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Mark Gray is a popculture junkie and freelance writer with more than 4,000 nationally published stories under his belt. A contributor to PEOPLE, Rolling Stone, Wonderwall. com and Entertainment Weekly and others, Mark wrote about The Who in this issue. When he’s not studying the latest news on celebrity culture, he’s likely posted up somewhere watching a gluttony of sports.

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PERFORMANCE DATES What attracted you to open the tour with eight shows in Las Vegas? Anywhere I can play attracts me. It’s so great to do eight gigs in the same venue. And whenever I want I can go home, because I live in L.A.

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SKILL-BASED GAMES ARRIVE AT CAESARS ENTERTAINMENT PROPERTIES A new wave of gaming has hit the casino floor. Caesars Entertainment has teamed up with Gamblit Gaming to roll out a series of interactive, skill-based games aimed at a younger generation of players. The first two games—Gamblit Poker and Cannonbeard’s Treasure—are now on casino floors at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, LINQ Hotel & Casino, Caesars Palace, Paris Las Vegas, Harrah’s Resort Southern California and Harrah’s Lake Tahoe. Gamblit Poker tests skill and speed. Each player starts with two cards and then has to quickly grab additional cards from the middle of the table before they disappear in order to complete the best possible poker hand. Cannonbeard’s Treasure is similar to blackjack but challenges players to get the closest to the objective, without going over, in order to win a chest of gold.

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THE NHL SKATES INTO LAS VEGAS Hockey is here! The Vegas Golden Knights will drop the puck on their inaugural season this fall, giving NHL fans visiting Vegas an opportunity to see their team on the road. The city’s first professional sports franchise will be led by former Florida Panthers coach (2014-16) Gerard Gallant. “We want our team to be known for dedication, honor, strength, courage and a commitment to never give up— both on the ice and off,” said majority owner Bill Foley. The Golden Knights begin play at T-Mobile Arena in October. For tickets, visit: nhl.com/goldenknights.

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CAESARS ENTERTAINMENT: A CHAMPION FOR SUSTAINABILITY Committed to environmental stewardship with its company-wide CodeGreen program, Caesars Entertainment continues to encourage team members to get involved in global conservation. Specialty chef Katherene Brookshire embraced that challenge by planting an organic garden in a courtyard at Flamingo Las Vegas. She uses it to teach fellow chefs and employees about food sustainability. “I’ve always been green. I enjoy what I do,” she explains. “Being busy with work, we sometimes have a disconnect with life in general, and the connection we have with our planet. This [garden] connects us and, as chefs, gives us an understanding of our food source.” Brookshire’s chef-run garden was one of two local Caesars Entertainment teams to win CodeGreen Challenge awards. The Las Vegas culinary department won for crafting an organic cocktail with ingredients sourced from local farmers— it’s now served in restaurants such as GIADA in The Cromwell.

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With his familiar pitchfork logo from his hit television show ablaze in the famous Caesars Palace fountains, Gordon Ramsay announced he’s bringing Hell’s Kitchen to the Las Vegas Strip. Describing it as “restaurant-theater,” Ramsay believes the “high-octane” spot, which is set to open by year’s end, will become a destination eatery and the home of his reality television series. “I cannot tell you how excited I am. It’s going to be set like a studio with the infamous red kitchen, blue kitchen and the most amazing open plan. Capturing that live essence of the magic that’s gone into 17 seasons of Hell’s Kitchen,” Ramsay explains. “My dream is to bring the live finale here to Caesars Palace and maybe hand the responsibility over to America, and they can vote on who they think deserves to win that ultimate prize.” Ramsay says the dynamic and bustling kitchen will be the focus of the Jeffrey Beers-designed restaurant, creating an immersive environment that will give diners the feeling of being on a studio set. “A key element of our success has always been the diners’ experience, so we are excited for guests in Las Vegas to feel like they too are part of the show—flames and all,” he explains.

Gordon Ramsay Burger Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino Burgers here are crowned with everything from roasted jalapeños and duck bacon to foie gras.

Ramsay says he also plans to invite chefs to the restaurant to compete head-to-head in Iron Chef-style competitions. “We’re going all out. Every time I open up here, I’ve got to go bigger,” says Ramsay of his soon-to-be fifth Las Vegas restaurant. “It’s the perfect setting for a Hell’s Kitchen restaurant in one of the coolest cities in the world.”

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FROM STAGE TO SCREEN, JENNIFER LOPEZ IS ALWAYS ON THE MOVE Is there anything Jennifer Lopez can’t do? With her megahit ALL I HAVE residency at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino and a heart-pounding television crime drama, Shades of Blue, the triple-threat entertainer somehow found time to tackle a new endeavor. The former Fly Girl is already executive producing and judging NBC’s new World of Dance competition show with fellow judges Derek Hough and NE-YO. “This is the Olympics of dance,” Lopez told contestants on an early episode. “I started as a dancer; if you want to win that million dollars, the audience has to feel something. If it moves a crowd, you’re going to win.” “JENNIFER LOPEZ: ALL I HAVE” Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino Tickets: (702) 777-2782

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“Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man” prides itself as being the only show in Las Vegas where “the gift keeps on giving.” Following its record-breaking run in New York City and subsequent sold-out American tour, the smash-hit comedy comes to Paris Las Vegas for a limited 12-week engagement. A coming-of-age story, the show features Kendra Wilkinson as a bookish, demure host of an authors’ forum, brought out of her shell by an author, played by Jai Rodriguez. Combining comedy, charisma and sass, it’s a wild ride where no topic is taboo. “People spend so much time covering up or hiding their sexuality,” explains Wilkinson. “My character progresses from being a shy, passive professor to a sexually empowered woman ready to seize the world and the men in it.” “Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man” Paris Las Vegas Tickets: (702) 777-2782

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SUMMER POOL PARTIES SIZZLE AT CAESARS PALACE AND THE LINQ This summer, what happens at the pool will be seen worldwide. Both The LINQ Hotel & Casino and Caesars Palace will be hosting epic parties all season long. The Pool at The LINQ comes alive with a Kickstart party sponsored by Mountain Dew and hosted by savvy social-media influencers. Scenesters sharing their experience using specific hashtags (#kickstart #linqlife #undawataselfie) will unlock bonuses, drink specials and be entered into a raffle for an upgrade to a VIP daybed. At Caesars Palace, music and mixology collide. Up-and-coming artists and emerging deejays will entertain pool crowds while celebrity mixologist Rob Floyd of Bar Rescue unveils a different flavored cocktail each month.

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MUSIC, FESTIVALS AND EVENTS YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS July 7, 12, 19, 26: Wildly popular ventriloquist JEFF DUNHAM uncrates his wacky cast of characters for his weekly “Perfectly Unbalanced” show at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. Additional dates: August 2, 10, 16, 23, 30 & September 6, 13. July 21–August 5: PITBULL plays eight shows at The AXIS at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. July 25–August 12: America’s favorite singing siblings, DONNY AND MARIE OSMOND, hit the stage for a series of shows at Flamingo Las Vegas. Additional dates: September 5–30; October 3–30; November 1–25. July 29–August 11: Rock legends THE WHO visit the home of the greatest entertainers in the world to play six shows at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. August 8: THE STEVE MILLER BAND rolls into The Colosseum for a one-night stop with special guest PETER FRAMPTON.

August 9–September 2 & October 11–November 4: Catch a performance by BRITNEY SPEARS as she prepares to wrap her “Piece of Me” residency at Planet Hollywood. Final Show: December 31. August 15–September 2: Singer-songwriter RICHARD MARX comes to town for a limited engagement, “Satisfied: Only The Hits,” at Flamingo Las Vegas. August 15–September 3: Celebrate “The Hits” with rocker ROD STEWART, who returns for nine shows at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. August 25 & October 29: Comedians STEVE MARTIN and MARTIN SHORT promise to give fans “An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life” when they take The Colosseum stage. September 6–October 7: JENNIFER LOPEZ lights up The AXIS stage at Planet Hollywood with a full slate of energizing shows. September 8–9: JERRY SEINFELD brings his fresh take on everyday life with two stand-up comedy shows at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. September 14, 17: Legendary Spanish singers ALEJANDRA GUZMÁN and GLORIA TREVI share The Colosseum stage with a two-night stop at Caesars Palace. September 15–16: In celebration of Mexican Independence Day weekend, Latin superstar ENRIQUE IGLESIAS plays The Colosseum at Caesars Palace for his third consecutive year. September 19–October 7 & November 7–25: The Queen of The Colosseum is back. Don’t miss CÉLINE DION as she returns to the Caesars Palace stage. September 22–24: Music, food and arts festival, LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL takes over downtown Las Vegas with dozens of performers including Chance the Rapper, Muse, Lorde, and Blink-182. October 8: Comedian SEBASTIAN MANISCALCO brings the laughs on his “Why Would You Do That” tour with a stop at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. October 11–November 4: ELTON JOHN returns to The Colosseum stage at Caesars Palace with 14 performances of “The Million Dollar Piano.” October 13–28: RINGO STARR AND HIS ALL STARR BAND kick off a new tour with eight shows at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. October 22: Blues-rock guitar icon JOE BONAMASSA performs for the first time on the Las Vegas Strip at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in support of his latest studio solo album, Blues of Desperation. November 1–5: The Top 40 bull riders in the world face off against the fiercest bucking bulls at the PBR WORLD FINALS at the T-Mobile Arena. November 3–13, 23: THE RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS, featuring Bill Medley with Bucky Heard, bring their legendary sound to Harrah’s Las Vegas. November 8–18: BACKSTREET BOYS are back at The AXIS at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino for six fall shows. November 29–December 9: Rodeo week in Las Vegas brings REBA, BROOKS & DUNN back for six performances at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. December 31: BRITNEY SPEARS final performance of “Piece of Me” at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.

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IN TH E KNOW

B EH IN D T H E B AR

HEXX kitchen + bar at Paris Las Vegas

Haute Chocolate BEAN-TO-BAR CHOCOLATE MAKER A FIRST FOR THE LAS VEGAS STRIP

There is something about chocolate that takes us all back to those carefree days of our youth when we were rewarded with a taste. As we age, chocolate continues to play a starring role in our lives, often as a decadent treat to cap off a meal. Knowing the popularity of the sweet indulgence and the pure joy it brings, chefs Matthew Silverman and Matthew Piekarski decided to leave the kitchen and get into the chocolate-making business in 2015. After a year of traveling to learn the business, they opened HEXX kitchen + bar at Paris Las Vegas. Their rise to talented chocolatiers has been nothing short of remarkable.

Bring home a taste of HEXX with specially curated selections and unique gifts.

“Chocolate is the number-one flavor profile in the world. It resonates with everyone,” states Silverman. “For us, it’s about making the best, most pure chocolate we can.” The pair accomplishes this by buying directly from bean growers. They pull their cacao beans from six countries, all of which are located

either 20 degrees north or south of the equator. And while large manufacturers mask the taste of their chocolate by roasting the beans at a very high temperature for a more generic flavor, HEXX preserves the nuances and regional flavor identity of each bean. “We want our chocolate to taste like the country where the beans are grown,” Silverman explains. “So every time you get an Ecuador, Peru or Venezuela bar from us, they taste uniquely different from each other.” Today, these modern-day Willy Wonkas are producing up to 5,000 snap-perfect chocolate bars daily and 30 tons of chocolate yearly—all from the small room visible in their Strip-side shop and tasting room. “We want people to come inside and teach them how chocolate is manufactured, how to taste it, and how to appreciate fine-flavored chocolate,” says Piekarski.

never UNDERESTIMATE the POWER of Enjoy “confexxions” all while enjoying the view of The Strip, then watch and experience the authentic process of chocolate making .

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Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino

Bright and bold, the newly renovated contemporary Ultra Apex and Ultra Boulevard suites have comfy, lounge-style living spaces, hanging daybeds and eye-catching artwork. And at 1,800 square feet, there’s plenty of room for you and your entourage. Ultra Panorama suites offer similar amenities, plus retro round sleeping beds and 180-degree views of The Strip.

Let’s talk about upgrading your next stay in Las Vegas. It’s easier, and less expensive, than you think. With nearly 2,000 luxury suites available through the Caesars Suites collection, there is certainly something for every budget. This includes suites at Caesars Palace featured in films like Rain Man and The Hangover; a six-bedroom Palazzo Villa at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino; poolside Cabana Suites at The LINQ Hotel & Casino; and modern, spacious suites at The Cromwell. So let’s find your next digs.

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Caesars Suites Amenities

With the Caesars Suites program, guests staying in select suites enjoy a variety of VIP amenities during their stay, including: • Priority Service: Access to VIP check-in and Total Rewards Diamond lines at buffets and taxi stands. • Transportation: Complimentary limo service to and from the airport. • Butler Service: Some suites include a personal butler. • Resort Fees: Waived for qualified bookings.

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PARIS LAS VEGAS Marseilles Suite

Paris Las Vegas

With views of the Eiffel Tower, these stunning suites are more like Parisian-style apartments than resort quarters. The freshly remodeled Marseilles and St. Tropez suites stretch to more than 1,000 square feet and feature separate living, dining and sleeping areas, along with a luxurious marble bathroom with a separate shower and whirlpool tub.

NOBU HOTEL CAESARS PALACE Nobu Villa

Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace

Perks are plenty at Nobu Hotel, where you can live the lavish VIP lifestyle enjoyed by presidents and movie stars. The stylish, David Rockwell-designed 10,300-square-foot rooftop Nobu Villa and the equally stunning two-story Penthouses attract the elite, while the Hakone and Sake suites share many of the same well-appointed Japanese amenities without the price tag.

Caesars Palace

From opulent villas and classic suites to two-story palace-like accommodations, the iconic resort is the place to live large in Las Vegas. The newly remodeled Julius Duplex with 2,084 square feet of space spread across two floors is ideal for entertaining, and the Palace Tower will unveil 11 new villas on the 29th floor this fall. Another gem is the Augustus Spa Suite—a heavenly retreat geared toward relaxation. It’s decked out in cool gray tones with royal-blue accents, and contains a whirlpool tub and personal in-suite sauna.

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O N TH E STRIP

REL AX & REJ U VEN AT E

Get Fit and Recharge at Nobu Hotel

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he cornerstones of the energetic Nobu lifestyle are

eating, sleeping and living well. At

Nobu Hotel at Caesars

Palace, you can do all three. When Chef Nobu Matsuhisa launched “the Nobu experience” with the opening of the first Nobu Hotel in 2013, he promised that his luxury-boutique hotel brand would create “shared experiences of excitement and escapism.” By 2019, 12 Nobu-branded

U B E L O Y T N S E F I L THE

hotels are expected to be in operation across the globe.

Here at Caesars Palace, the Nobu experience extends beyond the hotel suite and restaurant, and into the fitness center and Qua Baths & Spa, where there are seven Nobu-inspired treatments ranging from 50-minute facials and body scrubs to longer, more complex treatments. For Matsuhisa, it’s the key to a well-rounded life. “I exercise every day— treadmill, bicycle, swimming, stretching. People say there’s no time to do exercise, but that’s an excuse,” Matsuhisa told the Harvard Business Review. “Everyone has 30 or 45 minutes in the morning, and when you start sweating, it feels so good. It even fixes jet lag.”

Nagomi Ritual A journey to stimulate the senses, this experience begins with a floral footbath and foot treatment. That’s followed by a relaxing body message, and a facial that incorporates facial reflexology, plus an exfoliation and mask, leaving skin restored and revitalized.

Nobu Zen This stress-relief service is designed to bring your body and mind back into balance. The customized treatment combines massage techniques of your choosing along with your preferred aroma oil blend to melt tension away.

Japanese Silk This energizing body ritual stimulates circulation and energy flow. It begins with an Ohana Gingergrass Bamboo Scrub to soften the skin and is followed by a shiatsu-inspired full-body massage performed with a blend of rare kinmoxei flowers and fragrant oils. Nobu treatments are available at Qua Baths & Spa, (702) 731-7822.

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Words by J O R D A N L E V I N Portrait by G R E G WAT E R M A N N He’s known as Mr. Worldwide, and he’s circled the globe wowing audiences multiple times. But when Pitbull plays Las Vegas, the world comes to him. “The energy in Vegas is amazing—it’s one of a kind,” says Pitbull, who sold out gigs in 2015 and 2016, and returns for eight shows July 21 to August 5 at The AXIS at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. “There are always fans from around the world coming to have the time of their lives. Connecting with them through music is incredible.” Pitbull’s aptly named “Time of Our Lives” shows are an unparalleled blast of energy, a beat-driven celebration of partying hard and working harder, of good times and success. Because this son of Cuban political refugees and hip-hop underdog turned self-made superstar and entrepreneur has made his philosophy of going for it—¡Dale!—as important as his music. “There’s no don’t, only do,” he says. “No can’t, only can. No impossible, only possible.” After a dizzying series of triumphs measured by numbers: billions of YouTube and Vevo views, millions of songs and albums sold, over 86 million social media followers, number one hits in 15 countries, and successful business ventures from Voli Vodka to partnerships with companies such as Bud Light and Norwegian Cruise Lines, it’s little wonder that Pitbull is looking to projects with less material goals.

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P O S I T I V E I N S P I R AT I O N His latest adventure? Joining motivational speaker Tony Robbins, whom Pitbull credits with moving him forward when he was first struggling to make it in Miami. “Growing up, my mom would play Tony Robbins’ tapes in the car,” Pitbull says. “Listening to him inspired me to look at life in a positive manner.” He’s joined Robbins on several speaking engagements, with plans to do more around the country this fall. “Today he’s my mentor and friend,” Pitbull says of the best-selling author, self-help guru and motivational speaker, who also comes from a poor family that struggled with

and business partnerships that emphasize real world experience and innovation. Speaking to a crowd of cheering kids at their new campus in Henderson, Nevada—Pitbull had a more exciting message. “What we’re doing here at SLAM is teaching you that there are no boundaries,” he announced. “They say the sky is the limit, right? Nah. There are footprints on the moon. We got to go past the sky.” Pitbull, who bounced from school to school growing up and didn’t go to college, now thinks good education is crucial. “Education is power,” he says.

Armando Christian Pérez, grew up in poor black and Latino neighborhoods, where struggle, drugs, poverty and violence were part of daily life, and the heroes were Pacino’s Scarface and raunchy rap godfather Luther “Luke” Campbell. But Pitbull’s dad, who drank and dealt drugs, would set his toddler son up on Little Havana bars to recite poems by José Martí, the hero of Cuban independence. His mother kicked her misbehaving son out of the house at 17, telling him “If you’re gonna go to jail, go for something big. Don’t go for something stupid.” One of his earliest tattoos was “D.I.M.,” for

Pitbull teamed up with Camila Cabello, the rising star from Fifth Harmony who’s also a Miami-raised Cuban immigrant, on the sexy “Hey Ma,” for The Fate of the Furious soundtrack. And he keeps his music fresh by partnering with artists of every kind. On his latest album, Climate Change, Pitbull is joined by Jason Derulo, Stephen Marley, Robin Thicke, Enrique Iglesias (he and the Latin superstar and fellow Miamian are touring together again), and Jennifer Lopez, to name a few. Even now that he’s on top of the world, Pitbull keeps pushing—to have a good time, to reinvent himself, to try something new.

“MUSIC GAVE ME THE ABILITY TO CONNECT WITH THE WORLD. IT SEES NO LIMITS, AND THAT'S HOW TO SEE THEIR I WANT

PEOPLE LIVES, LIMITLESS.”

drugs and divorce. “Life has really come full circle. Tony even had the good will of speaking at my Hollywood Walk of Fame star ceremony," Pitbull says. "Tony has graciously included me at various events. I’m so thankful for these opportunities.” He continues, “Music gave me the ability to connect with the world. It sees no limits, and that’s how I want people to see their lives, limitless.” Pitbull is bringing that same conquer-it-all message to young people, via his Sports Leadership and Management charter schools, or SLAM. He opened the first academy in Miami’s Little Havana in 2013. And last September, Pitbull was the main attraction at the grand opening of the SLAM Academy of Nevada in Henderson, just south of Las Vegas. The focus of SLAM is to train students for careers in sports entrepreneurship and leadership, parlaying advanced technology 40

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“We want to change the way we relate to education. Whether you want to be in business, tech or the arts, SLAM gives students the possibility to explore their passions.” Just like he did in Little Havana, one of the immigrant, workingclass Miami neighborhoods where he grew up, Pitbull sees his own history in the Las Vegas area, and a chance to do something for people beyond entertaining them.

“Do It for Mom.” [He didn’t move his family into a good neighborhood until he had enough money to buy a house]. When he first began making noise as a rapper, one of his nicknames was “The Blue-Eyed Dog”—the lone white-skinned Latino in an overwhelmingly African-American hip-hop scene. Pitbull sold his CD’s on the street, and hustled relentlessly. And “Mr. 305 Till I Die” made his success a celebration of Miami, of Cubans, Latinos and immigrants—everyone who’s trying to make it.

“We chose Vegas for the second SLAM location because of the people. We researched and saw the chance to make a difference in the lives of others. It also gave me the ability of leaving my legacy in Vegas outside of the [music] residency.”

“When hip-hop started it was just explaining the black struggle,” he told the Miami Herald in 2001. “Now everybody struggles, and it’s no longer about where you’re from, but where you can get.”

P AT H T O S TA R D O M A legacy of striving for success is in Pitbull’s blood. His parents fled an oppressive Communist government in Cuba for Miami. Pitbull, whose real name is

He’s kept in touch with his Cuban roots. He recorded with Gente de Zona, the Havana reggaeton duo who joined Enrique Iglesias on his global megahit with “Bailando.” More recently,

He says his AXIS shows will be a new experience, both for him and the audience. “I’m very thankful to Caesars and Planet Hollywood for giving us the opportunity to have another residency,” he says. “I’m excited to bring back Miami, the city of vice, to the city of sin. The show is always evolving. As a matter of fact, the shows in July will have a completely new production. Everyone from the dancers, The Most Bad Ones, to the band, The Agents, to production loves the Vegas show.” One of the few summits Pitbull hasn’t reached is a permanent Las Vegas residency. Would he like to make the city a second home? “I’m always open to new opportunities. I love performing in Vegas and can’t wait to see what the future brings,” he says. “It’s always important to engage with my fans because without them there is no Pitbull, there is no movement. ¡Dale!”

P E R F O R M A N C E P H O T O S C O U R T E S Y O F C A E S A R S E N T E R TA I N M E N T / D E N I S E T R U S C E L L O . S L A M G R O U N D B R E A K I N G A N D T O N Y R O B B I N S AT P I T B U L L ' S H O L LY W O O D S T A R C E R E M O N Y / G R E G W AT E R M A N N .

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WO L F G AN G PU CK’ S SPAG O

Twenty-five years ago, Chef Wolfgang Puck rolled the dice and opened the first fine-dining restaurant in Las Vegas. He admits that bringing his acclaimed Spago eatery from the Sunset Strip to The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace was a risk at the time. But, with a chuckle, Puck reveals he did it so his friends would have a place to eat when the fights were in town. He’s had the last laugh.

DESTINATION

Dining

TRAILBLAZING RESTAURANT SPAGO CELEBRATES ITS 25TH ANNIVERSARY

Not only is Spago celebrating its 25th year in Las Vegas, but Puck also helped usher in a dining revolution, kicking open the door to chefs from around world. As Puck now tends to his global empire, Spago is headed by Chef de Cuisine Dylan Hallas, who after several stops at prominent Southern California restaurants, packed his knives and came to join Puck’s team. “There is a lot of history here, and there are big shoes to fill,” Hallas admits. But he’s up for the challenge. “I’ve always enjoyed cooking. I have photos of myself at five years old making scrambled eggs. I can barely see above the stove.” While he looks to “inject new life into classic Wolfgang Puck dishes,” like adding Asian-style wings to the menu, Hallas says that many Spago staples will remain. “The smoked-salmon pizza is not going anywhere,” he says of the guest favorite. Instead, he’s reviewing daily lists he receives from meat and produce vendors to select the freshest seasonal ingredients possible to create dishes that are only offered for a limited time. “It gives value to the experience,” he says. “It’s a unique kind of plate that is not necessarily repeatable.”

SPAGO (702) 369-6300

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TREATMENT Wolfgang Puck was immortalized with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Friday–Saturday: 11:30 a.m.–12:00 a.m.

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While Spago’s menu is constantly changing, the restaurant offers a number of daily and weekly specials starting with a three-course, prix fixe lunch menu ($30). Sip & Savor Hour takes over the café daily from 3 p.m.–6 p.m. with food and drink specials, including $5 glasses of wine. And Sunday Brunch, which starts at 11 a.m., remains a Spago staple. “We tweaked the brunch menu,” Hallas says. “We’re doing a really nice Bloody Mary cart, delicious crab deviled eggs and an amazing eggs Benedict.” 42

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The Pool @ The LINQ The LINQ Hotel & Casino

GO Pool Flamingo Hit the recently renovated GO Pool for a highenergy vibe where you can let loose and have fun. One of two stunning pools at Flamingo, GO Pool interconnects through multiple lagoons around a magnificent cascading waterfall. Surrounded by a beautiful 15-acre tropical retreat, the 21-and-over adult pool features ongoing special events, celebrity appearances, contests, go-go dancers, VIP cabanas and rotating resident DJs. With music and mixed drinks within a tropical paradise, GO Pool turns up your summer scene from sizzling to scorching. Nothing is more refreshing on a hot day than a Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri, made with Captain Morgan rum. And at Flamingo’s GO Pool, you never know when you might run into the Captain himself!

The POOL @ The LINQ is a reinvention of the pool party where modern styles are coupled with a backyard party atmosphere. DJs pumping Top 40 hits are featured daily, along with special weekend programming like Tropical House Saturdays and Champagne Sundays. Be sure to check out the REQ Room, an air-conditioned escape with pool tables, shuffleboard, foosball table and flat screens. When you’re ready to lounge, daybeds and cabanas are available for daily rentals. Need a pick-me-up during the party? Try the Anchor’s Up, an energizing cocktail made with Captain Morgan rum, triple sec, house-pressed lemon juice and topped with Red Bull Orange Edition.

The FlowRider Planet Hollywood The Planet Hollywood Pools have changed the Las Vegas summer scene with the addition of the FlowRider, the Strip’s first and only free-standing wave, now open. This new addition will have professional wave riders and novices alike hanging ten and testing their talents in a safe yet exhilarating environment. Beyond what most water parks typically offer, the FlowRider sharpens a variety of board-sport skills – surfing, snowboarding, wakeboarding, skimboarding, skateboarding. In no time, riders go from bodyboards to standing up on flowboards to doing kickflips, aerials and other tricks. With FlowRider’s waveform technology, riders should have no fear of wiping out as the surface is designed to absorb the energy of impacts. After you try your skills on the FlowRider, relax with a refreshing signature cocktail, like the Blossom Tea, made with Ketel One Oranje vodka, iced tea, honey, fresh lemon and fresh mint.

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Garden of the Gods Pool Oasis has seven pools spanning five acres, each with a distinct experience, from high energy parties to secluded relaxation. This oasis offers high-end food and beverage choices for you to indulge in while perfecting your summer tan. Light treats include crisp salads, sandwiches and burgers served straight from the grill. All drinks are topped and made with the freshest fruits and ingredients. The coconut cocktails at Garden of the Gods make a great souvenir! Try the all-new Cîroc Summer Colada vodka mixed with refreshing coconut water and served inside its original coconut.

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CLOTHING: Holly blouse ($298) and Harper pant ($248); Tory Burch/The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace. Myla Mule ($750); Jimmy Choo/The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace.

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JEWELRY: Bouton d’or earrings ($28,900) and Bouton d’or pendant ($42,400) with chrysoprase, onyx and diamonds set in 18-karat yellow gold; Van Cleef & Arpels/The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace. CLOTHING: Eugenie blouse ($750); Mulberry/ The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace.

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FAS H IO N FORWARD OPPOSITE PAGE: JEWELRY: HardWear ball dangle ring in 18-karat gold ($1,775), HardWear ball ring in 18-karat gold ($1,150) and Tiffany T cutout ring in 18-karat gold with white ceramic ($1,500); Tiffany & Co./The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace. CLOTHING: Victoria dress in Woodland Scene ($1,930); Mulberry/The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace.

ABOVE: JEWELRY: Bouton d’or necklace (price upon request) and Bouton d’or ring ($19,500) with chrysoprase, onyx and diamonds set in 18-karat yellow gold; Van Cleef & Arpels/The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace. CLOTHING: Taylor pant ($275); L.K.Bennett/The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace. Elliott ruffle front polka-dot blouse ($200); Alice + Olivia/Neiman Marcus, Fashion Show. Plaid blazer ($645); Veronica Beard/Neiman Marcus, Fashion Show.

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OPPOSITE PAGE: CLOTHING: Neoprene and leather dress ($2,170) and bonded leather jacket ($2,765); DSQUARED2/The Shops at Crystals.

ABOVE: CLOTHING: Lauren jacket ($1,300) and Evelyn trouser ($570); Mulberry/The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace. Christie heel ($645); Charlotte Olympia/The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace.

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JEWELRY: Tiffany T square bracelet in 18-karat white gold with pavé diamonds ($10,500), Paloma’s Melody five-band bangle in 18-karat white gold with diamonds ($19,500), Paloma’s Sugar Stacks ring in 18-karat rose gold with black spinels ($3,700), ring in platinum with a round tanzanite and diamonds ($7,400), Soleste ring in platinum with a tanzanite and diamond ($6,200) and Soleste earrings in platinum with a tanzanite and diamond ($13,000); Tiffany & Co./The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace. CLOTHING: Elissa one-shoulder mermaid gown ($1,090); La Petite Robe di Chiara Boni/Neiman Marcus, Fashion Show. Erica heel ($425); L.K.Bennett/ The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace.

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Camera!

GET THE PERFECT SHOT EVERY TIME WITH THE LEICA M10 CAMERA. Compact dimensions, improved performance and the new ISO setting dial on the top plate offers photographers all they can wish for. ($6,895) Leica Store Las Vegas/The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace.

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MAKE THINGS HAPPEN WITH THIS STUNNING, SHOW-STOPPING RING. Ring in platinum with sapphires and diamonds. ($30,000) Tiffany & Co./The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace.

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LIGHT THE SKIN FROM WITHIN WITH NARS ORGASM ILLUMINATOR. A collection of light-reflecting liquids glides on to refresh and enhance the complexion with shimmering incandescence. ($30) NARS Cosmetics/The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace.

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Wild @Heart WORDS BY CHRISTIE MOELLER PORTRAIT BY JERRY METELLUS

John Varvatos on Dressing Today’s Modern Man You’ve been quoted as saying that

Your Fall 2017 Collection has been

you’re less interested in fashion than in

dubbed “refined rebellion.” What

style. Explain what style means to you?

inspired it? I called it Wild at Heart be-

From a designer point of view, fashion

cause when we were working on it, we felt

is something that is of the moment, and

that rebellious spirit and started working

style is lasting. Style is something you

with animal prints—which is something

create as an individual, and no matter

we don’t play with very often. We tried

what we do with the brand, I always

to do it in a very masculine way, and it

enjoy helping someone create his or her

got us really excited about pushing the

own personal style. That’s what people

walls out and being more playful. We

remember you by.

were building the collection right after

What is your formula for success? If there

the election, and there was a spirit of

was a formula, I would have screwed it up. When you chase the fashion of the

angst, so we wanted our collection to flex its muscles and be a little loud—

moment, the customer has less of a long-

a voice that’s heard.

term relationship with you. I stay true to

What would be the one key piece every

the brand. It’s about being evolutionary,

guy should own this fall? It’s really all

not revolutionary.

about the jacket. It could be anything

Who is the John Varvatos man?

from a motorcycle jacket to a soft tai-

It’s about the spirit that surrounds the

lored jacket to a beautiful suede jacket.

brand. One of the most exciting things

What song best describes the collection?

about our brand is that we have a pretty

We were joking when we were working

broad demographic—from young guys

on it and didn’t want to be hokey, but

to corporate businessmen to edgy rock-

'Born To Be Wild' is one of those songs

and-roll types.

about expressing your inner rebel. It’s less about a song than about a movement of expressing yourself in a more important way.

Called “the quintessential American designer” by THE WASHINGTON POST, John Varvatos has built one of today’s most enduring men’s fashion brands following two rules: KE E P I T S I M P L E, AND STAY T R U E TO YO U R R O OTS .

You have built a clothing empire, launched a fragrance line and a record label. What’s next? There is always something in motion, but my next thing is to continue to do what I do best: continually raise the bar and never take anything for granted. That’s the nucleus of what makes the brand work.

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When did you realize you could go from cookbooks and photography books to opening the world’s first foodonly photography gallery? When I decided about a decade ago to create a cookbook, I saw an exciting opportunity to do something new in food photography—to portray food in unexpected ways. Almost immediately after our first book appeared, people started asking us where they could buy prints of the photos. After a lot of research, it became clear that the only way forward would be to open our own gallery.

Artistic Palate

Why did you choose The Forum Shops? Las Vegas has become an incredible food destination that draws people from around the globe. Where else can you find 10-foot-tall portraits of famous chefs lit up on towering hotels? Within Las Vegas, there is no better place than The Forum Shops for a concept like this.

Photographer Nathan Myhrvold Turns Food into Art

“Wine Glasses Intertwined”

Las Vegas is a global destination: Do you think certain photographs will resonate with different cultures? One of the things that connects us with food is how it reinforces our culture. People from different parts of the world will identify with certain images based on the foods they grew up with. While some people will want the familiar, others will gravitate toward the exotic. We’re always on the hunt for charismatic foods from all corners of the world. Which food photographs are hardest to take? Every shot has

Nathan Myhrvold has had a passion for science, cooking and photography since he was a boy. In 2011, he combined these interests and founded Modernist Cuisine— a team of research and development chefs, photographers and scientists—and published a five-volume, 2,438-page book, Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking. It was so well received that other massive books followed. As the team readies to release the five-volume, 2,500-page Modernist Bread this fall, Myhrvold talks about his first gallery location in The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace.

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its own set of challenges. The most difficult are the action shots where everything happens in a fraction of a second. It requires a lot of attempts, persistence, and making a huge mess. We have a motto that it only has to look good for a thousandth of a second. Do you plan on photographing a Vegas-inspired food item? It’s inspired us to shoot a lot of that food, including a martini in mid-splash.

“Chard” and “Cutaway Blender”

P H O T O S C O U R T E S Y O F N AT H A N M Y H R V O L D

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The world’s first food photography gallery, featuring art by Nathan Myhrvold

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HUBLOT MULBERRY Portrait earrings in brass and motherof-pearl plaque ($325); Mulberry/ The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace.

Big Bang "OneClick" cuddly cuff (watch $14,600, fur cuff attachment $1,400); Hublot/ The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace.

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VEGAS UNCORK’D

Nobu Matsuhisa and Fumio Hazu

by Bon Appétit

Eleven years and counting! The world’s top chefs celebrated with a weekend-long food festival that included Master Series dinners and the Grand Tasting at Caesars Palace. Bobby Flay and Bon Appétit Editor-in-Chief Adam Rapoport

Chefs toast to Vegas Uncork’d at Rao’s, with Caesars Palace Regional President Gary Selesner

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Hollywood’s hottest stars returned Hayek to Caesars Palace for the annual CinemaCon convention. Here are a few who attended.

Anthony Hopkins

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Ryan Gosling and Jon Hamm

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Chris Pine

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AN EXPLORER’S GUIDE TO THE STRIP

AROUND

Town

PHOTOGRAPH BY ROBERT JOHN KLEY FASHION DIRECTOR/STYLIST: CHRISTIE MOELLER HAIR/MAKEUP: SARAH REDZIKOWSKI MODEL: RAYNE, TNG MODELS

JEWELRY: Paloma’s Melody five-band ring in 18-karat rose gold with diamonds ($5,700) and bangle in 18-karat rose gold with diamonds ($19,500); Tiffany & Co./The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace. CLOTHING: One shoulder asymmetrical crepe sheath dress ($495); Jovani/Neiman Marcus, Fashion Show. Hustle Mule ($1,275); Jimmy Choo/The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace.

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50 Shades! The Parody | Adult Comedy A hilariously naughty satire that explores the steamy relationship between Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele, as seen through the eyes of a trio of girlfriends at a book club meeting. Tickets: (702) 777-2782.

The Bronx Wanderers | Music Take a musical journey as the group performs hits made famous by The Four Seasons, Dion, The Beach Boys, Queen, Bruno Mars and more. Tickets: (702) 777-2782.

Paranormal-The Mindreading Magic Show | Magic Experience an evening of mystery, magic, and mind reading with mentalist Frederic Da Silva. Tickets: (702) 777-2782.

REAL BODIES | Attraction Exhibit uses real human specimens to explore the complex inner workings of the human form in a refreshing and thought-provoking style. Tickets: (702) 777-2782.

Wayne Newton

Wayne Newton | Headliner Legendary entertainer Wayne Newton returns to the stage with an all-new show. In “Up Close and Personal,” Newton sings crowd favorites and answers audience members questions. Tickets: (702) 777-2782.

NIGHTLIFE

Indigo Lounge Bustling lounge recaptures the splendors of a refined Las Vegas nightlife experience. (702) 967-4111.

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Spa at Bally’s Enjoy a Couples Retreat Experience, or just relax in the 13,000-squarefoot spa. HOURS: 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., daily APPOINTMENTS: (702) 967-4366

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Bacchanal Buffet | Buffet A grand Roman feast. Teams of chefs in nine show kitchens prepare more than 500 dishes daily. (702) 731-7928.

Beijing Noodle No. 9 | Asian Giant fish tanks mark the entrance of this casual noodle house serving soups, dim-sum and noodle dishes. Open 24 hours. (702) 862-3530.

Brioche by Guy Savoy | Quick Bite This new grab-n-go spot’s menu includes affordable breakfast, sandwiches, and other delicious tidbits from Michelin star chef Guy Savoy.

Café Americano | American The casual 24-hour restaurant serves comfort-food favorites and Latin dishes including a spectacular Cuban sandwich.

Carmine’s | Italian

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Family-style Italian fare served in “wow-sized” portions. The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace, (702) 473-9700.

Forum Food Court | Quick Bites It’s fast food elevated with wellknown brands such as DiFara Pizza, Earl of Sandwich, La Gloria, Phillips Seafood, Smashburger, Starbucks and Tiger Wok & Ramen.

Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill | British More than 80 beers and a menu consisting of bangers and mash, plus fish and chips, make this a true British pub. (702) 731-7410.

Il Mulino New York | Italian Caesars Palace Best Strip Hotel Best Valet Best High-Limit Room Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill Best Chef

Masterful Abruzzese dishes and unparalleled service. The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace, (702) 492-6000.

Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab | Seafood Crack some claws or dive into other fresh seafood dishes. The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace, (702) 792-9222.

Mesa Grill | Southwestern Bobby Flay’s bold flavors can be found in dishes like his New Mexican spice-rubbed pork tenderloin. (702) 650-5965.

MR CHOW | Asian The luxurious Beijing-cuisine eatery transports guests with its raucous atmosphere and famed dishes, including its highly acclaimed Beijing duck. (702) 731-7110.

Nobu Restaurant & Lounge | Japanese

Old Homestead Steakhouse | Steak House One of New York City’s most historic steak houses is now on The Strip. (702) 731-7560.

The Palm | Steak House Storied restaurant serves steaks, seafood and classic pasta dishes. The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace. (702) 660-6668.

Payard Pâtisserie & Bistro | French A pastry shop and bistro from awardwinning French chef François Payard. (702) 731-7292.

Rao’s | Italian A menu of home-style Italian food from the Pellegrino family includes their famous lemon chicken. (702) 731-7267.

Restaurant Guy Savoy | French Gourmet dining from acclaimed chef Guy Savoy. (702) 731-7286.

MR CHOW

Searsucker | American Chef Brian Malarkey’s contemporary spin on American comfort foods, set in a laid-back atmosphere. (702) 853-4342.

Spago | Italian Wolfgang Puck’s Spago consists of a menu of fine Italian-American cuisine. The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace. (702) 369-6300.

Sushi Roku | Asian Innovative Japanese cuisine and sushi served in an inviting environment. The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace, (702) 733-7373.

Tantalizing Japanese cuisine awaits at Chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s whimsical 12,775-square-foot restaurant. (702) 785-6674.

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ABSINTHE | Variety

Located adjacent to OMNIA Nightclub and the Race and Sports Book, Alto Bar provides the perfect setting for every social occasion.

Céline Dion | Headliner

A vintage Vegas lounge and bar experience with live music. (702) 791-7110.

Performing with a full orchestra, Céline sings her timeless hits, cover songs and virtual duets with the Bee Gees, Frank Sinatra and Elvis. Tickets: (702) 777-2782.

Elton John | Headliner World-renowned singer Elton John performs his hits in “The Million Dollar Piano.” Tickets: (702) 777-2782.

Jeff Dunham | Comedy Ventriloquist Jeff Dunham brings his troupe of hilarious sidekicks to The Colosseum for a “Perfectly Unbalanced” show. Tickets: (702) 777-2782.

Jerry Seinfeld | Comedy The stand-up legend and sitcom superstar brings his take on everyday life to The Colosseum stage. Tickets: (702) 777-2782.

Reba, Brooks & Dunn | Headliners

CAESARS PALACE

Superstar entertainers Reba, Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn are “Together in Vegas” for a one-of-akind country music residency. Tickets: (702) 777-2782.

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Rod Stewart | Headliner Ready to rock? Rod Stewart performs the rock and R&B favorites that have defined his career. Tickets: (702) 777-2782.

Steve Martin and Martin Short | Comedy Comedic dream team reunites for “An Evening You Will Forget For The Rest Of Your Life.” Performing with the Steep Canyon Rangers. Tickets: (702) 777-2782.

Celine Dion Best Singer/ Musician

The Who | Headliners Legendary English rock band, led by Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey, embark on a “first run,” six-show residency, July 29 to August 11, at The Colosseum. Tickets: (702) 777-2782.

OMNIA Nightclub: Calvin Harris Best DJ

Alto Bar

Acro-cabaret variety show, hosted by the Gazillionaire, has sexy burlesque numbers, comedy bits and astonishing acts of skill and strength. Tickets: (702) 777-2782.

Qua Baths & Spa Best Spa

Cleopatra’s Barge

FIZZ Las Vegas Offering couture cocktails and a carefully crafted menu, this high-end champagne lounge is perfect for sophisticated socializing. (702) 776-3200.

Lobby Bar Sleek and stylish 24-hour lounge features a unique drink menu from mixologist Tony Abou-Ganim.

Montecristo Cigar Bar The new lounge pairs notable cigar offerings with fine whiskeys, small bites and more, in a contemporary, organic environment. (702) 731-7110.

OMNIA Nightclub Combining cutting-edge technology with seductive design, the highenergy nightclub features the world’s top deejays.

Céline Dion Rod Stewart

Jeff Dunham

VISTA Cocktail Lounge A mixology program of uniquely crafted cocktails combines with a display of ever-changing panoramic LED “views” at this upscale lounge. (702) 731-7852.

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COLOR— A Salon by Michael Boychuck The go-to beauty spot for celebrities, socialites and VIPs before heading out on the town. HOURS: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday. APPOINTMENTS: (702) 731-7791

Michael Boychuck

Qua Baths & Spa Award-winning spa offers dozens of exclusive treatments and signature experiences including an Arctic Ice Room and the Cleopatra Golden Goddess Facial in honor of Caesars Palace’s 50th anniversary. HOURS: 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., daily APPOINTMENTS: (702) 731-7822

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GIADA | Italian Chef Giada De Laurentiis has crafted a menu of California-influenced, vibrant Italian fare served in a room with phenomenal Strip views. (855) 442-3271.

NIGHTLIFE

Bound Relax in this sophisticated lounge with a carefully crafted cocktail from esteemed mixologist, Salvatore Calabrese. Features live music nightly.

Drai’s BeachClub · Nightclub

Drai’s After Hours GIADA Best Brunch Drai’s BeachClub • Nightclub Best Nightclub

After-hours nightclub for those who don’t want the party to end. Open Thursday through Sunday, 1 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Drai’s BeachClub • Nightclub Perched 11 stories above The Strip, this 65,000-square-foot rooftop club offers a nonstop party and live entertainment. (702) 737-0555.

Interlude This casino lounge is the ideal vantage point for people-watching, socializing or just taking a break.

DINING

Carlos’n Charlie’s | Mexican Dine on authentic Mexican meals or just unwind with a margarita or sangria on the poolside patio. (702) 862-3530.

FLAMINGO LA S V EG A S

Center Cut Steakhouse | Steak House Succulent steaks, Kobe burgers and rack of lamb rule the menu at this classic steak house.(702) 784-8821.

Margaritaville | Caribbean

NIGHTLIFE

Paradise Garden Buffet | Buffet

It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere Bar

Donny & Marie | Headliner X Burlesque Best Female Review

X Burlesque | Adult

Bugsy’s Bar

E N T E R TA I N M E N T The singing siblings perform their greatest hits—“a little bit country and a little bit rock ‘n‘ roll.” Tickets: (702) 777-2782.

Legends in Concert | Tribute Impersonators pay homage to superstars of yesterday and today, performing as Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson, Madonna and more. Tickets: (702) 777-2782.

Donny & Marie

Revue combines imaginative choreography with outrageous props, such as bungees, bathtubs and beds. Tickets: (702) 777-2782.

Dive into Jimmy Buffett’s multilevel, Caribbean-themed restaurant and entertainment venue. (702) 733-3302. Prime rib, carved fresh turkey, steamed mussels, littleneck clams and much more. (702) 733-3111.

Donny & Marie Best Showroom

Wildlife Habitat | Attraction Poolside paradise is home to Chilean flamingos, swans, ducks, pelicans, koi and turtles. Free. Open daily, dawn to dusk. (702) 733-3111.

Video poker bar in the center of the action. Wastin’ away has never been more fun than at this cheerful Las Vegas bar in the heart of the Margaritaville Casino.

Center Cut Steakhouse

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Spa at Flamingo Try the Fiji Passport scrub or a Sampler Package featuring three services at the newly remodeled space. HOURS: 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., daily APPOINTMENTS: (702) 733-3535

Piff the Magic Dragon | Magic Fresh off America’s Got Talent, Piff and Mr. Piffles perform their best illusions. Tickets: (702) 777-2782.

Tape Face | Comedy America’s Got Talent finalist, mime comic Tape Face takes his antics to Las Vegas. Tickets: (702) 777-2782.

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Ben & Jerry’s | Dessert

Carnaval Court

Vermont ice cream maker scoops over 25 flavors into cups or waffle cones, and serves sundaes, shakes and smoothies.

This party spot is home of the world’s top flair bartenders and live daily entertainment. Open until 4 a.m. (702) 693-6143.

Flavors, The Buffet | Buffet

The Piano Bar

From Brazilian barbecue to Italian casseroles to fresh seafood, Flavors spans the globe. (702) 693-6060.

Free entertainment nightly and new outdoor patio.

Fulton Street Food Hall | Quick Bites A 24-hour, chef-driven marketplace featuring fresh pastries, pizza and Pan-Asian dishes.

Oyster Bar | Seafood Menu includes favorites such as squid salad, oysters, shrimp, lobster, crab and calamari. (702) 369-5000.

Flavors, The Buffet

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The Spa at Harrah’s Offers a wide array of body treatments, manicures and pedicures, plus a full-service hair salon. HOURS: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., daily APPOINTMENTS: (702) 369-5126

Ruth’s Chris Steak House | Steak House Signature sizzling USDA Prime steaks, lamb chops, and seafood dishes. (702) 693-6000.

Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill | American Texas-size portions and barbecue favorites served in a down-home country atmosphere. (702) 693-6111.

HARRAH’S LAS V EGAS

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The Mac King Comedy Magic Show | Magic Everyone loves the mad plaid magician. Mac King’s act combines quirky humor, visual gags and sleight-of-hand tricks. Tickets: (702) 777-2782.

Tenors of Rock | Music

Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill

Finalists on The X Factor UK, Tenors Of Rock sing reimagined versions of some of the most beloved rock anthems. Tickets: (702) 777-2782.

Menopause The Musical | Musical An empowering musical parody set to classic tunes from the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s. Tickets: (702) 777-2782.

Ralphie May | Comedy Last Comic Standing vet talks current events in a show he describes as “dirty, irreverent, loveable comedy.” Tickets: (702) 777-2782.

The Righteous Brothers | Headliners Get ready to have “The Time of Your Life” as The Righteous Brothers bring their legendary sound to the Las Vegas stage. Tickets: (702) 777-2782.

X Country | Adult A kick’n topless revue set to the sounds of country music’s chart toppers. Tickets: (702) 777-2782.

The Mac King Comedy Magic Show

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Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen & Bar | American Food Network star Guy Fieri brings his Flavortown favorites to the Las Vegas Strip. (702) 731-3311.

THE LINQ

H OT E L & C A S I N O

Hash House A Go Go | American Creative “twisted farm food” menu serves up jumbo portions for breakfast, lunch and dinner. (702) 254-4646.

Nook Cafe | Quick Bite Small eatery features an assortment of coffee, teas, delicious pastries and small bites.

E N T E R TA I N M E N T

The Auto Collections | Attraction Frank Marino’s Diva’s Las Vegas Best Fashionista Mat Franco— Magic Reinvented Nightly Best Magician

Take an audio tour of the more than 250 antique and historic automobiles at the world’s largest classic-car showroom. Tickets: (702) 794-3174.

Frank Marino’s Divas Las Vegas | Production You won’t believe your eyes—these gals are really guys. The energetic show stars Frank Marino and a cast of superstar female impersonators. Tickets: (702) 777-2782.

NIGHTLIFE

3535 Destination bar features custom-made infused cocktails and barrel-aged spirits.

Catalyst Bar Bartenders put a spin on traditional cocktails at this 24-hour bar.

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Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen & Bar

O’Sheas Casino The Strip’s favorite party destination is back with low-minimum gaming tables, beer-pong tables, live music and budget-friendly drink specials.

TAG Sports Bar Sporting events from around the globe stream live 24 hours a day at TAG, which features 300 domestic and imported bottled beers and offers interactive, electronic gaming. S PA

Spa at The LINQ A one-stop wellness center, the spa contains The Strip’s only Himalayan salt cave. HOURS: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., daily APPOINTMENTS: (702) 794-3242

Mat Franco-Magic Reinvented Nightly | Magic The first magician to win NBC’s America’s Got Talent, brings his captivating illusions to The Strip. Tickets: (702) 777-2782.

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Chayo Mexican Kitchen + Tequila Bar | Mexican

Chayo Mexican Kitchen + Tequila Bar

Offers more than 60 tequilas, authentic Mexican dishes, a mechanical bull and great nightlife. (702) 691-3773.

Gordon Ramsay Fish & Chips | Quick Bite A fast and casual eatery modeled after a British take-out shop. (702) 322-0529.

Virgil’s Real Barbecue

Virgil’s Real Barbecue | American High Roller Best Attraction Best Family Attraction

This famous BBQ joint brings the best slow-cooked smoked meats of the South. (702) 389-7400.

High Roller

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High Roller | Attraction View The Strip like never before. Topping out at 550 feet, the world’s tallest observation wheel offers yoga, chocolate tastings and Happy Half-Hour Cabins with an open bar available all day long. Tickets: (702) 694-8100.

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Burger Brasserie | American

Anthony Cools | Comedy

Gourmet burgers with a French twist—from classic beef to chicken, salmon and veggie creations. (702) 946-4346.

In this adults-only show, hypnotist Anthony Cools taps into the subconscious naughtiness of audience volunteers. Tickets: (702) 777-2782.

Café Belle Madeleine | Quick Bite From éclairs to tarts, this pâtisserie fulfills your cravings for something sweet. (702) 946-7000.

La Café Île St. Louis | American Flavors of a Parisian café including savory crêpes, quiche and warm beignets. (702) 946-4364.

La Crêperie | Quick Bite

Le Central Gordon Ramsay Steak

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Walk-up bistro serves a variety of crêpes. (702) 946-7000.

Eiffel Tower Restaurant | French Dine on classic French cuisine at this romantic spot more than 100 feet above The Strip. (702) 948-6937.

Eiffel Tower Experience | Attraction Take romance to new heights. The observation deck—460 feet above The Strip—has breathtaking views. Tickets: (702) 946-4350.

Jeff Civillico | Comedy Join world-champion juggler Jeff Civillico for an afternoon of all-ages fun. Tickets: (702) 777-2782.

Sex Tips for the Straight Women from a Gay Man | Comedy Smash-hit comedy stars Kendra Wilkinson and Jai Rodriguez. Tickets: (702) 777-2782.

Gordon Ramsay Steak | Steak House Chef Gordon Ramsay serves upscale seafood dishes and mouthwatering cuts of beef. (702) 677-3200.

HEXX Kitchen + Bar | American The 24-hour café serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, plus transforms cacao beans into handcrafted chocolate. (702) 331-5100.

JJ’s Boulangerie | American Bakery produces pastries, pizza, sandwiches, soups and salads. (702) 946-7000.

Martorano’s | Italian The eggplant stack and Steve Martorano’s famous meatballs rule the menu here. (702) 946-4656.

Mon Ami Gabi | French Classic bistro cuisine serves breakfast, lunch and dinner in a trendy scene with an amazing patio. (702) 944-4224.

Martorano’s

Sekushi | Japanese This intimate, vibrant setting, offers fresh seafood, sake and sushi, as well as Japanese A5 Wagyu beef, Kumamoto oysters and fresh uni.

Le Village Buffet | Buffet Live-action cooking stations are themed after the seven French provinces. (702) 946-4930.

Yong Kang Street | Asian Casual noodle and dumpling house serves a diverse mix of Chinese, Japanese and Taiwanese dishes.

NIGHTLIFE

BEER PARK Rooftop sports bar features an outdoor grill, more than 100 beers and party games. (702) 444-4500.

Chateau Nightclub & Rooftop This nightclub blends a fun atmosphere and lively entertainment to produce the ultimate Las Vegas party experience. (702) 776-7777.

Le Cabaret

PARIS

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The charming lounge offers entertainment seven nights a week. (702) 946-7000.

Le Central This newly renovated bar serves an array of crafted cocktails in a luxurious Parisian setting. (702) 946-7000.

Napoleon’s Dueling Piano Bar Pianists square off nightly to play your requests. A full-service bar, including a menu of carefully selected champagnes, is available. (702) 946-7000. S PA

Paris Spa by Mandara A sanctuary-like respite with Balinese influences, this Elemis spa provides treatments influenced by ancient European rituals. HOURS: 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., daily APPOINTMENTS: (702) 946-4366

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Cabo Wabo Cantina | Mexican

Backstreet Boys | Headliners

Sammy Hagar hangout offers coastal Mexican fare and premium tequilas. Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, (702) 385-2226.

One of the most successful groups in music history take to the stage for their exclusive “Larger Than Life” Las Vegas residency. Tickets: (702) 777-2782.

Earl of Sandwich | Quick Bite

Britney Spears | Headliner

Sink your teeth into a deluxe deli sandwich on artisanal bread. (702) 785-5555.

The pop icon showcases her signature style, performing her infectious dance hits in her show, “Britney: Piece of Me.” Tickets: (702) 777-2782.

Gordon Ramsay Burger | American

Crazy Girls | Adult

Traditional American classics go next level with selections like pork belly bao buns. (702) 785-5555.

PLANET HOLLYWOOD R ESORT & C A S I N O

KOI Las Vegas | Asian Features a sleek Asian decor, cool Hollywood vibe and tantalizing Japanese-inspired menu. (702) 454-4555.

P.F. Chang’s | Asian This modern Chinese bistro has an extensive menu packed with family-style dishes. (702) 836-0955.

Pink’s Hot Dogs | Quick Bite Legendary gourmet franks—many named after their celebrity creators. (702) 405-4711.

Pin-Up Pizza | Quick Bite Britney Spears Best Resident Performer Jennifer Lopez Best Production Show

The New York-style pizza spot is home to the largest slice on the Strip, measuring 15 inches.

Planet Dailies | American

Sizzling topless show pushes the envelope with brand-new routines and burlesque classics. Tickets: (702) 777-2782.

FlowRider | Adventure Sport Catch some waves. The FlowRider provides sports enthusiasts the opportunity to surf or body board on the Las Vegas Strip. (702) 785-9106.

Jennifer Lopez | Headliner Global superstar Jennifer Lopez shows off her electrifying dance moves and infectious vocals. Tickets: (702) 777-2782.

Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band | Concert

Strip House | Steak House Charred prime cuts of beef accompany signature sides, such as black-truffle creamed spinach. (702) 737-5200.

Yolös Mexican Grill | Mexican Spicing up this Mexican eatery are the more than 60 tequilas and a fresh-fruit margarita bar. (702) 785-5555.

Planet Hollywood’s very own double-header. Its daytime Race and Sports Book transforms into a nocturnal lounge. (702) 785-5555.

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Planet Hollywood Spa by Mandara This exotic spa has 40 treatment rooms and offers experiences like the Mandara Four Hands Massage performed by two therapists. HOURS: 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., daily APPOINTMENTS: (702) 785-5772

Britney Spears

Pitbull | Headliner

Ringer Wings, Pizza & Sliders | American

Spice Market Buffet | Buffet

The Playing Field Lounge

A family-friendly comedy magic show by the self-proclaimed “Dennis the Menace” of magic. Tickets: (702) 777-6737. Mr. Worldwide brings his high-energy “Time Of Our Lives” show to The AXIS. Tickets: (702) 777-2782.

This sensory smorgasbord has tastes from around the globe. (702) 785-9005.

The pulse of Planet Hollywood beats through-out the resort’s phenomenal three-acre casino. At the core is Heart, where thirst is quenched around the clock. (702) 785-5555.

Murray: Celebrity Magician | Magic

This 24-hour coffee shop and café offers eclectic cuisine. (702) 732-1222.

Place bets and cheer on your favorite sports team at this casual comfortfood eatery. (702) 785-5555.

Heart Bar

Ringo Starr performs with his longest-running All Starr Band for a limited engagement, October 13-28. Tickets: (702) 777-2782.

Jennifer Lopez

NIGHTLIFE

Extra Lounge At the Sin City headquarters of entertainment news program Extra, kick back with a cocktail as the TV show’s correspondents and crew get up close and personal with Tinseltown’s hotshots. (702) 785-5555.

Cabo Wabo Cantina

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All-American Bar & Grille | American Enjoy “Rio Dry Aged” Angus steaks, sandwiches and seafood at this restaurant and sports bar. (702) 777-7767.

Carnival World & Seafood Buffet | Buffet Seven live cooking stations, including a teppanyaki grill, this buffet serves more than 300 dishes with elaborate seafood selections.

Guy Fieri’s El Burro Borracho | Mexican Mexican dishes with upscale touches and Fieri’s signature, flavorful flair.

Hash House A Go Go | American Creative “twisted farm food” menu serves up jumbo portions for breakfast, lunch and dinner. (702) 777-2761.

KJ Dim Sum & Seafood | Asian Featuring traditional Chinese cuisine and an extensive seafood menu. (702) 777-7777.

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Pho Da Nang Vietnamese Kitchen | Asian Authentic Vietnamese menu includes Pho—a soup with linguineshaped rice noodles, herbs and meat. (866) 746-7671.

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Chippendales | Adult Experience “The Ultimate Girls Night Out®” when you visit the fast-paced Chippendales® revue, which features 12 chiseled male dancers. Tickets: (702) 777-2782.

Eddie Griffin | Comedy Eddie Griffin gets the crowd laughing with his irreverent stand-up act. Tickets: (702) 777-2782.

KISS By Monster Mini Golf | Attraction Rockin’ 18-hole indoor, glow-in-thedark miniature golf course is full of special effects and unique KISS props.

Penn & Teller | Magic The “Bad Boys of Magic” put on an edgy act mixing comedy and magic that involves knives, guns, fire and more. Tickets: (702) 777-2782.

VooDoo Zip Line | Attraction Riders are propelled from the Rio’s Masquerade Tower to the Ipanema Tower, traveling at speeds reaching 33 mph. Tickets: (702) 388-0477.

Sports Deli | Quick Bite Bratwursts, burgers, pizza and sandwiches near the race and sports book. (702) 777-7777.

VooDoo Steak | Steak House Chippendales Best Male Strip Show

Enjoy a Tomahawk rib eye or fresh seafood selections with your view from the 50th floor. (702) 862-3530.

The Wine Cellar & Tasting Room | Wine Bar Tasting room and retail shop offers more than 100 wines by the glass and showcases 10,000 bottles. (702) 777-7962.

Guy Fieri’s El Burro Borracho

X Rocks | Adult Las Vegas’ hottest all-rock, topless revue is a stimulating, high-voltage show pairing sensual dance routines with classic-rock anthems. Tickets: (702) 777-2782.

Royal India Bistro | Indian Featuring Indian delicacies cooked in a 500-degree tandoor clay oven. (702) 777-2277.

Penn & Teller

NIGHTLIFE

Flirt Lounge A haven where women gather after a Chippendales show, one of the steamiest male revues in Vegas. (702) 777-7777.

iBar The ultra-lounge in the heart of the resort features interactive tabletops, DJs and go-go dancers. (702) 777-7777.

VooDoo Rooftop Nightclub Sip a signature cocktail inside on the 51st floor or on the outdoor deck, where you can take in the amazing view of the Las Vegas Strip. (702) 777-7800. S PA

Rio Spa & Salon Ultra pampering treatments such as the Grace and Elegance or Bombshell Experience are among the spa’s signature services.

Chippendales

HOURS: 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., daily APPOINTMENTS: (702) 777-7779

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Rooftop Happy Hour

Breakfast I Lunch I Dinner I Late Night Located in the heart of The LINQ Promenade. Where the tequila flows and the party never ends. @CHAYOLV | CHAYOLV.COM | 702.691.3773

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AN EX PLO RER’ S G U ID E TO T HE ST R I P CASCATA Designed by renowned golf-course architect Rees Jones, Cascata is celebrated as one of the finest designs in the world and offers the ultimate in quality and service. One Cascata Drive, Boulder City, NV 89005. Phone: (702) 294-2005. GolfCascata.com

GOLF

CO UR S E S

RIO SECCO GOLF CLUB Located in the foothills of the Black Mountains, and home of the Butch Harmon School of Golf, this challenging Rees Jones-designed course features holes running through steep canyons, with others on plateaus overlooking the city. 2851 Grand Hills Dr., Henderson, NV 89052. Phone: (702) 777-2400. RioSecco.net

Le Rêve — The Dream Craftsteak | Dining Tom Colicchio’s refined, contemporary fine-dining spot specializes in steaks and seafood. MGM Grand, (702) 891-7318.

Delmonico Steakhouse | Dining

ON THE STRIP LA S V EG A S

Emeril Lagasse’s timeless American steakhouse serves dry-aged prime cuts and carries 700 varieties of whiskey. The Venetian, (702) 414-3737.

Mustang Helicopter

Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House | Dining Emeril Lagasse’s signature “New New Orleans” dishes include fresh market fish, fried frog legs or alligator meatballs. MGM Grand, (702) 891-7374.

Lagasse’s Stadium | Nightlife Watch the game on more than 100 HDTVs and enjoy Emeril Lagasse comfort-food faves, like the steak Bam’wich or Creole burger. The Palazzo, (702) 607-2665.

Maverick Airlines | Adventure Express flights to Grand Canyon West, home of the Skywalk, or to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. (702) 405-4300. FlyMaverick.com

PHOTO COURTESY OF MUSTANG HELICOPTER

Maverick Helicopter Tours (702) 607-6363.

Maverick Helicopter Tours | Adventure Ascend to the skies with Maverick Helicopters. First-class excursions above the Strip, Grand Canyon and Colorado River. (702) 405-4300. FlyMaverick.com

Mustang Helicopter | Adventure Experience breathtaking bird’s-eye views of the Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam aboard a luxurious ECO-Star Helicopter. (702) 262-6199. SoarMustang.com

Le Rêve — The Dream | Production A dazzling blend of aerial acrobatics, provocative choreography, water ballet and live music in an intimate theater-in-the-round. Tickets: (702) 770-9966.

Table 10 | Dining Emeril Lagasse’s seasonal New Orleans-inspired favorites including shrimp po’ boys. The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Palazzo, PHOTO COURTESY OF MAVERICK HELICOPTER TOURS

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LOCATED IN THE FORUM SHOPS • • • AT CAESARS PALACE • • • •

785 TONS • OF •

640

tons of

MOZZARELLA

CHEESE

pasta five million GLASSES OF

wine

1 million

NYC’S LEGENDARY FAMILY-STYLE ITALIAN RESTAURANT

Artie Cutler opened Carmine’s on the Upper West Side of Manhattan in August of 1990. “The recipes have been the same for 25 years, we do the classics, Penne Alla Vodka, Eggplant Parm and meatballs like your grandmother used to,” explains CEO Jeffrey Bank, who along with Cutler’s wife Alice, now runs the business. But while Carmine’s does the Southern Italian classics like grandma used to, Bank says he would put his steak up against

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some of the best steakhouses in the country. Let it be known that the Carmine’s 48oz Porterhouse Steak is by far the best value in all of Vegas!

Welcome to Carmine’s, the legendary family style restaurant based in New York City with locations in the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Penn Quarter in DC, inside the Tropicana in Atlantic City and in the Theatre District and Upper West Side of Manhattan. The restaurant which celebrated its 25 year anniversary this past summer continues with the same traditions it did when it opened.

The beauty of Carmine’s is that they do groups, and they do groups amazingly well. Bank explains that “Most restaurants shy away from the idea of a 6 or 8 top without a set menu. This is something we do all night long.” And if you’re in a pinch Carmine’s always allows walk-ins.

“ SIX PEOPLE COULD EASILY COME IN FOR DINNER AT UNDER $30 BUCKS A HEAD& LEAVE STUFFED! ”

Carmine’s, which serves every dish family style, is that perfect location when you have a group of people, like 5 or 6 (or up to 800 in their Las Vegas & Washington, DC locations) and you eat like you do at home, family style. Everyone gets to try everything, not just a little of everything.

- Jeffrey Bank, CEO, Carmine’s

Besides the huge portions, another amazing thing about Carmine’s is how affordable they are. It’s by far the best value in all of Las Vegas.

9 Private Dining Rooms

CARMINE’S IN AMERICA 1990

Carmine’s opens on Upper West Side of Manhattan

2005

Carmine’s expands to Atlantis in the Bahamas

1992

Carmine’s opens Times Square location

2010

Carmine’s opens in Washington, DC

2004

Carmine’s Atlantic City at the Tropicana opens

2013

Carmine’s Las Vegas opens, the largest one yet!

carminesnyc.com

702.473.9700

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- ABC’s Good Morning America WORLD-FAMOUS BBQ from the best regional tastes of Tennessee, Kentucky, Texas, Missouri and the Carolinas HEALTHY MENU ITEMS Grilled Catfish, Chicken and a Wide Variety of Salads

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LIVE ENTERTAINMENT DAILY HAPPY HOUR THREE SCENIC BALCONIES FOR SPECIAL EVENTS TAKE-OUT AND DELIVERY

VIRGILSBBQ.COM - 702-389-7400 - AT THE LINQ @VIRGILSREALBBQ - #VIRGILSBBQLV

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美食与

GOOD FOOD

GORDON RAMSAY餐厅

闻名世界的Gordon Ramsay主厨在拉斯维加 斯开有四家餐厅:炸鱼 薯条休闲快餐店、英式 酒吧、汉堡餐厅和高级 牛排餐厅。Ramsay主厨 除了提供一级牛肉如日 本雪花和牛排和经典惠 林顿牛排外,还提供美 味多汁的海鲜菜品,如 牡蛎、龙虾、帝王蟹、 鱼子酱。Ramsay近日已 宣布将在拉斯维加斯开 设第五家餐厅-地狱厨 房餐厅,预计将于今年 年底在凯撒宫开张。

RESTAURANT GUY SAVOY 餐厅 Restaurant Guy Savoy餐厅一流的服 务、精致的氛围和诱人 的传统法式菜单,为您 带来毕生难忘的就餐体 验。Guy Savoy主厨充 满新意和极具特色的菜 品是这里的主打菜,包 括丝滑洋蓟、黑松露 汤、奢侈鱼子酱等。如 果您想拥有更奢华的体 验,Krug厅为您提供私 密的就餐环境和可口的 季节性菜品,厅内的开 放式厨房,让您可以看 到厨师们的整个做菜过 程。该米其林两星级餐 厅位于凯撒宫的奥古斯 特塔。 100

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BACCHANAL 自助餐厅

BACCHANAL自助餐厅聘 请了15位厨师,每天都 能从开放式厨房中端出 丰盛、新鲜的菜品。餐 厅的每日特色菜使用季 节性食材,每天给客人 制造意想不到的惊喜。 菜单有100多道菜供您 选择,包括五花肉、冷 蟹肉棒、南加州烤虾配 粗磨粉、橡木烤羊排、 手工点心、炸鸡和华夫 饼、红丝绒煎饼等。

NOBU餐厅 Nobu餐厅位于凯撒 宫,面积11,200平方 英尺,由一间寿司餐 厅、私密就餐区和圆 形中央酒吧组成。这 是唯一一家提供铁板 烧的美国Nobu餐厅。 就连最挑剔的客人也 会对餐厅的菜品赞不 绝口,提供的菜品不 仅包括从亚洲和日本 进口的海鱼、海鲜、 寿司卷,还有一些异 域菜品如Nobu Matsuhisa主厨的经典甜 味增黑鳕鱼。此外, 餐厅也提供素食和不 含麸质的菜品。

FINE DINING PROMOTION 品美食促销活动 在新一轮的品美食促销活动中,中国银联卡用户在凯撒宫多家和酒吧就餐可享受折扣优惠。会员可通过在买 单时刷银联卡获得折扣:在OLD HOMESTEAD STEAKHOUSE、NOBU、MESA GRILL、BACCHANAL自助餐 厅、RAO’S、MR CHOW 或 GIADA消费满300美元或以上可获20美元礼品卡一张(在下次消费时使用)。 此外,在MR CHOW和OLD HOMESTEAD STEAKHOUSE消费的中国银联卡用户就餐总金额可享受八折优惠; 在ALTO BAR就餐的用户,酒水可享八折。品美食促销活动时间为8月1日至11月30日。 vegas player MAGA Z IN E

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PREMIER LAS VEGAS SHOPPING D E S T I N AT I O N S S U M M E R / FA L L 2 0 1 7

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LET’S

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STORES Apparel, Jewelry and Specialty Shops

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T H E F O RU M SH O P S AT CA E SA R S PA L AC E

STORE DIRECTORY ADDRESS: 3500 S. LAS VEGAS BLVD., LAS VEGAS, NV 89109 (702) 893-4800 FORUMSHOPS.COM FACEBOOK.COM: FORUMSHOPS TWITTER.COM: THEFORUMSHOPS

WOMEN’S APPAREL ANGL

702 851 4522

Anne Fontaine

702 733 6205

BCBG MAXAZRIA

702 699 5498

DKNY

702 650 9670

A|X Armani Exchange

702 733 1666

BOSS Hugo Boss

702 696 9444

Brooks Brothers

702 369 0705

Burberry

702 731 0650 702 894 5242

Elie Tahari

702 732 2454

CH Carolina Herrera

M Missoni

702 862 4583

Chrome Hearts

702 893 9949

702 369 0322

Custo Barcelona

702 893 0015

Tory Burch

702 369 3459

Emporio Armani

702 650 5200

YSL

OPENING SOON

Gap

702 737 1550

Giorgio Armani

702 904 7741

Guess

702 737 1816

H&M

702 207 0167

L.K.Bennett

702 359 0660

La Perla

702 732 9820

Lacoste

702 791 7616

Loro Piana

702 369 0497

Marciano

HOURS

Sunday–Thursday, 10 a.m.–11 p.m. daily Friday & Saturday, 10 a.m.–midnight Some establishments may open earlier or stay open later than times mentioned.

Versace

702 932 5757

Victoria’s Secret

702 696 7101

VINCE

702 984 4420

Zadig & Voltaire

702 735 9320

Canali

702 380 0882

Ermenegildo Zegna

702 474 4246

John Varvatos

702 939 0922

Paul & Shark

702 396 7772

Tommy Bahama

702 933 6888

Vilebrequin

702 894 9460

ATHLETIC APPAREL / ACCESSORIES NIKE

702 650 8888

Lululemon

OPENING SOON

CHILDREN’S APPAREL & TOYS Gap Kids

702 737 1550

Kids Kastle

702 369 5437

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702 369 0924

Abercrombie & Fitch Co.

702 731 0712

Agent Provocateur

702 696 7174

AllSaints

702 920 0745

702 836 3310

SKYE Art Gallery

702 836 3538

Balenciaga

702 732 1660

Brighton Collectibles

702 933 1330

Chloé

702 854 4860

Coach

702 651 0363

702 734 0332

Fendi

702 732 9040

Bath & Body Works

702 697 7917

Gucci

702 369 7333

Henri Bendel

702 836 9025

Casa Fuente Cigars

702 731 5051 Kate Spade

702 369 0127

Field of Dreams

702 792 8233

Longchamp

702 837 5780

Harley Davidson

702 734 0447

Louis Vuitton

702 732 0301

Kemo Sabe

702 862 4800

MCM

702 850 2410

Montblanc

702 732 0569

Michael Kors

702 869 0010

Mulberry

702 382 0496

Tumi

702 369 5885

702 323 7129 Antiquities

702 792 2274

Camelot Galleries

702 369 6313

Polo Ralph Lauren

702 734 0030

REDValentino

702 737 7614

Exclusive Collections

702 432 1154

Sandro

702 464 5170

Gallery of Music

702 366 9904

Ted Baker London

702 369 4755

Kalifano

702 837 6389

COSMETICS / SKIN CARE / FRAGRANCE

Thomas Pink

702 696 1713

Kush Fine Art Gallery

702 650 3444

Art of Shaving

702 425 4954

Tommy Bahama

702 933 6888

CHANEL

702 735 2555

True Religion

702 369 4621

CREED

702 366 0574

Valentino

702 862 4653

Dior Beauty

702 369 6072

SPECIALTY APPAREL 7 For All Mankind

Peter Lik Gallery

America!

ART GALLERIES Moncler

702 262 0196

HANDBAGS / LUGGAGE

SPECIALTY SHOPS

MEN’S APPAREL

Modernist Cuisine Gallery

702 982 2331 Magical Memories featuring Disney Fine Art artin Lawrence M Galleries

702 991 5990

ENTERTAINMENT / MUSIC / VIDEO The Apple Store

702 684 8800

Leica Store Las Vegas

702 868 4070

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702 735 9064

SHOES

Kiehl’s Since 1851

702 784 0025

Charlotte Olympia

702 895 7510

Christian Louboutin

702 818 8444

Donald J Pliner

702 796 0900

Fendi Shoe Salon

702 732 9040

Giuseppe Zanotti

702 866 0055

Jimmy Choo

702 691 2097

Mephisto

702 636 4800

LUSH 702 734 0113 Fresh Handmade Cosmetics M.A.C. 702 369 8770 Cosmetics NARS Cosmetics

702 749 1525

Oro Gold Cosmetics

702 836 9654

Sephora

702 228 3535

JEWELRY Baccarat

702 693 6877

Salvatore Ferragamo

702 933 9333

Blancpain

702 369 1735

Sam Edelman

702 892 8100

Breitling

702 862 4440

Sergio Rossi

702 734 0991

Clark County commissioner

Cartier

702 418 3904

Skechers Fitness

702 433 0560

Chris Giunchigliani presenting a

David Yurman

702 794 4545

Stuart Weitzman

702 369 9222

Fossil

702 906 0086

Tod’s

702 792 1422

Hearts On Fire

702 946 1990 UGG Australia

702 430 7250

Maureen Crampton. The event

Hublot

702 489 9444 702 792 8400

also honored the mall’s original

702 584 4788

Officine Panerai

702 727 3310

GIFTS

Pandora

702 489 2674

Rolex Boutique

702 794 3541

Roman Times

702 733 8687

Swarovski

702 836 3257

Tiffany & Co.

702 644 3065

Tourneau

702 862 2700

Van Cleef & Arpels

702 696 7139

employees who began working at the trailblazing luxury retail center

Caesars

702 731 7851

Forum Gifts & Sundries

702 699 5415

Magnet Maximus

702 369 0195

Planet Hollywood Super Store

702 791 7827

Welcome to Las Vegas

702 691 9911

when it opened in 1992. The Forum Shops forever changed the face of shopping in Las Vegas creating an experience that set the standard for all other future retail venues

Ciao Ciao Cafe

702 401 7177

702 737 8585

Fat Tuesday

702 369 3265

Davante Sun

702 737 0023

Moderna Tea

702 369 9326

Sunglass Hut

702 734 0207

Starbucks

702 836 9523

Davante

ing and business development

tenants and the numerous longtime

SPECIALTY FOOD / CONFECTIONS

702 735 2555

proclamation to mall manager Mark Bell, and director of market-

Jaeger Le-Coultre

CHANEL

celebrated its 25th anniversary at a ceremony May 11, 2017 with

The Walking Company

EYEWEAR

The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace

to follow.

凯撒宫购物中心拥有160多家奢华商铺和餐馆, 是拉斯维加斯闻名遐迩的高档购物中心。 诸如Gucci、David Yurman、Louis Vuitton、 Burberry、Tourneau和苹果电脑等一些世界顶 级奢侈品牌均在这一罗马风格的购物中心设有店 铺。凯撒宫购物中心本身也已成为一处必看景 点,每年有超过2800万人到访该购物中心。

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M IRACL E M IL E SH O P S AT P L A N E T HOL LYWOOD R E S OR T & CAS I N O

STORE DIRECTORY ADDRESS: 3663 S. LAS VEGAS BLVD., LAS VEGAS, NV 89109 (702) 866-0703

HOURS

Sunday–Thursday, 10 a.m.–11 p.m. Friday & Saturday, 10 a.m.–Midnight

MIRACLEMILESHOPSLV.COM FACEBOOK.COM: MIRACLEMILESHOPSLV TWITTER.COM: MIRACLEMILELV

WOMEN’S APPAREL

CHILDREN’S APPAREL & TOYS

Flight 23 at Footaction

702 734 0295

Welcome to Las Vegas

Lids Locker Room

702 369 8158

Shoe Palace

702 734 028

702 862 4949

ANGL

702 471 1115

BCBGMAXAZRIA

702 735 2947

Bikini Bay

702 699 5597

Billabong

702 454 7143

Desigual

702 735 9440

Crazy Shirts

702 893 7780

French Connection

702 733 6420

House of CB

702 476 4600

Lilyful

702 818 3477

LOFT

702 732 3348

Marciano Marshall Rousso Mimi Mango

702 699 5597

Victoria’s Secret

702 735 3174

Vie Sauvage

702 331 5853

GUESS

702 836 9711

H&M

702 369 1195

Lucky Brand Jeans

702 733 6612

One Monarchy

702 263 9100

Quiksilver/Roxy

702 731 1521

Tommy Bahama

702 731 3988

True Religion

702 893 2340

Urban Outfitters

702 733 0058

U.S. Polo Assn.

702 866 5901

702 732 2562

Black Market

702 477 6725

Vegas The Store

702 892 0311

Vitality

702 735 1195

SPECIALTY SHOPS

ART GALLERIES

ABC Stores

702 733 7182

Kush Fine Art

ABC Stores

702 735 5006

Oh My Godard Gallery 702 699 9099

All AXIS Merchandise

702 750 9681

Richard Marc Gallery

203 927 0011

America!

702 734 0349

Wyland Galleries

702 699 5363

Attic Salt

702 982 2201

Volcom

702 369 2340

702 363 1990

HANDBAGS /LUGGAGE Cashman Photo Magic 702 792 3686 Travel +

Brand Jeans

White House|

Tervis

SPECIALTY APPAREL

702 650 9928 702 733 0611

Some establishments may open earlier or stay open later than times mentioned.

Club Tattoo Tattoo & Body Piercing

702 363 2582

Fat Tuesday

702 735 0121

Francesca’s

702 431 7299

702 464 5805

ENTERTAINMENT / MUSIC / VIDEO Saxe Theater

702 260 7200

Test America

702 369 2421

V Theater

702 260 7200

Garrett Popcorn Shops 702 445 6501 GNC

702 432 0858

Guess Accessories

702 892 0658

COSMETICS / SKIN CARE

Hattitude

702 732 1232

Agora

702 732 0170

Houdini’s Magic Shop

702 314 4674

The Art of Shaving

702 802 6381

Las Vegas Fight Shop

702 366 0502

Basin White

702 691 2726

Magnet Max

702 693 6719

Bath & Body Works

702 836 0875

702 731 0202

The Body Shop

702 733 7350

Drybar

702 560 5243

MEN’S APPAREL ATHLETIC APPAREL / ACCESSORIES Lazarou Original Penguin Seventh Degree

702 734 0408 Champs Sports

702 693 6996

Footaction

702 734 0295

Nestle’s Toll House Café

702 733 4942

The Source Electronics 702 432 9440

702 734 0089

OPENING SOON

Foot Locker/ House of Hoops

Shaunz

702 792 5255

Vercini

702 560 1701

at Footaction

Vie Sauvage

702 331 5853

Lids

Kick’s Lounge

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702 734 0295

702 732 0061

702 866 0777

LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics

702 734 0310

Sugar Factory TAGS Evolution

702 998 8778

M.A.C. Cosmetics

702 734 0129

TRISTAR Sports & Celebrity Memorabilia

702 534 1650

NYX Professional Makeup

702 734 1019

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Original Diva

702 836 9112

Hair & Nail Salon Sephora

702 737 0550

Yves Chantre

702 836 9940

JEWELRY Aldo Accessories

702 369 2307

Alex & Ani

702 823 5555

Brighton Collectibles

702 313 2220

Fossil

702 678 6466

Kay Jewelers

702 784 0644

Pandora

702 836 9591

Shemoni Sterling

702 893 9996

Silver Jewelry Swarovski

702 732 7302

Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino

EYEWEAR Oakley

702 734 0033

Solstice

702 369 3103

Sunglass Boutique

is a 1.2-mile-long retail and entertainment complex centered on the Las Vegas Strip. The shopping center features 200 shops, tempting restaurants and liveentertainment venues.

Sunglass Hut

702 732 3426

Sunglass Hut

702 731 2558

Sunglass Hut (kiosk)

702 731 0620

SHOES Aldo

702 369 1311

Call It Spring

702 734 0088

Chinese Laundry

702 836 9707

Journeys

702 732 9407

NYC Sole

702 699 5661

Skechers

702 207 2360

Steve Madden

702 733 7766

The Walking Company 702 734 7150

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WILD CAR D

RO CKIN ’ T H E CO LOSSEU M

A Rock ’n’ Roll Residency in Las Vegas? You Better You Bet.

The Wh

So, you want to see The Who live? You’re running out of time. In an April interview, frontman Roger Daltrey said the legendary rockers may never play live again after they finish their current tour, which features an exclusive Las Vegas residency at Caesars Palace from July 29–August 11. They’ll be the first rock band to have a residency at The Colosseum since the venue opened in 2003. Since releasing “I Can’t Explain” in 1965, the English group has been on a “Magic Bus” ride with a career spanning more than 50 years. One of the most influential bands of all time, The Who have sold over 100 million records, and seven of the group’s albums appeared on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time in 2003. With a treasure trove of hits, the biggest challenge The Who will face in Las Vegas will be planning their incredible set list. BY MARK GRAY

PERFORMANCE DATES

JULY 29 AUGUST 1, 4, 7, 9, 11

TICKETS

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2017 Vegas Player Magazine - Summer/Fall  

This is the in-room magazine for several hotel properties of Harrah's Entertainment in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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