental Tourist. He has been writing about Las Vegas for more than 15 years and has contributed to several regional and national publications.

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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.
Nightlife News & Notes: Safe in Sound Festival is returning, Tryst is closing and more
Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015
Plus: Steve Aoki wins DJ Times' America's Best DJ poll.
Dining News & Notes: Bourbon brunch at Morels and Golden Week at Hakkasan
Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015
Plus, free wine for locals at RM Seafood and a pig roast on the patio at Ferraro's.
Kerry Simon, 1955-2015: Saying goodbye to the quintessential Vegas chef
Friday, Sept. 11, 2015
Las Vegas is all about hospitality, and I can’t think of anyone who embodied that spirit as uniquely as Kerry Simon.
Palms Place’s Café 6 takes a breezy space in an even more casual direction
Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015
The burger-centric eatery is accessible and convenient, and nothing checks in over the $20 mark.
Dining News & Notes: Wahlburgers, MR CHOW set to open in late 2015
Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015
Also, a great lunch deal at Ku Noodle and a stellar restaurant lineup at Joy of Sake coming soon to Caesars Palace.
Nightlife News & Notes: EDC announces 2016 dates and onsale and more
Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015
Plus: Avicii postpones Vegas shows and a new hip-hop night at Hard Hat Lounge.
Meet the people who make your Vegas night out
Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015
The Nightlife Issue: Who is serving your drinks, mixing your cocktails and creating your Vegas experience? Plus so much more!
Great American Food and Zydeco drop delicious new sandwiches on the city
Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015
The time has come, once again, to assess the state of the sandwich in Las Vegas. And things are looking up.
DB Brasserie chef Vincent Pouessel talks brunch and working with legends
Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015
The native of Brittany just departed Aureole at Mandalay Bay to take the helm at Daniel Boulud's restaurant at the Venetian.
Our favorite pours from Mandalay Bay’s Beachside Beer & Barrel Festival
Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015
Add these brews to your beer bucket list.
Las Vegas’ Super Cr3w didn’t take the ‘ABDC’ title, but it should have
Monday, Aug. 31, 2015
The Vegas b-boys dominated, but Quest Crew walked away with the title.
Miguel packs arena-size energy into his show at Drai’s Nightclub
Monday, Aug. 31, 2015
Simply put, this guy knows what he's doing.
Dining News & Notes: Society Café closing, Simon gets Dinner His Way at Made L.V.
Friday, Aug. 28, 2015
Also, Off The Strip does brunch every day and CraftHaus Brewery throws a Glitter Bomb Party to celebrate its anniversary.
Bring Cabo Wabo’s tangy carne asada tacos home
Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015
You know you love steak tacos. Steal this recipe from one of the Strip's top party food spots.
Commercial Center adds the fresh, intriguing Arawan Thai Bistro
Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015
There’s a bright, popping freshness to the flavors at this new Thai restaurant.
The sale of the Las Vegas Club should be great for Downtown
Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015
If you’ve spent any time inside the D or the Golden Gate, it’s easy to see why this deal should be great for Fremont Street.
Miguel is coming to party and riot and expand your soul
Monday, Aug. 24, 2015
The Grammy winner talks his latest album, playing Vegas and more.
Fremont East’s Radio City Pizzeria sold
New owners Jeffrey Fine and Sam Marvin planning new concept
Monday, Aug. 24, 2015
New owners Jeffrey Fine and Sam Marvin are planning new concept for the Downtown space.
With a strong beer list and fun food, Public School 702 is rolling
Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015
Solid renditions of pub favorites, an interesting selection of entrées and tasty food deals during the restaurant's recess-themed happy hour.
Chef Johnny Church and Artisanal Foods team up for a new café
Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015
Expect lots of dishes utilizing the rare and interesting products available at the southeast Valley shop.
Dining News & Notes: Chefs on the move, free lemonade and lunch and brunch at Lago
Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015
Also, Bachi Burger is going to the Beard House, and sweet shops are expanding.
Nightlife News & Notes: Diplo’s Mad Decent Block Party, Oddfellows debuts Downtown and more
Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015
Plus: Double Barrel Roadhouse launched a live music promo featuring local bands.
Hugh Acheson on ‘Top Chef Masters’ reunion, great veggies and bringing the south to Las Vegas
Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015
The Atlanta chef and restaurateur is coming to Border Grill to cook with his pals.
Bellagio's kabuki show keeps the wow on the Strip
Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015
The water comes to life like never before.
Our favorite steakhouses in Las Vegas
Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015
The Las Vegas Strip, as a dining capital of the world, features some of the best steakhouses on the planet, as Brock Radke, food and nightlife guru at sister publication the Las Vegas Weekly, and I listed and detailed last Thursday in the Weekly.
The best steakhouses in Las Vegas
The world's most revered beef served in spectacular surroundings ... prepare to make meal memories
Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015
Las Vegas serves the world's most revered beef in some of the most spectacular restaurant surroundings ... prepare to make meal memories.
Defending the chain chophouse and the glory of Ruth’s Chris
Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015
Consistency is a hallmark of successful franchises and quality steakhouses.
The new version of Annie’s Gourmet Italian Bistro is even more comfortable
Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015
Veal Marsala with your pooch on the patio? This is your spot.
Just how great is Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken?
Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015
Finally, we can eat the Bromberg brothers' fried chicken at a fried chicken joint.
Dining News & Notes: Changes at Omae, a giant Smorgasbird and more
Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015
Also, Shake Shack teams up with O Face Doughnuts, pizza joints expand, tons of rare beers and so much more.
Lakeside’s lobster bake takes you to New England
Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015
Hustle to Wynn's seafood restaurant for a special dinner experience available for a limited time.
The Weekly Interview: Steve Angello
Monday, Aug. 3, 2015
The hit-making DJ starts his new residency at Omnia on August 4.
That temporary banner on the Strip isn’t the only way to promote Downtown tourism
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
“Keep The Party Going!” it screams at you, as if Vegas needs help in that department
The unlikely Isabela's brings something unique to the neighborhood
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
With dishes like the Spanish stew zarzuela and a nontraditional paella, chef Beni Velazquez is sticking to his creative culinary guns.
Meet Filament, the new Fremont Street bar you’ve probably missed
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Daiquiri insanity, crafts on tap and a rustic feel.
Nightlife News & Notes: Mariah Carey parties at 1 Oak, Jonas brothers at Hyde and more
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Also: An Alien Ant Farm frontman's marriage proposal at Foxtail. Um, what?
Dining News & Notes: Raku expands to LA and Edge Steakhouse arrives
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Plus: Honey Salt's Summer of Love, Border Grill's Top Chef Masters reunion dinner and Crush's "Forgive Me" menu.
Yojie Japanese Fondue attempts to elevate the shabu-shabu experience
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Yojie does a traditional sukiyaki, a shallow pot of sweet broth into which you dip each piece of meat before plunging the bite into raw egg.
Chef Paul Bartolotta is leaving Wynn
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
The great chef will be replaced by Mark LoRusso, who slides over from Botero at Encore.
With Life dark for now, Foxtail fills up the party docket
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Nervo launches their Haute Mess residency at SLS next month.
Downtown’s creative VegeNation can satisfy all types of eaters
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
It’s true that there’s no meat to be found on this menu, but that seems incidental.
DJ Ruckus talks musical roots and what’s next for Vegas
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
"And then there was an episode of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air where Jazzy Jeff is scratching a record at a family reunion. ... I wanted to get into whatever that was."
Dining News & Notes: Parma, Bar & Bistro close their doors
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Plus, get ready for memorable meals at Andiron and Table 10.

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