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Susan Feniger on Developing Her Mexican Palate; No L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon for Houston

Border Grill
Border Grill
Amelinda B Lee

Border Grill’s Susan Feniger writes about how she went from a Toledo, Ohio, kid who could only get Taco Bell for Mexican food to owner of Mexican restaurants with her business partner Mary Sue Milliken. She talks about staff meals of Mexican fare and a tiny restaurant in LA called Anelcy’s that shaped her palate, followed by her first trip to Mexico in 1983 when the duo stayed with a friend’s mother and sampled food. “…we stopped at stands trying everything we’d never heard of: huaraches, gorditas, empanadas, panuchos, esquite, tamales, finishing everything with fruit liquado or fresh squeezed juice (way before Jamba was on the scene).” Kind of a cool look back, but Feniger talks about how some of the new flavors made their way into the Forum Shops at Caesars location of Border Grill. [LVS]

Rumors flew yesterday that Joël Robuchon would be bringing his L’Atelier to Houston next. Not so. Vegas remains the only U.S. outposts for Robuchon, who has two restaurants at the MGM Grand, at least until his New York restaurant opens.

Sure, why not? A list of pizza places by neighborhood in Las Vegas. Kind of a terrible list. [LVRJ]

Border Grill

3500 Las Vegas Blvd South, Las Vegas, NV 89109 (702) 854-6700 Visit Website

Joël Robuchon

3799 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89109 (702) 891-7925 Visit Website