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Vegas Eats: Carbone at Aria

Posted by Chuckmonster on 12 Nov 2015
Long time VT reader Dorian dined at Carbone restaurant at Aria on opening night and brought back this once in a lifetime report. Thank you Dorian! Take it away... -Chuck One of my earliest...

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Vegas Eats: Rx Boiler Room at Mandalay Bay

Posted by Chuckmonster on 10 Nov 2015
I've had my eyes on Rx Boiler Room at Mandalay Bay since it opened, but one thing kept me away. No, it wasn't Chef Rick Moonen, tv's Top Chef Master and heavyweight champion of...

Tagged: vegas eats   dining   rick moonen   rx boiler room   mandalay bay   dining   celebrity chef   soul food   

Is SLS About To FU Ku?

Posted by Chuckmonster on 1 Oct 2015
SLS' Northside Cafe sent out an email announcement touting their new Chinese Menu. Everything happens for a reason. Here are two possibilities: Player: There is so much demand for Chinese dining at SLS that it required...

Tagged: sls   dining   northside cafe   chinese food   jose andres   ku noodle   

Vegas Eats: Yusho at Monte Carlo

Posted by Chuckmonster on 24 Sep 2015
Before I moved to the 'burbs and relinquished my awesomosity to a guy who puts product in his beard, my lovely wife and I had one last fling with urbanity. We moved to an artist...

Tagged: vegas eats   dining   yusho   japanese food   ramen   sushi   monte carlo   reviews   

Vegas Eats: Bardot Brasserie at Aria

Posted by Chuckmonster on 25 Aug 2015
When I heard that Aria was tossing Chef Michael Mina's American Fish into the compost bin and replacing it with French bistro Bardot by... uh... Chef Michael Mina... I was uhm... sort of excited. MGM...

Tagged: vegas eats   dining   bardot   aria   french food   michael mina   bouchon   comme ca   cosmopolitan   

Vegas Eats: Cheeseburger Cupcake at Harrah's Fulton Street Food Hall

Posted by Chuckmonster on 24 Aug 2015
I waddled from Casino Royale over to Harrah's in the hopes that I might find a cup of coffee or something equally toxic that might aid in boiling down the sea chicken & waffles, cheeseburgers,...

Tagged: vegas eats   harrahs   fulton street food hall   dining   reviews   donuts   pastries   cupcakes   dessert   mike e for president   

Vegas Eats : White Castle Hamburgers at Casino Royale

Posted by Chuckmonster on 21 Aug 2015
Shortly after checking in to a really well designed room at the Linq Hotel I headed out in search of penny slots food. Casinos may as well just throw the slot machines into Lake...

Tagged: vegas eats   dining   reviews   hamburgers   casino royale   white castle   fast food   

Vegas Eats Preview: Smoke's Poutinerie

Posted by Chuckmonster on 10 Jul 2015
Canada. Either you love it or you're an idiot. Home of the coolest, strangest people with hearty laughs, great record collections, steel livers and open minds. For a short time, I lived up...

Tagged: vegas eats   poutine   pawn shop   food   gravy fries   gravy   graaaaavy   

The Bon Appetit Vegas Uncorked Slideshow

Posted by Chuckmonster on 12 May 2014
Last week, foodie magazine Bon Appetit assembled Las Vegas' greatest chefs in their annual Vegas Uncork'd event, which we lovingly call the Food Porn Convention. They've assembled a(n unlucky) 13 item slideshow of The Best Things...

Tagged: food   dining   uncorkd   

New Feature Posted: Nobu Hotel at Caesars Palace - The VT Review 2013

Posted by Chuckmonster on 22 Jul 2013
Just a quick note to those tuned into RSS and Twitter feeds that we've posted a new hotel feature, Nobu Hotel at Caesars Palace - The VegasTripping Review 2013. VT's resident architect, and by resident I...

Tagged: caesars palace   nobu hotel   sushi   david rockwell   seafood   

New Feature Posted: Caesars Palace: The VT Review 2012

Posted by Chuckmonster on 30 Jul 2012
Just a note to those tuned into RSS and/or @vegastripping that we've posted a new feature article, a review of our recent stay in a Deluxe Palace Tower Room at Caesars Palace. The review and tons...

Tagged: caesars palace   hotel reviews   palace tower   no seafood   

Lakeside Fires The Grill

Posted by JohnH on 21 Sep 2011
File this one with the "I Couldn't Make this Shit Up if I Tried" Department, everybody. According to EaterLA, David Walzog's almost-a-year-old Lakeside Grill has officially shortened its name to the arguably more parsimonious...

Tagged: dining   lakeside   walzog   seafood   wynn las vegas   

Essential Listening: Bourdain And Rogan

Posted by Chuckmonster on 13 Sep 2011
Anthony Bourdain and Joe Rogan, two of the most fascinating, outspoken, honest surfers of the furthest reaches of the human experience. One is a man who stands by smirking as guts are consumed...

Tagged: bourdain   rogan   mma   food   

Las Vegas Restaurant Week Coming August 29 - Sept 11

Posted by Chuckmonster on 21 Jul 2011
Hot off the press releases comes the news that the 2011 edition of Las Vegas Restaurant Week (actually two weeks) will take place from August 29 - September 11th, 2011 and will benefit the Three...

Tagged: restaurant week   foodies   yum   gulletbusters   

Vegas Chefs Gets Their Just Desserts

Posted by Chuckmonster on 21 Jul 2011
Speaking of food pr0n, Bravo has announced the contestants on this seasons Top Chef: Just Desserts. The show features two chefs who work in the Las Vegas casinos we love and adore. Chef Craig Poirer...

Tagged: cosmopolitan   palazzo   top chef   first food   holstiens   

Flamingo To Open Carlos'n Charlie's Mexican/Tequila Joint

Posted by Chuckmonster on 29 Jun 2011
For those keeping score at home at the end of the first period it is Tequila 1, Keno 0. Flamingo is on the verge of closing their Keno room and converting it into a tacos/tequila joint...

Tagged: flamingo   carlosn charlies   mexican food   tequila   dining   

VegasEats: Trop Watch: Winner, Winner, Snapper Dinner at Biscayne

Posted by Chuckmonster on 23 May 2011
VT uberreader Big Hoss won one of our fabulous TropTripping prize packages last year and brought back this most excellent review of his meal at Biscayne. Thanks Hoss! Take it away... Nothing strikes you...

Tagged: tropicana   vegas eats   biscayne   seafood   

Eat Bambi at Luxor's Tender Steakhouse

Posted by Chuckmonster on 15 Jun 2010
Calling all foodies and/or other folks who like to eat weird stuff... did you know that Tender Steak & Seafood at Luxor has "wild game tasting" on their menu? The current tasting menu includes Northern...

Tagged: luxor   tender steakhouse   weird food   

Mandarin Oriental's Chef Gagnaire at Twist May 4-9

Posted by Chuckmonster on 19 Apr 2010
All the Michelin stars in the world don't count if the Chef who earned them isn't in the kitchen. For the first time since the opening weeks of Twist at Mandarin Oriental, Chef Pierre...

Tagged: twist   mandarin oriental   chef gagnaire   food   

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