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Virgin Hotels’ Instagram darling Casa Calavera will bring the beach

by Heidi Knapp Rinella on

Lots of Mexican restaurants promise they’ll make you feel you’ve been transported south of the border for your meal. At Casa Calavera from the Hakkasan Group — which will open next year with Virgin Hotels Las Vegas.... Read full article

In the shadow of Vegas Vickie, Barry’s will blend old and new

by Heidi Knapp Rinella on

Barry Dakake says he’ll be bringing some top-notch steaks — and seafood, and lots of other delicacies — to Circa when his Barry’s Downtown Prime opens with the hotel-casino late next month, but there will be somewhat of an entertainment aspect, too.... Read full article

Taiwan-based dumpling chain coming to Las Vegas Strip

by Al Mancini on

The soup dumplings that Pulitzer Prize-winning food writer Jonathan Gold once referred to as “small miracles” will be available at Aria on Oct. 19. ... Read full article

Not so fast: Officials say Las Vegas restaurants can’t reopen bars

by Heidi Knapp Rinella and Al Mancini on

A recent order by the governor sowed confusion among restaurant owners and officials across the Las Vegas Valley on Wednesday.... Read full article

American Original


According to Connecticut Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D), the hamburger, a ground meat patty between two slices of bread, was first created in America in 1900 by Louis Lassen, a Danish immigrant, owner of Louis’ Lunch in New Haven, Connecticut.... Read full article

Las Vegas buffet will survive the COVID pandemic, experts say

by Heidi Knapp Rinella on

Curtis said he thinks buffets at The Cosmopolitan and the South Point will continue to succeed in their current formats because they deliver what their particular guests are seeking, something that’s echoed by the two resorts’ executives.... Read full article

As pandemic freezes business, Las Vegas artist turns to selling snow

by Christopher Lawrence on

The ice sculptor with a rock ’n’ roll flair works in an office that’s a refreshing 18 degrees year-round.... Read full article

Mexican restaurant opens in El Sombrero space downtown

by Al Mancini on

Letty’s de Leticia’s Cocina officially opened Tuesday for breakfast, lunch, and dinner at 807 S. Main St., in the same building that housed El Sombrero. Built as a private home in the 1930s, El Sombrero began operating as a restaurant around 1950.... Read full article

Lagasse’s Stadium chef now overseeing Henderson’s Rainbow Club

by Al Mancini on

Chef Scott Pajak, who ran the kitchen at Lagasse’s Stadium for nearly 10 years, has taken the executive chef position at the Rainbow Club and Casino on Water Street in downtown Henderson.... Read full article

Virgin Hotels’ Commons Club to expand Center Bar scene

by John Katsilometes on

Virgin Hotels Las Vegas has unveiled plans for its signature cocktail lounges in the Commons Club. The 8,500-square-foot entertainment wing will sit just to the right of the main entrance, overtaking the former CG Technology sportsbook and bar.... Read full article