Bad for vampires, good for the rest of us: National Garlic Days are Friday through Sunday.
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The Sierra Gold location on South Jones Boulevard at the 215 Beltway is billed as an ultra-tavern. In addition to the wide assortment of food and alcohol available in an upscale but cozy setting, it features a 12-seat private conference room and a 200-seat banquet room with plasma screen TVs and state-of-the-art audio-visual connectivity.
Food themed to the ’60s — such as Wavy Gravy Groovy Fries, Ravi “Shanker” Pulled Pork Sandwich and Timothy Leary’s Purple Haze Fried ’Shrooms — will be part of Cannerystock Rockfest from 4 to 10:15 p.m. Saturday at the Cannery.
Hippity, hoppity, Easter’s on its way — and these things can help you celebrate.
Each week Neon spotlights a different cuisine in the Dining Guide, with New American restaurants this week.
Firefly Tapas Kitchen & Bar owners John and Tabitha Simmons announced Tuesday that they’re closing their Henderson location at 11261 S. Eastern Ave. The Henderson restaurant was recently issued 38 demerits, and a C grade, following a March 31 inspection by the Southern Nevada Health District.
The Health Food Fair of Las Vegas is 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Clark County Amphitheater, 500 S. Grand Central Parkway. It will include cooking and tasting stations, exercise demonstrations, nutrition information, entertainment and carnival attractions. Admission is $5, $3 for seniors and members of the military with ID, and free for kids under 5. …
Chef Natalie Young has become a popular downtown personality. One reason is her philosophy of “good food for good people made with love in downtown Las Vegas.”
Nittaya Parawong is the owner and chef of this intimate, lovely Thai restaurant. But her secret kitchen is a secret no more.
Tommy Koulax hit a homerun with his 100 percent all-beef hamburger and then hit another one when he introduced his famous chili.
Until last week, my only familiarity with the Mad Greek Cafe had been a strawberry shake (a specialty) from the drive-thru at the flagship in Baker, Calif.
Al’s Beef, a franchised operation of the Chicago original that dates to 1938, opened in January. Its specialty is Italian beef sandwiches, which come in two sizes plus extra-meat options and a beef-sausage combo.
Firefly Tapas Kitchen and Bar, which was linked to a salmonella outbreak at its former Paradise Road location that sickened nearly 300 people last April, recently was cited by the Southern Nevada Health District with 38 demerits at its Henderson restaurant, 11261 S. Eastern Ave. That’s just three short of the 41 that would have led to a temporary closure by the health district.
DIG Design Group of Las Vegas is rehabbing the vacant Galaxy Foam building at 10 Charleston Blvd. near Main Street into “Galaxy Street Market.” Customers can enter the market from an alley and a back street, with food vendors cooking in an indoor, urban bazaarlike atmosphere.
During Prohibition, a speakeasy was called a “blind pig” to hide it from the police. This Blind Pig has nothing to hide. It is a combination restaurant and market where chef John Alers is serving artisanal food to be enjoyed inside or on the patio.
Viva Zapata’s lives up to its namesake with an authentic menu that pays tribute to one of the most revered national heroes of Mexico, Emiliano Zapata.
Pizza Natali is all about pizzas and hoagies, and that’s a good thing. There are over a dozen hoagies, ranging in size from 6 to 24 inches.
You can celebrate National Grilled Cheese Month with one of these ooey, gooey grilled cheese creations.
The Vegas Loves Brazil Brazilian Day Festival Saturday and Sunday at the Rio will include Brazilian food and drink booths, more than 100 Brazilian artists, live entertainment, free workshops, carnival rides and a kids’ area. Admission is $8 per day.
The following special menus and special dishes for Easter will be available that day (April 20), unless otherwise noted. Prices are per person.
Suds and more suds: The second annual Boulder City BeerFest is on tap Saturday in the city’s Wilbur Square Park. More than 20 craft beer tents, five food trucks and 10 specialty vendors will be on hand to serve up to 1,000 beer lovers. General-admission tickets, which permit entry at 3 p.m., are $30 in advance; VIP tickets, which allow 1 p.m. entry, are $45 in advance. A limited number of tickets will be available at the gate for $60 VIP, $40 general admission. The price of admission covers a 5-ounce souvenir glass and unlimited beer samples, until the event ends at 7 p.m. For advance tickets and details, visit www.BoulderCityBeerfest.com . …