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After much build up and anticipation, Hearthstone -- the newest venture of The Light Group which has already brought us Strip-based destinations such as FIX at Bellagio and STACK at The Mirage -- has finally opened. The huge, hip space has two giant hearth ovens, a charcuterie station, and a long mixology bar.
The dining spot's inaugural menu lists many dishes one would come to associate with an American craft restaurant, but do not let simple names fool you, they're much more complex. The meatballs are a mix of braised beef short rib, ground beef and lamb with a long-stewed tomato gravy. The Branzino (pictured below) is covered in an egg-yolk-and-sea-salt crust for two days before being filleted and served with a fine herbs vinaigrette, making it a sort of fine, simple Baccalà. A "build your own"-style cheese and charcuterie platter would make even Guy Savoy satisfied with the esoteric offerings.
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A few weeks ago, Suncoast closed the TGIFridays near the movie theater that was never really busy to make way for a new restaurant/bar. The new dining spot is called The Game and it opened this week.
Such a quick turnaround time should tell you all you need to know about the transformation. Little was really done to the space besides changing upholstery and adding a few beer taps and televisions. There are about 15-20 large TVs lining the walls of the restaurant with about five more individual TVs at some of the booths. There are approximately 25 beers on tap, but nothing to make a craft beer snob get too excited. The craft beers on tap are the likes of Blue Moon and Magic Hat #9. There's nothing wrong with that, but nothing you can't get at most bars. If you have a soft spot for the old TGIFridays, you can still get a shot of Jagermeister from the tap. Bro.
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Locals in the know and anybody who has done their research on the best drinking spots in Vegas will tell you the singular best tasting experience in town is found at Whisky Attic. It’s the secret clubhouse atop Freakin’ Frog, the bar across from UNLV.
If you’re just finding out about this bar, you’re about to miss out on it entirely as the Frog is croaking on Halloween (puns always intended.) Get there now to help clear their inventory as all beers are on sale in the expansive cooler, including many rare and harder to obtain Belgians. Prices seem to be a 30-40% discount off their usual rates so bring yourself a cooler (and warm clothes) and go on the ultimate beer lover’s treasure hunt.
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The game’s, perhaps, most popular player and a stalwart tournament director will be the two newest inductees into the Poker Hall of Fame.
A 41-person panel of existing HOF members and poker media members chose Daniel Negreanu and Jack McClelland to enter the hall. An official induction ceremony will be held at Binion's at 7:30 p.m. on November 9, a day before the final table of the World Series of Poker Main Event takes place at Rio. The festivities will take place in the Longhorn Room. Formerly known as Benny’s Bullpen, the room was home to the final table of the WSOP for the bulk of its existence.
Last week, we mentioned that a Formula 1 race could be coming to the Strip in a couple of years. Well, there’s an auto race coming very close to the Vegas Strip and you only need to wait a few days to see it.
The Red Bull Global Rallycross Championship will be held here November 4-5 for the third consecutive year. This time around, the race will be held at The Linq. No, silly, they won’t be racing where the shops are located. The race will be held in The Linq
parking event lot behind the High Roller at Winnick Avenue and Koval Lane.
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As fall kinda sorta creeps its way into Vegas (finally!), we have an update on the stoking of the hearthfires at Red Rock. Hearthstone Kitchen and Cellar, the new project from the Light Group's Executive Chef and Partner Brian Massie, is said to be opening its doors Wednesday, October 29.
This weekend, the restaurant looked to be undergoing finishing touches and mock service in advance of the mid-week opening. Staff were spotted busily cutting paper (fabric?) inside (possibly for décor or menu elements?) while bartenders and servers appeared to be plating and just practicing in general.
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Uber announced the news itself on a blog post that offered sample rates.
• UNLV to Downtown Las Vegas: $13-17
• UNLV to Downtown Summerlin: $34-45
• Downtown Las Vegas to Downtown Summerlin: $36-48
• Downtown Las Vegas to Henderson: $39-52
• Henderson to Summerlin: $63-84
There's a new thrill in Pahrump guaranteed to get your blood flowing. It's an experience over the hump you'll be itching to tell your buddies back home about, but one you won't be tempted to hide from your significant other.
Jetpack America, which calls itself the most experienced jetpack rental operator in the world, is now at Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch offering thrill-seekers the chance to fly, hover, walk and dive underwater with the help of hydro-powered jetpacks.
With the fall season upon us ushering in cooler weather, the party doesn’t wait until nighttime to get started. Ghostbar Dayclub at Palms throws open the doors to its patio each Saturday this fall and winter for the ultimate indoor-outdoor party atmosphere.
This isn’t the bandage dress and heels crowd you’d expect at a nightclub, but rather an anything goes dress code where crazy costumes are encouraged. Think lots of neon spandex, tutus and furry vests. When we dropped by recently, there was an entire crew in ‘80s workout wear and another dressed as the Power Rangers. In other words, jeans and t-shirts are allowed, but you might actually stand out if you don’t opt for something crazier.
The final table of the 2014 World Series of Poker will take place in the Penn & Teller theatre at Rio November 10-11. The designation of favorite belongs to chipleader Jorryt van Hoof, whose odds were set at 57/20 (roughly 2.85 to 1) by online sportsbook Bovada this week.
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The photos are breathtaking. The experience was gasp-worthy, too. Both the good and the bad kind.
The Rise Lantern Festival took place in the desert outside Las Vegas Saturday night and was attended by an estimated ten thousand. While the launch ceremony itself was described as beautiful, spirtual and moving, both getting and leaving there was the complete opposite with one attendee, Anissa C., equating it to a scene from a movie:
VegasChatter reader Greg B. let us in on some updates from one of his favorite spots, Palace Station, which he affectionately said was “voted the casino I want to love again if only they’d stop making weird decisions.” While he seems ok with the carpet upgrade, the changes in the high limit slot area came across as a bit odd.
First, check out the new carpet on the right in the photo below. It’s being rolled out in segments across the casino floor. The machines from the coffee shop up to the oyster bar had been removed to make room for the new flooring on Greg's recent visit.