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White Castle To Start Slidin' 'Em Out Tuesday, Plus Look At Pricing

Where: 3411 Las Vegas Boulevard South [map], 89109
January 23, 2015 at 1:03 PM | by | Comments (15)

White Castle. Casino Royale. January 27. 2 p.m. Will never close. #SlidersRoundTheClock

Update: White Castle has revealed its menu and pricing on Twitter. Here's a look! Thanks to VC reader Reggie for the tip!

(PHOTOS: @sammasseur, @whitecastlelv on Twitter)

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Our First Thoughts On Tom's Urban

Where: 3790 South Las Vegas Boulevard [map], 89109
January 22, 2015 at 5:42 PM | by | Comments (7)

Definitely start with the duck wings!

In a culinary era where many chefs are boasting they specialize in classics with a twist, Tom’s Urban at New York-New York really is living up to the claim. With interesting small plates like Lowcountry Shrimp + Grits and Crispy Brussels Sprouts with red peppers and Asian vinaigrette, this fresh, south Strip eatery delivers on its promise of something different. Including the interior which is definitely different and a welcome change from the chain sports bar feel of the previous tenant, Sporting House. The decor features lots of interesting light features, pastel distressed wood and comfortable booths. And, there are still ample TVs in the bar area if you want to catch the game and a cute patio if you prefer dining al fresco.

During a recent media night, we'd heard the Xiangxiang Crispy Duck Wings were great so this writer pushed her cannibalistic qualms aside and decided to eat some not so lucky ducks. The hoisin glaze was a little spicy for my liking, but the flavor was delicious and the wings were tender and juicy. The accompanying Asian peanut slaw was a refreshingly cool complement. The small plate is $13 for four large duck wings.

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Confirmed: Grand Bazaar Shops At Bally's Opening February 26

Where: 89109
January 21, 2015 at 10:15 PM | by | Comments (11)

What sounded like the opening date for the Grand Bazaar Shops last week is now confirmed. The delayed outdoor mall at Bally's will finally debut (knocks on wood) February 26.

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From The 'That Didn't Take Long' Department: Menopause To Return To Strip

Where: 3475 Las Vegas Blvd. South [map], 89109
January 21, 2015 at 2:56 PM | by | Comments (0)

Just when you think the hot flashes have ended and menopause is over, it pops right back up again. We’re talking about Menopause The Musical, of course, and fans will likely be happier to hear of the show’s return than they would be the actual condition.

After closing up shop Sunday at Luxor, Menopause will reopen soon at The Improv at Harrah’s. Preview performances kick off February 3 and a grand opening is scheduled for February 20. The same cast from the Luxor version of the production will appear in the new Harrah’s production. The updated version will feature an expanded stage, upgraded sound and lighting plus a new set and costumes. Despite the new venue being more “intimate” (read: smaller), it sounds like this will actually be an upgrade for the show that’s nearing a decade in Las Vegas.

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Sneak Peek Inside White Castle, Soft Opening May Be Likely

Where: 89109
January 20, 2015 at 6:01 PM | by | Comments (9)

With an anticipated official opening date of February 1, a sign up on its exterior and construction barriers down, we couldn't help but wonder what White Castle was looking like on the inside. So, our @sammasseur moseyed over to Casino Royale for a peek.

Inside the mostly finished interior, workers were putting together stools and tables while finishing up electrical tasks and completing some last-minute touch-ups when we walked by earlier today. Employee training seemed to be underway, too. Sam was told the target was to open sometime next week. That jives with what a Casino Royale front desk employee told us yesterday: that Super Bowl Sunday would be the official launch. We wouldn't be surprised, however, to see a soft opening a few days before.

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Omnia Drops Its DJ Lineup, Rendering Of Interior

January 20, 2015 at 4:56 PM | by | Comments (2)

Despite not loving the snooze-inducing name, Omnia's renderings have us a little more excited. We may still need a Red Bull to get past that moniker, but at least the interior of Caesars' new club looks promising. The exterior rendering had been previously released, but an interior rendering was made public today as well as a preliminary list of headliners who will grace the new club’s DJ booth.

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A Sign For White Castle And An Opening Date, Too

Where: 3411 Las Vegas Boulevard South [map], 89109
January 19, 2015 at 3:34 PM | by | Comments (2)

Hiring began in December and now there's a new sign the Strip's (heck, Las Vegas') first White Castle is almost here. There's an actual sign now.

White Castle will slide into a spot in-between the Strip's newest Walgreens and the gaming floor of Casino Royale. The latest rumors have placed its debut as sometime this month, but official sources are mum. So, we just called up and asked. And, we're told it's officially opening February 1.

Yep, White Castle, Vegas and Super Bowl Sunday. We can't think of a more perfect day for the hungry, hangry or hungover.

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Check-Out Folio: More Mob, A Taco Challenge And Where Noodles Are In The House

January 16, 2015 at 9:30 PM | by | Comments (2)

There's a lot of sh*t that happens in Vegas and not all of it can make it on our site. So, every Friday, we take note of some of the smaller announcements around town that may be of interest, too. Here's the rundown for the week of January 12:

Downtown: Now With More Mob: The Mob Museum is on the move in Downtown Vegas. Kinda. A traveling exhibit, basically a 1972 Jaguar XKE convertible once owned by John Gotti, can now be found at the Plaza through June 30.

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This Sounds Like The New Opening Date For Bally's Grand Bazaar

Where: 3646 Las Vegas Boulevard [map], 89109
January 16, 2015 at 2:47 PM | by | Comments (9)

After failing to meet a late December debut, the grand shopping experiment experience in front of Bally's seems to be on track for a late February reveal.

VegasChatter friend Reggie discovered that one of the center's retailers, LUSH, issued a press release touting a February 26 launch. When he took that ball and passed it to us, we found another vendor, Vapor Kings, has also announced a debut of Thursday, February 26. Of course, with some 79 announced tenants and a capacity for 21 to 71 more (official numbers have varied), a rolling launch is most likely but February 26 may be the day it all begins.

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Getting A Handel On Vegas' Newest Ice Cream Joint

Where: 10170 West Tropicana Ave. [map], 89147
January 13, 2015 at 7:18 PM | by | Comments (3)

The west side is about to get a lot sweeter with the arrival of Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream & Yogurt. The new ice cream shop will be located at 10170 West Tropicana Avenue, at the intersection of Tropicana and Hualapai (about a 15-minute drive from the center Strip). If you’ve never heard of the brand before, you’re probably not from Ohio. The first Handel’s opened in Youngstown, Ohio 70 years ago. Much like the arrival of Blue Bell ice cream last year, the news of Handel’s opening is music to the ears of those who grew up enjoying it.

The first Vegas outpost is owned by Patrick Frank, a Youngstown native and local VIP host for the past nine years. He missed this delicious part of his childhood so he decided to bring it to his new home.

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A Sneak Peek At BARDOT As It Prepares For Its Aria Debut

Where: 3730 Las Vegas Blvd. South [map], 89109
January 8, 2015 at 4:35 PM | by | Comments (4)

Coming soon!

If you’re counting down the days until you can get a modern take on the French brasserie experience, all without leaving ARIA, the wait is almost over. Michael Mina's BARDOT Brasserie is set to open January 16. We walked by last night and snapped the exposed entry (shown above, initial rendering below) which features some fun bright blue trim on the façade.

The hotel operator we spoke with stated doors officially open January 16 and that an earlier soft opening is not anticipated. In this final week leading up to the debut, it looks like the staff is putting the finishing touches on the design and lighting elements.

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Rainforest Cafe Leaving MGM Grand, Headed To Harmon Corner

Where: 89109
January 8, 2015 at 11:57 AM | by | Comments (7)

A grand rumor three years in the making will be realized this summer.

Back in December 2011, we reported on chatter that Rainforest Cafe would be leaving MGM Grand. It took a while, but will finally happen when the restaurant moves to Harmon Corner sometime this summer. Two different employees have confirmed the restaurant's departure to us over the phone and stated that, while an exact move timeline is not yet known, they were expecting a smooth transition from one location to the other.

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