Forget 15 minutes—chef Adam “Kas” Kaswiner is getting his whole quarter hour this month. The Las Vegas-based private chef (ChefKas.com) is competing in the new ABC series The Taste (premiering Jan. 22), where four culinary teams work with famous foodie mentors to have a final dish judged by a single bite (eaten blindfolded, no less). This month, Kaswiner will also appear in Episodes 6 and 7 of Fuse network’s newest reality show Ex-Wives of Rock, where the exes of four big-hair band members (think Warrant and Scorpion) bare their souls. More than a year ago, the show hired Kaswiner to prepare a private dinner for the ladies, and he was featured both during the meal and gallivanting out on the town with them. But there’s more to Chef Kas (his professional name) than these appearances infer. With a 2-year stint in the Peace Corps (Southeast Asia), a bachelor’s degree in biology with a focus on nutrition and exercise science (Emory University) and a degree from the Culinary Institute of America, Chef Kas’ focus is developing delicious recipes that help his clients live their best, healthiest lives. For now, Kaswiner has to stay mum about how far he got on The Taste. But, he adds, if the quality of The Next Food Network Star were ever crossed with the health-mindedness of The Biggest Loser, that is another show he could really get into.
A Peek at Life Is Beautiful 2017
Gorillaz are coming to Las Vegas for the first time ever. 2016’s Grammy winner for best new artist, Chance the Rapper, will return. English rockers Muse will bring their dizzying live show to the streets of Downtown. And that’s just the top of an eclectic bill that features more than 70 acts, along with comedy, interactive art installations, a group art exhibit featuring the work of Mark Ryden, Tara McPherson and Shepard Fairey and much more. Last year saw more than 137,000 attendees trod the festival footprint. Who’s ready for more?
Best of the City 2016
Our seventh annual celebration of all things Las Vegas, from the best place to fix your speeding ticket to the best Bloody Mary.