Posts tagged as: Mandalay Bay

Las Vegas goes country for ACM Awards

Las Vegas goes country for ACM Awards

Country music fans will be in heaven this week in Las Vegas. The 47thAnnual Academy of Country Music Awards will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand on Sunday, April 1 at 8 p.m. The show, hosted by Blake Shelton and Reba McEntire, will feature performances by the hottest country acts. In conjunction with the [...]

Michael Jackson Fan Fest photos

Michael Jackson Fan Fest photos

 By Caroline Fontein VEGAS.com As The King of Pop, Michael Jackson always put on a good show. He’s no longer here to entertain us, but his belongings on display for Michael Jackson Fan Fest at Mandalay Bay are a spectacle unto themselves. Everything from his outfits to the performer’s cars are featured. Each item gives fans [...]

Celebrity chef profile: Michael Mina

Celebrity chef profile: Michael Mina

Recently, I chatted with Chef Michael Mina about everything from quality controlling his 18 restaurants in eight states to the surprising tunes on his iPod. Mina has established himself as a culinary powerhouse here in Las Vegas, with five restaurants in four properties: Stripsteak at MGM Grand, Michael Mina at Bellagio, Seablue and Nobhill Tavern [...]

Vegas Weekender: Vegas celebrates Mexican Independence

Vegas Weekender: Vegas celebrates Mexican Independence

While Sept. 16 marks the anniversary of Mexico’s fight for independence from Spain, the only thing tourists will be fighting for in Vegas is what event to attend.

Vegas Weekender: Close out summer with one last Las Vegas stand

Vegas Weekender: Close out summer with one last Las Vegas stand

One last summer stand in Las Vegas, though, could give you enough memories to tide you over for at least the next few months and there is no better way to close out summer than Labor Day Weekend.

Picture yourself here

Picture yourself here

Whether you’re an avid planker, or you want to get the perfect Facebook profile picture or just want to impress your friends and prove that “Yes, I was there,” there are many spots in Vegas for breathtaking, silly or otherwise unique portrait opportunities. Here is but a sampling of locations: Very Big Views: Voodoo Lounge [...]

Bring on the vino: Aureole’s Wine Weekend is here

Bring on the vino: Aureole’s Wine Weekend is here

It’s no secret celebrity Chef Charlie Palmer makes wine a big feature in his restaurants. Anyone who’s been in Aureole, his Las Vegas restaurant in Mandalay Bay, can tell you that. Aureole contains a massive three-story wine tower in the middle of the restaurant, complete with flying wine angels and a sommelier to help you select the perfect pairing [...]

First female hotel executive chef on the Las Vegas Strip

First female hotel executive chef on the Las Vegas Strip

Susan Wolfla made history by becoming Executive Chef of Mandalay Bay. Not because of her delicious recipes or artful plating, but because she’s a woman. It’s hard to fathom, but Wolfla is the first female executive chef of a hotel on the Las Vegas Strip. “It is a male dominated profession, it is. Even today [...]

I scream, you scream — something about ice cream

I scream, you scream — something about ice cream

My memory of ice cream starts with the Carvel Flying Saucer. Soft serve ice cream between two chocolatey cookies brings me back, every time.    But ice cream and other frozen treats never get old. According to the International Dairy Foods Association, about 1.52 billion gallons of ice cream were on the market in 2009. In the United [...]

Summer concerts sound off in Vegas

Summer concerts sound off in Vegas

 By Caroline Fontein VEGAS.com The weather is heating up, and with that comes a string of outdoor concerts in Vegas. This is especially good news for any beach-music fans. More reggae acts always roll into town during the summer months. There’s no better way to spend your evening than jamming to some feel-good rhythms poolside while sipping [...]

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