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Restaurant Critic: The Jury is Still Out

Restaurant Critic: The Jury is Still Out

Restaurant critic John Curtas gives a mixed review to a Summerlin pizza place.

The pizza stakes are sufficiently high enough in Vegas these days to subject every new pie to a level of scrutiny unheard of even five years ago. Such is the reason we’re not ready to pass judgment on DeMarco’s pizza yet.

Read more in Eating Las Vegas.

Chef Offers Free Meals to Cancer Patients, Survivors

Chef Offers Free Meals to Cancer Patients, Survivors


A prominent local chef who survived a fight with cancer is offering free meals to people who share his experience.

The Southern Nevada office of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) has teamed up with Chef Marcus Scrizzi, owner of Chef Marc's Parma Pastavino & Deli, 7591 W. Washington Ave, to provide free holiday meals to cancer patients and survivors from now until Dec. 31.

“Chef Marc”, a survivor of Hodgkin's lymphoma, decided to offer the meals to patients and recovering cancer survivors as a gift for the holiday season.

“The reason I want to do this is because it feels right and I want these people to know someone is thinking about them and wants to put a small check on the positive side of their negative situation,” Scrizzi said.

Critic: RADIO CITY PIZZA – Pie Insipidity

Critic: RADIO CITY PIZZA – Pie Insipidity

Restaurant critic John Curtas: pizza torpedoed by so-so crust.

We have good friends who are crazy about this place. It’s even gotten some good write ups.

And far be it from us to want anything in Tivoli Village to be anything less than supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.

Read more in Eating Las Vegas.



Hash House A Go Go Offers Turkey to Go Go for Thanksgiving

Hash House a Go Go is offering a way to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner without the hassle of cooking.

The restaurant will be serving up Turkey To Go Go at their West Sahara Avenue location. The feast includes 10-pound deep-fried turkey, stuffing, garlic mashed potatoes, pumpkin mashed potatoes, green beans, carrots, homemade biscuits, strawberry jam and cranberry sauce. For dessert, people can choose from either Snickers or pumpkin bread pudding, both homemade. The whole dinner is $89.95 and serves six.

Orders must be placed by noon on November 21. Pick up will be between noon and 8 p.m. Wednesday, November 23. Payment in full must be made at the Sahara Avenue location in advance. To place an order, call 804-4646.


Due Forni's Pizza Innovative, But Don't Pass Up the Appetizers

Critic: a solid all-around experience at Due Forni.

Due Forni's name is a literal one; it translates from the Italian to "two ovens," and the restaurant does indeed have two pizza ovens, one heated to 500 degrees and one heated to 900 degrees, to turn out two different styles of pizza.

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal

Restaurant Critic: MANON BISTRO Lunch

Restaurant Critic: MANON BISTRO Lunch

Restaurant critic John Curtas applauds a locally-owned eatery's standard fare but worries about dishes that stray from its formula.  

It does our little pea pickin’ heart good to see crowds lined up at Manon Patisserie and Bistro every time we go there. Weekends, it seems, are always crowded, and if you don’t get your lunch order in before noon, expect at least a 20 minute wait for your food.

Read more in Eating Las Vegas.


Restaurant Critic: T-BONES – Flaming Fern Bar Goodness

Restaurant critic John Curtas says that despite the decor, the steakhouse at Red Rock Hotel and Casino makes a great steak. 

T-Bones looks like the architect got lost in a book of bad 70s design concepts and never found his way out.

It looks like a fern bar on steroids…minus the ferns…overwhelming you with stainless steel, brass and glass that serve no purpose other than to overwhelm you with steel, brass and glass. (Not to mention the flaming fire wall!)

Read more at Eating Las Vegas.