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Extension Time! Several Vegas Shows Get The Continued Green Light

June 17, 2015 at 4:11 PM | by | Comments (2)

Frankie's back and Frank's extended.

It’s evidently contract extension season in Vegas. Frank- The Man, The Music will be sticking around at Palazzo through the end of the year. If you haven’t caught it yet, you’ll have at least until December 31st to hear Bob Anderson sing his way through the classic Sinatra hits you likely know so well. There’s also the 32-piece band led by Vincent Falcone, Sinatra’s own band leader from back in his prime. The show runs Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdaysy and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Fridays at 9 p.m.

Now to switch gears from Frank to Frankie. Frankie Moreno’s residency at Cabaret Jazz at Smith Center has been extended for another 10 shows and will pick back up July 14 through September 29. After twelve shows that must have gone well, the crooner and pianist is back on select Tuesday nights at 8 p.m. If you missed him at Stratosphere and Golden Nugget before that, his show is definitely worth it. His piano abilities are downright impressive and he’s most certainly easy on the eyes. With tickets starting at just $25, give it a try.

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VegasChatter Questions: Can You Waive the Resort Fee at The Venetian?

Where: 3355 S Las Vegas Blvd [map], 89109
June 8, 2015 at 6:16 PM | by | Comments (6)

Time for another VegasChatter Question! 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!

VegasChatter reader K Wood, who has an upcoming trip into town, recently has this question for us:

“We are going to be staying at the Venetian for six days. Can we waive the resort fee (they quoted U.S. $348.00 for 2 rooms)?

We don't want a newspaper and will not use the Grand Canyon fitness room. We will not have a car to park. We only want to use the pool. Is there a way to waive the fee?”

Those damn resort fees sure are a pain, just ask Benjamin Brin who recently filed a class action suit against Venetian and Palazzo because of those pesky fees. Unfortunately though, it looks like you may still have to pay $29 plus tax a night.

We featured an article back in 2013 about Venetian/Palazzo giving guests the opportunity to decline the resort fee at check-in or check-out, but that has since changed. As of last year, declining fees was no longer an option, according to a front desk agent.

There are still some hotels in town without resort fees. For a full list, check out our 2015 Las Vegas Resort Fees guide.

[Photos: Venetian]

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Why Lavo Brunch Is Worth A Try

Where: 3325 Las Vegas Blvd. South [map], 89109
June 5, 2015 at 4:00 PM | by | Comments (3)

Lobster Benedict.

During the winter months, Lavo Brunch is for the party crowd, but come summer time, this Strip-side restaurant serves up sophisticated brunch food sans go-go dancers. While there’s something to be said for the Vegas-ness of a party brunch, sometimes we’re just looking for good food. And even though there are some all-inclusive brunch options out there, this a la carte menu has several dishes worth the price tags.

Patio seating offers some fun people-watching. There are many umbrellas since the sun shifts a lot which means it can also get warm out there. If you want the best of both worlds, request a table inside that’s by the window so you can still enjoy the view without the sweating.

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Epicurean Affair Returns To Palazzo Pool

May 21, 2015 at 1:16 PM | by | Comments (0)

From Las Vegas Food & Wine Festival to Uncork'd, Vegas is full of high-dollar food fests. Though still steep, tickets to the upcoming Epicurean Affair, presented by the Nevada Restaurant Association, almost seem like a deal at $100.

The event heads back to the Palazzo pool area for a sixth year featuring an evening full of food, drinks and even more food on Thursday, May 21. Past experience tells us the high quality and three-hour time frame will make this a worthwhile culinary investment.

This year’s event features Chef Jose Andres of SLS and China Poblano fame as the celebrity chef host. The tapas king will be on hand for a meet and greet with the VIP ticket holders ($175) who can enter an hour early at 6 p.m.

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Talk Mayweather vs. Pacquiao With Al Bernstein Friday

Where: 89109
April 30, 2015 at 5:58 PM | by | Comments (2)

Best known as the voice of boxing, Al Bernstein will talk Mayweather v. Pacquiao at a special event at Lagasse’s Stadium in the Palazzo the night before the big fight, Friday, May 1.

With a career spanning more than 30 years, Bernstein will analyze the fight for fans, and will also answer some of their questions, too. Bernstein, who will be ringside Saturday, May 2 for one of the most anticipated fights in years, will go on-air with Yahoo! Sports Radio’s Ken Thomson at Lagasse's, too. Bernstein will chat with Thomson at 7:30 p.m. with the Q&A set for 8 p.m. sharp.

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Get Ready For The Big Sports Weekend With These NFL Draft Parties

April 28, 2015 at 4:29 PM | by | Comments (8)

This weekend is all about Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao and the Kentucky Derby for sports fans in Las Vegas. Before we get to the fight and the big race, the NFL will begin its draft of college players into the league this Thursday, April 30.

Football is the most popular sport to bet on and the NFL draft makes for entertaining television. If there's one thing we've learned over the year, it's that sportsbooks are always open to doing something (anything) related to football. Enter the NFL Draft which isn't more than a television show without any legal US gambling (you can wager on the NFL draft online, but not in Nevada casinos.)

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What It Takes To Be A Venetian Gondolier

Where: 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. [map], 89109
April 6, 2015 at 6:12 PM | by | Comments (9)

Chances are, you’ve probably seen the gondola rides at Venetian. If not, experienced one. But have you ever wondered about what it takes to be a gondolier?

During the rides, guests are transported through Venetian’s Grand Canal Shoppes and experience the scenic ambiance of a faux Venice. The gondolas float through a quarter-mile indoor canal. There's also an outdoor ride that showcases views of The Strip.

On Friday, April 3, Venetian began selecting new gondoliers to join its staff, and invited the media along to view the first portion of the audition: the jump test. That's when candidates jump in the water -- outside at 8 a.m. in 52-degree weather, btw -- and prove they can swim back to the gondola, pull themselves in, and regain control of the boat, all in a specific amount of time. No biggie, right?

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Raising A Glass To UNLVino, And A Special BOGO Offer

April 3, 2015 at 2:57 PM | by | Comments (0)

Oenophiles, rejoice! UNLVino, the mac daddy event for all things pressed out of a grape will be back April 16-18 for another fine year.

The first day of the three-day schedule is Bubblelicious, taking place in Venetian's Doge's Palace Plaza. The theme is obviously all things bubbly, so everything from Champagne to Prosecco will be poured, alongside with bites from various Venetian|Palazzo restaurants.

At this event, the Dom Pérignon Award of Excellence will be bestowed upon Chef Daniel Boulud, and local singer Chadwick Johnson will perform as guests walk around trying as many sparkling wines as they'd like. Keep an eye out for some special bottles being poured as last year's event had some limited amounts of Beau Joie, Perrier-Jouët, and Armand de Brignac (Ace of Spades)!

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Venetian, Palazzo Being Sued Over Resort Fees

Where: 89109
March 25, 2015 at 2:39 PM | by | Comments (22)

If you've ever thought about suing over resort fees, a Southern California man may be your new hero.

The Associated Press is reporting Benjamin Brin has filed a class action suit against Venetian and Palazzo for failing to cite resort fees until after his June 2014 reservation was booked. While it isn't in extra large print nor included as part of the "starting from" costs, the websites for both hotels do list the fees. At least, they do now. The suit reportedly states that, until a warning letter and a site redesign late last year, the fee was not mentioned at all until after a reservation was submitted. (Venetian|Palazzo fans, feel free to weigh in on that one below.)

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VOM FASS Opens In The Grand Canal Shoppes (So, What is a VOM FASS?)

Where: 3377 Las Vegas Blvd. S. [map], 89109
March 6, 2015 at 11:28 AM | by | Comments (5)

An interesting trend for some higher-end shopping areas around the country are "bottle it yourself" stores. Most sell different flavors of oil and vinegar and sometimes alcohol, but too many are dressed-up, get-rich-quick schemes that buy a couple industrial barrels of the base ingredient and inject artificial lab-grown "aromas" into them. This is very similar to the way certain vodka brands have every meme flavor under the sun (lol at bacon, maple, cotton candy, and bourbon flavored vodka) and generally has the same effect. However, it would appear these are all pale imitations of other enterprises like VOM FASS.

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Venetian, Palazzo Raise Resort Fee Again

Where: 89109
March 5, 2015 at 1:02 PM | by | Comments (14)

After holding steady at $25 for almost two years, Venetian and sister resort Palazzo have (to no big surprise) hiked their resort fee.

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A Legend Of Zelda Concert Is Coming To The Strip

Where: 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. South [map], 89109
February 26, 2015 at 3:27 PM | by | Comments (2)

Yes, you read that correctly. There is a Nintendo Legend of Zelda symphony concert series that will be touring the world all year and it will be making a stop in Las Vegas June 10 at Venetian.

The tour, entitled Symphony of the Goddess - Master Quest, celebrates the 28-year-old video game franchise. This sounds both nerdy and quite interesting, at the same time. During the production, The Las Vegas Philharmonic will perform orchestral arrangements of music from a variety of games from The Legend of Zelda universe. There will also be video content from the classic game, as well as the most recent addition to the series, The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (which is available for Nintendo 3DS).

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