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I'm the restaurant critic for the Las Vegas Review-Journal and a dedicated foodie.

Where to eat this weekend: Other Mama

reviewjournal.com — Dan Krohmer, who opened Other Mama in March, is a native of Northern California who has been working in sushi restaurants since he was 18 and trained in Japan. He also worked for Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto and was a chef for music tours before coming to Las Vegas almost two years ago.

The Hello Kitty Cafe food truck will be in Las Vegas this weekend

reviewjournal.com — Here's some news for all the little girls and boys out there - and, well, all the big girls and big boys (you know who you are) - who are fans of the kitty who may or may not be a cat: The Hello Kitty Cafe food truck will be in Las Vegas this weekend, from 10 a.m.

Reducing waste seen as key to ending hunger

reviewjournal.com — "Hunger is curable. When you talk about getting food to food-insecure people, the first question you ask is if there is enough food. The answer is a resounding, 'Yes.'" Those may sound like the words of a hopeless idealist, but they're actually from Dan Williams, chief operating officer at Three Square food bank, who knows a thing or two about the hungry and how much food is available to them.

Chick-fil-A to open at Sahara, Rancho in 2016

reviewjournal.com — Attention, Chick-fil-A lovers: In a year or so, you not only won't have to go to St. George, Utah, to get a fix of your favorite fillet of chicken breast with its crispy, slightly sweet coating, and the ever popular waffle-cut french fries, you won't even have to go across the valley.

5 Las Vegas food challenges for those who think they can't be beaten

reviewjournal.com — There are those who eat to live, and those who live to eat. And then there are those who truly love a challenge, and if they can combine that with eating, so much the better. Here are five food challenges currently going on in Las Vegas.

5 Halloween cocktails to try in Las Vegas

reviewjournal.com — It's October, and the way Americans have been celebrating Halloween lately, we'd say it's about time for the celebration to begin. Panevino apparently thinks so, too, because the restaurant and lounge at 246 Via Antonio Ave. (fronting Sunset Road, across from the McCarran airfield) has conjured up five new cocktails.

How to celebrate Oktoberfest in Las Vegas

reviewjournal.com — Klaus Gastager, owner of the Hofbrauhaus Las Vegas, knows the essential ingredients of a good Oktoberfest celebration. "Always it starts with the beer," Gastager said. "I think everyone in America recognizes that Oktoberfest is good beer and good food." We're not quite into October, but Oktoberfest celebrations already are rolling in some quarters, with more on the way.

Las Vegas Famous Dave's gave $25k in free food to people named Dave

reviewjournal.com — If you offer it, it appears, the Daves will come. Tuesday's promotion at the Southern Nevada locations of Famous Dave's Legendary Pit Bar-B-Que, in which anyone whose first name was Dave or David could come in for a free two-meat combo, brought lots of Daves to the five valley restaurants.

Pahrump Valley Winery hosting Grape Stomp Festival

reviewjournal.com — Channel your inner Lucy at the 23rd annual Grape Stomp Festival from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Pahrump Valley Winery, 3810 Winery Road in Pahrump. You won't actually get to stomp grapes - those slots are sold out - but you can watch teams vie for awards including worst stompers.
Oct 02, 2015

Channel your inner Lucille Ball! Pahrump Valley Winery is having a grape stomp Saturday and Sunday: buff.ly/1Wz6YIv, via @HKRinella

Oct 02, 2015

RT @_JRobison: Channel your inner Lucille Ball! Pahrump Valley Winery is having a grape stomp Saturday and Sunday: buff.ly/1Wz6YIv, via @HKRinella

Famous Dave's will give anyone named Dave free food today

reviewjournal.com — Is your name Dave? If so, you're in luck. Anyone whose first name is Dave or David - and who has the photo ID to prove it - can get a free Two-Meat Combo on Tuesday at any of the five valley locations of Famous Dave's Legendary Pit Bar-B-Que.
Sep 29, 2015

Heading to Vegas? Famous Dave's restaurant is giving anyone named Dave or David free food today shar.es/17i8QO

Oct 02, 2015

Like arteries clogged with pork fat, Daves jam into Famous Dave's for free food today shar.es/17QF5F via @reviewjournal

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Oct 01, 2015

Attention, burger lovers: Shake Shack to open in Downtown Summerlin on Wednesday.

Sep 18, 2015

Container Park favorite Big Ern's BBQ to open second location at Fiesta Rancho next month.

Sep 18, 2015

Lazy Dog is canine-friendly, but Fido won't be having all the fun: shar.es/17piv2 via @reviewjournal

Sep 18, 2015

Canal Street and Coastal Cantina at Orleans to close Monday, be replaced by temporary steak and seafood spot.

Sep 16, 2015

Harvest, replacing Bellagio's Sensi at year end, to have local/sustainable focus, plus "snack wagons" traveling between tables. Stay tuned.

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