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Brunching It At Buddy V's

Where: 3327 Las Vegas Boulevard [map], 89109
April 18, 2014 at 12:29 PM | by | Comments (8)

All the buzz has been about the Boss Bakery across the hall, but the original Vegas home of Buddy V's has recently added a new attraction of its own. Within the past month, the Italian restaurant inside Venetian|Palazzo launched Sunday Brunch, filling a void in the neighborhood created after First Food and Bar closed up shop one year ago.

Buddy's Family Brunch is buffet-style served over five unique stations throughout the restaurant: an antipasto, carvery, chef's corner, kid's corner and a sweet table. Our favorite brunch dish is available in the form of a bottomless add-on ($14.95) and includes a choice of sangria, Bloody Marys, Bloody Caesars', mimosas, beers, frozen cocktails and wines by the glass. Grazie to Buddy V for the best bottomless liquid brunch deal we've seen in Vegas.

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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 | Comments (2)

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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Venetian And Palazzo Make The Move To 6:5 Blackjack

Where: 89109
March 26, 2014 at 2:06 PM | by | Comments (24)

Poof! Some of the best and affordable blackjack on the Vegas Strip is gone!

Last week, Venetian and Palazzo changed the payouts for most of their blackjack games under $100. The majority of blackjack games now pay 6:5 for blackjack instead of 3:2. This affects about 50 blackjack games between the two casinos. The house advantage on a 6:5 blackjack game is 1.39% higher than a 3:2 blackjack game. That may not seem like a lot on the surface, but it adds up over time.

Before March Madness, Venetian and Palazzo had some of the best blackjack games you could find on the Vegas Strip for under $25. Today, they’re no better than most. You’ll still find a few games that pay 3:2 for blackjack at each casino. There are a few double deck, Super Fun 21 and video blackjack games under $100 that pay 3:2 for blackjack, but those are in the minority.

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Carlo's Bakery To Arrive At Venetian, Palazzo By Month's End

Where: 89109
March 24, 2014 at 2:05 PM | by | Comments (0)

Our first taste of Carlo's Bakery had us yearning for more a bit closer to home. Now, the wait is almost over. Carlo's Bakery will open its first shop west of the Mississippi March 31 at Venetian|Palazzo.

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Cantor Releases 2014 NFL Season Win Totals

March 11, 2014 at 3:23 PM | by | Comment (1)

Most of us are getting ready for March Madness or the first pitch of the Major League Baseball regular season. Football isn't front and center with most people that bet on sports, but that hasn't stopped Cantor Gaming (CG Technology) from looking forward to the NFL season. It's the first sportsbook operator to post season win totals for the next pro football season.

Over the past couple seasons, Cantor has become the first sportsbook operator to release NFL season win totals but this marks the earliest they've posted them to date. In fact, this is the earliest any sportsbook operator has released season win totals. Ever. Free agency hasn't begun yet and the NFL Draft is weeks away, but if you can see into the future maybe you're ready to place bets on how teams will perform. Take a look:

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Our First Taste Of Carlo's Bake Shop

February 26, 2014 at 2:04 PM | by | Comments (0)

No sign is too big or small to stop us from getting inside.

The interns at VegasChatter are almost done sorting through all the fan mail readers sent in inquiring about the whereabouts of Mr. Pappagiorgio last week. Fret not, fans -- he's back, baby! And, he returns with plenty of ass as well as a sneak peek of what could soon be coming to a Venetian near you. If your location is Las Vegas, that is.

Mr. P took a vacation on the seas last week aboard Norwegian's Getaway. The Caribbean may not have a lot in common with the desert Strip at first glance, but this is one writer that spares no expense in getting the story. The newly launched Getaway happens to have the only Carlo's Bakery on the sea and, with the Cake Boss bringing a location to the Venetian early this spring, I was curious what tasty treats might be offered. And, since a trip to New Jersey this time of year where the original location is wasn't as appealing, a Caribbean cruise was quickly booked.

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Days After Cyber Attack, Venetian, Palazzo Websites Still Down

February 14, 2014 at 1:56 PM | by | Comments (0)

2.17 Update: The websites were partially restored today and can be used for online bookings once again.

On February 11, hackers gained control of websites of the Las Vegas Sands and showed Venetian and Palazzo, as well as a sister property, in flames. Four days later, the sites are still offline.

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How To Celebrate The Year Of The Horse In Vegas

January 29, 2014 at 5:07 PM | by | Comments (0)

Although the lion and dragon typically dominate images of Chinese festivals, the 2014 Chinese New Year is the Year Of The Horse -- the seventh animal in the Asian zodiac and a symbol of nobility, class and perseverance. (It is said those who are born in the Year of the Horse tend to be intelligent, energetic and sociable.) To commemorate the occasion, hotels on and off The Strip will host traditional lion and dragon dances that you can witness in person.

MGM Resorts will put on a series of performances across its properties. Bellagio (Saturday, Feb. 1 at 4 p.m. at the main porte cochere), ARIA (Monday, Feb. 3 at 6:30 p.m. at the main porte cochere), Crystals (Friday, Jan. 31 at 1 p.m. at the entrance near Todd English P.U.B.) and MGM Grand (Friday, Jan. 31 at 6 p.m. inside the main lobby) will each host their own ceremony. Yau Kung Moon, known for its trademark gold uniforms and innovative routines, will perform the dances.

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No More Declining The Resort Fee At Venetian, Palazzo

January 20, 2014 at 4:05 PM | by | Comments (2)

In April of 2013, Venetian and Palazzo upped their resort fee, but gave us an out -- the ability to decline it at check-in or check-out. The only caveat was that we'd be charged for services at regular prices if we did end up using them.

The days of being able to say no to that, however, have sadly ended. A front desk agent told us over the weekend that it's no longer an option.

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Should You See That Crazy PANDA! Show At Palazzo? Yes, You Should

Where: 3325 Las Vegas Boulevard South [map], 89109
January 16, 2014 at 4:54 PM | by | Comment (1)

On January 11, Palazzo debuted its new feature show, PANDA! Billed as a “visually stunning epic journey,” PANDA! tells the story of Long Long, a very special panda who is on a mission to save his betrothed... the Peacock Princess.

See, on their wedding night, a DEMON VULTURE swooped in and kidnapped her and -- ohmygoodlord, are you still with us? It's okay. Laugh it out. Better? Alright, moving on.

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Starting This Week At Palazzo, Pandas, Dance, and Martial Arts, Oh My

Where: 89109
January 6, 2014 at 6:05 PM | by | Comment (1)

The Strip’s newest show, PANDA!, is set to debut tomorrow, January 7 at Palazzo, three weeks after its originally scheduled opening date of December 16.

Back in November, we gave you a preview of the show, but we're still not quite certain of just what to expect, mostly due to the fact that it will be the show’s first curtain call outside of China. We really hope to be wowed, however, given its production team also worked on the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. Not only that, but the cast is made up of "award-winning performers from China National Acrobatic Troupe and Shaolin Monastery Kung Fu Monks Troupe."

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The Best New Restaurant Of 2013 Is...

December 30, 2013 at 2:51 PM | by | Comments (3)

It's time for the fourth annual VegasChatter Awards! Today, we begin to bring you the best and worst of the year. All of our picks are based on what we've personally experienced in Vegas over 2013 -- the good, the bad, and the mind-boggling.

2013 was a good year for Las Vegas foodies. While The Strip continued to see its usual share of openings and closings, off Strip visitors saw an increase in quality new restaurants as well. Downtown, of course, has seen a surge of offerings from pizzerias to shipping contained food and there's no shortage of new bars for anyone's who basic food groups lean liquid.

Out in the 'burbs, Echo and Rig seems to have finally broken the Tivoli Village food curse, butchering up outstanding food for lunch, dinner and brunch. At the other end of the valley, Vic Vegas served up fantastic food and amazing views.

Not all 2013 was a success, however, with Bobby Flay's Burgers needing more time to cook and Bradley Ogden's return to Vegas shortlived. But, since we're here to celebrate the best new bites of the year, let's start raving about our pick for best new restaurant of 2013:

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