Las Vegas Becomes a Sports Town

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


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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

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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

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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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Gordon Ramsay Continues to Thrive in Las Vegas

Posted by VEGASGIANT on Jun 22, 2017 3:00:00 PM

Photo: Caesars Entertainment

It's been five years since Gordon Ramsay invaded Las Vegas with an ever-expanding collection of restaurants. The first three opened in 2012 alone and a fifth is expected to open by 2018. The celebrity chef's partnership with Caesars Entertainment is proving to be a productive one with a wide variety of dining options on the Strip.

Gordon Ramsay Steak

Ramsay's first Vegas restaurant is his most formal, with a spin on fine dining that still feels fresh after five years. A steak wagon will visit your table, making is easy to pick the perfect cut. You can never go wrong with a simple steak dry-aged 28 days in Himalayan sea salt, although the most popular dish is likely Ramsay's signature Beef Wellington. Save room for the Sticky Toffee Pudding for dessert.

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Great Father's Day Deals in Las Vegas

Posted by VEGASGIANT on Jun 15, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Photo: Flour & Barley

Have you made plans for Father's Day? There are more than a few places in Las Vegas where you can make the most of your dollar while showing Dad you care.

The LINQ promenade is loaded with fun things to do, from shopping for souvenirs to taking a ride on the High Roller observation wheel. Stop by the to-go window for Flour & Barley where you can get a pizza slice, 12-ounce beer and shot of tequila, vodka or rum for $15. Grab a seat in the dining room if you prefer a 12-ounce Ribeye served with rosemary potatoes for $28. 

For those in North Las Vegas, head to the Aliante casino. MRKT will offer a free draft beer to all dads with purchase of an entree, the Medley Buffet will serve steak for brunch or dinner for $15.99 with an Aliante Players Club card and FARM will serve T-Bone steaks for $11 between 11 a.m. and 11 p.m.

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Getting Around EDC in Las Vegas

Posted by VEGASGIANT on Jun 13, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Photo: Adi Adinayev for Insomniac

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