Tag: Dining

View All Tags

/ / / / / / /

Peppermill Ownership Changes (Somewhat), But Not Going Anywhere

Where: 2985 Las Vegas Blvd. South [map], 89109
March 3, 2015 at 6:02 PM | by | Comments (3)

Late last year, we heard a rumor the Peppermill was up for sale, but the restaurant refuted those claims. Well, it turns out the Peppermill has a new ownership structure, but it'll continue to be business as usual for years.. upon years.. upon years.

more ›

/ / / / / / / /

Opening Date Announced For Searsucker

Where: 89109
March 3, 2015 at 2:16 PM | by | Comment (1)

We told you last week to look for an opening of late March. Now, we can pin an exact date to the debut of Searsucker at Caesars Palace.

more ›

/ / / / / / / / / / / / /

Simon And Kerry's Gourmet Burgers To Close This Spring

March 2, 2015 at 1:55 PM | by | Comments (8)

Chef Kerry Simon is closing the doors at two of his Las Vegas restaurants this spring. Simon has been battling debilitating Multiple System Atrophy (MSA). The incurable disease has rendered Simon unable to speak or eat normally and has confined him to a wheelchair.

As their leases expire this spring, Simon Restaurant and Lounge at Palms Place and KGB (Kerry’s Gourmet Burgers) at Harrah’s will close. Simon’s other restaurants in Palm Springs, Chicago, Los Angeles and the Dominican Republic plus Carson Kitchen in downtown Las Vegas will remain open.

more ›

/ / / / / / /

Why BARDOT Brasserie Is A Game Changer

Where: 89158
February 27, 2015 at 4:08 PM | by | Comments (3)

The culture of dining in Vegas is mercurial. A trend in restaurants can come and go with a quarterly budget, but sometimes there are upsets that have been brewing underneath the surface, breaking through the zeitgeist and shifting the impetus of future new restaurants. In shorter words, a game changer. That is what BARDOT is.

Many months ago, it seemed a puzzling news item that Michael Mina would re-brand an already running fish restaurant into a French concept at Aria. Then, the doors flung open to a wondrous surprise. A beautiful, classic bar pulled out of the finest brasseries of the "Belle Époque," a dining room decked out in lacquer, gold and tons of marble. The kind of place that would (and can) inspire writers and artists alike with great beauty and traditional aesthetic. For lovers of that kind of timelessness, this could be the most gorgeous dining room in town.

more ›

/ / / / / / / /

Radio City Pizza Rebrands With Ambitious New Menu

Where: 508 Freemont St. [map], 89101
February 25, 2015 at 8:31 PM | by | Comments (0)

It has been quiet news among the food and beverage crowd and downtown citizens that the great minds behind The Goodwich are the new management of Radio City Pizza (now Radio City Pizzeria but still RCP, for short) on Fremont Street. Where once there was little more than a simple sports bar-slash-pizza place, now there is some of this city's most adventurous Italian fare and craftiest beers.

more ›

/ / / / / / /

Denny’s At Casino Royale May Be Launching The Strangest Promotion Ever

Where: 3397 Las Vegas Blvd. [map], 89109
February 24, 2015 at 4:40 PM | by | Comments (3)

Have you ever wanted to eat Denny’s and drink expensive champagne at the same time? Yeah, didn't think so. But, you may get the chance to, if you play along.

On Wednesday, March 4 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., the new Denny’s on The Strip, between the Casino Royale and Venetian, will give guests the chance to strike gold with their Golden Grand Slam Celebration. Here’s how it works: The first 100 guests to arrive at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. will be score a golden ticket they can enter to win prizes.

more ›

/ / / / / / / / / / /

At Caesars Palace, Omnia Taking Over More, And Other Changes

Where: 89109
February 24, 2015 at 3:04 PM | by | Comments (2)

Caesars is betting big on Omnia, the mega-nightclub taking over PURE and due to open Friday, March 13. And soon, you can, too.

more ›

/ / / / / /

Sugar Factory Is Gone At Paris Las Vegas

Where: 89109
February 23, 2015 at 5:30 PM | by | Comments (22)

The photo you get when we don't catch the light as hoped.

The sugar high has worn off for Paris Las Vegas.

The Sugar Factory has closed at the center Strip resort with a VegasChatter reader spotting its departure over the weekend. The signage has already been ripped off the venue's exterior.

more ›

/ / / / / / / / /

You Can Now Jump The Line At Brooklyn Bowl Without Getting Into Trouble

Where: 3545 Las Vegas Blvd. S. [map], 89109
February 19, 2015 at 6:20 PM | by | Comments (3)

At The LINQ, Brooklyn Bowl has just launched a great new program called Double Jump for guests who want to receive preferential access to the concerts at their venue.

The idea is simple: guests who dine at Brooklyn Bowl's Blue Ribbon restaurant can now "jump" to the front of the concert line afterwards. They just need to show their receipt to security and they will be allowed entry into the concert area ahead of the general public. We wonder how long until other venues copy this concept.

more ›

/ / / / / /

New Suites, Restaurants And Bars For The Cosmopolitan

Where: 89109
February 19, 2015 at 1:51 PM | by | Comments (8)

New digital art in The Cosmopolitan's lobby.

The Cosmopolitan plans to take the New Year very literally. With new owners (Blackstone Group) and a new leader (Bill McBeath) installed, the center Strip resort will continue to bring the new.

more ›

/ / / / / / / / / / / / / / / /

At Flamingo, A Cafe Closes And Other Changes

Where: 89109
February 16, 2015 at 7:25 PM | by | Comments (13)

Is Flamingo launching an intensive top-to-bottom overhaul which will bring more room updates? Or, is what's happening around the center Strip hotel-casino meant to update, but not overdo? The big picture over at Flamingo is still unknown, but one thing's certain -- this dirty bird is molting.

Yesterday, the resort's Tropical Breeze Cafe marked its last day of service while the Paradise Garden Buffet scaled back hours last month to just 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Now, VegasChatter fan Jeff C. brings us our latest report on Flamingo, complete with images captured this past weekend.

more ›

/ / / / / /

Fear And Loathing At White Castle

Where: 89109
February 13, 2015 at 6:59 PM | by | Comments (31)

Alternate title: What happens when a foodie goes to White Castle and, upon tasting it, his brain implodes.

There is only so much one can do to distance a burger from anything resembling food. It is a space race of cutting-edge technology to make a sandwich of bun and beef so little like its ancestor. Has society moved beyond the need of the traditional version, something about a hand-pressed patty being too old fashioned and relegated to the age of the 8-track and polyester pants? If so, White Castle is the dark, brutal 1984 glimpse into the future.

Like many native Las Vegans, the only knowledge I had of White Castle was the packaged freezer-section version. Imagine my surprise as not only did people await the opening of Vegas' first White Castle like the naming of a new pope, but those same people interspersed with tourists, lined up around host property, Casino Royale just to eat there. Naturally, out of journalistic integrity and morbid curiosity, it behooved me to recount and critique the experience.

more ›