Fogo De Chao opens in Downtown LA

Now, whenever you need your endless meat fix, you can skip the drive to Beverly Hills and head down to Fogo De Chao’s new DTLA location. We checked out their grand opening to partake in their parade of protein.

As with all great AYCEs, the Market Table has more than just lettuce and ranch dressing. Cold cuts include a smoked salmon, Brazilian hearts of palm, an aged manchego cheese that has an interesting fruity note to it, prosciutto and more. Read More


Gordon Ramsay Steak – Las Vegas

All signs point to yes with Chef Gordon Ramsay’s first property in Las Vegas, Gordon Ramsay Steak.  Steak houses with a modern design and a celebrity name has been the model for a successful Vegas restaurant, but Ramsay is bringing something new to the table, an iPad. Chef Ramsay insists, after refusing to hold one of his dishes to the camera for a photo op, that, “I’m not about the cheese. So I’m not gonna do it.” This feeling rings through the restaurant with his honest and sentimental description of the food, drink, and design of his latest project.  Read More


Sitting down with The Grand Wok’s Executive Chef Bill Chan

Before ending up on the Vegas Strip, Chef Bill Chan was cooking in Hong Kong when the territory was still under British sovereignty in 1979. Now, 33 years later, Bill is now the man in command of the kitchen at The Grand Wok restaurant inside the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino serving up traditional Cantonese, Japanese, Thai, Korean and Vietnamese cuisine. Not to be misconstrued as fusion, but an expansive menu selection ranging from Dim Sum-style dishes, sashimi, Pad Thai, to Hainanese chicken rice. We caught up with Executive Chef Bill Chan after a bustling lunch service and spoke to him about working at the MGM Grand, his past and being the Vice President of the American Chinese Chef Association. Read More