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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Delhicacy brings Indian street fusion to Cedar Rapids

Booths are framed in sheer fabric at Delhicacy in Cedar Rapids. The restaurant is the expansion of NewBo City Market stand, Melting Bite. It offers a new and expanded menu of Indian fusion and street food. (Rebecca F. Miller/The Gazette)

Lanterns hang above the tables at Delhicacy in Cedar Rapids. (Rebecca F. Miller/The Gazette)

Photos and chimes hang on the walls at Delhicacy in Cedar Rapids. (Rebecca F. Miller/The Gazette)

CEDAR RAPIDS — Cedar Rapids’ newest Indian restaurant brings not only a new taste of the owner’s home, but a vision of it in a way many international cuisine restaurants

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Where to get street food in Central Jersey from around the world

There was a time when street food meant burgers and hot dogs at the county fair. But across the world, it’s a way for people to showcase their skills, recipes and heritage.

Thank social media or an increased interest in worldwide cuisine, but street eats have finally made their way to America. Restaurants from high-end, white-tablecloth hotspots to grab-and-go food trucks have adopted their own versions of international street foods, so you can get everything from Thai chicken sate to Mexican birria tacos without getting on a plane. 

In a region as diverse as Central Jersey, you can bet that

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San Francisco’s Taraval Street is a hidden dumpling row

If you walk down Taraval Street in San Francisco’s Parkside neighborhood, the fact that it is dumpling heaven is not apparent at first glance. Beginning on 19th Avenue, you’ll pass restaurants like Mr. Szechuan, House of Pancakes and Sushi Zen, reflecting the neighborhood’s many Asian American residents. The street is also home to San Francisco’s only Guilin noodle restaurant. 

But as you proceed further west, toward Ocean Beach, you’ll start to notice quite a few dumpling restaurants on Taraval. There’s Dumpling Specialist between 21st and 22nd avenues, and Dumpling Kitchen closer to 30th. There’s also the epicenter of dumpling houses … Read More