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Frank Sinatra’s 1954 Oscar, one of the Rat Pack ringleader’s most cherished possessions, has gone home. After a 10-year stay at Encore in Las Vegas, the gold statuette has been returned to his...We hope you’re enjoying our content. Subscribe today to continue reading this story, and all of our stories, for just 99 cents. Sinatra exhibit Wynn Las Ve...

Osso buco. Just the name is enough to inspire dreams of the impossibly tender and incredibly flavorful dish. The Italian favorite, which in paradoxically unappetizing fashion translates to “bone with a hole,” is typically made with a veal shank that is braised so that the meat is practically falling off the bone. In some cases, a chef may deviate f...

The rumors are true: Portillo's is bringing its hot dogs and Italian beef sandwiches to the West Valley. The Chicago-based company confirmed Tuesday its plans to open a location in Avondale, its fourth location in the Phoenix-metro, in 2019. It will be part of the Park 10 development's second phase, off McDowell Road between 99th and 107th avenues....

James Beard Award-winning chef Scott Carsberg opened his Pioneer Square restaurantBisato earlier this month. Carsberg previously operated Bisato, an Italian small plates restaurant, in Belltown, but he closed that down in 2012. Now the celebrated chef is back at it, this time at 84 Yesler Way, the former home of Trattoria Mitchelli. Fans of the ori...

How about the Italian chef’s salad, or the meatball sandwich? “And, of course, the pizza,” Ted Ligori added, listing some of his restaurant’s headline menu items. Ligori, 73, said he has been making pizzas for 57 years. That included 28 years at Tony’s Pizza in South Ogden. He then opened Ligori’s Pizza and Pasta in Ogden in 1991. Ligori’s current...

One of the most relaxing restaurants in Vegas has to be Veranda at Four Seasons. It’s laidback and approachable, yet still elegant, much like the dishes. Chef Joel Ott, a veteran of some of the most revered restaurants on the Las Vegas Strip, conveys a passion for his craft in the Italian menu served here—and you may even detect a hint of his Midwe...

The first sign the new Eataly Las Vegas is different than the Italian food hall's outlets in New York, Chicago and other cities? A dancing bull mosaic etched into the floor at the casino end of the sprawling food and drink extravaganza at Park MGM hotel. Visitors who head straight for Eataly's bustling salami and cheese station or pizza, pasta and...

Papa's Soul Food Kitchen is dead. Long live Bari Trattoria! OK, it might be a stretch to compare the comings and goings of local restaurants to the reigns of monarchs. But it's tempting in the case of Papa's, which started out as a food cart and ultimately closed in late 2017 after 15 years in business — the final 11 of those in the 90-year-old hou...

James Beard Award-winning chef Scott Carsberg has reopened his acclaimed restaurant Bisato at 84 Yesler Way in Pioneer Square. The celebrated veteran of the Seattle food scene has been called a "chef-genius" by the Seattle Times. On the menu, you can expect options such as chilled pea and mint soup, mussels with pasta rounds and polenta with meat r...

Some people regard Rudy Marchesi, president and chief viticulturist at Montinore Estate, as an artisan. A fair descriptor though this is not the core of his success. Exceptional practicality and results-oriented thinking with a healthy dose of curiosity and generosity remain his foundation, leading to a career of constant learning and, now, influen...

There are different styles of pizza in the United States, including Chicago deep dish, New York-style thin crust, Detroit-style thick crust square pizza (the shape originating from using auto industry parts trays as pans) and St. Louis-style cracker thin crust cut into squares—but Pisano's Woodfired Pizza is none of those. Owner Ed Barbeau makes au...

When talking about Las Vegas and Nevada, it is inevitable to think about the tourism and entertainment industries and the influence they have on the city. But to define Las Vegas by this simplistic formula is to lose sight of the bigger picture. In many ways, Las Vegas epitomizes the indomitable nature of the American spirit, as well as the ability...