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Hops & Harvest
Hops & Harvest
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"Welcome back, Mr. Ogden. We have missed you," says Max Jacobson at Vegas Seven of Bradley Ogden's new Hops & Harvest at Tivoli Village.

He says the entrees are reflective of the products used to make them, for example, the bone-in prime rib eye came from a farm in Oregon, the pan-roasted wild King salmon and the summer vegetable hash "would have been interesting even without the slow-cooked farm egg, shaved Parmesan and crispy sage toppings."

He also enjoyed the mini-Dungeness crab sliders and the heirloom tomato salad with Maytag bleu cheese.

Al Mancini at CityLife rolls into Rollin Smoke Barbeque, the new joint on Highland Drive. While he's tried the proteins including spare ribs, chicken, pulled pork and hot links, he says "they all arrived at my table drenched in barbecue sauce. The house sauce is good here, if a bit too sweet for my taste. But that isn't the point. Any sauce, no matter how good, tends to overpower the beautiful smokiness of the meat." [CL]

Brock Radke at Las Vegas Weekly says that despite the name change, Royal India Bistro's menu at the Rio didn't change. "The menu hasn't changed much — it's still loaded with familiar northern Indian dishes. But the restaurant is much lighter and more casual, with added booths and new windows overlooking the pool." [LVW]

Las Vegas Review-Journal "restaurant critic" Heidi Knapp Rinella hits a new all-time low not only reviewing The Egg & I on Sahara Avenue but giving it an A-. Feel free to drop your opinions on this in the comments. [LVRJ]

Hops & Harvest

450 S. Rampart Blvd., Las Vegas, NV