He’s a culinary double threat — part food scientist with a doctorate in flavor and fragrance chemistry and part restaurant marketer who launched the McDonald’s Dollar Menu and McCafe about 15 years ago before creating the Smashburger chain in 2007. Now, Tom Ryan has unleashed all his flavorful innovations and foodie creativity at his sprawling 18,000-square-foot Tom’s Urban restaurant on the Strip.
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Carson Kitchen, from Chef Kerry Simon, opened last week in downtown Las Vegas. Dubbed an “American gastro-lounge,” it has an ingredient-driven menu and follows Simon’s pattern of putting new spins on classic — and usually comfort — foods.
How do you celebrate 10 years of restaurant operations after making it through a recession that showed so many businesses no mercy? If you’re Chef Wes Kendrick, you give back.
Priceline is buying online restaurant reservation company OpenTable for $2.6 billion. The deal should help Priceline, the online travel company, branch out into a new business segment.
Las Cazuelas specializes in the cuisine of the Puebla region of Mexico, and many of the regional specialties star on the menu. Arguably most notable is Mole Poblano, an even more nuanced blend of flavors that often include cinnamon, chocolate and sesame seeds.
The Strawberry Moon — that’s a full moon in June — is Friday night, so let’s mark the occasion.
Barbecue expert and company chairman Roland Dickey will visit Dickey’s Barbecue Pit at 7430 Las Vegas Blvd. South from noon to 2 p.m. Friday to hand out 100 signed copies of his cookbook and give three customers free barbecue for a year.
It’s too hot to cook, so why not consider a few opportunities to eat well while doing good?
Steak and seafood places abound in Las Vegas, and here are 20 to put on your to-do list. Each week Neon spotlights a different cuisine in the Dining Guide, with steakhouses and seafood restaurants this week.
Giada, the first restaurant from celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis, opened last week. On the second floor of The Cromwell, Giada seats almost 300 in spaces that include a dining room, a lounge and a terrace, overlooking the Bellagio fountains and Caesars Palace.
Tenaya Creek Brewery’s owner is completing the $1 million purchase of a warehouse on Bonanza Road where he hopes to soon open a tap room and brewery that would more than double the amount of beer he makes at his northwest Las Vegas site.
Ted Mamola is a former professional golfer from Southern California who always had the urge to open a bar. So, after Mamola opened Embers Grille in the Boca Park shopping center in September 2011, he opened a new gaming and cocktail tavern called The Lion’s Tail Tavern in Village Square on Sahara Avenue in February.
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.
OK, first we’ll deal with the elephant in the room: It ain’t pretty. But, truth be told, we didn’t go there for the atmosphere; we went there for the food. And when it comes to food, Streetcar Po’Boys rocks.
National Doughnut Days are Friday and Saturday; these could help you celebrate.
Nine chefs/nutrition experts will make presentations Saturday and Sunday during the Health Healing Happiness conference at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Admission for both days is $99 in advance or $149 at the door; day passes are $65 in advance or $75 at the door and a vegan lunch buffet is $17 in advance or $20 at the door. For tickets, visit any Whole Foods Market or www.Health-Healing-Happiness.com or call 702-772-9401. …
Royal India, in a newly designed space that formerly was home to Gaylord India Restaurant, specializes in boldly flavored northern Indian cuisine.
Giada De Laurentiis chose her words carefully while explaining the stunning firing of her executive chef two weeks before the opening of her first restaurant.
During a brief phone interview a few months ago, a representative of Ohjah Japanese Steakhouse told me the owners’ goal was to make Japanese food, especially teppanyaki, accessible to everyone. After dining there, I’d say they succeeded.
Sundown in Downtown, from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday at the Las Vegas Natural History Museum, 900 Las Vegas Blvd. North, will include small bites, signature cocktails, Latin music, strolling performers and the museum’s summer exhibit, “Hatching the Past.”
Be a good egg and consider celebrating the end of National Egg Month with one of these dishes.
You might go looking for American food on these menus and wind up off the map — in a good way. Each week Neon spotlights a different cuisine in the Dining Guide, with casual American restaurants this week.