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<p style="text-align:right;">E.C. GLADSTONE</p><p>George Jacquez, executive chef at Aliante Casino and Hotel, is using food from local farms for the property&amp;#8217;s new cafe Farm 24-7.</p>

EATING THE DESERT

Nov 20, 2013 6:11am
George Jacquez never saw himself as the kind of chef to lead a movement.In fact, he’s spent most of his career back-of-house with Cheesecake Factory (18 years), then at Mandalay Bay, The Venetian and...
Wild at the Ogden downtown offers exclusively gluten-free vegan crust and mostly vegan, dominantly local, seasonal, organic, antibiotic/hormone-free ingredients.

NEARING GREAT SUCCESS

Nov 08, 2013 10:11am
Pizza. Pizzapizzapizzapizzapizza. Peeettzzzah. Pizzapizza.Anyone who’s been eating in Las Vegas remembers a time, not all that long ago, when there were slim pickings for good pizza. Oh sure, the...
<p>&amp;nbsp;Crab garlic fries was just one of the many reasonably priced selections that could be found at various food vendors during the festival.</p>

FOOD A HIT WITH SOME MISSES

Oct 30, 2013 2:10pm
After more than a month of almost relentless food festivals and gourmet charity events around town, Las Vegans could be forgiven for assuming the Culinary Village at Life Is Beautiful would be pretty...
<p style="text-align:right;">The Honey Bread is shown at the third Geisha House at 9719 W. Flamingo Road. The dessert is made with honey bread, ice cream, special sauces and fresh fruit garnishes.</p>

THIRD GEISHA HOUSE FOOD HIT-AND-MISS

Oct 31, 2013 8:10am
After more than a decade with CityLife, writing my last column was destined to be difficult, at least emotionally. So I suppose the logistical difficulties I had in dining at the newest Geisha House...
<p>A selection of muffins is shown at Bakery King at 2833 N. Green Valley Parkway in Henderson on Saturday, Oct. 12. The bakery has a mom and pop feel, without being run by an actual mom and pop.</p>

DAMN FINE BAKERY WITH NEIGHBORHOOD FEEL

Oct 24, 2013 2:10pm
As I’ve written in the past, one of the things I miss about living in Brooklyn are the neighborhood butchers and bakers. I know that supermarkets are convenient, giving you everything under one roof...
The Hire Katsu Dinner, featuring pork tenderloin cutlets, is shown with condiments used to make your own dipping sauce at Tonkatsu Kiyoshi at 7780 S. Jones Blvd. in Las Vegas on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013. (Bill Hughes/Las Vegas Review-Journal)

JAPANESE CUISINE STEREOTYPES CONTINUE TO FALL

Oct 16, 2013 5:10pm
Over the past few years, Las Vegas chefs have been working overtime to break the stereotype of Japanese cuisine being primarily sushi and teppanyaki, bringing us various small specialty restaurants...
<p>The &amp;#8220;5 napkin burger&amp;#8221; is shown at the Divine Cafe at 6380 S. Valley View Blvd. in Las Vegas on Friday, Sept. 27, 2013.</p>

BIG, SLOPPY, MESSY AND LOADED!

Oct 09, 2013 10:10am
“This burger does not belong in this restaurant.” That’s all I could think as I dug into the 5 napkin burger ($9.50) at Divine Café. Don’t get me wrong – it’s a damn fine burger. It’s big, sloppy,...
The Goat Taco is shown at Naked City Pizza at 3240 Arville St. in Las Vegas on Monday, Sept. 22, 2013. Mexican food is being served at the pizzeria on what the owners call &amp;quot;Desnudo Tuesdays&amp;quot; prior to the scheduled opening of the Desnudo Taco shop in November. (Bill Hughes/Las Vegas Review-Journal)

INSIDER TACOS

Oct 03, 2013 10:10am
As a critic, it’s always a dilemma how long one should wait before reviewing a restaurant. You want to be the first to explore a new spot, but you also want to give it time to work out the kinks. It...
Jolene Manina

PRE-FEST GRILLA-PALOOZA

Sep 19, 2013 9:09am
Before Life Is Beautiful officially kicks off, the festival’s culinary crew will throw a pre-party called Grills and Guitars on Friday, Oct. 25. Set for an undisclosed downtown location, the event...
The Spicy Pork Tacos are shown at Tacos El Gordo at 1724 E. Charleston Blvd. in Las Vegas on Monday Sept. 16, 2013.

TACOS TO THE RESCUE

Sep 19, 2013 9:09am
Fate can be interesting. Most weeks, for example, I choose the restaurant I’m going to review. This week, it fell into my lap — with an unexpected disappointment providing me the chance to discuss a...

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