Zenshin, an Asian restaurant at the South Point from longtime local chef and Hawaiian native Terence Fong, promises to be different.
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Walleye, also known as walleyed pike, pickerel, dore in French, or dory, is one of those wonderful freshwater fish found throughout the Great Lakes and other parts of the northern United States and parts of Canada. A relative of perch (personally, I’m partial to the tiny Lake Erie perch), it’s mild and sweet, can be prepared a variety of ways — and is pretty rare in Southern Nevada.
Poker bars have been, well, raising the bar as far as food during the past few years. No longer is it enough to serve the world’s best wings or nachos; if you want to draw ’em in for your food as well as for the shots, cold beer and poker machines, you need to get creative.
The 34th annual San Gennaro Feast begins Tuesday in the Grand Canyon Shopping Center, 4245 Grand Canyon Drive. Traditional Italian food to be served at the feast will include pasta, calzones, pizza, Italian sausage, fried dough and fried calamari, and some foods of other cuisines will be offered as well.
A friend of mine who’s an excellent cook told me recently that she’d just made pasta for the first time. To which I wanted to say, “What were you waiting for, woman?”
Well, I sure like what they’ve done with the place.
“Good” and “gluten-free” usually don’t end up in the same sentence as “bread,” but the conventional wisdom has it that Udi’s is the exception. So it’s no wonder I received several responses from readers after Roberta Shulman emailed that she’s looking for Udi’s, from a source other than Trader Joe’s.
“Oooh,” my friend said, as we perused the list of sandwiches at the Bronze Cafe. “You have to try the Tree of Life.”
Gerri Frederick is looking for super-sized ice-cream sundaes like the former Leatherby’s used to serve, and I’m guessing she’s going to have a lot of fun checking out the suggestions from her fellow readers.
Hot dogs of one brand or another are without doubt one of the most popular items sought by Taste of the Town readers over the years. It’s either a case of the things we eat during the early part of our lives influencing our tastes, a yearning for the tastes of happier times or a combination of both. (Although I have to say I never get a craving for Kahn’s, “the wiener the world awaited.” The company, now owned by Sara Lee Corp., uses “The taste you’ve always loved,” and I think they’re on to something.)
Party of 65, please.
Taste of the Town readers have come to the rescue of Leslie Hall, who is looking for a North Carolina-style vinegar-based barbecue sauce, despairing of the sweet ketchupy sauces she’s been finding.
Seafood Nights at The Feast Buffet at Green Valley Ranch, 2300 Paseo Verde Parkway in Henderson, and Red Rock Resort, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd., will continue through August. Every station includes seafood items, including crispy head-on prawns, oyster shooters, fried shrimp po’ boys, stuffed blue crab, blackened redfish and white clam pizza. It’s available from 4 to 9 p.m. Fridays for $29.99 for adults, $24.99 for children 2-9. ...
I’m far from an elitist; some of my favorite restaurants are among the least expensive, least ostentatious places you could find, mom-and-pop spots that may be tiny and almost unknown but serve flavor-filled food that conveys the passion of the people who prepare it.
As I’ve found myself saying many times over the years, Italian restaurants are so numerous — and, on some levels, so similar — that it’s tough for one to stand out from the crowd.
I have a tip this week on something frequently requested by readers of this column.
Does it take a village to deliver a flawless dining experience? Not necessarily, but thanks to the interdepartmental teamwork we experienced at Wynn Las Vegas, our dinner at Wing Lei was ... well, let’s just say we think this is what Steve Wynn has in mind.
Thanks to his fellow readers, Harvey Brown won’t have to render his own chickens to obtain the chicken fat that’s so wonderful in soups and lots of other things. Naomi Plisky said chicken fat in jars can be found in the kosher department at Albertsons at 2550 S. Fort Apache Road, and Lois Ripes said she gets it at the deli counter at Bagelmania, 855 E. Twain Ave. ...
An awful lot of good — and some not so good — restaurants have foundered during the recession, but still others have been floating along quite nicely. An example of the latter is Market Grille Cafe, which opened in Centennial Hills about five years ago as a counter-service spot tucked into a strip shopping center. After expanding to a West Lake Mead Boulevard location, the original moved to a full-service spot on North Durango Drive.
Reader Lori Osmany is looking for scungilli, also commonly called conch. I decided to do a little research to determine the differences between the two, because some people insist that scungilli are strictly American, never eaten in Italy. Not true, it appears.
To celebrate its “new era,” Silver Sevens (formerly Terrible’s), 4100 Paradise Road, is offering a $7.77 steak and lobster dinner in The Sterling Spoon Cafe from 2 to 10 p.m. every day in July. The cafe also is offering seven entrees (such as Mandarin chicken salad, a pulled-pork sandwich and eggplant Parmesan) for less than $7, 24/7, throughout July. ...
The woman in front of us who ordered six dozen malasadas at Island Sushi & Grill Express underscored a long-held belief: Hawaiians sure love their traditional foods, whether they’re on their eight islands or our ninth one.
Pets are definitely part of our families. I was reminded of that when Annie’s Gourmet Restaurant in Henderson, which has a menu for dogs and allows them on its patio, won Best Family Restaurant in Best of Las Vegas this spring.
When a restaurant has been in business in Las Vegas for 20 years, you might get the idea that they’re doing something right, and in the case of The Pasta Shop Ristorante & Art Gallery, you’d be correct.