Fleur de Lys: Pumpkin risotto with pecans

é by José Andrés: Spanish Clavel

Gordon Ramsay Steak: Royal long-bone chop, 32oz.

Joel Robuchon: Le crabe royale

Bread and Butter: chocolate tart

La Belle Terre: chocolate almond croissant

Chocolate & Spice: dark chocolate caramel linzer tart

Mr. Sandwich: BBQ pork banh mi

The Las Vegas Grille: half rack of St. Louis style ribs

Bobby Q Grille: beef brisket and ribs

Yardbird: St. Louis style pork ribs

Hexx Kitchen + Bar: carrot cake pancakes

Pyramid Cafe: carrot cake French toast

Terrace Pointe Cafe: Maine lobster benedict

Bacchanal Buffet: watermelon and feta cheese

Bacchanal Buffet: cupcakes

Wicked Spoon Buffet: General Tso's chicken, summer sucotash, rigatoni with sausage

Holsteins: the Rising Sun burger

Bachi Burger: Ronin burger

Gordon Ramsay BurGR: Euro burger

Pub 1842: peanut buter crunch burger

Bite Breakfast & Lunch: Gatspy burger

Echo & Rig: butcher blend burger

Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill: mesquite grilled burger

Made LV American Tavern: burger meister

Big Wong Restaurant: chicken curry with rice

Asian BBQ & Noodles: pork belly over rice

Joyful House Chinese Cuisine: string beans with XO sauce

Crab Corner: crab cake

Delmonico Steakhouse: jumbo lump crab cake

Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse: crab cake

Old Homestead Steakhouse: Maryland crab cake

Retro Bakery: mint chocolate chip cupcake

Sugar Factory: key lime cupwich

Sprinkles: dark chocolate cupcake with salted caramel ice cream

Gordon Ramsay Steak: sticky toffee pudding

Mastro's Ocean Club: warm butter cake

DW Bistro: carrot cake

Craftsteak: cinnamon monkey bread

Delmonico Steakhouse: pecan pie

Bardot Brasserie: chocolate macaron

Joel Robuchon: le souffle

Honey Salt: triple layer cake

Honey Salt: brown bag baked apple pie

Fuku Burger

Slidin Thru: sliders

Bardot Brasserie: Parisian gnocchi

Mon Ami Gabi: lobster tartine

Public House: crisp pork belly

Carson Kitchen: bacon jam

Rx Boiler Room: steak-n-eggs

Made LV American Tavern

Mixers Ice Cream: creme brulee and tiramisu gelato

BLVD Creamery: display of ice cream and sorbets

Scarpetta: duck and foie gras ravioli

Giada: spaghetti

B&B Ristorante: homemade orecchiette

Buddy V's Ristorante: Nonna's lasagna al forno

Sirio Ristorante: pappardelle

Chef Marc's Pastavino: papardelle ebony and ivory

Yonaka: niku berry

Blue Ribbon Sushi: sashimi deluxe platter

Kyara Japanese Tapas: beef tataki

Giada

Honey Salt

Mr. Tofu: dolsot bibimbap

Gangnam Asian BBQ

é by José Andrés: cigala with roses

Joel Robuchon: Le Homard

Lago: 7 and 7

Other Mama: grilled prime ribeye

Yonaka: madai meron

Chada Thai: pad hed

Zaytoon: barg kabob

Estiatorio Milos: lavraki

Mundo Restaurant: chicken taquitos

Mesa Grill: New Mexican spice rubbed pork tenderloin

Border Grill: fig and blue cheese quesadilla

Sage: Vancouver Island kusshi oyster

Other Mama: Fanny Bay oysters

Gordon Ramsay Steak: kusshi oysters

Fleur by Hubert Keller: oysters with margarita sorbet, orange puree

Due Forni: bianca al prosciutto cotto

Dom DeMarco's: small white truffle pizza

Those Guys Pies: meat pie

Pizza Rock: Cal Italia

Pizzeria at The Cosmopolitan: slice of pepperoni

The Goodwich: Le Pig

Buddha Belly Deli: Pho dip

Baguette Cafe: chicken pesto sandwich

Fat Choy: shortrib grilled cheese

é by José Andrés

Jaleo: calamares tinta

Lago: branzino livornese

Yonaka: niku berry

Kyara: maguro carpaccio

Carnevino: ribeye

Gordon Ramsay Steak: filet

Craftsteak: grilled angus skirt steak and prime beef flat iron

Bazaar Meat by José Andrés: Spanish-style bone-in rib eye

Yonaka: okura

Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar: sushi deluxe platter

Soho Japanese Restaurant: twin dragon roll

Naked Fish's Sushi and Grill: yellowtail and tuna nigiri

Sushi House Goyemon: uni and tuna nigiri

Umiya: red snapper

Taqueria Los Parados: al pastor tacos

Tacos el Gordo: adobada tacos

Komex Fusion Express: pork and beef fusion tacos

Chada Thai: chu chee lobster

Nittaya's Secret Kitchen: world famous spinach salad

Weera Thai: pad thai

Pan Asian: garlic chicken

Pho Bosa: bún with egg rolls and grilled pork

District One Kitchen & Bar: pho tai rib eye

Pho Sing Sing: pho tai

Pho Saigon 8: bún thit nuong cha gio

Welcome to Bite & Switch, a food blog reviewing everything from food trucks to fine dining restaurants.

Bronzed shrimp and grits ($16.99) - seasoned and pan bronzed gulf shrimp served over gouda grits with an andouille sausage and mushroom ragout @ Lola's

Lola’s A Louisiana Kitchen

By | 4 Stars, Las Vegas | No Comments

Locally owned and loved, this second location of Lola’s is head and shoulders above any other eatery in this food desert location in the north part of Summerlin. The bronzed shrimp and grits is a dish they’re known for. It’s an excellent entree with five large shrimp atop cheesy and creamy gouda grits surrounded by a spicy ragout full of bold flavored andouille sausage and mushrooms. The crab cake platter was decent and like most other items here has some of that cajun heat throughout every bite. They’re pan fried with little filler but also lack the big jumbo lump pieces of crab that make crab cakes meaty.

Desserts are quite good. The signature bananas foster bread pudding is large enough to share. It’s a massive brick of custard soaked, creamy bread atop caramelized bananas and covered with a sugary sweet sauce. The sweet potato pecan pie was a balanced display of sweetness with a crust that’s thin and flaky.

Given the dearth of dining spots within a five mile radius, there is no doubt one should dine here when in the area. Their cajun fare is somewhat unique to the city and based on the execution of dishes I’ve had, I can see why they’ve been so popular for so long.

4 Stars

1220 N Town Center Dr
Las Vegas, NV 89144
(702) 871-5652

Lola's Summerlin Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Fried chicken ’n sweet potato waffles ($19) @ Salt 'n Pepper Southern Comfort Bar and Grill

Salt ‘N Pepper Southern Comfort Bar and Grill

By | 3 Stars, Las Vegas | No Comments

Quickly taking over the short lived Tapas, Alex Stratta may have come up with a concept with more staying power than its predecessor. Serving up classic American fare/southern comfort food, this new spot addresses Tapas’s two biggest issues: price and portion size. Entrees here are all under $20 and portions for not only entrees but for apps are large enough to satisfy most appetites. There is some overlap in concept to their neighbor a few doors down — Made LV — but this spot takes things farther down south for the bulk of their menu.

I dined at Salt ’n Pepper during their opening week and it was evident that they were still finding their way. Warm biscuits with honey butter were dense, thick and dry. Without asking, the kitchen sent out a second batch because they weren’t happy with the first that left the kitchen. It was good to see the chefs care that much, although the second round was too doughy for my liking.

They’ve got a kid’s menu, with 4 large crispy tenders that my kid loved and accompanied by thick cut fries.

Always a sucker for chicken ’n waffles, I had to try their version. With a drumstick and two thighs, the exterior of each was coated with a thin and crispy crust aggressively seasoned with pepper. Less successful was the soft and pliable sweet potato waffle that failed to hold up to the weight of the chicken. Topping it off was a maple syrup and an excellent hot sauce that had enough heat to stir up the palate without destroying it.

Both desserts sampled were traditional takes on classics — a red velvet cake and a pecan pie with bourbon sour cream.  The pair may not have pushed any culinary boundaries, but were executed well.

There are minor changes to the interior, but it looks similar to Tapas. Still, for a spot that’s seen Greek, Asian fusion, Spanish, and now Southern, the interior looks to be in good shape. With some fine tuning Salt ’n Pepper has the chance to last longer than any of those.

3 Stars

Tivoli Village
440 S Rampart Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89145
(702) 483-3555

 

Pumpkin pecan waffle ($10.75) - with whipped cream @ More Than Waffles

More Than Waffles

By | 2.5 Stars, Encino | No Comments

This local spot in Encino was crazy busy on the weekend with a wait time of over an hour on a Sunday. The massive menu is full of waffles, French toasts, pancakes, crepes, omelettes, Benedicts, lunch items, and more. With “waffles” in their name, that’s what we had to try. The hot apple waffle ($10.25) was light and airy, but the bland apples that tasted as if they’re straight from a can were a huge disappointment. Pumpkin pecan waffles ($10.75) were an improvement with their pronounced pumpkin flavor, thin, crispy exterior and chewy interior, but it still left me underwhelmed and hungry. I’d consider returning to try other items, just not during peak dining hours.

2.5 Stars

17200 Ventura Blvd
Encino, CA 91316
(818) 789-5937

More Than Waffles Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Raspberry cream cake - raspberry infused Madagascar bourbon vanilla bean cake, raspberry American buttercream layered with Chambord ganache and fresh raspberries in raspberry whipped cream @ Tart Bites

Tart Bites

By | 5 Stars, Encino | No Comments

I tried 2 things from this bakery — cake pops and a wedding cake. It was for my brother’s wedding. The cake was absolutely gorgeous — a small, single tiered cake covered in icing that looked like white and purple roses. It was a stunning beauty with equally great flavors. Moist and thick, there were 4 layers of raspberry infused Madagascar bourbon vanilla bean cake. With its subtle sweetness, it was one of the best wedding cakes I’ve had. The cake pops, matching the cakes white and purple scheme with glittery accents, was a beautiful accompaniment. They were a touch too sweet, but still excellent dense bites of chocolate for those wanting a more decadent treat.

5 Stars

17233 Ventura Blvd
Encino, CA 91316
(818) 646-9071

Tart Bites Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Prime New York 8oz steak - served with Anna potatoes, baby kale, sprouts and crispy Maui onion rings in a red wine balsamic reduction @ Lakeside Cafe

Lakeside Restaurant & Lounge

By | 3.5 Stars, Los Angeles | No Comments

Located in Encino, this restaurant isn’t noticeable off the main drag. It’s off a side street and set back from the entrance as their valet-only parking lot is the first thing you see. Walking through the lot and into the building you’ll be transported a world away. The interior is open and fairly dark. There’s a small patio area just past the bar and a much larger one across the bar, both facing a small man-made lake (that’s more like a big pond) with plenty of ducks swimming around.

I came here for a small family gathering — an intimate wedding reception on their smaller patio. The service was very friendly but there were some hiccups along the way — there was a miscommunication as to how appetizers would be offered and served and some dishes weren’t cleared in a timely manner. Otherwise, they did a great job of setting things up, fulfilling requests, and not rushing our party.

The food, while not groundbreaking or trendsetting, was pretty good. For appetizers, the crab cakes used minimal filler to bind an otherwise meaty dish; skewers of Kurobuta pork were savory, tender morsels full of smokiness with hints of heat; and spicy shrimp, while lacking heat, paired nicely with mango salsa atop crispy baguettes. The endive salad, considerably less noteworthy than the previous dishes, was too bitter and dry and lacked dressing to counterbalance the taste. For an entree, the 8oz. New York strip was lean and well seasoned. A red wine balsamic reduction added some vibrancy to it while onion rings, asparagus and carrots rounded out the dish.

The solid American fare along with the accommodating staff made this a great experience for our family that won’t soon be forgotten.

3.5 Stars

16817 Ventura Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 91436
(818) 616-2430

Lakeside Cafe Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Pineapple fried rice with chicken ($12) @ Brown Rice Thai Kitchen

Brown Rice Thai Kitchen

By | 2 Stars, Las Vegas | No Comments

This area of Summerlin has so few decent restaurants. There’s not much to choose from if you’re trying to avoid nasty chain restaurants. Brown Rice Thai Kitchen is one of the few alternatives. Unfortunately, it’s not much of an upgrade. Chicken pad Thai was uninspired and bland. The pineapple fried rice with chicken was an improvement. Plenty of veggies and well seasoned chicken were mixed in with a hefty amount of rice. Seating is limited to stools lining two of the walls. This is more of a takeout spot serving the area than a place to sit in and dine.

2 Stars

1910 Village Center Cir
Las Vegas, NV 89134
(702) 816-3611

Brown Rice Thai Kitchen Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Hawaiian sticky ribs and umami fries ($15.95) - tender baby back ribs flash fried until crispy, tossed in housemate Hawaiian BBQ sauce and served with Asian slaw and French fries drizzled in umami sauce @ Lazy Dog Restaurant and Bar

Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar

By | 3 Stars, Las Vegas | No Comments

If you’re a dog lover you’ll love the dog-friendly patio where you can order rice, chicken and water for your canine. If you’re not a dog lover you’ll want to avoid the patio altogether. There are dogs of all shapes and sizes and some are less well behaved than others. Some owners are completely oblivious to what their dogs are doing. One big dog was climbing on top of my kid and I had to yell at the dog to get down and the owner to watch their pet.

The food is better than your average chain restaurant, but still has a calculated, impersonal feel to it. The Tex-Mex salad was a standard, serviceable version. Hawaiian sticky ribs weren’t as tender as I expected, but the Asian flavors delivered a powerful kick of tanginess and sweetness, served with fries covered with a spicy mayo sauce. The best item I’ve tried at Lazy Dog was the Carolina pulled pork sandwich. Served on a brioche bun, the combo of tender pork covered in a tangy BBQ sauce and the sharpness from bleu cheese was a winner in my book.

While not the best restaurant at Downtown Summerlin, it is the most pet-friendly and that counts for something, right? 

3 Stars

Downtown Summerlin
1725 Festival Plz Dr
Las Vegas, NV 89135
(702) 727-4784

Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Bacon blue cheese burger ($9.99 for combo) @ Broadway Cafe

Broadway Cafe

By | 3 Stars, Big Bear Lake | No Comments

One place I like to go for a quick weekend getaway is Big Bear, California. It’s perfect for a low-key stay with its small town charm and mom-n-pop restaurants lining the more popular avenues. Always looking for new spots to try, I headed to Broadway Cafe on my way out of town craving a burger.

It’s a small spot with not much dining inside, but there’s a patio with additional seating — perfect when the weather is nice. The food here isn’t upscale or fancy, it’s just down home, hearty, and large enough to fill up most people. The bacon blue cheese burger was overflowing with a well seasoned patty and cheese and lettuce. The bacon avocado cheese burger was equally as good with plenty of bacon and avocados topping the patty. For $9.99 you can make it a combo with a drink and fries. The chicken strips were a bit of a disappointment. They’re hand breaded, but the meat was tough and stringy.

Out in front of the restaurant, just off the side of the road was a smoker tended to by one of the owners. Chicken and brisket smoking since early morning was inside with its aroma traveling my direction. Next trip I’ll have to see if it tastes as good as it smells.

3 Stars

1117 W Big Bear Blvd
Big Bear City, CA 92314
(909) 585-7682

Broadway Cafe Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Santa Rosa pork barbacoa ($22) - cilantro rice, black beans, chipotle barbecue sauce @ Canonita

Cañonita

By | 4 Stars, Las Vegas | No Comments

I’m typically not a fan of Mexican fare on the Strip because the outrageous prices tend to lead to disappointment and regret. But, Canonita proved to be a pleasant surprise with it’s quality ingredients and above average execution. Located  in the Grand Canal area of the Venetian with much of the narrow restaurant overlooking the man made waterways and sitting under the faux sky, the ambiance can be surprisingly relaxing.

Their drink list is full of custom cocktails and margaritas. The pineapple infusion margarita ($11) was excellent with tropical flavors and hints of vanilla. For those that can’t decide, they’ve got a margarita flight ($15) with a classic,  jalapeño, and pineapple version.

Plenty of popular dishes can be found on the menu like flautas ($12), three per order, all crispy and tightly rolled with ample amount of ground beef inside topped with an avocado-tomatillo sauce, lettuce and quest fresco. The entrees were quite good. The wild mushroom enchiladas ($21), covered in a poblano cream sauce, were an excellent vegetarian option. The Santa Rosa pork barbacoa ($21) was a hefty portion of fork-tender meat topped with a slightly acidic sauce, surrounded by fluffy and buttery cilantro rice and accompanied by tortillas to make your own tacos.

You’ll pay typical Strip prices for the food, ambiance, and location. That’s nothing new. But, if you’re in need of Mexican fare in this part of town, there aren’t many more I’d recommend before Cañonita.

4 Stars

The Venetian
3377 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 414-3773

Taqueria Canonita Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Pork salad noodle bowl ($9.95) - bean sprouts, lettuce, cucumber, peanuts, cilantro, rice noodles, and Vietnamese vinaigrette @ Pho Vietnam Grille Express

Pho Vietnam Grille Express

By | 3.5 Stars, Las Vegas | No Comments

Another newish Vietnamese spot in the Lakes/Spring Valley area. This one can be a tough find, as it’s tucked away in a small, mostly empty strip mall behind Arby’s off of Durango. You’ll be hard pressed to find friendlier service than at this family-run spot. Fried pork spring rolls ($5) were good, particularly the ones that were extra crispy and they’re a bargain with five large rolls per order.

The way they name dishes can be odd for anyone familiar with Vietnamese fare. Bún is called “salad noodle bowls”. I guess they anticipated a customer base new to the cuisine. Regardless, the grilled pork bún ($9.95) was excellent, although light on pork and heavy on noodles. A better deal is the House salad noodle bowl ($11.95) full of shrimp, chicken, pork, and fried spring rolls that won’t leave you hungry.

Pho isn’t my favorite soup, but I’ll order it from time to time. The beef rice noodle soup ($8.25), ordered to-go, was neatly packaged into three separate containers to keep each set of ingredients as fresh as possible. The broth — thin and slightly under seasoned — was a good compliment to the chilly weather.

3.5 Stars

3455 S Durango Dr
Las Vegas, NV 89117
(702) 868-8892

Pho Vietnam Grille Express Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Bun cha gio thit nuong ($8.95) - grilled pork and egg rolls

Sidestreet Pho and Grill

By | 4 Stars, Las Vegas | No Comments

Unlike many, I’m not a big fan of pho. I don’t have anything against it, I’m just not a soup person in general. When I go out for Vietnamese it’s more than likely I get a plate of broken rice or bún instead.

Their versions of those dishes are some of the better ones you’ll find outside of Spring Mountain Rd. The grilled pork could have been more charred, but the deftly seasoned pig and crispy egg rolls made the bún cha gio thit neon ($8.95) a satisfying dish. A better dish was the Bún Cha Gio Ga Nuong ($8.95) — tender slices of chicken breast glistening with oil atop a generous amount of noodles. The broken rice was decent, too. An order of grilled pork chop showed good depth of flavor and a good sear on the meat. A to-go order of it came with noodles and a separate container with the tiny grains of broken rice.

Located in the same complex as Sen of Japan, at the corner of Desert Inn and Durango, much of the interior remains unchanged from the previous tenant (Oriental House), with wooden columns supporting a faux street scene roofline along the kitchen area and dining room. Fit for dining in or take out, Sidestreet offers up some decent Vietnamese for those not wanting to travel farther down Desert Inn or Spring Mountain Road than they have to.

4 Stars

8560 W Desert Inn Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89117
(702) 473-5007

Sidestreet Pho and Grill Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Truffle wild mushroom pappardelle ($20) - a medley of seasonal wild mushrooms and thick egg pasta finished with black truffle infused oils @ Anise Tapas and Grill

Anise Tapas & Grill

By | 2 Stars, Las Vegas | No Comments

This place has so much promise. I was easily swayed to visit by a diverse menu filled with dishes from just about every country touching the Mediterranean, great reviews, and its proximity to home. Occupying a space that used to house the coffee shop Something’s Brewing, it looks like they’ve inherited some of their pub height tables. The modern decor was a bonus too. Unfortunately, the execution of their dishes was sorely lacking.

The meal starting on a high note with complimentary lavash. From there, it all went downhill. Fresh out of the fryer, Drunken avocado empanadillas ($12) proved to be excessively oily, leaving an unpleasant aftertaste. Also oily were the chips accompanying the Atun tartare ($12). Average frozen tuna, some of it stringy with sinew running throughout, formed the bulk of the dish along with avocado, an egg yolk, pickled ginger and black sesame. Ending the meal was a beautifully plated, hefty portion of truffle wild mushroom pappardelle ($20). Unfortunately, it too was rather oily.

Not even the best restaurant concepts can overcome poor execution. Anise is no different.

2 Stars

3100 S Durango Dr
Las Vegas, NV 89117
(702) 586-4088

Anise Tapas & Grill Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Mad caterpillar - fresh water eel and cucumber topped with spicy tuna, spicy eel sauce @ Hanabi

Hanabi

By | 2.5 Stars, Las Vegas | No Comments

Another decent AYCE spot. This one takes over the space formerly occupied by 808 Tapas in the plaza at the corner of Ft. Apache and Sahara. Hanabi has a fairly large menu with some items only available a la carte. Nigiri is the way to go here. The quality is pretty good for an AYCE place. Rolls on the other hand weren’t my favorite. Some, like the yellowtail special with cooked shrimp, jalapeño, cilantro, cucumber topped with yellowtail, ponzu, habanero, were too hot for my tastes. The Tiger roll (shrimp tempura, crab topped with spicy tuna with eel sauce) was the best of the bunch, the Mad Caterpillar (fresh water eel and cucumber topped with spicy tuna, spicy eel sauce) was decent, and the Crispy tuna scallion was not good with tuna that looked and tasted liked canned tuna. As a whole, the rolls seemed hastily crafted and lacked the precision of superior rolls found elsewhere.

2.5 Stars

9350 W Sahara Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89117
(702) 979-9411

 

Greek trio ($14.50) - a selection of spanakopita (spinach, feta, and romano cheese, layered and baked into a buttery film pastry), moussaka (ground beef, eggplant and potato casserole, baked in tomato sauce and cheese topped with a béchamel sauce), pastitsio (macaroni pie, baked with ground beef and tomato sauce simmered with a slight hint of cinnamon and nutmeg) @ Market Grille

Market Grille Cafe

By | 4 Stars, Las Vegas | No Comments

Opened by an Italian chef, Greek wife, and their family, Market Grille might be best experienced for dinner. Lunch is more casual and quick with customers ordering at the counter, while dinner consists of table side wait service. It may not be the fanciest spot but the quality of the food had me wondering why I hadn’t stopped by sooner.

Pumpkin fans have to try the pumpkin mushroom soup. Perfect for the cold weather, the smooth, creamy soup has a pronounced pumpkin flavor intertwined in its vegetable base. The chicken skewer entree comes with one skewer full of moist, well seasoned cubes of chicken and a veggie skewer with red and green peppers, onions, and mushrooms. The Greek trio entree was perfect for sampling the spanakopita, moussaka, and pastitsio. The spanakopita was excellent with its flaky layers of pastry covering gooey cheese and spinach. The moussaka showed some great flavors with beef, eggplant and potatoes covered in a béchamel sauce. Rice, typically an afterthought with most dishes, was buttery and soft with a lightness that is all too rare. Accompanying the latter entree was a serviceable Greek salad, perfect for sharing.

Dinner prices are affordable, service was friendly and efficient, and the execution of all our dishes was spot on. An added bonus is a kids menu and Happy Hour specials at both of their locations. After one of the best Mediterranean meals I’ve had lately, Market Grille has made its way into my rotation of quality, family-friendly restaurants when dining on a budget.

4 Stars

7175 W Lake Mead Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89128
(702) 564-7335

Market Grille Cafe Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Spicy chocolate and peperoncino and bomboloni Italian doughnuts @ Gelatology

Gelatology

By | 5 Stars, Las Vegas | No Comments

Desyree Alberganti. Every serious foodie, Yelper, critic, and blogger is familiar with her name. And, all were saddened when she left Art of Flavors, the groundbreaking gelato shop in Downtown Las Vegas. But, all are equally as thrilled for her return. Now with her own shop in the southwest valley, she’s back and better than ever.

There are so many great flavors at Gelatology, it’s hard to call them all out. But the spicy chocolate with peperoncino has been one of my favorites with its mild spiciness that lingers on the palate. You can’t really go wrong with any of the flavors. I’m always on the lookout for the Instagram posts to see what the latest daily specials will be. No other gelato shop in town comes up with their level of creative sweet or savory flavors (who else could turn pesto pizza into gelato?). There’s always something unique for those looking for different flavors. For the less adventurous, there are plenty of traditional flavors to be enjoyed.

5 Stars

7910 S Rainbow Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89139
(702) 914-9144

Gelatology Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Apple pie and Tiramisu gelato @ Gelato Messina

Gelato Messina

By | 4.5 Stars, Las Vegas | No Comments

Just like the majority of folks who walk through the doors of Gelato Messina in Downtown Summerlin, I’m a fan of this Australian import. I love the variety of flavors, particularly the pecan pie gelato, apple pie gelato and poached figs in marsala. The gelato itself is great with the smooth and creamy texture one would expect, but the real stars of those flavors and others are the chunks of pie and other ingredients that are mixed in. The weekly specialty flavors give plenty of reasons to come back over and over. The smokiness of the “Jack Daniels and Smoke” make that flavor unique. “Vanilla Spice” was an excellent mixture of strawberry glazed doughnuts, raspberry puree and gelato. The sheer volume of flavors means that you’ll probably have a difficult time deciding what to order, but they allow an unlimited number of samples to narrow your choices. The biggest drawback is that there’s no official way to line up and order or sample, so during peak hours it can be a clusterfuck as people surround the display cases waiting to be served. As long as you can avoid the crowds, this is one of the best gelato spots in the valley.

4.5 Stars

Downtown Summerlin
2010 Festival Park Dr
Las Vegas, NV 89135
(702) 848-1688

Gelato Messina Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato