Freddy's Chocolate Custard Milkshake
Wednesday 14 March, 2012

Burger Babies: Do the Freddy

Roll over Five Guys and tell Steak&Shake the news: Freddy’s is on your tail. A close cousin to those other Midwestern  exports Five Guys and Steak&Shake, Freddy’s, which has outlets in Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Missouri, Nebraska, Arizona, Colorado, and now Victorville, CA, distinguishes itself primarily with Frozen Custard, a denser version of ice cream with [...]

Tuesday 13 March, 2012

Eating With Your Eyes: The Ultimate Food Porn at The Bazaar

I’ll be honest. The first time I ate at The Bazaar by Jose Andres, I didn’t get it. It was very soon after the restaurant’s opening, my friends and I knew nothing about the restaurant other than that it was something new and different, and the waitstaff were not only ill-trained, but unable to give [...]

Saturday 10 March, 2012

Popping Uncork’d: Adam Rapoport Talks

Adam Rapoport listens. It’s a surprising feature, to be honest, in a New York Editor-In-Chief. The man who now runs Bon Appetit was conscious that changes needed to be made in the magazine’s annual Vegas Uncork’d event, but oddly enough, not so arrogant that he thought he could make those changes by himself. So Rapoport [...]

Friday 24 February, 2012

The Ninth Island’s Best Hawaiian Food

A central part to my recent cover story for the Las Vegas Weekly about the Hawaiian community there was diving into the many Hawaiian eateries and trying to seperate the good, bad, and awful. Not everything passed muster, to be sure, but I found a lot of  great ethnic specialties, listed in this sidebar story. [...]

Sunday 19 February, 2012

Hollywood Gets Fuku’ed By Vegas

Fukuburger is one of the best of the few food trucks in Las Vegas. But for their first restaurant without wheels, they teamed with Harry Morton to open in Hollywood. My report ran in the Las Vegas Weekly, but I couldn’t resist posting all my food porn from the tasting, too…

Friday 17 February, 2012

Wicked Spoon is Pretty Forkin’ Good

It’s an odd thing to stake a claim as something of an expert when it comes to Las Vegas buffets…especially when you weigh in at under 200 lbs…but why hide it? I’m probably one of the few people on the planet to have dined at virtually all of the casino-resort buffets, typically in the course [...]

Friday 17 February, 2012

Nick + Stef’s: Can You Beat This Girl’s Meat?

(Yes, I did actually think about that title before I printed it. The others were worse, trust me. Anyway…) Hidden amongst the skyscrapers of Downtown LA’s Bunker Hill, Nick + Stef’s was reinventing the modern steakhouse back when most of today’s foodies were obsessing on Olive Garden’s unlimited breadsticks and salad. They may not have [...]

Tuesday 14 February, 2012

Vintner Grill: A Semi-Secret Summerlin Stalwart

I’ll be honest: in years of covering the Vegas dining scene, I’ve really only experienced a couple handfuls of restaurants off-Strip (or more specifically, outside a casino resort) worth writing about. Granted, that is probably on par with what you might expect of an average Southwest city even if it didn’t have a foodie-frustrating overload [...]