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Everything Las Vegas Issue # 931


  • Everything Las Vegas Issue # 931

    The Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino Las Vegas Announces Expansion of the Resort Property to Over 1000 Rooms with New Hotel Tower 250,000 Square Feet of Contemporary Design, New Suites, and Direct Access to Citrus Grand Pool Deck.

    The Grand Entrance to the Downtown Las Vegas party is about to get a little more Grand. In conjunction with the property’s five-year anniversary, The Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino Las Vegas has announced expanding the footprint of its hospitality space by over 250,000 square feet in mid-2020 with the addition of a new tower.

    Anchored by seven guest-room floors and adding 495 new rooms to the property’s existing inventory of 629, the Downtown Grand’s third tower, located on the east side of the property and flanked by Stewart and Ogden, will redefine the intersection of 4th and Ogden with clean-lines, contemporary architecture and modern suites. The sleek, detailed exterior coupled with a strengthened pedestrian view will give the property an increased street-level presence and a dynamic new entrance to the hotel’s casino floor.

    Since re-opening as the Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino in 2013, the hotel has become known for its spacious, contemporary rooms with unmatched views stretching from the mountains to the Las Vegas Strip, along with a reputation for vibrant pool and street parties, an upbeat casino experience, elevated steak, chop, and seafood dining at Triple George Grill and as the home to Downtown’s resident celebrity chef Scott Commings (Season 12 Hell’s Kitchen Champion) at Freedom Beat restaurant.

    With an emphasis on providing a boutique hotel experience for the modern traveler in Las Vegas, guests will also experience a significant increase in the suite life with a premier room list that includes 67 studio units, 20 one-bedroom suites, and three Presidential Suites each boasting nearly 1,500 square feet of living space.

    “We are advancing our progressive growth plan for the Downtown Grand development as the demand for our rooms have steadily increased since our opening, and our guests continue to share their positive experiences about the Hotel, Casino, and restaurants. We believe that having over 1000 rooms will allow us to meet that new demand and provide a Downtown Las Vegas experience visitors as well as locals are seeking,” said Kevin Glass, General Manager of Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino.

    Along with direct connections for guest circulation at casino level, and the third floor pool deck, there will also be unique spaces for distinctive art and murals, continuing to showcase Downtown as an area rich in art and culture.

    “The addition of the new suites expands Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino’s capacity to serve groups of all kinds as the perfect Downtown destination,” notes John Culetsu, VP and Managing Director of Downtown Grand. “From bachelor/bachelorette parties to Life is Beautiful Festival activations, conferences and weddings, Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino is recognized for its elevated guest experience and that will remain our focus.”

    The Downtown Grand reimagined the downtown traveler when it opened in 2013. Defined by its industrial chic aura and highlighted by open ceilings, ornate fixtures, and heavy structural elements the hotel was at the forefront of the Downtown Las Vegas resurgence along with the relocation of Zappos headquarters, the development of the Fremont East District, and Life is Beautiful Music Festival.

    Five years later, the property continues to serve as a central hub to both tourists and locals alike for all of Downtown Las Vegas’ events and happenings.

    Derek Stevens unveils Circa Resort &Casino for downtown Las Vegas to debut in 2020

    Derek Stevens has been building bits of buzz and excitement in downtown Las Vegas since he and his brother Greg bought a stake in the Golden Gate on Fremont Street in October 2006. On Thursday night, Stevens unveiled his biggest project yet, the first new casino resort to be built downtown in decades.

    Circa Resort & Casino is slated to open in December 2020 in the space formerly occupied by the Las Vegas Club where Fremont Street meets Main Street. As displayed in a flashy video played across a huge screen for an audience of hundreds inside a tent at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center, Circa will have 777 hotel rooms, a two-story casino, a range of restaurants, a spa and the longest outdoor bar on Fremont Street, as well as a state-of-the-art parking structure and “transportation hub,” a rooftop pool amphitheater and a multi-level, stadium-style sportsbook Stevens called the largest in Las Vegas history.

    Those latter features support Stevens’ explanation that Circa was conceived and designed as a new attraction inspired by a grand tradition of Las Vegas-style excitement.

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    Britney Spears cancels ‘Domination’ residency in Las Vegas by Ray Brewer

    Britney Spears won’t be performing as scheduled in Las Vegas, citing her father’s continuing health struggles, the pop star announced this morning.

    Spears is on an “indefinite work hiatus,” putting her “Britney: Domination” residency at the Park Theater at the Park MGM on hold until further notice, the resort posted on its website.

    “I don’t even know where to start with this, because this is so tough for me to say,” Spears said via Twitter. “I will not be performing my new show Domination. I’ve been looking forward to this show and seeing all of you this year, so doing this breaks my heart.”

    The show was set to launch Feb. 13, with 32 performances scheduled through Aug. 17.

    Spears said her father was hospitalized a couple of months ago and nearly died.

    “It’s important to always put your family first,” she posted on Twitter. “We’re all so grateful that he came out of it alive, but he still has a long road ahead of him.”

    Ticket refunds are available at the original point of purchase. More information is available by contacting 800-745-3000.

    Wheel of Fortune 4D debuts in downtown Las Vegas at the Plaza Hotel & Casino

    Offering a player-friendly and diverse casino floor with penny slots, classic coin machines and the industry’s newest games, the Plaza Hotel & Casino is starting 2019 with several casino updates and promotions, including the debut of downtown Las Vegas’ first Wheel of Fortune 4D game that pairs gesture recognition and mid-air haptic technologies to offer players a gaming experience unlike any other.

    Gesture recognition technology enables players to interact with and manipulate the game's 3D objects, without having to wear 3D glasses, and the mid-air haptic technology allows players to experience tactile feedback from the game's graphics.

    The Wheel of Fortune 4D game is a Wide Area Progressive (WAP) jackpot–eligible game that is housed on IGT's towering CrystalCurve™ TRUE 4D™ cabinet. The game incorporates iconic gameplay elements such as the millionaire-making "Wheel Bonus" with its signature "WHEEL-OF-FORTUNE!" chant, and the likeness of famed Wheel of Fortune TV personality Vanna White. Wheel of Fortune 4D introduces a bank-wide bonus event across the 50-inch, curved, ultra-HD upper displays of up to six banked cabinets to create one unified graphic of the Wheel of Fortune wheel. The player whose winning wager initiated the bonus can then spin the wheel and all Wheel of Fortune 4D players sitting at the bank will enjoy a shared experience.

    Home to the only bingo room in downtown Las Vegas and winner of Best Bingo in Las Vegas byCasino Player magazine, the Plaza Hotel & Casino will again host six $175,000 Super Bingo tournaments in 2019: February 10-12, April 7-9, June 2-4, August 4-6, Oct. 6-8 and Dec. 1-3.

    Drawing nearly 1,000 people to compete head-to-head with no linked games, $175,000 Super Bingo at the Plaza attracts players from as far away as Hawaii and Canada to win big and socialize with like-minded bingo players. Watch the excitement from a prior tournament online. Super Bingo registration and hotel packages are available at

    Now until March 30, players can also earn entries to win a brand new 2019 Ford Mustang in the Plaza’s“$30,000 Mustang Mojo” contest by playing slots, table games or bingo. Fifteen qualified players will be selected by a random drawing to compete in an exciting live life-sized board game where they will throw dice and move spaces to advance to the winning spot, the brand new car. Runners up will win monetary prizes. Details at:

    The Plaza’s Royal Rewards Players Club also added three kiosks for members to use to conveniently access their offers and reward. The kiosks offer easy access to players’ club account information, including tier credits, points, and offers. Members can even redeem their earned rewards all via an easy-to-use touchscreen.

    Xavier Mortimer’s Magical Dream to Mesmerize Audiences at Bally's Las Vegas

    Xavier Mortimer’s Magical Dream will expand to a larger stage and showroom as well as introduce astounding new visuals with its move toBally's Las Vegas’ 250-seat Windows Showroom on Saturday, Jan. 19. Awarded “Best Magic Show” by the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s 2018 “Best of Las Vegas” poll, the spellbinding production will have a new show time: 6 p.m. from Thursday through Saturday.

    “We are thrilled to continue our partnership with Caesars Entertainment by bringing the show to a new and larger stage to showcase Xavier’s astounding illusions,” said Alex Goude, international celebrity and writer and director of Xavier Mortimer’s Magical Dream. “It certainly feels like a magical dream come true.”

    Xavier Mortimer’s Magical Dream will continue its partnership with Caesars Entertainment that began with the premiere of the show at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino’s Sin City Theatre in 2016. Mortimer began performing on the Las Vegas Strip in 2013 when he joined Cirque du Soleil’s acclaimed production, Michael Jackson ONE. He is the first performer from a Cirque du Soleil production to headline his own show on the Las Vegas Strip.

    “The longer-term vision for this venue at Bally’s Las Vegas is a dedicated space for a wide variety of magic-inspired shows, including talented magicians who currently perform with us like Xavier Mortimer and Frederic Da Silva. Specific planning and development are still ongoing with other changes yet to be determined,” said Damian Costa, Vice President of Entertainment Operations at Caesars Entertainment.

    The 70-minute production depicts Mortimer’s dream world and his quest to win the affection of his love interest, Belle, played by Allie Sparks, through 14 acts of spellbinding illusions, eccentric characters, dancing and animations, all set to an original soundtrack composed by Mortimer and Maxime Rodriquez. With this move to Windows Showroom, Xavier Mortimer’s Magical Dream will introduce extraordinary new visuals as well as continue to offer multiple opportunities to invite audience participation.

    Show times for Xavier Mortimer’s Magical Dream are at 6 p.m. from Saturday through Thursday, with tickets starting at $49 for general admission and $69 for VIP, excluding tax and box office fees. Tickets are available at or by calling 702.777.2782.

    Adam London's Laughternoon Celebrates 6 Years at the D Las Vegas

    Comedy-Magician Adam London will celebrate six years of his show Laughternoonat the D Las Vegas by offering comedy magic fans tickets for $6 plus taxes and fees. The promotion can be accessed at the box office or on the D Las Vegas website with code "6YEARS" and will be valid for general admission tickets to Laughternoon from January 12- January 20, 2019.

    Laughternoon's anniversary at the D Las Vegas falls annually on National Rubber Ducky Day - January 13. Rubber ducks are a reoccurring theme in London's show. In addition to Rubber Ducky Day, Mayor Goodman declared January 13 "Adam London's Laughternoon Day" in 2018.

    “We are happy to celebrate six years at the D Las Vegas and to know there is always a place for comedy magic in this great city," said London. “2018 was a great year for the show and for the many organizations that Laughternoon was able to help out throughout the year."

    London spent his fifth year as a Downtown Las Vegas headliner giving back to the community. He partnered with 12 local charities that support children and families. Each month, London designated one day for the "I Give A Duck" promotion where all proceeds from tickets and merchandise would go back to the selected charity.

    The twelve different charitable shows generated more than $8,000 to help support these charities and organizations. Laughternoon's charity partners included: Nevada Blind Children's Foundation, Children's Heart Foundation, Eileen B. Brookman Elementary School, Olive Crest in Nevada, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Las Vegas, Somerset Academy Foundation of Las Vegas, Goodwill of Southern Nevada, Chefs For Kids, Three Square, The Shade Tree, Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth and Speedway Children's Charities.

    This afternoon comedy magic show is hilarious and highly engaging. This kooky gig features interaction with the crowd that cannot be found at any other magic show in Las Vegas. London’s tricks have a mix of whimsy and wit with clever slight-of-hand magic.

    Adam London’s Laughternoon shows daily at 4 p.m. inside The Showroom at the D Las Vegas. Tickets for Laughternoon start at $49.95++. Presto Magic tickets, VIP tickets and regular tickets can be purchased at or phone the box office at 702-388-2111.

    The Space Brings Award-Winning 'The Vagina Monologues' to Las Vegas Feb. 14-16

    As part of the national V-Day movement, The Space announces three evenings of the award-winning play, The Vagina Monologues, Thursday, Feb. 14 – Saturday, Feb. 16. Performances are nightly at 8 p.m. and feature a variety of Las Vegas’ top entertainers and personalities. Tickets are $25-50 and available online at Proceeds from all ticket sales benefit The Rape Crisis Center, Dress for Success of Southern Nevada, and Yoga Haven.

    An Obie Award-winning whirlwind tour of a forbidden zone, The Vagina Monologues introduces a wildly divergent gathering of female voices, including a six-year-old girl, a septuagenarian New Yorker, a vagina workshop participant, a woman who witnesses the birth of her granddaughter, a Bosnian survivor of rape, and a feminist happy to have found a man who “liked to look at it.”

    20 years since Eve Ensler's play The Vagina Monologues shattered taboos, the stakes could not be higher. V-Day is a movement that grew out of the untold stories of women. We believe women. We believe in their right to tell their stories and we believe their stories need to be heard - nothing is more powerful.The Vagina Monologues gave birth to V-Day, a global activist movement to end violence against all women and girls (cisgender, transgender, and those who hold fluid identities that are subject to gender based violence). With creativity and determination, V-activists around the world tirelessly work to end harassment, rape, battery, incest, female genital mutilation and sex slavery.

    Tickets are $25 for General Admission & $50 VIP, not including applicable fees. Tickets are on sale now at


    Let’s face it: One of the reasons you come to Las Vegas is to feel special. After all, this is the city that perfected the VIP experience—if you can dream it, Vegas can make it happen. And now you can add Cirque du Soleil to the list of premier VIP experiences, as four of its shows are now offering an evening you will never forget.

    Even if you’ve seen Cirque’s masterful “O” at Bellagio before, you’ll want to take advantage of the La Grande Expérience. Before the show even starts, you’re whisked away to a special VIP area where you can enjoy a guided video tour (including never-before-seen footage) and get your picture taken with “O”artists. Then the real fun begins, as you’ll see “O” from a private VIP suite, guaranteeing a rare vantage point while you enjoy gourmet bites and private cocktail service. The experience is available for pairs only at either of the nightly performances Wednesday to Sunday.

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    Las Vegas will expand its grand reputation as the city of entertainment to become the capital of major events, but you won’t have to wait 21 years for that to happen. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitor Authority’s tourism construction bulletin notes there’s 3.1 million square feet of convention and meeting space currently scheduled to come online, most of it by 2022, and more than 15,000 new hotel rooms planned for that period. That includes projects like the Las Vegas Convention Center District expansion, Resorts World, the Drew and expansion and renovation at properties all over the Valley. The city’s corporate and entertainment event capacity also will be redefined by the Las Vegas Stadium and the MSG Sphere, opening in 2020-2021, and these are just the developments we know about. Anything and everything that’s big will happen in Vegas. –Brock Radke

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    END OF AN ERA by Matt Kelemen

    When Celine Dion performs the final show of her second residency at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace on June 8, it will mark the end of an era in Las Vegas entertainment. Dion debuted as a Strip headliner more than 15 years ago when, even though its nightlife was booming, Las Vegas was widely considered the place where entertainers went to become nostalgia acts, or the last career chapter before retirement. Dion almost single-handedly changed that perception, opening floodgates that Bette Midler, Elton John, Cher and Rod Stewart would pass through, among many others.

    She also demonstrated the benefits of staying put in one venue for an extended engagement as opposed to the rigors of tour travel, which performers from Gwen Stefani to Van Morrison have now picked up on. Mariah Carey and Jennifer Lopez breathed new life into their careers through headliner productions, and no would accuse Lady Gaga, whose Enigma residency at Park MGM debuted Dec. 28, of being close to retirement. Without Dion taking a bold risk and infusing credibility into having Vegas headliner status, things may have turned out vastly different.

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    Wayne Newton takes his show across the Strip to Caesars Palace by Brocke Radke

    He’s performed more than 30,000 live shows on the Las Vegas Strip but 76-year-old legend Wayne Newton has more to share.

    “Mr. Las Vegas” will start a new headlining residency at Caesars Palace’s frozen-in-time lounge Cleopatra’s Barge on January 28. Tickets go on sale January 5 with show times set for 8 p.m. Monday through Wednesday.

    Newton, who will celebrate his 60th anniversary playing Vegas in May, has been performing his “Up Close & Personal” show, an intimate production full of favorite songs, storytelling and audience interaction, at the Windows Showroom at Bally’s since the spring of 2016. That resort property, also owned and operated by Caesars Entertainment, is currently undergoing an entertainment renovation; the Windows Showroom is now home to magicians Frederic Da Silva and Xavier Mortimer while the Back Room space hosts “X Rocks” and “The Miss Behave Gameshow” while the former Jubilee Theater is being converted to accommodate the upcoming “Nitro Circus Las Vegas” stunt show.

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    Puddles Pity Party taking over Las Vegas Strip for 9 shows by John Katsliometes

    It’s a shame they drained the water at Cleopatra’s Barge at Caesars Palace. Now we can’t make the joke about Puddles Pity Party creating a ripple or making a splash or performing swimmingly at the moated enclave.

    But the towering, powerfully voiced clown character is diving in for a nine-show series at Caesars’ cozy showroom. His run begins at 8 p.m. Thursday and runs through Feb. 9.

    Standing about 7 feet tall in platform heels, the man whose legal name is Mike Geier became well-known through his series of YouTube performances, especially when joining Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox.

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    Las Vegas Strip theater renamed for ‘AGT’ ‘loser’ Piff The Magic Dragon

    Piff the Magic Dragon has made a name for himself in his appearances on “America’s Got Talent.”

    He’s also made a name for a theater.

    Piff let fly with a surprise announcement during his appearance on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent: Champions” on Monday night. He dropped this boomlet as he ran through his autobiography for judges Simon Cowell, Mel B., Heidi Klum and Howie Mandel.

    “Before the finals, before the first audition, in 2013 Mr. Piffles and I moved to Las Vegas!” the dragon-costumed comic magician said, holding his similarly costumed canine sidekick. “I spent a year, looking for work! Nothing! The whole year! I applied for ‘America’s Got Talent,’ didn’t hear anything. I was about to give up, and the day before I went back to England, I get the call!”

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    MGM Grand planning revamp of Las Vegas Strip front by Todd Prince

    The 25-year-old MGM Grand is planning to revamp its Strip facade.

    Executives are studying ways to create more buzz on its segment of Las Vegas Boulevard to attract more pedestrians, said MGM Grand President and Chief Operating Officer Scott Sibella, who has been running the property the past seven years.

    “We are discussing redeveloping that entire frontage of the building out to the Las Vegas Strip,” Sibella said.

    MGM Grand has 700 rooms in the west wing — the former Marina hotel — that stretches toward the boulevard “and our goal is to blow it out to the Strip and open it up like some other properties have done,” he said.

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    One of the best things about starting a new year is looking forward to all the new things that will entail. As a city, Las Vegas is forever evolving. That means there are always cool new things just over the horizon. Enjoy this guide to the newest and coolest things coming to Vegas in 2019.

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    Hunger Pains: The Food & Restaurant Section

    Southern Food and Barbecue Collide at This New Restaurant by Susan Stappleton

    Texas Station adds to the burgeoning Southern cuisine and barbecue scene in the city with the opening of Beaumont’s Southern Kitchen tonight with doses of Southern hospitality, smoked meats, and comfort foods representing the South.

    For a quick lesson in barbecue Beaumont’s sent its chefs to pitmasters nationwide, including Michael Symon’s Mabel’s BBQ in Cleveland, Martin’s in Nashville, and at The Granary ‘Cue & Brewin in San Antonio, to learn to smoke meats.

    Chefs conjured up a menu of grilled elote street corn, deviled eggs with jalapeño-candied bacon, and chicken-fried bacon; sides such as collard greens, honey-baked cornbread, and brisket mac and cheese; and a barbecue board with sliced or chopped brisket, pulled pork, turkey breast, hot link sausage, smoked chicken, and St. Louis ribs smoked for 12 to 14 hours over hickory wood.

    Novelty brisket street tacos, a smoked turkey club, and brisket Philly cheese steak join fiery fried chicken and fried catfish, Mesquite or hickory-grilled rib-eye steak, bourbon salmon, Spatchcock chicken, and jumbo shrimp.

    For dessert, a chocolate pecan ball, black bottom pie, peach cobbler, Key Lime chess pie, and a banana pudding-filled éclair add to the Southern touches.

    Diners can order bourbon whiskeys, regional brewed beers, and craft cocktails.

    Beaumont’s Southern Kitchen, Texas Station, 2101 Texas Star Lane, North Las Vegas, 702-631-1000. Open Sunday through Thursday from 4 to 10 p.m., bar open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Friday and Saturday from 4 to 11 p.m., bar open from 11 a.m. to midnight.

    The World’s First 24-Hour Eataly Opens by Susan Stappleton

    Eataly finally arrives in Las Vegas, taking over 40,000 square feet at the front of the Park MGM. The space features six takeaway counters, a café, three bars, an educational chef’s table, two restaurants, and 5,000-plus retail products.

    New for Las Vegas, home to the sixth Eataly in the United States, Cucina del Mercato, or Kitchen of the Market, with an open, counter-to-table space, a first for an Eataly in the U.S. Six different fresh counters offer opportunities to shop and eat.

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    Hong Kong’s Elegant Mott 32 Makes Its Anticipated Debut in Vegas by Susan Stappleton

    Mott 32, the Chinese restaurant with Hong Kong roots, debuted before the new year with a mix of Cantonese, Sichuan, and Beijing influence on its roster of Chinese dishes. The restaurant at the Palazzo takes its name from 32 Mott St. in New York City, the site of the very first Chinese grocery store that opened in 1851 by a Hong Kong immigrant that served as a hub for the future Chinatown that spread from there.

    An apple wood roasted duck, Peking-style spicy crispy duck rack, minced duck with lettuce cup, barbecue pluma Iberico pork, and crispy roasted pork belly make up the barbecue section of the menu, roasting before diners in an open kitchen.

    Dim sum includes traditional Iberico pork Shanghainese soup dumplings, a soft quail egg and Iberico pork siu mai, south Australian lobster har gow, and Australian wagyu beef puff are among the steamed dim sum, while fried dishes include shredded Peking duck spring rolls and pan-fried Iberico pork dumplings.

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    The Newest Italian Restaurant Opens at the Venetian by Susan Stappleton

    A touch of Italian fare with Los Angeles roots arrived in Las Vegas for the new year. The Factory Kitchen opened in the former B&B Ristorante space on restaurant row at the Venetian. Restaurateur Matteo Ferdinandi, who formerly worked at Spago, and chef Angelo Auriana, who spent 18 years as the chef at LA’s Valentino, serve traditional Italian dishes in a trattoria-style restaurant.

    The Venetian space, which only serves dinner until Jan. 4, includes a bar with its own menu, something not offered in Los Angeles.

    Architect Thomas Schlesser of Design Bureaux created the look of the 152-seat restaurant the features a palette of orange and forest green with reclaimed wood tables. Art Deco-style light fixtures, concrete walls, and gray banquettes are found throughout the space.

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    Barely nine months after a downtown debut, Bomb Tacos has shuttered on Carson Avenue.

    Owned and created by chef Robert Solano, the rapid closure continues a growing trend of Las Vegas operators not informing potential customers via a website or social media that the restaurant is no longer in business.

    The 1,414-square-foot former location, close to the corner of Carson and Sixth Street, was previously home to Two Bald Brothers and Zydeco Po-Boys. The retail strip was remodeled in the summer of 2015 after years of neglect.

    It took a couple of months, but the parent company behind Kona Grill has shuttered its sushi and cocktails restaurant at the Fashion Show mall, ahead of a makeover into the brand’s first brew pub concept.

    Located in a prime position on the mall’s Strip-facing plaza since November 2015, Kona Grill is expected to be remodeled into the XXI Brew Co. and promoted with the new trademarked slogan of “eat more beer drink more beer.”

    Early paperwork revealed the 8,214-square-foot interior featuring a custom-built exhibition kitchen and a 1,343-square-foot indoor-outdoor patio and bar area will be overhauled with an initial, estimated construction budget of $550,000.

    Two Downtown Restaurants Land New Chefs by Susan Stappleton

    Daniel Krohmer, the chef behind Other Mama on the west side, plans to open two new restaurants in Downtown’s Fergusons MotelLe Monja, a Mexican restaurant with a fish market feel, and Hatsumi, a Japanese robata-style restaurant, in January. Now he’s ready to reveal the chefs who will helm the kitchens.

    Bobby Silva takes over as chef de cuisine at Hatsumi, while Noel Flores leads the kitchen at La Monja.

    Le Monja relies more on coastal seafood with low prices, with fewer burritos and tacos and more ceviches. Hatsumi features a Japanese charcoal-burning grill with sashimi and a late-night tasting menu.

    While Krohmer plans to oversee both restaurants, each chef will add their own personalities to their menus.

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    Renovations Reinvigorate the Highest Restaurant in Las Vegas by Susan Stappleton

    The highest restaurant in Las Vegas gets a whole new look to go along with those 360-degree views of the city. Top of the World, on the 106th floor of the Stratosphere, now boasts a modern new look, part of a remodel for the entire resort.

    Gone are the white tablecloths, replaced with tables with a Kinon surface that reflects the sky and gives a new spin to the look of the city and surrounding mountains.

    The candle holders that look like street lights add to the look of the restaurant. New chairs and reupholstered furniture in grays and blues, round out the look of the dining room, which rotates 360 degrees every 80 minutes. A redesigned lobby, better lighting, and a new sound system round out the renovations to the restaurant that sits 800 feet above the city.

    In November, the Stratosphere opened a 24-hour cafe. Strat Café & Wok sits on the main casino floor, serving a combination of comfort food and Asian fare.

    One of the north Strip’s most popular late-night destinations has finally expanded to its new home, but in an unexpected move is still operating its original location, less than 300 feet away.

    Tacos El Gordo has moved into a larger, 3,558-square-foot space right on Las Vegas Boulevard, two doors down from Masala’s 24-hour fast casual Indian menu.

    Tacos El Gordo keeps the same opening hours as its elder sibling a short walk around the corner, famed for the frequent long lines for its Tijuana-inspired street food menu of tacos, mulas, tostadas, sopes, and queasdillas.

    The Strip location at 3049 Las Vegas Blvd. S. operated from 2011 until 2014, shuttering after rumored landlord dispute, but made a surprising return in 2015.

    A seafood restaurant at the Venetian closes a little ahead of schedule. Back in August, the Grand Canal Shoppes announced that AquaKnox would close on Jan. 19, but now diners report the restaurant already shuttered.

    In August, the shopping center and resort issued a joint statement: “AquaKnox, known for fresh seafood flown in daily from around the world, joined Restaurant Row in 1999. We would like to thank AquaKnox general manager Craig Leedom, executive chef James Defraga, and the rest of their team for their hard work and dedication.

    The restaurant closings come on the heels of
    Carnevino at the Palazzo, B&B Ristorante at the Venetian, and Otto Enoteca e Pizzeria at the Grand Canal Shoppes departing in July.

    The 38 Essential Las Vegas Restaurants, Winter 2019 by Susan Stappleton

    It's time to update the Eater 38, the answer to any question that begins, "Can you recommend a restaurant?" This highly elite group covers the entire city, spans myriad cuisines and price points, and collectively satisfies all restaurant needs from where to go for a reliable quick bite to where to go when to blow half a paycheck on dinner. Every couple of months, pertinent restaurants that were omitted, have newly become eligible (restaurants must be open at least six months), or have stepped up their game will be added.

    For the hottest restaurants that opened in the past six months in Las Vegas, readers can head over to the Eater Vegas Heatmap, updated monthly.

    Newcomers to the Eater 38 in January include Scotch 80 Prime, the new steakhouse at the Palms and Carbone Italian Restaurant, the decadent Italian restaurant at Aria. Departures include Kaiseki Yuzu and District One Kitchen & Bar.

    Wolfgang Puck’s Cut Gets a Makeover by Susan Stappleton

    Wolfgang Puck’s Cut now has a new look at the Palazzo. Todd-Avery Lenahan, founder of local design firm TAL Studio, created the original design for Cut when it opened in March 2008 and worked on the renovations that bring a lounge that doubled in size. Puck’s fine dining group spent an estimated $3 million on construction costs alone.

    The lounge now accommodates 90, while an extended bar seats 20. Also new? A shellfish and crudo bar on ice that sits at one end of the bar.

    The bar top now features a leathered stone bar, custom seating, acrylic table tops, textured walls and ceilings, wood flooring, and a redesigned banquet room. To go along with the renovations, executive chef Matthew Hurley now serves Maine diver scallops crudo with apple and white Alba truffles; chilled red king crab with Thai red curry vinaigrette; shellfish plateaus; and Keluga Queen and Golden Oscetra caviar service.

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    The Forum Shops at Caesars now has a burger and barbecue restaurant. Smoked Burgers & BBQ just opened in The Otheroom space at the front of the shopping center with a menu of smoked chicken wings, loaded barbecue nachos, and chopped beef brisket.

    To go along with the name, Smoked Burgers & BBQ serves a smoked barbecue bloody Mary made with Jack Daniels and a smoked Manhattan. Non-alcoholic beverages include sweet tea and lemonade.

    Smoked Burgers & BBQ, Forum Shops at Caesars, 3500 Las Vegas
    Blvd. S., 702-816-0897. Open from 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and until midnight on Friday and Saturday.

    Since 2017, Big Whiskey’s American Restaurant & Bar had plans to bring at least two locations to Las Vegas. The casual American restaurant with roots in Springfield, Missouri, plans to open its first Las Vegas location in the former Pot Liquor space at Town Square in February.

    The heart of the restaurant, a very large bar, features more than 150 whiskeys on the shelves and 19 beers on tap. At the front, accordion windows overlook the valet circle at the front, while treated whiskey barrels line the space. Drinks named for the Vegas Golden Knights, UNLV Runnin’ Rebels, and future Las Vegas Raiders make the menu, and the possibility of whiskey on tap could bring the cocktail program to the next level.

    In the rear of the restaurant, Big Whiskey’s retains Pot Liquor American flag on the wall and incorporates it into a private dining room.

    Dubbed “not a sports bar but celebrating sports,” Big Whiskey’s will be family friendly with seven dishes for the kids and a jukebox for music on the fly.

    Bust Out the Bubbly - Hawthorn Grill Revamps Brunch

    Hawthorn Grill at JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa is set to take over the brunch game with new menu items and updated favorites for the New Year. Champagne campaign enthusiasts can enjoy the new Domaine Chandon mimosa bar or indulge in a champagne flight featuring bubbly from Moët, Veuve Clicquot, and Chandon. Guests can enjoy the most important meal of the weekend in the lush surroundings, including waterfalls and koi ponds, and listen to smooth sounds while dining and drinking bubbly with free live entertainment throughout brunch. Brunch-goers can also enjoy the convenience of free valet parking near the restaurant at the Spa Tower entrance. The new brunch hours are 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. every Sunday.

    In the newly revamped Sunday brunch menu, Hawthorn Grill includes guest favorites from their extensive breakfast and lunch menus including Short Rib Flatbread, Crispy Wisconsin Cheese Curds, Smoked Salmon Avocado Toast, Hawthorn Chopped Salad, Steak Frites, and Huevos Rancheros.

    In addition to the menu’s greatest hits, the premier restaurant at JW Marriott Las Vegas also added new menu items including:
    Hawthorn Signature Pancakes – weekly pancake
    Eggs Benedict – English muffin, rosemary ham, poached eggs, hollandaise, breakfast potatoes
    Crab Cake Benedict – English muffin, crab cakes, poached eggs, hollandaise, breakfast potatoes
    Warm Beignets – Nutella, berry compote, apple cinnamon

    Hawthorn Grill also has a full juice and smoothie menu including: Cleansing Carrot, and Revitalizing Blend juices, as well as Nourish Potion, andRecharge Remedy smoothies.

    To book reservations, please call 702.507.5955 or visit for more information.

    Hawthorn Grill is open daily for breakfast 6 - 11 a.m. Monday – Saturday and 6 – 9 a.m. on Sunday with the daily breakfast buffet. Beginning at 10 a.m. Sunday mornings is home to Brunch with live music, brunch favorites, and mimosas and bloody marys served until 2 p.m. Lunch is served daily Monday – Saturday 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Dinner service is available 5 – 10 p.m. Sunday – Thursday and 5 – 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The bar and lounge is open daily from 4 – 11 p.m. Sunday – Thursday and 4 p.m. – 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday. The Hawthorn Grill patio is available to guests for breakfast, brunch, lunch, Happy Hour and dinner.

    FINE Entertainment Celebrates The Big Game Across the Valley with Party Packages and Food and Drink Specials

    FINE Entertainment invites sports fans to celebrate the most anticipated event of the year with unbeatable viewing parties and open bar packages with guaranteed seating so guests won’t miss a second of the Big Game. On Feb. 3, football enthusiasts can catch all the action at the finest sports bars in the valley - ameriCAN Beer & Cocktails, PBR Rock Bar & Grill, PKWY Tavern, Rockhouse and The MINT Tavern.

    Big Game specials and events include:
    • ameriCAN Beer & Cocktails
    Feb. 3 from 2 p.m. till end of game
    Guests can enjoy an open bar for $120 while watching the game on multiple projection screens and more than 20 high-definition TV’s plus, fans can bring their own food to the party from any of the neighboring restaurants in The LINQ Promenade. Guests can reserve a seat at
    • PBR Rock Bar & Grill
    Feb. 3 from 2 p.m. till end of game
    Guests can join PBR Rock Bar for the annual Big Game Party held on the 50-yard line of the Las Vegas Strip. Packages start at $120 for guaranteed seating and open bar beginning at 2 p.m. For fans that want to start the party early, guests can purchase the Ultimate Tailgate Party ticket for an additional $50 and includes open bar and an appetizer buffet from 12 – 2 p.m. Guests can reserve a seat at
    • PKWY Tavern
    Feb. 3
    With more than 80 high-definition TV’s and 250 beer selections, PKWY Tavern is the premier destination to watch the Big Game. Guests can reserve a seat at PKWY Flamingo, PKWY Tivoli and PKWY Marks by visiting
    • Rockhouse
    Feb. 3 from 2 p.m. till end of game
    Football fanatics can catch the Big Game at Rockhouse with premium packages starting at $150 for guaranteed seating and open bar beginning at 2 p.m. For fans that want to start the party early, guests can purchase the Ultimate Tailgate Party ticket for an additional $50 and includes open bar and an appetizer buffet from 12 – 2 p.m. Guests can reserve a seat at
    • The MINT Tavern
    Feb. 3 from 2 p.m. till end of game
    Guests can enjoy a premium open bar for $50 while watching the Big Game on multiple high-definition TV’s throughout the party room or at the main bar. Guest can reserve a seat at

    Food, Drinks and Fun at Big Game Parties in Las Vegas!

    Cabo Wabo Cantina, located Strip-side in the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino, will bring its A-game with viewing parties for the Big Game on Sunday, Feb. 3. Admission to the football fiesta includes an all-you-can-eat-and-drink package, which will feature a tailgate buffet with a build-your-own taco station, hot dogs and sliders; and Cabo Wabo’s signature margaritas, handcrafted cocktails and draft and bottled beer. Viewing parties are completed with high-definition screens displayed throughout the cantina, including a 200-inch video grid and 200-inch projection screen. Admission to Cabo Wabo’s viewing party is priced at $200 per person, and reservations should be made in advance by contacting [email protected].
    Link to photo: here.

    BEER PARK at Paris Las Vegas will host a rooftop Big Game party set to stunning views of the Las Vegas Strip, premium views of the game on dozens of high-definition televisions and onsite betting starting at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 3. The rooftop bar and grill will offer exclusive viewing packages for up to 10 guests throughout the highly-anticipated game. Packages include guaranteed seating and access to buffet-style food stations serving nachos, hot dogs, bratwursts, soft pretzels, pizza and more. Football fans may pair their meals with BEER PARK’s extensive selection of over 100 beers, including 36 drafts on tap. The Strip-side bar and grill will also offer live betting on its in-house sportsbook kiosk, one of just a few places in Las Vegas outside of casino sports books to offer live betting.
    Link to photo: here.

    Morton Group’s La Cave at Wynn Las Vegas will host a Big Game viewing party featuring a tailgate feast on Sunday, Feb. 3. Priced at $129 per person, football fans can cheer on their team while indulging in an array of savory bites, served butler-style. Selections include potato croquettes, short rib tacos, angus mini burgers, tomato mozzarella and more. A bottomless beverage package will be priced at an additional $90 per person, including house and premium spirits; red, white and sparkling wine; and draft and bottled beer.

    CRUSH and Greek Sneek, Morton Group’s neighboring restaurants at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, will welcome football fanatics to watch the Big Game on Sunday, Feb. 3 accompanied by a butler-style tableside feast. The tailgate-inspired elevated fare will be priced at $125 per person; or $199 per person including an all-you-can-drink beverage package. Delectable bites include mini lamb gyros, margherita pizza, house-made hummus, mini angus burgers, lobster mac and cheese and more.

    Therapy, located in the heart of Downtown Las Vegas, will score big for the Big Game with specialty Therapy Spicy Wings, available only on the day of the game for $14. Fans can enjoy beer buckets of selected beers, both imported and domestic, for $25, as well as $35 buckets of Therapy’s locally-brewed Guava Beer. Anyone looking for a more private game watching experience may reserve Therapy’s Loft and will receive 10% off of food purchased.
    Link to photos: here

    PT’s Taverns, will host Big Game viewing parties with dining and gaming promotions at all 60 locations in the Las Vegas Valley and Nevada, including PT’s Pub, PT’s Gold, PT’s Ranch, PT’s Brewing Company, Sean Patrick’s, Sierra Gold and SG Bar, starting at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 3.

    At any of the 60 PT’s Taverns locations, guests can catch all the action while enjoying one of Nathan’s Famous hot dogs. Hot dog selections will include a regular hot dog, priced at $3; a New Yorker, served with brown mustard and sauerkraut, priced at $4; Chili and Cheese, topped with chili and shredded cheddar cheese, priced at $5; and BC & B, a bacon-wrapped hot dog topped with beer cheese, priced at $6. Discounted food selections priced at $6 will include Sriracha chicken bites and loaded potato skins; $7 selections will include a half-pound pub burger and chicken parmesan sliders; and flatbreads, including three-cheese, meat feast, the Gilroy and buffalo chicken, will be priced at $8.

    PT’s Taverns will also offer gaming point multipliers for Golden Rewards guests, with Bronze and Silver level members receiving five times the usual points and Gold, Royal and Royal Elite level members receiving 10 times the usual points.

    Chateau Nightclub & Rooftop, located inside Paris Las Vegas, will kick off the Big Game with a rooftop viewing party, complete with spectacular Strip-side sights and premium views of the game on multiple high-definition televisions. Chateau is offering a variety of viewing packages starting at $100 and include guaranteed seating and buffet-style food selections.

    Pancho's Mexican Restaurant, located in Las Vegas, will celebrate the big game with a viewing party in its hacienda style cantina. Guests can enjoy happy hours specials throughout the entire game which includes $3 off house and flavored margaritas, $3 off well cocktails and $3 off house wines. Pancho’s will also offer half-price tequila shots inside the cantina from 3 p.m. until close. Half-price tequila shots will be available inside the cantina from 3 p.m. until close.

    Big Game at Westgate hosted by Casa Di Amore

    This is our 12th Big Game Party! This is the biggest, best indoor party for Super Bowl viewing in Las Vegas at the best price.

    To view last year’s party, click here:

    Open bar including beer, wine and branded liquor featuring Captain Morgan, Dewars, Smirnoff, Cazadores, Bacardi, Jack Daniels, Beefeater, and more!

    Draft beer includes Bud, Bud Light and Shocktop.

    All day buffet includes penne pasta, Italian subs, mini Philly Cheesesteaks, Chicken wings, fresh veggies, Texas Spicy Hot Links and hot dogs, Greek Feta wraps, chip and pretzel snacks, desserts and a couple of popcorn machines for that real stadium smell!

    Each guest receives 25 raffle tickets to put in for great raffle prize

    Tickets are $175 TOTAL for EARLY BIRD purchases. Our doors open earlier at 1:30pm

    That gets you guaranteed seating, open bar, all day buffet, 25 raffle tickets and spectacular viewing! There is plenty of seating and the viewing and sound are state of the art quality!


    Let’s face it. Most of us won’t be going to watch the Big Game live and in person on Sunday, Feb. 3 in Atlanta. But there’s still a way to enjoy all of the excitement of the game, plus all of that amazing game-day grub. Come to Las Vegas and hit up one of our Big Game parties.

    Sports books, bars and restaurants all around Vegas will be celebrating the big showdown with prizes, giveaways, drink specials, football fare and more.

    More here:


    ALIBI Ultra Lounge at ARIA Resort & Casino, LEVEL UP at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino and Lily Bar & Lounge at Bellagio Resort & Casino gear up for the Big Game on Sunday, Feb. 3 with dedicated food and beverage specials in a vibrant atmosphere.

    Fans are invited to catch the game in the refined and plush setting of ALIBI Ultra Lounge. The upscale lounge will offer delectable finger foods and hand-crafted cocktails including the festive Touchdown, crafted with Jack Daniel’s Whiskey, Cinzano Sweet Vermouth, brandy infused cherry juice and chocolate bitters poured over an ice sphere. Additionally, guests can nosh on a la carte items or shareThe Hail Mary and The Field Goal platter offering game-worthy bites like wings, fries, crab sliders, lobster rolls and more, prepared from the acclaimed restaurant, Herringbone.

    Adding to the excitement, the ultimate adult playground and fun-filled interactive lounge, LEVEL UP, gets game day ready with endless activities and arcade games, beer bucket specials, themed-cocktails, a la carte menu and an array of platters. Party platters include the 2 Minute Warningfeaturing wings, fries and a bucket of beer; the Game Day Sampler offering wings, chicken strips, sliders and two buckets of beer; and the dedicated platters Offside Crispy Chicken Strips, Fourth and Goal Wings and the Touchdown Triple Slider. The multi-monitor sports destination offers comfortable couches situated in front of a permanent structure of screens, outlined by high top tables and bar side gaming. During commercials, fans can engage in skill-based fun including beer pong, bowling, virtual reality, giant Pac-Man, QuadAir hockey, Pop-A-Shot, Connect 4 and more.

    Lily Bar & Lounge invites guests to kick back, relax and enjoy the Big Game on high-definition monitors while sipping on specialty and themed-cocktails including the Hail Bloody Mary and The Bull Rush made with Bacardi Superior Rum, lime juice, agave nectar, pineapple juice and Red Bull. Complementing the beverages, the sophisticated lounge will offer fan favorite food from FIX restaurant from an a la carte menu to platter spreads with crispy mac and cheese, lobster tacos, spring rolls, wings and more.

    ALIBI, LEVEL UP and Lily offer first come, first serve open seating in addition to VIP reserved seating. For more information or to reserve VIP seating, contact 702.247.3964 or [email protected] .

    La Cave Wine & Food Hideaway to Kick-Off the Big Game with Tailgate-Style Bites

    La Cave Wine & Food Hideawayat Wynn Las Vegas will host the ultimate Big Game viewing party, featuring an elevated tailgate fare served butler-style, on Sunday, Feb. 3.Selections will be prepared by executive chef, William DeMarco.

    The Big Game tailgate menu will feature potato croquettes, served with raclette fondue and toasted garlic; short rib tacos, topped with avocado crema, tomato and cilantro; angus mini burgers with mushroom duxelle and chipotle aioli; crispy fish tacos on a corn tortilla with tomatillo salsa; mini chicken gyros, with tzatziki and pear chutney; ahi tuna poke with avocado, cilantro and spicy mayo; chicken flatbread with sweet chili, garlic aioli and red onion; tomato mozzarella flatbread, topped with capers and basil oil; lollipop chicken wings, served with bleu cheese fondue; baked meatballs with creamy polenta and house marinara; Tuscan black kale with goat cheese, apple and almond vinaigrette; heirloom tomato salad with mozzarella and balsamic; loaded tater tots, served with sour cream, bacon and brown gravy; white cheddar popcorn; and macaroni salad with green chilis and cheese sauce. La Cave will also serve a variety of desserts including cupcakes, muffins, cheesecake and cookies.

    Priced at $129 per person, La Cave will serve tailgate bites from 2:30 p.m. until the end of the football game. A bottomless beverage package will be offered, priced at an additional $90 per person, including house and premium spirits; red, white and sparkling wine; and draft and bottled beer. Reservations are available now by calling 702.770.3607. More information is available online at

    TREVI is Warming Up for the Big Game

    TREVI Italian Restaurant, located in The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace, will host a Big Game viewing party in its private upstairs dining area, offering all-you-can-eat and drink promotions, beginning at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 3. Football fans will have the option to select the ‘all-you-can-eat’ buffet that will feature classic game day dishes such as chicken wings, potato skins and spinach & artichoke dip, priced at $80 per person, OR select the buffet and open bar option, priced at $140.


    Purchase Tickets Here

    Big Game Parties February 3 at Carmine's & Virgil's

    Carmine’s inside The Forum Shops and Virgil’s Real Barbeque will host Big Game viewing parties on February 3.

    At Carmine’s the highlight of the party is the Tailgate Buffet, which includes Carmine’s signature Italian dishes such as cold antipasto, vegetables and assorted cheeses, salads, pasta, Scarpariello wings, “World Famous Meatballs”, chicken & eggplant parmigiano, sausage with peppers and tiramisu for $85 per person. For $150 per person football fans can add an open bar with draft beers, well drinks and house wine. Doors open at 1 pm and the party packages start at 3 pm, with last call at the end of the third quarter.

    Carmine’s will also offer an MVP package that includes a premium open bar including call brand drinks, draft and bottled beers, Carmine’s wine and an upgraded Tailgate Buffet with additions such as a fresh seafood assortment, NY strip loin carving stations, fresh fruits and chocolate cannoli. For reservations, email [email protected], call 702.473.9700 or visit to purchase online.

    Virgil’s Big Game party runs form 1 pm – 7:30 pm with a backyard bbq buffet with live carving station. Offerings include Memphis style pork ribs, Carolina pulled chicken and pork, Texas Beef Brisket, BBQ chicken wings and favorites sides such as mac and cheese, cole slaw and potato salad and deserts including Virgil’s famous banana pudding, pies and seasonal fresh fruit. From 3 pm – 7:30 pm, a premium open bar and a kicked up lemonade stand will quench every sports fan’s thirst. Throughout the day there will be giveaways, contests and music and games on the two outdoor patios. Cost is $150 per person and reservations can be made by emailing [email protected], calling 702-389-7400 or visiting to purchase online.

    No plans for the Big Game? We have you covered with great options

    It’s Superbowl time and we have some great options to eat and drink while watching the “big game” from Buddy V's Ristorante, House of Blues, Nacho Daddy, Remedy's & Distill, and JW Marriott Las Vegas & Rampart Casino. With options like these, there's no reason to sit at home watching the game this year! Please let me know if you have any questions.

    Buddy V’s Ristorante
    3327 S. Las Vegas Blvd. (Grand Canal Shoppes) or 702-607-2355
    All You Can Eat
    Take your game day eats to the next level with a special $54 all-you-can-eat menu including Grandma’s Meatballs, Italian Hero, Hoboken Style Wings, Sausage & Peppers Pizza, and Mac & Cheese Carbonara. A la carte options are also available. $24 mix & match beer buckets (five per bucket) are available with choice of Bud, Bud Light, Newcastle, Coors light, Michelob Ultra and Corona. Available in the bar, private dining room and lounge only.

    House of Blues
    Music Hall and Restaurant and Bar – 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. in Mandalay
    Whether looking to celebrate all things football with the family or in luxury, House of Blues Las Vegas (inside the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino) has it covered with parties in the Music Hall, and Foundation Room. This upcoming Super Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, guests can opt from partying with a variety of fans at the Music Hall football experience, or a variety of VIP luxury championship packages in Foundation Room. Food & Beverage packages start at $60 based on experience.

    Doors at Music Hall open at 3 p.m. with the Big Game viewing beginning at 3:30 p.m., the event is open to the public – all ages. The All-You-Can-Eat package starts at $60* for an early bird special; (limited packages available) and includes a buffet style menu featuring game day favorites like chicken wings, Carolina BBQ pulled pork, Cajun spiced boiled crawfish, , loaded mac and cheese, mini cupcakes and more. The All-You-Can-Eat and All-You-Can-Drink package is $130 (plus tax & fees) and includes all well liquor, domestic beer, house wine, and soda.
    For an even more VIP, luxury box experience, guests can choose from a variety of Big Game viewing packages with Foundation Room, which offers a personal TV living room area complete with plush seating and a food and beverage table minimum. Guests must be 21 and older. Dress code enforced and reservations are required by calling 702-632-7631 or emailing [email protected]

    Foundation Room packages start at $400 with the ’89 49ers Package which grants patrons complimentary access for up to four guests as well as Big Game viewing. At $800, the ’91 Redskins Package includes access for five guests and a personal TV living room area. At $1,000, the ’62 Packers Package has access for six guests with a personal TV living room space. At $1,500, the ’85 Bear Package comes with access for eight guests and a private hideaway space. For $2,000 the ’72 Dolphins Package includes access for up to 12 guests and premier table location. And lastly, at $2,500 the End Zone Package grants access for up to 18 guests and includes your own private space. Foundation Room members receive 10 percent off any Big Game package.

    The Big Game Foundation Room menu includes: Shellfish Platter featuring lobster, king crab, crab claws, shrimp, oysters, tarragon aioli, champagne mignonette, and cocktail sauce; Wagyu Beef Burger with bacon, cheddar cheese, iceberg lettuce, heirloom tomato, Foundation Room aioli, and fries; Japanese Yellowtail Tartare Tacos featuring aji amarillo, shaved radish, chili garlic, micro cilantro; Chicken Tikka Skewers marinated in yogurt and curry with a pineapple ghost chili jam; Beef Tartare with smoked soy, black garlic, cured quail egg yolk, pickled shallot, and potato chips; Ribeye 18oz prime with fries and Foundation Room house-made sauce; NY Strip 14oz NY strip with fries and Foundation Room house-made sauce; Filet Mignon 10oz filet, fries, and Foundation Room house-made sauce; Chicken Wings with Texas beurre blanc and blue cheese dressing; Rock Shrimp Tempura with Sambal Oelek aioli and ponzu sauce; and lastly Lobster Mac and Cheese featuring butter-poached lobster and orecchiette pasta.

    Nacho Daddy
    Downtown – 113 N 4th St.
    West Sahara – Village Square 9560 W Sahara Ave.
    The Strip – Miracle Mile Shops 3663 S Las Vegas Blvd.
    Football and nachos go together like chips and cheese. Come celebrate the Big Game at Nacho Daddy with raffles and specials. Nacho Daddy Summerlin features a $25 unlimited nacho bar and Nacho Daddy Miracle Mile’s entry and nacho bar is $100 (included non-alcoholic drinks).

    Remedy’s and Distil
    All Locations
    Remedy’s St. Rose – 3265 St. Rose Pkwy. Henderson
    Remedy’s Conestoga – 530 Conestoga Way Henderson

    Distill Summerlin – 10820 W. Charleston Blvd.
    Distill Southern Highlands – 4830 W. Pyle Ave.
    Distill Centennial Hills – 6430 N. Durango Dr.

    Catch all the Big Game action in the comfort of locals’ favorite neighborhood bars Remedy’s and Distill. All locations throughout the valley will serve up touchdown-worthy food and drink specials, offer numerous HD televisions throughout the bar (there isn’t a bad seat in the house!) and tons of prize giveaways. Guests will nosh on food specials like The Italian Burger, a handcrafted burger mixed with sweet Italian sausage topped with grilled onions, peppers, homemade marinara sauce and smothered with provolone cheese or the Beer Braised Bratwurst, slow-cooked in beer and flame-grilled, topped with caramelized onions and served with mustard and fries. Wash all the delicious food down with $12.50 buckets of beer, 160z beers starting at $3 and more.

    JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa and Rampart Casino
    221 N Rampart Blvd.

    Starting 2 p.m. Sunday, February 3, 2019, JW Marriott Las Vegas will host a Casino-Wide Big Game Party at their Buffet, Grand Ballroom, and Valencia Ballroom for all guests. Check in is out front of Shizen between 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The general public can purchase wristbands from the casino cage for $69, and $59 with a Rampart Rewards Card 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on game day. With purchase of a wristband, guests receive a commemorative T-shirt and unlimited access to all the parties. Summerlin & Premier members receive a free wristband for use at the all the parties. Summerlin Elite and Outer Market players are invited to a private party in the Marquis Ballroom beginning at 2 p.m. and will also receive a free t-shirt and access into any of the other parties. The Summerlin Room will only be open to Summerlin, Summerlin Premier and Summerlin Elite players. All guests must be 21 or older with valid ID for any Big Game party.

    Both Andiron and Honey Salt will be open for brunch taking their last reservation at 2 p.m. Both restaurants will be closed for dinner service.

    BIG GAME: BBQ and Bottomless Drinks at Treasure Island​​​​​​​

    There will be plenty of play action at Treasure Island for the big game on Sunday, Feb. 3. Gilley’s Saloon, Dance Hall & Bar-B-Que will offer a delicious buffet, bottomless drinks, and giveaways.

    Gilley’s Big Game Party

    The only real honkytonk on the Las Vegas Strip is cooking up an all-you-can-eat-and-drink big game buffet, with barbeque and football favorites for only $150.

    Big Game Buffet:
    • Hand-rolled Pork Taquitos with Creamy Homemade Salsa
    • Fresh Vegetable Platter
    • Popcorn
    • Gilley’s BBQ Pulled Pork and Cheeseburger Sliders
    • Pretzel Bites
    • House Salad
    • Hot Dogs
    • Build Your Own Texas Nachos
    • Build Your Own Spicy Cheddar Tater Tot Bar
    • Buffalo Chicken Wings
    • Gilley’s Chili & New Mexico Style Turkey Green Chili Cart
    • Assorted Desserts
    Bottomless Drinks:
    • All Draft Beers
    • Domestic Beer Buckets (Bud Light, Budweiser, Shock Top and Michelob Ultra)
    • Gilley’s Premium Cocktails
    Guests will also enjoy prizes and giveaways. Doors open at 12 p.m. hours before big game kickoff.

    Price is all-inclusive and per person. Guests must be 21 or older with a valid ID. An admission fee is not required to view the big game. For more information, visit

    Bottomless Mimosas now served at Slater's 50/50

    As if the over-the-top burgers, an extensive selection of craft beer, and bacon-infused creations were not enough, Slater's 50/50 Las Vegas now offers a full weekend Wake N' Bacon brunch menu with bottomless mimosas.

    Brunch is available from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday. Pair an unparalleled breakfast selection with bottomless mimosas for $20. The menu features unique breakfast items such as a pork belly benedict with crispy seared pork belly and poached eggs smothered in chipotles hollandaise on freshly baked buttermilk biscuits, with tater tot country potatoes; a breakfast flatbread topped with mozzarella, egg whites, arugula and cherry tomatoes; fried chicken and bacon pancakes with two fluffy pancakes made with chunks of bacon topped with fried chicken, gravy and a sunny side-up egg; and a 50/50 omelet stuffed with classic or spicy 50/50 blend, avocado, cheddar cheese and pico de gallo served with tater tot country potatoes.
    "The weekends are for brunch and cocktails," says General Manager Cindy Sun. "We are excited to introduce a fun, pork-tastic brunch menu, with all-you-can-drink mimosas, to our neighborhood."

    Remedy's Conestoga Continues to have Fun in the New Year with their 9th Annual Hillbilly Ball Jan. 26

    Remedy’s Conestoga is breaking out their suspenders, overalls and straw hats for their 9th annual Hillbilly Ball on Saturday, Jan. 26. Hillbillies and rednecks of all kind are welcome for a hollerin’ good time with live music, drink specials and a fun costume contest for the best lookin’ hillbilly in the barnyard! There is no cover for the party, however guests who would like to attend must be over the age of 21 with valid I.D.

    All of the hootenanny festivities begin at 8 p.m. Guests will enjoy the southern tunes of local country rock band Thrillbilly Deluxe. Guests can also enjoy drink specials and are encouraged to dress in their southern best and embrace their inner hillbilly to be the winner of the costume contest.

    Along with unique and fun themed parties throughout the year, Remedy’s boasts a wide selection of house-made cocktails and handcrafted food. Remedy’s also offers VIP Gaming Club, 24 hour service from their friendly staff, tasty lunch specials seven days a week, twice-daily Happy Hours and much more.

    For the late night owls, Remedy’s and Distill host ‘After Hours,’ an early morning gaming contest and party held monthly. All After Hours parties take place on late late Saturday/early Sunday with the drawing at 3 a.m. To kick off the year, the After Hours drawing takes place on Sunday, Jan. 20 and the lucky winner will walk away with a $500 Station Casinos gift card. Players between midnight and 8 a.m. earn one drawing ticket for every 300 points for a chance to win the monthly grand-prize. After Hours is at all Remedy’s and Distill locations.

    Distill Centennial Hills Rolls out the Red Carpet to Celebrate their 2nd Anniversary Jan. 26

    Get ready for your close up as Distill Centennial Hills is celebrating their 2nd anniversary in style with a red carpet-themed extravaganza on Saturday, Jan. 26. This special occasion features a gourmet dinner buffet, live music, hourly giveaways, a costume contest and much more. No need to purchase a ticket as there is no cover to attend the party, however, all guests must be 21 years or older with valid I.D. The party starts at 7 p.m. and Distill Centennial Hills is located at 6430 N. Durango Dr.

    Guests can indulge at the gourmet buffet showcasing Italian classics such as Caprese Salad with crispy pancetta and pesto vinaigrette, Antipasti Skewerswith aged balsamic reduction, Margarita, Roasted Vegetable and Tuscan Chicken flatbreads, Stuffed Shells with spinach and ricotta, Roasted Chicken Scampi with angel hair pasta and sundried tomatoes, Braised Short Rib with penne and ricotta, sides of wild mushroom risotto, gnocchi with brown butter and sage, roasted parmesan cauliflower and broccolini and sweet cravings of zeppoles with raspberry and chocolate sauce and tiramisu. Local punk rock group Roxy Gunn Project will be rocking the house starting at 8 p.m. and make sure to arrive in style as there will be a costume contest to crown Best Dressed.

    For the late night owls, Distill and Remedy’s host ‘After Hours,’ an early morning gaming contest and party held monthly. All After Hours parties take place on late late Saturday/early Sunday with the drawing at 3 a.m. To kick off the year, the After Hours drawing takes place on Sunday, Jan. 20 and the lucky winner will walk away with a $500 Station Casinos gift card. Players between midnight and 8 a.m. earn one drawing ticket for every 300 points for a chance to win the monthly grand prize. After Hours is at all Distill and Remedy's locations.

    Along with unique and fun themed parties throughout the year, Distill boasts a wide selection of house-made cocktails and handcrafted food. Distill also offers VIP Gaming Club, 24-hour service from their friendly staff, tasty lunch specials seven days a week, an all ages dining room and much more.

    PT’s Taverns to Score a Slap Shot with NHL Promotions in January​​​​​​​

    PT’s Taverns will go for the goal throughout January with gaming, dining and beverage promotions at 58 locations throughout the Las Vegas Valley and Nevada, including PT’s Pub, PT’s Gold, PT’s Ranch, PT’s Brewing Company, Sean Patrick’s, Sierra Gold and SG Bar during all National Hockey League (NHL) games as an official partner with the Vegas Golden Knights.

    During every Vegas Golden Knights game in January, a lucky alarm lamp will be passed between Golden Rewards members each time a natural four-of-a-kind or non-poker jackpot of $200 or more is hit. The player holding the lamp when the Vegas Golden Knights score will receive $20 in free slot play.

    PT’s Taverns will also invite Golden Rewards guests to participate in a Vegas Golden Knights jersey giveaway promotion, where they will receive an entry to win a Vegas Golden Knights jersey for every 200 base points earned in slot play. One winner will be selected per tavern in the Las Vegas Valley for a total of 58 winners.

    During all NHL games in January, PT’s Taverns will offer $20 buckets of Bud and Bud Light. On Saturdays and Sundays throughout the month, all Sierra Gold and SG Bar locations will offer the bottomless ‘Ultimate Bloody Mary,’ served in a 25-ounce mug and garnished with cherry tomatoes, a hardboiled egg, pigs in a blanket, pepperoni cubes, sharp cheddar and pepper jack cheese cubes, jalapeño poppers, boneless chicken wings, celery, olives, lime, priced at $25. Bloody Mary refills will be served in a pint glass with celery, lime and olives only.

    PT’s Golds, PT’s Ranches, Sean Patrick’s, PT’s Pubs and PT’s Brewing Company will also offer a bottomless Bloody Mary on Saturdays and Sundays throughout January, served in a 16-ounce pint glass garnished with a celery stick, lime and queen olives, priced at $15.

    Plus, PT’s Happy Hour offerings are available daily from 5 to 7 p.m., and midnight to 2 a.m. PT’s Happy Hour offers a 50 percent discount on drinks including wines by the glass, premium spirits and all craft and import beer, which includes PT’s own craft brews such as the Golden Hefeweizen and Hualapai IPA. PT’s Happy Hour food selections priced at $6 include Sriracha chicken bites and loaded potato skins; $7 selections include a half-pound pub burger and chicken parmesan sliders; and flatbreads, including three-cheese, meat feast, the Gilroy and buffalo chicken, will be priced at $8.

    Chateau Offers Free Entry for MAGIC Attendees

    Chateau Nightclub & Rooftop is welcoming back the fashion convention with free entry for all of its attendees! With front row seats to the Bellagio Fountain show and breathtaking Strip-side views, MAGIC attendees can take a break from the fashion and take part in a classic Vegas experience, complimentary.

    DJ ShadowReD will spin some of the hottest tracks on Wednesday, Feb. 6, while local DJs Bayati and Casanova will keep the party going onThursday, Feb. 7.

    Dine on Cloud Nine this Valentine’s Day at Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower’s Award-Winning Top of the World

    Dine on cloud nine with a four course prix-fixe dinner at Top of the World restaurant, located on the 106th floor of Stratosphere, Casino, Hotel & Tower, to celebrate Valentine’s Day on Thursday, Feb. 14.

    The romantic dinner, created by Executive Chef Pawan Pinisetti, will begin with a glass of Ruffino Prosecco and an amuse bouche, a bruschetta bite topped with heirloom tomato, buffalo mozzarella, aged balsamic and basil. The first course will include a choice between pea cappuccino, prepared with Maine Lobster, pea tendrils and truffle parmesan foam; or local mixed greens, made with shaved root vegetables, tomatoes and cucumbers tossed in a super food vinaigrette. The main course includes a choice between diver scallops, served with Nueske bacon, baby kale, blistered tomatoes and saffron aioli; or a king cut ribeye, topped with lobster butter and served with truffle potato puree. Dessert includes a vanilla chocolate cheesecake with citrus raspberry coulis.

    The romantic dinner is priced at $109 per person. Reservations for Valentine’s Day are available now and available by calling 702.380.7711 or by visiting the website at Top of the World is open from 11 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. daily for lunch and 4 p.m. until 11 p.m. for dinner.

    Cabo Wabo Cantina Keeps the Fiesta Going Day and Night During Spring Break​​​​​​​

    Cabo Wabo Cantina, located inside Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, will become Vegas’ spring break party hotspot with drink specials, live entertainment, breakfast and late nights throughout March.

    Drink specials include 50-ounce glasses of red or white sangria; and 50-ounce glasses of Cabo Wabo’s classic margarita served in a souvenir glass, priced at $19 during happy hour from 3 to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Additional happy hour offerings include 50-percent-off margaritas, sangria, draft beers and select appetizers.

    The late-night spring breakers can party on Cabo Wabo’s outdoor patio overlooking the Las Vegas Strip, featuring live music on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays. Cabo Wabo will also host live music on the patios on Sunday afternoons. Drink specials will include Dos Equis beer buckets, priced at $23.

    The cantina 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.

    Fall in Love With V-Day Libations in Las Vegas!​​​​​​​

    Cabo Wabo Cantina, Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas

    Sip and smooch! Pucker up on Valentine’s Day with Cabo Wabo’s ‘Kiss on the Lips’ cocktail, served exclusively on Thursday. Feb. 14. V-Day celebrators can take in the gorgeous views of the Las Vegas Strip on Cabo Wabo’s outdoor patio, while sipping on the kissable cocktail made with a romantic blend of Cruzan strawberry rum, Passoã liqueur, soda water, strawberries and mint leaves, priced at $13.

    MB Steak, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas

    Morton Group’s luxury steakhouse, MB Steak gets romantic on Valentine’s Day with a specialty cocktail crafted in honor of the holiday, the ‘Mint To Be.’ This dreamy cocktail is made with a blend Flor de Caña rum, muddled strawberries, fresh mint, fresh lemon juice and Giffard Fraise Des Bois, priced at $15.

    Therapy, Downtown Las Vegas

    Cupid strikes again with Therapy’s specialty Hot & Silky cocktail, exclusively available on Thursday, Feb. 14! The love inspired creation is mixed with Cognac, Grand Marnier, Kahlúa, Bénédictine liqueur and Therapy’s house-made chocolate. Served in an Irish coffee glass, the libation is topped with house-made whipped cream and cocoa powder, priced at $10. PLUS, the Hot & Silky cocktail can be served hot or cold, as requested.

    TREVI, The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace

    Mi Amore! TREVI Italian Restaurant in Las Vegas is turning up the love, for two! The restaurant, located in The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace, will offer lovers a specialty ‘Roséfor two’ promotion. Couples can each enjoy a glass of sparkling Rosé, garnished with a strawberry, priced at $20 total.

    Pancho’s Mexican Restaurant, Downtown Summerlin

    When love is on the rocks, we drink! Pancho’s Mexican Restaurant will cheers to love and sip to sorrows this Valentine’s Day with “Love on the Rocks,” a pink limeade cocktail prepared with Sauza blue reposado, house made lemon-lime juice, cranberry juice and fresh lime. Love on the Rocks is available through Valentine’s Day, Thursday, Feb. 14, priced at $10.25.

    Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a vintage Vegas getaway at the Plaza Hotel & Casino
    Iconic downtown property offering upgraded hotel package and 3-course dinner at Oscar’s

    The romance of vintage Vegas comes alive at the Plaza Hotel & Casino and Oscar’s steakhouse, where couples can celebrate Valentine’s Day with a special hotel and dining package.

    The Plaza’s Valentine’s Day hotel package offers guests a free upgrade to a Junior Suite for a one-night stay on Thursday, Feb. 14. The package also includes a romantic 3-course Valentine’s dinner for two at Oscar’s steakhouse and members of the Plaza’s Royal Rewards Players Club can enjoy a complimentary wine pairing with their dinner. The Valentine’s package can be booked online for $214 (including all taxes and fees, but excluding gratuity) with the promo code VTDAY19.

    With personal service, downtown views, and delectable dishes, Oscar’s steakhouse offers couples an unforgettable dining experience that harkens back to the romantic ambiance of the Rat Pack era. On Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, the restaurant inside the Plaza’s iconic glass dome will serve its full dinner menu and a special three-course menu for $70 per person or with an optional wine pairing for $103 per person.

    The three-course menu includes the choice of a beet salad with burrata, radicchio and red wine vinaigrette or a tuna tartare with avocado, tangerine and mint for the first course; an entrée selection of a 6 oz. filet mignon and lobster tail with potato puree and haricot verts or pan seared scallops with cauliflower and black truffle risotto; and either a trio of chocolate mousse or chocolate marquee with chocolate covered strawberries for dessert.

    Dinner reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 702-38-OSCAR or online at The Plaza’s Valentine’s hotel package can be booked by calling 1-800-634-6575 or online at All hotel offers are based on availability, subject to specific terms and conditions, and applicable for check in Thursday, Feb. 14 and check out on Friday, Feb. 15.

    FANTASY to Offer Complimentary Calendars on Valentine’s Day

    The ladies of FANTASY, Luxor Hotel and Casino’s award-winning adult revue, will spread the love this Valentine’s Day with complimentary calendars for guests who attend the show Thursday, Feb. 14.

    Following the seductive performance, the award-winning female revue will treat the audience with the show’s 2019 “The Golden Goddesses of FANTASY” calendar as a complimentary Valentine’s Day gift while supplies last. Regularly priced at $20, guests may receive their complimentary calendar at FANTASY’s merchandise counter following the show.

    In addition, guests are invited to a meet and greet opportunity with the cast for photos and calendar signings. Tickets are available for purchase at the Luxor box office, online at or by calling 702.262.4400.

    Therapy Restaurant in Downtown Will Share the Love this Valentine’s Day with Cocktail

    Cupid strikes again at Therapy! Located in the heart of Downtown Las Vegas, Therapy restaurant will offer specialty Hot & Silky cocktail, exclusively available for Valentine’s Day on Thursday, Feb. 14.

    The restaurant’s love inspired creation is mixed with Cognac, Grand Marnier, Kahlúa, Bénédictine liqueur and Therapy’s house-made chocolate. Served in an Irish coffee glass, the libation is topped with house-made whipped cream and cocoa powder, priced at $10. The Hot & Silky cocktail can be served hot or cold, as requested.

    For more information on Therapy’s exclusive cocktail for Valentine’s Day or to make a reservation, call 702.912.1622 or visit the website at

    Love is in the Air at MB Steak with a Specialty Dish for Valentine’s Day​​​​​​​

    Brothers David Morton and Michael Morton’s luxury steakhouse, MB Steak at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, will add a romantic seafood platter to the menu to complement dinner from Thursday, Feb. 14 to Sunday, Feb. 17 for Valentine’s Day.

    For one night only, MB Steak will serve one dozen chilled West Coast oysters, topped with Osetra caviar, pickled cucumber and grilled Meyer lemon, priced at $48. Wine Sommelier Max MacPhail recommends pairing the oysters with a bright and delicate Billecart-Salmon champagne.

    MB Steak will also prepare a specialty cocktail, the Mint to Be, served exclusively on Valentine’s Day. The cocktail is made with Flor de Caña rum, muddled strawberries, fresh mint, fresh lemon juice and Giffard Fraise Des Bois, priced at $15.

    MB Steak’s full menu, featuring a wide selection of premium steaks, savory sides and indulgent desserts, will also be available. Reservations for Valentine’s Day are available now on the website at and by calling MB Steak at 702-483-4888. MB Steak offers a complimentary private valet, accessible from Harmon Avenue.

    TAO Group Las Vegas February Happenings​​​​​​​


    TAO LV and LAVO LV transform into the ultimate football fan playgrounds with the annual TAO Bowl & LAVO Bowl Big Game Viewing Parties on Sunday, February 3, 2019. Watch the big game on multiple big screen TVs and feast on a food menu curated to fuel every football fan all game long. Doors open at 1pm PST.

    For TAO Bowl table reservations, please email [email protected] or call 702-388-8588.
    For LAVO Bowl table reservations, please email [email protected] or call 702-791-1800

    Chinese New Year

    For Chinese New Year, TAO will offer a special menu February 5 commemorating the Year of the Pig. The menu is $85, or each dish is available ala carte. The four course menu includes: Sesame scallion bread, topped with Glazed roast pork and roasted sesame dip; Black truffle and spicy pork soup dumplings; Crispy Cantonese Pork belly and orange pork chow fun; Chinese New Year Firecracker

    Mandarin Cheesecake, Valrhona's Illanka Chocolate Cremeux, Pop Rocks.

    Valentine’s Day

    Valentine’s Day 20 Layer Red Velvet Cake at LAVO – LAVO’s signature 20 Layer Chocolate Cake is transforming for Valentine’s Day into a 20 Layer Red Velvet Cake.

    Valentine’s Day Fortune Cookie – TAO’s signature fortune cookie dressed up for Valentine’s Day! Brushed with chocolate and sprinkled with mini hearts, served with Valentine’s Day inspired fortunes. TAO can also customize the fortunes with personal love notes if requested in advance with reservation i.e. proposals, anniversary notes, etc.

    The Most-Anticipated Restaurant and Bar Openings This Winter in Las Vegas by Susan Stappleton

    Winter arrives in Las Vegas, and already the end of 2018 looks to be a big season for restaurant openings in Las Vegas. The cooler weather serves up 15 anticipated restaurant and bar openings all across Las Vegas. The Park MGM opens Best Friend from Roy Choi, Eataly, La La Noodle, and On the Record. The Venetian debuts The Factory Kitchen, while its neighbor the Palazzo brings Mott 32. A beloved Mexican restaurant returns, while a wine bar returns after a makeover.

    Off the Strip brings a new Thai restaurant from Bank Atchawaran in Chinatown, two restaurants from Other Mama’s Dan Krohmer, an izakaya from the Bromberg brothers, and a barbecue restaurant from Michael Symon at the Palms.

    Buckle up. Here’s a look at what’s on the horizon for restaurant and bar openings in winter 2018-2019.

    Eater Awards 2018: Announcing the Las Vegas Winners by Susan Stappleton

    It is now time — drum roll, please — to announce the winners of the 2018 EaterAwards in Las Vegas. These winners comprise a diverse group of the finest and most interesting chefs, restaurants and bars in the city. They’ve defined this year in dining, and we applaud them.

    First, a quick recap: Eater’s local editors in 24 cities nominated candidates for five major categories: Strip Restaurant of the Year, Chef of the Year, Stone Cold Stunner, Off-Strip Restaurant of the Year, and New Bar of the Year. These awards are geared toward places that have opened in about the past year, or people who have become involved in new ventures or otherwise changed the game in that time, which is why many renowned veterans don’t appear.

    Eater readers then voted on winners, while Eater editors made their own choices. The national winners can be viewed here, but now, without further ado, here’s who came out on top in Las Vegas.

    Find Great Cheap Eats All Over Las Vegas by Susan Stappleton

    Yes, diners can blow $55 on a steak, shell out $100 on a seafood tower or dole out $250 on a tasting menu. That's what Las Vegas is all about. But sometimes a cheap taco, an inexpensive piece of pizza, or comfort food like steak and eggs or a juicy burger and fries really hit the spot. Look no further than this list of 32 go-to places, where you can fill your belly year round. One of the other added benefits is that many of these places are open for 24 hours, so diners can eat cheaply no matter what time hunger strikes. Note, one of the keys to eating cheap at many resorts is a player's card, so go ahead and enroll to land discounts on food all over Las Vegas.

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    What To Order at The Steakhouses of Las Vegas by Susan Stappleton

    Las Vegas hosts some of the best places to eat a steak, and not every single one of those establishments is located on Las Vegas Boulevard, though most of them are. For example, you’ll find real Kobe beef at SW Steakhouse at Wynn Las Vegas and Bazaar Meat by José Andrés at SLS or beef Wellington at Gordon Ramsay Steak at Paris Las Vegas, just to name a few. Elsewhere, there’s Hank's, located in Green Valley Ranch in Henderson, or one of the oldest restaurants in Las Vegas, Golden Steer, with its Rat Pack-era vibe. So matter where you live or where you are willing to travel to, you can try a great steak in any part of town. If you want high-end Kobe beef, pink prime rib sliced directly at your table, dry-aged filet mignon or a classic wood grilled New York strip steak, Las Vegas has it all. Here, a look at 27 of the best places to eat a steak in Las Vegas, along with what to order at each.

    Mabel’s BBQ Sets Debut Date and Opening Hours by Bradley Martin

    One of the biggest debuts of the year will make it in time to celebrate New Years at the Palms resort.

    Celebrity chef Michael Symon will personally launch his first expansion to Las Vegas on Thursday, Dec. 20, importing a “beer, barbecue and Bourbon” menu from the original Mabel’s BBQ in Cleveland.

    Filling a large 9,183-square-foot space, with the bonus of a large patio beer garden and a secret “Meateasy” dining room, the casual spot will be open from 11.30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday to Thursday, closing at midnight on Friday and serving from 10 a.m. to midnight on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday.

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    The Biggest Restaurant Openings in Las Vegas in 2019 by Susan Stappleton & Bradley Martin

    2019 promises more restaurants in Las Vegas, with a pack of places already announcing plans to bow in the new year. Two new restaurants head to the Forum Shops at Caesars, while a dumpling spot and Bobby Flay promise new restaurants at the Palms. Park MGM isn’t done with the new restaurants on the way, while the Grand Canal Shops land a favorite steakhouse and a new pizza place with LA roots. Plus an ambitious and immersive plan heads to The Linq Promenade. Keep track of all the big restaurant and bar openings anticipated in 2019 here.

    Currently previewing with friends and family and announcing it will be open to the public by the end of the week, 322 Pizza Bar will soon be serving lunch and dinner under the Fremont Street Experience canopy.

    proposed more than four years ago, the new counter-service restaurant replaces the decade-old Piccadilly Circus Pizza, next to the operators’ own souvenir store and two doors down from White Castle.

    Original plans in 2015 had called for a rooftop deck to feature a DJ and also serve pita sandwiches and bakery goods.

    Chef Gina Marinelli had some delays with the opening of La Strega, but now she plans to debut her new Italian restaurant in January.

    Work began transforming the shuttered home of Due Forni and its two namesake ovens a year ago last October.

    La Strega, translated as “witch,” takes over the corner plot at 3555 S. Town Center Drive and unveil an interior of Italian marbles, velvet seating, and eclectic accents.

    from last summer indicate at least one of the pizza ovens are being retained, part of an open kitchen serving a seasonally inspired menu, plus Marinelli’s interpretations of classics including steak tartare bruschetta, artichoke and fennel salad, calamarata seafood pasta, salsiccia pizza with fennel pesto, and veal chop Milanese.

    A Guide to the Restaurants in Downtown Las Vegas' Fremont East by Susan Stappleton

    No other area of Las Vegas has seen as much growth as Fremont East, the entertainment district east of Las Vegas Boulevard that now hosts almost two dozen restaurants. In 2012, only Le Thai brought diners outside the canopy of the Fremont Street Experience. Since then, another 20-plus restaurants opened, bringing everything from sushi and barbecue to vegan and Cajun fare. Even a tribute to daredevil Evel Knievel, a vegetarian restaurant visited by Bill Clinton, and a celebrity favorite taco joint make the list. Here's a look at 21 places to dine in the Fremont East section of Downtown Las Vegas.

    Clean eating and yoga converge at Sharky's Modern Mexican Kitchen

    Sharky’s Modern Mexican Kitchen, a fast-casual restaurant committed to supporting healthy lifestyles with the diverse and delicious flavors of Mexico, has teamed up with local yoga master and Silent Savasana founder Dray Gardner to launch The Dray Bowl – a satisfying, delicious and health-consciously prepared menu item with a charitable aspect to every bowl sold. Yogis, health enthusiasts and those looking for healthier options in the New Year can get their hands on the bowl now at both Sharky’s locations in the Summerlin area and the Southwest.

    The Sharky’s team and Gardner partnered up to create this new health-centric menu item that is packed with flavor and nutrients. The Dray Bowl consists of Chipotle-braised chicken tinga, organic black beans and brown rice, charred kale, sweet peppers, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, pineapple salsa, pickled onions and sliced avocado. The Dray Bowl can also be enjoyed as a plant-based option with organic tofu. In addition to feeling good about eating, guests can feel good about giving as Sharky’s will donate $0.50 from every Dray Bowl sold, to Three Square Food Bank now through March 31, 2019, while the bowl is available.

    Dray Bowl Silent Party
    In celebration of the launch, Sharky’s and Gardner will host a “Silent Party” at Sharky’s West Charleston location on Saturday, Jan. 26 from 3-5 p.m. Guests are welcome to party in silence with state-of-the-art wireless headphones for an immersive sensory experience with DJ CLA spinning onsite, while enjoying $3 freshly made sangrias, $3 draft beers and $12 Dray Bowls, with a portion of sales from the Dray Bowl benefiting Three Square. Three Square Food Bank will be also be onsite providing more information about their cause and accepting donations. There will be a special raffle for partygoers including gift cards, a private yoga session for five and a Top Golf swag bag, among other prizes.

    Sharky’s Modern Mexican Kitchen has two convenient locations in Las Vegas: Sharky’s Blue Diamond located at 5070 Blue Diamond Rd., just west of Decatur and open daily Sunday through Thursday from 10:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. and Friday through Saturday from 10:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m.; and Sharky’s West Charleston located at 8975 West Charleston Blvd. in the Whole Foods Shopping Center and open daily from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Happy Hour is served daily from 3-6 both locations. For more information, visit Connect socially with@SharkysSocial or #SharkysShare.

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