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  • 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.

  • Hot Ticket

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

    By Xania V. 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

    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 […]

  • A Small Bite

    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.

  • Food Trucks, Regrouping

    By Felicia Mello

    In a new twist in the ongoing campaign to form a professional association for food-truck owners, the Las Vegas Food Truck Association announced July 23 that it had dissolved its board of directors and is setting up a process for food-truck owners to elect a new board. Supporters also confirmed they are giving up, for now, on the idea of managing parking spots and event bookings.

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    Life Is Beautiful: “Go Big or Go Home”

    For its first year out of the gate, Life Is Beautiful isn’t demurely setting a toe onstage; it’s blowing the stage up and declaring Downtown an all-out food and music zone. Details of the festival’s culinary experience were recently released, and the eats promise to be just as impressive as the sounds, with participating culinary icons including Bruce and Eric Bromberg, Hubert Keller, Cat Cora, Michael Mina, Tom Colicchio, Aaron Sanchez and other highly regarded chefs.

  • A Small Bite

    A Porky Pig-Out

    If you’re a pork lover, this is one swine celebration you won’t want to miss. Celebrating its fifth anniversary, the Cochon U.S. tour makes its final stop in Las Vegas on October 20, and it’s going to be pig—er, big!

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    A ?Stoked? Guy Fieri to Bring Donkey Sauce to Vegas

    By Xania V. Woodman

    Guy Fieri is a known glutton—watch him gnaw on outboard-moter-size burgers on his Food Network show Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives—but lately it just feels like he’s a glutton for punishment. With the sting still fresh from the now-famous beatdown his Times Square joint, Guy’s American Kitchen & Bar, received at the pen of New York Times food critic Pete Wells (“As Not Seen on TV,” Nov. 13, 2012), Fieri did what any chef whose entire brand had just been publicly excoriated would do: He expanded!

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    Vegas Tastes Life as New York’s Sixth Borough

    By Kate Stowell

    Over the years Caesars Palace has become the West Coast home to quite a few famous old-school New York restaurants: Rao’s, Homestead, P.J. Clarke’s—that’s a lot of New York in a relatively small space. And the list isn’t stopping there. In July, another famed East Coast eatery will join the ranks. Carmine’s, a New York staple for family-style Southern Italian cuisine, will open a 750-seat, 27,000-square-foot restaurant in the Forum Shops.

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    Life in A Festival Town

    By Xania V. Woodman

    Life Is Beautiful is still a long ways off, although updates are frequent. Most recently, Mary Sue Milliken, Susan Feniger (TV’s Too Hot Tamales) and chef Mike Minor of Border Grill have signed on to the all-star chef lineup for the October 26-27 music and food event.

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    Cinco-pated Rhythm

    By Camille Cannon

    Time to kick the tires on your liver. Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner. Not to be confused with Mexican Independence Day (September 15-16) Cinco de Mayo commemorates Mexico’s defeat of the French in 1862. And with so many dining, party and drinking options, don’t even think about letting “Cinco de Drink-o” go by uncelebrated. Las Vegas has some plans for you, my friend. And after a few tequila shots, well, you know how she gets.

  • A Small Bite

    Bellagio Dining Is Right On Trend

    By Xania V. Woodman

    Thanks to shows like Chopped, Master Chef and Food Network Star, cooking competitions have gone from spectator sport to something that anyone can try his hand at, spawning a breed of rabid fans who not only want to taste what their idols are making on the screen, but also make it themselves. Bellagio has wisely served up a duo of opportunities for guests to get their hands in the game, or if they are so inspired, get them dirty.

  • A Small Bite

    Snow Cream Comes to Vegas

    By Melinda Sheckells

    Chef Jet Tila—formerly of Wazuzu in Encore, now running his The Charleston Restaurant and Gastrolounge in Santa Monica—will make his way back to Las Vegas for Memorial Day weekend, when he will open a casual concept at 3735 Spring Mountain Road, Suite 206. Kuma Snow Cream ("kuma" is Japanese for polar bear) will offer varieties of "snow cream," a creamy dessert made from condensed milk and shaved ice. Follow Tila's progress at KumaSnowCream.com.

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    Prepping for Project Dinner Table

    By Xania V. Woodman

    Chefs, start your burners! Project Dinner Table’s 2013 season kicks off April 20 at Downtown’s Neon Museum with the chefs of the MGM Grand.

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