Tag Archives: Dining Out

Where to Eat During First Las Vegas Trip, According to Repeat Visitor | The Insider

  • As someone who’s been to Las Vegas over 50 times, I’ve eaten both on and off the Strip.
  • My favorite fine-dining restaurants are The Mayfair Supper Club and Toscana Ristorante & Bar.
  • I also stop at more casual spots, like Nellie’s Southern Kitchen and Famous Foods Street Eats.

By Wendy Lee, Nov 5, 2022, 7:12 AM

I enjoyed brunch at Spago, a popular Wolfgang Puck restaurant.
Wendy Lee

There are plenty of good reasons to visit Las Vegas, but the main reason I go is to eat. This city is loaded with really good restaurants.

Whether you’re looking to splurge at a white-tablecloth establishment run by a celebrity chef or you want something cheap and casual, Vegas always delivers.

Since I’ve been to Sin City over 50 times, friends often ask me for dining recommendations. These are the places I tell them to go.

Source: Where to Eat During First Las Vegas Trip, According to Repeat Visitor

A New Take on Dinner Theater Prioritizes Good Drinks | PUNCH

October 31, 2022, Story: Melissa Kravitz Hoeffner, photo: Dylan + Jeni

Director of food and beverage, Dan Sabo is responsible for the cocktail menu at The Cinegrill Supper Club and Theater.

Should we splurge on a $100 baked potato at 10 p.m. on a Monday night? It’s a question I ask my friend as we settle into a back banquette at New York’s scene-iest piano bar, The Nines. Despite the less-than-prime reservation time, the red-hued bar is packed. A table crowded with Gen Zers sings “Happy Birthday” to a friend, while at a nearby two-top, much older men work their way through the bar’s complimentary snacks: potato chips, olives and nuts, served in a caddy of crystal bowls. A pianist at the back of the room sets the sultry yet playful tone, seamlessly transitioning among jazz standards, classic rock and popular TikTok anthems, like Elton John’s “Bennie and the Jets.”

Browsing the menu by flickering candlelight, there’s no question that we’ll be ordering the No. 9 Martini, the bar’s signature stirred combo of gin, vermouth and manzanilla served with a chilled sidecar to keep us going. We skipped the three-figure baked potato topped with caviar. Maybe next time.In a pandemic-changed world of nightlife, where disco balls hang from nearly every ceiling, cocktails lean into nostalgia and every reservation is an opportunity to showcase an OOTD, the drink-and-a-show evening has also found an audience. “[It’s] transportive and brings guests to a time when going out was more of a celebration,” says Jon Neidich, chief executive of Golden Age Hospitality, which opened The Nines in 2021. “I think about café society culture, when going out was a big deal, people got dressed up a little more, it was an occasion.” The idea of a drink theater is nothing new. But unlike the previous generation of drink theater venues known to attract tourists, these new venues place food and beverage at their core, with the entertainment acting as a bonus. The genre’s revival also comes as we’re more eager to turn a night out into an event, and to order cocktails worth their inflation price tags.

Source: A New Take on Dinner Theater Prioritizes Good Drinks | PUNCH

Best Seafood Restaurants in San Diego: Oceanfront Spots to Eat At Now | Thrillist

It doesn’t get any fresher than this.

By Mary Beth Abate, Published on 8/12/2021 at 4:03 PM

There are approximately 2,792 different seafood restaurants in San Diego, according to statistics that we just made up.

With 70 miles of coastline in San Diego County alone, along with Baja California and the whole Pacific Northwest, San Diegans enjoy a fresh seafood bounty that our landlocked counterparts can only dream of.

From sweet, ready-to-slurp oysters to yellowtail, mahi, and marlin tacos, and an abundance of crustaceans ready to be doused in butter and served with soft rolls or market fresh veggies, our choices from the briny deep are nearly limitless.

Of course, the only thing that makes a great seafood dinner better is a great view to go with it. We’ve rounded up a dozen of our favorite oceanfront spots, from Oceanside all the way to Imperial Beach…

Source: Best Seafood Restaurants in San Diego: Oceanfront Spots to Eat At Now – Thrillist