Squid Cartilage at ICHIZA

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If you’ve ever had a hankerin’ for a little deep fried squid cartilage — and let’s face it who hasn’t? — then point to the poster on the wall at Ichiza (that doubles as a menu for the place) and get yourself a plateful of the little nippers.

They’re surprisingly good — sorta like popcorn shrimp, only a bit more toothsome — and go quite nicely with a glass of junmai daiginjo sake.

And while you’re at it, grab some oysters in ponzu sauce, some jalopy fried rice, slimy raw wasabi octopus, and a little albacore sashimi, for one of the better Japanese snack meals around town.

Click on the link below to hear why Slapsie Maxie and ELV are so crazy about this place.


4355  West Spring Mountain Road

Las Vegas, NV 89102-8784


In Case You Missed It – Food Talk on Nevada Public Radio

We at ELV know that most of you don’t sit around your radios at 10:40 am on Friday mornings wishing, hoping and praying that the programmers at Nevada Public Radio will give you another taste of Max Jacobson and John Curtas’ captivating, contumacious and condescending commentary about the Vegas food and restaurant scene.

Therefore, as a public service, we hereby offer you this link to last Friday’s program. Scroll down on the page to get to the “listen link” so that you can actually enjoy the audio.


Our Top 5 coffee shops in town, and

EAT IT OR BEAT IT, where we review:

Naked City Sandwich Shop

Hue Thai’s Famous French Sandwiches, and

American Fish.

In Case You Missed It – Max & John on KNPR’s State Of Nevada

We at ELV know most of you have better things to do on a Friday morning (play video poker, nurse a hangover, contemplate great architecture, etc…) than to sit glued to a radio listening to intellectual-and-digestively-stimulating banter about food and restaurants. Therefore, as a public service, we provide this link to yesterday’s State Of Nevada program on KNPR.

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