With the revival of downtown, two Las Vegans want to bring a new farmers market to an old bus terminal near Fremont Street. Kerry Clasby, known as the Intuitive Forager and Cheryl MacPherson, a local beverage executive plan to open the market in February in the city owned terminal near the shuttered Lady Luck Casino.
Las Vegas' star as a top dining destination continues to rise. On and off the strip more and more gourmet restaurants, some pricey, and some affordable, are catching the attention of locals and visitors to the city.
KNPR food critics Max Jacobson and John Curtas along with food writer Al Mancini have published a guide to the 50 essential restaurants in Las Vegas. All three writers give their take on restaurants ranging from high-end selections like Alex at Wynn and Joel Robuchon at MGM Grand to noodle houses in Chinatown.
Max Jacobson and John Curtas talk Las Vegas dining - they get the lowdown
on making high-end bread with Carlos Pereira (pictured right) of Bon Breads, and they hear about life as an executive chef with the MGM Grand's Christian Rassinoux..
Where are some great casino coffee shops (or three-meal restaurants)? Max Jacobson and John Curtas offer their top five. And Eat It or Beat It? Max
and John spar over Hue Thai's Famous French Sandwiches, Naked City Sandwich Shop, and American Fish.
Max Jacobson and John Curtas visit with Mitchell Davis, Vice President of the James Beard Foundation, about the
foundation, its awards, and the art of food writing. Cities like Las Vegas tend not to fare very well when James Beard Awards are handed out, Davis has some ideas about why this is (hint: it has something to do with New
Most of know that sake is a rice wine but there are varietals that suit some foods better than others. Las Vegas' only sake sommelier, Yuji Matsumoto brings his sample case and some glasses into the studio for us to try the Japanese wine.
Max Jacobson and John Curtas join us to talk about
eating out. They talk with Guy Savoy about his restaurant in Caesars Palace,
chat with Steve Schirripa of The Sopranos and talk about the five best (and
worst) food movies of all time.
It's only one day to the big turkey, so we thought we'd help with some
advice from Las Vegas' best chefs. Three of them recount their best
interpretations of the traditional fare and what the Thanksgiving holiday means to them.
The movement to slow food and organic food is trying to reverse decades of
government policy that has maximized cost effective production. Can we
improve food by growing more locally as famed Bay-area restaurateur Alice
Waters has argued, or is it simply another elitist movement? We talk with
UNLV food scientist Christine Bergman and author Raj Patel.
Restaurant critics John Curtas and Max Jacobson join us to talk with Tom
Sietesma, food critic of the Washington Post and Elizabeth Blau, whose built
many of the best restaurants along the Las Vegas Strip. And John and Max
will explain why they have such divergent opinions about two local eateries.
If you ever wanted to join the fine dining available on the Strip, this
could be the week to do it. Three Square - the non-profit that works to feed the valley's hungry - has teamed up with some top chefs to offer a special week of dining and fund-raising.
Most of know that sake is a rice wine but there are varietals that suit some foods better than others. Las Vegas' only sake sommelier, Yuji Matsumoto
brings his sample case and some glasses into the studio for us to try the Japanese wine.