Ryan Lochte Blowout Birthday Weekend in Vegas (with Shaq!)

August 19th, 2013

ryan TD 42 of 43(2)On Saturday, Olympic medalist Ryan Lochte cuts the cake at Azure Pool at The Palazzo in Las Vegas during his sunny his birthday fete. Fresh off the FINA World Championships in Barcelona where he won a third consecutive men’s 200m IM world gold, Lochte celebrated his victory and his birthday with guests and celebrity friends. Partying poolside with Lochte were fellow Olympic Gold Medalists Cullen Jones and Nathan Adrian.

Friday afternoon, Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte was spotted at TAO Beach with a group of friends, commanding VIP cabana and sipping cocktails. Later that evening, the group, including fellow Olympian Cullen Jones, enjoyed dinner at LAVO Italian Restaurant before hitting the nightclub with Captain America look-a-like, confetti showers and towering cake.

Hosting the night at LAVO, Shaquille O’Neal took over a VIP section, making his way into the DJ booth to rap along to hip hop
© Al Powers, PowersImagery.com© Al Powers, PowersImagery.com
And, if you don’t think the b-day festivities were marathon…Thursday night, Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte kicked off his birthday celebration weekend at TAO. Joined by a large group of male friends, the group dined on signature dishes including the Miso Glazed Chilean Sea Bass with Wok Vegetables and Grilled 12 oz. Kobe Ribeye with Yuzu Cilantro Butter at TAO Asian Bistro. They then made their way to the nightclub, where Lochte was surprised by a towering birthday cake. Seen here taking an Olympic bite…

Photo Credit: Al Powers, Powers Imagery

Shaq Attacks Bucatini Carbonara

March 20th, 2013

Dateline Ft. Lauderdale: Shaquille O’Neal’s table at Cafe Martorano basically ordered the left side of the menu. . . fried chicken, Philly cheese steak, bucatini carbonara, veal Sinatra, and red velvet cake. Meanwhile Olympic eater Michael Phelps and famed electro-house music spinner DJ Steve Aoiki (table for 15!) downed shrimp scampi, Linguine and clams, NY strip streak, and chocolate cake. Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte also recently hit the big boite. Both Shaq and Phelps tried the popular meatball recipe of owner Steve Martorano (he’s in the group shot). I must be the last to notice Shaq’s sleeve–that’s a lot of tat!Steve Aoki, Steve Martorano, Michael Phelps and Shaq at Cafe Martorano