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MJ Live, Rat Pack Is Back To Find New Home On Strip

Where: 89109
December 15, 2014 at 4:39 PM | by | Comments (5)

They've become off-Strip mainstays, now two Vegas productions are trading one "R" named resort for another.

MJ Live and Rat Pack Is Back will see their final shows at the Rio on February 22. Word has it they're being booted for that Duck Dynasty musical. (Hoping you cringed when you read that as much as I did when I wrote it.) Both shows won't disappear from the entertainment landscape, though; a change of scenery will place them at the Riviera beginning March 2.

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Ready To Venture Off Strip? Consider One Of These Locals' Joints

December 12, 2014 at 5:07 PM | by | Comments (8)

Sometimes when people tell me they’re coming to town for the weekend, it stresses me out. The Strip is fabulous, but it is expensive, it’s crowded, people yell ‘Yolo’ and ‘Vegas, baby!’ a lot (ugh), and once again, it's expensive. When friends visit, they often ask for suggestions of places to have a great meal, drink for cheap, and have a fun, chill night. My suggestion is always a locals' bar.

Everyone in Vegas has a favorite local bar or bartender they love to visit. There are a variety of reasons why locals love gaming bars, but you can't beat friendly service, cheap drinks, and great food.

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On Las Vegas Boulevard, A Tale Of Two Restaurants

December 12, 2014 at 1:45 PM | by | Comments (0)

2014 was a year of great excitement for dining. Tons of new openings, closings, re-branding, and generalized soap-opera drama. Among all of the brouhaha, some openings have enjoyed whirlwind success despite shortcomings, and others have labored on in obscurity despite great virtues. Here, we level two stories against each other.

Pot Liquor CAS

There was a time when every food writer -- both local and visiting -- would grumble and mumble about Vegas not having any good BBQ. ("Oh, this is NOTHING like Carolina style!" or "You call THIS Texas brisket?") The litany was maddening, and mostly proficient Rollin' Smoke did little to quiet it, what with being nestled between a halfway house and a strip club. Then, like a gift from above, Pot Liquor CAS is dropped right into that On-Strip/Off-Strip DMZ that is Town Square.

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A MyVEGAS Stay At Red Rock Resort

Where: 11011 West Charleston Boulevard [map], 89135
December 12, 2014 at 12:34 PM | by | Comments (3)

Way back in September MyVEGAS started offering rewards at various Station Casinos giving Las Vegas locals midweek hotel rooms for a staycation. For me, the rewards are a good excuse to check out new and different hotel rooms I normally wouldn't visit. Most recently, I drove down the street to my local casino, Red Rock Resort, to see how things were from a guest point of view.

To lend some background, I visit Red Rock Resort once or twice a week so I know the property pretty well. Most of the time, I park near the sportsbook which is on the opposite side of the property from the hotel entrance. For whatever reason on my visit to Red Rock Resort as a hotel guest, I never even made it to the sportsbook. Being on the hotel side of things is almost being in a different casino and that was awesome.

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Like Palms? Score A Resort Credit With Jackpot Vodka

December 11, 2014 at 7:20 PM | by | Comment (1)

Red Bull doesn’t really give you wings, but a new vodka brand can actually give you real resort credits at Palms. Jackpot Spirits is launching a new product, Jackpot Vodka, in the Arizona and Nevada markets and has a pretty sweet deal for guests of the off-Strip resort.

The new vodka, available locally at Lee’s Discount Liquor locations, comes with a unique five-character code on the cap that can be redeemed for a $25 resort credit at Palms. If you’re wondering if it’s on the inside of the actual cap like those fun facts on Snapple lids, which would sort of force you to only use it after you finished the whole bottle, we were wondering, too. The answer is no. The code is attached to the capsule (the fancy word for the foil wrapper over the top of a liquor or wine bottle), so you can use it immediately and not sacrifice your bottle cap.

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Wyndham Desert Blue Targeting Spring Debut

December 10, 2014 at 6:21 PM | by | Comments (3)

This looks a lot more amazing than what you see from the freeway.

Just off the Strip, a lone timeshare tower stands silent. Its name shrouded from view. Its opening unknown. At least, until now.

Major construction work has appeared to be complete for some time now for the long-delayed Wyndham Desert Blue project to the north of Rio. The stalled timeshare was originally due to open in early 2010, but construction came to a halt before that happened, leaving 90 percent of the project unfinished. Its skeleton sat dormant for years before VegasChatter fan Kaywood H. noticed work was once again underway in April 2013.

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At Palms, A Burt Reynolds Auction, But A Free Viewing First

Where: 4321 Flamingo Road [map], 89103
December 10, 2014 at 12:23 PM | by | Comments (2)

Burt Reynolds says he's not broke, he just doesn't have "use nor room" for some 600 personal items set to go on auction at the Palms tomorrow and Friday, December 11-12.

This week's auction is already making headlines, but probably not in the way the actor would have wished. He's felt compelled to publicly deny being in serious final need while publications have not held back in their descriptions of the event, from Vocativ.com heralding it as Reynolds "personal garbage fire sale" to Gawker terming the items up for bid as "insane garbage." Starting to see a theme? If you're in need of a good laugh, you should click on both of those hyperlinks as I dare you not to LOL at some of the commentary.

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Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl Teams Announced

December 8, 2014 at 3:58 PM | by | Comments (2)

This past weekend offered a lot of excitement for college football fans as the regular season ended on Saturday and bowl game matchups were announced Sunday.

Like last year, college football bowl games begin with a full slate of four games including the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl. That first batch of bowl games is on December 20. The Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl will kick off at Sam Boyd Stadium at 12:30 p.m. local time.

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UPDATED: The LINQ's Newest Restaurant Hopes To Dish It Out This Month, After All

Where: 89109
December 8, 2014 at 1:54 PM | by | Comments (0)

12.9 Update: Turn those frowns upside down. A publicist for Off The Strip relays the restaurant is now aiming to open on December 24.

Oh, what a difference a month makes. A few weeks ago, Off The Strip, the newest eatery headed for The LINQ promenade between Flamingo and The LINQ Hotel, touted a December debut. Now, a new press release pushes that back to January.

The restaurant will be a sister establishment to two other off-Strip locations. (See what we did there?) The third locale will be adjacent to O'Sheas at the off the Strip mall. (Oops, we did it again.)

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At Rio, Serial Casino Robbery Suspect Shot, Killed

Where: 3700 West Flamingo Rd. [map], 89103
December 8, 2014 at 12:51 PM | by | Comments (2)

Over the weekend, a suspected serial casino robber was shot dead just off the casino floor at Rio.

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Just One Dish At Hearthstone Kitchen

Where: 11011 W. Charleston Blvd. [map], 89135
December 5, 2014 at 12:37 PM | by | Comment (1)

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.

Off Strip restaurant Hearthstone Kitchen has been open at Red Rock Resort a little over a month now. And, while another VegasChatter writer enjoyed his first bites of branzino, this writer opted to explore other areas.

Looking over the full menu for the first time, nothing honestly lept off the page at me. Soup and salad had my stomach screaming for more sustenance. The shared plates were seafood heavy and, with an allergy at the table, wouldn't be shared much. Ingredients on the flatbreads piqued my interest, but my mood just wasn't for fancy pizza. The $46 branzino would be left for another night.

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Off Strip Adventures: Firearms Training At Front Sight

December 4, 2014 at 4:39 PM | by | Comments (0)

There are several places in Las Vegas where a visitor can go to shoot handguns, rifles and machine guns, just for the fun of it! Shooting is a exciting way to turn money into noise, that will leave you with your heart beating rapidly and your face smiling broadly.

But, what if you'd like to be trained in firearms to a higher level of skill? What if you're looking for an adventure activity to do on your vacation? Or, perhaps, you just want a longer break from the casino to shoot some cool guns? Did you know that there is a world class firearms training center outside of Las Vegas?

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