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Happy Hour / MGM Grand / Hecho en Vegas / Dining / Eating / Deals / → All Tags
Hecho en Vegas at MGM Grand should be on your happy hour radar, if it isnít already. It used to have a more straightforward weekday special but even if itís gotten more complicated lately, itís worth your consideration.
On Sundays and Wednesdays, the Mexican restaurant offers half-off appetizers from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The ďprimerosĒ menu includes tres quesos fundido, short rib taquitos, mesquite-grilled chicken quesadillas, Hecho wings, shrimp chicharron, a variety of street tacos and ďthe chimichanga experience.Ē
The land of the 99 cent shrimp cocktail transformed into the land of the $20 cocktail in just a few decades. While killer deals can still be found in a a handful of choice locations on the Strip and downtown, they are few and far between. Thatís why when this sign caught our eye, we rejoiced on behalf of price-gouged tourists everywhere. Donít get us wrong, if enough people are willing to pay the price, itís hard for us to judge venues for fleecing guests with giant markups on bottle and drink prices. Business is business. It does make it rough to find an affordable drink on the Las Vegas Strip, though.
As Vegas bakes under an excessive heat warning (it was 112 yesterday while today saw a high of 111), it's a good time to remind you (and inform those whom haven't yet heard) there's alcohol-infused ice cream at Monte Carlo.
The new(ish) BLVD Creamery, one of the food & beverage spots added to Monte Carlo's Strip-facing facade, features spiked ice cream along with the regular variety. There's so much of the good stuff inside each specialty flavor -- Suds Sorbet, made with Shock Top beer; Black Cab, yep, that kind of cab; and Tipsy Bubbles, with Prosecco -- that you have to show ID confirming you're 21 or older before they'll even scoop it up. (Pro tip: take advantage of free samples.) There's also a rotating seasonal flavor which is currently a very rum-y Horchata Mama.
If you haven't dropped in yet, Vegas Nocturne and the larger Rose.Rabbit.Lie. experience is the most captivating, fun, delectable night out in Vegas you never knew you could have on The Strip. Where some may pop into this hotel for cocktails, that hotel for dinner, and yet another hotel for entertainment, Rose.Rabbit.Lie. offers all-in-one Vegas. The kind of Vegas you don't see coming, but has you eagerly coming back to see it again and again. You know, like being scolded by a magic dragon while wishing you could hold his pet dog. That's a story, however, for another day.
Active and veteran members of the military have a new reason to visit a Station Casino -- deals just for them.
The High Roller / The Linq / Free Vegas / Deals / Attractions / → All Tags
VegasChatter reader Sully appreciated our coverage of the new High Roller observation wheel at The Linq and shared a video to add to our ongoing reports. If youíre wondering just how slowly this wheel goes around, check out his time-lapse video above.
Remember, this isnít an amusement park ride; it is an observation wheel. A quickie trip around wouldnít allow riders a very good chance to take in the sights of the Las Vegas Strip. Each of the 28 cabins holds up to 40 people and the trip around takes about a half an hour, allowing for plenty of observation time and photo ops.
Deals / Drinking / Riviera / Cheap Vegas / Budget Vegas / Bars / → All Tags
The suits in the executive offices of the Riviera have seemingly been working on more than tying that perfect windsor knot in under four minutes. Some old spaces have been shuttered, one more than once. But, in other areas of the casino, everything old is new again.
After giving the theater a refresh, they've doo-wopped the entertainment lineup, adding Motown acts and mo'. The ol' casino lounge, Le Bistro? New again. And, the Riviera will be buddying up with the spawn of those Pawn Stars come April. Of course, Girls still be Crazy at the Riv and Men are getting into the
act Experience now, too.
The best recent news to come out of the Riviera PR machine for us? An announcement of the Riviera's 3-2-1 drink special which may just be the best on the Strip, happy hour be damned.
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When a 64-ounce novelty drink just isnít enough to get you through a two-hour gorge-a-thon, opt for unlimited drinks with your buffet. Las Vegas is known for endless buffets so the next logical indulgent step would be to add free-flowing drinks. The Mirage buffet, Cravings, is the next to hop on this beer-and-wine bandwagon.
Upgrade your experience with all-you-can-drink Bud Light, Goose Island IPA and Liberty Creek wines to satisfy all of your cravings at no extra cost. Wine options currently include chardonnay, cabernet sauvignon, and white zinfandel. (Despite being one of the cheapest wines on the shelf, Liberty Creek is surprisingly drinkable.) Lunch at Cravings is priced at $23.99 and dinner is $30.99 ($34.99 on weekends), including drinks.
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The airline recently announced a partnership with MGM Resorts to create a new ticket package for passengers traveling to Las Vegas. Patrons who book a fly-and-stay package of three or more nights will receive two complimentary tickets to a selection of MGM Resort shows.
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The V Theater musical, which has been killing it (hee) on The Strip since July 2012, will offer a special, see-what-we-did-there $13 ticket price this Friday (and Saturday, too). General admission is normally $49.99.
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A couple years ago, this writer was staying at the Palazzo and noticed a sign for a special at Morels French Steakhouse on the elevator TV screen. Later, I found out that it was $40 for a full dinner, which included salad, NY Strip, mashed potatoes and creme brulee. I added some wine and charcuterie to the meal and it was delicious.
Even though the steak was a smaller cut than what was offered on the menu (12 ounce vs. 16 ounce), this was still a bargain as a full-sized NY Strip was $50 on the menu. When adding the salad and dessert this was a small savings and a great excuse to try an often overlooked steakhouse near the entrance of Palazzo.
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When visiting El Cortez, itís important to remember where you are and manage your expectations. El Cortez is one of the most historic casinos in Vegas and may have been the casino that truly started the Downtown Vegas revival when it was renovated seven years ago. With all of the more recent renovations, though, the ones at El Cortez feel more vintage than they were intended. Aesthetically, El Cortez is a mid-level Downtown Vegas casino. Still, we love El Cortez.
Besides some of the best gaming odds in any Las Vegas casino, El Cortez also has some of the most random and cool casino promotions. Personally, this writer learned how to gamble at El Cortez and it holds a special place in my heart. For months, Iíve noticed that El Cortez had a $5 beer and burger special available at Cafe Cortez. With all of the new restaurants coming on board in Downtown Vegas, I've been a little too distracted to try it, but finally had the opportunity to dive in recently.