The Orleans Hotel and Casino is continuing to raise its restaurant options with events and new openings.

The Orleans Hotel and Casino has become a very attractive and affordable place to stay, play and dine in Las Vegas. The newly opened Bailiwick is a gastropub that is fun, interactive with pool tables for those who enjoy friendly competition. 

 Have a pint or cocktail and enjoy live bands as well as tap takeovers from many of your favorite breweries. Bailiwick’s social hour with bite-sized dishes, specialty cocktails, and 40 beers on draft is the ideal place to spend a late afternoon and into the evening. 

Alder & Birch has been a favorite from its inception. Renowned Justin Vineyards featured specially-selected wines paired with a mouthwatering four-course dinner menu that we could not resist. The dinner certainly got off on the right foot when a delightful shrimp, oyster and cold lobster medallion dish arrived at our table with a Justin Sauvignon Blanc to add to the experience.

 From the sea we went to the earth with a rich portabella mushroom napoleon, grilled vegetables, goat cheese, orange and tomato salsa and truffle oil that paired exquisitely with the Justin Cabernet Sauvignon. 

Our final main course was a gastronomic combination of pleasing flavors. Tournedos featuring center-cut medallions of beef tenderloin, roasted bone marrow with foie gras butter, vegetable bundle, garlic crostini and chimichurri were an exemplary combination with the robust Justin Savant Red Blend.

 You can never forget the cannolis. Guests finished in grand style with traditional miniature cannolis served on a cannoli cake with raspberry and crème anglaise sauces, mixed berries and Chantilly. These decadent delights married impeccably with full bodied Justin Chardonnay.

Boyd Gaming is raising the bar with renovations and additions within their properties. What’s happening at The Orleans Hotel and Casino is just a small sample of surprising upgrades. Guests can trust that good things have just begun and Boyd gaming is going forward to greater changes with more venues, specialty dinners, entertainment and gaming.

Boteco and Grgich Wines Provide The Perfect Combination For An Exceptional Evening.

Boteco is a convivial dining venue where owners Marcus & Alessandra Fortunato have fashioned a lovely and inviting space to sip and savor. The thoughtful menu is sure to please even the most discriminating diner. 

Boteco is all about shareable plates with flavors from around the world created with seasonal and fresh ingredients. Boteco or Botequim is from Brazil meaning a casual meeting place for friends and family. Small bites or Petiscos is what it is all about here and wine tasting events have assembled a dedicated following.

On our visit it was a very special occasion: a celebration of legendary winemaker Mike Grgich’s 95th birthday with wines paired alongside Boteco’s distinctive dishes. Mike Grgich is a foremost winemaking pioneer who first gained international recognition at the “Paris Tasting” of 1976. Judges were shocked when they had chosen the 1973 Chateau Montelena Chardonnay, crafted by Grgich, in a blind tasting as the finest white wine in the world. We were eager to begin our culinary journey with Grgich’s exceptional wines.

Plates in front and glasses ready, the first course arrived to our delight. A rich tomato and mushroom salad harmoniously paired with the 2014 Grgich Hills Estate Fume Blanc. 

The next course of Coquilles St. Jacques Gratinées au Vin Blanc married with the 2013 Grgich Hills Estate Chardonnay exceptionally well. Veal Involtini and Euro buttered mashed potatoes with the 2013 Grgich Hills Estate Merlot had the evening ending on a perfect note. 

"Every day do your best, learn something new, and make a friend,” wrote Miljenko "Mike" Grgich. We could not agree more as we raised a glass and a fork in gratitude to great American wines. For future wine events go to

595 Craft and Kitchen Celebrates Its One Year Anniversary With Rare Brews.

Locally owned restaurants are our go to when looking to celebrate entrepreneurship from the cities incredible culinary talent off the famed Las Vegas Strip.   

 We first met owners Chris Holding and Van-Alan Nguyen most a year before they opened their successful venue.  After talking with them over drinks we could feel their passion for craft beer and desire to provide a restaurant that provides a haven for people to come together, enjoy unique Asian cusine and of course a cold brew. 

“We hope to energize the community in joining us to support the independent brewers who pour their heart and soul into every batch of beer they brew” they said.

A perfect example of their home-grown relationships is when the bar and restaurant partnered with local brewery Joseph James to unveil the brewery’s 10th anniversary beer along with a handful of rare sours and stouts. This epic experience let us experience some great craft beers and just plain have a good time.

In addition to a huge selection of local and rare craft beers,  sink your teeth into a very traditional Signature Banh Mi. This Honey Soy Glazed BBQ Pork, cucumber, pickled veggies ,  cilantro, jalapeño mayo and rich maggi will have you coming back again and again. A personal favorite, the Furikake Tuna Burger with fresh baby arugula, scallion oil, tomato, shiitake and aioli is hard for us to pass up. 
For those who need a boost after a long night, their Hangover Fries with a chopped burger patty, sharp American, bacon, fried Onion, pickled fresno chilis, scallion and fry Sauce is the perfect way to get your day started right. 

It’s always a pleasure to watch a restaurant grow from its inception into a busy, popular place.  Chris Holding Van-Alan Nguyen and their staff have taken their time and done it right.

Bledsoe Family Winery Opens Its Walla Walla Winery At The Box Factory Location.

Not long-ago Drew Bledsoe was throwing touchdowns in the NFL. Shortly after his retirement in 2007,  they planted their first vineyard. ...

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