Tag: Las Vegas

Bob Barnes

Basilico Ristorante Italiano

Basilico is Italian for basil, an ingredient that is prominent in Italian cuisine. The restaurant located in the upscale master-planned Evora community comprised of residential and commercial spaces in southwest Las Vegas on Buffalo between Sunset and Patrick is about to celebrate its 1st anniversary, as it held its grand opening in May, 2023.

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Chef DeMarco, Las Vegas, NV
Bob Barnes

The Chefs Who Cook Las Vegas ~ William “Billy” DeMarco

Oftentimes the unsung heroes of a restaurant are the leaders of the kitchen, who are toiling behind the scenes to provide a pleasurable dining experience for the eatery’s patrons. In this series we shine a spotlight on talented, creative and unique individuals who have or are becoming the culinary superheroes of our city and what paths they have taken to establish themselves as rising and established gastronomic stars.

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A.D. Cook

Observations and Stories of Art, Love, Lifestyle, Las Vegas, and Beyond

If you’re a regular reader of this website’s posts and updates, you probably noticed a few changes and maybe even wonder what that is all about. While this site is predominately an art site featuring my artworks and backstories, it has always been more than that. In the two-plus decades since I started blogging, I’ve posted on many subjects dear to me, including art and art, food and beverage, cars and motorcycles, and the occasional tech-inspired writing.

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Mijo Modern Mexican Restaurant, Las Vegas, NV
Bob Barnes


Mijo is a Spanish term of endearment and after dining at this coastal Mexican restaurant at the newly-opened Durango Casino & Resort you’ll likely feel affection for this unique eatery. In addition, while the coastal theme is prevalent through an array of seafood on the menu, an added plus is the use of a wood-fired grill to add a touch of smoked BBQ flavors to the offerings.

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Surf and Turf at Joel's Chophouse Las Vegas
Bob Barnes

Joel’s Chophouse

Joel’s Chophouse is the epitome of elegance and sophistication, offering a lively atmosphere for unforgettable moments.

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