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Events / Venetian / Palazzo / Carnevale / Fun Vegas / Free Vegas / → All Tags
Venetian really likes to go all in with their seasonal theme events. Their Chinese New Year exhibit was something to see. Their, hopefully, annual Winter in Venice completely takes over the front of the resort. And now, Carnevale, a summer-long celebration of events, has kicked into high gear. It's a really diverse selection of experiences. They claim 300 activities and it looks plausible. The full calendar is here. They keep updating and many events are free. We recommend you take a look. There's a lot going on.
Everything from fashion shows, celebrity chefs, and performers to a "Madame Tussauds Wax Figure" demonstration we're intrigued about. From June 12-18, along "restaurant row," a 3D painting will be created while you watch. It'll later go on permanent display.
Eating / Restaurants / Venetian / Palazzo / Mario Batali / B&B Burger and Beer / Openings / → All Tags
Why have two new restaurants coming soon when you can have three?
Just One Drink / Just One Dish / Canonita / Venetian / Palazzo / Drinking / Cocktails / Drinks / Grand Canal Shoppes / → All Tags
Sometimes a full restaurant review just won't do. Perhaps, there wasn't time for an A-Z meal. Maybe it's a restaurant we've written about before. Or a dog ate our good pictures. There may still be that one dish worth writing about. A new one, an old one. A newsworthy one or a memorable one (for better or worse). It might be the one dish, or drink, out of the whole experience that gets us to return. Or, stay away.
The latest installment in our series kicks off summer with a double bonus of Just One Dish and Just One Drink. We know. Crazy, right? We'll try not to fly off the handle too often, but couldn't help ourselves this time.
Cañonita had a table setup at last week's Epicurean Affair at Palazzo. We actually couldn't quite place the restaurant at first as it was described as Mexico City Soul Food. Eventually we placed it somewhere but not exactly inside the Venetian, an embarrassing admission given our fondness of the resort and its dining. For the record it's in the Grand Canal Shoppes.
Just One Drink / Palazzo / Laguna / Champagne / → All Tags
Sometimes a full restaurant review just won't do. Perhaps, there wasn't time for an A-Z meal. Maybe it's a restaurant we've written about before. Or a dog ate our good pictures. There may still be that one dish worth writing about. A new one, an old one. A newsworthy one or a memorable one (for better or worse). It might be the one dish, or drink, out of the whole experience that gets us to return. Or, stay away. Now, another installment in our Just One Drink series.
Last week's Epicurean Affair at Palazzo offered a chance to try Just One Dish or Just One Drink from many different restaurants over a few hours. Or, in the case of Palazzo's Laguna Champagne Bar, several drinks. We'll highlight just one.
Openings / Eating / Dining / Venetian / Palazzo / Restaurants / Daniel Boulud / DBGB Kitchen And Bar / → All Tags
After stepping up its entertainment game with the additions of Rock of Ages, Human Nature and limited engagements like Faith and Tim after the loss of Blue Man Group and Jersey Boys, Venetian/Palazzo is turning its focus (back) to jazzing up its dining.
Earlier this week, we learned that Cake Boss Buddy V was bringing, umm, Buddy V's to the resorts next year, replacing the shuttered First. And, last night, Chef Daniel Boulud announced he would open his second DBGB Kitchen and Bar outpost at the resorts late this year. Replacing... well, we don't know. Execs wouldn't say.
Gambling / Venetian / Palazzo / Station Casinos / Video Poker / WMS Gaming / Winning Streak Poker / → All Tags
We tend to stick with the basic video poker games that have been around for a while, but every now and again something new hits the floor that peaks our interest. That recently happened when we finally decided to give Winning Streak Poker by WMS Gaming a shot. It has all the bright lights we love in a slot machine with the basics of playing video poker and looks like a nice compromise.
One of the best things about video poker is its simplicity. Traditional video poker games are one line where you'll use a little strategy to get the best hand. Multi-line games are similar as you're dealing with moves based on cards for one hand. Multiplier machines take the basic games and add random multipliers to the hand(s). Winning Streak Poker takes the basic game and amps it up a notch.
Game Shows / Vegas on TV / Wheel of Fortune / Venetian / Palazzo / Jackpots / → All Tags
If you read the headline with breaths between Wheel! Of! and Fortune! you're exactly who the Wheelmobile is looking for when it spins into Las Vegas this weekend. Wheel of Fortune promotional team members will be auditioning contestants for six weeks of shows to be taped at the Venetian and Palazzo in July and August.
To land a playing spot on the game show, contestant wannabes should show up to the Venetian Theatre this Saturday and Sunday, April 20 and 21, beginning at 11 a.m. to fill out an application. Random applicants then will be plucked to audition in three-hour long simulated Wheel of Fortune shows each day. From there TV worthy contestants will be hand chosen for the real deal later this summer. So bring a pen, personality and your lucky rabbit's foot for a shot at the big time. And, we suggest packing snacks since, when the Wheel rolled into the Venetian a few years back, more than 20,000 Fortune fans were expected to greet it.
Resort Fees / Venetian / Palazzo / → All Tags
It probably wasn't hard to see this one coming.
Venetian and Palazzo have hiked their resort fee five bucks to $25. The increase now puts them on par with a spate of other Vegas resorts including Aria, Bellagio, Caesars Palace, The Cosmopolitan, Four Seasons, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay, HOTEL32, The Mirage, The Signature at MGM Grand, THEhotel at Mandalay Bay, Treasure Island, Trump, Vdara, Wynn and Encore.
OpenThread / Vegas Observations / Resorts World Las Vegas / Wynn / The Cosmopolitan / Venetian / Palazzo / Paris Las Vegas / Excalibur / → All Tags
Every casino has a concept which may or may not be seen as a theme depending on how obvious it. Wynn, Aria and Cosmopolitan have a concept behind the design, but these casinos are not seen as themed because it's not as
cartoonish obvious as the Eiffel Tower at Paris or the castle turrets surrounding Excalibur. There hasn't been an obviously themed casino in Las Vegas since The Venetian and The Palazzo were completed in 1999 and 2007, respectively. That could all be changing with Resorts World Las Vegas.
Resorts World Las Vegas is set to open in 2016 and will have a heavy Asian influence throughout the $2 billion property. Resorts World Las Vegas will include a series of bronze and gold glass towers flanking Asian-style red pagodas, lagoons and fountains. There is even plans for a replica of the Great Wall of China and discussion on whether or not they will have a panda exhibit. The inclusion of a water park definitely makes Resorts World Las Vegas the first outwardly family friendly casino on The Strip in years.
Drinking / Venetian / Palazzo / Drinks2U / → All Tags
We want everything and we want it now. Every day that goes by there is some form of new technology that allows us to have things quicker. Have a question about something and we head to Twitter and Facebook to ask friends. If we forget our wallet at home, we now have apps to buy us a cup of Starbucks.
Casinos aren't the quickest companies to embrace technology, but when they do it's awesome. Last year, Rio introduced cocktail waitresses and waiters that use iPads to let the bar know to bring you a drink. This expedited the process and is awesome. This year, Venetian and Palazzo are trying to expedite drink service. The casinos introduced Drinks2U a few weeks ago on certain slot machines in both casinos.
When you insert your Club Grazie card into a machine that has Drinks2U capability, you can order a drink whenever you want by entering your choice of beverage. The selections are the same as if a cocktail waitress was walking around offering drinks.
Vegas Delays / Construction / Openings / Condos / Venetian / Palazzo / St. Regis Residencies / → All Tags
Once upon a time a time when just about every Strip gaming company thought condos were the greatest things since timeshares, Las Vegas Sands did, too. It even started to build 280 of them atop part of the Venetian/Palazzo. And then, as is wont to happen in Vegas, the brakes were applied and the multi-million dollar project was shelved in late 2008. Or, in this case, draped.
Since then, local government officials have granted the gaming company more time to complete the condos, once dubbed the St. Regis Residences. Recently, a third time extension was approved, allowing construction to stay dormant through January 2015. Interestingly, Sands had requested a three-year delay, but only received two as that is the time increment planning officials normally sign off on.
Closings / Rattlecan / First Food And Bar / The Act / Vegas Rumors / Venetian / Palazzo / Twitter / → All Tags
The Vegas Twitterverse imploded earlier today with talk of the sudden closures of First, Rattlecan (pictured above) and The Act at Venetian/Palazzo. When the rumors settled, two of the three were accurate.
A spokesperson for First Food & Bar and Rattlecan, both concepts by Chef Sammy DeMarco, released this statement in response to the chatter: