Is Tony Gemignani Las Vegas’ New Pizza King?

It’s been less than a year since 11-time World Pizza Champion Tony Gemignani burst onto the local scene with Pizza Rock on the corner of Third Street and Ogden Avenue. The place was an overnight success, in no small part due to the chef’s decision to offer 11 different styles of pizza, and his ability to do all of them pretty damn well. Read More

Dishing With Grace

Presto watermelon radish salad

Presto—It’s Open!

Health-conscious readers will want to know that a second Presto Café quietly opened its doors in Green Valley on July 5 (19 S. Stephanie St., PrestoCafeLV.com), and things should be in full swing for an August 9 grand opening. Every time I go to the original (4950 S. Rainbow, 702-293-3332), it always seems like there Read More

A Small Bite


At Long Last: Sushi Downtown!

Opening a sushi restaurant Downtown has been on Le Thai owner Dan Coughlin’s to-do list for some time, especially since there is no other sushi in the area. “Honestly, when we bought Le Thai, I thought it would be the perfect space for sushi,” he says. Not far off the mark, Coughlin will open Bocho Read More


The crispy chicken skins are usually the first thing to sell out at Carson Kitchen. | Photo by Anthony Mair

Kerry Simon to the Rescue

Leave it to Kerry Simon to give Downtown Las Vegas its first true dining destination—a restaurant that justifies a trip Downtown just to sample its cuisine. Despite a few problems during its soft opening, his newest restaurant, Carson Kitchen, already has local foodies buzzing, and rightfully so. Read More

Cocktail Culture


The Kitchen Sink

The cocktail menu at Downtown’s newly opened Carson Kitchen is a delightful hodge-podge of craft liquors, culinary ingredients and spirit-forward notions. “Farm-to-table” were the marching orders for Southern Wine & Spirits mixologist JR Starkus, who was tasked with putting together the menu, and who chose smaller, artisan brands over big names. Read More

Dishing With Grace

Strip House Schmidt Brothers Custom Cutlery[1]

A Potentially Life-Changing Pop-Up, and Some Knife Play

There are only a few moments I can pinpoint where I knew my life had transformed: The night after my first shift as a cook in college; when I met my dog at the shelter; seeing Underworld perform “Born Slippy” live for the first time. Christian Dolias of Desnudo Tacos (3240 Arville St., 702-982-6435) has promised me seven more such moments on July 27 during his seven-course pop-up titled Unbreakable, that he says “will change your fucking life.” Read More