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Trust Goretorium to do something different for Valentine's Day. We recently puzzled over the lack of V Day theming at the year-round horror haunt. Other than the ability to get married by a vampire, or dressed as a zombie. You know, the usual stuff. But, we received word that they will be celebrating today with a couple of additions to the Goretorium experience.
Tonight will be the first night of a new, bi-monthly DJ event called Stereo Love. Held in the Baby Dolls Lounge, the bar with the million dollar view of the Vegas Strip, the twist is all the tune spinners will be female. And, out in force. For tonight's Valentine reveal, DJ Miss Joy, DJ Miyuki, DUWOPRose The Vinylist and DJ Crykit will kick off the series. You still have time to make plans. It runs from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. Tickets are $5 and free for locals. And, they will announce future dates in the series soon.
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All the single ladies (and single men) in Vegas looking for love and dreading February 14 should consider spending V Day at downtown's Z Bar. The new casino bar at the Plaza (formerly Anthony Cools'
Swingers Club Drink), Z Bar will host a free speed dating session on the most romantic (or painful) day of the year.
Head there starting at 7 p.m. to make a possible love connection and to enjoy free-flowing booze specials. The Plaza will try to find your perfect match until 11 p.m. that night. After that, you'll be on your own. Or, on your way to an awesome night of public sex and a morning after walk of shame. Not that we would know anything about either of those.
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So it's almost here, the love it or hate it holiday of the year!
There's a ton going on in Sin City for both bleeding heart lovers and cynical singles -- you can find something to suite your needs, whatever they may be. Candlelit dinner? $99 Champagne specials at strip joints? Either way, Vegas has you covered. Here's a list of what's on the menu. All specials are valid on February 14 unless otherwise noted:
Andrea's at Wynn:
A special “Look of Love” prix fixe tasting menu ($100 per person) will include Kumamoto Oyster + Caviar, Salmon Sashimi, Crispy King Crab, Wagyu Strip Loin, and more. A tasting of sweets also will be offered.
Red Square at Mandalay Bay:
A five-course dinner ($100 per person) will feature an Amuse of Caviar served with American Sturgeon, Potato Bilini, Crème Fraiche, and Chive. From there, menu highlights will include: Smoked Salmon Pizza, Stuffed Maine Lobster and a Molten Chocolate Cake
FIX at Bellagio:
A prix fixe menu ($125 per person) will include Caviar “Dip & Chip,” Surf and Turf for Two, and a Nutella Chocolate Bomb
STACK at The Mirage: A three-course tasting menu ($150 per couple) will include such choices as a Lobster Salad, Beef Carpaccio Steak for Two, and more
Brand Steakhouse at Monte Carlo:
A three-course menu ($70 per person) will include such options as Beau Soleil Oysters, Lamb “Lolly Pops,” Pan-Roasted Black Bass, and more
Rhumbar at The Mirage:
Ladies can partake in a cocktail and cigar pairing special featuring any house cocktail and flavored cigar, for $14
"Cupid is Stupid" anti-Valentine's Day Party to feature two-hour open bar for ladies in black lingerie
Four-course dinner for two ($19.99 per couple) will be available on every Friday and Saturday in February from 2 p.m. to midnight
Payard Pâtisserie at Caesars Palace:
A special four-course menu ($65 per person) begins with Carrot Ginger Soup, choices of homemade Foie Gras Terrine, Gateau Des Legumes or Tuna Crudo Salad follow, plus more
Restaurant Guy Savoy at Caesars Palace:
A Valentine’s Day menu ($360 per person) includes 10 courses including some of Chef Savoy’s prized signature dishes
Rao’s at Caesars Palace:
Rao’s will serve special à la carte items ranging from Beef Carpaccio ($21) and Beef Bolognese Lasagna ($30) to a Red Snapper ($42) served over julienned vegetables
Serendipity 3 at Caesars Palace:
An “Adam and Eve Special Menu” ($75 per person) will include a bottle of Serendipity brand sparkling wine, choice of salad, choice of entrée and a shared dessert
All American Bar & Grille at Rio:
A special a la carte menu will be offered from 5-11 p.m. and will feature a Black Canyon Filet and Poached Lobster Tail ($55) or Chicken Marsala ($22)
Buzios at Rio:
A three-course, a la carte Valentine’s Day menu will feature a Petite Filet Mignon, Lobster and Rock Shrimp ($43) or a poached Chilean Sea Bass ($33) as entrees
Martorano’s at Rio:
A special menu will offer such choices as Chilean Sea Bass ($48), Shrimp Risotto ($28), and more
A four-course menu ($65 per person) will feature Creamy Root Vegetable Soup to start, California Sea Bass, blue cheese-crusted Wagyu Tenderloin, and Neapolitan Bavarois Crème for dessert
Center Cut at Flamingo:
A “Valentine’s Day for 2” special four-course prix fixe menu ($85 per person) will include two glasses of champagne, a Lime-Poached Shrimp Cocktail for two, a Center Cut Caesar Salad for two, and a choice of an 8 oz. Beef Wellington Filet Mignon or 8 oz. Steak Diane Filet Mignon for an entree. A choice of desserts also will be included.
X Burlesque at Flamingo:
X Burlesque is offering $10 off general admission and VIP tickets with the mention of “Sweetheart Deal” during the Valentine’s Day performance on Feb. 14
Vinnie Favorito at Flamingo:
See Vinnie on Valentine’s Day weekend, Feb. 14-17, for a special 2-for-1 deal
Big Elvis at Harrah's:
Big Elvis will give a special Valentine gift to all ladies in attendance during his 2:00, 3:30 and 5:00 p.m. shows on Feb. 14
Defending the Caveman at Harrah's:
A Valentine’s Day weekend (Feb. 14-17) will give you a free VIP upgrade and dinner for two at KGB for $75 (plus taxes and fees)
Mac King at Harrah's:
See Mac King with a 2-for-1 special from Feb. 14-17
Divas Las Vegas at The Quad:
Enjoy Valentine’s Day with Frank and the divas with a special 2-for-1 deal
Jeff Civillico at The Quad:
Go to Hash House a Go Go, purchase a buy one get one meal with two beverages, and then take your receipt to the Quad Box Office for $10 off VIP tickets to Jeff Civillico
Gordon Ramsay Steak at Paris:
A four-course Valentine’s Day menu ($95 per person) will feature a Scotch Egg and Domestic Caviar, choice of Smoked Beef Tartare, Fried Blue Point Oyster or Maine Lobster, and more
Anthony Cools at Paris:
See Anthony Cools on a 2-for-1 ticket deal on Feb. 14
The Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris:
The Eiffel Tower Experience will offer a Romance Package ($79) for sweethearts Feb. 7-17 that will include two express tickets to the attraction, two glasses of champagne, one commemorative 8x10 photo, one long stemmed rose and two chocolate Eiffel Tower pops
Bally’s Steakhouse at Bally's:
A three-course menu ($150 for two) will begin with Seafood On Ice to share, before a choice of Wagyu Eye of Rib Eye or Albacore Tuna & Lobster for an entrée and a shared dessert
Rockhouse at Venetian:
Head here on Valentine's Day, but "Don't Bring Your Boyfriend." The anti-Valentine's party will offer ladies $5 glasses of champagne, complimentary bull rides and candy necklaces from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
"I Love You.. Me Neither" at Sugar Factory inside Paris:
Sugar Factory restaurant will host a simultaneous Valentine's Day and anti-V Day dinner service priced at $40 per person for four courses
Chocolate & Spice on West Sahara:
The dessert destination will feature Strawberries and Champagne ($20), three large Dark Chocolate Champagne Truffles and three Chocolate Dipped Strawberries as well as Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries wrapped in a gift box (6 for $12, 12 for $22, 18 for $32, 24 for $44).
Other Valentine’s Day bakery specials include the Decadent Dark Chocolate Raspberry Torte ($25), Chocolate Brownie Heart with cream cheese frosting ($5), Raspberry Macaroons with a chocolate ganache filling (5 for $10), Raspberry Cheesecake with Dark Chocolate Crust ($7), Raspberry Almond Linzer and Heart Shaped Sugar Cookies ($3 each) and Valentine’s Cupcakes ($3.75 each).
Consider this your friendly reminder that the most romantic day of the year is a month away. Yes, it's time to start thinking about another holiday already. If you're like us, you haven't committed to any plans yet. Or, ahem, even really given it much thought... at all. So, this is likely the jump start that we all need.
This Valentine's Day finds great digs at all price points, up and down the Strip and in Downtown Vegas as well. Here's how rates are looking right now. And, where it's already too late.
SKYLOFTS at MGM Grand
February 14: Sold Out
February 15: Sold Out
Strip View at Mandarin Oriental
February 14: $280
February 15: $280
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Maybe you didn't realize how big of a deal Valentine's Day was to your significant other. Maybe your hopes of getting on Mobbed for a surprise proposal fell short. Whatever the reason, you're contemplating a last-minute trip to Vegas for Valentine's Day. At just about the eleventh hour.
So, what's left out there and how much will it cost you? Well, the answer to the first question is just about everything. Of the suites we had in mind, all were available. And, even poking around at some other choices, we still found online availability. As to the second answer, there's the rub. Of the five sweet suites we singled out below, each ranges from $839.99 to $329. And, yes, that's just for one night. The most romantic of them all, February 14.
Strip View Suite
The service and luxury of Mandarin paired with sensational views
$555 (plus fees)
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Valentine's Day is less than a month away now. And, if you're planning to spend it with your special someone in Vegas (and coming out of your room at some point), the time to make your dinner reservations is now.
Of course, restaurants with a view will be a big draw for romantics. There are the Strip dining views of The Cosmopolitan and the lakeside views of many of Bellagio's restaurants, from Picasso (seen above) and Prime to Olive's and Yellowtail. (And, let's not forget about the new phenomenal views of Hyde.) You can also get high on love at above-it-all restos like Mix at Mandalay Bay, Alize at the Palms and Voodoo at Rio.
Still don't know what to do for you sweetie for Valentines Day? There are still some pretty posh suites available for booking in Vegas. Grab one now, then just call your hon at work, tell them to feign food poisoning, meet them at the airport and celebrate your love
for Vegas for each other in the skies, as well as in Sin City.
Here are four cool spots still available to find your groove in. The bad news? Impromptu romance comes at a cost. The good news? You can tell your lover that's money is no object, because if you're paying these rates, it's true.
● Mandarin Oriental's Apex Suites (shown at top)
Rates: $2,906 per night, February 11-14
Romance Factor: If only the highest of brand names will do for your sweetie, MO is just about as ritzy as you can go. The Vegas property's Apex Suites are all on high floors and on the building's corners providing 270-degree views of the city from your bed, giving you an eyeful no matter where you look.
Note: Book the "Lucky In Love" offer online to receive a third night free
●The One-Bedroom SKYLOFTS of MGM Grand
Rates: Tonight, $1,800; Saturday, $2,800; Sunday, $1,800; Monday, $1,500
Romance Factor: MGM's SKYLOFTS are on the hotel's top two floors so it's hard not to have a spectacular view here. Then, when you throw in complimentary airport transfers in a Maybach, a mammoth jacuzzi tub, an oversized steam shower with multiple wall and overhead jets (ahem), complimentary butler service for your every whim and desire and complimentary
porn adult channels for, ummm, your every whim and desire. It will be hard not to feel the love here.
Note: Check out the special "Luxury" offer online for a $100 spa credit and daily $50 in-Loft credit
What the hell, Redbox? Vegas is one of the nation's least romantic cities just because we don't rent romantic comedies out of a big, err, red box? Well, we've got news for you, Vegas hater, we've got more romance than you think.
Sure it might be cheesy (or, at times, extremely uncomfortable) as hell, but it's all around. From the couple not afraid to be serenaded during a gondola ride down a faux canal to the old guy deep-throating his girl (or someone's girl) to the tune of "My Heart Will Go On" in front of Bellagio's fountains (yes, we've seen both).
Also, what about the 100,000 couples that tie the knot here each year? Sure, it's don't-need-a-degree easy (either college or high school), but if you've never been to a wedding where Elvis gives away a tearful bride, well, let us tell you that it can be downright magical. Sure you may scoff at calling these examples romantic, but you probably also scoff at seeing the beauty in Sin City, too, just because we don't rent a lot of cinematic documentaries, either.
But, if you agree that Cupid is stupid in Vegas, have no fear - there's room on The Strip for both couples and singletons. As much as you'll be able to find hearts, flowers and Vegas cheese throughout Sin City this week, you'll find a few f**kin' perfect ways to celebrate your independence, too.
If you're single and lovin' it, give that bow-and-arrow-toting baby the finger and head to one of these Vegas venues who promise to love you just the way you are. (Sorry, we've been listening to way too much VEVO today.)
Party name - Single Ladies Night
Thursday, February 10, 10:30 p.m. - midnight
Complimentary shots and cocktails for all ladies
(For more info: 702.731.9683)
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The excitement is ratcheting up. Nerves are fraught, hopes are high. It's going to be a really, really exciting weekend or one that some would like to soon forget... as soon as we get past a certain Big Game.
We really can't think of a better place than Vegas for the most anticipated and/or dreaded date of the year - Valentine's Day. Wanna celebrate your love? Options galore, from ultra-cheesy to over-the-top luxe (and, sometimes both). Want to give Cupid the finger? There's parties for you, too. We'll dish on those next week. Today, three more options for the love- (or lust-) struck:
1. If your sweetheart has a sweet tooth, Lick - the new candy shop at Mandalay Bay - has a way for you to satisfy their craving and mix in a bit of naughty fun, too. While you'll find the usual assortment of candy goods from gummy bears to Pez here, we were particularly tickled by the tongue-in-cheek, or rather, tongue-out-of-mouth logo wear for sale.
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How to make February 14 sparkle in Vegas, ring optional.
While many men and women alike are focused with laser-like precision February 6's super match-up, a few others hope the following weekend will be just as big - Valentine's Day weekend.
This year, the most loved (or dreaded) holiday falls on a Monday so that means the people looking forward to it can either feel screwed that it's on a work day or turn it into a four-day weekend extravaganza.
Since the economy still blows, here are some ways to romance your sweetheart, on all budgets:
A Restaurant Charlie creation Still dragging your feet on where to take your sweetie for Valentine's Day? We did some last-minute sleuthing and found several tables still available on OpenTable. Gotta love the instant online gratification that you aren't completely screwed for finding a place to go out.
We like chocolate, we like spa treatments, and baby, oh baby, proper time and place, we like being sexed up. We’re just not so sure about having the brown aphrodisiac smeared all over our face while lying side-by-side our sweetie in a spa context.
We’ll get horizontal with our honey for a couples’ massage, especially at one of our Strip fave spas, Qua Baths & Spa at Caesars Palace, but his and hers chocolate facials? Hmm…the verdict is out on this one, but we’re certain there’s no way in hell we could get our significant other to sign on for a chocolate aphrodiasic facial – for Valentine’s Day or otherwise.
The visual conjures up all sorts of icky thoughts and not of the carnal “I want to lick your face right now” variety.