Everything's coming up roses for Hops & Harvest, Bradley Ogden's new restaurant at Tivoli Village.
Brock Radke at Las Vegas Weekly rehashes what's on the menu and says, "This is as comfortable as neighborhood dining gets in Las Vegas. If you live near Rampart and Charleston, congratulations to you." [LVW]
Al Mancini at CityLife recommends the crispy polenta bites, summer vegetable hash and the grilled chicken breast with arugula and mustard caper vinaigrette. He also says the burger here "is a bit simpler, served without cheese, and with lettuce, red onions, green tomato and a house-made sauce on the side," and not the same as the infamous version Ogden fashioned at his former eponymous restaurant at Caesars Palace. "Nonetheless, the patty and the house-made bun are as good as I remember." [CL]
Erik Chudy at Vegas Burger Blog isn't as impressed with the Hops & Harvest burger. "Overall the burger is really good, but just not stand-out great. A few minimal, really good flavors don't necessarily come together to make a fantastic burger, and this is a perfect example to me." He gives it an 82 out of 100. [VBB]
Max Jacobson at Vegas Seven discovers Juan's Flaming Fajitas & Cantina on West Tropicana Avenue. "Let's stop all the grousing about our lack of good neighborhood Mexican joints," he writes. While he says the food here is under-spiced, "it's clear the kitchen is playing to Anglos. But the food is consistently good and fairly priced." [VS]
Heidi Knapp Rinella at the Las Vegas Review-Journal reviews The Pasta Shop Ristorante & Art Gallery in Henderson, giving it A's across the board. Her pluses: "Great food in a soothing environment." Her minuses: "I can't think of a thing." [LVRJ]