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Las Vegas Restaurant Week(s) best values

Las Vegas Restaurant Week is in full swing — and this year, it’s for two weeks. From now – Sept. 11, dine at extraordinary Las Vegas restaurants with a portion of the proceeds benefitting Three Square — Las Vegas’ food bank. Restaurant Week is a great way to try new…

Best dining deals in Vegas: Dining on a dime

By Nikki Neu VEGAS.com Sometimes we have to make hard sacrifices. Going to the gym instead of watching TV. Battling through a child’s birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese. Forgoing a great sale at Saks to make your car payment. Times are tough, but one sacrifice you shouldn’t have to…

Are you the next Food Network Star?

If you have to watch reality television, Food Network’s “The Next Food Network Star” is definitely on the more wholesome end of the spectrum. But don’t think the competition isn’t just as fierce. Food Network is holding an open casting call for all culinarians in Las Vegas to try out for the show.…

Celebrity chef profile: Carla Pellegrino

By Nikki Neu VEGAS.com When almost every head in a busy corridor turns around and stares at you, it could be unnerving. But Chef Carla Pellegrino seems to go unfazed. “I normally don’t sit out here,” is the only acknowledgment given to the starstruck passers-by. The bubbly, energetic Pellegrino has appeared…

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:…

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…

What could have been: Vegas casinos that never opened

Going over a list of Vegas casinos, you see there’s a little bit of everything in this town. What can be even more interesting, however, is going over a list of proposed, but unfinished or un-built Vegas casinos. These are just some of the more interesting concepts that have sprung…

Dining Do’s and Don’ts

InVegas, it’s perfectly acceptable to go crazy a little. Have fun, stay out late, toast each other one too many times. However, sometimes in the midst of winning at the tables and lounging by the pool, certain manners and acts of common sense seem to slip — especially when dining. Here’s your refresher…

All-Star Cochon: The perfect piece of pork

It starts with 14 pigs, 10 chefs and the heavy scent of bacon in the air. All-Star Cochon brought the goods this past weekend when the national pork-loving tour stopped at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. From bacon cotton candy to an adult Manhattan SnowCone with bacon-infused bourbon, the creativity at Sunday’s main event seemed…

Vegas Weekender: Tons of fun, food and laughs

If you’re looking for a way to tickle your funny bone, cool down from the summer heat and enjoy enough food and drink specials to last you all weekend, then you’ve come to the right place. Vegas has just the remedy to satisfy all of your midsummer needs. Headliners “America’s…

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…

Keeping it mini in Sin City

Small serving, big bite By Nikki Neu VEGAS.com  As the saying goes, bigger is better. But if you’re in Las Vegas, sometimes smaller portions do the trick. With such vast dining choices available in Vegas, it would behoove you to save room so you can try more. “People enjoy mini-foods…

Eating smart

Sometimes it’s hard to find a good deal in Vegas. No, not the “sort of” good deals you can find if you eat dinner at 2 a.m., bring a coupon and like your eggs painfully rubbery and overdone. I mean a really good deal. Earlier this year, Zagat released a survey…

Vegas’ best bets for late-night eats

You’re in Vegas and you’ve had a long day and an even longer night. Your stomach is grumbling. You’re starving, but deep down inside you know you want more than the typical fast-food chain eats before you get back to your room. You’re in luck, as Vegas has tons of…

Oodles of noodles

The story goes, before I could walk I could twirl my noodles. By the time elementary school came, I had eaten at almost every reputable (and a few not-so-reputable) noodle shop in New York’s China Town. In search of the perfect noodle, I even ventured into Queens. I would guess any poor…

Celebrate Dad’s Day in Vegas

We think you owe Dad a trip to Vegas. Let’s face it — after picking you up from practice after school, taking you to countless baseball games and buying you the latest video games, he needs to know how much you really appreciate him. With Father’s Day on Sunday, June 19, a…

Food with a flourish

It doesn’t happen often, but occasionally things work out better than expected. You fill up your gas tank while winning at a round of slots. You kill three birds with one stone, not two. Your wait at the DMV is an hour and 20 minutes – and so is the…

Treat mom with the gift of Vegas luxuries

Mother’s Day is just around the corner (Sunday, May 8 to be exact) and instead of showing your appreciation with flowers, jewelry or an elaborate card, why not take her on a weekend trip to Vegas? From complimentary meals for Mom and tempting wine options to luxurious spa treatments all…

Vegas Weekender: Let the good times roll

This weekend, it’s all about a good time. You know that joke where you laugh so hard you start to cry? We’ve got it. That one song from long ago that just brings you back? Check. Of course, we certainly have a bachelorette party or two happening. From a show…

Vegas Weekender: Sunday brunch with style

This Easter weekend in Vegas is filled with inspiring shows, the best brunches and a few late-night performances. See a show where the stage is a 27-foot pool of water. Take a bite out of a brunch featuring twisted food and sip on some bubbly while a singer goes “Bottoms…

Vegas Weekender: It’s heating up in Vegas

Spring has finally sprung in Vegas, so while you’re here, make the most of it! Pool clubs are making a splash this weekend, so grab your beach ball and rubber ducky and head out for a day. Grab a quick cocktail and appetizer while dining on a deal and then…