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Local Restaurants, Bars Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Specials

Throughout the valley, locals can find great deals for eating and drinking on May 5.

Sunday is Cinco de Mayo, also known as the Fifth of May. It commemorates a Mexican battle — not Mexican Independence Day, as widely believed — but Las Vegans can revel in their own independence at any of the following celebrations:

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The Worst Burger in Town

It's quite safe to say John Curtas is not a fan of one national burger chain.

There are probably a few dives and badly-run family restaurants out there who cook a cheaper, more tasteless product than Five Guys, but for sheer, over-hyped, under-seasoned and un-melted blandness, nothing beats this bastard ...

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Flavor Abounds at Sabatino's Authentic N.Y. Pizzeria

So you say you like ranch on your pizza, eh?

It sounded like a good idea at the time.

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Local Pizza Joint Named Best Pizza in the State

Local Pizza Joint Named Best Pizza in the State

Las Vegans have long known that Metro Pizza offers some of the best pizza in the city but according to the editors of Food Network Magazine the local chain is also the best pizza in the state.

The Mulberry Street is the best pie according to the magazine. The pizza features breaded eggplant and ricotta cheese. The editors spent six months trying to find the best pies around the country from the basics like sausage and cheese to more elaborate concoctions like the Wild Nettle and Pecorino Pizza in California. All that mattered was that the pizza was delicious. The entire list is available in the magazine's September issue which goes on sale August 9.

Many restaurants have suffered in our economy but Metro Pizza has done well, in July it started work on its eighth restaurant in the valley's northwest side. That new location is expected to open next year.

Restaurant Critic on Project Dinner Table

Restaurant Critic on Project Dinner Table

Restaurant critic John Curtas gives his take on the enviroment, conversation and, of course, the food at the last Project Dinner Table event of the season.

The weather was fine, the light perfect, the food delish and the babes were out in force. In other words, it was a target-rich environment for ELV.  

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BJ's Opens Centennial Location

BJ's Opens Centennial Location

California-based BJ’s Restaurants recently opened a third Las Vegas location.

The casual brewery and restaurant’s new spot is in Centennial Center, 5881 Centennial Center Blvd. The company opened the Centennial location to reach out to customers driving to the Summerlin or Green Valley restaurants.

BJ’s plans to open 12 new locations in the fiscal year. It is BJ’s fifth Nevada location, with two in the Reno-Sparks area.


Dine Out Today to Benefit Children

Dine Out Today to Benefit Children


Eat out for a good cause today on International Children’s Day, as 13 local restaurants help mark the occasion.

They will participate in the Building Champions against the Odds Campaign to benefit Nevada Children’s Center (NCC) and commemorate International Children’s Day. Nevada Children’s Center takes part in the global commemoration of children though the Campaign.

These area restaurants have pledged to donate between 10-20 percent of revenue to Nevada Children’s Center, but you must bring a flyer available at www.nccenter.org with you to qualify for the donation.

The Campaign will help NCC in its mission to empower young victims of abuse, neglect, and mental afflictions by providing therapeutic day treatment, behavior modification, and in-home parenting resources in partnership with foster care and child protective advocates and agencies.