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October 13, 2015

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CityCenter\'s Aria Makes Debut

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CityCenter's Aria makes it long awaited debut to the public.

Veal parm at Carbone at Aria.
Q+A: Celebrated Italian restaurant Carbone is ready for Las Vegas
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
One of the most eagerly awaited new restaurants of the fall is set to open Monday at Aria. Food critics and fans alike have described Carbone’s original New York location as the best Italian-American restaurant of all time.
Emeril Lagasse’s Seafood Extravaganza during Vegas Uncork’d on Saturday, April 25, 2015, at MGM Grand.
Emeril’s Oyster Fest at MGM, Salute, Zine Noodles, ‘Cake Boss,’ Bardot Brasserie
Counter Intelligence:
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
The statistics behind celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse’s Oyster Festival at his New Orleans Fish House in MGM Grand are staggering. Each day, the TV chef’s restaurant sells an average of 30 to 35 dozen oysters fresh on the half shell.
A warehouse attendant uses a Bendi articulating forklift to pull a pallet off a shelf in the Aria dry storage room at Aria Tuesday, June 30, 2015. The articulating lift allows for narrower aisles and more shelf space.
Behind-the-scenes supply line keeps Las Vegas Strip guests well fed
Sunday, September 6, 2015
Millions of tourists visit Las Vegas every month. And they all come ready to spend money on food and beverages. Ever wonder how resorts and the restaurants inside them never seem to run out of anything? And where it’s all stored? In five minutes, we’ll make you an expert on the system of delivery that makes it possible.
Drake hosts and performs at Marquee on Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014, in the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
Celebrity preview: Drake, Jason Derulo, Kevin Hart, Chris Brown, Nelly, Lil Wayne, Flo Rida, Incubus
2015 Labor Day Weekend:
Friday, September 4, 2015
The world’s top DJs are all here this LDW to put rival European hotspots to shame. No question that Las Vegas is No. 1 in the world for the next 96 hours. They will be doing battle behind the wheels of steel with everybody from Tiesto to Calvin Harris.
Bardot’s brunch menu demands deep exploration.
Ben Vaughn: My Top Five favorite brunch spots in Las Vegas
Contributing Columnist:
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
From braised meats, champagne, cheeses from all over the globe and seafood towers tall enough to pave a path to the top of the Stratosphere, every restaurant has its own variety of sinful, over-the-top brunch choices.
The Sky Villas at Aria in CityCenter are some of the largest suites among the MGM Resorts International properties.
Shannon McCallum of Aria: We have redefined the concept of resort destination in L.V.
Guest Columnist:
Thursday, August 13, 2015
As executive director of hotel operations at Aria, I have the pleasure of overseeing 20 departments that encompass key parts of a guest’s experience at the resort. It is my job to ensure that we are always thinking one step ahead.
Cirque du Soleil's "One Night for One Drop" rehearsal with director Mukhtar O.S. Mukhtar and twin U.K. brothers Kevin and Andrew Atherton, of "Zarkana" at Aria, on Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, at the Mirage.
Monday By the Numbers: Dressing up ‘Zarkana’; Rod Stewart renews; free speech at Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame
Monday, August 10, 2015
This week, Monday By the Numbers charts the costumes in “Zarkana” at Aria, the stage attire conceived by Slovenian fashion designer Alan Hranitelj. Elsewhere, we statistically figure in Rod Stewart and ...
A rendering of the outdoor patio at Herringbone in Aria by chef Brian Malarkey.
Q+A: Searsucker star chef Brian Malarkey to open Herringbone at Aria
Thursday, August 6, 2015
Celebrity chef and “Top Chef” alumnus Brian Malarkey’s California-inspired, ocean-to-table restaurant Herringbone is set to open at Aria this winter, and Geno Bernardo, who Las Vegas knows from Nove Italiano in the Palms, has been hired to lead the kitchen.
Kim Wood is the lead sommelier at Jean-Georges Steakhouse in addition to serving as director of wine at Aria.
Sommelier talks wine, science, baseball
Q&A with Kim Wood:
Monday, July 27, 2015
Kim Wood, director of wine at Aria, was responsible for selecting the wine pairings at this year’s Vegas Uncork’d for a celebrity chef brunch at Bardot Brasserie and an all-star feast at Aria. Wood is a Johns Hopkins University-educated biomedical engineer but chose a career in the hospitality industry ...
Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at the NALEO conference on Thursday, June 18, 2015.
Clinton on guns: How many must die before we act?
Thursday, June 18, 2015
In the wake of nine shooting deaths at a historic black church in South Carolina, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said the country needs to face the “hard truths” about race and gun violence. Clinton, who visited ...
Executive Chef Josh Smith prepares a Mediterranean seabass in the Bardot Brasserie kitchen.
Executive chef: ‘You have to always have the drive to be better’
Monday, June 15, 2015
Joshua Smith is executive chef at Bardot Brasserie at Aria. A Las Vegas native, Smith has more than a decade of experience in the restaurant business, including a stint at L20 in Chicago, which had two Michelin stars before it closed five months ago. Smith is responsible for developing the culinary program at Bardot Brasserie, which is Michael Mina’s first foray into traditional French cuisine on the Strip ...
Magician Murray Sawchuck waits to pay for chandeliers from the Frank Sinatra Suite during the first day of a liquidation sale Thursday, May 14, 2015, at the Riviera. Sawchuck performs at Planet Hollywood.
Strip Scribbles: Carbone at Aria, Murray Sawchuck’s chandelier, PMOY Raquel Pomplun
Las Vegas:
Thursday, May 14, 2015
Carbone at Aria won’t be an exact duplicate of the New York venue, which has won numerous stars since opening in 2013 and getting a nod as a finalist in the James Beard Foundation Awards for “Best New Restaurant in America.”
Christina Wilson, Gordon Ramsay and Scott Commings.
Photos: Gordon Ramsay promotes Christina Wilson; new Aria restaurant, club; sous chef computer
2015 Vegas Uncork’d:
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Five years to the day executive chef Christina Wilson won Season 10 of “Hell’s Kitchen,” star chef Gordon Ramsay appointed her the top executive of his worldwide restaurant empire.
Nobu Matsuhisa, Frank Pellegrino Jr., Marc Sherry, Guy Savoy, Giada De Laurentiis, Francois Payard and Greg Sherry arrive at the Grand Tasting of 2014 Vegas Uncork’d by Bon Appetit on Friday, May 9, 2014, at Garden of the Gods in Caesars Palace.
Preview: Vegas Uncork’d returns to Caesars, Bellagio, MGM Grand, Aria
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Now known as America’s No.1 food-and-wine festival, Vegas Uncork’d by Bon Appetit kicks off Thursday with four days and nights of feasting on the Strip.
Sarah Jessica Parker launches SJP Pop-Up with Zappos Couture in the Shops at Crystals on Thursday, April 16, 2015, in Aria.
Sarah Jessica Parker talks stilettos, ‘Sex and the City’ and ‘Divorce’
The Shops at Crystals:
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Gorgeous actress and fashionista Sarah Jessica Parker, who propelled the mega-sales of stilettos with her wardrobe on HBO’s “Sex and the City,” surprisingly doesn’t consider herself much of a shopper.

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