July 27, 2012 |
Las Vegas has gained a few pounds in the last year - at least 1.5 million, actually. Some of it is fat; some of it fleshy; all of it is delightful. The “it" in this case is Certified Angus Beef, and “it” is the entrée that has driven a steak into Sin City's heart. That 1.5 million figure represents the increase in just one year in the amount of that beef delivered to Vegas. That brings to 5 million pounds the amount of the prized beef finding its way into the gullets of gamblers and others.
December 23, 2009
Hotel-casino Aria, the Cesar Pelli-designed centerpiece of Las Vegas' $8.5-billion CityCenter, has opened, along with restaurants from chefs such as Masa Takayama, Shawn McClain, Michael Mina and Jean-Georges Vongerichten. Directly off Aria's lobby is Takayama's Japanese restaurant Bar Masa, designed by Richard Bloch, with a three-story high entrance and seating for 256. (Shaboo, the more intimate shabu-shabu restaurant located inside Bar Masa, is set to open this weekend.
March 11, 2010 |
How many high-end restaurants can Vegas support, particularly in this economy? Easily a dozen more just opened in the new $11-billion CityCenter complex on the Strip and a number of them definitely have enough wow factor to pull in the hungry tourists. Admittedly, the planning for CityCenter began long before the slump, still, here comes Michelin three-star Paris chef Pierre Gagnaire joining his illustrious (and extravagantly starred) colleagues Joel Robuchon, Alain Ducasse and Guy Savoy in a gamblers' paradise.