The beautiful weather makes this a great time of year to do some bar hopping (or crawling) outside of the controlled climate of the big casinos.
Chef Shaun King is making a habit of using food festivals to announce his big career moves. King, who revealed he was exiting David Chang’s Momofuku when he appeared in a different restaurant’s booth at Whiskey in the Wilderness in early March, surprised attendees of UNLVino’s Grand Tasting on Saturday by appearing alongside San Francisco Chef Charles Phan to serve samples from the upcoming Forum Shops outpost of Phan’s Slanted Door. King confirmed he’ll be running the local kitchen for Phan when the restaurant opens in late summer.
After condensing the festival to a single evening last year, it returned this year to a three-night series of events spread throughout the valley.