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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

  • With another festival in the books, we take a look back on our favorite photos from LIB's 2014 installment.

  • Just in time for Halloween! Grab your audio recorders and UMF readers, it's time to contact the dead.

  • Need a ticket for Friday's sold-out, three-set show? You'll need about $500—or a miracle.

  • Either way, this band was a festival highlight.

  • The former space of Ming’s and the 24-hour cafe features sit-down breakfast from 6 to 11 a.m. (other sections are open 24/7); late-night and gourmet pizzas; soup station; create-your-own salad bar; sandwich station; sushi bar; and noodle bar.

  • Lots of good local bands and a drawing for a PBR guitar. Good times.

  • The "best band in late night" was also one of the best bands of this festival.

  • This was one act that truly left everyone wanting more.

  • Will people stand for 10 hours in the sun just to see Kanye West? Yes.

  • Start planning your festival experience around these dozen acts.

  • LIB's learning element is stacked with inspirational speakers.

  • Orchestral renditions of "Eleanor Rigby" and professional aerialists? You won't want to miss this.

  • One of the things setting Life Is Beautiful apart from other festivals is its impressive culinary component. Try these five bites!

  • It's renditions of well-known songs, but she makes them her own.

  • One writer's reasons for sticking with the social media website.

  • A nine-piece band and dancers in industrial-inspired costuming take Vegas down the rabbit hole once again.

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