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Wendy Williams at Tao Asian Bistro; NBA Stars All Over

Star Watch tracks where celebs are dining in Vegas. See someone notable about town? Email vegas@eater.com.

Wendy Williams Celebrates Her 50th Birthday at TAO.jpgWendy Williams [Photo: Al Powers/Powers Imagery]

Talk show host Wendy Williams dined at Tao Asian Bistro at the Venetian on Saturday night. [EaterWire]

Actor Josh Peck dined at Lavo Italian Restaurant at the Palazzo on Saturday night. Peck posted a photo to his Instagram and Twitter accounts of himself and his friend at the restaurant, posing with their Kobe meatballs. [EaterWire]

Retired NBA stars Gary Payton and Jason Kidd, current Brooklyn Nets coach, dined together with friends following NBA's Summer League at N9NE Steakhouse at the Palms on Saturday night. The group shared appetizers including rock shrimp, lobster pot stickers and calamari while Payton enjoyed a bone-in filet and Kidd opted for the Alaskan halibut. [EaterWire]

Rapper Too $hort was spotted dining at Tao Asian Bistro at the Venetian on Friday night. He was joined by two friends as they all ordered satay of Chilean sea bass, Chinese sausage fried rice, Thai buddha chicken, lobster wontons and more. [EaterWire]

Miss Nevada Teen USA 2014 Alexa Taylor celebrated her 16th birthday at Sugar Factory at Town Square on Friday with close friends and family. Taylor drank a virgin lollipop passion goblet and kept it healthy for dinner, choosing grilled chicken with a side spinach salad. Taylor's friends ordered burgers, tomato basil pizza and alfredo pasta. The birthday girl was surprised with a King Kong sundae made with 24 scoops of ice cream, cupcakes, sprinkles, caramel sauce, fudge sauce, strawberry shavings, sliced bananas, toasted walnuts, whipped cream and giant swirly pops. [EaterWire]

Spotted dining separately at N9NE Steakhouse on Thursday night: NBA players, Dwyane Wade of Miami Heat and DeMarcus Cousins of the Sacramento Kings. [EaterWire]

Thursday night, Mercadito at Red Rock Resort celebrated its official grand opening. Guests included Olympic figure skater Oksana Baiul, singer Pia Zadora, former Sen. Richard Bryan, The Voice's Jared Blake, BMX pro Ricardo Laguna, rocker Franky Perez, Chris Phillips of Zowie Bowie and brothers and partners Alfredo and Patricio Sandoval. On Wednesday night, Carrot Top stopped by Mercadito. [EaterWire]
 
Magician Penn Jillette dined at Guy Fieri's Vegas Kitchen & Bar inside The Quad on Tuesday. He ordered the Southern smothered chili bowl and ultimate Asian chicken wraps. The rest of his party dined on the fireball whisky wings, Morgan's gnarly Greek and Brutha's badass Caes-uh salad. Too full for dessert, Penn stopped by the kitchen and signed one of the plates for the restaurant wall. [EaterWire] 

Monday night LeBron James and Dwyane Wade dined at Lavo Italian Restaurant at the Palazzo. They were joined by a large group of friends from Miami and Cleveland. James and Wade ordered sea bass, steak and grilled vegetables but stuck to their strict off season paleo diet. [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

Mercadito

11011 W Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89135 702-979-3609

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