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Green Valley Ranch Goes Back to The 80s with 'Flashback Features'

July 16, 2015 at 11:53 AM | by | ()

It’s not often I can say “totally tubular” and mean it both literally and in that choice 80s slang way. Thank you, Flashback Features, for giving me this one in a million opportunity.

Green Valley Ranch is getting in on the “movies at the pool” game that the Cosmopolitan has successfully capitalized on for the past few summers. Unlike the Cosmo, GVR is going all 80s all the time. Gnarly!

Entry is free. Belvedere drink specials are $5 which is choice, but if they had Tab and Zima ready to go, it would be even more to the max!

Take the day off with Ferris Bueller on 7/26. Do The Truffle Shuffle with The Goonies on 8/2. Get your Molly Ringwald fix with Pretty In Pink on 8/9. Visit Wally World with The Griswolds in National Lampoon’s Vacation on 8/16. Rev up your Mr. Fusion to 1.21 gigawatts so you activate your flux capacitor and reach warp speed at 88 mph with Back To The Future on 9/6. The full schedule is available here:

It’s time to put on your best pair of Jams, hit the pool , and watch some righteous flicks. Remember. No guts. No glory.

[Photo: Green Valley Ranch/Facebook]

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You May Go to Pizza Rock for the Pizza and Meatballs But You'll Stay for the Beer

May 8, 2015 at 5:25 PM | by | ()

Our love for Pizza Rock shouldn’t surprise anyone by now. The food at all three Las Vegas locations (Downtown Vegas, Green Valley Ranch and Little Tony’s at Palace Station) is equally delicious. However there is one thing that separates the different outlets. It’s the booze.

The original Las Vegas location of Pizza Rock in Downtown Vegas has a nice, but not very large, selection of craft beer. They even offer a couple different beers from nearby Banger Brewing. Little Tony’s has a few craft beers as well but they're more focused on their massive whiskey list and craft cocktails.

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MyVEGAS'ing Over To Green Valley Ranch

Where: 2300 Paseo Verde Parkway, Henderson, NV [map], 89052
April 17, 2015 at 8:36 PM | by | ()

Our tour of MyVEGAS hotels available to Las Vegas locals continues with a recent visit to Green Valley Ranch. I live minutes from Red Rock Resort so the 30-minute (plus) drive to GVR made this really feel like a getaway.

When approaching Green Valley Ranch, it really does feel as though you’re not in Vegas. And, that's because, technically, you're in Henderson. Driving around the grounds, it almost feels as though an estate was lifted and moved from Connecticut or a Florida housing complex. It’s really beautiful and different to see.

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Little Tony's Opening Next Week At Palace Station

Where: 2411 West Sahara Avenue [map], 89102
April 16, 2015 at 8:39 PM | by | ()

Another week, another new pizza joint is about to make its Vegas debut. Recently, we've seen the openings of Pizza Rock at Green Valley Ranch (the valley's second location) and Pizza Forte at Sunset Station. Now, Little Tony's, a sister concept to the popular Pizza Rock brand, will start dishing it out at Palace Station next week.

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Just One Dish: Fried Green Tomato Caprese At The Green Valley Ranch Pizza Rock

Where: 2300 Paseo Verde Parkway [map], 89052
April 13, 2015 at 3:29 PM | by | ()

Sometimes, a full restaurant review just won't do. Perhaps, there wasn't time for an A-Z meal. Maybe we just don't want to spoil it all. 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, or drink, out of the whole experience that gets us to return. Or, stay away.

When a chain restaurant, large or small, offers an exclusive dish, it’s sometimes worth trying just to say you did. That was the case when checking out the new Pizza Rock location at the off Strip Green Valley Ranch. This location offers a dish you won't find at the downtown locale. It was a little outside of my comfort zone, but I just had to try it.

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Pizza Rock Still Rockin' With New Green Valley Ranch Locale

Where: 2300 Paseo Verde Parkway [map], 89052
March 23, 2015 at 1:05 PM | by | ()

The Old Chicago with sausage and meatballs.

Green Valley Ranch is a whole lot tastier. Off Strip mainstay Hank’s got a new friend in the reliably good food category as downtown favorite Pizza Rock expands to add a GVR outpost. Award-winning pizza chef Tony Gemignani said he tailored the menu a bit for the suburban crowd, but kept most of the favorites. He also retained the semi truck in the middle of the restaurant, like its sister location in downtown Vegas, only this one makes a little more sense as it has the entire truck cab and trailer, fully stocked with beer boxes.

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Check-Out Folio: Pizza Madness, March Madness, And More

January 30, 2015 at 9:20 PM | by | ()

There's a lot of sh*t that happens in Vegas and not all of it can make it on our site. So, every Friday, we take note of some of the smaller announcements around town that may be of interest, too. Here's the rundown for the week of January 26:

March Madness: Yes, the Big Game isn't even over but folks have been talking about March Madness in Vegas since the end of last year. (Shout-out to the March Madness in Las Vegas Facebook group! Holla!) If you're dying for info, we can now share TI's plans. The resort will host basketball fans March 19-21 in its ballroom. Entry will be free and seating will be banquet-style (first come, first serve). There will be a cash bar, concessions and satellite betting stations so you won't miss a moment of action (unless you're in the restroom). Doors will open at 7:30 a.m. each day.

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Another Poker Room Bites The Dust

Where: 2101 Texas Star Lane [map], 89130
September 3, 2014 at 4:19 PM | by | ()

Poker is slowly fading away in Las Vegas casinos. Last week, Texas Station in North Las Vegas ceased operations of its poker room without warning.

As its name implies, Texas Station is one of the many Station Casinos you'll find spread out around Las Vegas. According to US Poker even though this is the second Station poker room to close this year (Sunset Station is the other) we shouldn’t expect to see moves like this at other sister locations. If Station is your casino in Las Vegas and poker is your game, that means you can still play poker at Boulder Station, Green Valley Ranch, Palace Station, Red Rock Resort and Santa Fe Station.

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Vegas Is Better With Break-Even Jacks Or Better

August 4, 2014 at 4:02 PM | by | ()

For most, 9/6 sounds likes the odds offered on a bet at a Vegas sportsbook, but for video poker players it’s the hard-to-find, nearly break-even game found only in limited spots around the Strip.

What’s 9/6? Those are Jacks or Better games that pay nine credits for a full house and six for a flush. Games that pay 8/5, or even 7/5, are much more common, and offer correspondingly worse odds – the house edge is less than half a percent on a 9/6 game with optimal play. (Some casinos, including Stratosphere, once offered a few machines that paid 10/7 and had a slight edge for the player, but finding one of those in 2014 is about as likely as finding a leprechaun and a pot of gold on Las Vegas Boulevard.)

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11 Places For Fireworks Viewing On The Fourth

June 24, 2014 at 5:19 PM | by | ()

If your Fourth of July celebrations must start and end with a bang (don't go there), Vegas will have plenty of choices for you. Fireworks will be launched on The Strip as far south as Mandalay Bay and as far north as Stratosphere. If you're a local or have wheels, two popular off-Strip casinos will also light up the night sky. If you're not opposed to combining your Fourth with a true road trip, your options grow even larger. Here are 11 spots to enjoy fireworks on the Fourth:

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Second Pizza Rock Coming As Part Of $20 Million Project At Green Valley Ranch

Where: 2300 Paseo Verde Parkway [map], 89052
April 30, 2014 at 10:20 AM | by | ()

Just two weeks after announcing $35 million in enhancements for Red Rock Resort, Station Casinos has announced it will also pour $20 million into improvements at Green Valley Ranch in Henderson.

The property-wide project will bring four new dining experiences to GVR, including a second Pizza Rock for the Las Vegas Valley. By world pizza champ Tony Gemignani, the brand opened its first location in Downtown Vegas last year. A second dining experience by Gemignani, Slice House, will also be offered.

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At Green Valley Ranch, Keno Was A Winning Decision

Where: 2300 Paseo Verde Parkway [map], 89052
March 6, 2014 at 4:53 PM | by | ()

It’s rare to see live keno in many Las Vegas casinos these days. Both The Mirage and Bellagio discontinued their live keno programs and Venetian, Wynn, Caesars Palace and MGM Grand don’t have it, either. Among the few where you can still find keno are Flamingo and off-Strip casino Arizona Charlie’s. And now Green Valley Ranch joins their ranks.

A new Keno Lounge offers 16 seats. There are also keno boards located throughout the property so players can enjoy the action from elsewhere. GVR's Grand Café has its own keno game with a separate runner to take diners’ bets. The Keno Lounge is open from 8 a.m. until 11:30 p.m. daily while the café offers keno from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m.

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