Soul/Southern food has been in a waxing-and-waning situation in Southern Nevada for years, with some places opening to great fanfare but a brief future, others sort of sliding in and out of the market, and even established restaurants falling by the wayside in tough economic times. Through it all, M&M Soul Food Cafe has endured.
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The atmosphere and service at Henderson’s Bavarian Castle are charming, but we encountered a few miscues when it came to the food.
We were on our dessert course at db Brasserie before we noticed a flaw — and it was truly a tiny one, which puts our whole experience at the restaurant in perspective.
Once again, Kerry Simon has proven that he’s adept at reading the zeitgeist, with Carson Kitchen in the Fremont East District in downtown Las Vegas.
I heard from readers after the closing of Viva Mercado’s. And I heard from readers when a reopening was in the works, at Village Square. Since the restaurant opened in November, I’ve heard nary a peep. And why might that be? My guess is that their mouths were full.
We were craving a lobster roll at the Tides Oyster Bar at Green Valley Ranch Resort, but the restaurant now is Tides Seafood & Sushi Bar, and the lobster roll is history. But the place holds promise — as soon as the kitchen staff gets a better grasp of the new menu.
Are Du-par’s pancakes the best in the country? I wouldn’t say that, because I haven’t tasted every pancake in the country. But they’re pretty darned good.
Frank & Fina’s Cocina appeared to have but one server on the evening of our visit, along with a troupe of assistants. But that unusual arrangement meant that the service was not as smooth as it should have been.
When Guy Fieri’s American Kitchen & Bar opened in Times Square a couple of years ago, The New York Times ran a review that became famous for its snark. Yeah, we’re not going to do that.
Clearly, Fremont East isn’t having all the fun in downtown Las Vegas.
Johnny Mac’s is an old-fashioned bar and grill, much as you’d find in metropolitan areas in the North. And yes, that’s a good thing.
Pasties in Las Vegas? Nothing new there. Cornish pasties, the meat-and-vegetable-filled pastries? Those would seem to be less suited to our city in the 21st century than the tassel-and-sequin-adorned accessory worn by “dancers.” And yet here we are with the Cornish Pasty Co.
If you’re a barbecue fan, Fox Smokehouse BBQ is definitely worth a stop, even if you don’t live in Boulder City. It’s no wonder Fox’s has pretty much flown under the radar. Not only is it tucked away in one of the quietest areas of Clark County, it’s off the beaten path even for Boulder City.
Rx Boiler Room’s Bacon-Wrapped Bacon-n-Egg may be the quintessential dish for our times.
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.
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.
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.
Bernard’s not only brings the burbs a white-tablecloth-and-live-music experience with excellent service and fine, French-accented food, but it does it with an extremely varied menu and reasonable prices.
The Billboard Music Awards are a musical mashup, but they haven’t quite figured out how to carry today’s stars into the spirit realm. Michael Jackson still got his own stage.
A reader asked me recently why I don’t review many Korean restaurants, and at first I couldn’t answer. When I think of Korean food, it’s favorably; the flavors of the classic bulgogi are especially appealing. And then it hit me: kimchi.
On the surface, Mozen seems like kind of an unusual name for a restaurant. Think Mandarin Oriental — that’s the MO — and zen. And, yes, commence the eye-rolling, not for the former but for the latter. Except that in the case of Mozen Bistro, the “zen” part really isn’t a conceit.
Artisan — as it applies to just about anything — is one of the biggest buzzwords in the food world right now, and artisan pizza places have been popping up like the mushrooms in their toppings during the past few years. So what makes Custom Built Artisan Pizza stand out?
A Japanese restaurant in an old 5 & Diner? Talk about a visual non sequitur. “Fine dining” may be overstepping the bounds of its location and somewhat slow service, so consider it as applying solely to the food.