89109 Travel Guide

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Just One Dish: Southern Fried Quail at Public House

Where: 89109
October 30, 2014 at 4:20 PM | by | Comments (2)

Vegas has a knack for showcasing the experience of chefs from around the world, each bringing their own unique background and skill set to the city. Among these is Chef de Cuisine of Public House, Thomas King.

The rule of thumb at Public House -- the one found within Venetian|Palazzo and not the one that's surprisingly still at Luxor -- is "use more beer" and that is certainly the case with the restaurant's lovely fall dish, Southern Fried Quail ($21). Using a classic southern-fried, beer-battered chicken recipe that even the Colonel would covet, these dainty, semi-boneless birds are given a light brine, then flash-fried until nice and crispy, but with a very moist interior. The bird is then plated with roasted parsnips, Swiss chard, and chestnuts.

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Just One Dish: Poutine At Sensi

Where: 3600 Las Vegas Blvd South [map], 89109
October 29, 2014 at 3:38 PM | by | Comments (4)

Sorry, we devoured half before remembering to take a pic!

Ever been afraid to order something only because you couldn’t pronounce the dish’s name? Hopefully, we’re not alone here. It’s embarrassing to admit, but even more embarrassing to deal with butchering a name in a restaurant setting, especially on the finer dining side. This writer speaks Spanish decently well, but French is completely intimidating. I tend to fear dishes if they even sound like a name of French origin, particularly if all or several of the ingredients are also in French, because I don’t really understand what I’m considering. When it finally dawned on me that poutine is just a fancy way of saying fries with gravy and cheese curds, I knew it was time to stop wimping out and avoiding dishes with French (or French Canadian, in this case) names.

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Brunching It At DB Brasserie

Where: 3355 Las Vegas Boulevard South [map], 89109
October 29, 2014 at 2:42 PM | by | Comments (0)

After being adopted by the power-lunch set and seeing a very successful first season with dinner service, weekend brunch at DB Brasserie at Venetian is now in full gear.

For anyone familiar with DB's lunch menu, you will notice many identical or similar dishes. While a nice piece of Rainbow Trout Grenobloise ($21) may be tempting for those unable to make the daily lunch service, it doesn't exactly scream "brunch," or at least not the American interpretation of it. However, items like the Flat Iron Steak & Eggs ($30, au poivre like the lunch item) or the Fines Herbs Omelette ($15) qualify as well as exemplify the spirit of DB Brasserie: civility, but not to the point of inaccessibility.

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Wynn's New Broadway-Style Show Gets A Name

Where: 89109
October 29, 2014 at 1:58 PM | by | Comments (2)

Steve Wynn, the gaming mogul who brought us Bellagio, The Mirage, Treasure Island, Wynn and Encore here in Las Vegas, is about to introduce another showstopper to the Vegas Strip. In fact, make that showstoppers, plural. And, with a capital "s."

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Our Dreams Of A Bar-Slash-Bakery Could Be Realized On Fremont Street

Where: 322 Fremont Street [map], 89109
October 29, 2014 at 12:17 PM | by | Comments (2)

If you've ever had the simultaneous craving for a croissant and a craft beer, sit down. Next week on November 4, City of Las Vegas officials will be asked to bless a proposal to transform Fremont Street's Piccadilly pizza joint into 322 Bar & Bakery. Yes, bar and bakery. *swoons*

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If You Miss The Design Flair Of THEHotel, Head To New York-New York

Where: 89109
October 28, 2014 at 6:38 PM | by | Comments (14)

The arrival of Delano Las Vegas brought an airy-and-bright South Beach style to the dark, contemporary haven that once was THEhotel. If you preferred then to now, you may be surprised to learn you can still enjoy all those warm chocolate tones and pops of orange... just not at Mandalay Bay.

VegasChatter Twitter follower @MLSDC tweeted us after discovering THEhotel's design aesthetic still lived on just down the Strip:

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Fulton Street Food Hall: Confusing, But Worth It

Where: 3475 Las Vegas Blvd. S. [map], 89109
October 28, 2014 at 3:06 PM | by | Comments (7)

The bakery case, gelato bar and coffee bar at Fulton Street Food Hall.

Fulton Street? Street food? Food hall? Even the name of the newest creative culinary experience at Harrah’s is a little confusing. What exactly is Fulton Street Food Hall? All of the above and so much more is what we’ve deduced so far. After sampling a wide variety of the options at this venue (yes, we’ll call it a venue for now), we are suitably impressed, but feel we should give you a detailed lowdown so you'll be better prepared for your first visit.

Fulton is not a traditional food court nor is it a quite a cafeteria or a buffet, but rather a weird hybrid of the three, kind of like an a la carte buffet. But, then again, it does have a sit-down restaurant component, too, open from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. daily. And, a sushi bar, a noodle bar, and a bar bar, too. Oh, don’t forget the self-serve fro-yo station. Or, the bakery case up front. We’re also told there will be a mini-bulk candy station coming soon so it will have a bit of Sugar Factory's essence thrown in because why not?

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A Price Hike For Your Cravings At The Mirage

Where: 89109
October 27, 2014 at 8:15 PM | by | Comments (12)

You'll have to cram a few more bites in to get your money's worth the next time you hit Cravings inside The Mirage.

The buffet has raised its pricing for adults. The new pricing structure is cited below. Admission for children stayed the same from what we can tell. Adult entry went up two dollars for the most part. The weekend champagne brunch, however, saw a $7 increase. Tiered pricing also was created for dinner, depending on the day of the week.

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Morimoto Won't Open At The Mirage This Year

Where: 89109
October 24, 2014 at 3:46 PM | by | Comments (2)

It's been almost a year and a half since The Mirage announced the coming of Morimoto, the eponymous restaurant brand of famed Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto.

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Just One Dish: Delmonico's Bacon Appetizer

Where: 3355 Las Vegas Boulevard South [map], 89109
October 24, 2014 at 2:54 PM | by | Comments (5)

Sometimes you look at a menu and something stands out that you can't help but to keep going back to. For this writer, it’s often a main course that sounds like it will be better than the other dishes. It’s rare that an appetizer is so intriguing that everyone at the table keeps flipping the menu back to the first page to make sure they’re reading it correctly. That was the case during a recent visit to Delmonico at the Venetian to try the Piedmontese steak (which was great). Standing above the other appetizers was the following:

APPLE CURED KUROBUTA BONE-IN BACON
with Pickled Watermelon Rind and Abita Root Beer Glaze
$17

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TI's Coming CVS Will Be More Grocer Than Pharmacy

Where: 3300 Las Vegas Boulevard [map], 89109
October 24, 2014 at 1:22 PM | by | Comments (13)

Treasure Island will be home to the Las Vegas Strip's newest CVS, but it turns out this one won't be like all the rest, anymore.

Earlier this week, the resort requested permission from county officials to change the coming CVS into a stop that's "more like a grocery store than a pharmacy." Officials greenlighted the proposal without comment so more specifics are not known at the moment.

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Have An Amazing Halloween Costume? Compete For Ten Grand At The Linq

Where: 3545 Las Vegas Boulevard South [map], 89109
October 23, 2014 at 10:45 AM | by | Comments (3)

Wonder how many High Roller pod costumes this contest will inspire?

The Linq (the outdoor mall, not the almost-here hotel) will host a Halloween competition for adults 21 and over Friday, October 31 from 9 p.m. to midnight.

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