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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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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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.'
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.
Service, style and so much of a good thing at Carbone
Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015
An intimate space with no disappointing tables and a menu of both classic dishes and new flavors.
With resorts under construction and Strip sites for sale, the Vegas engine is running again
Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015
Remember SkyVue? The 38-acre Strip parcel is for sale.
The Mob Museum celebrates Repeal Day just right
Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015
If we know anything about the Mob Museum, it’s that it’s big on details.
Cozy Californian Mexican food lands at Downtown Summerlin with Pancho’s
Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015
Downtown Summerlin has grown into a very well-balanced casual dining destination, and now it isn’t missing a Mexican restaurant.
Steamie Weenie brings creative hot dogs to Green Valley
Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015
From regional classics like the Chicago dog to creative originals like the 9th Island, the Weenie has you covered.
Let’s explore Other Mama’s new cocktail menu
Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015
Raw bar or booze bar? Why can't it be both?
Daylife takes a wild turn at Crush Fridays Party Brunch
Monday, Nov. 23, 2015
A bottle-popping, table-dancing, Snickers-pancake-loaded, Friday afternoon shindig.
Buy now, party in 2016: It’s time to get your NYE nightclub tickets
Monday, Nov. 23, 2015
From Calvin Harris at Omnia to Snoop Dogg at Tao, a quick update of the Strip's NYE headliners and door charges.
Snacking on the Strip: Eating the original Buffalo wings at Anchor Bar
Monday, Nov. 23, 2015
These wings live up to the hype, and the Beef on Weck is pretty great, too.
Dining News & Notes: New restaurants from Stratta, Mizoguchi and Sgrizzi
Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015
Also, Elizabeth Blau joins the cast Restaurant Startup, and Stripsteak teams up with Glenfiddich.
Scratching the surface: Hunger is a bigger problem in Las Vegas than you think
Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015
Southern Nevada’s identity is wrapped up in the perception of Vegas, the glitz and the fun, but the real Las Vegas is plagued with the real problems of any growing American metropolis.
Chatting up Steve Aoki as he preps to celebrate his birthday at Hakkasan
Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015
The DJ talks his Steve Aoki Charitable Fund, moving into his Henderson home and more.
Nightlife News & Notes: 3LAU's Hakkasan and Omnia debuts, NYE headliners and more
Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015
Also, a new opening date for LGBT dance spot Rendezvous.
Get another dose of comfort food at Downtown’s new Chow
Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015
There’s no fusion at Chow—there’s great fried chicken and awesome egg rolls.
The other Downtown guy: Derek Stevens has become a Fremont Street heavyweight
Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015
Unlike the enigmatic Tony Hsieh—whose contributions Stevens constantly praises—Stevens is Downtown’s relatable everyman.
SLS' shuttered nightclub to become live music venue Foundry Hall
Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015
Live Nation has partnered with SLS on the new project.
Flippin’ Good brings fresh flavor to Fremont East
Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015
The new Downtown burger spot actually tastes like its slogan. Imagine that.

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