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

10 food trucks not to miss at Foodie Fest - in addition to White Castle

reviewjournal.com — White Castle may have established a beachhead in Las Vegas (at the Best Western Plus Casino Royale on the Strip, in case you've been living in a cave), but it's still likely to be one of the most popular attractions at the Great American Foodie Fest, Thursday through Sunday at the Rio, 3700 W.

Your guide to enjoying Asian dining in Las Vegas

bestoflasvegas.com — Each week Neon spotlights a different cuisine in the Dining Guide, with Asian restaurants this week. Restaurants are rated on a letter-grade scale, from A to F. Opinions by R-J critic Heidi Knapp Rinella (H.K.R.) are indicated by initials.

Foodie Fest among tasty tidbits of restaurant news

bestoflasvegas.com — The next Great American Foodie Fest (formerly the Las Vegas Foodie Fest) will run from Thursday through May 3 on the grounds of the Rio, 3700 W. Flamingo Road. The event will include more than 50 food trucks (including fan-favorite White Castle), plus eating competitions, carnival rides and games and DJ performances.

Pamplemousse has still got it, but be prepared for old-time pacing

5 ways to celebrate National Herb Day - PHOTOS

8 tidbits of restaurant news, including annual crawfish boil

bestoflasvegas.com — Mudbugs will be in hot water during the 12th Annual Crawfish Boil of the Sin City Tigers, from noon to 5 p.m. April 25 at the Fremont Street Experience. The event, sponsored by the local chapter of the Louisiana State University Alumni Association, will benefit the group's scholarship fund.

Don’t be ungrateful; treat Mom on her special day

bestoflasvegas.com — Where do I wish my family would take me for Mother's Day? Well, there are lots of choices, but here are my Top 5 (in alphabetical order) from this year's list of specials: Bistro 57 at Aliante Hotel + Casino, for the shrimp ravioli in Champagne cream sauce with rose petal garnish.

5 ways to celebrate National Garlic Day - PHOTOS

Yardbird brings warmth, vitality and a bit of country charm

5 tasty ways to celebrate National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day - PHOTOS

reviewjournal.com — Sunday is National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day, but April is National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Month, so there's plenty of time to celebrate. Wild Grill, Wildfire Boulder, Wildfire Rancho, Wildfire Sunset and Wildfire Casino & Lanes This is the best of both worlds: a half-pound Angus beef patty with grilled onions with a grilled-cheese sandwich for a bun, and Thousand Island dressing on the side, $8.99.
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Apr 24, 2015

People often ask: Is Pamplemousse still around? And is it still good? Yes. Yes it it. shar.es/1p56EN via @bestoflasvegas #lvrj

Apr 17, 2015

Here's a look at Yardbird, the new Southern spot at the Venetian: shar.es/1paCYs via @bestoflasvegas #bolv #lvrj

Apr 14, 2015

UNLVino BOGO redux: from 5 p.m. today to 5 p.m. Wednesday. Use BOGO code at unlvtickets.com. #lvrj #bolv

Apr 07, 2015

Jamms, featured at 9 and 9:30 p.m. Wednesday on Travel Channel's "Man Finds Food," offers 10 percent off this week. #lvrj #bolv

Apr 03, 2015

A restaurant in the tourism corridor that's not a tourist trap: shar.es/1g6jIY via @bestoflasvegas

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