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There's a new way to save a few bucks on keeping yourself entertained in Vegas. Today, a press release touted the launch of the Vegas Attraction Passport.
The new offering bundles admission to five attractions that may or may not be on your Vegas list -- Madame Tussauds, Mob Museum, CSI: The Experience, Venetian's outdoor gondola ride, and a one-day, unlimited bus ticket for Big Bus Tours -- at a discount of "over 40 percent." The cost? $79.99. We wondered if we could do better with a few clicks around the Internet or if the passport really does provide some value so we gave it the ol' college try.
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A new billboard campaign in Vegas asks passersby what happened to this town, without stating anything more. With nary a logo, brand or web address in sight, it perplexed enough folks that it made the local TV news.
It's now been revealed that Stratosphere is behind the signage which is in promotion of its self-proclaimed "Take Vegas Back" movement. What does that mean, exactly? A YouTube video rants all about it:
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As a food writer, I get many many questions regarding where people should eat while they are in Vegas... but with a caveat. "Mitchell, you handsome devil," they'll ask me, "where should I dine next Saturday night?" I'll answer something like Sage or Twist or Carnevino, but am quickly shot down with something like "ehhhhh, I mean eat ON A BUDGET."
Oh? A budget? You want a terrific dining experience for pennies on the dollar? Oh, well, why didn't I think of that? But, sarcasm aside, it can be done. It can! So, I have collected here the five best places to get a fine meal for a small amount of money.
It wasn't long ago we wondered how low rates would go at SLS Las Vegas, newly opened and still trying to find its footing on a (for now, at least) desolate north Strip. We thought a 50 percent discount for Black Friday had to be pretty close to the bottom, but apparently, not quite.
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Going back a year and half ago before SLS Las Vegas opened, we knew that Umami Burger Beer Garden and Sportsbook would be one of our favorite parts of the property. It wouldn’t be the traditional version of a burger joint, beer garden or sportsbook. The hybrid would, if nothing else, offer something different from other casinos in Vegas.
Since then, Umami seems as though it’s doing relatively well. Despite major cutbacks at other SLS restaurants, Umami Burger only snipped a few hours per night. If there’s been one major complaint about Umami, it’s been the beer prices which begin at $8. Well, they’ve taken some steps to fix that.
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This VegasChatter writer spent way too much of her life not liking asparagus. I’ve been making up for lost time and finding interesting preparations in local restaurants. One of my current faves is the Filet Mignon-Wrapped Asparagus with soy mirin sauce ($18, above) at Sushi Roku in the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace. The perfectly cooked asparagus is wrapped in insanely tender, thinly-sliced filet and served on a hot stone to keep it nice and toasty. The server pours the thick and savory soy mirin sauce when it is delivered to create a fragrant sizzle. Sushi Roku definitely won extra points for presentation!
The restaurant is celebrating its 10th anniversary with an “Ultimate Top 10” menu for a limited time. Select menu items like the asparagus appetizer and other top sellers like Yellowtail Diced Chilies with olive oil and garlic ponzu, the Katana Roll with spicy tuna and shrimp tempura topped with tuna and yellowtail and Chilean Sea Bass with Truffle Miso Glaze are only $10.
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The patio at Monte Carlo has gotten a lot of attention in the past few months for some new dining options, but one of the property’s more long-running standbys shouldn’t be overlooked. Nestled in the culinary corner between d.vino and Yusho is Dragon Noodle. With its quirky décor featuring floating baby heads, dancing bok choy (why not?) and more traditional Asian touches, it can almost make you feel like you’re not in a Vegas sushi spot.
Now, Dragon Noodle is offering a Sushipalooza special so there’s even more reason to check it out. On Saturdays and Sundays from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., guests can enjoy 50% off sushi in all parts of the dining room. The special also can be redeemed from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the tiki bar and sushi counter areas only Sunday evenings.
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Somewhere along the line SLS Las Vegas decided they loved locals, theoretically putting them in competition for the attention of locals' love meter against another Vegas gambling conglomerate. More love being shot our way is fine by us. The first question this Vegas resident wondered was what benefits would be received by accepting SLS' advances? THE CODE, the resort's players club, lists them as:
· Preferred seating and restaurant reservations
· Preferred room rates and availability
· $5 happy hour drink specials Sunday-Thursday 5pm-8pm
· 2-for-1 admission to The SLS Buffet for breakfast, lunch or dinner Friday-Sunday 8am-9pm
· 25% off treatments in Ciel Spa Sunday-Thursday
· Skip the line on Industry Nights at LiFE & The Sayers Club on Sundays & Foxtail on Mondays
JetBlue is adding a daily round-trip flight from San Francisco to Las Vegas starting January 5, just in time for CES 2015. To introduce the route, guests can enjoy a restricted number of $38 one-way fares for Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday flights between January 10 and April 1, but those will likely sell out quickly as they're only offered through Friday. Ahead of this, on October 28, another Vegas route will be added featuring a non-stop flight to Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Located near The Linq's Strip entrance, the now 24-hour Starbucks offers a late-night happy hour. Drop in between 11 p.m. and 2 a.m., buy two drinks, and receive 50 percent off the cheaper of the two. (If they're both the same price, you'll still get the discount.) And, yes, with markup, you're probably still paying for two drinks, but if you were Jonesing for a late-night caffeine fix and would have picked up some, anyway, why not save a few bucks?
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Most of the time we see a "deal" by a casino for gamblers, it's usually a bad bet. New bonus bets are often employed by casinos to take our money. They're a business and that's their prerogative. That's not the case with a deal we discovered by Westgate. Right now, sports bettors will get reduced juice when placing bets at the Westgate sportsbook Thursday afternoons.
Juice is sometimes called commission or, more commonly, vig, which is short for vigorish. When placing most football bets, the juice is usually -110 on a point spread. This means you’ll have to bet $110 on a game to win $100. The juice here is 10% for the casino. Reduced juice means that the sportsbook is lowering that juice/commission/vig. This is a legit discount.