Why do we have so many first dates at restaurants? What does it mean when a romantic partner wants to cook for you? And why is it so important to share a romantic meal on Valentine's Day? It all goes back to the days of hunting and gathering. But nowadays, romantic meals are more likely to happen in fancy restaurants than around open fires.
In some high-end casinos and all along Spring Mountain Road, you'll find Asian cuisine: Thai, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, Indian, you name it! But many restaurants are combining their cuisines in a Pan Asian style. So how do you merge the best of many Asian foods? How do chefs experiment with their menus? Which restaurants do Pan Asian the best? We talk with chefs about the wonderful world of Pan Asian cuisine.
Imagine eating an entire meal in complete darkness with a restaurant full of people. Could you tell what you were eating? Las Vegas Citylife food critic, Al Mancini recently dined at the Artisan Hotel at an event called The Eclipse Dark Dining Experience where patrons dine without their sense of sight.
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.