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Where to Eat During First Las Vegas Trip, According to Repeat Visitor | The Insider

  • As someone who’s been to Las Vegas over 50 times, I’ve eaten both on and off the Strip.
  • My favorite fine-dining restaurants are The Mayfair Supper Club and Toscana Ristorante & Bar.
  • I also stop at more casual spots, like Nellie’s Southern Kitchen and Famous Foods Street Eats.

By Wendy Lee, Nov 5, 2022, 7:12 AM

I enjoyed brunch at Spago, a popular Wolfgang Puck restaurant.
Wendy Lee

There are plenty of good reasons to visit Las Vegas, but the main reason I go is to eat. This city is loaded with really good restaurants.

Whether you’re looking to splurge at a white-tablecloth establishment run by a celebrity chef or you want something cheap and casual, Vegas always delivers.

Since I’ve been to Sin City over 50 times, friends often ask me for dining recommendations. These are the places I tell them to go.

Source: Where to Eat During First Las Vegas Trip, According to Repeat Visitor

Serendipity Turns 20: Director Talks Film Secrets, Shares Rare Photos | The Insider

By Jason Guerrasio, Oct 1, 2021, 6:21 AM

From YouTube, Official Trailer

“Serendipity” is one of those movies that was out in the world before people figured out how special it really was.

The film, a romantic comedy set in holiday-time New York City, starring John Cusack and Kate Beckinsale, followed two star-crossed strangers, Jonathan and Sara, who risked ruining their relationships to find one another again.

Kate Beckinsale and John Cusack at the “Serendipity” premiere in 2001.
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On paper, it looked to be another early 2000s hit for studio head Harvey Weinstein and his thriving indie juggernaut Miramax Films.

But then the attacks of September 11, 2001, happened.

Suddenly, director Peter Chelsom — whose only real challenge during filming was figuring out a way to make his stars look like they were on wintery New York City streets during July — had a major issue on his hands.

Not only was the movie one of the first to open in theaters after the cataclysmic event, but weeks before it hit screens on October 5, Weinstein demanded that Chelsom erase the Twin Towers from a skyline shot in the movie.

Source: Serendipity Turns 20: Director Talks Film Secrets, Shares Rare Photos