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It may just be one of a sea of burger joints now on the Strip, but Bobby's Burger Palace (BBP) still attracted a line of hungry passersby for its Vegas debut.
While the restaurant has the star power of a celebrity chef behind it (Bobby Flay), it will be its location that will draw in the crowds. You don't have to wind your way through a hotel or casino to reach it. You need simply step off the sidewalk lining Las Vegas Boulevard. It's just that easy.
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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.
Earlier this month, we told you that Crystals is getting a movie theater.
The news was greeted with approval by the VegasChatter community with @Dee Dee42 stating that "an upscale (clean) theatre on the Strip would be a nice alternative" to gambling and @sco5123 saying it was a grand idea that would "bring some middle-of-the-road people in(to) the spot and generate traffic as well as word-of-mouth."
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Vegas' newest burger joint will fire up the grills by month's end.
Bobby's Burger Palace (BBP) announced a date for its Vegas debut on Facebook while offering fans a chance to meet the
man chef himself, Bobby Flay, during the grand opening:
Crystals, the most exclusive mall on the Strip, will soon have something in common with one of the most middle-of-the-road shopping centers in the country, the Mall of America. Both will have movie theaters.
After the first mention of Bobby Flay's intention to bring his eponymous Burger Palace brand to Vegas, news has been sparse. There's been no official release, nor even a construction wall to snap at its forthcoming home of Crystals. But, despite the low profile, the Strip's newest burger joint is aiming to arrive before baby New Year:
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Looking for some exclusive apparel and accessories created with a commitment to environmental ethics? Of course, you are. For a very limited time, a pop-up retail store at Crystals is leading the charge in offering fashions created with "organically grown, recycled and sustainably harvested fabrics," alongside accessories with a reclaimed and reworked origin. But, it's all très chic, so don't worry about a good cause deflating your good taste.
Maison de Mode is conceived by designer Hassan Pierre and fashion editor Amanda Hearst. They've already wowed the glitterati at similar pop-ups at the Art Basel Miami Beach and New York City's Frieze Art Fair. This is Crystals so they brought the glam, but also a wide range of prices. Don't suspect this is all out of your price range.
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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)
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"Crystals is not a mall..."
Those are the words of an MGM Resorts executive during a first quarter earnings call so it makes sense that the company is leaving that burger shack to the coming promenade between Monte Carlo and New York-New York. No, here at this high-end shopping destination only a burger palace will do. Bobby Flay's Burger Palace, to be exact.
The Shops at Crystals will soon feature an extraordinary new tenant asking you to spend some time and thought. American artist James Turrell has been commissioned to create an art installation for the very upscale mall that will transform the surroundings and your senses with his acute emphasis on the human intersection with light and space.
Sound familiar? We've been exclusively alerting you to the very secret Ganzfeld Project masterminded by Turrell on the top floor of the Crystals' Louis Vuitton store. The very private, invitation only exhibit is composed of a featureless "sensing space," bathed in light. Once inside, you'll see no horizon and your mind will race to find form and texture, before resting in a meditative state. This is a radical and potentially divisive project. A major work of locally created art, cut off from the locals and hidden within a designer boutique.
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Recently, Crystals started to quietly roll out a new, updated, let-us-spell-it-out-for-you rebranding that centers around an expanded name -- The Shops at Crystals. The high-end shopping
center mecca has also ditched a CityCenter location reference for an Aria name check, instead. Perhaps, due to a sign from above?
To further tip folks off who are unsure of what a Crystals is, there's a new ad campaign being put into place (as pictured above) and Crystals' social media channels have been updated as well. You'll now find them listed as The Shops at Crystals on Facebook and TheShops at Crystals on Twitter. (Although, both website addresses and the official Twitter handle still refer to CrystalsLV.) Crystals' website, crystalsatcitycenter.com, is likely the next in line for a change.
(Images: SK+G Public Relations on Facebook, @CrystalsLV on Twitterc)
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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.