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August 25, 2016

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Brock Radke

Brock Radke is Las Vegas Weekly's managing editor and has been writing about Las Vegas for more than 15 years.

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Michael Morton prepares to make yet another mark in Las Vegas hospitality
Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016
The operator of La Cave, La Comida and Crush plans to open a new steakhouse with his brother David at the Hard Rock Hotel.
Lil Jon keeps party people on their toes at Hakkasan
Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016
When you’re as recognizable as Lil Jon, it isn’t easy to catch people off-guard.
Escape to Delano's Franklin bar and get comfortably numb
Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016
Once you've moved from Mandalay Bay to Delano, you might as well be in another world.
Mirage breaks the burger mold with new LVB
Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016
When BLT Burger ran its course, the Mirage recruited their Italian restaurant chef, Michael LaPlaca, to assemble a new menu.
Six things you’ll eat at the new Standard & Pour
Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016
Prepare yourself for crispy oysters topped with sriracha egg salad, and kimchi tacos in scallion pancakes.
DJ Snake’s ‘Encore’ tops the charts and keeps the clubs bumping
Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016
The French producer has six tracks from his debut album sitting pretty on Billboard's Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart.
Borgeous brings fresh sounds from his debut album home to Hakkasan
Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016
The dynamic DJ and producer is out to prove his genre-spanning versatility.
Wynn’s Japanese palace Mizumi must not be missed
Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016
Wynn's restaurant lineup is so stellar, it can be difficult to choose your dining experience.
Pauly D gets amped for his final Rehab set of the summer
Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016
"I get such good feedback from the crowds at Rehab, more than anywhere else around the world."
DJ D-Miles is a man on a mission
Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016
He knows what’s new and hot and relevant, but he only recently discovered a true Vegas gem.
Dining News & Notes: Andre’s at Monte Carlo closing in October
Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016
Also, a new Benihana opens on the Strip, and Flavor Flav brings his fried chicken to the Venetian.
Fresh from touring with Rihanna, DJ Mustard stays on the beat
Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016
"I’m worried about the next move at all times, always trying to figure out new things, break a new code."
Stack’s snacks are fun and shareable
Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016
These small plates should be savored and passed.
Six things you’ll eat and drink at the new Libertine Social
Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016
A rum swizzle with your caramelized fennel and sausage flatbread, perhaps?
‘Absinthe’ takes its talents to the Cosmopolitan
Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016
The “acro-cabaret variety show" is leaving Caesars Palace and moving into Rose. Rabbit. Lie. as early as November. Rose. Rabbit. Lie. will continue to operate as a “modern supper club” with live entertainment independent of the show.
Tinashe brings diverse new sounds to Intrigue
Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016
The rising R&B star returns to Vegas to perform at Intrigue August 6.
Julie Robbins brings real Vegas vibes to Bare Pool Lounge
Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016
“People are surprised when I tell them I’m actually from here,” says the cocktail server at Mirage's tropical hideaway dayclub.
Getting ready for the Labor Day 2016 lineup
Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016
It's the last big party weekend of the season on the Strip.
Costa di Mare remains an inspired Vegas experience
Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016
For more than a decade, this restaurant has been one of the best places to let the chef take you through an inspired experience.
What would Fremont East feel like as a pedestrian thoroughfare?
Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016
Converting that pivotal first block into a walkable streetscape could help the rest of the Downtown drag grow.
Light has quickly mastered the themed party
Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016
Intense and thoughtful strategy has become the signature of Play Management and its partners Colin Comer and John Pettei.
Changing Britney’s sound is just another big move for Burns
Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016
He co-wrote and produced the pop star's new "Make Me" track.
Like his music, Alesso's EBC sets will stick in your head
Thursday, July 28, 2016
The DJ's songs are built to last.
Intrigue’s edgy artists push the party forward
Thursday, July 28, 2016
“We are listening to what the pop culture is, looking at the people who are making these tracks and the voices on these tracks that are so identifiable.”
Find your vibe among Jewel’s five VIP luxury skyboxes
Thursday, July 28, 2016
They all offer unbelievable views of the dancefloor action and shockingly close proximity to the night’s headliner.
The bustling Alibi Ultra Lounge is a cocktail hot spot, too
Thursday, July 28, 2016
As Exhibit A, allow us to present the Rosemary Amaretti, a sweet and savory summer sipper that satisfies while it refreshes.
Standard & Pour gears up for a summer opening in Henderson
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
The folks at Simon Hospitality Group and Titan Brands are excited to bring the late Kerry Simon's last restaurant project to life.
Make it legendary: Tyson Beckford knows how to Vegas
Thursday, July 21, 2016
The last time he was in town, he was performing with the Chippendales.
DJ R.O.B. brings the old school to LAX’s Throwback Thursdays
Thursday, July 21, 2016
When he isn't DJing, he's leading the Funk All Stars.
From food truck to Chinatown hot spot, Fukuburger remains a favorite
Thursday, July 21, 2016
It's nothing less than an icon of late-night Vegas eats.
The revamped Onyx Bar offers an educated whiskey experience
Thursday, July 21, 2016
We’re going to be here a while.
Welcome to Flawless Mondays, the multi-venue industry night centered at Jewel
Thursday, July 14, 2016
The one and only Tiësto launches the new weekly party on July 18.
Daylight’s Eclipse party gets aggressive with Pusha T
Thursday, July 14, 2016
Pusha brings a barrage of aggressive, highly crafted songs into any live performance.
Masters of mixology: The bartenders who modernized Las Vegas
Thursday, July 14, 2016
It’s time to recognize the legends who helped shape the cocktail capital of the world.
A beautiful grind: How Encore Beach Club spreads the day party into night
Thursday, July 7, 2016
“It’s definitely all hands on deck.”
Bottiglia brings top-notch Italian back to Green Valley Ranch Resort
Wednesday, July 6, 2016
A bright, pleasant eatery with an emphasis on seafood and pasta, Bottiglia hits all the right spots.
Dining News & Notes: July means snackwagons, stone fruit and taco eating contests
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
Chefs from Le Cirque and Sage are popping up at Harvest, plus DB Brasserie shows off a seasonal summer menu.
Aussie Brooke Evers is ready to party for the Fourth of July
Thursday, June 30, 2016
"You have to watch what people are doing and how they interact with what’s going down on the dancefloor."
Perfect fit: Allie Wright ends up at 1 OAK and loves it
Thursday, June 30, 2016
“Everyone gets personal attention from every server here, so of course you end up having a blast.”
Dining News & Notes: Shibuya becoming Morimoto, 35 Steaks becoming a new steakhouse
Sunday, June 26, 2016
Plus, get a taste of Andiron's new sushi style ... at Honey Salt.
Andrea’s chef Joseph Elevado is always the man in Vegas' coolest kitchen
Thursday, June 23, 2016
“This was the only reason I came back to Vegas ... the network and support this hotel gives you, it’s really like nothing else.”
How Tiësto came to rule Las Vegas
Thursday, June 23, 2016
From EDC to Fremont Street, the Dutch DJ has truly taken over.
China Poblano is as delicious as it is fun
Thursday, June 23, 2016
José Andrés' Mexican and Chinese eatery at the Cosmopolitan respects and reveres its dual cuisines.
Sandwich supremacy: The Goodwich expands its space and menu
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Now that the Goodwich has opened inside Soho Lofts, we can all enjoy the best sandwiches in the city, and breakfast, too.
Axwell and Ingrosso team up again at EDC and Hakkasan
Thursday, June 16, 2016
"It’s interesting to see how the most progressive-thinking minds in entertainment and nightlife are approaching the 'new' Vegas."
Other Mama’s cocktail menu is a fresh find in the ‘burbs
Thursday, June 16, 2016
The raw bar's seasonally rotating signature libations are as hand-crafted as it gets.
Dining News & Notes: A White Party at Andiron and a family meal at Other Mama
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Also, get ready for wine tasting at Eiffel Tower Restaurant, MRKT and Wolfgang Puck's Bar & Grill.
Refined loco moco and more at Lakeside’s happy hour
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Three kinds of poke offer a variety of textures and flavors, and that's just the beginning.
Stay calm and soft-scramble on: Eggslut has arrived
Friday, June 10, 2016
The LA import and latest Cosmopolitan addition is all about making each ingredient in its seemingly simple sandwiches sing.
Industry titan Sujit Kundu builds SKAM into a dominant force
Thursday, June 9, 2016
"We want to make sure the clubs have the highest percentage chance of making the greatest night possible.”

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