20 episodes

Las Vegas food and restaurant review with an attitude (and mohawk).

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Las Vegas food and restaurant review with an attitude (and mohawk).

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    Top of the Food Chain #050: The Key to Perfect BBQ At Home

    Top of the Food Chain #050: The Key to Perfect BBQ At Home

    Al and Executive Chef Casey Houghton (Lynyrd Skynrd BBQ & Beer), walks us through what it takes to make perfect baby back ribs, beef brisket, and sauces at home. (We only gained 3 pounds after this episode. We consider that a win.)



    * Visit Bread and Butter, LV. The best bakery in Las Vegas!



    * Al’s New Horizons

    * Guest: Casey Houghton

    * How to make perfect BBQ at home

    • 25 min
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    Top of the Food Chain #049: The Sweet Success of Opening Your Own Bakery

    Top of the Food Chain #049: The Sweet Success of Opening Your Own Bakery

    We continue our run of world-class chefs who left a high-profile job at a Strip property to open their own shop. For this episode of Top of the Food Chain, we sweeten things up with author and co-owner of Chocolate & Spice Bakery Megan Romano.



    * Visit Bread and Butter, LV. The best bakery in Las Vegas!



    * Vegas Uncork’d revisited

    * Guest: Megan Romano

    • 25 min
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    Top of the Food Chain #048: The Return of Vic Vegas

    Top of the Food Chain #048: The Return of Vic Vegas

    Our good friend (and unbelievably nice guy) Vic Vegas returns to Top of the Food Chain with a peek at what he’s been up to after having appeared on Food Network Star and Chopped All Stars.



    * Visit Bread and Butter, LV. The best bakery in Las Vegas!



    * Foie Gras: Should it be illegal

    * Guest: Vic Vegas

    • 24 min
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    Top of the Food Chain #047: Food of the Rising Sun

    Top of the Food Chain #047: Food of the Rising Sun

    You think Japanese food in Las Vegas is only sushi? Think again, as the city is going through what can be described as a Japanese food explosion. Al is joined by Martin Koleff, the stylist/consultant behind some of the towns hottest “alternative” Japanese restaurants.



    * Visit Bread and Butter, LV. The best bakery in Las Vegas!



    * Guest: Martin Koleff (Restaurant Stylist )

    * Types of Japanese Cuisine / Restaurants

    • 32 min
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    Las Vegas Fine Dining – Top of the Food Chain #046: Where’s The Beef . . . From?

    Las Vegas Fine Dining – Top of the Food Chain #046: Where’s The Beef . . . From?

    Al is joined by Stephen Hopcraft (Executive Chef STK, Food Network’s Chef vs City) on this week’s Top of the Food Chain. Together they discuss the variety of steak highlighting differences from American Select to Japanese Wagyu. They also note flavor contrasts between grass fed and corn fed beef and wrap up by giving us executive chef secrets to cooking a great steak at home.



    * Visit Bread and Butter, LV. The best bakery in Las Vegas!



    * Guest: Stephen Hopcraft (Executive Chef, STK )

    * Different types of steak

    * Flavor profiles of grass and corn fed beef

    * Executive Chef secrets to great steak at home

    • 39 min
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    Top of the Food Chain #045: From Robuchon to a Hair Salon?

    Top of the Food Chain #045: From Robuchon to a Hair Salon?

    Come listen to a story ’bout a man named Su, workin’ for Robuchon simply wouldn’t do, searched craigslist from dusk to dawn, finally opened Great Bao in a hair salon.



    * Visit Bread and Butter, LV. The best bakery in Las Vegas!



    * Guest: Sheridan Sun (Chef/Owner, Great Bao) )

    * Working for Robuchon

    * Opening Comme Ca

    * Going on his own: Great Bao

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

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6 Ratings

6 Ratings

Won't eat sushi ,

Informative and Fun

Al Mancini knows his foods! I learn something new each week, and that's makes each show worth watching.

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Excellent podcast for Vegas foodies

Al is a great host and I really enjoy the guest and I always learn something new on every podcast.

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