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SUZUYA PASTRIES Featured on My News 3

April 11, 2014 By: John Curtas Category: Chefs, Food, Wake Up With the Wagners No Comments →

More Hidden Gems

(Hard to find but worth it!)

1.    SUZUYA PASTRIES & CREPES – 7225 South Durango Dr.

2.    I-NABA – 3210 South Decatur Blvd.

3.    YUNNAN GARDEN – 3934 Schiff Dr.

4.    SHOKU RAMEN-YA – 470 East Windmill Ln.

Up Yours Henderson (kidding) on My News 3

April 06, 2014 By: John Curtas Category: Food, Openings, Wake Up With the Wagners Comments Off

HIDDEN GEMS

(Hard to find but worth it!)

The Blind Pig - 4515 Dean Martin Dr.

Chef Flemming’s Bake Shop – 7 South Water Street, Henderson

Fat Choy – Inside the Eureka Casino, 595 East Sahara Ave.

Rock ‘N’ Noodle – 1108 South 3rd Street

Secret Pizza – Inside The Cosmopolitan

Savoring the Sweet 16 on My News 3

March 29, 2014 By: John Curtas Category: Events, Food, Wake Up With the Wagners Comments Off

ELV: Now that the University of Louisville has suffered a (select one:  bonecrushing, gut-wrenching, ego-deflating, gonad-shriveling) defeat at the hands of hated Kentucky, ELV is barely able to crawl out of bed this morning. Those of you still interested in the (select one: stupid, juvenile, overrated, sophomoric, commercial-driven, corrupt, made-for-television freak show) NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament might want to watch this….but what’s the point? ELV is retiring to his hovel with a bag of Cheetos and a quart of Maker’s Mark for the day. That is all.

SAVORING THE SWEET 16

(Best Sports Bars)

Pizza Rock – 201 N. 3rd Street

Todd English P.U.B. – Aria Hotel and Casino

Aces and Ales – 3470 S. Nellis Blvd.

Steiner’s – Multiple locations

Lagasse Stadium – Palazzo Hotel and Casino

New Kids On the Block (on My News 3)

March 22, 2014 By: John Curtas Category: Openings, Wake Up With the Wagners Comments Off

ELV — sporting more chins than a Chinese phone book — discussed our recent (neighborhood) restaurant renaissance and ramen revolution with Kim Wagner yesterday on KSNV TV – My News 3, and announced his top picks among these notable and noshable newcomers.

The Commissary – Downtown Grand Hotel, 206 N. 3rd Street

Cornish Pasty Co. – Commercial Center, 953 East Sahara Ave.

District One Kitchen & Bar – 3400 South Jones Blvd.

The Goodwich – 1516 Las Vegas Blvd. South

Fat Dumpling – 3959 W. Spring Mountain Road

Hiromaru – 5300 W. Spring Mountain Road

Stewart + Ogden – Downtown Grand Hotel, 206 N. 3rd Street

It’s Restaurant Week 2014!

March 07, 2014 By: John Curtas Category: Deals, Events, Food, Wake Up With the Wagners Comments Off

Be there or be Three Square!

ELV’s Top Picks for Restaurant Week:

1) Eiffel Tower Restaurant – $30.14 Lunch

2) Buddy V’s – $20.14 Lunch; $30.14 Dinner

3) Delmonico – $30.14 Lunch

4) MOzen Bistro – $30.14 Lunch; $40.14 Dinner

5) Morel’s Steakhouse & Bistro - $20.14 Breakfast; $30.14 Lunch; $50.14 Dinner

Other denoted notables for delicious deals and dynamite dining:

Table 10

AquaKnox

Poppy Den

Empress Court

Hakkasan

Honey Salt

Lawry’s The Prime Rib

Rick Moonen’s Rm Seafood

Todd’s Unique

Verandah – Four Seasons Hotel

Stewart+Ogden – The Grand Hotel Downtown

Mesa Grill

Hank’s Fine Steaks and Martinis at Green Valley Ranch Resort

Culinary Dropout

Bar + Bistro


ELV’s Major Awards on News 3 at Noon

January 10, 2014 By: John Curtas Category: Chefs, Food, Major awards, Wake Up With the Wagners 1 Comment →

ELV note: News 3 at Noon highlighted Eating Las Vegas’s Major Awards for 2013 today on their newscast. Here is the video which also highlights what we’re looking forward to in the coming year:

ELV Gets to Act Like an Actual Newsperson

December 06, 2013 By: John Curtas Category: Events, Wake Up With the Wagners 5 Comments →

ELV note: You’ll have to scroll to the 55:00 minute mark,* i.e. five minutes before the end of the broadcast to observe the restaurant critic with a face made for radio actually SITTING IN THE ANCHOR CHAIR LIKE THE BIG KIDS and being interviewed by Krystal Allan about our two big foodie events of this weekend: the Winter in Venice “How to Italian” festival going on tomorrow at the Palazzo Atrium from 11am-3pm, and the Container Park — which officially opened this week in downtown Las Vegas.

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* ELV is convinced that Marcella Ruth Schroader Curtas (D.O.B. 08.10.24 – The Official Mother of ELV) is the only person who ever bothers to do this.

Dining Out (and Wine) Options for Thanksgiving on News 3 at Noon

November 22, 2013 By: John Curtas Category: Food, Wake Up With the Wagners, Wine Comments Off

ELV note: you’ll have to scroll all the way to the end of the show (to the 5:15 remaining mark), but if you do you will be richly rewarded with some beneficent banter about baking and boozing your way through the bewitching bounty befitting our humble burg. (Not only that, we’ll also tell you where to go for some succulent supper and a super sandwich if you don’t feel live slaving over a stove.

TODD’S UNIQUE DINING

4350 East Sunset Road (near Sunset and Sunset – go figure)

Henderson, NV 89014

702.259.8633

www.toddsunique.com

CAPRIOTTI’S SANDWICH SHOPS

(Multiple locations)

www.Capriottis.com

MARCHE BACCHUS BISTRO AND WINE SHOP

2620 Regatta Drive.

Las Vegas, NV89128

702.804.8008

www.marchebacchus.com

LETICIA’S Brings Vegas’ Best Mex to Channel 3

November 08, 2013 By: John Curtas Category: Food, Reviews, Wake Up With the Wagners 1 Comment →

Hot Diggity Dogs on Wake Up With the Wagners

July 20, 2013 By: John Curtas Category: Food, Wake Up With the Wagners Comments Off

“Look at the size of that thing!” are not words ELV often hears.