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The world’s most unusual dining experience is in Las Vegas

Forget dinner and a movie.  Much too boring for Las Vegas. How about dinner and a plane flight in an open cockpit biplane soaring over the Las Vegas Strip? Chef Kerry Simon, owner of the eponymous restaurant Simon at Palms Place, has partnered with SkyCombatAce to put together a thrilling and tasty evening. The Iron […]... Read more

Eureka! Gourmet food in a locals casino

BE’s Restaurant Review: Only in Las Vegas!  While almost every famous chef in the Michelin Guide and on the Food Network operates eating establishments in the resorts on the Strip, (Bam!)Las Vegas’s down home casinos also can boast of world-class food. Yes, you can find stellar comestibles in some of the city’s oldest, most shopworn […]... Read more

Great Views Spice Up Great Food

This week OpenTable.com released its list of the Top 100 Scenic View Restaurants in the US. More than five million diners submitted reviews to the reservations Web site, voting for 15,000 restaurants in all 50 states as well as the District of Columbia. The winners had jaw-dropping views and jaw-delighting food. The vast majority of […]... Read more

Bet You Can’t Get This Degree at Your University

We’ve already told you about UNLV’s sex and dancing course. Next spring this august institution of higher learning is adding a new minor in a much more serious subject: drones. Yes, that’s right. You can earn a degree in unmanned aerial vehicles from Nevada’s leading university, which is located just spittin’ distance from the Las Vegas […]... Read more

Need a date? Take your dog to Yappy Hour

I’ve spent thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours training Bensley, my Labradoodle, to become a federally-licensed service dog. Translation: I can take him anywhere, including casinos and airplanes. But you can save yourself the time and expense. Want to take your pooch to a Las Vegas resort?  Dust off your best dog collar and […]... Read more

The “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” Sign: Vegas’s Most Iconic Tourist Attraction

In Paris you have to see the Eiffel Tower. In New York City the Chrysler and Empire State buildings are a must. In Niagra you must see the falls. In Las Vegas, I believe you have to pay homage to the “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Nevada” sign. Betty Willis designed the sign in May […]... Read more

Las Vegas Hosts America’s No. 1 Tourist Attraction: The Fountains of Bellagio

Last month Americans voted. They selected the Fountains of Bellagio the numero uno tourist attraction in the US, according to TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice Awards. Ah, they are a marvel. The Fountains sit in an 8.5-acre body of water, illuminated at night by about 5,000 lights.  The majestic water streams come from 798 minishooters, 208 swaying […]... Read more

Las Vegas’s Dive-In Movies, Take 2

Las summer the pool at the Cosmopolitan premiered “Dive-in movies,” movies you could see every Monday night at the pool. This, however, is more an adult affair. Now there’s a family option, too. This summer Wet ‘n’ Wild reopened. The water park is hosting its own version of Dive in Movies every other Friday night. […]... Read more

The Shelby factory and musuem are moving to the Strip

We baby boomers grew up loving our muscle cars. We venerated Carroll Shelby, the designer of the Shelby Mustang. Shelby founded Shelby American in 1962. The race car driver turned entrepreneur moved the company from South California to Las Vegas in the mid-1990s. Today it is the only automobile manufacturer in Nevada. (Bet you didn’t […]... Read more

Fly to Vegas and rent a Ferrari

If you want Strip valets and everyone in the cab line to take notice, drive up in a Ferrari. Although you might not have the $200,000 to buy one, you can rent one here in LVNV. Just get off your plane (no one knows if you flew first class or coach) and head to the […]... Read more