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Flirting With and Falling in Love With New Video Poker Games

June 3, 2015 at 3:15 PM | by | Comments (2)

Between all of us Vegas Chatter contributors, we’re probably in a casino at all times of the day, especially this contributors who is always searching for new games to play. The game may be a slot machine (or 10) one week, a table game another week or even a video poker game. The games themselves may not be new to the casino floor, but they are new to me. Like Hot Roll video poker.

Long-time readers here know my affection for both craps and video poker, but especially for craps. When I first saw that IGT combined the two games at G2E last year my head nearly exploded.

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Raising A Glass To UNLVino, And A Special BOGO Offer

April 3, 2015 at 2:57 PM | by | Comments (0)

Oenophiles, rejoice! UNLVino, the mac daddy event for all things pressed out of a grape will be back April 16-18 for another fine year.

The first day of the three-day schedule is Bubblelicious, taking place in Venetian's Doge's Palace Plaza. The theme is obviously all things bubbly, so everything from Champagne to Prosecco will be poured, alongside with bites from various Venetian|Palazzo restaurants.

At this event, the Dom Pérignon Award of Excellence will be bestowed upon Chef Daniel Boulud, and local singer Chadwick Johnson will perform as guests walk around trying as many sparkling wines as they'd like. Keep an eye out for some special bottles being poured as last year's event had some limited amounts of Beau Joie, Perrier-Jouët, and Armand de Brignac (Ace of Spades)!

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Frankie Moreno Doesn't Need To Be 'Just A Memory'

February 20, 2015 at 11:44 AM | by | Comments (0)

The memory of which we speak.

If you missed his Dancing with Stars appearance a few seasons ago, are a fan that misses his recently completed residency at the Stratosphere or have missed the Las Vegas orig altogether, Frankie Moreno will once again lather that Tangerine in Honey next month.

The singer isn't yet headlining another Strip resort, but he is taking over two different venues that are bound to immerse audience in his high-energy style.

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A First Taste Of 8 Noodle Bar

February 9, 2015 at 2:30 PM | by | Comments (4)

Last year, Red Rock Resort conducted a major refreshment of its dining options including Mercadito and Hearthstone Kitchen. While some changes could simply be seen as the replacement of old dining concepts, 8 Noodle Bar was an entirely new experience. 8 Noodle Bar is a welcome addition to a casino which was without any kind of real Asian dining until last December. (I don’t care what you say Panda Express is not any kind of real Asian food).

Adjacent to the cafe, 8 Noodle is small with seating for less than 100. The bar is a great option for solo diners or those just looking for a quick dine and dash. Service in the main restaurant is fast, too, but it’s a meal enjoyed at a bit more of a casual speed.

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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 (3)

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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The Best Restaurants Of 2014

December 30, 2014 at 2:17 PM | by | Comments (3)

It's time for the fifth annual VegasChatter Awards! Today, we begin bringing you the best and worst of the year. All of our picks are based on what we've personally experienced in Vegas over 2014 -- the good, the bad and the mind-boggling.

2014 was a year filled with great restaurant openings. A whole new crop have shown their colors and, based on what we've tasted, we couldn't just limit it to just two nods. The Vegas Strip has seen the debut of new celebrity chefs while, off Las Vegas Boulevard, some serious chefs have cast out into the wild blue yonder to make a name for themselves. There are many that have made their mark, but here are the ones that did so most indelibly:

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When Sleeping On It Makes You Want It Even More

December 16, 2014 at 1:52 PM | by | Comments (0)

When most visit Las Vegas, they use their room for at least one or two things. Not everyone who visits Las Vegas will shower, but at some point, just about everyone will go to sleep. They may not plan to sleep but it happens, even if for just a few hours. Depending on your condition, the bed may not matter. If you’ve had a few too many, just about any spot will do. If you’re looking for a relaxing vacation, you probably care a little bit more about a comfortable bed.

Recently, some of the Chatterers here have found themselves on staycations. Some of us were giddy about the lush pillows they found while others were loving the linens on the bed. Coming home to normal bedding didn’t offer quite the same sleeping pleasure. Well, thankfully, it's easier than you think to recreate the feeling at home.

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A MyVEGAS Stay At Red Rock Resort

Where: 11011 West Charleston Boulevard [map], 89135
December 12, 2014 at 12:34 PM | by | Comments (3)

Way back in September MyVEGAS started offering rewards at various Station Casinos giving Las Vegas locals midweek hotel rooms for a staycation. For me, the rewards are a good excuse to check out new and different hotel rooms I normally wouldn't visit. Most recently, I drove down the street to my local casino, Red Rock Resort, to see how things were from a guest point of view.

To lend some background, I visit Red Rock Resort once or twice a week so I know the property pretty well. Most of the time, I park near the sportsbook which is on the opposite side of the property from the hotel entrance. For whatever reason on my visit to Red Rock Resort as a hotel guest, I never even made it to the sportsbook. Being on the hotel side of things is almost being in a different casino and that was awesome.

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Just One Dish At Hearthstone Kitchen

Where: 11011 W. Charleston Blvd. [map], 89135
December 5, 2014 at 12:37 PM | by | Comments (2)

Sometimes, a full restaurant review just won't do. Perhaps, there wasn't time for an A-Z meal. Maybe we just don't want to spoil it all. Or, a dog ate our good pictures. There may still be that one dish worth writing about. A new one, an old one. A newsworthy one or a memorable one (for better or worse). It might be the one dish, or drink, out of the whole experience that gets us to return. Or, stay away.

Off Strip restaurant Hearthstone Kitchen has been open at Red Rock Resort a little over a month now. And, while another VegasChatter writer enjoyed his first bites of branzino, this writer opted to explore other areas.

Looking over the full menu for the first time, nothing honestly lept off the page at me. Soup and salad had my stomach screaming for more sustenance. The shared plates were seafood heavy and, with an allergy at the table, wouldn't be shared much. Ingredients on the flatbreads piqued my interest, but my mood just wasn't for fancy pizza. The $46 branzino would be left for another night.

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At Red Rock Resort, 8 Noodle Bar Opening Soon

Where: 11011 West Charleston Boulevard [map], 89135
November 20, 2014 at 8:48 PM | by | Comments (0)

When it's 59 degrees as a high in Vegas, news that a new noodle bar is close to debuting is enough to send us to our happy place. (The same for cars equipped with seat warmers. #ThatDesertLife)

Next month, Red Rock Resort will unveil 8 Noodle Bar and already has us with talk of "thick, rich broths." And, "affordable." And, "speedy." What can we say? We're easy. To please, people.

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First Bites Of Hearthstone At Red Rock

Where: 11011 W. Charleston Blvd. [map], 89135
October 31, 2014 at 1:14 PM | by | Comments (3)

After much build up and anticipation, Hearthstone -- the newest venture of The Light Group which has already brought us Strip-based destinations such as FIX at Bellagio and STACK at The Mirage -- has finally opened. The huge, hip space has two giant hearth ovens, a charcuterie station, and a long mixology bar.

The dining spot's inaugural menu lists many dishes one would come to associate with an American craft restaurant, but do not let simple names fool you, they're much more complex. The meatballs are a mix of braised beef short rib, ground beef and lamb with a long-stewed tomato gravy. The Branzino (pictured below) is covered in an egg-yolk-and-sea-salt crust for two days before being filleted and served with a fine herbs vinaigrette, making it a sort of fine, simple Baccalà. A "build your own"-style cheese and charcuterie platter would make even Guy Savoy satisfied with the esoteric offerings.

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Hearthstone Opening At Red Rock This Week

Where: 11011 W. Charleston Blvd. [map], 89135
October 27, 2014 at 4:59 PM | by | Comments (0)

As fall kinda sorta creeps its way into Vegas (finally!), we have an update on the stoking of the hearthfires at Red Rock. Hearthstone Kitchen and Cellar, the new project from the Light Group's Executive Chef and Partner Brian Massie, is said to be opening its doors Wednesday, October 29.

This weekend, the restaurant looked to be undergoing finishing touches and mock service in advance of the mid-week opening. Staff were spotted busily cutting paper (fabric?) inside (possibly for décor or menu elements?) while bartenders and servers appeared to be plating and just practicing in general.

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