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START THE DAY RIGHT

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.

Hot dog! Readers find buns

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.”

THE LATEST
A Grape Time

Corinne Price and Vito Lonardo both live in the Las Vegas Valley, and both make wine. They just go about it in different ways.

RESTAURANT REPORT

Albae Restaurant, 953 E. Sahara Ave., received 29 demerits Sept. 2. Violations included foods held at improper temperatures. GRADE: C

‘Moon Over Buffalo’ never builds steam

Director Sarah O’Connell makes a serious error in judgment early in Las Vegas Little Theatre’s “Moon Over Buffalo” from which the show never recovers.

RESTAURANT REPORT

ARA Pizza and Pasta Bistro, Las Vegas Convention Center, 3150 Paradise Road, received 13 demerits Aug. 25. Violations included employee observed not following proper hand-washing procedures. GRADE: B

Piano quintet kicks off UNLV season

The 5 Browns, a quintet of sibling pianists from Utah, breezed through classical and more contemporary works Monday in the opening concert of the Charles Vanda Master Series at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Readers spill the beans

No barbecue is complete without baked beans, and with our nearly year-round barbecue season in the valley, it’s fortunate there’s a ready source of Heinz Vegetarian Baked Beans for Sandra Gersh.

Upward Bound Burgers

Hubert Keller didn’t intend to start the Las Vegas upscale-burger craze.

Bazzini Barbera

Wine: Bazzini Barbera