Birth of a Food Writer

Birth of a Food Writer How does a law school graduate in New York City become a respected dining critic in Las Vegas? Hint: It took a lot of passion and a little bit of dumb luck.


Scene Stirs

Chef Kerry Simon (left, with chef Elizabeth Blau), at

Carouse for a Cause, Beer Here (and There) and the Bar Team We’re Stalking This Summer

Clear your schedule Wednesday night and get ready to carouse for a cause as Las Vegas barman Ken Hall presents Tommy Rocker’s Flip, Shake & Pour Bartender Extravaganza, a one-night bartending competition to raise money for chef Kerry Simon’s Fight MSA Foundation. Bartenders, industry members and locals who want to support the chef and others Read More



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