Some pretty interesting fusion formulas have been popping up in Southern Nevada restaurants during the past few years.
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As you might imagine, some pretty wacky stuff crosses my desk on a regular basis, but this one ranked right up there: The Daily Meal, a food and drink "lifestyle site," named the best pie in every state. And Nevada's is pomegranate.
It seems 2016 has barely started but already it's flying by. Mardi Gras is coming up Tuesday, although the parades and other celebrations start well before the actual day — on Jan. 6, or Twelfth Night, the 12th day of Christmas.
They snagged me with the promise of prime rib carved tableside, but it didn't work out that way.
We can tell Killer Shrimp's signature dish originated in a home kitchen.
When Lori Nehls emailed Taste of the Town in search of a creamy seafood pan roast, similar to those served at the Silver Legacy, Nugget and Peppermill casinos in the Reno area, I wasn't sure what she meant, since every pan roast I've had was broth-based. But readers knew just what she was talking about.
Sometimes I don't review a restaurant for a long time after it opens and there's no real reason; maybe a lot of restaurants opened at the same time and one just sort of fell off my radar. In the case of Lyfe Kitchen, I know exactly why.
Sometimes readers don't report a source for someone searching for a product because it just doesn't exist in the Las Vegas area.
Yes, Pancho's Restaurant is pricey — at least compared to most Mexican restaurants in the valley.
Jardin opened Dec. 18 in the space previously occupied by Botero
The slugger's bar and grill, which opened last week, serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and features signature dishes that pay homage to the cities where Rose played major league baseball — Cincinnati Chili for the Cincinnati Reds, a classic cheese steak for the Philadelphia Phillies and poutine for the Montreal Expos.
If you really want, simply, potatoes, you can find them in the produce department of any supermarket. But if you don't like peeling and chopping, I guess Michael Foods' Simply Potatoes, which promise "fresh, never frozen potatoes and real ingredients" are the next best thing. And several readers have found them for Helen Arnold, who said she used to get them at Smith's.
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.
Krakus hams are among the sought-after items that have appeared regularly in Taste of the Town over the years, with supply varying somewhat from time to time. But readers have current sources for Fran and Art Koenig.
In last week's column we reported two sources for the coconut-custard pie being sought by Ray Ellis. But I often find that it's actually easier, if I'm having difficulty finding a particular product, to make it myself.
With so many Italian restaurants in Las Vegas — as is the case with most American metropolitan areas, Italian being one of the most popular restaurant genres nationally — when I review one, I look for something that makes it stand out from the crowd.
After I ran a request from Marge Phegley for a recipe for green-tomato relish like that served at the Hush Puppy, I received several from readers (and thanks to all of them). I haven't been to the Hush Puppy in quite a while, but I'm hoping that one of the two recipes that follow is a close approximation.
You just never know when you're going to happen upon a top-notch Thai spot in a plaza with a store selling showgirl supplies, a spa that promises "girls, girls, girls" and something that appears to be an adult film studio.
Yup, it's here again. It may seem impossible — wasn't it March just yesterday? — but Christmas is two days away.
I thought I was past the point of being amazed at what the owners of Indian restaurants can do to transform their interiors, but after a visit to Curry Leaf, I realized I was mistaken.
When someone asks me for a recommendation for a traditional holiday meal, I customarily point out that traditions can vary widely from one family to the next; on Christmas Eve, one person's Feast of the Seven Fishes is the next person's tamales.
First, let's talk about the bacon jam.
Numerous Taste of the Town readers came to the aid of Cindy Zambarano, who's looking for a recipe for an ultra-hard anise cookie that her 88-year-old father remembers his grandmother baking.
I feel the pain of Taste of the Town reader Blake Myers, having found it impossible to find dry-curd cottage cheese — an integral part of one of my grandmother's recipes — since moving to Las Vegas more than 16 years ago.
People have told me they find Other Mama difficult to define, but I think it's simple enough: It's a restaurant that reflects an appreciation for raw seafood.
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