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First Impressions Of Guy's Vegas Kitchen

Where: 3535 S Las Vegas Blvd [map], 89109
April 7, 2014 at 3:35 PM | by | Comments (6)

Guy Fieri drove into Flavortown Friday with UNLV cheerleaders in tow and to the tune of the school's marching band playing Viva Las Vegas to announce the arrival of Guy's Vegas Kitchen at the Quad. Or, near arrival. The doors open April 17 as first reported right here.

The celebrity chef is quite the polarizing figure (or, perhaps, not so polarizing judging by our Facebook commenters) but the welcome ceremony was a fun, rockin' event marshaled by a man that knows how to excite a crowd. A swell of followers gathered outside the Quad near Carnaval Court to watch a made-for-TV personality say a few words and accept his proclamation of "Guy Fieri Day" before cooking up masses of mini Bacon Mac-and-Cheese Burgers for the masses. (More photos including the Fieri selfie were added over the weekend to Friday's update for anyone needing more Guy.)

Once the pomp and circumstance wound down, the focus turned to the restaurant, its food and cocktails. Vegas Kitchen itself is a two-level space which can accommodate up to 200 diners, with one-third of its capacity available outside. One of the two levels won't be seen by the public, but is integral to their experience. In addition to the dining level kitchen, a second 4,000-square-foot kitchen is located below to allow nearly everything to be made on-site, from breads to meats and sauces.

The intent of Guy's Vegas Kitchen is to present the best of Fieri's experiences gathered from all over the country under one roof. We're aware reaction to his other restaurants have been less than stellar, but as the host of a successful TV show that has uncovered some pretty great restaurants, this writer is keeping an open mind and hoping some of that Triple-D success has found a home in Las Vegas.

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The Quad Welcomes Guy Fieri, Flavortown Almost Here

April 4, 2014 at 5:27 PM | by | Comments (5)

Stunner shading it at The Quad, yo.

To quote the great Guy Fieri in the classic, Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives: The Funky Finds in Flavortown: "this really doesn’t do a dang thing, but it makes you feel good about things and makes for good drama."

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When We Might Be Able To Book Renovated Rooms At The Quad

Where: 3535 Las Vegas Boulevard South [map], 89109
April 4, 2014 at 1:21 PM | by | Comments (9)

In March, we learned The Quad's room remodel was just weeks away from beginning. Now, we can confirm they are, indeed, underway.

Although quite a few VegasChatter readers have reported receiving sneak peeks of the model rooms, we've yet to see them ourselves or uncover design renderings. (If you have some you want to share on the down low, send them our way.)

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Gambling With Holograms At Quad And Cosmo

March 25, 2014 at 4:13 PM | by | Comments (3)

Interblock gaming at Cosmo

You may not be familiar with Interblock, but that’s going to change.

Interblock creates multi-player casino games that allow many to gamble together. You may have seen Rapid Roulette, Rapid Craps and video blackjack from other companies, but Interblock takes those ideas to another level. In the past weeks, they’ve introduced hologram gaming at The Quad and The Cosmopolitan.

Games are set up similar to Stadium Gaming at Palazzo with hologram dealers instead of human ones. The Cosmo offers blackjack, roulette and baccarat while The Quad just has blackjack.

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Sprinkles Sweetens Up The Linq

March 25, 2014 at 1:12 PM | by | Comments (0)

The Linq continues to slowly open new places to eat, drink and shop. This past weekend, Sprinkles opened a new location at The Linq. Their 15th in all, but the first in Nevada. The very first Sprinkles cupcake bakery opened in Beverly Hills almost 10 years ago. The brand has since spread across the country thanks, in part, to folks seeing celebrities with cupcakes in hand and wanting one, too. As Sprinkles has grown so have its offerings. While the focus remains on gourmet cupcakes, they also serve ice cream and cookies now, too.

One of the best features of The Linq location is the seating area outside. The Sprinkles cupcakes that are sized for humans (we’ll explain in a second) are far too big to walk around trying to eat.

To be frank, with the amount of sugar in one regular-sized cupcake, the smaller-sized versions Sprinkles makes just for Fido are probably enough for most people. The doggie cupcakes are about the same size as Sprinkles' mini-cupcakes and are made of unbleached flour, eggs and vanilla, making them completely safe for pets or humans if that's the way you want to go. Reps tell us they taste a little like a vanilla wafer.

If you have a sweet tooth but can’t eat gluten, don’t worry. Sprinkles offers gluten-free red velvet cupcakes. You can even get red velvet cupcakes without sugar, if you prefer.

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This is Now When We Can Expect Guy Fieri's Vegas Kitchen to Open

Where: 89109
March 22, 2014 at 1:09 PM | by | Comments (6)

Slamma jamma, ramma lamma, ding dong! It's about to go down. Why don't you take me to Flavortown! If that makes any sense and appeals to you at all, you've likely been waiting for the debut of Guy's Vegas Kitchen from hotshot celebrity chef Guy Fieri at The Quad.

While "April" is plastered all over the restaurant's construction walls, VegasChatter might be able to offer a more specific date as to when Guy will gass up the bus to Flavortown. Holy moly, Stromboli batman!

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Five F&B FYIs From The VegasChatter In-Box

March 14, 2014 at 12:16 AM | by | Comment (1)

Our mailbox be on fire these days...

The VegasChatter in-box is overflowing these days with deets on St. Patrick's Day parties, March Madness specials, Cinco de Mayo deals, Easter happenings, Spring Break offerings, pool openings and more. So to delete five emails in one swoop keep you up-to-date, here are five quick food & beverage updates of note!

DB Brasserie will open this May at Venetian. The restaurant will mark Chef Daniel Boulud's return to Vegas. You may recall when he had a brasserie over at Wynn. That closed in 2010. Venetian's version, which will still feature French-American cuisine, will serve lunch and dinner.

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Resort Fee Increases at The Quad, Flamingo and Bally's

Where: 89109
March 6, 2014 at 8:59 PM | by | Comments (7)

On The Strip, good things come to those who wait. But, at a cost.

The Quad is about to finally start remodeling those rooms. Flamingo will soon be at the center of the new center Strip, flanked by The Linq and The Cromwell. Bally's has new accommodations and a revamped Jubilee as well as a brave bazaar new world on the way. And, don't forget the rumor that WiFi is coming to each property, too.

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Quad Room Remodel To Begin Within 'Weeks'

Where: 89109
March 4, 2014 at 5:53 PM | by | Comments (7)

While Caesars Entertainment shows us there are still things we will never see coming by selling four of its resorts to itself (huh?), we're finally able to retire the use of "may," "rumor has it," and question marks in our posts about the remodel of The Quad's accommodations.

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An Early Preview Of Yard House At The Linq

Where: 89109
February 24, 2014 at 8:04 PM | by | Comments (3)

When Yard House was created, the idea was to offer a restaurant that would boast one of the largest selections of draft beers, a diverse menu of American food, and play classic rock on a state-of-the-art sound system. Eight years later, you can add plenty of HD TVs to watch the games to that list. All things combined, it's a winning recipe for a very popular chain restaurant. The newest and largest outpost of Yard House officially opens this Friday, February 28 at The Linq.

Our hard hat tour of The Linq ended at Yard House where we were able to check out both stories of this mega-complex of beer and sample a few of the hundreds of drafts on tap. Don’t worry, nobody was hurt during this tasting. See how small this California Porter is?

There are already two Yard House locations in Las Vegas so this isn’t a new experience, but Yard House is only a regional chain with locations in just 16 states so the concept may be new to many. What makes The Linq location of Yard House so different is its enormity.

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The Quad To Become A Four Star Resort?

Where: 3535 Las Vegas Boulevard South [map], 89109
February 17, 2014 at 7:34 PM | by | Comments (21)

The Quad hasn't made a rumored remodel official just yet, but employees continue to dish on its impeding arrival.

VegasChatter reader Jeff C. spoke to a Quad security guard recently who's seen the model rooms located inside the aging hotel. The guard told Jeff that he thought the new "single" accommodations could "easily" bill at $300 a night while a renovated suite could "easily" go for $500.

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O'Sheas News That Will Blow Your Mind

Where: 89109
January 15, 2014 at 1:45 PM | by | Comments (4)

After December's triumphant return of O'Sheas to Las Vegas, @jturoff1 on Twitter asked if we thought execs would expand it into the neighboring Quad casino if it was a runaway success.

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