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Everything Las Vegas Issue # 945


  • Everything Las Vegas Issue # 945

    Everything Las Vegas Issue # 945

    Caesars Entertainment Completes Sale of the Rio to Dreamscape, a Company led by Founder, Eric Birnbaum

    Caesars Entertainment Corporationone of the world’s most diversified casino-entertainment providers, today announced it has completed the previously announced sale of the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino (the “Rio”) to a company (the “Buyer”) affiliated with Dreamscape Companies (“Dreamscape”), which is owned and controlled by Eric Birnbaum, for $516.3 million (including certain fees, expenses and $40 million in seller financing provided by a Caesars affiliate). Dreamscape acquires, repositions and/or develops hospitality, residential, retail, gaming and entertainment assets.

    In connection with the completion of the sale, a Caesars subsidiary entered into a lease with the Buyer under which Caesars will continue to operate the property for a minimum of two years and pay annualized rent of $45 million. The Buyer has the option to pay Caesars $7 million to extend the lease under similar terms for a third year. At the end of the lease term and at the request of the Buyer, Caesars may continue to manage the Rio or may provide transition services to the Buyer.

    The Rio will continue to be part of the Caesars Rewards network during the lease term, and the transaction is not expected to result in any changes to the guest experience. The World Series of Poker will be hosted at the Rio in 2020 and hosting rights will remain with Caesars Entertainment thereafter. Further details on the transaction are available in the Form 8-K to be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.


    This past week, the top-selling female country artist of all-time, Shania Twain, debuted her new headlining residency show, Shania Twain “Let’s Go!” The Las Vegas Residency, with three sold-out shows on Friday, Dec. 6, Saturday, Dec. 7 and Wednesday, Dec. 11 at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. Spotted in the audience on opening night were several of Shania’s celebrity fans, including AJ McLean, David Copperfield, Kim Petras, Jax Taylor, Brittany Cartwright, Lala Kent, Randall Emmett, Carrot Top and Raiders owner Mark Davis.

    Fans have three more opportunities to enjoy Shania Twain “Let’s Go!” in Dec., with shows on Dec. 13, 14 and 18. Twain returns to Zappos Theater in March 2020.

    With Shania herself serving as creative director, Shania Twain “Let’s Go!” The Las Vegas Residency is a concert celebration that keeps fans on their feet throughout the entire show, taking them on a spectacular journey through Shania’s decades-long career. Designed exclusively for Zappos Theater and promoted by Live Nation and Caesars Entertainment, the spectacular, high-energy production is a compilation of Shania's most celebrated hits including "Man! I Feel Like A Woman!," "You're Still The One," and "That Don't Impress Me Much," and features a seven-piece band and eight male dancers. Throughout the unforgettable evening, Shania dazzles the audience with eight different costumes designed by Marc Bouwer.

    Tickets for performances of Shania Twain “Let’s Go!” The Las Vegas Residency through June 2020are now on sale. General ticket prices begin at $60 plus applicable tax and fees, and may be purchased online at or in-person at the Planet Hollywood box office. All shows begin at 8 p.m.

    Additionally, Shania, Live Nation Las Vegas and Caesars Entertainment are donating $1 of every ticket purchased to Shania Twain “Let’s Go!” The Las Vegas Residency at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino to Shania Kids Can. Established in 2010 by Shania Twain, Shania Kids Can (SKC) provides services that promote positive change in children's lives in time of crises and economic hardship. SKC provides children with one-on-one consultations, academic support, group activities as well as nutritious snacks and meal programs where needed, all while in the safe, confidence-building environment that is the Shania Kids Can Clubhouse. For more information about Shania Kids Can, please visit:


    More than 108 years since the RMS Titanic set sail on its fateful voyage across the Atlantic and for the first time in many years, Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition at Luxor Hotel and Casino will introduce 108 new artifacts to The Strip’s premier educational attraction. The new artifacts include 20 never-before-seen items that have been under careful preservation since being recovered from the ocean floor and 102 items that have never been on display in the Las Vegas exhibition. During the installation, Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition will be closed Jan. 6-9, 2020. For tickets and more information, visit

    During the temporary closure, the Exhibition will also be refreshed throughout, including the addition of new technologies and a photo station where visitors will be able to pose with prop lifejackets from a major motion picture. For the first time ever, visitors will be able to take personal photos within the Exhibition beginning Jan. 13, 2020. Additional enhancements to the Exhibition will be made throughout Spring 2020 and soon, the Exhibition will be able to host private events and receptions.

    Of the 108 new artifacts and 10 additional artifact fragments being introduced, a few highlights include:
    • Chef’s Baker Hat
    • First-Class Smoking-Room Chandelier
    • Sole of a Golf Shoe
    • Brain Marie Cooking Pot
    • Alligator Skin Wallet
    • Calling Card of Madame Zephey
    “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to share this special piece of history with Las Vegas and the Exhibitions’ visitors from around the world,” said Alex Klingelhofer, executive director of collections for Experiential Media Group. “These priceless artifacts, which have been painstakingly recovered and preserved, belonged to real people aboard the RMS Titanic. It’s important that we’re able to continue their legacies and share their stories through the display of their personal belongings and materials from aboard the ship.”

    The grand story of the “Ship of Dreams” is revived through Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition at Luxor Hotel and Casino. With more than 400 real artifacts, guests embark on a journey to feel what it was like aboard the famous luxury liner. The exhibition includes dramatic recreations of first- and third-class cabins, a replica of the Grand Staircase and also houses a 15-ton section of the Titanic’s starboard hull, appropriately called the ‘Big Piece.’ Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition continues to invite visitors from around the world to travel back in time and experience the wonder and tragedy of the world’s most famous ocean-liner.

    Aside from the temporary closure from Jan. 6-9, Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition is open daily from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. with the last admission granted at 9 p.m. For tickets and more information, visit

    Arizona Charlie's Decatur Location Hosts Vegas Golden Knights Bingo

    Arizona Charlie’s Boulder and Arizona Charlie’s Decatur will host Vegas Golden Knights themed bingo in December and January with special appearances from beloved mascot, Chance, and promo team, the Vegas Vivas.

    On Thursday, Dec. 19, during National Bingo Month at Arizona Charlie’s Decatur, Chance and the Vegas Vivas will host a team themed bingo night. The mascot and promo team will be available for photo opportunities starting at 6 p.m. in the bingo room, and the session will begin at 7 p.m. Arizona Charlie’s Decatur VGK Bingo session will include four $1,000 coveralls, five free electronic rainbow packs for guests wearing Vegas Golden Knights apparel who confirm a $10 minimum electronic buy-in, VGK prizes to anyone who receives a bingo on a specialty colored ball, prize drawings between games and more. A second event will take place at the Arizona Charlie’s Boulder location on Thursday, Jan. 16, and will include the same photo opportunities and gaming promotions.

    Players are invited to sign up for True Rewards, Golden Entertainment’s rewards program, to receive bonuses including increased point multipliers, prizes such as cash and free slot play, as well as eligibility in select tournaments and special events. More information is available at the True Rewards center at either location or visit the websites at and .

    The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Announces Bill Burr's Two-Year Residency at The Chelsea

    The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is pleased to announce comedian Bill Burr’s 2020-2021 residency at The Chelsea. Following an Eater tradition, we asked a group of restaurant critics, journalists, bloggers, and friends of the site to weigh in on the year in food. Their answers to the annual Year in Eater survey will be revealed in several posts. Next up, the dining experts share their top restaurant grievances for 2019.Tickets will go on sale Friday, Dec. 20, at 10 a.m. PT and are available online at or through Ticketmaster at 800.745.3000. Tickets start at $49 plus applicable taxes and fees, and reserved seating starts at $69 plus applicable taxes and fees.


    The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is excited to welcome GRAMMY® Award-winning band The Black Keys back to The Chelsea onSunday, Jan. 19. The rock duo will take The Chelsea stage for the third time, having most recently performed at the resort in November 2014 and February 2011.

    Formed in 2001 by two childhood friends in Akron, Ohio, Dan Auerbach (guitar/vocals) and Patrick Carney (drums), The Black Keys have released nine studio albums, two EPs and one live album. The duo found worldwide acclaim with their 2010 “Brothers”album, which was DOUBLE PLATINUM-certified in the U.S. and Canada. Their 2011 “El Camino”album went DOUBLE PLATINUM and multi-PLATINUM in seven countries.

    In June 2019, The Black Keys released their ninth studio album, “Let’s Rock” and Associated Press says, “The Black Keys are rock royalty and to the relief of many, they aren’t quite ready to relinquish their reign.” The critically acclaimed record debuted at number four on Billboard’s Top 200 chart.

    Tickets for The Black Keys at The Chelsea will go on sale Friday, Dec. 13 at 10 a.m. PT, and are available online at or through Ticketmaster at 800.745.3000. Tickets start at $49 with reserved seating starting at $99, plus applicable taxes and fees. Presale for members of The Lonely Boys & Girls Club begins tomorrow at 10am PT. Sign up for free to The Lonely Boys & Girls Club now for presale access, the latest exclusive news, videos and contests.

    Dave Matthews Band to Perform at The Chelsea inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Feb. 28

    The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is pleased to welcome one of the most influential bands in rock music, Dave Matthews Band, to The Chelsea on Friday, Feb. 28.

    Currently nominated for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Dave Matthews Band has released nine studio albums and numerous live recordings, selling a collective 38 million CDs and DVDs combined since the 1994 release of its 6x Platinum major label debut, Under the Table and Dreaming. With the release of 2018’s Come Tomorrow, Dave Matthews Band became the first group in history to have seven consecutive studio albums debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.

    The GRAMMY®-winning band’s many hits include "What Would You Say," "Crash Into Me," “Too Much,” “Everyday,” "American Baby," “Funny The Way It Is,” “Mercy” and “Samurai Cop (Oh Joy Begin).” Their infectious, distinctive sound garnered a die-hard loyal fan base, making the band one of the most successful touring acts of the past three decades. Dave Matthews Band has sold more than 25 million tickets to date.

    Tickets for Dave Matthews Band at The Chelsea will go on sale Friday, Dec. 13 at 10 a.m. PT, and are available online at or through Ticketmaster at 800.745.3000. Tickets start at $99 with reserved seating starting at $129, plus applicable taxes and fees.

    Nelly, TIP and Gucci Mane to Headline Big Game Weekend at Drai’s Nightclub at The Cromwell Las Vegas

    Drai’s Nightclub at The Cromwell will host a weekend-long party in celebration of the Big Game featuring Nelly, TIP and Gucci Mane from Friday, Jan. 31 to Sunday, Feb. 2.

    Rap veteran Nelly will bring his “Country Grammar” to Drai’s with a live performance to kick off the football festivities on Friday, Jan. 31. Ranked by the Recording Industry Association of America as the fourth best-selling rap artist in American music history, Nelly has sold over 21 million albums in the United States.

    TIP will bring his two decades of success in the hip-hop world to Drai’s on Saturday, Feb.1. Recently starring as a judge alongside Cardi B and Chance the Rapper on Netflix’s breakout music competition show, “Rhythm + Flow,” TIP is best known for his Billboard Top 100 Hits “Whatever You Like” and “Live Your Life.” The rap legend also starred on hit show “T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle” alongside his wife, singer Tameka “Tiny” Cottle-Harris and their six children.

    Recognized by NPR as a founding father of trap music, Gucci Mane will perform live at Drai’s on Sunday, Feb. 2. Gucci Mane was recently nominated for a Grammy for his collaboration on Lizzo’s “Exactly How I Feel.” Mane is also a New York Times bestseller, an accolade earned from his novel “The Autobiography of Gucci Mane.”

    Drai’s Nightclub offers a multi-level rooftop club with two full-service bars, more than 75 luxurious bottle service tables and access to the world’s most celebrated DJs and chart-topping resident performers. Drai’s Nightclub opens at 10:30 p.m. from Friday to Sunday. Admission pricing starts at $40 for women and $60 for men. More information is available at


    – A (p)awesome experience awaits all pooches as MGM Resorts International launches its new dog-friendly program across all of its Las Vegas properties as well as MGM Springfield (Mass.), Beau Rivage Resort & Casino (Biloxi, Miss.) and MGM Detroit. The expanded dog program introduces an elevated level of service for four-legged guests throughout their stay, allowing pet parents to take their furry friends on the road during the next family getaway.

    Upon arrival, parents will receive complimentary treats for their canine with a map of relief areas as well as information on doggie concierge services and other amenities such as dog bowls and dog mats.

    When Fido’s human companions are ready to enjoy the many experiences throughout MGM Resorts’ properties, they need not worry about leaving their pooch behind, with a selection of services including:
    • Check In and Check Up: A doggie concierge will check in on pups while guests are away and send a text message with photo confirmation. The cost for this service is $25.
    • Dog Walking: Each resort’s concierge is happy to arrange dog-walking services for Fido through a preferred service provider.

    The MGM Resorts dog program is limited to two dogs per room with a maximum combined weight of less than 100 pounds. Dogs cannot be left unattended in rooms at any time unless placed in a kennel or carrier and must be fully housetrained. Outside of rooms or suites, dogs must always be kept on a leash.

    Dog-friendly rooms and suites at MGM Resorts properties are available for an upgrade of $50-$175 per day, per dog, depending on the property and can be reserved by going to or by calling 1.855.788.6775.

    Gordie Brown takes another shot at downtown Las Vegas By John Katsilometes Las Vegas Review-Journal

    You might remember the days of “Downtown” Gordie Brown, twice over.

    Get ready for the third installment.

    The veteran impressionist headliner is returning to Golden Nugget Showroom on Feb. 11 in a show titled, “Lasting Impressions.” He’s set to perform at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays under a six-week deal.

    The hotel will continue its popular “52 Fridays” headlining series, meaning the showroom will feature live entertainment four nights a week.

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    Underground shuttle could spread across Las Vegas by Ray Hagar

    Elon Musk’s Boring Company underground drill is chewing through dirt and rock under the massive Las Vegas Convention Center.

    When the $52 million project is completed by 2021, the drill will have dug two mile-long tunnels under the convention center, where autonomous vehicles with Tesla chassis will shuttle people back and forth.

    Yet the underground shuttle service for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority may only be the beginning of the underground tunnel technology in Las Vegas, said LVCVA President and CEO Steve Hill.

    In an interview on Nevada Newsmakers, Hill said the underground technology may someday serve a much larger area in Las Vegas.

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    New Circus Circus owner plans sandy pool complex, theater for Cirque show

    A billionaire Las Vegas Strip resort owner told Nevada regulators Thursday he plans to renovate and expand the aging Circus Circus Las Vegas hotel-casino, adding a swimming pool complex with a wave machine, sand beaches and lazy river water ride.

    Phil Ruffin won final approval from the Nevada Gaming Commission to buy the 51-year-old property from MGM Resorts International for $825 million.

    The Circus Circus property includes a nearly 4,000-room hotel, the indoor Adventuredome featuring rides and games, Slots-A-Fun Casino, a former recreational vehicle park and an open-air festival venue on the corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Sahara Avenue.

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    Cherry Boom Boom to Continue to Rock the Strip in 2020 with Extension at OYO Hotel & Casino Las Vegas

    Cherry Boom Boom, a raucous, immersive rock ‘n’ roll and go-go dance performance, will return to OYO Hotel & Casino Las Vegas in 2020 starting on Thursday, Jan. 16. Following several months of performances, which culminated on Saturday, Dec. 21, Cherry Boom Boom will introduce innovative new moves and fiery new dancers when it returns to the Night Owl Showroom.

    “Cherry Boom Boom’s run on the Strip at OYO Hotel & Casino has been a blast for the cast; and we’re thrilled to have had such a fantastic response from fans of the show,” said Lindsley Allen, creator, director and supervising choreographer. “The show is constantly evolving to deliver high-energy performances, and we continue to push the boundaries through our talented cast of beautiful dancers.”

    With more than 15 numbers performed by five professional dancers and one bawdy host, Cherry Boom Boom’s cast turns the entire showroom into their stage by swinging above and crawling beside guests. Backed by a classic rock ‘n’ roll soundtrack and distinctive Americana style, Cherry Boom Boom unleashes sensual, bold and fearless dance performances from an all-female cast.

    Cherry Boom Boom performs at 11 p.m. Thursday through Saturday at the Night Owl Showroom at OYO Hotel & Casino. Immediately following the show, guests are invited to stay for meet and greet opportunities with the cast. Tickets start at $45 and are available online at

    Hunger Pains: The Food & Restaurant Section

    Score a Tequila Touchdown During the Big Game at Pancho’s Mexican Restaurant

    Pancho’s Mexican Restaurant, located in Downtown Summerlin, will cheers to the big game with a ‘Tequila Touchdown" viewing party and extended happy hour in its hacienda-style cantina on Sunday, Feb. 2.

    Pancho’s will broadcast the big game throughout the expansive cantina on each of its numerous eighty-inch, high definition televisions. Beginning at kickoff and throughout the entire game, guests can enjoy discounted select appetizers and drinks, including $3 off house and flavored margaritas, $3 off well cocktails and $3 off house wines. Pancho’s will offer half-priced tequila shots inside the cantina featuring over 40 brands of tequila to choose from including Casa Noble, Don Julio 1942, Gran Patrón Platinum and El Silencio Joven.

    Featured appetizers will include Pancho’s nachos, toasted corn tostaditas layered with beans, covered with cheddar and jack cheeses and topped with diced tomatoes, jalapenos, chives, sour cream and guacamole; botanas especiales los Pancho’s, a combination platter loaded with cheesy flour quesadillas, crispy chicken drumsticks, beef taquitos and chicken flautas, served with sour cream and guacamole; and artichoke and jalapeños con queso, a special blend of melted cheese, cream cheese, artichoke hearts, and slices of jalapeños served in a ceramic skillet.

    Admission to Pancho’s viewing party is complimentary and seating will be available on a first come, first served basis. More information is available by calling 702-982-0111 or at

    Get Your Game Face On and Make Your Big Game Plans at House of Blues and Foundation Room!

    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. 2, 2020, guests can opt from partying with a variety of fans at the Music Hall football experience, watching the big game from House of Blues Restaurant & Bar, or celebrating victory with one of VIP luxury championship packages in Foundation Room. Food & Beverage packages start at $60 based on experience.

    Doors at Music Hall open at 2 p.m. with the Big Game viewing beginning at 3:30 p.m., the event is open to the public. 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, chicken fingers, loaded mac and cheese, mini cupcakes and more. The All-You-Can-Eat and All-You-Can-Drink package is $150 (plus tax & fees) and includes all well liquor, domestic beer, house wine, and soda. For guests looking to fan out for football in a more comfortable, down-home environment, the House of Blues Restaurant & Bar welcomes fans beginning at 2 p.m., features the All-You-Can-Eat package for $70 and All-You-Can-Eat & Drink package $99 - $125. Both the Music Hall and Restaurant & Bar are all ages events, must be 21+ to purchase the beverage package.

    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 wonton tacos, avocado, 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.

    Guests can visit for a complete listing of events, including the Big Game celebrations.

    Cabo Wabo Cantina to Throw an All-You-Can-Eat-and-Drink Football Fiesta for the Big Game

    Touch down at Cabo Wabo Cantina, located inside Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, with a Big Game viewing party starting at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 2.

    Football fans can enjoy touchdown views and lots of booze with an all-you-can-eat-and-drink buffet, priced at $200 per person. Buffet offerings will include regular and seafood mac and cheese, guacamole, sliders, wings and shrimp cocktails. All-you-can-drink options include Cabo Wabo’s signature margaritas and sangrias, handcrafted cocktails, premium spirits, wine, draft beers and bottled beers.

    With no bad seat in the house, guests can enjoy the highly anticipated football game on flat-panel, big-screen TVs visible throughout the cantina, including a 200-inch projection screen, 110-inch high-definition TV and six 80-inch high-definition TVs. Game day viewing will also be shown in Cabo Wabo’s private upstairs lounge, The LOFT, which features a 201-inch projector, a 192-inch flat screen and two 80-inch high-definition TVs.

    For more information about pricing or reservations, please contact Kristen Maurer at Kristen.[email protected] or call 702.385.2226.

    BEER PARK at Paris Las Vegas to Host Party for Football’s Biggest Game of the Year

    BEER PARK at Paris Las Vegas will take the Big Game to new heights with a rooftop bash complete with an elaborate tailgate spread, more than 75 HDTVs and spectacular views of the Las Vegas Strip starting at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 2.

    Endless food packages will be available on BEER PARK’s outdoor deck, which offers social picnic table style seating and yard games, as well as indoors on comfy living-room style furniture with classic arcade games for entertainment in between plays. Packages are available for up to eight guests and include unlimited access to food stations serving next-level tailgate cuisine, along with seating. Packages to BEER PARK’s Big Game party start at $125 plus taxes and fees and may be purchased here.

    Game day fare will serve soft pretzels with cheese and mustard, extra-large hoagie sandwiches prepared with smoked turkey pastrami or prime rib, chicken wings, pork sliders, chicken taquitos, jalapeño poppers and more. Live food stations will include a grilled sausage station, nacho station and dessert stations with cupcakes and cake pops. Roaming food carts will include a smoked street corn cart, a popcorn cart and an ice cream cart.

    BEER PARK offers a 9,000-square-foot rooftop deck outside and a 10,000-square-foot filled with living room-style seating and arcade games inside. One of just a few places in Las Vegas outside of casino sports books to offer live betting, BEER PARK offers an in-house sportsbook kiosk.

    Along with incredible views of the Fountains of Bellagio, BEER PARK offers billiards and foosball, as well as oversized yard games, including Jenga and Connect Four. Inside arcade and other classic games include bubble hockey, Skee-Ball, darts, shuffleboard and more. Reservations are available by calling 702.444.4500 or by visiting BEER PARK by Budweiser is owned and operated by BEER PARK, LLC (not by Anheuser-Busch).

    Bugsy & Meyer’s Steakhouse to Open at Flamingo Las Vegas

    Introducing the latest addition to the “Forever Fabulous” Flamingo Las Vegas, the all-new Bugsy & Meyer’s Steakhouse will transport guests back to the resort’s vintage roots while serving a fresh and intriguing steakhouse experience in a modern way.

    The restaurant’s name is a nod to Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel and business partner Meyer Lansky, who famously opened the Flamingo Las Vegas back in 1946 with the intention of bringing Hollywood glam to the desert. With the Flamingo, they created the first resort-style hotel on the Strip and forever changed Las Vegas. The Lansky family is involved in the new steakhouse and will even assist in the creation of unique merchandise, which will be available for purchase. Bugsy & Meyer’s Steakhouse will be a one-of-a-kind destination steakhouse, much like its resort’s origins, in menu, design and atmosphere.

    “With Bugsy & Meyer’s Steakhouse, we want our guests to feel as if they’ve traveled back in time to when the Flamingo Las Vegas first opened, with glamour, class and intrigue, but positioned in today’s world with modern touches,” said Flamingo Las Vegas Regional President, Eileen Moore-Johnson. “This steakhouse will be a destination dining experience complete with statement menu items, classic dishes, and unexpected finds you may need to ‘know a guy’ to order.”

    Guests will be transported from the moment they arrive, as they enter through the “bakery” façade, and past the kitchen and dry aged meat cooler, giving the illusion of discreetly entering through the back as many did decades ago. Once inside the steakhouse proper, an eye-catching dining experience awaits. In collaboration with designers Studio K Creative out of Chicago and renowned designer Jonathan Adler, the restaurant boasts a variety of atmospheres, including the main bar, patio dining, the bustling main dining room, three private dining rooms and a raw bar.

    ​The main bar
    • The oval main bar is a focal point of the restaurant and takes notes from tropical destinations with rich woods, greenery, airy textures like linen coupled with bright leather and of course, one-of-a-kind, specially curated flamingo artwork. It will have booths and tables surrounding it, making it a destination for pre-dinner, small bites or late night.
    • For those wanting to channel the energy of the casino, patio dining surrounded by lush greenery offers a scenic vantage point, while still in the confines of the restaurant.
    • The main dining room features a mix of natural and chic, including light and dark woods with bright jewel tones in décor and seating. The artwork will especially pop with vintage black and white images, including historical ones of the Flamingo and Las Vegas. Large booths will be anchors around the dining room, with traditional tables and half booths peppered throughout.
    • The three private dining rooms are a collection of three themes that stand alone but are cohesive when combined. Individually they seat between 16 and 24 guests, but when used as one, they can accommodate close to 60.
    • Emphasizing the variety of fresh seafood available on the menu, the raw bar in the dining room offers an experiential dining option for guests, which is anticipated to be one of the most sought-after seats. From shucking oysters to building stunning seafood tower displays, the guests at the raw bar counter seating will be a part of the action.

    Offering the ultimate throwback, exclusive experience, guests can venture into the luxurious speakeasy and private bar lounge, known as “The Count Room.” This will be an intimate and ambient room with an expanded specialty cocktail menu that can be exclusively tasted here, but only guests “in-the-know” will be able to find this hidden gem. Lining the walls will be historical images, including vintage images from when the Flamingo first opened. Bugsy and Meyer would approve.

    “The Count Room” Speakeasy and private bar lounge

    Bugsy & Meyer’s menu will have a vast variety of dishes—from small bites to be enjoyed at the bar, to steakhouse classics and throwbacks, to tableside presentations, a raw bar and more. Bugsy & Meyer’s in-house dry aged program is showcased in the restaurant in a glass encased show cooler. Hand selected cuts include domestic prime, dry aged prime, imported wagyu and a signature 60-day Chicago cut bone-in ribeye.

    Seafood will also be a cornerstone of the menu, especially with the raw bar kitchen in the main dining room. Enjoy premium shellfish towers with charcoal grilled enhancements. Crudo, poke and tataki preparations will also be prepared in front of our guests. Other dish highlights will include short rib, lamb saddle, steak Diane and more. Dessert is no slouch with staples like baked Alaska, mille-feuille with bourbon mousseline and strawberries Romanoff reinvented.

    In addition to having an exclusive cocktail menu, The Count Room will also have an exclusive food menu with especially playful takes on traditional dishes, all in proportional presentations.

    The cocktail menu will pay homage to the past while presenting new takes on the classics and originals. Hailing from the Caribbean and a favorite spirit of the 1940s, rum cocktails will be heavily featured. For that personalized touch, a tableside Old-Fashioned cart will be rolling through the restaurant with customizable selections including base spirit, choice of bitters, additional flavoring and even citrus peel. Other cocktails include prohibition-era libations and unique contemporary creations.

    Bugsy & Meyer’s Steakhouse will be located across from the Flamingo Wildlife Habitat main entrance, in the former Center Cut, Café To Go and Laurel Lounge spaces.

    Oscar’s Steakhouse at the Plaza expands happy hour offerings

    Located at the Plaza Hotel & Casino in downtown Las Vegas, the award winning Oscar’s Steakhouse now offers happy hour in the lounge every day from 5 to 7 p.m. with an expanded cocktail and appetizer menu.

    New food items include oysters on the half shell, shrimp cocktail and a black angus burger on toasted brioche with American cheese and “special” sauce. The lounge menu still offers longtime favorites like No Nose’s meatballs with house made ricotta, roasted tomato and basil pesto and Johnny Quinn’s crab cake with jumbo lump crab meat, chili aioli and stone ground mustard.

    Guests enjoy specially priced drinks during happy hour, including house wines for $7 a glass, well cocktails for $6, select domestic beers for $3 and select imported beers for $4. Oscar’s also offers a wide selection of hand-crafted signature cocktails inspired by former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman’s legendary tales of his time as an attorney to alleged mobsters.

    With new classic leather seating, Oscar’s lounge opens at 5 p.m. and offers happy hour until 7 p.m. nightly. Reservations for dinner in Oscar’s dining room, starting at 5 p.m. every day, are highly recommended by calling 702-38-OSCAR or 702-386-7227 or online at

    Mott 32 Announces All-New Brunch Menu Available Every Sunday, Beginning Jan. 12

    Mott 32, the award-winning, authentic Chinese restaurant from Hong Kong inside The Venetian® Resort Las Vegas, will offer its new Bottomless Brunch menu, available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Sunday, beginning Jan. 12.

    Bottomless Brunch is priced at $58 per person and offers an assortment of handcrafted dim sum, followed by your choice of signature Mott 32 small plates including soup, seafood, meat, rice and noodles, vegetables and dessert for up to two hours. Guests can also add the Free-Flow Beverage Package for an additional $35 per person.

    Featured brunch entrées include:
      • Barbecue pluma Iberico pork made with scrambled eggs and black truffle
      • Fried mashed potatoes with beef short rib
      • King prawn har gow made with garlic chive
      • Pan-fried glutinous rice made with chicken, Iberico pork, conpoy and egg
      • Sesame prawn toast with autumn sauce
      • South Australian scallop, garoupa and egg white dumpling, topped with caviar and a gold leaf
    Free-Flow Beverage Package includes:
        • Aurora Cocktail: Ketel One peach and orange blossom, plum Red Bull, lemon and cucumber
        • Imperial Dragonball Cocktail: Hano Hou sparkling sake, jasmine syrup, lemon and lychee
        • Jasmine Cooler Mottail (alcohol free): lychee, jasmine tea and orange blossom
        • Moët and Chandon Imperial Brut Champagne
    The full list of available brunch items can be viewed here.

    Mott 32 is located off the casino floor of The Palazzo tower at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas. Hours of operation are from 5 – 11 p.m. daily, and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sundays. For more information and to make reservations, visit, email [email protected], or call 702-607-3232.

    Chick-fil-A Opens Its First Location in Downtown Las Vegas by Susan Stappleton

    Downtown Las Vegas now has its very first Chick-fil-A. The chicken sandwich kings opened a location in the Carson Tower at the Golden Nugget with a full roster of strips, sandwiches, breakfast fare, waffle fries, and more.

    Chick-fil-A now operates five Las Vegas area locations, with future openings inside the former Claim Jumper space at the front of Planet Hollywood Resort, West Charleston Boulevard and South Fort Apache Road, and next to the Palms at West Flamingo Road and South Valley View Boulevard.

    Where to Find Some of the Best Steakhouses in 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. 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. High-end Kobe beef, prime rib sliced directly at the table, dry-aged filet mignon, or a classic wood grilled New York strip steak all find a home in Las Vegas. Here, a look at 30 of the best places to eat a steak in Las Vegas, along with what to order at each.

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    Where To Find The Best Fried Chicken in Las Vegas by Susan Stappleton

    Fried chicken and summer go hand-in-hand. Originating in the Middle Ages from Scots, "fritters" were today’s version of fried chicken. Scottish immigrants came to America where they continued the custom of deep frying chicken in fat.

    The perfect fried chicken has a light and crackly crust coating juicy meat underneath, the perfect comfort food. While fried chicken is traditionally made with milk and a flour battered crust, variations on the dish can include using buttermilk, panko breading, different seasonings like sugar and chili, and the way the chicken is fried.

    In Las Vegas, try the Bromberg brothers' gold standard of fried chicken, Emeril Lagasse's take, Asian variations, and more.

    Here, a look at 16 places that serve up fried chicken all across Las Vegas.

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    Eater Awards 2019: Announcing the Las Vegas Winners by Susan Stappleton

    It is now time — drum roll, please — to announce the winners of the 2019 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 three major categories: Restaurant of the Year, Design of the Year, and 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 editors selected the winners in each category. Without further ado, here’s who came out on top in Las Vegas.

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    The 23 Most Important Las Vegas Restaurant Openings of 2019 by Susan Stappleton

    More than 200 restaurants opened in Las Vegas, and 2019 isn’t even over yet. The breaadth of Asian cuisines in Las Vegas only grew with teppanaki, robata grills, omakase specialists, and more. Casual restaurants such as Valencian Gold made a difference, while neighborhoods in Summerlin and Mountain’s Edge landed the restaurants those areas desperately needed. Here now are the 23 most important restaurant openings in 2019.

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    Vanguard Lounge, the Fremont East bar, calls it quits at the end of the year. The nearly 10-year-old lounge, one of the first to open in the revamped Fremont East entertainment district, tells fans on Facebook that after New Year’s Eve, the venue closes.

    “Vanguard Lounge is closing after almost 9 ½ years of providing a great Entertainment venue with amazing drinks and a wonderful service on Fremont East. We will be closed after New Year’s Eve. During the years we have received many awards and accolades from Las Vegas. During the next few weeks many of our past bartenders and DJ’s will be returning for a final performance at The Vanguard. Isaiah Thornton will be back hosting at the Vanguard for the final two weeks with many Guest Bartenders and DJ’s. So keep The Vanguard Lounge on your social media radar for all the events and guests that will be returning during December. We will be open Christmas Eve and Night. We want to thank our amazing Vanguard Staff, DJ’s, Security and Entertainment Directors over the years. And all the fans and guests of Vanguard Lounge that have made us a success! It has been an amazing journey! Cheers Peter & Jennifer”

    Food Flash:
    Missing its announced debut date by eight months, Colorado restaurant and “social lounge” Jing has once again kick-started new life into its Downtown Summerlin expansion.

    Replacing the former 8,600-square-foot Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse in an easy-to-find spot next door to the Oval Park Drive Shake Shack, Jing is currently sponsoring the annual Rock Rink! outdoor ice skating attraction through January 20 at the outdoor retail hub.

    Adding to the high-profile branding, the restaurant has just reopened the hiring process and recently filed an updated work permit on the site, following weeks of paperwork inactivity. Early filings had allocated an estimated budget of $2.4 million for construction.

    Food Flash:
    Las Vegas-based Deja vu Services Inc., which claims to be the largest strip club operator in the world, bought surly restaurant Dick’s Last Resort, which has a location at Excalibur. Loop North News reports that Deja vu, which owns more than 130 strip clubs nationwide, as well as restaurants, nightclubs, adult online businesses, and karaoke bars plans no changes. Dick’s, known for its obnoxious service and outrageous hats it makes customers wear, has 13 locations.

    Three years since it became a local fast-casual sensation, chicken kings Chick-fil-A is revealing to future hires an official debut date and opening hours for is long-awaited, first location on the Las Vegas Strip.

    Dubbed Chick-fil-A Strip at Harmon, diners can begin ordering sandwiches and waffle fries on Thursday, January 30, at the former site of Pink’s Hot Dogs, right at the front entrance of the Planet Hollywood Resort.

    The location will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m., but closed on Sundays. The chain has doubled the Pink’s outdoor frontage to 1,560 square feet, creating an open-plan walk-up window and designated area for picking up mobile orders.

    Cafe Americano Plans a French-Influenced Restaurant on the Strip

    Cafe Americano, the 24-hour restaurant at Caesars Palace, plans to open a second location on the Las Vegas Strip in early 2020. Parent company V&E Restaurant Group takes over the Le Café Ile St. Louis space at Paris Las Vegas.

    This restaurant plans to include French twists on American dishes from executive chef Matt Fresinski. Other new additions after a makeover include a climate-controlled patio, a full bar, and a grab-and-go coffee station.

    V&E Restaurant Group also has Mercato della Pescheria at the Grand Canal Shoppes and Terraza by Café Americano at Caesars Palace as well as the more Latin-infuenced Cafe Americano at Caesars Palace.

    Ayesha Curry and Michael Mina Debut a Barbecue Restaurant on the Strip by Susan Stappleton

    Family Food Fight host Ayesha Curry teams up with chef Michael Mina to open an ode to all thing barbecued and smoked. International Smoke opens at the MGM Grand in Mina’s former Pub 1842 space with some of Curry’s favorite dishes, such as cornbread with a red curry butter, Mama Mina’s falafel, and smoked St. Louis ribs with a choice of barbecue sauce, a Vietnamese chili-lemongrass, or Korean sesame gochujang. That ode to global travel continues throughout the menu.

    The Las Vegas menu features some new dishes including a whole pulled pork shank from the smoker in an al pastor sauce, served with corn tortillas and a pineapple salsa, along with braised Jamaican oxtail.

    A roster of roasted shellfish opens the menu. Diners can shuck their way through Pacific oysters, Gulf shrimp, Alaskan king crab legs, a whole or half Maine lobster, or a shellfish platter heaped with oysters, shrimp, lobster, and crab and served table side with a lemongrass tea for $85.

    The Top Complaints About Las Vegas Dining in 2019, According to Experts by Susan Stappleton

    Following an Eater tradition, we asked a group of restaurant critics, journalists, bloggers, and friends of the site to weigh in on the year in food. Their answers to the annual Year in Eater survey will be revealed in several posts. Next up, the dining experts share their top restaurant grievances for 2019.

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