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

South Lake Tahoe home to kokanee salmon spawning grounds

reviewjournal.com — The salmon are on the move - and they're a lot closer to home than youmight think. Hundreds of crimson-hued kokanee salmon are swimming upstream and spawning in Taylor Creek, on thesouth shore of Lake Tahoe just 10 miles across the border from the silver state.

This week’s 5 best bets for dining in Las Vegas

reviewjournal.com — The Hard Rock Cafe, including the two Las Vegas locations, has introduced a vegetarian menu available through Nov. 13. Among its offerings: Buffalo-style cauliflower "wings," a grilled ratatouille wrap and even a Very Veggie 'Tini, made with fresh vegetable juice, Greek yogurt and Tito's Handmade Vodka. Just beet it!

Big B’s Texas BBQ does smoked brisket right

reviewjournal.com — The barbecue situation in Southern Nevada, which at times has been downright depressing, is getting better and better all the time. One of the latest entrants is Henderson's Big B's Texas BBQ, which certainly has a way with brisket and a whole lot of other things. Brisket is difficult to smoke.

5 delicious pasta dishes in Las Vegas

reviewjournal.com — Consider the pasta-bilities. Rabbit ragu Carson Kitchen Crispy braised rabbit legs and rabbit roulade are served atop roasted spaghetti squash with shaved Parmesan and parsley, $14. Seafood Fra Diavolo Redwood Steakhouse, California hotel Shrimp, crab, clams and mussels are tossed in spicy marinara on linguine at the newly renovated restaurant, $26.

Sambalatte Torrefazione creates Rainbow Latte in time for Las Vegas PRIDE

reviewjournal.com — Just in time for the Las Vegas PRIDE parade and festival this weekend, here's the Rainbow Latte at Sambalatte Torrefazione. Created by barista/manager/technician Mason Salisbury at the company's location at the Monte Carlo, it can be made with any of the shop's hot drinks, as long as cold milk is used.

Local food makes for unique, creative gifts

reviewjournal.com — If you're looking for a foodie gift with at least a sort-of local connection, consider the aptly named My Sister's Extra Virgin Olive Oil available at Estiatorio Milos restaurant at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. It's made in Greece by the sister of Milos owner Costas Spiliadis, and it's $35 for a 16.8-ounce bottle.

SW Steakhouse promises real taste of Kobe beef

reviewjournal.com — If you've always wanted to try authentic Japanese Kobe beef, here's your chance - because that other stuff you've had, with its confusing American/Japanese/Wagyu/Kobe-style monikers wasn't the real thing. David Walzog, executive chef at SW Steakhouse at Wynn Las Vegas, and Larry Olmsted, author of "Real Food, Fake Food" - which explains, among many other things, how much of that Kobe out there isn't - will host a "Kobe vs.

Chefs say simple is best when preparing salmon

reviewjournal.com — You can catch your own fresh salmon in Lake Tahoe and several local restaurants will prepare it for you. Southern Nevadans are not so lucky, but they're not completely left out either. There are several types of salmon available here and we check in with chefs about their favorites.

B&M Baked Beans turn up across the valley

reviewjournal.com — Baked beans are one of those regional foods for which substitutions generally are not acceptable - and sometimes that extends to the packaging. Van and Karen Bohrer are looking for B&M Baked Beans in 16-ounce cans, preferably in the northwest, and their fellow Taste of the Town readers found them all over the valley.

This week’s 5 best bets for dining in Las Vegas

reviewjournal.com — The Barrymore at Royal Resort, 305 Convention Center Drive, is celebrating its fifth anniversary with a throwback menu through Nov. 6 of such dishes as vitello tonnato, $15; lobster deviled eggs, $12; and duck confit with creamy farro and truffle cheese, $29. Call 702-407-5303.
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Aug 01, 2016

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Jul 21, 2016

Black Bear Diner to open third valley location 6 a.m. July 27 at 8565 W. Sahara Ave.

Jul 15, 2016

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Jul 14, 2016

Kneaders changes opening at 7100 W. Craig Road to 4:30 p.m. today. Still free french toast to first 100 Friday and Saturday.

Jul 14, 2016

Kneaders opens second valley bakery cafe 4:30 p.m. Friday, 7100 W. Craig Road. Free cinnamon french toast to first 100 Friday and Saturday.

Jul 01, 2016

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Jul 01, 2016

The Beat coffee house to close on or before Sept. 30 to make way for Eureka!

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