Eating Las Vegas

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KLAS TV CBS Channel 8 Restaurant of the Week Goes Global!

They said it couldn’t be done food fans….But after nine months on the air locally, our Restaurant of the Week segment, seen every Friday morning on the KLAS TV morning news, is now available for worldwideweb viewing. See for yourself why, after thirteen years on KNPR, it was often said that I have a face made for radio!

Many thanks to Denise Valdez, Natalie Cullen, Caroline Bleakley, and uber-webmaster Anthony Curtas for making this event possible. No longer will some of you be forced out of bed at an un-godly hour just to get your weekly dose of The Food Man.

MEZZO-licious

Mezzo popped up out of nowhere a few months back (because let’s face it: north Rancho Road is the middle of restaurant nowhere), and has become an overnight sensation. That’s because it signals the return of Marcus Ritz,
chef extraordinaire, and for years the man behind the stoves at Marc’s on Buffalo at Lake Mead. That Marc’s is still Marc’s but it isn’t Marc’s if you get our drift. Mezzo is Marc’s, from the bone-in double cut pork chop “Chico,” to fresh pasta with Tuscan cream sauce, and a $15, kick ass chicken marsala, this place is seriously good at criminally cheap prices. Marc even does his own house-made sausage and deep-fried pizze dough with powdered sugar (for the Italian street fair lover in all of us).

Mezzo Bistro Italiano

4275 N. Rancho Rd.

Las Vegas, NV

702.944.8880

Lovin’ LOUIS’s

No one was happier than yours truly when ex-Commander’s Palace chef Carlos Guia landed at Louis’s Low Country Cuisine restaurant in the Town Square Shopping Center on the south Strip. Guia carries out Louis Osteen’s Pawley’s Island cuisine to perfection, and South Carolinian Osteen seems to be always around to keep things that way. The food is more subtle and less spicy than the Cajun and Creole firecracker dishes Guia whipped up at Commander’s, but no less satisfying. Outdoor dining, a great bourbon bar (at Louis’s less formal Fish Camp next door), gumbo from heaven, roasted oysters, sea trout with Carolina peanut sauce that’ll make you think the salt air is just over the horizon…..there’s no reason to eat anywhere else on the South Strip

Louis’s Las Vegas

6599 Las Vegas Blvd. Building P, Suite 210

Las Vegas, NV 89119

702.202.2400

www.louislasvegas.com

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