pod.link/citycastlasvegas
pod.link copied!
City Cast Las Vegas
City Cast Las Vegas
City Cast

City Cast Las Vegas is a daily podcast and newsletter created by and for locals (and locals-at-heart) that’ll challenge the easy narratives... more

Listen now on

Apple Podcasts
Spotify
Google Podcasts
Overcast
Podcast Addict
Pocket Casts
Castbox
Stitcher
Podbean
iHeartRadio
Player FM
Podcast Republic
Castro
RadioPublic
RSS

Episodes

How To Have the Best Dam Day in Boulder City

Just half an hour from downtown Las Vegas, on the way to Hoover Dam, Boulder City feels like a world... more

22 Jul 2024 · 24 minutes
Lone Mountain Temple Gets Green Light, Bipartisan Tax Agreement, and Iconic Statues Find a Home

After an eventful week in Las Vegas, we are back for our weekly news roundup. A proposed temple for the... more

19 Jul 2024 · 34 minutes
Our Favorite Asian Desserts in Las Vegas

The Asian food scene in Las Vegas gives any other American city a run for its money — but when... more

18 Jul 2024 · 25 minutes
Are Palm Trees Bad for Vegas?

Despite palm trees showing up in iconic logos (farewell, Mirage) and lining Las Vegas Boulevard, those spindly trees aren’t native... more

17 Jul 2024 · 18 minutes
The Most Outrageous Things These Newsmakers Said

With another quarter of the year down, it’s time to revisit the most outrageous things public figures have said in... more

16 Jul 2024 · 19 minutes
How Vegas Became the Wedding Capital of the World

The quickie Vegas wedding is basically a cultural trope at this point — and you can opt for almost any... more

15 Jul 2024 · 22 minutes
Biden and Harris Back in Vegas, How To Win Mirage Payout Money, and a Lawsuit Over… Heartbreak?

Kamala Harris was back in Las Vegas this week for a visit that many had anticipated would be an audition... more

12 Jul 2024 · 33 minutes
How Ethel M Chocolates Creates Magic in the Desert

With this latest heat wave, it’s hard to imagine a chocolate factory would ever choose Las Vegas as a home... more

11 Jul 2024 · 21 minutes
How Bad Is This Record-Breaking Heat, Really?

On Sunday, Las Vegas temperatures hit 120°F, breaking the all-time high-temperature record by 3 degrees. This comes in the middle... more

10 Jul 2024 · 21 minutes
Will Animal Shows Ever Be the Same After the Mirage?

The Mirage Hotel and Casino closes its doors for good on July 17th — so what’s happening to all of... more

09 Jul 2024 · 23 minutes
What Vegas Needs To Know About A’s Owner John Fisher

As the weeks go by and the A’s move to Las Vegas looks more and more like a done deal,... more

08 Jul 2024 · 24 minutes
Where to Drink in Las Vegas Right Now

Look, when it’s pushing 115F, it’s only natural to keep our social activities confined to the nighttime hours — and... more

05 Jul 2024 · 25 minutes
Here's What the Entire Country Is Talking About

City Cast CEO David Plotz sits down with hosts from all 13 City Cast daily local podcast hubs to talk... more

03 Jul 2024 · 50 minutes
The Sphere’s Wild First Year

The Sphere said hello for the first time last year with a dazzling Fourth of July fireworks display that cemented... more

02 Jul 2024 · 25 minutes
How To Challenge What's Built in Your Neighborhood

After approval from the planning commission, the highly contested proposal for an LDS temple near Lone Mountain heads to the... more

01 Jul 2024 · 24 minutes
F1 Ticket Controversy, Fake Electors Case Dismissed, and Life Is Beautiful Downsizes

Welcome to Friday, Las Vegas! The news this week is almost as hot as the asphalt. First, at least four... more

28 Jun 2024 · 34 minutes
Your Guide to July in Las Vegas

If you're new here, welcome! We’ve put together a starter pack for you, with episodes and articles to welcome you... more

27 Jun 2024 · 24 minutes
How UFC Went From Misfit to Legit in Vegas

Before the Golden Knights, Raiders, or Aces were even a gleam in our city’s eye, the Ultimate Fighting Championship was... more

26 Jun 2024 · 22 minutes
Will Casinos Ever Ban Smoking?

Last week, Caesars Entertainment shareholders voted down a proposal to study the effects of a possible smoking ban inside their... more

25 Jun 2024 · 22 minutes
Will Red Light Cameras Make Vegas Safer?

With Clark County’s traffic fatalities on the rise (up 65% so far this year), Sheriff Kevin McMahill and traffic experts... more

24 Jun 2024 · 23 minutes
Why Bump Stocks Aren’t Banned, Real Water Pays Billions, and Nic Cage on Jury Duty

When the Supreme Court recently struck down the Trump-era ban on bump stocks, Las Vegans in particular took note — it... more

21 Jun 2024 · 31 minutes
Is Pahrump Actually … Fun?

For many Las Vegans, the tiny town of Pahrump, about an hour outside of the city, exists as the butt... more

20 Jun 2024 · 20 minutes
Nevada’s Top Pundit Deconstructs the Primary

The votes are in and the dust has settled: So what can we learn from last week’s primary? Jon Ralston,... more

18 Jun 2024 · 24 minutes
Why Do the Valley’s Top Water Users Keep Getting Away With It?

Every year, the Las Vegas Valley Water District (LVVWD) releases its list of the top 100 residential water users —... more

17 Jun 2024 · 23 minutes
How the Primary Panned Out, Solar Scams, and More Mosquitoes Than Ever

Most of the major races in the June 11th Primary Election have now been called — and that’s partly because... more

14 Jun 2024 · 33 minutes
What Steakhouse Trends Reveal About Las Vegas

Vegas is an old Western town, so that’s why steakhouses are such fixtures here … right? Well, not exactly. Culinary... more

13 Jun 2024 · 24 minutes
Why Aren’t Brothels Legal in Clark County?

Nevada is the only state with legal prostitution — but only in certain counties. So why doesn’t Clark County, home... more

12 Jun 2024 · 25 minutes
The Rocky History of Pride in Las Vegas

As the nation celebrates LGBTQ+ Pride Month, the city of Las Vegas holds off on throwing its Pride parade until... more

11 Jun 2024 · 23 minutes
Why Speed Dating Is on the Rise in Vegas

The general consensus about dating in Las Vegas seems to be: Yes, it sucks everywhere, but it’s even worse in... more

10 Jun 2024 · 23 minutes
An Airbnb Owner’s Massive Fine, the Absentee CCSD Trustee, and How Flava Flav Could Save Red Lobster

Short-term rentals are hardly a settled matter in the Valley: This week, a disgruntled homeowner sued the City of Las... more

07 Jun 2024 · 32 minutes
Why Grocery Store Dining Is Underrated

Most households stock their refrigerators and cupboards with items from a grocery store, but did you know you can also... more

06 Jun 2024 · 20 minutes
Is ‘The Hangover’ Still Relevant 15 Years Later?

Today is the 15th anniversary of ‘The Hangover’s’ theatrical release. It made history as the highest-grossing R-rated comedy and arguably... more

05 Jun 2024 · 21 minutes
Does Summerlin Deserve Its Reputation?

Whether you’ve grown up in Vegas or just moved here, you probably know Summerlin as the bougie part of town... more

04 Jun 2024 · 24 minutes
Why the Badlands Battle Has Raged for 20 Years

The City of Las Vegas has been involved in heated litigation over the Badlands Golf Course for years — and... more

03 Jun 2024 · 25 minutes
The Issue With Building on BLM Land, CCSD’s Tiniest School, and Farewell, Volcano!

Politicians on all sides of the aisle have pushed the acquisition of federal lands on the outskirts of Las Vegas... more

31 May 2024 · 33 minutes
Your Guide to June in Las Vegas

If you're new here, welcome! We’ve put together a starter pack for you, with episodes and articles to welcome you... more

30 May 2024 · 27 minutes
The Hottest Races to Watch This Primary Season

The pool of candidates is packed for the 2024 primary election coming up in June and with ballots already hitting... more

29 May 2024 · 19 minutes
The Most Famous (Fake) Mayor of Las Vegas

For our final episode of Mayoral Mondays, we’re bringing you a very special interview with someone who is quite possibly... more

28 May 2024 · 21 minutes
From City Cast Denver: Introducing ‘Lauren Boebert Can’t Lose’

Hey there! We are excited to share the trailer for a new special limited series from our friends and colleagues... more

25 May 2024 · 2 minutes
More F1 Lawsuits, a Controversial Campaign Ad, and Mayoral Art Exhibit

If you were in Las Vegas last year, odds are you were inconvenienced by the Formula 1 Grand Prix in... more

24 May 2024 · 31 minutes
Does Vegas Have Too Many Celebrity Chef Restaurants?

As Gordon Ramsey and Lisa Vanderpump prepare to open their seventh (!) and third Las Vegas restaurants this summer, respectively,... more

23 May 2024 · 22 minutes
Why the Aces' Big New Sponsorship is Under Investigation

On Friday, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority announced an unprecedented new sponsorship program: $100k to each of the... more

22 May 2024 · 21 minutes
The Top Scams in Las Vegas

We love to gripe about getting “scammed” by a bad show that costs way too much, but what’s the difference... more

21 May 2024 · 21 minutes
The Best (and Worst) Takes in the Mayoral Race So Far

As the election heats up, our special series on the Las Vegas mayoral race draws to a close — and... more

20 May 2024 · 27 minutes
What Public Safety Means to Mayoral Candidate Donna Miller

For our final candidate interview in our series on the Las Vegas mayoral race, co-host Sarah Lohman sits down with... more

19 May 2024 · 32 minutes
How Eric Medlin Would Address Homelessness as Mayor

Our special series on the Las Vegas mayoral race continues with small business owner Eric Medlin. He sits down with... more

18 May 2024 · 23 minutes
Why Culinary Went on Strike, Pushback on Yucca Mountain, and the EDC Invasion

This past weekend, the Culinary Union went on strike for the first time in over 20 years. But even if... more

17 May 2024 · 32 minutes
The Hottest New Chefs in Vegas

While international names like Wolfgang Puck put Vegas fine dining on the map, the last decade has seen a quieter... more

16 May 2024 · 24 minutes
Should Grads Get to Wear What They Want to Commencement?

As graduation ceremonies occur across the country, you might notice more decorated attire in Nevada. This is the first spring... more

15 May 2024 · 21 minutes
Has Vegas Entertainment Priced Out Locals?

The entertainment and dining options in Las Vegas look very different than they did a few years ago (see: the... more

14 May 2024 · 24 minutes
How Mayoral Candidate Victoria Seaman Sees the Future of Vegas

Early voting for the upcoming primary election is right around the corner — it starts on May 25th — and... more

13 May 2024 · 32 minutes
Why Lynn Baird Wants To Be the Family Values Mayor

Our special series on Las Vegas’s mayoral race continues with co-host Dayvid Figler interviewing candidate Lynn Baird, a longtime Las... more

12 May 2024 · 24 minutes
Mayoral Candidate Kara Jenkins on Her Hopes for Las Vegas

For our special series on the race for Las Vegas mayor, candidate Kara Jenkins sits down with executive producer Sonja... more

11 May 2024 · 30 minutes
Why Lovers and Friends Was Canceled, Questionable CCSD Raises, and an Airport Rideshare Scam

After the music festival Lovers and Friends was precipitously canceled due to high winds, rumors began spreading among disappointed fans... more

10 May 2024 · 36 minutes
A Tea Sommelier’s Guide to Tea in Vegas

You’ve heard of wine sommeliers — but have you heard of a tea sommelier? Today, co-host Sarah Lohman sits down... more

09 May 2024 · 22 minutes
An Insider’s Guide to Country Music in Vegas

Blake Shelton’s new country music venue Ole Red has brought the current country trend to Las Vegas. In a city... more

08 May 2024 · 19 minutes
Is Flag Football The Future of High School Sports in Vegas?

Flag football has grown a lot as a sport since it reached Clark County high schools in 2012. Recently approved... more

07 May 2024 · 20 minutes
How Mayoral Candidate Cedric Crear Hopes to Change Las Vegas

The Goodmans forever changed the role of the mayor of Las Vegas. So who should be next to fill their... more

06 May 2024 · 27 minutes
Why Mayoral Candidate Kola Akingbade Wants to Legalize Prostitution

For our special series on the Las Vegas mayoral race, executive producer Sonja Cho Swanson interviews mayoral candidate Kola Akingbade,... more

05 May 2024 · 20 minutes
Why Tera Anderson is Running For Las Vegas Mayor

Our special series on the Las Vegas mayoral race continues: Today, co-host Dayvid Figler interviews mayoral candidate Tera Anderson, a... more

04 May 2024 · 19 minutes
Is This Jailed Police YouTuber a Journalist? Plus, Culinary’s Senate Bid, and a Very Vegas Cruise

The June primary election is fast approaching, and one primary race stands out: In State Senate District 3, located here... more

03 May 2024 · 34 minutes
The Best Tacos in Vegas

What makes a great taco? Does Vegas have a taco style? And crucially, is a hot dog a taco? Co-host... more

02 May 2024 · 23 minutes
Is Yucca Mountain Coming Back From the Dead?

As the old Nevada lore goes, Senator Harry Reid rose up in battle and killed the Yucca Mountain beast in... more

01 May 2024 · 19 minutes
Your Guide to May in Las Vegas

If you're new here, welcome! We’ve put together a starter pack for you, with episodes and articles to welcome you... more

30 Apr 2024 · 25 minutes
Mayoral Candidate Shelley Berkley’s Vision for Las Vegas

Even though only a third of the valley can vote for the Las Vegas mayor (here’s why), the role has... more

29 Apr 2024 · 35 minutes
Local Restaurants Sue Uber, SCOTUS Hears Public Camping Case, and Mojave Max Emerges

Now that Mojave Max has finally emerged, we can officially welcome you to spring on this week’s Friday News Roundup.... more

26 Apr 2024 · 36 minutes
Why the 'Best Chinese Food in America' Is in Las Vegas

American restaurateur and writer David Chang almost broke the foodie internet when he declared “the best Chinese food in America... more

25 Apr 2024 · 23 minutes
Strip Secrets to Impress Your Friends

How well do you really know the Strip? Today, our resident Vegas insiders, co-hosts Dayvid Figler and Sarah Lohman, along... more

24 Apr 2024 · 23 minutes
How Well Do You Know Old Vegas History?

Myths about Las Vegas go all the way back to our city’s earliest days. Today, journalist Corey Levitan, creator of... more

23 Apr 2024 · 16 minutes
Why the Las Vegas Mayoral Election Matters

This June, for the first time in 25 years, Las Vegas voters will face a mayoral ballot without a single... more

22 Apr 2024 · 23 minutes
Police Barricade Destroys Home, a Politician’s Very Public Mistake, and Visitors Vandalise Lake Mead

On this week’s Friday News Roundup, we lay out all the details from a Henderson police barricade situation that resulted... more

19 Apr 2024 · 34 minutes
Why Nevada is Siding Against the Kroger-Albertsons Merger

The Kroger-Albertsons merger proposed in 2022 is still in the works, but the FTC has raised alarm bells about the... more

18 Apr 2024 · 20 minutes
Is Vegas the Epicenter of a Burlesque Revival?

Most people know a little about the mob and their part in building the Las Vegas we know today, but... more

17 Apr 2024 · 24 minutes
These Public Figures Said What??

We’re only four months into 2024, but we’ve already heard some infuriating, hilarious, or, honestly, kinda out-there quotes on Vegas... more

16 Apr 2024 · 18 minutes
O.J. Simpson’s Fraught Legacy in Las Vegas

O.J. Simpson died at his home in Las Vegas on Thursday at age 76; the cause was cancer. He’s arguably... more

15 Apr 2024 · 18 minutes
The Summerlin Shooting, the Monorail’s Future, and a Strip Club Court Battle

New details have emerged about the acrimonious child custody case at the heart of the Summerlin law firm shooting —... more

12 Apr 2024 · 35 minutes
The Hottest New Bars in Las Vegas

As we emerge from winter hibernation of our comfy, cozy regular haunts, spring and summer invite us to venture further... more

11 Apr 2024 · 23 minutes
How VGK Revolutionized NHL Pregame Shows

No one expected much when the Vegas Golden Knights played their first season in 2017. Now, since the team’s success... more

10 Apr 2024 · 23 minutes
Is Allergy Season Getting Worse in Las Vegas?

Ah, spring in Vegas: That golden season of hikes, picnics, and… allergies. But how did a desert town get so... more

09 Apr 2024 · 19 minutes
Where Did All the Late-Night Coffee Shops Go?

For a city that stays up late, we sure don’t have too many coffee shops open past 4 p.m. But... more

08 Apr 2024 · 24 minutes
Police Dog Stabbing, Street Vendors Push Back, and Where Nevadans Move

Las Vegans are sharing an outpouring of support for Enzo, the police dog who was stabbed in a recent encounter... more

05 Apr 2024 · 36 minutes
How the Shrimp Cocktail Became a Vegas Icon

The shrimp cocktail might just be the most iconic dish in Las Vegas. But why? Where did it come from,... more

04 Apr 2024 · 23 minutes
Why You’re Talking About the Tunnels All Wrong

As our population grows in Vegas and major events become a regular occurrence, sweeps of the storm tunnels under Las... more

03 Apr 2024 · 24 minutes
The Tropicana is Closing. Should We Care?

Today, almost exactly 67 years after opening, the Tropicana Casino and Hotel closes its doors for good. Old-timers with deep... more

02 Apr 2024 · 21 minutes
Why Does East Las Vegas Need a National Monument?

Whether you know the difference between the Sunrise and Frenchman Mountains or not, they’re home to some extraordinary views and... more

01 Apr 2024 · 26 minutes
Phones Blocked in Schools, New Ballot Measure Polling, and a Chonky Cat Up for Adoption

Starting in August, CCSD middle and high schools will enact a new policy: During classes, students will be required to... more

29 Mar 2024 · 31 minutes
How to Forage in Vegas This Spring

There’s a lot that’s edible in the parks, walking paths, and backyards of urban Las Vegas, if you just know... more

28 Mar 2024 · 20 minutes
Who Pays the Price for Vegas Solar Projects?

Renewable energy is a pillar in the fight against climate change — Nevada’s tackling that with giant solar farms out... more

27 Mar 2024 · 18 minutes
Your Guide to April in Las Vegas

Arguably the best month in Las Vegas is approaching, and we’ve got the guide to what you can’t miss this... more

26 Mar 2024 · 22 minutes
Is Circus Circus Actually… Amazing?

Sooo… Circus Circus doesn’t have the best reputation. It’s one of the oldest still-standing casinos in town and occupies the... more

25 Mar 2024 · 22 minutes
The Fontainebleau v. Wynn’s Spiciest Texts, Lombardo v. Biden, and the Henderson DMV

Things heated up in the Fontainebleau v. Wynn non-compete feud this week: Not only did the Fontainebleau come back with... more

22 Mar 2024 · 31 minutes
Early Reports Show F1 Cost Clark County Nearly $500K

On Tuesday, March 19, the Clark Commission received a long-awaited debriefing on the economic impact of the F1 race. Well,... more

21 Mar 2024 · 21 minutes
What the Rave Scene is Really Like in Vegas

The largest electronic dance music festival in North America, Electronic Daisy Carnival (EDC), returns to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway... more

20 Mar 2024 · 23 minutes
An Insider’s Guide to the Vegas Airport

Where is the secret nap room at the airport? Why is there a Terminal 1 and a Terminal 3… but... more

19 Mar 2024 · 22 minutes
What Happened to the Bellagio Loon?

When a Yellow-billed loon, a rare Arctic bird, shut down the Bellagio Fountains water show, the eyes of the world... more

18 Mar 2024 · 24 minutes
LVCVA’s Support for Vegas Loop, Regent Doubles Down on Trans Comment, and Hollywood 2.0

To no one’s surprise, Elon Musk’s Boring Company is in the news again as Steve Hill, CEO of the Las... more

15 Mar 2024 · 35 minutes
Does Vegas Have a Pizza Style?

On March 19th, the International Pizza Expo, the largest pizza industry conference in the world, is coming to Las Vegas.... more

14 Mar 2024 · 22 minutes
Vegas Has a SeaQuest Problem

For the last several years, Channel 13 has been investigating allegations of horrific animal abuse at SeaQuest, a petting zoo... more

13 Mar 2024 · 21 minutes
How to Turn Your Garden into a Native Plant Oasis

Growing a garden in Las Vegas is already hard enough, but did you know that you might be making it... more

12 Mar 2024 · 18 minutes
An Inside Look at Vegas’s New Marijuana Lounge

Smoke and Mirrors, Nevada’s first state-approved marijuana lounge, is now open for business after years of the state working to... more

11 Mar 2024 · 23 minutes
That A’s Stadium Looks Familiar… Plus, New County Ethics Rules, and Bellagio “Duckgate”

The A’s have finally released their latest stadium renderings — and y’all might have noticed, the design looks kind of... more

08 Mar 2024 · 27 minutes
Could Las Vegas Survive Without Lake Mead?

Yesterday, the feds signaled their approval for a long-awaited agreement between the Colorado River states — collectively, the lower basin... more

07 Mar 2024 · 22 minutes
The Tesla Tunnels Have… a Toxic Sludge Problem??

When the news broke last week that Elon Musk’s Boring Company faced over $100k in fines from Nevada OSHA for... more

06 Mar 2024 · 23 minutes
Desert Tortoise Do’s And Don’ts

A female desert tortoise can lay up to 14 eggs a year — and can breed for over 80 years.... more

05 Mar 2024 · 23 minutes
Your Guide to March in Las Vegas

Spring has sprung in Las Vegas and so has our guide to March in the city! From must see shows... more

04 Mar 2024 · 21 minutes
The Tesla Tunnels Safety Exposé, Henderson’s Speeding Crackdown, and a Big Win for the Peppermill

Elon Musk’s Boring Company has taken over Las Vegas news this week. Construction workers for the Vegas Loop (unofficially the... more

01 Mar 2024 · 36 minutes
Are These the Best Bagels in Las Vegas?

Las Vegas is known for a lot of things, but bagels are not one of them. But maybe they should... more

29 Feb 2024 · 23 minutes
Is the Fontainebleau OK?

It’s safe to say that the Fontainebleau’s opening was… rocky, at best. In the two months after opening on December... more

28 Feb 2024 · 22 minutes
Perez Hilton Explains the Vegas Influencer Drama

Celebrity commentator and OG influencer Perez Hilton moved to Las Vegas a year ago and has quickly tapped into our... more

27 Feb 2024 · 22 minutes
What is Social Capital and Why Does NV Have So Little?

We know what capital-capital is (that’s money), but what is social capital? And more importantly, why does Nevada have so... more

26 Feb 2024 · 23 minutes
The “Missing Murderer,” Rising Gas Bills, and Xtina’s Airbnb

The news this week about a “missing murderer” conjured images of a guy with a knife creeping through backyards. But... more

23 Feb 2024 · 31 minutes
Has Tipping in Vegas Gone Too Far?

With nearly a quarter of our jobs in leisure and hospitality, tipping is baked into Vegas culture. But as we’re... more

22 Feb 2024 · 25 minutes
How the Historic Westside Came to Be

“Across the Tracks: A Las Vegas Westside Story” is a new documentary that celebrates the history of Las Vegas’ predominantly... more

21 Feb 2024 · 23 minutes
Why You're Seeing More Coyotes Lately

After recent news that a coyote might have bitten a football player in town for the Super Bowl, and, last... more

20 Feb 2024 · 21 minutes
Who Made Money from the Super Bowl? Plus, Controversial Downtown Housing, and Vegas’s Biggest “Scams”

The numbers are trickling in, and by some estimates, the Super Bowl was an economic victory for our city. But... more

16 Feb 2024 · 35 minutes
Do We Really Need Another Celebrity Chef Restaurant?

The new year always seems to bring on a slew of new celebrity chef restaurant openings in Vegas: This season... more

15 Feb 2024 · 21 minutes
Culinary's Next Big Power Moves

Over the last 20 years, the Culinary Union has become a force in Nevada politics to be reckoned with. Politicians... more

14 Feb 2024 · 24 minutes
The Surprising History of Black Cowboys in Las Vegas

The cowboy is an iconic figure in the history of the Southwest United States. Even when Las Vegas isn’t hosting... more

13 Feb 2024 · 21 minutes
Did Las Vegas Win the Super Bowl?

Super Bowl LVIII is officially in the books — so how did this year’s event, hosted by Las Vegas, measure... more

12 Feb 2024 · 24 minutes
The Sphere Climber, More Jara Melodrama, and Our Mayor Disses the A’s

What a week, right? You have the School Board and the superintendent embroiled in a popcorn-worthy resignation melodrama; you have... more

09 Feb 2024 · 30 minutes
What Goes On Inside Ethel M Chocolate’s Test Kitchen

Ethel M Chocolates is probably our valley’s sweetest fixture: Since 1981, the chocolate maker has been crafting premium sweets from... more

08 Feb 2024 · 23 minutes
How the Super Bowl Will Change Las Vegas

Las Vegas has been anticipating hosting Super Bowl LVIII for the past few years and the time is finally here.... more

07 Feb 2024 · 22 minutes
Is the GOP Caucus/Primary Kerfuffle Making NV Less Relevant?

Is there a prize for the most confusing primary process this year? Nevada Republicans might have just won it. GOP... more

06 Feb 2024 · 21 minutes
Your Guide to February in Las Vegas

February is going to be a wild time in Las Vegas (we’ve got the Super Bowl, Valentine’s Day, plus all... more

05 Feb 2024 · 25 minutes
Jara’s Sudden Resignation, Protest at a Kamala Event, and Plate-less Cars

This week’s biggest news is probably CCSD Superintendent Jesus Jara’s resignation announcement, with one condition: Pay out his contract and... more

02 Feb 2024 · 31 minutes
This Year's Biggest Food Trends From Vegas

Convention season is in full swing in Las Vegas. You might’ve heard of the really big ones like CES and... more

01 Feb 2024 · 20 minutes
What NV’s Highest Court Said About Water Could Change Development

Have you ever driven past Coyote Springs, that never-built development 45 minutes into the desert? They’ve been tied up in... more

31 Jan 2024 · 16 minutes
The Best 1-Star Reviews of Mojave Desert Natural Wonders

We are blessed in Las Vegas to be surrounded by diverse beautiful landscapes, but not everyone has a good time... more

30 Jan 2024 · 20 minutes
Where the Industry Crowd Hangs Out After Curtain Call

For the thousands of Las Vegans who work in entertainment, while most of us are tucked into bed, midnight signals... more

29 Jan 2024 · 20 minutes
Nachogate! Plus, the A’s Frosty Reception, and a GOP Caucus Challenger

At the Oakland A’s “fireside chat” this Wednesday, owner John Fisher’s light-on-substance responses were overshadowed by a mortifying moment: When... more

26 Jan 2024 · 29 minutes
What It’s Like to Live in the Mt. Charleston Snow

Sure, we all fantasize about living on Mt. Charleston in summertime — but what’s life like for year-rounders, those intrepid... more

25 Jan 2024 · 20 minutes
Is Now the Right Time To Buy a House in Vegas?

The housing market in Las Vegas just saw its lowest year in sales since the crash in 2007. That may... more

24 Jan 2024 · 23 minutes
Are Palm Trees Actually Bad for Las Vegas?

Las Vegans love to hate on many things (tourists, traffic, the entire month of July), but no tree has earned... more

23 Jan 2024 · 18 minutes
What Vegas Sex Clubs Are Really Like

Live in Las Vegas long enough, and you’ll hear about the Green Door, our valley’s most famous (or infamous) sex... more

22 Jan 2024 · 23 minutes
A’s Pay Legislators, CCSD Sued Over “Vile” Tweet, and Las Vegas Resolutions

It’s been a good and bad week for transparency in Las Vegas so we are talking about which legislators got... more

19 Jan 2024 · 26 minutes
The Best Local Grocery Stores to Dine In

While Vegas media loves to highlight the latest food trends, hottest new restaurants, or the next big celebrity chef coming... more

18 Jan 2024 · 20 minutes
Las Vegas’s Coolest New State Park

Las Vegas’s long-awaited new state park finally opens this weekend to the public on January 20th. Ice Age Fossils State... more

17 Jan 2024 · 21 minutes
How Vegas Could Use the Coolest Tech at CES

Despite CES, the world’s largest in-person tech event, happening right here in Las Vegas, most locals haven’t ever been inside.... more

16 Jan 2024 · 22 minutes
How F1 Hurt Local Biz, the Dorito on the Luxor, and the Fiesta’s Replacement

Now that the tire dust has settled, Las Vegas is taking stock of F1’s impact — and some local businesses... more

12 Jan 2024 · 30 minutes
How Mexican Chefs in Vegas are Reviving an Ancient Technique

There’s a new trend sweeping Mexican cuisine, and you can find it right here in Las Vegas. Unlike the mass-produced... more

11 Jan 2024 · 18 minutes
Is the Monorail Actually… Great?

The Las Vegas Monorail is, at best, a side-eyed 90s relic for convention-goers; at worst, the butt of jokes and... more

10 Jan 2024 · 22 minutes
An Insider’s Guide to Magic in Las Vegas

Las Vegas headliner magicians like David Copperfield, Shin Lim, and Criss Angel have all become household names across the U.S.... more

09 Jan 2024 · 23 minutes
Is This the End of The Animal Foundation?

During one of their last meetings of 2023, city council members voted to purchase The Animal Foundation’s building to increase... more

08 Jan 2024 · 23 minutes
Judge Attacked in Court, No More Stopping on Strip Bridges, and Worst Food Trends

The horrible attack on a judge in a Las Vegas courtroom has made headlines around the world — but have... more

05 Jan 2024 · 29 minutes
Is Vegas Dry January Friendly?

Now that the holiday season has passed, some people are looking for ways to help their minds and bodies recover... more

04 Jan 2024 · 21 minutes
Our 2024 Bingo Card for Vegas

2024 is here, so we’ve pooled our predictions (from most to least likely) of everything that maybe, kinda, possibly, could... more

03 Jan 2024 · 24 minutes
Your Guide to January in Las Vegas

This January, whether you’re looking for new hobbies, new music, or a sense of renewed purpose, Andrew Kiraly from thelist.vegas... more

02 Jan 2024 · 24 minutes
Will A.I. Take Over Vegas Hospitality Jobs?

We’re bringing back our biggest stories of 2023 this week, and nothing quite shook Las Vegas to its hospitality core... more

29 Dec 2023 · 22 minutes
Did Food Halls Kill the Vegas Buffet?

Over the holidays, we’re sharing our favorite episodes on the hottest topics of 2023. And this year, a new food... more

28 Dec 2023 · 22 minutes
Why Clark County Is Still Under Fire for AirBnB Rules

This week we’re showcasing some of the best of City Cast over the past year. Today, we take another look... more

27 Dec 2023 · 24 minutes
Best Places to Eyeball the Sphere

This holiday week, we’re revisiting our biggest stories of 2023. Already an icon on the Las Vegas skyline, the Sphere... more

26 Dec 2023 · 19 minutes
2023’s Most Underrated News, Best Meals, and a Staff Announcement

On today’s Friday New Roundup, we’re bringing you the holiday gift of joy and chaos: All 5 members of the... more

22 Dec 2023 · 29 minutes
The Best New Restaurants in Vegas This Year

This was the year that the pandemic closures began to finally feel like a hazy memory, and the frisson of... more

21 Dec 2023 · 22 minutes
Who’s on Our 2023 Naughty and Nice List?

As we all look back in 2023, we gotta ask: Who would be on your naughty and nice list in... more

20 Dec 2023 · 22 minutes
How This Year’s Two Biggest Casino Openings Stack Up

December saw the grand opening of not just one, but TWO major casino openings in Las Vegas: The Durango, a... more

19 Dec 2023 · 23 minutes
A Newbie’s Guide to Life in Vegas

At the beginning of the year, it was estimated that 60,000 people would move to Las Vegas in 2023 —... more

18 Dec 2023 · 20 minutes
BONUS: Dayvid Meets Matt and Mattingly and (Kinda Sorta) Nic Cage

Our friends over at Matt and Mattingly’s Ice Cream Social recently hosted our very own Dayvid Figler on their comedy... more

16 Dec 2023 · 53 minutes
Tesla Recall, Pets in Crisis, and the 702 vs. 725 Debate

The recall of 2 million Teslas this week for problems with the autopilot software was months in the making —... more

15 Dec 2023 · 33 minutes
​​The Surprising History of an Iconic (and Edible) Tree in Las Vegas

A lot of us locals love to hate on palm trees in our landscaping — but did you know that... more

14 Dec 2023 · 21 minutes
How to Be a Good Vegas Tourist, According to Locals

Our city has 2.3 million residents but 38 million visitors annually, so it’s no surprise that locals have a love-hate... more

13 Dec 2023 · 23 minutes
What Really Happens Inside Culinary Union Negotiations

The Culinary Union’s recent contract negotiations with the “Big Three” casino companies on the Strip were by all accounts historic.... more

12 Dec 2023 · 23 minutes
A Very Vegas Holiday Gift Guide

Looking for gift ideas? City Cast Las Vegas’ producers Layla Muhammad and Sonja Swanson have you covered with recommendations on... more

11 Dec 2023 · 20 minutes
Gun Violence at UNLV and Homeless Encampment, and Fake Electors Indicted

It’s been a heavy week of news in Las Vegas, and our thoughts are with the victims of both recent... more

08 Dec 2023 · 27 minutes
What We Know About the Shooting at UNLV

On Wednesday morning, a mass shooting at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas saw three people and the shooter confirmed... more

07 Dec 2023 · 23 minutes
Your Guide to Shows at the Sphere

The hype around the Sphere has been endless — and by all accounts, seeing a show at the Sphere is... more

06 Dec 2023 · 20 minutes
An Insider's Guide to Amargosa Valley

About an hour away from Las Vegas on the south Nevada/California border sits the Amargosa Valley. Named for the Amargosa... more

05 Dec 2023 · 23 minutes
Is Vegas Still a 24-Hour City?

Forget New York — Las Vegas is the real city that never sleeps. Our city has a higher percentage of... more

04 Dec 2023 · 21 minutes
The London Sphere, the Adelson-Mavs Deal, and a Vegas-Scented Candle

So it turns out that the London Sphere might still have a chance after all: the UK “Secretary of Leveling... more

01 Dec 2023 · 28 minutes
Vegas Food Challenges Ranked by a Competitive Eater

When someone asks about the “quintessential” Las Vegas dining experience, you might say the buffets or high-end restaurants on the... more

30 Nov 2023 · 23 minutes
How F1 Can Do Better, Per the Plaza CEO

The dust around our city’s very first Formula 1 Grand Prix has settled, and the countdown clock for next year’s... more

29 Nov 2023 · 20 minutes
Your Guide to December in Vegas

December is crammed full of festive gatherings, holiday events, and entertainment catering to both locals and the holiday tourist crowd.... more

28 Nov 2023 · 22 minutes
Do These Vegas Icons Deserve 1-Star Reviews?

Las Vegas might be the tourist capital of the world, but not everyone comes away happy. So executive producer Sonja... more

27 Nov 2023 · 21 minutes
How Corporate Vegas Was Hatched on Thanksgiving 1966

On Thanksgiving in 1966, Howard Hughes arrived in Las Vegas in the dead of night on a secret train from... more

22 Nov 2023 · 17 minutes
Was F1 a Success?

F1 has come and gone — but our city is a house divided when it comes to the big race... more

21 Nov 2023 · 22 minutes
What the Death at Rancho HS Tells Us About School Violence

Last week, 8 teens were arrested in connection with the brutal beating death of Rancho high schooler Jonathan Lewis, Jr.... more

20 Nov 2023 · 21 minutes
Fake Electors, Findings from the Deadly NLV Crash, and Vegas Weddings

Politico recently broke the news that NV Attorney General Aaron Ford is investigating the fake electors who attempted to overturn... more

17 Nov 2023 · 37 minutes
How To Take the Stress Out of Thanksgiving This Year

A traditional Thanksgiving conjures up images of stuffed poultry, multiple place settings, and endless hours in the kitchen. But we’re... more

16 Nov 2023 · 20 minutes
Is Las Vegas’ Formula 1 Investment Worth The Headache?

Formula 1’s Las Vegas Grand Prix is finally here and the reception to it so far has been… lukewarm. With... more

15 Nov 2023 · 22 minutes
Should We Limit Access to Crowded Outdoor Spaces?

Mother Nature’s blockbuster Southern Nevada residency is suffering from its own success: Humans are increasingly crowding the beautiful places. Today,... more

14 Nov 2023 · 19 minutes
Food Pantry Do’s and Don’ts

It’s giving season (though the need for food items is year-round) — and you might be surprised by some of... more

13 Nov 2023 · 21 minutes
Historic Union Agreements, Why DTLV Bounced Back, and Our New Host

After months of negotiations, at the 11th hour before F1 comes to Las Vegas, the biggest casino companies in Las... more

10 Nov 2023 · 32 minutes
Where To Take Your Date For Dinner in Las Vegas

Dating in Las Vegas is already hard enough without the pressure to plan the perfect night to impress that special... more

09 Nov 2023 · 28 minutes
Can This Indy & PBS Project De-polarize Public Conversation?

The Nevada Independent and local PBS have just launched a new joint endeavor called the Nevada Democracy Project. Its goal... more

08 Nov 2023 · 20 minutes
Who’s to Blame When Your Local Walgreens Closes?

Retail pharmacies like CVS, Rite Aid, and Walgreens are shuttering hundreds of stores across the country. Las Vegas isn’t immune:... more

07 Nov 2023 · 22 minutes
Why Formula 1 Might Actually Be Worth the Hype

The moment that locals have been dreading all year is finally here: Formula 1’s Las Vegas Grand Prix. While the... more

06 Nov 2023 · 21 minutes
The City’s New No-Go Zone, More Jara Drama, and Top Water Wasters

Following the footsteps of the County’s controversial ban on people convicted of crimes from entering the Strip, the City is... more

03 Nov 2023 · 28 minutes
How to Plan the Best Picnic Ever in Las Vegas

This time of year in Las Vegas, the weather is mid-seventies and sunny, breezy, and just plain gorgeous — in... more

02 Nov 2023 · 25 minutes
Your Guide to November in Las Vegas

This month is going to be crazy busy in Las Vegas – we’re looking at you, F1 – so it... more

01 Nov 2023 · 25 minutes
How to Pronounce Nevada Correctly (And Why It Matters)

Today is Nevada Day, the anniversary of when Nevada became a state — and every Nevadan worth their salt knows... more

31 Oct 2023 · 24 minutes
Why This Obscure Court Process Is Costing the County $83K and Counting

When someone who is clearly mentally unstable gets charged with a crime, everything shuts down and they get sent to... more

30 Oct 2023 · 22 minutes
Accused Teens Laughing in Court, Sex Trafficking at Motel 6, and Nevada Day

The two teens accused in the fatal hit and run case showed up in court this week for their trial... more

27 Oct 2023 · 29 minutes
The Vegas Supper Club is Back and Better Than Ever

The idea of a “supper club” might conjure up images of midcentury glamour, big band music, and dapper outfits. But... more

26 Oct 2023 · 24 minutes
Vegas Is an Abortion Haven. What Happens Now?

In the wake of the Dobbs decision last year, 21 states banned or severely restricted abortion rights. But patients weren’t... more

25 Oct 2023 · 24 minutes
How to Sound Like a Vegas Local

Every city has its linguistic quirks (we’re looking at you, “HOW-stun” street in New York City) — saying things “right” is... more

24 Oct 2023 · 21 minutes
Why So Many Musicians Keep Skipping Las Vegas

No matter how much Las Vegas grows, we still see musicians on tour passing us over for cities like Boise,... more

23 Oct 2023 · 21 minutes
A GOP Caucus Mess, Telles Trial Updates, and How Orange Cones Hurt Small Biz

By the time filing closed on Monday, 20 GOP candidates had put their name in the hat — or two... more

20 Oct 2023 · 32 minutes
What Happened to the Iconic Vegas Buffets?

Once upon a time, buffets were as synonymous with Las Vegas as Elvis and gambling. But as our city’s tastes... more

19 Oct 2023 · 23 minutes
Is Vegas Ready for Another Cyber Attack?

When news broke of the cyber attacks on MGM and Caesars last month, Las Vegas was left reeling — and... more

18 Oct 2023 · 20 minutes
Your Ultimate Vegas Farmers Market Guide

Las Vegas might not be surrounded by lush green farmland, but believe it or not, the Vegas Valley is something... more

17 Oct 2023 · 20 minutes
How to Get Your Halloween Chills in Vegas

Whether you’re a scaredy cat or a full-on horror freak, Las Vegas has a range of events for everyone who... more

16 Oct 2023 · 21 minutes
An F1 Traffic Solution (Maybe), CCSD’s School Choice, and Baby Tortoises

Just weeks before F1 is set to launch, the LVCVA has proposed a workaround for the 10,000 employees who will... more

13 Oct 2023 · 30 minutes
The Best Oktoberfest Parties in Las Vegas

The two-month-long Oktoberfest celebrations are well underway in Las Vegas and there’s more to it than just drinking beer! Today... more

12 Oct 2023 · 20 minutes
How Chandler Jones Is Starting a Conversation About Involuntary Commitment in Vegas

Over the last few weeks, now-former Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Chandler Jones has had what appears to be a... more

11 Oct 2023 · 24 minutes
An Insider’s Guide to Fall Camping Near Vegas

With temps finally in the double-digits, Las Vegans have so many more options for camping nearby: We can pitch our... more

10 Oct 2023 · 23 minutes
U2 at the Sphere, School Start Times, and New Street Vendor Rules

The Nevada State Board of Education (SBE) approved a proposal Wednesday which would require schools to apply for a waiver if they... more

06 Oct 2023 · 29 minutes
Why National Food Awards Ignore Vegas

National publications frequently run best-of roundups heralding the country’s top restaurants and bars; recent examples include the New York Times and Bon Appétit,... more

05 Oct 2023 · 23 minutes
Where to Celebrate Fall in Vegas

You can tell autumn has come to Las Vegas by the skin that’s still on your hands after you grab... more

04 Oct 2023 · 21 minutes
The Best Ghost Towns and Haunts Near Las Vegas

Today is the first in a three-part series on fall getaways and now that October is here, no one can... more

03 Oct 2023 · 23 minutes
What We Know About The Tupac Murder Arrest

Twenty-seven years after Tupac Shakur was murdered on a Las Vegas street, a local man has been arrested in connection... more

02 Oct 2023 · 16 minutes
Strike! Strike! (Maybe.) Plus, the Fontainebleau, and Barry Manilow

On Wednesday night, members of Culinary 226, the city’s biggest union, voted to authorize a strike. Their demands range from better... more

29 Sep 2023 · 29 minutes
Why Our Local Comedy Scene is Having a Moment

It’s not hard to find comedy in Vegas — if you’re willing to pay for it. There’s always some big-name... more

28 Sep 2023 · 21 minutes
The Best Places to View The Sphere

The newest (and brightest) addition to our skyline, The Sphere at The Venetian Resort, is truly a Las Vegas spectacle... more

27 Sep 2023 · 20 minutes
Public Art We Love to Hate

Have you ever walked past a sculpture, mural, or… object in Las Vegas and wondered… why the heck did my... more

26 Sep 2023 · 21 minutes
What We Get Wrong About the Tunnels Under Vegas

Books have been written, news segments filmed, and political speeches made about the storm tunnels under Las Vegas and the... more

25 Sep 2023 · 24 minutes
The Sphere’s New Robot, Elon Musk’s Hate Campaign, and Goodbye Bellagio Trees

A lot of outrage has been swirling around the Las Vegas community this week. First, Elon Musk incited a hate... more

22 Sep 2023 · 33 minutes
How to Spend Your Entire Paycheck on Dinner in Vegas

One of the best things about Las Vegas is that we cater to every price point: From taco trucks and... more

21 Sep 2023 · 21 minutes
What the MGM Cyberattack Means for the Strip

Computer systems have been down for almost two weeks at MGM Resorts properties nationwide. What the company called a cybersecurity... more

20 Sep 2023 · 24 minutes
The Bizarrest Day Trip From Vegas to Tonopah

Oddly enough, there are a lot of specially designated highways in Nevada, and with this perfect road trip weather, we... more

19 Sep 2023 · 20 minutes
What Are the Rules for Attending Vegas Concerts?

Concert crowds in Las Vegas vary with each tourist passing through our city. We’d love to blame them for the... more

18 Sep 2023 · 20 minutes
MGM Cyber Attacks, the Teachers Union Takes a Hit, and Mosquitoes

In the wake of a massive cyber attack, the state’s largest employer is dealing with chaos at all of its international properties:... more

15 Sep 2023 · 29 minutes
17 Essential Vegas Restaurants

Transient is everyone’s favorite word in Las Vegas. It means that nothing and no one lasts long in this city.... more

14 Sep 2023 · 20 minutes
Our Biggest Las Vegas Gripes

As our host Dayvid Figler likes to say, Las Vegas is a city that people love to hate. And no... more

13 Sep 2023 · 23 minutes
What Makes Vegas Roads So Dangerous?

It’s been a big year for roads in Las Vegas, from “Dropicana” to F1 ensuring there is no shortage of orange cones... more

12 Sep 2023 · 20 minutes
Inside 10 Years of Life is Beautiful Festival

Life is Beautiful is a spectacular party — the three-day arts, music and culture festival takes over downtown, and in... more

11 Sep 2023 · 20 minutes
Teachers Targeting the Stadium, the Animal Foundation, and Tacos

The embattled Animal Foundation faces yet a new challenge this week, after a local rescue filed a lawsuit against the... more

08 Sep 2023 · 30 minutes
What a Massive Grocery Merger Means for Vegas

What happens to a city like Las Vegas when supermarket competition goes away? Grocery store giants Kroger (which owns Smith’s)... more

07 Sep 2023 · 21 minutes
Have Vegas Dog Owners Gone Too Far?

We love our furry four-legged friends, but when it comes to public etiquette, have Vegas dog owners gone… too far?... more

06 Sep 2023 · 23 minutes
An Insider's Guide to Downtown Staycationing

The staycation is a great Vegas move — being a local means never having to leave town to become a... more

05 Sep 2023 · 19 minutes
Why Uber Drivers are Protesting, Lions in Peril, and MLB in Vegas

Our city’s fractious relationship with wild animals is once again back in the news: This time, it’s the Lion Habitat... more

01 Sep 2023 · 33 minutes
The Best Pizza in Vegas

A slice by any other name would still taste as sweet — or would it? Today, co-host Vogue Robinson sits... more

31 Aug 2023 · 21 minutes
Busting the Biggest Mob Myths in Vegas

Most people know that the mob was heavily involved in shaping Las Vegas and our casino culture. That history combined... more

30 Aug 2023 · 22 minutes
The Real Lives of Celebs in Vegas

Vegas has always been a celebrity magnet, from the Rat Pack days to the red carpet Kardashian era. So what... more

29 Aug 2023 · 22 minutes
The Obscure Law That Shaped Las Vegas

The Southern Nevada Public Lands Management Act of 1998, or SNPLMA, is one of those wonky, obscure federal laws that... more

28 Aug 2023 · 21 minutes
Hilary’s Real Impact, Bedbugs and Bats, and the True Tale of Billy Walters

A lot of y’all scoffed when Hurricane Hilary actually reached our desert shores. Despite the state of emergency, the storm’s... more

25 Aug 2023 · 30 minutes
How To Run a Food Business From Home

Cottage kitchen laws allow people to run certain small food businesses out of their private residences and since 2018, Brett... more

24 Aug 2023 · 18 minutes
Are CCSD Teachers About to Illegally Go On Strike?

Once again, school district drama is in the news: Southern Nevada’s largest teachers’ union, the Clark County Education Association, has... more

23 Aug 2023 · 20 minutes
What Does a Name Change Mean for Nevada State College?

Nevada State College’s president, Dr. DeRionne Pollard, says the state college has been acting as a university for many years... more

22 Aug 2023 · 22 minutes
The Worst Places to Send Tourists in Vegas

We love our city, but let’s be real, we don’t love everyone who shows up here. So what are the... more

21 Aug 2023 · 20 minutes
How Vegas Nurtures Nonprofit Leadership, with Compassionate Las Vegas

Today, we’re bringing you a special guest episode from our friends at Compassionate Las Vegas, hosted by Will Rucker. In... more

20 Aug 2023 · 40 minutes
Pizza Robots! Plus, Why 115 Move Here Daily, and How We’re Helping Maui

Clark County is busy setting up new rules for “PDDs,” or personal delivery devices — these are the food delivery... more

18 Aug 2023 · 30 minutes
Where Are All the Good Vegas Soul Food Joints?

If you’re looking for the best grits, collard greens, and fried catfish in town, contributor Brent Holmes has some soul... more

17 Aug 2023 · 21 minutes
Could This Gambling Ring Take Down a Casino Boss?

It has all the makings of an HBO special: A pro-athlete turned illegal sports betting bookie. A secret black book... more

16 Aug 2023 · 19 minutes
The Biggest Casino Heist in Vegas History

You saw the news earlier this summer about a string of casino heists — a guy posing as the owner... more

15 Aug 2023 · 26 minutes
Why Doesn’t Clark County Have Brothels?

For over 50 years, Nevada has been the only U.S. state with legalized prostitution — but it’s only allowed in... more

14 Aug 2023 · 23 minutes
A Food Pantry Controversy, AI in Public Meetings, and the Semi-Legal State of Street Vendors

It’s been a turbulent week in Las Vegas! First, a downtown food pantry is at risk of shutting down after... more

11 Aug 2023 · 34 minutes
The Ancient Technique Driving Modern Mexican Cuisine

A new trend is sweeping Mexican food — and it’s actually ancient. Nixtamalization is a cooking method that uses calcium... more

10 Aug 2023 · 18 minutes
Our Fave Local Bands Competing for an LIB Stage

Life is Beautiful is hosting the second year of the Rising Stars Competition, which will give local musicians the chance... more

09 Aug 2023 · 28 minutes
7 Things You Didn’t Know About Your Library Card

Many people think the library is just a stuffy place for books and some librarian telling you to keep quiet,... more

08 Aug 2023 · 22 minutes
Could Vegas Finally Get an NBA Team?

The wild success of this year’s NBA Summer League in Vegas, with sold-out seats and all eyes on rookie superstar Victor Wembanyama,... more

07 Aug 2023 · 21 minutes
Should Our Politicians Have Age Limits? Plus, Cardi B’s Mic, and Badlands Drama

Ever wondered why the Badlands Golf Course litigation continues to drag on — with a multi-million dollar price tag for... more

04 Aug 2023 · 37 minutes
Why Tinned Fish is Taking Over Vegas Restaurants

Tinned fish first started trending in 2017 with cafes and restaurants in major cities adding them to the menu, then... more

03 Aug 2023 · 20 minutes
Why Vegas Has So Many Orange Cones

Our city’s love-hate affair with orange cones is basically canon at this point (remember that RTC “Love the Cone” ad campaign a few years back?).... more

02 Aug 2023 · 20 minutes
How $1 Billion Will Help NV Fight the Opioid Crisis

After four years of litigation against big pharmaceutical companies, Nevada has won $1.1 billion in the fight to hold drug... more

01 Aug 2023 · 20 minutes
The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly Houses

You’ve probably seen the “We Buy Ugly Houses” fliers on the streets of Las Vegas promising quick cash in return... more

31 Jul 2023 · 20 minutes
Fines for the Governor, Police Dogs, and End of Summer

According to CCSD, it is officially the last week of summer — school starts on August 7th (yes). So today, co-hosts Vogue... more

28 Jul 2023 · 36 minutes
How Speakeasies Shaped Las Vegas

Need an indoor activity to get you out of the house during this seemingly never-ending heat wave? Nestled into multiple... more

27 Jul 2023 · 22 minutes
The Rules of Tipping in Las Vegas

Tipping is a deeply-entrenched part of Vegas culture, perhaps more here than in any other city. But lately, it seems... more

26 Jul 2023 · 26 minutes
The Vegas Magic Behind These Viral Videos

Rick Lax has found the perfect formula for making viral videos, whether that means deep frying a whole watermelon or... more

25 Jul 2023 · 21 minutes
Sen. Jacky Rosen on Bipartisanship and Bean Salad

Before 2016, not a lot of Nevadans knew the name Jacky Rosen. But today, she’s finishing up her first 6-year term as... more

24 Jul 2023 · 23 minutes
Food Vendors, Teacher Protests, and Heat Wreaking Havoc

It’s an annual complaint, sure, but can we all acknowledge that this year’s extreme freakin’ heat is on everyone’s minds... more

21 Jul 2023 · 34 minutes
A Competitive Eater’s Guide to Vegas Food Challenges

You’ve seen the videos: The best competitive eaters out there can scarf down dozens of hot dogs, donuts or tacos... more

20 Jul 2023 · 25 minutes
The Biggest Vegas Celebrity Myths Busted

Celebrities are already prone to rumors, but when they step foot in Las Vegas it’s almost too easy for the... more

19 Jul 2023 · 22 minutes
Gen Z Vegas vs. Millennial and Gen X Vegas

At least according to recent home-buying trends, Millennials are thriving in Las Vegas right now. But how about Gen X... more

18 Jul 2023 · 24 minutes
The Loop is Expanding. Is that Good for Vegas?

Last week, Wynn Resorts announced that the drilling for their section of the Vegas Loop was complete, putting them on track to... more

17 Jul 2023 · 21 minutes
Tourists Gone Wild, Trump Negs NV, and Feisty License Plates

This week’s news has been dominated by people misbehaving — mainly, tourists gone wild. There was the nearly-naked brawl at the Wynn,... more

14 Jul 2023 · 29 minutes
Where To Dine Outside in the Vegas Heat

Outdoor dining has grown over the past few years but with Las Vegas’ scorching summers, you may think we have... more

13 Jul 2023 · 22 minutes
Are the Rurals Paying the Price for Clean Energy in Vegas?

Last week, conservation groups filed a lawsuit to stop exploratory drilling for lithium in an area super close to Ash Meadows,... more

12 Jul 2023 · 21 minutes
An Insider’s Guide to Little Ethiopia

Last month, the Clark County Commission voted to officially designate the neighborhood around Flamingo and Decatur“Little Ethiopia,” creating the county’s first-ever... more

11 Jul 2023 · 23 minutes
Trips to Escape the Summer Heat

It’s 110F this week, so outdoor recreation is basically out of the question for the next two months, right? Wrong!... more

10 Jul 2023 · 23 minutes
The Sphere’s Dazzling Debut, Election Workers Protection, and Heat Danger for Outdoor Workers

The 4th of July celebrations kicked this week off with a bang as the MSG Sphere fully lit up for... more

07 Jul 2023 · 30 minutes
Miss These Restaurants? Go Here Instead.

It is a truth universally acknowledged that living in Las Vegas for any extended period means experiencing grief: Our city... more

06 Jul 2023 · 22 minutes
How Sex Shops Could Make Vegas Better

Las Vegas is a city that sells sex… but when it comes to our sex shops, we’re actually kinda… basic.... more

05 Jul 2023 · 22 minutes
Dumb Vegas Questions, Answered!

Tell anyone you’re from Vegas, and you’re bound to get dumb questions: “Do you live in a casino? Does everyone... more

03 Jul 2023 · 25 minutes
That Wild Casino Con, New Union Efforts, and an Ethics Upset

Not only have we learned that this month’s mind-boggling casino con was allegedly committed by a 23-year old, it’s apparently... more

30 Jun 2023 · 32 minutes
How Vegas Became a Thai Food Hotspot

Las Vegas has some Thai food heavy hitters: Weera, Ocha, Archie’s, and of course, the James Beard Award-winning Lotus of... more

29 Jun 2023 · 22 minutes
What It’s Really Like Living in Mt. Charleston

Well, folks, it’s been a record-breaking year, but it looks like triple-digit temperatures are finally on deck this week. As... more

28 Jun 2023 · 21 minutes
The Biggest Vegas Casino Myths Busted

Is there something about Las Vegas, city of spectacle, that makes us especially prone to mythmaking? Journalist Corey Levitan thinks... more

27 Jun 2023 · 20 minutes
Why Removing Turf Won’t Save Us

Earlier this month, a ProPublica investigation uncovered a massive flaw in SNWA’s calculations: Their turf removal program, which was estimated... more

26 Jun 2023 · 23 minutes
$15k Adele Tickets, Apartment Fires, and Aliens Land in Vegas

It’s been a WTF week of news in Vegas starting off with the major fire that overtook an unfinished 5-story... more

23 Jun 2023 · 28 minutes
What Lawmakers Did About Housing, Schools & Death

This year’s legislative session felt particularly grueling, with the addition of not just one, but two hotly-debated special sessions tacked... more

22 Jun 2023 · 23 minutes
City Cast Las Vegas
How Vegas Became a Thai Food Hotspot
City Cast Las Vegas
0:00
-0:00

Listen now on

Apple Podcasts
Spotify
Google Podcasts
Overcast
Podcast Addict
Pocket Casts
Castbox
Stitcher
Podbean
iHeartRadio
Player FM
Podcast Republic
Castro
RadioPublic
RSS

Description

Las Vegas has some Thai food heavy hitters: Weera, Ocha, Archie’s, and of course, the James Beard Award-winning Lotus of Siam (which... more