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April 24, 2014

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Photo: The open sign is off at El Sombrero restaurant loc
El Sombrero restaurant says farewell to Las Vegas after 64 years
Saturday, April 12, 2014
The restaurant wasn't packed on its last day, but the only empty tables available were on reserve and the patrons who were already enjoying their dinner looked like regulars ...
Photo: Wolfgang Puck, third from right, receives the UNLV
Strip Scribbles: Floyd Mayweather Jr., Jerry Lewis, Wolfgang Puck and Criss Angel
Thursday, April 10, 2014
I’ll be filming today a version of my old show “Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous” touring unbeaten boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s three Las Vegas homes and his extraordinary collections of cars and jewelry.
Photo: 2013 UNLVino's first-ever Bar-B-Q honoring Scott S
Weekend best bets: UNLVino, Bryan Ferry and Pacquiao vs. Bradley
Thursday, April 10, 2014
From UNLVino’s 40th anniversary to a hotly contested fight night at MGM Grand Garden Arena — a rematch between Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley — ’tis indeed a weekend to eat, drink and be merry in Las Vegas.
Photo: Natalie Young and Elyse Martin.
Joe Downtown: New management at The Ogden’s Wild eyes healthier business model
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Joe Downtown:
The Downtown Project has taken over Wild, the gluten-free pizza restaurant on the first floor of The Ogden, and has employed a former chef to help ...
Photo: Bradley Lords, Vin Armani and Brace Land of Showti
Strip Scribbles: Showtime’s ‘Gigolos’ pen ‘sexoirs’; Mile High Club flights over Las Vegas
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
In Episode 8 of Season 5, the “Gigolos” were tasked with telling tales of their real-life experiences, and now Nick Hawk, Ash Armand and Bradley Lords are getting their first works published on Amazon’s eBook platforms for iTunes, Kindle and Nook.
Photo: Wolfgang Puck signs copies of his newly released c
40 and fabulous: Four-day UNLVino raises scholarships for college students
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
The four days of fantastic functions honor the mission to raise millions of scholarship dollars for our UNLV’s William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration by Southern Wines & Spirits and its head honcho, Larry Ruvo.
Photo: 2013 UNLVino's Grand Tasting honoring Elizabeth Bl
A taste of UNLVino: Previewing the Founder’s Grand Tasting menu
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
UNLV culinary students have been hard at work preparing a menu all semester. We did some hard work, too—sampling their culinary creations.
Polaroid hits the Linq; Moon says good night
Polaroid hits the Linq; Moon says good night
Monday, April 7, 2014
Openings & Closings:
A new photo bar offers prints and a look at Polaroid history as a penthouse nightclub closes at the Palms. Meanwhile, a famous baker brings his treats to the Venetian ...
Celebrity chefs go from TV fame to Las Vegas fortune
Sunday, April 6, 2014
It was a big week for celebrity chefs in Las Vegas.
Photo: Guy Fieri squirts water in celebration while servi
Photos: Guy Fieri is ready to ‘rock the house’ with his first Strip restaurant
Saturday, April 5, 2014
The spiky blond, excitable and refreshingly energetic chef, Emmy Award-winning TV host and UNLV alumnus arrived at the Quad valet Friday morning in his signature red Camaro convertible with three UNLV cheerleaders along for the ride.
Photo: Chef Matthias Merges is bringing his Chicago resta
Q+A: From five-star gourmet to street food for Yusho chef Matthias Merges
Friday, April 4, 2014
It all began for chef Matthias Merges desperately wanting to escape his mom’s uninspired regular meals of overcooked liver and onions. He eventually wound up with a 14-year run in charge of the late Charlie Trotter’s global five-star gourmet restaurants.
Photo: From left, Corey Big Hoss Harrison, Austin Chumlee
Strip Scribbles: ‘Pawn Stars’ + tiara; Floyd Mayweather Jr.; world’s Top 100 restaurants; Holly Madison
Thursday, April 3, 2014
A fundraising blitz is underway in Ohio to buy back a tiara — now at Gold & Silver Pawn here — once owned by President William McKinley’s wife, Ida McKinley, who died in 1907. The metal headband is in co-owner and “Pawn Stars” star Rick Harrison’s safe keeping.
Photo: Sammy DeMarco and Frank Coraci of the Travel Chann
Counter Intelligence: Portofino, ‘Chow Masters,’ UNLVino, Hecho en Vegas, Guy Fieri, Taste of Las Vegas
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Hot off the grill! Las Vegas chef Sammy DeMarco has landed a new, original Travel Channel series, “Chow Masters,” that debuts this month and seeks America’s best comfort foods. He’s filming 13 half-hour episodes on a cross-country trek.
Photo: Carlos Bakery by celebrity chef Buddy Valastro ope
Photos: Buddy Valastro opens Carlo’s Bakery with family, mayor and lobster tails
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Foodies — dating couples, parents, kids and babies — stood (or stretched out on the floor) awaiting the arrival and 6 p.m. opening of celebrity chef Buddy Valastro’s Carlo’s Bakery in the Grand Canal Shoppes at the Venetian/Palazzo, the first west of the Mississippi.
Sprinkles Cupcakes makes Las Vegas debut; Encore spruces up its salon services
Sprinkles Cupcakes makes Las Vegas debut; Encore spruces up its salon services
Monday, March 31, 2014
Openings & Closings:
Sprinkles debuts its cupcake and ice cream shop at the Linq as Claude Baruk opens his first salon in North America. A well-known hot dog establishment closes ...

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