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Wine of the Week: Alamos Malbec

Alamos Malbec is a truly interesting wine that, based on its concentration and forceful flavor profile, is an excellent alternative to more traditional cabernets and merlots normally found in the area.

Looking for schmaltz this season?

It’s no wonder “schmaltzy” became synonymous with “luxurious”; this rich, silken wonder of rendered chicken fat adds depth of flavor to everything it touches, which is why Richard Markus is looking for it for making matzo-ball soup. And readers have found several local sources.

Literary Las Vegas: Stephen Murray

Las Vegas author Stephen Murray was born in England, raised in Southern Africa and has travelled throughout the world. The software company owner shares fictional stories of couples who tie the knot in a Las Vegas wedding chapel in his novel “The Chapel of Eternal Love: Wedding Stories from Las Vegas.”