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A Taste of Louisiana in Vegas: Crawfish Festival

Beth Ellyn Rosenthal, eXp Realty

My favorite American cuisine is Cajun. Jambalaya, fried catfish, crawfish etouffee, cajun shrimp and seafood gumbo here I come! (And people born in the bayou have a great accent, too!) Fortunately for us Las Vegans, the second annual Las Vegas Crawfish Festival arrives June 7-8 at the Sport Center. Eat, drink and dance your blues […]... Read more

Henderson’s Hot New Waterpark for Cooling Off

Beth Ellyn Rosenthal, eXp Realty

When the mercury soars to 110+ in Las Vegas, locals head for the pools. Every casino offers day passes, but the only real excitement there is people watching. A better bet, especially if you have kids: diving into the activities at local water parks. Henderson’s own Cowabunga Bay opens next week. Cowabunga Bay has: 8 […]... Read more

Join me at the Empty Bowl Benefit

Burlington Township Real Estate

Unfortunately for some it’s not all fun and games in Las Vegas. Like every other community in America, there are poor and homeless people. And we in Vegas care about them! Tomorrow is the Empty Bowl Benefit at Green Valley High School in Henderson. It’s a delicious event that helps feed the poor. Here’s how it […]... Read more

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