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ARIEL MALONE WINS HELL’S KITCHEN

Ariel Malone and Gordon Ramsay Las Vegas

Ariel Malone and Gordon Ramsay

Gordon Ramsay crowned Ariel Malone, a country club chef from Hackensack, NJ, as the winner of the 15th season of Hell’s Kitchen. “I’m living proof that hard work and believing in yourself can make dreams come true,” says Malone. “I’m happy that I get to make a living doing what I love.” Ramsay has high praise for Malone: “Throughout the competition, Ariel demonstrated that she was both a leader and a true powerhouse in the kitchen. She proved to be creative, ambitious and quick on her feet, no matter what was thrown her way.” Malone has accepted a Head Chef position at BLT Steak at Bally’s Las Vegas.

BLT Steak
Bally’s Las Vegas
Reservations: (702) 967-7258

SHOWTIME AT MR CHOW

Best Restaurant in Las Vegas MR CHOW

MR CHOW

MR CHOW is more than dinner. It’s an experience. “We base our philosophy on theater. We want to entertain you from the minute you walk in,” explains restaurateur and artist Michael Chow. And they do. Before even arriving in the elegant, stark-white dining room, guests are greeted in the champagne lounge featuring Jeff Koons’ “Balloon Venus” sculpture. Overhead, a domed kinetic sculpture called “The Moon” moves and twists, while staff members put on presentations of their own: roaming champagne and dessert trolleys, a chef hand-pulling noodles, and servers decanting wine, filleting sole and slicing crisp Beijing duck tableside. But the real star, of course, is the food. Specialty items include chicken satay, green prawns and those hand-pulled noodles.

MR CHOW
Caesars Palace
Reservations: (702) 731-7888

Martoranos Home Cooking Las Vegas

Martoranos

MARTORANO’S

HOME COOKING ON THE LAS VEGAS STRIP
Martorano’s is what happens when a tough-talking cook from South Philly brings his Italian attitude and family recipes to a room with a real vintage Vegas vibe. Walk in and you’re likely to hear Frank Sinatra on the speakers and see mob flicks like Casino playing on television screens. In this lively space, Steve Martorano dishes out a crisp eggplant stack that resembles the Leaning Tower of Pisa, monstrous meatballs with gravy (don’t call it sauce) served with a dab of ricotta cheese, and linguine with white clam sauce that will have you coming back for seconds.

Martorano’s
Paris Las Vegas
Reservations: (702) 946-4656

About The Author

Ryan Slattery grew up in Boston. It wasn’t until he moved to Las Vegas in 2003 that the city’s sports teams started winning championships—eight since he left. Now, he’s only allowed back to visit. Ryan is the managing editor of Vegas Player magazine and also writes about travel, entertainment and dining for a number of national publications.

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