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Saturday 18 April, 2015

Steve Martarano Is Not A Chef

Ask him. He will tell you himself. Of course, what he means is something a little different than you might think. “I never had that opportunity, to go to cooking school and all that,” he told me, standing in the kitchen of his newest Martarano’s restaurant, in the Paris Las Vegas hotel & casino. “But [...]


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Friday 06 December, 2013

Made to Order: Factory Kitchen

I haven’t had as pleasurable a meal in recent memory as I’ve had at Factory Kitchen, a new unassuming Italian ristorante on a very nondescript side street off Alameda Ave., more or less in the Arts district. It wasn’t just the quality of the food that made it so (though it was almost uniformly excellent) [...]


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Saturday 21 January, 2012

Successful Simplicity on the Strip: Morel’s, d.vino

I rarely feel compelled to promote corporate brands, but I recently enjoyed tastings at two restaurants in Las Vegas, both of which happen to be somewhat “under the radar;” happen to offer price points slightly below their quality might call for; and happen to be operated by the Los Angeles-based MCC Hospitality Group. It can’t [...]