Harrah’s Las Vegas comedy-magician Mac King has a thing for the Kentucky Derby. Each year, he hosts a party leading up to the race, and a who’s-who of Las Vegas magicians and other entertainers show up in droves. Except for the ones wearing pants. They show up in pants. And in honor of the Kentucky….
What would you do with $1.2 million? A player at Rio Las Vegas is going to have to figure out an answer to that question, because on May 1, 2012, the $1 Wheel of Fortune progressive jackpot hit for $1,224,957. This blog loves when that happens! They should call it the “Wheel of We Hope….
The world of poker is a fascinating one, and “All In: The Poker Movie,” a new documentary about that world, is one this Las Vegas blog would be inclined to watch. The film’s billed as, “The definitive story of the rise, fall and rebirth of poker.” It features many of the game’s most prominent figures,….
Remember that classic trick question, “What color was George Washington’s white horse?” Well, here’s a new, Vegas-inspired one to test your brain power: “How many floors is the 51-floor Rio Las Vegas?” If you can’t see this one coming, you should probably get out of the house more. As you may have guessed, the Rio….
If you still have “The Celebrity Apprentice” sitting on your Tivo, don’t read this blog post. Spoiler: Rio Las Vegas headliner Penn Jillette was robbed! The taller half of “Penn & Teller” was fired from the popular reality show based largely upon the reaction to a slogan he proposed for a new Donald Trump cologne:….
Although Drink & Drag Las Vegas, billed as the “first-ever fully drag queen-staffed bar,” won’t officially open until May 5, 2012, the downtown establishment quietly began to welcome guests this weekend, and we were there. Unfortunately, because it was just a “soft launch,” we were told we weren’t allowed to take photos. So, naturally, we….
His name is Jaymes Vaughan. He’s in the Chippendales male revue at Rio Las Vegas. But that’s kind of just the beginning. You see, Jaymes Vaughan does it all. He’s the ultimate Renaissance Man, like Galileo Galilei, but shirtless. Vaughan not only dances in Chippendales, he’s also the featured singer, and also does his thing….
The International Latin Taste & Music Festival comes to Rio Las Vegas April 20-22, featuring international food, drinks, live entertainment, drinks, arts and crafts, drinks, carnival rides and other activities, including, but not limited to, drinking. Hey, you enjoy the International Latin Taste & Music Festival the way you’d like, and this blog will enjoy….
Penn Jillette, the taller and more verbose half of Penn & Teller at Rio Las Vegas, has been everywhere lately. Recently, he was inducted into the Nevada Entertainer/Artist Hall of Fame. He also started a new online talk show, Penn’s Sunday School. In addition, he appears to be the frontrunner on “Celebrity Apprentice,” and he’s….
Do we look out for you, or what? Here’s today’s irresistible Vegas twofer: Get two “Megaritas” for what should be the price of one inside the Village Seafood Buffet at Rio Las Vegas. No, that’s not a typo. They’re classic margaritas, just, you know, mega. The ridiculously reasonable $25 gets you not only 45 ounces….
The new KJ Dim Sum & Seafood Restaurant is packing them in at Rio Las Vegas, so we thought it was time to head over for some delicious Chinese food, much of which this blog couldn’t pronounce even with extensive coaching. We were floored to see every seat in the restaurant (it accommodates 350 people) occupied….
This blog has had a lot of pizza. We’ve had it in just about every major U.S. city, and in pizza joints around the world. And we can say, without a doubt, Martorano’s restaurant at Rio Las Vegas is currently serving up one of the best pizzas on the planet. The restaurant’s Thin Crust Pizza….
Rio Las Vegas headliner Penn Jillette has already made a big splash during his stint on “The Celebrity Apprentice,” including raising $40,000 for a Las Vegas charity, Opportunity Village. In a recent episode, Penn took on the role of Project Manager, and guided the men’s team, Unanimous, to victory in a task requiring them to….
A slew of Vegas entertainers took part in the Rio’s “Show in the Sky” extravaganza for “Fat Tuesday.” The photo-optastic (not a real word) event was one of many on Feb. 21, 2012 around Las Vegas, a town often considered to be like Mardi Gras all year long. “Mardi Gras,” by the way, is French….
There are few things this Las Vegas blog enjoys more than a frosty beverage, but we simply can’t condone some of the questionable names given to said drinks up and down the Strip. Here are five cocktail names we hope our mother never sees. 1. Up All Night We’d be even more offended by this….