Metro Pizza on Sky Pointe [11,] Las Vegas NV

Metro Pizza on Sky Pointe

Bread and Butter

Garlic Knots – House Marinara

Garlic Romano Fries – Ranch Dressing

Pizza Guy Fries – Mozzarella Cheese, Old School Pepperoni

Pepperoni Pizza – Mozzarella Cheese, Tomato Sauce, Old School Pepperoni

86th Street Square Pie – Mozzarella Cheese, Tomato Sauce, Romano Cheese, Olive Oil, Sausage

Cannoli – Ricotta, Confectioner’s Sugar, Chocolate Chips

Serving as the flagship of John Arena and Sam Facchini’s family of pizzerias since November of 2012, and featuring an expansive footprint including Lulu’s Bread & Breakfast, it was Valentine’s Day around 6:00pm that seven guests sat down at Metro Pizza on Sky Pointe for some holiday love from the hands of Pizzaiolo Chris Decker.

Dubbed “America’s Neighborhood Pizzeria” since the early eighties, though past and present Metro Pizza is so much more, it was at the Sky Pointe location’s largest table that guests were sat promptly, service even top notch during one of the Pizzeria’s busiest days.

Sticking to favorites on this visit, but prompted to stop in for the holiday Pie first made by former GM Brian Fountain in 1995, suffice it to say everything was excellent, and if imitation is the most sincere form of flattery, then John, Brian and Chris should have felt pretty proud about all the Heart-shaped Pizzas featured on Social Media in Las Vegas that week.

FIVE STARS: Serving Las Vegas for 38+ years and continuously evolving the concept while slowly growing the brand it would be difficult to say anyone has contributed more to Sin City’s love of Pizza than John Arena, and although any brand featuring more than one space may suffer from inconsistency Metro sets a high standard by rewarding their old customer base with predictable greatness while Chris Decker’s creativity looks towards a new era and without ever neglecting the basics – the same synopsis as always since it warrants repeating.

RECOMMENDED: Anything offered as a special from @everythingbutanchovies Social Media feed is worth asking about. So is the 86th Street Square Pie. And, really, any of the Pizzas.

AVOID: N/A.

TIP: Love Pizza? Consider the Metro Pizzalover’s Club with free Sign-up at Metro Pizzalover’s Club and also check out the calendar of events and specials here.

WHAT THE STARS MEAN: 5 World Class, 4 Excellent, 3 Good, 2 Fair, 1 Poor.

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Naked City Pizza Shop on Eastern [2,] Henderson NV

Naked City Pizza Shop on Eastern

Antipasti – House Pickles, Mortadella-stuffed Cherry Peppers, Charcuterie, Cheese, Melon, Jam, Crostini, Garlic Butter

Dave’s Eggplant Meatballs – Marinara, Shaved Parmesan

Flatbread – ‘Nduja, Buffalo Mozzarella, Basil

Flatbread – Buffalo Mozzarella, Galbani Professionale US Ricotta, Mozzarella

Buffalo Hot Chicken Wings – Bleu Cheese, Ranch Dressing, Celery, Carrots

Seasoned Fries – Salt, Pepper, Parsley, Ketchup

Gemelli – Bacon, Parmesan, Cream, Peas, Spinach

Pepperoni Pizza – Mozzarella, Naked City Red Sauce, Cup n’ Char Pepperoni

Guinea Pie – White Garlic Sauce, Spinach, Grandma’s Meatballs, Mozzarella Cheese, Ricotta Cheese

Zeppole – Powdered Sugar, Chocolate Sauce

Although there are 60+ PT’s Tavern locations in Nevada only one welcomes children, and that same location at 10940 South Eastern Avenue also plays host to Christopher and Michael Palmeri’s Naked City Pizza Shop.

A joint venture now in its second year, and the brother’s second foray into Henderson after finding success across multiple locations in Las Vegas since 2009, it was in September 2019 that a wall was installed to eliminate smoke and allow for family-friendly dining, though no children were present on Tuesday the 11th around 6:00pm.

Better lit than the tavern next door, and now designated “Bills Country” by the brothers from Buffalo, it was as a party of ten that guests were seated near televisions showing Golden Knights hockey, service once again better than average in terms of refilling drinks and describing a bevy of choices.

Expanding the menu recently, several Naked City classics complimented by location-specific specials, it was with two boards of Antipasti that things got started, the Charcuterie mostly safe while items like housemade Pickles and Jam as well as Mortadella-stuffed Cherry Peppers showed Christopher’s typical willingness to go the extra mile.

A well-polished space, with play-by-play on the speakers rather than lousy music, it was on the heels of tender Eggplant Meatballs with vibrant Sauce that two “Flatbread” arrived, these off-menu specials each crisper and lighter than Naked City’s usual Pie and particularly noteworthy for the one topped in Calabrian Sausage plus imported Mozzarella di Bufala.

Comfortable for conversation without shouting, the PT’s half louder but entirely ignorable save for when guests enter or exit shared doors, fans of Buffalo Wings might guess that natives make them right while hand-cut French Fries are debatably Sin City’s best.

Not forgetting Pizzas, the famous Guinea and Back Home Pies both offered in addition to the ability to build one’s own, it was from two “1/2 Sheets” that guests were over-sated, but not before finishing a whole bowl of tender Gemelli Pasta tossed with Bacon, Parmesan, Cream, Peas and Spinach.

Finishing with two big bags of Zeppole, the best yet tasted in Vegas whether coated in Powdered Sugar or plain, it seems as though Naked City’s Fudge has recently gotten an upgrade which makes it tough to stop dipping before every bit of the sizable portion is gone.

FOUR AND A HALF STARS: Something of a hidden secret, and definitely a place that could benefit from a bit of marketing, Naked City Pizza Shop inside the PT’s on Eastern earns high marks for not only slinging good Pizza and Bar Food, but welcoming the whole family with great service and plenty of televisions to watch the game.

RECOMMENDED: Mortadella-stuffed Cherry Peppers, Dave’s Eggplant Meatballs, Seasoned Fries, Gemelli, Guinea Pie, Zeppole.

AVOID: N/A, though do pay attention to online menus as each Naked City location is a little different.

TIP: 11a-10p Sunday through Thursday and until Midnight Friday and Saturday, if the Golden Knights are playing expect them with full sound, and same for the Buffalo Bills.

WHAT THE STARS MEAN: 5 World Class, 4 Excellent, 3 Good, 2 Fair, 1 Poor.

www.nakedcitylv.com/henderson-anthem

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Delmonico Steakhouse [6,] Las Vegas NV

Delmonico Steakhouse

Hummingbird – Pineapple Infused Rum, Dry Orange Curacao, Orgeat, Lime

2018 Domaine Huet Vouvray ‘Le Haut Lieu’ Demi-Sec

Truffle and Parmesan Potato Chips

Nashville Hot Chicken Skins

Arugula Salad, Roasted Tomatoes, Walnuts, Shaved Foie Gras Torchon, Citrus Vinaigrette

Classic Steak Tartare, Traditional Garnishes, Toasted Baguette

Wilted Spinach, Caramelized Pecan Bacon, Fried Poached Egg, Red Onion, Warm Sherry-Bacon Vinaigrette

2017 Domaine Laroche Chablis Saint Martin

Pan Seared Foie Gras, Kabocha Squash Baklava, Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

Fresh Angel Hair Pomodoro, Blistered Tomatoes, Fresh Basil, Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese

Fried Frog Legs, Caper Brown Butter

Escargot Rockefeller, Garlic Mushroom Ragout, Green Herbs, Crispy Bacon, Toasted Baguette

2016 Chateau Capbern Saint-Estephe

Rabbit Porchetta – La Quercia Prosciutto, Rainbow Carrots, Whole Grain Mustard Reduction

Broccoli Gratin

Double Cut Kurobuta Pork Chop, Herb Jus, Kurobuta Pork Cracklings

Fresh Crest de Galle Pasta, Fontina Fondue, Crispy Pancetta, Toasted Bread Crumbs

Potato Croquettes, Bacon, Vermont Cheddar, Sour Cream, Chives

Dry-Aged Creekstone Farms Prime Bone-In Porterhouse, Herb Butter

Alaskan King Crab Legs, Clarified Butter & Herb Emulsion, Lemon

Charred Brussels Sprouts, Apple Bacon

Creamed Corn Gratinee, Poblano Peppers

Triple Chocolate Mousse Cake with Chocolate Ganache, Emeril’s Banana Cream Pie, Pecan Pie with Oatmeal Shortbread Crust and Vanilla Ice Cream

Housemade Mini Donut Bar (S’mores, Maple Bacon, Coconut Cream, Lemon-Blackberry,) Beignets, Dipping Chocolate

Warm Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting and Clove-Scented Pineapple / Lemon Bundt Cake with White Chocolate, Pistachios, Honey and Jasmine Tea Foam

Recently renovated, a good 10-years shaved off the venerable Restaurant Row destination, Delmonico has already withstood the test of time, but with mounting competition within the Venetian-Palazzo complex and across Las Vegas as whole the new look may just guarantee Emeril’s Steakhouse another 20+ years.

Naming a new Chef de Cuisine as part of the renovation, Chef Daniel Tederous departing Hawaii to fill a role vacated by Ronnie Rainwater who moves up to Lagasse’s local Culinary Director, it was as a group of six that seating was offered at Delmonico’s new Chef’s table, a full view of the kitchen with seclusion from a bustling main room making the experience even more memorable.

Again offered as a family-style tasting, this time with Sommelier-suggested Wines and music from Dean Martin playing softly, it was beginning with a sweet Rum Cocktail that snacks were presented, Delmonico’s iconic Truffle and Parmesan Potato Chips crisp and oilless while spicy Chicken Skins riffed on Nashville’s best known dish with precision.

Updating the menu seasonally, and additionally giving Chef Tederous a chance to showcase his skills, Appetizers found themselves paired to semi-sweet Demi-Sec, the Arugula Salad with Duck Liver shaved tableside a beautiful mélange while Steak Tartare and Chef Rainwater’s Wilted Spinach with Poached Eggs and Praline Bacon each deserve mention alongside Las Vegas’ best versions.

Never offered Popovers, possibly a good thing considering the bounty upcoming, course two turned to Burgundy for a fuller-bodied Chardonnay, its buttery quality a smart match for dainty Frog Legs and housemade Pasta but even better to compliment off-menu Escargot “Rockefeller” Crostini.

Specifically requesting more Foie Gras, a seared slice perched atop crispy Baklava and a smear of pureed Squash, the meal could have easily ended here with all guests happy, but instead a glass of 2016 Chateau Capbern Saint-Estephe announced Entrees and Sides surrounding Delmonico’s Dry-Aged Creekstone Farms Prime Bone-In Ribeye cooked Medium Rare.

Some old and some new for this course, the Creamed Corn Granitee mandatory for anyone who doesn’t mind a little heat, suffice it to say that there may be no more delicious yet intriguing dish on-Strip than Delmonico’s Rabbit Porchetta, and for those skipping Red Meat the recently-updated Kurobuta Pork with Cracklings is also exquisite.

Not taking any shortcuts with Side Dishes, both Broccoli Gratin and Charred Brussels Sprouts making Crucifers something guests will crave, Potato Croquettes should happily replace a Baked Spud for most while another trick from Delmonico’s Pasta maker comes in the form of Crest de Galle topped with melted Fontina and crispy Pancetta.

Tantalizing with textures to this point, and continuing as such with Dessert, not a word needs to be said about Emeril’s incomparable Banana Cream Pie besides “order it,” while the Mousse Cake and Pecan Pie are each also enjoyable – though that word falls short in describing both Bundt Cake adrift in Jasmine Tea Foam as well as a new contender for Sin City’s most fragrant and moist Carrot Cake.

FIVE STARS: Never lacking in terms of service, Delmonico Steakhouse completes its updated look with a new Chef and several seasonal additions to compliment all the classics guests have loved for decades, while Chef Rainwater’s promotion to Culinary Director puts Emeril’s local outlets in good hands for years to come.

RECOMMENDED: Wilted Spinach Salad, Pan Seared Foie Gras, Rabbit Porchetta, Double Cut Kurobuta Pork Chop, Fresh Crest de Galle Pasta, Potato Croquettes, Creamed Corn Gratinee, Emeril’s Banana Cream Pie, Pecan Pie, Warm Carrot Cake, Lemon Bundt Cake.

AVOID: The Donut Bar is fun, and sharable, but does not compare well to any of the plated Desserts.

TIP: Open for lunch, Delmonico recently began offering “All you can enjoy” Tableside Housemade Pasta with at least three choices available daily for just $25 per diner, a great option for busy convention-goers looking for a quick lunch (best finished with Banana Cream Pie or Carrot Cake.)

WHAT THE STARS MEAN: 5 World Class, 4 Excellent, 3 Good, 2 Fair, 1 Poor.

www.emerilsrestaurants.com/delmonico-steakhouse

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Hexx Kitchen + Bar [12,] Las Vegas NV

Hexx Kitchen + Bar

Coffee – Sweetener

Cinnaroll Waffle – Cinnamon-Sugar, Cream Cheese Frosting, Maple Syrup

Coffee Cake – Hazelnut Butter, Cinnamon Vanilla Glaze

Granola Parfait – Toasted Oats, Almonds, Coconut Honey, Maple Greek Yogurt, Berries

Biscuits & Gravy – Housemade Buttermilk Biscuits, Beef Sirloin, Country Gravy

Fresh Fruit Plate – Grapes, Raspberries, Oranges, Pineapple, Blueberries, Honeydew, Papaya, Pear, Bananas, Kiwi, Blackberries, Banana Nut Muffins, Coconut Whipped Cream

Chilaquiles – Chicken, Roasted Salsa, Tortilla Chips, Over-easy Eggs, Avocado, Sour Cream, Asadero

Crispy Broccolini – Citrus Reduction, Chili

Chicken & Waffles – Apple-Cheddar Waffle, Fried Chicken, Housemade Sweet & Spicy Pickles, Bourbon Maple Syrup

Crispy Breakfast Potatoes – Ketchup

Sausage Egg & Bacon Pizza – Fresh Mozzarella, Cheddar Cheese, Chicken Sausage, Bacon, Scrambled Eggs

Blueberry Corn Cobbler – Warm Blueberry Cobbler, Vanilla Ice Cream, Corn Cookie Crumble

Amaretti Cookies – Marcona Almonds, Rosemary, Olive Oil Ice Cream

Carrot Cake Pancakes – Spiced Batter, Carrots, Walnuts, Cream Cheese Frosting, Maple Syrup

Ginger Pear Panna Cotta – Ginger Buttermilk Panna Cotta, Amaretto Roasted Pear, Madeline Sponge Cake, Candied Ginger, Pistachio

Rocky Road Brownie – Almond and Chocolate Chip Studded Brownie, Marshmallow Fluff, Chocolate Sauce, Almond Brittle

One of living in Las Vegas’ greatest perks is a steady stream of visiting friends & family, so with cousins escaping a dreary Ohio winter Hexx Kitchen + Bar seemed a perfect place to enjoy Brunch al fresco while watching The Bellagio Fountains.

Rapidly approaching five years since replacing Sugar Factory, and now two years post-separating into HEXX Kitchen + Bar with Alexxa’s Bar next door, it was on the sunlit patio that guests were seated at 11:00am, a record-setting day with every seat filled as Manager Ari Stotland led an efficient and friendly service team.

A “peak-Vegas” spectacle, conventioneers and drunken bachelorettes each accounted for, it was with temperatures hovering around 60ᵒF that guests perused menus, Coffee and Alexxa’s Sangria soon arriving and quickly followed by familiar favorites including a Cinnaroll Waffle, Granola and HEXX’s generous Fruit Plate.

Adding Pastry Chef Miranda Prince’s Coffee Cake as an Appetizer, the “Dessert” from Alexxa equally suited to be a starter despite Vanilla Glaze and salty Hazelnut Butter for dipping, those seeking something savory will be happy to know that a late-February menu change promises housemade Biscuits and Sirloin Gravy, which offered as a special on this day certainly proved an upgrade on the usual.

Continuing savory, both Parmesan Potatoes and Matt Piekarski’s Crispy Broccolini delicious in their simplicity, fans of Chilaquiles likely already know HEXX serves the best on-Strip while Chicken & Waffles are reliable, much like a Breakfast Pizza who’s Crust has improved substantially under the watch of Chef Carlos Buscaglia.

Assuming five “Desserts” appropriate for five guests, though perhaps not when considering what had already transpired, suffice it to say that both Chef Prince’s Blueberry Corn Cobbler and the Carrot Cake Pancakes are “must order” dishes, while Alexxa’s Amaretti Cookies with Olive Oil Ice Cream and Hexx’s Ginger Pear Panna Cotta are refined yet complex and light enough for guests with less prodigious appetites.

FIVE STARS: Let’s face it, when a Restaurant occupies real estate across from The Bellagio Fountains they really don’t need to try *that* hard, yet from the moment HEXX Kitchen + Bar debuted inside Paris Las Vegas a new standard for 24/7 dining was born.

RECOMMENDED: Fruit Plate, Carrot Cake Pancakes, Chicken & Waffles, Crispy Broccolini, Chilaquiles, Blueberry Corn Cobbler, Amaretti Cookies, Gnger Pear Panna Cotta.

AVOID: As usual the Food from Chefs Carlos and Miranda was great while service adheres to high standards, but one certainly hopes the Carrot Cake Pancakes’ pending 86 is only a rumor.

TIP: Open 6:00am until 12:00am while Alexxa’s Bar greets guests from 9:00am to 6:00am. See website for specific offerings at each during those times, and look for new Brunch items at Hexx soon.

WHAT THE STARS MEAN: 5 World Class, 4 Excellent, 3 Good, 2 Fair, 1 Poor.

www.hexxlasvegas.com

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Shiraz Restaurant Catering [5,] Las Vegas NV

Shiraz Restaurant Catering

Salad

Ful Hummus

Malai Chicken

Vegetable Biryani

Saag Paneer

Aloo Matar Gobi

Chicken Tikka Masala

Koobideh, Seekh Kabob

Rogan Josh

Naan, Garlic Naan, Pita

Jalebi

Dal Halwa

Although Shiraz has been slow to find its audience inside the old Habib’s space there is no doubt Raja Abdul Majid and Chef Jainine Jaffer are capable of feeding a crowd, and on Wednesday the Restaurant at 2575 South Decatur Boulevard once again came through with a diversity of options to please a wide range of palates.

Always on time and never neglecting the essentials, everything from plates and utensils to temperature-appropriate Cuisine making it easy to #supportlocal instead of a chain, this spread focused on the Indian side of Shiraz’s menu after starting with Hummus and a Salad tossed with tangy Vinaigrette plus Beef Kebabs predictably gone fast.

Additionally seeing Naan with a choice of Chutney popular, it was amongst staff who prefer spice that Rogan Josh slowly disappeared, Rice and two-types of Chicken including classic Masala soon to follow.

Happy to see Aloo Matar with plenty of fragrant Cauliflower, Vegetarians also got their fill of Spinach with Cheese, while attendees seeking a sweet ending faced a tough decision between classic Jalebi and Halwa made from Lentils.

N/A: Making it blog policy to not ‘rate’ places based on catering alone the professionalism of Shiraz’s program is everything one might hope for, $15 per diner yielding enough Food to feed at least twice as many guests with everything delivered temperature appropriate and delicious as ever.

RECOMMENDED: Butter Naan, Malai Chicken, Aloo Matar Gobi, Chicken Tikka Masala, Koobideh, Jalebi, Dal Halwa.

AVOID: N/A.

TIP: Contact Shiraz via online form, Telephone (702) 870-0860 or Email info@shirazrestaurant.com for Catering inquires or checkout ezcater.com to do it on your own.

WHAT THE STARS MEAN: 5 World Class, 4 Excellent, 3 Good, 2 Fair, 1 Poor.

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Trustworthy Brewing Company [2,] Las Vegas NV

Trustworthy Brewing Company

Apple & Arugula Salad – Arugula, Granny Smith Apples, Candied Walnuts, Blue Cheese, Balsamic Vinaigrette

Smokehouse Pork Wontons – Hickory-Smoked Pork Shoulder, Sweet & Sour BBQ Sauce

Deviled Eggs – Bacon, Chives, Paprika-Seasoned Breadcrumbs

Soy-Glazed Pork Ribs – Soy-Cider Glaze, Chopped Peanuts, Cilantro, Lime

Prime Beef Short Rib – Garlic-Herb Rub, Spicy Pickles, Bread and Butter Pickles, Bourbon BBQ Sauce, Spicy BBQ Sauce, Carolina Style Sauce

Brussels Sprouts – Bacon Gremolata, Lemon Zest

Housemade Cornbread – Honey Butter

Fish & Chips – Beer Battered Haddock, Kinnebac Potato French Fries, Cole Slaw, Tartar Sauce, Charred Lemon

Broccolini – Garlic Oil, Chili Flakes, Lemon Zest

Black & Blue Burger – Prime Beef, Black Pepper-Crusted Bacon, Blue Cheese, Sauteed Mushrooms, Lettuce, Tomato, Red Onion, Brioche Bun, Ketchup Powder Fried Pork Rinds

Spicy Chicken Sandwich – Fried Chipotle Marinated Chicken, Pepper Jack Cheese, Spicy Garlic Aioli, Lettuce, Tomato, Red Onion, Brioche Bun Sea-Salt & Vinegar Fried Pork Rinds

Banana Pudding – Fresh Bananas, Nilla Wafers, Bruleed Marshmallow

Skillet Brownie – Chocolate & Caramel Brownie, Chocolate Sauce, Stout Caramel, Deep Fried Oreo Cookies, Whipped Cream

Born in Burbank, and brought to Las Vegas Boulevard by the folks behind Morels French Steakhouse & Bistro, it was August of 2019 that the Strip finally started brewing once again, and although Trustworthy Brewing Company’s location in Palazzo’s Grand Canal Shoppes will always be challenging the Food from Chef Lloyd Bansil is both accessible and delicious while service exudes friendly professionalism.

Now a part of the Strip’s dining scene for six months, and finally beginning to gain traction during a busy Conference season, Trustworthy Brewing Co. occupies a sizable footprint capable of seating more than four hundred guests, and capable of producing some 1150 gallons of Beer from tanks inside a specially-designed room it should go without saying that Lager-heads as well as IPA drinkers are certain to find something they will enjoy.

Sparring no expense in the build-out, a large bar surrounded by tables, booths, event space and a PDR, it was after greetings from a bubbly hostess that five guests were seated, televisions showing sports while music played low-volume overhead.

Built with “Fun” as a core-value, several styles of Beer with quirky names poured throughout a space featuring Skee Ball, it was alongside Cocktails and $15 flights that Appetizers arrived, a new Salad featuring Arugula, tart Apples, Candied Walnuts and Blue Cheese touching all parts of the palate while generously-filled Wontons and Soy-Glazed Ribs each saw smoked Pork complimented by something sweet.

Continuing with Deviled Eggs that kindly limit Mustard and instead focus on Herbs plus crispy peppered Bacon, Chef Bansil’s Prime Beef Short Rib adheres to the same high standards as both the bone-in Pork versions, Flesh tender and Fat beautifully rendered alongside a trio of housemade Sauces that can easily be skipped thanks to the quality Beef and Garlic-Herb Rub.

Happy to see Brussels Sprouts less lemony than prior, snappy Broccolini with a bit of heat also available for those seeking a healthy side dish, fans of Cornbread will be happy to know Trustworthy’s is still one of Las Vegas’ best versions while Fish & Chips built around Beer Battered Haddock would be benefitted by placing the Fries alongside so that they don’t get soggy.

Built to be an eye-catcher, bright blues and reds coating walls throughout the continuous main room, two new items are delivered on Buns, the “Black & Blue Burger” cooked-to-temperature beneath Pepper-Crusted Bacon, Blue Cheese and Sauteed Mushrooms while Trustworthy’s spin on Spicy Chicken derives most of its flavor from the juicy marinated Bird and piquant Garlic.

More than happy to devour two types of Pork Rinds with the Sandwiches, a slight edge given to the Salt & Vinegar Chicharrónes, Dessert has seen a sharable skillet Brownie recently added, and although good it is no competition for Banana Pudding with a brûléed Marshmallow top as one of the Venetian-Palazzo’s best ways to end a meal.

FOUR STARS: While it is true that Trustworthy Brewing Company isn’t Las Vegas Boulevard’s first Brewery, it is the only current one, and although more televisions to watch sports would be nice there is already a lot to love about the space, most notably the attentive service and some reference standard items, not to mention Craft Beer flights that offer great value on the dollar.

RECOMMENDED: Cornbread, Pork Rinds, Soy-Glazed Pork Ribs, Beef Short Rib, Banana Pudding.

AVOID: The Skillet Brownie feels like an obligatory “Chocolate Dessert” and placing Fries beneath the Fish leaves these “Chips” anything but crispy.

TIP: Open daily from 11am until 11pm on the second floor of Palazzo, inside the Grand Canal Shoppes. Happy Hour Drink deals from 3pm to 6pm and 9pm to close, with half-off select Appetizers 3pm to 6pm.

WHAT THE STARS MEAN: 5 World Class, 4 Excellent, 3 Good, 2 Fair, 1 Poor.

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Pink Taco [3,] Las Vegas NV

Pink Taco

Horchata Colada – Cruzan Velvet Cinn Horchata Rum Cream, Bacardi Superior Rum, Pina Colada

Housemade Tortilla Chips and Salsa

Taquitos – Corn Tortillas, Sour Cream, Cotija Cheese Guacamole, Pico, Shredded Beef

Crispy Shrimp Taco – Flour Tortilla, Modelo Beer Battered Shrimp, Red Cabbage Slaw, Chipotle Crema, Avocado

Vampiro Tacos – Flour Tortilla, Steak Carbon, Cabbage, Pico, Melted Cheese

Enchiladas with Steak – Corn tortillas, Mexican Cheeses, Pico, Lettuce, Sour Cream, Guajillo Sauce

Nachos – Homemade Tortilla Chips, Chipotle Cheese Sauce, Olives, Beans, Roasted Peppers, Pico, Sour Cream, Guacamole, Cilantro

Aguachiles with Shrimp, Octopus, Avocado, Serrano Chiles, Cucumber, Red Onion

Queso Fundido – Mexican Cheeses, Flour Tortillas, Chorizo

Bacon Wrapped Jalapenos – Stuffed with Blended Mexican Cheeses, Smoked Ranch

Mexican Rice

Refried Beans, Cilantro Rice

Al Pastor Tacos – Pineapple Salsa, Radish, Guacamole

Fried Ice Cream – Honey-Coconut Oat Crusted Vanilla Ice Cream, Caramel Crème, Blueberries, Whipped Cream

Churros – Cajeta Filled, Spiced Almond Toffee, Crème Anglaise, Blueberries

In Memoriam. Intentionally inauthentic, but simultaneously embracing flavors and techniques that always tried to please guests from a variety of backgrounds, no matter what Virgin brings to Las Vegas Pink Taco and Hard Rock Hotel & Casino will be missed.

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Jasmine Lunar New Year Dim Sum Brunch [4,] Las Vegas NV

Jasmine Lunar New Year Dim Sum Brunch

Coffee

Jasmine Tea

Pinenut Seafood Dumpling, Steamed Eggplant with XO Sauce, Treasure Taro Cake, Cheesy Black Truffle Scallop, Freshwater Eel Toast, Abalone Dried Oyster and Sea Moss Chicken Wrap, Seared Chicken and Mushroom Bun

Dried Scallop and Cordyceps Flower Congee

Peking Duck, Bao, Hoisin Sauce, Cucumbers, Spicy Szechuan Style Sliced Beef

Sea Moss Black Mushroom Siew Mai, Bamboo Shoot Shrimp Dumpling, Squid Ink Custard Steamed Bun, Milky Puff Pastry Baked Bun, Purple Yam Mochi Pastry, Lotus Sesame Ball, Sticky Rice with Chicken wrapped in Lotus Leaf, Steamed Golden Oyster and Sea Moss

Maine Lobster Pastry, Coconut Rice Cake, New Year Puff Pastry, Cheese Tart, Cantonese BBQ Pork Bun, Treasure Taro Cake, Freshwater Eel Toast

Coconut Milk Soup with Taro and Yam

Lotus Sesame Ball, Sticky Rice with Chicken wrapped in Lotus Leaf, Cucumber and Wood Ear Mushroom with Premier Soya Sauce, Jelly Fish with Shredded Pickled Cabbage, Seared Chicken and Mushroom Bun

Peking Duck, Bao, Hoisin Sauce, Cucumbers, Coconut Rice Cake, Cheese Tart, Squid Ink Custard Steamed Bun, Milky Puff Pastry Baked Bun, Purple Yam Mochi Pastry, Lotus Sesame Ball, Almond Crisp

Milky Puff Pastry Baked Bun, Purple Yam Mochi Pastry, Lotus Sesame Ball, Rambutan, Vanilla Choux, Chocolate Choux, Caramel Choux, Pistachio Choux, Egg Tart, Chocolate Raspberry Fudge Cake, Mango Coconut Parfait

In the era of Social Media and Public Relations it is rare to see any sort of dining event kept “secret,” but for two weeks each year Jasmine at The Bellagio quietly opens its doors during daylight hours for a Dim Sum Brunch celebrating the New Year, first in a global sense and then to commemorate the Chinese version.

Unadvertised save for a colorful board outside the Restaurant, this year spanning January 25th to February 1st from 11:00am until 2:30pm, it is approximately fifteen minutes prior to opening etched doors that guests begin queuing, never mind the fact that most have reservations but rather for the chance to sit with an unobstructed view of Bellagio’s famous fountains.

Attended for the third consecutive year, a cost of $68.88 per diner and just $20.00 for children far lower than Jasmine’s equally splendid dinner, it was after seating by familiar staff including Connie Shin that most guests stood to begin perusing some ninety choices spread across a variety of Buffet and Live Stations.

Truly a grand display, traditional Dim Sum and Chinese Barbeque lined up alongside items decorated in everything from Truffles to Abalone, it would not be long before most early arrivals returned to their table with plates full, fresh Oysters and Crab Legs a popular choice amongst the largely Asian crowd though many also gravitated towards a display of baked and fried Dim Sum that this year included Maine Lobster Pastry, Coconut Rice Cake and Purple Yam Mochi.

Moving slowly and eyeing variety, Shellfish and Sushi declined in favor of items less commonly experienced in such a setting, it was as a young woman played the guzheng that additional plates were enjoyed, Sticky Rice with Chicken wrapped in Lotus Leaf, Freshwater Eel Toast and Squid Ink Custard Steamed Bun all highlights necessitating repeat from a December visit.

Sipping Coffee, Jasmine Tea and Fiji throughout a ninety minute stay, The Fountains at Bellagio dancing outside floor-to-ceiling windows, cold Salads including Wood Ear Mushrooms with Premier Soya Sauce and Jelly Fish with Pickled Cabbage were both exquisite while Peking Duck with traditional condiments remains a must.

Focusing next on silver steam trays lining the center, left and right mirrored to create a seamless flow of traffic, it was as the fountains again danced outside that Sea Cucumber and Black Truffle each made an appearance prior to tasting Jasmine’s Treasure Taro Cake, the subtle flavors only rivaled this year by luxurious Dried Scallop and Cordyceps Flower Congee.

Eschewing last year’s Bubble Waffle experiment, which left room to enjoy Coconut Milk Soup with Taro and Yam and a few more Squid Ink Buns before Dessert, fans of Sesame Balls should not skip Jasmine’s stuffed with Lotus while Milky Puff Pastry, Choux and Cheese Tarts are all equally great ways to satisfy a sweet tooth.

FIVE STARS: Although Las Vegas’ Dim Sum scene improved tremendously in 2018, both Mott32 and China Tang bringing their Hong Kong brands to Sin City, there remains no other time or place to experience such variety and quality as Jasmine during their annual celebration of the Christmas and Chinese New Year.

RECOMMENDED: Peking Duck, Steamed Eggplant with X.O. Sauce, Treasure Taro Cake, Sticky Rice with Chicken wrapped in Lotus Leaf, Freshwater Eel Toast, Cucumber and Wood Ear Mushroom with Premier Soya Sauce, Dried Scallop and Cordyceps Flower Congee, Squid Ink Custard Steamed Bun, Coconut Milk Soup with Taro and Yam, Maine Lobster Pastry, Lotus Sesame Ball, Cheese Tart, Purple Yam Mochi Pastry, Chocolate Raspberry Fudge Cake, Chocolate Choux, Pistachio Choux

AVOID: New Year Puff Pastry was dry, though perhaps that is intentional and thus an acquired taste.

TIP: Offered yearly from 12/25 through 1/1 and during the first week of Lunar New Year. Reservations recommended but not required and early arrival necessary to assure best seats.

WHAT THE STARS MEAN: 5 World Class, 4 Excellent, 3 Good, 2 Fair, 1 Poor.

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Ada’s Catering [2,] Las Vegas NV

Ada’s Catering


Little Gems Salad – Bradley’s Caesar, Croutons, Chili Oil

Market Salad – Spicy Greens, Pears, Hazelnuts, Ricotta

Margherita Pizza – Local Mozzarella, Bianco Tomatoes, Basil

Pear & Blue Cheese Pie – Local Mozzarella, Balsamic

Polenta – Fried Brussels Sprouts, Agrodolce, Pine Nuts / Housemade Sourdough / Polpette – Tomato Sugo

Radiatorre – Black Garlic, Lemon, Cream, Toasted Breadcrumbs / Polenta

Rigatoni – Short Rib, Tomato, Garlic, Ricotta Salata / Gemelli – Pesto, Pistachio, Peas + Greens, Pecorino Romano

Salted Chocolate Chip Cookie

Rocky Road Cookie

Opened in late May 2019 as James Trees’ follow-up to Esther’s Kitchen, it was Tuesday at 10:30am that Ada’s Chef de Cuisine Dylan Jobsz and GM Sonia Stelea arrived for setup, an hour early just like previous #supportlocal lunches where everything from actual plates and silverware was included at a very fair price for such impressive Food and service.

Again porting Pizza boxes suggesting “You Deserve The Best,” it was from largely similar offerings that staff selected their favorites, the inclusion of Gemelli with vibrant Pesto an added bonus that proceeds Spring by a few months but brings the season’s flavor full-force thanks to fresh Peas and tangled Greens.

Additionally updating the Market Salad with Pears, and placing similar plus Blue Cheese and Balsamic on one of Dylan’s Sourdough Crusts, suffice it to say that more than one plate of Polenta was enjoyed prior to rounding out the afternoon with two of each Cookie, though the Caramel Pretzel rounds were missed.

N/A: Making it blog policy to not ‘rate’ places based on catering alone, both Esther’s Kitchen as well as Ada’s live by the phrase “Whatever you do, Be the best!” and in terms of customer service as well as quality of cuisine served off-site one would be challenged to name anyone doing it better in Las Vegas.

RECOMMENDED: Polenta, Polpette, Radiatorre, Gemelli, Salted Chocolate Chip Cookie.

AVOID: N/A.

TIP: Open 11a to 11p daily with most convenient access to Suite 120 offered by underground parking and the second escalator/elevator from the Rampart entrance. Reservations offered from 4:00pm to 10:30pm via Opentable. Click the website link for Catering options.

WHAT THE STARS MEAN: 5 World Class, 4 Excellent, 3 Good, 2 Fair, 1 Poor.

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