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What To Expect From Mercadito At Red Rock

Where: 11011 W. Charleston Blvd. [map], 89135
July 17, 2014 at 9:07 PM | by | Comment (1)

When you hear "off-strip casino Mexican food," it's only natural to picture a place where 90% of the food comes out of industrial #10 cans and everything is the same set of tired stereotypes. Maybe there's some really cheesy murals or a churro with whipped cream on it for $6.

Mercadito at Red Rock Resort is not that kind of place. It's not groundbreaking nor is it outstanding. The word this writer can think of to describe it best is "competent." It's a competent Mexican restaurant.

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11 Places For Fireworks Viewing On The Fourth

June 24, 2014 at 5:19 PM | by | Comments (3)

If your Fourth of July celebrations must start and end with a bang (don't go there), Vegas will have plenty of choices for you. Fireworks will be launched on The Strip as far south as Mandalay Bay and as far north as Stratosphere. If you're a local or have wheels, two popular off-Strip casinos will also light up the night sky. If you're not opposed to combining your Fourth with a true road trip, your options grow even larger. Here are 11 spots to enjoy fireworks on the Fourth:

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To Be Frank About It, We Loved Wiener's Circle

Where: 11011 W. Charleston Blvd. [map], 89135
June 17, 2014 at 4:08 PM | by | Comments (6)

One of the latest Las Vegas imports from Chicago is Wiener's Circle, now open at Red Rock Resort. The hot dog (and more) dining spot not only brings a bit of Windy City history, but inherits some of its own by way of its location which once housed a Pink's and a Bagel Cafe. For those familiar with the Red Rock nook, the space is essentially the same size; though, the addition of some red leather bench seating and shaving down a wall to add steps directly into the sportsbook makes it feel larger.

That its spot between the sportsbook and poker room helps play up to the Wiener's Circle name is no coincidence. The original Chicago owners were once in the horse racing business, but later decided their money was better spent on wieners, naming their new venture as a nod to their past. Hence, the circle is complete.

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Mercadito Red Rock Debuts In One Week

Where: 11011 W. Charleston Blvd. [map], 89135
June 16, 2014 at 8:10 PM | by | Comments (0)



If you've been hungering for something new in the Vegas 'burb of Summerlin, a week from today is your day. That's the official opening of Mercadito at Red Rock Resort.

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$5 Poolside Blackjack At Red Rock

June 13, 2014 at 11:13 AM | by | Comments (2)

Red Rock Resort has one of the best pools you'll find anywhere in Vegas. As you can see from the HDRíd photo above, itís more like a pool complex with pools of varying size and depth. This is not what you'd expect to find at a "locals" casino.†The†complex also houses a covered bar and restaurant which features a similar menu to what youíll find inside at the Grand Cafe. Fans and misting systems almost make you forget itís 115 degrees. Almost.

Now that it's pool season, this writer is†always looking for an excuse to take his gaming outdoors. After placing bets and waiting for the Belmont Stakes to begin, some friends and I†decided to head outside and watch the race at the pool bar. Itís been almost a year since I†last visited the bar and I'd forgotten one of its most important features.

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One Strip Restaurant Closes While Two Off-Strip Restos Make Their Debut

June 9, 2014 at 12:57 PM | by | Comments (5)

The ever-changing Vegas dining scene bids goodbye to a sports fan fave while welcoming two new off-Strip options.

It's game over for The Sporting House at New York-New York. The restaurant, which used to be an ESPN Zone before its most recent incarnation, has been closed to make way for Shake Shack and Tom's Urban at the resort. Both are expected to debut this December.

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Wiener's Circle, Minus The Frank Talk But Still With Franks, Headed To Vegas

May 21, 2014 at 11:48 PM | by | Comments (3)

Another taste of the Windy City is headed to Sin City.

This has been a pretty great year for fans of Chicago's cuisine. In January, Alís Chicago's #1 Beef Sandwiches opened its first Vegas locale. Then in April, Monte Carlo welcomed Yusho, a Japanese street-style food joint with roots in Chi-Town arrived in Vegas as well.

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Second Pizza Rock Coming As Part Of $20 Million Project At Green Valley Ranch

Where: 2300 Paseo Verde Parkway [map], 89052
April 30, 2014 at 10:20 AM | by | Comments (2)

Just two weeks after announcing $35 million in enhancements for Red Rock Resort, Station Casinos has announced it will also pour $20 million into improvements at Green Valley Ranch in Henderson.

The property-wide project will bring four new dining experiences to GVR, including a second Pizza Rock for the Las Vegas Valley. By world pizza champ Tony Gemignani, the brand opened its first location in Downtown Vegas last year. A second dining experience by Gemignani, Slice House, will also be offered.

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Jammin' On The One In Vegas

April 16, 2014 at 9:02 PM | by | Comments (0)

Is your friend raving non-stop today about how amazing the Lorde concert was last night at The Cosmo? Don't fret. There are more than enough ways to rock out in Vegas not only this spring, but throughout the summer.

The Cosmopolitan's Valley to Vegas music series still has a few more acts for the people to enjoy and, beyond that, there are concert lineups by Mandalay Bay, Red Rock Resort, Fremont Street Experience and others to jam into your schedule. Here's a rundown of who's on tap, when and where:

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Red Rock Resort Spending $35 Million On Improvements

Where: 11011 W Charleston Blvd [map], 89135
April 14, 2014 at 11:53 AM | by | Comments (2)

Just when we were raving about Red Rock Resort's suite offerings (and their spectacular views) comes news that the off-Strip property is planning to transform many of its most luxe accommodations as well as its dining lineup and its spa, too.

The Station Casinos property has earmarked $35 million which will include the total renovation of 26 of its most high-end suites as well as The Spa at Red Rock.

The biggest and most visible change for the general public, however, will be the creation of Restaurant Row at Red Rock which will add several new dining experiences to replace the recent losses of Pink's, Hachi and LBS. It will also add an expansive outdoor dining promenade to the property's main facade.

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The Suite Life At Red Rock Resort

Where: 11011 W Charleston Blvd [map], 89135
April 8, 2014 at 2:35 PM | by | Comments (7)

Red Rock Resort is just a 20 minute drive from the center Strip and yet that's far enough to make the mega-resorts that tower over Las Vegas Boulevard seem eons away. That 20 minute drive places guests on the western edges of the Las Vegas valley with the beauty of the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area within view on one side and the sweeping landscape of a growing cityscape on the other. Known as a locals casino, quite a few out-of-state visitors claim Red Rock as their own, too.

At the off Strip property, deluxe (standard) accommodations are about 500 to 600 square feet in size and begin at $79 a night (plus $27.99 tax inclusive resort fee). While most guests won't see them, Red Rock also offers sprawling "Ultimate" Suites and Villas, ranging from 2,400 to 6,560 square feet. And, if your pockets (or credit lines) are deep enough, man, are they the way to live. Especially, this writer's fave after a recent tour of Red Rock's sweet suite offerings, the Villa Suites.

Featuring an expansive patio complete with bar, tons of lounge seating, and a 10-person whirlpool spa, Grand Villas also offer two bedrooms as well as an enormous open-plan living area with a huge sofa, dining for ten, and a pool table (naturally). But, there's only one reason you're booking one and it's because of this:

Yes, please.

There are only four Grand Villas at Red Rock and rack rates begin at $$$$. (C'mon, you know that's one of those "if you have to ask" things.)

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One Less Pink's In Vegas

Where: 11011 W Charleston Blvd [map], 89135
March 24, 2014 at 7:34 PM | by | Comments (2)

Red Rock Resort is down not two, but three dining spots.

Although we just heard about it this weekend, a rep for Red Rock tells us that Pink's closed the same day as its sister restaurant, LBS, at the off Strip property. That was almost two months ago now.

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