Umami Burger, Beer Garden & Sports Book

Umami, the California-based casual eatery, is part of the slowly sinking SLS Las Vegas. This typically empty hotel and casino was hopping when I stopped by several weeks ago for the NFL kick-off to see the Pats-Steelers game. Despite the unusually busy night, we managed to snag a booth. The room, with its industrial-looking exposed… Continue reading Umami Burger, Beer Garden & Sports Book

Katsuya by Starck

Ahh… modern Japanese, straight out of LA. One thing is certain when you visit this restaurant (make that three): the food will be beautiful, the space will be beautiful, and it will be jaw-droppingly expensive relative to the portion size. True to form, the yellowtail sashimi with jalapeño ($21) is both beautiful and tiny with… Continue reading Katsuya by Starck

Bazaar Meat by José Andrés

While other restaurants market themselves as being different, Bazaar Meat delivers the goods. With a massive menu — physically heavier than most and with more variety of items than other steakhouses — this place really is unique. As soon as I learned their opening date at the new SLS hotel and casino I snagged reservations… Continue reading Bazaar Meat by José Andrés