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Restaurant Rumblings At Bellagio

Where: 3600 Las Vegas Boulevard South [map], 89109
April 15, 2014 at 7:08 PM | by | Comment (1)

Word has it that Bellagio is about to shakeup its dining lineup.

We're told the center Strip resort is planning to add a new lake-side patio for dining. It's not clear yet if it would be a standalone concept or attached to a current or forthcoming restaurant, but we're all for having another gorgeous spot to enjoy the Vegas Strip.

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Big Fan Of Prime Rib? Jerry's Nugget Wants You To Prove It

Where: 1821 Las Vegas Blvd. North [map], 89030
April 15, 2014 at 3:41 PM | by | Comments (4)

The advertising slogan “Beef. It’s what’s for dinner.” never fell out of use at North Las Vegas casino Jerry’s Nugget where guests can chow down on a Double Cut Prime Rib meal featuring an enormous serving of beef with all the sides. In honor of National Prime Rib Day Sunday, April 27, embrace your competitive side and sign up for the casino's Prime Rib Eating Challenge.

The contest is available at Jerry’s Famous Coffee Shop Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. The Prime Rib Eating Challenge requires the full consumption of the Double Cut Prime Rib meal which features a salad, thick-cut, 48-oz. prime rib, a baked potato, ear of corn, garlic toast and Jerry’s Famous Banana Split.

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You Should So Go To Monte Carlo For Yusho

Where: 3770 Las Vegas Boulevard South [map], 89109
April 14, 2014 at 2:45 PM | by | Comments (2)

Last week ended with a sneak peek at the newest restaurant at Monte Carlo. More specifically, a look at six draught cocktails from Yusho, a Strip-side, Japanese street-style food joint by way of Chicago. We'll get to the food in a moment. First, which of those $13 concoctions were our favorite?

This writer isn't a fan of gin at all (or tonic for that matter), but keeps searching for a gin-based cocktail that may change his mind. Yusho's Gin & Tonic has come the closest to turning my opinion, to date. The navy strength gin and housemade tonic combines for a rusty color that goes down fairly smooth and is a gin drink I'd return to. My favorite by far, however, was the Chuhai (Sudachi Shochu, Jasmine Tea, Citrus). Push aside your favorite summertime mojito, sangria and lemonade cocktail because the Chuhai is that perfect light-and-refreshing outdoor drink. It holds its own indoors as well.

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Red Rock Resort Spending $35 Million On Improvements

Where: 11011 W Charleston Blvd [map], 89135
April 14, 2014 at 11:53 AM | by | Comments (2)

Just when we were raving about Red Rock Resort's suite offerings (and their spectacular views) comes news that the off-Strip property is planning to transform many of its most luxe accommodations as well as its dining lineup and its spa, too.

The Station Casinos property has earmarked $35 million which will include the total renovation of 26 of its most high-end suites as well as The Spa at Red Rock.

The biggest and most visible change for the general public, however, will be the creation of Restaurant Row at Red Rock which will add several new dining experiences to replace the recent losses of Pink's, Hachi and LBS. It will also add an expansive outdoor dining promenade to the property's main facade.

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The Mirage Begins Work On New Dining Spot

Where: 3400 Las Vegas Boulevard South [map], 89109
April 11, 2014 at 12:19 PM | by | Comments (0)

The signs state that new dreams are under construction at The Mirage and that's especially true if you've ever lamented the loss of Caribe Cafe.

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Kitchen Creations Now Being Served In Downtown Vegas

Where: 500 South Grand Central Parkway [map], 89155
April 10, 2014 at 12:56 PM | by | Comments (0)

There's a new spot to eat in Downtown Vegas and that will leave you with a full tummy and heart.

Kitchen Creations Cafe celebrates its grand opening today at the Clark County Government Center. That's the sandstone building complete with mini-pyramid across from downtown's outlet mall, if you're having trouble picturing the location.

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The Time We TAP'd That Thang At MGM Grand

Where: 3799 Las Vegas Boulevard South [map], 89109
April 8, 2014 at 8:01 PM | by | Comments (3)

TAP at MGM Grand is exactly as advertised. It's a sports pub directly across from the sportsbook with a good selection of beer, both on tap and in bottles.

Sixty plus TVs are spread throughout the restaurant and, while there isn’t a seat at TAP without at least one TV in sight, the gigantic screen featuring multiple games across the back wall is the real winner. If you’re in the mood to watch the game, you’re going to want a seat looking at the wall. This writer had a chair at a cocktail table facing 90 degrees away from the spectacular wall so I “only” had a line of sight to the "normal" HDTV screens (which were still huge). It was okay since this was an afternoon with just a couple baseball games on, but if it was a Saturday or Sunday with countless football games on I may have thrown a hissy fit.

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At Rumor, Our Addiction Has Waned

Where: 455 East Harmon Avenue [map], 89169
April 8, 2014 at 6:07 PM | by | Comments (5)

Editor's Note: Once upon a time, we were totally addicted to the fare of Addiction, the restaurant at the off Strip Rumor hotel. But, several years and the loss of a Vegas Vic later, would we still feel the same? Our 3brothers dropped by to find out.

Before dining at Addiction, we called two hours in advance to ask if we needed reservations for a Saturday night. We were told yes and gave our name to secure a spot. Upon arrival, the restaurant was completely empty and the hostess nowhere in sight. After waiting around ten minutes and thinking the restaurant was closed, we were finally greeted and sat.

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First Impressions Of Guy's Vegas Kitchen

Where: 3535 S Las Vegas Blvd [map], 89109
April 7, 2014 at 3:35 PM | by | Comments (6)

Guy Fieri drove into Flavortown Friday with UNLV cheerleaders in tow and to the tune of the school's marching band playing Viva Las Vegas to announce the arrival of Guy's Vegas Kitchen at the Quad. Or, near arrival. The doors open April 17 as first reported right here.

The celebrity chef is quite the polarizing figure (or, perhaps, not so polarizing judging by our Facebook commenters) but the welcome ceremony was a fun, rockin' event marshaled by a man that knows how to excite a crowd. A swell of followers gathered outside the Quad near Carnaval Court to watch a made-for-TV personality say a few words and accept his proclamation of "Guy Fieri Day" before cooking up masses of mini Bacon Mac-and-Cheese Burgers for the masses. (More photos including the Fieri selfie were added over the weekend to Friday's update for anyone needing more Guy.)

Once the pomp and circumstance wound down, the focus turned to the restaurant, its food and cocktails. Vegas Kitchen itself is a two-level space which can accommodate up to 200 diners, with one-third of its capacity available outside. One of the two levels won't be seen by the public, but is integral to their experience. In addition to the dining level kitchen, a second 4,000-square-foot kitchen is located below to allow nearly everything to be made on-site, from breads to meats and sauces.

The intent of Guy's Vegas Kitchen is to present the best of Fieri's experiences gathered from all over the country under one roof. We're aware reaction to his other restaurants have been less than stellar, but as the host of a successful TV show that has uncovered some pretty great restaurants, this writer is keeping an open mind and hoping some of that Triple-D success has found a home in Las Vegas.

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Yusho Opening At Monte Carlo In Days

Where: 89109
April 4, 2014 at 10:32 PM | by | Comments (2)

800 Degrees Pizza is now open at Monte Carlo, but it only has a week as the resort's newest restaurant before Yusho claims the title.

The popular Chicago eatery will bring its Japanese street-style fare to the Strip beginning Friday, April 11. Yusho will be open for dinner only. A full menu has yet to be released, but highlights will include Charred Octopus, Marinated Eggplant Steam Buns, and 2x Fried Chicken. And, according to Twitter, we're going to love the bar:

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The Quad Welcomes Guy Fieri, Flavortown Almost Here

April 4, 2014 at 5:27 PM | by | Comments (5)

Stunner shading it at The Quad, yo.

To quote the great Guy Fieri in the classic, Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives: The Funky Finds in Flavortown: "this really doesn’t do a dang thing, but it makes you feel good about things and makes for good drama."

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At Aria, American Fish Out, Michael Mina Still In

April 3, 2014 at 8:42 PM | by | Comments (4)

This writer had a great dinner once at American Fish inside Aria. But, when there's so much choice and your location is off the beaten track (not just set off from The Strip, but located within a resort you never really have cause to visit), it's hard to find the motivation to return. And, I never did.

Now comes word that American Fish, created by chef Michael Mina, will close its doors in July to make way for another Mina concept. It's news that I reacted to with a shrug. Even knowing I have a bit of time to return once more, I know that I won't. My meal was good, but nowhere close to crave-worthy. Your guess is as good as mine as to the reason behind the closure. Maybe it was just time for something new. Maybe it was past time for something new.

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