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New York-New York is working hard to gift us with two new dining experiences before year's end. Shake Shack, a popular burger and milkshake brand, and Tom's Urban, self-described as a "modern and casual dining concept," have both been tapped for December openings.
We peeked in on the progress of both eateries on Friday and found that while the interiors are still just shells, the exteriors of each are quickly approaching completion. Here's the rendering of a finished Tom's Urban:
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"We're sorry, but we're not currently seating guests right now."
On its second day of business, the renovated and newly reopened Denny's at Casino Royale welcomed us by politely informing us that an overloaded kitchen meant no new guests were currently being accepted. That was around 2:30 p.m. Friday afternoon. A nearby bench, however, was filled with customers of a more patient nature who must have chosen to wait it out. A walk into the diner's interior revealed a large number of open tables so, hopefully, the kitchen will start cooking with gas, so to speak (couldn't help it), soon.
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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)
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If youíre a presidential trivia buff, Tropicana has you covered this winter. On display November 22 through January 3, The JFK Exhibition will show off iconic memorabilia and personal effects from John F. Kennedy and his wife, Jacqueline Kennedy. Many of them are on display for the very first time so expect some unique items.
Like the Mob Experience before it, this exhibit includes some vehicles as well. The Lincoln Continental used to transport the Kennedys to their final flight to Dallas will be on display along with a 1960 Lincoln Continental from President Kennedyís Washington, D.C. motor pool.
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It took a transitional brand (The Quad already seems like a distant memory) to get from the heavily themed Imperial Palace to the modern and hip LINQ, but we think Caesars Entertainment has gotten it right this time. Though some construction walls are still up and the pool won't be ready until next spring, The LINQ is aims to make its presence known in the budget-friendly hotel market for all the good reasons this time. With the amenities of a luxury property like a snazzy lobby bar, but without the hefty price tag, we are impressed with the remodel and looking forward to the spring openings of the revamped pool and spa.
We got to experience VIP check in which is a separate, posh-looking room apart from the main registration area. Arriving around 5:30 p.m. on a Friday, the main check-in desk was well-staffed and lines were short and seemed to be moving quickly. As room blocks are color-coded, an initial rundown of how to get to our room seemed a little confusing, but a reminder that elevators were marked for which color block they serviced made it clear.
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Itís not Easter time, but it is time to get egg-cited about some eggs. Yes, we are that corny. These arenít just any eggs, but Faberge, to be precise. The Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art (BGFA) opens its newest exhibit today entitled, Faberge Revealed: Jeweler to the Czars.
Guests will get a chance to see intricate works of art and get a Russian history lesson at the same time. We highly recommend grabbing an audio guide wand (English, French and Spanish options!) on your way in to get the backstory on the pieces featured in the exhibit. Just be warned: Russian history isnít always the cheeriest subject matter, particularly in the revolutionary years.
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Aria isn't done shaking things up on the verge of its fifth anniversary.
The resort has announced that Sirio Ristorante (pictured above) will close December 6. The promenade-level restaurant will be replaced with another, as-yet-unannounced dining destination. The Italian restaurant is open Monday through Saturday from 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. if you'd like to experience it all over again, or for the first time, before its final service. To check out the other changes happening around the resort, click here and scroll through our Aria archives.
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The restaurateur who was at the helm of EAT, one of the earliest successes of Downtown Project, will be opening her second restaurant soon. Chef Natalie Young will open a late-night combination Southern fried chicken and Chinese takeout concept in former boxing gym space located at 1020 E. Fremont Street.
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Havaianas, a Brazilian flip flop brand, and Gordon Ramsay Fish And Chips are both headed to the promenade (the former before year's end, the latter early next year) and now it's official that one of the mall's originally announced brands, Off The Strip, will still arrive, after all.
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Weíre happy to report that Raiding the Rock Vault hasnít 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 didnít catch it in its last incarnation, Raiding the Rock Vault is a show featuring rock legends performing the hits of the Ď60s, Ď70s and Ď80s. 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.
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The Strip hasn't reached its Gordon Ramsay threshold yet. Not satisfied with three Vegas enterprises (Gordon Ramsay Pub at Caesars Palace, Gordon Ramsay BurGR at Planet Hollywood and Gordon Ramsay Steak at Paris), the world-renowned chef is cooking up yet another concept for Sin City -- Gordon Ramsay Fish & Chips.