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I finally made it back to my friend Vic Vegas’ restaurant Vic’s last week, along with Sue and my friend Sean.  Vic was there, and he dined with us – creating a tasting menu of sorts.  Vic’s personality and food are always a lot of fun, so it’s no surprise …

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I know I normally reserve this blog for food and beverage related stories.  But I was so impressed with the art and architecture of Guadalajara that I wanted to share these photos.  All of the murals are by Jose Clemente Orozco, and are found in two different buildings.

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I was in Guadalajara this past weekend to write about a Carlos Santana concert.  While I was there, however, I also got to tour the distillery of Casa Noble tequilla — a company which Santana is a partner in.  We got to see the entire process, and even drink directly …

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It’s been a while since I’ve been to Shibuya, so I was excited to get an invitation from Chef Heather Zheng to see what she’s been up to over there.  During last week’s media lunch, Chef Zheng explained that the restaurant is slowly moving away from the French/Japanese fusion that …

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I ruffled a few feathers in the food world last year when I vetoed Bouchon’s inclusion in the 2013 edition of Eating Las Vegas: The 50 Essential Restaurants.  But I stand by my belief that in addition to the ice cold breakfast I received during a visit (despite the fact …

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After grabbing a bite at Naked City Pizza this weekend, Chris Palmeri gave me a tour of the progress on Desnudo Tacos.  As you can see, it’s looking great, with a Die de Muertos theme.  The restroom walls are lined with the pages of cookbooks (Rick Bayless is in the …

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It’s hard for me to believe that Presto Cafe has been open a year now, and despite the fact that it’s less than 5 minutes from my house, it took me until last week to get in — and that was only because a publicist invited me.  It definitely won’t …

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