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Last week, we mentioned that a Formula 1 race could be coming to the Strip in a couple of years. Well, thereís an auto race coming very close to the Vegas Strip and you only need to wait a few days to see it.
The Red Bull Global Rallycross Championship will be held here November 4-5 for the third consecutive year. This time around, the race will be held at The Linq. No, silly, they wonít be racing where the shops are located. The race will be held in The Linq
parking event lot behind the High Roller at Winnick Avenue and Koval Lane.
Wonder how many High Roller pod costumes this contest will inspire?
Events / NASCAR / Awards / Palms / Pearl Theater / Wynn Las Vegas / Encore Las Vegas / The Strip / The Linq / → All Tags
NASCAR and Las Vegas have a deeper relationship than most realize. One of the first few races of the season is held at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway (LVMS) every year. When there's not an event, visitors can even drive around LVMS at†the Richard Petty Experience. While the last race of the season may take place in Homestead, Florida, it really draws to a close in Las Vegas. The NASCAR Sprint Cup Championís Week takes place around the valley December 2-5.
An annual celebration, NASCAR Championís Week is a chance for racing fans to see and (maybe) meet their favorite drivers. Thereís also a very candid event thatís open to the public called After The Lap. The event is a tell-all conversation with the top 16 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers. In previous years, this off-the-cuff discussion has gone from interesting chatter and laughter to WTH when Tony Stewart dropped down to do push-ups or when Jeff Gordon decided that heíd break dance.
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Itís no surprise that this particular VegasChatter'er has something good to say about TAG Bar at The LinQuad. Last weekend, I†decided to take in a Sunday morning of football and beer at TAG for the first time.
Since thereís never a lull in the action of 12 football games, itís surprising that I†noticed and took the time to read about a stand-alone pigskin promotion now running at the bar. During Sunday, Mondayand Thursday night games, TAG offers different drink specials based on events that may occur. Check it out:
Located near The Linq's Strip entrance, the now 24-hour Starbucks offers a late-night happy hour. Drop in between 11 p.m. and 2 a.m., buy two drinks, and receive 50 percent off the cheaper of the two. (If they're both the same price, you'll still get the discount.) And, yes, with markup, you're probably still paying for two drinks, but if you were Jonesing for a late-night caffeine fix and would have picked up some, anyway, why not save a few bucks?
While art fans continue to duke it out over how much Sin City needs/deserves/should have/should support museums, lovers of fine art can still visit Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art (about to get Fabergť with it) and see fun pieces at CityCenter, Wynn Las Vegas and The Cosmopolitan, among other spots on The Strip. Another fun art attraction is the Polaroid Museum above the Polaroid store at The Linq.
After trying Groupon, giving away passes at the blackjack table, knocking $5 off for guests of The Quad and Flamingo, offering locals discounted rides every Tuesday evening, trimming pricing for the summer and adjusting the ages of who can ride free, the latest
gimmick promotion is aimed at those with kids in tow.
On a recent visit to The Linq, this writer became very curious about the outdoor mallís next tenants, after seeing several wrapped storefronts and vacant spaces. A few questions to an assistant manager of one of the existing venues yielded some possible answers.
Naturally, staff from some of the existing venues have been speculating about their eventual neighbors. According to this employee, three venues are expected in the coming months: a (likely Asian-themed) restaurant called Pearl, a sushi restaurant, and a small club/ultralounge thatís being compared to the late Blush at Wynn Las Vegas.
You're running out of time to save five bucks on The High Roller, although there are still ways to score passes at a discount or even free, including spending some time in a Caesars casino. Especially, if you were going to make your way to a blackjack table, anyway.
Starting September 2, admission for the world's tallest observation wheel will be adjusted as follows:
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F.A.M.E. Street Market, the new(ish), multi-faceted Asian-inspired spot in The Linq, sports several different food vendors, art, music, and entertainment. Hey, that spells "Fame!" (Or, rather, "fvame," but just go with it.) It's a pretty lofty claim by any standards, but how can you explain the concept to someone that may have just wandered into the space?
The most accurate description you could give anyone of F.A.M.E. is something along the lines of "a food court with only Asian food and also Fuku Burger is there." Aside from one of the mack-daddy names of the Las Vegas food truck scene, many of the other little specific outlets really cannot escape the feel of a cafeteria. Plastic trays, table numbers... really the only thing out of place is the beer (there are a couple of interesting ones on tap, mind you).
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Vegas Puppeteer Sparks International Tensions.
Not the kind of headline youíd expect to see in the morning paper, but thatís what happened ten years ago when the creators of South Park released the R-rated feature film, Team America: World Police. That naughty marionette movie skewered dozens of famous actors with its unflattering caricatures, but it was now deceased North Korean leader Kim Jong Il who really blew his top. And, lead puppeteer as well as Vegas resident Scott Land is still in North Koreaís crosshairs today.
ďWe knew we were making something special. No one had ever done anything like this before. It was like working on The Wizard of Oz. Thatís how Scott Land remembers his time on the set of Team America: World Police in 2004. But, we doubt Dorothy and the Cowardly Lion were ever condemned by North Korea. Then, a few weeks ago, the upcoming Seth Rogen comedy The Interview was called an act of war by North Koreaís U.N. ambassador, and Team America was thrust back into the spotlight.
It may not look like it from The Strip just yet, but The Linq Hotel is already starting to make a splash in Las Vegas. An on-going metamorphosis of the soon-to-be renamed Quad (which was Imperial Palace before that) is refocusing on the hotel-casino's exterior.
After receiving a tip from VegasChatter friend @paperposter, VC photographer Greg Clarke visited the center Strip property to capture photos of the changes now underway. Greg reports all the balcony walls have been removed from the rear of the hotel and that work is now taking place on the center portion of the building that faces the pool. Here's a rendering of the finished project: