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Ever been afraid to order something only because you couldn’t pronounce the dish’s name? Hopefully, we’re not alone here. It’s embarrassing to admit, but even more embarrassing to deal with butchering a name in a restaurant setting, especially on the finer dining side. This writer speaks Spanish decently well, but French is completely intimidating. I tend to fear dishes if they even sound like a name of French origin, particularly if all or several of the ingredients are also in French, because I don’t really understand what I’m considering. When it finally dawned on me that poutine is just a fancy way of saying fries with gravy and cheese curds, I knew it was time to stop wimping out and avoiding dishes with French (or French Canadian, in this case) names.
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Fulton Street? Street food? Food hall? Even the name of the newest creative culinary experience at Harrah’s is a little confusing. What exactly is Fulton Street Food Hall? All of the above and so much more is what we’ve deduced so far. After sampling a wide variety of the options at this venue (yes, we’ll call it a venue for now), we are suitably impressed, but feel we should give you a detailed lowdown so you'll be better prepared for your first visit.
Fulton is not a traditional food court nor is it a quite a cafeteria or a buffet, but rather a weird hybrid of the three, kind of like an a la carte buffet. But, then again, it does have a sit-down restaurant component, too, open from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. daily. And, a sushi bar, a noodle bar, and a bar bar, too. Oh, don’t forget the self-serve fro-yo station. Or, the bakery case up front. We’re also told there will be a mini-bulk candy station coming soon so it will have a bit of Sugar Factory's essence thrown in because why not?
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Uber announced the news itself on a blog post that offered sample rates.
• UNLV to Downtown Las Vegas: $13-17
• UNLV to Downtown Summerlin: $34-45
• Downtown Las Vegas to Downtown Summerlin: $36-48
• Downtown Las Vegas to Henderson: $39-52
• Henderson to Summerlin: $63-84
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Ice skating rinks are Vegas' pumpkin spice lattes. And, it's almost time to enjoy this seasonal treat once more.
Last year saw not one, but four ice skating rinks around Las Vegas with three on The Strip at Caesars Palace, Venetian and The Cosmopolitan and one in Downtown Vegas at the Gold Spike. There's no reason not to expect all four to offer visitors a way to glide through the holiday season once again, with the Cosmo being the first to make it official.
Wonder how many High Roller pod costumes this contest will inspire?
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Come Halloween, it may be unclear if folks are dressing up in costume or just supporting their favorite jam band as Phish begins a sold-out, three-night run at MGM Grand Garden Arena October 31-November 2. It’s been a decade since the band performed in Vegas as well as a five-year spell between their most recent albums, but now you’ll have multiple ways to catch their upcoming performances.
In addition to attending one or more nights in person, fans can also watch the concerts via webcast at LivePhish.com. Three-night webcast passes are available or individual as well. There are even webcast and T-shirt bundles so you’ll really feel like you got the concert experience. Three nights are $62.97. Just October 31 is $29.99 while November 1 and 2 are both $19.99.
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If you’re wondering what’s Shakin’ at Planet Hollywood these days, head to Sin City Theatre on the mezz level to find out. Broadway performer and most recently a cast member of VEGAS! The Show, Eric Jordan Young, has set out on his own with his new production, Shakin'.
The high-energy show allows Young a chance to run through a laundry list of his favorites ranging from “Proud Mary” to “Old Black Magic,” which was one of his standard numbers from VEGAS! The Show. He runs through some Rat Pack classics like “Under My Skin” and pays special tribute to his idol, Sammy Davis Jr. with songs like “Candy Man.”
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You’ve only got a few more months to enjoy the Tangerine Honey of Stratosphere headliner Frankie Moreno. (Minds out of gutters, people.) In case you’re unfamiliar, that’s an original track by the ivory-tickling performer who is among the first to bring a headlining show with original tunes to the Strip in the modern era.
After nearly 600 shows in his three years at Stratosphere, the north Strip casino will part ways with Moreno about a year ahead of when his contract was supposed to end. After a successful first year, the show’s contract was extended through October 2015, but his final show will be December 20 of this year.
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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 Champion’s Week takes place around the valley December 2-5.
An annual celebration, NASCAR Champion’s Week is a chance for racing fans to see and (maybe) meet their favorite drivers. There’s also a very candid event that’s 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 he’d break dance.
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Giada plus three square meals equals a continued reservation backlog.
At The Cromwell, the eponymous restaurant of Giada de Laurentiis now serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Starting your day with the Food Network personality (or, at the very least, surrounded by her presence) may be your best route if your interest in the dining destination is still high but your patience for waiting is low.
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Is it just us or does the new club sound like a sleep aid? Omnia. Saying it just makes us want to take a snooze, not dance with booze. Not really the thoughts that should pop into mind when thinking about a high-energy nightclub. What was once home to one of the original mega clubs, Pure, will now be revamped by Hakkasan Group to become Omnia at Caesars Palace. The word supposedly means “all” though we’re just hearing Ambien competitor.
The 75,000 square-foot space used to have celebrity appearances as its bread and butter but now will return as a performance-focused space much like recent additions to the scene, Light at Mandalay Bay and Life at SLS Las Vegas. Luckily, the venue will still utilize Pure’s famous patio space. It will be turned into a rooftop garden. In addition to the large main area downstairs, the venue will also feature a lounge and mezzanine area. Because the old footprint just wasn’t big enough, Omnia will also spill over into the former Caesars poker room area, giving it plenty of room for performance space.
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Sometimes you just have to yell “BAM!” and knock out a wall or two. Emeril Lagasse and his team at Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House decided to do just that and kick it up a notch when they revamped the restaurant that’s been an integral part of MGM Grand's dining scene for a whopping 19 years.
The redesign -- which recently called for the restaurant to close for a few days -- included knocking out a wall to create a more welcoming "patio" dining area at the dining spot's Studio Walk entrance. New custom upholstery in various shades of blue gives a water vibe to the seafood restaurant and definitely makes you forget you’re in the middle of the desert.