Tuesday 09 February, 2016

Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House: Revisiting A Classic

2014 was a huge year for me personally: if someone had told me in January, when I visited Emeril’s as a reviewer, that by the end of the year I would be working on its public relations team… I would have enjoyed the mac & cheese more (ironically it’s become a favorite). Also, Chef Heath [...]

Monday 08 February, 2016

Braddah’s Island Style Review

Braddah’s Island Style review E.C. Gladstone for City Life Forget small plates, star chef slumming, or pork porn. Ask anyone who knows: healthy, fresh fast food is the most dynamic trend in the restaurant industry across the country, a high-potential way of satisfying several generations’ needs to eat decently within hectic lifestyles. Chains like Panera [...]

Monday 08 February, 2016

Eating The Desert: Aliante’s Ambitious Farm To Table Project

Eating the Desert At Aliante Casino, A Restaurant Promises to Serve As Much Locally Produced Food As Possible E.C. Gladstone for Las Vegas City Life George Jacquez never saw himself as the kind of chef to lead a movement . In fact, he’s spent most of his career back-of-house with Cheesecake Factory (18 years), then [...]

Monday 08 February, 2016

Eating Container Park: Downtown Vegas’ New Spot

More from Las Vegas City Life, this was my one cover there and one collaboration with Mr. Wilburn. Good times, even if the food (half of which is already gone) was a very mixed bag. Budgets were so slim, I believe this cover shot was actually shot with my cell phone. Container Park Grub by [...]

Sunday 07 February, 2016

A Guide To Ethnic Markets of Las Vegas

And of all the things I did for Las Vegas City Life, I am probably most proud of this…some serious legwork here…and theoretically still useful. Ethnic Markets of Vegas for Las Vegas City Life 11/2013 Most of us are creatures of habit when it comes to food shopping. We’ll go to the nearest Albertsons, Smith’s [...]

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Sunday 07 February, 2016

Pizza Rock Reviewed: Respect The Craft

More from the mixed up files of the late Las Vegas City Life… In fashion, politics and even investment, image can be everything. Often it’s even the same when it comes to food, where restaurants with great marketing can survive–even thrive–despite serving nothing particularly interesting, nor having great prices, or even great service. That isn’t [...]

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Sunday 07 February, 2016

Pho Sing Sing reviewed: Evolving My Thinking

A long time ago in a galaxy far far away… okay, it was actually less than 3 years ago, but it almost feels that way when trying to describe how the Las Vegas Review-Journal actually once had a weekly newsmagazine that was very open-minded. I was one of the food reviewers, along with my friend [...]

Thursday 18 June, 2015

How to make the perfect sushi roll with Sushi Roku’s Chef Haru

A few weeks ago, we got to enjoy a semi-private sushi rolling class with Chef Haru of Sushi Roku Las Vegas. Considering that true sushi masters go through years of apprenticeship, I felt  a little intimidated by the process, but most of the steps to making a sushi roll are pretty simple. I suppose it’s [...]