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Openings / Eating / Dining / Off Strip / Red Rock Resort / 8 Noodle Bar / → All Tags
When it's 59 degrees as a high in Vegas, news that a new noodle bar is close to debuting is enough to send us to our happy place. (The same for cars equipped with seat warmers. #ThatDesertLife)
Vegas For Beginners / Tips / Movie Theaters / The Strip / Off Strip / The Palms / Fun Vegas / Budget Vegas / Showcase Mall / → All Tags
Over the summer, we brought you some great options for enjoying a movie in Vegas. Based on your comments, it seems we’re not alone in our love for a flick, even while on vacation. We’re back now with more possibilities, as well as details on how you can see the blockbuster film Interstellar the way it was meant to be seen.
If high-priced theater tickets aren’t your thing, then Regency Tropicana Cinemas is your best bet. All shows here are just two bucks. Better yet, swing by on a Tuesday and get in for half off. Trade-offs? There are plenty. The screens are smaller, the movies are older, they don’t have stadium seating, and it occasionally seems like parents use the place as a daycare. Concessions are just as expensive as at any other theater, but when you can get five tickets for the price of one, it’s OK to splurge a bit. The Regency is located about four miles east of The Strip on Tropicana. It’s way too far to walk, but not a bad drive if you’re at the southern end of The Strip.
Suncoast / Off Strip / Burgers / The Game / Bars / Eating / Restaurants / Dining / → All Tags
When Suncoast renovated and rebranded its TGIFridays restaurant we noted there didn’t seem to be much design work done. We adjusted expectations accordingly for our first visit to The Game Sports Bar and Restaurant. And, no surprise, The Game was what we thought it was. It’s fun when dinner at a sports bar can bring back memorable moments in sports history.
Dinner started with an order of onion rings and mild buffalo wings. Both were good, but nothing you wouldn’t get from a good bar/restaurant. The bacon cheddar cheeseburger above was served on a buttery brioche bun. The beef was seasoned liberally and cooked a perfect medium. The burger was better than expected, but won't make any of the "Best of Las Vegas" lists
unless they buy an ad. The basic burger comes with french fries and is $9.99. Mainstream craft beers like Magic Hat #9 and Brooklyn Ale are between $5 and $7.
VegasChatter Reviews / Extreme Vegas / Pahrump / Jetpack America / Adventure Vegas / Off Strip / → All Tags
When I first chose Mr. Pappagiorgio as my VegasChatter alter ego, I didn't expect it to be the Superman to my Clark Kent. But, after suiting up to test my superhero prowess via the newest Jetpack America Experience, I can say that -- while I'm no Iron Man -- Aquaman should start quaking in his wake.
For those that missed the intro last month, Jetpack America has added Pahrump to its Newport Beach and San Diego locations that offer the power of flight by strapping on hydro-powered jetpacks.
So let's get it out of the way upfront. Newport Beach, San Diego and... Pahrump? Yep. Turns out the owner of Jetpack America also owns Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch where an eight-acre freshwater lake was built to accommodate wanna-be waterheroes. So, basically, the same guy that built an extreme racing facility in his backyard added another toy to his playground. And, unlike most of the racing experiences which require a country club-like membership, Jetpack America Flight Experiences are open to the public.
Music / Entertainment / Concerts / Rascal Flatts / Hard Rock Hotel / Vegas Residencies / Off Strip / → All Tags
Hard Rock is going the little bit rock 'n' roll, little bit country route for its residencies moving forward. After successfully hosting multi-week engagements by Guns N' Roses, Def Leppard, Motley Crue and KISS (that one's still underway), the off Strip resort has announced its next resident headliners: Rascal Flatts.
Off Strip / Clarion / Implosions / Future Vegas / → All Tags
Still firmly in our "we'll believe when we see it" file, it's hard to dispute that the off Strip Clarion seems to be readying for a bandied about January implosion. Namely because our photographer Greg C. keeps sending us photos of on-site construction workers and heavy equipment in use.
Vegas Rumors / Entertainment / Off Strip / Rio Las Vegas / Duck Dynasty / Duck Commander Family Musical / → All Tags
On the heels of the much raved about and successful Pawn Stars-inspired production, Pawn Shop Live, it's no surprise to hear another popular reality TV show is (possibly) making its way to the Las Vegas stage. (Yes, today is opposite day. Or, sarcasm day. They're interchangeable, regardless.)
The New York Times is reporting that the Duck Dynasty family is planning a musical for Vegas about, yep, Duck Dynasty.
The Strip / Tropicana / Openings / Shows / Concerts / Entertainment / Vegas Moves / Off Strip / Westgate / Raiding The Rock Vault / → All Tags
We’re happy to report that Raiding the Rock Vault hasn’t lost its luster after a trip to The Strip, moving from Westgate (formerly LVH) to Tropicana. What could easily be seen as a rocker retirement home is, instead, a fun and upbeat trip through the hits of the past few decades.
If you didn’t catch it in its last incarnation, Raiding the Rock Vault is a show featuring rock legends performing the hits of the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s. Buffered by a loose framework about rock fans and roadies, the show lets different rockers take the lead in the songs best suited to their voices.
VegasChatter Emails / Off Strip / Hard Rock / The Joint / Concerts / Events / Vegas Residencies / Music / Entertainment / → All Tags
VegasChatter reader @paperposter recently checked out the newly launched KISS residency at The Joint at Hard Rock and shared his thoughts with us. His only real issue with the show is that it's only about 90 minutes. With the massive catalog KISS has, the show’s length leaves fans wanting more.
He noted Def Leppard and Gun ‘N Roses, who had similar residency stints at The Joint, played for closer to double the time of the long-tongued ones. On the plus side, KISS did bring the expected pyrotechnics and special effects they are known for.
Ice Skating / Events / Holidays / The Strip / Off Strip / Venetian / Palazzo / Gold Spike / Caesars Palace / → All Tags
With high temps in the 70s, things are not even close to beginning to look or feel like Christmas in Vegas. Since snow on the Strip is rare (but, yes, it has happened just check out the photo below from 2008), we usually make our own joy in our own small, over-the-top way.
Events / Off Strip / Motor Trend / SEMA / Las Vegas Convention Center / Cars / → All Tags
This is the month to be a car enthusiast in Vegas. Ten of thousands are here this week for SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) as well as AAPEX (Aftermarket Automotive Industry Show), however, neither convention is open to the public. Car lovers who can't get in will just need to idle their passions a bit longer for a chance at their own ticket to ride. That's because the Motor Trend International Auto Show will throw things into overdrive November 28-30 for one and all.
Off Strip / Cannery / Eastside Cannery / Players Clubs / Promotions / Gaming / Gambling / → All Tags
Cannery and Eastside Cannery are both offering up to a $500 refund on gaming losses for new members of their players club, the C.A.N. Club. This isn’t a new promotional concept, but it is a hefty incentive to visit one of the casinos, join the club and do a little gambling. In recent years, we’ve seen the Cosmopolitan and Tropicana offer similar promotions with much smaller rebates. The $500 loss rebate at Cannery or Eastside Cannery is a whole 'nother level of financial incentive.