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Food delights including ONCE, NoMAD and Epicurean Affair

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Food delights including ONCE, NoMAD and Epicurean Affair

By Shelley Stepanek ONCE, a one-of-a-kind fantastic restaurant located in the Grand Canal Shops at the Palazzo is the best Peruvian restaurant I have ever tried with a full- service bar, a terrific view of the strip, the service is impeccable. The room is rustic, with a beautiful wall of plants, and the interior design […]

Fred’s Bakery: Bake with passion or don’t bake at all

Fred’s Bakery: Bake with passion or don’t bake at all

By Shelley Stepanek Baking is an art and science combined. If one is also raised in a traditional lifestyle where baking is part of everyday living, that person can share their skills to become a successful baker since baking is their second nature growing up. One such a person is Romanian-born and raised Alina Kolman. […]

Next time in San Diego, check out TAVERN & BOWL 

Next time in San Diego, check out TAVERN & BOWL 

by Shelley Stepanek TAVERN & BOWL is a fantastic place to try to eat, drink, party and bowl! Yes, there are bowling alleys right in the middle of the restaurant. The downtown San Diego location offers 12 bowling lanes, two bars and an upstairs lounge filled with comfy sofas for parties or viewing private sports events.  The […]

Mercato Della Pescheria dazzles the palate with extraordinary Italian seafood

Mercato Della Pescheria dazzles the palate with extraordinary Italian seafood

By Shelley Stepanek, Informer Media Group MERCATO DELLA PESCHERIA, one of the newest restaurants to go in the Venetian/Palazzo shopping area, comes straight from Venice. Located in St. Mark’s Square, Mercato Della Pescheria serves extraordinary Italian seafood. Taking over the Wolfgang Puck location, and opening earlier this year, it offers an authentic Italian atmosphere. With […]

Restaurant Roundup in Las Vegas

Restaurant Roundup in Las Vegas

By Shelley Stepanek, Informer Media Group Chef Lou Sassetti at BRIO at Town Square has rolled out a new menu for the summer season. Known for fantastic and ample plates, they have created some truly unique specialty items. One of my favorites is the Burrata & Ciabatta, a creamy burrato cheese, somewhat like buffalo mozzaella, […]

Chef’s Food Fest is a ‘battle’ for bragging rights in Laughlin

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Chef’s Food Fest is a ‘battle’ for bragging rights in Laughlin

by Shelley Stepanek The 29th annual Chef’s Food Fest, held at the Aquarius in Laughlin and sponsored by the Laughlin Chamber of Commerce, presented the best in food and drink. Chefs from all of the Laughlin casinos, along with the Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower Las Vegas, as well as restaurants, distilleries, wineries and breweries […]

Eat Well This Holiday Season

Eat Well This Holiday Season

by Shelley Stepanek Informer Media Group The Cosmopolitan welcomes the return of The Ice Rink at the Pool as it transforms into a winter wonderland of skating. Overlooking the strip, guests can skate on 4,200-square-feet of real ice, dine on Cashew Butter and Roasted Strawberry Jam sandwiches, hot chili, or Cheeseburgers among numerous picks. From […]

The Best New Attraction, Adventure Combat Ops, will see plenty of action

The Best New Attraction, Adventure Combat Ops, will see plenty of action

By Shelley Stepanek Las Vegas has a new military attraction made for civilian entertainment, Adventure Combat Ops— a get down and dirty, hardcore, shoot’em up, real two hour immersion being built by some top forces who were part of the raids that killed Osama Bin Laden and Saddam Hussein. Adventure Combat Ops is a 77,000-square-foot […]

Celebrate with Dad with great eats on Father’s Day

Celebrate with Dad with great eats on Father’s Day

By Shelley Stepanek The Silverton Casino has a new Asian restaurant, WuHu Noodle. WuHu is 1,400 square feet and holds only 44 diners, but with patio seating extending out onto the casino floor. There are two HD TV screens that scroll all the menu items. Take dad out to the Silverton, cruise thru the giant […]

JoJo’s Jerky

JoJo’s Jerky

By Shelley Stepanek Some of the best jerky, sauces, marinades, spices, rubs, nuts and dog treats I have found is at JoJo’s Jerky. Developed in Las Vegas, JoJo’s Jerky started as Hans Homemade Jerky by Hans Hippert. The jerky wasn’t for sale but was made as gifts for friends and family. Hippert brought his tasty […]

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