LEGENDS IN CONCERT KEEPS MUSIC MEMORIES ALIVE AT FLAMINGO LAS VEGAS
The new year brings a new luminary cast of legends to the longest-running show in Las Vegas, Legends in Concert at Flamingo Las Vegas. The award-winning production will also unveil mesmerizing new elements including a new opening number for the first time in the show’s history.
Legends also goes back to its roots with the return of rock goddess, Janis Joplin, who was featured in the original cast in 1983. Janis fans will be thrilled by Michelle Rohl’s volcanic vocals and flamboyant style as she pays homage to the one and only Joplin. Rock gems such as “Piece of My Heart” and “Bobby McGee” will remind audiences why her music continues to live on today.
In the midst of the world losing so many music masters over the past year, it is more profound than ever to pay tribute to legendary artists of the past. The incredible talents of Kevin Mills will recreate the star wattage of our very first American Idol, Elvis Presley. The magic of Michael Jackson will be reimagined by the stunning showmanship of Damian Brantley, and Stacey Whitton Summers will bring back the intoxicating beauty of America’s first pin-up and blonde bombshell, Marilyn Monroe.
Legends in Concert continues to celebrate the world’s most famous and influential icons, all gone too soon, giving audiences an extraordinary chance to experience live the most captivating music, fashion and memories of these true legends.
For more than three decades, Legends in Concert has proudly entertained more than 6.6 million Las Vegas visitors and residents, produced over 18,500 performances on the Las Vegas Strip and performed to more than 30 million fans worldwide. Tickets are on sale at all Caesars Entertainment box offices or by calling 702-777-2782. More information is available at www.flamingolasvegas.com or www.legendsinconcert.com.
LEGENDS IN CONCERT COLLABORATES WITH DANCING WITH THE STARS CHOREOGRPAHER LACEY SCHWIMMER
Lacey Schwimmer has teamed up with Legends in Concert, the longest-running show in Las Vegas, to unveil a stunning new production number to open the show at Flamingo Las Vegas on February 11.
“I’m so excited to be choreographing for the iconic Legends in Concert. The show is older than I am but it doesn't look a day over 21,” Schwimmer playfully quipped.
The opening number will feature the song “Legends Never Die” which highlights this beautiful theme threaded through the musical tour de force.
“We are ecstatic to present an opening theatrical number for the first time in the show’s 34 year history. Opening the show with a customized ensemble piece is a concept I have wanted to integrate into the show for quite some time,” said Gina Adams, vice president for Legends in Concert. “Lacey’s award-winning talents have dazzled fans on ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ and ‘Dancing with the Stars,’ and we’re thrilled to collaborate with her expertise to bring our vision to life.”
In addition to the new opening number, the Legends production team consisting of Toni Lee, Melden Steele, Bernard Polk and Hilary Caldwell, are also producing a fantastic new high-energy finale that is sure to leave audiences with feel-good music memories that after 34 years Legends continues to deliver.
Legends goes back to its roots with music gods and goddesses of the past, such as Janis Joplin, Michael Jackson, Marilyn Monroe and Elvis Presley. Legends in Concert continues to celebrate the world’s most famous and influential icons, all gone too soon, giving audiences an extraordinary chance to experience live the most captivating music, fashion and memories of these true legends.
CHER'S BEAT GOES ON by Matt Keleman
When Cher returns to Las Vegas this week with her extended engagement at Park Theater at Monte Carlo, she brings the confidence of a superstar headliner. Classic Cher is the latest in a long line of Strip productions and appearances that dates back nearly five decades to when she and Sonny Bono opened for Pat Boone for a month at the Frontier Hotel, cultivating an act they would turn into a hit TV show within a few short years. Since then Cher has had a Vegas production for nearly every phase of her career, each a more flamboyant spectacle than the last. Classic Cher promises to be the culmination of all of that experience, with a set list tailored to celebrate her song catalog.
At least one poignant moment from a previous show is likely to return. At her last residency at the Colosseum at Caesars she sang “I Got You Babe” with Bono via a screen projection of her late ex-husband. She expressed last year in an interview with ET that she would like to bring it back, and for a show that covers the spectrum of her career it would be hard to top that moment. She and Bono were so ingratiated with Vegas before becoming television stars that they recorded a pair of live albums at Strip venues, the second at the Sahara (now the SLS and the W Las Vegas).
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The diva is back: Diana Ross says, Working in Las Vegas is a very special and unique gift. By Robin Leach/LVRJ
When Diana Ross returns to The Venetian on Wednesday night, it marks the start of her third nine-show mini-residency here. The still-glamorous 72-year-old diva was the founding member and lead singer of The Supremes who during the 1960s was Motown’s most-successful act.
To this day, The Supremes are still one of the bestselling girl groups of all time with 12 No. 1 hits. Diana departed The Supremes in 1970, and her first solo album, which included “Reach Out and Touch Somebody’s Hand” and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” also went to No. 1.
Diana was declared the most successful female music artist in history by The Guinness Book of World Records in 1993 and named The Female Entertainer of the Century by Billboard Magazine.
I had the opportunity to ask her 10 quick questions as she got ready for a flight to Las Vegas, and, as you can see, she still has a great sense of humor:
SHEPARD FAIREY AND D*FACE TO ADD NEW MURALS TO PLAZA HOTEL & CASINO IN DOWNTOWN LAS VEGAS
The Plaza Hotel & Casino in conjunction with Life is Beautiful Festival and global art curator Justkids has partnered with contemporary street artist Shepard Fairey and English multimedia artist D*Face to unveil new murals in Downtown Las Vegas on Saturday, Feb. 11. Located on the exterior of the Plaza Hotel & Casino, the works are the latest additions to Downtown’s ever-growing outdoor art gallery curated by Life is Beautiful.
“The Plaza, like Downtown Las Vegas itself, has a mix of classic Rat-Pack Vegas culture with eclectic modern influences, so we are proud to sponsor this mural project which will add a vibrant artistic flare to the property without compromising its historic integrity or ambiance,” said Jonathan Jossel, CEO of the Plaza Hotel & Casino. “The murals will further diversify the art installations available for public viewing Downtown and be another unique element enhancing a visitor’s experience at the Plaza and in Downtown Las Vegas.”
“Since its inception, Life is Beautiful has contributed dozens of permanent murals and art installations to beautify Las Vegas’ downtown district,” said Ryan Doherty, chief experience officer at Life is Beautiful. “We are very excited to have artists like Shepard Fairey and D*Face contributing to our community through these amazing works of art.”
Fairey, best known for his Obey campaign, Barack Obama “Hope” poster and most recent “We the People” work, will bring his favorite signature imagery to the Plaza Hotel, which is the tallest building he has painted in Las Vegas. Recognized for his pop-art style, D*Face will create a unique mural using bright colors, graphic shapes and comic book images.
“It’s a very ambitious project. The walls are massive and we couldn’t have found a better fit than Shepard Fairey and D*Face to do such challenging artwork because of the skills it requires technically and artistically,” said Charlotte Dutoit, Justkids curator. “We are very happy to continue our partnership with Life Is Beautiful on such an iconic Vegas hotel as the Plaza.”
The burgeoning neighborhood is also home to additional murals by both Fairey and D*Face located throughout the Fremont East Entertainment District. A testament to its commitment to enriching the Las Vegas community with art, this is the second time Life is Beautiful has collaborated with a casino-resort to infuse art into their property outside of the festival’s footprint.
Terry Fator Welcomes Fans into his Entertainment Empire for the First Time with Backstage Meet and Greets
For the first time, Terry Fator is bringing fans behind the curtain of his show, Terry Fator: The VOICE of Entertainment and into his private dressing room for exclusive meet and greet opportunities* beginning Jan. 30, 2017. Fans of the show will have the opportunity to meet the entertainer in person, meet his puppets from the show and receive a complimentary commemorative photo.
Terry Fator: The VOICE of Entertainment
Monday-Thursday, select Fridays and Saturdays
*Meet and greets are available select Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Please visit terryfator.com for availability. Meet and greet tickets are sold separately and do not include admission to the show.
Tickets for Terry Fator: The VOICE of Entertainment start at $59, plus applicable taxes and fees. Meet and greet tickets are available for an additional $64 per person, plus applicable taxes and fees.
Tickets can be purchased at the Terry Fator Theatre box office, by phone at 702-792-7777 or 800-963-9634 or online at mirage.com. For more information, visit terryfator.com.
Blondie and Garbage to co-headline Rage and Rapture Tour at The Pearl at Palms Casino Resort
Rock legends Blondie and multi-platinum selling artists Garbage will co-headline the Rage and Rapture Tour at the Pearl Concert Theater inside Palms Casino Resort on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $59 plus tax and applicable fees and go on sale Friday, February 17, 2017 at 10 a.m.
Tickets for Blondie and Garbage are $59, $79, $89 and $119 plus tax and applicable fees and go on sale Friday, February 17, 2017 at 10 a.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. and guests under 21 must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets can be purchased at the Pearl Concert Theater box office, any Station Casinos Rewards Center or online at Ticketmaster.com. For more information, please visit www.sclv.com/concerts or www.palms.com. For exclusive ticket pre-sale information connect with Palms Casino Resort and the Pearl on Twitter @Palms and @PearlatPalms, Instagram @PalmsCasinoResort and Facebook.
Pose, Snap and Share Your Las Vegas Memories with the New 3-D Trick Eye Experience at Monte Carlo Resort and Casino Now Through 2018
Widely known for its popularity throughout Asia, the new Trick Eye Experience at Monte Carlo Resort and Casino encourages passersby to become part of the art with life-size interactive 3-D paintings.
The Trick Eye Experience was created by Melanie Stimmell and her team of artists at LA-based street art company, We Talk Chalk. The concept is designed to entice guests to explore the work, insert themselves into the scenario and pose for photos, bringing the vibrant paintings to life.
Located on BLVD Plaza at Monte Carlo, two one-of-a-kind, hand-painted murals invite visitors to strike a pose and snap a photo "inside" the art. The Scorpion Mural pays homage to Nevada’s natural landscape and features three brown and orange scorpions living outside a terrarium. If you dare to stand on the platform, it appears as if you are inside the terrarium, accompanied by prickly cacti and a fuchsia succulent.
Steps away from the Sambalatte patio, a second mural caters to visitors with an overwhelming sweet tooth. The dessert-themed “trick eye” artwork features 12 vibrantly colored macaroons and a fuzzy, yellow and black striped bumble bee. Guests can join the scene and appear to be caught with not only their hand, but their entire body inside the mouth-watering cookie jar.
For the fearless few, a third painting can be found outside the west casino entrance of the resort, closest to T-Mobile Arena. A great white shark with razor sharp teeth waits for the opportunity to devour its visitors before they have a chance to enter the resort. Pose just right and you’ll frighten family members with the illusion.
"Each piece creates the illusion of being a part of the painting and invites those walking by to engage with the murals and take photos,” said Stimmell. “At first observers are unsure of what they’re looking at, but as soon as someone joins the piece, each work of art comes alive.”
The Trick Eye Experience at Monte Carlo will be on display until 2018. Additional murals will be added throughout 2017.
Las Vegas Top Ten Values: February 2017
Since 1983 the Las Vegas Advisor has provided hundreds of thousands of Las Vegas visitors with a monthly list of the best bargains in town.
1. Steak Dinner - Ellis Island - 24 hours - $7.99
The complete steak dinner, available 24 hours a day at Ellis Island for $7.99, is back in the #1 spot after a month at #2 due to the opening of the Lucky Dragon. We tried it again last month and quality was as high as it’s always been for this best of Las Vegas’ many steak dinner specials. To get the $7.99 price you have to print out two coupons from an EI kiosk, the second after playing at least $5 in any slot machine with your club card inserted.
2. Shrimp Cocktail - Skyline - 24 hours - $1.49
The shrimp cocktail at Skyline is served 24/7 at the main bar and comes in a cocktail glass, with no filler lettuce or celery, and topped with a tangy sauce.
3. Beer - Best Western Plus Casino Royale - 24 hours - $1
The Casino Royale bar has completed its build-out and some drink prices have been raised, but the Michelob deal survives. You can still get a Michelob or Michelob Ultra in the bottle around the clock for just a buck.
4. Breakfast - Klondike Sunset - Daily - $1.49
The $1.49 bacon or sausage & eggs breakfast at Klondike Sunset is the lowest-priced eggs-and-meat breakfast in town, available every day from 7 to 11 am. Plus there are four more good specials served during the same hours.
5. Draft Beer - Flamingo Las Vegas - Daily - 5¢
Against the odds, the Flamingo’s 5¢ beer (#7) made it through its first month and continues to be served daily from 5 to 6 pm at the 5 O’Clock Somewhere Bar in the Margaritaville Casino area. This deal packs ’em in for an hour, so head over a little early and pay retail ($6) for the first one to stake out your position, then pop another five for just a quarter more.
6. Mac King - Harrah's - Tues.-Sat. - $14.98
It looks like the deal for the Mac King Comedy Magic Show at Harrah’s has changed slightly. Rather than having to buy two tickets to get the discount, we’re told that you can buy single tickets for $14.98 apiece. Go to the players club and ask for the Mac King drink-ticket special, or just use the vouchers in the Member Rewards Book when you get a subscription to the Las Vegas Advisor.
7. Hot Dog - South Point - Daily - $1.25
With a price increase on the wieners at competitor Gold Coast, the $1.25 hot dogs at South Point become an even better deal. The dogs are sold from a cart in the sports book from 10 am until 5 pm. They come with onions, kraut, and relish at no additional charge and there’s a three-per-person limit.
8. Breakfasts/Burger - Arizona Charlie's - both locations - 24 hours - $4.99
Arizona Charlie’s is back on the list with its trio of specials in the Sourdough Cafés at both Decatur and Boulder. Get steak & eggs, ham & eggs, or a hamburger & fries for $4.99 when you show your club card. All three deals are offered 24/7, except mid.-6 am Mon.-Fri. at Boulder.
9. Lunch Comp - Crown & Anchor - Daily - $20 buy-in
Also returning is the lunch comp at Crown & Anchor. Play $20 through a machine and get anything on the menu comped. Hours are 8 am-2:30 pm at the east location (Tropicana/Maryland Pkwy.) and 11 am-3 pm at the west (Spring Mtn./Decatur). If you miss lunch, the offer is extended for appetizers until 6 pm on the east and 7 pm on the west.
10. Oysters - Andiron - 5-7 pm - $1
Of almost a dozen restaurants serving $1 oysters at some time during the month, Andiron Steak & Sea in Downtown Summerlin is the best of them. The fresh-shucked oysters are dished daily from 5 to 7 pm in the bar and until closing on Tuesdays. More details on Las Vegas’ other dollar-oyster options in the Las Vegas Advisor.
At least one Caveman will miss the circus. By John Katsliometes/LVRJ
Kevin Burke performs all by himself in “Defending the Caveman.” But will he also stand alone in missing the circus?
Before he started defending husbands for crimes of domestic silliness in the one-man play he has performed more than 4,100 times, Burke was a Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus clown. He spent a year at the famed Clown College and then worked 618 shows during his year on the circus train in 1986.
That was long ago, but Burke is still an enthusiastic fan of the circus. “It’s one of those things that once you’re in, you’re all the way in, he says. We've all lived this life and we're all still a part of it.
Tenors of Rock bring theatrical flair to classic rock. BY Mike Weatherford/LVRJ
Photo by Denise Truscello
Whether the name Tenors of Rock sounds pretty awesome or pretty ridiculous, the new Harrah,s Las Vegas show baits a powerful trap.
Rock-chick dancers on stripper poles and Phantoms big Music of the Night song in the same show?
Five theatrically trained voices singing “Bohemian Rhapsody” but also putting barbershop harmonies to “Sweet Child o’ Mine”?
Freddie Mercury, always one to see the humor in going over the top, probably would have smiled.
Axl Rose, who doesn’t seem to find much humor in anything, probably would not. In his case, a righteous head nod would be a sign of approval.
Steve's Las Vegas Quickies
The Poker Room at Monte Carlo will close Tuesday, April 25, 2017. A variety of premier poker rooms in the neighborhood are available to guests including those at Bellagio, ARIA and MGM Grand. The Monte Carlo Race & Sports Book, adjacent to the Poker Room, will remain open.
As part of the ongoing transformation into Park MGM, Brand Steakhouse at Monte Carlo will close Thursday, May 11, 2017. Details on a new concept for the space will be made available in the coming months.
Du-Par's at the Golden Gate has ceased operations as of February 7th.
Big Win at Cosmo: A man from Pennsylvania who was in town for the Super Bowl hit big today at the Cosmopolitan. After playing the same Wheel of Fortune machine off and on over the weekend, he hit for a jackpot for $1.1 million.
Movie Mondays: Monday is movie day at the Palms. Earn 300 points ($100 coin-in) and get a free Brenden Theater movie ticket. You have to earn the points on Monday, but the ticket is valid anytime; excludes 3D films, Sony, IMAX, & special engagements.
Paradise Park to Begin Work this Year: Steve Wynn says that he expects to begin construction on his Paradise Park project before the end of this year. Wynn emphasized that Wynn Resorts' future lies in "nongaming attractions"; however, no additional details were disclosed about the $1.5 billion "lake resort" that will be built behind Wynn Las Vegas and Encore.
More Information on Rumor: The sale of Rumor, is no rumor. The 150-room boutique hotel across from the Hard Rock has been sold to a group based in Hong Kong for $18 million. According to an account in today's LV Review-Journal, the name has already been changed to Serene Vegas, though no other details regarding future plans were divulged.
Together again, Queen + Adam Lambert will make a North America 25-city arena tour this summer with a stop at T-Mobile Arena Saturday, June 24. Tickets range from $49.50 to $175.
Engelbert Humperdinck, who has sold 140 million records worldwide, will make a stop with his 50th Anniversary Tour at The Orleans Showroom Feb. 25-26 at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $54.95.
Steely Dan has announced a nine-night residency of their “Reelin' In The Chips” show at the Opaline Theatre at The Venetian April 12-29. Ticket prices range from $69 - $225. Note the Opaline Theatre was formerly the Rock of Ages Theatre and it's located across from the Sands Showroom in Restaurant Row.
A new show just opened at the Royal Resort on Convention Center Drive called Rainbow Cabaret - A Tribute to Judy Garland and Liza Minnelli. It's starring show business veterans Denise Rose as Garland and Suzanne Goulet as Minnelli. Shows are in The Majestik Theatre at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and 4 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets are $20, call 702-334-1864.
Stations Casinos is giving bingo a comeback with a state-of-the art, 432-seat Bingo Room at Santa Fe Station with separate enclosed smoking area, private restrooms, full bar with select pastries, 30 screens, state of the art sound and lighting system, and specialty sessions like X-treme Bingo and Ladies' Night. The company is in the process of building a new bingo room at Palace Station, which was once called Bingo Palace. That project should be completed in the second quarter of this year.
Tony Sacca, a popular figure on stage and television for more than three decades in Las Vegas, died Monday night of a heart attack. He was 65.
His longtime partner, Josette LeBlond, said Tuesday morning that Sacca died soon after checking in to the emergency room at Spring Valley Hospital.
Valetine's Day In Las Vegas
The Most Romantic Restaurants in Las Vegas by Susan Stappleton
Maybe you want to create a romantic setting for a first date. Maybe you're celebrating a big anniversary or want to propose. Take heart. These restaurants know how to make any dinner seem that much more romantic. Whether you want a stunning view to go with your romance, a rose to go with dinner, a setting made for an art lover or just a place that knows how to make any occasion seem romantic, these restaurants in Las Vegas do things right.
Try the stunning Eiffel Tower Restaurant for a Parisian setting, Alizé for a restaurant with a view, Le Cirque for pristine service with a view of the Fountains at Bellagio or Hugo's Cellar for a rose for every lady. These restaurants do it right.
Marriage Can Be Murder a Dangerously Fun Valentines Date
Make killer memories this Valentines with award-winning Marriage Can Be Murder at the D Las Vegas February 10-14. The dangerously fun date package includes a champagne toast, rose, and box of chocolates. To complete the evening of comedic intrigue, a three-course meal, tax, and server gratuity is included in the per person price.
Dangerously Fun ticket option 1: $74.98
Dangerously Fun ticket option 2: $91.33, VIP upgrade (host will pepper in extras: priority seating, souvenir t-shirt, and an additional alcoholic beverage.)
Visit thed.com and use the online promo code: VDay17. The first body drops at 6:30 p.m. and doors open at 6 p.m. Menu includes choice of Foul Play Chicken, Dead Meat Beef or Meatless Mayhem Pasta.
Deception and dinner all lead to a deliciously dangerous belly laughing good time, said producer, creator, and actor, Eric Post. Hold on for dear life and prepare for the best date night ever.
About Marriage Can Be Murder
Murderous Fun You'll Die Laughing. Play detective with this award winning mix of comedy and murder mystery, where the actors are planted among the unsuspecting guests. The shenanigans unravel and bodies drop nightly at 6:30 p.m. at the D showroom at the D Las Vegas. Phone the box office at 702-388-2111 or visit thed.com.
Valentine's Day $74.98
Three-course meal, non-alcoholic beverage, glass champagne, rose, box chocolates, server gratuity, taxes, and fees. Upgrade to VIP, $91.33.
Three-course meal, non-alcoholic beverage, server gratuity, taxes, and fees.
Three-course meal, alcoholic beverage (1), souvenir t-shirt, priority seats, server gratuity, taxes, and fees.
It's your 15 minutes of fame and participate in the show! Three-course meal, alcoholic beverages (2), souvenir photo and t-shirt, premium seating, server gratuity, taxes, and fees.
Group and private parties quotes are available. Phone the D Box Office at 702-388-2111.
5 unconventional ideas for Valentine's Day in Las Vegas by Chris Kudialis
As the marriage capital of the United States, Las Vegas is perhaps synonymous with romance and special occasions like Valentine’s Day.
And with the most romantic holiday of the year just days away, restaurants, shows and even nightclubs valleywide are quickly filling up, according to Nevada Restaurant Association director of business development Tim Hacker.
“Yeah, it’s a pretty big day,” Hacker said. “There’s usually a rush for reservations."
But Valentine’s Day fun can be found off the beaten Las Vegas path, too. From helicopter tours to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway and even shooting ranges, the valley has its fair share of unique attractions that doesn’t include expensive dinners, wine glasses or Boyz II Men serenades. With that in mind, here are five out-of-the-box ideas for spending this year’s Valentines Day in Las Vegas with your special someone:
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NO ORDINARY LOVE ON VALENTINE'S DAY by Chanelle Hayes
In a relationship? With a large group? Single? Doesn’t matter—there are plenty of ways to get the most out of Valentine’s Day in Las Vegas. Maybe you want to have a nice picnic, maybe you want to spark the flames of romance at a concert, maybe you’re looking to transport your special someone away to a special romantic rendezvous or maybe you’re looking to throw a little shade an ex’s way. Whatever your Feb. 14 intentions, just remember: What happens in Vegas ...
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Cabo Wabo Cantina to Celebrate Love with Chocolate and Booze this Valentine's Day
Cabo Wabo Cantina, located inside Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood, will celebrate Valentine’s Day with a specialty cocktail and heart-shaped chips and guacamole special, available exclusively on Tuesday, Feb. 14.
Fall in love with cherries and chocolate with the Chocolate Covered Cherry cocktail, a blend of Pinnacle Whipped Crème vodka, Luxardo Maraschino liquor and Godiva white chocolate liquor, served in a martini glass and garnished with a chocolate dipped cherry, priced at $12. Chips and Guac for Two will also be available, featuring fresh guacamole made with avocado, tomatoes, jalapeños, cilantro, onions and lime juice, served with freshly made, heart-shaped tortilla chips, priced at $8.95.
Fall In Love This Valentine's Day at Therapy Restaurant With Romantic Three-Course Menu
Love can't last without Therapy's.Valentine's Day dinner that is! Therapy restaurant, located in the heart of the Fremont East Entertainment District, will introduce a romantic Valentine's Day menu available on Tuesday, Feb. 14.
Designed for love birds to share, the menu is priced at $40 per person and includes a shared appetizer, entrée, shared dessert and a complimentary bottle of J. Brut sparkling wine or Astoria Japanese sparkling wine.
Created by Chef Talen Lancaster, the three-course meal begins with a choice between: empanadas, made with oxtail, veggies or spicy chorizo; almond-stuffed dates, wrapped in bacon served with romesco sauce; a baked ricotta dish with truffled fig jam, roasted almonds, cranberry and walnut crostini; chicken meatballs, served with jalapeño cilantro pesto and shaved parmesan; or Therapy's signature salad, made with radish, Granny Smith apples, candied walnuts with blue cheese crumbles and white balsamic vinaigrette.
Entrée options will include: Dominic's Hunters chicken, served with mashed potatoes and red wine mushroom sauce; sliced chimichurri steak, served with a chimichurri sauce and fried onion strings; or Therapy's catch of the day, a fresh daily fish selection.
Dinner will conclude with dessert options, including: cast iron smores, crumbled carrot cake, La Dolce Vita macadamia cheesecake or sorbet. Therapy will also be serving a holiday cocktail, the Stupid Cupid, throughout the entire month of February priced at $10.
The downtown restaurant is open from 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11:30 to 12 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. Therapy also offers an exclusive lunch menu available 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., daily.
Therapy has become one of Downtown Las Vegas' top dining destinations at 518 E. Fremont St. Located in the vibrant Fremont East Entertainment District between 6th St. and Las Vegas Blvd., Therapy combines the best elements of downtown dining and drinking into one destination complete with an American gastro-style menu and full bar program with more than 40 craft beers. More information may be found at www.therapylv.com, calling 702-912-1622 or following on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @Therapy_LV.
Defending the Caveman, the Amorous Show about the Sexes, Rolls Out Special Valentine's Package for Two, $69.69++ Fork & Spoon
Available February 10-14, includes champagne, chocolates and a rose
Defending the Caveman the amorous show about the sexes is offering a special ticket price of $69.69++ for two, called the Fork & Spoon from February 10-14. This tantalizing offer starts the evening with a champagne toast and box of romantic chocolates, and includes a rose. The production is 8:40 p.m. nightly inside the Showroom at the D Las Vegas. Tickets available by phone at 702-388-2111 or tickets.thed.com. Code VDAY69.
Defending the Caveman speaks to anyone who has ever been in a relationship, diving into the differences couples may face through witty banter and insightful observations that teach the audience they're not alone in navigating relationships the ways one fights, laughs and loves. The one-man role is performed by comedian and actor Kevin Burke, who has performed the show more than 4,000 times since 2003, and was awarded Las Vegas Performer of the Year for his portrayal in the role.
Every show it never fails, affectionate nudging, finger pointing and audience members who say they have fallen in love all over again, said Burke. I'd say it's a sure bet for those special valentine memories.
Defending the Caveman Las Vegas
Celebrating 10 Years in Las Vegas, Defending the Caveman made its debut in June 2007 in downtown Las Vegas, and is the longest-running one-man show in Broadway history, and currently Las Vegas’ only resident Broadway show. Find Defending the Caveman Facebook or Twitter, Instagram @CavemanVegas.
Performances are 8:40 p.m. nightly at the D showroom at the D Las Vegas. Regularly priced tickets are $34.95++, general admission; $44.95++, VIP admission and includes priority seating and a Defending the Caveman t-shirt; and $58.18++, Platinum admission and includes first-tier seating, a commemorative photo, Defending the Caveman t-shirt, and one well drink, domestic beer or house wine. Click here to purchase tickets, or phone the box office at 702-388-2111.
Pancho's Mexican Restaurant will Raise a Glass to Love and Tequila this Valentine's Day
Pancho's Mexican Restaurant, located in Downtown Summerlin, will celebrate Valentine's Day with a Tequila for Twommargarita special available exclusively on Tuesday, Feb. 14.
Singles and couples alike may enjoy the Tequila for Two margarita special, featuring the Strawberry Kiss margarita: a 50-ounce margarita for two, made with Sauza Blue Reposado tequila, triple sec, sweet and sour and strawberry syrup, priced at $23.95.
Modeled after a classic Mexican hacienda, Pancho's romantic décor will set the date night mood with colorful Mexican tiles, stained glass windows, lush greenery and a bubbling, oversized fountain.
Reservations may be made by calling 702-982-0111 or at www.panchosrestaurant.com.
Make this Valentine's Day Enchanting with FANTASY'S Dinner and Show Packages
The ladies of FANTASY invite singles and couples alike to indulge this Valentine's Day with romantic dinner and show packages at Tacos & Tequila + Rice & Company and TENDER Steak & Seafood at Luxor Hotel and Casino, available throughout the month of February.
Guests may choose among various packages for the ultimate Valentine's Date Night filled with romance featuring hand-picked prix-fixe menus, tickets to FANTASY and a seductive 2017 FANTASY Natural Beauties of Las Vegas calendar.
Tacos and Tequila will serve up el amor with its dinner and show package, priced at $70 per person. The menu will begin with a choice of a Chicken Quesadilla, Beef Flautas or a Caesar Salad followed by the entrée course which will offer guests the choice between Chicken Fajitas with marinated grilled chicken, peppers and onions; Pork Carnitas with slow-roasted pork, habanero sauce, pickled onions and guacamole; Combo Enchiladas featuring cheese, pulled chicken and Baracoa beef or the Combination Taco Platter with steak, chicken and carnitas tacos. All entrées are served with a side of Mexican black beans and rice. The meal will conclude with the choice of a special sweet treat, Tres Leches, Chocolate Quesadilla or Morenita Chocolate Brownie.
Rice & Company will give diners the chance to treat themselves with a delectable three-course dinner and show package, priced at $85. The romantic evening will begin with a choice of Miso Soup with tofu, wakame and scallions or mouthwatering Egg Drop Soup with vegetables and scallions. For the main entrée, guests may choose between flavorful Garlic Shrimp with Vegetables; sizzling Mongolian Wok Beef or traditional Chicken and Broccoli. All entrées are served family style with brown or white rice. Dessert will present a Green Tea Ice Cream paired with an almond tuile.
TENDER Steak & Seafood's three-course dinner and show package is priced at $90 per person. The first course will offer an amuse-bouche featuring beef and bacon rillettes, pickled mustard seeds and parmesan lavash chips. For the second course, guests are given the option of Garden Mesclun Greens Salad with baby lettuces, Persian cucumber, oven-dried tomatoes, shaved fennel and radish, topped with black currant balsamic vinaigrette and Wild Mushroom Soup featuring creamed wild mushrooms and micro herbs. Entrée selections include: 10-ounce Natural Angus Beef Ribeye Steak, served with seasonal vegetables and potato wedges, roasted pearl onions and Wagyu beef butter; Organic Jidori Half Chicken and Shrimp featuring whiskey-braised chicken with seared Cajun shrimp, Tasso ham and Creole sauce on organic corn grits or Skuna Bay Salmon, pan-roasted salmon with sautéed kale and cabbage, heirloom cherry tomatoes and truffle caviar in miso ginger broth. The romantic dinner concludes with a Dessert Tasting Trio, comprised of crème brûlée, cheesecake and chocolate cake. All dinners will include artisan breads with pumpkin seed pesto in extra virgin olive oil with Hawaiian Red Sea Salt.
All show and dinner packages include tax and gratuity. To purchase a dinner and show package, guests may visit Luxor’s box office or call 702.262.4400.
Wine and Dine Your Valentine at HEXX Las Vegas with Romantic Prix Fixe Menu and Chocolate Gift Baskets
HEXX Kitchen + Bar and HEXX Chocolate + Confexxions at Paris Las Vegas will set the mood for a sweet and delicious Valentine’s Day with a three-course prix fixe menu for two available exclusively on Tuesday, Feb. 14 and wine and chocolate gift baskets, available throughout the month of February.
Paired with romantic views of the Las Vegas Strip on HEXX’s heated Strip-side patio, couples will be treated to a three-course menu prepared by Executive Chef Matthew Piekarski. The meal will begin with Hearts of Palm salad, topped with blood orange vinaigrette, avocado, candied quinoa, pomello, fennel and red onion.
For the main course, HEXX will serve prime filet mignon with butter poached prawns, accompanied by freekah risotto and roasted Brussels sprouts. The meal will conclude with HEXX’s chocolate mousse featuring single-origin Tanzania chocolate mousse, housemade peanut butter crème, sweet and spicy peanuts and Concord grape gelee.
HEXX’s Valentine’s Day menu will be priced at $85 per person. Reservations can be made by calling 702.331.5551.
Guests can purchase a gift basket themed for the holiday at HEXX Chocolate + Confexxions, located adjacent to HEXX Kitchen + Bar. The gift basket includes a bottle of Summers Andriana's Cuvee Cabernet Sauvignon (Sonoma-Napa-Lake). Each basket will also include five 2.12-ounce dark bars and five 2.12-ounce milk bars. The gift basket is priced at $94.95.
CRUSH at MGM Grand Heats Up Valentine's Day with Four-Course Menu
Celebrate Valentine's Day with your main squeeze at CRUSH at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, where Executive Chef William DeMarco has created a romantic menu to heat up the occasion, available exclusively on Tuesday, Feb. 14.
Dinner will begin with a sweet and salty starter of Roasted Baby Beets and Prosciutto served with crispy polenta cake, fresh figs, baby candy cane and yellow beets. The second course will feature Diver Sea Scallops topped with beech mushrooms and a port wine reduction. Aged Grilled Sirloin Steak served with potato gratin strudel will be served as the main course. The meal will conclude with a decadent dessert, the Chocolate Seduction, a mouthwatering array of hand-selected chocolates. This four-course meal is priced at $89 per person plus tax.
The Punch Drunk Love cocktail pairs well with the celebratory menu and is made with mint-infused Hendricks gin, Lillet Rosé, fresh watermelon juice and fresh lime juice, priced at $14.
Reservations are being accepted now and may be made online at www.crushmgm.com or by calling 702-891-3222.
Triple George Grill across from Downtown Grand is doing a $99 four course dinner for 2.
Love is in the air! Celebrate this day of love at one of the Clique Hospitality restaurants.
Bottiglia at Green Valley Ranch will have menu specials such as the Wood Roasted Black Bass, Rotisserie Veal Ossobuco for two and Whipped House Made Ricotta. Bottiglia will also have a special children’s menu which will include a candy bar and a craft table!
Salute at Red Rock Resort will also have Valentine’s menu specials with Kobe Beef Tartare, Smoked Scallops, Chocolate Almond Mousse cake and more!
Hearthstone at Red Rock Resort will be offering 50% off bottles of wine along with menu specials that include dishes such as Beef Wellington, Sashimi’s and Oysters.
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Get Savory in Summerlin - Hawthorn Grill NOW OPEN at JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa
Hawthorn Grill, with its perfect balance of crave-worthy steakhouse fare and American classics alongside an extensive wine and cocktail program, is officially open at JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa. Bringing a new level of dining sophistication to the area, Hawthorn Grill features a rich bar area, perfect for an after-work or pre-dinner drink; a large, yet cozy dining room easily accommodating a large family dinner or a romantic date; and an expansive outdoor patio with a vibrant waterfall surrounded by lush foliage. The restaurant is open daily for breakfast, including a signature breakfast buffet, Sunday brunch, dinner, and bar hours.
The opening of Hawthorn Grill marks the first new restaurant in five years, signifying new beginnings at the prestigious Summerlin resort. Chef Joseph Swan, formerly of the Eiffel Tower Restaurant, oversees Hawthorn Grill as executive chef, Christian Umlauf serves as general manager having also come from The Strip at db Brasserie, and JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa’s Executive Pastry Chef Jeremy Choo handles the sweet side of Hawthorn Grill. The team at Blau + Associates, a group that has taken west side dining to a new level, served as consultants on the project.
Chef Swan takes the traditional steakhouse to the next level with offerings such as Classic French Onion Soup with three types of onion, sherry, brioche crouton, gruyere and provolone; Roasted Beets & Burrata with prosciutto, toasted pistachios and arugula; and Sweet & Sticky Lamb Ribs with honey, mint, garlic and lemon as starters. In addition to signature steaks, highlighted entrees include Colorado Lamb T-Bone with chimichurri; a chili-rubbed Smoked Kurobuta Pork Chop; Maine Lobster with Sweet Potato Gnocchi with spaghetti squash, spinach and shellfish butter; and a Slow-Braised Prime Short Rib with parsnip puree, roasted Brussels sprouts and crispy shallots. Sides include Hawthorn Grill’s Mojito Fries, Thick Cut Onion Rings, Cauliflower Gratin and Home-Style Mac and Cheese.
Guests can also indulge their sweet side with a mouth-watering dessert from Chef Choo. Sure to be popular with all palettes are the Smores Churro with warm ganache, cinnamon sugar churros and toasted marshmallow; the Apple Tart Tatin with candied almonds and salted caramel sauce, served with vanilla bean ice cream; and the traditional Hawthorn Soufflé served with crème Anglaise and whipped cream .
To complement the classic menu, Hawthorn Grill’s bar program features a variety of hand-crafted cocktails from the seasonal Apple Cider Moscow Mulewith Absolute Orient Apple Vodka, Apple Cider and Fever Tree Ginger Beer and the signature Hawthorn Mimosa featuring Pama Pomegranate Liqueur, St. Germain, fresh-brewed Hawthorn Tea topped with sparkling wine; to the modern classics like the Spice Market Old Fashioned with Knob Creek Bourbon, Spiced Maple Syrup and Moroccan Bitters or the Russell's Reserve Barrel Aged Manhattan, barrel-aged in house for a minimum of 14 days. Hawthorn Grill also boasts an extensive wine list with more than 1,100 choices which can be seen on display as guests enter the restaurant.
Situated in the Spa Tower on the south side of the resort, Hawthorn Grill has more than 18,000 square feet with seating for more than 370 guests in the main dining room, outdoor patio, and lounge. Diners can opt for the main dining room which features private booths, lush banquettes and tables in a chic steakhouse setting. As the weather warms up, guests will be able to dine al fresco and bask in the beauty of the spacious outdoor patio area. Opening this spring, the outdoor area features the sounds of the nearby waterfalls and the delights of the beautiful foliage, including the restaurant’s namesake Hawthorn bush. Two private dining rooms can seat groups from 18-40 and semi-private patios run alongside the larger private dining room as well as a small reception area, making it a perfect setting for a small wedding or special event.
Hawthorn Grill is open daily for dinner 5 -10 p.m. Sunday - Thursday and 5 -11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The lounge is open 4 p.m.- midnight Sunday - Thursday and 4 p.m.- 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Hawthorn Grill is also open for breakfast 6 -11 a.m. Monday- Friday with the weekday breakfast buffet beginning at 7 a.m. Weekend breakfast hours are 6 a.m. - noon on Saturday with buffet beginning at 7 a.m. Sunday mornings are also home to brunch with the brunch menu available 6 am.- 1 p.m. and the brunch buffet 7 a.m. - 1 p.m.
MAVERICK HELICOPTERS AND LIP SMACKING FOODIE TOURS LAUNCH ONE-OF-A-KIND NIGHT OUT EXPERIENCE IN LAS VEGAS, SAVORY BITES & NEON LIGHTS
The duo have partnered after both were voted Best Tour in Las Vegas Review-Journal's 2016 Best of Las Vegas Awards
Award-winning helicopter operator, Maverick Helicopters, has partnered with Las Vegas' top-rated culinary tour company, Lip Smacking Foodie Tours, to offer the ultimate dining and helicopter experience. Savory Bites & Neon Lights features an exclusive tasting at five prominent restaurants, followed by Maverick Helicopters renowned Vegas Nights flight over the Las Vegas Strip.
We're excited to dive into this partnership and offer two of the best experiences Las Vegas has to offer,said Bryan Kroten, vice president of marketing at Maverick Helicopters. Combining a night of unique culinary tastings with one of Maverick Helicopters most popular flights makes Savory Bites & Neon Lights one of the most diverse packages in Vegas.
The five hour experience begins at ARIA Resort &Casino and includes a guided tour to each dining venue, reserved seating and up to four signature dishes at each restaurant. Guests can expect to visit acclaimed culinary destinations such as Chef Michael Mina's Bardot Brasserie, Chef Shawn McClain's Sage at ARIA and Chef Costas Spiliadis’ Estiatorio Milos inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Savory Bites & Neon Lights is ideal for the ultimate date night, corporate events, special occasions and bachelor and bachelorette parties. The one-of-a-kind package offers an unparalleled way to enjoy one of the most flourishing, gastronomic cities in the world within a number of hours.
In partnering with Maverick Helicopters, we've raised the bar to truly set us apart from any other dining experience in Las Vegas, said Donald Contursi, president at Lip Smacking Foodie Tours. There's nowhere else in the world where you can visit five of the most renowned restaurants in the city, in one evening, followed by an unforgettable helicopter flight over the city's glittering skyline.
After the dining experience, guests will be transported to Maverick Helicopters private Las Vegas terminal where passengers will be greeted with a champagne toast before their 12 to 15 minute Vegas Nights flight. Each helicopter offers stunning, panoramic views of the Las Vegas Strip with narration about the surrounding attractions. At the end of the flight, a Maverick limo coach will take patrons back to their hotel.
Savory Bites & Neon Lights starts at $299 per person. A beverage package upgrade is available upon booking. For more information on Maverick Helicopters or to book a reservation, please visit flymaverick.com or call 702.405.4300. For more information on Lip Smacking Foodie Tours or to book a reservation, please visit www.vegasfoodietour.com or call 888.681.4388.
PKWY Tavern Introduces New Happy Bites Menu and Craft Beer Dinner with Mother Earth Brew Co. on Feb. 22
New Happy Hour Bites Menu
PKWY Tavern is now offering a new happy hour bites menu at all locations. The menu is available Monday through Friday, 4 to 7 p.m. Domestic draft beer, well drinks and wine are $3. The bites menu was created by Lanny Chin, PKWY Tavern’s Executive Chef, featuring a variety of tacos including spicy chicken, pork belly and buffalo shrimp ($6), street corn fritters ($6), hand-cut chips with onion dip or chili con queso ($5) and parmesan pretzel bites ($5).
Craft Beer Dinner
PKWY Tavern will partner with Mother Earth Brew Co. on Wednesday, February 22 at 7 p.m. for a three course craft beer dinner created by Chin. Tickets are $35 per person and may be purchased at www.events.pkwytavern.com. This dinner will be hosted at the PKWY Tavern Flamingo location. Seating is limited.
Medical & Educational Professionals Extended Happy Hour
All PKWY Taverns offer an extended happy hour from 3 PM to 8PM for all medical and educational professionals. The menu includes domestic draft beer, well drinks and wine for $3 as well as well as specialty bites for $5 and $6. Must show professional credentials.
PKWY Tavern Flamingo (at 215) - 9820 West Flamingo Road, Las Vegas, NV 89147
PKWY Tavern Rampart (inside Tivoli Village) – 450 South Rampart Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89145
PKWY Tavern Marks* (at Stephanie) – 445 Marks Street, Henderson, NV 89014 *Opening Soon
Rock'N'oodles Doubles Down on the Arts District by Bradley Marten
Work began expanding the casual Arts District restaurant Rock'N'oodles last May, but the upgrades have finally been completed, with the Third Street favorite adding painted murals to their brand new dining room.
Stretching into the former Red Elephant Tattoo shop right next door, the addition adds 1,230 square feet of space and lots more seating to their approximately 700-square-foot original home. On the walls, dozens of vinyl records and painted tributes to Pink Floyd and The Rolling Stones. The smaller space's design was noted for its long wall covered in vintage album sleeves.
During the remodel, Rock'N'oodles has added beer and wine to the menu, including choices from the Goose Island Beer Co.
Open Monday to Saturday from 11 a.m to 9 p.m., Brien McEahern and Susan Kordt debuted the concept in late 2013. They specialize in tongue-in-cheek, rock lyric-inspired noodle dishes like the "Born on the Bayou," made with "chorizo, andouille sausage, bacon, smoked ham and chicken jambalaya served over orzo pasta," salads, and small plates including the "Space Oddity," created with "five dill pickle spears coated in beer batter and deep fried to crispy perfection, served with sriracha ranch."
First Hint of Robert Irvine's Tropicana Restaurant by Bradley Martin
Details of celebrity chef Robert Irvine's first Las Vegas restaurant have been kept under wraps since his splashy announcement last May, but a local firm has released the first visual hint of what to expect when the concept debuts at the Tropicana Las Vegas this summer.
Very well known local "design/build" company SR Construction Inc. has shared a rendering of the restaurant taking over the former sports book space. While the Food Network TV star has kept the name of his concept secret, the rendering brands the place, "Robert Irvine On The Strip." The chef has previously trademarked the names, "Robert Irvine's," "Robert Irvine's Eat," and "Robert Irvine's Nosh" for potential dining ventures.
SR Construction adds, the restaurant will "uphold Robert’s personal flair offering Americana-style, quality food at a fair price in an amazing environment." The restaurant is officially pushing for a July debut.
Equally well-respected local firm Marnell Architecture is the architect of record, a company known for the work on the Strip and a force behind the look of Heritage Steak at the Mirage and BLT Steak at Bally's Las Vegas.
The busy chef is currently hosting his syndicated talk show, The Robert Irvine Show on CW stations.
The 16 Hottest Restaurants in Las Vegas Right Now, February 2017 by Susan Stappleton
More often than not, tipsters, readers, friends and family of Eater have one question: Where should I eat right now? Restaurant obsessives want to know what's new, what's hot, which favorite chef just launched a sophomore effort. And while the Eater 38 is a crucial resource covering old standbys and neighborhood essentials across the city, it is not a chronicle of the "it" places of the moment. Thus, we offer the Eater Heatmap, which will change continually to always highlight where the foodie crowds are flocking to at the moment, all in alphabetical order.
Updates to the Eater Heatmap include David Chang's Momofuku and the izakaya Zuma at Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Andre's Bistro, the hot new Japanese restaurant in Centennial Umami, and two chains — Chick-fil-A and In-N-Out Burger at The Linq Promenade.
Oscar's steakhouse debuts new dinner menu
Known for its perfectly aged steaks and a menu that pays homage to family members and past clients of its namesake former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar B. Goodman, Oscar's steakhouse inside the iconic glass dome at the Plaza Hotel & Casino has added to its menu new appetizers and entrées.
Debuting tomorrow, Feb. 7, the new menu includes two new appetizers and three new entrées, one of which was often offered as a special but will now be a regular menu option.
The shareable appetizer list now includes “Fat Herbie’s Tuna Poke Stack,” an Ahi poke layered with avocado and ginger, and an Artichoke Au Gratin,”made with marinated artichokes, manchego cheese and lemon sauce.
Three new entrees were also added to the menu. A lamb chop with herb chimichurri sauce and a bone-in ribeye, previously just a special, both have been added as permanent selections on the menu. In addition, the dinner menu adds a vegetarian entrée option with a grilled vegetable lasagna featuring a sundried tomato marinara and fresh mozzarella. French fries have also been added as a side dish option.
The new dinner menu in its entirety will be available online at http://www.oscarslv.com/menu/dinner/. Reservations are encouraged for dinner by calling 702-38-OSCAR (386-7227) or online at www.oscarslv.com.
Tasty New Menu Items Swing Into Topgolf Las Vegas with a "Locals' Favorites" Menu
Topgolf Las Vegas has become a major attraction not only for visitors and sports enthusiasts, but also for the locals! To show appreciation for those who enjoy handcrafted fare in a lively environment, Chef Chris Vaughn created a ‘Locals’ Favorites’ menu featuring four new seasonal items that all guests can enjoy while hitting a few golf balls in their bay or watching their favorite sports game in The Yard.
Locals’ Favorites seasonal menu items include:
Topgolf Deviled Eggs – steak, bacon, crab and egg 7.00
Burrata Cheese Board – arugula, honeycomb, tomato jam and grilled sourdough 15.00
Crispy Chicken Salad – cornbread croutons, blue cheese and BBQ vinaigrette 14.00
Grilled New York Strip - twice-baked potato croquettes and baby arugula 26.00
In addition to the Locals’ Favorites menu, Chef Vaughn introduces new items to the main menu including:
7 Layer Dip – Avocado, sour cream, ranchero beans, pimento, roasted salsa, jalapeno pico, cheddar jack and tortilla chips 9.00
Spicy Tuna & Crab Stack – toasted nori rice, avocado and rice crackers 18.00
Chicken Boursin & Bacon flatbread – avocado and jalapeno ranch 14.00
Topgolf Las Vegas operates Sunday to Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 a.m. and Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 a.m. Bay pricing starts at $30 per hour for up to six players and varies depending on bay location and time of day. Nevada locals receive a 20% discount on bay time. General admittance into Topgolf is free of charge. For cabana and VIP reservations, please contact email@example.com. For more information, visit www.topgolf.com/lasvegas or call (702) 933-8458. Follow Topgolf Las Vegas on social media at facebook.com/topgolflasvegas or @topgolf.
About Topgolf Las Vegas
Sitting on eight acres just behind MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, Topgolf is the first entertainment venue of its kind, boasting 107 climate-controlled hitting bays, two pools, cabanas, a concert venue, VIP suites, five bars, special event spaces, a comfort food-inspired menu with creative beverage offerings, a Callaway Fitting Studio, a Topgolf retail shop, and more. Spanning four levels and 105,000 square feet, the Topgolf flagship location in Las Vegas stands as the biggest Topgolf venue to date. Guests will find interactive golf games in the hitting bays that can host up to six players at one time, featuring lounge-style seating and HDTVs. Golf games can be enjoyed by all ages and skill levels, tracking the accuracy and distance of players’ shots through Topgolf’s microchipped golf balls. Topgolf is a global sports entertainment community serving more than 12.2 million guests each year with 31 locations around the world.
Plaza Hotel & Casino to open Brightside - Breakfast and Burgers
Beginning March 3, Brightside - Breakfast and Burgers will offer guests at the Plaza Hotel & Casino a delicious dining experience reminiscent of an authentic New York style deli with traditional breakfast items, specialty and made-to-order sandwiches, burgers, and salads served all day long.
The Plaza had record occupancy levels last year, driven in part by more special events and conventions, so we continue to add new amenities to further enhance our customers experience, said Jonathan Jossel, CEO of the Plaza Hotel & Casino.
Our rooftop pool and recreation deck with private cabanas and Pickleball courts created a resort style feel at the Plaza. Now, Brightside will further diversify our dining options, offering guests yet another delicious reason to visit the Plaza and downtown Las Vegas.
Brightside's diverse menu will start with a variety breakfast sandwiches and traditional breakfast options, such as fried eggs and Eggs Benedict. A signature breakfast dish will be a unique Avocado toast made of thick cut toast topped with avocado, tomato, goat cheese and basil.
Brightside will also offer various grab and go options, such as in-house smoked salmon and bagels, matzo ball soup, artisan Paninis, and tossed salads, like its Ahi Tuna Salad served with bitter greens and roasted sweet potatoes. Freshly baked breakfast pastries and desserts will also be available as well as a variety of freshly brewed and specialty coffees, milk shakes and malts. Brightside will also serve bottled beer and wine.
Owned and operated by the Plaza, Brightside will be open from 7 a.m. to midnight Sunday through Thursday and to 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturdays. A quick casual restaurant located on the casino floor, Brightside will welcome guests at its traditional “deli” counter where customers will place their orders. Food will be delivered to customers tables or at the deli counter that offers limited seating. In total, Brightside will have seating for up to 100 customers.
Brightside will be hiring a general manager, fountain workers and food runners. Applicants should be reliable, energetic, fun, polite, and have attention to detail. For more information or to apply visit www.playlv.com/careers.
Six New Restaurants To Try in Las Vegas Right Now by Susan Stappleton
Las Vegas is home to many new restaurants. Some of the smaller ones that open with less than a shebang go unnoticed. Here's a look at six of the new smaller restaurants that opened recently all over the Las Vegas valley.
Third Rollin Smoke Barbeque Debuts by Bradley Martin
Rollin Smoke Barbeque and the "Lil Bitty Piggy" mascot have made the leap across town to Spring Valley and quietly debuted its third outpost over the weekend. Taking over the former site of Billy’s BBQ, the 1,750-square-foot corner spot at The Mall at Grand Canyon in Spring Valley sits at the corner of Flamingo Road and Grand Canyon Drive.
Featured in episodes of Travel Channel's Food Paradise and Animal Planet's Tanked, Rollin Smoke’s hickory smoked barbecue has been the star attraction at the original Highland Drive location since 2012. The owners also operate Rick’s Rolling Smoke Tavern in conjunction with Rick Harrison of Pawn Stars fame at his Pawn Plaza retail center.
On the menu, self-described "Southern comfort food at its very best," based around hand-rubbed meats. Specialties include "Pit Specials," of brisket, pulled pork, chicken, spare ribs and hot links, their "Outlaw Burger," featuring a hamburger mix of brisket, onion and bell pepper and another local favorite, "Smoked Meatloaf."
A First Look Inside Zuma by Susan Stappleton
Zuma is now open at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, dishing out Japanese izakaya fare. Of course there’s sushi and sashimi, along with dishes from the main kitchen and the robata grill as well.
Noriyoshi Muramatsu of Tokyo-based Studio Glitt designed the 9,000-square-foot space using capture four natural elements — earth, fire, water and air, as well as wood, rusted iron, stone and glass.
Neon lights and man-made structures create Zuma's focal point. Look for organic materials, such as a feature wall composed of natural stone from Chiang Mai in Thailand. The reception desk, bar and sushi counter are all made of tree trunks, also sourced from Thailand. The patchwork wall in the lounge has been created from boldly colored Japanese paper.
The restaurant, located on the third floor of the resort, features views of the Las Vegas Strip and offers two glass-enclosed private dining rooms, both of which seat 14 guests.
Jaburritos Opens at The LINQ
Las Vegas' original sushi burrito concept, Jaburritos, once again raises the bar by debuting the first restaurant of its kind on the world-famous Strip at The LINQ Promenade on Tuesday, Jan. 31. The first 100 guests will receive a complimentary chef's speciality burrito of their choosing.
"Las Vegas has become such a food-driven city, and Jaburritos is excited to be a part of this culinary movement," said owner Ken Aoki. "Opening the first sushi burrito restaurant on the Strip is an honor, and we hope visitors from around the world will enjoy our creations as much as we enjoy making them."
Jaburritos serves made-to-order sushi burritos stuffed with savory Japanese and Mexican inspired ingredients and flavors. After opening in October 2015, Jaburritos developed a cult following with locals and is now excited to offer sushi burritos to the 42 million visitors that travel to Las Vegas each year.
The LINQ location will be open Sunday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to midnight. For the complete menu, please visit jaburritos.com.
Jaburritos serves an original fusion of sushi and Mexican-inspired burritos, bowl and nachos. Menu items can be made to fit almost every diet with paleo, low-carb, vegan and vegetarian options available. Jaburritos and owner Ken Aoki pledge to use sustainable sources of food, recycled packaging and eco-friendly furniture and equipment wherever possible. Jaburritos is located at 6090 S. Rainbow Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89118, and is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and until 8 p.m. Sunday. A second location is located in The LINQ Promenade at 3535 S. Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, and is open Sunday through Thursday 11a.m. to 11p.m. and Friday and Saturday 11a.m. to midnight. Visit jaburritos.com or call 702-586-4433 for more information.
***NEWSBYTE*** MR CHOW at Caesars Palace Celebrates One Year
Internationally renowned restaurant, MR CHOW, is celebrating the first of many successful years at Caesars Palace by introducing a limited-time dish, Beijing Shredded Pork, available now through February 28.
As a nod to the original MR CHOW restaurant, Beijing Shredded Pork was on the menu the day it opened on Valentine’s Day, in London in 1968.
The Beijing Shredded Pork is an authentic Beijing dish made with julienned, lean pork tenderloin, stir-fried in slightly sweet bean paste. It is topped with Chinese leeks and served with pillowy lotus leaf buns. The dish is $38.50 a la carte and serves two.
On Sunday, Jan. 15, the MR CHOW team gathered for a champagne toast to celebrate their first major milestone. They were also presented with a custom cake, sleek and elegant, just like the restaurant. Caesars Palace General Manager, Sean McBurney, and Caesars Palace Vice President of Food and Beverage, Cory Johnson, joined in the team picture and toast.
MR CHOW at Caesars Palace is one of eight MR CHOW locations, including Miami, Malibu, New York City, Beverly Hills, Mexico City and the original location in London. Since opening, it has quickly become a celebrity hotspot, welcoming famous guests like Britney Spears, Steve Martin, Martin Short, Conan O’Brien, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Jennifer Lopez and more. From the moment guests arrive, MR CHOW entertains and inspires, from the unparalleled design to the impeccable service to the notable cuisine.
Don’t miss MR CHOW’s Social Hour, Sunday to Thursday from 5 - 7 p.m., with special pricing on Krug Grande Cuvee, Moët & Chandon Rosé and Moët & Chandon Imperial Champagnes.
MR CHOW is open nightly from 5 -10 p.m. Sunday to Thursday, 5b- 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. For more information or to make reservations, please call 702-731-7267.
Look Out Centennial Hills, You're Getting Your Very Own Distill
Residents in the Northwest receive a new local hangout in the neighborhood as Distill opens their third location in Centennial Hills on Friday, Feb. 3. Guests of Distill will be treated to the same fun atmosphere, house-made cocktails, handcrafted food and VIP gaming club that makes Distill a popular local spot and the perfect place to get together with old friends or meet new ones. A ‘Home Away from Home,’ the newest Distill location will be located at 6430 N. Durango Dr. Guests should enter off N. Juliano St. and use the underground parking, a convenient feature of Distill Centennial Hills.
In celebration of the opening, Distill Centennial Hills is hosting a grand opening party the evening of Feb. 3 beginning at 7 p.m. that is open to the public. Guests will enjoy gaming, food and cocktail specials, live entertainment by Parametric and more than $2,000 in cash and raffle prizes given away every half hour. In addition, the first 100 guests who arrive will receive a grand opening gift. Guests of the grand opening party must be 21 or over, with valid ID.
The new Distill Centennial Hills is the latest creation from the owners of R.E.D. Taverns (Remedy's, Elixir and Distill.) The expansion is due to the philosophy of winning over guests with modern, yet intimate atmospheres; friendly and knowledgeable staff members on hand 24 hours a day, seven days a week; comfortably priced artisan cocktails and delicious culinary twists on classic tavern fare. Distill Centennial Hills will boast a non-smoking dining area open to diners of all ages.
Guests will be able to choose from a variety of specialty cocktails including house-infused coffee whiskey and orange cinnamon whiskey; the Distill's Delight with Buellit Whiskey, Cointreau, fresh lemon, Sprite and orange bitters; or the Distill Margarita with Casa Noble Blanco Tequila shaken with agave nectar and fresh lemon and lime. Distill also features an extensive wine list and a variety of imported or domestic draught or bottled beer. Patrons can also satisfy any craving with a classic, fresh menu available 24 hours a day including house-made Avocado Eggrolls and Mashed Potato Bites; fresh burgers and wraps, including vegetarian options; and classic dishes like Beef Tenderloin Tips and Roasted Bourbon Barbeque Chicken. With two Happy Hour food and drink specials a day from 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. and 3 a.m. - 6 a.m., Distill will hit the spot with prices designed for total enjoyment.
For the gaming aficionados, Distill will be home to 15 brand-new 20 LCD gaming machines carrying more than 55 poker, blackjack, slot and keno games providing the perfect place to kick back and play. By joining the VIP Gaming Club, players will enjoy endless slot promotions, exclusive parties, scratch cards and $10,000 lotto bucks every hour.
If catching all the action of the most popular sports teams while sitting in a cozy king-size chair is a necessity, Distill will be the neighborhood's front-row’ destination with 18 high-definition televisions. Guests can also chalk up the cues and rack up for a game of nine-ball, strike down some pins or hit the links as Distill will feature two pool tables, Silver Strike Bowling and Golden Tee Golf.
Similar to the Summerlin and Southern Highlands locations, Distill will feature a state-of-the-art juke box with access to thousands of songs that is easily accessed through smart phones to supply the soundtrack to any occasion. Scheduled events, promotions and specials will delight all Distill patrons.
All Distill locations are part the frequent dining loyalty program, RED Loyalty, joining sister properties Remedy's Tavern and Elixir a Local Lounge. The Red Loyalty program gives guests the opportunity to earn points on dollars spent for dining. Patrons receive one point for every dollar spent on qualifying purchases including all dining, gift cards and gifts when checking out with their loyalty card. Enrollment is free and available at any location. Points can be used for discounts on dining, gear and gift and for exclusive destination dining invitations. All RED Loyalty participants receive $10 upon online registration, birthday rewards, online access, email notifications and members-only offers and promotions. Offers are subject to change.
Look Inside the Refreshed Parasol Up by Susan Stappleton
Take a look at the refresh at Parasol Up, the casino floor lounge at Wynn Las Vegas. The interior remodel of the 3,093-square-foot space spent an estimated $1,169,209 on construction costs alone.
The new space features curtains in soft creams and gold, along with trimmed down sheers that replace heavy draperies.
Parasol Up now has a new cocktail menu that includes artisanal cocktails on tap from Damian Cross, Wynn Las Vegas property mixologist.
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Where To Find Healthy Restaurants in Las Vegas by Agns Poliquin
We get it. It's the new year and you're trying to eat better. Unfortunately, healthy food and strict diets that come with the new year also often come with idea that salads and green juices are what you have to survive on until you cut that weight. Luckily for you, we've rounded up 11 of the healthiest and tastiest restaurants in Las Vegas. There's the juicy steak lovers bowl at The Protein Source, the flavorful the Caulifire at SkinnyFATS, and the quinoa crunch wrap at Lyfe Kitchen just to name a few healthy options across town. Who knew that eating healthy food could taste so good?
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$2.6 Million Makeover for Palms 24-Hour Cafe by Bradley Martin
Station Casinos will finish their first year in possession of the Palms resort with a major upgrade to an important casino floor necessity. The 24 Seven Cafe will shutter at the end of January for a full renovation, to return sometime in the spring with a new look and menu.
Yet to reveal the new name, current paperwork refers to the project as the Palms Cafe, allocating an impressive $2.6 million in estimated construction costs alone. The 6,934-square-foot complete makeover will reconfigure the walls, finishes, bar, light fixtures, the kitchen and the entire look of the main dining room.
Originally known as Sunrise Cafe, local dim sum favorite Cathay House was slotted into the back of the restaurant in 2011 and lasted until 2013.
During the construction, the N9NE Steakhouse dining room will serve a "limited breakfast café menu Sunday through Monday 6 a.m. to 11 a.m." Guests can also head to the Bistro Buffet for daily breakfast and an "overnight ‘graveyard’ spread" priced at $8.99 for customers signed up for Station's Boarding Pass players club.
Start your engines! Cabo Wabo Cantina, located inside Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, will satisfy NASCAR fans need for speed with viewing parties and drink specials from Friday, March 10 through Sunday, March 12.
Cabo's Strip-side patio will offer front and center views of the official kick off to NASCAR weekend, the Hauler Parade, set to rumble down the Las Vegas Strip at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 9. During the weekend, NASCAR enthusiasts can watch drivers zip around the Las Vegas Motor Speedway in The LOFT, the events space above Cabo Wabo Cantina, on numerous flat-panel big-screen TVs, including a 201-inch projector, a 192-inch flat screen and two 80-inch high-definition TVs. To inquire about pricing or reservations, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Signature drinks will include the Can't Drive 55, a blend of Cabo Wabo blanco tequila, Sammy’s beach bar rum, vodka, gin and splashes of lime, orange, pineapple and cranberry juices, finished with a touch of amaretto Disaronno, priced at $15. Beer buckets and shot specials will also be available.
It's time to party! Cabo Wabo Cantina, located inside Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, will celebrate the 2017 spring break season with drink specials, music and more every day throughout the month of March.
Vegas' hottest Strip-side party spot will transform into a spring breakers paradise with live music, beer bucket and shot specials, signature cocktails and more. Cabo will host live music acts and DJs day and night, who will keep the party going with various popular music selections. Drink specials will include Dos Equis beer buckets, priced at $21; shot specials, priced starting at $5; and Cabo Wabo’s signature cocktails, including the Vojito, handcrafted with Devotion Black and Blue vodka, fresh berries, fresh mint and lime juice, priced at $13.
Cabo Wabo will also cure hangovers with breakfast selections offered daily from 8 to 11 a.m. A variety of sweet and savory items will include the croissant French toast, a freshly-baked croissant classically prepared into French toast, topped with warm maple syrup, fresh berries, powdered sugar and whipped cream, priced at $10.95; and huevos de nacho, a plate of Cabo Wabo's signature cheese nachos topped with two fried eggs, guacamole, sour cream and pico de gallo, priced at $12.95. Bottomless mimosas and bellinis will be available for $24.99.
It's tequila time! Pancho's Mexican Restaurant, located in Downtown Summerlin, will celebrate National Margarita Day with the introduction of an expansive menu of handmade margaritas and more than 40 kinds of tequila all day on Wednesday, Feb. 22.
Pancho's will offer unique twists on its traditional house margarita, with flavors including: the Jalapeño Margarita, made with Zarco Silver tequila mixed with homemade margarita mix, triple sec, and topped with sliced jalapeño and a Tajín powder rim garnish, priced at $10.25; the Cadillac Naughty Maggie Margarita, made with Jose Cuervo Especial Gold Tequila mixed with fresh lime juice, sweet and sour and triple sec, hand-shaken and topped with Grand Marnier, priced at $11.75; and the Mango Margarita, made with Zarco Silver tequila, homemade margarita mix, triple sec and mango puree, garnished with a Tajín jin powder rim, priced at $10.25. Other margarita flavors include pomegranate, kiwi, strawberry, banana, melon, raspberry and peach.
For an additional fee, guests may upgrade or customize their margarita from a selection of more than 40 kinds of tequila, including Patrón, Herradura and Don Julio.
Reservations may be made by calling 702-982-0111 or at www.panchosrestaurant.com.
Top Chef Masters chef Lorena Garcia and John Kunkel's team from 50 Eggs are wasting no time in remodelling the recently departed DB Brasserie space at the Venetian and have a bounty of funds to transform the room from a French restaurant into the resort's first Latin concept, Chica.
Maintaining exactly the same 9,395-square-foot plot of restaurant row real estate, new paperwork points to an estimated $3,755,000 in construction costs to demolish and makeover the interior. Only minor modifications will be made to the kitchen. In 2013, chef Daniel Boulud's concept also spent an estimated $3.5 million to transform the room from its origins as Valentino.
Now hiring, including the post of Executive Chef, Chica is promising a spring debut, located right next door to Kunkel's Yardbird Southern Table & Bar.
Bottoms up! Cabo Wabo Cantina at Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, will serve frozen margaritas in honor of National Margarita Day on Wednesday, Feb. 22.
Cabo Wabo's margarita special will be available all day exclusively at the cantina's signature daiquiri bar. Flavors include signature margarita, strawberry and more, all served in a 14-ounce souvenir cup with prices starting at $10. Cabo Wabo's Half-Off Happy Hour will also be offered from 3 to 6 p.m., which includes half-off all appetizers, house margaritas, sangria, draft beer and shots of Cabo Wabo tequila.
Fans of Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers, your third local outpost is almost here, expanding its local presence from the southeast and Henderson, over to the westside.
Earlier this week, the Wichita, Kansas-based chain revealed via Facebook, "we are hoping for a late January opening, barring any unforeseen delays!" The restaurant will take over a long-shuttered combination Long John Silver's and A &W drive-thru building, close to the corner of Charleston and Decatur boulevards.
This location has been hiring since November and has already confirmed it will be serving daily from 10.30 a.m. to 10 pm., staying open an hour later until 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
With the recent departure of Rita's Italian Ice, the number of dining, snacking or drinking options at TV star Rick Harrison's Pawn Plaza has dwindled to two options. But 2017 might be the year of the big comeback.
Confirmed to be taking over the shuttered corner home of Smoke's Poutinerie, Jared's Old Fashioned Hot Dogs & Hamburgers is promising to begin serving "early" this year.
Opening hours or a debut date have yet to be revealed, but a preliminary menu has been posted. A classic burger is imagined to be priced at $4.99, with a double for $7.49. Add ons include sauerkraut, cheese, chili and bacon. Hot dogs range in price from $3.99 to $5.99 for a chili cheese dog, with corn dogs available for $4.49. Fries, onion rings and tater tots will be on the "sides" menu.
A hit at South Point since its debut in 2010, Steak 'n Shake has expanded in a smaller form to the eastside, but you won't casually stumble across the counter service spot unless you know where to look.
Located in UNLV's Student Union food court, a few steps away from another recent arrival, chef John Chien Lees Soho Sushi Burrito, Steak 'n Shake features an abridged menu, but does serve the two best-loved items that have made the Midwest chains name since 1934.
The location is now open to all visitors, not just university staff and students.
Graveyard Buffet at Palms: The first all-night buffet in years has just opened at the Palms. The Bistro's graveyard buffet runs from 9 p.m. to 8 a.m. daily and is $10.99, or $8.99 if you show a players card.
Chick-fil-As Open: Las Vegas' first two Chick-fil-A restaurants opened this morning to lines of waiting customers, many of whom had camped out all night. It may have had something to do with first 100 in line getting free sandwiches every week for a year, but the chain has a huge following that has been waiting for the Nevada debut. Both locations are in Henderson, but several more are planned throughout the valley.
Brunch Crunch: There's been another price increase for Caesars Palace’s Bacchanal Buffet. This one is kind of tricky, as it eliminates breakfast and lunch, replacing them with a more expensive daily brunch. Breakfast was $30.99 and lunch was $38.9, while the new weekday brunch is $39.99 and weekend brunch is $49.99. Weekday and weekend dinner remains unchanged, at $54.99 and $57.99, respectively. LVA members can use the Member Rewards discount for $10 off on weekdays.
The seventh annual Great Vegas Festival of Beer will return to Downtown this spring and expand to two days, Friday and Saturday, April 7 and 8. It will be Nevada's largest craft beer festival to date with more than 10,000 attendees expected throughout both days. Produced by Motley Brews, the festival will offer tastings of more than 500 craft beers from 110 breweries. Throughout both days, offerings will include beer-infused and inspired cuisine by some of Las Vegas' top chefs, life-sized pub games and interactive entertainment.
Tom's Urban at New York-New York will celebrate its second anniversary with a special Tom's Turns Two affair Feb. 1-28 featuring birthday-inspired indulgences and a special promotion for guests with names that begin with the letter T. Guests with the first name Tom or any name starting with T will receive 50 percent off their individual bill.
Brio is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its first Las Vegas location at Town Square with a 10-day-long celebration featuring a gift card giveaway. Saturday, Feb. 18 through Monday, Feb. 27, BRIO will randomly select 10 lucky dine-in guests from 3:30-6:30 p.m. to receive a $10 gift card. In addition, BRIO will serve new happy hour offerings $4-$6, Monday-Friday from 3:30-6:30 p.m. New happy hour dishes include Short Rib Nachos and Fingerling Potato Skins.