Archive for the ‘Food & Drink’

  • Sunday Jazz Brunches
    At the moment I know of three places for Sunday brunch with a live group providing jazz or dance music. Gordon Birsch is the place to be if you want an afternoon of dance and high spirits. A different band is featured most Sundays, with Tommy Thompson the last Sunday of the month. There is a group of friendly regulars who are loyal to this spot and get there early for...
    by at February 23rd, 2007 at 10:02 am
  • The Quest for the Perfect Cappuccino
    If you want to find cappuccino in Las Vegas and don’t want Starbucks, you have to make a serious effort. I have been on a quest for the perfect cappuccino and come up empty so far. Starbucks dominates every major intersection, most grocery stores and almost every hotel. I did locate a Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf at the Venetian. The Coast hotels feature Seattle’s...
    by at February 22nd, 2007 at 02:02 pm
  • Very Decent Dim Sum
    The billboard had been entirely in Chinese save the mysterious Ping Pang Pong in recognizable script, certainly tweaking my curiousity. The recent addition of a few words in English giving the hours of a Dim Sum lunch, just in time for Chinese New Year, seemed a great excuse to find out what the Golden Nugget was up to. A sign that we were in for a treat was the packed...
    by at February 19th, 2007 at 11:02 pm
  • Old Style Vegas @ the Bootlegger
    The Bootlegger Bistro is making a valiant effort to preserve the Old Vegas for those of us who appreciate the less corporate side of entertainment. Live music needs supporting if we are going to keep it alive. This 24 hr Italian landmark offers blues/jazz on Wed from 8:30-10:30 pm, blues/soul on Thurs 8:30-10:30 pm, Old Vegas entertainers Fri and Sat from 10 pm and crowned...
    by at February 15th, 2007 at 12:02 pm
  • Aloha! Chinese New Year on the 9th Island
    Don’t miss the Chinese New Year celebrations at the Chinatown Plaza on Sunday Feb 25. As my calendar says that Chinese New Year is Feb 18, I don’t quite understand the date. I’ll do some checking and edit this if I get other information. At any rate, there should to be dancing dragons, Chinese martial arts, lots of color and food booths. The Las Vegas...
    by at February 12th, 2007 at 08:02 pm
  • Online Wine, Food & Just About Everything Else Auction
    The Food Network is sponsoring the South Beach Wine & Food Festival Online Auction. Most items will close this Friday, but apparently some extensions will go until Mar 9. There are trips to South Africa, trips to the Grand Tasting Village, Hummer leases, bottles of champagne, signed copies of “Silence of the Lambs” (??????), Carnival Cruises, Geo Jensen...
    by at February 12th, 2007 at 06:02 pm
  • A Steak for Under $5, Beer for a Buck
    In the mood for a decent steak and don’t want to spend more than a Big Mac with large fries and large coke? Okay, so you’ll want to leave a decent tip and that’s not a completely fair comparison. I’ll concede that. But we savored a perfectly-grilled, juicy, medium rare 10 oz sirloin at Ellis Island last night at 11:30 pm with salad, green beans...
    by at February 12th, 2007 at 03:02 pm
  • Ethel M the Best Chocolates on the Planet
    To my palate, the best chocolates I have ever eaten, including all those rich and gooey Godiva’s and other European delicacies, are those of our local Ethel M’s. I don’t pretend to be a connoisseur of chocoate, although I have made it my habit to sample native and imported chocolates as I go around the world. But I’ll go out on a limb and declare...
    by at February 9th, 2007 at 11:02 am
  • Celebrity Cookout
    Don’t you just love Vegas? While most of the world is deciding what show they’re going to watch on TV Thursday night, we are making tough decisions about what event we’re going to attend. Kiss My Palate Celebrity Couple Cookoff certainly grabbed my attention. You’ve got Celebrity Couples in cook-off while local Celebrity Chefs judge the competition...
    by at February 5th, 2007 at 06:02 pm
  • Slainte! at McMullan’s Irish Pub
    Step inside and enter a wee bit o Eire in the form of an Irish pub best found down by the harbour in old Dublin. This is another of the multitude of “transport” experiences that carry you away to exotic and foreign places when you walk through a door and leave Las Vegas behind. The bar is packed and lively; you can join the boisterous crowd, or retreat to...
    by at February 4th, 2007 at 10:02 am
  • Firefly Tapas and Salsa
    If you are looking for that kind of lively, Latin atmosphere to sip Mojitas and Sangria while nibbling at an array of tantalizing tapas, then Firefly on Paradise is “el lugar” to see and been seen. With the vast variety of tapas on the menu, I would suggest a group of friends so you can have a tasting event. The music is pulsating and you are elbow to elbow...
    by at February 2nd, 2007 at 04:02 pm
  • T & T Soul Food
    If you want GREAT SOUL FOOD with all the homemade trimmings, check out the family-owned and operated T & T’s. Prices are great and the portions plentiful. You can dine in or carry out. Delivery is offered locally. They do breakfast until 11:30 am and have a great lunch menu including Catfish Sandwich w/fries. The Bar-B-Que is downhome and generous with...
    by at January 30th, 2007 at 01:01 am