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Last night while enjoying the fine views offered
at from Twin Peaks, we spotted a couple of dudes crouching down on the Harmon Center pedestrian bridge. They didn't look like buskers or other shady characters and they certainly were not playing the bagpipes all evening, but we couldn't quite figure out what they were up to.
Then we saw it -- an outlet! A real live outlet.
It's located on the end of the bridge, right where you head into the Harmon Corner shops and restaurant. And, it's free! So, if your battery power is at 10 percent or less, plug in here, enjoy the
bagpipes.. err, the sights.. and, when it's back up to at least 30 percent, make your way up to Twin Peaks to document the fine, um, dining.
Of course, now that we've mentioned this TOTALLY FREE OUTLET, we're sure the powers that be are going to block it up in 3... 2... 1....
In Vegas, just about every restaurant is a brestaurant. But, the difference between Twin Peaks and other scantily clad servers is that they aren’t just hot. They’re outgoing, bubbly and they’ll sit down right at your table and bat their eyelashes at you while taking your order. For real.
It’s that kind of flirtatious action that sets them apart from the likes of Hooters, or any other sexy waitress in Vegas. You’ll know a Twin Peaks girl because they’re hard to miss while wearing their signature hot pants, boots and red plaid crop tops. Approachable and sexy, they’re also really sporty. You’ll often see them hula hooping, booty shaking and rock-wall climbing all over the restaurant. Did we mention the view was great? From the third floor of the restaurant, we mean.
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Friends arrived over the weekend whose Vegas traditions start with a direct line from the airport to In-N-Out Burger. When this trip found ourselves staring at the backend of a counter line that stretched all the way to the door at 11 a.m., we considered other options. Fatburger, we suggested? "Nowhere as good as In-N-Out," was the disappointed response. We agreed, but noted a bar and patio had been added since their last visit. Sold.
Lucky for us, we parked at Cosmopolitan in order to take the bridge to Fatburger and back. Lucky for us because we had to pass right by the now open Twin Peaks that also has a bar (three to be exact) inside Harmon Corner. And, what started as let's at least check out the menu turned to we'll take a table ASAP after we were greeted by a bustling gaggle of Lumberjills.
Our favorite fancy escalator is up and running. And, is helping with a serious pedestrian project that will help every Vegas visitor in the long term.
Taking you up and down, to and from Planet Hollywood and Harmon Corner, it'll allow you to cross the Strip to CityCenter and The Cosmopolitan. And, vice versa. Previously, you had to use the frequently non-functional escalators on the Harley Davidson Cafe side of Harmon Corner to head downwards. Which took you in the opposite direction. We're making this sound way more complicated that it needs be. But, if you've been there, you get it. And, you've probably been accosted by someone in this area trying to sell you something as you tried to get back on a straight track down the Strip.
So, they built an escalator and we took great glee in pointing out the hefty price tag. Now, it's ready. Well, the down part was on the night we spied it. And, already it has eased congestion. Already.
PBR Rock Bar and Planet Hollywood at the bottom of this new ride should be popping the champagne. Feeding folks right into their laps. (We think they could have tricked it out more. Adding some cool lasers on an escalator would make it a neat free attraction.)
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A failed trip to check out the new Citizens Kitchen at Mandalay Bay for breakfast didn't satisfy our hunger (we ended up at Raffles Cafe, sad face), but it did provide us with several new updates to share. The first we learned the hard way -- the newly opened, 24/7 Citizens turns away new guests for about 45-60 minutes between breakfast and lunch service. You can probably guess what time we happened to arrive. A rep says they're working out some transitional kinks in the kitchen and hope to eliminate that closure within the next few weeks. Until then, stay away from around 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
After breakfast, we journeyed down The Strip and made the following discoveries:
Hakkasan, that five-story restaurant-slash-lounge-slash-nightclub coming to MGM Grand, still won't say when it's opening exactly, but there's at least a sign for it now. And, some patterned ironwork. And, a big a** video screen.
Missing from our list of 61 things to do this Valentine's Day, is number 62. Valentine's Day at Goretorium. Which is odd as creator Eli Roth told us himself it would be an important re-branding touchstone for the Strip's only horror-haunt attraction. Their last seasonal re-vamp was their Christmas theme built around an Evil Santa.
But, we've received no notice of any special V-Day events. Instead, they are pushing their year-round opportunity to get married in a zombie wedding. Or twisted fantasy of your choice. A handful of former matrimonial ceremonies are available for viewing on YouTube. So, if this video gets you in the mood, packages start at $666. You can even choose between a "scary" or "vampire" minister. All sorts of add-ons can also be added on. Including a symbolic bloodletting ceremony. If you go ahead with that on the 14th, do send us pictures.
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If this is who is already stopping by the still under construction Twin Peaks on the Strip, we know quite a few guys who won't be able to wait for it to open. But, wait is what they'll need to do.
First expected to pop up (hee) on the corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Harmon back in December, the breastaurant later pushed back that opening timeline to January 2013. But, alas, here we are at the end of the month with bad news to share. You won't be able to check out its sexy lumberjills, rock climbing walls and frosty 29-degree beers until March now. March 4, specifically. So no Big Game, but just in time for March Madness. (fingers crossed)
When it does make its debut, Twin Peaks will span 14,000 square feet and cover three floors at Harmon Corner.
(PHOTO: MizzGrace on Instagram, Twin Peaks on Facebook)
Just imagine the possibilities for your holiday photo cards. When we spoke with film director and Goretorium mastermind Eli Roth back in August, he promised the year-round haunt at Harmon Corner would conjure up seasonal updates. “Just to keep it fresh,” he said.
Keeping their word, the Santa scares arrived on schedule. From December 14th though the 28th, the thrill attraction's new killer concept revolves around Santa’s evil-twin, Sick Nick. If you've been naughty, Sick Nick will be handing out punishment. And, he has some back-up help from killer elves.
The next time you walk by Harmon Corner's ginormous big screen, don't be surprised if your partner heaves a heavy sigh, eyes it and then you meaningfully or ohhs over how romantic that couple is. Yes, Harmon Corner is now allowing hopeful grooms-(or brides)-to-be the chance to express their love in the biggest, most flashy way yet in Vegas.
Couples who really want to put their love out there can propose in true Vegas style by asking their better half for their hand in marriage on the world's largest LED full-motion screen. You know, the one that always catches your eye at Harmon and Las Vegas Boulevard? For $500, Harmon Corner will give you one minute of screen time and will work with you on creating a unique package of photos, video, and/or graphics to make popping the question an eye-popping experience.
All this year, we've followed the openings that have taken place on this corner, from the two-story Walgreens and Rockin' Tacos to a metro McDonald's and a Tropical Smoothie Cafe. Now, two more are on the verge of happening -- the Vegas debuts of Bubba Gump Shrimp and Twin Peaks.
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You're in Vegas, it's Election Day and your guy has got it in the bag. But, you wouldn't mind catching some election coverage here and there (you know, just to make sure everything's going the right way.. which it will be, obvi..) without needing to stay in your room all night or set up camp at a bar.
Watch out, Vegas photo hotspots. A wooden bench is about to take away some of your limelight.
If you haven't heard yet (and, apparently, word is still getting around), Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. will be opening its first Las Vegas location on The Strip this winter. The restaurant will be found in Harmon Corner, home to the Goretorium, a 24-hour-a-day Tropical Smoothie Cafe, a two-story Metro McDonald's, a two-story Walgreens, some Rockin' Tacos and the also coming soon Twin Peaks breastaurant. But, getting the chain restaurant to spill details on just what we will find is proving a tough crab leg to crack.
Resto reps tell us that the Las Vegas location will feature multiple stories, including outdoor dining and a great view of The Strip. But, just which stories it will occupy at Harmon Corner is not yet known. Guests who are familiar with the brand will find all their favorites on the menu, however, there will be some special Vegas additions as well. Just what, though, is being kept under (newspaper) wrap, too. We do know that meal pricing will range, on average, from $10 to $30 depending on what you order.