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La Gloria Fills Out The Forum Food Court at Caesars

Where: 3570 Las Vegas Blvd. South [map], 89109
July 1, 2015 at 2:00 PM | by | Comments (5)

The straw is usually coated too but we wanted to ease into the spice, just in case!

The Forum Food Court at Caesars Palace is complete. Well, as complete as anything can be in the dynamic restaurant landscape of Las Vegas. The eighth and final spot is filled as Mexican restaurant La Gloria celebrated its grand opening last week. The taco stand with cocktails features the “street foods of Mexico” (that’s its tagline) and has rounded out the food court’s offerings.

As a fan of several of the previous food court’s tenants (mainly the decent yet expectedly overpriced pizza and an above par BBQ joint), I’m fairly pleased with the transition. Sometimes you are looking for a quick bite and now there’s a good mix of regional favorites from other parts of the country like Graeter’s Ice Cream, well known in Cincinnati, and Brooklyn’s Di Fara Pizza, plus ever-expanding chains like Earl of Sandwich and Smashburger.

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Sh*t You May Have Missed Chasing Chicken Wings

June 30, 2015 at 7:08 PM | by | Comments (5)

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. If you spent this month recreating scenes from the Cluck Bucket after inhaling all the the chicken wings news you probably missed some sh*t so we've scooped it up for you here.


· New Code (SLS Vegas)
· Crapjack (New York-New York High Limit Room)
· New Rooms (Mandalay Bay)

· Tequila Taqueria (Bally's)
· Earl of Sandwich (Summerlin)
· Public School 702 (Downtown Summerlin)
· Siegel's 1941 (El Cortez)
· Therapy LV (Downtown)
· Vista (Caesars Palace)
· Buca Café Italiano (Bally's)
· Anchor Bar (Venetian)
· Classic Jewel (Downtown at the Juhl)

· Reba, Brooks & Dunn (Caesars Palace)
· For The Record: BAZ (LIGHT Nightclub at Mandalay Bay)
· X Comedy Uncensored (Flamingo)
· New art and sculptures (Delano)
· Baz by Cirque du Soleil (Mandalay Bay)

· Downtown Beauty Company (Container Park)
· Pink Tutu Ballet (Container Park)
· Sassy the Boutique (Container Park)
· Uptown Children's Boutique (Container Park)
· Vegas Flip Flops (Container Park)

· New Lounge Area (SLS Vegas)

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Buca di Beppo Too Fancy? The More Casual Buca Cafe Italiano is Now Open at Bally's

Where: 3645 Las Vegas Blvd. South [map], 89109
June 22, 2015 at 8:00 PM | by | Comments (3)

Buca di Beppo has now opened a casual restaurant, Buca Café Italiano, though we’re not sure the original was necessarily fancy, but whatever. The new Italian restaurant at Bally’s will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Expect traditional Italian dishes like baked lasagna, veal parm and spicy chicken rigatoni plus a variety of buffets throughout the day.

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Hooters The Restaurant is Open at The Palms While Hooters The Hotel is Upping Their Resort Fee

June 17, 2015 at 2:19 PM | by | Comments (10)

In continuing to keep you "abreast" of the newest openings in town, we thought you'd like to know that the world's largest Hooters Restaurant is now open at The Palms. Here's a snapshot posted on the restaurant's Facebook page, inviting everyone in for a visit.

The restaurant is also now officially listed on The Palms website. Hours for the beer and wings joint are 10am to 10pm Monday-Thursday and 9am to 11pm on Friday and Saturday. (Sorry, no Sunday brunches here for now.)

There are no surprises on the menu with the joint serving wings, quesadillas, tater tots, mozzarella sticks, sandwiches and burgers, including a Double D for $16.99 and which has two 1/2 pound patties served on a brioche bun with your choice of cheese.

Hooters is also promising "a tremendous bar experience" with comfortable booths and high-back chairs as well as nearly 50 TVs. Remember, the mammary joint will also have a poolside bar. We'll let you know when that part opens.

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One New Restaurant Open, One to Go in Downtown Las Vegas

June 15, 2015 at 7:37 PM | by | Comments (6)

Today is the first day of Las Vegas Restaurant Week so why not kick it off with a story about...restaurants. Specifically, two new restaurants on the scene in Downtown Las Vegas.

Opening today is Siegel's 1941 at El Cortez Hotel & Casino. The restaurant, as you probably guessed is named after gangster and Vegas pioneer, Bugsy Siegel and it takes over El Cortez's beloved former spot, The Flame.

Siegel's 1941 (can we just call it 1941 from now on?) has new floor-to-ceiling windows inside, a tiled ceiling with vintage style-lighting, 150 seats with extra at the bar, wooden tabletops and red leather booths.

The restaurant is open 24-hours a day and its “Morning, Noon and Night” is overseen by Chef Aaron Neeley, featuring "modern twists on American standards." Here's a bit on what to expect. If you were a big fan of The Flame, you'll be happy to see some old signature items on the new menu. Also, prepare to eat meat. Lots of meat.

As promised, Chef Neeley honors The Flame with beloved signature items including Roast Prime Rib of Beef Au Jus, Seasonal Stone Crab and Matzo Ball Soup with Challah. Diners can enjoy the Fat Irish Green Corned Beef Hash with three eggs from the Breakfast Anytime menu, the Seven Layer Lasagna Bolognese from Al & Lucky’s Favorites, the Classic Shrimp Scampi from the From the Sea menu, and the Monte Cristo with ham, gruyere cheese, and grilled brioche or the Carolina Pulled Porkwith slaw on top and sesame bun from the Nation’s Best Sandwiches menu.

In a nod to Bugsy’s inner circle, the menu also hosts a selection of Bugsy’s Burgers featuring charbroiled half-pound burgers including the Lucky Luciano Burger with marinara, caramelized onion, Romano cheese and fresh mozzarella, the Meyer Lansky Burger with pastrami, Swiss cheese, house made coleslaw, pickles and Russian Dressing, the Virginia Hill “Flamingo” Burger a turkey burger with avocado, tomato marmalade, Monterrey jack cheese and onion rings and the Moe Green Veggie with grilled Portobello for the vegetarian mobsters.

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The New Recycled Percussion Show Might Just Be Re-donkulous

Where: 3663 Las Vegas Blvd. South [map], 89109
June 12, 2015 at 4:45 PM | by | Comments (0)

A sneak peek at RP's new ad campaign. Mr. Blue, we love you, but the goatee's gotta go.

One of the Strip’s most energetic shows is returning soon, this time at a new location. Recycled Percussion, the goofy drumming quartet (ok, one plays mostly guitar) you may remember from America’s Got Talent is bringing a new show to the Saxe Theater inside Planet Hollywood’s Miracle Mile Shops.

Another ad shoot teaser. We hope this means they're bringing back Totally Random Cookie Time!

Their former show at The Linq (and Tropicana and Studio 54 before that) featured high energy drumming and an ADHD-fueled romp through classic rock hits. The show was called Recycled Percussion but it looks like that will change. The band posted a poll on its Facebook page asking fans to choose between the names Kaos The Show or Ridonkulous The Show. Eek. Not sure we can get on board with either of those names but hopefully the show is as fun as it was before, even though it will be on a smaller stage.

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A First Look at Vista at Caesars Palace

June 12, 2015 at 11:29 AM | by | Comments (9)

There’s a new view in town. Well, sort of. Vista cocktail lounge at Caesars Palace offers panoramic views of “the world’s most breathtaking skylines” (according to its website). In real life, the rotating photos of famous skylines on the back wall look nice but breathtaking might be a stretch. Perhaps after a few cocktails.

The venue is right off the slot floor nearest the food court and parking garage, across from the Colosseum entrance. It would make a great spot to grab a drink before or after a show. It’s rather dark but the booth and table set ups are nice and intimate with chairs and couches facing each other in the middle, making little private spaces. (It used to be the Shadows Lounge, FYI.)

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New LGBTQ Nights For Downtown and The Strip

June 5, 2015 at 3:15 PM | by | Comments (3)

After the failures of Krave Massive and Liaison, many of our readers and friends suggested that the era of the dedicated “gay club” may be over. Perhaps that's true, as social acceptance has somewhat eliminated the purpose for those hidden little sanctuaries, which eventually grew into the gay super-clubs of the 80s and beyond.

Now in 2015, the “theme night” at existing venues is more the thing, where members of the LGBTQ community can get together for club nights, mixers and more. And two new such nights have launched in Vegas.

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Hollywood Comes to Life and LIGHT with 'BAZ'

Where: 3950 S Las Vegas Blvd [map], 89119
June 2, 2015 at 6:09 PM | by | Comments (12)

UPDATE June 18, 2015: For the Record: BAZ will actually begin performances on June 26, not June 19 as previously expected. The shows start at 8pm nightly, but is dark on Tuesdays. Go here to buy tickets or for more information.

Vegas is about to down another shot of Cirque du Soleil (try to hold back your groans). Well, sort of. Imagine what would happen if you took hit songs from various eras and staged them as familiar movie scenes inside a cabaret-style theater.

That's what happens in “For The Record: BAZ”, which Cirque is bringing to Mandalay Bay's LIGHT Nightclub this month. If BAZ is anything like the film director who inspired it, your senses might never be the same.

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A Cure For Your Monday Morning Vegas Withdrawal: More News About Vegas

June 1, 2015 at 1:05 PM | by | Comments (10)

Mondays. Case of them. We got 'em. And we're sure you do too. But hold on tight to your morning squeeze coffee. Here's a bunch of newsy tidbits that are bound to perk you back up. Wink, wink.

Bally's Has a New Restaurant With Odd Hours: Tequila Taqueria, the newest pizza and beer joint from "restauranteur" Robert Earl of Earl Sandwiches is now officially open at Bally's. Christening the first slice and pour is everyone's favorite Italian actor, Mario Lopez. Er, whoops. Wait, this is a Mexican eatery serving premium tequila, 10 different Mexican beers, and dishes such as tacos, enchiladas, fajitas, tortas and guacamole (made tableside.) Sorry, the name had us confused about what sort of cuisine was on the menu. Anyhoo, the joint is now open Sunday-Thursday from 3pm to 5pm and then again from 10pm to 12am. Which are odd hours but hopefully those will get extended to real times when people want to eat tacos. noon to 6am.

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Sh*t You May Have Missed Is Back So You Don't Miss Sh*t

May 29, 2015 at 6:15 PM | by | Comments (5)

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.

Sometimes readers give us sh*t about features that have fallen into the Gone category. In this case we've gotten our sh*t together to present once again our monthly list of Sh*t You May Have Missed giving the Riv a proper teary sendoff. Now, enough shooting the sh*t - we've got some sh*t to catch up on:

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Suzanne Somers is Rather 'Sizzling' at The Shimmer Cabaret at Westgate

May 28, 2015 at 1:04 PM | by | Comments (2)

You know those old Hair Club for Men commercials that said, “I’m not just the president of Hair Club for Men; I’m also a client”? Well, the same might be said of Suzanne Somers and her beloved Thigh Master because her legs looked damn good on stage in her new show, "Suzanne Sizzles", at Westgate. It’s crazy to think they belong to a 68-year-old.

I’ll admit, I didn’t have very high hopes for this show. I’ll also admit I was pretty impressed. No, she’s not Celine Dion but she’s quite the entertainer. Her between-song banter included funny stories of hanging out in Frank Sinatra’s dressing room during her first run of Vegas shows ages ago plus the tales of how Johnny Carson helped elevate her status with frequent appearances on his show. She’s full of humor and the right dose of self-deprecation.

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