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Elevation Burger Keeps It Green with Organic Patties, Vegan Options

Critic: burgers and shakes are solid, not a fan of the fries.

One thing I'm most proud of is that I'm not a food snob.

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Monta Ramen Stands Out with Excellent, Exquisitely Rendered Noodle Dishes

Critic: Monta turns out one of Chinatown's finest products.

Merriam-Webster defines ramen as "quick-cooking egg noodles usually served in a broth with bits of meat and vegetables," which sounds a lot like the definition I would've given it after first discovering it in college: supercheap, superquick, supersalty, reasonably filling, and that was about it.

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Mac Shack a Palate Pleaser with Create-Your-Own Option

 

Restaurant critic says southwest eatery offers good, fresh pasta for a great price.

OK, I'll admit I wasn't expecting much.

Yeah, I truly try to have no preconceived notions before reviewing a place, but come on, how good could fast-food pasta be?

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CAFE BERLIN – Belly Bombs Away!

CAFE BERLIN – Belly Bombs Away!

Curtas: the decor's nothing to write home about, but bring an appetite for the schnitzel and sausages.

Calvin Trillin tells a well known story about how German food has determined the outcome of more wars than all other cuisines combined. For centuries, those nasty Prussians have vanquished foe after foe in battle after battle….until lunch! After which, they were too stuffed to remount.

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'Restaurant: Impossible' Team Worked Magic on Maple Tree

The show will not air until Sept. 26, but you can check out the results of the TV show-inspired makeover now.

Ever wonder if those restaurant-rescue shows actually ... well, rescue the restaurants? After a recent visit to The Maple Tree, I'm a believer.

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Eat This Now – Saba Shio at KYARA

Eat This Now – Saba Shio at KYARA

Curtas: it tastes good and it's healthy.

Saba shio roughly translates as “salted, grilled mackerel.” This dense, oily fish is a relative of the tuna and bonito and contain all of those good, omega-3 fatty acids so prized by panacea-seekers and other health charlatans.

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Cafe Berlin Satisfies Craving for Authentic German Food

Critic: it won't make you forget bygone restaurants, but Cafe Berlin offers solid choices.

Lovers of German food have been buzzing during the past couple of weeks about the closure of Cafe Heidelberg, landmark German restaurant and market on East Sahara Avenue just east of the Strip.

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