Neighborhood Epicurean


The Buffalo Trail

Flamingo Village Plaza, a strip mall behind a Walgreens on the southwest corner of Flamingo Road and Buffalo Drive, doesn’t look like much as you drive by. But if you slow down for a good look, this little enclave offers an eclectic collection of restaurants, from Japanese sushi, Filipino baked goods and Korean-Mexican fusion to British fish and chips, Italian-American favorites and classic American breakfast. Read More



Urban Turban Spices Up the Indian Scene

I’ll argue that New York also has great Indian, as do a few other American cities. But one place that never comes up in these discussions is Auckland, New Zealand. Nonetheless, Las Vegas’ newest Indian restaurant, Urban Turban, has been imported from that South Pacific metropolis. And it’s a solid addition to the local restaurant scene. Read More



Yardbird Soars

The South is a lot larger than Louisiana, and its food a lot broader than Cajun and Creole. That’s probably one reason those in the food and beverage community are so excited about the January 2 opening of Yardbird Southern Table & Bar in the Venetian space that formerly housed Pinot Brasserie. Read More



Strangers in a Strange Land

We’re often self-appointed and misinformed snobs—certainly not the correct people to comment on how international tastes differ. So, in an effort to broaden my knowledge, I recently sat down with three expatriate chefs (and, when necessary, their translators) who cook in the U.S. Read More