Vegas Goodbye...Week 4 / by Krista Boivie

I am glad that I managed to get to Mount Charleston this week, due to the fires that began a few days later.  I had never driven through the canyons and it was a beautiful evening. The pictures are of Kyle Canyon and Deer Creek areas.

Now onto the food...

  • Restaurant:  Lucilles Smokehouse
  • Location: 2245 Village Walk Dr  Henderson
  • Ordered: Biscuits (appetizer), BBQ Half Chicken and Two Meat Platter

Review: Due to the size of the portions, my brother and I decided to split one meal.  The biscuits with the apple butter were so delicious I could have easily just eaten them and nothing else.  The BBQ  meat was perfectly smoked and juicy.  The chicken was tender and perfect, but my favorite meat was the beef brisket.  We were so focused enjoying our meal that we forgot to try their three signature sauces.  Their strawberry lemonade was also the right balance of sweet and tart...however I was stunned that they were $5 a piece.

  • Restaurant:  Novecento Pizzeria
  • Location: 5705 Centennial Center Blvd Suite #170, Las Vegas
  • Ordered: Chopped Salad, Margherita Pizza, Pistachio Gelto (dessert)

Review: I forgot to take pictures during my meal and so my one little picture is of my leftover pizza.  Chef Marc of Parma fame opened Novecento Pizzeria to be a casual dining experience for his customers.  I met a college buddy for lunch, and we had the pleasure of meeting Chef Marc. Before we ordered he educated us on true Neapolitan Pizza.  I am a huge fan of Settebello Pizzeria, which is also authentic Neopolitan Pizza, and has a few locations in town. I found Novecento pizza to be just as good.  Pizza is one of my favorite foods and I could eat it for every meal.  If you happen to be up in the north part of town check it out.

  • Restaurant:  Wine 5 Cafe
  • Location: 3250 N Tenaya Ave, Ste 110, Las Vegas
  • Ordered: Samosa (appetizer), Seared Salmon and Nairobi Pork Chops

Review: Wine 5 Cafe is a Kenyan-US-French fusion restaurant.  The interior looks like a French cafe and the menu offers a large variety of traditional American cuisine with a Kenyan and French twist.  The samosa was spicy and a huge hearty portion.  I really enjoyed both the salmon and the pork chops.  The chops had an interesting spice in the gravy that was very pleasant.  I am usually hesitant about ethnic foods, but this was a great little restaurant tucked away in the north part of town.