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December 14, 2018

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Strip Scribbles: New Guy Fieri restaurant at Rio; Celine’s new album; stars in bras

Guy’s Vegas Kitchen & Bar First Anniversary

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Guy Fieri’s Guy’s Vegas Kitchen & Bar first-anniversary celebration Monday, April 13, 2015, at the Linq Hotel. Fieri is pictured here with Julian Edelman of the New England Patriots.

Guy’s Vegas Kitchen & Bar First Anniversary

Guy Fieri’s Guy’s Vegas Kitchen & Bar first-anniversary celebration Monday, April 13, 2015, at the Linq Hotel. Launch slideshow »

Ole! Chef, author, restaurateur and Emmy-winning TV host Guy Fieri, a UNLV graduate, will open El Burro Borracho in early 2016 at the Rio.

Translated as “drunken donkey,” it’s the second Las Vegas restaurant for Guy after his popular Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen & Bar at Linq Hotel.

Guy promises a vibrant, fun atmosphere with the Guy Fieri touch serving drunken fish tacos, salsas and flaming queso fundido.

Our Entertainment + Luxury Senior Editor Don Chareunsy recently dined at El Burro Borracho, which celebrates its first anniversary in November, in Harrah’s Laughlin and loved it:

“Just like his restaurant at Linq Hotel, the menu at El Burro Borracho features an explosion of delicious flavors in the food and cocktails.”

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Celine Dion, center, at Studio at the Palms.

CELINE’S NEW ALBUM: Caesars Palace headliner superstar Celine Dion has begun recording her new French-language album.

Celine is working with audio engineer Humberto Gatica at Studio at the Palms, and photographer Denise Truscello was there for the duet session with French artist Zaho.

MORE TECHNOLOGY: Following in the footsteps of restaurant-based apps including Open Table and Yelp comes Las Vegas startup ItsOnMe. Las Vegas restaurants and bars offer their signature dishes by way of gifting. The app created by longtime restaurateur and foodie David Leibner allows consumers to enhance their gift giving to friends, family and colleagues sharing menu favorites with cards or deliveries that say, “It’s On Me.”

Already, 70 local businesses including Nove Italiano at the Palms, STK at the Cosmopolitan, Carson Kitchen downtown and Echo & Rig in Tivoli Village’s have signed up.

Imagine Dragons at Vinyl

Imagine Dragons perform during their Destinations Dragons Tour stop presented by Southwest Airlines at Vinyl on Monday, Feb. 23, 2015, in Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas. Launch slideshow »

LAS VEGAS GOES EAST: I’ve written recently about the increasing number of Las Vegas shows and stars moving east to Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut where former Luxor chief Felix Rappaport is now its president. He’s now pulled off the ultimate Las Vegas coup by signing our Las Vegas rockers Imagine Dragons for his New Year’s Eve party.

It’s a one-night-only gig for the globetrotting group but indicative of his Las Vegas-themed promotions for what is the largest resort casino in North America. Our Las Vegas rock heroes have sold more than 27 million tracks worldwide and have surpassed 1 billion streams on Spotify.

BLACK MAGIC: Is anything more appropriate this Howl-O-Ween than a voodoo magician? Sexy Cathy Laveau, who walks a pet iguana to surprise everyday folks, doesn’t mind being called a witch with magic powers. She uses body-piercing needles, voodoo dolls, seances and other voodoo themes for her magic show premiering at Ron DeCar’s Event Center.

Cathy is the first black woman to perform magic on the Strip. Her producer is John Lewis, who created the sexy “Centerfolds of Magic” with Penthouse centerfold and cover girl Taya Parker in 2013 at the Plaza. John tells me that “this is unlike any magic show you’ve ever seen.”

WEARING BRAS: Don’t be surprised today to see Strip headliners and hotel execs wearing one-of-a-kind bras from entertainers. Flamingo headliners Donny & Marie Osmond and Linq Hotel headliner magician Mat Franco were among the Caesars Entertainment lineup designing bras as a breast cancer research fundraiser.

The property presidents and performers from “Absinthe” and “X Burlesque” will model the underwear on the Planet Hollywood mezzanine from 5 to 7 p.m. today with comedy juggler Jeff Civillico hosting the sixth-annual Battle of the Bras fashion show.

Carbone at Aria

Meatballs at Carbone at Aria. Launch slideshow »


Vintage Vegas meets Old School New York with timeless Italian cuisine for the grand opening of the much-anticipated Carbone at Aria.

Luxor headliner comedian Carrot Top unveils his shrunken head at Golden Tiki in Chinatown.

Rusted Root, Dirty Dozen Brass Band and Moksha are at Brooklyn Bowl in the Linq Promenade.

Wolfcreek is at Lounge at the Palms.

To celebrate its 20th anniversary, moves into new headquarters downtown with Mayor Carolyn Goodman handling the ribbon cutting.

The new EXR LV02 racecar that’s coming to Exotics Racing supercar experience on the south end of the Strip next year is debuted at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif.


The ghouls may go wild for Halloween with nearly naked, sassy, sexy and scandalous displays of flash and flesh, as the stars are not shy about showing skin with racy romps this Halloween Weekend. We’ve got the Royal Robin Rundown in our weekly Weekend Celebrity Preview with four-letter-word flamethrower Lisa Lampanelli at the Venetian, the legendary Kris Kristofferson at the Palms — and more.

Robin Leach of “Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous” fame has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past 15 years giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.

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