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One thousand feet above Washington's Columbia Valley, the highest reaches of dusty Snipes Mountain lie beneath river stones, vineyards staked incongrously in a mix of arid earth and the water-rounded rocks of gemlike beauty and crayon-color variation that winegrowers here call cobblestones. Less than than seven inches of rain fall on them every yea...

Chef and restaurateur Brian Clevenger has a fondness for Seattle's Eastlake neighborhood. It's the first place he lived when he moved to the city and is now home to his newest restaurant. Le Messe, Italian for harvest, stays true to what Clevenger does best — simple, good food. The menu features an assortment of house extruded pastas, fresh vegetab...

In an age when even sit-down restaurant food is manufactured on automated assembly lines, at least one restaurant remains committed to carrying on its food traditions. House recipe tomato sauce simmered for six hours and hand-tossed pizza dough made fresh daily and baked on a brick hearth are hallmarks of Casa Mia’s fine craft. In business since 19...

Five years ago this month, Arancino at The Kāhala opened adjacent to the hotel valet. It created a buzz with its fine-dining vibe, a prix fixe menu starting at $85 (and taking hours to finish), a sommelier-created wine list and a dress code that required men to wear shoes. While much has remained—the wine list is still impeccable and much of the dr...

Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding has found the perfect venue with the announcement that the production is opening in Buca di Beppo inside Bally's - Las Vegas starting Friday, 15 June. This joining together of two renowned brands means the production will continue to bring lighthearted entertainment to Las Vegas, and this time the wedding will be catered with...

I happily dug into a twirl of spaghetti draped in a velvety egg sauce with Parmesan and chased it with a long tangle of tagliatelle slick with pesto. Even more happily, I devoured the puffy clouds of potato gnocchi in a clingy marinara. I’ve got a new favorite find for pasta, pizza and other Italian classics. Give it a few weeks, but get yourself t...

Pizza restaurateur Tony Gemignani opened his first Vegas location downtown, and today, he and his partners run two Pizza Rocks and a Slice House in the Vegas valley (downtown and at Green Valley Ranch), with more planned. Las Vegas Magazine’s Nina King caught up with him recently to talk about his inspiration and the future. So, you started out in...

Celebrity chef Scott Conant has said his mission for his restaurant at Red Rock Resort revolves around conviviality, “nothing pretentious at all … a place where they can feel comfortable three times a week.” At Masso Osteria, he has succeeded to a resounding degree, his updated-Italian style conveying a freshness and simplicity, with traditions not...

Velocity Honolulu, the luxury car dealership located on the ground floor of Symphony Honolulu on Ward Avenue, is home to high-quality cars, the Italica coffee shop and panini bar, and now an Italian restaurant: Le Radici. Velocity’s new fine-dining concept celebrated a packed private grand opening last week with Champagne cocktails and pūpū from It...

Three restaurants associated with celebrity chef Mario Batali will be closing in Las Vegas. Batali has been accused of sexual misconduct. He has denied any wrongdoing. Employees of Carnevino Italian Steakhouse, B&B Ristorante and Otto Enoteca e Pizzeria received notification Friday morning. All three restaurants are located at The Venetian/The Pala...

It’s official: After hosting a pair of friends and family dinners tonight and tomorrow, Johnny Nunn’s Corzetti will open to the general public this Friday, May 25th. The new Italian restaurant, courtesy of French restaurant Verdigris, will help bolster an already food-friendly corner on NE Prescott and 15th, which has long been home to Grain & Gris...

Ethan Stowell Restaurants opens its new downtown Italian restaurant, Cortina, today at 11 a.m. in the former home of Sullivan’s Steakhouse at 621 Union Street. The restaurant will serve an array of pizzas, pastas, steak, and seafood dishes at lunch, dinner, and happy hour, in a sprawling, contemporary space. The minimalist design features light oak...