The Stuffed Dates at Firefly

John Simmons, chef and managing partner of Firefly, says this dish has been a top-seller since the local chain’s debut. “We take a gooey Medjool date, remove the pit and replace it with a smoked almond, then wrap it in thick-cut applewood-smoked bacon, lightly fry ’em up and sauce them with a tangy red-wine sauce and top with blue-cheese crumbles. They’re addictive,” he says. $4, 9560 W. Sahara Ave., 834-3814; 3900 Paradise Road, 369-3971; 1 Main St., 380-1352.



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