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Happy Sour Beans Thanksgiving to All!

ELV note: Anyone who knows us, knows that Thanksgiving is our favorite day of the year.  It is a distinctly American holiday that, despite every retail and market effort to the contrary, has yet to be  co-opted by capitalism and bad taste. Thanksgiving is all about food, family and friends and that’s it. (We would say “football” also, but the NFL’s craven marketing — and too many crappy contests — is fast taking that element out of the equation for many.) Regardless, Thanksgiving is a time to feast and remember, and we at Eating Las Vegas always like to use the day to remind you of “The World’s Greatest String Bean Recipe.” So, here it is Thanksgiving feasters — for the 12th year in a row — our remembrance of beanie days gone by:

As a prelude to this year’s Thanksgiving, ELV’s staff thought a trip down memory lane was in order. More specifically, a return to a few commentaries he did on Nevada Public radio about his favorite holiday….including not one, not two, but THREE recipes for the world’s greatest bean dish — featured for years on News 88.9 FM KNPR-Nevada Public Radio, and now brought to the readers of Eating Las Vegas for your shared enjoyment and delectation. ELV promises you, if you make them once, your Thanksgiving table will never again be without this sweet, savory and sour treatment of these luscious legumes.

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Sake to Me Saturday Night!

The Joy of Sake

ELV note: Eating Las Vegas usually doesn’t advertise food events. Not that we have anything against them, but we’ve found that, over the past twenty years, what was once special has become commonplace; and spending an evening strolling among food booths is no longer our idea of a good time. But the one above is going to be something special: an event featuring hundreds of premium sakes (the kind we usually can’t afford), matched with food from many of our greatest Asian chefs and restaurants. It’s going to be an alimentary Asian education in more ways than one, and the perfect place to up your sake game. 

See you there.


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