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Curtas: A Tale Of Two Italians

Curtas: A Tale Of Two Italians

Restaurant Critic John Curtas gives his opinion on two opposing Italian food places, one with a new home in Henderson.

It was the best of times (because Italian food has had a twenty year Renaissance), it was the worst of times (because it’s now ubiquitous), it was the age of wisdom (Mario Batali), it was the age of foolishness (Macaroni Grill’s authenticity), 


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Veloce Cibo Offers Wonderful View, Artfully Designed Dishes

Veloce Cibo Offers Wonderful View, Artfully Designed Dishes

The restaurant at M Resort offers a lot, according to one critic.

Go to Veloce Cibo for the view. But be sure to stay for the food.

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Dine Out Today to Benefit Children

Dine Out Today to Benefit Children

 

Eat out for a good cause today on International Children’s Day, as 13 local restaurants help mark the occasion.

They will participate in the Building Champions against the Odds Campaign to benefit Nevada Children’s Center (NCC) and commemorate International Children’s Day. Nevada Children’s Center takes part in the global commemoration of children though the Campaign.

These area restaurants have pledged to donate between 10-20 percent of revenue to Nevada Children’s Center, but you must bring a flyer available at www.nccenter.org with you to qualify for the donation.

The Campaign will help NCC in its mission to empower young victims of abuse, neglect, and mental afflictions by providing therapeutic day treatment, behavior modification, and in-home parenting resources in partnership with foster care and child protective advocates and agencies.

Tiny Buon Gusto a Hidden Gem

An Italian restaurant just outside Anthem has only a handful of tables.

Doing a little research on Buon Gusto after receiving a tip, I noted that the restaurant is more than 10 years old and wondered why in the world it hadn't shown up on my radar all this time.

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Old New York Slice at METRO PIZZA

Old New York Slice at METRO PIZZA

Perfect pie for people craving the New York style slice.

If you’ve ever have a hankerin’ for a slice of old New York pizza — and let’s face it who hasn’t? — then only one pie in Las Vegas really fills that bill: the Old New York Pizza at Metro Pizza. Owners John and Sam Arena take understandable pride in their array of styles and techniques, and take great pains to duplicate the tastes of their youth…back when they were two yutes.

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Henderson Fire Receives New Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Henderson Fire Receives New Carbon Monoxide Detectors

The Henderson Fire Department owns three new high-tech carbon monoxide sensors thanks to the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation.

The department recently received the sensors, valued at more than $13,000, as part of a presentation at the Firehouse Subs location on South Eastern Avenue.

The Rad 57 detectors are capable of identifying carbon monoxide in the blood stream by using a non-invasive sensor that fits snuggly on the finger. This detection of the highly poisonous gas allows for immediate treatment and risk assessment.

Each Firehouse Subs restaurant recycles leftover, five-gallon pickle buckets and sells them to customers for $2. Donation canisters on register counters explain the non-profit’s mission and collect spare change.

In 2005, Firehouse Subs created the non-profit Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation, with the mission to provide funding, live-saving equipment and educational opportunities to aid first-responders.

Police Put Down Badges and Pick Up Serving Trays

Police Put Down Badges and Pick Up Serving Trays

 

Tip-a-Cop and help the Special Olympics.

Police will being turning in their badges for serving trays for the annual Tip-a-Cop event to benefit the Special Olympics. The officers from Metro, North Las Vegas, Nevada Highway Patrol, Henderson Police, even School Police will be working as waiters at Applebee’s around the valley to raise money for the charity. Last year's event raise more than $35,000 dollars.

Special Olympics is a free, year-round sports training for children and adults with developmental disabilities.

Dinner service starts at 5 o’clock until 9 o’clock tonight. Here’s a list of the participating restaurants and law enforcement agencies:

500 N. Nellis, Metro Northeast  Area Command

1635 W. Craig Rd., North Las Vegas Police

2070 N. Rainbow, Metro Northwest Area Command   

3501 S. Rainbow, Metro Enterprise Area Command