photos courtesy Andre’s Bistro and Bar and Shelley Stepanek

The Stove, Henderson’s newest addition to first class restaurants, premiered its beautiful property in July.  High up on the hill, with an unlimited view of the city, they are only open for breakfast and lunch. Chefs Antonio Nunez, Scott Commings and Steve Grodkiewicz are thrilled to show you their newest culinary concept.  They offer a great Twisted Tea Room, which of course comes with your grand choice of teas, and the amusing concept of every cup and saucer being mismatched.  With the most fabulous blueberry muffins, fresh baguettes, and an amazing menu, I was there two days in a row. The pecan pancakes were expertly made, a twist on eggs Benedict featuring chicken fried steak on waffles, and a table-side bananas Foster with cold vanilla ice cream was more than two people could handle.  Don’t be shy to order, every dish is marvelous and almost always big enough for two to share. There is a private dining room for 45 guests, with total capacity of 75.   

Located at 11261 S. Eastern Ave. #200.  Elevator or stairs to the great view.  

El Dorado Cantina celebrated its 4th anniversary.  Margaritas were served non-stop the second you arrived. With all guests wearing flowers and huge sombreros, the regular crowd indulged in great appetizers all evening, with Chef Paco Cortes overseeing the festival.  Mini tacos, table-side guacamole, gluten-free empanadas, tostadas with grilled onions and chicken and coconut rice were some of the true Spanish food served.  A rousing group of Mariachis played the room.  Chef Paco believes in sustainably-raised products, which means all their meats are from carefully selected farms which are totally free of antibiotics, pesticides and steroids.   

Open 24 hours   3025 Sammy Davis Drive. 

Andre’s Bistro and Bar now has an afternoon tea on Saturdays and Sundays.  The staff is very knowledgeable on every kind of tea, as we found out from our fantastic server Nathaniel Ventura.  Tea time starts with a soup du jour, along with smoked Scottish salmon and asparagus spears, chicken salad with cranberries and walnuts, fresh dill cream cheese and English cucumbers and egg salad mini sandwiches.  Along with this, the famous English-style scones with Devonshire cream, lemon curd and preserves.  There is an assortment of tiny cookies and cakelettes, and of course your pick of wonderful teas. I had the cinnamon spice and it was full-bodied and wonderfully fulfilling.  Price for all this is $26 per person.  Their regular menu features from seasonal granola and yogurt parfaits to Lyonnaise salads, quiches, frittatas, Benedicts and burgers.  One of my dining partners ordered the duck confit on his Benedict and it was outstanding.  They can cook up a pepper-crusted rib-eye, or on Sunday, duck a l’orange.  

Located at 6115 South Fort Apache Rd.  

The hilarious Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding is the longest running off-Broadway comedy in history.  Opening in 1988 in New York City, this wedding party has danced and sung its way around the world, and is now the longest running off-Broadway comedy in history. The hilarious interactive comedy and dinner theater show has now come back to the Strip, where it ran at a couple of locations, this time around at Buca di Beppo inside Bally’s Las Vegas. At their media opening party on June 15 among those in attendance were Chippendales, the cast of FANTASY, Menopause the Musical, Murray Sawchuck, Andrew Freeman of Raiding the Rock Vault, Ricardo Laguna, the cast of Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man, the Tenors of Rock, the cast of WOW and Xavier Mortimer. The pre-party was at Tequila Taqueria next door. Flowing sangrias and plenty of sliders, mini-tacos and jalapeno poppers as appetizers was the course for the night.  Manager of both restaurants, Jeremy Coleman, was the perfect host as always. Larry Pellegrini, the original producer, is back on board, with his cast featuring Breon Jenay as Tina and Joseph Ben Shimon as Tony. The show starts with the wedding ceremony, the celebration in which the audience doesn’t just watch, they participate directly in the fun. You join the numerous wedding party, the cameraman, the mother and Tony and Tina, along with their crazy family members, and can kiss the bride (well, sort of), dance with the groom and meet a cast of new friends. Dinner includes salad, rigatoni and Chicken Parmesan.  Plenty to eat-don’t be shy!

Performing in Buca di Beppo @Bally’s Friday through Wednesday at 7 p.m.  Tickets start at $99, which includes dinner and the show.