Virgil’s Real Barbecue

No, this isn’t a restaurant from the south. It’s actually from New York, owned by the same company that created Carmine’s. The interior is what you’d expect from a BBQ joint — a rustic/country appeal with lots of wood and weathered signs. I was with a group of Instagrammers, invited by the restaurant, to sample… Continue reading Virgil’s Real Barbecue

Bell’s BBQ

My meal at Bell’s was another comped experience for local Instagrammers. Family owned and operated, this rustic, yet hip spot features plenty of comfortable booths and table seating with a view into the kitchen. Order at the counter and wait for your food to come to you. The standouts from our meal were catfish beautifully… Continue reading Bell’s BBQ

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

Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ

There’s some decent barbecue here. I first tried them in Waikiki where I became a fan of this chain. The “cook it yourself” concept serves as a good vehicle for socializing while dining and the Vegas location, located off of Spring Mountain road, is perfect for date nights or gatherings with friends and family. It’s… Continue reading Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ

The Big Texan Steak Ranch

The epitome of kitschy. This place takes the western and cowboy theme and turns it up to level eleven. From the facade reminiscent of an old town during the westward expansion to the matching interior complete with gift shop and toy shooting gallery, there’s no doubt you’ll know you’re in Texas. Their menu boasts of… Continue reading The Big Texan Steak Ranch

Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ

A fun, lively atmosphere, a kid-friendly environment, food choices for every type of eater, and an interactive dining experience make Gyu-Kaku the perfect spot for friends and family to dine. Expect long wait times (30 minutes or more) during peak hours so make reservations or call ahead. An order of edamame is free with a… Continue reading Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ

Bobby Q Grille

No trip to Bobby Q Grille is complete without trying their ribs. It’s the best thing I’ve tried so far and possibly some of the best ribs in the city. That might not be saying much since Vegas isn’t know for it’s BBQ, but it’s still delicious with it’s slightly charred exterior and fall-off-the-bone tender… Continue reading Bobby Q Grille

Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que

Vegas (and Henderson) isn’t known for it’s BBQ, so Lucille’s qualifies as one of the better spots in town. Sure, it’s a chain, but it’s one that serves up some pretty decent food. The complimentary biscuits were ok, but I would have preferred cornbread. We shared a whole rack of baby back ribs ($26.99) with… Continue reading Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que

Buzz BBQ

Finally a good BBQ place in the southwest! Buzz just opened up about a week or two ago. It’s owned by 3 guys and this is their second location (the original place is off of Craig Road). I stopped by and ordered a brisket sandwich ($8.00) to go. As I waited I chatted with the… Continue reading Buzz BBQ