Daily Archives: August 12, 2009

“Chefs vs. City” Cable TV Show Visits Las Vegas

Cable TV is serving up yet another tantalizing food show entree as “Chefs vs. City” airs on the Food Network at 10 p.m. on Fridays.  

The by-product is, hopefully, the new show could potentially boost our stagnant Las Vegas economy. In this week’s episode, the gang visits the Minus 5 Degree Lounge, BLT Burger and Shibuya.

 But the key scene is when two-person teams- Food Network chefs Chris Cosentino and Aaron Sanchez and Seablue’s executive chef Stephen Hopcraft and executive pastry chef Santanna Salas – have to hurriedly eat 100 bite-sized versions of the Bellagio buffet items, ranging from pickled ginger to smoked duck with St. Andre croustade and pecan caramel to items that have a dazed Salas wondering, “What is all of this?”

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Hoodie Awards Come to Las Vegas on August 14

The Hoodie Awards were set up in 2001 to honor the best U.S. small business educators and community leaders in several categories for the contributions they make to their communities.

The Hoodie Award unique categories include best high school, car wash, soul food place, nail shop, barbershop, fried chicken, high school teacher, barbecue place, beauty salon, church, church choir and community leader.

This awards show, best described as the Oscars with an urban beat, features a diverse and talented group of celebrities, actors, comedians and recording artists who present non-traditional awards to the stars of the community.

The accompanying Freedom Party will be held Friday, Aug. 14 in the Mandalay Bay East parking lot from 7 p.m. to 4 a.m. and will feature food and entertainment.

The 7th Annual Hoodie Awards will be held in Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay Events Center on Aug.15, hosted by Steve Harvey.

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