One of my favorite acts to see Downtown is The Frankie Mareno Band at the Rush Lounge inside The Golden Nugget. Frankie usually plays nightly-this month he will be performing in the band "Air Supply" so he will be in Vegas on Feb 25th, the show starts at 9:30. See you there.
M RESORT, SPA AND CASINO to open March 1st!
M Resort, Spa and Casino is located on over 90 acres at the southeast corner of St. Rose Parkway and Las Vegas Boulevard. Situated higher in elevation than other resort-casinos on the Las Vegas Strip, the M Resort will provide optimal views of the world-famous Las Vegas skyline from its guest rooms, suites, conference center and restaurants. The resort will feature 390 guest rooms and suites, over 92,000 square feet of gaming and more than 60,000 square feet of meeting and conference space in addition to a variety of luxury amenities including a partnership with Taubman Centers, Inc. to bring up to one million square feet of retail. The resort will also feature a 14-screen digital movie entertainment complex, nine restaurants and a state-of-the-art spa and fitness center that will provide local and out of town guests with an unrivaled South Strip experience. I personally am excited to try all of the new restaurants at the new M Resort-"Las Vegas lost its way and started overcharging people," says Anthony Marnell III, chairman and CEO of the resort at St. Rose Parkway and Las Vegas Boulevard South. "You're never going to see a $15 martini in this hotel."For more information, visit www.theMresort.com.
Dining options include:
Studio B - Show Kitchen Buffet
Marinelli's - Authentic Italian Dishes
Terzetto - Steak - Seafood - Social
Restaurant Veloce Cibo & Bar Veloce
Red Cup Cafe - The 24-hour gathering spot for food and conversation
Hostile Grape Wine Cellar - Bar - Tasting Room
Baby Cakes - Artisan Bakery
Vig Deli - Odds are You'll Love it!
This blimp has been flying around Vegas advertising the grand opening.
Terry Fator was the first season winner of the reality show Americas Got Talent. "Terry Fator & His Cast of Thousands" opens at The Mirage this week with new impressions, new celebrity voices, new puppets and more laughs than ever - Terry fills the stage with celebrity singing impressions and unparalleled ventriloquism, backed by a sizzling live band. his puppet co-stars include Winston, the Impersonating Turtle, the loveable Emma Taylor and new addition Vikki "The Cougar" through comic banter and their hilarious takes on musical superstars such as Cher, Justin Timberlake, Elvis Presley, Garth Brooks, The Pussycat Dolls and more. I watched a preview of the show live today at Cashman Center and it is terrific!
702-792-7777 or 1-800-963-9634
6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
$59, $79, $99, $129
Brad decided to take his sons Maddox and Pax for a guys-night out in Sin City, where we're told the big highlight of the trip was a trip to In-N-Out Burger -- followed by a serious Nintendo Wii bonding session in their hotel room at the Hard Rock. Sources say the guys ordered up three of the consoles from room service.
We're also told the man-Pitts hit up the MGM Grand at some point in the evening because they wanted to check out the lions.
Minus5 opened its doors in Las Vegas on the 25th of September 2008 at Mandalay Place in the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. Guests are kitted out in Eskimo-like ice gear which includes insulated jackets, gloves and sheepskin-lined boots. Once inside the lounge, visitors are greeted with an icy wonderland of intricately hand-crafted ice sculptures and furniture. Guests can explore the ice lounge and relax on ice couches covered in deer skin, and sip on a wide range of vodka cocktails using only the world’s premium vodkas, served in our custom-designed glasses made from NZ artesian water (guests are limited to 3 cocktails in any half hour period). Guests remain inside for 30 minutes.
Location: Mandalay Place, Mandalay Bay
3930 Las Vegas Blvd South Shop 101
Las Vegas, Nevada 89119, USA Opening Hours: 10am -3am
Phone Bookings:T: +1 702-632-7714 F: +1 702-632-9351
Settebello Pizzeria Napoletana was created in 2005 to bring an authentic Napoli style pizza to the Las Vegas area. Owner Brad Otton was trained as a pizzaiolo in Napoli by renowned pizzaiolo Enzo Coccia. Signore Coccia was one of the original founding members of the Vera Pizza Napoletana organization created to preserve the history and integrity of the Napoletana pizza making process. He is currently one of the directors of the Pizzaiuoli Napoletani organization as well as owner and operator of his pizzeria called La Notizia.
You must try the "Capricciosa" made with Crushed tomatoes, Prosciutto cotto, Artichoke hearts,Roasted mushrooms, Kalamata Olives, Mozzarella, Basil and Extra virgin olive oil 11.99 It is delicioso!
Located @140 Green Valley Pkwy Henderson 702-222-3556 (across from Green Valley Ranch in the Whole Foods Shopping Center)
photo by John Curtas
Owned and operated by wine expert and epicurean Rino Armeni, Pips provides the true feel of authentic Italian food in a modern environment, for a truly "fantastico" experience.
With an eclectic and affordable wine collection, Pips is the perfect place to try something different. Our Enomatic preservation system lets you choose from 32 different wines, which can be purchased in increments of one, three or five ounce pours. Perfecto!
For reservations, please call 702.692.7477
To plan your next event of 10 or more contact us 702.692.7305
Sunday – Thursday 5pm – 10pm
Friday and Saturday 5pm – 11pm
Lounge Open Until 1am
Mario Lopez was on assignment for Extra! covering the grand opening of the Eleven Spa Vegas, when he caught up with long time friend Eva Longoria. Eleven Spa is the latest upscale offering at Town Square Shopping Complex on Las Vegas Blvd S. Ken Paves, perhaps best known for his friendship (and hair extension line) with Jessica Simpson will open the 'Ken Paves Salon at Eleven'. The brand also has a clothing and accessories boutique and the ElevenSkin, organic skincare line. INFORMATION - 888.271.1101 For Extra! Gossip go to www.ExtraTV.Com
My pick for a romantic dining experience on Valentines Day is Picasso at Bellagio. Chef Serrano designs a menu inspired by the regional cuisine of Spain and France, which is where Picasso spent much of his life. The restaurant decor showcases the priceless works of art by the legendary artist, Picasso. More than 1,000 bottles of wine from the finest vineyards in Europe stock the wine cellar. Picasso has been awarded the prestigious AAA Five Diamond Rating for seven consecutive years. Reservations strongly recommended. Bellagio Las Vegas. 1-866-259-7111.
In late October then-candidate Barack Obama told an audience of 18,000 people in Las Vegas he wanted to help, "not just the folks who own casinos but the folks who are serving in casinos."
Now President Obama is under fire for remarks some say undermine that pre-election promise.
On Tuesday, Las Vegas boosters lashed back at comments by Obama and other politicians who say executives at companies taking taxpayer bailout money shouldn't hold meetings in Las Vegas.
Mandalay Bay took a hit recently when officials at the banking giant Wells Fargo backed out of a 12-day junket in response to cries the event would represent wasteful spending.
As a recipient of $25 billion in taxpayer bailout money, Wells Fargo is under intense scrutiny from politicians, taxpayers and national media.
"You can't take a trip to Las Vegas or down to the Super Bowl on the taxpayers' dime," Obama said Monday during a town hall meeting in Elkhart, Ind.
A typical convention or meeting guest is worth $1,177 per visit, a number that includes hotel lodging, food and beverage the guest spends plus spending by companies on presentations and other costs. And much of the money spent goes to front line workers Obama courted just months ago, officials contend.
The first people who suffer are the men and women at the front desk, the bell staff and the taxi drivers across this city," said Chuck Bowling, executive vice president at Mandalay Bay.
More common are meetings of technology developers and customers or industry training and certification events, such as a recent IBM developer conference his employees served.
"If the event goes away, those 40 to 50 people don't have any work," Cooper said.
Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman says he wants an apology for the slights or at least some acknowledgement that Sin City is also an affordable, professional destination for business.By BENJAMIN SPILLMAN
LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL
Arriving at her hotel, she has a stiff drink
Then onto a lounge for another ...
Hmm, now she has to start looking for a man
"You will do for now"
"These Downtown hotels are so Old Vegas"
"Remember, You dont know me, this never happened"
Oh Madonna, your still such a lady.
In Las Vegas, the city of ultimate extravagances, when you're on a roll, you might be tempted to order a $2,000 martini at Body English, a club at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. What could make this worth $2,000?
It's called The Aristocrat Martini, and has three main ingredients-
To mix - chill 2 ounces of Louis XIII and 1/2 to 3/4 Gran Marnier 150, pour into a martini glass, then top with Dom. Served with a ruby and diamond encrusted swizzle stick that's yours to keep when finished - and voilà, that will be $2000 to your hostess.
And if you are feeling very extravagant there is The High Roller
The Capital Grille may be a chain restaurant, but it isn't shy about luxury pricing. The High Roller $1,000 martini is available at all venues with half the profits going to charity. Depending on the location, a ring or necklace serves as the garnish. Dazzling guests with Ciroc Vodka, Crème de Mure, and fresh fruit, this one is sure to please.
From jeweled concoctions to rare liquors, enjoying an elegant cocktail is serious business in Las Vegas.
Tonight and every Sunday is House Kitten Sundays @ 9:00 pm featuring $150 Imperia Vodka and Tyku and hot sounds by DJ Digital Boy.
I am going to have to try the Pomegranate Martini-Absolute Ruby Red Vodka, Pama Pomegranate Liqueur, Citronge, splash of Cranberry and Soda in a Pomegranate Sugar Rimmed Glass.
Another combination that sounds luscious is the Three Chocolates Martini-
Three Olives Chocolate Vodka and Godiva Dark Chocolate Liqueur, served in a White Chocolate Swirled Martini Glass.
Address: 6593 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Inside Town Square, Las Vegas
Yummy Raspberry Cheesecake and a Mystery Novel anyone?
The Best Cheesecake I have ever tasted in my life can be found at Cheesecake and Crime. The quaint little bakery and mystery book shop is located in Henderson in the K Mart shopping center on S Eastern Ave. My favorite flavor is the Oreo Cookie Cheesecake made with whole Oreos and an Oreo Cookie crust, OMG its incredible. Today the sad news was announced that they will be closing their doors at the end of this month. Fortunately, the website will remain up to take orders. If you read my site, you know-I know cake. Take it from me, this cheesecake is the best!
10545 S. Eastern Avenue, Suite 100 Henderson, NV 89052 Ph: 702.629.5523
Kennedy Tavern features modern American cuisine prepared by fresh daily, including delicious sauces and stocks. No preprocessed or frozen products are served. At Kennedy, they take comping to the next level by offering a complimentary menu exclusively for our bar top gaming customers. Impress your clients with a great lunch at Kennedy or stop by on "Super Saturday" for half-off dining. Be sure to call ahead because only 50 reservations are available!
Promotion: Valentine's Day Couples Dinner for $100
This Valentine's Day, Chef John Zamarchi has created a special menu for the Couples Dinner. Menu items include Alaskan King Crab cocktail, Lobster & Shrimp, bone-in Rib Eye, and Tiramisu-For-Two. Order the couples dinner or a la carte.
2235 Village Walk Drive
Henderson, NV 89052
P. (702) 320-8100
Maine lobster “au curry” with coconut Basmati rice.
Located on the 43rd and top floor of the prestigious THE Hotel, the “boutique hotel” of the Mandalay Bay offering exclusively luxurious suites, Mix in Las Vegas is an unforgettable experience.
The Chef brings together French gastronomy and American cuisine in a subtle way, with signature dishes of Alain Ducasse.
The unique universe was imagined by Patrick Jouin. From the terrace is one of the most beautiful views of the famous Las Vegas “Strip”. Inside hangs the largest chandelier in the world with its 15,000 hand-blown Murano glass balls.
Mix in Las Vegas is open every day from 6pm to 11pm and the Lounge from 5pm to 2am.
"Mix" TheHotel 3950 Las Vegas Boulevard Las Vegas, Nevada 89119
Tel. (702) 632-9500
Fax (702) 632-9501
Workers turn Cashman Center into a gigantic bowling alley
U.S. Bowling Congress Open Championships
Cashman Center will be transformed into one of the largest bowling centers in Southern Nevada for the upcoming U.S. Bowling Congress Open Championships, which will run through August.
An estimated 150,000 people will come through Las Vegas over the next six months as part of a competition that will temporarily turn a portion of Cashman Center into one of the largest bowling centers in Las Vegas.
The U.S. Bowling Congress Open Championships — considered the world’s largest grass-roots sporting event — kick off with a Masters exhibition of professional bowlers Feb. 9-15. Competition among more than 85,000 bowlers on 17,200 teams begins Feb. 21 and runs 154 straight days through July 24.
I will be representing Binions Horseshoe at their booth throughout the entire series.
It’s that time of year for love, liqueurs and chocolate!!!
Celebrate Valentine’s day a week early!! Enjoy decadent chocolate, fine liqueurs, wine, live jazz and a silent auction to benefit the American Heart Association!
The Sunny 105.5 fm 5th Annual "A Chocolate Affair"
Sunday, February 8th, 2009 from 2pm-6pm. In the Suncoast Resort and Casino's Suncoast Grand Ballroom in Summerlin.Tickets are available online at www.ksne.com/pages/chocolateaffair.html for $25.00 or Please contact the Suncoast Showroom directly at 702-636-7075 or Toll Free 877-636-7111.
"Splendor In The Glass" Wine and Beer Tasting
Why: Benefiting Vegas PBS
Where: Las Vegas Hilton -Hilton Center
When: Saturday, February 7, 2009 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
For more information: 702.799.1010, ext. 5361
Enjoy the tastes of 65 wineries & breweries,live wine auction, silent auction and jazz combo.
Tickets available at the following locations:
Khoury's Fine Wine & Spirits
Whole Foods Market
Lee's Discount Liquor
$65 Advance Reservation $80 At the Door
Must be 21 years old to attend.
XS, the hottest new club in Vegas, presents its official celebrity grand opening. Check out the posh new club at Wynn Las Vegas, and enjoy Victor Drai's newest playground. Unique to XS is the $10,000 "Ono" cocktail, a blend of Charles Heidsieck Champagne Charlie 1981 and Louis XIII de Remy Martin Black Pearl cognac that includes men's sterling silver cuff links embossed with a stingray and the XS logo and a woman's 18-karat white gold chain with a black pearl pendant and XS logo.
Start time: 10:00 pm
Address: 3131 Las Vegas Boulevard S., Las Vegas
Lauren Conrad of the hit TV show "The Hills," celebrating her 23rd birthday Saturday at Lavo and Tao with rumored boyfriend, actor Kyle Howard, and her best friend, Lauren "Lo" Bosworth. Conrad's friends surprised her by buying Venetian masks, which they all donned throughout dinner at Lavo.
The "group" must have been quite small. Audrina and Brody "Bromance" Jenner were both missing from the guest list.
They dined at Lavo on a specially prepared meal (no carb, no fat, no taste) by Chef Ludo Lefebvre.
After dinner, they headed to club Tao and danced in a private skybox.