BREAKING: Ivey Gets Special Salad

Hey, poker players gotta eat …

by , Jun 25, 2010 | 12:34 pm

I still get a lot of spam important updates about non-pokery Vegas things left over from my days at Thrillist … and always get a kick when poker players sometimes find their way into the celeb-spotting press releases in a way that reminds us more people care about a regular Sunday episode of Iron Chef than the November Nine.

This one tells us how Erick Lindgren and “Phillip” Ivey celebrated something — presumably Ivey’s 8th bracelet — over high-end Italian food. Though it’s not clear if this meal made for a coincidental encounter between Full Tilt buddies or if Lindgren just showed up late … apparently @ChefGeno knows Ivey well enough, while others may not be quite so clued in to the star-power associated with $2,500 2-7 Lowball, $2,500 Omaha/7-stud Hi-Lo, and $3,000 HORSE:

**9 Group Sightings**

Professional poker player, Eric Lindgren dined at Nove Italiano inside Palms Casino Resort on Thursday night (6.24.10).

He came in with one guest around 7 p.m. Also at the restaurant was, professional poker player, Phillip Ivey who has won five World Series of Poker bracelets and has a World Poker Tour title. He came in with a group of eight friends at 6 :30 p.m. Executive Chef, Geno Bernardo prepared a special salad that Ivey likes and the rest of the group ordered ala carte from the menu. The group enjoyed a champagne toast, espresso shots and desserts.

***No photos are available

Unconfirmed sources say that both Ivey and Lindgren are good tippers, though “not ridiculous” about it.

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