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Recently, CityCenter debuted three new Starbucks and one was just a short escalator ride away from The Cup. (It replaced the closed Pods by Wolfgang Puck.) Another Starbucks opened inside Aria (where you can find the Roasted Bean as well) while a third now can be found alongside the Strip, just in front of Mandarin Oriental.
And, that's not counting the Starbucks you can find next door at Monte Carlo. Or, the coffee you can order up at the Jean Philippe Patisseries you can find inside both Aria and Bellagio. Or, the cup of Joe you can grab at Va Bene Caffe inside The Cosmo. Or...
(PHOTO: @daynaroselli on Twitter)
Openings / Twin Peaks / Boyz II Men / PIN UP / CeeLo Green / Loberace / Radio City Pizza / Fremont East / Fremont Country Club / Downtown / Downtown Vegas / Music / Entertainment / Shows / Rachel's Kitchen / Starbucks / Coffee / → All Tags
Thought your Vegas to-do list was all set? Maybe. Maybe not. There are eight new dining and show options to explore. Some on The Strip, some downtown. Some recommended. One decidedly not. Listed below are the venues and acts hoping for your consideration:
Open: Now (Full lunch/dinner service begins on March 6)
This chain restaurant has official put out the
breasts welcome mat. The first Vegas locale of Twin Peaks opened at 5 p.m. in Harmon Corner (next to Planet Hollywood) tonight. Head here for cold brews, rock climbing walls, and scantily clad LumberJills.
Vegas Observations / Coffee / Venetian / Palazzo / Silverton / Starbucks / → All Tags
Coffee is a vital part of our day at a casino. In the morning, it warms the soul and prepares us for the day. Coffee in the afternoon can give the push to get us past the post-lunch drag and a late night cup may offer the punch we need to see the sun rise.
Venetian and Palazzo have at least six coffee shops to buy Illy, Coffee Bean and Lavazza coffee and there are Starbucks popping up quicker than CeeLo's puppets. That's great when we're walking around, but not so helpful when in the zone at the blackjack table or while having a mega video poker session.
Vegas Observations / Citizens Kitchen / Mandalay Bay / Hakkasan / MGM Grand / Harmon Corner / Twin Peaks / Treasure Island / Starbucks / The Mirage / Heritage Steak / → All Tags
A failed trip to check out the new Citizens Kitchen at Mandalay Bay for breakfast didn't satisfy our hunger (we ended up at Raffles Cafe, sad face), but it did provide us with several new updates to share. The first we learned the hard way -- the newly opened, 24/7 Citizens turns away new guests for about 45-60 minutes between breakfast and lunch service. You can probably guess what time we happened to arrive. A rep says they're working out some transitional kinks in the kitchen and hope to eliminate that closure within the next few weeks. Until then, stay away from around 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
After breakfast, we journeyed down The Strip and made the following discoveries:
Hakkasan, that five-story restaurant-slash-lounge-slash-nightclub coming to MGM Grand, still won't say when it's opening exactly, but there's at least a sign for it now. And, some patterned ironwork. And, a big a** video screen.
Coffee / Starbucks / MGM Grand / → All Tags
Pretty much every casino on The Strip has at least one Starbucks. Three alone are on the way to CityCenter. The prices may be jacked and the lines may be long, but our ice grande skinny caramel macchiatto no whip can almost always be had during our jaunts to Sin City.
What can't be had, however, is our Starbucks Gold benefits or other Starbucks rewards as this sign on the pastry case at the Starbucks at MGM Grand reminds us. What this means is no free drinks even if your Starbucks loyalty card has earned it. (Previously, before Starbucks changed their rewards system, Gold status also meant you could get free syrups and free refills as well.)
CityCenter / Aria / Openings / Construction / Vegas Carpet / Zarkana / SKYBOX / FIVE50 / The Buffet at Aria / Starbucks / → All Tags
Things are changing again at CityCenter, but -- for now at least -- most are occurring at Aria. A walk through the resort this week found seven new things, either just installed or on the way. Here's what to expect on your next visit:
1. The Carpet
We never really had a problem with Aria's casino carpet, but now that we've seen the new Vegas carpet going into place, we've changed our minds. We hate it. The new carpeting brings a new lightness to the space with a faux sun-dappled look of beige teardrops laced with lavender ribbons. See for yourself.
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A second is coming to Crystals and is replacing The
weird Pods by Wolfgang Puck. The pods are still there, but already the seats, tables and order counter have been removed.
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Welcome to the most FABULOUS Starbucks in Las Vegas. It must be -- it says so.
Newly opened in Caesars and flush with gold accents as well as that minty fresh new barista smell, the shop is a front runner for the finest Strip coffee-chain joint to loiter with your latte. Nicely designed, it's tucked out of the way so the crowds thin out as you sip your skinny espresso. Still the same old beverages you know and may love.
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After walking The Strip in 100 plus degree temps today, we've never wished harder for something to be open.
Stepping out of Caesars Palace for a walk up The Strip, we made it to the front of The Mirage Volcano before we started to seriously berate ourselves. Just like the couple we walked by gazing upon the gaudy wonders of a $19.99 Ed Hardy sale inside the Forum Shops, some things should just never be considered, but we (and they) did it, anyway.
Then, we saw it just beyond The Mirage -- a Strip-side Starbucks-slash-Margarita Bar in front of
Treasure Island TI. Yes! Gaudy symbol of Vegas excess party of one, please.
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A couple weeks ago, we mentioned The Beat as one of our new favorite coffee shops and a good excuse for us to head downtown. We can listen to cool music, grab a good cup of coffee and use their WiFi. We dig all of that.
One morning at Planet Hollywood, in desperate need of coffee, we found something old had returned to Starbucks along with something new. Returning was a quick skip line for Diamond Total Rewards card holders. The lines are about 20-30 minutes long in the early morning making this is one of our favorite perks of being a Diamond card holder.
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When the beat drops away at Electric Daisy Carnival and that rumbling you'd been hearing turns out to have been not the bass but your tummy, where do you turn? We told you how to satisfy the EDC munchies by going downtown, but - since that's about a 20-minute drive - what if you can't wait that long?
There are plenty of places right around the Las Vegas Motor Speedway to satisfy your cravings for first meal, if you know where to look. (But, if you've been up all night, wouldn't that make it fifth meal?) Here are our top suggestions on where to nosh so you can focus on more important things. Like how to squeeze in one more carny ride.
And just before the tram station, right next to The Pub, we spotted the fanciest Starbucks of all of Vegas.
Check it out! Look at those modern red couches and what about those grey leather chairs? Don't forget the pretty calligraphy art on the wall that is actually a subliminal device to get you to buy more Starbucks. Even better, the line is only two people deep!
We're quite shocked a casino-hotel would go for this sort of eye-pleasing and comfortable Starbucks location. Don't they want people out gambling instead?
Got a favorite or a worst Starbucks location in Vegas? Tell us where it is here.
Another shot of "The Fanciest Starbucks" is after the jump.