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Dot Marie Jones Turns 50 at Lavo; New Year's Eve

Dot Marie Jones and Bridget Casteen at Lavo Italian Restaurant. Photo: Al Powers/Powers Imagery
Dot Marie Jones and Bridget Casteen at Lavo Italian Restaurant. Photo: Al Powers/Powers Imagery

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Comedian Kathy Griffin was spotted dining with friends at Lavo Italian Restaurant on Monday night. They ordered chicken parmigiano, cheese ravioli, bread pudding and Oreo zeppole. Internet personality iJustine also dined at Lavo on Monday evening. Kobe meatballs, chicken parmigiano, steak and various pastas were ordered by her group. [EaterWire]

Deejay Tiësto dined at Crush at the MGM Grand on Sunday night. The Dutch deejay ordered arugula and kale salads, ricotta gnocchi, sea scallops Benny, shrimp risotto, margherita, Nana D's meatball and date and artichoke pizzas, veal Bolognese, cavatelli pasta, lamb sirloin and the 8-ounce filet mignon. [EaterWire]

Dot Marie Jones, best known from Glee, celebrated her 50th birthday at Lavo Italian Restaurant at the Palazzo on Saturday. The actress was joined by friends including former Glee costar Ashley Fink as well as her partner, who she recently married, Bridget Casteen. The group ordered a specially prepared meal from the chef, and the birthday girl was later surprised with a three-tier Vegas themed cake designed by Gimme Some Sugar. Dot and Bridget shared a kiss after she blew out her candles and Dot exclaimed, "I'm 50!" [EaterWire]

Academy Award-nominated actor Djimon Hounsou dined at Tao Asian Bistro at the Venetian on Thursday night with family and friends. The group ordered vegetable dumplings and rolls, lobster wontons, miso-glazed Chilean sea bass, Buddha chicken and steak paired with Tao's Dragon Slayer cocktail. [EaterWire]

Wednesday night, singer and actress Kristin Chenoweth was spotted dining at Lavo Italian Restaurant at the Palazzo. Chenoweth and friends ordered the Kobe meatball, chicken parmigiano, steak and a variety of pasta and salad before ending the night with a dessert platter. [EaterWire]

Boxer Floyd Mayweather dined at N9NE Steakhouse at the Palms late Wednesday evening with a group of friends including actress KD Aubert. Mayweather ordered a salad and a ribeye. Earlier in the evening, American Idol alum and Vegas headliner Taylor Hicks popped in to the steakhouse with his girlfriend to order lobster pot stickers, sashimi, a filet and a ribeye. [EaterWire]

Pop rock singer Ryan Cabrera dined at Sugar Factory's Town Square location on Wednesday. Dressed in a black, long-sleeve T-shirt and gray beanie, the "On the Way Down" crooner was accompanied by a group of friends and family. [EaterWire]

Hip hop recording artist J. Cole dined at Carmine's inside the Forum Shops at Caesars on Wednesday night. Accompanied by a group of friends, the Roc Nation rapper ordered garlic bread parmigiana, penne alla vodka and chicken parmigiana along with the Little Miss Fruit Punch and a glass of Moscato. [EaterWire]

Katy Perry and John Mayer threw a private party for their friends on New Year's Eve at Fizz Las Vegas inside Caesars Palace, where the group drank Dom Perignon. Perry performed earlier that evening for Caesars Palace VIPs. [EaterWire]

Olympic gold medalist and E! reality star Ryan Lochte celebrated New Year's Eve at SHe by Morton's at The Shops at Crystals. The swimmer was seen with his Olympic swimming buddies Cullen Jones and Ed Moses along with two other friends. [EaterWire]

Former California governor and actor Arnold Schwarzenegger and his girlfriend Heather Milligan rang in the new year at Strip House at Planet Hollywood Resort for the second year in row with a small group of friends. Schwarzenegger and Milligan were spotted sharing a mixed baby greens salad and a New York strip steak along with black truffle creamed spinach and garlic herb French fries. [EaterWire]

Common dined at Fix Restaurant & Bar at the Bellagio for a pre-show dinner with friends on New Year's Eve. [EaterWire]

The cast and crew of the new E! reality show Rich Kids of Beverly Hills filmed at Stack Restaurant at Mirage on New Year's Eve. The show is set to debut on Jan. 19. [EaterWire]

Adam Levine and fiance Behati Prinsloo dined on sushi at Kumi at Mandalay Bay on New Year's Eve, ordering a long list of items before the big show. [EaterWire]

Grammy Award-winning singer Miguel dined in the private dining room at Tao Asian Bistro at the Venetian on New Year's Eve with girlfriend Nazanin Mandi as well as family members and friends. Miguel's group fueled up for the night with dinner in the restaurant's private dining room with a special menu prepared by the chef. Dancing With the Stars ballroom instructors Mark Ballas and Derek Hough were seen dining at Tao Asian Bistro at the Venetian on Monday with friends. The group ordered miso-glazed Chilean sea bass, spicy tuna tartare over crispy rice, kung pao chicken and chicken fried rice along with Tao Tini cocktails. [EaterWire]

Television personality Nene Leakes was spotted at Tao Asian Bistro at the Venetian on Sunday night. Leakes was joined by her husband Gregg and friends and enjoyed restaurant specialties including pork fried rice, satay of chicken and green bean tempura. The group then hit Lavo Italian Restaurant at the Palazzo on Monday where they tasted a selection of house favorites such as the kobe meatball, chicken parmigiano, steak and a variety of pasta. [EaterWire]

La Toya Jackson and Jeffre Phillips dined together Monday night at Andrea's at Encore Las Vegas. Seated in a private dining booth, the duo received personalized chopsticks and shared executive chef Joseph Elevado's crispy tuna, hamachi sudachi, shrimp tempura spicy tuna and jidori chicken. [EaterWire]
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Tao Asian Bistro

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

N9NE Steakhouse

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

Kumi Japanese Restaurant + Bar

3950 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV

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