PICK OF THE WEEK:
GRAPE STREET CAFE
7501 W. Lake Mead Blvd. at Buffalo Drive, No. 120, 228-9463
For the past 14 years, owner/chef John McKibben has been telling his customers that "if you love good wine and good food in a relaxed atmosphere, come to Grape Street." He has kept his promise to his legion of customers with a menu of classic and contemporary dishes complemented by a selection of some 200 boutique wines. Popular appetizers include steamed clams, orange chicken salad, beefsteak tomato slices with Gorgonzola and the iconic baked Brie, a pastry pouch filled with melted Brie, toasted hazelnuts, caramelized onions and apricot preserves. Sandwiches, served on homemade French rolls, include portobello Philly with onions, peppers and smoked Gouda, Mr. C’s ground sirloin hamburger, eggplant Parmesan and salmon burger. Featured entrees are Bellon’s chicken Parmesan, Hawaiian ahi tuna with spinach, filet Oscar, angel hair primavera, Colorado rack of lamb, herb chicken, linguine with clams in red or white wine sauce and bowtie Olivia, sun-dried tomatoes, olives and onions tossed in goat cheese and olive oil. Sorbets and profiteroles are made in house. Sandwiches begin at $11 and pasta at $15. Grape Street Cafe is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Enjoy live jazz 6 to 9 p.m. Fridays and 7 to 10 p.m. Saturdays.
— Jack Bulavsky