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April 16, 2014

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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 ...
Photo: Candace Nelson opened Sprinkles in California in 2
Q+A: So what is Sprinkles founder Candace Nelson’s favorite cupcake flavor?
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Everybody from Tom Cruise to Oprah Winfrey and Blake Lively to Ryan Seacrest is abuzz about Sprinkles, the fresh-baked cupcakes sold across America in 14 locations. And now it’s here in Las Vegas for the first time at the Linq.
Disruption at restaurant escalates into attack on Metro officer, police say
Disruption at restaurant escalates into attack on Metro officer, police say
Monday, March 24, 2014
He could have left the Jack in the Box a free man. Instead, Curtis Traupman turned on the officer who was escorting him outside and became violent — at one point …
Photo: Ghirardelli
Ghirardelli unveils new location; Elvis exhibition is leaving the building
Monday, March 24, 2014
Openings & Closings:
A major chocolate manufacturer is fulfilling its promise to return to Las Vegas. Dessert destination Ghirardelli arrived at the Linq in late February. Also at the Linq, a frames and sunglasses retailer has set up shop. Elsewhere in town...
Photo: Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott and Dave Haywood of
Celebrity preview: Lady Antebellum, comedy kings, Afrojack, Krewella, Cake, ‘One Night for One Drop’
Friday, March 21, 2014
Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberte has made clean water his mission with his One Drop organization, and tonight for one night only, 100 artists from his acrobatic circus company will perform the second-annual “One Night for One Drop” spectacular at Mandalay Bay.
Photo: Sabina Kelley and her daughter, Grace Lynn, at D.V
Star Surveillance: Sabina Kelley, Kody Brown, Joey Fatone, Vinnie Paul and Bobby Brown
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
International pinup model and Oxygen Network’s “Best Ink” judge Sabina Kelley took her adorable daughter Grace Lynn to dinner at D.Vino Italian Restaurant in Monte Carlo, and the duo made for a pretty set of photographs.
Photo: Aerialists during a rehearsal for the Cirque du So
Strip Scribbles: ‘One Night for One Drop,’ Darius Rucker and Rusty Maples
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Cirque founder Guy Laliberte will lead a parade of stars along the blue carpet, including Frances Fisher, Siegfried & Roy, The Tenors, Boyz II Men, Blues Traveler, Kyle Richards and Mauricio Umansky, Holly Madison, Mayor Carolyn Goodman, Mary Wilson, Susan Feniger and more.
Photo: Miley Cyrus performs at MGM Grand Garden Arena on
Strip Scribbles: From Strip to U.S. Senate for Brian Evans? Plus, learn how to twerk
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
In his debut pitch Monday for supporters in Hawaii, Brian Evans said that he’s seeking the position as a tribute to his mother who died after knee surgery. Brian, who commuted regularly to Las Vegas from Hawaii, where he has lived for a decade, isn’t hiding his past.
Photo: Chef Joel Robuchon conducts a cooking & wine demo
‘Chef of the Century’ Joel Robuchon likens art of cookery to surgery
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Brooklyn Bowl puts new spin on live shows; Palms brings burger joint poolside
Brooklyn Bowl puts new spin on live shows; Palms brings burger joint poolside
Monday, March 17, 2014
Openings & Closings:
The Palms heats up its poolside dining options as Brooklyn Bowl offers a live music and dining experience. ‘Wichcraft says goodbye, and ...
Photo: Chef Shirley Chung made a trip to South Korea afte
Photos: ‘Top Chef’ finalist Shirley Chung’s culinary adventures in South Korea
Friday, March 14, 2014
During our weekly coverage of her progress on Season 11 of “Top Chef,” Shirley Chung, who had worked here for acclaimed culinary kings Thomas Keller, Guy Savoy and Jose Andres, told me that she was weighing several offers to open her own dining venue here.
Photo: Guy Fieri at the construction site of his new rest
Photos: Guy Fieri chooses name for his first Las Vegas restaurant
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
UNLV graduate turned Food Network superstar chef Guy Fieri has settled on the name for his first Las Vegas restaurant opening near the Quad’s main entrance and Harrah’s Carnival Court next month. The center-Strip venue will be known as Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen & Bar.

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