Bob Barnes

Editorial Director

Bob Barnes is a native Las Vegan, editorial director of The Las Vegas Food & Beverage Professional, regional correspondent for Celebrator Beer News and covers the LV restaurant scene for Gayot.com. He welcomes your inquiries.

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Talking Shop with Chica’s Lorena Garcia and John Kunkel

As one of the country’s top celebrity chefs, Lorena Garcia is best known for her television roles on Top Chef Masters, America’s Next Great Restaurant, and multiple shows on Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Dec 13, 2017

What’s Cooking

Two Delectable Media Tastings at Caesars Palace   Photos courtesy Innovative Dining Group Innovative Dining Group combined a celebration of its 20th anniversary with a media tasting of the fall menu of Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Dec 1, 2017

Book Review

This extensive tome published by National Geographic is a match made in heaven for beer connoisseurs and geography buffs. Divided into sections delineating major countries of the world, each Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Dec 1, 2017

Product Review

Kill Cliff Recovery Drinks We’re all familiar with energy drinks, but what about a beverage to drink before, during and after working out? The categories of Endurance Sports and Recovery Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Dec 1, 2017

Craft Beer Takes Center Stage at 2017 NBWA Convention & Trade Show

The 80th annual National Beer Wholesalers Association Convention and Trade Show convened at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas Oct. 8-11 filling 100,000+ square feet of trade show floor and Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Nov 1, 2017

What’s Cooking

Burgerim Franchise Comes to Southern Nevada Photos by Dick Palcic Burgerim in Hebrew is translated as “many burgers,” and the international franchise that goes by this moniker began in Israel in Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Nov 1, 2017

Product Review

Notorious Pink Rosé Once regarded as an unsophisticated drink for those just wanting to drink something sweet, in recent years Rosé has enjoyed a surge in popularity. According to a Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Nov 1, 2017

What's Brewing

Local Craft Beer Community Supports Vegas Strong  On October 1 Las Vegas suffered an unthinkable tragedy, as a gunman fired upon attendees of the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival, killing Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Nov 1, 2017

We Will Never Forget 9-11-2001

On September 11, 2017, the 16th anniversary of the infamous attack on innocent Americans, Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits of Nevada employees, friends and invited guests paid tribute to Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Oct 2, 2017

What's Cooking

Photos by Joe Urcioli - Co-owner Jessica Harman and Executive Chef Chris Kight Bandito Latin Kitchen & Cantina at Hughes Center a Little Bit Cuban, a Little Bit Spanish and a lot Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Oct 1, 2017

Oak & Ivy

Oak and Ivy at the Downtown Container Park in Downtown Las Vegas has generated quite a following due to its very extensive bourbon and whiskey list, which numbers 104 Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Oct 1, 2017

Product Review

Patrón Extra Añejo  The Jalisco, Mexico-based Patrón has introduced its first new addition to its core range of tequilas in 25 years: Patrón Extra Añejo. Crafted from Mexico’s highest-quality 100% Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Oct 1, 2017

What’s Brewing

Southern Nevada Beer Events   Pub 365 Oktoberfest Beer Dinner Pretzel - photo by Joe Urcioli On Sept. 13 Pub 365 at the Tuscany Suites & Casino decided to kick off Oktoberfest a Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Oct 1, 2017

What’s Brewing

Monthly Beer Dinners at PKWY Tavern PKWY Tavern is hosting monthly beer dinners at its W. Flamingo and Marks/Henderson locations, and I’m happy to report many of them feature our Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Sep 1, 2017

What’s Cooking

Lunch at Eiffel Tower Restaurant—a Killer View, Outstanding Cuisine and Reasonable Price PointsIt’s certainly no secret that Eiffel Tower Restaurant at Paris has one of the best views of Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Sep 1, 2017

Product Review

Founders DKMLI’m old enough to remember when all malt liquors were bland renditions of a high alcohol beer that you drank to accelerate getting your buzz on. I’ve honestly Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Sep 1, 2017

Bob’s Beer Bits and Sips

Lone Tree Brewing Cucumber WheatLone Tree Brewing Company opened in 2011 and is named for the city in Colorado it is located in. It is now canning its Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Aug 1, 2017

Product Review

Just Spices Just Spices, a German-based company, has a mission to emotionalize the often-dusty, cupboard-restricted world of spices, as the right spices can make a huge difference in making Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Aug 1, 2017

What’s Cooking

Searsucker Continues to Offer an Impressive and Diverse MenuSearsucker at Caesars Palace pulled out all the stops last month, with a media tasting of its diverse menu hosted by Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Aug 1, 2017

What’s Brewing

595 Craft and Kitchen Serving an Enlightened Craft Beer Selection In the past two decades Southern Nevada has advanced towards bringing a more enlightened beer selection to quench our Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Aug 1, 2017

What’s Cooking

Andiron Steak & Sea Unveils Summer MenuHusband-and-wife duo Elizabeth Blau and Kim Canteenwalla’s Andiron Steak & Sea continues to be one of the bright spots in Downtown Summerlin. Strong Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Jul 1, 2017

Product Review

Grill DaddyNow with summer in full swing, chances are your BBQ is getting a workout, which also brings the chore of cleaning the grill. The Grill Daddy Brush Company, Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Jul 1, 2017

Prepare to Be Wowed!

The biggest restaurant debut of July, if not the whole summer, and possibly the whole year, is taking place this month. On July 27 celebrity chef Robert Irvine will Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Jul 1, 2017

Americana

Come for the View, and Stay and Return Time and Time Again for the CuisineYou are seated at a table overlooking a beautiful lake with ducks and turtles swimming Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Jun 2, 2017

Bob’s Beer Bits and Sips

Summer is a time of harvest and with warmer temperatures, beers that are easy drinking and refreshing. Fruit beers come to the forefront, but I want to dispel the Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Jun 1, 2017

Epicurean Affair

The Epicurean Affair, held at The Palazzo Pools on May 25, is one of Las Vegas’ premiere culinary events, and a chance to sample the best from more Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Jun 1, 2017

What’s Cooking

A Lobster Tale: the story of how an old school lobster dish was recrafted at PortofinoWe stopped in recently to Portofino at The Mirage, which a month earlier had Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Jun 1, 2017

Product Review

RiceSelect Organic Pearl CouscousRiceSelect recently launched Organic Pearl Couscous and is the first company to produce couscous in the US and the first in the world to commercially make Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Jun 1, 2017

What’s Brewing

PT’s Brewing Beer Dinner Last month I attended the PT’s Brewing Company beer dinner featuring a five-course pairing with the beers of Brewmaster Dave Otto. The menu was enough Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Jun 1, 2017

Behind the Scenes at Power of Love®

Imagine presenting a gourmet meal for 1,500 of your best friends, prepared by some of the top celebrity chefs in the world and paired with world-class wines selected by Read more ›

Bob Barnes on May 2, 2017

What’s Cooking

In 2015 the Galleria in Henderson completed a massive $24 million expansion which included bringing in some excellent restaurants to the southwest quadrant of the mall. One of those Read more ›

Bob Barnes on May 1, 2017

Pizza Expo and Nightclub & Bar

Pizza Expo and Nightclub & Bar Rocks the Town During Its Annual Conventions at the Las Vegas Convention CenterThese two conventions are one of the highlights of the Read more ›

Bob Barnes on May 1, 2017

What’s Brewing

More Support for Local BeerCraft Kitchen in Henderson of offering a four-course pairing for two featuring Nevada breweries, served every Friday night. For $60 a couple, you get pretzels Read more ›

Bob Barnes on May 1, 2017

Pizza with Charm:

Chef Enrico Sautto Continues to Deliver Authentic Italian Pizza and Charm at HearthstoneSince opening in 2015 the cornerstone of Hearthstone has been the chef working behind the pizza bar, Read more ›

Bob Barnes on May 1, 2017

Bob’s Beer Bits and Sips

Australian BreweryWhen I think of Australian beer, Foster’s usually comes to mind. Now that I’ve discovered the handcrafted beers from the aptly named Australian Brewery, that is about to Read more ›

Bob Barnes on May 1, 2017

Product Review

49th Parallel VodkaAdmittedly I’ve never been a big fan of vodka, but after tasting 49th Parallel Vodka that has changed. Truthfully, I’d never tried a vodka this smooth and Read more ›

Bob Barnes on May 1, 2017

Power of Love® Gala

What is the Power of Love® Gala? The Gala is much more than a party. It’s an annual celebration of life that was created to raise funds for Cleveland Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Apr 2, 2017

What’s Cooking

Steve Young Wins “Best New Chef/Rising Star” at 2017 Silver State Culinary AwardsI was pleased to be asked to be one of the nominators for the 2017 Silver State Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Apr 1, 2017

Product Review

HyperChiller Recently I reported on a product for commercial bars and restaurants that could rapidly chill spirits. Now I have found one you can use at home. Called Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Apr 1, 2017

What’s Brewing

Pub 365 New Belgium/Firestone Walker Beer DinnerThe latest beer dinner at Pub 365 turned out to be a tag team between two brewery reps exchanging friendly barbs, but also Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Apr 1, 2017

Bob’s Beer Bits and Sips

The Bruery Chocolate RainMembers of The Bruery’s Society Members and Preservation Society clubs with an annual membership fee that allows members to purchase rare, special beers not available to Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Apr 1, 2017

Book Review

100 THINGS TO DO IN LAS VEGAS BEFORE YOU DIE by Laura Carroll and Adam Kealoha CauseyPart of the 100 Things to Do Before You Die book series, both Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Mar 1, 2017

Product Review

Rao’s Specialty FoodsThe iconic Rao’s has been pleasing lovers of Italian cuisine in NYC since 1896 and was featured on our January issue cover in celebration of its Caesar’s Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Mar 1, 2017

Whats Cooking

Top of the World Executive Chef Claude Gaty Is Living Up to His Restaurant’s Moniker by Offering Cuisine with Influences from Around the Globe. I recently stopped in to Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Mar 1, 2017

Bob’s Beer Bits and Sips

Reuben’s Brews Blimey That’s BitterTriple IPAThe name of this beer brings to mind the Keystone Light commercials that aired in the 1990s lambasting craft beer by depicting the bitter Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Mar 1, 2017

What’s Brewing

A Well Executed Beer Dinner at Tacos & Beer Last month Tacos & Beer, one of my favorite local beer-centric restaurants, partnered with one of my favorite breweries, Mother Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Mar 1, 2017

Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits Presents 5th Annual Splash into the Season 2017

On a cold winter’s day in February, with the day’s high topping out in the low 50s, the last thing I was thinking about was summer. That is, until Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Feb 2, 2017

Bob’s Beer Bits and Sips

Upslope Brewing CompanyCitra Pale AleThe Boulder, CO-based Upslope Brewing Company has introduced this very tropical fruit aroma pale ale, which on Feb. 1 replaces its first beer released eight Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Feb 1, 2017

What’s Brewing

A Talk with the Iconic Man Behind the Brewing Vats at Sierra Nevada as His Luminous Career Comes to a CloseThe name Steve Dresler is iconic in the craft Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Feb 1, 2017

What’s Cooking

Part of Boyd Gaming’s massive multi-million dollar makeover of its properties, Bailiwick at the Orleans opened in December in the former space of Brendan’s Irish Pub. The transformation is Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Feb 1, 2017

Product Review

Zabov ZabaglioneThis traditional Italian liqueur commonly starts with a base of advocaat, an eggnog-like brandy liqueur popular in the Netherlands, Belgium, southern Germany and Austria. Made since 1946 by Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Feb 1, 2017

Book Review

Virgil’s Barbecue Road Trip Cookbook—The Best Barbecue From Around the Country Without Ever Leaving Your Backyard By Neil Corman with Chris PetersonIf you’ve already made your way out to Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Feb 1, 2017

Rao’s Celebrates a Decade of Excellence and Longevity

Rao’s, one of our nation’s oldest family-owned and -operated restaurants, located at 455 East 114th Street in East Harlem, was founded in 1896 by Charles Rao, and is still Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Jan 2, 2017

Book Review

Now with the number of breweries in the US setting new records every day which at last count topped 5,000 and yearly beer sales in the US topping more Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Jan 1, 2017

Product Review

Cognac de Collection Jean Grosperrin Petite Champagne VSOP Cognac, named after the town of Cognac, France, is a variety of brandy produced in the wine-growing region surrounding the town Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Jan 1, 2017

What’s Cooking

Other Mama—Small Plate Creativity GaloreSituated in a non-descript strip mall at Durango and Twain, Other Mama has been procuring rave reviews since it opened in March, 2015, and has Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Jan 1, 2017

Bob’s Beer Bits and Sips

Goose Island Rare Bourbon County Brand Stout for 2015First brewed in 1992 in commemoration of Goose Island’s 1,000th batch at the original Clybourn brewpub in Chicago, this Imperial Stout Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Jan 1, 2017

What’s Brewing

Able Baker Brewing Beers Now PouringIf the name Able Baker Brewing sounds familiar, you’ve probably had the brewery’s beer at one of the many local beer fests they’ve poured Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Jan 1, 2017

A Dragon Rises

Situated at the north end of the Las Vegas Strip, Lucky Dragon Hotel & Casino celebrated its grand opening on Dec. 3 and is the first Vegas casino resort Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Dec 2, 2016

What’s Brewing

December Beer EventsAces & Ales has two events this month worth attending to get us through the onset of the winter months. First up is the release of its Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Dec 1, 2016

Bob’s Beer Bits and Sips

Holiday Ales, also called Winter Warmers, typically appear around the prelude to winter and are usually robust malty ales. While in past years, most were infused with some of Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Dec 1, 2016

Chef Spotlight

We all know teenagers who procured a fake ID so they can drink before reaching the magic age of 21. But how about a 12-year-old who lied about his Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Dec 1, 2016

What’s Cooking

Food with a View—Prime Steakhouse at the BellagioChef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s Prime Steakhouse at the Bellagio has been a prime jewel at the Bellagio since the resort’s opening in 1998. Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Dec 1, 2016

Product Review

PAUL JOHN INDIAN SINGLE MALTWell-known for years in India where it is distilled, Paul John released their range of award-winning single malts in 2012 and its whiskies are now Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Dec 1, 2016

Book Review

More than just a cookbook, the title refers to the travels of the two authors as the book chronicles the voyages of Chefs Bernard Guillas and Ron Oliver of Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Dec 1, 2016

Product Review

Fizzics Transforming Canned or Bottled Beer to DraftBy Bob BarnesThose of you who watch Shark Tank should be already familiar with Fizzics, a machine that uses patent-pending fluid & Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Nov 1, 2016

What’s Cooking

Lazy Dog Opens Second Vegas LocationLazy Dog opened its first Nevada location at Downtown Summerlin in April, 2015 and has now brought a second location to Town Square, a Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Nov 1, 2016

Big Dog’s Brewing Scores at Great American Beer Festival

286 medals were awarded to 254 brewers at the 2016 Great American Beer Festival and after bringing home five medals in 2015, it was surprising that with the wealth Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Nov 1, 2016

Bob’s Beer Bits and Sips

CraftHausBelgard Coffee Stout Beers made with coffee have been catching on in recent years, and while I have tasted quite a few coffee-infused beers over the past few years, Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Nov 1, 2016

Nevada Restaurant Association Announces 2016 Culinary Excellence Award Winners

The Nevada Restaurant Association presented the Culinary Excellence Awards at the Canyon Gate Country Club on October 6. The annual event honors the best and brightest in the industry, Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Nov 1, 2016

What’s Brewing

Who Has the Largest Beer Selection in Nevada?The previous holder of this designation was The Pub at Monte Carlo, which with more than 300 beers closed on Oct. 3 Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Nov 1, 2016

Book Review

I was initially drawn to check out this book by its title alone. Being both a history buff and a student of spirits, I saw an opportunity to explore Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Oct 1, 2016

Product Review

The Wine HookLast month I was sent a sample of The Wine Hook, a cute little device intended to secure a wine glass to a chair with an armrest. Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Oct 1, 2016

What’s Cooking

Andiron Now Open for Lunch with New MenuAndiron Steak & Sea in Downtown Summerlin has expanded its service to include lunch, served Monday-Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Oct 1, 2016

Bob’s Beer Bits and Sips

Oktoberfest is far more than a beer style, and it’s hard to separate it from the festival it’s named for. The original Oktoberfest was a five-day wedding party that Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Oct 1, 2016

A Chat with Paolo Domeneghetti of Domaine Select Wine Estates

Paolo Domeneghetti, a native of Italy, grew up in the wine business and has an extensive experience in the restaurant and wine & spirits industry, spanning a period of Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Oct 1, 2016

What’s Brewing

Southern Nevada Beer EventsAfter a two-year absence, the return of beerfests to Lake Las Vegas will begin with the MonteLago Village Beerfest, held from 3-7 p.m. on October 15. Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Oct 1, 2016

What’s Cooking

Don Vito’s—New World Italian in an Old World AtmosphereOnce you are seated at Don Vito’s, you’ll notice windows looking out into the South Point casino. Otherwise, you’d have no Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Sep 1, 2016

Bob’s Beer Bits and Sips

Stone Citracado IPASomeone just had a birthday and that someone is Stone Brewing! The brewery which just turned 20 years old is now one of the largest craft breweries Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Sep 1, 2016

What’s Brewing

Southern Nevada Beer EventsOn August 18th I attended a beer seminar hosted by Atomic Liquors. The class was a unique opportunity and extremely special and rare treat to explore Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Sep 1, 2016

What’s Cooking

Chef Carla Pellegrino Is Back!Acclaimed celebrity chef and occasional TV star Carla Pellegrino is back in Las Vegas after spending time in Miami and is showcasing her recipes at Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Aug 1, 2016

What’s Brewing

Cookies and BeerCookies and beer anyone? On June 22 Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada teamed up with Lovelady Brewing to host the inaugural Cookies & Kegs, an event that Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Aug 1, 2016

Hell’s Kitchen Winner Ariel Malone

After being crowned the winner of Hell’s Kitchen season 15, Ariel Malone was awarded a head chef position at BLT Steak at Bally’s Las Vegas and $250,000. A Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Aug 1, 2016

Bob’s Beer Bits and Sips

Meyer Lemon Lager & Mango WheatFruit beer styles have grown at 81% by volume in the US, evidence that consumers continue to crave fruity brews. Anchor Brewing, known for Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Aug 1, 2016

Product Review

The Bitter TruthIf you know me at all you are aware that I like products that are out of the ordinary and like to experiment. The Bitter Truth fit Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Aug 1, 2016

Product Review

Malfy Gin—First Ever Italian Gin to Be Imported to the US I enjoy the unexpected and also like products that surprise me. How about a lemon-infused gin? How about Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Jul 1, 2016

Bob’s Beer Bits and Sips

Victory Brewing Company Cage Radler3% ABVFor many years the Germans have concocted Radlers, a 50/50 mix of sparkling sweet lemonade or soda and lager beer, to sip during the Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Jul 1, 2016

What’s Cooking

Michael’s—Classic Vegas Gourmet Room Stands theTest of TimeOne of Las Vegas’s oldest gourmet rooms is still thriving and will take you back to mid-20th century Vegas when every casino Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Jul 1, 2016

What’s Brewing

We were promised that once PT’s Brewing got up and running we would begin to see its brews being poured at some of the 50 locations in the PT’s Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Jul 1, 2016

Bob’s Beer Bits and Sips

Nothing Sweet About this LindemansLindemans Cuvée René Oude Kriek Lambic AleEveryone knows Lindemans for their soda pop-like sweet Frambois, Kriek and Peche, which are loaded with added sugar, but Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Jun 1, 2016

What’s Brewing

Another Opportunity to Do One Stop Shopping of Local BreweriesIf you missed the Locals Only Beer Festival last month you have another chance to taste brews from nearly every Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Jun 1, 2016

What’s Cooking

Carson KitchenContinues to ShineSimon Hospitality Group Culinary Director John Courtney recently treated me to a tasting of his new menu at Carson Kitchen. The downtown Las Vegas restaurant has Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Jun 1, 2016

Epicurean Affair

Epicurean Affair Remains One of the Premier Culinary Events Las Vegas Has to Offer and Provides Scholarships for the City’s Brightest Rising Culinary Stars“That feeling—making people happy while they Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Jun 1, 2016

Product Review

Murray’s Cheese Shop at Smith’sNew York transplants and the rest of us have reason to rejoice. Murray’s Cheese one of New York’s oldest cheese shops, established in 1940 in Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Jun 1, 2016

What’s Cooking

Sunday Brunch at AndironHusband-and-wife duo Elizabeth Blau and Kim Canteenwalla’s Andiron Steak & Sea in Downtown Summerlin is open only for dinner, except once a week during the restaurant’s Read more ›

Bob Barnes on May 1, 2016

What’s Brewing

Beerfest Season Is AbloomWithout a doubt beerfest season is in full bloom, with a major beer event taking place every week or two during the month of May. Lee’s Read more ›

Bob Barnes on May 1, 2016

Bob’s Beer Bits and Sips

Wake Up and Taste the CoffeeCoronado Brewing Company Blue Bridge Coffee StoutAt the turn of this century it was considered innovative to make a stout with coffee. Now nearly Read more ›

Bob Barnes on May 1, 2016

WSWA 73rd Annual Convention & Exposition

The industry’s leading event for wholesalers and suppliers, the Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America WSWA 73rd annual convention convened last month at Caesars Palace. The WSWA hosted competitions Read more ›

Bob Barnes on May 1, 2016

WSWA Honors Larry Ruvo

Larry Ruvo has had a storied career and his list of accomplishments span the worlds of business and philanthropy. He has been in the wholesale liquor and wine business Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Apr 2, 2016

Product Review

Royal Brackla Single Malt Scotch Whiskey 12-YearCraigellachie Single Malt Scotch Whiskey-13 YearMy attendance at the Universal Whiskey Experience at Encore Las Vegas last month gave me the opportunity to Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Apr 1, 2016

Book Review

Fresh off the press with an April 2016 release is 200 Best Smoothie Bowl Recipes. Smoothie bowls are hugely popular right now and many home chefs and restaurateurs are Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Apr 1, 2016

Nightclub & Bar Show 2016

The Nightclub & Bar Show made its annual stop in Las Vegas and brought more than 39,000 nightclub, bar, beverage and hospitality professionals to the LVCC. One of the Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Apr 1, 2016

What’s Cooking

Hi Scores Bar-Arcade Opens Second Location on Blue Diamond RoadWant a reason to get out of the house? How about free play on an assortment of video games and Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Apr 1, 2016

What’s Brewing

Just fresh off being named 2016 Sports Bar Of The Year at the Nightclub & Bar Show, Lagasse’s Stadium at The Palazzo hosted a five-course beer dinner. As usual, Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Apr 1, 2016

Bob’s Beer Bits and Sips

Feel the Burn!Rogue Sriracha Hot Stout BeerNo, this is not a political advertisement for Bernie Sanders, but you’ll feel the burn for sure in this 5.7% stout. The bright Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Apr 1, 2016

Bob’s Beer Bits and Sips

Two Out-of-the-Box Barley WinesBarley Wine has long been one of my favorite beer styles. I think what appeals to me is the bombastic blast of sweet malt and alcohol Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Mar 1, 2016

Whats Cooking

Beer Park at Paris Offering a Stadium Feel and One of the Best Views of the Vegas StripThe new 10,000-square-foot Beer Park at Paris Las Vegas opened in late Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Mar 1, 2016

What’s Brewing

Southern Nevada Beer EventsAtomic Liquors will celebrate the launch of The Bruery and Bruery Terreux into the Las Vegas market with a tapping on March 3, beginning at 7 Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Mar 1, 2016

What’s Cooking

Siegel’s 1941 at the El CortezCelebrating Historic Old VegasThe name of this restaurant at the El Cortez in Downtown Las Vegas has a dual meaning: the décor and feel Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Feb 1, 2016

What’s Brewing

Can Homebrewers Predict the Future in Beer Trends?An interesting question, and without hesitation I would surmise the answer is yes, as homebrewers are the ultimate beer geeks and set Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Feb 1, 2016

What’s Cooking

Chef Alex Stratta’s Take on Southern Cooking—Salt ‘N Pepper Just days after Chef Alex Stratta shuttered his Tapas by Alex Stratta in Tivoli Village, the renowned chef reopened the Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Jan 4, 2016

What’s Brewing

PT’s Brewing Planning a RestaurantI recently met with Golden Entertainment Corporate Vice President of Food & Beverage Joe Romano and PT’s Brewing Brewmaster Dave Otto, who filled me in Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Jan 4, 2016

A Good Read:

The legendary award-winning chef and restaurateur Charlie Palmer, who has been at the forefront of great American food since the 1980s, has released his latest cookbook, American Fare: Everyday Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Jan 4, 2016

Craft Beer Takes Center Stage at 2015 NBWA Convention & Trade Show

The 78th annual National Beer Wholesalers Association Convention and Trade Show convened at Caesars Palace and attracted nearly 4,000 industry representatives.Spokane, Washington’s No-Li Brewhouse was named the National Brewery Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Jan 4, 2016

Product Review

Blue Nun is a German wine brand by the company H. Sichel Söhne that was created in 1923 with the 1921 vintage, and which between the 1950s and 1980s Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Jan 4, 2016

Our Personal Picks

Border GrillBorder Grill has a new dessert menu created by executive chef Jamaal Taherzadeh. Pictured here is the Flourless Chocolate Almond Cake presented with fudge sauce, salted nuts, bananas Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Dec 1, 2015

Whats Cooking

Elizabeth Blau Appearing on CNBC’s Restaurant StartupCNBC has announced its popular series, Restaurant Startup, a show that brings two teams of restaurateurs, who pitch their idea to a group Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Dec 1, 2015

Destinations

Laguna Beach Historic Charm with Modern Day AmenitiesThe historic mission-style building at the corner of Cress Street and the Coast Highway, known as Hotel La Casa Del Camino, is Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Dec 1, 2015

What’s Brewing

Brewers Play Musical Chairs and Lovelady Brewing on Track to Open this SpringLast issue I reported that Tenaya Creek was selling its equipment as it moved to its much Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Dec 1, 2015

A Good Read

The Beer Bible by Jeff Alworth is an ambitious title. The use of the word Bible implies an all-encompassing coverage of the topic in question. The 644 page tome Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Nov 1, 2015

Product Review , November 2015

Ever wanted to combine a healthy drink with a favorite libation? In the case of Marlee’s Green Tea Whiskey, a new flavored whiskey that combines whiskey and green tea, Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Nov 1, 2015

Our Personal Picks , November 2015

The Serpico Throughout the month of November, GIADA at The Cromwell will offer one of its new signature cocktails, The Serpico for $14. One of the more masculine cocktails Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Nov 1, 2015

Whats Brewing

Las Vegas Breweries Score at Great American Beer Festival 1,552 breweries entered 6,647 beers and just 275 medals were awarded at this year’s GABF, the largest beer competition in the Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Nov 1, 2015

Whats Cooking

Della’s Kitchen Providing Farm-To-Table Cuisine at Delano HotelThe one-year-old Della’s Kitchen at the Delano has embraced the farm-to-table concept in a big way. Rather than just provide lip service Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Nov 1, 2015

What’s Brewing?

Nevada Beer EventsOctober will be a great month for beer in Nevada, with five quality events taking place in Las Vegas and Reno. If you could be in more Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Oct 1, 2015

What’s Cooking

Carson Kitchen Celebrates One Year Anniversary with Updated MenuCarson Kitchen in Downtown Las Vegas recently celebrated its one year anniversary and has updated its menu, keeping old standbys, bringing Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Oct 1, 2015

What’s Brewing

Aces & Ales Hosts Firestone Walker Beer Dinner with David WalkerOur friends at Aces & Ales can always be counted on to bring us quality beer events, but Aces Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Sep 1, 2015

Whats Cooking

MRKT at Aliante Casino + Hotel + Spa Offering the Best of the Sea and LandThis classy restaurant has been open since the Aliante resort opened in 2008, which Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Sep 1, 2015

What’s Cooking

Hearthstone Kitchen & Cellar at Red Rock Resort—Chef Brian Massie’s First Vegas Venture Off the StripAcclaimed Chef Brian Massie has enough accolades to fill a three-ring binder, including hosting Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Aug 1, 2015

What’s Brewing

Tapas By Alex Stratta Hosts Tenaya Creek Beer Dinner On June 25th, Tapas By Alex Stratta hosted its first group event, a beer dinner featuring local Tenaya Creek Brewery, Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Aug 1, 2015

WuHu Noodle at Silverton Debuts Serving Authentic Asian Cuisine

WuHu Noodle opened on July 3 at the Silverton Casino Hotel. The name means 5 Lakes, a reference to a Northern China region, and the small 44-seat restaurant features Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Aug 1, 2015

The LINQ—Much More Than the Big Wheel in Town

After transitioning from Imperial Palace to The Quad and last year to The LINQ, the Strip resort has been known for its main attraction, the High Roller. Now, after Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Aug 1, 2015

What’s Brewing

Inaugural Locals Only Beer Festival a Resounding Good Time The first ever Locals Only Beer Festival, held on May 23 at Neonopolis on Fremont Street, was a resounding Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Jul 1, 2015

A Talk with Culinary Maven Elizabeth Blau One of Las Vegas’s Most Respected Culinary Visionaries

Elizabeth Blau began her career with famed restaurateur Sirio Maccioni and is widely credited with transforming Las Vegas into a world-class culinary destination. She was instrumental in building the Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Jul 1, 2015

Public School 702 Debuts in Downtown Summerlin

It’s getting harder to keep up with new restaurants arriving on the scene with enlightened beer lists and great food which appeals to everyone. The latest to grace the Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Jul 1, 2015

What’s Cooking

Chef Claude Gaty Introduces New Menu at Top of the World Top of the World Executive Chef Claude Gaty is living up to his restaurant’s moniker by offering cuisine Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Jul 1, 2015

What’s Brewing

BJ’s Beer Dinner Features OmmegangThe Henderson, Nevada BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse had its usual packed house for its latest beer dinner, featuring the beers of the Cooperstown, New York-based Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Jun 1, 2015

What’s Cooking

The newest eatery to open at Caesars Palace is celebrity chef Brian Malarkey’s a finalist on Top Chef who went on to host ABC’s The Taste 4th Searsucker location, Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Jun 1, 2015

Las Vegas’s Newest Master Sommelier Will Costello

Major congrats are in order to Will Costello, Wine Director of Mandarin Oriental, who is Las Vegas’s newest Master Sommelier. One of only seven this year to have passed Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Jun 1, 2015

What’s Brewing

More Hurrahs for Local BeerAfter checking out the beer selection at the new Lazy Dog at Downtown Summerlin I was quite happy to see a large portion of the Read more ›

Bob Barnes on May 1, 2015

Whats Cooking

Fly-N-Fish Oyster Bar & Grill is located in the heart of the boardwalk and a short stroll from the Newport Beach Pier. Before it opened in Sept. 2012 this Read more ›

Bob Barnes on May 1, 2015

Chef Alex Stratta Celebrates Grand Opeining of Tapas by Alex Stratta

Celebrity chef Alex Stratta celebrated the grand opening of Tapas by Alex Stratta, his new 5,401-square-foot concept at Tivoli Village, set in the space formerly occupied by Poppy Den. Read more ›

Bob Barnes on May 1, 2015

Beer Paired with Pizza at International Pizza Expo

The 31st annual International Pizza Expo rolled into town March 22-26 and set up shop at the Las Vegas Convention Center as it does every year. Something it has Read more ›

Bob Barnes on May 1, 2015

Lazy Dog

Lazy Dog obtained its concept from Owner Chris Simms, who while vacationing in Jackson Hole, WY saw a dog lying by a fireplace and thought, “I wish everyone could Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Apr 1, 2015

What’s Brewing

Beer of the MonthOne of my all time favorite beers, locally-brewed Tenaya Creek Brewery Old Jackalope, is hard to resist when you see it on the shelf, for its Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Apr 1, 2015

What’s Cooking

Bistro 57 at Aliante Offering Fine Dining at Casual Prices Named in honor of the 57th Wing of the US Air Force stationed at Nellis Air Force base, this Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Apr 1, 2015

What’s Brewing

March Beer FestivalsTwo fests are on tap for the month of March. First up is the Brews Best on March 14 from 1-6 p.m. Take note that it is Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Mar 1, 2015

What’s Cooking

Todd English P.U.B. at Crystals in CityCenter, from the four-time James Beard award-winning chef the pub is named for, has been serving up its version of elevated pub food Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Mar 1, 2015