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Searching For Coffee Breaks On The Strip That Won't Break The Bank

June 23, 2014 at 1:21 PM | by | Comments (10)

While many Vegas visitors are looking for the largest drinking vessel at the lowest price for alcoholic beverages, some just want a good cup of coffee. The goal is to still have a little left to spend at the tables. Starbucks are pretty much on every corner, with some hotels offering multiple locations, though VegasChatter reader Tom G. wanted to know where to get a decent cup of coffee on the Strip thatís actually affordable. The easy answer is you can get good coffee or cheap coffee, but not both. More often the easiest to find is moderately to expensively priced mediocre coffee. Most of the Starbucks on The Strip are even more pricey than their off-Strip incarnations.

The newest coffee shop on The Strip is one of the best. Though not what we would call cheap, Sambalatte on the plaza at Monte Carlo offers high-quality products and serves them with flair. Think fancy frothy designs in your cappuccino foam. You should ask them to try and recreate the Welcome to Las Vegas sign. Why not? You might get lucky. While coffee purists may not value the literal fluff, rest assured you are also getting a beverage thatís as delicious as it is beautiful. Personal favorites include the Nutella Latte and White Chocolate Mocha. For those not into the sweet stuff, a small coffee is $3.78 and a cappuccino is $4.86.

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VegasChatter Questions: Suggestions For Seniors in Sin City

June 16, 2014 at 6:54 PM | by | Comments (24)

Time for another VegasChatter Question! This one comes from Richard B. who needs help planning the perfect Vegas vacation with friends. Do you have a question about Vegas, too? We bet you do. Send it to us and you just might see it here on VegasChatter!

Hi guys and gals, I am coming August 17th to get married, staying at MGM for 15 nights. We are from the UK, a group of oldies aged 50 and upwards. Can anyone recommend places to visit, shows, restaurants? Also have not booked a place to get wed yet, so any recommendations for that? Thanks."

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Your Vegas Golf Questions Answered

June 5, 2014 at 3:40 PM | by | Comments (5)

With over 50 courses dotting the Las Vegas landscape as well as a variety of delights to keep one occupied during the non-hacking hours, Sin City is one of the country's top golfing destinations. The city offers a wide menu that spans all the way from top-100 layouts to low-priced, mid-level tracks that still provide plenty of fun for visiting golfers.

Today we're going to take a look at some of the most frequently asked questions when it comes to golfing in the entertainment capital of the world.

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Where To Sit Back, Relax And Enjoy A Movie In Las Vegas

May 20, 2014 at 2:17 PM | by | Comments (10)

Sometimes, tourists just want to kick back and enjoy a nice night out at the movies like those of us who live here full time. Recently, VegasChatter reader Richard Jennings asked for our recommendations for movie theaters.

As far as theaters go, the trend toward bigger, better and more expensive has definitely been on the upswing in Las Vegas. The culmination of that battle to outdo one another has led to the appearance of Galaxy Luxury Theatres which brought their Galaxy Luxury+ Theatre to Green Valley. Although, word has it that an even more luxe concept is headed to Crystals.

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VegasChatter Questions: Do Casinos Have Craps Lessons?

May 20, 2014 at 1:05 PM | by | Comments (5)

You have questions and we have answers! Timely answers,†at that. We were walking through The D the other day and were reminded that many casinos still offer free gaming lessons. This experienced gambler hasn't taken a gaming lesson in a while, but it's nice to see that casinos still offer this kind of education.

VegasChatter Reader Chris R. was wondering if this was still a thing... and where he might get a lesson on the†Vegas Strip:

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Palace Station Soon To Offer Two New Restaurants

May 19, 2014 at 3:17 PM | by | Comments (4)

There are locals casinos and then there are locals casinos and one of the most OG of them all is Palace Station.

Recently, VegasChatter reader Greg B. wrote to us wondering why the off Strip hotel-casino looked so sad as of late:

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Finding Scenes From Vegas Films: Last Vegas

May 16, 2014 at 4:52 PM | by | Comments (9)

We all love to watch movies about Vegas, but as we watch them it always begs the question -- does that venue exist in real life or was it created just for this movie? This was a question brought to us by Vegaschatter reader Jim L. who wondered if the lounge in Last Vegas was really a venue inside Binion's or any other casino in Vegas or just another movie fabrication.

Having seen this movie a good few times, notably and ironically on a flight back from Las Vegas, that thought had crossed this writer's mind a few times as well. To see this question was no surprise, but warranted some investigation into the filming locations to find out if this awesome venue really did exist in Vegas.

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VegasChatter Questions: When You Want To Dine Fine Outside

May 8, 2014 at 4:19 PM | by | Comments (9)

Itís not just anywhere that you can sit outside and eat or drink the night away. Even though it can get chilly or sweltering hot in Las Vegas, when the sun goes down, almost any night can still feel like a beautiful evening to be outdoors. In the summer, sitting outside in the warmth of a 95 degree evening beats sitting inside in a sweater because casino†air conditioning is too cold.

VegasChatter Reader Curtis B. likes to dine under the stars and tells us he had a delicious meal outside at SW Steakhouse. Now, he would like more ideas:

coming from the cold North (snow here again today) in a month and looking for new ideas (or just fresh ideas for me) for a nice higher end restaurant that has outside seating. We ate at SW at the Wynn last year, was very good, nice setting, food was great and so nice to eat outside at night in the warmth rather than in cold AC restaurant.

Well, ask and ye shall receive. There are a quite a a few restaurants that offer a similarly great meals, outdoors, on the Vegas Strip.

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Yes, You Can Access The Linq From 'The Back'

Where: 89109
May 5, 2014 at 3:44 PM | by | Comments (3)

While the large majority of pedestrians will access The Linq from The Strip or from adjoining hotels, Flamingo and The Quad, several VegasChatter readers have enquired as to whether those were the only options. The answer is, no.

Not only is The Linq's valet located at its easternmost end and accessible from Koval Avenue or Linq Lane, but pedestrians can also enter the new outdoor mall from that side as well. It won't be the most popular choice for pedestrians, but if you're headed there from Bally's, the Platinum or the Westin, it will certainly be the kinder route for your feet.

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Updating The Wyndham Timeshare Project By Rio

Where: 3200 West Twain [map]
April 28, 2014 at 2:23 PM | by | Comment (1)

Three months have passed since we last checked on the once stalled, but no longer Wyndham Desert Blue timeshare over by the Rio.

Recently, VegasChatter reader Alvaro Y., who hadn't yet heard about the project, wrote to us to inquire about the building:

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A Kentucky Derby Fan Wants To Know Where The Party's At... In Vegas

April 24, 2014 at 8:18 PM | by | Comments (0)

After giving you the rundown on what's happening around town for the Kentucky Derby (newly updated today), VegasChatter reader Terry Z. had a very specific follow-up question to ask.

Can you please tell me which Vegas casinos will have separate salons/ballrooms set-up just for Derby betting with closed circuit monitors, food, drinks, T-shirts, etc. away from their main sports book areas?

Turns out, two Vegas casinos will offer the kind of party Terry is looking for.

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At The Cromwell, You'll Want A South-Facing Room

Where: 3595 Las Vegas Boulevard South [map], 89109
April 21, 2014 at 8:13 PM | by | Comments (23)

The Cromwell marked its soft opening this afternoon, welcoming its first guests at 4 p.m. PT. Right now that means you can visit the casino or, if you were one of the first to secure reservations, stay the night and that's about it. The openings of its celebrity restaurant, rooftop pool and nightspots are to follow with an official debut date of May 21.

If you are considering a stay, make sure to try your best to secure a south-facing accommodation. The reason is right in front of you. Or, rather what won't be in front of you... a view.

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