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We Kinda Don't Want To Tell You How Nice The LINQ's New Pool Is

Where: 3535 Las Vegas Boulevard [map], 89109
March 27, 2015 at 8:28 PM | by | Comments (5)

The LINQ Hotel, a rebranded Quad/IP, keeps pleasantly surprising us. And, we're by no means complaining.

The hotel-casino's new pool deck opened to guests last weekend and, after a tour Thursday, we have no qualms about saying it's the most refreshing find of the 2015 pool season. (Sorry, Delano Beach Club.) The drab, concert slab of the past (and that awful faux rock display) has been ripped out and replaced with a super cute, beach-y vibe, from a textured deck reminiscent of white-sand beaches to the wooden planks in the cabanas.

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Spahhh At The LINQ This May

Where: 3535 Las Vegas Boulevard [map], 89109
March 27, 2015 at 5:51 PM | by | Comments (2)

A slate-covered hallway inside the LINQ's opening soon spa.

The LINQ Hotel expects to start rubbing us the right way (may not have come out the right way) starting May 4. That's when a rejuvenated spa experience will make its debut.

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The Full Menu, With Pricing, Of Graeter's At Caesars Palace

Where: 3570 Las Vegas Boulevard South [map], 89109
March 27, 2015 at 2:05 PM | by | Comments (10)

Graeter's, a much-raved about craft ice cream brand by way of Cincinnati, wants to put the cherry on top of your Vegas Strip visit with its first outpost west of the Mississippi now scooping inside Caesars Palace.

New to this writer who has been on a strong McConnell's kick of late (another small batch ice cream producer but this one by way of Santa Barbara), VegasChatter readers were quick to confirm Graeter's was as irresistible as its serving containers proclaim when we shared news of its Las Vegas arrival last week. @misskatherinne stated it was the "best ice cream out there" while @Dan2330 proclaimed the chain as "top notch." So, I knew it wouldn't be long before I was counter side, and it wasn't.

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At Caesars Palace, Searsucker Making Its Debut

Where: 89109
March 26, 2015 at 8:31 PM | by | Comment (1)

The Strip officially welcomes its newest restaurant, Searsucker, this weekend at Caesars Palace.

The dining spot by Brian Malarkey opens to the public Friday evening, although some lucky luckertons are previewing it tonight. We spied the (almost) Top Chef checking out his newest destination earlier today. The eatery takes over the former Munchbar space adjacent to Omnia and features an eclectic, homey decor, with mismatched chairs, area rugs and rustic woods.

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The Plan Is For Suzanne To Sizzle At Westgate

Where: 3000 Paradise Road [map], 89109
March 25, 2015 at 8:43 PM | by | Comments (9)

Las Vegas has seen celebrity residencies, restaurants, hotels and even salons. But, aside from Nobu hotel and restaurant, big names rarely venture outside of their small ponds, sticking to the discipline they know best. In May, that will change when Suzanne Somers, best known for her ditzy role as Chrissy on Three's Company, launches a residency at Westgate. And, opens a spa there. And, debuts a cafe, too.

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A Close Shave For The LINQ

Where: 3535 Las Vegas Boulevard [map], 89109
March 25, 2015 at 7:36 PM | by | Comments (5)

We picked The LINQ Hotel as the best opening of 2014, but fact is, the debuts have yet to stop.

A new pool experience launched this past weekend (we're touring it tomorrow) and, just before that, new shops, food & beverage spots and a Club Tattoo parlor all opened to the public. Still to come is a new cafe, spa and the Strip debut of a popular local barbershop.

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With A Debut Still To Come, Duck Commander Musical Tickets At A Discount

Where: 89109
March 25, 2015 at 1:31 PM | by | Comments (14)

In non-shocking news of the day, admission to Rio's forthcoming musical based on the reality TV series, Duck Dynasty, can now be had at a discount.

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First Tenants For The Pawn Stars' Coming Pawn Plaza Revealed

Where: 725 Las Vegas Boulevard So. [map]
March 24, 2015 at 2:08 PM | by | Comments (4)

Pawn Plaza, a shipping container shopping center being constructed just south of the cable-famous Gold & Silver Pawn by owner Rick Harrison, has announced its first three tenants. And, surprise! They're all dining spots!

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Pizza Rock Still Rockin' With New Green Valley Ranch Locale

Where: 2300 Paseo Verde Parkway [map], 89052
March 23, 2015 at 1:05 PM | by | Comments (6)

The Old Chicago with sausage and meatballs.

Green Valley Ranch is a whole lot tastier. Off Strip mainstay Hankís got a new friend in the reliably good food category as downtown favorite Pizza Rock expands to add a GVR outpost. Award-winning pizza chef Tony Gemignani said he tailored the menu a bit for the suburban crowd, but kept most of the favorites. He also retained the semi truck in the middle of the restaurant, like its sister location in downtown Vegas, only this one makes a little more sense as it has the entire truck cab and trailer, fully stocked with beer boxes.

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Forum Food Court Adds Two More Eateries

Where: 3570 Las Vegas Boulevard South [map], 89109
March 20, 2015 at 7:52 PM | by | Comments (5)

You can add dessert and Mexican fare to your choices at the still newish Forum Food Court at Caesars Palace.

A complete revamp in 2014 introduced the Strip's first Smashburger, an Earl of Sandwich, a Phillips Seafood, a Tiger Wok, a Di Fara pizzeria and a Starbucks to the fast-casual destination. Now, three months after its return, two new brands are ready to join their ranks: La Gloria and Graeter's Ice Cream.

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Four Seasons Working On Nailing It

Where: 3960 Las Vegas Boulevard South [map], 89109
March 20, 2015 at 4:50 PM | by | Comments (0)

While the Four Seasons' spa offers manis and pedis, resort execs are working on buffing out a place solely for nail services, right across the hall.

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At Vdara, A First Taste And Sip Of Vice Versa

Where: 2600 W. Harmon Ave. [map], 89158
March 16, 2015 at 5:53 PM | by | Comments (2)

The indoor lounge of Vice Versa.

Bar Vdara was always one of my favorite hotel bars to grab a cocktail and enjoy the nice patio weather Las Vegas offers more days than it doesnít. Iím not entirely sure why the powers that be decided the Vdara venue needed a facelift and menu update, but I suppose change is inevitable in this dynamic town. Iím happy to report I still like the space, now known as Vice Versa, and its tasty new menu.

The concept follows that new trend of half healthy/half gluttonous menus. The Vice part of the name refers to the rich and decadent items and Versa (though I donít know quite why) refers to the healthier dishes. In the Versa category are items like Turkey Sliders (2 for $12, 3 for $16), Chicken Teriyaki Sliders (2 for $12, 3 for $16), the Caslistoga Flatbread with chicken sausage ($11), Caprese Flatbread ($11), Ahi Tuna ($14) and Chicken Satay ($11).

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