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February 6, 2016

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Brock Radke

Brock Radke is editor at Industry Weekly and associate editor at Las Vegas Weekly. His focus at both publications is Las Vegas nightlife, food and drink, hospitality and entertainment. He also writes the Strip-centric column The Incidental Tourist. He has been writing about Las Vegas for more than 15 years and has contributed to several regional and national publications.

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Above it all: How the Foundation Room has survived and thrived
Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016
It’s been riding high for almost 16 years, since the resort opened, more than a lifetime in Vegas club years.
On a hot streak, J. Cole brings the fire to Light
Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016
His stylish success makes his new performing residency at Light Nightclub one of the most interesting Vegas bookings of the new year.
What MGM’s Park can learn from the Linq
Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016
We look at the Strip's forthcoming pedestrian retail development by comparing it to the one open across the Boulevard.
Miguel brings his fiery live show to Hakkasan
Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016
Miguel won’t be confined to any musical genre.
Tony Abou-Ganim mixes it up at For the Love of Cocktails
Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016
Las Vegas is a cocktail capital, but it goes deeper than you think.
The famous fare and flashy vibe of Mr Chow are at home on the Strip
Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016
If you need a little drama with your steamed sea bass and crispy beef, you’ll appreciate this experience.
Dining News & Notes: Nora’s is building, and Naked City is expanding
Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016
Plus, Burger Lounge is coming to Aria, February is super-sweet at Hexx, and Via Brasil is doing Carnival.
A first taste of the Oyster Bar at Santa Fe Station
Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016
The pan roast has reached local icon status, a true must-eat. Now there’s another place to get it.
Top host Natalia Badzjo keeps pushing at XS and at her new restaurant
Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016
The senior manager of VIP services at XS Nightclub is using her experience to pursue a new project.
The Weekly Interview: The state of Vegas hip-hop with DJ Franzen
Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016
When Franny helped SunDrai’s become one of the hottest hip-hop nights Vegas has ever seen, his status as a local tastemaker was cemented forever.
Bite Now: turducken pot pie at Carson Kitchen
Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016
This is one reason Carson Kitchen remains among the most fun places to eat Downtown.
Colin Comer steps into the Light and flips the creativity switch
Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016
Comer and John Pettei created Play Management to operate the nightclub/dayclub combo at Mandalay Bay.
Vanilla Ice helps relaunch old-school Throwback Thursdays at LAX
Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016
“The people who come to these shows want to relive a certain time, they want to dance and have fun and smile and be happy."
Find edgy eats at Andrea’s
Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016
Hip has never been a problem at Encore's Asian inspiration.
Ready for Rehab? Hard Rock Hotel preps its iconic pool party
Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016
"When you come to Rehab, you should leave with a story.”
First impressions: Getting to know Lily hostess Collette Spewak
Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016
She might say she’s a hospitality newbie, but it’s hard to believe.
Westgate’s remade Edge Steakhouse satisfies with classic style
Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016
The resort best known as the Las Vegas Hilton needed a culinary makeover, and it got one.
Looking for a bartender gig? Try the Vegas version of Topgolf
Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016
Set to open in May, Vegas’ Topgolf will be 105,000 square feet and four levels of swinging fun.
Dining News & Notes: Moonen hosts tasty viewing party for ‘Recipe for Deception’
Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016
Also, Stratosphere's lofty lounge gets a new name and Trevi dishes up a new lunch special.
When fried chicken attacks
Everywhere I go, crunchy, juicy deliciousness tempts me
Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016
Everywhere I go, crunchy, juicy deliciousness tempts me.
Chateau adds the Strip-side rooftop Beer Park to its perfect party
Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016
Element Hospitality is "taking the intimidation out of nightlife" at Chateau.
Delicately delicious cuisine at cool Kumi
Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016
Why do the hottest of the hot keep finding their way to chef Akira Back’s Mandalay Bay sushi stronghold?
Baauer’s Studio B at Light brings sprawling sound to the Strip
Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016
His ability to bounce between genres is making Baauer one of the most sought-after producers in hip-hop and dance music.
Fish N Bowl is a true seafood gem hiding in the southwest ’burbs
Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016
Former RM Seafood chef Howard Choi is serving up every kind of sushi roll and rice bowl you’ve ever heard of—and a whole lot more.
The mobile mogul: Oliver Naidas launches fifth food truck Lobsterfest
Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016
His humble, tasty trucks like Sausagefest and Tacofest have regulars from across the country.
Nightlife News & Notes: Vanilla Ice coming to LAX and more
Friday, Jan. 8, 2016
Also, Chateau hosts not one but two AVN parties, plus job fair info for Jewel and Drai's.
Welcome to ‘Industry Weekly’: Greenspun Media Group launches new nightlife-focused pub
Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016
The new magazine inside Las Vegas Weekly explores the world's most captivating entertainment landscape.
Making memories and building a Neon Future with Steve Aoki
Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016
Hakkasan and Omnia headliner (and Vegas resident!) Steve Aoki graces the debut cover of Industry Weekly, Greenspun Media Group's new nightlife magazine inside Las Vegas Weekly.
From New York to Vegas, Carbone creates an essential experience
Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016
No matter the circumstance, it’s always a special occasion at the Aria restaurant.
Dining News & Notes: Virgil's Real Barbecue to open at Linq, SLS' Dine-N-Dash fundraiser and more
Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016
Plus: Expect Carla Pellegrino to launch new projects soon.
What construction site signage says about Alon and Resorts World
Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015
Frisson means “a sudden, passing sensation of excitement; a shudder of emotion; thrill.” That sounds pretty cool, right? If that’s what’s going to be installed across from Wynn and Encore, a big pile of frisson, I could get down with that. These answers are all we have, so far, to answer the question of what comes next on the Strip, at least in …
Nightlife News & Notes: A Rehab casting call, Intrigue's industry night and more
Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015
Also: Now called Crimson, the space formerly known as Cherry at Red Rock Resort comes to life for a NYE party.
Building beautiful food at Bardot Brasserie with chef Joshua Smith
Thursday, Dec. 24, 2015
"My onion soup needs to be better than the best you’ve ever had or else it will feel like a letdown."
The best new restaurants of 2015
15 fresh spots where we’ll still be dining long after the year is over
Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015
15 fresh spots where we’ll still be dining long after the year is over.
NYE 2015 Guide: Kick-ass Vegas parties, concerts and meals to ring in 2016
Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015
New Year's Eve 2015: From megaclubs to Atomic Hayrides, concerts to Champagne-soaked feasts, we’ve got your last night of 2015 on lock. Celebrities set to appeaer include Fetty Wap, Pete Wentz, Nicki Minaj and Calvin …
The closing of ‘Zarkana’ proves Vegas means business
Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015
It’s never really business over entertainment in Las Vegas, where those two words are practically interchangeable.
Cosmopolitan’s new Clique Lounge is fueled by a hospitality dream team
Monday, Dec. 21, 2015
Clique will take over the Book & Stage space, soft-opening in time for New Year’s Eve.
Dining News & Notes: Jardin now open at Encore, Sugarcane coming to Venetian
Friday, Dec. 18, 2015
Plus, the Feast of Seven Fishes is back at Emeril's.
Searching for his sound: Behind the scenes with 14-year-old Las Vegas DJ TreL
Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015
For 14-year-old DJ TreL, unleashing his sound is a 'superpower.'
The Rio’s new mega-buffet experience, plus three other revamped feasts
Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015
There was a time when the Rio was the center of the Vegas buffet universe. Now, the Carnival World & Seafood Buffet offers a new experience — prepare for the invisible hand-stamp that will get you into what feels like Club Shrimp Scampi.
Chef Kim Canteenwalla prescribes his favorite dishes at Andiron
Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015
From matzo balls to doughnuts, Kim's got you covered.
Encore Player’s Club and other venues look to diversify Vegas nightlife
Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015
Encore Player’s Club is more about updating the casino-floor model than specifically targeting Generation Y.
Nightlife News & Notes: Fetty Wap’s NYE Marquee gig, Lil Jon’s on the move and more
Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015
Also: a new gay night on the Strip at Fizz.
Jessie Rae’s BBQ is smoking and serving some intriguing meat
Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015
Jessie Rae's BBQ claims to serve Las Vegas-style barbecue. Is that a thing?
A Strip chef finds a strip-mall home and serves up the goods at the Rice Shop
Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015
Simply put, this food shames the quickie teriyaki bowls we’ve been eating all these years.
PKWY Tavern maintains an easy local vibe, just with more beer
Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015
The bar has 150 taps and 250 different brews available any given night.
Scenes from Fukuburger's Chinatown grand opening
Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015
The enhancement of Chinatown nightlife: Fuku's brick-and-mortar space joins many nearby eating, drinking and karaoke spots.
Clique Hospitality takes over Mercadito and will open two restaurants at Green Valley Ranch Resort
Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015
Andy Masi's new restaurant and bar company continues to expand at a rapid pace.
Dining News & Notes: Mundo closes, MGM adds new chefs
Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015
Also, seek out special holiday dinners at Morels and Made L.V.
The Golden Steer celebrates Sinatra’s birthday as one of his favorite spots
Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015
Drink Jack Daniel’s the way he did—three fingers, two ice cubes.

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