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

Special foods served for Chinese New Year

reviewjournal.com — A number of Las Vegas-area restaurants are planning special menus and dishes for the Chinese New Year. Here's a selection: Blossom, Aria, 3730 Las Vegas Blvd. South; 877-230-2742 or www.aria.com. Cantonese dim sum menu, with signature dishes such as steamed barbecue pork bun and bird's nest egg custard, 11:30 a.m.

Treatment of Muslim-Americans is compared to WWII Japanese internment

reviewjournal.com — It was nearly three-quarters of a century ago, but Rosie Maruki Kakuuchi clearly remembers the fear that stemmed from the simple fact that she was a Japanese-American. "You don't know how scary it was when you're listening to the radio and there's all this blasting about Japs," said Kakuuchi, now 90 and a resident of Las Vegas.

Your 5 best bets for dining in the week ahead

reviewjournal.com — Libre will open Friday at Red Rock Resort, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd. From Clique Hospitality, it'll serve Mexican-style food and specialty cocktails, such as Carne Asada Skirt Steak and Bubbling Queso Fundido. Hours will be 4 to 10 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays, 4 p.m. to midnight Fridays and Saturdays.

Eat sustainably, listen to music at Herringbone

reviewjournal.com — HERRINGBONE, ARIA, 3730 LAS VEGAS BLVD. SOUTH Herringbone is from former "Top Chef" finalist Brian Malarkey, who also has Searsucker at Caesars Palace. The new Herringbone, with locations also in La Jolla and Santa Monica, Calif., has a stated mission of "fish-meats-field," market-driven and with an emphasis on sustainability.

Here's where to find King Cake for Mardi Gras

reviewjournal.com — It seems 2016 has barely started but already it's flying by. Mardi Gras is coming up Tuesday, although the parades and other celebrations start well before the actual day - on Jan. 6, or Twelfth Night, the 12th day of Christmas. "Mardi Gras" translates to "fat Tuesday."

M Resort to celebrate Chinese New Year

reviewjournal.com — M Resort, 12300 Las Vegas Blvd. South in Henderson, will begin its celebration of the Chinese New Year with a traditional good luck dragon and lion dance at 5 p.m. Monday. The resort's buffet will serve such dishes as lion's head meatballs with bok choy and poached chicken with ginger and scallions from Monday through Feb.

Service, prices and food make Yukon Grille a standout among steakhouses

reviewjournal.com — They snagged me with the promise of prime rib carved tableside, but it didn't work out that way. Riding down U.S. Highway 95, I noticed a billboard for Arizona Charlie's Boulder that said its Yukon Grille offered the novelty, which piqued my curiosity.

Take food sides on Super Bowl Sunday

reviewjournal.com — Whether you cheer for the Denver Broncos or the Carolina Panthers on Sunday may determine whether you eat Denver green chili or North Carolina barbecue that day. Chef Anthony Meidenbauer, executive chef of Block 16 Hospitality, isn't taking sides, but he's letting customers do just that this week at the company's Holstein's Shakes and Buns at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

Here's what local restaurants are serving for Valentine's Day

reviewjournal.com — Following are Valentine's Day menus at some Southern Nevada restaurants; this is not intended to be a complete listing. Unless otherwise noted, prices are per person, plus tax and tip. The listed menus will be available Feb. 14, also unless otherwise noted. Most Las Vegas-area buffets also will feature special dishes for Valentine's Day.

5 local spots for tasty croissants

reviewjournal.com — Here are five ways to celebrate National Croissant Day, which is Saturday. Croissant French Toast Farm 24-7, Aliante Casino Croissants are split, soaked in vanilla custard and griddled, then served with whipped butter and maple syrup, $6.99.
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Jan 11, 2016

We're filling 23 full-time newsroom positions at the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Jan 05, 2016

@stephgrimes my husband called the ins. Co. yesterday and they said he was covered

Jan 05, 2016

RT @_JRobison: Michael Schroeder, linked to mystery writer Edward Clarkin, is out as manager of the RJ. m.reviewjournal.com/news/las-vegas…

Jan 04, 2016

My first newspaper was family-owned in a small town. If we were accurate, the publisher didn't care who we upset. RIP Kenner Bush

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