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Check-Out Folio: Hockey Push Reaches New Milestone, Westgate Adds More Dining

March 13, 2015 at 9:54 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 March 9:

JoŽl Robuchon Out Robuchon's Self: If you thought the 16-course service at JoŽl Robuchon was pure over-the-top decadence at MGM Grand, the fine dining restaurant has set a new bar. Guests can now sit down to an 18-course affair priced at $445 per person. Wine pairings can also be arranged and, at that point, why not? View the entire menu here.

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Credit Card Breach For Mandarin Oriental

March 9, 2015 at 6:26 PM | by | Comments (0)

It seems to happen just about every day. Another large corporation had customer credit card information stolen. This time it reaches a Las Vegas hotel.

Last Thursday, Mandarin Oriental admitted it had removed malicious software used to steal credit card data from some†of its hotels in the U.S. and Europe (none in Asia). Mandarin Oriental didnít elaborate which hotels were affected so itís possible their Las Vegas location was hit. No other personal information or security codes were taken.

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Check-Out Folio: Diva Diana, More LOVE To Love, And More

March 6, 2015 at 5:31 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 March 2:

You've Got Some More Eating To Do: Las Vegas Restaurant Week returns June 15-26 and only for those dates this year. The event will no longer take place twice yearly with spring and fall dates. During the week, restaurants across the city join together to offer special prix fixe meals ranging from $20.15 to $50.15 with a portion of the proceeds benefitting local food bank Three Square.

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Check-Out Folio: Route 91 Revving Back Up, Vdara Mixing Things Up

February 27, 2015 at 5:25 PM | by | Comments (6)



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 February 23:

Route 91 Tickets On Sale Soon: Country lovers, mark your calendars. The Route 91 concert series will return to the MGM Resorts Village (the parking events lot across from Luxor) October 2-4 and tickets go on sale March 13. For its second Vegas stop, the three-day, two-stage event will feature Florida Georgia Line, Tim McGraw, Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, Jake Owen and more. Purchase tickets online. Make sure you check out the upgraded VIP options (now with shade and better restrooms!) before you buy.

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The Vegas NHL Push Really Wants To Give You A 'Free' Jersey

February 26, 2015 at 1:44 PM | by | Comments (0)

The movement to score a NHL team for Las Vegas is now 70 percent towards its goal of securing 10,000 season ticket deposits. After the drive officially launched February 10, a just-reached milestone of 7,000 tickets is either hopeful or telling, depending on which news report you read. Five thousand of those deposits were captured in the first two days of the push.

To encourage more sign-ups, notes were sent out to the Vegas Wants Hockey mailing list on Tuesday promising a "free replica jersey" to all who pledge to purchase at least two season tickets. A not-enough-of-you-bit reminder email was sent out the very next day.

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Check-Out Folio: Hard Rock Ready For Pool Season, Zumanity Heads Outdoors

February 20, 2015 at 8:45 PM | by | Comments (4)

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 February 16:

One pool that will be rockin' hard: Hard Rock will dive back into pool season starting March 6 when Rehab as well as Nirvana and Breathe pools open once again. Entertainment on tap for Rehab includes 3OH!3 March 21 and Sammy Adams March 28. Tickets for both start at $20 for ladies, $30 for gents.

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Las Vegas Strip Goes Dark For Tark

February 19, 2015 at 2:27 PM | by | Comment (1)

At 10:30 p.m. last night, something happened on the Strip that's only happened seven times previously. It went dark to mark the passing of a great.

Resorts and businesses on the Strip, as well as in downtown and around the Las Vegas valley, dimmed their lights for three minutes in honor of Jerry Tarkanian. The legendary UNLV basketball coach passed away last week at the age of 84. Tarkanian led the Runnin' Rebels to a NCAA college basketball championship in 1990.

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Shake Shack Is Money And Other Interesting Notes From MGM Resorts

February 19, 2015 at 12:56 PM | by | Comments (10)

In our book, MGM Resorts' quarterly earnings call is a must listen. Beyond a reciting of dollars and cents, it's always filled with fascinating insight into what's really popping for the gaming company, and what's on the horizon. Here's what we learned from the latest call that took place earlier this week:

Shake Shack is so money: Everybody knows cult burger fave Shack Shack opened at New York-New York late December. You may have even stopped in by now. What you probably don't know is the Las Vegas location is "already the highest-grossing Shack Shack in the portfolio's history, second only to Times Square."

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New Ways To Get Here From Spirit And Frontier

February 18, 2015 at 3:06 PM | by | Comments (5)

If you live in Austin or Atlanta, you'll soon have new options for travel to Las Vegas.

Frontier will begin service connecting Austin to McCarran Airport starting April 30. Flights will be once daily from each destination. Meanwhile, Spirit will launch nonstop service linking Atlanta to Vegas as of May 7. Flights on both carriers will be nighttime service only with departures beginning at 9:30 p.m. at the earliest.

(PHOTO: Greg Clarke)

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LVCVA Makes It Official: Wants To Purchase, Close Riviera

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February 17, 2015 at 1:51 PM | by | Comments (23)

Another Vegas rumor becomes reality. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) made its interest in purchasing the Riviera official today.

Board members will convene a special meeting Friday to put forth the purchase of the iconic north Strip property for $182.5 million. As whispered about, the hotel's land (26.4 acres, in all) would be used to help create a multi-billion dollar business district. Rumblings had put a possible closure at June, but the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports this morning that the timeline would call for a mid-August shutdown, possibly around August 20.

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Check-Out Folio: A New Bar To 'Hop' To And Go 'Nuts' Over, And More

February 13, 2015 at 8:57 PM | by | Comments (0)

There's a lot of sh*t that happens in Vegas and not all of it can make it on our site. 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 February 9:

Downtown brews up a new bar: Hop Nuts Brewing will mark its grand opening in the Downtown Vegas Arts District tonight. Located at 1120 S. Main Street (suite #150), the bar has been quietly serving up brews since New Year's Day. Stop by and find 12 beers on tap, ranging from an Hop Nuts IPA (7.4% ABV, 65 IBU) to an Hop Nuts Imperial Stout (8.5% ABV, 75 IBU). The brewery is open Sunday through Thursday from 2 p.m. to 2 a.m. and Friday and Saturday until 4 a.m. Tours are available, upon request. Call 702-816-5371 to inquire.

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Vegas' NHL Push Halfway To Goal

February 12, 2015 at 1:03 PM | by | Comments (3)

The under-construction arena behind New York-New York that an NHL team for Vegas would call home.

It hasn't reached the net yet, but it's headed in the right direction, for now.

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