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The 25 Biggest Stories in Las Vegas in 2014

Find out the most riveting stories on Eater Vegas in the past year.


As 2014 comes to a close, it’s time to take a look at some of the biggest stories of 2014 — the menus, the coming attractions, the places Nicolas Cage likes to dine. Here now, a look back at the stories you couldn’t get enough of in 2014.

1. TV's Pawn Stars Move Closer to a Pawn Plaza
Love them or hate them, the cast of Pawn Stars and their Gold & Silver Pawn Shop’s plans for a container park next door are always a huge draw.

2. And Now For the First Shutter at SLS Las Vegas
SLS Las Vegas has had a rough going since trying to gentrify the north Strip, and the first major casualty? The buffet, ironically.

3. First Peek: Resorts World Las Vegas Dining and Nightclub
The intrigue behind Resorts World and what could possibly happen at this resort going in across from Wynn Las Vegas drew you in.

4. The 20 Biggest Restaurants in Las Vegas Based on Sales
Always a topic for debate, this list garnered traffic, traffic, traffic. Don’t you want to know who came out on top?

5. Giada Debuts Breakfast
She’s on TV round the clock, and her new restaurant Giada and its breakfast proved irresistible to readers.

6. Behold: 19 Places Nicolas Cage Likes To Dine in Las Vegas
Who doesn’t want to know where actor Nic Cage eats when he’s in town?

7. Now for an Encore from Giada De Laurentiis
What could the pint-sized Food Network star do next in Las Vegas? You want to know.

8. The Full Menu & Prices at Guy Fieri's Vegas Kitchen & Bar
The only other chef that caught your eye in Las Vegas was Guy Fieri, and his menu and it’s The Off-Da-Hook Original Smash Burger and Pic-a-Nik Sandwich piqued your interest. Admit it, you want to try Guy’s Cheesecake Challenge.

9. The 21 Hottest Restaurants in Las Vegas Right Now — Dec. 2014
Who doesn’t want to know what the hottest restaurants in Las Vegas are right now. This, the most current list.

10. Nine New Restaurants To Try Right Now in Las Vegas
Finding the smaller restaurants that opened in Las Vegas was tough — until Eater came along.

11. White Castle
Not Shake Shack. Not Wahlburgers. No, you wanted to know when White Castle is opening. January. It opens in January.

12. First Resorts World, Now Take a First Peek at Lucky Dragon
A new resort opening in Las Vegas is a pretty big deal. A new resort that no one even knows about is an even bigger deal. Meet Lucky Dragon. And you'll only read about it on Eater Vegas.

13. The 38 Essential Las Vegas Restaurants, October 2014
The essential restaurants in Las Vegas, the most current version. You should keep these restaurants on your must-try list.

14. The 38 Essential Las Vegas Restaurants, January 2014
You even cared back in January about the most essential restaurants in Las Vegas.

15. Joe Jonas at Katsuya; Brody Jenner at Stack; Dan Aykroyd at STK
Who doesn’t want to know where celebrities dine in Las Vegas?

16. Hell's Kitchen Winner Scott Commings Now in the Kitchen at Gordon Ramsay Pub
The winner of Gordon Ramsay’s Hell’s Kitchen is always a big draw. Yes, Scott Commings is still in Las Vegas.

17. Breaking: Hakkasan Consumes the Vegas Nightlife Scene with a Light Group Blockbuster Buyout
The Hakkasan buyout of Light Group turned the nightlife scene on its collective ear.

18. Confirmed: White Castle Is Coming to the Las Vegas Strip
You loved White Castle at the Las Vegas Foodie Fest, and now Vegas will have on to call its very own.

19. UPDATED: Hell's Kitchen Winner Ja'Nel Witt Will NOT Be Cooking at Gordon Ramsay Pub
A year-plus later and you still want to know what happened with Ja’Nel Witt on Gordon Ramsay’s Hell’s Kitchen.

20. Everything You Need To Know About Downtown Summerlin
You sure do like to know what’s happening at the newest shopping center in Las Vegas. Here, your complete guide.

21. Your Guide to the Biggest Restaurant Openings in Las Vegas This Fall
Fall, the biggest opening season for restaurants in Las Vegas. Here, everything important that opened.

22. The Hottest Restaurants in Las Vegas Right Now, November 2014
More of the hottest restaurants in Las Vegas, this time from November.

23. Shake Shack
It’s hot, hot, hot and it opens, opens, opens on Monday, Monday, Monday.

24. Where To Eat at McCarran International Airport (LAS) — Winter 2014
You sure do travel a lot, and when you’re doing it, you want to know where to eat.

25. Revealed: Full Menu, Prices for Giada at The Cromwell
You definitely want to now what you will be eating at Giada.

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