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Debriefing

Say goodbye to Trader Vic's

June 6th, 2009

Raise your mai tais in memory of Trader Vic's inside the Miracle Mile Shops.

  • A flash knockout, questionable reffing decisions and a new champ: UFC 98 was anything but boring.

  • Chocolate and peanut butter aren't the only things that taste great in tandem. How about badass b-boys Super Cr3w and locally-designed label Billionaire Mafia?

  • Company buys rights to add Rogue name to the concert venue’s logo.

  • The Hard Rock wants to hook you up with the stars and stripes, but only if you're old enough to play some blackjack on the way out.

  • Denny’s isn’t just marketing to the blue-haired breakfast set anymore. Some absolute genius at corporate finally understands the true demographic that frequents its establishment before the sun comes up: drunks and stoners.

  • Beloved professor Pablo Medina offers advice to a city at a cultural crossroads then bids adieu.

  • You don’t need to head Downtown on First Fridays to find art in the Valley. Aspiring artist “Jak B.” spends hours with his sketchbook at one Green Valley Starbucks, finding inspiration in those around him and trading drawings for coffee.

  • The Weekly took home top honors at the annual EPpy awards today in New Orleans.

  • Who wants some Kentucky UNfried Chicken? ‘Cause Oprah’s buying! Print out your coupon today.

  • Of all the visually arresting images that paraded down 4th Street from Coolidge Avenue to Ogden Avenue for the 11th annual Las Vegas Pride Parade, a pair of loving lesbians may be the hardest to forget.

  • Just a few months after Danny Gans moved to a new residency at the Encore Theater in February, the entertainer has reportedly died in his sleep.

  • “Life is sh*t for a lot of people. And sometimes you gotta embrace that.”

  • “Las Vegas has truly become the world’s restaurant capital,” said celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse. “Las Vegas has the best collection of celebrity restaurants and chefs of any city in the world.”

  • Twinkies for breakfast and applauses that are "almost" better than sex. Almost.

  • Because if you're a true fan, you'll work your way through the good and the bad.

  • Hakkasan Las Vegas at MGM Grand (along with other Hakkasan locations) is celebrating Golden Week (Sept. 29-Oct. 12) with an authentic and special set menu — and it is special and cause for celebration.

  • LuckyRice is a highlight of the annual culinary calendar, and Saturday night did not disappoint with delectable Asian street food and modern variations. Also, the autumn weather could not have been more cooperative.

  • From concert posters to old-school gadgetry, Vic Wilburn has fine-tuned his favorite spot in the house.

  • Her legendary character will be featured on some Bally slot machines.

  • Prince makes up for lost time with Art Official Age and PlectrumElectrum.

  • "My plan is to play the first show, gauge the reaction and season to taste after that."

  • Linkin Park, John Legend, The Deftones and ticket presale also included in Times Square announcement.

  • "If I could pull a Beatles move and just make records, I think I would be really happy."

  • Debuting Smith Galtney's new pop-culture column, Cultural Attachment.

  • Brett Bolton showed off new tunes and some serious visual eye food.

  • Where does hip-hop fit in—and how can you get booked at Bunkhouse?

  • The Masterworks concert featuring Deborah Voigt is the stuff of dreams.

  • "I figured we’d make something, and at worst it would be better than Project Runway."

  • What makes their show so fun? Organic herbs, booze and stretching.