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The History of Nightclubs in Las Vegas, as Told by Michael Morton

Plus Shake Shack's The ChickenShack and East Coast vs. West Coast burgers.

Chelsea McManus

Michael Morton reflects on 20 years of nightclubs in Las Vegas starting with Drink!, the bar he brought from Chicago to the Hard Rock Hotel. He goes on to look at how 12 nightclubs opened in rapid succession in three years, and then his move to the Palms to bring N9NE, Rain, Ghostbar, Moon, Nove Italiano and the Playboy Club. “For the first time in Las Vegas history, non-gaming ventures became lucrative revenue drivers instead of loss-leader amenities.” Good read.

Shake Shack reveals a fried chicken sandwich — The ChickenShack — for a limited time, only in Brooklyn. As Eater notes, the company filed a trademark application two months ago for "chicken shack."

Fast Company attempts to determine whether East Coast or West Coast burgers are better — in a rap. In-N-Out Burger, Shake Shack, Fat Burger and Five Guys all make an appearance.

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