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Openings / Pools / Pool Scenes / Party Pools / The Linq / The Strip / → All Tags
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.
Spas / The Strip / The LINQ Hotel / Openings / Renovations / → All Tags
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.
Openings / Graeter's / Caesars Palace / Forum Food Court / Eating / Ice Cream / → All Tags
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.
Eating / Caesars Palace / Drinking / Dining / Openings / Restaurants / The Strip / Searsucker / → All Tags
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.
Off Strip / Westgate Las Vegas / Suzanne Sizzles / Suzanne Somers / Entertainment / Shows / Openings / Eating / Spas / Restaurants / Dining / Suzanne Somers Spa / Suzanne Somers Organic Spa Cafe / → All Tags
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.
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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Downtown / Downtown Vegas / Openings / Pawn Plaza / Gold And Silver Pawn / Rick Harrison / Vegas Poutine / Rita's Italian Ice / Rick's Rollin' Smoke BBQ And Tavern / Eating / Dining / Restaurants / Shopping / → All Tags
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!
Off Strip / Dining / Openings / Pizza / Pizza Rock / Green Valley Ranch / VegasChatter Reviews / → All Tags
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.
Openings / Forum Food Court / Graeter's Ice Cream / La Gloria / Eating / Dining / Restaurants / → All Tags
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.
Spas / Four Seasons / Mandalay Bay / Openings / → All Tags
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.
The Strip / Dining / Patio Dining / Openings / Vdara / CityCenter / Name Changes / → All Tags
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).