BLUE RIBBON Reviewed in Las Vegas Weekly

ELV note: The following review appears in today’s Las Vegas Weekly, and can be accessed on its website by clicking here, if you want to read it in its original, on-line format. Our staff suggests doing so…but also suggests scrolling down this page to indulge your eyes in some of our tasty snaps.

[nggallery id=1276]I don’t get Blue Ribbon. That doesn’t mean I don’t like it; it just means I don’t groove on its pricey, all-over-the-map menu. I’ve eaten there six times and never had a bad bite, but still can’t explain why it’s so appealing to everyone from fussy food-o-philes to the clippy cloppy heeled set. But wildly popular it is. Raw fish aficionados flock here, carnivores crave it, and women who’ve seen way too much Sex and the City practically use it as a private club. Maybe it all comes down to the fried chicken.

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Eat This Now – Fried Chicken at BLUE RIBBON

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Fried chicken “Blue Ribbon-style” means a nice, not-too-thick coating of matzo and flour, seasoned with cayenne, togarashi peppers and paprika, and fried to a delicate crispness that makes for plenty of juicy meat, and lots of crust to peel off for you crust lovers out there.

One $26 order leaves plenty o’ pickins for two, and you’ll want to order some extra  wasabi/honey dipping sauce right off the bat…since all of you will find it oddly addictive.

As you will the chicken.

It is American/Southern/Jewish/Japanese food at its finest.


In the Cosmopolitan Hotel and Casino

3708 Las Vegas Blvd. South

Las Vegas, NV 89109