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

5 treats to salute Independence Day in Vegas - PHOTOS

reviewjournal.com — Bouchon Bakery, The Venetian These tri-color cookies, which represent both the American and French flags, are suited for the Fourth of July and for Bastille Day, which is July 14, $. The Patriot Cocktail Rhumbar, The Mirage American Harvest Vodka is mixed with blue Curacao, lemon juice, simple syrup and egg whites and topped with a stencil of sprayed Angostura bitters, $.

Las Vegas tops list of most expensive restaurant cities

reviewjournal.com — Las Vegas has been racking up the dining distinctions, but here's one it may not want: According to a new study, this is the most expensive city in the country for dining out. Yup, more pricey than San Francisco. Honolulu. New York.

Restaurants see vibrant scene growing in downtown Las Vegas

reviewjournal.com — The area is "probably two years from being good and five years ahead of being great," says Ryan Doherty, a partner in Corner Bar Management Group, which opened Itsy Bitsy Ramen & Whisky in collaboration with the Downtown Project in mid-April. Restaurateurs say they want in early to take advantage of what is to come.

5 ways you can celebrate National Candy Month

reviewjournal.com — Rice & Company, Luxor Pop Rocks add a pop of surprise to this roll, which also includes shrimp and avocado on the outside and blue crab, cucumber and tempura crunch on the inside, with a spicy mayo sauce, $19.

5 cocktails to try this summer in Las Vegas

reviewjournal.com — Feel a need to chill out now that triple-digit summer heat is upon us? Try one of these five cooling summer cocktails. Rye Rumble, Alize at the Palms and Andre's Restaurant at the Monte Carlo: The sister restaurants have introduced three new summer cocktails and are bringing back old favorites, including the Rye Rumble, with rye whiskey, fresh raspberries, lemon juice and agave nectar, $14.

Celebrate National Doughnut Day this Friday

reviewjournal.com — Free doughnuts! In honor of National Doughnut Day on Friday, the Four Seasons, 3960 Las Vegas Blvd. South, is offering free hot mini-doughnuts in its lobby from 7 to 10 a.m. The doughnuts, made by the chef-attended doughnut machine usually featured at the hotel's weekend breakfast buffet, will be available with a variety of glazes and toppings.

Here’s what you need to know about Hash House A Go Go’s pork tenderloin

reviewjournal.com — The things I do for my readers. It'd been a few years since I had dined at Hash House A Go Go, and in that time the little restaurant group had waxed and waned and waxed again.

Tom’s Urban had us asking: Where are the ribs?

bestoflasvegas.com — Sometimes it pays to check out a place in advance. The website for Tom's Urban listed barbecued ribs while the menu did not. We tried them anyway and they had an abundance of flavor while still being nice and tender. Ask for them.

5 yummy cookies only found in Las Vegas - PHOTOS

reviewjournal.com — Need a little something to satisfy that sweet tooth? Check out these cookies Vegas-exclusive treats. Chocolate Chip Cookie Skillet PKWY Tavern (9820 West Flamingo Road) A warm chocolate chip cookie is baked to order, topped with vanilla ice cream and drizzled with chocolate, $4.95.

Get your wine on at Marche Bacchus this weekend

reviewjournal.com — Plenty of local restaurants have wine dinners; a wine luncheon is a little different. Marche Bacchus, 2620 Regatta Drive, plans a Summer Fun Wine Luncheon from noon to 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Those attending will be served a three-course prix-fixe lunch and be able to taste 11 wines.
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Jun 24, 2015

It's not your imagination; our restaurant prices are the highest in the country. shar.es/1qgPtz via @reviewjournal

May 29, 2015

"Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives" viewing party, with a special menu, 10 p.m. tonight at Guy Fieri's at The Linq.

May 28, 2015

Free pizzas 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday at Blaze Pizza, 10520 S. Eastern Ave., Henderson. Just follow on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook.

May 20, 2015

Mix at the Delano to close June 1, to be replaced by another Ducasse restaurant, Rivea. #lvrj #bolv

May 15, 2015

So, is Andiron Steak & Sea at Downtown Summerlin equal to the hype? Find out: shar.es/1rudrh via @bestoflasvegas

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