For those who can’t pull themselves away from the tables until midnight or who don’t have time to catch dinner before a show, Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar offers an option for late-night fine dining: the mezzanotte (midnight) experience. The restaurant, which presents an authentic Italian culinary experience in a family-run atmosphere, serves its full dinner menu every night until 2 a.m. From 11 p.m. until 2 a.m., guests receive 50 percent off the price of all food items and 25 percent off drinks.
Piero’s Italian Cuisine has been the meeting place for Las Vegas’ high-powered decision-makers for more than 30 years — historic by Vegas standards Since 1982, top casino executives, infamous mobsters, politicians, captains of industry, the city’s founding families and even the Rat Pack put Piero’s on the map as the city’s place to dine and drink.
Downtown is quickly becoming the city’s newest hot spot for a great meal as well as handcrafted one-of-a-kind drinks. Thanks to dozens of new restaurants and bars that have opened during the past few years — and many in just the past few months — the downtown dining scene is on the upswing. Many of the locations have outdoor dining options along with delicious menu selections.
There are two types of summer dining: backyard barbecue or dining out. When the temperature is 108 outside, no one wants to turn on the oven to make roasted chicken . Therefore, the food is either cooked outside or plans are made to let someone else prepare the chicken.
Luiz Claudio Oliveira was enjoying a successful career with Hyatt Hotels & Resorts in Puerto Rico, and visiting his wife, Sheila Donnelly, in Las Vegas as often as he could. But during his trips to town, he noticed it was lacking a decent coffee lounge.
A beer-pairing dinner featuring Shiner beers is scheduled for Tuesday (with seatings from 4 to 7 p.m.) at Amigo’s at the Fiesta Henderson, 777 W. Lake Mead Parkway in Henderson. With an entree of stuffed pork loin with spinach and mango chutney, the four-course dinner is $30. For reservations, call 567-7970. ...
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Each week Neon spotlights a different cuisine in the Dining Guide, with New American restaurants this week. Restaurants are rated on a letter-grade scale, from A to F. Opinions by R-J critic Heidi Knapp Rinella (H.K.R.) are indicated by initials. Price symbols are based on the cost of an average entree: $ = entrees less than $10; $$ = entrees from $10 to $20; $$$ = entrees from $20 to $30; and $$$$ = entrees more than $30.
“The Wing Experts,” Wing Stop calls themselves (itself?), and they’ve even trademarked it.
It’s not exactly earth-shattering news that we tend to struggle with the pronunciation of words of the culinary persuasion. The tomato/tomahto debate, after all, became part of the lore in 1937, when the Gershwins’ “Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off” was introduced in the film “Shall We Dance.”