Le Petit Café & Bakery

Their out-of-the-way location probably doesn’t draw many passerby’s, no doubt relying on traffic from the nearby hospital and office parks. But, it’s a spot worth visiting if you’re in the area Their bread pudding looked small as it arrived at the table, but was filling. Served warm, the center was soft and soaked through with… Continue reading Le Petit Café & Bakery


Located on the 7th deck in the center of the Norwegian Jade, Teppanyaki shares a host stand with both Jasmin and the sushi bar. The totally enclosed room has 4 hibachi tables and throughout our cruise was always one of the most popular/busy restaurants with little availability. The chef had plenty of energy and lots… Continue reading Teppanyaki

Delices Gourmands French Bakery

Located in an old strip mall at the corner of Sahara and Valley View, Delices Gourmands is fairly large, with much of their space dedicated to the production of pastries and other goods. Display cases are extensive, walling off their open kitchen space to show a wide variety of items. Several tables line the walls… Continue reading Delices Gourmands French Bakery

Red Rice

With another meet up amongst Instagrammers, I found myself in Henderson for a tasting at Red Rice, a casual eatery specializing in food from Guam. I can’t say I’ve had their cuisine before, but it’s similar enough to Pacific Island/Filipino food that it was familiar enough. On the day, our group sampled, on the house,… Continue reading Red Rice

Farmer’s Bottega

Farmer’s Bottega is a beautiful space with its vintage feel, exposed pipes, brick walls, and edison bulbs. As appealing as that may be, the menu is even more enticing. I had trouble deciding if I should come here for brunch or dinner. Brunch won out. Every good brunch needs some good cocktails and the bacon… Continue reading Farmer’s Bottega

Blueberry Hill Family Restaurant

I’ve driven by Blueberry Hill countless times and never given it much thought. But, having enjoyed a meal at one of their other locations, it was time to check out this location at the corner of Flamingo and Decatur with family in tow. The building was renovated a couple years back and the interior looks… Continue reading Blueberry Hill Family Restaurant

Lakeside Restaurant & Lounge

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… Continue reading Lakeside Restaurant & Lounge

Pho Vietnam Grille Express

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… Continue reading Pho Vietnam Grille Express

Urban Plates

This California-based fast casual chain is similar to Panera, but with a wider variety and higher price point. The layout is cafeteria style where you grab a tray and walk down the line to the various food stations to order and wait for your food. Salads here are as good as you’ll find at a… Continue reading Urban Plates

Ping Pong Chinese Cuisine

Hanging out at my brother’s house, we wanted a low-key night and ordered delivery from this Chinese spot found after a quick Yelp search. When compared to similar quickie/take-out/delivery Chinese spots, Ping Pong is pretty good. We got a mix of five different dishes and all were solid renditions with ample portion sizes. They didn’t… Continue reading Ping Pong Chinese Cuisine

Springdale Candy Company

On our way out of town after an amazing camping and hiking trip, we needed a quick bit before hitting the road. So, what’s better than hitting up the local candy store for breakfast? It’s a cute place that looks like the typical tourist/vacation spot full of candy and other sweet treats. Ice cream comes… Continue reading Springdale Candy Company

Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream & Yogurt

Unless you grew up in the midwest you probably haven’t heard of this chain. It was new to me and I was pleasantly surprised to see a wide variety of flavors that are unique when compared to other ice cream chains. Located in a strip mall at the corner of Tropicana and Hualapai, there is… Continue reading Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream & Yogurt


***Update: business closed*** Once you get over the fact that you’re paying a premium for Mexican food, you might discover that some of the dishes are quite good. The stigma of upscale Mexican can be tough to overcome, but they do a good job of producing solid dishes at this new Chicago-chain import that took… Continue reading Mercadito

Frijoles Grilled Tacos

From the looks of it, this place occupies an old Pizza Hut. The inside however, is nicely decorated with with plenty of wood and metal (somewhat similar to Chipotle’s industrial style) along with Mexican artifacts to give it a distinctly non-pizza vibe. It’s a fast causal, order-at-the-counter spot with friendly service. The carnitas tacos —… Continue reading Frijoles Grilled Tacos

Saltgrass Steak House

Located in the Golden Nugget in Laughlin, Saltgrass is a Texas-themed steakhouse, part of Landry’s, the same company that owns Chart House and Rainforest Cafe. It’s a casual place that takes a safe approach to food — comfort and American classics make up most of the menu. The food hits the mark in execution and… Continue reading Saltgrass Steak House