RESTAURANTEUR and chef Joseph Keller, who owns and
operates Comos at MonteLago Village at Lake Las Vegas in Henderson,
is set to open another eatery overlooking the lake next month.
Bistro Zince will bring a taste of New Orleans to the area with
Zydeco music and a menu featuring American cuisine with
French-Cajun influences. The restaurant also will include a small
bakery and a retail shop with cookbooks, kitchen tools, knives and
a special line of china created by the chefs brother, Thomas
Keller. The eatery will serve breakfast, lunch, dinner and
late-night snacks and will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 1 a.m. daily.
EVER SEEN THE
PHRASES high-end and bowling lounge used in the same
sentence? Thats whats coming to the Rio All-Suite Hotel &
Casino next fall, thanks to Pure Management Group. A first for the
city, the as-yet-unnamed venue, which will replace BiKiNiS Beach
and Dance Club, will feature a 12-lane bowling alley and a high-end
martini lounge and cafe with live DJs on the weekends.
REPRESENTATIVES from Las Vegas Events and
the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association reached an agreement to
keep the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR) in Las Vegas through
2014. The new agreement extends the time on the previous contract,
which was set to expire in 2009. One notable change in the contract
is that the event will begin and end one day earlier than it has
during the past 21 years. In 2006, the Wrangler NFR is scheduled to
start Nov. 30 and end Dec. 9.
TICKETS ARE ON
SALE for the 2006 Miss America Pageant, which will be held
in Las Vegas for the first time, at the Aladdin Resort &
Casino. Miss America Organization officials announced in August
that they had received permission from the Atlantic City Convention
& Visitors Authority to move the competition from Atlantic
City, N.J., to Las Vegas. The Aladdin will be the pageants new
home; it is currently under renovation and will be rebranded the
Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, a Sheraton hotel. Ticket
prices for the pageants preliminary competitions range from $25 to
$65 for Jan. 17 and 18 and from $30 to $75 for Jan. 19. The cost of
attending the pageant finale on Jan. 21 runs from $35 to $95. A
four-night ticket package ranges from $100 to $250. Tickets can be
purchased by phone at (702) 474-4000 or online at www.ticketmaster.com.