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The power switch has been flipped on for the highest observation wheel in the world.
The High Roller, located just behind The Quad and Flamingo at the end of The Linq, tested its multi-colored lights for the first time last night and it was a show-stopper. Execs and passers by alike documented the event across social media. Even folks landing at McCarran were excitedly tweeting about it. Here are a few of the photos that were shared:
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Every week, we get a new glimpse at what a finished Quad, Linq and High Roller will look like. What was once O'Sheas now bears a growing glass-and-silver exterior. Next door, The Quad continues to lose a bit more of its Imperial-ness while adding an orange facade in places. Recently, the renamed property also gained a new exterior logo. Unfortunately, it's atop a building that still screams IP. Meantime, the High Roller observation wheel climbs ever skyward.
VegasChatter fan and all-around awesome guy @John_Nissan on Twitter recently (and happily) took on the huge task of chronically the latest visible changes for us. His fantastic images, all taken during the afternoon of February 19, can be found below.
If you've ever been to Vegas, you know. She's an indiscriminate tease, showing her wares to anyone who wants a peek, but keeping things just classy... enough. Or, in Cosmo-ese, showing just the right amount of wrong.
Now, you can get an eyeful of Mandalay Bay's Aureole without having to slip all the way in first. (We'll go ahead and call a "that's what she said" here.) The Charlie Palmer resto with a giggle-inducing name is well-known - on TV at least - for its amazing four-story-tall wine tower, complete with 'Mission Impossible'-esque "wine angels." Gals whose sole job is to don skintight catsuits and go up and down all night long. Retrieving vino, people. Remember? The wine tower?
Why it's a half-empty giant bottle of Ocean Spray cranberry juice. We found this interesting "souvenir" dining at Diablo's Cantina at The Monte Carlo the other week. The Mexican food was good and the drinks got us drunk but we still prefer Dos Caminos at the Palazzo for Mexican food on the Strip. We're suckers for their guacamole, their classic margaritas and the fish tacos.
What's your favorite place for Mexican food on The Strip? Let us know here.
UPDATE 3.02.10: Awesome! Tattoo guy has been rewarded by Caesars Palace with a suite weekend stay and Cher tix!
Update: It looks like this dude is going to get something for his loyalty! Check out Caesars Palace recent Tweet.
Tattoos and Vegas go hand-in-hand like old grannies and slot machines, frat boys and Hooters and trophy wives and $1,000 shoes from In Step at Encore. When you visit Vegas, you really can't help but stare at the variety of folks with tattoos. They are everywhere. If you don't have a tatt on your bicep, leg or lower back, you're in the minority.
But it's one thing to show up in Vegas with your new sleeve tatt of designs created by you and inked on by a tattoo artist. It is another thing entirely to get something from Vegas tattooed on the back of your leg. Like this one fan of Caesars Palace did. His explanation, which he left in comments on the Caesars Palace Facebook fan photos, is this:
i got it because out of all the places i have stayed in vegas caesars is by far the best
Ok, you sat in the chair for at least two hours to get this tatt. Please, please tell us Caesars Palace offered you at least one free weekend stay.
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Globetrotting Gourmet had an intimate encounter with Matt Goss the other week. Here's her story.
Until about three weekends ago, we'd never heard of Matt Goss. Someone six degrees separated from The Palms told us that he'd sold some ungodly number of records back in Britain (as in double-digit millions back in the 1980s when he was in Brit boy band, Bros), but still, the name Goss didn't ring any bells.
Bad girl, bad girl because Matt Goss sure rang our bell at his Matt Goss Live From Las Vegas show, which is showing in The Gossy Room at The Palms. Goss' recent resume doesn't suck either--after his stint as a hunky boy bander, he turned soulful songwriter and penned the main song for Fox's "So You Think You Can Dance" and the hit single "Change Me" for Keri Hilson and Akon.
Goss steps, snaps and slides his way through the hour or so-long performance, weighing heavily on Rat Pack-y originals, interspersed with snappy (and oddly unexpected) covers like "Hotel California." We love the intimate lounge venue with old school cocktail service, but admit, we expected total cheese--nothing less than synthetic orange, spray-from-the-can variety--and were completely and pleasantly surprised.