Two of the best restaurants in downtown Las Vegas, which cater to celebrities, athletes, and tourists, happen to be in two properties owned by Derek Stevens, who’s been highlighted in the news within the last year for his newest venture, Circa Resort & Casino, and Circa Sports.
Actress Kristy Swanson and fellow actor and her good friend, Joe Pantoliano, recently enjoyed a wonderful dinner at Andiamo Italian Steakhouse located at the D Las Vegas. Kristy is best known for her role as Buffy Summers in the 1992 film Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Joe began his long-standing career in 1974 and has starred in many famous roles from The Matrix, The Sopranos to Bad Boys and many more.
Andiamo served as the perfect setting for the pair to catch up on old times. Kristy and Joe were able to talk about their upcoming roles while dining on the finest entrées, bread, and award-winning sauces.
Just a short walk down Fremont Street will lead you to another popular celebrity hangout, Barry’s Downtown Prime inside Circa Resort & Casino. The dining spot features the finest steaks and seafood, exceptional service, and mouthwatering desserts. Founding member of hip hop group Three 6 Mafia and Oscar-winning rapper Paul Beauregard, AKA DJ Paul, recently enjoyed a night out at Barry’s.
DJ Paul indulged in a three-course meal, but his most anticipated dish of the evening was dessert. It was music to his ears when he found out that banana cream pie was on the menu. The dish features a graham cracker crust with an abundance of bananas and whipped cream, then finished off with a chocolate pecan crunch. DJ Paul was so eager to try it, he couldn’t wait to get a photo before he had to take a bite!
Once he finished his meal, the rap star got the prime treatment and was escorted by celebrity chef/co-owner Barry S. Dakake on a tour of the kitchen. DJ Paul was able to thank Chef Barry for the incredible meal before getting a front-row view to watch them use an open fire grill to prepare their signature, tender steaks. Barry’s pastry chef, Marisa, is a huge fan of DJ Paul and satisfied his sweet tooth with a variety of bite-sized desserts.
The number of athletes that visit Barry’s Downtown Prime is growing every day, from the Vegas Golden Knights hockey team to the Las Vegas Raiders. Raiders players Maxx Crosby, defensive end, and Henry Ruggs, wide receiver, have enjoyed many top-notch dinners at Barry’s with their families.
Maxx is great friends with Circa CEO/Owner, Derek and his wife, Nicole Stevens, and the group has even hung out together at the world’s largest sportsbook. Only the best for the greatest athletes in Las Vegas!
The cool, vintage ambiance of Barry’s is perfect for family meals which is why the popular adult star, Kendra Lust, chose the steakhouse for her recent family outing. After finishing their meals, the family was accompanied by Chef Barry on a tour of the famous kitchen.
The prominent diners that frequent Andiamo Italian Steakhouse and Barry’s Downtown Prime are just a testament to the wonderful gems that can be found in downtown Las Vegas.