Quick Bites: Beard Awards, Famous Foods Street Eats, Duck & Waffle and more Vegas food news

The James Beard Foundation recently announced its 2022 Restaurant and Chef Awards semifinalists, and three Las Vegans have been nominated in the Best Chef: Southwest award region, which includes Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada and Oklahoma. They are: Gina Marinelli of La Strega and Harlo; Jamie Tran of the Black Sheep; and Hongrui Xin of Big Dan Shanxi Taste. The finalists will be announced on March 16.

The Bar & Restaurant Expo, coming to the Las Vegas Convention Center March 21-23, has announced the finalists in its 2022 Industry Excellence Awards, and one chef and two venues from Las Vegas

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The ultimate N.J. cheap eats guide: 33 places to eat like a king on a pauper’s budget

This story was originally published in 2018 and has been updated.

Inflation and supply shortages have caused food prices to escalate in the past year, but you can still eat relatively cheap in New Jersey. Really. The Garden State is an expensive one to live and eat in, but if you can’t find good cheap eats you’re not looking hard enough.

I’ve long focused on casual dining in my food travels, so this list was not difficult to compile. You’ll find a globe-trotting array of cuisines. Indian. Middle Eastern. Soul food. Chinese. Colombian. Mexican. Greek. Thai. Peruvian. Vietnamese. And more.

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Michigan’s Best Local Eats: Try the crispy pork belly, five spice duck breast at Flint area virtual restaurant

GENESEE COUNTY, MI — A boutique-style virtual restaurant located inside of a Flint area steakhouse has the perfect dishes for foodies who want to explore different and bold flavors.

The Macanese Grill, located inside the Redwood Steakhouse and Brewery at 5304 Gateway Center in Mundy Township, simply offers a pick-up area for customers to retrieve their meal and enjoy at home.

Chef Luis Fernandes, executive chef and managing partner of Redwood Steakhouse, operates and owns the Macanese Grill, which features a fusion of recipes from his Portuguese and Chinese roots.

The chef has training and experience ranging from cooking at

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Michigan’s Best Local Eats: Cantonese Gourmet South feeds Flint with seafood and pepper steak meals

FLINT, MI — If you’re a fan of Chinese food, you’ve probably made a visit or two to this longtime eatery in Flint’s south side that serves up fresh meals daily.

Cantonese Gourmet South, 3205 S. Saginaw St., which has been around for more than 40 years, has kept it’s same traditional cooking and beloved dishes even as the owners have changed over the decades.

Jimmy Kwok spoke with MLive-The Flint Journal on behalf of his wife, Yahong Yang and her parents, who are owners of the business. He acted as a translator.

“They were learning so much about it

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