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    Puck’s Postrio to Close Sunday

    By Al Mancini

    Wolfgang Puck’s Postrio in the Grand Canal Shoppes will close its doors permanently after this Sunday night’s service. The news came to me from Puck himself, as we were chatting at Spago in Caesars Palace. And he wasn’t shy about revealing the reason.

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    Fresh & Easy Now Fresher, Easier

    By Al Mancini

    If you’ve visited your local Fresh & Easy lately, you may have noticed some changes—new features or construction. The grocery chain is in the midst of over overhauling its 19 Las Vegas locations. According to company spokesperson Brendan Wonnacott, the goal is “to deliver modern convenience to customers by making fresh and natural foods more available to them.”

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    Patio Potential: Veranda Gets a New ’Do

    By Jessie O'Brien

    Verandah restaurant in the Four Seasons Las Vegas (702-632-5121) has dropped the “h,” and is now Veranda Cucina Italiana. Along with the name change, the restaurant is undergoing a $1 million renovation, which debuted September 20.

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    New Captain Cook’s Food Truck Offers Pedigreed ’Cue

    By Jessie O'Brien

    Bryan Holmes and Steven Wichmann were destined to barbecue. Friends since first grade, the duo grew up in the barbecue mecca of Kansas City, living on the same block across from Oklahoma Joe’s, a world-renowned BBQ joint.

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    Chef Eric Lhuillier Lands at the Barrymore

    By Grace Bascos

    It is decided: Chef Eric Lhuillier will apply his French touch to the dishes at the Barrymore in the Royal Resort. When the underrated Pinot Brasserie closed quietly in the Venetian a few months ago, the big question was who was going to pick up talented the executive chef, who had been with the Patina Group restaurant since 2006.

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    MTO to Open Second Location in Summerlin

    By Jessie O’Brien

    The rumors were true—come winter of 2014, Summerlin moms will soon be able to enjoy MTO Café’s red carrot juice at the restaurant’s second location at Downtown Summerlin.

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    Due & Proper, Whist Coming to the District

    By Xania Woodman

    Overshadowed by the fervor surrounding Downtown and other massive projects such as Downtown Summerlin and the Gramercy, the District at Green Valley Ranch has been quietly gearing up for exciting changes of its own.

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    Carnevale Is Out, But the Venetian Is Still Living La Dolce Vita

    By Al Mancini

    Many of us at Vegas Seven were disappointed to learn the Venetian and the Palazzo would not be bringing back the Summer Carnevale series of food and wine events in 2014. However, a recent conversation with Vice President of Food and Beverage Sebastian Silvestri calmed those fears.

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    World Food Championships Come to Downtown Las Vegas

    By Al Mancini

    If you're addicted to Top Chef, Hell's Kitchen, Chopped and every other cooking competition on TV, you'll want to set aside November 7-10 to attend the World Food Championships.

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    Crack Open This Brew Fest Four-Pack

    By Xania Woodman

    On September 14, the D and Golden Gate will host their inaugural joint beer fest, featuring more than 60 craft beers from 50 breweries around the world plus Coney Dogs for purchase in front of the historic Golden Gate on the Fremont Street Experience.

  • Eat These Blogs

    By Chantal Corcoran

    Don’t trust the critics? Check out these blogs to learn about the best local eats.

  • Bite of Asia: Luckyrice returns to The Cosmopolitan

    By Kate Stowell

    Combining Asian food, drink and traditional entertainment, the Luckyrice culinary festival will bring the Far East to the Wild West when it returns to the Cosmopolitan, October 4-6.

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    These Local Food Critics Can Dish It—But Can They Take It?

    By Xania Woodman

    Hear that? That’s the sound of Las Vegas chefs sharpening their knives in anticipation. Vegas Seven dining critic Max Jacobson will be in the hot seat at Roasting Las Vegas, a benefit for Three Square, along with Al Mancini and John Curtas on September 3 at the food bank’s warehouse.

  • Food & Wine All-Star Weekend Returns

    By Kate Stowell, Kate Stowell

    The fourth annual Food & Wine All-Star Weekend will return to Las Vegas on October 4-6 with events at Bellagio, Aria and MGM Grand. From Champagne brunches and six-course dinners to the humble-but-honest pizza and burger, the foodie fest hosted by Food & Wine magazine will bring together renowned sommeliers, mixologists, celebrity chefs and a […]

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    Restaurant Week: Beyond Cheap Eats

    The time to chow down for charity is almost upon us: Restaurant Week’s fall edition will run August 23-30. Nearly 100 local eateries are expected to participate in the event, now in its seventh year, including first-timers Hard Rock Café on the Strip and Ogden’s Hops & Harvest at Tivoli Village.

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