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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...

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Vegas Eats: Emeril's New Orleans Fish House at MGM Grand

Posted by Misnomer on 29 Oct 2015
Emeril Lagasse is something of a paradox. On one hand, he's a classically trained chef with an unassailable pedigree, and an originator of fine dining in Las Vegas. On the other hand, he's a TV...

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Vegas Eats: 3940 Coffee and Tea at Delano, Baby Cakes at M Resort

Posted by Chuckmonster on 28 Sep 2015
This is more an addendum than a full fledged Vegas Eats review. You may remember a recent review of Della's Kitchen at Delano, where a I mentioned their "doughssant" - a cronut without copyright...

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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...

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Circus Circus Westside Deli Closed or Fumigating

Posted by Chuckmonster on 14 Sep 2015
A little over a month ago, I wrote a glowing review of the Westside Deli at Circus Circus. Today, VT reader @laurict brings us this perfectly worded news: After a stellar @vegastripping review, the Circus Circus deli...

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Vegas Eats: Citizens at Mandalay Bay

Posted by Chuckmonster on 14 Sep 2015
Walking up and down The Strip works up a healthy appetite, particularly when you're staying at the far end of the Mandalay Mile. Dining options at nearest neighbors Excalibur, Luxor and Tropicana create a food-less...

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Vegas Eats: Shake Shack at New York New York

Posted by Chuckmonster on 8 Sep 2015
Immediately after a giant breakfast at Tom's Urban, I looked at my phone to see what time it was... oh snap Shake Shack opens in 20 minutes! I deliberated for point two seconds and...

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Vegas Eats: Tom's Urban at New York New York

Posted by Chuckmonster on 8 Sep 2015
Today, my stomach leads me to New York New York, specifically the new alfresco dining at slowly growing boutique eatery Tom's Urban. There are two other locations of Tom's Urban, Denver CO, Los Angeles...

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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...

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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,...

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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 : Della's Kitchen at Delano Las Vegas

Posted by Chuckmonster on 14 Aug 2015
Waking up at SLS with a donut hangover, I had a hankering to smother my face in some food that wasn't the Northside Cafe. Pre-requisites for consideration: 1) I wanted something yummy 2) at a location...

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Vegas Eats: Krispy Kreme Doughnuts at Circus Circus

Posted by Chuckmonster on 7 Aug 2015
There is nothing more helpless and irresponsible than a man in the depths of a donut binge. That man is me and the donut binge is now. Or a succession of nows spanning from...

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Vegas Eats: The Circus Sub at Westside Deli at Circus Circus

Posted by Chuckmonster on 5 Aug 2015
You know your night has gone pear-shaped when "walking to Circus Circus to get something to eat" transitions from punchline to reality. There I am on a solitary quest from SLS' fished out fooderies in search...

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Vegas Eats: Perq at SLS Las Vegas

Posted by Chuckmonster on 22 Jul 2015
On the way back to my room after eating at Umami Burger, I got hungry again and stopped off at The Perq. The Perq is a little little lobby-adjacent coffee bar where they serve...

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Vegas Eats: Umami Burger at SLS Las Vegas

Posted by Chuckmonster on 22 Jul 2015
Ninety minutes after scarfing down a pie at 800 Degrees, I did another loop around SLS - looking, seeking and stomach grumbling. I've already eaten at Northside Cafe and 800 Degrees today, everything else...

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Vegas Eats: 800 Degrees at SLS Las Vegas

Posted by Chuckmonster on 16 Jul 2015
Breakfast complete, I headed back to my room in the hopes of napping off a persistent migraine headache. I woke up 90 minutes later, a little confused and a little bit hungry. I...

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VegasEats: Northside Cafe at SLS Las Vegas

Posted by Chuckmonster on 15 Jul 2015
The casino cafe. We've lamented them, we've praised them, we've dedicated an entire podcast episode to them. With a new resort comes a new cafe. As fate would have it, SLS' Griddle Cafe...

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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   

Deconstructing The White Castle

Posted by Misnomer on 27 Jan 2015
Alcohol, as an intoxicant, is unique in its ability to interfere with a person's ability to judge size and scale. While under its influence, I have fought men twice my size, and bedded women bigger...

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Vegas Eats: DB Brasserie at Venetian (Scene 4 - Finale)

Posted by Misnomer on 21 Jul 2014
For those who love Vegas restaurants, French cuisine and 1950's Japanese cinema, VT is proud to present our VegasEats review of DB Brasserie at Venetian, in four scenes. Read this one last. - Ed Somewhere on...

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Vegas Eats: DB Brasserie at Venetian (Scene 1)

Posted by Blackjacker1979 on 21 Jul 2014
For those who love Vegas restaurants, French cuisine and 1950's Japanese cinema, VT is proud to present our VegasEats review of DB Brasserie at Venetian, in four scenes. - Ed DB Brasserie was kind of nostalgic...

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Vegas Eats Preview: Umami Burger at SLS Las Vegas

Posted by Chuckmonster on 17 Jun 2014
SLS Las Vegas is opening in August and wallpapering the world with PR that states that they are importing from Los Angeles are like awesome. Fortunately for you, most of the VT staff lives in...

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Vegas Eats Preview: The Griddle Cafe at SLS Las Vegas

Posted by Chuckmonster on 28 May 2014
SLS Las Vegas is opening on Labor Day Weekend with great fanfare, trumpeting to the universe how incredibly awesome the stable of eateries they are importing from Los Angeles will be. Like, totally awesome. Fortunately...

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VegasEats? Cadillac Mexican Cantina and Tequila Bar at Golden Nugget

Posted by MikeE on 14 May 2014
The VT10 celebration at Prohibition Bar was a smashing success. Like, that-level-of-drunk-that-should-only-occur-after-10pm success. But with any pre-dinner drinking binge in Vegas, the mind and body produce a step-by-step realization that looks something like this: 1. "Fuck....

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VegasEats Preview : Katsuya at SLS Las Vegas

Posted by Chuckmonster on 13 May 2014
The SLS Las Vegas hotel and casino has gone to great lengths telling anybody with ears and a thesaurus how their innovative collection of food and bev brands are - portraying CEO Sam Nazarian as...

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VegasEats : Pizza Rock at Downtown Grand(ish)

Posted by Chuckmonster on 6 May 2014
Historians tell us that riches and religion are the root cause of warfare. What historians won't tell you is that pizza runs a close third. Heresy - in pizza or otherwise - is defined by...

Tagged: vegas eats   pizza   pizza rock   downtown grand   fremont street   dining   reviews   

VegasEats: Tom Colicchio's Heritage Steak at The Mirage

Posted by Blackjacker1979 on 25 Nov 2013
Steakhouses, more than gambling, drinking, and general debauchery, are my Vegas kryptonite. To me there is no other way to start night at the tables than a Caesar salad, a glass of wine or four,...

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VegasEats: Comme Ca at Cosmopolitan

Posted by Misnomer on 1 Nov 2013
The Sunday morning after VIMFP, I reluctantly checked out of The D after a great stay there, and cabbed it down to Cosmopolitan for a 2 day continuation of my Vegas vacation. After throwing my...

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VegasEats: VIMFPTUCKY Fried Chicken and Waffles at The D Grill

Posted by Chuckmonster on 25 Oct 2013
As stated in the VegasEats review of the Fivehundog, we pitched to our hosts at the D the idea of having a secret menu item at two of their restaurants, American Coney and the D...

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VegasEats: The Fivehundog at American Coney Island at The D

Posted by Chuckmonster on 24 Oct 2013
As part of VIMFP, we pitched to our hosts at the D the idea of having a secret menu item at two of their restaurants, American Coney Island and the D Grill. The idea...

Tagged: vegas eats   the d   american coney   hot dogs   hot mess   vimfp   five hundy   

VegasEats: Carlos & Charlie's At The Flamingo

Posted by Chuckmonster on 5 Sep 2012
From the alternate universe that brought you T.G.I.Friday's, Hooters and Chili's comes another themed restaurant - Carlos & Charlies. Snatched from relative obscurity in Mexican beach towns and plopped down inside the Flamingo...

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VegasEats: Noodle Shop at Mandalay Bay

Posted by Chuckmonster on 31 May 2012
I'm a big fan of pan-Asian cuisine... you know the type, take all the Asian cuisines, throw em in a pan and voila! Dinner is served. I'm surprised nobody has decided to...

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VegasEats: e by Jose Andres at Cosmopolitan

Posted by Misnomer on 13 Apr 2012
"Congratulations, you've made it!" exclaimed the last in a long succession of emails between me and the mysterious, unnamed presence penning the correspondence for "reserve@ebyjoseandres.com". The email was confirmation that my wife and I...

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New VegasEats: Culinary Dropout Coming To Hard Rock

Posted by Chuckmonster on 4 Apr 2012
Hard Rock announced today that they are welcoming a new addition to their culinary line up, Culinary Dropout. This is the second Culinary Dropout restaurant from Arizona-based Fox Restaurant Concepts. The menu for...

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VegasEats: Steak & Shake at South Point

Posted by Chuckmonster on 2 Apr 2012
Steak & Shake at South Point arrived in Las Vegas on a tidal wave of hype, claiming to be a champion, not just a challenger to the Vegas burger crown. Being a burgermeister beyond...

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VegasEats: The VT Recipe For Winner Cranberry Sauce!

Posted by Chuckmonster on 23 Nov 2011
Straight from the VT test kitchen comes our recipe for cranberry sauce which is guaranteed to make your family and friends be even more concerned about your Las Vegas addiction. Step 1: These are the...

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VegasEats: Du-Par's at Golden Gate

Posted by Chuckmonster on 30 Aug 2011
When I first heard that vintage Los Angeles cafe Du-Par's was taking over the Bay City Diner at Golden Gate, I was less than enthralled. My previous experience eating at the Du-Par's in Studio...

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BakerEats: Alien Fresh Jerky

Posted by Chuckmonster on 29 Aug 2011
If "getting there is half the fun," I must not be doing it right. Getting there in my case is a 271 mile drive from Los Angeles to Las Vegas, a roadway littered on either side...

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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   

VegasEats: Sourdough Cafe at Arizona Charlie's Decatur

Posted by Chuckmonster on 27 Dec 2010
One day, while killing a coupla hours between checking out of The Stratosphere and heading to Cosmopolitan for my meeting with CEO John Unwin, I went out searching the local countryside for casino cafe breakfast....

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New Feature Posted: VegasEats Cafe Vettro At Aria

Posted by Chuckmonster on 1 Nov 2010
Just a quick note to those tuned into the RSS or Twitter feeds that we have posted a new Feature article, a retelling of a one of a kind experience dining at Cafe Vettro at...

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VegasEats: Michael Mina's American Fish at Aria

Posted by JohnH on 22 Jul 2010
Fish is one of those culinary commodities that can be done incredibly well or embarrassingly poorly. Have a meal at Wynn's Bartolotta Ristorante di Mare - with its fish flown in from the Mediterranean...

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