Tuesday 22 May, 2012

VIDEO: Gordon Ramsay Steak Opening

Gordon Ramsay Introduction at Gordon Ramsay Steak, Las Vegas Watch this video on YouTube Taking advantage of an attentive press (as if they needed to), on the same day that Uncork’d 2012 held its Grand Tasting, Gordon Ramsay and Paris Las Vegas decided to debut new restaurant Gordon Ramsay Steak, holding a demonstrational  press conference  [...]

Saturday 19 May, 2012

Taste of the Nation 20: Vegasized

The 20th Annual Taste of the Nation hit Las Vegas again on May 17, and although I could only spend a little time there, it was clearly one of the best events in the charity event’s history. Led by Committee Chairman Chef Carlos Guia of Country Club at Wynn, TOTN gathered a judicious cross-section of [...]

Wednesday 16 May, 2012

Puck Pops, Richard Scores: Vegas Uncork’d Day One

I’m a bit of two minds about Vegas Uncork’d 2012, the sixth annual food festival (of which I’ve attended five) by Bon Appetit , acting to enshrine Las Vegas’ culinary scene. On one hand, it was as always a wealth of fine fare, a remarkable conflagration of famous chefs, and certainly for me,  a very [...]

Friday 11 May, 2012

Max Brenner: The Man, The Myth, The Chocolate

In honor of the Grand Opening of Max Brenner in Las Vegas today (Forum Shops at Caesars Palace), I thought I’d post some pics from the preview party a few nights ago (I took all the crummy ones), as well as link to my lengthy profile piece on Max in the July issue of DAVID [...]

Wednesday 09 May, 2012

Some Baloney About Pastrami

Like many other “counter foods,” pastrami has been getting a lot of attention lately from foodie circles, and nowhere more than Los Angeles, home of Langer’s–which many claim to have the best pastrami in the country (Katz’s fans…hold on, hold on). These past few weeks I had the chance to return there, and try a [...]

Tuesday 08 May, 2012

Keep On Truckin: LA Food Trucks pt deux

As some might know, gourmet/creative food trucks are the biggest trend in Los Angeles right now, bringing creativity to street food, and to LA, that hasn’t been seen in some time. It’s a hit-and-miss experience of course, as the trend gets exploited, but at it’s best, it is not only a great alternative to the [...]

Monday 07 May, 2012

Moby Chews the Fat

I’m not normally a fan of being preached to, but last week (3/23/10) a mutual friend invited me to go see Moby (Electronica “legend” & DJ) talk about the new book GRISTLE: from Factory Farms to Food Safety (thinking twice about the meat we eat) he’d co-edited with Miyun Park, at the Skirball Cultural Center, [...]

Sunday 06 May, 2012

The Mint Chocolate Challenge

My definition of a great present is something that you absolutely would love to have but would never get yourself. So when a close friend marked my birthday with a number of wrapped mint chocolate bars from Whole Foods (as well as a pint of Baskin-Robbins’ perfect Mint Chip ice cream), I couldn’t have been [...]