Aleza Freeman

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My name is Aleza, which is pronounced "ah-leeeeeee-zah" and means "happiness." I’m an award-winning writer and editor with a background in journalism, web writing, copywriting and editing. I’m also a mom, wife, pet owner, amateur gardener and proud Las Vegas native.

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Costas Spiliadis

Renowned Chef Costas Spiliadis Continues His Quest To Serve Fine Greek Seafood To The World

Haute Living (2018)—Restaurateur Costas Spiliadis has been steadily building his Grecian food empire over the past 40 years and he won’t be hitting the brakes anytime soon.

Over the next year, Spiliadis will open another restaurant in the famous New York real estate development Hudson Yards as well as one in Dubai. He’s also working on two more projects that he’ll announce publicly in the next few months.

Since introducing high-end food from the islands of Greece at his first Estiatorio Milos in Montreal in 1979, his fine Greek restaurant collection has grown to include New York, Athens, Miami, London and Las Vegas. He resides in Montreal, but sees very little of his home since he’s almost always traveling between his different restaurants, or as he affectionately calls them, his “babies.” Each is considered to be among the finest Mediterranean seafood restaurants in the world, and that is an honor that the acclaimed chef doesn’t take lightly. …

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Katsuji Tanabe

Celeb Chef Katsuji Tanabe Spices Things Up With Pig Heads And Octopi At Hussong’s Las Vegas

Haute Living (2018)—When Celebrity Chef Rick Moonen introduced Chef Katsuji Tanabe to Hussong’s Cantina owner Scott Frost, it was a match made in… Las Vegas.

Moonen, whose acclaimed restaurant RM Seafood is also located inside The Shoppes at Mandalay Place, wondered when the “Top Chef” alum would bring his festive flavor to Las Vegas. The talented Tanabe signed on for an ongoing menu collaboration at Hussong’s soon after. …

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