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Excalibur Buffet Closing Soon For Renovations

Where: 89109
August 19, 2014 at 9:21 PM | by | Comments (3)

Its exterior may forever be a castle, but Excalibur's buffet won't remind us of a neglected dungeon much longer. Or, at least, its decor won't.

VegasChatter fan Sharon C. tipped us off to the news of a remodel earlier today. According to Excalibur's Twitter feed, a renovation project will close the overly exuberantly themed space beginning September 2. The property will offer a "special breakfast set-up at The STEAKHOUSE at Camelot in the mean time."

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The Full Menu For Della's Kitchen At Delano Las Vegas

August 19, 2014 at 5:36 PM | by | Comments (3)

Debuting next month at Delano Las Vegas (formerly THEhotel... we can start saying that now, can't we?), Della's Kitchen will bring a "historic farmhouse meets urban eatery" concept to the property's old cafe space. If you were like us, you were like, sweet! And then you were all like, what the hell does that mean?

A press release on Monday touted a "desert-sustainable breakfast and lunch menu" with fresh juices, "delectable" breakfast options, "savory" salads, and signature paninis, sandwiches and burgers, but again, what exactly would that end up being on our plate? And, how much would it cost us to be so health conscious?

Well, wonder no more as we've obtained the full menu for Della's Kitchen, including pricing. While there are a few items for those with an intolerance to gluten (noted below in blue), if you have a nut intolerance, you'll need to dine elsewhere. The menu is heavy with nut allergy warnings. Pricing seems fairly par for the course when it comes to Strip dining, even at a "cafe," with most items ranging from $5 to $18; although, there are naturally some that are lower and some that are much higher (for instance, you'll pay $26 for the Ahi Burger). Peruse the full menu below. Della's will be open from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. daily.

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This Is What You'll Be Eating (And Drinking) When You're Jammin' At Bunkhouse

Where: 124 S. 11th Street [map], 89101
August 19, 2014 at 2:26 PM | by | Comment (1)

With Bunkhouse reopening August 25 in Downtown Vegas after a extensive remodel, much speculation and interest has surrounded the new dining menu of our favorite place for a dependable ruckus. Would it be strictly bar food? Should we expect it to be skimpy?

While the menu was formed by the Downtown Project food and beverage team (the mysterious, formless, defacto shadow government/illuminati of downtown), the kitchen itself will be helmed by former Herbs & Rye chef Robert Henderson. Robert recently left his position -- to which he was credited with really turning the off-Strip bar's food program around -- and, before that, had worked his way up to sous chef at STACK at The Mirage.

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The Cafe At THEhotel Gets A New Name With No 'The' In It

Where: 3940 Las Vegas Boulevard South [map], 89109
August 18, 2014 at 2:10 PM | by | Comments (4)

THEhotel at Mandalay Bay will cease to exist in just days now. It's transformation into Delano Las Vegas remains firmly (defiantly?) set for September 1.

The new name will bring refreshed rooms and a rejuvenated spa menu (see what we did there?) while a redesigned lobby will add new lounge and dining spaces to the all-suite tower. Still to come will be the rebranding of miX and the arrival of its own pool (yes, miX is going away and, no, there won't be a pool "on site," so to speak.)

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You Can Now Dine At Tahiti Village's 17° South... If You Want

Where: 7200 Las Vegas Boulevard South [map], 89119
August 15, 2014 at 4:41 PM | by | Comments (4)

It's probably something you've never even thought about doing and may not even after you read this, but if you want to dine at Tahiti Village's restaurant, you totally can now -- and not be a guest.

All these years of disinterest and we've never known that we actually weren't even welcome at 17° South (which we believe used to be called Tahiti Joe's). Until this week, the restaurant had only been available to guests of the property, located south of Mandalay Bay. Now, however, anyone can head here for lunch or dinner.

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Omae Reopens For Lunch For A Limited Time

Where: 3650 Decatur Blvd. [map], 89103
August 15, 2014 at 1:34 AM | by | Comments (0)

After opening for a week then closing for nearly a month, Japanese Cuisine by Omae had still garnered quite a buzz. Recently, lunch service opened back up, and there are many reasons to hurry over. Chiefly, the September 3rd end to lunch service!

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Make Sure To Bring Your Appetite, And A Few Friends, to Bazaar Meat At SLS Las Vegas

Where: 2535 Las Vegas Blvd South [map], 89109
August 14, 2014 at 4:48 PM | by | Comments (2)

At Bazaar Meat, get ready to open wide.

The much anticipated Bazaar Meat, the José Andrés "beyond the steakhouse" concept within SLS Las Vegas, will offer patrons interesting, and sizable, entrees. Guests will have the option of ordering large-format meat dishes to feed whatever large group (or ambitious food adventurer) cares to try them.

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Turning The Spotlight On F.A.M.E. At The Linq

Where: 89109
August 12, 2014 at 8:34 PM | by | Comments (0)

F.A.M.E. Street Market, the new(ish), multi-faceted Asian-inspired spot in The Linq, sports several different food vendors, art, music, and entertainment. Hey, that spells "Fame!" (Or, rather, "fvame," but just go with it.) It's a pretty lofty claim by any standards, but how can you explain the concept to someone that may have just wandered into the space?

The most accurate description you could give anyone of F.A.M.E. is something along the lines of "a food court with only Asian food and also Fuku Burger is there." Aside from one of the mack-daddy names of the Las Vegas food truck scene, many of the other little specific outlets really cannot escape the feel of a cafeteria. Plastic trays, table numbers... really the only thing out of place is the beer (there are a couple of interesting ones on tap, mind you).

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Our Night At BLT Steak

Where: 3645 Las Vegas Blvd [map], 89109
August 8, 2014 at 5:23 PM | by | Comment (1)

At Bally's, the hotel's eponymous steakhouse is now BLT Steak (related to BLT Burger at The Mirage, part of ESquared Hospitality). With thirteen locations around the world, plus many other sister restaurants and concepts, how would BLT compare to the one it replaced?

One glance at the past menu and the current one and you'll notice they are quite similar, covering the basics of crab cake, tuna tartare, lamb chops.. you know the drill. One great, big fat difference would be they've 86'd a ton of very expendable Italian dishes. Not that it was an "Italian steakhouse" before, mind you; it was just an American steakhouse that had lasagna and Shrimp Fra Diavola for... some reason.

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Returning To Giada's For Lunch

Where: 3595 Las Vegas Blvd. S. [map], 89109
August 7, 2014 at 4:50 PM | by | Comments (3)

Since our initial review in June, Giada's has opened its doors for lunch as well as dinner. With a whole new menu (well, mostly new), Giada's further expands itself as The Cromwell's only dining option.

The change in style from dinner to lunch includes a change in uniform. While at night it's all black ties and white steward jackets, during the day it is a much more contemporary (and casual) wait staff. Waiters are clad in blue vests and ties while porters sport light blue, plaid shirts. It also should be noted the restaurant's hydraulic windows -- the larger space designed by Los Angeles-based firm, Studio Collective (photo gallery below) -- are open rarely at this time of year no matter the time of day, closed either due to monsoon rain or to keep out the ballistic, scalding winds that even industrial air-curtains can't forestall.

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Just One (Extraordinary) Dish At Oscar's

Where: 1 Main Street [map], 89101
August 6, 2014 at 1:26 PM | by | Comments (2)

This writer is not one for overblown dish titles. Sorry, Guy Fieri, but your “Off-Da-Hook Original Smash-Burger” definitely sounds original, but whose hook is it off of, anyway? Be concise. Be accurate. Be catchy. If you can’t be the last two without violating the first, just give it up and call your dish what it is: mac ‘n cheese, burger, chicken sandwich. You get my drift, assuming you’re not Guy Fieri.

It’s not to be offensive. I just know I hate a letdown after a big buildup, so keep your promises, Vegas food dish titles. I had been looking forward to trying Oscar’s Steakhouse at the Plaza for a long while now. When the perfect dinner partner and opportunity presented themselves, my party fully experienced Oscar's Beef * Booze * Broads with steaks, a glass of wine and, well, we were the broads so it was BYOB (bring your own broad).

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Guy Fieri's Bus To Flavortown Now Stopping For Breakfast

Where: 3535 Las Vegas Blvd. S. [map], 89109
August 1, 2014 at 2:16 PM | by | Comments (3)

Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen & Bar at The Quad (soon-to-be The Linq Hotel) is inviting guests to head to Flavortown a little earlier starting today, August 1. It now offers breakfast service from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m. daily. The restaurant’s overall hours also will change to 8 a.m. to 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday and 8 a.m. to midnight Sunday through Thursday. (Hours were from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. daily.)

Though existing dessert menus items like Mexican Churros and S’Mores Monte Cristo sound like they would translate to breakfast well, the menu will feature new items that keep to the “Guy style” with fun names and signature items like his Dragon’s Breath Chili. Breakfast items will include:

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