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Plaza Is Ready For 'Limelight'

Where: 1 Main Street [map], 89101
August 26, 2014 at 5:14 PM | by | ()

Sex sells and burlesque seems to sell even better at the moment with Vegas resorts all looking for their moment in the “limelight.” And soon, at downtown's Plaza, that will be with a capital "L."

Ridicula Imitatio is cashing in on the post-Great Gatsby remake buzz and lingering Roaring Twenties nostalgia by presenting a show by that name -- also the name of one of Charlie Chaplin's films -- starting next month at Plaza. Limelight’s website promises the production will take “the audience on a journey where contemporary burlesque meets old time ‘flicks.’” Think black-and-white silent films juxtaposed with modern burlesque and music... with a Chaplin and a Betty Boop impersonator thrown in.

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The Mirage Will Have A 24-Hour Cafe This September

Where: 89109
May 5, 2014 at 1:05 PM | by | ()

That new dining spot under construction at The Mirage has an official name as well as an opening month.

Pantry, a 24-hour cafe, will debut this September in the space that once hosted Caribe Cafe as well as B.B. King's. The eatery is meant to evoke a family kitchen with hardwood floors, cabinets filled with fine china and servers dressed in denim and flannel shirts. (Hopefully, denim will be of the mom or dad variety or else it won't be like this writer's family kitchen.)

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At Venetian, A 'Cake Boss' To Arrive October 7

Where: 3327 Las Vegas Boulevard South [map], 89109
September 27, 2013 at 1:27 PM | by | ()

He makes cake like a boss on the east coast and, starting October 7, reality TV star baker Buddy Valastro will bring a bit of Jersey to Venice. That's the official date set for the debut of Buddy V's at Venetian/Palazzo, an Italian-American restaurant concept.

The theme (yes, the press release touts a theme) is "raviolis to cannolis." Normally, this is where we would roll our eyes, but instead, this dining spot has our full attention. Not due to the rhyme, but because of who Buddy is teaming up with in the kitchen -- local restauranteurs Elizabeth Blau and Kim Canteenwalla. Together, they brought us the much (and still) raved about off Strip eatery, Honey Salt, last year. And, before that, Chef Kim helmed Society Cafe at Wynn/Encore. And, if you haven't heard, they'll also have a hand in the food at Downtown Grand.

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CityCenter To Get Second Pizza Joint

January 9, 2013 at 10:15 PM | by | ()

Pizza. It's what's for dinner. And, for lunch. And, what the people want.

Already home to Wolfgang Puck Pizzeria and Cucina, CityCenter will serve up a slice of a different kind this spring with FIVE50, a "pizza bar" by acclaimed chef Shawn McClain. If that name sounds familiar, it's because Chef McClain already has a CityCenter resto, Sage.

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SHe: The Anti-Breastaurant Or Another Bic For Her in The Making?

September 6, 2012 at 9:45 PM | by | ()

SHe steakhouse, as envisioned by Buzz Feed.

SHe feels like a woman, but will females flock to Eva Longoria's do-over steakhouse at Crystals in CityCenter or will they snub it?

SHe is marketing itself as the anti-breastaurant, a steakhouse with the ladies in mind. Oh, yeah, and with a fashion runway, rain curtains with 3D projections, cryogenic fog and seductive female performers upstairs in the formerly shuttered Eve nightclub space, too. (This is why Magic Mike failed, people. No seductive females on stage for the ladies.)

But, what if SHe goes over as well as Bic for Her, instead? When Buzz Feed mentioned the news a few days ago, readers responded negatively for the most part. (Snarkily, but negatively and with quite a few guys questioning if the steakhouse was really for women. We did add the one positive comment, too.):

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