Bomb Tacos

Located in the same plaza as Other Mama, The Rice Shop, Zaytoon and others, Bomb Tacos took over the space formerly occupied by a couple other taco shops. But this is nothing like its predecessors. It’s run by Robert Solano, formerly of Mundo, and he brings a level of sophistication to the food that other… Continue reading Bomb Tacos

Jean Philippe Patisserie

For anyone craving sweets, this spot is a must. It’s a much large space than their sister spot in the Bellagio and has a larger selection. They’ve got some of the most beautiful and artistic pastries in town with flavors that equal their beauty. Pastries are perfect any time of day. Their almond croissant was… Continue reading Jean Philippe Patisserie

Kame Omakase

Chef Eric is doing some special stuff in this small space adjacent to his a la carte sushi restaurant, Yummy Grill. There are 8 spots at the omakase counter so if you want to experience it you better plan ahead and get reservations. I dined with friends and once seated we were treated to over… Continue reading Kame Omakase

Salted Malted Bakery & Creamery

I have a backlog of reviews I need to write from places I’ve visited five months ago. Salted Malted is one of them and I’m pushing this to the top of the queue, unfortunately, because they’re closing for good this weekend. This place is fantastic. I loved their chocolate chip cookies. It’s everything a great… Continue reading Salted Malted Bakery & Creamery

Cafe Breizh

Spring Valley is home to yet more top-tier talent in Jerome Marchand and Pierre Gatel. The latter’s credentials are impressive — an early career in New York with Francois Payard and Alain Ducasse followed by over a decade at the Wynn and Encore. You won’t find more beautiful, artistic, well crafted pastries anywhere off the… Continue reading Cafe Breizh

JinJu Chocolates

This is the second outpost for Chef Jin Caldwell. More spacious and better decorated than the original spot at the Container Store, the space is beautiful, a chocoholic’s dream. It’s full of chocolates, pastries, cakes, and drinks. Cakes by the slice are available and they’re a must. The milk chocolate PB&J cake has a subtle… Continue reading JinJu Chocolates

Shang Artisan Noodle

A popular spot with an ever-growing fan base, Shang Artisan Noodle’s open kitchen provides a meal and a show. The best spot to take in the action is at the counter where you can watch their skilled chefs create hand-pulled noodles and effortlessly slice dough to create their knife-shaved noodles. The pork and cabbage potstickers… Continue reading Shang Artisan Noodle

Rosallie

Opened in 2015 by Frenchman Jonathan Pluvinet, Rosallie is a family business that began in the 1980s with Pluvinet’s parents’ cafe of the same name operating in the south of France. Filled with items created by family recipes, this cafe has quickly become a go-to destination in Las Vegas. The pastries are exceptional. It may… Continue reading Rosallie

Flock & Fowl

There’s something beautiful about the simplicity of the food at Flock and Fowl. At first glance poached chicken might not sound very appetizing but their Hainan chicken rice ($9.99) is special. De-boned, skin-on chicken is plated with a scoop of rice and three house-made sauces. Fork-tender meat and bold flavors can be attributed to a… Continue reading Flock & Fowl

The Station 66 Italian Bistro

Station 66 Italian Bistro was, by far, the best dining experience of our trip through northern Arizona. I loved everything about this place. Service was top notch,the interior is spacious and cool, there’s an outdoor patio with music, and most importantly the food and drinks were great. Wine and beer flights are available for $15… Continue reading The Station 66 Italian Bistro

Chef Series Dinner at Glutton

Organized by Michael Uzmann (endoedibles.com), his “Chef Series” highlights the talents of local chefs. This third installation of the series teamed Bradley Manchester of Glutton with Jaret Blinn of CraftKitchen to showcase their interpretation of breakfast classics. From start to finish the two chefs and their teams showed why their restaurants are two of the… Continue reading Chef Series Dinner at Glutton

Glutton

***Update: business closed*** The goofy logo and brand doesn’t do this place justice. At first glance you might think this spot specializes is fried food or low brow cuisine in obscene-sized portions, but it’s anything but that. It’s refined, thoughtful, and well executed. The talent behind this gem (Bradley Manchester) comes from an unlikely source… Continue reading Glutton

Kabuto

Kabuto is unlike any other sushi spot in town (with the exception of the newly opened Yui). If you’re going with someone not familiar with the concept, it’s best to explain it in advance and manage expectations. The history behind Kabuto’s edomae sushi (and honestly, I had to look it up too) dates back roughly… Continue reading Kabuto

Tart Bites

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… Continue reading Tart Bites

Gelatology

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… Continue reading Gelatology

Sweets Raku

Sweets Raku is a true gem, a special spot for dessert and wine where the food is as beautiful as it is delicious. Part of the appeal is watching dishes being created in front of you in the open kitchen. This sister restaurant to the nationally acclaimed Raku, located a few doors away in the… Continue reading Sweets Raku

Yardbird Southern Table & Bar

I’ve been in love with southern food since a family trip through the south back in 1982. Since then I’ve had my share of southern dishes, but a recent trip to Yardbird in the Palazzo/Venetian for a friend’s birthday has given me an even greater appreciation for the cuisine. Their version of chicken and waffles… Continue reading Yardbird Southern Table & Bar

Giada

Simply put, one of the best meals I’ve had in a while. After recent disappointing meals at other Italian spots on the Strip this was a huge relief. Cocktails, named and inspired after the movies of Giada’s grandfather Dino De Laurentiis, are excellent and reasonably priced for the Strip at $15 each. Don’t overlook the… Continue reading Giada