Heidi Knapp Rinella, Las Vegas Review-Journal

Heidi Knapp Rinella

Las Vegas Review-Journal

Las Vegas, NV, United States

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Recent articles by Heidi:

Las Vegas chefs have new gigs, businesses offer deals and more restaurant news

Two Cosmopolitan restaurants are offering free cocktails for locals, and two chains will mark upcoming holidays. → Read More

Ricardo’s Mexican Restaurant sign destined for Neon Museum

Bob Ansara, who owned the restaurant for over four decades in the valley, donated the sign for display. → Read More

John’s Incredible Pizza reimagines its buffet, welcomes families again

The family-friendly amusement center on Maryland Parkway changes business model; customers use phones or paper menus, order food to be delivered to their tables. → Read More

What’s new at several Las Vegas restaurants

Among the fun: a sushi takeout happy hour, a new restaurant on a resort’s pool deck and a winning lamb dish. → Read More

Las Vegas-area restaurants announce special Father’s Day menus

The Capital Grille and Grape Vine Cafe are among the restaurants offering Father’s Day family meals for curbside pickup. → Read More

Desert Breeze event launches food-truck series

Community Parking Lot Takeover plans three more events around the Las Vegas Valley this week. → Read More

Las Vegas casinos host 1st weekend visitors since shutdown — BLOG

Las Vegas casinos hosted weekend visitors Saturday for the first time since mid-March. Check back here throughout the day to see what’s happening on the Strip and at local casinos. → Read More

Southern Nevada locals casinos see traffic, but large crowds absent

Players, diners were in short supply on the second day of the gaming industry’s reopening. → Read More

Restaurants find ways to serve, improvise amid restrictions

Staff aren’t big fans of masks, and dining areas can operate at just half of capacity, but several spots say they’re cooking, coping. → Read More

List of reopened restaurants in the Las Vegas Valley

Las Vegas area restaurants continue to reopen for dine-in service. → Read More

Lotus of Siam’s original location reschedules reopening date

Commercial Center spot slates June 1 for opening restaurant for dine-in customers; the Original Lindo Michoacan will reopen Friday; all Omelet House locations have reopened. → Read More

Restaurant reopenings in the Las Vegas Valley

North Italia is now open for dine-in service, and Pampas Brazilian Grille will reopen Tuesday. → Read More

Las Vegas area restaurants continue to reopen

Honey Salt and Esther’s Kitchen plan to open to in-person dining on Friday; Olive Garden locations open. → Read More

More Las Vegas Valley restaurants announce reopening dates

Big B’s Texas BBQ, Mint Indian Bistro and Rachel’s Kitchen locations are among the restaurants that have already reopened. → Read More

Restaurants reopen, find no rush for new normal in Las Vegas

While some Southern Nevada restaurants reopened Saturday, the first day they were permitted to do so following the coronavirus shutdown, others were taking a cautious approach. → Read More

Some restaurants have announced reopening dates

The Blind Pig, 7th & Carson and Gaetano’s Ristorante are among the restaurants that have announced when they will reopen. → Read More

Some restaurants have announced reopening dates

The Blind Pig, 7th & Carson and Gaetano’s Ristorante are among the restaurants that have announced when they will reopen. → Read More

Ricardo’s still closing, but not without one final fiesta

Ricardo’s Mexican Restaurant, which has been a staple in Las Vegas for 40 years, will continue takeout until May 15, when it plans a closing part with a “socially-distanced” buffet. → Read More

Las Vegas restaurants’ sudden green light to reopen catches many by surprise

Eateries that have been closed for in-house dining since March 15 can reopen Saturday, but logistical challenges make that difficult for some. → Read More

Smith’s providing free coronavirus tests for employees

Supermarket’s parent company offers free COVID-19 testing, based on symptoms and medical need, with a mix of self-testing kits and drive-through testing sites. → Read More