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Dramatic Renovations at the Cosmopolitan

Posted by VEGASGIANT on Oct 19, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Photo: Thomas Hart Shelby

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is expanding its reputation for modern design with an ongoing renovation project. When finished at the end of 2018, most of the resort's 3,027 rooms will have a brand new look and improved tech features.

The design process took about 18 months, with 20 designers invited to bid on the project. The field was eventually narrowed down to a handful of finalists who built 14 model rooms on property. Select guests and employees offered feedback and the Cosmopolitan approved concepts from New York's Virserius Studios and the hotel's own in-house design team.

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How to Help Las Vegas in the Wake of Tragedy

Posted by VEGASGIANT on Oct 5, 2017 12:09:00 PM

Photo: Mark Damon/Las Vegas News Bureau

As Las Vegas continues to show strength and grace in the face of tragedy, you may be asking yourself a simple question: What can I do to help?

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Celebrate the Rolling Stones at the Palazzo

Posted by VEGASGIANT on Sep 27, 2017 7:50:40 AM

Photo: Rolling Stones Exhibitionism

A new exhibit in honor of the Rolling Stones is the perfect excuse for an evening out at the Palazzo in Las Vegas. Weigh the options at the resort and plan a fun night worthy of any rock star.

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Las Vegas Becomes a Sports Town

Posted by VEGASGIANT on Sep 19, 2017 8:00:00 AM


Photo: Sam Morris/Las Vegas News Bureau

When it comes to sports, Las Vegas is more than just a good city to place a bet. After an overdose of fanfare and hype, the Golden Knights are taking to the ice as not only the latest NHL expansion franchise, but also the first major league sports team in Las Vegas history. However, this is just the tip of the iceberg. All signs point to Las Vegas becoming a true sports town.

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What to Expect at Life is Beautiful in Las Vegas

Posted by VEGASGIANT on Sep 12, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Photo: Life is Beautiful

The Life is Beautiful festival has proven to be one of the biggest events of the year in Las Vegas. By taking over several Downtown blocks each fall, it combines the best of music, food, art and inspiration - all in one exciting location. Check out some of the highlights for the upcoming three-day celebration held September 27-29.

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Where to Watch Football in Las Vegas

Posted by VEGASGIANT on Sep 7, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Photo: Wynn Las Vegas/Barbara Kraft

It's football season and sports books will be eagerly collecting wagers while fans check out the latest games. Here's the lowdown on the hottest places in Las Vegas to enjoy football.

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Cheurlin Champagne Comes to the Bellagio

Posted by VEGASGIANT on Aug 29, 2017 2:12:59 PM

Story and Photo by Rob Kachelriess

Make sure to order a glass of Cheurlin Champagne the next time you're at the Bellagio in Las Vegas. A favorite choice of the French government, the champagne is being brought to the United States by Isiah International, a company founded and operated by former Detroit Piston Isiah Thomas. The NBA Hall of Famer recently finalized a deal to make Cheurlin available throughout the entire Bellagio - including the elegant bars and restaurants found inside.

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Where to Find Good Coffee in Las Vegas

Posted by VEGASGIANT on Aug 17, 2017 12:42:06 PM

Photo: Sambalatte

When visiting a new city, the first thing many travelers do is find the best place to get a cup of coffee. While many hotels are turning to higher end brands, it's just not the same as what you can find at a coffee shop that truly cares about how beans are sourced and prepared.

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Two Bourbon Cocktails You Must Try in Las Vegas

Posted by VEGASGIANT on Jul 20, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Story and Photo by Rob Kachelriess

The Emeril Lagasse family of restaurants in Las Vegas is welcoming a new addition to the lineup: a W.L. Weller private barrel release (Antique 107 Single Barrel Select, distilled by Buffalo Trace). It was personally chosen by the Las Vegas team and will be available exclusively at Delmonico Steakhouse at the Venetian, Table 10 at the Palazzo and Emeril's New Orleans Fish House at the MGM Grand. It can be ordered neat (1.5 oz. pours at $14) or as part of two new cocktails ($15 each). They were created by Delmonico Steakhouse Lead Bartender Lillian Hargrove and both will be available at all three restaurants.

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Discover Old Fashioned Pairings at Yardbird

Posted by VEGASGIANT on Jul 10, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Story and Photo By Rob Kachelriess

In addition to mouthwatering gourmet fried chicken, Yardbird is known for having a deep bourbon and whiskey selection. So it's appropriate that the restaurant recently added a few new takes on the Old Fashioned in its latest menu update. They're all quite delicious, and each one comes with its own perfect pairing.

Smoked Peaches and Ham

This unique version of the Old Fashioned combines Wild Turkey 81 with a smoked syrup that's made from the same peaches used in Yardbird's famous Peach Cobbler. It's balanced with Elemakule bitters and garnished with a slice of cured Virginia ham.

The sweet and savory combination goes nicely with the Black Angus Burnt Ends appetizer. The small bites of brisket are served over a thick blue cheese fondue with crunchy tater tots and pickled chilies.

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