Las Vegas is going through an Italian Renaissance — at least when it comes to pizza.
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The latest place to get your caffeine fix, Cafe Darak, brings a little fun to the mix with its unusual decor. Owner Naeun “Crystal” Yun said she always wanted to open her own cafe, though she opted to study hospitality at UNLV. She opened Cafe Darak with a year of school still ahead of her.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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. …
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.
Royal India, in a newly designed space that formerly was home to Gaylord India Restaurant, specializes in boldly flavored northern Indian cuisine.
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.
Next month marks the restaurant chain’s 25th anniversary in the business with more than 20 locations throughout California and Southern Nevada, including McCarran and Los Angeles airports.
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.