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

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.

6 of Vegas’ craziest bloody marys - PHOTOS

reviewjournal.com — Looking for a bloody mary to help you get through the long holiday weekend? Here's a half-dozen of Las Vegas' most elaborate. The Breakfast Bloody Mary, Mr. Lucky's at the Hard Rock Hotel: A complete morning pick-me-up, it combines Belvedere Vodka, spicy tomato, shrimp, a celery stalk, a Slim Jim, beef jerky, a deviled egg, a waffle slider, pickle spear, horseradish and lime, $19.99.

S’mores Oreos hitting shelves just in time for Memorial Day

reviewjournal.com — Memorial Day weekend is the traditional start of the grilling season, which means S'mores Oreo cookies are hitting store shelves just in time for anyone who doesn't want to mess with toasting marshmallows and layering them with chocolate between two graham crackers.

‘Best-loved’ Murray’s Cheese sets up shop at Smith’s

reviewjournal.com — Whether you're familiar with New York's Greenwich Village, you probably have heard about - or can imagine - its vast array of funky little specialty shops. Well, Greenwich Village has come to Las Vegas. Village landmark Murray's Cheese, which has been dubbed the "best-loved cheese shop" in the country, has set up a mini-shop at Smith's at 8180 Las Vegas Blvd.

Andiron Steak & Sea defines casual elegance

What every mom wants: Bacon roses

reviewjournal.com — Thinking of giving Mom roses on her big day Sunday? A rose by any other name would smell as sweet, but not as sweet as bacon. Yup, bacon. Those wags at the National Pork Board have come up with bacon roses, and you can make your very own, just in time for Mother's Day.

Top 5 Las Vegas restaurants for Mother’s Day

reviewjournal.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 tasty ways to celebrate Cinco de Mayo - PHOTOS

The Dish: Wine tasting, dining discounts and more

Table 89 follows trend toward casual atmosphere

bestoflasvegas.com — During the 15 years I've had this gig in Las Vegas, the many changes I've seen among our restaurants have included two that are paramount: the overall improvement in the quality of the food served and, a little more gradually and a little more recently, a shift toward more casual restaurants, especially those that offer counter service.
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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

May 15, 2015

Tommy Bahama Town Square offers free entree with purchase of one to any active/retired military on Saturday, with ID. #lvrj #bolv

May 08, 2015

Shake Shack at New York New York offers free single cup or cone of frozen custard to moms on Sunday. #lvrj #bolv

May 05, 2015

Second Hussong's to open in Boca Park Fashion Village this summer. #lvrj #bolv

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