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

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.

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.
Jun 17, 2015

Ohhhh, it's National Candy Month! @HKRinella has 5 ways to celebrate, #Vegas-style (sushi with Pop Rocks!): buff.ly/1MLQUgO #lvrj

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.
Jun 12, 2015

With the weekend ahead, here are five summery Las #Vegas cocktails to try: buff.ly/1eJR39N, via @reviewjournal, @HKRinella #lvrj

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.
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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

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

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