Heidi Knapp Rinella, Las Vegas Review-Journal

Heidi Knapp Rinella

Las Vegas Review-Journal

Las Vegas, NV, United States

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Past articles by Heidi:

Nevada agriculture larger and more diverse than many think

Nevada has about 3,350 farms, of which 179 are in Clark County, growing crops like garlic, onions, apples, mushrooms and herbs and producing cattle and milk. → Read More

Dining and lounge ‘igloos’ give guests an outdoor option

Tent-like structures augment al-fresco offerings at Esther’s Kitchen and Green Valley Ranch and are wildly popular with guests, operators say. → Read More

Dining ‘igloos’ give restaurant guests an outdoor option

Tent-like structures augment al-fresco offerings at Esther’s Kitchen, Red Rock Resort and Green Valley Ranch and are wildly popular with guests, operators say. → Read More

New restaurants from big names coming in 2022

NFL greats, celebrity chefs and reality stars are set to open new Las Vegas restaurants in 2022. → Read More

New restaurant chain coming; others offer popups, new brunches

Brother chefs Bryan and Michael Voltaggio plan a Bellagio popup, while other restaurants announce new brunches, and an additional location for L.A.-based Top Round. → Read More

Another hot chicken venture to open Friday on the Strip

Dave’s Hot Chicken, which got its start as a popup, serves chicken tenders, sliders and tender-slider combos at six levels of heat, as well as a no-spice version. → Read More

Pinkbox moving to new Henderson location this month

Pinkbox Doughnuts is moving — at least, its Henderson location is. And the new spot will have a drive-thru. → Read More

Another NFL great announces plans for Strip restaurant

Emmitt’s, from Pro Football Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith — the league’s all-time leading rusher — is to be a 30,000-square-foot, two-level space overlooking the Strip. → Read More

Las Vegas welcomes the era of the food court

Food halls and courts are more numerous on the Strip than in years past, and experts say the shift is driven by customers looking for more variety and value. → Read More

The Cake Boss’ new joint, plus Bobby Flay, holiday events and more

A number of restaurant openings are announced, including additional spots from Buddy Valastro and Bobby Flay, while others announce a variety of holiday events. → Read More

Las Vegas restaurants plan special Hanukkah menus

Hanukkah, the eight-day Jewish festival of light, begins Sunday and concludes Dec. 6, and a number of local restaurants will celebrate with special menus. → Read More

Burgeoning Las Vegas restaurant scene getting 6 new additions

New Las Vegas restaurants include I Heart Mac & Cheese, Terrace Mediterranean, Saffron Vegetarian Eatery, Boom Bang Fine Food & Cocktails, Harlo and soon Carversteak. → Read More

Where to eat Thanksgiving dinner in Las Vegas

Las Vegas restaurants offer a variety of menus — from traditional to exotic — for Thanksgiving Day dining. → Read More

Jonas Brothers family to open restaurant on Strip

Nellie’s Southern Kitchen, named for the Jonas Brothers’ great-grandmother, will evoke their North Carolina roots with chicken and dumplings, pimento cheese and more. → Read More

Free, discounted food and drink offers for Veterans Day

Southern Nevada restaurants and bars are offering free and discounted food and drink to veterans and active members of the military on Veterans Day Nov. 11. → Read More

Caviar Bar to debut at Resorts World in December

Caviar Bar, from Michelin-starred chef Shaun Hergatt, will carry the precious fish eggs by wholesale or in a variety of dishes, plus fresh seafood and wagyu beef. → Read More

Historic Pioneer Saloon’s new owners planning weekend parties

Pioneer Saloon, a Goodsprings landmark that opened in 1913, has had a change in ownership and improvements including new kitchen and restrooms are planned. → Read More

Siblings brew up North Las Vegas’ first brewery

North 5th Brewing Co. is scheduled to open in December in the former Elite Restoration warehouse at 60 W. Mayflower Ave., near Cheyenne Avenue and Commerce Street. → Read More

Raiders fans who prefer grapes to hops get top-notch service

Former model and actress Sandra Taylor, a certified sommelier, provides her services to suite holders on the 150 Level at Las Vegas Raiders’ Allegiant Stadium. → Read More

New restaurant brings Mexican coastal cuisine to Wynn Las Vegas

Casa Playa, which is only the second Mexican restaurant in the history of Wynn Las Vegas, specializes in grilled seafood similar to that served on Mexico’s coasts. → Read More