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

For Ashley Madison users, Vegas restaurant offers Forgive Me menu

reviewjournal.com — They'll never learn. What happens in Vegas may stay in Vegas, but not every place is so closely aligned with the concept of plausible deniability. Certainly not ashleymadison.com, whose purported 37 million users have been revealed to the world - or at least the part of the world that's willing to sift through a list of 37 million users.

Here's how local mixologists create your summer cocktails

reviewjournal.com — Shaken or stirred may have been one of the few decisions bartenders had to make in the old days, when they reached for a guide to classic cocktails if they wanted a bit of inspiration. These days, they're more apt to take a look at what's fresh in the market.

5 places to celebrate National S'mores Day in Las Vegas

reviewjournal.com — Celebrate National S'mores Day, which is today - no campfire required. Here are five places to celebrate around town. Hash House A Go Go - S'mores Mocha A classic mocha with toasted marshmallows and graham crackers is topped with chocolate sauce and sprinkled with cocoa, $8.99.

Lawry's traditional menu, retro setting stand test of time

reviewjournal.com — Regular readers know I often say one of the secrets to restaurant longevity is to, yes, offer the time-tested dishes that your customers have come to expect, but also to add newer selections to keep things fresh. For years, Lawry's the Prime Rib seemed to be a rare exception to this formula.

7 ways to celebrate National Tequila Day in Las Vegas

reviewjournal.com — Te-te-te, tequila! Today is National Tequila Day. Why is today National Tequila Day? Beats us, the origins of the observance seem to be as murky as a glass of mixto.

5 dishes to try around town for National Ice Cream Month

reviewjournal.com — Hussong's Cantina, The Shoppes at Mandalay Bay Vanilla-bean ice cream is coated with Frosted Flakes and coconut and served with fruit pico de gallo and sweet tomatillo salsa, $6. Godiva soft serve Godiva boutiques Real Godiva chocolate served in a cone, it's available in white chocolate vanilla bean, dark chocolate or a swirl of the two, with cone-dipping options, $6.
Jul 17, 2015

Here's @HKRinella with the, ahem, scoop: 5 dishes to during National Ice Cream Month shar.es/1ssXZ7 via @reviewjournal #lvrj

Start training your ice cream muscles now

reviewjournal.com — If you've always been interested in competitive eating, here's a way to get started in a particularly sweet fashion. And you have time to start training. In honor of National Ice Cream Day, which is coming up on July 19, Serendipity 3 at Caesars Palace will introduce the Peanut Butter & Glazed Donut Ice Cream Sundae challenge that day.
Jul 16, 2015

Do you eat ice cream better than anyone else? Prove it, and win a $30 peanut butter-donut sundae: buff.ly/1D40dDH, via @HKRinella

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.
Jun 24, 2015

Remember 99-cent shrimp cocktails, $2.99 buffets? Neither do we. Vegas is the priciest restaurant city buff.ly/1NitfFy via @HKRinella

Jun 24, 2015

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

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.
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Aug 19, 2015

Botero at Encore to close Nov. 1 to make way for as-yet-unnanounced "new concept."

Aug 10, 2015

Great name! Inna Gadda di Pizza, from Cosmo's secret-pizza folks, added to Pawn Plaza lineup to open this fall.

Aug 10, 2015

Celebrate National S'mores Day without lighting any charcoal: shar.es/1tCsWp via @reviewjournal

Jul 10, 2015

A breakfast/lunch place you probably haven't tried but definitely shouldn't miss: shar.es/1qMEyw via @reviewjournal

Jul 07, 2015

Free beignets and coffee 9 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at new location of Street Car Po-Boys, 5201 W. Charleston Blvd.

Jun 24, 2015

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

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