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Chef Kerry Simon is closing the doors at two of his Las Vegas restaurants this spring. Simon has been battling debilitating Multiple System Atrophy (MSA). The incurable disease has rendered Simon unable to speak or eat normally and has confined him to a wheelchair.
As their leases expire this spring, Simon Restaurant and Lounge at Palms Place and KGB (Kerry’s Gourmet Burgers) at Harrah’s will close. Simon’s other restaurants in Palm Springs, Chicago, Los Angeles and the Dominican Republic plus Carson Kitchen in downtown Las Vegas will remain open.
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One of our favorite non-gambling Vegas activities is to play at the Pinball Hall of Fame (1601 Tropicana Ave., about two miles east of The Strip). There are few places in the world where you can play over 250 pinball machines, from the 1950s to the present. And as an added bonus, all the profits go to charity.
This VegasChatter writer in particular was delighted when Tim Arnold, owner of those machines, was able to create a second mini Pinball Hall of Fame in the Riviera. About fifty pinball and video arcade machines located on The Strip... such convenience!
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The tour, entitled Symphony of the Goddess - Master Quest, celebrates the 28-year-old video game franchise. This sounds both nerdy and quite interesting, at the same time. During the production, The Las Vegas Philharmonic will perform orchestral arrangements of music from a variety of games from The Legend of Zelda universe. There will also be video content from the classic game, as well as the most recent addition to the series, The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (which is available for Nintendo 3DS).
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I had a chance to see Menopause The Musical years ago, but I couldn’t get any friends to go with me, even the menopausal ones! I took that as a sign it was a show I could skip. When I realized the show has been running for nine years (after stops at Luxor and the Hilton before that), I figured it was time to put stigma aside and visit the production's newest home, Harrah’s, to see what it was all about.
The showroom where it takes place is wide and not very deep so there’s a good view from most seats. It was clear from the very start this show would be a funny one. A goofy, pun-filled show that's geared to a certain demographic," yes; but, funny, too. If you’re unfamiliar and can’t guess from the name, this is a musical about women (four in particular from different walks of life) who are going through menopause. You might think this is an odd subject for a musical. You’d be right; but, somehow, it works.
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For some, it might mean a trip to enjoy a few more hands of $1 blackjack. For others, it will mean loading quarters into a few more pinball machines, or being entertained by some Crazy Girls. Others will book their final (or first) stay. If you'd like to lay claim to being among the hotel's final guests, there's still availability.
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Have you ever wanted to eat Denny’s and drink expensive champagne at the same time? Yeah, didn't think so. But, you may get the chance to, if you play along.
On Wednesday, March 4 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., the new Denny’s on The Strip, between the Casino Royale and Venetian, will give guests the chance to strike gold with their Golden Grand Slam Celebration. Here’s how it works: The first 100 guests to arrive at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. will be score a golden ticket they can enter to win prizes.
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VegasChatter photographer Greg Clarke snapped the above image just before Clarion's implosion earlier this month. A random juxtaposition at the time, the photo is now strangely prophetic. It's not yet known when Riviera will become a pile of rubble, too, after a sale of the property to the Las Vegas Visitors and Convention Authority became official on Friday, but we now know the exact moment it will lock its doors forever.
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The current record is a 167 sake bomb train held by Santa Cruz restaurant, Mobo Sushi. C‘mon, this is Las Vegas. Alcohol is what we do! We have to break this record. Challenge accepted, Mobo Sushi! If you don't know what a sake bomb train is, behold:
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It’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for! Well, maybe not, but it’s big news, nonetheless. It’s news we’ve been expecting confirmation of for months so it’s not exactly a surprise, but Floyd Mayweather will, indeed, fight Manny Pacquiao at MGM Grand Garden Arena May 2. We’ve been noticing the room rates for the surrounding dates were skyrocketing (more so than just for Cinco de Mayo weekend) and this was pretty much a forgone conclusion though sports writers joked it wasn’t official until Floyd “Money” Mayweather announced it.