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Ashanti's Birthday at Lavo; Mario Lopez's at Andrea's

Ashanti at Lavo. Photo: Al Powers/Powers Imagery
Ashanti at Lavo. Photo: Al Powers/Powers Imagery

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Grammy Award-winning R&B singer Ashanti dined with friends and family at Lavo Italian Restaurant at the Palazzo on Saturday night to kick off her night of birthday celebrations. She walked the red carpet in a purple crystallized dress, posing for pictures with her parents and producer L.T. Hutton. On Sunday she continued her birthday weekend with dinner at Tao Asian Bistro at the Venetian with her family and friends. They ordered coconut shrimp, satay of Chilean sea bass, wok sirloin and chicken fried rice. [EaterWire]

Four-time world boxing champion Miguel Cotto stopped by the sushi bar at Sushi Roku at the Forum Shops at Caesars for lunch on Saturday. Cotto's personal trainer and training staff joined him, ordering the Katana Roll, yellowtail sashimi with diced chili and sushi. [EaterWire]

Comedian Dane Cook started his Saturday night with friends in Tao Asian Bistro at the Venetian. The group ordered grilled 12-ounce Kobe rib eye with yuzu cilantro butter, satay of chicken and wasabi-crusted filet mignon as they toasted to their time in Las Vegas. [EaterWire]

Soul singer Aloe Blacc dined at Stack at the Mirage on Saturday night. [EaterWire]

Extra host and actor Mario Lopez celebrated his 40th birthday with dinner at Andrea's at Encore Las Vegas on Friday night. The evening marked the first appearance for Lopez and his wife, Courtney Mazza Lopez, together since the birth of their son, Dominic, last month. The couple dined with a group of 10 close friends at Andrea's at Encore Las Vegas, where they shared a variety of sushi and sashimi, specialty rolls, chili shrimp tempura, tuna tataki salad, New York strip steak, miso black cod and more. On Saturday, Lopez and his wife dined at Botero at Encore Las Vegas. The group was seated on the patio and ordered steaks, Dover sole, and short rib ravioli, sharing several sides including chopped salad, baby beet salad, truffle mac and cheese and fries. [EaterWire]

Thursday evening, breakout hip hop artist A$AP Ferg dined at Tao Asian Bistro at the Venetian with friends. [EaterWire]

Country music artist Trace Adkins dined at Tacos & Tequila at the Luxor on Thursday night. He ordered mango ginger margaritas, top shelf margaritas and shots of Patrón. The group also ordered ceviche, shrimp quesadillas, fajitas, enchiladas and beef burritos. [EaterWire]

Four-time world champion boxer Miguel Cotto was spotted dining at N9NE Steakhouse at the Palms with a group of family and friends including his wife, Melissa Guzman Cotto, on Thursday evening. The group dined family style on Caesars salad, fillets, rib eyes and shellfish platters. [EaterWire]
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Sushi Roku

3500 Las Vegas Boulevard S, Las Vegas, NV 89109 702-733-7373 Visit Website


3131 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109 702-770-5310 Visit Website

Lavo Nightclub & Italian Restaurant

3325 Las Vegas Blvd. S. , Las Vegas, NV 89109 702-791-1800

N9NE Steakhouse

4321 W Flamingo Road, Las Vegas, NV 89103 702-938-9999 Visit Website

Tao Asian Bistro

3377 Las Vegas Boulevard S, Las Vegas, NV 89109 702-388-8338 Visit Website