— Looking to live it up on your weekend Sin City getaway? Check out this handy dandy map of Las Vegas' hottest bars and lounges to imbibe and entertain.
— Former Top Chef Masters stars Susan Feniger, Rick Moonen, Mary Sue Milliken and Hugh Acheson hosted a reunion at the Las Vegas branch of Border Grill, and shared rather juicy tidbits from the filming of the show. Highlights include discussion of Naomi Pomeroy's $650 bra, talking shit about the judges, and mouth to mouth. Full details here.
— Life is Beautiful festival is almost upon us with a stellar line up of musical and culinary talent. The September 25-27 festival will feature Kim Canteenwalla, Elizabeth Blau, Duff Goldman, Hubert Keller, Sam Marvin, Rick Moonen, Carla Pellegrino, Steve Samson, Adam Sobel and John Tesar.
— Drink a little too much on your Vegas night out? Here are 63 brunch spots to set you on the road to recovery.
— There's been quite a bit of chef shuffling going on between Botero and Bartolotta, but now comes word that Botero, the steakhouse at Encore Las Vegas, is flat out shuttering on November 1 with plans to change concept into an all-day eatery.