With the Liberace Museum, Siegfried & Roy, Bette Midler, and many other glitzy attractions, Las Vegas has had a gayish appeal for decades. But I always felt there should be an actual gay club--one that was loud and proud and not on some back road, filled with raunchy rednecks. And here it comes!
He was in Las Vegas this weekend and was cavorting with friends, both male and female, when his royal schedule allowed for a game of strip billiards. Well, Harry must have lost because he was completely starkers. Fortunately, someone took photos--which are linked after the jump--
We must admit: when KNPR, the NPR affiliate of Las Vegas, contacted us and asked, "Do you want to come on the air to talk about '37 Reasons Why An Unapologetically Judgmental New Yorkers Hates Las Vegas'?" we were a tad nervous. In fact, the polite, kind and good-natured people at KNPR's State of Ne ... More >>
By Christopher Victorio and Ben Westhoff We love you, Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas. In fact, here are five reasons why you rule the roost. But my oh my you dance funky. We're not saying we're any better; truth is, we're utterly captivated by you and your awkward ways. Were God to create a thir ... More >>
See also: EDC Vegas Pulls Plug on Music Due to High Winds Organizers of the second annual Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas declared the three-day party a success , despite high winds that cut its marquee night short on Saturday. Promoters say a whopping 115,000 people were in attendance on Sun ... More >>
[Update at 2:48 a.m]: EDC is over for the night. Organizers are waiting for crowds to thin out before making an official announcement. More details and older updates at the bottom.Electric Daisy Carnval in Las Vegas tonight was shut down temporarily as a result of high winds buffeting tall sound st ... More >>
The fun pixie with the pipes has joined the twitterati, at OfficialPiaZ. So far, she's tweeted upbeat things like, "Another beautiful day. Big weekend ahead in Las Vegas...What are your plans?"
Bravo announced season 4 of Top Chef Masters today and the New York chefs competing include Missy Robbins of A Voce, Sue Torres of Sueños, and Kerry Heffernan of South Gate.
Hangover Heaven, a bus and "hangover clinic" run by an anesthesiologist, is now treating patients in Las Vegas. EMTs administer relief to patients in the form of branded medical cocktails. The $90 Redemption package contains one bag of saline solution, vitamins, and an anti-nausea medication.
No, she's not going to do a movie of Cleopatra set in the Detroit cheerleading community. Or start a weight-loss pilattes regimen for women over 50 called Reductives. And no, she's not going away any time...ever!
Earlier this winter, Alessandro Stratta, a chef who's had a good amount of success in Las Vegas, opened Bigoli (140 West 13th Street, 212-647-1001), his first New York City restaurant, located in the brownstone formerly occupied by Gonzo. The food at Bigoli is more casual than what Stratta was doing ... More >>
Hotel Griffou already has a replacement for David Santos, who left recently, citing creating differences with management. Mark Strausman, of Fred's at Barneys New York, is reportedly taking over. [Grub Street] Atera, the soon-to-open new incarnation of Compose, has lost its pastry chef. Mica ... More >>
The greater New York area is the country's second-largest wine region. Explore it, starting with the Wolffer Estate Wine Stand, around the corner from the larger winery on Long Island, then head over to Lenz Winery. [NY Post] The Bruichladdich distillery in Scotland has launched an organic w ... More >>
Candace Nelson, a judge on the Food Network's Cupcake Wars and the founder of Sprinkles Cupcakes, is suing the owners of Pink Sprinkles in Fairfield, Conn., for trademark infringement. [Boston Globe] A new McDonald's in Spring Valley, a Las Vegas suburb, is hosting live jazz nights -- dubbed ... More >>
WikipediaParty like it's 1934.Someone is finally cleaning up the mess the Ciprianis made: After being shut for two years, the Rainbow Room is getting a much-needed renovation.
Recently I was at a bar with a friend and, as slightly embarrassing as it is to admit, we ran up the tab to about $150 rather quickly! (Including food, though.) For normal people, that is more than you want to spend on a weeknight. But for the ballers partying at a place called "Tryst" in Las Vegas ... More >>
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Yes, the glitzy Jersey resort town of Atlantic City does have a gay bar, if you look around and survey the entire region. The West Side Club -- which I love -- exudes a sort of raw appeal in the heart of a not-great neighborhood that's a seven-minute drive away. (I've counted.) But I've nev ... More >>
In this accidentally hilarious local news video, eerily reminiscent of a Christopher Guest film, an adorable couple, Joseph Crist and Laura Brunett, tell of their plan to backpack to Las Vegas and then Lake Mead from Canton, Michigan, a 2,500-mile trip that they describe as "creative marriage counse ... More >>
First he finds a website, in this case CityVibe, which advertises itself on Google (we didn't click the link) as, "Your one stop source for Las Vegas escorts, escort reviews, Las Vegas massage, exotic dancers, strip clubs, escort services, independent, incall, ..." Presumably, he browses the ... More >>
Jaguars, mating with teeth bared.When we think of Sunset Park, we think of high altitudes, tacos, and superlative banh mí. But we are not the owners of a Las Vegas gentlemen's club called Crazy Horse Too.
BravoWhen we last heard from the French Culinary Institute, the school was busy announcing its plans to open a new campus in California. Today, the news coming from Grand Street hits a bit closer to home: Nils Noren, the school's Vice President of Culinary and Pastry Arts, is stepping down as ... More >>
You can run, but you can't hide.Speaking of chains: It seems that Artichoke's recent expansion to Tenth Avenue and to MacDougal Street is but the tip of a very large ice pick. In an interview with Grub Street, Francis Garcia, one of the pizzeria's owners, says that Pizza Hut "had better worr ... More >>
The owners of Lotus of Siam will open the New York branch of the restaurant with about a third of the 150-dish menu the Las Vegas original has. [NY Times] A Zagat survey shows that 68 percent of diners want local, organic, or sustainable food; 85 percent believe taking photos of food is OK; ... More >>
Being from Las Vegas, Nevada, this blogger takes a special interest in both the news and the news reporting of that city, both of which are getting much, much much worse by the day.
Suddenly out of gold, and out of reach of your trusty gold bullion dealer? In America, these problems get fixed once they get realized. And apparently the problem has been realized. Las Vegas and Florida will get these awesome, or awesomely terrifying, ATMs that dispense gold bars ranging in ... More >>
Pomp, circumstance, product placement, and varying levels of inebriation all converged at Avery Fisher Hall last night for the 2010 James Beard Foundation Awards. Many white men were awarded large gold pendants that dangled from green sashes. It was a particularly good night for New York, wit ... More >>
A 7.2-magnitude earthquake -- the biggest to strike in the area since 1892 -- hit Baja California Sunday at 3:40 p.m., according to the United States Geological Survey.
There have been so many good movies made about drunks, you wonder why booze can inspire so many artists while ruining so many lives. No matter. My personal favorites are:
This week, we bring you a recipe for Crunchy Peach Cylinders and Vanilla Creme Fraiche with Compressed Sangria Peaches by a Las Vegas chef. Why feature a Vegas chef, you might ask? Well, she's in town for Dessert Professional magazine's annual Ten Best Pastry Chefs in America awards, to be held at I ... More >>
We'd be remiss if we did not mention that last night New York played host to the finals of the U.S. Pole Dance Championship, sponsored by the U.S. Pole Dance Federation, at the Bleecker Street Theatre. The finalists included four local girls -- Brynlyn Loomis, who "was recently selected to pole danc ... More >>
Not sure how to feel about this. It's rumored that Top Chef season 6 will take place in Las Vegas at the M Resort, a new casino-tel located far off the strip and probably in desperate need of some promotion. Sure there are plenty of big name restaurants in Sin City but it's not exactly a culinary s ... More >>
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