Derrick Rose at LAVO, Wilmer Valderrama, Laura Prepon, Kellan Lutz, Rashad Evans, Jeremy Stephens, Patrick Beverley and more at TAO

Derrick Rose was spotted dining at LAVO Saturday night. The Chicago Bulls point guard, joined by family and friends, enjoyed the restaurant’s famous meatballs, calamari, oysters, shrimp cocktail, Ribeye steak, Cavatelli Bolognese, pizzas and an array of desserts before heading to TAO.

Later in the evening, Wilmer Valderrama was spotted dining with former “That ’70s Show” cast member and “Orange is the New Black” star Laura Prepon at TAO Asian Bistro. The two stars were joined by a group of friends as they feasted on satay of Chilean Sea Bass, spicy tuna tartare, yellowtail sashimi and cocktails before heading upstairs to the nightclub.

Also spotted at TAO Asian Bistro was actor Kellan Lutz. The model and star of The Twilight Saga film series dined family style with a group of friends, enjoying satay of Chilean Sea Bass, wasabi filets and an assortment of sushi. The actor also enjoyed margaritas and specialty cocktails with the group before joining his friend Wilmer Valderrama at the nightclub.

Rashad Evans was spotted at TAO Saturday night. The UFC fighter joined a VIP table of other MMA fighters including James Kimball, Anthony Pettis, Kevin Luke “Cub” Swanson, Cain Velasquez, Luke Rockhold and Shawn “The Savage” Jordan, as they enjoyed shots and cocktails to the sounds of Eric Dlux.

Other notable names spotted at TAO included UFC’s Jeremy Stephens, John “Doomsday” Howard, Michael “The Menace” Johnson, Mark Delagrotte and Houston Rockets point guard Patrick Beverley.

Photos: Twilight Heartthrob Alex Meraz Enjoys Meatball Spot at Town Square

Twilight heartthrob Alex Meraz celebrated the release of “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2” at Meatball Spot at Town Square in Las Vegas last night.

Meraz, who arrived with wife Kim on his arm, looked dapper in dark jeans and a fitted black jacket as he walked in the door.

The studly wolf pack member devoured a plate of hearty classic meatballs paired with Chef Carla Pellegrino’s signature spicy meat sauce, a classic Italian pizza with artichokes, prosciutto, black olives and cheese, and Panzanella Salad with cucumber, tomato and pieces of tasty feta cheese.

For dessert, the couple noshed on a delicious peanut butter cup ice cream sandwich along with a creamy black and white milkshake drizzled with chocolate sauce.

In between sips of Chianti, Meraz greeted hundreds of fans eagerly awaiting a photo with the Twilight hunk. Girls screamed as they finally got to the front of the line and were welcomed with open arms from Meraz.

Also dining at Meatball Spot on Saturday night was Britney Spears’ manager, Larry Rudolph. The legendary talent manager enjoyed a plate of chicken meatballs with classic tomato sauce, savory turkey meatballs with parmesan cream sauce and a ‘Roman Style’ pepperoni and pineapple pizza. For dessert, Rudolph indulged in a Cookie Explosion milkshake.

Meatball Spot is open daily for lunch, dinner and late-night dining: Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday, from 11 a.m. until 11 p.m., Thursday, from 11 a.m. until midnight, and Friday and Saturday, from 11 a.m. until 1 a.m. Meatball Spot, located directly across from Rave Motion Pictures at Town Square Las Vegas, remains open for special screenings and big opening nights.  More information is available on the website,www.MeatballSpot.com, by calling 702.641.7768, on Twitter @meatballspot, and on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/MeatballSpot. Meatball Spot is available for parties and special events.

Photo Credit: Jeff Ragazzo

 

 

“TWILIGHT” STAR ALEX MERAZ TO APPEAR AT MEATBALL SPOT AT TOWN SQUARE THE OPENING WEEKEND OF “THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN PART 2”

“TWILIGHT” STAR ALEX MERAZ TO APPEAR AT MEATBALL SPOT AT TOWN SQUARE THE OPENING WEEKEND OF “THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN PART 2”

Meatball Spot at Town Square will welcome actor Alex Meraz to dine as the world celebrates the release of “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2” on Saturday, Nov. 17.

Meraz, best known for his role as wolf pack member Paul, will invite patrons to sink their teeth into the ‘Team Jacob’ specialty meatball – a hearty beef meatball paired with garlic parmesan sauce – as we commemorate the release of the final film in the series. ‘Twi-hards’ will also have the chance cheers Meraz with the ‘Werewolf Bite,’ a Bacardi Wolfberry Rum based cocktail mixed with white grape juice, blueberries and fresh lemon juice.

A dynamic restaurant and a bar made for mingling come together at the new Meatball Spot, located across from Rave Motion Pictures at Town Square. Featuring the celebrated fare of renowned chef Carla Pellegrino and a compelling cocktail menu, Meatball Spot offers meatball dishes, pizzas, salads and a gelato bar, as well as an array of mojitos, sangrias and cocktail floats. French country design unites with a SoHo meets Malibu setting at the new restaurant, where a white picket fence frames a spacious patio with a garden-style setting outside, and a lively bar is the centerpiece to the dining room inside.  Meatball Spot is open for lunch, dinner and late-night dining, daily: Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday, from 11 a.m. until 11 p.m., Thursday, from 11 a.m. until midnight, and Friday and Saturday, from 11 a.m. until 2 a.m. Meatball Spot is closed on Mondays. More information is available on the website, www.MeatballSpot.com, by calling 702.641.7768, on Twitter @meatballspot, and on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/MeatballSpot. Meatball Spot is available for parties and special events.

About Carla Pellegrino

Chef Carla Pellegrino is known around the world for her culinary expertise. Pellegrino is currently the Executive Chef at Bacio by Carla Pellegrino at Tropicana Las Vegas, Executive Chef and Owner of Bratalian Neapolitan Cantina, and Executive Chef of Meatball Spot at Town Square Las Vegas. The dynamic chef, who was previously the Executive Chef and Owner of Rao’s Las Vegas at Caesars Palace, has been featured in numerous national media outlets, including: “The Today Show,” “CBS This Morning,” “Fox News,” “Bon Appetit” and “Food & Wine” magazine. Pellegrino’s restaurant, Bratalian, was named “Best New Restaurant,” while her restaurant, Bacio, was named “Best Italian Restaurant,” by the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s “Best of Las Vegas” awards in 2011. Pellegrino has been recognized multiple times by the esteemed James Beard Foundation as the host of the organization’s “Spring in Italy” and “Women in Food” events.

About Town Square Las Vegas

Town Square is a shopping, dining and entertainment center on Las Vegas Boulevard at the junction of I-15 and the I-215. The 100-acre, open-air center features 22 buildings detailing a collage of Old World and contemporary architectural styles. Town Square includes an eclectic mix of retail and restaurants, an 18-screen movie theater and 300,000 square feet of Class “A” office space. The center is open Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Town Square has a free interactive application for Apple’s iPhone®, iPad™ and iPod users available for download at Apple’s iTunes store or at http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/town-square/id404929057?mt=8. For more information, visit www.mytownsquarelasvegas.com or call 702-269-5000.