Vila Algarve’s name officially ends “Portuguese Seafood and Grill,” and of course “Algarve” refers to the country’s southernmost coastal region.
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The Diner, which I never would have found without a reader tip, is pretty much the definition of “tucked away.”
“Vegas the way it used to be,” promises the team behind Casa di Amore, and they’re not kidding.
Rice &Company first appeared on my radar because of its innovative fusion rolls. Although most sushi places across the valley make an effort to set themselves apart with unique rolls — often themed to Las Vegas or local landmarks such as Red Rock or Green Valley — Rice &Company goes the extra mile, with some themed to holidays and one for the “Jabbawockeez” show, which, like the restaurant, is at the Luxor.
Elixir’s food is pretty good, but while the website promises “fresh food prepared by our chef daily,” and I don’t doubt that some of it is, there’s a straight-from-the-purveyor feel to much of it.
Stewart + Ogden tries to fulfill a dual role, morphing from a breakfast/lunch spot to a “sophisticated bistro.”
There’s been a trend around here lately in which eminent chefs generally known for their high-end restaurants open casual, sports-barry, middle-of-the-road places, either in addition to their more posh spots or to replace one or more of them.
Thai restaurants have become so numerous in the valley that they have to figure out how to stand out in the crowd. Naga Thai has found a number of ways to do it.
As a critic and as a writer in general, I’ve always thought that proclaiming anything “America’s best” or “Nevada’s best” or “Las Vegas’ best” is just wrong.
An autumn harvest festival sponsored by fresh 52 farmers’ markets is scheduled 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Tivoli Village, 440 S. Rampart Blvd.
One of the coolest things about my job is who might be on the other end of the line when the phone rings.
Whether you like Novecento comes down to this: What do you see in your mind and anticipate on your tastebuds when you hear the word “pizza”? Novecento serves the real thing, Neapolitan-style pizza in the style of the place the pie was born.
When I reviewed Le Thai in downtown Las Vegas a while back, I remember thinking (and writing) that it was just right for the area, and that I could really feel things in the Fremont East district coalescing at last. I felt optimistic for downtown — an optimism that was only reinforced by our more recent dinner at La Comida.
The Maytag Blue Cheese Souffle and many of the other upscale touches from Bradley Ogden’s first, eponymous Las Vegas restaurant are missing from his decidedly downscale second one, Hops & Harvest … not that there’s anything wrong with that.
OK, first of all, this place is adorable. Rise & Shine is a garden-themed steak and egg place with servers wearing pajamas, and the attention to detail extends to the dishes coming out of the kitchen.
People complain to me all the time about how bad restaurant service can be in Las Vegas. Those people haven’t been to Gina’s Bistro.
Central at Caesars Palace is open and has a decent enough atmosphere, although it is a bit noisy. It generally doesn’t live up to its potential, though.
Zenshin, an Asian restaurant at the South Point from longtime local chef and Hawaiian native Terence Fong, promises to be different.
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.
Well, I sure like what they’ve done with the place.
“Oooh,” my friend said, as we perused the list of sandwiches at the Bronze Cafe. “You have to try the Tree of Life.”
No, I didn’t get sick.