Sushi Hiro

Located off of Eastern Ave. in the massive shopping plaza with restaurants like Cafe Zupas and Taco y Taco, Sushi Hiro is a welcome addition to the dining scene. Folks in Henderson don’t have to drive to the Strip or China Town for excellent Japanese food. This modest and modern spot has a long sushi… Continue reading Sushi Hiro

Sushi Neko

I’ve found my new favorite all you can eat sushi spot. The quality is much better than similar spots around town, with their well crafted rolls and cooked dishes putting to shame most other AYCE sushi restaurants. The sashimi roll, wrapped in cucumber, was a good mix of flavors with generous cuts of tuna, salmon,… Continue reading Sushi Neko

Gelato Messina

***Update: business closed*** 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… Continue reading Gelato Messina

Ace Donuts

They may not have all the crazy flavors or creativity that other shops have but, what they lack in originality they make up for in execution. The apple fritter, which everyone seems to rave about, is textbook perfect with its crisp, crunchy exterior and soft, chewy interior dotted with sweet chunks of apple. They have… Continue reading Ace Donuts

La Belle Terre Bread French Bakery Café

I’ve got a weakness for pastries and the ones here are some of the best I’ve had in town. The best of the best are the almond croissants and the chocolate almond croissants that are sweet enough to satisfy your sweet tooth, but subtle enough so you won’t regret it. You can’t go wrong with… Continue reading La Belle Terre Bread French Bakery Café

Monta Chaya

I’m a novice when it comes to ramen. My only previous experience with it stems from those awful, cheap, instant noodles that have no business being called ramen. It’s because of those ninety-nine cent  packets that I’ve underestimated the awesomeness of the real stuff all these years. Fortunately, I finally one of the city’s best… Continue reading Monta Chaya

Ogden’s Hops and Harvest

When it comes to fine dining restaurants Las Vegas can compete with any city. But, what the city lacks (with the exception of Chinatown/Spring Mountain Rd.) is casual, moderately-priced dining spots with excellent food. Hops and Harvest fills that void with Bradley and Bryan Ogden’s farm to table concept featuring many locally sourced ingredients along… Continue reading Ogden’s Hops and Harvest

Republic Kitchen & Bar

One of the better brunch options in town can be found here. On Saturday’s and Sunday’s they have an all you can eat brunch with prices ranging from $9.99 – $19.99. Prices are based on the menu categories you want to order from. All you can drink mimosas are available for an additional $15 or… Continue reading Republic Kitchen & Bar

Nobhill Tavern by Michael Mina

This post, like the majority of them, is long overdue. Blame it on a hectic work schedule and family life that leaves little room for anything else. So, while this is old news I’d still like to share. I was fortunate to dine at Nobhill Tavern on its final night of service, Saturday March 30,… Continue reading Nobhill Tavern by Michael Mina

Yonaka Modern Japanese

What a novel idea (at least compared to the Strip)… a restaurant whose concept focuses on innovative and artistic food as opposed to the dining atmosphere. Dishes here are equal parts substance and style with ingredients that work together. Some combinations might seem odd, but most work brilliantly. And, they’re not just a million random… Continue reading Yonaka Modern Japanese

Mundo Restaurant

In a city with few outstanding Mexican (or TexMex) restaurants, Mundo stands out as one of the best. Located in one of the northern buildings within the World Market Center campus, it’s one of the better off-Strip restaurants. Not only does it have wonderful food, it has an interior to match — as you’d expect… Continue reading Mundo Restaurant

Moo Creamery

I never thought I’d have one of the best breakfasts I’ve ever had in Bakersfield, CA. But, on our way to Morro Bay for some camping, we spent the night at Bakersfield. The next morning we found Moo Creamery on our way out of town. Judging from online reviews, it seemed to be better suited… Continue reading Moo Creamery


This is the place to go to if you’re looking for a steakhouse that isn’t stuffy, conservative, or quiet. Other places around town try to pull off the same “cool kid” vibe but, unlike those spots, STK has some great food. I’ve heard from others how loud it can get, but we dined on a… Continue reading STK

Bachi Burger

4.5 stars. If I didn’t eat at Holsteins a couple days prior, I would probably give Bachi Burger 5 stars. But in a head to head competition between Holsteins’ Rising Sun burger and BB’s Ronin burger, I’d have to give the edge to the Rising Sun… but not by much. The Ronin burger ($9 –… Continue reading Bachi Burger