The D Las Vegas
Thursday, April 30, 2015 | 2:01 p.m.
It was a family affair when “Pawn Stars” star Corey “Big Hoss” Harrison celebrated his 32nd birthday with his girlfriend Roxy, father Rick Harrison and other members of the family, but it was Dad who wound up getting the cake.
Their celebration dinner was at Joe Vicari’s Andiamo Italian Steakhouse in The D Las Vegas downtown. Owner Derek Stevens presented Corey with a cake shaped as his favorite Rolex watch, the gold Sky Dweller, which Corey had just purchased for himself for his birthday on Monday.
Corey said: “Nothing wrong with having one you wear and one you can eat.“ Then, in good fun, he proceeded to smear cake on his father’s face, and the birthday photos captured the moment for posterity.
After dinner, Corey continued his birthday good fortune in the high-limit room of The D. He played blackjack at a reserved game with Roxy for two hours.
Even with the Italian feast and the huge, ahem, timely cake, the couple worked up a post-midnight appetite and ended their evening taking home American Coney Island hot dogs from The D.
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The D Las Vegas is the new revved-up name for a longtime downtown Las Vegas hotel, Fitzgeralds, which had been in operation since 1987.
Owner Derek Stevens rebranded and refurbished the hotel in fall 2012 to give it a motor city theme, using the nickname of his beloved city, Detroit, for the name of the new hotel. He also brought in two restaurant favorites from Detroit: American Coney Island and Joe Vicari's Andiamo Italian Steakhouse.
The property features 638 remodeled contemporary rooms and suites. The unique two-level casino included slots and table games. Dancing dealers are featured on the first floor. And the second floor transports guests back in time to old-school Vegas with its Vintage Casino.
The casino also features the LONGBAR, the longest bar in Nevada, where sports fans can watch games on big screen TVs. Outside on Fremont Street, D Bar invites guests and passerby alike to enjoy refreshing frozen libations and specialty cocktails as talented, trickster bartenders send bottles and glasses flying through the air.
The Showroom at the D features the interactive comedy show, "Marriage Can Be Murder," where guests can be part of the mystery.