Happy Bastille Day!

In honor of Bastille Day and Manon Patissierie and Bistro‘s being featured in today’s Las Vegas Weekly, we thought a few more tasty snaps from its pastry cases were in order:

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And if that isn’t enough to fill you with the spirit of Les Français…perhaps this will put you in the mood to chop the head off some aristocrat:

HAPPY BASTILLE DAY from ELV and his staff!

What Vegas Needs Is…

ELV note: Click here to read today’s feature in the Las Vegas Weekly on a dozen or so things some of us think would vastly improve the quality of life in our humble burg. For your information (and ease of  digestion) of this discerning, delectable, diverse degustation of a discussion, here is our dutiful diatribe:

Way more good Mexican restaurants

Without naming names, it’s pretty easy to call Las Vegas the Southwest’s leader in dumbed-down, south-of-the-border food. Continue reading “What Vegas Needs Is…”

TABLE 10 – Reviewed in Las Vegas Weekly


The last time I paid serious attention to an Emeril Lagasse restaurant, Congress was asking Monica Lewinsky to explain the stains on her dress. Polite company should not be forced to discuss such things, so I’ve tried to avoid both subjects since the turn of the century. It’s not that I don’t like Emeril—he’s a charming, generous and funny guy—but the mass appeal of his ingredient-heavy, caloric, fatty, often charmless food is lost on yours truly. When he opened Table 10 in the Palazzo in 2008, two meals there convinced me his food (as it appears outside of New Orleans) was headed straight to Applebee’s land. Then, a month ago, an email arrived from chef Sean Roe that intrigued me …

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