Vegas strip – Scapa LV http://scapa-lv.org/ Fri, 23 Sep 2022 10:47:03 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://scapa-lv.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/icon-4-150x150.png Vegas strip – Scapa LV http://scapa-lv.org/ 32 32 Las Vegas Strip parade reveals source of gender pay gap | VICTOR JOECKS https://scapa-lv.org/las-vegas-strip-parade-reveals-source-of-gender-pay-gap-victor-joecks/ Fri, 23 Sep 2022 04:01:00 +0000 https://scapa-lv.org/las-vegas-strip-parade-reveals-source-of-gender-pay-gap-victor-joecks/ If you want to understand why WNBA players earn a fraction of what NBA players earn, watch the Las Vegas Aces championship parade route. The Aces won the first major professional sports championship in Las Vegas this month. Congratulations to them and their fans. It is a great achievement and worthy of celebration. County officials […]]]>

If you want to understand why WNBA players earn a fraction of what NBA players earn, watch the Las Vegas Aces championship parade route.

The Aces won the first major professional sports championship in Las Vegas this month. Congratulations to them and their fans. It is a great achievement and worthy of celebration. County officials closed part of the Strip for a parade.

If you zoomed out, however, you’d understand why WNBA players earn so much less than their NBA counterparts. And the wage disparity is huge.

A’ja Wilson of the Aces seems to be the best player in the league. She won MVP and Defensive Player of the Year awards this year. His salary is less than $200,000. According to SportTrac, the WNBA’s entire payroll is less than $16 million.

This season, more than 90 NBA players will earn more than $16 million. Stephen Curry alone will earn $48 million.

WNBA players have criticized this huge pay difference. In 2018, Wilson, commenting on Lebron James’ $154 million contract, tweeted“That must be nice. We’re here looking for a (million) but Lord, let me get back in my lane. The new WNBA collective bargaining agreement in 2020 raised top salaries, but not that much.

WNBA players can make more money overseas. That’s why WNBA star Brittney Griner was in Russia, where she’s jailed for drug trafficking.

“The reality is she’s there because of a gender issue, of pay inequality,” said Nneka Ogwumike, president of the WNBA Players Association.

These arguments may sound familiar. Democrats and mainstream national media frequently claim that there is a significant gender pay gap. The assumption, stated or not, is that sexism is to blame. But you could argue that such claims don’t take into account many factors, including type of job, hours worked, hazard, and location.

Or you can watch the Aces Championship parade route. It went from Caesars Palace to Bellagio. In other words, they crossed the street. They started on the north side of Flamingo and ended on the south side. The crowd was in the thousands. It is a fraction of sea ​​of ​​people which turned out celebrate recent teams that have won the NBA championship.

It’s part of a pattern. The final game of this year’s NBA Finals drew nearly 14 million viewers. The WNBA Finals averaged 534,000 viewers. Tickets are cheaper in the WNBA. Crowd sizes are smaller. With less audience interest, ad revenue is lower. All of this translates into a huge income disparity.

Last season, the NBA generated over $10 billion in revenue. In 2018, the WNBA grossed around $60 million in revenue. In 2018, the WNBA had lost an average of $10 million per year. If earnings had improved significantly, one suspects it would be easier to find more recent statistics.

This is reflected in the value of the team. Mark Davis bought the Aces for just over $2 million. Buying an NBA team can cost over $2 billion.

Curry and James aren’t being paid tens of millions of dollars because they’re good at basketball. They earn so much because millions of people want to see them be good at basketball.

If WNBA players want to earn more, they need more people to care about their league. Once that improves, so will their salary.

Contact Victor Joecks at vjoecks@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-4698. Follow @victorjoecks on Twitter.

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The aces take over the Las Vegas Strip, thousands of fans show up for the party https://scapa-lv.org/the-aces-take-over-the-las-vegas-strip-thousands-of-fans-show-up-for-the-party/ Wed, 21 Sep 2022 05:58:00 +0000 https://scapa-lv.org/the-aces-take-over-the-las-vegas-strip-thousands-of-fans-show-up-for-the-party/ LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) – The 2022 WNBA champions celebrated with thousands of fans on the fabulous Las Vegas Strip on Tuesday night. “When I started watching these girls my agent asked me if I should be real just for a second. I was going back and forth between these girls and New York, my […]]]>

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) – The 2022 WNBA champions celebrated with thousands of fans on the fabulous Las Vegas Strip on Tuesday night.

“When I started watching these girls my agent asked me if I should be real just for a second. I was going back and forth between these girls and New York, my roots started in New York. isn’t he good? I think it’s okay. But my agent asked me what you were thinking. And I said my gut was saying Vegas,” Aces head coach Becky Hammon said. in front of the sea of ​​fans.

WNBA Finals MVP Chelsea Gray expressed her gratitude to the team and hinted at the future.

“I have the best teammates and the best staff in the world. I have the best family in the world,” explained Chelsea Gray.

She added: “I’m so grateful to you. I’m so glad we won a token for the city. Mark Davis is the best owner in the world. We’re not finished in this thing. I’ll see you all at the next one. parade, can you feel me?

Alongside the Aces were many public officials, including the Governor of Nevada, who said he almost lost his voice after the rally due to all the excitement.

“It’s absolutely amazing. I’m so proud of these women for what they’ve done. They’re role models on and off the pitch and so active in this community and they’ve shown every young person, boy and girl, that you can be anything if you stick with it and work hard enough. They did that and they are world champions,” Governor Steve Sisolak said.

FOX5 asked Gov. Sisolak one-on-one if he had any doubts this team was going to win because they’ve been riding all year.

“They were driving. They were on a roll and played very, very well. They hit a few bumps, but they stuck together and leaned on each other. They worked as a team and were so selfless that they just wanted to win and they did,” admitted Sisolak.

Sisolak also spoke about the importance of bringing major professional sports to Southern Nevada and how it has given Las Vegas a new way to shine.

“That’s why Las Vegas is the sports capital of the world. Between the Aces, the Raiders, the Golden Knights, F1, it’s phenomenal. It’s great to be here and there’s more to come. We we will continue, ”added the governor.

The massive crowds at Tuesday’s parade show how important the championship win is to the Las Vegas community.

“I was at all the games and saw this type of energy all the time that I know we surprised everyone around the world on ESPN and everyone was shocked at how much energy we had,” an enthusiastic fan shared with FOX5.

Alongside the Aces were many officials, including the Governor of Nevada.

Aces owner Mark Davis celebrates the team’s first championship

Aces fans celebrate history

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The Planet Hollywood jackpot pays out $132,563 on the Las Vegas Strip. https://scapa-lv.org/the-planet-hollywood-jackpot-pays-out-132563-on-the-las-vegas-strip/ Mon, 19 Sep 2022 03:35:56 +0000 https://scapa-lv.org/the-planet-hollywood-jackpot-pays-out-132563-on-the-las-vegas-strip/ Marc won $1.25 million and changed to Circa playing a Buffalo slot machine. The official payout was $1,250,033.48. $1.25 MILLION JACKPOT WINNER 🤯 GOALS (Going through @CircaLasVegas) pic.twitter.com/b2tWDD8qeW — br_betting (@br_betting) September 19, 2022 No other details were available. Planet Hollywood A player won a mega jackpot of $132,563 on Saturday at Planet Hollywood. The […]]]>

Marc won $1.25 million and changed to Circa playing a Buffalo slot machine.

The official payout was $1,250,033.48.

No other details were available.

Planet Hollywood

A player won a mega jackpot of $132,563 on Saturday at Planet Hollywood.

The winning hand was won in Ultimate Texas Hold’em Poker, according to a spokesperson for Caesars Entertainment.

Winners through the Las Vegas Valley

Aliante

Brian lives life.

And congratulations to this trio.

Let’s not forget Dana!

Boulder Station

Big score 88 cents later…

… and 188 cents later.

California

Quick work on Quick Hit.

Casino Royale

“I have 88 fortunes, and this is one.”

Fremont

Long live the reds, whites and blues.

Golden Coast

A fantastic four!

Orleans

Phew! Phew!

Keno-loving Prairie State visitor!

Rampart

“Weather the Storm / Wait for the Fallout.”

Sam’s town

A little bingo party.

Silverton

California visitor Julie is happy where she left off.

coast of the sun

Get the 10 and the king of hearts!

It’s great fun for $1.50.

treasure island

Lots of Benjamins for Benjamin K.!

Contact Tony Garcia at tgarcia@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0307. Follow @TonyGLVNews on Twitter.

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Men rescued after 4-wheeler fails in Arizona Strip near Mesquite https://scapa-lv.org/men-rescued-after-4-wheeler-fails-in-arizona-strip-near-mesquite/ Sat, 17 Sep 2022 01:29:21 +0000 https://scapa-lv.org/men-rescued-after-4-wheeler-fails-in-arizona-strip-near-mesquite/ LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Two men on an off-road adventure were brought to safety after their four-wheel RZR broke down on the Arizona strip, south of Mesquite in a rugged area. Mohave County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) staff were alerted after a 27-year-old man walked for cellphone service after the four-wheeled vehicle broke down near Lime […]]]>

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Two men on an off-road adventure were brought to safety after their four-wheel RZR broke down on the Arizona strip, south of Mesquite in a rugged area.

Mohave County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) staff were alerted after a 27-year-old man walked for cellphone service after the four-wheeled vehicle broke down near Lime Kiln, about 25 miles away south of Mesquite and just north of Grand Canyon National Park.

The man had gotten out, leaving a 54-year-old man with the vehicle. The older man could not walk, according to an MCSO report.

The two men had left on Tuesday September 13 and had stayed with the vehicle overnight before the young man was released on Wednesday. He called a friend who relayed the information to the authorities.

An MCSO deputy located the man who called for help, but rough roads prevented them from reaching the older man. A search and rescue team brought the man to safety.

The men had water and food, but their cell phone “died sometime after calling for help,” according to the sheriff’s department.

“Search and Rescue wants to remind everyone to plan for the unexpected and bring plenty of supplies with them when recreating in the wild and remote areas of Mohave County,” according to a press release.

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Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club Focuses on the Strip https://scapa-lv.org/brad-garretts-comedy-club-focuses-on-the-strip/ Thu, 15 Sep 2022 09:01:39 +0000 https://scapa-lv.org/brad-garretts-comedy-club-focuses-on-the-strip/ You’ll notice a new energy as you stroll through the expansive dining and shopping district of MGM Grand leading to the Grand Garden Arena. The excitement starts to build as you approach Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House, then you turn the corner to find yourself in front of a chic cocktail bar with live music, […]]]>

You’ll notice a new energy as you stroll through the expansive dining and shopping district of MGM Grand leading to the Grand Garden Arena. The excitement starts to build as you approach Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House, then you turn the corner to find yourself in front of a chic cocktail bar with live music, inviting you to stop before dinner or the show. And that’s just the beginning.

This is the new location of Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club, which opened 11 years ago in the underground shopping lobby between the lobby and the resort parking lot. During the pandemic, it temporarily relocated to a banquet space near the arena to allow for socially distanced stand-up comedy performances, and as soon as it returned to its original intimate location, plans were underway to a permanent location at this much larger spot, formerly the China Tang restaurant.

Brad Garret

“They [MGM] brought it to me,” says Garrett, the 6-foot-8 comedian we all know Everybody loves Raymond and his hilarious new commercials as the “King of Cold Cuts” for the Jimmy John’s sandwich chain. “The club was doing so well downstairs when they came up with this opportunity, and getting any spot on the strip can be brutal. The time had come. »

The comedy space actually hosts fewer guests, dropping from 40 to around 210, but the stage “is much closer to the audience and the room is wider, so it’s really intimate, which everyone seems really love,” he said. “Comics love the part. It feels like the old New York venues we walked into…except there are no bad seats.

The separate lounge space adds a dynamic pre- and post-show element, but the real benefit is the location. Many of Vegas’s seminal comedy venues – the Laugh Factory at the Tropicana or the Comedy Cellar at the Rio, for example – are tucked into the corners of casinos. Garrett’s club is at the heart of one of the largest high-traffic areas of the sprawling MGM Grand.

And it continues to book up-and-coming talent in the comedy scene, including performers who moved to Las Vegas during the uncertainty of the past few years in the live entertainment industry. Celebrity visits also continue; the downstairs club saw Chris Rock, Jerry Seinfeld and Jay Leno pop up out of the blue, and former Westgate headliner George Wallace took the stage at the new spot earlier this month- this. “We keep the bar high, except when I’m there,” Garrett cracks.

He’ll be back at his club to host and perform on September 21, but don’t be surprised to see him sneak into this weekend’s World Series of Comedy Main Event, complete with the festival semi-finals and final. stand-up comedy annual. and competitions scheduled for September 17 at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. respectively.

The WSOC toured a dozen cities across North America with over 500 comics vying for the crown. Prizes include paid gigs at comedy clubs across the country and a recording contract, and some of the former contestants who have become regulars on Garrett’s Vegas spot include Landry, Spencer James, Trixx, Jason Cheny and DJ Sandhu.

In early 2023, you can catch Garrett in the new AppleTV+ series High Desert with Patricia Arquette and Matt Dillon. It’s a dark, comedic drama “about this desert community, a group of misfits trying to figure out life,” says Garrett. Sounds familiar, doesn’t it?

BRAD GARRETT’S COMEDY CLUB MGM Grand, 866-740-7711, bradgarrettcomedy.com. Monday-Thursday, 7 p.m.-11 p.m.; Friday-Sunday, 7 p.m.-midnight.

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LA VEGAS (KLAS) – You hit the Forum Shops at Caesars. You’ve looked at the Bellagio fountains. You rode the High Roller at the LINQ and the roller coaster in New York, New York.

It was a whirlwind trip. But there’s one thing you haven’t done.

You didn’t go to Las Vegas.

Millions of tourists visit the Strip and lose money in casinos day and night. But unless they crossed Sahara Boulevard and headed north towards the downtown casinos, they were never within the city limits.

Most people don’t realize it, but the Strip is actually in unincorporated Clark County, not Las Vegas. Most of it is in Paradise Township – fitting, right? – and the northern end of the Strip is in Winchester Township.

The distinction is a point of pride for county leaders. And far beyond that, it’s Nevada’s biggest economic engine, bringing tax dollars to the county that city leaders can only dream of.

The Strip was born when Bugsy Siegel grew tired of Las Vegas city officials as he attempted to expand his recently purchased El Cortez hotel on Fremont Street in the mid-1940s. bother him.

So he bought the Flamingo, which was under construction four miles south of downtown — and outside the city limits. The 105-room hotel opened in 1947 at a cost of $6 million and has been dubbed “The West’s Greatest Resort Hotel.” It’s changed hands, but it’s the oldest resort on the Strip still in operation.

At the south end, you’ll know you’re on the Strip when you pass the “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign. Surely that’s why many visitors think they’re in town.

The dividing line between Las Vegas and Clark County is Sahara Avenue. It’s a notable transition, but the city recently added its own walkway – an arch that spans Las Vegas Boulevard with towering showgirls welcoming visitors to the city. Several lots in the area just north of the Sahara have been flagged as likely sites for new resorts.

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Deal for Tropicana on the Las Vegas Strip removes regulatory hurdle https://scapa-lv.org/deal-for-tropicana-on-the-las-vegas-strip-removes-regulatory-hurdle/ Wed, 07 Sep 2022 22:03:39 +0000 https://scapa-lv.org/deal-for-tropicana-on-the-las-vegas-strip-removes-regulatory-hurdle/ The Nevada Gaming Control Board on Wednesday unanimously recommended approval and licensing of Providence, Rhode Island-based Bally’s Corp. to acquire the operations of Tropicana Las Vegas on the Strip. Board members questioned Bally executives for nearly two hours before voting to approve the $308 million transaction from Penn Entertainment Inc., first announced in April 2021. […]]]>

The Nevada Gaming Control Board on Wednesday unanimously recommended approval and licensing of Providence, Rhode Island-based Bally’s Corp. to acquire the operations of Tropicana Las Vegas on the Strip.

Board members questioned Bally executives for nearly two hours before voting to approve the $308 million transaction from Penn Entertainment Inc., first announced in April 2021.

Upon completion of the transaction, Bally’s said the Tropicana would become the company’s flagship property in the West. Bally’s is already licensed in Nevada for Bally’s Lake Tahoe in Northern Nevada.

The agreement includes a land lease agreement with Penn-affiliated Gaming and Leisure Properties Inc., a real estate investment trust, which will require Bally’s to pay GLPI $10.5 million per year for 50 years.

The recommendation will be considered for final approval by the Nevada Gaming Commission on September 22.

The deal is expected to close on September 25 or 26.

Regulators said they have many questions for the company’s executives and compliance officers as Bally’s has grown rapidly over the past two years. But board members said they were confident the company’s oversight was adequate.

Bally CEO Lee Fenton, who appeared before the board online from London, said he first became interested in the gaming industry as COO and CEO of Gamesys Group, a London-based online gaming operation that was acquired by Bally’s in March 2021 for $2.7 billion.

Gamesys has become the heart of Bally’s online operations, which is almost on par with the company’s business operations.

Spectacular expansion

Bally’s retail expansion has been spectacular.

George Papanier, president of retail for Bally’s, said that over the past two years he has opened Bally’s Evansville, Indiana, Bally’s Quad Cities in Rock Island, Illinois, and been the successful bidder to build Chicago’s first and only casino.

Papanier said the company will open a temporary casino in Chicago in June and complete the $1.7 billion complex at the former Chicago Tribune site on the Chicago River by the end of 2026.

Additionally, the company has begun construction of a casino in State College, Pennsylvania, and has $100 million worth of renovation projects at its Atlantic City and Rhode Island properties, as well as a $50 million renovation project at Bally’s Kansas City.

In Las Vegas, the company is considering whether to upgrade or undertake a complete redevelopment of the land, a decision that will be made after further evaluation.

“Naturally, with so many assets acquired, we are still in the process of integration, but we have made tremendous progress to date,” Fenton told board members.

Officials did not comment on whether the site could be part of a Major League Baseball stadium in partnership with the Oakland A’s. But the Tropicana location has been publicly noted as an option if the team chooses to relocate to southern Nevada.

Bally executives said operations would transition from Penn within the next six months and there would be no major real estate improvements on the property for the next 12 to 24 months.

Executives said the resort’s staffing level would remain the same with no changes to the restaurant lineup in the immediate future.

Keep the name of Trop

Papanier said the resort will initially retain its Tropicana name, but as the company begins its transition to Bally’s, it may look at other options.

The company is not affiliated with the Bally’s property a mile north on Las Vegas Boulevard, which is owned by Caesars Entertainment Inc. and rebranded as Horseshoe Las Vegas.

Tropicana’s racing and sportsbook will continue to be operated by William Hill, until the company is ready to transition to a Bally’s branded sportsbook.

Executives also said the casino would eventually transition to the company’s Bally Rewards Club loyalty program and existing Tropicana customers could either adopt the new program or redeem their Penn Entertainment mychoice loyalty points at M Resort, which is operated by Penn.

Shares of Bally, traded on the Nasdaq stock exchange, rose 69 cents, 3%, to $23.85 a share on volume about half the daily average. The stock continued to climb 1.43% in after-hours trading.

Contact Richard N. Velotta at rvelotta@reviewjournal.com or 702-477-3893. Follow @RickVelotta on Twitter.

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Why Las Vegas’ Arts District Culinary Scene Rivals The Vegas Strip – Robb Report https://scapa-lv.org/why-las-vegas-arts-district-culinary-scene-rivals-the-vegas-strip-robb-report/ Tue, 06 Sep 2022 13:00:35 +0000 https://scapa-lv.org/why-las-vegas-arts-district-culinary-scene-rivals-the-vegas-strip-robb-report/ James Trees is going all out in the arts district of Las Vegas. Trees, the forward-thinking culinary entrepreneur who opened a seasonal Italian restaurant Esther’s kitchen in 2018, is poised to cement the neighborhood’s status as a vibrant off-Strip dining destination. He thinks carefully about the balance between art and business as he expands Esther’s […]]]>

James Trees is going all out in the arts district of Las Vegas.

Trees, the forward-thinking culinary entrepreneur who opened a seasonal Italian restaurant Esther’s kitchen in 2018, is poised to cement the neighborhood’s status as a vibrant off-Strip dining destination. He thinks carefully about the balance between art and business as he expands Esther’s kitchen and moves it to a building he has purchased. He ponders the possibility of the Michelin Guide returning to Las Vegas as he does research and development for a future fine-dining restaurant.

And like other prominent chefs, mixologists, and hotel operators in the neighborhood, he’s focused on delivering experiences that are different and no less impressive than those you’ll find on the Strip. Perhaps the best way to understand this is to ask Trees to explain how Esther’s Kitchen, which serves pastas like mafaldine nero with Maine lobster and rigatoni carbonara brightened up with snow peas, will have a live pasta at its future location.

“It’ll be next to the wood-fired pizza oven when you walk in,” Trees says. “We will actually roll pasta to order. It’s something no one else in Vegas tries to do. We do things they wouldn’t even consider on the Strip.

Spaghetti pomodoro from Esther’s kitchen

Esther’s kitchen

Trees, which plans to open Esther’s new kitchen next year, is also adding a 4,000 square foot kitchen with a hearth on the Main Street building, which was originally built in 1943 and housed previously a car wash and junkyard. When he’s finished, his new restaurant will occupy a 16,000 square foot building next to his current Esther’s Kitchen space. The original place of Esther’s Kitchen will become a tasting place with French and American influences.

“If Michelin did Florida, I don’t know why they wouldn’t bring Vegas back,” Trees says. “If they show up, I don’t want to be behind the curve. I want to be ready.”

The arts district, where excellent cocktail bars like velvet bunny and jammyland attracting discerning crowds of locals and tourists alike who want expertly crafted drinks and an alternative to the overheated nightlife, is already one of the nicest neighborhoods to roam in Las Vegas. Food crawls are easy here with notable eateries like Vincent Rotolo’s good pie, which blends three flours for pizza dough and excels in Brooklyn-style, Detroit-style, Sicilian-style, and Grandma’s pies. by Bruce Kalman soul belly a barbecue serves up awesome Texas-style barbecue, smoky burgers, and smoky nachos in a neighborhood that’s also teeming with craft breweries (including Able baker ahd Hop nuts), a new mezcal bar (Mystery), Sushi (Yu-Or-Mi) and a lively café that serves a wide variety of Latin dishes (Creators and Finders).

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In front of Esther’s kitchen from James Trees

“There’s a camaraderie and a sense of community here,” says Rotolo, who regularly sends pizzas to feed cooks at nearby restaurants. “I was in Brooklyn before Brooklyn became Brooklyn. The arts district of Las Vegas reminds me of Brooklyn before it became what it is today. I felt the change coming. There were musicians and murals, and a lot of breweries were coming in. There were all these creative people around a neighborhood, with artists creating on a daily basis. It’s inspiring.

Rotolo, who was born in Brooklyn and ran The Meatball Shop in Williamsburg, is also keen to point out that the neighborhood’s food scene is driven by experienced restaurant professionals. Trees, a Vegas native, opened five restaurants for Michael Mina and served as the executive chef for the Superba restaurant group in Los Angeles. Kalman cooked with Paul Bartolotta at Spiaggia in Chicago and ran the kitchen at the acclaimed Union in Los Angeles.

“With James Trees, Bruce Kalman, myself and others in the Arts District, there’s a commitment to be the best in the country, to be national,” says Rotolo, who uses a blend of four mozzarellas for its cheese pizza and has a temperature-controlled dough room and $25,000 water system at Good Pie. “We have the talent and the work ethic to do it. We feed off each other. »

Relationships run deep here. Trees roasted a whole pig for Rotolo’s wedding reception at the Arts District wine bar mechanic as a gift. Rotolo is working with his former boss, Meatball Shop co-founder Daniel Holzman, on an Arts District restaurant that’s in the design phase.

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Pizza made with incredible attention to detail at Good Pie

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Even the pioneers of OG Strip-dining are jumping. Sources say Wolfgang Puck is working on a bakery and bread depot in the Arts District. Todd English, who opened Olives in Bellagio in 1998 and now owns Olives in Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, recently launched the store English hotel. Inside this hotel there is English’s The Chilli Clubwhich serves sushi, robatayaki, roast duck, oxtail fried rice, and “cross-cultural” dishes like tuna tataki with tahini and black olive chips.

“I always laugh that when I left cooking school a long time ago there was a lot of talk about the fact that you can’t mix cuisines,” says English. “Fusion cuisine was a confusing cuisine, and no one understood it. And God forbid, mix extra virgin olive oil with soy sauce.

Since then, restaurants across the country, propelled by the influence of chefs like English, have embraced the idea of ​​fusing global flavors. It’s the kind of food that works well in the Arts District, where English says his customers “are 100% more adventurous, experimental and excited” than he’s seen on the Strip.

“Sometimes a casino customer doesn’t live on that edge,” he says.

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Pepper Club by Todd English

The leaders who are creating the future of the Arts District want to preserve the advantage and accessibility they see in the neighborhood. English says he just had a discussion to make sure cocktails at the Pepper Club are cheaper than drinks on the Strip, “so people feel comfortable going in and don’t have feel like they’ve been ripped off.” He plans to start a $5 martini happy hour.

The trees, meanwhile, take a big step forward in preserving the vibe of the Creative District.

“I rent a space to do valet parking because it’s an obvious convenience that we could use here,” he says. “And the other half of that equation is that I get a building that I’m going to put subsidized artists in. Rather than making them pay the same rent as everyone else, we will create a gallery space and a workspace for artists. And I’m going to use valet parking to subsidize the cost of their attendance. We’re actually trying to favor a neighborhood. We want to try to keep this neighborhood isolated as much as possible from the effects of the outside world, to allow it to stay fresh and retain what makes it so special.

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Gordon Ramsay’s Hell’s Kitchen brings star power to the Las Vegas Strip https://scapa-lv.org/gordon-ramsays-hells-kitchen-brings-star-power-to-the-las-vegas-strip/ Fri, 02 Sep 2022 13:02:51 +0000 https://scapa-lv.org/gordon-ramsays-hells-kitchen-brings-star-power-to-the-las-vegas-strip/ It’s official: no celebrity chef has dominated Las Vegas as much as Gordon Ramsay. In addition to his existing five-restaurant empire that spans four Strip properties, Ramsay is set to open his sixth later this year, Ramsay’s Kitchen at Harrah’s. There doesn’t seem to be a saturation point for Ramsay’s desert outposts, much to the […]]]>

It’s official: no celebrity chef has dominated Las Vegas as much as Gordon Ramsay. In addition to his existing five-restaurant empire that spans four Strip properties, Ramsay is set to open his sixth later this year, Ramsay’s Kitchen at Harrah’s. There doesn’t seem to be a saturation point for Ramsay’s desert outposts, much to the delight of his fans. But no matter how prolific the feisty Scotsman remains, his flagship seems destined to remain Gordon Ramsay’s Hell’s Kitchen, one of the toughest reserves to snag in town.

This restaurant has it all: the perfect location on Roman Square, where you can also find the hit show Absinthe nearby; a great look, including the now-iconic red and blue kitchens to mirror those used on the show, which is now entering its 21st season; and a menu reflecting all the famous dishes that Ramsay is so particular about (although we have a feeling that none of these dishes will be sent back as on TV).

You’ll want to start your experience here with a cocktail, and Hell’s Kitchen has some great options, especially Notes From Gordon – each made with Plymouth dry gin, green tea, lemongrass, peach and lemon. , comes with its own roll-up – a sheet of paper with a famous line from Gordon on the show, such as “This lamb is undercooked, it’s following Mary to school!” There’s also Smoke on the Blvd., Woodford Rye, Aperol, Amaro Averna and Sweet Vermouth, infused with cherry wood smoke in a little box.

Now that your taste buds are awakened, it’s time to explore the delights of this menu. The pan-fried foie gras, served with stewed cherries, Scottish shortbread and candied marcona almonds, is an excellent appetizer, as is the lobster risotto (a dish that fans of the show are familiar with, here consisting of a tail butter-poached lobster, truffle risotto and crispy onions).

Chances are that most newcomers to this establishment will want to try the Beef Wellington. And who could blame them? It’s the essence of Ramsay and his home country, a large cut of medium-rare beef surrounded by a puff pastry shell and served with mashed potatoes, glazed root vegetables and a red wine demi-glace. If you want to take it a step further, get the 8-ounce Santa Carota Beef filet mignon, served with bearnaise sauce. More like poultry? No problem, the Jidori Chicken Cutlets are more than satisfying, served with roasted pee potatoes, artichokes, lacinato kale and truffle chicken jus.

We always recommend saving room for dessert, but nowhere is that more necessary than here, where desserts are practically their own food group. Ramsay’s sticky caramel pudding — for many the best dessert on the Strip, that is, in the world — is beyond decadent, served with dulce de leche ice cream. Coconut 3-Ways offers indulgence in sorbet, passion fruit caramel and coconut cake.

Caesars Palace, 702.731.7373

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Shawn McClain’s Balla Strip-Facing Gets an Opening Date https://scapa-lv.org/shawn-mcclains-balla-strip-facing-gets-an-opening-date/ Wed, 31 Aug 2022 17:00:53 +0000 https://scapa-lv.org/shawn-mcclains-balla-strip-facing-gets-an-opening-date/ Chef Shawn McClain’s new restaurant, winner of the James Beard Foundation for Best Chef in the Midwest in 2006, is set to officially open Sept. 30 at Sahara Las Vegas. Balla Italian Soul, formerly Ballo, will offer a regional and seasonal menu of Italian cuisine in a bright and airy restaurant facing the Las Vegas […]]]>

Chef Shawn McClain’s new restaurant, winner of the James Beard Foundation for Best Chef in the Midwest in 2006, is set to officially open Sept. 30 at Sahara Las Vegas. Balla Italian Soul, formerly Ballo, will offer a regional and seasonal menu of Italian cuisine in a bright and airy restaurant facing the Las Vegas Strip.

Linguine with Balla Italian Soul
Italian balla soul

“We do Italian a little differently, focusing on appetizer culture and well-prepared, wood-grilled flavors, while keeping pasta and pizza close to our hearts,” says McClain, who opens the restaurant with his business partners, Richard and Sarah Camarota.

Chef Shawn McClain adds sauce to a dish

Chief Shawn McClain
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Thick toast with clams, mussels, calamari

Seafood toast
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The dinner menu will include small plates like octopus marinated in Calabrian pepper, lamb tartare with marinated eggplant and shellfish toast with ‘nduja sausage spread. Pasta selections will include crab, chilli and summer squash linguini, a bowl of squid ink shells with puttanesca sauce and salt pork lardo agnolotti. Among the menu of Roman-style pizzas are the wood-fired ‘nduja pizza with candied potatoes and smoked cheese, and a classic margherita. Other dishes on the menu include lemon sea bream, bone-in 22-ounce rib eye, and black garlic Delmonico pork.

A plate with a large cut of ribeye

Entrecote with bone
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The drinks menu will highlight negronis and spritzes, while desserts will include panna cotta with limoncello, baked crostata pies with pluots and goat cheese ice cream, as well as an assortment Italian cookies.

The Strip-facing Balla, located on the casino floor, opens to a glass deli station and bar with a brick ceiling and brass fixtures. An open kitchen allows diners to see their food as it is being prepared, while a pasta window offers a glimpse into the process. The main dining room is decorated with lit olive trees, Italian photographs and bold murals, seating 120 people.

A rendering of Ballo's patio

A rendering of the patio at Balla Italian Soul
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McClain has already opened eight restaurants in Chicago, Las Vegas and Detroit. The San Diego-born chef first came to Las Vegas 13 years ago when he opened Sage, his beloved restaurant in Aria which closed permanently during the pandemic. He also opened Five50 Pizza Bar, which also closed in Aria, and Libertine Social, his gastropub in Mandalay Bay.

Balla joins Philadelphia’s Chickie’s & Pete’s and chef Guoming “Sam” Xin’s the Noodle Den as part of the $150 million resort’s renovation that brings big changes to the Strip-facing exterior and a new “row restaurants”. Balla Italian Soul will offer dinner from Wednesday to Sunday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

2535 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109

2535 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109

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