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Chew Over These Juicy Off-Strip Dining Tidbits & Rumors

January 3, 2014 at 11:08 AM | by | Comments (2)

Coming soon: same meat, more seafood?

Our one and only New Year's resolution this year is to eat out less and hit the gym more. So, expect to see more gym selfies instead of triple chocolate mascarpone truffle layer cheesecake pictures from us this year. Aw, we're just kidding. We don't make resolutions. Restaurant news and rumors are much juicer to us than that new weight machine over the in the corner. So, here's the latest we've heard!

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Sh*t That’s Opening Before Year’s End

December 26, 2013 at 3:43 PM | by | Comment (1)

B*tch makes our sh*t list.

The holidays are, of course, a time to spend time with family and friends, to reflect on the past year's accomplishments before announcing those resolutions goals for the coming year and to knock back the last of that eggnog. Even the constantly running pace of Las Vegas generally slows down come December. By the time New Year's Eve rolls around, though, the city is always back firing on all cylinders and then some.

Since everyone loves a challenge, recent history has started targeting NYE as an opening date. It didn't ultimately happen last year, but in echoing cultural trends, those New Year openings are creeping up even earlier this year. So much so that we needed to make a sh*t list to keep track of sh*t before our monthly wrap of sh*t that's come and gone hits the fan presses.

Here's what jolly Las Vegas is bringing us before year's end:

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Affinity Gaming Hacked, Credit Card Info Stolen

December 23, 2013 at 2:06 PM | by | Comments (0)

Target isn't the only one with holiday woes. Last week, Affinity Gaming had a breach of security which compromised the credit cards and privacy of about 300,000 customers. If the name doesn't sound familiar, it's because they're the owners of Silver Sevens. (They also have some other casinos across the country.) Since Silver Sevens is a smaller casino, not many people that visit Las Vegas had problems.

A few days before Affinity Gaming was hacked, it was announced that 40 million people had their credit and debit card information stolen when Target was hacked. This is obviously a much bigger deal than the thousands put at risk at Silver Sevens. If a company the size of Target can be hacked then so can larger casino companies in Las Vegas such as Caesars Entertainment or MGM Resorts. It's a little surprising that someone hasn't hacked a casino operator's system already.

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Total Rewards Partners With Starwood Hotels

December 23, 2013 at 12:16 PM | by | Comments (3)

Caesars Entertainment and Starwood are partnering up. A new union between Caesars’ Total Rewards and Starwood’s SPG is huge for members who visit Las Vegas often.

Customers who connect their Total Rewards and SPG accounts will be able to earn points and credits for stays and other benefits at participating hotels and resorts across both networks. The partnership begins January 9, but you can sign up now at both Total Rewards and SPG.

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Planet Hollywood Wants To Be The Axis (Yes, A Name Change But Not What You Think)

Where: 89109
December 19, 2013 at 8:41 PM | by | Comments (0)

From concept...

To many, it will be known as Britney's theater, for at least the next few years. But, for some (including us), it's hard not to think about it as the Aladdin's Theatre for the Performing Arts. This writer just referred to it that way only yesterday. It seems fitting then that, during a press event at Planet Hollywood today to announce the venue's new name and to show off its new look, executives began by noting the theater's storied history. One that's seen entertainers ranging from Neil Diamond to Justin Timberlake.

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Sh*t You May Have Have Missed Being Thankful All November On Facebook

December 2, 2013 at 10:46 PM | by | Comments (0)

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.

Spent all your time telling your Facebook friends how thankful you were last month? Then you missed a lot of sh*t! Here's November in a nutshell!

NOW OPEN
· One Bar (Golden Gate)
· Vince Neil's Tatuado Eat, Drink, Party (Circus Circus)
· Newly redesigned Garden Chapel (Flamingo)
· Marinelli’s Pasta Bar (M Resort)
· Splendid boutique (Fashion Show Mall)
· Graham Knuttel Gallery (Grand Canal Shoppes)
· Sugar Factory (Town Square) December 6 grand opening
· Rock 'N'oodles (Downtown)
· Container Park (Downtown)
· Microsoft Store (Fashion Show Mall)
· Expanded Apple Store (Fashion Show Mall)
· Zombie Burlesque (V Theater) 8:30 p.m., dark Sundays
· Gimme Some Sugar Bake Shoppe (19 S. Stephanie Street, Suite 150, Henderson)
· The Coop Show (Planet Hollywood) Mondays at 5:30 p.m.
· FIZZ (Caesars Palace)
· Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort (Off Strip)
· Re:lax spa (Aliante)
· Ketchup Premium Burger Bar (Miracle Mile)
· Red E Bike (Red Rock Canyon)
· The Who: Miles Over Vegas (Fremont Street Experience)
· Marvel 4D (Madame Tussauds)
· Too Much of a Good Thing Is Wonderful: Liberace and the Art of Costume (The Cosmopolitan) Through January 2, 2014
· Las Vegas Live Comedy (Miracle Mile, V Theater)
· Titan 360 (Venetian)
· Krave (TW Theater)
· Ice Skating Rinks (Venetian/Palazzo and Cosmopolitan) Through December 5
· The Great Jelly Rescue 4D movie (The Adventuredome)
· Stadium Gaming (Palazzo)

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Snap It While You Can: Trop's Stained Glass Ceiling

Where: 89109
November 27, 2013 at 8:11 PM | by | Comments (16)

One line in a Las Vegas Review-Journal piece on Tropicana's plans to add a multi-story shopping complex has Vegas lovers mourning a coming casualty of Future Vegas.

The article, focusing on the addition of more retail to The Strip, briefly made the following aside:

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Spider-Man The Musical Coming To Vegas

November 18, 2013 at 10:54 PM | by | Comments (6)

Rumor has had it that the Spider-Man musical was headed to Venetian for some time now. We can't confirm that (at least not right this minute), but it's now official that the Broadway show is, indeed, headed to Vegas.

National news outlets are reporting that SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK, "the most expensive theatrical production in history" at $75 mil, will shutter in New York come early January, but will arrive in Vegas in 2015. This according to the Wall Street Journal which got it straight from one of the show's producers:

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In Vegas, Less Games Fill Casino Floors

November 18, 2013 at 5:21 PM | by | Comments (11)

We can see a show and have a nice dinner just about anywhere in the world. A major part of what makes Las Vegas a great destination is the fact we can do those things and then walk out into the casino and do a little gambling. You can’t do that in New York (for now), Los Angeles or any other large city.

Since 1999, spending in Las Vegas casinos has skewed towards non-gaming activities. The casino floor is changing and now there is data to prove what we’ve all seen. According to Vegas Inc., casino floors are becoming more intimate with less gaming areas. There are less table games and slot machines than any point in the past 10 years. Vegas Strip casinos at the end of 2012 had 13,000 less slot machines than they did in 2000 and 5,000 less than 2005.

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Sh*t You May Have Missed Waiting To Be Entertained

November 1, 2013 at 7:44 PM | by | Comment (1)

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, like us, you fell asleep from this month's entertainment news (Mamma Mia's coming to the Trop.. they're revamping Jubilee.. the Flamingo Showroom is renamed after Donny & Marie.. FANTASY has new numbers.. and... zzzz), you probably missed a lot of sh*t! Our recap is below. In the event we still managed to miss some sh*t, remind us about it in the comments!

NOW OPEN
· Loro Piana (Crystals)
· Nacho Daddy (Downtown)
· Pizza Rock (Downtown)
· Las Vegas Live Comedy Club (V Theater)
· Spank! The Musical (Golden Nugget) Now through November 9
· The Crepe (Tivoli Village)
· JUCY Rentals (Boulder Highway)
· Galaxy Cannery Luxury+ Theatre (Cannery Casino & Hotel)
· Downtown Grand (Downtown)
· Buddy V's (Palazzo)
· Fat Tuesday (Venetian)
· La Sugarie (Grand Canal Shoppes)
· MTO Cafe (Downtown)
· Backroom steakhouse (Silver Sevens)
· Wicked Vicky Tavern (Riviera) rocky horror
· Carlos Oscar residency (LVH) Select dates through March 2014
· MTO Cafe (Downtown)
· Krave (On Strip in strip mall across from Monte Carlo)
· Farm 24-7, Re:lax Spa (Aliante)
· The Den lounge (upstairs in Poppy Den, Tivoli Vilage) Every Friday & Saturday from 10p-2a

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Want To Rent A Harley In Vegas? Ok

Where: 4517 W. Flamingo Road [map]
October 24, 2013 at 3:41 PM | by | Comments (0)

For those who have always dreamed of cruising down the Strip on a Harley, but live too far away to realistically ride their own, the day has come: The Enterprise Rent-A-Car on Flamingo now has them stocked and waiting for you as part of a new pilot program.

Rates begin at around $150 a day with unlimited miles, and you can choose from a selection of touring bikes that include Road Kings, Ultra Classics and Softtail Classics. (Some are available now, some by year's end.) You'll obviously need a motorcycle license to rent one, but Enterprise will provide free helmets so you don't have to lug them along and so that you'll be in compliance with Nevada law.

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Total Rewards Should Be Fine Regardless Of The Chaos At Caesars

October 21, 2013 at 5:10 PM | by | Comments (7)

The past few days have been chaos for Caesars Entertainment. First, Caesars was asked to withdraw their Massachusetts casino project. Then, they dropped Gansevoort as a partner because of possible ties to the Russian mob. Then, there was a shooting at Bally’s this morning. And, now there are reports about money laundering allegations at Caesars Palace.

This all happened between Saturday and 7 a.m. today. WHEW!

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