High Horse, one of the newest hospitality collectives in Las Vegas, recently opened a new pizzeria paying tribute to iconic motorcycle daredevil Evel Knievel. Located on East Fremont Street in Downtown Las Vegas, Evel Pie features craft beers, cheap cocktails, and a wide variety of pizza options. High Horse’s Branden Powers and Knievel’s son, Kelly Knievel, took time to chat with us about their new project and Evel’s legacy in Las Vegas.
The all-American, Evel Knievel-themed pizzeria Evel Pie celebrated its grand opening on Friday, Dec. 16 in Downtown Las Vegas with a pizza party benefitting the Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth (NPHY) and a grand opening celebration later in the evening.
The festivities kicked off with an “Evel” pizza party for the kids of NPHY. General manager and chef Vincent Rotolo started by giving a brief history of Las Vegas legend Evel Knievel and why he is such an inspiration for the working man. The kids were then led through a pizza-making demonstration before being taught how to make their their own “Cheesy Rider” pizzas, which were made and enjoyed by all attendees.
If you like New York-style pizza, quality sausage, great cocktails, memorabilia, oddities and antiques, there are two new places in Downtown Las Vegas to put on your must-visit list.
ReBar on Main Street celebrated its opening with a unique sausage-cutting ceremony on Wednesday. The event was attended by Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman, Congresswoman Dina Titus, Nevada Assemblywoman Heidi Swank, and Las Vegas City Councilman Bob Coffin, along with a virtual who’s who of Downtown Las Vegas and local nonprofits. ReBar, which is a combination of an antique store and bar, is the dream of co-owner Derek Stonebarger.
The Golden Tiki added to its Cabinet of Curiosities Thursday night by unveiling Norm Clarke’s shrunken head. Managing Partner Branden Powers and Tony Felicetta of The Sharps were on hand to present the honor to the former Las Vegas Review-Journal gossip columnist.
“Branden’s been a longtime friend of mine. I’ve supported him over the years, and he’s supported my column,” said Clarke. “I’m really honored to be among the little head crowd now at The Golden Tiki.”
eSports governing bodies will have to submit a request no less than 30-days before their event begins if they have any chance of stopping a Las Vegas sportsbook from offering odds at one of their events according to an eSports news writer.
It was only a matter of time before the Nevada Gambling Commission (NGC) gave the green light for Nevada sportsbooks to offer odds on eSports events. As our very own Peter Amsel points out right here. William Hill US were the first to break that particular hymen when they opened a book on the Intel Extreme Masters (IEM) Oakland League of Legends (LOL) at Downtown Grand & Casino.