Posts in the Month of July, 2012:

Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Restaurants

Bradley Ogden Bids Farewell to Caesars Palace

It’s been an amazing, decade-long run, but Bradley Ogden restaurant closes at Caesars Palace on August 5, 2012. Ogden’s family, friends and numerous culinary protégés gathered at the acclaimed restaurant on July 28 for a celebration and farewell cocktail reception. One of the best send-offs to Bradley Ogden we’ve seen comes from Las Vegas food….

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Caesars Palace, Harrah's Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Restaurants, Planet Hollywood

Six Vegas Places to Celebrate National Cheesecake Day

Of all the made-up national “holidays,” National Cheesecake Day (July 30) is certainly one of the tastiest. Here’s our list of six places in Las Vegas to celebrate National Cheesecake Day in style. 1. Rao’s at Caesars Palace Oh, there are other things on the menu at Rao’s Italian restaurant at Caesars Palace, but why….

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Blackjack, Gaming, Las Vegas

Why is Blackjack Called Blackjack?

You’d think this question would’ve come up sooner, but today we realized we had no idea why blackjack is called, you know, blackjack. So, here’s the low-down. When the game of “21″ was introduced to the U.S., gambling establishments offered bonus payouts to promote the game. One of those bonuses involved a special, 10-to-1 bonus….

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Las Vegas, Las Vegas Hotels, Things to Do

World’s Largest Nike Collection Comes to Las Vegas

Jordan Michael Geller is a man obsessed. His obsession has led to amassing the world’s largest collection of Nike shoes, and he’ll soon be sharing his record-smashing collection in a new “ShoeZeum” at Neonopolis in downtown Las Vegas. The ShoeZeum is expected to open by Labor Day weekend (Sep. 1, 2012), and will take up….

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Caesars Palace, Celebrities, Gaming, Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Race & Sports, Shopping, The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace

Today’s Random Las Vegas Encounter With a Champ

You never know who you’ll bump into when you’re in Las Vegas. Yesterday, while roaming The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace, we stumbled into an autograph signing with none other than former World Boxing Council and World Boxing Association heavyweight champion of the world, Leon Spinks. The Field of Dreams sports memorabilia store hosted the….

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Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Miracle Mile, Nightlife, Planet Hollywood, Shopping

Krave Nightclub Will Move to Downtown Las Vegas

Krave Nightclub, a popular gay club at The Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood, is pulling up stakes and moving to downtown Las Vegas at Neonopolis. The new nightclub, to be named Krave Massive, is expected to be the world’s largest gay nightclub and will open in a space formerly occupied by movie theaters. The….

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Caesars Palace, Celebrities, Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Restaurants, Paris Las Vegas

Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill to Open at Caesars Palace

It’s not just a British invasion, it’s a Ramsay invasion! Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay has announced he’ll open Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill at Caesars Palace in late 2012. The new restaurant will move into the space being vacated by Bradley Ogden restaurant, across from The Colosseum at Caesars. Bradley Ogden restaurant closes Aug. 5,….

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Harrah's Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Restaurants, Nightlife

The Range Rustles Up Food, Cocktails With Class

Sixteen years after it opened at Harrah’s Las Vegas, the oft-overlooked Range Steakhouse continues to serve up a dining experience with an emphasis on quality food, feisty cocktails, a welcoming atmosphere and old-school, customer-first service. Some Vegas visitors are actually surprised to learn there’s a top-notch steakhouse hidden inside Harrah’s. The signs for The Range….

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Las Vegas, Nightlife, Nonsense

Today’s Insider Tip for National Tequila Day

Today (July 24, 2012) is National Tequila Day, and here’s your insider tip for celebrating this auspicious occasion in Las Vegas: Have some tequila.

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Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Entertainment, The Quad

“Divas Las Vegas” Celebrates 1,000th Show at IP

It appears serious “condragulations” are in order for female impersonator Frank Marino and friends. Marino’s show, “Divas Las Vegas,” had its 1,000th show at Imperial Palace on July 21, 2012. Frank Marino has performed in Las Vegas for more than 27 years, making him the longest-running headliner in the city. Marino plays host (hostess?) for….

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Gaming, Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Poker, Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino, World Series of Poker

World Series of Poker Sets Main Event Final Nine

What began as a massive field of 6,598 players vying for poker’s most prestigious prize has been whittled down to just nine. The World Series of Poker (WSOP) recently announced its “October Nine” who will battle it out (starting Oct. 29) for the No-Limit Hold’em Championship at Rio Las Vegas, as well as a first-place….

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Celebrities, Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Entertainment, Planet Hollywood

Vegas Entertainers Come Out for “Surf” Red Carpet

It’s official! After weeks of preview performances, “Surf the Musical” is making a splash (sorry, first and last surfing-related pun) at Planet Hollywood. On July 17, 2012, Las Vegas entertainers galore turned out to celebrate the show’s world premiere with a glitzy red carpet flash-fest. (Camera flashes. Why, what were you thinking?) “Surf the Musical”….

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Celebrities, Las Vegas, Nonsense

Las Vegas Keeps It Real With Eric McCormack

Actor Eric McCormack (pictured below), of “Will & Grace” fame, shared some funny anecdotes in a recent issue of Entertainment Weekly magazine, illustrative of the fact, “Fans Say the Craziest Things.” One of the more entertaining stories took place in Las Vegas, so we had to share, in McCormack’s own words. “The most educational moments….

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Celebrities, Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Entertainment, Planet Hollywood

Cee Lo Green Builds Suspense, Pushes Back Shows

There’s been a lot of anticipation building around Cee Lo Green’s residency at Planet Hollywood, but we’ll have to wait a tad longer to see what the unpredictable performer’s got up his Liberace-inspired sleeves. Because of the taping schedule of Green’s NBC show, “The Voice,” he’s moving back his “Cee Lo Green is Loberace” series….

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Las Vegas, Nonsense

Today’s Random Las Vegas Ink

Imagine the excitement a common person must feel when they’re accosted in a parking lot by this blog for a photo of their Las Vegas tattoo! This awesome, Vegas-themed tat belongs to a young woman by the name of Shawna. Thanks, Shawna. And we didn’t know a restraining order could be issued so quickly. Do….

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