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Get Your Buzz At A Discount, Sugar Factory At Mirage Closing

Where: 3400 Las Vegas Boulevard South [map], 89109
August 13, 2014 at 6:20 PM | by | Comments (13)

At The Mirage, the OG of Sugar Factory stores has been dishing happiness, one pound at at time, since 2009. Since then, the brand really got stuck on Vegas with locations popping up at Paris, Planet Hollywood, MGM Grand and Town Square over the years.

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Bar-Hopping Around Vegas

August 11, 2014 at 4:35 PM | by | Comments (2)

Our long-running Sip or Pour series has covered some of the best bars in Vegas. Usually, we highlight two different types of bars, those ideal for a stop before you move on to the next one and those where you can chill all night long (the party in the street being optional). But, what about one ultimate night of fun and drinks and more drinks and maybe some shots? Here's how we would spend one epic night in Vegas. If you follow in our footsteps, make sure to cab it or bring along the ultimate designated driver. (And, in some cases, it's just a short walk!)

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The New Table At The Mirage Is Way More Than A Table

Where: 89109
August 1, 2014 at 3:07 PM | by | Comments (2)

This week, MGM Grand and The Mirage began a test run of pretty amazing tables. Yes, tables. These InteractivePro Tables (IPT) offer a unique 10-point, multi-touch experience that can be used for a wide range of applications including television, video and interactive entertainment to be used in bars, casino floors, hotel suites, restaurants and lounges. We saw the first table on display at The Mirage sportsbook. It was just being set up so it could only get online for the time being. That will change soon.

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Confirmed: The New Lion Cubs At The Mirage Are Adorbs

Where: 3400 S. Las Vegas Blvd. [map], 89109
July 18, 2014 at 12:30 PM | by | Comments (5)

The Mirage better prepare itself for swooning guests who will be succumbing to cuteness overload at the sight of the newest additions to Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat. Three white lion cubs, all boys, have arrived at the Strip attraction straight from Johannesburg, South Africa.

The three brothers, not to be confused with VegasChatter’s 3Brothers, are named Madiba (the tribal name of South Africa’s Nelson Mandela), Timba-Masai and Freedom.

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The Mirage To Debut A Trio Of Lion Cubs This Weekend

Where: 3400 Las Vegas Boulevard South [map], 89109
July 15, 2014 at 5:44 PM | by | Comments (2)

At least one cub is already having a ball.

These days, it's pretty easy to forget that wild animals still prowl The Strip. Gone are the days when headliners like Siegfried & Roy and Rick Thomas ruled the night with furry companions at their side. Even MGM Grand's Lion Habitat has become a lost Vegas footnote.

That's not to say animals are nowhere to be found on Las Vegas Boulevard, they're just off the beaten path making it challenging to remember their existence. Mandalay Bay's Shark Reef is tucked away in convention land. Popovich Comedy Pet Theater is lost in the obscurity of afternoon matinees/Miracle Mile/the V Theater. And, at The Mirage, a burger joint can now be found where wild animals once roamed. Still operating out beyond the resort's pool, Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat, is looking to the adorbs factor for renewed interest.

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Which Vegas Buffet Will Be The First To Have This Self-Serve Beer Vending Machine?

July 11, 2014 at 12:56 PM | by | Comments (5)

Gobble 'til you wobbleguzzle 'til you topple, or both?

People love themselves a buffet in Las Vegas. Piling all the food you can eat onto plate after plate is an obsession. Years ago the $1.99 buffet was the bee's knees. Today, you're not going to find that same kind of deal. At many of the new buffets you’re looking at a more gourmet experience in a venue that cost millions to build.

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How To Vegas Like Mindy Kaling

June 25, 2014 at 9:34 PM | by | Comments (0)

The VegasChatter corporate offices went on high alert when actress/producer/writer Mindy Kaling indicated on social media that a Vegas trip was imminent. It's always interesting to see what a celebrity will do in Sin City and usually pretty (although, for most, unintentionally) entertaining, too.

While Prince Harry still holds the honor of cheekiest visit to date, Mindy kept fans enthralled through a constant stream of social media updates. After following (obsessively) along, here's a quick guide on how to do Vegas, Kaling style:

1. Pack the appropriate essentials.

Vegas dress? Check. Bling? Check. Multiple bathing suits? Check.

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Searching For Coffee Breaks On The Strip That Won't Break The Bank

June 23, 2014 at 1:21 PM | by | Comments (10)

While many Vegas visitors are looking for the largest drinking vessel at the lowest price for alcoholic beverages, some just want a good cup of coffee. The goal is to still have a little left to spend at the tables. Starbucks are pretty much on every corner, with some hotels offering multiple locations, though VegasChatter reader Tom G. wanted to know where to get a decent cup of coffee on the Strip that’s actually affordable. The easy answer is you can get good coffee or cheap coffee, but not both. More often the easiest to find is moderately to expensively priced mediocre coffee. Most of the Starbucks on The Strip are even more pricey than their off-Strip incarnations.

The newest coffee shop on The Strip is one of the best. Though not what we would call cheap, Sambalatte on the plaza at Monte Carlo offers high-quality products and serves them with flair. Think fancy frothy designs in your cappuccino foam. You should ask them to try and recreate the Welcome to Las Vegas sign. Why not? You might get lucky. While coffee purists may not value the literal fluff, rest assured you are also getting a beverage that’s as delicious as it is beautiful. Personal favorites include the Nutella Latte and White Chocolate Mocha. For those not into the sweet stuff, a small coffee is $3.78 and a cappuccino is $4.86.

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Pacino In Vegas For One Night Only

Where: 3400 Las Vegas Boulevard [map], 89109
June 19, 2014 at 10:31 PM | by | Comment (1)

He's a little pumped about it.

One of the biggest names in the last few decades of film is coming to Vegas, and this time it isn't for another senior-citizen version of The Hangover.

On Saturday, August 16, Al Pacino will host an intimate, introspective one-man show at The Mirage's Terry Fator theater. We know what you're thinking, "Terry Fator got bumped? But, he's easily one of the top hundred, maybe even top 50 pop-cover puppeteers in Vegas! Easily!" Yes, but if one man has more star power than Terry "The Velvet Hand" Fator, it's Al Pacino.

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The Mirage Buffet Goes Freestyle, Enacts Self-Serve Drinks

Where: 3400 Las Vegas Boulevard [map], 89109
June 19, 2014 at 12:13 PM | by | Comments (19)

Talk has bubbled up here and there regarding a seemingly benign subject: the Cravings buffet at The Mirage has gone to self service for their drinks. At first, this was met with a roaring cry of "who cares?", but in actuality, the implications extend a bit further than that.

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VegasChatter Questions: Suggestions For Seniors in Sin City

June 16, 2014 at 6:54 PM | by | Comments (24)

Time for another VegasChatter Question! This one comes from Richard B. who needs help planning the perfect Vegas vacation with friends. Do you have a question about Vegas, too? We bet you do. Send it to us and you just might see it here on VegasChatter!

Hi guys and gals, I am coming August 17th to get married, staying at MGM for 15 nights. We are from the UK, a group of oldies aged 50 and upwards. Can anyone recommend places to visit, shows, restaurants? Also have not booked a place to get wed yet, so any recommendations for that? Thanks."

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Heritage Steak Now Serving Afternoon Bites

Where: 3400 Las Vegas Boulevard South [map], 89109
May 19, 2014 at 8:41 PM | by | Comments (6)

We're not sure what meal to call it, but if hunger strikes between lunch and dinner, The Mirage wants you to live mas think steak. Heritage Steak, that is.

The Tom Colicchio steakhouse has opened its lounge to patrons who just can't wait for dinner to be served. It's now offering a limited menu from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

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