Pad Thai Thamadaa wasn’t on the menu at the Las Vegas location of Pok Pok Wing when it opened with Block 16 Urban Food Hall a year ago, but the clamoring of fans who’d had it at the original Pok Pok in Portland changed that. James Beard Award-winning chef Andy Ricker said the recipe, which he acquired during trips to Thailand, dates back a generation or more and uses authentic ingredients such as pork fat instead of the more common vegetable oil, palm sugar instead of white sugar and tamarind juice instead of vinegar. To make it, the chef sautes rice noodles in the pork fat with tamarind, fish sauce, palm sugar, peanuts, dried tofu, dried shrimp, preserved radish, egg, garlic chives and bean sprouts and serves it as is or with ground pork, prawns or both. Block 16 Urban Food Hall is at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. The Pad Thai Thamadaa is $10 to $14.
In celebration of National Cheeseburger Day, Black Tap at The Venetian is giving away free All-American Burgers.
Chefs putting syrupy touches on entrees (French toast, chicken and waffles), an appetizer, a sweet treat and a drink (with candied bacon).
In honor of the restaurant’s founding chef/owner, the late David Alenik, Sunday has been proclaimed Pasta Shop Ristorante Art Gallery Day by Henderson Mayor Debra March.
Gordon Ramsay Steak in Paris Las Vegas, which reopens Saturday after a five-day renovation, holds a special place in the heart of its namesake celebrity chef.
Carl’s Donuts on Sunset Road will offer specials on some of these sweet treats on Saturday.
The 40th annual edition of the Italian food festival runs through Sunday. Highlights include more than 70 food vendors, 60 amusement rides and games, and entertainment.
Hofbrauhaus Oktoberfest keg-tapping leads this week’s food & drink roundup.
The Blueberry Shine Mint Julep is made with a whiskey from City Lights Shine, a Las Vegas distillery co-owned by NASCAR driver Brendan Gaughan.
Other RJ readers ask for help finding certain candy bars, sour pickles and gluten-free buns.
New Italian restaurants are popping up in the valley, and so far, the outlook is promising.