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    Celebrate the Black-footed Pig During Jaleo’s Ibérico Week

    By Marisa Finetti

    In celebration, Jaleo offers a weeklong event showcasing the beloved pig in a tasting menu.

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    New Food Court Opens on the Strip

    By Diana Edelman

    Located across from Monte Carlo, there are eight options for chowing down, including El Dorado Cantina’s new fast casual brand, El Dorado Express and more.

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    A Chef Note From Tom Colicchio

    By Seven Staff

    The Craftsteak and Heritage Steak chef imparts a snippet of culinary commentary.

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    The Battle of the Cruciferous Veggies

    By Diana Edelman

    Veggies are turning up across town as appetizers, salads and sides in imaginative ways.

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    The Dome of the Sea Was an Elegant Nymph of a Restaurant

    By Lissa Townsend Rodgers

    The restaurant took Vegas fine dining to new heights. And depths.

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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.

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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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    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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    Brunch on the Beach

    By Xania V. Woodman

    Sundays are about to get a whole lot beachier. Sure, you could get up at dawn, hightail it to San Diego and be brunching seaside like a rock star by noon, but that would require more effort than even the most bodacious fish tacos are worth. Alternatively, you could shuffle over to Tao Beach in your pool skivvies for a new all-day Sunday Brunch, launching May 12.

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    App Answers ‘What’s For Dinner?’

    By Jen Chase

    If you find Trip Advisor too whiney, and Yelpers a little too mean, there’s another option that’s just as subjective … but with sources more reputable than the reviewer who calls Fatburger haute cuisine. Named by Apple to the Top 70 of 2012’s best-of-the-best (out of nearly a million apps), Chefs Feed is an iPhone app enjoyed by fans in 20 U.S. cities (Las Vegas now included) for getting restaurant picks from folks who should know: professional chefs.

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    Startling Changes at the Venetian

    By Max Jacobson

    The Venetian continues a spring cleaning of its restaurants. On the heels of breaking news that the hotel will close Piero Selvaggio Valentino in June, it announced the immediate closures of two Sam DeMarco venues, First Food & Bar and Rattlecan, the latter only just opened in late fall.