The Chef Takeover

"I need to have on me all the time."

The spoon obsession

November 10th, 2011

"I need to have on me all the time."

  • Chef Takeover

    An RM Seafood cocktail inspired by a Frankie Moreno tune.

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    "You don’t crave healthy things. You crave things that are devious ..."

  • Chef Takeover

    Rick Giffen wishes he'd come up with Blue Ribbon's decadent fried rice.

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    Before he cooks, Hubert Keller draws his dishes.

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    When you think you're done, you're definitely not.

  • Chef Takeover

    Lotus of Siam chef Saipin Chutima talks all kinds of delicious.

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    'You know you’re in the same industry sometimes, but the thought, the execution ...'

  • Chef Takeover

    Running a mobile restaurant has its downsides.

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    KoMex's Sonny Yi makes dishes he wants to eat.

  • Chef Takeover

    Where the chefs go to stock up on the classics.

  • Chef Takeover

    After work sometimes you just need a dark corner and a strong drink.

  • Chef Takeover

    'You need to have an ongoing discussion with your customers.'

  • Chef Takeover

    The first food Guy Savoy fell in love with was the artichoke.

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    What the chef of Settebello likes out of the oven.

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    Sear those flavors in.

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    'We never stop experimenting and trying new things, and we let the market dictate what we’ll do.'

  • Chef Takeover

    When Luciano Pellegrini cooks at home, he follows his wife's directions.

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    The homeless are just added ambiance.

  • Chef Takeover

    Home meets farm for pastry chef Doug Taylor.

  • Intersection

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

  • Intersection

    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.

  • FeaturedAndre AgassiEducation

    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 ...

  • 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.

  • Music

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

  • 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.

  • A&E

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

  • Reviews

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

  • Intersection

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

  • Industry Weekly

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

  • Dining

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

  • Intersection

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

  • Music

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