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Dining / Eating / Restaurants / Mr. Lucky's / Hard Rock / Red Rock Resort / The Cosmopolitan / Ellis Island / Cheap Vegas / → All Tags
Everyone likes to know more than the person next to them. There are advertised specials all over Vegas for the best this and the best that. There's nothing very special about reading an ad that's available to anyone with two eyes. What you won't see shared very often are the unannounced specials at many casino restaurants.
The other day we were fixin' to get a simple salad at the Grand Cafe at Red Rock Resort; but, before we ordered a $12 salad, we decided to check with the waitress to see if there were any specials. Lo' and behold, our plans for a relatively healthy lunch went down the drain when we found out that the special was a burger and fries for $6. Not bad. They also had a $10 steak special, but that didn't feel right for 1 p.m. These specials change pretty often and in this case saved us 50% on lunch. Nice!
Events / Memorial Day Weekend / Comedy / Music / Pools / Pool Scenes / Eating / Drinking / → All Tags
Our favorite time of the year? When it's nothing but one holiday after another! Memorial Day Weekend. Fourth of July Weekend. Labor Day Weekend. Pure (party time) bliss. And, with the first holiday weekend coming up fast, we couldn't wait any longer to check out what's on tap for Vegas May 24-27:
LIGHT nightclub opens May 24
DAYLIGHT Beach Club debuts May 24
Michael Jackson ONE launches May 23 (starting at $69)
Snoop Lion performs at Mandalay Bay Beach May 25 ($50)
Bell Biv DeVoe performs at Mandalay Bay Beach May 26 ($32.50)
Eating / Dining / Just One Dish / PRESS / Four Seasons / Dessert / → All Tags
Sometimes a full restaurant review just won't do. Perhaps there wasn't time for an A-Z meal. Maybe it's a restaurant we've written about before. Or a dog ate our good pictures. There may still be that one dish worth writing about. A new one, an old one. A newsworthy one or a memorable one (for better or worse). It might be the one dish out of the whole experience that gets us to return. Or stay away. We present you with Just One Dish.
Affordable indulgence. Las Vegas can gouge every penny, but occasionally can offer you a new adventure for the absolute right price. For decades a cheap, huge steak or prime-rib let you think you were beating the system. Think one dollar oysters or .99 cent shrimp cocktails. Cheap entrées to the world of an expensive entrée. And then, there are the prime indulgences. This is a city where foie gras, caviar and their ilk are available at every turn. The Cosmopolitan's Wicked Spoon buffet features bone marrow. Not long ago that would have been unthinkable. At the even more surprising off-Strip Eureka Casino, Fat Choy, sells bone marrow as a "snack" that will obsess your thoughts. Which brings us to Baked Alaska.
Dining / Eating / Nacho Daddy / Downtown / Downtown Vegas / Fremont East / Tony Hsieh / Downtown Project / → All Tags
One year ago, we told you how Nacho Daddy was once destined to greet folks at the gateway to Fremont East. That space, an old 7-11, is now set to become Inspire Theater, but Nacho Daddy will live on to see another downtown locale.
On the agenda for next week's city Planning Commission meeting? Nacho Daddy. And, a new location of 113 North 4th Street, that's just north of Fremont Street. The new space will cover just over 3,200 square feet, and will include a outdoor patio of around 400 square feet. The original Fremont East location would have been around 5,800 square feet. And, was to have had a live music element. From looking at the floorplan for the new location, that seems like it's now out.
Dining / Fine Dining / The Mirage / Masaharu Morimoto / Japonais / Openings / Eating / Restaurants / → All Tags
The buffet at Bellagio holds a special place in this writer's heart. It was my very first Vegas buffet tasted on a Virgin Vegas trip. Admittedly, if our group (fresh out of college with probably $200 max spending money in our pocket) had planned ahead, we likely wouldn't have landed at Bellagio. But, this was a city of buffets and fine dining hadn't entered our adult vernacular yet. So, if we were to do Vegas right, the Bellagio buffet was the best to excess in the 90s, even if its cost was more than the $9.99 we assumed was standard.
Openings / CityCenter / The Crystals / Bobby's Burger Palace / Bobby Flay / Restaurants / Eating / Dining / → All Tags
"Crystals is not a mall..."
Those are the words of an MGM Resorts executive during a first quarter earnings call so it makes sense that the company is leaving that burger shack to the coming promenade between Monte Carlo and New York-New York. No, here at this high-end shopping destination only a burger palace will do. Bobby Flay's Burger Palace, to be exact.
Openings / Mingo Kitchen / Restaurants / Dining / Bars / Drinking / Eating / Downtown / Downtown Vegas / → All Tags
Fine Dining / Dining / Restaurants / Eating / Rx Boiler Room / Mandalay Bay / The Shoppes at Mandalay Bay / Rick Moonen / → All Tags
Mandalay Bay isn't done reinventing itself.
With LIGHT nightclub, Daylight Beach Club, Kumi restaurant and Cirque's Michael Jackson ONE all opening soon(ish) and the Delano replacing THEhotel next year, the south Strip resort is still finding time to ask, what else? (And, let's not forget the renovation of Red Square, the planned renos of its food court and Mizuya, the opening of Citizens Kitchen and that still empty space once home to Shanghai Lilly.)
Dining / Restaurants / 800 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria / Pizza / Eating / Monte Carlo / New York-New York / SLS Las Vegas / → All Tags
A make-it-as-you-order-it concept, the resto hopes to become the "Chipotle of pizza." Right now, long lines are not uncommon at its one and only location in LA, but soon a second and third location will pop up at LAX and in Santa Monica. And, as Restaurant News reports, the Vegas location is expected to launch by New Year's Eve. Or, we should say, it's first Vegas location:
Downtown / Downtown Vegas / La Comida / Velveteen Rabbit / Eating / Dining / Drinking / Restaurants / Bars / Fremont East / Vegas Delays / → All Tags
Coming soon, Downtown Vegas will have another new bar and restaurant for us to checkout. Whenever, 'soon' may be.
We took the above snapshot of La Comida, a just off Fremont Street Mexican restaurant by the Morton Group, this afternoon. A walk-by on Saturday night revealed a restaurant which looked pretty much set. And, a drug deal going down in its alley.
PoshBurger Bistro / Burger Joints / Off Strip / Summerlin / Eating / Dining / Restaurants / Openings / VegasChatter Reviews / → All Tags
The gourmet burger trend seems to be slowing with less new places popping up so we're always curious when a new one debuts. PoshBurger Bistro by Conrad Gallagher just opened in Summerlin so we figured we'd check it out with a couple of our burger buddies. Gallagher is a Michelin Star recipient so he must be able to make a good burger. And, that burger better be good when it costs between $15 and $30 as it does at PoshBurger.