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Get ready to go green! We're less than a month from St. Patrick's Day on Monday, March 17, and to say Vegas will be rocking would be an understatement. Cheap whiskey and green beer will be on the menu and most specials run not just on Monday, but throughout the entire weekend leading up to the official day.
We've compiled a list of special events already announced, but be sure to check back, though, as we will update it as more are announced.
New York-New York's annual Celtic Feis festival will take place March 15-17 and will features Irish bites from Nine Fine Irishmen, celebratory cocktails and live entertainment. The event is complimentary and open to guests 21 and over. Libations will include $10 cocktails, $7 domestic beers, $8 import beer and $7 shots.
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Mandalay Bay's old, depressing food court -- in style as well as selection -- is officially no more.
A renovated court, with all new brands and decor, made its Vegas debut Monday. Guests looking for a quick bite can now choose from Nathan's Famous, Johnny Rockets and Bonanno's New York Pizzeria. Two more eateries, a Subway and a Pan Asian Express, were still concealed behind a construction wall at the time of our visit.
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A VegasChatter fan dropped us a line earlier today to let us know those rumors about a new Border Grill location in Vegas are true. More specifically, those rumors about Border Grill coming to Caesars Palace. Our tipster discovered, while enjoying a cool marg, that the Caesars location should open...
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It's time for the fourth annual VegasChatter Awards! Today, we begin to bring you the best and worst of the year. All of our picks are based on what we've personally experienced in Vegas over 2013 -- the good, the bad, and the mind-boggling.
In 2013, Vegas kept us quite entertained. Sometimes better than others. The year came in with a bang for The Quad, brought a vault full of rock to LVH, gave us some Boyz who wanted to hold us tight at The Mirage, brought an epic journey with Loberace, saw a Pin Up with potential at the Strat, had us hearing voices at Bally's, and made us feel awful for Broadway at the Four Queens, among many, many other entertainment experiences. But which new show was the best for 2013? And, which keeps knocking our sock puppets off? Here are our picks:
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Remember the last time you dined at Mandalay Bay's food court? We're getting a blank stare, aren't we? In fact, some of you are probably thinking, "Mandalay Bay has a food court?"
Located next to Shark Reef Aquarium and fronting some of the resort's convention space, Mandalay Bay's food court has been uninspiring and, let's face it, unappetizing, for some time now. But, our interest was perked when the space was shutdown for remodeling earlier this year and Fifth Avenue Restaurant Group (responsible for the new food court at Bally's and the revamp at Luxor, among others) took the helm.
As someone posted on their Facebook page, "when the hell did this happen?"
This writer was just as astonished when she visited the Fashion Show Mall last week and saw a storefront for LUSH inside. The British brand is known for "fresh, handmade cosmetics," as the tagline goes, but had only offered its wares inside Mandalay Bay for years.
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While we've got our suspicions about this property actually happening thanks to the dubious history of Delano's parent company Morgans Hotel Group, however -- according to MGM Resorts -- the Delano will open sometime next September or October. That's nearly a year later from the initial opening date set for the hotel.
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The steampunk-slash-speakeasy-slash-roarin' 20s-inspired decor of Rx Boiler Room (pronounced Rick's as in celebrity chef Rick Moonen)†is pretty cool upon first entering the Mandalay Bay gastropub which opened this past July. Upon entering, there's a super comfortable-looking lounge that seems like a great place to grab a drink and shoot the breeze with friends or co-workers. As you walk deeper inside, you notice the restaurant getting darker. The dining space itself is fairly intimate, but still much larger than you might think when just walking by.
Even though the concept for Rx Boiler Room is said to be new and different, itís really just a fancy bar/restaurant. Thereís nothing wrong with that and we ordered a dinner we felt appropriate for a bar/restaurant -- a burger and tater tots with a nice cold beer. What could go wrong?
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Arnold. Lou. Jean Claude. Dolph. Sly. They didnít even need last names. Back in the 80s, the biggest stars in the world were bodybuilders. Muscular action stars ruled the box office. Body-sculpting programs and contests were staples on ESPN. Even Diana Ross sang that she wanted muscles. Flash forward to 2013 and bodybuilding seems to have faded from public awareness. But, in truth, the sport and the culture surrounding it are alive and well. And, quietly living in Las Vegas.
This past weekend, 40,000 enthusiasts came to Las Vegas to participate in the Olympia Fitness and Performance Expo and Mr. Olympia Competition. A record 10,000 attended the sold-out main event at the Orleans Arena on Saturday the 28th, and it was simulcast across the world via the Internet. But, who are these fitness devotees, and how has Las Vegas seemingly replaced Venice, California as the heart of bodybuilding? We put on our tank top, oiled ourselves up, and went to look for an answer.
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The new Bagatelle of the south Strip is pushing back its opening once again. Initially set to open this December, the Delano's debut was pushed back to "early 2014" in January to "March 2014" just last month. And, now, it's been moved to summer 2014. This statement by Mandalay Bay President and COO Chuck Bowling was shared with us earlier today:
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We told you about our first time... visiting Vegas, that is. And, some of you have told us about yours. Now it's time for another of VegasChatter's writers, who pens stories under Jproz, to tell us about his.
My first visit to Vegas was doomed to be an absolute gong show and disaster from the minute we departed! First off, this trip was orchestrated as my birthday celebration and involved about 14 people. We found a discounted trip out of an airport about 4.5 hours from home and decided to take it. (Home is Canada.) The problem was that the flight left at 6 a.m. so midnight found us all piling into cars and fleeing from our better judgement. Oh, and did I mention we were all virgins?
Over on our sister site HotelChatter last month, they compared how the guest rooms at Four Seasons Las Vegas used to look with how they look today. If you click the hyperlinks, you'll see quite the transformation. Yet, when we got to peek at the new one-bedroom suites at the Four Seasons LV, we also got to see one of their Valley View Suites and were even more impressed.
As the name indicates, you get primo views of the Las Vegas Valley from this 1,700-square foot, one-bedroom suite as well as views of Mandalay Bay Beach. But, you also get a gorgeous dining room, an elegant workspace, a glam living area, a full-sized kitchen with a Keurig and a Nespresso machine and a to-die-for, walk-in closet. Yes, the ladies will love this suite, especially the closet.