Archive for the ‘Food’

  • Sandra’s recipe for Wild Boar Tajine
    Last night some friends were dropping by with a bottle of good Merlot to see the sunset. As life has been more than hectic lately, I wasn’t up to a full-on meal. Both Greg and Jessi live in North San Luis Obispo County where hunting abides, so I pulled out a wild boar shoulder from the freezer and invented a new dish inspired by my years in North Africa. The nomads...
    by at April 11th, 2013 at 01:04 pm
  • Little Ethiopia on Fairfax south of LACMA
    Messob's on Fairfax Ave There’s a string of Ethiopian restaurants and food shops in one short block on Fairfax south of LACMA on the Miracle Mile in LA. In fact, you don’t really need the sign that says you’ve arrived in Little Ethiopia. Picking a spot to eat was strictly right-brained and we were so lucky to stumble into a lively eatery filled with...
    by at July 28th, 2011 at 09:07 pm
  • California Farmers Market – SLO style
    There is nothing as beautiful as a ripe organic tomato.  Unless it’s the bright lights of the Las Vegas Strip.  I mean, truly, it is a really difficult choice.  Luckily, in my life, I don’t have to choose.  Right now while Vegas is blistering hot – and few places can blister like Vegas – I’ll take my cool days and chilly nights among the...
    by at July 28th, 2009 at 01:07 pm
  • Avila Valley Central Coast California
    It doesn’t get any better than the micro-climate of Avila Valley in San Luis Obispo County California.  Surrounded by lush green hills which protect it from the coastal fog, the valley boasts orchards, inns, hot springs and markets teeming with fresh produce and home-baked pies. The Bob Jones Bike Trail connects San Luis Obispo (the city) to the coast at Avila...
    by at July 11th, 2009 at 09:07 pm
  • 17th Annual “Ho’Olaule’A” Pacific Islanders Festival
    Join the Las Vegas Hawaiian Civic Club for the 17th annual Pacific Islanders Festival with great music, dancing, food and crafts. This is a great two day event from 9am- 6pm Sep 15-16 and admission is free to the public. Call 702-267-2171 or go to lvhcc.org. Henderson Events Plaza Amphitheatre 200 So Water Street Henderson NV Related Free Henderson Thurs Night Live! –...
    by at September 3rd, 2007 at 06:09 am
  • “Viva Mexico” celebracion de la independencia
    There is a free celebration of Mexican Independence from Spain geared for all ages on Sep 15 from 10a-2p. There will be live music, dance and delicious Mexican . Call 702-229-2642 for more info. Brinley Community School 6150 Smoke Ranch Rd Las Vegas. Related Cine en el Centro, Ballet Folklorico – estilo America Central, Cuentos (tales) de Nuestra America
    by at September 3rd, 2007 at 06:09 am
  • San Gennaro Italian Feast
    A spring and fall festival honoring Saint Gennaro, this Las Vegas Italian feast of ethnic food vendors includes live entertainment, amusement rides and games for the whole family. Moms ride ride free all day and nite Wed, with fireworks at 9p. They are working hard on becoming “the best Italian Heritage Celebration this side of Naples.” Call 702-286-4944...
    by at September 2nd, 2007 at 08:09 am
  • Valentine’s Singles Living Food (vegan) Potluck Party
    Transformations, a Healing Place invites singles interested in celebrating Valentine’s Day by sharing recipes, learning about the value of eating fresh and uncooked, and networking with kindred spirits. Bring a raw vegan dish to share with 3-4 people. This special get together for health-focused singles is from 6:30pm-8:30pm. Casual, welcoming and inspiring. RSVP...
    by at August 8th, 2007 at 09:08 am
  • Taste of Las Vegas
    Channel 13, Smooth Jazz 105.7, The Best Restaurant Guide and Dine Out Las Vegas team up for an afternoon of great food and entertainment on Sunday Sep 9 3p-7p. 40 restaurants will present their cuisine to thousands of locals eager to sample the “Best of the Best” at Taste of Las Vegas. Admission is $35 which includes tickets redeemable for food and drinks....
    by at August 7th, 2007 at 09:08 am
  • Soul Food Farmers Market
    The last Saturday of each month, lovers of Soul Food delight in the pleasure of a Farmers Market that sells not only the customary fresh produce, but abounds with vendors of wonderful tasty soul food like BBQ, greens, catfish, potato salad and other mouth-watering sides. Couple that with live entertainment from singers, musicians and dancers and you have a sensory late...
    by at July 30th, 2007 at 02:07 am
  • Guatemalan Film, Food & Music
    The award-winning film “Silence of Neto” will be screened at the Whitney Library Jun 24. Directed by Luis Argueta, you will view the political and sociological struggles of this diverse people through the eyes of a young Guatemalan boy. Guatemalan food and music will be provided. A $15 donation is asked to benefit the Hermano Pedro Hospital in Antigua, Guatemala....
    by at June 21st, 2007 at 12:06 pm
  • Free Juneteenth Festival
    The 7th annual Las Vegas Juneteenth Festival will be held June 15 & 16 from 4p-9p at Sammy Davis Jr. Plaza. Admission is free. Look for educational activities, guest speakers, live entertainment, and food and beverages. R&B singer Howard Hewitt will be the headliner Friday night, with R&B soul legend Freddie Jackson Saturday night. Stand-up comedian LJ...
    by at June 12th, 2007 at 09:06 am
  • Reggae in the Desert
    Jun 16 from 2pm -10pm is the biggest Reggae event in Las Vegas – not only will you groove to great music and performances, but you will have a chance to savor the true flavors of the Caribbean lifestyle – food, drink and Island arts and crafts. And definitely lots of dancing. Seating is first come-first serve on the lawn. Bring a blanket and only one water...
    by at June 6th, 2007 at 07:06 am
  • Las Vegas Farmers Markets
    Looking for Farmers Markets in the City of Las Vegas? There are 3 scheduled each week, different locations, always from 4p-8p. These seem to be under the auspices of the City of Las Vegas. Call 702-562-CORN (2676). There’s not a lot more info on them, but you can check out their website lasvegasfarmersmarket.com Tues 4p-8p Gardens Park Farmers Market 10401 Gardens...
    by at May 29th, 2007 at 07:05 am
  • Festival Anual del Memorial Day
    27 Mayo domingo de 11a-5p est 9th Festival Anual del Memorial Day por La Asociacion Boricua de Las Vegas y El Tiempo. DJ Jose, Baile, Comida avec presentacion en vivo de El Trio Richard Goboy y Sons de Vegas, David Romero, Mario Arseno de Vegas Sabor Orchestra, Rick Arroyo, Joseph Santiago (de Latin Breeze) y mucho mas. Entradas: Adultos $5, ninos menores de 10 anos entran...
    by at May 25th, 2007 at 02:05 pm
  • 2007 Epicurean Affair
    The Grand tasting event of the year is the 2007 Epicurean Affair Thur May 31 starting 7pm. The list of particpating restaurants and hotels is long and impressive and includes 100 of Las Vegas’ best. There will be gourmet cuisine, vintage wines and live entertainment. Call 702-878-9272 or visit the website for more details nvhotels.com. Cost is $125 if you purchase...
    by at May 23rd, 2007 at 07:05 am
  • Chef’s for Kids Gala Success
    Last night at the Rio Brasilia Ballroom epitomized the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas of your fantasy. Thousands and thousands of roses nested in Liberace-style candelabras graced the circular tables draped in crushed red velvet. “Everything’s coming up roses” was the theme and certainly there was a bumper crop – but more of green ($) than red....
    by at May 20th, 2007 at 03:05 pm
  • Tutti Gelati 4th Birthday Fest @ Montelago Village
    Celebrating their 4th anniversary on Sun May 27 Memorial Day weekend, Tutti Gelati is partying with Hawaiian entertainment and samples of hand-crafted gelato and sorbets. They are also awarding some fun prizes. Uncle Paul and Charley Chan will provide music; the Hawaiian dance troop Halau Ha’a O Heleloa will perform. 702-564-5555. Tutti Gelati Lake Las Vegas Montelago...
    by at May 19th, 2007 at 02:05 pm
  • Original Steppers Reunion & BBQ
    Memorial Day Weekend concert and BBQ: Sat May 26 from 9p-3a you can enjoy live entertainment by Carolyn Walden along with DJ Mark Mellow and others. Walden will perform numbers from her upcoming CD release “Chicago Steppin’ in the right direction.” Contact Tony Owens by email. Venue is Alexis Park Hotel & Resort 702-796-3354 375 E. Harmon Las Vegas...
    by at May 17th, 2007 at 08:05 am
  • Blues Brews BBQ Benefit for Fireman Benneman
    Join the other blues lovers at The Sand Dollar on Sat May 19 from 2pm-3am for a H&H BBQ, Blues & Brews Benefit for Las Vegas Fireman Capt Mike Benneman. All music is donated and all proceeds will go to medical expenses for Capt Benneman and his family. They were involved in a head-on collision with a semi, and although lucky to be alive, are in need of a lot...
    by at May 15th, 2007 at 07:05 am
  • Henderson ArtFest
    Sat May 12 from 10a-6p is the 10th annual Fine Arts Festival in Henderson with over 200 artists from across the country exhibiting their work. The Festival also provides entertainment, vendors with international food and a children’s play area. The venue is the Henderson Events Plaza 200 S. Water St Henderson NV. Related Boulder City Fine Arts, Native American...
    by at May 3rd, 2007 at 08:05 am
  • Mother’s Day Dinner Dance
    Treat Mom to a real Mother’s Day appreciation and leave the kids at home for an evening of adult enjoyment on May 12. A special catered buffet dinner with “dance music of yesterday.” Musicians are Carl Grove, sax, Dick Guider, trumpet and flugelhorn, Bob Grundy, drums, Peter Urquidi, keys with Marsha K, vocalist. Tickets are $25 in advance only. There...
    by at May 2nd, 2007 at 01:05 pm
  • Dragon Boat Festival
    In the beautiful setting of Lake Las Vegas, 44 foot, teak Chinese war canoes will compete in three 500-meter race heats on Sat May 5, starting at 10am. Each canoe has a 22-person crew with 20 paddlers, a drummer and a steerman. Teams come from US and Canada to compete. Ceremonies will start at MonteLago Village on Fri May 4 @ 6:30pm with the “Dotting of the Eye...
    by at May 1st, 2007 at 10:05 am
  • Tastes & Tunes in North Las Vegas
    This is the 5th Annual Tastes & Tunes Festival May 4-5 with free admission. The Mexican Village will showcase Cinco de Mayo festivities with vendors and live Latino music on the Findlay Toyota Fiesta Stage. There will also be lots of action with boxing bouts provided by Barry’s Boxing. Look for a full-sized carnival by Royal West Amusements. Music will also...
    by at April 30th, 2007 at 09:04 am
  • More on Pet Food, Melamine & the FDA
    A local company ChemNutra Inc. has been named in the contaminated pet food controversy. According to the Associated Press, as published Fri Apr 27 in the LVRJ (Las Vegas Review Journal), a Kansas pet food manufacturer Menu Foods Midwest Corp. recalled 60 million cans of pet food after 16 pets, mostly cats, died from the effects of eating the melamine-contaminated food....
    by at April 28th, 2007 at 08:04 am
  • Asian Culture Fair
    The Sahara West Library will host an Asian Culture Fair Apr 29 noon-4p. More than 20 local organizations and clubs will display crafts, demonstrate traditional Asian dance, model costumes, offer food and live entertainment. There will be activities for the whole family. For more info call 702-507-3630. Sahara West Library 9600 W. Sahara Ave. Las Vegas NV. Related Gung...
    by at April 27th, 2007 at 09:04 am
  • Ethel M Chocolates for Mother’s Day
    Mother’s Day is coming and as a mom, I can tell you that there is no better chocolate to be found than Ethel M Chocolates, made right here in Sin City. Sinfully delicious, these chocolates beat Godiva any day. I won’t even mention See’s in the same sentence – and I’m from California! Tell your mom to throw caution to the wind, forget about...
    by at April 24th, 2007 at 05:04 pm
  • Milk Mustache Mobile Tour
    In an attempt to show everyone that milk is a vital part of a healthy diet, we have the 10th annual “Milk Mustache Mobile Tour” April 21-23. This year’s theme is “Think About Your Drink.” The roaming fete includes a Milk Mustache Photo Tent, a Curves Tent, a Health Assessment Tent and more…..Admission is Free. Apr 21 11a-1p Smith’s...
    by at April 21st, 2007 at 03:04 pm
  • 3rd Annual Meatball Awards
    The Meatball Awards “Vintage Vegas” Sun Apr 22 is the primo event for true Las Vegas culture. Artie Schroeck & orchestra will provide music and Cork Proctor will M.C. The Awards will be presented by well-known celebrities around town to personalities who have made their mark on our town. Start at 6pm with no-host cocktail party with show at 7pm, followed...
    by at April 19th, 2007 at 09:04 am
  • Howie Hewett @ Barcode
    The Intimate Nights Concert with Howard Hewett at the Barcode takes place Thurs Apr 14. Tickets are $29.95/$25 NV residents with ID. Barcode has a full bar with appetizer menu plus catfish and sweet potato fries. The concert is one of series presented by Release Entertainment, Darryl “Footz” Woolfolk, in association with 30th Day in September Entertainment....
    by at April 15th, 2007 at 07:04 pm