Carla Pellegrino toasts Miami success, National Lasagna Day at Bratalian in Henderson

Guest columnist Las Vegas star chef Carla Pellegrino.


Guest columnist Las Vegas star chef Carla Pellegrino.

Guest Columnist:
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 @ 4:36 p.m.
When I landed in Las Vegas last week to take ahold of my two weeks of the month running my local mom-and-pop Bratalian, I received a pleasant invitation asking: “Would you like to write a guest column for Robin Leach this year?” I immediately smiled and felt right at home!
Guest columnist Las Vegas restaurateur Elizabeth Blau and her trip to Italy with husband chef Kim Canteenwalla and their son Cole in the summer of 2015.

Restaurateur Elizabeth Blau: Our summer trip to Italy is work, play and family time

Guest Columnist:
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 @ 3:28 p.m.
I have been fortunate to be able to spend time exploring Italy in the past, as I had started my career working for the Maccioni family. But this was an extra-special trip since it was our son Cole’s first time.
Cast mates of new Planet Hollywood headliners “Crazy Girls” at Flowrider on Friday, July 24, 2015, at Planet Hollywood.

Photos: New Planet Hollywood headliners ‘Crazy Girls’ ride Flowrider

Adult Entertainment:
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 @ 2:33 p.m.
In addition to posing for photographs with guests and judging a bikini contest, the glamour girls had a blast Friday afternoon taking turns learning to surf on the Strip’s only standalone wave machine.
Glenn Danzig.

Q+A: Glenn Danzig talks new projects, Brooklyn Bowl show and his hair

The Linq Promenade:
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 @ 12:55 p.m.
Singer-songwriter Glenn Danzig, who began his career with The Misfits in the mid-1970s, followed by Samhain in 1983 and the birth of Danzig in 1987, is a longtime music staple who has written songs for legends Johnny Cash and Roy Orbison.
Guest columnist and Las Vegas personal trainer Mel Fabros, right, at Adventure Combat Ops for Zombie Apocalypse.

Personal trainer Mel Fabros takes on Adventure Combat Ops’ Zombie Apocalypse

Guest Columnist:
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 @ 8:06 p.m.
I have been a fan of zombie culture since I watched the cult classic “Night of the Living Dead” in the 1980s. That’s why I jumped at the chance to experience the Las Vegas Strip’s new attraction the Zombie Apocalypse simulation at Adventure Combat Ops.
Gordie Brown finds much of the material for his show at the Golden Nugget in the pop culture of the 1990s. He also does impressions of Las Vegas staples such as The Rat Pack, Michael Jackson and Elvis Presley.
Impressionist and Canadian Gordie Brown: Las Vegas is ‘The 11th Province’
Guest Columnist:
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 @ 6:58 p.m.
As a longtime Las Vegas performer and proud Canadian, I would like to suggest another nickname to add to our city’s list of monikers: “The 11th Province.” I was born and raised in Montreal and got my start working as a political cartoonist for the Ottawa Sunday Herald.
Food Network star chef and restaurateur Ben Vaughn.
Ben Vaughn: There is always a new and different way to look at the same parts and pieces
Contributing Columnist:
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 @ 6:06 p.m.
As a chef, my creative and adventurous sides are always looking for what’s next, and I always admire the trailblazers of new and exciting food trends and concepts. However, every now and then, I have the unique experience of visiting locations where time has virtually stood still.
Guest columnist DJ Ben Harris at Niagara Falls.
Terry Fator DJ Ben Harris: Indoor skydiving, writing, recording and mixing
Guest Columnist:
Monday, July 27, 2015 @ 11:57 p.m.
Hey, guys, it’s your friend Ben Harris here filling in for Robin Leach. I want to start out by thanking him for this great opportunity ... to talk about myself. LOL!
Sherry Gordy.
Singer Sherry Gordy: My famous Motown family and life-long lessons from Dad
Guest Columnist:
Monday, July 27, 2015 @ 10:57 p.m.
One of my fondest memories took place when I was 5 years old. It was the day of my fifth birthday party extravaganza. It really was a huge celebration fit for a princess.
Brantley Gilbert performs in the Chelsea on Friday, July 24, 2015, at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
Review + photos: Newlywed Brantley Gilbert rocks the Chelsea just as he is
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas:
Monday, July 27, 2015 @ 8 p.m.
After addressing and thanking his dedicated BG Nation, Brantley Gilbert mentioned that it was his first time in Las Vegas not being single anymore, but that he is always ready to come here and have a good time.
New world champions Christina Jones and Bill May, of Cirque du Soleil’s “O” at Bellagio, with their gold medals for mixed synchronized swimming at the 2015 FINA World Championships on Sunday, July 26, 2015, in Kazan Russia.
Bill May, Christina Jones of Cirque’s ‘O’ win gold at 2015 FINA World Championships
Monday, July 27, 2015 @ 6 p.m.
Cirque du Soleil performers Bill May and Christina Jones have made history as the first world champions of a mixed-synchronized-swimming event.
Guy Savoy, right, with Mathieu Chartron, hosts a Master Series Dinner for 2014 Vegas Uncork’d on Thursday, May 8, 2014, at Restaurant Guy Savoy in Caesars Palace.
Aureole, Delmonico, Joel Robuchon, Picasso, Guy Savoy win Wine Spectator top awards
Monday, July 27, 2015 @ 4:34 p.m.
Five Las Vegas restaurants have received the highest honor, the Grand Award, in Wine Spectator’s 2015 Restaurant Awards, which highlights global restaurants that offer the best wine selections.
Executive chef Barry S. Dakake and the Arizona Cardinals cheerleaders at N9NE Steakhouse on Saturday, July 25, 2015, at the Palms.
Vanessa Lachey, Arizona Cardinals cheerleaders dine, party at the Palms
Las Vegas:
Monday, July 27, 2015 @ 2:33 p.m.
Actress and TV personality Vanessa Lachey stopped by Palms Pool & Dayclub and N9NE Steakhouse at the Palms on Saturday afternoon to celebrate a friend’s bachelorette party.
Rise Against at the Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel on Monday, Oct. 1, 2012.
Concert announcements: Rise Against at DLVEC, Luis Miguel at Mandalay Bay
Monday, July 27, 2015 @ 7 a.m.
Let’s start off the week with concert announcements in Las Vegas: Punk rock band Rise Against takes over Downtown Las Vegas Events Center on Saturday, Nov. 21, with supporting acts metal core group Killswitch Engage and Los Angeles’ Letlive.
Sebastien Silvestri, Daniel Boulud, Buddy Valastro, Robin Leach and Emeril Lagasse attend the 2014 Ultimo Grand Banquet on Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, at the Venetian.
Venetian, Palazzo F&B VP Sebastien Silvestri: The birth and impact of restaurants in casino resorts
Guest Columnist:
Sunday, July 26, 2015 @ 11:55 p.m.
Nowadays, you cannot be in the casino-resort business without taking your food-and-beverage program seriously. Las Vegas became a breeding ground for incredible destination restaurants. New and old properties raised the culinary bar.