July 2012

Found 2 blog entries for July 2012.

Nora's Cuisine on West Flamingo at Jones offers the sort of neighborhood atmosphere with great food that we don't find on every street corner in Vegas. From the minute you walk into Nora's Cuisine and smell the garlic, you know this is not one of those Americanized Italian restaurants.  The stack of pizza boxes waiting to be filled in the kitchen area make it obvious that they sell a lot of pizzas.  And we have loved their pie when we've had it, but they're much more than a pizza parlor. 

The restaurant opened in 1991.  It is a family owned business.  Gino & Nora Mauro opened with only 12 seats.  Over the years they've expanded and now their three sons are active in the business.  You can pick from a quieter dining area on the left side of the

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Las Vegas celebrates the fourth of July with its own unique style.  When I moved here ten years ago, I quickly discovered that the fireworks in this town are some of the best I've seen for the July 4th holiday.  While San Francisco does a beautiful show over the bay, it's all centralized in the one spot.  The show in Vegas is all over town. This year's fireworks will include the Northwest, with the master planned community of Providence hiring Pyrotecnico to do a 16 minute display to shows at Mission Hills Park in Henderson.  Other shows will be at the Station Casinos throughout the valley.  One of the reasons I find the fireworks in Las Vegas so spectacular is that they are spread all over town.  In addition to the shows that are planned by the

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