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Wine of the Week: Alta Luna Rosso IGT

This is an interesting and unusual blend of northern Italian indigenous varieties (Teroldego and Lagrein) with classic Merlot. The result is a stunner of a wine that has tremendous staying power both in the glass and on the palate.

Danger of food-borne illness easy to wash away

The primary precaution for ensuring food safety is probably also the most basic: wash your hands. “That’s the No. 1 way to prevent food-borne illness,” said Damon McCune, registered dietitian nutritionist, licensed dietitian and graduate assistant at the UNLV.

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.