Tickets on Sale Now for Las Vegas Pizza Festival

Tickets on Sale Now for Inaugural Las Vegas Pizza Festival on Nov. 16

Enjoy unlimited sample slices from more than 20 of Las Vegas’ top pizzaiolos 

Pizza lovers will unite at the inaugural Las Vegas Pizza Festival on Saturday, Nov. 16 from 1-4 p.m. at The Industrial Event Space (2330 Industrial Rd.), featuring unlimited sample slices from 20 of the finest pizzaiolos and innovators shaping Las Vegas as a pizza lovers’ destination today. Tickets are on sale now at vegaspizzafest.com.

Founded in partnership with the Las Vegas Pizza Alliance, participants include Good Pie, Pizza Rock, Metro Pizza, Old School Pizzeria, Pizzeria Monzu, Dom DeMarco’s Pizzeria & Bar, Brooklyn’s Best Pizza & Pasta, Pop Up Pizza, Naked City Pizza Shop, Flour & Barley, Mama Napoli Pizza, Yukon Pizza, Those Guys Pies, Settebello Pizzeria Napoletana, Amore Taste of Chicago, Carmine’s Pizza Kitchen, bBd’s Beers, Burgers, Desserts and Ada’s. Three-time World Pizza Champion and 2019 Caputo Cup Champion Laura Meyer of Pizza Rock will join Nicole Bean of Pizaro’s Pizza in Houston, Tex. and Audrey Kelly of Audrey Jane’s Pizza Garage in Boulder, Colo. to present a special “Women in Pizza” booth. Each chef will showcase their unique signature style of handcrafted pie, from classic Sicilian and Grandma to modern Detroit, New York, Chicago and more, along with gluten-free and vegetarian varieties.

“People don’t realize the talent we have in Las Vegas in regards to pizza, but we have chefs competing – and winning – against the top pizza shops across the world, including Tony Gemignani from Pizza Rock, a 13-time World Pizza Champion; John Arena from Metro Pizza, who has won more ‘best pizza’ awards and accolades than you can count; and Chris Decker, a World Pizza Champion 2017 Bronze Medalist and 2018 Silver Medalist who also competed in Italy at the Pizza World Championship,” said Vince Rotolo, owner of Good Pie. “Pizza is the universal food that truly brings people together in a way no other food can and we want to continue building this community on a local, authentic level through this festival.”

Scott Wiener, star of Thrillist’s original video series “Really Dough” and founder of Scott’s Pizza Tours and hunger relief organization Slice Out Hunger, will serve as emcee, while other guest stars include 10-time World Pizza Champion and winner of Food Network’s “Chopped: Pizza Poetry” Nino Coniglio, three-time World Pizza Champion Derek Sanchez and pizza tossing world champion Scott Volpe.

Tickets are $45 GA per person or $50 for GA adult and one child under eight years old. VIP tickets are $85 and include early entry at 12 p.m., complimentary beer and wine and additional culinary bites in the VIP lounge.

For updates, announcements or additional information, visit vegaspizzafest.com or follow on Facebook at facebook.com/vegaspizzafest, Instagram at @vegaspizzafest and Twitter at @vegaspizzafest.

 

The Mob Museum Spotlights NEW Ralph Lamb Exhibit

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THE MOB MUSEUM TO DEBUT NEW EXHIBITION DEDICATED TO THE LIFE AND TIMES OF RALPH LAMB, THE COWBOY SHERIFF, DURING NATIONAL TOURISM WEEK

Museum Officials, Tourism Executives to Inaugurate Exhibition on Tuesday, May 6, 3:45 p.m. on Museum’s Front Steps at National Tourism Week Rally

 Lamb rides in the Helldorado Parade, 1969 (courtesy Metro Museum).
Lamb rides in the Helldorado Parade, 1969 (courtesy Metro Museum).

Ralph Lamb, arguably Las Vegas’ most legendary law enforcement figure, will be celebrated with  a new exhibition, The Cowboy Sheriff, at The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement. Lamb will join Museum officials and tourism industry representatives in inaugurating the exhibition at a press conference on Tuesday, May 6, preceding the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority’s annual National Travel and Tourism Week rally, to be held on the Museum’s front steps that day at 3:45 p.m. Following the rally, media and rally participants will get a sneak peek of the new exhibition, which opens to the public on Wednesday, May 7. The afternoon will conclude with a celebration on Downtown3rd, featuring appetizers and signature drinks from the restaurants at Downtown Grand and Pizza Rock.

Objects on display will include historic photographs, a belt buckle, handcuffs, a Colt .38 revolver, Lamb’s cowboy hat, boots, a Winchester .30-30 rifle, an award medallion, a custom bridle bit  and a saddle. Items have been loaned to the Museum by the Metro Museum as well as Lamb and private collectors.

From 1961-1979, Sheriff Ralph Lamb enforced the law in Las Vegas, a city teeming with organized crime. Having grown up on a ranch in rural Nevada, Lamb brought an old-school approach to the job. He was not above getting physical with hoodlums to make sure they followed the rules.

Lamb developed an extensive network of tipsters who let him know when gangsters were in town. Los Angeles Mob boss Johnny Rosselli was among those who received a dose of the sheriff’s frontier justice. In 1966, Lamb let Rosselli know who was in charge by roughing him up in a crowded casino and throwing him in jail.

When Lamb learned that a planeload of reputed mobsters was flying in from Kansas City, he and his deputies detained the group at the airport and sent them home.

Although Lamb was known as “the Cowboy Sheriff,” the community’s first modern crime lab and SWAT team were established during his watch. He also led the effort to merge the Las Vegas Police Department and Clark County Sheriff’s Department in 1973, creating the current Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.

In 1984, Lamb joined a high-powered group of Las Vegas leaders who bid to move the annual National Finals Rodeo from Oklahoma City to Las Vegas. The competition has been held here ever since.

Ralph Lamb’s legendary 18-year tenure as Clark County sheriff inspired the 2012-13 television drama, “Vegas,” starring Dennis Quaid.

Artifacts After Hours

On Thursday, May 8, from 7–9 p.m., the Museum will present “Artifacts After Hours,” a Museum Members-only presentation series designed to give members an inside look at the Museum’s extraordinary collection. At this event, Museum staff will lead a presentation about Sheriff Lamb and The Cowboy Sheriff exhibition. The event is free for Members and $5 for their guest (one guest per member, please).

For general information about the Museum, its exhibitions, special programming, event rentals and admission, please call (702) 229-2734 or visit www.TheMobMuseum.org.

ABOUT THE MOB MUSEUM

The Mob Museum is a world-class destination in downtown Las Vegas dedicated to the thrilling story of organized crime and law enforcement. It presents an exciting and authentic view of the Mob’s impact on Las Vegas history and its unique imprint on the world. True stories of Mob history are brought to life in a bold and contemporary style via engaging exhibits, high-tech theater presentations and more than 600 artifacts, the largest collection of Mob and related law enforcement memorabilia under one roof. Since opening in 2012, The Mob Museum has accumulated numerous accolades, including being named one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by Fox News and Budget Travel magazine, “Las Vegas’ Best New Attractions for 2012” by Travel + Leisure magazine, “9 Reasons to Visit Las Vegas” by CNNgo, a finalist for the “Best Wider World Project Award,” by the British Guild of Travel Writers and “Best Museum” by Nevada Magazine and the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Admission is $19.95 for adults ages 18 and over with special pricing for children, seniors, military, law enforcement, Nevada residents, and teachers. Museum hours are Sundays through Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. For more information, call (702) 229-2734 or visit www.themobmuseum.org. Connect on Facebook: www.Facebook.com/themobmuseum  and on Twitter: @TheMobMuseum.

Pizza Rock Goes Live and Unplugged with Its Acoustic Brunch Every Sunday Starting December 8

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Pizza Rock Goes Live And Unplugged With Its Acoustic Brunch Every Sunday Starting December 8

WHAT: Pizza Rock will roll in a rockin’ new brunch menu with live entertainment every Sunday, starting December 8th. Accompanying award-winning pizza and brunch favorites, these acoustic sessions will kick-start any Sunday with great food and good vibes.

The menu reflects traditional brunch plates and breakfast-style pizza infused with Pizza Rock’s hearty Italian-American edge. Some of the signature plates include Pizza Rock Benedict (poached eggs, crispy pancetta, hollandaise sauce on toasted focaccia, country potatoes) and Meatball Hash N’ Eggs (poached eggs, house meatball hash, choice of toasted focaccia or whole wheat baguette). Pizza offerings include the Double Sausage and Eggs (mozzarella, Wisconsin cheddar, sliced Italian and calabrese sausage, scrambled eggs, green onion, spicy calabrese peppers), The Baja (mozzarella, Wisconsin cheddar, Monterey jack, refried beans, black olives, salsa, sour cream) and The Pizza Scramble (vine ripened tomato sauce, country potatoes, mozzarella, Wisconsin cheddar, burrata, natural casing sausage, pepperoni, scrambled eggs, pepper flakes).

Guests can also indulge in cocktails including Premium Bacon Bloody Mary ($10 for 22oz) and Bottomless Mimosas (choice of orange juice, mango, strawberry or blood orange; priced at $10 with purchase of any brunch item).

WHEN: Every Sunday beginning December 8th, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

WHERE: Pizza Rock in the Downtown 3rd District, 201 N. Third Street, Las Vegas, Nevada, 89101.

About Pizza Rock
Located at 201 N. Third Street at Ogden, Pizza Rock features a full menu highlighted by gourmet pizzas created by 11-time World Pizza Champion Tony Gemignani; paired with specialty cocktails from their full-service bar and an extensive beer and wine menu to create the ultimate dining experience. The restaurant and bar will be open Sunday-Thursday from 11:00am to midnight and Friday-Saturday from 11:00am to 2am. Reservations can be made by calling (702) 385-0838. Keep current with news and special events at www.pizzarocklasvegas.com, on Facebook and on Twitter @PizzaRockLV.

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