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Kerry Simon To Open Carson Kitchen In Downtown Vegas

Where: South 124 6th St. [map], 89101
April 17, 2014 at 6:19 PM | by | Comments (0)

Your next downtown destination is taking shape and it won't be long before we can see if it's to our taste.

The old John E. Carson Hotel building just off Fremont Street in Fremont East is the current focus of downtown's continued transformation. Soon, the derelict structure will house a yoga studio, florist, tattoo shop, doughnut spot, sushi eatery and Carson Kitchen, the newest venture by Chef Kerry Simon best known in Vegas for Simon at Palms and KGB at Harrah's.

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The World's First Polaroid Museum Is Now Open On The Vegas Strip

Where: 89109
April 17, 2014 at 4:46 PM | by | Comment (1)

In this day and age, very few folks have a traditional camera, anymore. The overexposure of camera-equipped smart phones has changed how this generation captures memories. Even when folks do have a "real" camera, chances are it's seldom used for more than special occasions. And, printing photos? That's becoming a rarity too outside of compiling photo books online, at least for this writer. Lately, I can't even be bothered to update my digital frame.

So, it was a bit weird to hear that one of the tenants of The Linq would be Polaroid. Recently, Polaroid has begun opening a spate of Fotobars (all in Florida until now) where customers can print, you guessed it, photos and purchase products ranging from frames to shadowboxes for their, wait for it, photos, too. Naturally, there are accessories for sale for your camera phone, too.

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The Hottest Bakery In Town Is Carlo's

Where: 3355 Las Vegas Boulevard South [map], 89109
April 17, 2014 at 12:25 PM | by | Comment (1)

The latest outpost in the Buddy Valastro empire opened at Venetian|Palazzo last month when the Cake Boss and his whole crew opened another Carlo's Bakery to a throng of fans that lined up all the way down the hall and wrapped around the Grand Canal waiting to get a peek at his (baked) goods.

The shop was, in fact, so mobbed we vowed to come back when it was sure to be quieter. Fast forward two weeks and, even without the star owner's presence, interest hadn't waned one bit. The below snapshot of the crowded shop was taken this past Sunday.

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The Buzz Is The Cromwell Will Open On Monday

Where: 89109
April 16, 2014 at 10:05 PM | by | Comments (3)

While May 21 is the official debut date, The Cromwell could soft open in just days.

We're hearing from multiple sources that a transformed Bill's will be revealed as a swank boutique this Monday, April 21 at 4 p.m., specifically. Again, this is not official, but our tipsters say it's legit. From their physical appearances, we don't expect Drai's rooftop pool or Giada's restaurant to open until May, though.

Here's a sneak peek of a room that was posted on Instagram earlier today:

Now, a look at what else is becoming the talk of the town around Vegas:

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Three New Spots To Shop On The Strip

April 14, 2014 at 3:59 PM | by | Comments (2)

There's nothing like shopping in Vegas, amiright? While we're all still anxiously awaiting Bally's Grand Bazaar Shops, Tropicana's shops, TI's shops, and shopping at other coming soon shops, there are now three new retail venues to check out while on The Strip.

Marvel at a pop-up shop for Ink and Vector at the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood. We're actually a bit geeked out over this one. Fans of brands ranging from Marvel Comics and The Walking Dead to My Little Pony, Transformers, Doctor Who, Star Trek and Star Wars should head here immediately to check out merchandise they would otherwise need to purchase online.

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You Should So Go To Monte Carlo For Yusho

Where: 3770 Las Vegas Boulevard South [map], 89109
April 14, 2014 at 2:45 PM | by | Comments (2)

Last week ended with a sneak peek at the newest restaurant at Monte Carlo. More specifically, a look at six draught cocktails from Yusho, a Strip-side, Japanese street-style food joint by way of Chicago. We'll get to the food in a moment. First, which of those $13 concoctions were our favorite?

This writer isn't a fan of gin at all (or tonic for that matter), but keeps searching for a gin-based cocktail that may change his mind. Yusho's Gin & Tonic has come the closest to turning my opinion, to date. The navy strength gin and housemade tonic combines for a rusty color that goes down fairly smooth and is a gin drink I'd return to. My favorite by far, however, was the Chuhai (Sudachi Shochu, Jasmine Tea, Citrus). Push aside your favorite summertime mojito, sangria and lemonade cocktail because the Chuhai is that perfect light-and-refreshing outdoor drink. It holds its own indoors as well.

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LOOKing Into A New Beauty Experience Not Far From The Strip

Where: 6539 Las Vegas Boulevard South [map], 89119
April 14, 2014 at 1:24 PM | by | Comment (1)

The newest addition to the Las Vegas beauty scene isn’t located in a swanky Strip spa, it’s in Town Square, the outdoor mall south of Mandalay Bay. LOOK Style Society touts itself as “the most comprehensive beauty venue in Las Vegas” and it very well may be. When its Medspa opens in the coming months, it will truly be a full-service beauty bar.

Dr. Orna Fisher is a local plastic surgeon who won’t be doing full surgical procedures at LOOK but rather doing fillers and other non-surgical procedures to improve the look and texture of your skin. Located on the second floor of the venue, there will be a private elevator to allow guests privacy as they have their procedures done because nobody wants the world to know they’ve had work done.

The other components of the beauty smorgasbord are already open for business. The beautiful facility makes you feel like you’re at a trendy boutique and not a salon. Fun white leather furniture just begs for selfies to be taken. High fashion art on the walls gives inspiration for makeover looks.

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The Mirage Begins Work On New Dining Spot

Where: 3400 Las Vegas Boulevard South [map], 89109
April 11, 2014 at 12:19 PM | by | Comments (0)

The signs state that new dreams are under construction at The Mirage and that's especially true if you've ever lamented the loss of Caribe Cafe.

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We'll Soon Be Able To Cowgirl Up At Binion's

Where: 128 Fremont Street [map], 89101
April 10, 2014 at 10:48 PM | by | Comments (0)

Elvis has left the building, but soon Binion's will have a new attraction for guests -- a second walk-up bar on Fremont.

Construction began on the Cowgirl Up Cantina in late February and now it's almost ready for its debut.

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Kitchen Creations Now Being Served In Downtown Vegas

Where: 500 South Grand Central Parkway [map], 89155
April 10, 2014 at 12:56 PM | by | Comments (0)

There's a new spot to eat in Downtown Vegas and that will leave you with a full tummy and heart.

Kitchen Creations Cafe celebrates its grand opening today at the Clark County Government Center. That's the sandstone building complete with mini-pyramid across from downtown's outlet mall, if you're having trouble picturing the location.

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New York-New York Shakes Up Its Promenade

April 9, 2014 at 12:35 PM | by | Comments (9)

We saw the writing on the wall last year. Today, it's official. Sporting House is on the way out at New York-New York. The sports bar/restaurant will be replaced with not one but two new dining experiences, including an already familiar coming soon brand.

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You Can Now Book A Room At SLS Las Vegas

April 7, 2014 at 11:54 PM | by | Comments (11)

The main SLS website doesn't yet list Las Vegas on its booking engine, but that doesn't mean you can't reserve a room at the coming soon resort.

SLS Las Vegas recently announced a partnership with Preferred Hotels & Resorts and it is now accepting reservations for dates beginning Monday, August 25 and beyond through the Preferred website. We took the booking process all the way to the point of entering a credit card with no issues so if you're interested, book fast.

A check of rates for August 25 revealed the lowest to be a starting price of $149 for a World Superior King. (Towers seem to have been redubbed Lux, World and Story.) A World Superior Double and a World Superior King - High Floor both begin at $159 while a World Superior Double - High Floor was $10 more. No other room options are listed for the 25th nor the 26th. That changes on Wednesday, August 27 when Lux and Story accommodations are added to the mix. A Lux Deluxe King begins at $239 while a Story Superior King is at $159. Suites begin at $309 and go up to a starting rate of $499. Only a limited selection of rooms were listed as available for the resort's opening weekend.

4.8 Update: You can now book a stay at SLS Las Vegas directly via slslasvegas.com. Reservations are being accepted for August 25 and beyond. Reserve a room by month's end to take advantage of a special opening rates of $109/midweek and $139/weekends. The special requires a two-night minimum stay and is valid for select dates between September 1 and December 27.

As noted, higher floors will come at a premium as will, apparently, corner rooms and pool views. A resort fee is listed at $25, however, no inclusions were cited.

Each room will feature WiFi as well as a "Sleep Lying Still BeautyRest Mattress and 310-thread count linens exclusive to SLS Hotel & Casino, Samsung® 55-inch televisions, and Ciel Spa amenities."

Towers are described as follows:

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