Just when it seemed Las Vegas was at celebrity-chef critical mass, the original Iron Chef arrived to fill a void that was large even if it wasn’t obvious.
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Dinner at Giordano’s confirms what Abraham Lincoln said: You can’t believe everything you see on the internet. Social-media mavens have posted Instagram photos all over the place since Giordano’s opened late last year: someone lifting a slice of the Chicago-style deep-dish stuffed-crust pizza as copious strings of cheese dangle deliciously.
As cliche as a beret and baguette, the charming French boite, short on space and tucked into some out-of-the-way spot, serves food that is transcendent while staying true to tradition. The case in point here is Oh La La French Bistro, which last fall joined the valley’s meager quotient of Gallic gastronomy.
Lending him a hand will be Brian Littlejohn , formerly of RM Seafood and Border Grill, and Rene Nungaray , who has worked at Estiatrio Milos.
Ninth-islanders now have more offbeat tropical options for breakfast and lunch — at Cinnamon’s, a Hawaiian import with two sister spots on the islands (and two in Japan) that opened in early December.
After six months of delays, former GrassRoots Juice Bar owner Shane Stuart is finally ready to open his juice/tea/mocktail bar, hookah lounge and plant-based restaurant, Panacea, in Boca Park this month.
Flippin’ Good has been open for about a year and a half, but with the mushrooming growth of burger places in the valley, it’s flown under the radar even of many foodies.
Chef Rodolfo Janeo Jr. serves up delicious Italian fare at his Henderson restaurant.
Giovanni Mauro hasn’t forgotten his roots — in Las Vegas or Sicily — and he’ll pay tribute to both at Monzù at 6020 W. Flamingo Road.
Indian restaurants have multiplied across Southern Nevada over the years, a boon to vegetarians and fans of spicy sambals and tender tandoori. What really sets Angara apart is the purity of the flavors.
The Tivoli Village spot that’s now the valley’s second PKWY Tavern doesn’t have a revolving door but ought to, considering the brief tenancy of its previous occupants. But PKWY Tavern seems to be a good fit for the sometimes-awkward space.
Chubby Cattle is a lot of fun. It is Southern Nevada’s first — and, apparently, only — conveyor-belt restaurant.
Dishes characterized the global flavors in which executive chef Timon Balloo specializes, but Sugarcane’s Miami origins are also well represented on the menu.
Gaati Thai Kitchen finds a way to best other Thai restaurants with its fresh, lively dishes.
The minds that conceived the Downtown Grand restaurant have some good ideas, but someone needs to work on execution.
The glatt kosher restaurant also offers entrees and burgers, but you won’t find tapas like these anywhere else in the Las Vegas Valley.
The new restaurant at Sam’s Town executed the classic dish flawlessly.
Shawn McClain’s Sage at Aria is one of the best fine-dining restaurants in the city. His Libertine Social at Mandalay Bay is much more casual, but there are parallels between the two.
Whole Foods Markets and IFA Country Store are places that carry anasazi beans, according to Taste of the Town readers.
The Henderson restaurant’s creative all-small-plates menu reflects the iconoclastic but playful spirit of the late Simon.
The restaurant is old-Vegas elegant, with circular booths interspersed with table lamps throwing a soft glow. The menu is mostly old Vegas, too, with a big selection of steaks with topping and sauce options and two sizes of chilled shellfish platters.
The Halal Guys fits in somewhere in the middle of the valley’s Middle Eastern spots. But one place they really stand out is customer service, especially if you have dietary restrictions.
Chick-Fil-A’s first two outlets in Southern Nevada are scheduled to open in January.
The past few years have seen a considerable proliferation of places that serve breakfast and lunch, and they seem to just keep getting better and better — more creative and innovative, with the attention to detail and quality of execution to back them up. Among them is Served.
The new restaurant planned at JW Marriott will take advantage of a pleasant outdoor area that features waterfalls and extensive landscaping.
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