Review-Journal wine columnist Gil Lempert-Schwarz recently received the French Ordre du Mérite Agricole for his contributions to the field of wine.
Amore Pizza & Pasta, 3945 S. Durango Drive, received 18 demerits Sept. 17. Violations included raw chicken stored on shelf above open potatoes. GRADE: B
It must be nice to be a chef, right? Access to all those exotic foods. All that equipment, all that space, all that help — not to mention a budget that in some cases is virtually unlimited. Except that many chefs — and cooks — also toil away in their home kitchens, where they don’t have quite as many bells and whistles, and where they, too, are feeling the pinch of the foundering economy.
Brad Dunaway is looking for places that serve breakfast with “good eggs … good orange juice and coffee” (and good hash browns, but more on that below), and it seems readers are eager to nominate their favorites.
Wine: Petit Chapeau Cotes du Rhone
It has the plush, woodsy ambience of a classic steak and chop house, with filet mignon, rack of lamb and the other cuts of meat meat-eaters love.
All Star Donuts Chinese Food, 1615 Las Vegas Blvd. South, received 40 demerits Sept. 10. Violations included opened bags and boxes of food products stored improperly. GRADE: C
Wine: Santa Carolina Barrica Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 2003
The cooler weather we’ve been experiencing lately seems to bring out the cooks among us, so let’s see if we can find some of the items sought by Taste of the Town readers:
The Nevada Conservatory Theatre’s “King Lear” is a good-looking production. But good looks only get you so far.
Breakfast out: Ahhh, and Argh — Ahhh because you finally have time to have breakfast out, Argh because of the SSDD (same stuff, different day) factor. When IHOP’s most recent pancake special represents the only variety in your breakfast routine, it may be time to try something different.
A group of clubbers kicking off a night out has different dining needs from the romantic couple who wants to elevate dinner to an experience.
Wine: Oreana Winery ? Red Wine 2005
Health-minded Las Vegans with vegetarian tendencies finally have someplace to eat Californian besides the Whole Foods deli.
The good news: We may have solved the mystery of the whereabouts of hot dog buns like Woolworth’s used to serve, which are being sought by Sandra Ashenmil. Mike O’Brien noted that they were the New England-style split-top buns so many readers are searching for, “grilled on both sides and then the hot dog was served in it.”