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Just One Dish: Poached Salmon at Yonaka

Where: 4983 W Flamingo Rd. [map], 89103
July 18, 2014 at 7:27 PM | by | Comments (0)

It is never the easiest thing for a person who gets to eat a fair bit of fine food to be really, truly, obviously exited over a dish. A reaction like, "oh, this is actually quite nice," can truly be a gushing compliment. In this writer's experience, few dishes truly stick out in the mind like the poached salmon at Yonaka.

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Just One Dish At Tender Steak And Seafood That's Not Steak Or Seafood

Where: 3900 Las Vegas Boulevard South [map], 89109
March 27, 2014 at 1:21 PM | by | Comments (3)

Sometimes, a full restaurant review just won't do. Perhaps, there wasn't time for an A-Z meal. Maybe we just don't want to spoil it all. Or, a dog ate our good pictures. There may still be that one dish worth writing about. A new one, an old one. A newsworthy one or a memorable one (for better or worse). It might be the one dish, or drink, out of the whole experience that gets us to return. Or, stay away.

TENDER steak and seafood at Luxor wants you know its known for steak and seafood so much that it's right there in the name. But, we want to inform readers of Just One Dish from the menu that stands on its own. And, it's neither steak or seafood.

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Finding Comfort In A Bear's Head (Seriously)

January 24, 2014 at 7:31 PM | by | Comments (0)

Sometimes, a full restaurant review just won't do. Perhaps, there wasn't time for an A-Z meal. Maybe we just don't want to spoil it all. Or, a dog ate our good pictures. There may still be that one dish worth writing about. A new one, an old one. A newsworthy one or a memorable one (for better or worse). It might be the one dish, or drink, out of the whole experience that gets us to return. Or, stay away.

The mystery known as Rose.Rabbit.Lie. just opened at The Cosmopolitan. As advertised, Rose.Rabbit.Lie. is a nod to the past and a look to the future of the supper club. But, we're not going to spill the beans much here, either.

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Just One Dish: Scarpetta’s Slow Roasted Pork

October 31, 2013 at 3:01 PM | by | Comments (5)

This, but sliced and with a little extra love.

Sometimes a full restaurant review just won't do. Perhaps, there wasn't time for an A-Z meal. Maybe we're at a cocktail party. Or a dog ate our good pictures. There may still be that one dish worth writing about. A new one, an old one. A newsworthy one or a memorable one (for better or worse). It might be the one dish, or drink, out of the whole experience that gets us to return. Or, stay away.

Last week, we were invited to a cocktail party at The Cosmopolitan celebrating the release of Chef Scott Conant’s new book, The Scarpetta Cookbook. Bite-sized morsels at a cocktail party aren’t always the best representation of the full-sized dish, but Scarpetta's molasses- and balsamic-glazed Slow Roasted Pork was one of the best pieces of food to hit this writer’s mouth in a while.

The party had a host of samples of signature dishes from Scarpetta, but once this writer tried the Slow Roasted Pork it was all I could eat. To say the pork was delicious would be an understatement. It was tender, but firm. It never fell apart at the touch of my fork, but it melted in my mouth. All of the flavors married perfectly and put a smile my face. I may not have the chef skills of Scott Conant, but I might have to put the new cookbook to the test for this.

How difficult could making a pork dish be with the recipe right in front of me?

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Just One Dish at The Off-Strip Echo and Rig (And, It Isn't Steak)

Where: 440 South Rampart [map], 89145
October 8, 2013 at 1:06 PM | by | Comment (1)

Sometimes a full restaurant review just won't do. Perhaps, there wasn't time for an A-Z meal. Maybe it's a restaurant we've written about before. Or a dog ate our good pictures. There may still be that one dish worth writing about. A new one, an old one. A newsworthy one or a memorable one (for better or worse). It might be the one dish, or drink, out of the whole experience that gets us to return. Or, stay away.

A preview prior to Labor Day of chef Sam Marvin's Echo and Rig had us hoping that destination dining at Tivoli Village (found in the Vegas 'burbs) had finally arrived. With great anticipation, we recently returned for a dinner visit to measure the full experience.

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Our First Taste of BLT Steak at Bally's

Where: 3645 Las Vegas Boulevard [map], 89109
October 7, 2013 at 8:10 PM | by | Comments (3)

Sometimes a full restaurant review just won't do. Perhaps, there wasn't time for an A-Z meal. Maybe it's a restaurant we've written about before. Or a dog ate our good pictures. There may still be that one dish worth writing about. A new one, an old one. A newsworthy one or a memorable one (for better or worse). It might be the one dish, or drink, out of the whole experience that gets us to return. Or, stay away.

While previewing the fixtures, furnishings and rooftop pools of the coming Gansevoort last week, media types were given a taste of another project Caesars executives are working on. Unfortunately, Giada wasn't making our mouths water. Instead, and with little fanfare, sample bites from the upcoming BLT Steak were passed.

BLT Steak -- yes, sister to Mirage's BLT Burger -- will replace Bally's Steakhouse early next year. The advertised signature popovers were absent, but guests were treated to Tuna Tartar (dressed with soy-lime atop a tad too much avocado), Ginger Marinated Tomatoes (with Burrata cheese) and BBQ Short-Rib Sliders (with aged white cheddar and homemade pickles).

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Just One Dish: Nobu's Tacos

August 13, 2013 at 9:27 PM | by | Comments (0)

Sometimes a full restaurant review just won't do. Perhaps, there wasn't time for an A-Z meal. Maybe it's a restaurant we've written about before. Or a dog ate our good pictures. There may still be that one dish worth writing about. A new one, an old one. A newsworthy one or a memorable one (for better or worse). It might be the one dish, or drink, out of the whole experience that gets us to return. Or, stay away.

We've reviewed the new Nobu Hotel at Caesars Palace and we've even sampled the restaurant menu, several times over. Yet, if you're a frequent sushi eater, here's something at Nobu that you can't get at other joints -- his signature Nobu tacos.

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Just One Dish: The Titanic

Where: 3500 Las Vegas Boulevard South [map], 89109
August 9, 2013 at 2:43 PM | by | Comments (6)

Sometimes a full restaurant review just won't do. Perhaps, there wasn't time for an A-Z meal. Maybe it's a restaurant we've written about before. Or a dog ate our good pictures. There may still be that one dish worth writing about. A new one, an old one. A newsworthy one or a memorable one (for better or worse). It might be the one dish, or drink, out of the whole experience that gets us to return. Or, stay away.

This edition brings us to a dish that is supposed to feed up to 10 people, but can probably be stretched to feed a small village. Everything served at Carmine's in the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace is big. Each dish is meant to be shared, family style. That is, each dish, until you reach dessert.

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Two Non-Pizza Dishes To Try At FIVE50 Pizza Bar

July 23, 2013 at 4:35 PM | by | Comments (2)

Chef Shawn McClain's newest Aria restaurant, FIVE50 Pizza Bar (his first being Sage), wasn't open long before we dropped in for a first taste. In response, one reader couldn't wait to try the excellent looking pizza with a cold craft beer while another had already visited twice and proclaimed the pizza "really great".

This writer swung by for his first try as part of a separate media invite a couple weeks later. Hailing from the northeast, we've previously professed our preference for New York-style pizza, but like to think we appreciate a good slice regardless of the region that inspired it.

While looking forward to putting another pie maker's creations to the test, we admittedly were skeptical going in of any slice priced at a minimum of $5.50; regardless of which side of the Mississippi it was served, let alone one made next to a sportsbook. But, we do enjoy good pizza and, in Las Vegas, that can be priceless.

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Double Shot: Just One Dish and Just One Drink

May 29, 2013 at 1:26 PM | by | Comments (0)

Sometimes a full restaurant review just won't do. Perhaps, there wasn't time for an A-Z meal. Maybe it's a restaurant we've written about before. Or a dog ate our good pictures. There may still be that one dish worth writing about. A new one, an old one. A newsworthy one or a memorable one (for better or worse). It might be the one dish, or drink, out of the whole experience that gets us to return. Or, stay away.

The latest installment in our series kicks off summer with a double bonus of Just One Dish and Just One Drink. We know. Crazy, right? We'll try not to fly off the handle too often, but couldn't help ourselves this time.

Cañonita had a table setup at last week's Epicurean Affair at Palazzo. We actually couldn't quite place the restaurant at first as it was described as Mexico City Soul Food. Eventually we placed it somewhere but not exactly inside the Venetian, an embarrassing admission given our fondness of the resort and its dining. For the record it's in the Grand Canal Shoppes.

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Taking Just One Drink For A Ride At Bellagio

May 15, 2013 at 12:45 PM | by | Comments (0)

Sometimes a full restaurant review just won't do. Perhaps, there wasn't time for an A-Z meal. Maybe it's a restaurant we've written about before. Or a dog ate our good pictures. There may still be that one dish worth writing about. A new one, an old one. A newsworthy one or a memorable one (for better or worse). It might be the one dish, or drink, out of the whole experience that gets us to return. Or, stay away. Now, another installment in our Just One Dish series.

Our dish is a cocktail today as the series turns its attention to Just One Drink at the Bellagio. The Cable Car is a drink very familiar to our lips, but it was only recently pointed out that the cocktail that originated in San Francisco is a Bellagio signature. Who are we not to pay tribute to a highlighted item? So, of course, we stopped in to sample one. Or, four.

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Four Seasons' New Lounge Impresses with Just One Dish

May 14, 2013 at 5:08 PM | by | Comments (2)

Sometimes a full restaurant review just won't do. Perhaps there wasn't time for an A-Z meal. Maybe it's a restaurant we've written about before. Or a dog ate our good pictures. There may still be that one dish worth writing about. A new one, an old one. A newsworthy one or a memorable one (for better or worse). It might be the one dish out of the whole experience that gets us to return. Or stay away. We present you with Just One Dish.

Affordable indulgence. Las Vegas can gouge every penny, but occasionally can offer you a new adventure for the absolute right price. For decades a cheap, huge steak or prime-rib let you think you were beating the system. Think one dollar oysters or .99 cent shrimp cocktails. Cheap entrées to the world of an expensive entrée. And then, there are the prime indulgences. This is a city where foie gras, caviar and their ilk are available at every turn. The Cosmopolitan's Wicked Spoon buffet features bone marrow. Not long ago that would have been unthinkable. At the even more surprising off-Strip Eureka Casino, Fat Choy, sells bone marrow as a "snack" that will obsess your thoughts. Which brings us to Baked Alaska.

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