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09.02.2024 - 19:37 / cntraveler.com
Jimmy Kimmel may get a bicoastal rep for being born in Brooklyn and now calling Los Angeles home—but he spent his formative years in Sin City, and he'll wax poetic about Las Vegas any chance he gets.
“I really love the old Vegas stuff,” says Kimmel. Steakhouses, throwback casinos, magic shows—you name it, he's there. “Every time I go to Las Vegas, oh my God, there's six things I wanted to do that I didn't get to." Perhaps it's no surprise the late-night host even has his own comedy joint in the city (Jimmy Kimmel's Comedy Club Las Vegas), offering him the perfect excuse to return regularly.
Ahead of Super Bowl LVIII, which takes place at Allegiant Stadium on Sunday, February 11, we hopped on the phone with Kimmel to hear all about his favorite parts of Las Vegas. From the Chinese restaurant he beelines to whenever he lands, to the weird watering holes and offbeat shows he's most fond of—consider this a true insider's guide to Vegas, baby.
Where's the first place you go when you land in Las Vegas?
There's a Chinese restaurant inside Caesar's Palace, where I usually stay, called Beijing Noodle Number 9. That's a good lunch spot. Good Chinese food is harder to get in Los Angeles than you might think, but there's a lot of great Chinese restaurants in Vegas. Especially in the neighborhood where I grew up, which is Chinatown. There's a lavish Chinese restaurant in my old neighborhood that has a Michelin star, Wing Lei, which is pretty crazy because I used to deliver pizzas in the area around it.
What are your favorite spots to grab a bite to eat—bonus points if they're off the Strip.
Everything's kind of near the Strip, but if you're not on the Strip, you're not on the Strip. There's a chef from Philadelphia named Marc Vetri. I ate at his restaurant in Philly, and it was some of the best Italian food I've ever had; he has a restaurant at the Red Rock, called Osteria Fiorella.
There are also a couple classic places in Vegas, like the Golden Steer. It's 65 years old, a classic steak house where the caesar salad is made at the table. The Rat Pack used to go there, like for real—a lot of places will tell you that The Rat Pack used to visit, but this is a place they actually went.
Downtown Las Vegas is really great, too. It's kind of hip and very different [now] from when I grew up. There's a Container Park, with buildings made out of the shipping containers, and Esther's Kitchen has very good American food. The most famous pizza place in Vegas is Metro Pizza, and there are a bunch of locations, but I think the one on Tropicana is the original. And, you know, the original location of anything is always the best one.
For a really great breakfast, go to the Pepper Mill [on the Strip]. It was the kind of place
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Alaska Airlines is expanding flight service from its hub at Portland International Airport (PDX).On Monday, the Seattle-based carrier announced plans to add more than 20 daily departures to popular destinations starting this summer. Alaska, which is in the midst of a potential merger with Hawaiian Airlines, said its capacity has increased by 25 percent.Alaska plans to increase service from PDX to a handful of cities, including Las Vegas, Reno, Sacramento and Ontario, California beginning August 20. Starting October 1, the airline will increase service from PDX to Dallas-Fort Worth, Denver, Phoenix, Fresno and Medford, Oregon.The carrier will also add a second daily roundtrip flight between Portland and Redmond/Bend on October 1 and has extended nonstop seasonal flying from PDX to Billings, Kansas City and Minneapolis until the end of the year.Alaska currently serves 53 nonstop destinations from Portland, recently launching nonstop service to Miami. Meanwhile, year-round flights to Nashville start on March 14. By summer, the airline will have more than 100 average daily departures from Portland."We've been the largest carrier in Portland for more than 20 years. We don't take that for granted. It's important for us to provide our guests with a variety of convenient flight options at PDX along with the addition of new routes. We know travelers have a choice and we want them to fly with us," Kirsten Amrine, vice president of revenue management and network planning for Alaska Airlines, said in a statement."We're thrilled about the added flights out of PDX," added Dan Pippenger, chief aviation officer at the Port of Portland. "As our largest carrier, more Alaska flights means even more options for travelers, whether they're flying cross-country or within the state. And the increase in service means more visitors for our concession and ground travel partners – the local businesses that are the heart of our region and bring so much excitement to our airport."Contact your travel advisor or visit AlaskaAir.com to book the airline's expanded service from PDX.
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