MGM GRAND — Seems Hakkasan doesn't want any "hippos" or "whales" in its nightclub. A text conversation with a host there and a woman organizing a bachelorette party went viral after he wanted photos of all 15 girls in her group. Some of the choice texts include: "So if you don't know them, how do you know they're not whales or hippos?" He has since been suspended.
MGM GRAND — Michael Mina talks about the first year of Pub 1842, the most casual of his restaurants in Vegas. He also gives you a glimpse of what's to come at Bardot Brasserie, coming to Aria this winter.
SOUTHWEST — Alex Stratta, the ever-so-brief chef at Scarpetta, is getting set to open his own Alex Stratta Italian Steakhouse at the new Gramercy, and it might not be the only one. His new company plans to open two or three additional restaurants and may expand the steakhouse concept.
VENETIAN — For a good laugh, check out this Comedian Confidential with Iliza Shlesinger, who says she lost all of her money playing War the first time she was in Las Vegas.
SOUTHWEST — Dreams of Ikea come true for Las Vegas when a 351,000-square-foot version of the Swedish furniture store comes to the city in 2016. That means a 450-seat restaurant replete with Swedish meatballs.
HENDERSON — Vegas now has its own LYFE Kitchen, the healthy spot with outposts in California. CEO Mike Donahue talks about the decision to open in Sin City, what to order and more.
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