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Julian Serrano To Bring The Lago

Where: 3600 Las Vegas Blvd. S. [map], 89109
September 30, 2014 at 8:49 PM | by | Comments (5)

Remember those restaurant rumblings coming out of Bellagio in April? One is finally coming to fruition. Circo closed over the weekend to make way for Lago, a new concept by Julian Serrano (behind Picasso at Bellagio and Serrano at Aria.)

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Circo Shutters At Bellagio

Where: 3600 Las Vegas Blvd South [map], 89109
September 30, 2014 at 2:47 PM | by | Comments (0)

Over a year after the announcement, Circo at Bellagio has sadly served its last meal. It has been around since the beginning of the fine dining revolution, brought here with sister restaurant, Le Cirque, by now legends of Vegas, Steve Wynn and Elizabeth Blau.

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Martorano's Takes Its Meatballs To The Strip

Where: 3655 Las Vegas Boulevard South [map], 89109
September 29, 2014 at 9:04 PM | by | Comments (0)

We hope the desserts still come with their signature attitude!

How do you say “Yo, cuz!” in French? South Philly’s Steve Martorano and his amusing tagline now can be found on the Las Vegas Strip with the newest outpost of Martorano’s at Paris Las Vegas. The restaurant first established itself at Rio and now makes the move to another Caesars Entertainment property.

When one thinks Paris, French-inspired restaurants like Burger Brasserie and Mon Ami Gabi may come to mind before Italian food does but this new restaurant, which opened over the weekend, should still be a welcome addition to the hotel’s dining scene.

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SLS Scales Back Days Of Operation For Buffet, Foxtail

Where: 2535 S. Las Vegas Blvd. [map], 89109
September 29, 2014 at 6:37 PM | by | Comments (38)

Just over one month in, SLS Las Vegas is already making noticeable operational changes. Before it opened, many wondered just how the resort would do on the desolate north Strip. Now, could we already be seeing the answer?

Over the last few days, readers have reached out to us about cutbacks at Foxtail, one of several nightlife venues at the north Strip resort, and the SLS buffet.

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There's A New BBQ Joint On Las Vegas Boulevard

Where: 6587 Las Vegas Blvd South [map], 89119
September 26, 2014 at 12:33 PM | by | Comment (1)

Those in search of good 'cue in Vegas usually head off Las Vegas Boulevard to find it. But now, you may just need to travel south of Mandalay Bay.

Pot Liquor, which calls itself a "contemporary American smokehouse" or CAS for short, is now open in Town Square. A press release explains that "pot liquor" is a reference to "the rich, savory broth that remains in the pot after collard, turnip or mustard greens are boiled together with smoked meats, bones or salt pork."

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Lao Sze Chuan Cranks Up The Heat At Palms

Where: 4321 W. Flamingo Rd. [map], 89103
September 25, 2014 at 7:42 PM | by | Comments (0)

The eagerly anticipated Chinese spot at Palms is now open. The trope is almost mandatory now: gambling establishments with over 100 slot machines must have bathrooms, emergency exits, and a Chinese restaurant. But, at least this new dining destination isn't like the dens of grease/MSG many claim and features a proper chef doing proper Chinese specialties.

Szechuan food is characterized by two ingredients: chili oil and Szechuan peppercorns. Both play a heavy part in the food at Lao Sze Chuan, especially in the Spicy Szechuan Rabbit appetizer ($7.95). This is a dish for those looking to satiate that peppercorn addiction, applying almost medical-grade numbing to every surface in your mouth. If you wanted to scare away a novice, this would be the dish to do it with. The dish, served cold, is quite tasty, just watch out for the many sharp bones and don't start popping it in your mouth like this writer did.

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Fulton Street Food Hall Now Open At Harrah's

Where: 89109
September 25, 2014 at 5:44 PM | by | Comments (6)

Harrah's says it's not a food court, but if it looks like a food court and serves like a food court...

The round-the-clock Fulton Street Food Hall -- termed as a marketplace and to-go cafe by execs and being hailed as a Strip first -- has been described, to us at least, as something akin to what you'd find in a Whole Foods as far as quality and set-up. Guests order what they wish from a range of options and stations and then head to one central register (for the most part) to check-out. Think of it as upscale fast-casual, if you will. However you reference it, the dining experience is now open to all.

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Ri Ra Attempts Guinness Record (Surprisingly, Not THAT Guinness)

Where: 3930 Las Vegas Blvd. S. [map], 89109
September 25, 2014 at 3:36 PM | by | Comments (0)

See, it says "music room" right on the front!

If you’re looking for a spot to grab a pint or a bite on The Strip, why not witness a Guinness World Record attempt while you’re at it? Irish pub and restaurant Rí Rá Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay's Shoppes at Mandalay Place will host a 16-day concert in hopes of breaking the world record for the longest concert by multiple artists. The current record holder is a group from a Michigan café who held a 360-hour concert in April 2011.

Visit Rí Rá October 1-17 to watch the marathon event featuring The Black Donnellys, John Windsor, Dirk Vermin, Paul Cray, Louise Barry, Sharon O’Brien, Eugene Quinn, Roy Buckley, Dave Rafferty, Dave Hughes, The American Diddley Idols, Clare Peelo, Gavin Carpenter, Na Cairde, Darby O’Gill and the Little People, and more. Ireland’s getting in on the action, too, as Liam Reilly of renowned Irish rock band Bagatelle and Derek Warfield of the Wolfe Tones will fly across the pond to join in on the attempt.

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Forget Pricey In-Room Dining, Here's How To Get Real Delivery While In Vegas

September 25, 2014 at 1:14 PM | by | Comments (5)

With so many fantastic dining options available on The Strip, it’s easy to forget Vegas is a real city full of real restaurants, just like anywhere else in the country. For most Vegas residents, dining on The Strip isn’t an everyday occurrence. Rather, dining out for locals usually means a visit to a neighborhood restaurant. We always encourage visitors to venture off-Strip and we’ve featured plenty of local eateries in the past. If you’re without transportation or just don't want to venture that far, off-Strip cuisine isn’t a viable option. That is, unless you consider delivery.

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Guessing Where Wahlburgers May Pop Up In Vegas

September 24, 2014 at 4:18 PM | by | Comments (5)

You may have never dined there, but you may still be all about Wahlburgers, whether you're a fan of the famous Wahlberg brothers or just of reality TV in general.

The Boston-based burger joint by Markie, Donnie and Paul Wahlberg is the subject of an eponymous, and popular, cable TV series now in its second season. With Chef Paul overseeing the grill, expansion plans are already in the works for more eateries not only in Boston, but in Toronto and Philly. Clearly aiming for world North American domination, today the chain announced plans to bring not one, but three locations to Las Vegas as well.

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The Perch Hoping To Take Flight With Dining At $10 Or Less

Where: 707 Fremont St., Suite 2170 [map], 89101
September 24, 2014 at 2:10 PM | by | Comments (0)

On Friday, a new dining destination will land at Downtown Container Park. The Perch will be found, umm, perched to the west of the outdoor mall's events stage.

While it's great to see another new eatery in Fremont East, it's even better to see one that boasts "18 dishes priced at $10 or less." The Perch also ticks more boxes if you're a fan of light fare, love "farm fresh" cuisine, and enjoy eating as part of a flock (i.e., it's all about those trendy shared plates).

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This Is Crazy, But There's A Restaurant Next To A Strip Club You Should Check Out

Where: 3025 S. Industrial Rd. [map], 89109
September 23, 2014 at 8:27 PM | by | Comment (1)

Usually, when a strip club rents out a space in its building to a third party, the tenant is often... how do we put this nicely? Unsavory. Even if that space is a dining establishment, one would expect it to be a fried food or pizza spot. But, what if -- and stay with us here -- what if it is a good restaurant? With good food? Maybe even a zealous dedication to non-GMO sourcing? Perhaps a Mexican place?

New-ish El Dorado Cantina shares a building with the strip club, Sapphire. Luckily for most (and sadly for a few, we suppose), the spaces are entirely separate. Other than the fact you can see a marquee that says "Sapphire" from the parking lot, you wouldn't know that just feet away through soundproofed walls, there is a strip club. At certain times of the day (the restaurant is operational 24/7), you can even see families and couples coming in for a nice dinner. While not on the top of our family friendly dining list, we suppose it's certainly an option!

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