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Brock Radke is Las Vegas Weekly's food editor and author of the Strip-focused column The Incidental Tourist. He has written about the Las Vegas dining scene since 2005. Prior to joining the Weekly, he worked as a reporter in Las Vegas covering community news, development, entertainment and sports, and also spent three years working with a nonprofit educational institution.

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  • Dining

    Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014

    What beer goes best with Roman pizza with spicy sporessata and smoked gouda? That would be Squatters Wee Peat Scottish Ale, of course.

  • Dining

    Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014

    Head to the Lakes for an unexpected experience and truly beautiful food.

  • Dining

    Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014

    Chef Steve Piamchuntar is ready to blow your mind with a flavor-packed selection of global tapas.

  • Dining

    Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014

    Chef Nobu Matsuhisa celebrates his 20th anniversary with a special "20 Years in 20 Bites" omakase menu at locations around the globe.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014

    The smallest casino on the Las Vegas Strip has been in the news lately, but not because of its size, or the fact that it’s one of few properties on the Boulevard not owned by a huge gaming company, or its long and interesting ownership history. It's because the small space will soon be home to the city's first ...

  • Dining

    Monday, Sept. 8, 2014

    Are you obsessed with Hatch chilies? If so, you already know Carlito's is the spot.

  • Dining

    Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014

    The new LA transplant may be the most complete and comfortable version of this style of restaurant we have.

  • Dining

    Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014

    This neighborhood fave has been serving delicious vegan fare long before healthier options were so abundant.

  • Dining

    Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014

    “I get that a lot, that we’re overlooked ... we have a lot of concierges and event planners telling people they’ve gotta try Strip House."

  • Dining

    Monday, Sept. 1, 2014

    Also, Poppy Den is done, and Lulu's sets up for a beer and pizza dinner.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014

    The Roots founder/drummer and Tonight Show bandleader brings his Soul Train-inspired dance party to the Linq this weekend.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014

    The Strip property features 19 suites that can be personalized. But how?

  • Dining

    Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014

    Hawaiian, Korean, Chinese ... this little family-run restaurant does it all.

  • Dining

    Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014

    If you thought recent chef shuffling at the neighborhood favorite might cause a drop off, think again.

  • SLS Las Vegas

    Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014

    “We’re not here to build a hotel and move on,” Sam Nazarian said at the pre-opening press conference. “This is who we are. And we’re going to give back more than we’ll take.”

  • Dining

    Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014

    Umami may have been revolutionary in SoCal, but the Strip has had this experience on lock for a decade.

  • Sports

    Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014

    He’s played a mascot and worked for local hockey, baseball and football teams. Now he's ready to boost our local bowl game.

  • Music

    Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014

    Outdoor concert should be the first of many at the new Downtown Las Vegas Events Center.

  • Dining

    Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014

    Also, Showboy Bakeshop plans the Broadway Bake Sale and Sammy's hosts another Social Club dinner.

  • Dining

    Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014

    The Honey Salt team doubles down in the Summerlin area with its new Tivoli Village tavern.

  • Dining

    Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014

    Penn Jillette, Mario Batali and more divulge the tasty details.

  • Dining

    Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014

    From varieties at Settebello to Naked City Pizza, pies that prove Vegas pizza rocks.

  • Dining

    Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014

    Make the trek to North Las Vegas for a slab from Old School Pizzeria.

  • Dining

    Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014

    Believe it: Las Vegas has come into its own as a legit pie zone. Witness the savory slices that put us on the map. ...

  • Dining

    Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014

    The award-winning pizza maker is getting set to expand his presence in Las Vegas.

  • Dining

    Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014

    The new Green Valley restaurant is probably the franchise that will capitalize on the healthy eats trend.

  • Dining

    Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014

    Before Ping Pang Pong, the Gold Coast's Monterey Room was serving pot stickers and egg foo young alongside chicken fried steak and BLTs.

  • Dining

    Monday, Aug. 11, 2014

    Also, wine tasting and an Italian food tour at Carmine's.

  • Dining

    Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014

    It’s the sheer scope of the place that makes us forget how good this food can be.

  • Dining

    Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014

    This multi-cuisine experience is the least obvious dining option at the Linq, and worth a little exploration.

  • Dining

    Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014

    The union of the Golden Gate and Du-par’s brought together two iconic foods that would otherwise have never met.

  • Dining

    Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014

    "The specials are my area to play around and try new things."

  • Dining

    Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014

    Also, DB Brasserie has a new happy hour and Stripsteak is hosting a beer pairing dinner.

  • Dining

    Monday, Aug. 4, 2014

    Baking is a magical combination of art and science. That's the only way to explain it.

  • As We See It

    Monday, Aug. 4, 2014

    This latest Strip project could open immediately after Resorts World Las Vegas, a $4 billion project next door.

  • Dining

    Wednesday, July 30, 2014

    The chef selects his ideal meal, starting with a dish his mentor served in New York.

  • Dining

    Wednesday, July 30, 2014

    New Chinatown eatery blends Vietnamese favorites with dumpling varieties.

  • Dining

    Thursday, July 24, 2014

    Also, Sprouts is opening its fifth local market this month.

  • Dining

    Wednesday, July 23, 2014

    You’ll need multiple trips to adequately explore the fun food and drinks at Red Rock's new restaurant.

  • Food

    Wednesday, July 23, 2014

    Chip in! Chad Scott's cappuccino-flavored chips hit grocery shelves soon. Find the details here.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, July 23, 2014

    Somehow, among giants like the Linq, High Roller and Cromwell, this little slice of strange still belongs.

  • A&E

    Monday, July 21, 2014

    The space where Little Buddha once thrived finally gets filled.

  • Dining

    Friday, July 18, 2014

    The old-school snack is back, at least for a little while.

  • Dining

    Wednesday, July 16, 2014

    India Palace's big menu, deep flavors and friendly service make it a contender for the city's best Indian restaurant.

  • Dining

    Wednesday, July 16, 2014

    Chef Johnny Church pairs stone fruit with heirloom tomatoes, plus creamy compressed yogurt.

  • Dining

    Monday, July 14, 2014

    The Palace Station's classic steakhouse has been converted into something new, and it's delicious.

  • Dining

    Friday, July 11, 2014

    Also, Giada is ready for lunch, and Downtown Grand's diner is adding Chinese to the menu.

  • Dining

    Wednesday, July 9, 2014

    Giada’s menu reflects the dueling desires to accommodate all while staying true to how she likes to cook and eat.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, July 9, 2014

    We can't watch the show, but we can all eat the Jamminator.

  • Celebrities

    Wednesday, July 9, 2014

    "Average is not good enough. Getting up there means you need to take risks, and part of that is being unique."