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April 7, 2016

Gold Spike’s Makeover Updates Downtown Las Vegas

If you live in Vegas or have spent any time off the Strip, you know that you’re always within easy walking distance of a slot machine. Gambling can become a full-time hobby that you can do nearly anywhere, the airport, the cheap casinos on the outskirts of the city and even at 7-Eleven stores. In a city that’s way oversaturated with gaming, Gold Spike didn’t want to be that anymore.   Gold Spike’s Upgrades   Under new ownership, Gold Spike in downtown Las Vegas transformed from smoke swirling, cheap hotel with … Read More

March 30, 2016

Vegas Uncork’d Food Tour in Downtown Container Park

Vegas Uncork’d, a longstanding food tour in Las Vegas, is celebrating its 10 year anniversary in April 2016. Boasted as the premier culinary and wine event, Vegas Uncork’d creates a four day experience packed with the best meals you can imagine. Top chefs from around the world travel the Las Vegas to serve their prized and secret recipes. This year’s calendar includes events held at Caesar’s Palace, The Cromwell, the Venetian and Palazzo. However, unlike past years, this Vegas Uncork’d will also feature a food tour of Downtown Las Vegas held at the Container Park … Read More

March 28, 2016

Oasis Eats Review: Park on Fremont

It took some effort, but I rallied the team together to come to brunch with me on a Saturday morning in Downtown Las Vegas instead of our usual Friday night after work meal. We agreed on brunch at Park on Fremont at noon. Had it not been for my reminding everyone on Friday afternoon, I think no one would have showed, as all my co-workers turned to me and said, “Oh yeah, I forgot.” Miraculously, all but one person showed!   I’ll start off by mentioning that if you want … Read More

March 16, 2016

Oasis at Gold Spike Hotel in Las Vegas is Pet Friendly

Downtown Las Vegas promises you a party all night long. However, few places will also let your dog crash with you. Skip the dog sitter on your vacation to Downtown Las Vegas by staying at Oasis at Gold Spike hotel. Located in the heart of downtown, our hotel near Fremont Street is one of the few hotels in the area that is doggy friendly, so pack your bags and bring the pups with you.   … Read More

March 3, 2016

New Breaking Bad Exhibit at Mob Museum in Downtown Las Vegas

Fans of the AMC television show “Breaking Bad” will rejoice at the news that the Mob Museum now has a permanent display for Walter White’s organized crime as a methamphetamine kingpin.   Breaking Bad Exhibit Makes Mob Museum Its New Home   Fans will appreciate the homage on display: the infamous yellow hazmat suit worn by actor Bryan Cranston, gas masks and a rubber apron from the show.   Creator of the hit series, Vince Gilligan saw Walter White’s character evolving into someone like … Read More

February 26, 2016

Oasis Eats Review: Chow

When I arrived at Chow for a dinner party, I was immediately greeted by a friendly hostess and a giant Chinese dragon mounted on the ceiling. I took my seat and studied the menu intently—it was going to be difficult to choose between so many interesting options. While Chow offers dishes of both Southern-fried chicken and Chinese favorites, owner Natalie Young is adamant that it not be called “fusion.”   First Bites and Impressions More of our party arrived, and we ordered appetizers called “firsts.” Two orders of eggrolls … Read More

February 17, 2016

Visit Las Vegas Comic Con 2016 in March

Nerds of all fandoms are welcome to the Wizard World Comic Con in Las Vegas this year. Hosted on March 18-20 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, fans of such shows like Doctor Who, Firefly, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Once Upon a Time, Supernatural, The Walking Dead and more will be able to meet and interact with actors from their favorite fandoms. Comic Book artists and creators will also be there, as well as WWE Diva Paige. Almost anyone could find a star or artist to get excited about … Read More

February 4, 2016

The First Friday Art Walk Returns to Downtown Las Vegas

Downtown Las Vegas is on the rise in a big way. There’s talk of a public transportation light rail that will better connect tourists and locals to downtown, the Strip and beyond. Tourism for Downtown Las Vegas is up and in the green. Now with the return of the First Friday Art Walk, there’s no reason not to explore downtown to discover its art, food and unique hotels near Fremont Street. The First Friday Art Walk … Read More

January 29, 2016

Change-is-a-Comin’: Downtown Has Big Expansion Plans for 2016

  Big plans are underway as part of a continuation to revitalize the Downtown Las Vegas area. Housing construction, new restaurants and more grace the horizon of 2016.   For starters, a real estate acquisition and development company has agreed to partner with a Downtown Project affiliate called 901 Fremont LLC. Together, they will build a multifamily housing project on the one acre property of Ninth and Fremont Street.   A statement released details of a five story building with 231 units and 15,000 square feet of retail space. This … Read More

January 20, 2016

Oasis Eats Review: The Smashed Pig Gastropub

After a long day at the office, it was finally Friday night. We packed up our things and headed straight to Downtown Las Vegas where nearby the classic hotels on Fremont Street, a new restaurant had recently opened: The Smashed Pig Gastropub. Time for some grub. Inside, we were greeted promptly and kindly by a hostess. I told her about our reservation for 10, and she rushed off to make our group table ready. We looked to the bar, where the gentleman asked if we’d been helped and if we’d … Read More

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