May 2019

Adam&eveDDB’s Ominous Campaign for Suicide Awareness Wins 8 Golds at the One Show

The advertising awards season is in full swing now, with the ADC Awards in the books and its sister, the One Show, beginning to announce its 2019 winners. Half of the One Show honorees were announced at an awards show in New York City tonight, and the rest will be revealed Friday evening—followed quickly by Britain’s D&AD Awards and the Cannes Lions in June.

Four agencies that emerged tonight as particularly strong contenders were adam&eveDDB of London, Droga5, McCann New York and Wieden + Kennedy Portland (whose Colin Kaepernick work for Nike was awarded the top prize in the “Cultural Driver” category).

Adam&eveDDB was the top gold pencil winner of the evening, scooping up eight for the agency’s work on the Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM). The impactful—and haunting—effort with This Morning ITV was created to raise awareness of male suicide in the U.K. and centered on “Project 84,” a stunt that placed 84 male sculptures (representing the number of men who take their own lives each week in the nation) on top of a London building.

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May 2019

Consider these events to round out your Vegas Uncork’d experience

Vegas Uncork’d by Bon Appétit returns to the Strip for its 13th year in Las Vegas May 9-12, and thanks to the presence of many of the celebrity chefs that have created successful restaurants in casino resorts, it has become the scene’s signature culinary event.

I’ve covered Uncork’d for years now and it remains one of the most impressive annual events of any kind on the Strip, even attracting plenty of locals each year to the Grand Tasting, which is set for 7 p.m. May 10 at Caesars Palace’s Garden of the Gods pool oasis. That remains the best place to see as many famous food figures as possible and sample specialty dishes from more than 50 chefs and restaurants.

Many Uncork’d events are sold out, of course, but there are still tickets available to some of the most intriguing and appetizing happenings at this year’s four-day fest. 

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May 2019

Vegas Uncork’d Shows its Passion for Food

Las Vegas has grown from the land of the cheap shrimp cocktail to a culinary paradise full of celebrity chefs and world-class cuisine. One of the best ways to savor the fruits of this transition is at Vegas Uncork’d by Bon Appétit. The four-day foodie affair is packed with more than two dozen events and runs the gamut of cuisine types, with everything from Italian to Asian and French, with cocktails perfectly paired to accompany the flavors. This year’s offerings are bigger than ever, with even more chances to rub elbows with iconic chefs and restaurateurs.

Imagine sipping rose with Lisa Vanderpump. No word on whether any of her beloved four-legged friends will be in attendance, but regardless you won’t want to miss Roses and Rose with Lisa Vanderpump at the newly opened Vanderpump Cocktail Garden at Caesars Palace on Thursday, May 9.

The crown jewel of the Uncork’d weekend is The Grand Tasting on May 10 at Garden of the Gods Pool Oasis at Caesars Palace. With offerings from over 50 award-winning chefs, it’s the one event no true foodie should miss. The gorgeous poolside venue and springtime temps are perfect complements to the mind-blowing cuisine and over 100 of the best wines and spirits from around the world. Snag a “Top Shelf” ticket to unlock four dedicated top-shelf bars featuring premium wine, cocktails and beer, plus food from a Caesars Palace celebrity chef in the VIP cabanas.

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6 Foodie Events Not to Miss at This Year’s Vegas Uncork’d

Over the past 13 years, Vegas Uncork’d has taken its place as one of the city’s most high-profile food events, thanks to a partnership between the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority and Conde Nast, publishers of iconic food magazine Bon Appetit. “Through Vegas Uncork’d, we’re able to showcase the truly mind-blowing variety of restaurants and chefs that call Las Vegas home, all in one place at one time,” says Colleen Yoshida, senior director of advertising at the LVCVA.

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May 2019

Uncork’d, Las Vegas’ Largest Food Festival, Has Surprises in Store This Year

Uncork’d has logged enough years in Las Vegas—this is its 13th edition—that it has become a must-attend food event, from the May 9 Saber Off to the last brunch at Rao’s on May 12. The stalwarts of the fine dining scene will be on hand, of course, but there will also be some new faces this year.

“I’ve been warned it’s an assault on the senses in the most beautiful way possible,” says newbie Will Guidara of NoMad hotel and restaurant. “It’s like an urban carnival where there are many exciting things happening everywhere.”

If this is your first time attending Uncork’d, there’s no real way to prepare for the four-day gastronomic feast of Dionysian proportions. Here, we highlight the new events we’re most excited about. (And if you can’t get tickets to individual events, the Grand Tasting on May 10 is always a sure bet to see some famous faces.)

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April 2019

World’s Most Iconic Chefs Head To Vegas Uncork’d Culinary Festival In May

This year’s Vegas Uncork’d by Bon Appétit culinary festival will take place May 9-12, and it will be bigger and better than ever, with renowned celebrity chefs, restaurateurs, master sommeliers and cutting-edge mixologists from Caesars Entertainment, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, MGM Resorts International, The Venetian Resort Las Vegas and Wynn Las Vegas.

The star-studded roster of headliners includes Christina Tosi, Roy Choi, Gordon Ramsay, Lisa Vanderpump, Guy Fieri,Masaharu Morimoto, Guy Savoy, Julian Serrano, Michael Mina, Mark LoRusso, Nobu Matsuhisa and Will Guidara and many more. They will participate in events ranging from returning favorites like The Grand Tasting at Caesars Palace and Picnic at The Park to a variety of new events including Under the Stars at The NoMad Pool and the May the Best Chef Win: Celebrity Poker Tournament.

Here’s a closer look at three of the participating chefs from The Venetian Resort Las Vegas:

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Why Vegas Uncork’d Is a Foodie’s Paradise

To all foodies everywhere, we are only weeks away from food festival Vegas Uncork’d, which gathers some of the most well-known chefs in Las Vegas.

Guests of the fest will be able to try bites from restaurants including Mott 32, BBQ Mexicana, and Rao’s.

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April 2019

Kate Tsang won a $1 million grant for her film ‘Marvelous and the Black Hole,’ which will premiere at next year’s Tribeca Film Festival.

The 2019 Tribeca Film Festival is still a couple days away from kicking off, but in lower Manhattan on Monday, one of the films set to premiere in the 2020 edition of the festival was selected.

Kate Tsang’s Marvelous and the Black Hole was selected as the winner of the third annual Untold Stories live pitch event, giving Tsang a $1 million grant from AT&T to go toward her film and earning the pic a slot in next year’s fest. Marvelous will also run across AT&T’s video platform.

Tsang’s coming-of-age comedy, which impressed a greenlight committee of industry leaders and film experts who selected this year’s winner after hearing pitches from five finalists, follows teenage delinquent Sammy Ko as she and a surly children’s party magician embark on an adventure that helps her grapple with her tumultuous home life and inner demons.

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