PLATEFUL DECISIONS: UNLV hospitality students try to crack the code of the kitchen on quest to become Vegas tourism titans
The drill at these kitchen grills is not about stirring a student’s culinary talent until it bursts into a flambe of fame, a la Wolfgang Puck. Rather it’s about heating up the larger instincts necessary for hospitality/tourism careers, which produce Vegas’ economic bread and butter.
Across the street from this cozy homestead in Overton, nearly a century ago, an artistic trailblazer came into the world. Ironically, she would weave her singular magic in service of a wildly different, pleasure-seeking aesthetic — in our neon nirvana, where razzle met dazzle and glitz hooked up with glamour — that she immortalized in six words she encased in lights. And in legacy. “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Nevada.” You’ve seen the sign. Now know the trailblazer: Betty Willis.
Heads up — the Feet Fleet’s in. “Layla, how are you, honey? You ready for new shoes? Alright!” says volunteer Rick Lefever to the grade …