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
Farinetti sees the city as a place to advance the company’s mission of introducing the importance of quality, fresh food and drink to the world. “We thought there was no place in the U.S. [like Vegas] where, at least one time in their life, every single American will go,” he said. “It’s a place we can use as a megaphone.” … [Read more...] about Eataly Las Vegas plans December opening in Park MGM. In a first for the brand, it will stay open 24/7
Splayed across more than 40,000 square feet fronting the Las Vegas Strip, the beloved Italian food purveyor of everything from Parmesan to prosciutto will also function as a grand entrance to Park MGM and its boutique Nomad hotel. Together with a new 5,200-seat theater, they anchor the makeover of the former Monte Carlo resort.If you’ve visited an Eataly store before (there are locations in Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston and New York, plus 13 in Italy and several more worldwide), you know this is a big deal for lovers of Italian cuisine. The space is a mix of retail and dining, which means guests can pick up everything from meats, cheeses, pastas and imported items to take home (or to the outdoor park across the street), then plop down in one of Eataly’s restaurants or at one of several casual grab-and-go counters for something to eat and drink.If you are an Eataly novice but adore Italian food, you’re in for a treat. Designed to evoke the feel of a large European … [Read more...] about Coming soon to Las Vegas: a 24/7 Eataly food market
Welcome to Tips Included, a digest of the most important (and interesting) Boston restaurant and bar news right now. Each week, we bring you can’t-miss food events and openings, from neighborhood food festivals and pop-up dinners to the newest places to get your brunch fix. Looking for more food news? Check out everything going on in the Boston food scene at boston.com/food. What’s happening JK Crawl reservations on saleCoppa, Little Donkey, Toro, and Uni, the last of which is a welcome addition to this gluttonous event. (Reservations are accepted starting Monday, Nov. 12; email [email protected] for reservations Sunday through Thursday beginning Jan. 2; $200) Fox & the Knife previewchef Karen Akunowicz’s new restaurant, Fox & the Knife, scheduled to open later this year? So are we. Thankfully, you can get a sneak peek of her Italian enoteca concept this week. “Top Chef” friend and competitor Carl Dooley will host … [Read more...] about DakZen is giving away free Thai food on Wednesday
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Devra First Globe Staff November 06, 2018 This year marks the 20th anniversary of occasion-restaurant standby No. 9 Park, and thus the 20th anniversary of chef Barbara Lynch’s culinary influence on this city. Before opening her flagship in 1998, Lynch had cooked at the likes of Olives and Galleria Italiana and been named one of Food & Wine magazine’s best new chefs. But it was with No. 9 Park that she came into her own. She is part of a cadre of chefs who put Boston dining on the map: Jody Adams, Todd English, Gordon Hamersley, Lydia Shire, Jasper White. And her DNA is visible in some of the city’s most-exciting restaurants, from Bar Mezzana to Chickadee to Haley Henry and Nathalie, where the majority of staff members have at some point called her boss. It is, perhaps, no coincidence that two of Boston’s greatest culinary loves … [Read more...] about Barbara Lynch has influenced Boston dining for 20 years. I ate at all of her restaurants to find out how they are today.