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

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.

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  • The revitalization of the area has been projected for years. Naturally, we have ideas.

    The revitalization of the area has been projected for years. Naturally, we have ideas.

  • Long part of the university's V-Day tradition, the play will be produced on campus for the last time on Saturday.

    Long part of the university's V-Day tradition, the play will be produced on campus for the last time on Saturday.

  • Netflix says 46 percent of couples have “cheated” on one another by surreptitiously watching that next episode alone. Yep.

    Netflix says 46 percent of couples have “cheated” on one another by surreptitiously watching that next episode alone. Yep.

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

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

  • We're ready to start summer early this year. Are you?

    We're ready to start summer early this year. Are you?

  • Also: DJ Spider plays Light, Dillon Francis plays XS, DJ Mustard plays Marquee and many more.

    Also: DJ Spider plays Light, Dillon Francis plays XS, DJ Mustard plays Marquee and many more.

  • The California-bred DJ launched his Las Vegas club career at Wynn’s Tryst seven years ago.

    The California-bred DJ launched his Las Vegas club career at Wynn’s Tryst seven years ago.

  • The man behind Casa Fuente and the new Montecristo Cigar Bar at Caesars Palace has a new headquarters off the Strip.

    The man behind Casa Fuente and the new Montecristo Cigar Bar at Caesars Palace has a new headquarters off the Strip.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Also, catch Heat and Soul at Henderson Events Plaza and poet Morgan Parker at UNLV this week.

    Also, catch Heat and Soul at Henderson Events Plaza and poet Morgan Parker at UNLV this week.

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

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

  • If you’ve heard one Future project, you’ve heard them all.

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

  • The Australians plan to release four more studio LPs this year. Really.

    The Australians plan to release four more studio LPs this year. Really.

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

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

  • The indie group’s new LP is about a breakup: leader David Longstreth’s split with Amber Coffman.

    The indie group’s new LP is about a breakup: leader David Longstreth’s split with Amber Coffman.

  • Also: Nancy Whiskey’s back in town.
  • It’s by short story writer George Saunders—can we get him onboard?

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

  • Looking at her art, you probably wouldn’t guess she spent most of her life behind a computer monitor.

    Looking at her art, you probably wouldn’t guess she spent most of her life behind a computer monitor.

  • He changed costumes often, but it would have been a fun set even with my eyes closed.

    He changed costumes often, but it would have been a fun set even with my eyes closed.

  • The three-night total: 77 songs, without a repeat. That’s how you take over a venue.

    The three-night total: 77 songs, without a repeat. That’s how you take over a venue.

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

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

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

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

  • The show is admirable, but as a drama, it falls short of its ambitions.

    The show is admirable, but as a drama, it falls short of its ambitions.

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

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

  • ‘I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore’ marks a promising directorial debut for Macon Blair.

    ‘I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore’ marks a promising directorial debut for Macon Blair.

  • Its dark, gruesome horrors mark a departure for Key and Peele’s Jordan Peele.

    Its dark, gruesome horrors mark a departure for Key and Peele’s Jordan Peele.

  • The no-dialogue gimmick focuses attention on the spare animation.

    The no-dialogue gimmick focuses attention on the spare animation.

  • The celebrated chef’s Japanese restaurant at MGM Grand offers adventure for all.

    The celebrated chef’s Japanese restaurant at MGM Grand offers adventure for all.

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

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

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

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

  • SoCal transplant Matt Meyer tosses Asian and Latin flavors into the mix of a massive menu.

    SoCal transplant Matt Meyer tosses Asian and Latin flavors into the mix of a massive menu.

  • At $2 or less per, you can get a filling meal for a few bucks.

    At $2 or less per, you can get a filling meal for a few bucks.