Food & Drink

"I’ll be in Vegas a lot more than other people, and you’ll see me. I won’t be an absentee owner."

Chatting with Robert Irvine as he readies his restaurant at the Trop

June 14th, 2017

"I’ll be in Vegas a lot more than other people, and you’ll see me. I won’t be an absentee owner."

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