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Food & Wine All-Star Weekend Returns

The fourth annual Food & Wine All-Star Weekend will return to Las Vegas on October 4-6 with events at Bellagio, Aria and MGM Grand. From Champagne brunches and six-course dinners to the humble-but-honest pizza and burger, the foodie fest hosted by Food & Wine magazine will bring together renowned sommeliers, mixologists, celebrity chefs Read More

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Life Is Beautiful: “Go Big or Go Home”

For its first year out of the gate, Life Is Beautiful isn’t demurely setting a toe onstage; it’s blowing the stage up and declaring Downtown an all-out food and music zone. Details of the festival’s culinary experience were recently released, and the eats promise to be just as impressive as the sounds, with participating culinary icons including Bruce and Eric Bromberg, Hubert Keller, Cat Cora, Michael Mina, Tom Colicchio, Aaron Sanchez and other highly regarded Read More

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A ‘Stoked’ Guy Fieri to Bring Donkey Sauce to Vegas

Guy Fieri is a known glutton—watch him gnaw on outboard-moter-size burgers on his Food Network show Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives—but lately it just feels like he’s a glutton for punishment. With the sting still fresh from the now-famous beatdown his Times Square joint, Guy’s American Kitchen & Bar, received at the pen of New York Times food critic Pete Wells (“As Not Seen on TV,” Nov. 13, 2012), Fieri did what any chef whose entire brand had just been publicly excoriated would do: He Read More

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Vegas Tastes Life as New York’s Sixth Borough

Over the years Caesars Palace has become the West Coast home to quite a few famous old-school New York restaurants: Rao’s, Homestead, P.J. Clarke’s—that’s a lot of New York in a relatively small space. And the list isn’t stopping there. In July, another famed East Coast eatery will join the ranks. Carmine’s, a New York staple for family-style Southern Italian cuisine, will open a 750-seat, 27,000-square-foot restaurant in the Forum Read More

cinco de mayo 2013

Cinco de Mayo Hyde  Feel the heat rise inside Hyde for the final XIV Session of the season. Dress in your best festive neon and dance to a live mix of music from house to mariachi. In Bellagio, 5 p.m., HydeBellagio.com.

Cinco-pated Rhythm

Time to kick the tires on your liver. Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner. Not to be confused with Mexican Independence Day (September 15-16) Cinco de Mayo commemorates Mexico’s defeat of the French in 1862. And with so many dining, party and drinking options, don’t even think about letting “Cinco de Drink-o” go by uncelebrated. Las Vegas has some plans for you, my friend. And after a few tequila shots, well, you know how she Read More

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Bellagio Dining Is Right On Trend

Thanks to shows like Chopped, Master Chef and Food Network Star, cooking competitions have gone from spectator sport to something that anyone can try his hand at, spawning a breed of rabid fans who not only want to taste what their idols are making on the screen, but also make it themselves. Bellagio has wisely served up a duo of opportunities for guests to get their hands in the game, or if they are so inspired, get them Read More