Venetian

The Bronx comes to Vegas

When I heard the news that the stage version of “A Bronx Tale” was coming to Vegas at the Venetian, I couldn’t have been more excited. Based on Academy Award-nominated actor Chazz Palminteri’s screenplay,  “A Bronx Tale” is a heartfelt, coming-of-age story about a boy’s rough childhood in the 1960s.…

A pedicure fit for a princess

Sizzling sun. Night out on the town. These reasons alone call for cute sandals and killer heels. But what good are open-toed shoes without the perfect pedicure? At Canyon Ranch SpaClub at Palazzo and Venetian, not only can you treat yourself to a divine pedicure treatment, but you get to…

Under Pressure: Chef Thomas Keller goes sous vide

Yesterday, Thomas Keller, chef extraordinaire, offered a few lucky people the chance to meet and greet, have a cookbook signed, and even ask him question or two. Keller, the creator of Bouchon in the Venetian, was in the restaurant to promote his new book, “Under Pressure,” which primarily discusses the sous vide method of…

A Regal Restroom

Las Vegas hotels and casinos are known for their lavish, over-the-top decor and design elements and sometimes that even extends to the restrooms. There’s actually a contest to choose “America’s Best Public Restroom” and a Vegas venue is in the running for the top prize this year. Zeffirino Ristorante at…

Postcards & photos of Vegas then & now

Before everyone’s favorite stretch of Las Vegas Boulevard was known as the Las Vegas Strip, it was the sparser South Los Angeles Highway. The street’s first resort, El Rancho, opened in 1941, followed by the Last Fronteir in 1942 and the Flamingo in 1946. Of course, The Strip has undergone some major transformations and several…

A Little Love for the Lux (Café)

Why did I ever fall out-of-love with the Grand Lux Café? The restaurants, one each in the Venetian and Palazzo, seem to be easily brushed off as “oh, that place again.” But my recent visit to the restaurant, known for its oversized portions, proved anything but tired. My bread was warm, with a…