Event of the Week
The week of sweet food and tight guest lists that is the annual Vegas Uncork’d is going down through Saturday, and there are a few events you might still be able to get into, including an after-party with Mario Batali, a poolside pig roast with Michael Mina, and the Grand Tasting at Caesars.
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Thursday, May 8th: Culinary Dropout inside the Hard Rock hosts a dinner featuring signature gastropub items with beer pairings from the Joseph James Brewing Company at 7pm.
Thursday, May 8th, 7pm: The Foundation Room high above Mandalay Bay is hosting Bourbon Bombshells & Burlesque: an evening of vintage-inspired nakedness; old-school signature 'tails (a Smokin’ Bombshell w/ Maker's Mark, peach puree & hickory smoke syrup, etc.); and two free drinks... if you win their dirty joke contest.
Friday, May 9th: The Delmonico Steakhouse at the Venetian is celebrating 15 years with a throwback menu featuring dishes that have come and gone over the restaurant’s existence. Get ‘em while you can!
Saturday & Sunday, May 10th - 11th: The Art Festival of Henderson features food, live entertainment, and… well, art. Admission is free.
The grandaddy of all Las Vegas casinos, Caesar's Palace is an icon in its own right. The massive Parthenon-like resort boasts regular rooms and deluxe fantasy suites, a cavernous and varied casino, premium shopping, live entertainment (ranging from Celine Dion to Elton John), and a conveniently located chapel should anyone have too much fun.
Rockhouse is an adult's playground, set right on the Strip in the middle of America's least responsible city: Vegas. With 9000sqft of space, this warehouse-sized venue has three bars, 83 TVs, pool tables, beer-pong tables, tire swings, and a mechanical bull. This place was clearly expensive to build, but they're not pretentious at the Rockhouse—the overall vibe here is of a Southern dive bar, from the weathered wood to the industrial lighting. Their food is cooked to match, as this self-described "ultra dive bar" churns out a steady stream of bar food classics like sliders, wings, and hot dogs. A menu of inventive and boozy cocktails is also available, patronizingly divided between "girly drinks" and "manly drinks."
Chill, live music and bar grub are kiiiind of oxymorons in Vegas. But Culinary Dropout will slap you across the face with these things, because they're done on a much larger scale. Unique libations are a great add-on to any of the menus options. Warning: you may feel slightly less cool upon dealing with the tatted, laid back staff, sparking you to think that your life could be pretty damn great if you picked up and moved to Las Vegas...
The Foundation Room, nestled inside Mandalay Bay, gets you plush sofas, dark hallways, and an epic view from the North end of The Strip. This shadow-y spot screams decadence in the form of seafood towers, bottle service, and members-only secret perks. Expect to see high rollers, socialites and trendsetters and maybe (or maybe not) feel woefully out of place.
A staple in the Vegas resort empire, the Venetian rocks world class accommodations (five diamonds, and diamonds are totally better than stars!), plus killer eats from Delmonico's, Rockhouse, and more.