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Eating / Dining / Restaurants / Guy Fieri / The Quad / Rumors / Openings / Vegas Delays / → All Tags
The Quad's website still heralds it as coming soon in late 2013, but we don't need a trip to
Flavor Town The Strip to tell you that Guy Fieri's forthcoming restaurant is another Vegas delay in the works.
Also still in the works? Its name. There have been reports that say it's Guy's American Kitchen like his NYC outpost, but a Caesars rep confirmed to us there is no official name yet. They hope, however, to announce one next month.
Openings / Holidays / Ice Skating / Tony Hsieh / Gold Spike / → All Tags
Who knew this desert city yearned to glide through the chill of a dry winter so much? (Hey, if we can say "dry heat," we can say dry winter!)
It all started when Venetian/Palazzo built a floating ice rink Strip-side in 2011. The Cosmopolitan decided to join the party in 2012 and, in a few days, Caesars Palace will throw their
hat skates into the ring rink, too. But, why should The Strip have all the fun?
Openings / MGM Grand / CRUSH / Eating / Dining / Fine Dining / Restaurants / → All Tags
The dining spot, which replaces Nobhill Tavern at the resort, has been hosting the invite only crowd in recent days, but will officially welcome everyone starting tomorrow, December 4 at 11:30 a.m. You can make reservations now, though, via OpenTable.
Vegas News / Openings / Closings / Renovations / Vegas Returns / Shit You May Have Missed / → All Tags
A lot of sh*t comes and goes in Las Vegas and some of it actually sticks. Since the flow of updates can come fast and furious, each month we'll point out Sh*t You May Have Missed as an easy way to keep score of what's new, who's coming soon, which doors may have closed and what you better catch now before it's gone forever.
Spent all your time telling your Facebook friends how thankful you were last month? Then you missed a lot of sh*t! Here's November in a nutshell!
· One Bar (Golden Gate)
· Vince Neil's Tatuado Eat, Drink, Party (Circus Circus)
· Newly redesigned Garden Chapel (Flamingo)
· Marinelli’s Pasta Bar (M Resort)
· Splendid boutique (Fashion Show Mall)
· Graham Knuttel Gallery (Grand Canal Shoppes)
· Sugar Factory (Town Square) December 6 grand opening
· Rock 'N'oodles (Downtown)
· Container Park (Downtown)
· Microsoft Store (Fashion Show Mall)
· Expanded Apple Store (Fashion Show Mall)
· Zombie Burlesque (V Theater) 8:30 p.m., dark Sundays
· Gimme Some Sugar Bake Shoppe (19 S. Stephanie Street, Suite 150, Henderson)
· The Coop Show (Planet Hollywood) Mondays at 5:30 p.m.
· FIZZ (Caesars Palace)
· Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort (Off Strip)
· Re:lax spa (Aliante)
· Ketchup Premium Burger Bar (Miracle Mile)
· Red E Bike (Red Rock Canyon)
· The Who: Miles Over Vegas (Fremont Street Experience)
· Marvel 4D (Madame Tussauds)
· Too Much of a Good Thing Is Wonderful: Liberace and the Art of Costume (The Cosmopolitan) Through January 2, 2014
· Las Vegas Live Comedy (Miracle Mile, V Theater)
· Titan 360 (Venetian)
· Krave (TW Theater)
· Ice Skating Rinks (Venetian/Palazzo and Cosmopolitan) Through December 5
· The Great Jelly Rescue 4D movie (The Adventuredome)
· Stadium Gaming (Palazzo)
Eating / Dining / Food Courts / Openings / Mandalay Bay / Johnny Rockets / Nathan's Famous / Subway / Pan Asian Express / Bonanno's New York Pizzeria / → All Tags
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.
This VegasChatter writer has never been inside of a wax museum. But, I have read more comic books than, well, books. I knew a bit about Madame Tussauds, though, and -- after hearing about a new Marvel Comics experience -- I figured I would check it out for myself.
Upon entry to Madame Tussauds, you’re greeted by Joan Rivers. It fooled me. At a glance, even knowing that I was in a wax museum, I thought Joan Rivers was actually in the museum. In retrospect, her wax doppelganger is probably holding up better than the real deal.
Thus began the fun.
Future Vegas / Construction / Closings / Openings / Casino Royale / Walgreens / Renovations / Denny's / → All Tags
So, which is the last casino on the Vegas Strip that you’d expect to have major renovations? If you said Casino Royale, you’d be wrong. The Denny’s at Casino Royale will be closing at the end of the month to make way for major construction in 2014. Denny's will become larger and a new drugstore will go into the Strip frontage at Casino Royale, too.
Altogether, this $14 million renovation will take up over 22,000 square feet and two floors. Here's a rough sketch:
If you’re staying at the Best Western at Casino Royale and want breakfast without going elsewhere, you can still grab a Cinnabon or an egg sandwich from Subway. Denny's is the only restaurant at Casino Royale that will be closing. All other restaurants, including Outback Steakhouse, will remain open.
Openings / Eating / Dining / Restaurants / The Linq / Allo! Mon Coco / → All Tags
If all goes as planned, we should start to see portions of The Linq debut this month, including the return of O'Sheas by New Year's Eve. And, while we know a good deal of the brands to come (the latest accounting is below), there are still spaces that are TBA. Today, however, there is one less.
Openings / The Cosmopolitan / The Chelsea / Events / Music / Concerts / Bruno Mars / Vegas Residencies / → All Tags
Described as inspired by an "Eastern European glass factory," The new Chelsea would be the true concert venue The Cosmopolitan never had. The old, original Chelsea was just a ballroom. Complaints about the quality of its events were frequent. The new Chelsea had been planned for Cosmo and its current destiny all along. Somewhere along the line, though, it never happened.
Openings / Spas / Aliante / Off Strip / → All Tags
Large it's not, but unexpected it is.
Aliante's new spa, Re:lax, may not be a destination (ok, it's definitely not a destination), but it shouldn't be discounted, either. A weekend tour had this writer trading ho hum expectations for pleasantly surprised sentiments.
While small in size, it was apparent that care was taken with the spa's overall feel. Culled from a portion of the hotel tower, it doesn't seem as if you're in a space that used to be part of a hotel tower. A feeling that this writer has, unfortunately, experienced in other Vegas spas where the aesthetic is so
cheap poor that it's hard to get past it.
Drinking / VegasChatter Reviews / Whiskey Down / MGM Grand / Bars / Lounges / Openings / → All Tags
As part of MGM's self-declared "Grand Renovation," we've seen the launch of Hakkasan as well as the closure of Tabu Ultra Lounge. That closure left the door open for what has become one of this writer's new favorite spots. And, not for the reasons I had initially thought.
A 24-hour bar, lounge and gaming room, Whiskey Down -- which opened in late August -- really drew me in with its wide-open concept more than its marquee attraction. A big change from the walled off Tabu lounge, Whiskey Down gives patrons a feeling of being a part of the casino floor. The space features lounge seating as well as video poker machines and six blackjack tables. (Interested gamblers should note that, on most of my visits, the table minimum for blackjack was $100 or more.)
Openings / Miracle Mile / Ketchup Burger Bar / Eating / Dining / Restaurants / Planet Hollywood / → All Tags
If you've been yearning for a new place to get a burger in Vegas, your time is now.
After being the first to tell you about the coming of Ketchup Premium Burger Bar to Miracle Mile at Planet Hollywood back in August, we can now be the first to tell you that it's officially open. Yes, it's a riveting exclusive first look, for sure.