Subscribe to Vegas Voice RSS feed

Vegas Voice


DINING: Doughnut, egg and flip-flop days

Here’s something I’m guessing you don’t know: Friday (June 3) is National Doughnut Day and — wait for it — National Egg Day. What kind of killer combination (no pun intended) is that? At any rate, anyone who goes to an outlet of Krispy Kreme...

MUSIC: Punk Rock Bowling devours downtown

“We are the true believers,” Bouncing Souls frontman Greg Attonito sang, and the crowd before him seemed the part, T-shirts checkered with profanities, hair spiked in colors worthy of peacock plumage, many of them double fisting brews. And, yeah,...

Musical fundraiser to aid homeless veterans

Country Singer Kevin Black (brother of Clint) will host and perform songs from his new album "Dream On," in support of the Veteran's All-American Cafe 2 p.m. Monday at Texas Station, 2101 Texas Star Lane. The proposed Veteran's All-American Cafe, a...

DINING: New meat recommendations — and free food

Good news for fans of juicy meat: The U.S. Department of Agriculture now recommends that all whole cuts of meat, including pork, be cooked to 145 degrees. The recommendation for beef, veal and lamb had been 145, but now pork joins the party — much...

DINING: Phones for soldiers, and more

The five valley locations of Raising Cane’s are collecting gently used mobile phones and monetary donations for Cell Phones for Soldiers and to aid local members of the military. The donations will be given to the group on Memorial Day Monday (May...

THEATER: Utah fest gearing up for anniversary

The annual Utah Shakespeare Festival in Cedar City, Utah — a popular stop for locals — is celebrating its 50th anniversary this summer, and it's no surprise the folks there have conjured up a few celebratory ideas. Select matinees during July and...

DINING: Our McDonald's is a model, plus lots of news

As reported in USA Today, McDonald’s has decided to retool its look for a more upscale feel, at a cost of more than $1 billion nationwide. The bright colors and plastic furnishings reportedly will be history, and earth tones will figure prominently...

DINING: How to end a jinx

Gotta love a restaurant with a sense of humor. The owners of the new Hotel California Restaurant & Cantina in Boca Park had to be a little nervous. We’re still in a pretty scary economic period, but even in the best of times, their location has...

DINING: Moonen honored, new LBS burger and lots more

Rick Moonen (rm seafood at Mandalay Bay) has been named Chef of the Year by the Monterey Bay Aquarium. The nonprofit aquarium and its Seafood Watch program will honor Moonen at its Cooking for Solutions 2001 May 20-22. ... LBS: A Burger Joint at Red...

DINING: Eat to celebrate the royal wedding

In honor of the wedding of British icons Prince William and Kate Middleton, Krispy Kreme has created a Royal Wedding doughnut. It’s heart-shaped, filled with jelly and decorated with white icing and a chocolate drizzle, and is available through...

ENTERTAINMENT: Mandalay hosting Jackson news conference

It’s been fairly obvious that Cirque du Soleil’s upcoming Michael Jackson show will go into Mandalay Bay, at least since last October’s announcement that “The Lion King” will close at year’s end. Unless they are pulling the ultimate ruse, the...

DINING: Free yogurt, new menu items

In celebration of its upcoming fifth anniversary, Yogurtland will distribute Fan Passes on Monday. The passes can then be redeemed for 2 ounces of free frozen yogurt each day April 15-19; anyone who uses the passes three times will receive a cooler...

DINING: Viewing party, benefit for Japan and more

A viewing party is scheduled for 8 to 9 tonight (April 6) at Border Grill at Mandalay Bay, 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. South, to watch Mary Sue Milliken, a co-chef and co-owner of the restaurant, participate in Bravo’s “Top Chef Masters.” Drink specials...

DINING: Help for Japan, classes and candy

Jean-Luc Daul, executive pastry chef at the Four Seasons, 3960 Las Vegas Blvd. South, has created lemon cupcakes as a benefit for Japanese disaster relief. The cupcakes are $5 each in the hotel’s Verandah restaurant and proceeds will be donated to...

ENTERTAINMENT: Gottfried outtakes more relevant now

Sometimes, what you leave out of a story becomes more relevant later. I talked to Gilbert Gottfried for a half-hour in January for his stint at the Hilton, well before he was back in the news: getting fired as the voice of the Aflac duck for gross...