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Vegas Uncork'd: Let the meals begin!

May 6th, 2010

Where Gagnaire and Robuchon have been chowing, and what's up with Shawn McClain's Chicago empire.

  • Add gambling to Vegas-bound flight rituals like drinking and reading up on poker strategy.

  • Are 38 toilets enough for thousands of Tea drinkers?

  • That was not a rhetorical question. We really have the odds. Lots of them.

  • ...and other thoughts from the 27-foot Wienermobile.

  • With special appearances by Chuck Norris, Dracula and Hamburglar!

  • If a restaurant closes in a casino and nobody knows it...

  • Rubber band, that is.

  • See the multiple personality comedian live at Caesars Palace!

  • Also, it's a good thing I don't drive a hybrid.

  • The fight against HIV/AIDS has never looked so good.

  • What the Weekly overheard during NASCAR Weekend

  • From big-name DJs to some awesome live music picks, how to get your party on this LDW.

  • From the attempted assassination of Bob Marley to post-Superstorm Sandy narratives, great reads to keep on your bedside table.

  • Dance past and present this season at the Nevada Ballet Theatre.

  • The punk icon talks Beauty & Ruin and remembers his favorite Vegas moments.

  • The best of the arts in galleries, on stages and even in the old Western Hotel.

  • The Hunger Games returns -- and so does Dumb and Dumber.

  • The Roots founder/drummer and Tonight Show bandleader brings his Soul Train-inspired dance party to the Linq this weekend.

  • Unlike its subject, who performed feats that people remembered their whole lives, the History Channel program is entirely forgettable.

  • The Martha Stephens and Aaron Katz directed flick is a ramshackle travelogue about two senior citizens taking a vacation to Iceland.

  • Do you remember when Henderson got its own Kwik-E-Mart? We do.

  • Bonus points for wearing a Milo Goes to College T-shirt.

  • Expect a zombie horde, clown army and possibly an epic helicopter entrance (pending FAA approval, of course).

  • “He was brutal when he had to be and beneficent when the opportunity arose."

  • A stoner comedy is the last thing you would expect from the creator of Mad Men.

  • Brosnan isn't James Bond, but the comparisons are unavoidable.

  • It's like Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory—with clothes.

  • Boise's indie veterans headline the Bunkhouse's reopening bash on August 25.

  • Do you know what phase of your cycle it is, Capricorn?

  • Your Face in Mine explores rebooting your genetic history.