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Duo always watchable in Little Theater’s ‘Loves’

The major reasons to see Las Vegas Little Theatre’s “How the Other Half Loves” are Barbara King and Gary Lunn. She plays a well-heeled, well-spoken proper English woman who’s having an affair. He’s her often befuddled husband, the sort who goes about looking for a coat that he’s already wearing.

RESTAURANT REPORT

Bagel Cafe Express, Suncoast, 9090 Alta Drive, received 20 demerits Dec. 29. Violations included no sanitizer available at three-compartment sink. GRADE: B

ADD ZEST TO NEW YEAR

The year is a week old, which means you’ve probably forgotten or abandoned all or most of your New Year’s resolutions. So, just as a reminder, here are a few dietary resolutions for you:

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Time to hunt scrapple

I know that a lot of my readers who hail from points east are scrapple fans, so this seems like a good way to start the new year.

RESTAURANT REPORT

Dunkin’ Donuts, 7155 Grand Montecito Parkway, received 19 demerits Dec. 23. Violations included foods not stored properly. GRADE: B

MRKT Sea & Land rejects stodgy steakhouse image

There’s something to be said for the classic, traditional steakhouse. But, at MRKT Sea & Land at Aliante Station, there’s also much to be said about spicing up that standard steakhouse paradigm with a few chic touches.

Expect wide selection of wine at eatery called The Grape

Even if you didn’t know this eatery’s name, it wouldn’t take long to guess. The walls and chairs at The Grape are deep purple, the centerpiece is a wine bar serving 100 wines by the glass, and grapes come with many of the dishes.

Party with the Kids

The fireworks on the Strip are still free, but with all of the economizing being done out of prudence or necessity, it’s a good bet plenty of people will be ringing in 2009 at home tonight. And that most of those parents out there will be celebrating with their kids.

Start year helping others

I’m probably a few hours early — depending on when you’re reading this — but I’m taking this opportunity to wish each and every one of you all the best in 2009.

RESTAURANT REPORT

DJ Bibingkahan Restaurant, 2680 S. Maryland Parkway, received 40 demerits Dec. 16. Violations included coconut milk and condensed milk not stored properly. GRADE: C

Vintage Ink, Reggae Rhapsody chosen as wines of the year

This year was a roller-coaster ride for wine. In the spring, many new records were set for the world’s finest and rarest, but as we came through the summer and into fall, it all came tumbling down. Although prices have dropped, they are still higher than they were a few years ago.

Prime rib rules, but Carve also appeals to other tastes

Beef may be the star at Carve in Eastside Cannery, 5255 Boulder Highway, but you don’t have to be a steak lover to eat there, says Mark Carrillo, the resort’s director of food and beverage.

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