San Diego chef wins $100K in global cook-off

Ricardo Heredia, the former executive chef at South Park’s Alchemy Restaurant, beat out 400 other chefs from around the world Tuesday night to win the $100,000 grand prize at the 2014 World Food Champion in Las Vegas. The contest was the finale of the 2014 World Food Championships, which drew 25,000 foodies a day to a seven-day competition in downtown Las Vegas. As winner of the 2014 Bacon World Championship … Read the rest

Holidays in Las Vegas

November 20, 2014

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LAS VEGAS –  Police in Thailand are looking for two Americans with ties to Las Vegas accused of attempting to ship packages containing a preserved baby’s head and other human body parts to the United States. Bangkok cops say the objects were stolen. Answers to five questions in the case: WHO IS SOUGHT? ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Ryan McPherson, 31, of Las Vegas, and Daniel Tanner, 33, of Henderson, are sought on … Read the rest

Kelli Fairchild-Cochran of Vallejo won $10,000 Sunday in the World Champion Sandwich classification at the World Food Championships in Las Vegas in that ends today with the selection of a World Food Champion. The “Final Table” competition today pits champions in nine categories: barbecue, chili, burger, sandwich, recipe, dessert, bacon, pasta and seafood. Judging is agreed to be scheduled between 4-6 p.m. today. The winner takes home $100,000. Fairchild-Cochran’s Kelli’s … Read the rest

Thousands expected at homeless aid event in Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Lines are forming at a downtown Las Vegas conference center where planners expect to assist thousands of homeless people during a day-long event offering food, clothing, grooming, transportation, job readiness, child care and veteran services. Wednesday’s 24th annual yearly Project Homeless Connect event is expected to draw up to 3,000 people and dozens of aid organizations at Cashman Center. It’s hosted by the Southern Nevada Regional … Read the rest

Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) November 18, 2014 Leading wedding and reception planners Always & Forever Weddings and Receptions is announcing a special 20% off their very popular Las Vegas ceremony and reception wedding packages when customers allude “pay in full” when booking their special day. For couples not wanting to pay in full, they can still receive 10% off the price when mentioning “weekly special.” Always & Forever is known … Read the rest

By Cy Ryan (contact) Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014 | 4:14 p.m. Carson City —  Articles on gaming licenses: A food mart in Las Vegas, caught selling stolen cigarettes to customers, has agreed to have its state gaming license revoked. The Nevada Gaming Control Board and Quick Stop Food Mart, owned 60 % by Bharat Vasant Patel, filed a stipulation Tuesday in which the restricted slot machine license will be surrendered. … Read the rest

Winter Haven’s Sweet Smoke Q was crowned World Barbecue Champion at the World Food Championships in Las Vegas on Monday. The Sweet Smoke Q team now will go on to compete at today’s Final Table, facing eight other classification champions for $100,000 and the ultimate World Food Champion title. The third annual yearly World Food Championships features 400 of the world’s best cooks and chefs, competing in a tournament-style format … Read the rest

Strip Scribbles: New ‘Late Night Chef Fight’; ‘Where Are They Now?’ with Robin Leach

Courtesy Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top and Marklen Kennedy at Hyde Bellagio on Jan. 3, 2012. By Robin Leach (contact) Monday, Nov. 17, 2014 | 6 p.m. Mary Owen Laila Ali punches Shelley Burton. For the past three years, chefs from the back of the house have fought one another alongside managers from the front of the house. The battles took place in a normal brawl at Tommy Rocker’s late … Read the rest