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Las Vegas Correspondence – October 2019

Next year, the Oakland Raiders become the Las Vegas Raiders and will play in Allegiant Airlines Stadium currently being built adjacent to the Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino. Until then, the biggest game in town...

Las Vegas Correspondence – July 2019

Summer is here and the farmers markets are open for business! Although Las Vegas has farmers markets in various areas of the city and county all year round, summertime is always best for those fruit...

Las Vegas Correspondence – March 2019

March is the month to combine your activities to get the most out of Las Vegas! While the 10th Anniversary of the HSBC Sevens World Series of Rugby tournament is going on at Sam Boyd...

Las Vegas Correspondence – February 2019

Diamond Jack celebrated his first Chinese New Year when he was living in Lake Tahoe. It was the Year of the Monkey and the celebration immersed him in Chinese culture and food and he...

Las Vegas Correspondence – January 2019

Bodies are swarming Las Vegas in January! After the holidays are over you would think Las Vegas would slow down for a month … not happening! January ramps...

Las Vegas Correspondence – December 2018

Diamond Jack is a meat and potatoes man. A real Nevadan. However, he knows that plant-based foods are finding a greater audience than ever before, and he has discovered Tacotarian, a 100% plant-based Mexican...

Las Vegas Correspondence – November 2018

From Laughing to Bucking to Speeding, we’ll keep you entertained in Las Vegas! The Clark County Library is holding their 11th annual Vegas Valley Comic Book Festival on Saturday, November 3rd. The library is located...

Las Vegas Correspondence – October 2015

Hairy or Scary? It's October in Vegas! o Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp The Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp will be held October 4th through the 7th at the House of Blues in Mandalay Bay. If you...

Las Vegas Correspondence – September 2018

It’s not often one gets to eat the food of Brittany, France, but you can do that at The Real Crepe, where owners Jean-Jacques and Catherine are making some very good crepes. This European bistro...

Las Vegas Correspondence – August 2018

Freeze those thoughts about it being too hot in August in Vegas! Hit some of the coolest places that you probably have not tried, like … Minus 5° Ice Experience at Mandalay Bay and at the...

Las Vegas Correspondence – July 2018

Diamond Jack is in the middle of the desert, and sometimes he needs to see the sea. Welcome to SeaQuest Interactive Aquarium at the Boulevard Mall on Maryland Park and its many exhibits, ranging...

Las Vegas Correspondence – April 2018

Vegas has a little bit of everything going on in April! Did you miss the curling event in Las Vegas at the end of March? You are in luck! It’s not over! The World Curling...
Ruby Mountain summits near Elko

NevadaGram #200 – Skiing the Rubies, A Foodie in Vegas, Shopping in Winnemucca

Introducing a new section of the NevadaGram, Let's Go Outside with Curtis Fong. "I remember the guide telling us what line he was going to ski and indicating a stop point at the bottom and...

Las Vegas Correspondence – February 2018

Bows and arrows, unicorns and the Year of the Dog: why not spend February in Las Vegas? For the seventh year, South Point Hotel & Casino is holding the National Field Archery Association’s (NFAAF) Vegas...

Las Vegas Correspondence – January 2018

o Like everyone else, I grew up eating fish, but it was mostly plates of herring and sardines with onions and tomatoes. Then one evening, while dining at a Lake Tahoe casino, I was treated...

Las Vegas Correspondence – December 2017

Come and enjoy the holiday season in Las Vegas this December! The Las Vegas Great Santa Run is being held on Saturday, December 2nd. We are always trying to beat our record of 11,000-plus Santas,...

Las Vegas Correspondence – September 2017

The Mob Museum It will soon be 2018, yet most people still think it’s 1970 in Las Vegas. That’s when the Strip was run by the Mob. Remember the movie Casino ? Well, Bugsy is...

Las Vegas Correspondence – August 2017

When the heat is on, it’s time to cool off! If you want to just kick back and relax for a few hours away from the oppressive heat of the Las Vegas summer, there are...

Las Vegas Correspondence – July 2017

The iconic PAC-MAN character is one of the most recognizable figures in video game history and was the basis for the most successful arcade game of all time. Diamond Jack remembers losing game after game while playing...

Las Vegas Correspondence – May 2017

It’s not easy driving through Las Vegas when you’re hungry and you’re looking for something besides another half-pound double cheeseburger with fries and a thick, chocolate milk shake. Consider Health Binge, the grab-and-go style...

Las Vegas Correspondence – April 2017

You never know what you'll find in Las Vegas -- so enjoy! On April 1st and 2nd, the Silver State Kennel Club will have their AKC (American Kennel Club) Show at the Sports Center of...

Las Vegas Correspondence – February 2017

Las Vegas Romance?  Maybe not! It’s heart month, and what could be more warming then getting together with your significant other and going to the Divine Café at the Springs Preserve? On February 10th, they...

Las Vegas Correspondence – January 2017

Inside Las Vegas Since the weather outside in January could still be a little frightful in Las Vegas, it is time to stay indoors and find something different to occupy your time. KA Theatre at...
Magical Forest at Opportunity Village Christmas

Las Vegas Correspondence – December 2016

Diamond Jack loves great art, and that includes LEGO art. Through Dec. 30 at The Park (on the Strip between New York-New York and Monte Carlo), former corporate lawyer Nathan Sawaya has placed several...
Seasons Market, Las Vegas

Las Vegas Correspondence – November 2016

Visit Suburban Las Vegas in November What should you do on Thanksgiving before getting tremendously overstuffed on that bird with all the fixings? Do the Las Vegas Turkey Trot – Six Tunnels to Hoover Dam...
Witches House, Las Vegas

Las Vegas Correspondence – October 2016

A Is there anything better than a steak and a sublime glass of Scotch? I can answer that question: no, there isn’t. Strip House at Planet Hollywood is making that special meal even more special...
Neon Museum Fossil Welcome to Las Vegas Watch

Las Vegas Correspondence – August 2016

Las Vegas Topgolf plus Blackjack at The El Cortez Diamond Jack doesn’t golf anymore. After several years of chasing the small white ball around 6,500-yard golf courses, I came to the realization that those five hours...

Las Vegas Correspondence – July 2016

Las Vegas Star-Spangled Banner Weekend in Las Vegas There are so many places to go for free entertainment during the 4th of July weekend!  And, I cannot stress enough...hydrate, hydrate, hydrate and cover your head!  Speaking...
The Park in Las Vegas

Las Vegas Correspondence – June 2016

Las Vegas The Park Diamond Jack was born and raised in Kansas City, MO, and he knows parks. Kansas City is home to some great parks, including the 1,805-acre Swope Park, one of the largest...

Las Vegas Correspondence – May 2016

Las Vegas No May showers for this bunch of festivals! We started with a few festivals in our April edition and now May is jam-packed with so much more outdoor fun and frolicking! There is a freebie...

Las Vegas Correspondence – April 2016

Las Vegas Bound at the Cromwell & Minus5 Ice Bar There is always something new to be learned, and I just learned that my properly crafted gin martini isn’t just for the end of my work...

Las Vegas Correspondence – March 2016

Las Vegas March is Sports month in Las Vegas! Let March Madness begin! March is the true beginning of the nicest weather in Las Vegas. During the month you can usually attend sports activities with moderate...
Yoga with dolphins

Las Vegas Correspondence – January 2016

Las Vegas In Las Vegas, It's That Time of Year for ... Exercise! Sure, you could go to the fitness centers in Las Vegas in January and do the normal treadmill, step-walker, row-boat, jog around the...

Las Vegas – Correspondence – December 2015

Las Vegas In some parts of our glorious state, there is snow, sleet, hail and rain. In Las Vegas, there is sun, lots of sun. And because there is a lot of sun, there is...
Wayne Newton at Casa de Shenandoah

Nevada Correspondence – November 2015

In this edition: Baker, Gold Point, Las Vegas(2), Laughlin, Lincoln County, Mesquite, Tuscarora, Virginia City, West Wendover, Railfanning in Nevada   Baker Although November sees fewer humans in and around Baker, it's the time of year when thousands...

Nevada Correspondence – October 2015

In this edition: Baker, Las Vegas(3), Lincoln County, Mesquite, Tuscarora, West Wendover, Railfanning in Ely   Baker October is one of the most beautiful months to visit Great Basin National Park. The cool, crisp air and changing colors makes...
Sea Monsters Revealed exhibit will open adjacent to Shark Reef Aquarium inside Mandalay Bay

Las Vegas – Correspondence – October 2015

Las Vegas It's time for Oktoberfest in Las Vegas! Motley Brews presents the Las Vegas Downtown Brew Festival on October 24th for adults over 21 years of age featuring unlimited samples from over 60 breweries with...
Brazilian Fire Eater

Nevada Correspondence – September 2015

Each month our intrepid correspondents file dispatches from around the state. In this edition: Las Vegas(3), Lincoln County, Mesquite, Reno, Smith Valley, Tuscarora, Railfanning in Verdi Las Vegas Rio Hotel & Casino How often do you visit the Rio Hotel...
Voodoo Zip Line Rio Hotel

Las Vegas – Correspondence – September 2015

Las Vegas Rio Hotel & Casino How often do you visit the Rio Hotel & Casino? You might be missing out if you have not taken a tour of this just-off-the-Strip location. It’s easy to get...
Pablo Picasso is on display at the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art

Las Vegas – Correspondence – August 2015

Las Vegas Since pizza is one of the five main food groups, I only eat the very best. Not a problem in Las Vegas as Tony Gemignani, who owns and operates Pizza Rock, is the...
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