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At Bally's, This Could Be The Opening Date For The Grand Bazaar Shops

Where: 89109
September 15, 2014 at 4:55 PM | by | Comments (3)

One of the first questions folks want to know about the forthcoming Grand Bazaar Shops at Bally's -- aside from why -- is when. Signage has only stated the vague timeline of fall, which could be anytime between September 22 and December 20. A recent report by the RJ narrowed that down to late December. Now, we may have a specific date (or rather dates) to pin to its debut.

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Chowing Down at Bunkhouse

Where: 124 S 11th St. [map], 89101
September 11, 2014 at 12:14 PM | by | Comments (2)

Downtown's dining scene is still in its infancy, trailing behind the already mature cocktail scene. Among the many openings of the last few months, Bunkhouse -- which has grabbed headlines as a live event venue -- has been under-appreciated as a food spot. You don't usually hear about it unless some hip band or seven-foot tall clown is doing a show, but when you do make it down there (there being Fremont & 11th), check out the outdoor take-away counter. And, even when there's not live entertainment, you should consider heading here for some of the best bar bites in town.

The space is quite different without the entertainment, quiet and much brighter. It almost looks like it's still an underground-ish locals bar, something like a cleaner Double Down Saloon. The inside is less hip and Instagram-y than the outside (which hosts a 59' Dodge D100 truck turned into booth seating and a "music listening tree"), but at least it comes off as very authentic.

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Just One Dish: Banananana Pancakes At SLS Las Vegas

Where: 2535 Las Vegas Blvd. S. [map], 89109
September 10, 2014 at 4:21 PM | by | Comments (5)

Pancakes are never a bad idea and we’re grateful The Griddle Cafe at SLS Las Vegas is open 24 hours a day. You’ve heard about our savory taste of Griddle, but now it’s time to get sweet and sticky… and yes, we’re still talking about pancakes here.

Before a recent late night trip to Sayers Club, this writer popped into The Griddle Cafe for 4th meal. Taco Bell may think it has the monopoly on this, but Las Vegas visitors and residents have become all too familiar with this post-dinner, pre-clubbing (or more often post-clubbing) snack for ages. Needing some quick and tasty carbs, I pondered the extensive pancake and French toast menu, only to find there were too many tempting options to decide on my own.

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At Four Seasons, Verandah To Return Without The 'H'

Where: 89109
September 10, 2014 at 1:14 PM | by | Comment (1)

You won't have to remember a brand new name when Four Seasons' popular casual dining spot returns from a self-described $1 million "refresh," but you will need to remember to drop the "h."

Verandah will return as Veranda on Saturday, September 20. Technically, the restaurant's new, full name will be Veranda Cucina Italiana, but we're sure that's just to provide more reasons to use some sort of curlicue font on signage remind patrons that Italy is its thing. (Although, this writer never really knew that with my laser focus on weekend brunch. And, PRESS. And, fresh donuts. At brunch. Brunchhh. If you're picturing me as a drooling Homer Simpson, you're not far off base.)

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More On Fashion Show Mall's Strip-Side Facelift

Where: 3200 Las Vegas Blvd. S. [map], 89109
September 9, 2014 at 9:09 PM | by | Comments (6)

As we reported in June, Fashion Show Mall is preparing for a façade facelift and the addition of several new dining and shopping options. Construction walls are now up along the mall's Las Vegas Boulevard frontage and feature renderings of what this huge chunk of Strip-side real estate will look like when the project is finished.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports five new restaurants will be included within the 22,000-square-foot addition as well as an expansion for Zara, one of the façade’s anchors. The men’s and women’s clothing store has risen in popularity and is ready to grow with the changing front side of the mall.

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Fremont East Will Have A Grocery Store This October

Where: 611 Fremont St. [map], 89101
September 8, 2014 at 5:49 PM | by | Comments (3)

If you've ever wished for a grocery store on Fremont Street, it's in the bag. The Market will open October 8.

You won't, however, find what's being described as an urban grocery under the Fremont Street Experience canopy. You'll need to venture beyond Slotzilla into Fremont East if you're in search of "traditional groceries, fresh produce, exceptional coffee and pastries, gourmet sandwiches, craft beer and wine, a carefully curated hot and cold salad bar, and a selection of enticing grab-and-go meals, sides, and snacks prepared daily."

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Pantry, The New Cafe At The Mirage, Opens This Week

Where: 89109
September 8, 2014 at 12:38 PM | by | Comments (5)

The Mirage will finally gain another much-needed dining destination this week. Pantry, a new 24/7 concept, will debut this Wednesday, September 10. It takes over the space that once housed B.B. King's and, before that, Caribe Cafe.

A glimpse inside courtesy VegasChatter M.J. reveals a contemporary country decor with white walls and ceilings, blue-and-white tiles featuring a repeating starburst pattern on the floor, and tables paired with galvanized steel chairs for dining. There also will be bar-top and high-boy seating as well.

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Will Made.LV Make You Leave The Strip?

Where: 450 S. Rampart Blvd. #120 [map], 89145
September 5, 2014 at 3:30 PM | by | Comments (0)

The off-Strip, suburban mall of Tivoli Village has been looking to fill its empty Bradley Ogden space for some time, with small luck. It seemed like no one could hold onto a business there for more than a couple months, almost as if it was cursed. Some folks say Old Man Odgen still wanders those very halls...

But now, and perhaps for the last time, we have a new spot in that space: Made.LV. From the minds behind Honey Salt (Vegas F&B dynamos Elizabeth Blau and Kim Canteenwalla), what else could we expect but greatness?

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Excalibur's Buffet Will Be Closed For The Rest Of The Year

Where: 3850 Las Vegas Boulevard South [map], 89109
September 4, 2014 at 1:15 PM | by | Comments (4)

We know. You're probably meeting this news with a shrug, a "who cares," or an "it's okay if it never comes back." But, if you did enjoy Excalibur's buffet for what it was, or as a MyVEGAS freebie, just know that change will be a long time coming.

The hotel has announced that a remodeling, which called for the closure of the buffet on September 2, will last into the New Year. A revamped gorge-fest is expected to debut in January. We asked for details, but reps say there are none they are ready to provide at this time.

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When You're Craving Fried Chicken, Head Here

Where: 2101 S. Decatur Blvd. [map], 89102
September 4, 2014 at 11:53 AM | by | Comments (4)

We've been hearing rumblings about the opening of Mochiko Chicken for months now. It started with Jerry Misa and Sandra Lenska hanging up their food truck keys and putting brick to mortar. After a few setbacks and the rescheduling of an opening date, Mochiko Chicken is up and running.

Located off, off Strip at Decatur and Sahara (handy map link here), this specific brand of fried chicken is a kind of Hawaiian/Japanese/Southeast Asian fusion. Mochiko refers to the rice flour-based breading (Mochi=Rice in Japanese) that gives the chicken a light, crispy, almost tempura-like crunch. Miles, even leagues better than the frozen Tyson brand chicken that makes up 99% of the tenders on earth, Mochiko's chicken is akin to a child's favorite staple in an adult's quality. Good ingredients, loving preparation, and a light dusting of furikake. What's not to love? Combos start at $7, but you are without a doubt getting some of the best chicken fingers in town.

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Wiener's Circle Now Char-Grillin' It Up At Santa Fe Station

Where: 4949 North Rancho [map], 89108
September 3, 2014 at 5:30 PM | by | Comments (0)

To be frank about it, we loved the Red Rock Resort debut of Chicago's Wiener's Circle in June so we're all for a second helping with the brand's newest Vegas location in sister resort, Santa Fe Station.

The North Las Vegas hotel-casino will actually serve of the chain's famous char-grilled hot dogs and burgers two ways, one through an eatery sandwiched between the poker room and the sportsbook and the other through a satellite stand in the bowling alley. For football season, the main eatery will offer sports fans a char dog and fries for four bucks.

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Chili's Now Open Center Strip

Where: 3743 Las Vegas Blvd, Ste. 201 [map], 89109
September 2, 2014 at 1:45 PM | by | Comments (2)

A Chili's with a patio overlooking Louis Vuitton, Tom Ford and Fendi?

Yep, the newest restaurant on The Strip is of the chain variety, has a multi-million dollar view, and is best known for its babyyyy, baby back ribs. (Yes, our sole reason for mentioning that was to get that jingle stuck in your head, too.) Chili's has set up shop in the Hawaiian Marketplace across Las Vegas Boulevard from the Crystals high-end shopping mall as well as Aria and Mandarin Oriental.

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