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Sh*t You May Have Missed Joins Sh*t You May Have Missed One Last Time

July 31, 2015 at 12:40 PM | by | Comments (9)

A lot of sh*t comes and goes in Las Vegas and some of it actually sticks. Since the flow of updates can come fast and furious, each month we'll point out Sh*t You May Have Missed as an easy way to keep score of what's new, who's coming soon, which doors may have closed and what you better catch now before it's gone forever. This month's edition unfortunately has a bit of an inception feel to it. (flushes tears)

NOW OPEN

RESTAURANTS AND BARS
· La Gloria (Forum Food Court at Caesars)
· WuHu Noodle (Silverton)
· Hussong's Cantina (Summerlin)
· Edge Steakhouse (Westgate)
· The Golden Tiki (Chinatown)

SHOWS AND ATTRACTIONS
· Picasso – Creatures and Creativity (Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art)
· Intoxicating Magic (Planet Hollywood)
· Aussie Hunks (The D)

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Sh*t You May Have Missed Chasing Chicken Wings

June 30, 2015 at 7:08 PM | by | Comments (5)

A lot of sh*t comes and goes in Las Vegas and some of it actually sticks. Since the flow of updates can come fast and furious, each month we'll point out Sh*t You May Have Missed as an easy way to keep score of what's new, who's coming soon, which doors may have closed and what you better catch now before it's gone forever. If you spent this month recreating scenes from the Cluck Bucket after inhaling all the the chicken wings news you probably missed some sh*t so we've scooped it up for you here.

NOW OPEN

HOTELS-CASINOS
· New Code (SLS Vegas)
· Crapjack (New York-New York High Limit Room)
· New Rooms (Mandalay Bay)

RESTAURANTS AND BARS
· Tequila Taqueria (Bally's)
· Earl of Sandwich (Summerlin)
· Public School 702 (Downtown Summerlin)
· Siegel's 1941 (El Cortez)
· Therapy LV (Downtown)
· Vista (Caesars Palace)
· Buca Café Italiano (Bally's)
· Anchor Bar (Venetian)
· Classic Jewel (Downtown at the Juhl)

SHOWS AND ATTRACTIONS
· Reba, Brooks & Dunn (Caesars Palace)
· For The Record: BAZ (LIGHT Nightclub at Mandalay Bay)
· X Comedy Uncensored (Flamingo)
· New art and sculptures (Delano)
· Baz by Cirque du Soleil (Mandalay Bay)

SHOPPING
· Downtown Beauty Company (Container Park)
· Pink Tutu Ballet (Container Park)
· Sassy the Boutique (Container Park)
· Uptown Children's Boutique (Container Park)
· Vegas Flip Flops (Container Park)

OTHER SH*T
· New Lounge Area (SLS Vegas)

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Vegas News Briefs: What Happened at EDC, Will End Up on 'Missed Connections'

June 23, 2015 at 7:05 PM | by | Comments (6)

There's so much going on in Vegas, we can't get to all of it so here's a nifty news round-up for you instead. Enjoy!

· Inside Look at What Went Wrong with KA: "In 2012, in Las Vegas alone, 53 performers in Cirque shows were injured, causing a total of 918 missed workdays. (Many more minor injuries are not required to be reported to the government.)" (Vanity Fair)

· EDC is Too Expensive: “Everything is too expensive. Everything. A margarita costs $18. That is too much for a margarita. Hats are $30.” (Las Vegas Sun)

· EDC is Also Dangerous: "A 24-year-old man died at the Electric Daisy Carnival overnight Saturday, police say. Of 408 medical calls reported from day two of the three-day carnival, seven people were transported to area hospitals and one person died just before 4 a.m., Metro wrote in a statistical summary Sunday morning." (LVRJ)

· WTF: Walter White Was at EDC?: "Bryan Cranston appeared at the Electric Daisy Carnival dance music festival in Las Vegas during a set by British trance group Above & Beyond." People)

· NHL in Vegas, For Good? : " It feels like a safe bet that the NHL will become the first major professional sports league to plant a franchise in Las Vegas." (Las Vegas Sun)

· And just because, this "Missed Connection" from EDC:

"I met you EDC 2015 day 3, Kinetic field, on the left side, right before Calvin Harris. You asked if you could get on the side rail to use your GoPro. I refused at first and told you I would lose my spot if I did. Even though I refused to allow you entrance onto the side rail, you were the only person in 3 days who PLUR'd me. You gave me a Captain America kandi with a shield charm, and I gave you a "URAQT" kandi. Regardless if I were to lose my spot or notou weren't rolling, and I told you I had just popped one, but hasn't hit me yet. You left sometime after Calvin and thanked me, and I went the rest of tht for that moment. I want to thank you. @e night knowing I didn't need to roll, because you allowed me to connect with others, relieve my social anxiety and fear of rejection, even if it was jus"...

Ed. Note: It gets cut off there so I don't know what happens after this. Don't do drugs, kids.

(EDC Missed Connections)

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A Cure For Your Monday Morning Vegas Withdrawal: More News About Vegas

June 1, 2015 at 1:05 PM | by | Comments (10)

Mondays. Case of them. We got 'em. And we're sure you do too. But hold on tight to your morning squeeze coffee. Here's a bunch of newsy tidbits that are bound to perk you back up. Wink, wink.

Bally's Has a New Restaurant With Odd Hours: Tequila Taqueria, the newest pizza and beer joint from "restauranteur" Robert Earl of Earl Sandwiches is now officially open at Bally's. Christening the first slice and pour is everyone's favorite Italian actor, Mario Lopez. Er, whoops. Wait, this is a Mexican eatery serving premium tequila, 10 different Mexican beers, and dishes such as tacos, enchiladas, fajitas, tortas and guacamole (made tableside.) Sorry, the name had us confused about what sort of cuisine was on the menu. Anyhoo, the joint is now open Sunday-Thursday from 3pm to 5pm and then again from 10pm to 12am. Which are odd hours but hopefully those will get extended to real times when people want to eat tacos. noon to 6am.

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Sh*t You May Have Missed Is Back So You Don't Miss Sh*t

May 29, 2015 at 6:15 PM | by | Comments (5)

A lot of sh*t comes and goes in Las Vegas and some of it actually sticks. Since the flow of updates can come fast and furious, each month we'll point out Sh*t You May Have Missed as an easy way to keep score of what's new, who's coming soon, which doors may have closed and what you better catch now before it's gone forever.

Sometimes readers give us sh*t about features that have fallen into the Gone category. In this case we've gotten our sh*t together to present once again our monthly list of Sh*t You May Have Missed giving the Riv a proper teary sendoff. Now, enough shooting the sh*t - we've got some sh*t to catch up on:

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Las Ramblas Land Overdue For Hollywood Ending

May 19, 2015 at 12:44 PM | by | Comments (4)

George Clooney might have struck gold with the Oceans 11 franchise but magic didn’t happen again with the proposed Las Ramblas casino project the actor signed on for a decade ago. (The deal eventually crapped out in 2006.) But what goes around, comes around and The Las Vegas Review Journal has an update on the current fate of the land that was slated to be a Clooney (and Brad Pitt!) project that was to evoke the spirit of Barcelona. As of yesterday, it is back up for grabs, unlike Clooney himself. Sigh.

Similar to other “cursed” pieces of land around the Vegas valley, this one, a 25-acre parcel east of Planet Hollywood, hasn’t survived any of the plans that have been hatched for it in the past decade since Clooney’s idea was the first to tank. What was to be a W Hotel, spa, entertainment and retail complex fell through a year after it was announced.

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What Should Be Built in Place of The Hawaiian Marketplace?

May 15, 2015 at 6:02 PM | by | Comments (35)

Aloha. Not the "Hello" kind.

News 3 Las Vegas reported the other night that the owners of the Hawaiian Marketplace are selling their 18 acres of prime Las Vegas Strip real estate.

Currently, the spot features a Travelodge, a Walgreens (of course), a Chili's and a handful of random cut-rate souvenir shops. (RIP Zinger's, a late, late-night karaoke spot.) But if new owners come in, the entire lot, which is rather derelict run-down compared to its CityCenter neighbors across the street, could be razed and a brand new shopping center/hotel/casino/arena/festival ground/ferris wheel (nah) could be installed.

Not that we'd have the power to sway the potential new owners or anything, but it would be interesting to hear what you think should be built or opened in place of the Hawaiian Marketplace. So drop your suggestions in comments below!

[Photo: Google Maps]

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Check Your Credit Card Bill If You've Eaten at Hard Rock Recently

May 4, 2015 at 7:32 PM | by | Comments (3)

The Hard Rock suffered data breach that lasted from September 3, 2014 to April 2, 2015. While the breach is being considered a criminal attack, it’s not as bad as you might think. It's not good, especially considering how long it lasted, but it could be worse. The attack was limited to credit and debit card transactions at specific restaurants, bars and retail locations inside the Hard Rock.

Culinary Dropout was affected by the security breach but the attack did not affect transactions at the hotel, casino, Nobu, Affliction, John Varvatos, Rocks, Hart & Huntington Tattoo or Reliquary Spa & Salon. There’s no mention of other specific restaurants or bars that the hackers may have attacked so you'll have to draw your own conclusions there.

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Check-Out Folio: A Motley Return, Silent Disco, And More

April 24, 2015 at 11:45 PM | by | Comments (3)

There's a lot of sh*t that happens in Vegas and not all of it can make it on our site as a full report. So, every Friday, we take note of some of the smaller announcements around town that may be of interest, too. Here's the rundown for the week of April 20:

Las Vegas shows its (hockey) colors: We may not officially have a NHL team, or a name for them yet. But, we do have their colors. Yahoo Sports dishes on the uniform palette.

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There Is A Crosswalk For The Welcome To Las Vegas Sign!

April 24, 2015 at 9:38 PM | by | Comments (9)

Let's gloss over why in the world it took this long and rejoice in the fact that pedestrians will no longer feel the need to dart across traffic when visiting the Welcome to Las Vegas sign.

Yesterday, a new pedestrian crosswalk was activated, complete with traffic signals. It allows passersby to access the sign from either the east or the west side of the Las Vegas Boulevard.

As the Las Vegas Sun reports, the iconic destination now offers triple the parking, too (now at 33 spaces).

(PHOTOS: Greg Clarke)

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Check-Out Folio: Papillon Flies Away With A Milestone, And More

April 17, 2015 at 9:41 PM | by | Comments (2)

There's a lot of sh*t that happens in Vegas and not all of it can make it on our site as a full report. So, every Friday, we take note of some of the smaller announcements around town that may be of interest, too. Here's the rundown for the week of April 13:

50 Years and Counting: What do you do to celebrate your 50th anniversary? Add a new Airbus H130T2 helicopter to your fleet. Papillon is celebrating its golden anniversary with a golden bird. It was blessed by the Hualapai Nation and christened earlier today. Papillon is the world's largest and longest-running helicopter touring company. Head to its website for a list of tours and pricing. Grand Canyon flights start around $359.

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Major League Baseball Blackouts Keeping Some Teams Out Of Sportsbooks

April 13, 2015 at 4:43 PM | by | Comments (14)

The baseball season is only a week old and we’re already hearing complaints about the awful Major League Baseball blackout rules in Las Vegas.

Blacking out a game is the practice of keeping games off local TV. Most blackout policies exist to protect local broadcasters from competition by out-of-market networks that carry different teams. Even though Las Vegas isn’t home to a Major League Baseball team, it’s still, for some reason, considered to be a home market for way too many different teams. Those teams include the Arizona Diamondbacks, Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Angels, Oakland A’s, San Francisco Giants, and San Diego Padres.

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