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Vegas Holiday Highlights, Comedy Film Festival and More

In Vegas VIP Scene-ery by Jackie Brett

BRETT’S VEGAS VIEW contributed by Jackie Brett VANDERPUMP PLANNING A NEW KIND OF GARDEN AT CAESARS PALACE: Television star and restaurateur Lisa Vanderpump partnering with Caesars Palace is set to open Vanderpump Cocktail Garden, her first Las Vegas venue serving cocktails, food and wine, early next year. The cocktail garden will take a page from Vanderpump’s successful restaurants and lounges: Villa …

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A Crock Full of Wassail!

In The Imbibery and Distillery by Christine McKellar

After October, it’s time to bring on the real holiday cheer: what could be better than the aromatic fragrance of a spiced and fruity Wassail wafting through the house as it simmers in the crock pot? Keep it simple for all to enjoy or add a thimble or two (or four or more) of your favorite rum, whiskey or even …

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Vegas Author Has A Hefty Toolbox

In Vegas Only Bookstore by Christine McKellar

Big surprises come in small packages, so they say. With the print debut of “The Trainer’s Toolbox”, a 115-page, step-by-step manual for the serious seminar planner, Las Vegas author Margit E. Macchia proves that tons of tools can also be found in a relatively compact toolbox.   The Trainer’s Toolbox is what every seminar leader and trainer needs in order …

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Vegas Horse Show and Holiday Events

In Vegas VIP Scene-ery by Jackie Brett

  BRETT’S VEGAS VIEW contributed by Jackie Brett  STRATOSPHERE INTRODUCES NEW 24-HOUR EATERY: The Stratosphere has opened a new 24-hour restaurant on the main casino floor. Strat Café & Wok is 4,485 square feet and serves traditional Asian cuisine. The venue’s design is modern and colorful with an urban vibe inspired by the neighboring Downtown Las Vegas Arts District with …

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‘Slurple’ a Maple Perfect Manhattan

In The Imbibery and Distillery by Christine McKellar

Fall is the perfect time of year for maple syrup aficionados to get sappy. Why not take that classic pancake topping and add it to a pre or post dinner cocktail such as this Maple Perfect Manhattan? Game on! Ruffle those tail feathers! Tip that elbow and enjoy!   Maple Perfect Manhattan Ingredients: 2 ounces rye (Knob Creek Rye is …

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Smashed Brussels With Garlic & Parmi

In Foodie Tips & Tidbits by Christine McKellar

I’ve always loved Brussels sprouts: those delectable little cabbages. In the past decade they’ve come into their own in a wide variety of ways. Here’s a nice little twist to roasted Brussels. Smashed Brussels With Garlic and Parmi Ingredients: 1 pound Brussels sprouts 2 tablespoons olive oil Three to four garlic cloves chopped 1 pinch red pepper flakes Course pink …