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Julian Serrano update?

I've been 5 times and have taken very well traveled friends, no one has ever left unimpressed.

about 21 hours ago
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Layers Bakery in Henderson has closed.....

Strong? Their selection is about 5 items...and sandwiches.

1 day ago
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Julian Serrano update?

He got in my face with "I read your review. I didn't appreciate it. You are wrong. I have no more to say to you" before essentially refusing to serve me at Picasso last week with regard to my thoughts on Lago.

Clearly he didn't read my old review of his eponymous spot. :)

Why bother with his pig when you could go to Bazaar Meat or Hearthstone?

Sep 02, 2015
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Legitimate French Croissants finally make their way to Las Vegas at Rosallie 'le French Cafe'

Not yet a perfect vision, largely as relates to a somewhat limited selection, the items on offer at Rosallie speak to old-world craftsmanship and superior ingredients in the hands of someone doing this for quite some time.

Sep 01, 2015
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Suggestions for 2 1/2 Day Trip

No pop rocks in the Molten Cake on last visit...and the bread pudding shouldn't be missed.

Dry Aged Rib Eye is excellent, as is the chicken, but the comte cheese potatoes are unreal.

Sep 01, 2015
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Suggestions for 2 1/2 Day Trip

Not one thing at all.

Aug 30, 2015
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Suggestions for 2 1/2 Day Trip

The Outdoor seating is currently closed, QAW, as they are reinventing the space to 2.5x the size. The renderings are on display at the base of the staircase and look awesome. Supposedly open early November.

Aug 30, 2015
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Suggestions for 2 1/2 Day Trip

Steak - Carnevino. No question the best Steakhouse in the city, particularly if you can secure a piece of the Riserva. If you prefer non-beef based options at a "Steakhouse" the Turbot from the Josper at Bazaar Meats is good and the Chicken at PRIME is special. The Room at Prime definitely meets your criteria for "Anniversary" as well.

The best restaurants in the city currently, all far better than you have in LA for the genre (haute-French) are Joel Robuchon, Guy Savoy, Twist, and Le Cirque - the latter two representing a veritable bargain for the quality of the cuisine. I just ate at Le Cirque and Savoy this weekend and both were absolutely outstanding, the setting at Le Cirque and the new 14-course tasting something I think is world class.

For Italian, Portofino warrants attention and for some really fun dining both Yardbird and Rose.Rabbit.Lie. are quite unlike anything you have in Los Angeles.

Aug 30, 2015
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Chef Beni Velazquez bring more unique eats to the 'burbs at Isabela's

Beautiful setting, bold flavors, and a whole lot of passion are going overlooked in the old Garfield's space. Thus far not finding its audience with those who would prefer the ho-hum of Marche Bacchus, Isabela's is definitely worth checking out for a change of pace.

Aug 26, 2015
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Chada Street -- First Impressions?

Two early reports from friends say the flavors are even more dynamic than that at Chada Thai. Wish they did weekend lunches, but perhaps in the future.

Aug 24, 2015
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China Poblano- Jose, where are you?

Huh?

Aug 21, 2015
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China Poblano- Jose, where are you?

...and yet it is often full while poor KU Noodle, a superior and more logical concept, wastes away.

Bazaar Meat wowed me with the Josper last weekend, and $70 for the Turbot may be the steal of the menu FYI

Aug 19, 2015
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China Poblano- Jose, where are you?

This applies to EVERY Andres restaurant, no matter the city.

Aug 19, 2015
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Chada Street -- First Impressions?

I know 3 who've been, all trustworthy, and 2 suggest it is better than the original in terms of spice profiles and creativity. The crab rice, house sausage, and one of the pork dishes are rumored best.

They are currently closed again, not sure why, but due to reopen soon.

Aug 19, 2015
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Gelatology -- Desyree soon to resurface on South Rainbow

Chocolate Sorbetto is killer.

Aug 19, 2015
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Gelatology -- Desyree soon to resurface on South Rainbow

If early word, Yelp, mine, and John Curtas has anything to say I hope so too! Next time you're in town, lets get together for Chada Street and this. :)

Aug 17, 2015
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China Poblano- Jose, where are you?

...and oddly, despite my previous sub-par experience, I returned to Bazaar Meat this week and found 4/5 dishes to be stunning. It is still overpriced, even for the strip, but my goodness does that Josper sing.

Aug 17, 2015
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Gelatology -- Desyree soon to resurface on South Rainbow

Sorbets, liquid gelato, cookies, an astounding millefoglie, housemade sodas....all there and photographed.

Aug 16, 2015
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Gelatology -- Desyree soon to resurface on South Rainbow

15 minutes door-to-door from home, and 10 minutes from dinner at Asian BBQ and Noodles...and absolutely as good as ever: http://endoedibles.com/?p=33476

Aug 16, 2015
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With Mothership Coffee Roasters, Sin City now has an Artisan Coffee House and Bakery to call its own

An update with more info on the team in place, for anyone interested: http://endoedibles.com/?p=33298

Aug 13, 2015
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48 hours in Vegas

Its when he actually puts in some 'effort' that I like him...

Aug 12, 2015
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Fresh Roasted Coffee Beans

Sunrise and Mothership are owned by the same folks, the beans are roasted at Mothership - 1 mile away on Green Valley Pkwy.

Aug 11, 2015
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Fresh Roasted Coffee Beans

Mothership. See recent posts on the topic.

Aug 11, 2015
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An old Dog with some new Tricks - Ferraro's sees signs of evolution under the new Chef while Mimmo fronts Pizza Forte at Hard Rock

Finally paid a visit to Ferraro's this past week and while the classics were as good as rumored, some of the new items were even more impressive and perhaps a good sign of things to come. Additionally walked across to Forte afterwards and found what I personally feel to be the best 'slice' in the city.

Aug 11, 2015
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With Mothership Coffee Roasters, Sin City now has an Artisan Coffee House and Bakery to call its own

They won't rely on tourists, so its all good. I just want to see them do well for trying to do something different!

Aug 10, 2015
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With Mothership Coffee Roasters, Sin City now has an Artisan Coffee House and Bakery to call its own

Too bad. I went again this weekend and remain stunned.

Aug 09, 2015
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Layers Bakery in Henderson has closed.....

...the price was too high for the quality, both at this location and the one near the hospital. Good ingredients do not make up for slipshod execution.

Aug 09, 2015
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Interesting or fun or can't miss or just a good value?

Skip Seersucker, go to Therapy or Glutton.
Cleo is a great choice.
Consider Ku Noodle.

Aug 06, 2015
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Upscale Italian on the Strip

Portofino for Pasta.
Carnevino for Meats.

Without budget restrictions you really can't go wrong with either, though I'd suggest the former is far more creative (unmatched here, really) in terms of pasta.

Aug 05, 2015
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A sign of things to come - the cafe and kitchen at Artisanal Foods.

Still a work in progress, but likely opening the first week of September, those longing for something sustainable, chef driven, and entirely unique would be well advised to keep an eye on what is happening down at the new Artisanal Foods location. Currently invitation only, but soon to be open to the public this could be exactly the sort of thing Las Vegas has truly lacked.

Aug 04, 2015
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