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Chef Marcus Samuelsson Highlights Chinese-American Restaurants at a Las Vegas Event

Plus the Women’s Hospitality Initiative now has 50 chefs, mixologists involved

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Marcus Samuelsson and Alan Ji of Mott 32
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EASTSIDE — Vegas PBS hosts a free community event dubbed Flavors of the Far East with chef Marcus Samuelsson, who visited several Las Vegas Chinese-American restaurants while filming the PBS show No Passport Required in 2019. The event includes food from some of the restaurants featured on the show, as well as a screening of various clips from the Las Vegas episode. Nevada Week host Kipp Ortenburger will also lead a Q&A session with Samuelsson to talk about the growth of the Chinese-American community in Las Vegas. Chengdu Taste, Fat Choy, Shang Artisan Noodle, Flock & Fowl, Chubby Cattle, and Tea & Whisk are just some of the restaurants featured. To attend the free event on Wednesday, February 12, from 6 to 8 p.m., fans need to RSVP at The event takes place at the Vegas PBS Studio at 3050 E. Flamingo Road. The Las Vegas episode of No Passport Required airs on February 10 at 9 p.m. EST/8 CST on PBS. No Passport Required is produced for PBS by Eater and Vox Media Studios, part of Vox Media. Stream full episodes on Eater and PBS, or check local listings. Get more information on the show at [EaterWire]

UNLV — The Women’s Hospitality Initiative, the new Las Vegas-based organization that plans to help women develop into leaders in the restaurant and food-service business, now features more than 50 female chefs, mixologists, sommeliers, and restaurateurs for the February 18 culinary event at the Harrah College of Hospitality at UNLV’s Hospitality Hall. Some of the women involved now include Alexandra Lourdes at Saint Honoré, Angela Ippolito at Lupo by Wolfgang Puck, Ashley Costa at Vetri Cucina, Candace Ochoa at Bazaar Meat by José Andrés, Christina Wilson of Gordon Ramsay Group, Cindy Soliz of Buddy V’s Ristorante, Jamie Tran at The Black Sheep, Jennifer Murphy at Caesars Entertainment, Jenny Wong at Fat Choy, Jessica Perlstein at Main St. Provisions, Nicole Brisson at Locale Italian Kitchen, Nicole Erle at Cut by Wolfgang Puck, Penny and Saipin Chutima at Lotus of Siam, Veronica Arroyo and Vivian Chang at StripSteak, and Wyndee Forrest at CraftHaus Brewery. The event kicks off at 5 p.m. with a screening of director Joanna James’ documentary A Fine Line at the University’s Judy Bayley Theatre followed by an interactive panel discussion led by Stowe Shoemaker, professor and dean of UNLV’s Harrah College of Hospitality, and Mary Choi Kelly, co-founder of WHI. Tickets to the A Fine Line screening and the culinary event go for $30 for UNLV students, $60 for general admission, and $100 for VIP attendees at [EaterWire]

All Coverage of No Passport Required [Eater]

New Las Vegas Organization Promises to Open Doors for Women Chefs [ELV]

All AM Intel [ELV]

Fat Choy

52 East Palisade Avenue, , NJ 07631 (201) 408-4581 Visit Website

The Black Sheep

8680 West Warm Springs Road, , NV 89148 (702) 954-3998 Visit Website

Chengdu Taste

3950 Schiff Drive, , NV 89103 (702) 437-7888 Visit Website

Locale Italian Kitchen

7995 Blue Diamond Road, , NV 89178 (702) 330-0404 Visit Website

Lotus of Siam

620 East Flamingo Road, , NV 89119 (702) 735-3033 Visit Website

CraftHaus Brewery

197 East California Avenue, , NV 89104 (702) 888-1026 Visit Website

Chubby Cattle

146 North 10th Street, , PA 19107 (866) 622-8853 Visit Website

Saint Honoré

9460 W. Flamingo Road, Las Vegas, NV 89147 Visit Website

Main St. Provisions

1214 South Main Street, , NV 89104 (702) 457-0111 Visit Website


3950 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89119 (702) 632-7200 Visit Website

Flock & Fowl

150 North Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89101 (702) 272-2222 Visit Website

Las Vegas

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Lupo by Wolfgang Puck

3950 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89119 (702) 632-7200 Visit Website


3325 Las Vegas Boulevard S, Las Vegas, NV 89109 702-607-6300 Visit Website

Shang Artisan Noodle

4983 West Flamingo Road, , NV 89103 (702) 888-3292 Visit Website