Devour June 2017

Summertime Do’Sant

First there was the “Cronut,” then the “Do’sant,” but CREAM, in Downtown Summerlin, has taken that lovely French-Orleans inspired donut-croissant to another level with the Glazed Do’sant Ice Cream Sandwich. The newly launched Twist It Up ice cream, which lies in-between the do’sant halves, incorporates bits of salty peanuts, chocolate covered pretzels, chewy nougat and caramel ribbons, while the Mini Chip Trio surrounds the sandwich with chocolate, white chocolate and caramel chips for added sweetness.

CREAM, Downtown Summerlin, 1980 Festival Plaza Drive, Las Vegas. 702-272-0072. 

It’s Texas-style!

Brian Buechner and Natalia Badzjo discovered a niche to fill and reined it in by bringing Texas BBQ to the valley. Importing mesquite wood all the way from the Lone Star state, Big B’s Texas BBQ smokes their meat 24 hours a day to deliver a signature Texas-style BBQ that is never injected with flavorings, nor doused with sauces. They keep it simple by applying a house dry rub, then smoking their meats to perfection. House-made sauces are always available for generous squirting, however. A few favorites cuts include lean brisket, tri-tip, baby back ribs and even turkey if beef isn’t your thing. Just remember to leave room for classic sides, such as beans, corn, and slaw.

Big B’s Texas BBQ, 3013 St. Rose Pkwy. #130, Henderson. 702-260-6327.

Razz-Matazz

A well-crafted cocktail, the Razz-Matazz celebrates spring with crisp flavor. This cocktail features Botanist Gin, Marie Brizard Raspberry liqueur, fresh lime juice and Wilks & Wilson Millicent lime mint syrup.  The citrus burst of the lime syrup and lime juice is complemented with a garnish of fresh raspberries and mint, keeping the drink light and refreshing and perfect for spring.

  • 1 1/2 oz. Botanist gin 
  • 3/4 oz Marie Brizard Raspberry liqueur
  • 1 oz. fresh lime juice 
  • 1 oz. Wilks & Wilson Millicent lime mint syrup 

Garnish: Two fresh raspberries with fresh mint 

Method: In a mixing glass or tin, combine all ingredients and shake well over ice.  Strain the contents into a double old-fashioned glass over fresh ice. Garnish with the fresh raspberries and mint.  

Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House, MGM Grand Las Vegas, 3799 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas. 702-891-7374.

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