There’s not a lot going on, commercially, in the predominantly residential Southern Highlands, but the place sure does know how to breed restaurants.
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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.
Party of 65, please.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Breakfast is big business in Las Vegas.