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Radio Guest List – Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace – January 18, 2014

Locations in this article:  Las Vegas, NV

Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace 2Would you ever dare to eat something called the “Quadruple Bypass Burger?” How about French fries cooked in pure lard? Only in Las Vegas!

Ever wondered how Vegas evolved from mobster central to the modern city you see today?

And, who better to tell us about the latest Vegas happenings than Robin Leach?

Plus, you’ve heard of Nobu the restaurant, but now there’s a Nobu Hotel. This week Peter Greenberg Worldwide broadcasts from the new Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace, where Japanese style meets Las Vegas glitz. Join Peter as he talks to Vegas locals and explores Caesars Palace’s new open-air entertainment venture, The Linq, where you’ll find world’s tallest observation wheel, the High Roller

Click here to listen to the show streaming live from 10 am until 1 pm ET on Saturday, January 18, 2013.
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Featured guests:

Robin Leach, celebrity entertainment reporter, dishes on how the Strip has evolved over the past 30 years and why 20-somethings are benefiting from the latest incarnation of Vegas.

Rick Moonen, celebrity chef and restaurateur, tells us about the upcoming event, Chefs to the Max, a fundraiser to help support a Las Vegas food critic who was critically injured in a car accident.

David Schwartz, director of the Center for Gaming Research, talks about his new book, Grandissimo: The First Emperor of Las Vegas, about the man who built Caesars Palace and helped transform Las Vegas from the land of mobsters to the modern gaming destination we see today.

David Codiga, executive project director of The Linq, Caesars Entertainment, tells us about the design of the ground-breaking, open-air entertainment venue and the new High Roller, the world’s largest observation wheel.

Howard Stutz, weekly columnist for Las Vegas Review-Journal, explains why gambling is no longer the main source of revenue in Las Vegas, and where else people are spending their money.

Jon Basso, founder of the Heart Attack Grill, talks about his controversial restaurant that includes 8,000-calorie burgers and waitresses posing as sexy nurses.

Bertral T. Washington, Clark County fire chief, reveals the craziest situations he’s seen during his tenure, and how a casino in Las Vegas may be the safest place in the world to have a heart attack.

Nick Fischella, co-owner of Banger Brewing, tells us why Vegas was ready for its first brewery on Fremont Street and why craft beer is becoming just as popular as cocktails.

Ryan Slattery, managing editor of Vegas Player Magazine, gives us the inside scoop on Las Vegas nightlife and where to find the best of everything, from live shows to DJs.

Marc Meltzer, contributor to VegasChatter.com, talks about the times you want to get off the Strip to find a great local experience and affordable meal just a little further away.

By Darra Stone for PeterGreenberg.com