The Associated Press Updated 12:06 pm PDT, Friday, August 16, 2019 FILE - In this Friday, May 24, 2019, file photo, Mario Batali arrives for arraignment, at municipal court in Boston. Batali, whose career crumbled amid sexual misconduct allegations, no longer owns a stake in Eataly, the Italian marketplaces he once heavily promoted. Chris Giglio, a spokesman for Eataly USA, told The Associated Press on Friday, Aug. 16, the company has purchased Batali’s minority interest, formally ending the relationship. less FILE - In this Friday, May 24, 2019, file photo, Mario Batali arrives for arraignment, at municipal court in Boston. Batali, whose career crumbled amid sexual misconduct allegations, no longer owns a stake in ... more Photo: Josh Reynolds, AP Photo: Josh Reynolds, AP Image 1 of / … [Read more...] about Eataly severs ties with Mario Batali amid misconduct scandal
Like a pop star, Las Vegas is continually reinventing itself.Over the years, Sin City has morphed from being a haven for mobsters, cheesy lounge singers and Rat Pack rogues to a family friendly-ish playground of over-the-top, theme park-style hotels laced with a “what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas” mystique, to the world-class dining, boutique experience and entertainment epicenter it is today. And nothing embodies Las Vegas’ latest revamp more than Lady Gaga, whose dual Park MGM residencies reflect the city’s current personality traits: next-level extravagance and snazzy sophistication. Gaga’s “Enigma” and “Jazz & Piano” shows are running concurrently through November, and on alternating nights, she transforms from provocative dance-club queen into a polished chanteuse crooning the standards. That she spectacularly pulls this off (see: rave reviews) is all the more notable seeing that in 2019, she’s at peak career; … [Read more...] about Everything you need to know about Las Vegas’ latest reinvention, from Eataly to Lady Gaga and the NoMad
The ancient square, the site where Julius Caesar was murdered, is to get a make-over courtesy of fashion house Bulgari, which plans to spend some €800,000 restoring the ruins to a safe state. Currently visitors can only admire the square from above. It is closed to all except a colony of stray cats and the human volunteers who operate a sanctuary for them in the south-west corner. The sacred square once housed four Roman temples and was adjoined by the Theatre of Pompey, Rome's first permanent theatre and the spot where Caesar is believed to have been stabbed. Off-limits and overgrown, its archaeological remains stacked into piles, the area needs considerable work to make it accessible to the public. The restoration should be completed "in the second half of 2021, Mayor of Rome Virginia Raggi announced on Monday. There have been other plans in recent years to reopen the square to the public, though none have yet come to fruition. Nor is it the first time the private … [Read more...] about Rome’s ancient Largo di Torre Argentina to open to the public
LAS VEGAS — Give some travelers a plate of fresh pasta and a chocolate dessert, and that’s all they need to leave a restaurant happy. For others, it’s a good wine list, an engaging server or flattering lighting. For me, it’s a great roast chicken. I love the way its thin, crackly skin and tender, juicy interior play off each other, their savory aromas swirling first around the plate and then around the table like a conjured spell. The NoMad Las Vegas hardly needs to serve a great roast chicken to feel magical. But the Nomad’s free-range bird, stuffed with black truffles, foie gras and brioche, is no grocery store rotisserie chicken. The NoMad’s roast chicken has superpowers. And so do many of the restaurant’s other dishes, a collection that ranges from comforts like fresh tagliatelle tumbled with king crab, lemon and cracked black pepper to extravagances that include lobster, more truffles and even more foie gras. In a year … [Read more...] about NoMad Las Vegas hotel and restaurant are all about ‘indulging in fantasies’
Providence, Rhode Island (CNN) — Providence, Rhode Island, is the biggest city in America's smallest state, and it often gets lost between two of its neighbors, bustling Boston and elegant Newport. But coming to New England and skipping this city is a major travel mistake. First things first: Providence is home to several incredible universities and colleges, most famously Brown University. Thanks to that, prices are affordable -- except sometimes during parents' weekend -- and the community close-knit. Providence is the capital of Rhode Island and is often referred to by its airport code of PVD. Shutterstock The Rhode Island of School of Design (aka RISD, pronounced "Rizz-dee") counts some of the world's best artists and designers among its grads, while Johnson & Wales culinary school pumps out incredible chefs. That rich culture makes Providence one of the USA's most impressive cities for people who love the arts, which is even more significant considering its … [Read more...] about Is Providence the USA’s most underrated city?