Ambra Italian Kitchen + Bar takes over the former Fiamma space at the MGM Grand, pegging an August debut. One of the biggest highlights? A speakeasy filled with a cocktail bar doling out cocktails such as the 1850 Sazerac, the 1896 Daiquiri, and the 1919 Negroni. MGM Resorts International corporate mixologist Craig Schoettler created the cocktail m...

This week, I went to a restaurant that I have gone to so many times. In fact, when I moved to Las Vegas in 2008 this was one of the first restaurants that I went to and it quickly became my go-to spot when I worked on the East side of town. It also was the restaurant that I took my wife Lori to for our first date. I’m not sure if it was me or the g...

Ronald Joseph Of Buffalo, passed away unexpectedly at his residence in Las Vegas, NV on June 22, 2019 at the age of 76. He is survived by Roseann (nee Lodico), his loving wife of over 52 years. He is lovingly remembered by children Mike, Mark (Meghan), Michelle (Joseph) Rekrut; grandchildren Joe, Justin, Mia, and Charles; niece Ashley, nephew Vince...

Ready for all your gelato dreams to come true? We're holding the first-ever Gelato Festival in Las Vegas on Saturday, July 27. That's right! From 2 to 7 p.m., explore ten stations spread across the entire store, with frozen favorites including classic gelato, boozy gelato, affogato, savory gelato, sweet focaccia with gelato, and exclusive flavors n...

The Venus International Film Festival, July 29—31, will showcase films, scripts, music and food, all of which is focused on the cultural Italian experience in the film industry in Las Vegas! Filmmakers, actors, writers, producers, directors or cinematographer of Italian descent are all eligible to enter. Tickets are on sale now for the July 31 Blac...

As I have been doing for the past few articles, I’m reviewing places that are close to the Rio where the World Series of Poker is going on thru mid-July. The WSOP brings so many poker players to Las Vegas and when there are thousands of players in a tournament and everyone gets their dinner break at the same time it’s tough for everyone to get in a...

Tivoli Village got a needed jolt when Ada’s, a bustling Italian eatery, recently opened there. Created by James Trees, the mind behind the stellar Esther’s Kitchen in Downtown’s Arts District, Ada’s (and its outdoor patio) has been brimming with bodies during lunch and dinner hours—and even in between. Meals usually start with crusty, flavor-dense ...

Nicole Brisson, the former executive chef at Eataly at the Park MGM, departed her old job to open Locale Italian Kitchen, exploring the traditions of Italian cuisines with a meat-centric menu, with Andy Hooper, one of the partners in The Black Sheep. Red sauce Italian dishes mix with ingredients sourced from small American farms and others deliver...

The Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens have opened the gates to its summer display. Each season, the conservatory has a new display of several themed scenes, created from thousands of flowers. With the arrival of summer in Las Vegas, the theme this year is “La Dolce Vita” and depicts summer in Italy. The east garden, full of lemons, represen...

Manifatture Sigaro Toscano will attend the International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers Association (IPCPR) Convention, happening June 28 -July 2 in Las Vegas. During the IPCPR, MST will launch a new Toscano cigar, made with the Caribbean technique of using a wrapper and binder: Stilnovo. This is a limited edition for lovers of handmade cigars. Sti...