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The Worst Burger in Town

It's quite safe to say John Curtas is not a fan of one national burger chain.

There are probably a few dives and badly-run family restaurants out there who cook a cheaper, more tasteless product than Five Guys, but for sheer, over-hyped, under-seasoned and un-melted blandness, nothing beats this bastard ...

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Old School Pizzeria Serving Slices of Heaven

Critic: former upscale restaurant owner going back to his roots and doing it well.

I should have known that something as ostensibly simple as garlic knots wouldn't be so simple if it came out of Giovanni Mauro's kitchen.

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal

New Tropical Smoothie Location Offers Contest for Kids


Tropical Smoothie Cafe will be opening a new location in North Las Vegas and is holding a contest exclusively for North Las Vegas schools.

Starting on opening day, which is December 17, through December 21, the North Las Vegas school with the most students to visit the new location at Craig Road and Commerce Street during that first week will get a $500 cash donation from the cafe. All students have to do is let the cashier know their school, when placing an order.

There will also be specials for everyone on opening day, including 99-cent smoothies all day through 11 p.m.  

Critic: LOS MOLCAJETES Remains Magnifico

Critic: LOS MOLCAJETES Remains Magnifico

Restaurant critic John Curtas says food is top-notch even with new chef and owner.

We at ELV don’t get to northeastern Las Vegas very much these days, but when we do, there is only one place we want to eat: Los Molcajetes.

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Restaurant Expanding Inside Station Casinos

Restaurant Expanding Inside Station Casinos

A popular Mexican restaurant is expanding into three new Station Casinos’ properties.

Cabo Mexican Restaurant will open additional locations at Sunset Station, Boulder Station and Aliante Station. The restaurants are set to open by September 29. With the new locations, there will be a new menu with expanded combo meals, guacamole made tableside, and seven new entrees.

The place will keep its popular all-you-can-eat tacos. To celebrate the opening, all Mexican restaurants in every Station Casinos property will offer the deal. Days of the week and times the special is available will vary by restaurant.

Review: Jerry's Famous Coffee Shop

Critic John Curtas actually finds a working-class haunt he likes at Jerry's Nugget.

People are always complaining to ELV by saying things like: “You’re such a snob. Why are you so elitist?” To which ELV replies: “So what’s your point?”

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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