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Company Kitchen & Pub Morphs into Las Vegas Lounge

Pure Management Group has announced its intention to convert Company Kitchen & Pub House at the Luxor in Las Vegas into Company Lounge, “a casual nightlife venue.” 

This is the second such change for the 11,000 square-foot venue, which opened in November 2007 as Company American Bistro. Originally helmed by Chef Adam Sobel (formerly of Restaurant Guy Savoy, currently executive chef of RM Seafood), the über-chic, ski lodge-inspired venue’s opening celebrity investor lineup included such Hollywood luminaries as Nick Lachey, Nicky Hilton and Wilmer Valderrama. Following Chef Sobel’s March 2008 departure—as well as that of Top Chef’s foam-of-famer Marcel Vigneron—Company briefly shut down to transform into the more approachable, American tapas iteration. 

A PMG representative reports that the Company Lounge schedule has cut back from the resto’s Wednesday through Sunday, 5 p.m.-late, to just “Wednesday, Friday and Saturday evenings.”

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Pure Management Group in Las Vegas Promotes Deborah Krause to COO

Nightlife and restaurant leader Pure Management Group (PMG) announced the promotion of Deborah Krause to Chief Operating Officer. Since joining PMG two and a half years ago, Deborah Krause has earned many honors as theDeborahKrause company’s Executive Vice President overseeing Food & Beverage and Development and with this new appointment, Krause will now oversee all operations for PMG and its venues.
 
With more than 15 years of experience in developing and maintaining hotels, restaurants and nightlife destinations throughout the country, Krause has earned the respect of her peers in the Las Vegas community and beyond. Her efforts have led to many awards including the “American Express Gold Star” for service, an Epicurean Award, several “Best of Las Vegas” awards including “Best New Restaurant” (2004) and most notably the coveted “40 Under 40 Business Award” (2006) which honors Las Vegas’ top business executives – all under 40 years of age – who have changed the face of the city.

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Pure Management Group Provides Greasy, Cheap Late Night Eats in Las Vegas

Pure Management Group in Las Vegas recently introduced new dinner and late night dining menus at Company Kitchen and Pub House at Luxor Hotel and Casino. The menus introduce the Company Kitchen and Pub House take on neighborhood pub cuisine along with a late night menu to satisfy the heartiest of late night appetites.

“The new menus are designed around our take on comfort foods that guests would find at their favorite bar or late night haunt. There is something for everyone, and I think the late night dining crowd will be especially fond of the late night selections such as the Signature Fried Egg Sandwich,” said Deborah Krause, executive vice president of Pure Management Group. 

The new Company Kitchen and Pub House dinner menu offers familiar dishes to satisfy every taste from simple to sophisticated at a price that anyone can appreciate. Menu specialties include Fried Mash Potato Sticks with sour cream, bacon and cheddar cheese for $9; Deep Fried Kobe Sliders on a Hawaiian sweet roll with aged cheese for $12; Farmer’s Greens with cucumber vinaigrette for $7; Bacon Wrapped Shrimp with garlic dipping sauce for $12; Pork Spare Ribs with cole slaw and cilantro for $12; BBQ Pulled Pork and Andouille Sausage Sandwich for $13 and a 24-oz. Cajun Prime Bone-In Ribeye for $41. Sides include Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes for $5, Spiced Fries with Japanese seven spice for $5 and Chili Garlic Asparagus for $7. 

Their new Late Night Menu comes with its own motto that says it all: “The More Grease The Better.”

The Late Night Menu selections include Chicken Wings with buffalo, teriyaki or yuzu chile sauce for $10; “The Hangover” Pizza with scrambled eggs, sausage, roasted peppers, sour cream and tomato sauce for $10; Dirty Fries with muenster cheese, bacon, chives and sour cream for $10; Signature Fried Egg Sandwich with English muffin, onion, bacon, cheddar cheese, all smothered in chili for $8. For dessert there is a Classic Hot Fudge Sundae with vanilla ice cream, hot fudge and nuts for $6. The Late Night Menu is served Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10:30 p.m. to 2 a.m.

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Celebrities L-O-V-E Gourmet Lollipops

As a kid, it was always a good day when you went to the doctor, or other onerous visit, and  then when it was over, you received a big sucker to ostensibly ease your pain and reward the visit.  And getting an extra quarter from your parents was always a cool deal, letting you buy a sucker just for more fun. 

Now, those comfy chilhood feelings are being relived as celebrities love heading down the red carpet and hanging out in Las Vegas, Los Angeles and New York nightclubs with gourmet, glamour suckers.  Carmen Electra, Zach Braff, Ice-T, Nick Canon,  Perez Hilton, Mickey Rourke, the hotties from The Hills and pretty much anyone else that’s been on reality television is hooked on the yummy and sticky fad. SugarFactory

For a paltry $32 apiece (there’s no recession, right?), you can snatch up the latest edible and completely customizable clubbing accessory and get your sugar fix at the same time.  First, select one of seven bejeweled handles on the www.SugarFactory.com and select your poison:  green apple, cherry, bubble gum, blue raspberry, creamy orange, pina colada or watermelon.   Three-pack refills are available for $12.     

For those that still can’t satisfy their sweet tooth, there are also $25 signature pops like the Britney Spears Circus Tour pops, Kim Kardashian’s Silver Rainbow or champagne pops or the very Vegas-ey Pussycat Dolls PCD Tour pop.  

The brainchild creator of the tantalizing celebrity gourmet pops is none other than the former Pure Management Group managing partner Steve “Stevie D” Davidovici who is the manager of Sugar Factory, LLC.    The company was formed in August of 2008, just six months after IRS agents raided Pure, LAX and offices of Pure Management Group. 

Davidovici is also in the midst of reportedly purchasing a New York club, as previously reported by Las Vegas Backstage Access in May 14, 2009 article. 

Apparently, Davidovici is getting the last laugh on red carpets of many prestigious U.S. nightclubs. 

What’s next?  Signature pop-designed fillings from the dentist?

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Breast Implants for the Asking

An idea spawned casually over drinks at Pure nightclub in Caesars Palace in Las Vegas in 2005 is paying off big-time.   Seeing a cocktail waitress in the club who explained to guests she was saving money for breast implants and the willingness of many men in the group she was serving to immediately pledge anywhere from $5 to $50 to her cause – raising $750 before the night was over – prompted enterprising entrepreneurs Jay Moore and Jason Grunstra to return to California and try the same process online, launching www.MyFreeImplants.combreast

Cyber-solicited cosmetic surgery has apparently come of age.

 Acceptance of the idea, though, started slowly, with only four women in 2005 raising enough money for their implants.  Today, 425 women have reached their fundraising goals of $5,000 to $7,000, exchanging messages, photos and videos for cash donations.   The site’s founders expect $2.6 million in voluntary donations this year; that’s down from the $2.8 million raised in 2008- the recession is apparently hitting everyone. 

Women who want breast implants join the site for free.  At a minimum, men must buy “message credits to email with the women- $1.20 per message, $1 of which goes to the woman being messaged.  Men who want more from the site must pay $9.95 a month in membership fees, which busy the so-called “benefactors” a few free message credits, and, more important, access to every woman on the site: her photos, blog entries and else she makes make available.  These benefactors can make direct donations to women they like, or negotiate an exchange for their donations. 

It’s strictly forbidden to exchange actual addresses, e-mail or otherwise.  And giving your real name is cautioned against. 

About 2,000 men are paying the monthly fee; men who are, in effect, paying money to give to women they’re told they will never meet. 

The average donation is $30, though some have donated the full cost of a surgery. 

Surgeons can pay for ads to appear on the site or pay $295 annually to be listed among recommended doctors, provided they’re board certified. 

Women on the site never actually get the money they raise.  Instead, it’s held in trust, with interest accruing, until they meet their surgery goal.  Then, when the surgery is complete, the organizers pay the doctor directly.  On average, women take from six to seven months to meet their goal, though it can take years for many.  The trust holds about $2 million now. 

Some surgeons have refused to accept the Web sites patients, denouncing the process as degrading, shocking and appalling, relating it to an offshore lottery on a person’s health.  But many surgeons are going along with the idea. 

The hard part of it all for many of the women is persuading strangers to give them money online.  The “trick” is that women have to spend hours online developing relationships with benefactors, enticing them to send more message, buy photos and make donations. The large investment in time it takes to be successful is why 140,000 women have created profiles on the site, but only 3,500 are active. 

When the surgery is done, women are also contractually obligated to provide “after” pictures, so the people who made the donations can see what they paid for.  (The post-surgery photos available online are all of clothed women.)  The contract also requires women to stay on the site, talking to their benefactors, for an additional six months.

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Las Vegas Nightclub Kingpin Plans New York City Nightclub

Steve Davidovici, an original partner in Pure Management Group (PMG) in Las Vegas, raised in New York, is telling friends he’s opening a new club in New York City.   SteveDavidovici

Davidovici has been flying und the radar since the IRS raided Pure nightclub at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas a year ago in February.  The probe is part of an investigation into PMG. 

Davidovici’s new club is called The Griffin, located near the Hotel Gansevoort.

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