The LA Rams, Super Bowl champions, party on the Strip
Super Bowl Champion Members Los Angeles Rams moved the chains and fired the party cannons Wednesday night at the Encore Beach Club at Wynn Las Vegas.
Straight after their victory parade in Los Angeles, the NFL champions also dined at the chic Casa Playa restaurant before venturing out to the club. The celebrants included Tyler Higbee, Brian Allen, Troy Reeder, Coleman Shelton, Greg Gaines, Michael Hoecht, Jamil Demby, Jared Koski, Ben Skowronek, Jeremiah Kolone, Brycen Hopkins, Christin Rozeboom and John Mundt.
The crew ordered “the menu” at Casa Playa, including the tomahawk steak and a full list of margaritas. They arrived at EBC around 12:30 p.m., where rap legend and Super Bowl halftime show co-star “The Next Episode” Dr.Dre sounded on the house sound system.
The venue became the Strip’s version of the Rams House, with team logos splashed across giant flags and the LED screen proclaiming “Wynn Nightlife hosts the 2022 Super Bowl Champs LA Rams.” A replica of the Lombardi Trophy was on display, and several players waded into the DJ booth to hang on to the Deux Twins headliners. Showers of sparkles from champagne bottles and a torrent of blue and gold confetti were also involved.
Joy on deck
A comedy icon and one of the greatest storytellers of all time headlines The Nevada Room on Friday and again on February 25. Pete Barbuti is in the exhibit hall at 8 p.m. (doors at 6 p.m.) both nights. Barbutti made about sixty appearances in “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson”. He lives in Las Vegas and rarely performs these days, but I caught him doing a charity show years ago. He told only one joke in his set and it was so good I was laughing about it a few days later.
Barbutti plays trumpet, piano and accordion and sets his own rhythm. Suffice to say that Barbutti’s act is not for the Tik-Tok generation. Cost is $20 (excluding fees), with a $24.95 prix fixe menu or a la carte items. Click on VegasNevadaRooms.com for more information.
What works in Vegas
Kevin Hart at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas. The fast-selling comedic and headlining actor has added a second night for his “Reality Check” shows at The Chelsea. It’s now booked for a quartet of shows at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. July 2-3.
“Opium”, a success on the Strip and throughout the galaxy of Spiegelworld “Impresario” by Ross Mollison fertile mind, opened its Space Roller Package.
This SRP is an otherworldly VIP experience where ticket holders will be transported in the intergalactic-painted, chauffeured Rolls Royce to and from The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas (I nearly got slammed by a Ford F-150 in this vehicle once, for real).
Guests will dine on a prix fixe menu at Superfrico, a favorite of Hollywood culinary types. VIPs then watch the show from their own Escape Pod with bottle service and receive a digital photo with a cast member. Ask Captain Kunton, who says the rig was built with spare parts from Starship OPM73. “We’re not saying the backseat is a great place to do NASA-ty, but love is love.”
The full experience costs $1,200 per couple, go to spiegelworld.com/opium. Entering “Harry M. Howie” as a promo code will only earn you Style Points.
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Carrot Top has developed a Kamila Valieva skateboard with a syringe stuck to the side. He also posted a classic Tonya Harding skateboard from 1994, with a crowbar attached (search referencing online, kids).
cool hang alert
by David Tatlock the flamboyant Soul Juice Band plays at the Sand Dollar Lounge from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Tatlock’s brass band just released a single, “Funky Like That,” which is a good way to describe this outfit. No cover. Try the pizza.
John Katsilometes’ column airs daily in Section A. His “PodKats!” podcast can be found at reviewjournal.com/podcasts. Contact him at [email protected] To follow @johnnykats on Twitter, @JohnnyKats1 on Instagram.