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Rock 'n Roll Wine Cranks It To 11 For 2014's Expanded Amplified Festival

Where: 3900 Las Vegas Blvd. South [map], 89119
July 22, 2014 at 2:48 PM | by | Comments (0)

For fans of the Rock ‘n Roll Wine Amplified Festival who have been in years past, expect big changes October 10 and 11 as the fest crosses the Strip to The Lot (the parking lot turned events center across from Luxor) for the first time. Formerly held at Mandalay Bay Beach, the festival’s main event was a rock concert and wine tasting preceded by a special champagne and desserts night called Bubbles and Chocolate. While the bubbles night is no longer its own separate event, the owners of RnR Wine promise there will be plenty of champagne and sweet treats rolled into their new festival which has grown to two full eight-hour days of booze and music.

The event’s founders, Chris Hammond and Sonny Barton, took a few minutes to discuss the changes with VegasChatter. In response to the reason for expansion, Barton had this to say:

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PGA TOUR Grill Tees Off At McCarran

Where: 5757 Wayne Newton Blvd [map], 89119
July 10, 2014 at 12:48 PM | by | Comments (0)

The PGA TOUR rolls through Silvis, Illinois this week for the John Deere Classic at TPC Deere Run prior to next week’s British Open at Royal Liverpool, but that hasn’t stopped golf’s governing body from taking up a more permanent residence here in Las Vegas.

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Passwords, Secret Bookshelves And The Opening Of 1923 Bourbon & Burlesque

Where: 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. [map], 89119
May 9, 2014 at 6:53 PM | by | Comments (2)

Shrouded in mystery due to both its "secretive" location and unique theme, 1923 Bourbon & Burlesque by Holly Madison officially opened with a bang on May 1 at Mandalay Bay. The Prohibition Era speakeasy with a creative cocktail menu, raucous jazz music and 25-person cigar bar has all the makings of something one would find in the HBO hit Boardwalk Empire, with a modern, Vegas-infused twist.

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GameWorks (Insert That Sound Of Pac-Man Dying)

Where: 6605 Las Vegas Blvd S [map], 89119
May 7, 2014 at 11:08 AM | by | Comment (1)

After missing touted return dates of November 2013 and March 2014, GameWorks has a such a bad case of the Vegas delays that it's fallen into Slotzilla mode and is just not committing to anything, anymore.

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Just One Drink At 1923 Bourbon & Burlesque

Where: 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. [map], 89119
May 2, 2014 at 11:51 AM | by | Comments (0)

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.

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LOOKing Into A New Beauty Experience Not Far From The Strip

Where: 6539 Las Vegas Boulevard South [map], 89119
April 14, 2014 at 1:24 PM | by | Comment (1)

The newest addition to the Las Vegas beauty scene isn’t located in a swanky Strip spa, it’s in Town Square, the outdoor mall south of Mandalay Bay. LOOK Style Society touts itself as “the most comprehensive beauty venue in Las Vegas” and it very well may be. When its Medspa opens in the coming months, it will truly be a full-service beauty bar.

Dr. Orna Fisher is a local plastic surgeon who won’t be doing full surgical procedures at LOOK but rather doing fillers and other non-surgical procedures to improve the look and texture of your skin. Located on the second floor of the venue, there will be a private elevator to allow guests privacy as they have their procedures done because nobody wants the world to know they’ve had work done.

The other components of the beauty smorgasbord are already open for business. The beautiful facility makes you feel like you’re at a trendy boutique and not a salon. Fun white leather furniture just begs for selfies to be taken. High fashion art on the walls gives inspiration for makeover looks.

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New Service, Expanded Routes Set To Take Off At McCarran

Where: 5757 Wayne Newton Blvd [map], 89119
February 11, 2014 at 5:29 PM | by | Comment (1)

Getting here to there via McCarran may become a lot easier for you by year's end.

LAS will open a TSA Pre✓ Application Center in Terminal 1 later this month. Travelers who go through the rigorous pre-screening process are allowed to skip the security steps other fliers typically face before boarding, like removing their shoes and taking out their laptops.

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There's A New Way To Rent A Car At McCarran

Where: 220 Warm Springs Road [map], 89119
January 28, 2014 at 1:17 PM | by | Comments (7)

Another new car rental agency has landed at McCarran Airport.

Sixt, one of the biggest car rental companies in the world but known best to Europeans, has now added Las Vegas to its family of more than 4,000 locations worldwide.

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There's A New Push To Stop Long-Hauling At McCarran

Where: 5757 Wayne Newton Blvd [map], 89119
January 17, 2014 at 12:27 PM | by | Comments (20)

Most Vegas visitors know to beware the long haul. But, it can still happen to the most seasoned pro. Last summer, we recounted how being preoccupied led us to being long-hauled (when a taxi driver takes the long route to your destination) from McCarran Airport. That July post resonated with so many readers that it became our most commented on article for 2013.

Now, Vegas Inc reports that a new long-hauling crackdown launches today. And, it hinges on the hope that McCarran travelers will see the sign.

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Why Doughnuts Should Be On Your Vegas List

Where: 6605 Las Vegas Boulevard South [map], 89119
January 6, 2014 at 4:48 PM | by | Comments (2)

Every kind of food nowadays is “gourmet,” “handmade” or “artisan.” If a hot dog can be gourmet, there isn’t a type of food that can’t be branded that way. Sometimes being gourmet is just a name, but Pink Box Doughnuts is truly a gourmet doughnut shop in the best way possible.

Pink Box Doughnuts offers 35 varieties on any given day, all made with the freshest ingredients and unique flavor profiles. You'll even find the much sought after cronut! If you’re foodie that looks for random types of gourmet eats, you may be familiar with gourmet doughnuts from Voodoo Doughnuts in Portland, OR. Voodoo Doughnuts may not be where gourmet doughnuts began but it’s where they became popular.

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GameWorks Won't Be In Play Again Until 2014

Where: 6605 Las Vegas Blvd South [map], 89119
November 1, 2013 at 1:39 PM | by | Comment (1)

If you were hoping to score a bit of extra fun for the holidays with the Vegas return of GameWorks, we've bad news. Yep, another Vegas delay to report. But, this one almost seems as if it were destined to happen.

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Goodbye, Goretorium... Hello, Sin City Scare Fair

Where: 121 E Sunset Road [map], 89119
October 22, 2013 at 2:04 PM | by | Comment (1)

We’re still scratching our heads over Goretorium’s decision to close up shop just before the Halloween season kicked off. Fortunately, a new player has emerged in the Las Vegas haunted attraction scene to fill the void. At first glance, Sin City Scare Fair sounds a lot like Goretorium. Walk-through haunted attraction? Check. Celebrities from popular TV horror shows? In attendance. Zombie-themed vodka? They’re a sponsor. That’s, however, where the similarities end.

The most important difference between Goretorium and Scare Fair? People don’t leave Scare Fair feeling like they were ripped off. And, with lower ticket prices and more to offer, this new seasonal attraction seems much more likely to succeed. We were invited to attend the Sin City Scare Fair this past weekend to see just what kind of horrors they had in store. A quick glance at their website left us impressed. Two haunted houses, a burial simulator, some type of go-kart race against the dead, a pumpkin patch, and celebrities from both The Walking Dead and American Horror Story. Not bad, not bad, at all.

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