Las Vegas

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2014

    At Gemma, Pastry Chef Stephanie Childress Is Keeping It Simple

    Gemma has been adding a touch of freshness and California cool to Henderson Ave since opening earlier this year, and head pastry chef Stephanie Childress has proven herself a crucial part of the restaurant's success. Our own food critic raved about Childress' well-executed and offbeat dessert dishes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2014

    Electric Daisy Carnival Raver's Death Under Investigation

    By Dennis Romero The Clark County Coroner is investigating the death of a 24-year-old who collapsed outside Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas Saturday morning. An autopsy was being conducted this weekend, but results aren't yet available to the media, an official at the coroner's office told us ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 28, 2013
  • Blogs

    September 26, 2013

    Wayne "Wing" Sermon of Imagine Dragons on Being a Mormon Rock Star

    Even though Imagine Dragons have been playing music for a little over four years, the band's meteoric rise to the top of the charts seems to have occurred over a much shorter time. Hailing from Las Vegas, the band consists of four Mormons who unapologetically play infectious, radio-friendly alternat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2013

    My Band Isn't From a Big Music Market. Can We Still Lose Our Local Band Label?

    Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2013

    Ten Questionable T-Shirts Seen at Electric Daisy Carnival

    Electric Daisy Carnival started yesterday in Las Vegas, bringing the EDM generation out en masse to celebrate its love of sensory overstimulation and all things electronic. Last night the scene inside the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, where the festival is being held, was a sight to behold, with firewor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2013

    The HapiFork: A Smart Fork That Gives You a Buzz When You Eat Too Fast

    Yesterday the company HapiLabs unveiled the world's first "smart fork" that tracks eating behavior bite by bite. The creator of HAPIfork, Dave Graveline (who, by the way, is a skinny Frenchman), promises that by not eating too fast or too much, we will be "happier." From the HapiLabs Facebook page ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2012

    Now That They've Party Rocked The World, What Should LMFAO Do Next?

    Maybe my imagination's become limited and cynical in the third decade of existence, but I feel as though this Party Rock thing is on its last legs. It's enjoyed a phenomenal run, mostly in the perennially club-stamped hands of Redfoo and SkyBlu, the two Gordy descendants who compose LMFAO. They're e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2012

    Top Ten Awkward Electric Daisy Carnival Dance Move GIFs

    By Christopher Victorio and Ben Westhoff See also: Coverage of EDC 2011 We love you, Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas. In fact, here are five reasons why you rule the roost. But my oh my, you dance funky. We're not saying we're any better; truth is, we're utterly captivated by you and your awkwa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2012

    EDC Vegas Pulls Plug on Music Due to High Winds

    [Update at 2:48 a.m]: Also see: - Slide show: Electric Daisy Carnival 2012: Day One - Slide show: Electric Daisy Carnival: More From Day One - Slide show: Electric Daisy Carnival 2012: Day Two EDC is over for the night. Organizers are waiting for crowds to thin out before making an official anno ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2012

    Las Vegas' Hangover Heaven Bus Brings the Hangover Cure to You

    Planning a trip to Las Vegas soon where you'll surely create your own version of The Hangover? Or have a nasty track record of hitting it hard the first night of vacation only to ruin subsequent days where even the smell of booze trips your gag reflex? (Rookie.) As our sister pub OCWeekly recently ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2012

    Serendipity 3's French Toast Log: Tastes Better Than Any Other Log

    I recently took a trip to Las Vegas, Nevada. Maybe you've heard of it. It's called The City of Shit I Lost All My Money Again Ooh Look There's An ATM. What you might not know about Las Vegas is that it is also home to Serendipity 3, a restaurant that specializes in hangover-cure food that's as big ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2012

    Hibiscus Chef Brent Hammer on Dish-Washing in a Suit, Vegas and the Blessing of Food TV

    Chef Brent Hammer started his cooking career all because of a slight misunderstanding, in what turned out to be one of longest night of his life washing dishes at a restaurant in Milwaukee. The fast pace of the kitchen lured him in, and soon he began the career path that eventually led him to a hote ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2011

    What Happens in Las Vegas ... Gets Re-Told in Dallas: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​10.Two of the sweetest words to any man's ears: Free. Upgrade. Thank you, US Airways. 9. For the life of me I can't figure out why casinos offer the game of War. It's the the most balanced, fair game in Vegas. It's high-card wins, with ties merely forcing the play ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2011

    A Second Death Related to the 2011 Electric Daisy Carnival in Dallas?

    ​More news this afternoon about the 2011 Electric Daisy Carnival that took place this past weekend at Fair Park in Dallas: The Dallas Morning News and sister paper LA Weekly report that a 22-year-old named Kyle Raymond Haigis died late on Sunday morning after being struck by a tractor-trailer. Hai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2011

    Spirit Offers Another DFW-to-Chicago Option

    ​On the same day that Love Field-based Southwest Airlines announced its 40th anniversary sale featuring some one-way ducats for as low at $40, Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport sends word that newbie Spirit Airlines is already expanding its service. Initially, the low-fare carrier was only f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2011

    Lynyrd Skynyrd Opyns Rystyrynt

    Them boys might not be from Texas, but they heads is in the right place.​Love everything about Las Vegas except for the fact that there's no place you can drunkenly scream the wrong lyrics to "Free Bird" while eating (allegedly) Texas barbecue? You're in luck: Lynyrd Skynyrd BBQ & Beer will op ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2011

    Dallas' Don't Wake Aislin Asks That You Not Snooze On Helping Them Play The Billboard Music Awards

    Don't Wake Aislin​Right around the turn of the calendar year, Billboard reached out to 17 bands across the country -- bands that had little to no prior contact with the trade magazine, no less -- and asked them to compete for a chance to perform at this year's Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2011

    Whitt's End: 3.4.11

    ​Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Apparently Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones misunderstood. The NFL lockout hasn't yet commenced. While the Washington Redskins signed O.J.Atogwe and Bob Sanders lan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2010

    DISD Superintendent Hinojosa Comments -- Kinda -- on Reports That He's Moving to Vegas

    ​I was on the phone with a Dallas Independent School Board trustee just seconds ago -- a trustee, mind you, who had not heard there were reports and a yeah-sure-maybe? that DISD Superintendent Michael Hinjosa's outta here, possibly as early as tomorrow, to take the Las Vegas gig -- when the follow ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2010

    State Fair of Texas: Favorite Food of Fairs Past

    A fried PB&J​Since Jose Ralat Maldonado announced on this blog the finalists for this years Big Tex Choice Awards for Best Fried Foods at this year's upcoming festival, it brought back memories of fairs past and all the folderol created last year by Abel Gonzales' award-winning Fried Butter - ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2010

    Today In Music News: Ollie Campesinos! Is A Quitter, Vince Neil Gets Busted And Method Man Pleads Guilty

    Your daily dose of national music news for Tuesday, June 29, 2010...It's not Ollie Campesinos!, it's the band.Vince Neil was arrested for DUI in Las Vegas... at least he didn't kill a best friend this time.Method Man pleads guilty to tax evasion, not very gangsta sir.

  • Calendar

    April 8, 2010
  • Blogs

    April 6, 2010

    It's Not Vegas or Taiwan, but You can Get Some Authentic Japanese Food at Sushi Yama

    ​While DFW boasts significant Korean, Chinese, and Vietnamese populations, one is hard pressed to find more than the random Japanese person every now and then, much less an authentic Japanese restaurant. Most sushi restaurants in our area are owned by either Vietnamese or Korean proprietors.Unles ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2010

    Day "Off": My Top 10 Observations

    ​10. Decided to take a day off today. At least from 105.3 The Fan. I'm working on a cover story for next week's Dallas Observer, plus I've contracted some ornery strand of the common cold that has me so congested that diced jalapenos taste like nothing but texture.  Seeing that I spent ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2010

    Heritage Sues to Determine Who Really Owns Michael Jackson's Stuff

    ​Back in November, Unfair Park's across-the-street neighbor Heritage Auction Galleries auctioned off a pile of Michael Jackson memorabilia, including a signed guitar, some autographed album covers and his fedora. Heritage says it got the stuff from a Los Angeles man named Benson Hopp, to whom Heri ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 1, 2009
  • Blogs

    September 9, 2009

    Why Just Hitch a Ride on a DART Bus?

    ​Didn't wind up with one of those Dallas Fire-Rescue pumper trucks up for auction last month, which is just as well -- wouldn't have had room for one of the Dallas Area Rapid Transit buses that went up for grabs late yesterday on my favorite everything-must-go Web site. Really, it just makes more ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2009

    Today In Music News: TLC Is Reuniting... Kinda, The Cranberries Reunites And Bob Dylan Possibly Has A New Second Career

    Your daily dose of national music news for Wednesday, August 26, 2009... What's left of TLC--Chilli and T-Boz--will perform with Justin Timberlake in Las Vegas. You gotta wonder how they're going to work out Left Eye's parts... With the '90s music revival gaining steam, I guess it only makes sense ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 14, 2009
  • Blogs

    January 20, 2009

    Mr. Dallas Does Drunk Texting...

    Or maybe he's just having a good time. A text message from the man himself at 2:07 a.m. this morning: "Las Vegas is the happiest place on earth." Seems he's enjoying vacation.

  • Calendar

    January 15, 2009

    Happy Hour

    It's really time for change

  • News

    December 25, 2008
  • Blogs

    October 21, 2008

    Fair from Over

    We're trying to collect the whole series. Next up: Fair Park Passover. The State Fair of Texas came to an end only two days ago -- and it was a glorious finale, if only to see a certain 5-year-old ask that Ford robot, "Do you know C-3PO?" and receive in response a burst of John Williams' score and a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2008

    Do Not Read This If Your Name is Adam “Pacman” Jones

    So many directions I could've gone with this photo. But, lookie here, I took the high road. For once. I know Cowboys’ born-again cornerback/returner Pacman Jones has – at least temporarily – sworn off topless clubs. But the news from Las Vegas may make him re-think his vow of relative celi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2008

    Chris Bosh Is Packed for China and the Olympics. Now, It's All Crackin'.

    After the jump, Chris Bosh's video adios to his hometown as he leaves for Las Vegas on his way to Beijing, where the Toronto Raptor forward will play for Team USA along with the likes of Jason Kidd, Carmelo Anthony, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Chris Paul and Dwyane Wade. The video, shot outside durin ... More >>

  • Music

    April 17, 2008

    Panic at the Disco

    Pretty. Odd (Decaydance/Fueled by Ramen)

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2007

    "In the Kingdom of Dallas, Texas." No Idea What This Is.

    A few items of local interest worth peeking at this a.m., among them some musical highlights -- and high notes -- from Saturday night's Bugle Boy GayBINGO at the Lakewood Theater, benefiting the Resource Center of Dallas. Also: some excerpts from Mark Cuban's address to the Blog World and New Media ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2007

    What Happens in Vegas: Mark Cuban Will Dance With Big Bunch o' Bloggers

    One week from today, the BlogMaverick himself, Mark Cuban, will fly to Las Vegas to address a conference of bloggers. It'll be like Bill Shatner talking to Trekkies when Cuban delivers the adios address at the close of the Blog World and New Media Expo at the Los Vegas Convention Center, no doubt cu ... More >>

  • Music

    July 5, 2007


    Friday, July 6, at House of Blues

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2006

    Hey, Now, You're An All-Star

    Gee, wonder why the NBA's having its All-Star Game in Las Vegas this season. Nothing to do with the fantasy suites at the hotel run by the Kings' owners, surely. I will definitely be in attendance when the NHL All-Star Game rolls through town in January. Continuing that theme of blanket civic servi ... More >>

  • Best of Dallas

    October 14, 2004
  • Calendar

    September 23, 2004

    Camp Out

    Viva Las Vegas with the Caring Friends Follies

  • News

    September 16, 2004

    Table Dance

    Plus: The Benefactor...of pure comedy

  • Music

    November 6, 2003

    Sheryl Crow|Lonestar

    November 9|November 8

  • News

    May 15, 2003

    Vegas, Baby

    Plus: Mark Cuban's Dance Party; Check Her Briefs

  • Best of Dallas

    September 26, 2002

    Best Place to Kill Time Any Time of Year

    Satellite Wagering at Lone Star Park

  • Calendar

    April 19, 2001

    There's a "Can" in Cancer

    Some of us might call it bad luck; he thinks of it as "25 minutes of new material"

  • Dining

    December 21, 2000

    Taco Star

    Taqueria Cañonita

  • Dining

    February 26, 1998

    Fog is lifting

    Fog City Diner clears a clouded focus

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