- How amazing are these Lady Gaga cookies?— Ohnotheydidnt
- Have you ever tried Mexican wine? — Chow
- Make the world's best bacon-less spinach salad. — The Epi-Log
- The hottest new pizza topping? Soppressata. — Slice
- San Francisco's restaurant staffs are the costliest in the country. — Grub Street SF
- The Vegas hotel where Top Chef was filmed will now host a live cooking show. — Eater
- Learn how to jazz up macaroni and cheese with Spanish peppers. — Cooking With Amy
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In what may be the world's first pairing of chuck wagons and ceviche, the Top Chef gang went camping this week. In 100-plus degree heat on a dusty dude ranch, the chefs prepared meals over fire pits for a group of hungry ranchers. It looked simultaneously horrible and highly entertaining.
Who do you think looked most home on the range? Let's talk about it when you read more
Sin City has accommodations at every price point, and the most luxurious rooms come with nightly rates that exceed most people's mortgage payments. Can you match the Las Vegas suite to its price tag?
Now, the establishment finally has an opening date: New Year's Eve 2010. Beso Vegas will diverge from its LA counterpart, with "different specials and drinks." The actress told People that she's "so excited about opening Beso Vegas." She described the city as having "the most energy in the world. It's a great foodie city, which is great for us because of our menu. Everything we offer is pretty unique. Nobody in Vegas has anything similar."
Also in the works? Besitos — a series of airport eateries that will feature a limited menu. The first will debut at an undisclosed Los Angeles airport. Have you eaten at Beso? What did you think? Would you grab some Mexican food from a Besito while traveling?
Nation's Restaurant News reports that the sports restaurant, aptly named Lagasse's Stadium, will take over a space in Las Vegas resort The Palazzo. In addition to a lounge, the 24,000-square-foot spot will have stadium-style seating, luxury boxes for private events, and custom viewing walls with 100 HDTV screens. “I’m happy to team up again with our friends at The Palazzo to create the ultimate sports establishment," Emeril said in a statement. "At Stadium, we’ll be serving serious food for serious fans.”
As for the menu, the chef plans to feature game-day favorites, several New Orleans-style dishes, and updated takes on American classics. Does this sound like a restaurant that would interest you?
Thanks to increased scrutiny Goldman Sachs has moved a three-day conference from Las Vegas to San Francisco. See, on Monday President Obama dissed Sin City to his town hall audience, saying: "You can't get corporate jets, you can't go take a trip to Las Vegas, or go down to the Super Bowl on the taxpayer's dime."
Las Vegas mayor Oscar Goodman wants the president to apologize for his "outrageous" statement, which could cause a dip in tourism. The Las Vegas economy depends on business travel, and considering the number of people who visited dropped 4.4 percent in 2008, the city can't afford another steep decline.
Sin City's reputation for luxury and extravagance serves it well during good times, but I can imagine local workers and businesses must be worried about surviving the recession.
Do you think Obama should help by apologizing?