Vital Vegas Podcast, Episode 7: The One Superstitious Gamblers Won’t Be Listening To Because Seven

It’s time for another forgettable installment of the Vital Vegas Podcast, brought to you by the Seven Deadly Sins, excluding Greed, because the demands in Greed’s rider were utterly ridiculous.

Vital Vegas Podcast

Of all the podcasts you’re not listening to, this is the one that most warrants that distinction.

In this week’s Vital Vegas Podcast, we speak to Ralph Cautela of 34th Floor Hospitality about Citrus, the new pool concept at Downtown Grand.

We also hear from the creator of Life Cube, an art project where people write and paint their wishes onto a two-story wooden cube, then the cube is set on fire.

Life Cube

The Life Cube. They were going to call it “The Shirtless Artist Cube,” but that didn’t have the same ring to it.

In case podcasts aren’t your thing, here are our list of Las Vegas wishes we’re going to add to the Life Cube before it goes up in flames.

Our List Las Vegas Wishes for the Life Cube

We wish people would stop tilting their chairs to save slot machines while the go to the restroom.

googie We wish casinos would give you the brand of liquor you order when you’re on the casino floor. Because they don’t.

googie We wish Tony Gemignani (Owner of Pizza Rock) and Carla Pellegrino (Italian chef and hottie) would have a daughter so we could date her in 21-23 years.

googie We wish people would stop using DTLV as an abbreviation for “downtown Las Vegas.”

googie We wish casinos would have designated cigar areas, specifically, in Nebraska.

googie We wish Las Vegas drivers would learn to, you know, drive. It’s called the passing lane, not the driving lane.

googie We wish people wouldn’t sit at a full bar with video poker and not play video poker.

googie We wish people would stop bringing their children to Las Vegas. Sorry, but that’s not what Las Vegas is for.

googie We wish they’d figure out a way to avoid the turbulence when you fly into Las Vegas during the summer.

googie Not every business needs music blaring from speakers, inside and out. We wish there were more quiet places. Like Downtown Grand.

Also on the show, we’ve got a metric ass-ton of Las Vegas news, including the shocking arrest of Tropicana magician Jan Rouven for possessing child pornography. Yikes.

In this action-packed episode, we answer a listener question and give our top 10 places in Las Vegas for ice cream, gelato and frozen custard (five downtown, five on The Strip).

Lappert's Ice Cream Las Vegas

When you’re in Las Vegas, they’re not “calories,” they’re party fuel.

Here’s our list, because here at Vital Vegas, we give until it hurts, or at least causes some minor discomfort.

Our Top 10 Favorite Las Vegas Places for Ice Cream, Gelato and Frozen Custard

Downtown:
1. Lappert’s at the California (also the best shaved ice in Vegas)
2. Luv-It Frozen Custard
3. Flippin’ Good Burgers & Shakes
4. Rita’s Custard at Pawn Plaza
5. Art of Flavors (near Viva Arepas and Goodwich)

The Strip:
6. Ice Pan at Harrah’s
7. Blvd Creamery at Monte Carlo
8. Gelato stand outside Trevi Restaurant in the Forum Shops
9. Gelato at M Resort Buffet, Wynn Buffet or Bacchanal Buffet
10. Cafe Gelato at Bellagio

Now, if you’re serious about your ice cream and frozen custard, our two favorite off-Strip places are Tutti Gelati at the Lake Las Vegas marina and Neilson’s Frozen Custard in Henderson.

All this and more can be found in the latest installment of the Vital Vegas Podcast.

Thanks for listening. Or reading. We love you no matter how you choose to ingest our blathering.

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  • OMG….that wife. SMH

    • Scott Roeben

      Srsly. I shouldn’t have interrupted their dinner, but yeah.

  • Where can I get decent frozen yogurt downtown? Dari Delite and MacDonald don’t do yogurt.

    • Scott Roeben

      I’d say Rita’s at Pawn Plaza. It was good and a giant cone.

  • Troy Swezey

    “an art project where people write and paint their wishes onto a two-story wooden cube, then the cube is set on fire.” What? So even more of my wishes, dreams, hopes, desires and plans for the future can go up in flames?

    • Scott Roeben

      Yes. It’s Vegas!

  • Art of Flavors is still good, but their original mad scientist Desyre√© Alberganti parted ways with them and has her own new place, Gelatology. She does some wild and crazy flavors over there, such as green tea Kit Kat, guava/cream cheese, and Doritos. Yes, Doritos flavor gelato.

  • Bouldersteve

    Agree with your comments about cigars. I dont mind cigarettes. But when you sit near someone smoking a cigar its like he is smoking a pack of cigarettes all at once.

  • BC

    Enjoyed your ice cream listicle. I sure hope Lappert’s still has their Kauai Pie flavor – was disheartened to hear they had cut back on their flavors!