Thursday 07 November, 2013

How to Make a Lavo Las Vegas Italian Meatball

As the season changes and things get cooler in the Northern Hemisphere, our thoughts turn away from salads and sashimi and towards heartier heartwarming fare, like the classic Italian meatball. A few weeks ago (okay, okay, many weeks ago!), Executive Sous Chef Marc Marrone at LAVO in the Palazzo Las Vegas was kind enough to [...]

Sunday 03 November, 2013

Life Is Beautiful with Food

I spent most of the inaugural Life Is Beautiful festival in downtown Las Vegas concentrating on the chefs and food elements, for my reportage in Las Vegas City Life. But I also enjoyed a lot of the art and music, including Alabama Shakes, the Purity Ring, Beck, Kings of Leon and the Killers. My story [...]

Monday 14 October, 2013

Nobu United: 27 Chefs, One Meal

This last week, Nobu Matsuhisa commemorated 20 years of Nobu restaurants by assembling 27 of his chefs from throughout his US properties in Las Vegas for a cocktail event at Nobu Hard Rock one night, and then an elaborate “Omakase” dinner evening (benefitting Keep Memory Alive) at Nobu Caesars Palace. I attended the latter. It [...]

Tuesday 08 October, 2013

Yodelling In The Valley for the new Mendocino Farms

How is it that I haven’t been to a Mendocino Farms Sandwich Market before? With five established locations already in LA (three downtown!) I really have no excuse, especially since their reputation is pretty firmly established. What can I tell you? I guess I was just waiting for a formal invitation from the owner. I’m [...]

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Monday 16 September, 2013

Back To The Vegas Buffets with KNPR

  My most recent appearance on Nevada Public Radio, KNPR-FM, gave me the chance to expand upon my ratings of the top Vegas buffets (thats the Buffet at Wynn above) for BonAppetit online, a subject which never seems to get old! Here’s a link to the KNPR broadcast (listen to the archive recording) And here [...]

Thursday 01 August, 2013

Susan Feniger Mary Sue Milliken and Rick Moonen: Trash Fish Dinner PICS and RECIPES!

Covering the Trash Fish Dinner at Border Grill Las Vegas for Bon Appetit was an educational as well as epicurean experience. I said essentially all that I wanted to in the feature, but for those interested in seeing all of the dishes, I thought I would post all of my pics from the dinner, [...]

Monday 24 June, 2013

Tacolandia: Sanitized for your protection

I walked away from Tacolandia yesterday not sure how I felt. When I first heard of it, I was excited by the idea of gathering together some of LA’s most passionate taco/street food restaurants and trucks in one place. After all, if there is any challenge to finding great food in Los Angeles, the first [...]

Monday 24 June, 2013

Legends of Los Angeles

Blogging for the Malibu Calabasas Food & Wine Festival gave me the opportunity to visit several Los Angeles classics, old and new, fancy and casual. In case you missed them, I just wanted to share the links here: Saddle Peak Lodge: Executive Chef Chris Kufek Gladstone’s by SBE: Executive Chef Dean Grill Bouchon Beverly Hills: [...]