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Tom Colicchio's Restaurant At Mirage Gets A Name

January 15, 2013 at 5:11 PM | by | ()

Kokomo's now klosed.

The Mirage is down two restaurants these days with the closure of BB King's back in November and Kokomo's just this past weekend. There's still no announced plans for the former, but the latter, just-off-the-lobby eatery has already been claimed by celebrity chef Tom Colicchio.

The new experience will be a steakhouse (Colicchio's second in Vegas after Craftsteak at MGM Grand), but had been unnamed. Today, that changed when the resort announced the coming venture as Tom Colicchio's Heritage Steak. Look for it to make its debut this summer.

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At Honey Salt, We May Have Found Our Steak Of The Year

Where: 1031 S. Rampart [map], 89145
November 5, 2012 at 3:25 PM | by | ()

Farm-to-table dining may be the cool thing for restaurants to do to promote themselves, but that quality of food is usually good for the customer. Honey Salt is the newest farm-to-table restaurant to open in Las Vegas and it is as good as we wanted.

Honey Salt is located in the Vegas burbs of Summerlin, not exactly where we expect to find cool new fine dining. The restaurant was started by husband-and-wife team Elizabeath Blau and Chef Kim Canteenwalla (of Encore's Society Cafe).

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Japanese Wagyu Is Back In The US of A

September 12, 2012 at 6:16 PM | by | ()

Two years after Japanese cattle put their foot in mouth, Americans finally got their "true" Wagyu back.

Wagyu means "Japanese cow" and is exotic... errr.. densely marbled, tender, and so flavorful it's sometimes referred to as the foie gras of beef. Familiar with Kobe beef? Not all Wagyu is Kobe, but all Kobe beef is Wagyu. If that's tougher to swallow than advanced differential equations, just know that Wagyu beef comes with a beefy cost. Those already familiar with Wagyu are probably wondering where it can again be witnessed on a winner... umm... dinner menu.

Wagyu is returning to Wolfgang Puck's CUT steakhouse at the Palazzo. The restaurant already offers several cuts of American Wagyu, like a 6 oz. Filet Mignon ($84) and Australian Wagyu ($140 for a 6 oz. Filet Mignon), but CUT is excited to be offering the real deal Japanese import once again.

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Cocktailing, Just Off The Strip

Where: 3713 West Sahara Avenue [map], 89102
July 18, 2012 at 3:42 PM | by | ()

We're always looking for places to eat and drink that are a little off from Fremont Street or the Strip. Last month, we found Lola's before the Food Network did. Since then, every time a friend has visited, they've had to wait 30 minutes to be seated. Thanks, Food Network! We were recently tipped off to a new destination, an old-time cocktail joint and restaurant that's just off the Strip.

Herbs & Rye is located at Sahara and Arville, just a quick cab ride from the north end of The Strip. We were told that this is a great place to grab a specialty cocktail (or six) at great prices. Who can say no to that?! However, upon approaching Herbs & Rye we didn't think that's what we'd really get. The exterior looks like a locals type bar that would fill us with cheap beer. That's not what we came here for!

When we walked in, we found the classic roaring 20s vibe we were looking for. From the decor of the bar and simple black waiter uniforms to the cartoonish menu and, lastly (and most importantly), the cocktails on offer, we felt as though we were in a current yet traditional bar. The menu was a highlight of Herbs & Rye, with great attention to detail. Our eye kept going back to one particular cocktail.

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The Twitter Foodie Spat That Consumed Our Afternoon

July 17, 2012 at 9:03 PM | by | ()

This is not the steak you are looking for...

Anthony Bourdain and his wife, Ottavia, had bad steak in Vegas. We know. The offending restaurant should be char-broiled. If only we cared knew the name.

Vegas food blogger John Curtas of Eating Las Vegas guessed, got it wrong and got called out by Mr. Bourdain himself on Twitter for it. We lol'd noted the interaction and moved on, but then it kept going and we were hooked. Here's the tweet by tweet (for the most part)... so far:

Sometime during or after this interaction, Curtas referenced Bourdain's comments on his site and also referred to him as a former drug addict. That mention was later deleted before this sad face tweet went out:

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Resto Roundup: MGM To Serve Kustom Pizza, Carlos'n Charlie's Now Open, and More

April 18, 2012 at 7:16 PM | by | ()

When we were predicting the ins and outs of dining in Las Vegas for the year ahead, we didn't see anywhere near this many pizzas in our wood-fired ovens. Just as with candy shops and steakhouses, it seems like there can never be enough pizza joints in Vegas now, either.

On a stroll through the basement lower-level of MGM Grand (the place that used to be called Star Lane but is now evolving to something more.. we'll explore that next week), we discovered a construction wall for Project Pie -- A Kustom Pizzeria. The "k" is theirs. We fear a Kardashian konnection. First pizza, next the world mayorship? Ok, there's probably not a Kardashian angle. (We hope.) A Google found a Foursquare location for another Project Pie in Jersey with the recommendation, "Try the pie yo its bangin' holmes." There's a connection we can dig.

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That Burger Cost 60 Dollars?!

November 8, 2011 at 6:28 PM | by | ()

Vegas does this to many of us. We win a little (or, a lot) at the tables and we do things we normally wouldn't. On our first trip to Vegas, we won a few bucks and ended up at a strip club for the day. Another time, we won a bunch at three card poker and decided to treat ourselves to Kobe beef at Prime in Bellagio.

This weekend, a friend of ours won enough money to treat himself to the most expensive thing on the menu. Good thing for him, we were going to the Burger Bar at Mandalay Bay.

The most expensive burger is the Rossini which includes a burger made of Kobe beef, sautéed foie gras, shaved truffles, and Madeira sauce, on an onion bun. The burger was named after a XIXth century Italian composer whose love for fine food was legendary. His burger also came with a side of skinny fries and his choice of dessert. All of this for $60, which isn't so bad when you take into account a few bucks for fries and about $5 for his Nutella Cheeseburger.

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This Cow Head Is Like Butter (In That, It Really Is Butter)

October 28, 2011 at 1:57 PM | by | ()

We're city folk and have only heard about rumors of butter sculpting in the Midwest, but we never imagine we'd encounter something so awesome, brilliant and strange in Las Vegas.

The Steakhouse at Circus Circus recently gave us this fitting gem of butter molded as a cow head. It's strange, but seems to fit our vision of what would be in store for at The Steakhouse.

In case you're curious, the butter tastes like butter. We'll probably never see anything like this anywhere else in Vegas.. or will we? Let us know in the comments below.

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Oscar Goodman's Downtown Steakhouse to Offer Escorts, err, 'Broads'

October 27, 2011 at 3:21 PM | by | ()

The best thing at Oscar's may not be the menu. It may be the broad cozying up next to you as you give it a gander.

The Los Angeles Times is reporting that the coming steakhouse of former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman will provide, erm, companionship to anyone who wants it.

Goodman says the "broads" (and they may add men) will be beautiful and intelligent, versed in the stock market or football betting or places to visit in Las Vegas. Guests could invite a woman to their table and pay for her dinner and/or drinks -- as well as their own. That's it.

Whew! Good thing Goodman isn't a Beefeater man, anymore, or there could be some awkward jokes there. We're just saying.

Oscar's at the Plaza will open December 15.

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How To Get A Free Steak Dinner In Vegas This Week

Where: 115 East Tropicana Ave [map], 89109
October 25, 2011 at 1:15 PM | by | ()

Yep, we know what we just wrote. A "free" steak dinner. Just like you guessed, there are a few asterisks involved, but if you love steak like we do and don't mind standing in what may be a pretty big line, you won't find a better deal in the city.

All this week, Hooters will offer out-of-towners a free steak dinner as long as they -- one, have an ID to prove it. Two, sign up for a players club card. (If you're already a member, you'll still need to pop by the players club desk for your voucher.) And, three, scrap up $1.50 for a drink.

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Does The Steakhouse at Circus Circus Live Up To The Hype?

October 13, 2011 at 3:08 PM | by | ()

We are all about the cow. We love steak and burgers and we eat them way more than we should. For years, we've been reading how great The Steakhouse at Circus Circus is one of the best steakhouses in Las Vegas. There was no way we could buy that. It's at Circus Circus. We have discerning tastes and didn't think it could be any better than Outback Steakhouse.

Regardless of our assumptions, the reviews continue to come in positive and The Steakhouse has been on our list of places to try. We just needed an excuse to go. Enter mom and dad. They were the perfect excuse to explore Circus Circus and try The Steakhouse.

As you'd expect by anything at Circus Circus, The Steakhouse isn't an uptight, fancy, modelish waitress, a la carte restaurant. No reservations? No problem. Just walk in, they'll find a place. The decor is very old school steakhouse with big wood tables and pictures of cows on the wall.

Sitting down, it felt like a less dressed up Golden Steer. Unlike most new, high-end steakhouses our steak came with a house salad to start and with a potato and vegetable on the side. Definitely enough for a meal.

The salad was as mediocre as a salad can get. Our Italian dressing tasted as if it came from a bottle. Our medium New York Strip was very good, seasoned nicely and perfectly cooked. If we weren't so distracted by our mom messing with her broken camera all night, we would have devoured the whole steak, but it got cold and we don't eat cold steak unless it's carpaccio. Our garlic mashed potatoes seemed as if they were made from real potatoes which was a little surprising. We didn't touch the spears of asparagus, but our parents finished theirs so they must have been good.

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Where We Found What Could Be The Best Mac N' Cheese On The Strip

August 19, 2011 at 3:25 PM | by | ()

We recently grabbed dinner at Brand Steakhouse at Monte Carlo and found a few possibly 'best in category' experiences. In order of excitement, we found what may be the best macaroni and cheese we've ever had, one of the most drinkable bottles of Syrah anywhere and a, relatively, inexpensive prime steak.

We shared a lot of food and easily the favorite side order or appetizer at Brand Steakhouse was the baked macaroni and cheese. There was a thick crust and a lot of gooey cheese. Unlike some macaroni and cheese, there was zero grease. This was the only side order that we noticed everyone finished. In fact, there may have been some licking of the bowl, but it wasn't us. Amazing mac n cheese isn't something we often come across, but we're happy that this bowl came across our way.

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