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Wondering Where To Gobble In Vegas On Turkey Day? Start With This

November 22, 2014 at 1:25 AM | by | Comments (2)

For much of the country, Thanksgiving is a Norman Rockwell affair. Casseroles, cranberries, turkeys of various levels of quality... you know the picture. But, for those that can't be part of that or would rather not spend six hours cooking, there is an option that will put your crazy aunt's Pinterest recipes to shame. A fine dining prixe-fixe with the family could be the holiday everyone wished they'd have. Here are some options to consider:

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At Casino Royale, A Reopened Denny's Already Turning Away Guests

Where: 89109
November 21, 2014 at 8:01 PM | by | Comments (6)

Dat fork, tho.

"We're sorry, but we're not currently seating guests right now."

On its second day of business, the renovated and newly reopened Denny's at Casino Royale welcomed us by politely informing us that an overloaded kitchen meant no new guests were currently being accepted. That was around 2:30 p.m. Friday afternoon. A nearby bench, however, was filled with customers of a more patient nature who must have chosen to wait it out. A walk into the diner's interior revealed a large number of open tables so, hopefully, the kitchen will start cooking with gas, so to speak (couldn't help it), soon.

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At Red Rock Resort, 8 Noodle Bar Opening Soon

Where: 11011 West Charleston Boulevard [map], 89135
November 20, 2014 at 8:48 PM | by | Comments (0)

When it's 59 degrees as a high in Vegas, news that a new noodle bar is close to debuting is enough to send us to our happy place. (The same for cars equipped with seat warmers. #ThatDesertLife)

Next month, Red Rock Resort will unveil 8 Noodle Bar and already has us with talk of "thick, rich broths." And, "affordable." And, "speedy." What can we say? We're easy. To please, people.

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When Hungry At Aria, Consider Its New Bar

Where: 89158
November 18, 2014 at 7:00 PM | by | Comment (1)

While the newly opened Alibi Cocktail Lounge at Aria touts itself as the "perfect convergence of premium spirits, imaginative ingredients & highly stylized opulence," there's another reason to drink it all in -- you can grab a bite there, too.

Not mentioned anywhere on its website, VegasChatter friend @paperposter alerted us to the -- dare we say -- secret menu. (Disclaimer: it's not secret as there's a printed menu. Secret menu just sounds so much cooler, tho. Kinda like writing 'tho.')

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Burgers At The Game Were What We Expected

Where: 9090 Alta Drive [map], 89145
November 18, 2014 at 2:43 PM | by | Comments (0)

When Suncoast renovated and rebranded its TGIFridays restaurant we noted there didn’t seem to be much design work done. We adjusted expectations accordingly for our first visit to The Game Sports Bar and Restaurant. And, no surprise, The Game was what we thought it was. It’s fun when dinner at a sports bar can bring back memorable moments in sports history.

Dinner started with an order of onion rings and mild buffalo wings. Both were good, but nothing you wouldn’t get from a good bar/restaurant. The bacon cheddar cheeseburger above was served on a buttery brioche bun. The beef was seasoned liberally and cooked a perfect medium. The burger was better than expected, but won't make any of the "Best of Las Vegas" lists unless they buy an ad. The basic burger comes with french fries and is $9.99. Mainstream craft beers like Magic Hat #9 and Brooklyn Ale are between $5 and $7.

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Just One Dish: Creme Brulee at FIX

Where: 3600 Las Vegas Blvd. South [map], 89109
November 17, 2014 at 2:10 PM | by | Comments (0)

Do you ever get to the dessert menu and suddenly go into a mild panic because you can’t decide between all the delicious flavors? Sometimes you want cookies. And, chocolate. And, creamy custardy goodness. The trouble is, you probably aren’t still hungry in the first place and, though the separate dessert stomach is totally a thing, you don’t need to order something from three different categories of sweets. Or, at least you probably shouldn’t.

FIX at Bellagio can solve this dessert dilemma with its FIX Crème Brulee ($15). Its presentation of the standard dessert features an added bonus at the bottom: a layer of cookie butter. If you’re not familiar with the sweet concoction, you should run, not walk, to FIX to have your taste buds blown away. It’s made from mashed spiced biscuits popular in Holland and Belgium.

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Border Brunch Now At Forum Shops

Where: 89109
November 14, 2014 at 1:48 PM | by | Comment (1)

The newly opened Border Grill in the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace.

After spending a few weeks settling into its second Vegas location, Border Grill is ready to shop its famed weekend brunch to the hungry masses of the center Strip.

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Bocho Brings Sushi To Downtown's Fremont East

Where: 124 S 6th Street [map], 89101
November 13, 2014 at 9:43 PM | by | Comments (2)

It is surprising that it's taken this long, but it has finally happened. Many downtown visitors and residents (this writer included in the latter) have been living in a veritable sushi desert, without a spider roll worth having (outside of a hotel) for 20 minutes in any direction. Now, after much waiting, Bocho Sushi is open in Fremont East.

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The Nightly Happy Hour At Umami Burger Looks Like A Sweet Deal

Where: 89109
November 13, 2014 at 4:45 PM | by | Comments (4)

Going back a year and half ago before SLS Las Vegas opened, we knew that Umami Burger Beer Garden and Sportsbook would be one of our favorite parts of the property. It wouldn’t be the traditional version of a burger joint, beer garden or sportsbook. The hybrid would, if nothing else, offer something different from other casinos in Vegas.

Since then, Umami seems as though it’s doing relatively well. Despite major cutbacks at other SLS restaurants, Umami Burger only snipped a few hours per night. If there’s been one major complaint about Umami, it’s been the beer prices which begin at $8. Well, they’ve taken some steps to fix that.

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The LINQ Promenade To Get Another Restaurant

Where: 89109
November 12, 2014 at 11:18 AM | by | Comments (4)

A third new tenant is being confirmed for The LINQ mall located between Flamingo and the newly named LINQ Hotel (formerly The Quad).

Havaianas, a Brazilian flip flop brand, and Gordon Ramsay Fish And Chips are both headed to the promenade (the former before year's end, the latter early next year) and now it's official that one of the mall's originally announced brands, Off The Strip, will still arrive, after all.

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SLS Closing Buffet, Scaling Back Other Dining Options

Where: 89109
November 10, 2014 at 7:25 PM | by | Comments (41)

After cutting back hours at almost all of its food & beverage outlets including, most notably, changing its buffet from a daily to a weekend-only affair this past September, SLS Las Vegas is still trying to figure out the right formula between patronage, operations, revenue and availability.

An anonymous tipster informed us on Friday of more changes on the dining front and that "major layoffs" happened again "casino wide." An email to a SLS Las Vegas representative went unanswered until this afternoon. It confirmed the SLS Buffet is closing until sometime early next year. Here's the official response from the newly hired Scott Kreeger:

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Gordon Ramsay Is Expanding His Vegas Empire

November 10, 2014 at 3:08 PM | by | Comments (6)

The Strip hasn't reached its Gordon Ramsay threshold yet. Not satisfied with three Vegas enterprises (Gordon Ramsay Pub at Caesars Palace, Gordon Ramsay BurGR at Planet Hollywood and Gordon Ramsay Steak at Paris), the world-renowned chef is cooking up yet another concept for Sin City -- Gordon Ramsay Fish & Chips.

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