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


Late last summer I was invited to sample a selection of new dishes from Served as they were thinking about expanding their hours to serve dinner. They are currently only open for breakfast and lunch. However, the seven course meal showcased the chef’s talent and creativity wasn’t limited to breakfast food. Two scallop dishes began our… Continue reading Served

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

Anthony’s Prime Steak and Seafood

I should file this post under “better late than never” because much of it is out of date. We stopped by the M Resort for some light bites and drinks about a month or two ago, visiting the oyster bar that’s a part of Anthony’s. Since then, it has been converted to a pasta bar,… Continue reading Anthony’s Prime Steak and Seafood

Stephano’s Greek & Mediterranean Grill

After getting my teeth cleaned at the dentist a few blocks away, I found this place for dinner. It’s located in a strip mall surrounded by crappy fast food restaurants. The inside is clean and spacious — at least when it’s completely empty it feels big. I went with the tri-tip shwarma which came with… Continue reading Stephano’s Greek & Mediterranean Grill

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

Todd’s Unique Dining Restaurant

I’m way behind on my reviews. This one is from Spring Restaurant Week ’12. Dining out at any half-decent, upscale place should be relaxing. That wasn’t the vibe I got as we entered. It was a madhouse with servers and hostesses running around frantically with overwhelmed and panicked looks on their faces. Granted, it was… Continue reading Todd’s Unique Dining Restaurant


Las Vegas is finally catching on to the pop-up restaurant craze. There’s been one by Jet Tila at Marche Bacchus, some at the Naked City Pizza Shop and other random ones around town. But none caught my attention like Hawk’r, a one night event (on Sunday 12/18/11) at Bread and Butter bakery from Chef Sheridan… Continue reading Hawk’r

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

Hank’s Fine Steaks & Martinis

Come for the steak, but stay for the creamed corn. Yes, their steaks are good. The 12 oz. filet ($46) that my wife and I split was just what we were craving — a well-seasoned, tender, juicy cut that was maybe a touch too rare for the medium rare we ordered. But, excellent nonetheless. The… Continue reading Hank’s Fine Steaks & Martinis

Nielsen’s Frozen Custard

— Originally posted on Yelp on 1/2/10 — Amazing frozen custard. Rich, creamy, and delicious. As everyone else has already mentioned, they only have 3 flavors: chocolate, vanilla and a flavor of the day. Their “orange cow” was great. Tasted just like an orange creamsicle. They pack previous flavors of the day in pint containers… Continue reading Nielsen’s Frozen Custard