Shelley Stepanek

Journalist

Shelley Stepanek is President of DSA, the oldest non-profit tourist association in the state, along with being on the board of ticket brokers. Shelley has previously owned three restaurants.

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HAKKASAN Celebrates Golden Week  Photos courtesy Hakkasan HAKKASAN Restaurant is located in the beautiful MGM Hotel. As you walk in the entrance you are greeted by the beautiful signature blue hues, Read more ›

Shelley Stepanek on Nov 1, 2017

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Carnevino Steakhouse Will Host a Battle of Cuisines September 9, the award-winning Carnevino Italian Steakhouse with have a “battle” of the dinners, between Spain’s Anthony Sasso from NYC’s Casa Read more ›

Shelley Stepanek on Sep 1, 2017

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PING PANG PONG has redesigned and expanded its space at the Gold Coast Casino. Now with seating for more than 300 guests, almost twice as many as before, they Read more ›

Shelley Stepanek on Aug 1, 2017

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New Offerings to DineMB STEAK, the new David Morton and Michael Morton restaurant, has opened inside the Hard Rock Hotel on Paradise. Located in the new tower, this two-story Read more ›

Shelley Stepanek on Jul 1, 2017

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Impossible Foods makes fantastically delicious meat, fish and dairy foods, comprised totally from plants. They hope to transform the global food system by 2050 to feed 9 billion people. Read more ›

Shelley Stepanek on Jun 1, 2017

Best of the Best

HEARTHSTONE KITCHEN & CELLAR at Red Rock Casino is superb. The woody walls, giant open pizza ovens, and the outdoor seating on an infinity pool, all add to the Read more ›

Shelley Stepanek on May 1, 2017

From Rednecks to Supreme Class

REDNECK RIVIERA Sound like some kind of fun place? You’re right. It’s the first one in the US opened by Nashville entertainer John Rich with a 2nd to be Read more ›

Shelley Stepanek on Apr 1, 2017

A Taste of Asia

POT TEA SOCIAL HOUSE What a great find on Rainbow for Taiwanese food. They make hot pots for one, or two can easily be shared for four people. Whether Read more ›

Shelley Stepanek on Mar 1, 2017

From Fantastic Bar-b-que to an Evel Knievel Themed Restaurant

Virgil’s Real BarbequeVirgil’s Real Barbeque, straight from New York City, has landed at The LINQ. Three stories high, this world-famous barbeque place is a sister to the chain Carmine’s. Read more ›

Shelley Stepanek on Feb 1, 2017

Major Changes at the California Hotel & Casino

The California Hotel & Casino has announced new menus and upgrades. The Boyd Gaming Corporation has completed its sweeping redesign and renovation of the property. Redwood Bar & Grill Read more ›

Shelley Stepanek on Jan 1, 2017

Latest Happenings and Wonderful New Restaurants

SUSHI ROKU rolled out its winter menu last month, at a lovely sit-down for the media on November 10th. The Innovative Dining Group has added quite a few new Read more ›

Shelley Stepanek on Dec 1, 2016

Hot New Eateries!

BORRACA, a new Mexican eatery, has opened at Green Valley Ranch. Finally, there is now reasonably priced Mexican food in the area. They have great margaritas, especially the very Read more ›

Shelley Stepanek on Nov 1, 2016

Fabulous Weekend Brunches

Mon Ami Gabi, the “Frenchiest” place in town. Located in the Paris Hotel, with a fabulous deck on the Strip, you can overlook the Bellagio Fountains. Start with a Read more ›

Shelley Stepanek on Oct 1, 2016

Summer Sushi Fresh New Recipes with a Wonderful View

Sushi Roku threw another wonderful hint of its new menu at a party recently at its location in the Forum Shops. The Innovative Dining Group showcased all new items Read more ›

Shelley Stepanek on Sep 1, 2016

Du-par’s

The Suncoast has added a wonderful new, yet old famous name. Du-par’s Restaurant & Bakery, already located downtown in the Golden Gate has opened at the Suncoast in the Read more ›

Shelley Stepanek on Aug 1, 2016

What’s New in Town this Summer?

At BRIO at Town Square Chef Lou Sassetti has rolled out a new menu for the summer season. Known for fantastically ample plates, they have created some truly unique Read more ›

Shelley Stepanek on Jul 1, 2016

Vancouver and Bellingham Washington Wineries

Traveling to Canada, and most specifically the Vancouver area, you can visit a host of vineyards. Yearly in February Vancouver hosts a spectacular wine event for five days, with Read more ›

Shelley Stepanek on May 1, 2016

Where to Take Your Honey for Valentine’s Day

Fogo de Chao, the Dallas-based chain of Brazilian steakhouses, now has a location in the Dining Arroyo in the Downtown Summerlin Mall. They are serving their famous authentic Southern Read more ›

Shelley Stepanek on Feb 1, 2016

Pigskin Picks for Game Days

Another year is upon us, with anticipation of the Wild Card and Divisional playoffs and finally the Big Day-Super Bowl. There are many spots in Las Vegas to get Read more ›

Shelley Stepanek on Jan 4, 2016

Holiday Ideas from the Low to the High!

Beginning Nov. 2 The Cosmopolitan welcomes the return of The Ice Rink at the Pool as it transforms into a winter wonderland of skating. Overlooking the Strip, guests can Read more ›

Shelley Stepanek on Dec 1, 2015

New Hot Spots and Old Favorites

Stir Crazy, formerly on Paradise next to Kiss Golf, has reopened at 3345 E. Patrick Lane and is busy stirring up their fabulous fresh Mongolian Grill specialties. You pick Read more ›

Shelley Stepanek on Nov 1, 2015

Summer May Be Over But Not Our Love For Ice Cream!

With a city that has the temperature of Las Vegas, ice cream is something we dream of year round. And even though it may be October, a delicious scoop, Read more ›

Shelley Stepanek on Oct 1, 2015

Dig Right in to New Restaurants!

Opening soon by the time this comes to print will be BEAUTY & ESSEX at The Cosmopolitan. Tao group is opening it in the old Comme Ca restaurant. Read more ›

Shelley Stepanek on Sep 1, 2015

Fabulous Steakhouses

Center Cut Steakhouse in the Flamingo Hotel greets you with distinctive black and white “everything.” The dimly lit room, seating 120, with private dining rooms holding parties of 10 Read more ›

Shelley Stepanek on Aug 1, 2015

Let’s Try Some Specialty Shops This Summer

Planning a picnic or barbeque, or just some family time in the old backyard? Here are some specialty shops where you can add bold new tastes to the old Read more ›

Shelley Stepanek on Jul 1, 2015

Celebrate with Dad on His Day! Ideas that Won’t Break Your Pocketbook

The Silverton Casino has a new Asian restaurant on the way, WuHu Noodle. Set to open in June, WuHu is 1400 sq. feet and holds only 44 diners, but Read more ›

Shelley Stepanek on Jun 1, 2015

Springtime and the Great Outdoors

McCormick & Schmick’s, a favorite around the country, is easy to get to, with plenty of complimentary valet parking and a lovely little patio to try. The restaurant Read more ›

Shelley Stepanek on May 1, 2015

Easter Brunches and Sweet Things for the Holiday

The DELANO has a great spot called Della’s Kitchen. They will be featuring Country Breakfast, with house-cured heritage ham, two farm eggs, heirloom potatoes and charred spring onions for Read more ›

Shelley Stepanek on Apr 1, 2015

St. Paddy’s Day Top Picks

Let’s start out with JC’s Irish Sports Pub in the JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa. Starting at noon on March 17, clear till the “wee” hours Read more ›

Shelley Stepanek on Mar 1, 2015