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Dining Pick of the Week: Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que

“True bar-b-que cain’t use no trickery. Jus’ slow sweet smoke from apple & hickory,” reads a quote attributed to Ann Nonnie Moss painted on the side of the giant smoker inside Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que. If you see a waitress stocking it with wood, she may even ask you if you would like a peek.

Dining Pick of the Week: McMullan’s Irish Pub

Irish pub enthusiasts are no doubt quite familiar with McMullan’s. The spacious venue on Tropicana Avenue near The Orleans has a dedicated following for its Tuesday nights Pub Quiz, live music offerings and annual St. Baldrick’s fundraiser, which raises funds for children’s cancer research.

Fair foods easy to make at home

Nobody would argue that they’re dishes anyone should, or even want to, eat every day. Still, there’s something undeniably and nostalgically appealing about indulging in carnival food every once in awhile.

Taste of the Town: Reader help needed to find homemade Italian sausage

August L. Darata emailed with what might seem like a prosaic query. “Whose sausage is the ‘taste of the town?’” I know there’s plenty of Italian sausage being made in-house at numerous delis, butcher shops and other markets across the valley, and I know my own favorites. But in the spirit of this column, I thought I’d turn it over to the readers for suggestions.