Soul food in Las Vegas: An appreciation of the most comforting cuisine

February 23rd, 2017

For a young city still blooming in the desert, Las Vegas has some deep soul-food roots.

  • A&E

    The annual charity event, now in its fifth year, raises money for communities in need.

  • Industry Weekly

    The 19-year-old Norwegian phenom kicks off his North American tour at the Wynn nightclub.

  • Industry Weekly

    The Palazzo bistro has a lot to offer, including a quiet and fantastic deal at the bar.

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    The born-and-raised Las Vegas DJ is a big Major Lazer fan.

  • Music

    Inspired by Adams’ divorce from Mandy Moore, most of the songs are melancholy and downbeat.

  • Print

    It’s by short story writer George Saunders—can we get him onboard?

  • Industry Weekly

    The Tuscany bar offers a treasure trove of brews along with cocktails and food.

  • Film

    For a show called ‘Taken,’ there’s shockingly little taking.

  • Music

    Is you’ve heard one Future project, you’ve heard them all.

  • A&E

    Find these retail jewels from Buffalo Exchange to Dinosaurs & Roses.

  • Intersection

    Not only is ax-chucking a thing outside of lumberjack circles, it has spread to Las Vegas, because Las Vegas.

  • Industry Weekly

    The Backstreet Boys and Ricky Martin join the big-name production boom.

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  • The Artisan Hotel

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  • SG Bar, 9580 W. Flamingo Road, Las Vegas, NV 89147

    Elevate your night with delicious tapas, pizzas and drinks from $5 daily, 5 p.m.-7 p.m. and midnight-4 a.m. Call 702-320-4700 for more information.

  • Intersection

    The effort to replace the Las Vegas Club and surrounding spaces will keep neon legends like Vegas Vickie.

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    The $600 package includes a Taco Bell garter, sauce packet bouquet and, yes, 12 tacos.

  • Industry Weekly

    Pair chilaquiles with an icy Dos Equis or blood orange margarita.

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  • Industry Weekly

    Jennifer Lopez is back on the Strip for her resident show at Axis this month.

  • Industry Weekly

    “Are you overcome with my talent, or just astonished that I’m here?” Chef joked after arriving onstage in typical grand fashion.

  • A&E

    The busy Chicago-born comedian returns to the Aces of Comedy series at the Mirage this week.

  • Intersection

    Among the additions to the area: More buildings and facilities, more retail and housing—and more doctors.

  • Fine Art

    Vanessa and Elena Skye’s gallery, nestled within the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace, has distinguished itself from its neighbors with its local roots.

  • Dining

    The man behind Soyo, Oyshi and other southwest favorites is bringing Korean-Chinese food to the neighborhood.

  • A&E

    The Strip is just the beginning of fantastic local photo ops.

  • Music

    The California goth-punk veterans are an efficient hard-rock machine, as they proved over the course of 70 minutes.

  • Reviews

    Chabuya’s seafood-forward menu rewards adventurous and risk-averse diners.

  • A&E

    The comic actor re-channels David Brent for Life on the Road.

  • Intersection

    The eastside neighborhood is the first in Clark County to earn the distinction.

  • Dining

    Chef de cuisine James Richards pulled out all the stops for students and teachers visiting from his alma mater.

  • Industry Weekly

    The new bar and lounge feels like a hybrid of Mad Men and The Jetsons.

  • Industry Weekly

    "You have to believe in something more than product or money. There’s got to be a deeper meaning."

  • Intersection

    The local historian discusses his exhaustively researched account of the queer experience in Las Vegas and elsewhere in the state.

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    Published Thu, Feb 23, 2017 (12:01 a.m.)

    For a young city still blooming in the desert, Las Vegas has some deep soul-food roots.

  • A&E

    Published Thu, Feb 23, 2017 (midnight)

    The annual charity event, now in its fifth year, raises money for communities in need.

  • FeaturedAndre AgassiEducation

    Published Thu, Feb 16, 2017 (12:01 a.m.)

    Even before a surge in the later part of his tennis career, Agassi had set his course. He created a charitable foundation to improve the ...

  • Fine Art

    Published Thu, Feb 16, 2017 (midnight)

    Vanessa and Elena Skye’s gallery, nestled within the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace, has distinguished itself from its neighbors with its local roots.

  • Industry Weekly

    Published Thu, Feb 16, 2017 (midnight)

    "You have to believe in something more than product or money. There’s got to be a deeper meaning."

  • FeaturedLove & Sex 2017

    Published Thu, Feb 9, 2017 (midnight)

    The dating app has its perks and its problems.

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    Published Thu, Feb 9, 2017 (midnight)

    Example: We matched on Grindr two days ago, and he won’t stop messaging me. He’s being so extra.

  • FeaturedShoppingLove & Sex 2017

    Published Thu, Feb 9, 2017 (midnight)

    From a Sexy Truth or Dare game to the Love Is Art painting kit.

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    Published Thu, Feb 9, 2017 (midnight)

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    Published Thu, Feb 9, 2017 (midnight)

    When the big day evolves from pining for cheap jewelry to hiking with your love.

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    Published Thu, Feb 9, 2017 (midnight)

    If I don't like online dating, why am I still doing it?

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    Published Wed, Feb 8, 2017 (2 a.m.)

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    Published Tue, Feb 7, 2017 (4:14 p.m.)

    Du-Par’s restaurant at the Golden Gate in downtown Las Vegas abruptly closed its doors Tuesday evening, hours before it was expected to. By 6:30 p.m., ...

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    We’re not content with stadium seats and a massive screen anymore. The cinema experience is all about the extra dimensions and sensations.

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    Published Fri, Feb 3, 2017 (2 a.m.)

    In Las Vegas you can watch Sunday’s Super Bowl from a rooftop on the Strip or a nightclub dance floor. The most challenging part: Deciding ...

  • SportsSports BettingFeatured

    Published Thu, Feb 2, 2017 (12:01 a.m.)

    A Falcons’ victory on Sunday would make Atlanta the longest-shot champion in at least 20 years.

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    Published Thu, Feb 2, 2017 (midnight)

    Trans health care in Nevada is slowly improving, but it has a long way to go.