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Friday, Friday, Friday!!! Las Vegas Motor Speedway Midnight Mayhem

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Friday, Friday, Friday!!! Las Vegas Motor Speedway Midnight Mayhem

By Jake Conlee After a brief break for the Holiday Season, the rumble of engines and screeching of tires is back in action, and looking for another great year of pavement pounding, adrenaline pumping action on The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway kicks off the 2017 racing […]

NHRA Thrills Once Again with the 2016 Toyota Nationals @ Las Vegas Motor Speedway

NHRA Thrills Once Again with the 2016 Toyota Nationals @ Las Vegas Motor Speedway

By Jake Conlee I would be a bit remiss if it wasn’t stated that the 2016 edition of the NHRA Toyota Nationals at Las Vegas Motor Speedway was full of thrills, a few minor spills, in what was a wild weekend at the Races. There is nothing quite like the exhilaration of speed, sound, Nitro […]

El Cortez Now Featuring 24-hour Dining at Siegel’s 1941

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El Cortez Now Featuring 24-hour Dining at Siegel’s 1941

El Cortez Hotel & Casino Tips Its Hat to Bugsy Siegel Offering Throwback Fare With Modern Twists Bugsy Siegel’s lust for extravagance set the scene for modern-day Las Vegas. Paying homage to Siegel and his inner circle of original mobsters, El Cortez Hotel & Casino is opening the doors to the highly anticipated dining concept, Siegel’s […]

Patron XO Café Incendio and Alexis DeJoria’s Race-Inspired Cocktails for National Tequila Day

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Patron XO Café Incendio and Alexis DeJoria’s Race-Inspired Cocktails for National Tequila Day

Photos Courtesy of Alexis DeJoria Racing- photography by Gary Nastase Photography This Friday, July 24, is National Tequila Day. Patron Tequila and NHRA Drag Racing hero, Alexis DeJoria, would like to celebrate by sharing a couple of incredible and unique race-inspired cocktail recipes. We all love a good, stiff cocktail and when combined with the hand-crafted tequila of Patron, […]

Atlantis Casino Resort and Spa- Shockingly Good

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Atlantis Casino Resort and Spa- Shockingly Good

by Jake Conlee Upon learning that I was checking out of a certain Downtown Reno boutique hotel (that I loved staying in,) and announcing I was to be checking into Atlantis Casino, my friends stated “Atlantis? Good Luck.” The sarcasm was palatable. Little would they know, the Atlantis is shockingly good. Just beyond the urban […]

EATS Kitchen & Bar- Flavor is the Name of the Game

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EATS Kitchen & Bar- Flavor is the Name of the Game

by Jake Conlee I have nothing but positives to report. I am not a fussy eater, and had been made aware of EATS Kitchen & Bar before staying at Hotel Irvine. Declining a dinner menu, we instead opted for the chef to visit with us and have a quick chat about dinner selections. Executive Chef Jason came out to greet us […]

Hotel Irvine- For the Modern and Connected Traveler

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Hotel Irvine- For the Modern and Connected Traveler

by Jake Conlee I can appreciate the different and interesting when it comes to travel. I can appreciate tradition and nostalgia, but I can really recognize when history becomes the future. Hotel Irvine has done just that. Formerly the Hilton and then Hyatt, which I was accustomed to as a youth; my family would have Easter […]

Hexx Las Vegas- Eclectic Comfort Food with a View

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Hexx Las Vegas- Eclectic Comfort Food with a View

by Jake Conlee Las Vegas loves a good view. This city also loves a good bite to eat, and when you combine the both of them, it is a definite recipe for success. Right in the middle of the action, across from the Bellagio Fountains sits Hexx, one of Las Vegas’ newest dining destination. Nestled […]

A Perfect Weekend Getaway- Fairmont Newport Beach

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A Perfect Weekend Getaway- Fairmont Newport Beach

by Jake Conlee Typically, there are challenges when checking into a hotel that I have never stayed at before; but not the Fairmont Newport Beach. Checking in was very easy, and the four-diamond experience was very obvious from the second of arrival. There is access from every direction, make sure to use Google maps street view […]

Austin Dillon Dominates the Boyd Gaming 300 to Victory at LVMS

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Austin Dillon Dominates the Boyd Gaming 300 to Victory at LVMS

by Jake Conlee Today brought some of the best weather that we have experienced in Las Vegas in quite some time, and at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Austin Dillon’s first victory of the 2015 Xfinity Series. Las Vegas Motor Speedway is playing host to the weekend’s festivities, including Saturday’s Boyd Gaming 300. Today’s Boyd […]

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