Party at the Palms

Owner of Palms Casino Resort George Maloof on the deck of Ghostbar
Owner of Palms Casino Resort George Maloof on the deck of Ghostbar

By Dylan Nugent

 

Earlier this month, we were invited to the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, owner George Maloof gave us a guided tour of the themed suites. The newest is the Barbie Suite, which fans of the iconic doll will love. The 2,350-square-foot space features unique artwork, and is well-suited for bachelorette parties.

 

For bachelors, the Playboy Suite, our favorite, features a cantilevered deck and Jacuzzi with panoramic views of the city. The suite was approved by Hugh Hefner himself, and is filled with a personal massage room, sauna, and seductive artwork and furnishings. There’s also a Playboy Club on the property.

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Shots All Around!

A new Arizona law allows permitted gun owners to carry loaded weapons into bars
A new gun law passes in Arizona

By Jeff Hoyt

 

Better be careful about rooting too loudly for your favorite World Series team Wednesday if you’re in an Arizona bar… especially if someone favoring the other team isn’t drinking.

  

Just in time for the first World Series game between the New York Yankees and Philadelphia Phillies, a new law in the state of Arizona takes effect Wednesday, October 28, that allows patrons with concealed weapons permits to carry their loaded guns into bars.

 

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A Gold-en Bistro on Beverly Boulevard

Chef/owner Marc Gold (right) of Eva Restaurant and his kitchen team
Chef/owner Marc Gold (right) of Eva Restaurant and his kitchen team

By Sophie Gayot

 

Our Los Angeles Restaurant Review of the Week is the newly opened Eva Restaurant on Beverly Boulevard, in the space left vacant by Quinn and Karen Hatfield. Hatfield’s is moving to Melrose Avenue to the former Citrus location where mega-chef Michel Richard started.

 

Marc Gold, the chef/owner, likes to run the show—both in the kitchen and in the dining room—with lots of enthusiasm. View our dinner in pictures below and read our review of Eva Restaurant in our Los Angeles restaurant section.

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Gayot Visits Hell’s Kitchen for the Finale of Season 6

By Jeff Hoyt

 

Our own Alain Gayot appeared as a judge on the season finale of Hell’s Kitchen on FOX-TV on Tuesday October 13, and showed that his taste matched that of chef and host Gordon Ramsay. In the first showdown between the final two competitors, filmed outside of the Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites in downtown Los Angeles, Alain preferred Dave Levey’s rack of venison with sour cream and chive parsnip purée over Kevin Cottle’s petite clambake with poached lobster and clam pudding. Despite fracturing his wrist during the production, Dave went on to win this sixth season of competition, and the position of head chef at Araxi Restaurant in Whistler, British Columbia.

Time to Cover Kobe

Kobe Bryant with chef Philippe Chow and Sophie Gayot
Kobe Bryant with chef Philippe Chow and Sophie Gayot

By Sophie Gayot

 

Kobe Bryant took a break from Lakers training camp to attend the opening of Philippe Los Angeles last night. Was it due to his love for contemporary Chinese food, which flowed generously out of the Melrose Avenue kitchen? No, Kobe was celebrating his appearance on the cover of L’Uomo Vogue magazine, and his new watch collaboration, the Black Mambo, by Nubeo.

 

We’ll give you a further report on the new Philippe Chow restaurant after we have dinner there next week. And, as for Kobe, we think his taste in jewelry is more along the lines of another NBA championship ring!

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