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Interesting Bread Foundation of Tasty Sandwiches at Spicy Pickle

Reviewer says sandwich shop offers tasty combinations on good bread.

Yes, the Spicy Pickle's pickles are spicy. I know you wanted to know.

Read more in the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Liberty High School Students Get Careers Cooking with Food Production

Liberty High School Students Get Careers Cooking with Food Production

By Tyler Parvin, Liberty High School


Students with a passion for cooking and catering will be pleased to hear about the food production class offered at Liberty High School.    

The program creates and serves the delicious food served at school events such as straight “A” luncheons, perfect attendance ceremonies, student of the month awards and sport banquets.

Not only does this class cook food for the numerous events held at Liberty, but they also help prepare students for a career outside the school walls.

“We do all of the videos and all the training for (our students’) health cards,” foods teacher and supervisor Lola Shipp said. “Hopefully by doing certification, it will help (students) get a job more easily in the future or even now.”

Frozen Snacking Pops Onto Scene

Frozen Snacking Pops Onto Scene

By Alyssa Laiacona, Liberty High School

Upon entering, it’s clear to see that Popped is not your average popcorn shop. The journey begins with a selection from over 15 unique flavors that range from salty, savory and sweet.

The three managing partners, Jean-Francois Chavanel, Zelma Iwatsubo and Olivier Morowati, came together through their jobs at the Eifel Tower Restaurant and used their culinary experience to develop flavors that one wouldn’t normally find in their average popcorn tin.

Although the flavors contain one-of-a-kind combinations (such as “Chicago”, combining caramel, white cheddar and nacho cheese), the best part hasn’t even begun; for each cup bought, there is the option to freeze the popcorn in liquid nitrogen at a temperature of -300° F. This liquid nitrogen instantly chills the popcorn on contact and creates a smoky effect, leaving your cup and mouth with a steamy or foggy appearance.

Free Pancakes Tuesday at Local IHOP Restaurants

Free Pancakes Tuesday at Local IHOP Restaurants

IHOP will serve up free pancakes throughout the valley Tuesday, with the hope diners will donate to charity in return.

For the seventh consecutive year, IHOP will offer a free short stack of its buttermilk pancakes from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. on National Pancake Day in an effort to raise awareness and funds for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

For every short stack served, customers are asked to make a donation. Donations made at IHOPs in the Las Vegas area will benefit the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals’ program at St. Rose Dominican Hospitals.

Miss Nevada Alana Lee will be on hand from 7 to 11 a.m. to flip and serve pancakes to guests at IHOP at 7490 S. Las Vegas Blvd in Las Vegas.

Other available locations include:

Spring Edition of Restaurant Week Launches Monday

An event that lets people enjoy a gourmet meal and help a charity is launching a spring edition for the first time. 

Las Vegas Restaurant Week starts Monday and goes through March 4. This spring more than 100 restaurants from around the valley will be offering special meal plans for a special price all to benefit Three Square. Some of the best restaurants in southern Nevada will be offering multi-course, prix fixe menus. The prices will be $20.12, $30.12 or $50.12 with a fixed portion of the money going to the charity.

Three Square works with food banks around the Las Vegas valley to provide food to those in need. The annual Restaurant Week expanded to include a spring edition because of its popularity.

Some of the restaurants participating include:

Bratalian Neapolitan Cantina Balances Tradition, Innovation

Reviewer: this restaurant does solid high-end Italian without being stuffy.

I have a great deal of respect and admiration -- sometimes extending to awe -- for extremely innovative chefs. The ability to incorporate products new to the market or to create new combinations can reveal laudable creativity. I can picture some of the most innovative chefs in their kitchens, wheels turning furiously, as they say something like, "Oooh, let's try scallops with mead and white chocolate!" -- which is something I actually had at a restaurant in Florida, and which was much better than in my wildest dreams I would've imagined. But I digress.

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal

Pizza Pizza!

Curtas: Two pizza entries rank better than the chains, but below the city's gold(en crust) standards.

If you follow ELV religiously — and let’s face it who doesn’t? — then you know he’s been on a pizza jag recently.

Read more at Eating Las Vegas