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Restaurant Critic: Wafuu Pasuta at NAKAMURA-YA

Restaurant Critic: Wafuu Pasuta at NAKAMURA-YA

Restaurant critic John Curtas says the Japanese twist on Italian favorites at one restaurant combines the best of both cuisine.  

ELV’s comely young assistant was hungry.

“Let’s go to Nakamura-Ya,” we said.

“But I heard it wasn’t as good as the wafuu pasuta in other cities..from one of your loyal readers,” she responded.

Stoney's Draws Locals with Dancing, Drink specials, Mechanical-Bull Riding

Managers estimate almost all the crowd at the bar on the far south of Las Vegas Boulevard is local.

Don't worry if the closest you've ever come to country-western culture is that unfortunate flirtation with shiny shirts you had right after "Urban Cowboy" came out.

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New Stores and Restaurants Opening at Town Square

New Stores and Restaurants Opening at Town Square

A number of new stores and restaurants are set to open in the popular Town Square.

Patty’s Closet, I ♥ Burgers, Bakers, The Gold Guys and Böhme Boutique all plan to open their doors in November. The clubwear store XTC and the restaurant Coconuts Beach Bar & Mexican Grill have already opened.

Patty’s Closet is a fashionista favorite in the valley with several shops around the city. I♥burgers is a gourmet burger restaurant that offers creative toppings and sides. Bakers is a well-known shoe store. Gold Guys buys and sells gold and silver jewelry.  Böhme Boutique is owned by sisters from Brazil. It will showcase denim, tops and dresses.

Restaurant Critic: First Foray into Fujian

Restaurant Critic: First Foray into Fujian

Restaurant critic John Curtas says with great food at great prices, there is a lot to love at a new restaurant in Chinatown.

Da Sheng is located in the original shopping mall (opened in 1992) in the original Chinatown Plaza. You can’t see it from the street and you have to walk around the back of the first floor to find it. Like most Chinatown restaurants, you will have difficulty finding anything on the menu costing more than fifteen bucks, with most items under ten.

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Asian Food Festival Debuts This Weekend at Orleans

Admission is $7 for adults, with a $2 discount available for purchasing tickets online.

Food, music, fashion, culture and handicrafts from nine Asian countries will be featured in the first Asian Food Festival and Trade Show on Saturday and Sunday at The Orleans, said Noel Casimaro, festival founder and chairman.

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Critic: GIUSEPPE’S Gets Two Things Right

Critic: GIUSEPPE’S Gets Two Things Right

Restaurant critic John Curtas says Southwest eatery has done some things right especially with its sliders.

Giuseppe’s is not the sort of place we’d normally bother with — sitting as it does alone, surrounded by sand and un-built, parched commercial lots in the southwest part of town.

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San Gennaro Feast Returns for Its Fall Installment at the Rio

Food, food and more food make up the game plan for the San Gennaro Feast.

If everyone's Irish on St. Patrick's Day, why can't everyone be Italian during the San Gennaro Feast?

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