Archive for the ‘Food & Drink’

  • Ambiance – the Casual French Bistro
    Just got back from a great little lunch at Ambiance Bistro in the Annie Oakley Sunset Center. I was skeptical of anything out in the “burbs” being truly French, but I am happy to admit I was wrong. The Quiche Lorraine was delectable, with that special bacony flavor only the French achieve. My Warm Goat Cheese Salad was a bit heavy on the dressing side, but...
    by at April 14th, 2007 at 03:04 pm
  • Great Pizza with Les Kincaid!
    Les Kincaid of wine fame is giving a special “pizza workshop” in his own back yard. You will learn how to make the world’s greatest pizza using Les’ wood-fired pizza oven and grill. Les promises demonstrations and recipes for over a dozen gourmet pizzas – and when Les says something is tasty, you can take it to the bank. Bring your own beverages...
    by at April 13th, 2007 at 09:04 am
  • Children’s Festival
    This free event on Sat Apr 14 will include performances in the park, arts & crafts, face painting, special shows in the Winchester theatre, carnvial games and more. There will be vendors with food and drinks, a train ride, historic battles, a variety of fun events for a great family day. Winchester Center and Park 702-455-7340 3130 S. McLeod Las Vegas NV
    by at April 11th, 2007 at 06:04 am
  • Earth Day at Whole Foods
    Sun: The Sierra Club joins forces with Whole Foods Henderson for a parking lot of booths and hybrids and information for Earth-friendly living. Whole Foods Market 702-361-8183 100 S. Green Valley Pkwy Henderson NV. Sat: The Summerlin Earth Day is held on Saturday at Summerlin Park. Summerlin Park 1400 N. Rampart Blvd Las Vegas NV Related The Electric Car is not Dead,...
    by at April 10th, 2007 at 11:04 am
  • Oasis Sunday Jazz Brunch @ the Renaissance
    Easter was extra special at the Envy Steakhouse with the regular Oasis Sunday Jazz Brunch made more festive by colorful dresses and fanciful bonnets. The smooth, “feel good” music of Ghalib Ghallab, vocals and keys, the mellow Kenny Clark on sax and Ghalib’s own son, Jahard, on drums set the gracious and elegant mood. Smooth Jazz 105.7 was on hand to...
    by at April 9th, 2007 at 02:04 pm
  • Skywalking at the West Rim
    The long awaited Skywalk at the West Rim, Grand Canyon on the Hualapai Indian Reservation is open. I have a section on the website called “Other Pages,” which includes Day Trips from the Strip. You will find a guest article, with photos, titled Skywalking at the West Rim Grand Canyon. This shot was taken on March 30, 2007 of the horseshoe-shaped Skywalk extending...
    by at April 9th, 2007 at 11:04 am
  • Harry’s Bagelmania
    I wasn’t all that interested in trying Harry’s Bagelmania cause I had the wrong impression that it was a bagel shop with sandwich fillers. I was in for a very pleasant surprise when I saw the deli section and read the menu. This is more a Jewish-style deli-restaurant than a bagel-bar. I had delicious matzo ball soup, which is one of my all-time favorites....
    by at April 8th, 2007 at 03:04 pm
  • Jazz Society Annual Picnic
    This annual picnic hosted by the Las Vegas Jazz Society is free to the public. Happening on Sun Apr 22 at 2pm, it is part of the LVJS Jazz Month festivities. There will be four hours of non-stop music with a host of jazz artists: Manny Gomez and Bill Swick on guitar, Larry White, vocalist and pianist with his Quintet, and Quintessence led by drummer John Nasshan and...
    by at April 6th, 2007 at 05:04 am
  • Las Vegas Blues Festival
    The City of Las Vegas is partnering with the Las Vegas Blues Society to present the Las Vegas Blues Festival Sun Apr 15 noon-6pm. Gates will open at 11am. The cost of admission is only 2 non-perishable food items to benefit the Community Food Bank of Clark County. Come and hear the best of Las Vegas blues. Bar-B-Q will be available for purchase. Call 702-229-1087...
    by at April 5th, 2007 at 10:04 am
  • Release @ Barcode
    Release is back at the Barcode with The Release All Star Band. Jazz, smooth jazz and R&B are played by Mathew Pittman, keys, Darryl Williams, bass, James Davis, guitar, Darryl “Footz” Woolfolk, drums, and Rodney Taylor. Get FREE tickets to see Howard Hewett. Must be present to win, drawings all night long. Doors open at 8pm, with the band starting at...
    by at April 4th, 2007 at 10:04 am
  • Food Films
    The Winchester Community Center continues its “Food and Films II” Series. Screening is at 7:00 pm, admission is $3. 702-455-7340 3130 S. McLeod Las Vegas NV. Screenings (for more details Apr 4 : “Tortilla Soup” Apr 18: “Feast at Midnight” Apr 25: “Simply Irresistible” Related Latin Film Series, CineVegas Art...
    by at April 4th, 2007 at 07:04 am
  • Hogs & Heifers Saloon & Grand Prix
    The party will be going on all weekend during the Las Vegas Grand Prix, with Hogs & Heifers party central. They will open Fri, Sat & Sun at 10:00 am with a fabulous BBQ on Saturday. Miller Lite and Genuine Draft draughts will be $3 all weekend, with Jack Daniels also at special price. If you want more info about the Grand Prix, parking etc., contact Jess @...
    by at April 2nd, 2007 at 03:04 pm
  • The Sporting House Restaurant
    I got a tip on a restaurant from a gal who knows Las Vegas and has very discerning tastes: “On your next night out go to this wonderful place. Appetizers, martinis & well drinks are 1/2 off from 4:00p to 7:00p. They have light fare like chicken fingers and burgers. They have succulent steaks that melt in your mouth. Prices range from $10 to $25 pp. We shared...
    by at March 28th, 2007 at 02:03 pm
  • Hogs & Heifers FUNday
    Sunday is FUNday with Blues, Brew & BBQ at Hogs & Heifers Saloon in Downtown Las Vegas. From 2p-6p at Hogs & Heifers. Featuring the Dive Kings for music and Chef Bruce for food. 702-676-1457 201 N. 3rd St. Las Vegas NV Related Grand Opening @ Brass Lounge, Hennessey’s 1st Anniversary
    by at March 27th, 2007 at 07:03 pm
  • Hennessey’s 1st Anniversary
    Same night as the grand opening of the Brass Lounge is the 1st annniversary VIP Happy Hour at Hennessey’s. Mickie Finnz will be celebrating with free hors d’oeuvres and live entertainment. Downtown Las Vegas. 702-382-4421. 425 Fremont St. Las Vegas NV. Related Grand Opening @ Brass Lounge
    by at March 27th, 2007 at 06:03 pm
  • Vietnamese Noodles at Pho Sai Gon 8
    If you are looking for a quick bite on the west side, with fast service, clean venue, fresh taste and reasonable prices, check out Pho Sai Gon 8, Vietnamese Cuisine. We had the Goi Cuon, (fresh spring rolls) followed by Pho Hai San (noodle soup with seafood) and Hu Tieu Mi Ga Xa Xiu (noodle soup with chicken & BBQ pork). Both were full of meat, served quickly and...
    by at March 27th, 2007 at 05:03 am
  • Pure Aloha Festival
    Vizzun Entertainment Inc. presents the 6th Annual Pure Aloha Festival from Fri Apr 20 to Sun Apr 22, all day 9am-5pm. Natural Vibes, PATI, Koauka, Ho’aikane & Braddah Walter will perform. The host is Augie T. Look for Hawaiian and Polynesian entertainment, food, arts, crafts and some fun rides.The venue is the Cannery Hotel & Casino. Ticket prices are...
    by at March 26th, 2007 at 01:03 pm
  • Farmers Market Henderson
    Coming from California, I love farmers markets. Not only are they a great place to pick up wonderful fruits, veggies and flowers, but often attract an eclectic group of interesting people. I admit that I am used to a vast display of local produce, so need to adjust my expectations here in the desert. The Country Fresh Farmers Market in downtown Henderson starts at 11...
    by at March 22nd, 2007 at 11:03 am
  • Release Entertainment Highlights Howard Hewett
    Release Entertainment is doing a club series of Intimate Nights and is featuring national recording artist Howard Hewett on Thurs April 17. Hewett’s first success was with Shalimar, a post disco group. Their hits included “Dancing in the Sheets” and “A Night to Remember.” The vocalist went on to record “Once, Twice, Three Times,”...
    by at March 22nd, 2007 at 08:03 am
  • Piero’s Italian Restaurant
    From the moment you pull up and the valet rushes to open your car door, you know you are going to be treated like a special person. Established in 1982 by Freddie Glusman, the Karen Avenue Piero’s restaurant quickly became a retreat for the colorful characters around town, including the Rat Pack. Glusman moved to the Convention Center Drive location in 1987 and...
    by at March 21st, 2007 at 03:03 pm
  • Alkalize or Die!
    There is a lot of talk today about acidity in the body and disease. The newest trend is to reduce the acidity as much as possible by controlling your diet. The opposite of acid is alkaline and a class at Transformations, A Healing Place will teach you the importance of pH balancing of the fluids in your body. You will learn which foods are acid-forming and which are alkaline-forming....
    by at March 21st, 2007 at 12:03 pm
  • Kitchen Stories Film Series
    Food and Film seem to be in the air. The Clark County Library and Nevadans Organized to Better Address Diversity will screen two films in March with “kitchen” themes. Come at 7:00 pm for some pre-film conversation. Library 1401 E. Flamingo Las Vegas Mar 20: “Mostly Martha” (2002). German with English subtitles. (This film was shown Mar 7 at...
    by at March 18th, 2007 at 06:03 pm
  • Lawry’s Hosts Benefit for Rainbow Company
    The Rainbow Company has terrific programs that expose children and youth through high school to drama, by giving the opportunity not only to view live theatre, but to participate in the production. It is run by the City of Las Vegas and has been honored with national awards for youth theatre. Its core is The Ensemble, a group of 40 children, ages 10-18, selected through...
    by at March 16th, 2007 at 03:03 pm
  • Great Party for Debut of Verge
    The upcoming mid-rise condo project in uptown-downtown Las Vegas held a party last night to celebrate the Grand Opening of Verge’s Lifestyle Center. With police directing traffic on Main Street and the huge parking lots full, you knew the minute you arrived that something exciting was going on. A great white tent contained a vodka and wine bar with a menu of exotic...
    by at March 16th, 2007 at 02:03 pm
  • Fiesta Latina de la primavera
    Lest we forget that not everyone is Irish, or wanna be Irish, I want to give a mention to the Spring Festival happening this Sunday, Mar 18 at Freedom Park. This is going to be an all day celebration of Hispanic culture with exhibits, food, and of course, music. What is any Latino celebration without music? The event is co-sponsored by the City of Las Vegas Dept of...
    by at March 15th, 2007 at 10:03 am
  • Eat Bulgarian at Magura’s
    The Balkans is an intriguing hodgepodge of cultures. Since the days of the Crusades, when multitudes of West Europeans stomped through their lands on the way to Constantinople and the Holy Land, this area has been involved in a tug of war between East and West. Part of the Ottoman Empire for centuries, they retained their odd Slavic kind of Europeanism but not without...
    by at March 10th, 2007 at 09:03 pm
  • Wine Tasting at Steak
    If you are one of those following the calendar of wine-tastings, be sure to add to your list the free tasting offered at the trendy new restaurant in Henderson known simply as Steak. Steak is offering a tasting from 3p-5p Saturdays and the sign says “welcome.” We were there for Les’ Wines & Vines, comfortably sequestered in the wine & spirits...
    by at March 9th, 2007 at 02:03 pm
  • Ronnie Rose & Release All Star Band @ Barcode
    This event was cancelled due to some administrative problems. Look for the Release All Star Band evenings to start up again April 5. Don’t forget the cutting edge music of the Release All Star Band at the Barcode on Thursday nights. This is a blend of jazz, smooth jazz and R & B with a younger crowd than most venues. The musicians are all top quality and...
    by at March 8th, 2007 at 12:03 am
  • Kelly Clinton Dinner Show
    Bootlegger Bistro is the place to be on Sunday evenings to catch excellent live music and performances by Vegas stars. Kelly Clinton, who had a long run at Sahara’s and heads entertainment for the Stirling Club, produces a dinner show spotlighting celebrities from around town. Kelly knows everyone, so you can be sure to see some great talent while experiencing...
    by at March 4th, 2007 at 05:03 pm
  • Guest Musician at the Barcode
    There’s some great music being played at the yet-to-be-discovered Thursday night sessions at the Barcode. These weekly events regularly feature the Release all star band with contributing artists Michael Clark, Earl Turner, Gwen Guthrie, Bonnie Pointer, Scott Cannady, Grover Washington Jr, Kirk Whalum, Chris Clarmont, Darryl “Footz” Woolfolk, Jeffrey...
    by at February 26th, 2007 at 10:02 am