Kerry Simon’s onion ring magic
Wed, Sep 21, 2011 (6:30 p.m.)
Superchef Kerry Simon is known for serving generous amounts of fun with his food. This is the guy who practically invented the crazy Vegas Sunday brunch, complete with do-it-yourself Bloody Mary bar, and his Palms Place restaurant is still serving the cotton candy, caramel corn, Hostess cupcake remake junk food platter he made famous years ago.
- At Palms Place
- Daily, 7 a.m.-11 p.m, 944-3292
He’s done it again. The kitchen crew at Simon’s eponymous eatery recently unveiled some new dishes, including the best onion rings I’ve ever munched.
Instead of a potentially soggy beer batter, these big, sweet rings are coated in crisp pretzel bread bits, fried until noisy-crunchy, and served with a tangy, bites-you-back beer mustard. It’s a whimsical refinement on such a simple food, an addictive bite laced with savory nostalgia. But that’s the Simon way.