Buddy V’s Ristorante

The arrival of Buddy Valastro’s first restaurant and the subsequent opening of his first west coast outpost of Carlo’s Bakery has breathed new life into the obscure corner of the Venetian/Palazzo formerly occupied by First Food and Bar. Partnered with famed restaurateur Elizabeth Blau, they did a nice job renovating the former First Food space.… Continue reading Buddy V’s Ristorante


This seems to be one Wolfgang restaurant that isn’t suffering from the Celebrity Chef Syndrome. You know… that ailment that seems to affect many restaurants on the Strip. The one where a celebrity chef opens an outpost in Sin City only to neglect it and have the quality of the product suffer as a result.… Continue reading CUT

First Food & Bar

— Originally posted on Yelp on 9/23/09 — On Sundays they serve brunch until around 4, I think. Their brunch menu is a little limited compared to their regular menu, but still offers some great dishes. This is far from fine-dining, so don’t come here expecting to be blown away by the creativity or presentation… Continue reading First Food & Bar