I'll be honest: On my first attempt to dine at El Dorado Cantina, I turned around and left.
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It's Hatch green chile season! In case that doesn't ring a bell for you: Hatch chiles are from New Mexico and are known for their exceptional flavor.
Real Asian noodles — to which those crispy fried things dumped out of a can bear no comparison — are gratifyingly easy to find in Southern Nevada these days, from noodle houses to ramen places and Asian restaurants of all description.
I'll freely admit that, not having spent time in Buffalo, N.Y., I've never had Buffalo wings at the original Anchor Bar, which reportedly is where they were created.
Taste of the Town reader Cindi Maciolek asked a few weeks back for a source for Cajun potato salad similar to what she used to find at the deli counter at Albertsons or a recipe for it. Regular reader Ann Brown offered this recipe.
My, how suburban-mall restaurants have changed over the years.
Edge Steakhouse, which opened July 28, is an offshoot of the original that opened in Park City, Utah, in December 2012.
B&M products may be a challenge to find in Las Vegas but readers clearly think the hunt is worth it, if my mail is any indication. I received numerous replies to a query from Don Burleigh, who's looking for the company's baked beans and brown bread.
The summer slump that hits restaurants around this time every year can manifest in numerous ways, and it made our experience at Old School Brewing Company a little odd.
July — which is National Hot Dog Month — may be over, but I know there still are a lot of people out there grilling hot dogs for a quick alfresco summer meal. Split-top buns are the finishing touch (and for lobster rolls and similar sandwiches as well), so it's fortuitous that we have tips from fellow Taste of the Town readers today for R.J. Piantidosi, who's looking for them.
Dougie J's Cafe is named after co-owner Suny Chabrow's son, Spc. Douglas J. Green, killed in action in Afghanistan, and the restaurant is a sort of tribute to members of the military.
Restaurant tips come to me in all sorts of ways. In the case of the Southwest Diner in Boulder City, it was through an item in my Taste of the Town column, which runs Wednesdays.
Regular readers know I often say one of the secrets to restaurant longevity is to, yes, offer the time-tested dishes that your customers have come to expect, but also to add newer selections to keep things fresh.
Paul Bartolotta, executive chef of Bartolotta Ristorante di Mare, which opened with Wynn Las Vegas in 2005, will be replaced early next year by Mark LoRusso, the resort announced Wednesday.
Sometimes mixed signals can be a good thing, especially when it sends you back for more tasty things to eat.
When you click on “entrees” on the website for Tom’s Urban, there’s a juicy, full-color image of the ribs, complete with detailed description. But when we got to the restaurant there was no sign of them on the menu or anywhere else.
There’s always room for dessert.
Regular readers know I value restaurants with menus that change — but not too much. Seeing the same menu all the time gets boring, but we all hate to see a favorite dish vanish. Restaurants with staying power usually know how to walk that fine line.
I love a good pun — and who doesn’t? (I know, I know) — so maybe that’s why I still remember a radio commercial from the ’70s where the narrator said he went to a particular chain restaurant just for the halibut. Ba-dum-bum.
“Are you familiar with Indian food?” asked our server at Urban Turban. Sure, it’s one of our favorite cuisines. But then again, it didn’t really matter, since Urban Turban isn’t your average Indian restaurant.
I love finding out about new spots that have slipped under my radar. I first noticed Strip-n-Dip as the readers’ choice in the Cheap Eats and Family Restaurant categories in this year’s Best of Las Vegas voting. Then one of my editors, who lives in the neighborhood, told me how much she likes it. Time for a visit, and now I concur.
Sausage sales are up, and not just because they’re an inexpensive way to feed the family. Local butchers say custom sausages are always a fantastic way for cooks to bring variety to their table.
Over the years, I’ve watched as a lot of local restaurants have met with some success and opened a second, third or even fourth location — and, in a whole lot of cases, ended up scaling back or disappearing altogether. I wondered what would be the case with Lola’s, a downtown spot that specializes in New Orleans cuisine and has more than five years under its sequined belt. And, after visiting the new(ish) Summerlin location, I have high hopes.
Despite what you may have heard, locals do go to the Strip, and they do go downtown. I know because they email me all the time to tell me about their dining experiences in both places, good and bad (though mostly good). And one of the places I hear about most often is Cafe Cortez at the El Cortez.
So here was our big disappointment with Crave: The duck confit flatbread ($15.95) was supposed to come with arugula, but instead it was topped with a whole heap o’ fresh spinach.
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