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Whether you’re looking to dine in Michelin-starred resplendence or grub on down-home diner fare, there’s a Las Vegas restaurant to fulfill your craving. Enjoy such celebrity chef hotspots as Brian Malarkey’s Searsucker at Caesars Palace or Giada de Laurentiis’ eponymous restaurant at The Cromwell. Chow down on greasy grub at Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen & Bar at The LINQ or load up on globally inspired eats at Bacchanal Buffet inside Caesars Palace, where you’ll also find famed French Chef Guy Savoy’s only American restaurant.

Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Restaurants, Rio Las Vegas, Things to Do in Las Vegas

Meatball Eating Champ Defends Title at Rio Vegas

This being-a-Vegas-blog thing has its highs and lows. A definite high last year was covering the first “Martorano’s Masters Meatball Eating Championship.” See our sauce-soaked coverage. It’s a year later, and on Nov. 7 (at noon), a group of top-ranked eaters will be at it again, as Joey “Jaws” Chestnut defends his title. Last year’s….

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Harrah's Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Restaurants, Things to Do in Las Vegas

One of the Best Shows in Vegas is Edible: IcePan

Today’s Las Vegas discovery is part show, part attraction, part restaurant, but all revelation. It’s IcePan! IcePan at Harrah’s Las Vegas looks like just about any other ice cream shop, but it’s anything but ordinary. For starters, the ice cream is made from scratch, right before your eyes. The whole process takes about two minutes,….

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Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Restaurants, Paris Las Vegas

Today’s Thing We Wish We Had Our Mouth On

Today’s tempting bit of Vegas decadence is the Raspberry Napoleon at Eiffel Tower Restaurant at Paris Las Vegas. The gorgeous example of culinary artistry next to the Raspberry Napoleon is blancmange. Yes, actually, this blog knows what blancmange is. How insulting. We are a foodie! (We also have the Interwebs.) Blancmange is a dessert made….

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Caesars Palace, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Restaurants

Payard Patisserie & Bistro Snags “Best Lunch” Honors

Vegas Seven magazine has announced its restaurant awards, and one of the stand-outs is Payard Patisserie & Bistro at Caesars Palace, taking home honors in the category of “Best Lunch.” This blog has touted Executive Chef Gregory Gourreau’s prix fixe lunch menus for, oh, ever. How the price of these delicious, three-course lunches sits at….

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Today’s Vegas Hook-Up: Free, Free and More Free

Remember that “Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome” movie, and at one point, Max has to spin this “Wheel of Horrific Punishment” to determine his fate? (Bonus points if you remember what he landed on.) Anyway, today’s hook-up is just like that wheel, except that it involves beer and free food, rather than, you know, death and….

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Celebrities, Harrah's Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Restaurants

KGB Chef Makes Cotton Candy Magic on “Late Night”

Celebrity chef Kerry Simon, the mastermind behind KGB: Kerry’s Gourmet Burgers at Harrah’s Vegas, brought his cotton candy-slinging skills to “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” recently. Here’s a still from the show. Watch the video of the segment. Spoiler alert: Somebody ends up wearing some cotton candy. Bonus spoiler alert: You may get a cavity….

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“Crush” Wine Events Flow Into Paris Las Vegas

During the month of October, Paris Las Vegas will again be the center of the food and wine universe as it hosts complimentary wine tastings and other special events as part of “Crush: A Celebration of French Wines.” We’re always being asked about free things to do in Las Vegas, so don’t miss out. Learn….

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Seven Things We Wish We Were Having at Rao’s

Right around lunchtime, we start thinking about our favorite restaurants in Vegas, and the bounty of succulence served up within. At the moment, we’re craving some Italian, so Rao’s at Caesars Palace it is. Probably best to start with a salad. Remember, the restaurant is pronounced “ray-ohs.” Although this blog tried at least 12 pronunciations….

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Munch on This: Munchbar Unveils New Happy Hour

Munchbar restaurant (and bar, as if we needed to say that) at Caesars Palace just launched a new happy hour featuring half-off munchies and draft beer. We know because we have this flyer thingy to prove it. “Munch Hour” goes from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., and there’s a “Reverse Munch Hour” from 9:00 p.m…..

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Today’s Frosty, Almost-Free Vegas Hook-Up

The next best thing to free in Las Vegas is cheap, and this find definitely qualifies. No denying it, it’s been unseasonably warm the last few days (summer’s not going down without a fight). There’s nothing better to squelch that warmth than soft serve ice cream. (OK, daiquiris work, too, but let’s stay on topic.)….

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Vegas Hosts Mexican Independence Festivities Galore

It’s Mexican Independence Day (Sep. 16), and Las Vegas is hosting a weekend-long party in honor of this auspicious “fiesta patria” (“holiday of the Fatherland”). The fact that it’s the bicentennial of Mexican Independence just serves to add more fuel to the fiesta. Bonus factoid: Some mistakenly believe May 5 (“Cinco de Mayo”) is Mexican….

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Caesars Palace, Flamingo Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Restaurants

Feast Your Eyes on Vintage Vegas Menus

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) recently released a new online exhibit, “Menus: The Art of Dining.” We heard about this exhibit while listening to public radio. (Don’t panic. We accidentally landed there while searching for ’80s music.) Check out this amazing exhibit. The exhibit is a fascinating look at vintage restaurant and hotel….

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Today’s Thing We Wish We Were Devouring

Oh, man, alive! This Las Vegas blog is having some serious cravings for a dish we saw passing by the kitchen at Serendipity 3 the other day. It’s their fettuccine alfredo, topped off with manhole cover-sized shrimp and fresh bread. The menu at Serendipity 3, outside Caesars Palace, has more than 100 items, so brace….

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Could This Be the Best View of the Las Vegas Strip?

Let’s just say it. The Las Vegas Strip, gleaming during the day or glowing at night, is one of the most awe-inspiring sights in the world. So, what’s the best vantage point to take in all the Sin City splendor? Our vote just may have to go to the Eiffel Tower Restaurant inside Paris Las….

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KGB Hosts Soiree to Support Restaurant Week

Celebrity chef Kerry Simon opened the doors to his new restaurant, KGB at Harrah’s Vegas, to host a charity event in support of Restaurant Week and nonprofit Three Square, a Las Vegas food bank. The lively evening (Sep. 1) featured Kerry’s signature dishes, including the our-now-favorite “Iron Chef” sliders, as well as any number of….

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