My first impression of Gaetano’s Ristorante after having not been in for several years? That it smelled like a Strip resort.
This was a recipe request I couldn’t resist:
“The Wing Experts,” Wing Stop calls themselves (itself?), and they’ve even trademarked it.
My recent Taste story on herbs prompted longtime regular Taste of the Town reader Paulette Juryn to share a favorite recipe with me. And, me being me, I decided to share it with you.
The Black Bear Diner almost made me start lecturing about portion sizes.
New York expatriates definitely are fond of their old-familiar regional foods, and Glazier’s Food Marketplace, 8525 W. Warm Springs Road, has filled a niche in that regard.
As soon as our server at Jerusalem Grill brought us a bowl of warm garbanzo beans sprinkled with cumin and one of pickled vegetables, I began to get a good feeling about the place.
The annual Epicurean Affair sponsored by the Nevada Restaurant Association is scheduled for 7 to 10 p.m. May 23 at The Pools at the Palazzo, 3325 Las Vegas Blvd. South, with almost 75 restaurants and purveyors participating. Proceeds benefit the educational programs of the Nevada Restaurant Association and NvRA Educational Foundation. Tickets are $105 for general admission, $155 for early admission (at 6 p.m.) and $190 for VIP. For tickets, visit NVRestaurants.com or call 414-9000. ...
Sometimes, a search for an item is all in the name.
I’m frequently asked how I choose restaurants to be reviewed, the answer being that there are a number of methods. With Jammin’ Jerk Hut, I followed my nose.
The Las Vegas Foodie Fest returns this weekend to the Silverton, 3333 Blue Diamond Road, with more than 30 food trucks and other vendors. New this year will be a grill by the iconic White Castle. Hours are from 4 p.m. to midnight today, noon to midnight Saturday and noon to 10 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $10 per person, which enables all three days of entry, or $8 if purchased in advance at the website, LasVegasFoodieFest.com; it’s free for kids less than 54 inches tall. ...
Reader Frank Gerencser wrote in search of an old-fashioned rice pudding recipe for his wife, Judith. I tried this one from Taste of Home, and it definitely seems to fill the bill.
I have the utmost respect for Chef Carla Pellegrino and the work she’s done locally, formerly at Rao’s at Caesars Palace and currently at Bratalian in Henderson. I thought the Meatball Spot at Town Square was a brilliant concept and have heard tons of good things about it.
The Coronado Cafe at the South Point, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South, is offering $7.95 daily specials from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. through the end of the month. The schedule: Monday, roast pork loin or chef’s salad; Tuesday, meatloaf or Greek chicken salad; Wednesday, Swiss steak or barbecued chicken salad; Thursday, chicken a la king or grilled steak salad; Friday, seafood creole or citrus-glazed chicken salad. ...
This week’s lead item brought to mind a recent newsroom conversation about how many food companies have gone multinational, and how seemingly a handful own many old familiar brands.
Wines from North and South America will go head to head this weekend at the Golden Nugget, 129 Fremont St., beginning with a dinner at 7 tonight on the pool deck. Tickets are $95 and include the Poolside Champagne & Wine Kick-Off from 8 to 10 p.m. (tickets for that event alone are $35).
Reader Pat Swanson was looking for a recipe from a Swift’ning (a shortening that was made by Swift and Co.) booklet from the ’40s-’50s. I found it online at rocknrecipes-rockn quilts.blogspot.com, where the blogger reports finding it in her grandmother’s Swift’ning book from 1950. Here’s the version I adapted:
I was looking forward to digging into some shredded pork skin and egg loaf at Lilly’s Thai & Vietnamese, but alas, it was not meant to be.
The Roadrunners at 9820 W. Flamingo Road and 921 N. Buffalo Drive are offering a $10.95 filet mignon special on Thursday evenings, with a 6-ounce steak with chipotle butter, creamed spinach and spicy potato wedges and the option of a domestic draft beer or house wine at half off. ...
In the case of some ingredients, it takes just a smidgen to add flavor to a dish, and truffle butter is one of them. Reader Stephen Najmowski, who’s looking for truffle butter, can get both white and black truffle butters locally. Jackie Raim emailed that Whole Foods Market carries both versions, and the Jensens at Village Meat and Wine, 5025 S. Eastern Ave., and Ron Lutz of The Butcher Block, 7625 S. Rainbow Blvd., said they do as well. ...
Whisk(e)y Wednesdays at Andre’s at the Monte Carlo, 3770 Las Vegas Blvd. South, now is a weekly event, showcasing different flights, pours and whiskeys each week. In Andre’s Cigar Lounge on the restaurant’s second floor, it runs from 7 p.m. to closing. The unlimited tasting for two hours is $25 in advance or $35 at the door. Call 798-7151. ...
A complaint I hear often is that Henderson — and Summerlin, so I guess it’s a ’burb thing — has a surfeit of chain restaurants and not enough of the mom-and-pops. It’s a valid argument on the whole, and comes into focus whenever another good spot closes.
Smoked fish is what Ilene Farr is looking for, and smoked fish is what her fellow readers have found.
Over the years I’ve been doing this, I can’t tell you how many calls and emails I’ve received from people looking for “real” Chinese food.
The Buffet at Bellagio, 3600 Las Vegas Blvd. South, now includes a caviar station during its Gourmet Dinner service from 3:30 to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. It’s included in the price of $37.99. ...
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