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VegasChatter Questions / Stations Casinos / Closings / Hachi / LBS / Restaurants / Dining / Eating / → All Tags
Time for another VegasChatter Question! This one comes from Edward R. who wanted to know what was up at Red Rock after two recent restaurant closures. He also wondered where he could find good sushi now in that neck of the woods. Do you have a question about Vegas, too? We bet you do. Send it to us and you just might see it here on VegasChatter!
Summerlin residents and other visitors to Red Rock Casino are lamenting the loss of two restaurants from the resort’s dining scene. LBS burger joint closed its doors just after the Super Bowl, taking with it the only dry-aged burgers in town. Then last week another domino fell as Hachi, loved for its happy hour specials, closed as well.
Closings / Max Brenner / Forum Shops / Caesars Palace / Restaurants / Eating / Dining / Desserts / → All Tags
Openings / Eating / Dining / Pizza / Social Life Pizza / Venetian / Grand Canal Shoppes / → All Tags
A new name in fast-casual pizza has fired up its first Nevada locale inside the Grand Canal Shoppes.
Openings / Yard House / The Linq / Flamingo / The Quad / Total Rewards / Starwood / Players Clubs / Eating / Dining / Restaurants / → All Tags
When Yard House was created, the idea was to offer a restaurant that would boast one of the largest selections of draft beers, a diverse menu of American food, and play classic rock on a state-of-the-art sound system. Eight years later, you can add plenty of HD TVs to watch the games to that list. All things combined, it's a winning recipe for a very popular chain restaurant. The newest and largest outpost of Yard House officially opens this Friday, February 28 at The Linq.
Our hard hat tour of The Linq ended at Yard House where we were able to check out both stories of this mega-complex of beer and sample a few of the hundreds of drafts on tap. Don’t worry, nobody was hurt during this tasting. See how small this California Porter is?
There are already two Yard House locations in Las Vegas so this isn’t a new experience, but Yard House is only a regional chain with locations in just 16 states so the concept may be new to many. What makes The Linq location of Yard House so different is its enormity.
Openings / Monte Carlo / Double Barrel Roadhouse / Dining / Eating / Bars / Drinking / Restaurants / → All Tags
A press release went out earlier today setting the dining establishment's debut for March 7. Although, VC fans like Tim G. have known that an opening target date could be found on its website for a few days now. Double Barrel is hailing itself as the first "authentic" roadhouse experience on The Strip (take that, Coyote Ugly):
McDonald's / Eating / Dining / The Strip / Metro McDonald's / Restaurants / Food / Cheap Eats / Budget Vegas / Survival Strategies / → All Tags
No one plans to eat at McDonald's while in Vegas, yet the few sets of golden arches that line The Strip always seem to draw a large crowd. It might be because there’s a shortage of 24-hour dining options. Or, perhaps the Dollar Menu (and more) is all that the budget allows after a tough run at the tables. It could also be that people gravitate towards something greasy and familiar when looking to soak up the booze after a wild night out. That would certainly explain the madness that ensued inside the Casino Royale Denny’s (until it was torn down). Whatever their reasoning, Vegas visitors can’t seem to get enough Mickey D’s. And, like everything else in Vegas, the burger joints come with a few quirks. Here are our faves:
Openings / Brooklyn Bowl / The Linq / Music / Entertainment / Bowling / Events / Dining / Eating / → All Tags
With its first concert less than a month away, Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas is almost ready to
impress bowl us over at The Linq. Things are coming together so quickly that reps hope to receive a TCO (Temporary Certificate of Occupancy) by week's end, meaning construction is nearly complete.
One of the folks charged with making Brooklyn Bowl a reality on The Strip, David Pray, has been tweeting tantalizing peeks inside (and outside) the bowling alley-slash-restaurant-slash-concert venue for several weeks now. UPDATE: Brooklyn Bowl has decided no pics for you! All the tweets were deleted after our post. Thanks to Matt Brown for the heads up.
Buffets / Dining / Caesars Palace / Bacchanal Buffet / Eating / → All Tags
Our friends at Las Vegas Advisor discovered after much digging that prices were quietly raised for Bacchanal last month. So quietly, they had a hard time actually confirming the increase with reps. Here's a list of the pricing when Bacchanal first opened followed by how it stands now:
Eating / Dining / Downtown / Downtown Vegas / Binion's / Binion's Cafe / Renovations / → All Tags
It won't be long now before Binion's reveals an all-new cafe.
Our @sammasseur stopped in for a peek at the renovation underway (as well as a bite inside its temporary location downstairs) earlier this week and found rust-colored paint on the walls and a brick-lined facade taking shape. Sam's cashier reports that the re-opening should be a week, week and a half away.
VegasChatter Reviews / Anthony's / Steakhouses / M Resort / Eating / Dining / Fine Dining / → All Tags
M Resort is one of the nicest hotels in all of Las Vegas. Unfortunately, it's located away from the action of both The Strip and Downtown and is sometimes forgotten, even by people that live in Las Vegas (ahem, this guy). That's sad, but it leaves M Resort as a special place for people that enjoy a more relaxed Vegas experience.
Recently, this writer's intention of trying a new restaurant on the Vegas Strip was detoured when the idea of trying Anthony’s Prime Steak and Seafood at M Resort came up. This was the excuse I needed to drive a few miles away from The Strip to spend some time at M and I'm glad we did.
Anthony’s is located at the east end of the casino with many of its other dining options. It’s convenient to the lobby and parking lot. When I sat down Tuesday night, the restaurant was entirely empty but tables began filling by the time my dinner had ended. This was a night for steak so there was no funny business before receiving an 18 oz. dry aged, bone-in filet mignon.
Off Strip / Silver Sevens / Dining / Eating / Buffets / → All Tags
Wikipedia tells us National Potato Month falls in September, while National Sweet Potato Month appears to be in November. American Beer Month is held in July, and “Lager Day” is in December. None of these are even close to February which has us perplexed over Silver Sevens decision to choose this month to host its Spuds and Buds special event buffet.
What is Spuds and Buds, you ask? It’s pretty simple, really. It’s the standard Silver Sevens buffet with a bunch of potato options tossed in. They’ve got baked potatoes, tots, fries, sour cream potatoes, roasted potatoes, potato soup, sweet potato pie, and well, that’s about it. The Spuds and Buds menu is a bit spud heavy, however, the only “Bud” that’s included is a single Bud Light draft. Perhaps Spuds and Bud is a better name?
Openings / Chayo / The Linq / Mexican Food / Eating / Dining / Restaurants / → All Tags
Chayo Mexican Kitchen and Tequila Bar was one of the first businesses to debut at The Linq, the outdoor mall between Flamingo and The Quad. Last week during a media check-us-out night, we were able to sample several tastes from the kitchen while exploring the pretty sizable space.
Chayo covers two floors, the lower of which includes a large bar area, another smaller bar, several tables and leather-bound booths. Crosses and bull-themed wall coverings adorn the walls while a DJ booth can be found near a mechanical bull. So, we're assuming, diners can oomph-oomph on their feet while riders oomph-oomph on their ass. The upstairs portion of the restaurant is probably one-third the area, but should see a lot of traffic. That's where guests will find another bar as well as an enclosed firepit on an outdoor balcony that overlooks neighboring O'Sheas and stands in the shadows of the High Roller. Both floors offer plenty of great space for groups to chill, get ready to party, or continue a night of partying. This we liked.
Since service on nights like these consists of passed hors d'oeuvres of sample-sized plates, we avoid full reviews, instead opting for a return trip to get a full-on restaurant experience. Therefore, we present a summary of the dishes Chayo served
without detailing how most tasted the same: flavorless, starting with the best of the bunch and followed by the rest of the meh.
This one was disappointing in that it only came by once. If we returned for Just One Dish, these tasty Chorizo Empanadas would be it.