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  • Everything Las Vegas Issue # 950

    New Circa Resort & Casino Launches in Las Vegas

    Circa Resort & Casino, Downtown Las Vegas’ first resort-casino built from the ground up in four decades, is now open. The 1.25 million square-foot, adults-only property pays homage to Vegas’ Golden Era through vintage design, old-school hospitality and nods to the city’s history while introducing high-tech advancements and cutting-edge amenities.

    Conceived by developer and CEO Derek Stevens, Circa’s opening marks a series of firsts and achievements for Las Vegas:

    One of the most ambitious projects in Downtown Las Vegas’ 115-year history and the area’s first resort-casino built from the ground up in four decades.
    World’s largest sportsbook with a 78-million-pixel screen viewable to up to 1,000 people
    Vegas’ first adults-only resort
    Country’s largest destination pool experience for sports fans, open 365 days a year with a 14-million-pixel screen
    New-to-Vegas food & beverage concepts by renowned chefs and restaurateurs from across the country
    Nevada’s longest indoor bar spanning 165 feet
    First Las Vegas resort with a fully integrated rideshare hub

    Hours before the official opening, Stevens hosted an intimate black-tie gala at the property. Las Vegas founding families and current casino operators gathered for the first roll of the dice on Circa’s casino floor, including Ryan Growney, General Manager of South Point Hotel & Casino; Jonathan Jossel, CEO of The Plaza Las Vegas; Scott Sibella, President of Resorts World Las Vegas; Andy Abboud, Senior Vice President of Government Relations and Community Development for the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino and the Las Vegas Sands Corporation; Chris Latil, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino; Terry Caudill, owner of TLC Casino Enterprises, Inc.; Mike Nolan, General Manager and COO of El Cortez Hotel and Casino; and Brendan Gaughan, grandson of Jackie Gaughan.

    “For the past five years, the Circa team and our partners have been devoted to introducing a resort and casino experience that brings something totally new to Vegas, and in some cases, the country,” said Stevens. “I will be the first to admit that 2020 has not been easy, but this talented group persevered and has delivered on this vision, 8 weeks early. I’m incredibly proud to be putting 1,500 people to work and that our doors are finally open for all to visit Circa.”

    A Glimpse into Circa:

    World’s Largest Sportsbook – Circa Sports is the resort’s centerpiece, boasting a 78-million-pixel high-definition screen capable of playing up to 19 games at once. The three-story, stadium-style venue is helmed by the country’s top betting experts delivering Vegas’ most diverse wagering menu. With a viewing capacity of up to 1,000, fans can reserve plush accommodations such as reclining seats or booths for large groups; all are equipped with power outlets, Wi-Fi and tables. VSiN, The Sports Betting Network (VSiN), has an on-site studio within the sportsbook, giving bettors in-depth expert analysis daily from broadcasters, athletes and industry professionals. A Circa Sports satellite location is positioned next to the entrance of Garage Mahal, offering one of the most accessible betting locations in Las Vegas. When it’s time for a bite, guests can have food from a selection of Circa’s restaurants delivered directly to their seat.

    Stadium Swim – The country’s largest pool destination for sports lovers brings the party 365 days a year. Featuring six temperature-controlled pools, two swim-up bars and a 143 x 40 foot, 14-million-megapixel LED screen, the pool amphitheater plays the day’s hottest games and televised events. Guests can enjoy live music from DJs and other special guests in one of 30 cabanas, or a super cabana hosting up to 50. During colder weather, Stadium Swim’s pools will be heated to up to 104 degrees for an après-ski style experience. Designed with one of the country’s most high-tech cleaning systems, Stadium Swim features advanced Ultraviolet Light sanitation, the city’s fastest water-recirculation patterns, and sophisticated and real-time chemical monitoring controllers that destroy pathogens, bacteria, viruses, organic and inorganic contaminants, while greatly reducing chlorine use.

    Vegas Vickie Returns – Tall, blonde and kickin’ – the famous neon sign Vegas Vickie has found her new home at Circa as a must-see art installation in Circa’s hotel lobby. Originally appearing in 1980, she became a landmark on the Fremont Street Experience. With the goal of uniting old and new Vegas in never-before-seen ways, Stevens acquired the sign in 2016 with the intent to give Vickie a new home at Circa. After undergoing a complete refurbishment by YESCO and designer Adolfo Gonzalez - including replacing the mechanism in her knee - the 25 ft. Vegas icon has made a grand return to her rightful place in Downtown Las Vegas and is kicking yet again.

    Original Restaurant Concepts

    Barry’s Downtown Prime –Glitz, glam and throwback vibes define Circa’s steakhouse – Barry’s Downtown Prime – from Vegas’ own Chef Barry S. Dakake and his team at Make It Happen Hospitality. With a menu comprising the finest steaks and seafood, an extensive list of tableside preparations and creative cocktails, Barry’s transports patrons back to the classic cool of the 50s and 60s. The restaurant features dazzling art by more than 40 local artists, eight distinct dining rooms and 3,200 square feet of private and semi-private areas.

    Saginaw’s Delicatessen – Legendary Michigan restaurateur Paul Saginaw has opened his first concept outside of Detroit with Saginaw’s Delicatessen. Renowned for Ann Arbor’s staple Zingerman’s Deli, Saginaw’s new concept introduces his undeniable charm to Downtown Las Vegas. Saginaw’s menu consists of his legendary sandwiches - so big two hands are needed to eat them - matzo ball soup, onion rings, salads, latkes, chopped liver and breakfast specialties. Saginaw’s is the new home to Golden Gate’s beloved Las Vegas shrimp cocktail, which will be sold at its original price of 99 cents from 3 – 5 a.m. daily.

    8 East – A Pan-Asian restaurant from Chef Dan Coughlin of Downtown Las Vegas’ Le Thai, 8 East brings a hip atmosphere and communal dining to Circa’s casino floor. Spanning cuisines inspired by Coughlin’s youth and travels throughout Asia, 8 East offers small plates and shareable dishes with Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, Thai and Korean influences. Guests will not want to miss its signature dumplings, skewers, noodles and more, paired with hard-to-find Japanese and Indian whiskies, and unique libations.

    Victory Burger & Wings Co. – Created by the founding family of Detroit’s 103-year-old American Coney Island, Victory Burger & Wings Co. is Circa’s all-star sports bar. Overseen by siblings Grace Keros and Chris Sotiropoulos, the restaurant features massive burgers made with a proprietary blend of Angus beef, short ribs and brisket; hearty wings; crispy fries; house made sauces; onion rings; and nostalgic milkshakes made with Captain Crunch Berries, Chocolate Cocoa Puffs and Cinnamon Toast Crunch. The open concept overlooks Circa’s sportsbook and its massive screen, so diners can hear the crowd roar during big games. Victory Burger features an on-site broadcast studio, hosting top broadcasters and podcasts from across the country.

    Project BBQ – Offering a Southern festival of gourmet smoked meats, Project BBQ at Circa is Fremont Street Experience’s only permanent food truck and its first Carolina BBQ joint. Chef Rex Bernales serves mouth-watering pulled brisket, pork and chicken - including tacos and empanadas - and ups the ante with his two-foot long $100 Sandwich and Hogstravaganza platter, featuring a full barbecued pig delivered with signature Vegas fan fair. Situated on Circa’s exterior, Project BBQ spills out onto the Fremont Street Experience with a built-in “backyard” for communal gathering. Guests can dine as they enjoy spectacular light shows from Viva Vision overhead and live music from surrounding concert stages.

    Bars and Lounges

    Vegas Vickie’s – A prime place to catch Vegas Vickie in action, the cowgirl’s namesake cocktail lounge is an elevated lobby bar experience. The Art Deco space features a menu of classic cocktails that pay tribute to Vegas’ past, including a drink named after Vegas Vickie herself.

    MEGA BAR – Spanning an impressive 165 ft. with 120 beers on tap, MEGABAR is Nevada’s longest indoor bar. Inspired by its sister concept, LONGBAR at the D Las Vegas, guests can catch every second of game day on one of its 46 double-stacked TVs or join the gaming action at 53 bar-top table games – all while talented flair bartenders send bottles flying through the air.

    Circa Bar – Located directly on Fremont Street Experience beneath the world-famous Viva Vision light show, Circa Bar is home to both dancing and flair bartenders who serve up 24 frozen cocktail flavors. Guests also can purchase souvenir glasses designed to look like Circa’s tower and Vegas Vickie.

    Overhang Bar – Positioned above Circa’s multi-level sportsbook and open 24/7, Overhang Bar gives guests a bird’s eye view of the book’s giant screen. Drawing inspiration from the former Detroit Tigers stadium’s private overhang section, the space includes a ledge lined with poker machines.

    Jack Pots – Created by renowned restaurateur Paul Saginaw and acclaimed coffee roaster Steve Mangigian, Jack Pots is Circa’s 24-hour coffee shop. The space serves Michigan’s own Zingerman’s coffee and sells one of the two custom coffee blends created exclusively for Circa. Guests can choose from a variety of delicious coffee drinks, as well as freshly made breakfast items, sandwiches and salads.

    Casino – Spanningtwo stories and 8,002 square feet of gaming space, Circa’s high-energy casino houses 1,350 top-of-the line slots, with Downtown Las Vegas’ famous Dancing Dealers presiding over 49 table games. Guests can travel back in time in its intimate, high-limit gaming lounges featuring Art Deco design paired with gold and deep red accents.

    Chris Ihle Studio – Brick artist Chris Ihle has debuted his first working studio on Circa’s casino floor. Using toy bricks to create life-size works of people, animals and more, Ihle’s studio includes a whimsical interpretation of CEO Derek Stevens amongst other notable figures. For the ultimate gift, visitors can commission Ihle to create a statue of their loved ones or pets.

    Retail – Designed by Marshall Retail Group, guests can purchase Circa essentials at retail venues, Circa Collections and Fuel,offering guests a selection of apparel, souvenirs, indulgent treats and more.

    Garage Mahal – With eight stories and 982 parking spaces, Garage Mahal is Circa’s transportation hub and Vegas’ first fully integrated structure built with ridesharing in mind. With a focus on safety and cleanliness, Garage Mahal is the lightest and brightest garage in the city with extensive LED lighting, and also features broadband Wi-Fi, state-of-the-art surveillance and an air-conditioned bridge connecting to Circa’s second-floor casino. Upon arrival, guests are immersed in three Vegas-inspired murals by Eric Vozolla and a 22-ft chandelier by Egads illuminated with Circa’s tagline “Time of Your Life.”

    Circa’s 777-room hotel tower and rooftop lounge, Legacy Club, will open on December 28, 2020, marking the completion of the project. For more information, visit circalasvegas.com.

    DONNY OSMOND RETURNS TO THE LAS VEGAS STAGE WITH FIRST-EVER SOLO RESIDENCY AT HARRAH’S LAS VEGAS

    Legendary entertainer and music icon, Donny Osmond, today announced his return to Las Vegas and the Caesars Entertainment family with his first-ever solo multi-year residency inside Harrah’s Showroom at Harrah’s Las Vegas, opening Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021.

    “Donny Osmond has achieved a lifetime of remarkable milestones as an entertainer, including countless memories with us during his 11-year run at Flamingo,” said Caesars Entertainment Regional President Gary Selesner. “We’re thrilled to welcome him to the stage at Harrah’s Las Vegas next summer for an all-new show, and we look forward to sharing many more unforgettable moments with our guests and one of music’s most beloved stars.”

    In an unprecedented and history-making deal for Harrah’s, Osmond’s return to stage will be an exciting, energy-filled musical journey of his unparalleled life as one of the most recognized entertainers in the world. Guests can expect a party as he performs his timeless hits, shares stories of his greatest showstopping memories and introduces brand new music in a completely reimagined song and dance celebration. The announcement comes almost exactly one year after the curtains closed for the final time on his previous record-breaking 11-year residency at Flamingo Las Vegas. Fans can once again experience an unforgettable night with Donny Osmond – exclusively at Harrah’s Las Vegas.

    Spanning five decades of entertainment, Donny Osmond has been a singer, actor, triple-threat television series host (talk show, game show, variety show) and best-selling author (his autobiography entered the UK bestseller chart at #1). Throughout his illustrious career, Donny has earned 33 gold records; selling over 100 million albums becoming a worldwide music legend. Currently Donny is hard at work on his 63rd album which is set to be all original music for the performer. Osmond’s debut at Harrah’s signifies the launch of his highly anticipated world tour.

    “Las Vegas has been great to me and my family and in many ways, so this feels like a homecoming,” said Osmond. “I am incredibly excited to return to the entertainment capital of the world for my own solo residency at Harrah’s Las Vegas next summer, and I hope my fans are as excited as I am.”

    “The addition of the renowned talent of Donny Osmond to our already impressive entertainment lineup further cements Harrah’s position as a leading center-Strip property,” added Dan Walsh, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Harrah’s Las Vegas.

    Tickets will go on sale to the public starting Tuesday, Nov. 24 at 10 a.m. PT. Presale tickets for Caesars Rewards members as well as Ticketmaster customers will be available Monday, Nov. 23 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. PT.

    General ticket prices begin at $65, plus applicable tax and fees. Also, a limited number of VIP meet & greet packages are also available for performances Tuesdays through Fridays only. All tickets and packages can be purchased online at www.ticketmaster.com/donny. Performances will take place nightly from Tuesday to Saturday with all shows beginning at 8 p.m.

    The available performances going on sale are:

    August 2021: 31

    September 2021: 1 – 4, 7 – 11, 14 – 18, 28 – 30

    October 2021: 1 – 2, 5 – 9, 12 – 16

    November 2021: 2 – 6, 9 – 13, 16 – 20

    Terry Fator to Bring “Terry Fator: Who’s the Dummy Now?” to New York-New York Theater

    Famed ventriloquist and “America’s Got Talent” winner Terry Fator will bring his new show, “Terry Fator: Who’s the Dummy Now?,” to New York-New York Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas for a limited engagement. Performances are scheduled to begin Thursday, Nov. 26 and run through Thursday, Dec. 31.

    Fator will perform Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays at 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. at the New York-New York Theater. Tickets start at $34.95 (plus tax and fees) and are available for purchase on mgmresorts.com or ticketmaster.com.

    “I couldn’t be more thrilled to be getting back on stage at New York-New York with my old friends at MGM Resorts and my brand new show ‘Who’s the Dummy Now?,’” said Terry Fator. “I’m at my happiest on stage, in front of an audience. I can’t wait to have the opportunity to make people smile, especially at such a challenging time.”

    Fator, a Las Vegas Strip performer of more than a decade, became a household name in 2007 when he won Season 2 of “America’s Got Talent” with his unique brand of entertainment that combines singing, comedy and unparalleled celebrity impressions. After 25 years of honing his skills at venues and county fairs across the country, the Dallas-bred entertainer’s big “AGT” win catapulted him into the upper echelon of entertainers, landing him at No. 2 on the 2013 Forbes’ list of the top-earning comics behind only Jerry Seinfeld.

    With a cast of characters including Winston, the Impersonating Turtle; Emma Taylor, the little girl with the big voice; Maynard Tompkins, the Elvis Impersonator; Duggie Scott Walker, the annoying neighbor and many others, Fator has been raking in awards, accolades and industry admiration ever since. Fator also has released a DVD “Terry Fator: Live In Concert,” a country music CD “It Starts Tonight,” as well as a series of children’s books including Lamu, The Christmas Kitten.

    George Kliavkoff, President of Entertainment & Sports for MGM Resorts International, said, “The opportunity to reopen Terry’s new show at the New York-New York Theater is another important step in entertainment’s return to Las Vegas. We have had a great partnership with Terry for more than a decade and are so pleased that fans will once again have the opportunity to enjoy his show.”

    MGM Resorts International Announces Return of Entertainment

    MGM Resorts today shared details around the first shows to return following months of closure amid the Covid-19 pandemic. In accordance with current government guidelines, the company will return seven shows to stages at MGM Grand, Luxor and Excalibur beginning November 6.

    “After eight months, it’s time to bring entertainment back to the Entertainment Capital of the World,” said George Kliavkoff, MGM Resorts’ President of Entertainment and Sports. “While there is still a long road in our city’s recovery, the reintroduction of these shows is an important first step. November 6 is going to feel very special as we welcome back team members and guests and bring the curtains up for that first time.”

    This initial phase of entertainment allows for a maximum audience of 250 guests, physically distanced at 6 feet between parties and a minimum of 25 feet from on-stage performers. Please note in some cases the show’s venue may reflect a change from previous performances, in order to meet all guidelines.

    Beginning November 6, guests will be able to enjoy:

    MGM Grand

    David Copperfield will return to the David Copperfield Theater at MGM Grand

    Emmy Award-winning illusionist David Copperfield wows audiences with his stage production Live The Impossible. Recipient of the Living Legend honor by the Library of Congress, Copperfield holds 11 Guinness World Records, has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and has sold more tickets than any solo performer in history. Oprah sums it up…“The greatest illusionist of our time.”

    Jabbawockeez will bring its signature moves and “Timeless” show to the MGM Grand Garden Arena

    Jabbawockeez has developed a one-of-a-kind style that has positioned the group as the most influential dance crew in the world. Known for creativity, choreography, athleticism, and intricate synchronization, each member of the dance crew brings a different technique and perspective to form the original style that makes the Jabbawockeez so distinct. Jabbawockeez will bring their new “Timeless” show, which launched earlier this year, to the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

    Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club will take to the stage in the resort’s Studio A & B Ballrooms

    Emmy Award-winning comedian and actor Brad Garrett brings his top-quality comedy to MGM Grand nightly. The club provides Garrett, as well as legendary comedians and the next generation of comics, a place to call home in Las Vegas. Guests must be 21 years of age or older.

    Brad Garrett said, “Cannot wait to get back to disappointing audiences.”

    Luxor

    Carrot Top will perform in the Luxor Theater
    With three decades of comedic performance in his rear-view mirror, Carrot Top is one of the most popular, recognizable and successful comedians in the nation. Utilizing a one-of-a-kind style, the resident show is ever evolving and has become a Las Vegas staple, reflecting current headlines and consistently poking fun at pop culture, politics and music. Guests must be 16 years of age or older. Anyone under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult 21 years of age or older.

    Carrot Top said, “Vegas entertainment is back! After eight long months, I’m so excited to announce the shows are returning. It’s been a long tough road, but there’s light at the end of the tunnel for us. Can’t wait to be BACK IN THE SADDLE AGAIN!”

    Fantasy will perform in the Luxor Theater
    All-time Best of Vegas (2020): Best Female Revue, Fantasy has remained one of The Strip’s top productions since its premiere 20 years ago. Dynamic lead singer Lorena Peril delivers powerhouse vocals, taking center-stage alongside a talented cast of beautiful dancers. Popular among singles and couples alike, the always-evolving, sexy production showcases 15 high-energy numbers set to today’s top music. International World Champion Magician Murray Sawchuck will be appearing as a special guest star. Guests must be 18 years of age or older.

    Excalibur

    The Australian Bee Gees will perform in the resort’s Thunderland Showroom
    The Australian Bee Gees Show – A Tribute to the Bee Gees is a multi-media concert event with a contemporary perspective featuring state-of-the-art sound, superb lighting and giant screens streaming video clips, live camera images and stunning graphics. It is the definitive live celebration of five decades of memorable music written by the Brothers Gibb, one of the most successful and adored acts in musical history.

    Thunder From Down Under will perform in the resort’s Thunderland Showroom
    Australia’s Thunder From Down Under is the No. 1 male revue show in the world – not only performing in Las Vegas nightly, but also touring in Germany, Ireland, Holland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Canada, Guam, Thailand, and Macau, among others. The longest-running and highest-grossing male revue in the history of Las Vegas provides a sensual adventure for guests, using state-of-the-art lighting, amazing costumes and perfected choreography. Guests must be 18 years of age or older. Anyone under 20 years of age must be accompanied by an adult 21 years of age or older.

    MGM Resorts spent months developing and implementing its comprehensive Seven Point Safety Plan and its Meeting and Conventions: “Convene with Confidence” program, which outline the company’s approach to protecting the health and safety of guests and employees. A “Convene with Confidence” program specifically for entertainment and sporting events also has been created and will be implemented November 6 when shows reopen. The multi-layered plans look at everything from sanitation stations, masking and physical distancing to digital solutions that minimize touch points as well as enhanced cleaning protocol. Details around both programs can be found at MGM Resorts Entertainment Convene with Confidence.

    Kliavkoff added, “Our hope is that as we successfully navigate the reintroduction of these initial shows, we can continue working with our state and local officials to create an environment in which we can return even more of the city’s entertainment landscape. Entertainment and events are in our DNA and we are anxious to get back to our roots.”

    For show schedules, additional information and to purchase tickets for any of these shows, visit MGM Resorts Open Entertainment.

    The Cromwell Reopens as the First Adults-Only Resort on the Las Vegas Strip


    Caesars Entertainment, Inc today announced plans to resume operations at The Cromwell on Thursday, Oct. 29 at 10 a.m. Pacific Time as the first adults-only resort on the Las Vegas Strip. The boutique hotel and gaming floor will be open seven days a week for guests 21 and over. Guests of all ages will be welcome at GIADA, the award-winning restaurant of notable chef Giada De Laurentiis.

    This announcement follows the successful reopening of Caesars Palace Las Vegas, Flamingo Las Vegas, Harrah’s Las Vegas, Paris Las Vegas, Bally’s Las Vegas, The LINQ Hotel + Experience, Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, as well as The LINQ Promenade, High Roller Observation Wheel, FLY LINQ and Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

    “The first standalone boutique hotel on the Strip, The Cromwell brings an exclusive, elevated lifestyle experience to the destination, focusing on hospitality, amenities and personalized service,” said Senior Vice President and The Cromwell General Manager Ken Janssen. “In line with the boutique hotel experience, we are pleased to announce that we will reopen on Oct. 29 as the first adults-only property on Las Vegas Boulevard, with a continued emphasis on our enhanced health and safety protocols.”

    The following amenities will open at The Cromwell:

    Restaurants
    • GIADA – will be open to guests of all ages
    • eatwell – will be open for fast-casual service, as well as mobile ordering
    Bars and Lounges
    • Bound Cocktail Lounge
    • Interlude Casino Lounge
    • Drai’s Lounge – located at Drai’s After Hours
    Gaming
    • William Hill Sports Book
    • Player-friendly gaming offerings like:
      • Single “0” Roulette
      • EZ Baccarat
      • 3-2 Shoe and Double-Deck Blackjack
      • 100X Odds on Craps
    • The Abbey, the high-limit slot area
    Located on the bustling corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Flamingo Road – directly across from Caesars Palace – The Cromwell keeps it intimate with 188 rooms including 19 suites and has received the Forbes Travel Guide Recommended Award for several consecutive years. The standalone boutique hotel also features a 40,000-square-foot casino with gaming offerings from single “0” roulette to EZ Baccarat to 100X odds on Craps to 3-2 shoe and double-deck blackjack, making playing at The Cromwell one of the best odds to win big in Vegas. Additional amenities include Bound – the elevated lobby bar, Interlude Casino Lounge, award-winning GIADA – the first-ever restaurant by celebrity chef and television personality Giada De Laurentiis, the fast-casual eatwell, and Drai’s After Hours – located at its original home beneath the boutique hotel.

    Guests can save up to 30 percent on their next stay at The Cromwell with Caesars’ Halloween Sale from Oct. 26 through Nov. 2, as well as the Fall Savings Sale from Nov. 2-23, for select travel dates through September 2021. These hotel offers are based on availability and cannot be combined with any other offer. Offer codes: SEMI20 and FALL20.

    Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino to Reopen Dec. 22

    Caesars Entertainment, Inc. today announced plans to resume operations at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, as its final property to reopen company-wide in the U.S. and Canada, following the COVID-19 pandemic. Beginning Tuesday, Dec. 22 at 10 a.m. Pacific Time, the hotel will accommodate weekend stays, Thursday through Monday, while the gaming floor will be open seven days a week.

    The resumption of business at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino follows the successful reopening of all Caesars regional casinos and hotels across the country, in addition to the Company’s other Las Vegas properties.

    “As the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino prepares to resume operations on December 22, this marks the final Caesars Entertainment resort to reopen in the U.S. and Canada,” said Anthony Carano, President and Chief Operating Officer of Caesars Entertainment, Inc. “The past nine months have been filled with challenges, as well as opportunities including the merging of our two gaming companies to form the new Caesars Entertainment. We recognize the incredible effort it has taken to reopen our resorts and get us to this important milestone, and we look forward to welcoming our Team Members and Guests back to Rio with their health and safety still top of mind.”

    The following amenities will open at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino:

    Entertainment
    • Penn & Teller – Performance schedule to be announced at a later date. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit www.riolasvegas.com.
    • Restaurants
    • All-American Bar & Grille
    • Hash House A Go Go
    • Starbucks (near the hotel elevators)
    • VooDoo Steak
    • Sports Deli
    Bars and Lounges
    • Shutters Bar
    • iBar
    • Purple Zebra Daiquiri Bar
    • Race & Sports Book Bar
    • Masquerade Bar
    Gaming
    • William Hill Race & Sports Book
    • Keno Lounge
    • Slot Machines
    • Table Games

    Additionally, Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino will debut the newly branded William Hill Sports Book on reopening day, with new customer offerings that include self-service sports betting kiosks and an expanded betting menu featuring LIVE InPlay Wagering.

    Guests can save up to 20 percent on their next stay at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino with Caesars’ Fall Savings Sale from Nov. 2-23, for select travel dates through September 2021. This hotel offer is based on availability and cannot be combined with any other offer. Offer code: FALL20.

    During the holiday season, Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino will also accommodate hotel reservations seven days a week Dec. 23, 2020 through Jan. 3, 2021. Self-parking at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino will remain free for all guests, but the valet will remain closed at this time.

    FANTASY, Las Vegas' Dazzling Revue, Returns to Luxor Theater Stage

    Las Vegas’ dazzling female revue, FANTASY, has returned to Luxor Hotel and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip, once again entertaining audiences with a cast of gorgeous showgirls and the powerhouse vocals of Lorena Peril. The captivating production has relocated to Luxor Theater to ensure six feet of separation between parties while hosting a maximum of 250 guests.

    “Our beautiful and talented cast has been eager to once again entertain audiences, and we couldn’t be happier to return to the stage,” said FANTASY producer and Emmy-winning choreographer, Anita Mann. “We are thrilled to perform in our new temporary home on a bigger stage to deliver award-winning entertainment while also abiding by our health and safety measures.”

    FANTASY returns to the stage on the heels of being named “All-Time Best Female Revue” by Las Vegas Weekly, joining dozens of accolades including “Best Female Revue” awards by Las Vegas Review-Journal’s annual “Best of Las Vegas” readers’ poll. Popular among singles and couples alike, the always-evolving, sexy production showcases numerous high-energy numbers set to contemporary hits, dazzling aerial acrobatics, and more.

    Las Vegas comedian and magician Murray SawChuck mesmerizes audiences with illusions while accompanied by his assistant and stunningly beautiful showgirl, Dani Elizabeth. A veteran
    performer on the Las Vegas Strip, SawChuck has had over one billion online views, is a regular on “Pawn Stars” and was a finalist on “America’s Got Talent.”

    Shows are scheduled nightly at 10:30 p.m. at the Luxor Theater. Tickets are available for purchase at the Luxor box office, online at fantasyluxor.com or by calling 702.262.4400.

    World Series of Poker Main Event to Return

    The World Series of Poker (WSOP) today announced plans to host 2020’s hybrid online and live version of the $10,000 No-Limit Hold-Em World Championship, known better to poker players and fans as the Main Event. The Main Event will begin for international players on Sunday, Nov. 29 and domestically on Sunday, Dec. 13.

    Due to travel restrictions and out of an abundance of caution for player safety, this year’s format will be unique, where early round play will begin online with one entry on WSOP.com or GGPoker.com, before shifting to a live setting for final table action on two continents. Each “bracket” will pay out prize money to tournament entrants independently. The final table will be a world’s first, as an ultimate heads-up duel for the World Championship, where $1 million in prize money will be on the line courtesy of Caesars Entertainment, Inc. and GGPoker. The Main Event will be held consistent to the traditional “freeze-out” standards of the Main Event, offering only single entry, as well as the longest levels and deepest stacks ever offered on the online platform.

    All in-person tournaments, domestic and international, will be subject to special COVID rules and procedures, the details of which will be published at a later date and will require players to undergo a required health screening prior to live participation. All participants must agree to abide by all applicable rules.

    U.S. residents will be able to play the Main Event on the WSOP.com platform in either New Jersey or Nevada beginning on Sunday, Dec. 13. The $10,000 event is expected to take two full days to reach the final table, with play being suspended for an overnight break after approximately 12 hours of action. The tournament will be paused when play hits the final table, with the final nine players traveling to Las Vegas for the TV taping and culmination of the tournament to take place at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, subject to applicable regulatory approval.

    Dates for Domestic Tournament:

    Day 1 – Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020

    Day 2 – Monday, Dec. 14, 2020, Play down to 9 players

    Final Table – Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Monday, Dec. 28, Play continues to a winner; prize monies paid

    International residents eligible to use GGPoker’s popular online poker platform will have three dates from which to choose their starting flight. Similar to the traditional offline events, players may only choose one date of play. Similar to the domestic flight, and subject to casino availability, play will be paused for the final nine contestants who will report to King’s Casino in Rozvadov, Czech Republic to play their final table in a live TV taping. Should travel restrictions or a casino shutdown prevent the live portion from moving forward in December, organizers reserve the right to continue the tournament play online or reschedule to a later date.

    Dates for International Tournament:

    Day 1A – Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020

    Day1B – Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020

    Day 1C - Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020

    Day 2, Play down to 9 players, Monday, Dec. 7

    Final Table – *King’s Casino, Tuesday, Dec.15, Play down to a winner

    *Subject to local regulatory approval

    Finally, the winner of the Domestic Tournament and the winner of the International Tournament will meet at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, subject to applicable regulatory approval, for a televised showdown on Wednesday, Dec.30, 2020. In addition to any prize monies won by entrants in their respective tournament, WSOP and GGPoker have committed an additional sum of $1 million to the winner of the Heads-Up match along with the Main Event championship bracelet and the title of 2020 World Champion. *Note, should the international winner be under the age of 21 and thereby ineligible to play in the state of Nevada, organizers reserve the right to change the date and location of the Heads-Up match.

    Heads-Up Championship of Domestic Winner vs International Winner:

    Wednesday, Dec. 30

    Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas*

    A comprehensive list of satellite events allowing qualification for as little $1 will be available on both WSOP.com and GGPoker.com. There will also be weekly free-rolls offering $10,000 seat entry for multiple weeks leading up to the tournament.

    To welcome visiting players, Caesars Entertainment will offer special Main Event room rates at several resorts in Nevada and New Jersey. Additionally, new options to deposit money into a WSOP.com account and cash out in person will be available for the first time at Silver Legacy Resort Casino in Reno, NV. For more information about special hotel rates, and cash at the cage locations, visit wsop.com/mainevent.

    Note, players are allowed to create and/or fund their online poker accounts prior to arriving within the state borders of Nevada and New
    Jersey. However, they must be geolocated through a CPU of mobile device to be within the state borders to be able to commence any gaming activity. New players may require document verification and are highly encouraged to register early.

    As has been the case each year since 2003, ESPN will air coverage of the 2020 WSOP Main Event featuring Lon McEachern and Norman Chad.

    “There must be a World Champion in 2020,” said Ty Stewart, Executive Director of the World Series of Poker. “Poker’s history is too important. It’s a unique format for the Main Event, but this is a unique year. We want to keep players’ health and safety top of mind and still deliver a great televised showcase for the game we love.”

    Added GGPoker Head of Poker Operations Steve Preiss, “We’re very happy to continue to deepen our relationship with WSOP. It was a huge summer of record-setting action on GGPoker and we’re excited to offer players access to the biggest tournament of all.”

    To stay up to date on the latest WSOP news, visit: www.WSOP.com.

    ABSINTHE BY SPIEGELWORLD BRINGS LAUGHTER BACK TO THE STRIP


    After more than seven months in lockdown, The Gazillionaire emerged from his million-dollar bunker beneath Caesars Palace yesterday to host a history-making performance of ABSINTHEby Spiegelworld, the first major production show to reopen in Las Vegas since the city’s stage lights were dimmed in March. From the moment the Green Fairy emerged from her bottle at the top of the show to the on-your-feet finale, last night’s sold-out performance of ABSINTHE was alive with sidesplitting laughter and audible gasps from the audience. Thrilling, sexy, hilarious and ridiculous, ABSINTHE brought laughter back to The Strip and delivered what showgoers have waited many months for: a brief escape from reality.

    Never one to shy from his own spotlight, The Gazillionaire and his hapless assistant Penny Pibbets made their long-awaited return as the show’s emcee duo, both wearing outlandish safety helmets; Pibbets’ clearly a DIY project gone wrong and The Gazillionaire’s, a space-age apparatus that is destined to become the last word in face covering haute couture. Even Gaz’s cast of sexy circus people got in on the safety action with thoughtfully-reworked routines and choreography to meet their new spatial requirements, all while wearing beautiful, extravagant masks and delivering the thrills and intimate energy the show is celebrated for – leave it to ABSINTHE to make safety sexy!

    Between introducing the evening’s acts – including many fan favorites and some new to the show – The Gazillionaire took time to do what he loves most: heckling showgoers, who were seated at cabaret tables 25 feet or more from the performers’ main stage.

    Upon arrival at ABSINTHE’s spiegeltent, ticketholders each participated in a brief no-contact temperature scan and verbal health screening before enjoying pre-show drinks in the Green Fairy Garden, the venue’s sprawling outdoor foyer, which had been overgrown by a field of giant illuminated mushrooms. “While I was in lockdown, some idiot named Penny watered the ABSINTHE Electric Oak…I guess she didn’t get the memo that electric-powered trees don’t need water.” said The Gazillionaire. "So, while its leaves are recovering, I told her to do something about it…I don’t know what I expected from someone who thinks ‘The Smurfs 2’ is a cinematic masterpiece, but here we are.” The Shrooms were commissioned by Pibbets from renowned Sydney-based light sculpture artists, amigo & amigo.

    Show producer Spiegelworld has implemented a number of enhanced health and safety protocols which meet or exceed guidelines and requirements put forth by local government, working agencies and Nevada Gaming Control Board, including but not limited to:
    • Reduced audience capacity from 660 to 153 patrons seated in parties of two to five at sufficiently distanced cabaret tables spaced 25 feet away from the performers’ main stage.
    • Upon arrival, guests are asked to participate in a brief verbal health screening before being ushered to their color-coded pod in the outdoor courtyard. Audiences are brought in and out of the venue by color section in an effort to minimize congestion at entrances and exits.
    • Masks are required to be worn by all artists, staff, and patrons. Guests may briefly remove their mask while actively drinking but are otherwise asked to keep their face covering on.
    • A cashless, QR code-based cocktail service eliminates lines at the bar.
    • ABSINTHE’s world-famous spiegeltent, including seating areas and all frequently touched surfaces, is sanitized before and after every performance.
    • “This has been the longest seven months of our lives, but now is the time for the show to go on,” said Ross Mollison, Impresario Extraordinaire of Spiegelworld, in a prepared statement. “I am incredibly proud of our entire Spiegelworld family for their hard work that’s gotten us to this point. The return of ABSINTHE tonight is a small but significant step forward for our wonderful city and the entire entertainment community that I know will come back stronger than ever. Our goal is to open safely and to stay open, and we’re confident that the public will do their part in helping us do so. Stay tuned for announcements about the return of our shows OPIUM and ATOMIC SALOON SHOW coming very soon!”
    “The #1 Greatest Show in Las Vegas History” as ranked by Las Vegas Weekly, ABSINTHE performs Wednesday through Sunday at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. in its spiegeltent at the foot of Caesars Palace. For tickets and more information, visit Spiegelworld.com.

    The Comedy Works reopens Nov. 20 at the Plaza Hotel & Casino

    The Comedy Works will reopen at the Plaza Hotel & Casino with nationally acclaimed headliners, Nick Di Paolo on Nov. 20 and 21 and Kevin Farley on Dec. 4 and 5. Shows will be held inside the Plaza’s classic Vegas showroom featuring red velvet booth seating, an updated sound system, full bars and table cocktail service with ticket prices starting at only $20. Tickets can be purchased online at https://www.plazahotelcasino.com/ent...-comedy-works/.

    “We are excited for the return of Comedy Works at the Plaza,” said Jonathan Jossel, CEO of the Plaza Hotel & Casino. “We want to offer guests a full experience for a memorable night out downtown. They can start with a game or two on our casino floor, then savor a delicious dinner at Oscar’s steakhouse and end the evening relaxing in the showroom over cocktails and laughs while enjoying the hilarious performances of comedians like Nick and Kevin, who have dedicated followings and national popularity.”

    Friday, Nov. 20 at 9 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 21 at 7 p.m.: Nick Di Paolo – Offering fun, socially relevant humor, Di Paolo has performed on The Tonight Show, Late Night with David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and Conan O’ Brien. He was twice nominated for an Emmy for his writing on HBO’s The Chris Rock Show and had three standup specials on Comedy Central and most recently the controversial “A Breath of Fresh Air.” On film, Nick has been featured on FX’s Louie, Inside Amy Schumer, The Sopranos, Cop Show and CK’s critically acclaimed Horace and Pete as well as many other sitcoms. Nick can currently be heard hosting “The Nick Di Paolo” show on YouTube, Monday through Thursday.

    Friday, Dec. 4 at 9 p.m. and Saturday Dec. 5 at 7 p.m.: Kevin Farley – After studying at the famous Second City in Chicago, Farley starred in films such as Black Sheep with his brother Chris Farley and The Waterboy with Adam Sandler. He is a regular comedian at notable venues such as The Laugh Factory in Los Angeles and Chicago and The Improv in Los Angeles and Palm Beach, Florida. His TV guest appearances include Curb Your Enthusiasm, Rules of Engagement, Hot in Cleveland, Just Shoot Me, United States of Tara, True Jackson, VP, Comedy Central’s Drunk History, and Hawaii Five -O to name just a few.

    Every show will abide by strict health and safety standards. Reduced audience capacity and limited seating will allow for necessary social distancing inside the showroom. A minimum of six feet between groups is required, including while waiting in line, and all customers will be seated by a host who will keep groups to a maximum of six people, providing they are from the same household. Highly touched surfaces are sanitized and disinfected regularly, and all staff and patrons are required to wear masks except while eating or drinking. The stage and its performers are 25 feet away from audience members. All staff and customers will have their temperature checked upon entering the property with a contactless thermometer. Multiple hand sanitizer stations are available, and beverages during the show will be served in disposable service ware.

    Tape Face Returns to Harrah's Las Vegas in November

    Sparking laughter and a sense of community, Tape Face’s return to Harrah’s Las Vegas will be louder than ever. The eccentric experience fans from around the world know and love will come back to life at Harrah’s Las Vegas on Nov. 11, 2020 with a completely redesigned show that complies with government COVID-19 regulations and has limited theater capacity maxed at 250 guests. Tickets go on sale Friday, Oct. 30 at 10 a.m.

    Connecting with fans is one of Tape Face creator Sam Wills’ favorite parts of his act. Guests can expect to laugh throughout a brand-new version of the show with a never before included all-guest “up close and personal” conversation from the stage as he kicks off the show.

    “It’s rare for fans to see me outside of the Tape Face character,” Wills laughs. “With the new Tape Face show structure, we will include a socially distant meet and greet from stage for me to chat with the entire audience and answer questions every show. After so much stress and worry, it’s time to bring back some laughter and positivity to the world. I want the chance to not only entertain the crowds but really connect with everyone as we bring back THE FUNNIEST SHOW IN LAS VEGAS.”

    That’s right - no gaffer tape, just Wills and a microphone answering questions from audience members while on stage prior to the traditional Tape Face show component filled with amusing routines using sounds, music and laughter with the underlying message of being true to yourself. Audiences of many different backgrounds, ages and languages will once again enjoy the whimsical phenomenon performing Wednesday through Sunday at Harrah’s Las Vegas. Due to COVID-19 regulations, the Tape Face show will not be performing in its traditional theater, House of Tape, and will instead perform in Harrah’s Showroom to maintain social distancing.

    Show begins at 7:30 p.m. and is dark on Monday and Tuesday. Ticket prices begin at $66, plus applicable tax and fees. VIP tickets include a Tape Face swag bag with a Tape Face T-shirt, Signed Cartoon Tape Face Photo, Souvenir Poker Chip, and Tape Face Lanyard.

    Tickets are available online at www.HarrahsShows.com or by calling 855-234-7469. For ticket purchases of 25 or more (to be split into groups of six or fewer), email [email protected].

    Plaza Hotel & Casino to celebrate New Year’s Eve with live fireworks show

    Located in the heart of downtown Las Vegas, the Plaza Hotel & Casino will again celebrate New Year’s Eve with downtown Las Vegas’ only live fireworks show on Thursday, Dec. 31.

    Staged from multiple locations on the Plaza’s roofs and towers, the spectacular fireworks display will be an amazing show for people downtown and visible for miles beyond.

    The Plaza plans to offer viewing options on property, observing all necessary health and safety protocols. In addition, the Plaza plans to work with the city of Las Vegas to close a portion of Main Street to vehicular traffic for a limited time to allow for additional space for pedestrians as it did for its Fourth of July fireworks show.

    “Hosting an amazing fireworks show that lights up the downtown sky on New Year’s Eve is a tradition for the Plaza,” said Jonathan Jossel, CEO of the Plaza Hotel & Casino. “We can’t wait to ring in the new year in classic Vegas style. Whether you are a downtown resident at home, having dinner at Oscar’s steakhouse, or staying with us in the hotel to enjoy the holiday safely, our fireworks show will be one for our city to remember.”

    The Plaza also plans to offer a special hotel package featuring the best fireworks viewing in Las Vegas with VIP access to the rooftop pool deck. For more information and to book the hotel package starting Sunday, Nov. 1 with promo code: NYE2021 visit www.plazahotelcasino.com.

    CAESARS ENTERTAINMENT IS FIRST TO RETURN WITH LIVE ENTERTAINMENT ON THE LAS VEGAS STRIP

    Caesars Entertainment, the largest gaming and entertainment company in the U.S., is pleased to once again offer live entertainment with the return of a selection of its world-class productions shows on the Las Vegas Strip. As Caesars Entertainment will follow applicable guidelines set forth by health and government authorities and implement the Company’s enhanced health and safety protocols, guests can expect verbal health screenings, non-contact temperature checks, modified seating for social distancing, mandatory masks for guests and staff, limited capacity and more. The following shows’ performances will resume:
    • X Country at Harrah’s – first performance: Thursday, Oct. 22
    • ABSINTHE at Caesars Palace – first performance: Wednesday, Oct. 28
    • Piff the Magic Dragon at Flamingo – first performance: Thursday, Oct. 29
    • Tape Face at Harrah’s – first performance: Wednesday, Nov. 11
    Additionally, guests can look forward to enjoying complimentary live musicians across the city in many Caesars Entertainment lounge/bar offerings.

    “Live entertainment is an important part of the Las Vegas experience that makes visiting this city so special, and we are thrilled that we can be first to offer it to our guests again,” said Jason Gastwirth, president of entertainment for Caesars Entertainment. “In collaboration with our entertainment partners and with the support of governing officials, we are happy to lead the city with an enhanced health and safety plan that will put our team members back to work and keep our guests comfortable while enjoying these popular shows once again.”

    Scheduling and Ticketing Information

    Caesars Palace

    Roman Plaza

    ABSINTHE (beginning Oct. 28)

    ABSINTHEat Caesars Palace is one-part vivid imagination, two parts carnival and a shot of old-world burlesque mixed with a heavy dash of decadence. Audiences are treated to a night of imagination and excess with performances that amaze and inspire. The cast of eccentrics evoke thrills and chills as they perform amazing feats of virtuosity.
    • Showtimes: Wednesday to Sunday, 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
    • Tickets: Tickets are available online at www.caesars.com/shows or by calling 855-234-7469. For ticket purchases of 25 or more (to be split into groups of six or fewer), email [email protected]
    • Pricing: Ticket prices are $149 (including tax). Additional service fees apply.

    Flamingo Las Vegas

    Flamingo Showroom

    “Piff the Magic Dragon: Too Soon?” (beginning Oct. 29)
    Piff and Mr. Piffles, the World’s First Magic Performing Chihuahua™, perform a selection of brand new material that he will be unveiling alongside a selection of his favorite tricks as well as welcoming a fellow Las Vegas headliner as his special guest each night.
    • Showtimes: Thursday to Sunday, 7:30 p.m.
    • Tickets: Tickets are available online at www.caesars.com/shows or by calling 855-234-7469. For ticket purchases of 25 or more (to be split into groups of six or fewer), email [email protected]
    • Pricing: Ticket prices are $62.95 or VIP tickets for $103. Additional taxes and service fees apply.
    Harrah’s Las Vegas

    Harrah's Cabaret

    X Country (beginning Oct. 22)
    A Kick’n topless revue featuring a combination of traditional and modern country music chart toppers, X Country showcases stimulating performances from the X Country Girls, who will leave nothing to the imagination. True to the X brand, the X Country Girls are the most beautiful and talented on the Las Vegas Strip, who will tease and seduce the audience audiences to country music’s most popular songs from a combination of traditional and contemporary country music chart toppers.
    • Showtimes: Thursday to Saturday, 10 p.m.; Beginning Nov. 4, Wednesday to Sunday, 10 p.m.
    • Tickets: Tickets are available online at www.caesars.com/shows or by calling 855-234-7469. For ticket purchases of 25 or more (to be split into groups of six or fewer), email [email protected]
    • Pricing: Ticket prices are $47.94 or VIP tickets for $62.95. Additional taxes and service fees apply. Guests must be 18 years or older.
    Harrah's Showroom

    Tape Face (beginning Nov. 11)
    Tape Face’s show is an eccentric, whimsical experience that can be enjoyed by audiences of many different backgrounds, ages and languages. The America’s Got Talent sensation does not speak at all in his show and his message of being true to self can be heard clearly through his amusing routines using sounds, music and laughter.
    • Showtimes: Wednesday to Sunday, 7:30 p.m.
    • Tickets: Tickets are available online on Oct. 30 at www.caesars.com/shows or by calling 855-234-7469. For ticket purchases of 25 or more (to be split into groups of six or fewer), email [email protected]
    • Pricing: Tickets start at $66. Additional taxes and service fees apply.
    Piano Lounge
    • Friday and Saturday, Big Elvis: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.; Saxman: 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Dueling Pianos: 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. – Sunday, Dueling Piano: 7 p.m. to midnight
    • Guests are welcomed free of charge on a first come, first served basis. Space is limited
    Carnaval Court
    • Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. – 1 a.m.
    • Guests are welcomed free of charge on a first come, first served basis. Space is limited
    Bally’s Las Vegas

    Indigo Lounge
    • Friday and Saturday, 8:45 p.m. – 1:45 a.m.
    • Guests are welcomed free of charge on a first come, first served basis. Space is limited
    Paris Las Vegas

    Le Cabaret Lounge
    • Friday and Saturday, 6 p.m. – 2 a.m.
    • Guests are welcomed free of charge on a first come, first served basis. Space is limited
    Napoleon’s Lounge
    • Friday and Saturday, 8:30 p.m. – 1:30 a.m.
    • Guests are welcomed free of charge on a first come, first served basis. Space is limited
    Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino

    Heart Bar
    • Friday to Sunday, 5 p.m. – 2 a.m.
    • Guests are welcomed free of charge on a first come, first served basis. Space is limited
    MAGIC MIKE LIVE Las Vegas is Back, Bigger, Sexier and More Magical Than Ever

    Vegas’ hottest and most magical show, MAGIC MIKE LIVE Las Vegas is headed to The Strip for the first time ever to perform inside the all-new Magic Mike Theater at SAHARA Las Vegas starting March 26, 2021. Returning in a cutting-edge new venue specially designed with the best features from MAGIC MIKE LIVE productions around the world, the revamped MAGIC MIKE LIVE Las Vegas will feature new routines and technologies, a lush cocktail lounge for pre and post show magic, a poolside VIP Meet & Greet experience, a flexible ticketing policy that’s just Too Good to Be True, and more.

    Tickets starting at $49, plus tax and fees, are on sale now at MagicMikeLiveLasVegas.com.

    The international flagship production of the modern-day male revue that’s taken the world by storm, MAGIC MIKE LIVE Las Vegas and its cast of the hottest and most talented men from around the country will return to the stage with fan favorite routines and plenty of new songs and surprises to delight even the show’s most devoted fans. Taking over a two-story space on the newly remodeled resort’s second floor, the show’s new venue will be nearly 50% larger than its last and feature the best amenities and technologies from MAGIC MIKE LIVE productions around the world, including:
    • A variety of seating to suit the comfort of every guest, from couches and easy chairs to standard theater seats and cabaret tables.
    • Zip lines spanning the venue, allowing performers to traverse the room in seconds.
    • A two-story bar that innovatively doubles as a performance space throughout the show.
    • A surround sound system coupled with a state-of-the-art lighting rig that places each audience member in the center of the action.
    • A QR code-based ordering system for lightning fast, contactless beverage service.
    New to the MAGIC MIKE LIVE Las Vegas experience, ticketholders can grab drinks before the high jinks in the Magic Mike Lounge. Designed and curated by the Magic Mike team, the lounge will offer guests a full bar and comfortable seating to set the mood, making the traditional theater lobby experience a thing of the past. Ticketholders can start their Magic Mike experience up to an hour before the show and then hang out late into the night.

    To make the night even more magical, guests can score extra time with the guys after the show with the purchase of a Magic Meet & Greet add-on for $55. Following the show, these lucky showgoers will be escorted to the exclusive Alexandria Pool for an intimate visit with select members of the cast. While hanging out poolside, guests will receive a complimentary signature cocktail and have the opportunity to take plenty of photos with the guys. The Magic Meet & Greet also includes a custom VIP lanyard, an exclusive Magic Mike merchandise package, the option to reserve a table in the Magic Mike Lounge, and a glossy souvenir program.

    MAGIC MIKE LIVE Las Vegas will also offer a ticketing policy that’s Too Good to Be True: Ticketholders unable to attend the show for any reason – due to illness, a missed flight, or the world’s worst hangover – can reschedule their tickets for another performance or receive a full refund through the MAGIC MIKE LIVE box office up to two hours before showtime. The new MAGIC MIKE LIVE Las Vegas is being created with the health and well-being of its guests, cast and crew as a top priority, and will be dynamically designed so that it is able to meet or exceed the requirements of government guidance for health and safety practices at any given time.

    MAGIC MIKE LIVE Las Vegas will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday with a 5 p.m. performance on Saturday and late-night shows at 10 p.m. Thursday through Sunday; no shows on Monday or Tuesday. Tickets starting at $49, plus tax and fees, go on sale at 10 a.m. PT on Friday, Nov. 20, at MagicMikeLiveLasVegas.com.

    ZUMANITY BY CIRQUE DU SOLEIL HAS TAKEN ITS FINAL BOW AT NEW YORK-NEW YORK HOTEL & CASINO

    Cirque du Soleil informed the cast and crew of Zumanity about its permanent closure today.

    Zumanity was a groundbreaking departure for Cirque du Soleil when it opened in September of 2003,” said Daniel Lamarre, President and CEO of Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group. “We are forever grateful to the extraordinarily talented cast, crew and staff who helped make Zumanity an unforgettable experience for more than 7.25 million guests.”

    After wowing audiences with more than 7,700 shows, the last performance of Zumanity took place on March 14, 2020 before it was shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Guests holding tickets for any future performances will be refunded at the original point of purchase. For more information, guests may contact [email protected].

    George Kliavkoff, President of Entertainment & Sports for MGM Resorts International, said, “Zumanity at New York-New York had a terrific run over the last 17 years and our partnership with Cirque du Soleil remains strong moving forward. We’re grateful to the cast, crew and team at Cirque for having created something very special. We look forward to sharing plans for new entertainment programming at the New York-New York Theater in the months ahead.”

    Cirque du Soleil and MGM Resorts International have solidified their commitment to the partnership and the four shows remaining in the Cirque du Soleil portfolio. Contract extensions for “O” at Bellagio, The Beatles LOVE at The Mirage, KÀ at MGM Grand and Michael Jackson ONE at Mandalay Bay have been signed. Additionally, Treasure Island and Cirque du Soleil have recommitted to Mystère with a contract extension. With these extensions, Cirque du Soleil shows are guaranteed to entertain audiences well into the future.

    The timing of the shows’ reopening will be dictated first by the safety of guests and employees in compliance with the guidelines set forth by the Governor and other government agencies; and second, by the ability to operate the shows profitably.

    More than 70 million visitors have experienced Cirque du Soleil shows in Las Vegas since Mystère opened in 1993 and Cirque du Soleil looks forward to continuing that legacy when the shows return safely to their theaters.

    DOWNTOWN GRAND HOTEL & CASINO’S DELIRIOUS COMEDY CLUB ADDS ADDITIONAL SHOWS AT 6 P.M. EVERY FRIDAY AND SATURDAY

    Due to popular demand, Delirious Comedy Clubadds additional showtimes to its back-to-back lineup on Fridays and Saturdays inside The Fremont Room at Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino. After recently welcoming back audiences and spearheading the return of ticketed entertainment in Downtown Las Vegas last month, the Delirious Comedy Club now brings the belly laughs with 10 shows every weekend: Thursday through Sunday at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m., with two additional shows at 6 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

    The Delirious Comedy Club performs in The Fremont Room at reduced capacity to allow for necessary social distancing. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit DeliriousComedyClub.com.

    An ongoing schedule with the Delirious Comedy Club nightly lineup can be viewed here.

    In order to create a comfortable and safer environment for guests, performers, and employees, Downtown Grand has implemented new health safety guidelines and procedures, including:
    • Reduced capacity of each show by more than 50% to allow for necessary social distancing inside the showroom. Seating is strictly limited.
    • All highly touched surfaces including but not limited to tables, chairs, and more are more regularly sanitized and disinfected after every show.
    • All staff members and patrons are required to wear masks except for while eating or drinking.
    • The stage and its performers are stationed 25 feet away from audience members.
    • All staff and customers will have their temperature checked upon entering the club with a contactless thermometer.
    • A minimum of six feet between groups is required, including while waiting in line
    • All customers will be seated by a host who will keep groups to a maximum of six people, providing they are from the same household, and will selectively seat people throughout the club.
    • Hand sanitizer stations are located throughout the hotel, at entrances and at the front desk.
    • All beverages are served in disposable service ware.
    • Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino and The Delirious Comedy Club abide by all health advisories given by local authorities to provide a more safe venue. The complete list of health and safety protocols can be viewed here. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit deliriouscomedyclub.com.
    Park MGM Closes Its Hotel Mondays Through Thursdays

    MGM Resorts International CEO Bill Hornbuckle already said that some of the company’s resorts may start closing mid-week as tourist demand remains low. Now comes word that the Park MGM will only be open from noon on Thursday to noon on Monday. While the hotel closes, the casino, restaurants, and other amenities remain open. The hotel closes for weekday stays starting November 9.

    Park MGM reopened as a smoke-free resort on September 30, bringing back some restaurants inside Eataly, as well as Bavette’s Steakhouse & Bar, Primrose, and The Crack Shack, which reopened August 8 at the front of the resort. NoMad Hotel reopened inside the resort, along with NoMad Bar. Both will continue operating daily.

    MGM Resorts officials say that the Park MGM is the only property that has not shown a profit since reopening, and it will take time for tourism to return to full strength. Most conventions, a lifeline for tourism traffic and hotel stays, have not returned to the city.

    “While we do not currently expect the mid-week closures to remain in effect past December, we will continue evaluating business levels to determine how long Park MGM’s mid-week hotel closures remain in effect,” says Anton Nikodemus, president of casino marketing and chief operating officer of casino marketing at MGM Resorts, in a statement.

    Mid-week hotel occupancy in September reached 39 percent, down 47 percent from the same month in 2019, according to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. Weekend occupancy was at 66 percent, down 30 percent from September 2019.

    Park MGM joins Encore Las Vegas, which decided to reduce its hours starting on Monday, October 19. The resort closes at 2 p.m. on Mondays and reopens at 2 p.m. on Thursdays. The reduced hours also affect the restaurants and bars at Encore, including Jardin, the Asian eatery Wazuzu, the new Mexican restaurant Elio, and the Italian restaurant Sinatra, which will now only be open Thursday through Sunday. Customers can check into the resort at 2 p.m. on Thursdays and must depart by noon on Mondays.

    Thanksgiving in Las Vegas

    THE LINQ PROMENDADE ANNOUNCES “LINQSGIVING” SPECIALS FOR HIGH ROLLER, FLY LINQ, PLUS A HOLIDAY MEAL DINING DEAL

    his holiday season, The LINQ Promenade invites guests to spend “LINQSGIVING’ at the heart of the Las Vegas Strip by enjoying discounted attraction tickets, extended hours and a holiday meal special at Virgil’s Real BBQ.

    Discount High Roller, FLY LINQ Tickets:
    To celebrate the popular shopping days beginning Black Friday, the world’s tallest observation wheel, High Roller, and FLY LINQ, the Strip’s only zipline, will both offer a $10 discount by using code “CYBER” for online tickets purchased for Dec. 7 or later. The online discount will be available from Nov. 23 through Dec. 7.

    Updated Hours of Operation:
    High Roller will extend operating hours to 12 p.m. to 12 a.m. for Thanksgiving Day.

    Thanksgiving Dining:
    Guests interested in skipping the hassle of cooking and cleaning this year can order the “Holiday Feast” from Virgil’s Real BBQ. The Holiday Feast feeds 6 to 8 people and costs $275 for dine-in, $265 to-go. The meal includes the following:
    • One 18-pound smoked turkey
    • Cornbread, sausage and pecan stuffing
    • Sweet potatoes topped with marshmallows
    • Homemade cranberry sauce
    • Candied brussels sprouts with pecans and applewood smoked bacon
    • Creole green beans mashed potatoes with giblet gravy
    • Buttermilk biscuits
    • Optional add-on: a whole apple or pumpkin pie for $24.99.

    A plated Thanksgiving meal is also available for $39.95 per person. For more information or to purchase a dinner, guests can call Virgil’s Las Vegas at (702) 389-7400.

    97 Options for Thanksgiving Dinner in Las Vegas and Henderson — 2020 Edition

    Thanksgiving may be in about two weeks, but don’t fret; many restaurants will be open to serve all the turkey and tryptophan. Special prix fixe menus bring holiday meals without the hassle of spending hours in the kitchen with every imaginable Thanksgiving day food from squash bisques and mashed potatoes to turkey and pumpkin pie. Keep in mind that almost every restaurant in a casino is open on Thanksgiving Day, so if a favorite isn’t listed, it probably serves something for the holiday. If dining at home sounds safer, many of these restaurants also have options for takeout, with feasts to feed entire families. So sit back and eat yourself into a food coma without the worry of having to do the dishes this year at one of these 97 restaurants.

    More here:
    https://vegas.eater.com/maps/best-th...henderson-2020

    Gobble ‘til you wobble at Hash House A Go Go on Thanksgiving

    WHO: Give thanks for generous portions and gobble until you wobble when you leave the cooking to Hash House A Go Go this Thanksgiving!

    WHAT: The restaurants will feature a special holiday menu with a twisted take on traditional turkey and fixing favorites in addition to their oversized offerings of popular menu items.

    Thanksgiving specials, starting at $17.99, include:

    Roasted Turkey Dinner - house roasted turkey served with cornbread stuffing, garlic mashed potatoes, green beans, and cranberry sauce, all topped off with rich turkey gravy, PLUS a slice of pumpkin pie and whipped cream!

    Big O’ Turkey Pot Pie – rosemary black pepper crust filled with roasted turkey, shaved sweet corn, mushrooms, broccoli, carrots, red potatoes and bubbling pan gravy.

    Reservations are encouraged and walk-ins will be accommodated on a first come, first served basis. Breakfast and brunch will be served, and the Thanksgiving specials will be available starting at 10 a.m. The regular dinner menu will also be available after 5 p.m. For reservations or inquiries, please call the West Sahara location at (702) 804-4646, the LINQ Resort & Casino location at (702) 254-4646, the Plaza Hotel and Casino location at (702) 384-4646, or the Henderson location at (702) 898-4646; or visit hashhouseagogo.com.

    Turkey To Go Go

    The West Sahara location will have 100 dinners available to order online for pickup at 6800 W. Sahara. Please visit https://www.exploretock.com/hashhous...-people-pickup to order.

    Turkey To Go Go features a full Thanksgiving feast for six featuring house roasted turkey served with cornbread stuffing and rich turkey gravy; garlic mashed potatoes; candied yams; green beans; cranberry sauce, and homemade buttermilk biscuits with jam, PLUS pumpkin pie and whipped cream for dessert! ($149.99)

    WHEN: Thursday, November 26, 2020

    All locations will be open on Thanksgiving from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

    WHERE: Hash House A Go Go

    Inside the LINQ Hotel & Casino, 3535 Las Vegas Blvd. South

    Inside the Plaza Hotel and Casino, 1 South Main Street

    6800 W. Sahara Ave.

    555 N. Stephanie Street in Henderson

    Celebrate Thanksgiving with Caesars Entertainment Las Vegas Resorts

    Caesars Entertainment Resorts will offer holiday-inspired menus and specials in celebration of Thanksgiving on Thursday, Nov. 26 at nine Las Vegas restaurants. Give thanks at the following participating restaurants:

    Caesars Palace

    Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill

    Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill will serve a specialty prix-fixe menu this Thanksgiving, priced at $89.99 per person. Specialty dishes for the holiday will include a starter of kale and roasted delicata squash salad made with pomegranate seeds, pepitas, blue cheese and apple cider vinaigrette; the main course of chef Gordon Ramsay’s signature Beef Wellington served with potato puree, red wine demi-glace and roasted root vegetables; and sticky toffee pudding for dessert.

    Old Homestead Steakhouse

    To celebrate Thanksgiving, Old Homestead Steakhouse will feature a specialty menu, priced at $89 per person. The menu includes cranberry bacon bone marrow or roasted butternut squash soup for the appetizer; oven roasted turkey breast with Esposito-sausage stuffing, cranberry jam and gravy for the entrée; herb roasted root vegetable medley or haricot verts for the sides; and a pumpkin spiced cheesecake or pecan pie bar for dessert.

    Bally’s Las Vegas

    Burger Brasserie

    In addition to being a great place to catch some Turkey Day football, Burger Brasserie will serve its take on classic Thanksgiving dishes. On the holiday, the restaurant will serve a baby kale salad with spiced candied walnuts, craisins, feta and maple vinaigrette; a roasted turkey dinner with traditional dressing, Yukon potato and turkey demi gravy; and pumpkin cheesecake with cinnamon Chantilly, salted caramel and pumpkin seed crunch.

    Flamingo Las Vegas

    Bugsy & Meyer’s Steakhouse

    Guests can enjoy the first-ever Thanksgiving meal served at the newest addition to Flamingo Las Vegas, Bugsy & Meyer’s Steakhouse. The restaurant will offer specialty holiday selections on their a la cart menu. Starter options include butternut squash soup or foie gras terrine brulée; for the entrée, enjoy slow roasted natural turkey served with baked yams, preserved cranberry, sausage brioche stuffing, haricot verts and foie gras giblet gravy; and end on a sweet note with a pumpkin torte for dessert.

    Harrah’s Las Vegas

    Ruth’s Chris Steak House

    Ruth’s Chris Steak House features floor-to-ceiling windows with stunning Strip views to make any Thanksgiving meal memorable. For the holiday, the restaurant will offer a specialty menu that includes the choice of a starter, entrée, side dish and dessert, as well as a glass of red or white wine, priced at $97.75 per person. The menu includes roasted butternut squash soup; roasted turkey dinner with homemade gravy, Ruth’s sausage and herb stuffing with cranberry relish; sweet potato casserole; apple crumb pie a la mode and more.

    Oyster Bar & Grill

    In celebration of Thanksgiving, Oyster Bar & Grill will serve an array of options including Thanksgiving oysters with cranberry puree and panko stuffing with crispy bacon, priced at $20.99 for a half dozen and $40.99 for a full dozen. Additional offerings include a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with roast turkey, charred brussels sprouts, sweet potato casserole, cranberry relish and sausage and apple stuffing, priced at $29.99, as well as maple walnut crusted salmon with maple gastrique, candied walnuts, charred brussels sprouts and sausage and apple stuffing, priced at $33.99. The restaurant will also serve a selection of desserts including pecan crumble, apple pie and pumpkin pie, priced at $8.99 each.

    Fulton Street Food Hall

    Guests looking for a quick Thanksgiving meal can head to Fulton Street Food Hall, the chef-driven marketplace with various selections made fresh throughout the day. On Thanksgiving Day, Fulton Street will offer:
    • Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner: roast Tom turkey, pan gravy, sausage and cornbread stuffing, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes and cider glazed brussels sprouts – priced at $25.99
    • The Gobbler: roast turkey, stuffing, pan gravy, cranberry chutney and herb mayonnaise on a French baguette – priced at $15.99
    • BBB "Leftovers" Burrito: roast turkey, mashed potatoes, corn bread stuffing, cheddar cheese jalapeno-cumin-cranberry sauce and cilantro – priced at $15.99
    • Roasted Pumpkin & Curry Soup: made with coconut cream and topped with toasted pumpkin seeds – priced at $8.99
    • Dessert options: pumpkin cheesecake, apple crumble, pecan tart, pumpkin pie and pumpkin mousse
    The LINQ Hotel + Experience

    Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen & Bar

    Take a one-way trip to Flavortown this Thanksgiving at Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen & Bar. Don’t miss Fieri’s twist on the holiday with options like the Ultimate Turkey Feast with deep fried turkey breast, dark meat stuffing, creamed corn filled baked potato and cranberry relish, priced at $32.99; or Turkey Carnitas Sandwich, motely que style with cranberry barbecue sauce, chipotle citrus slaw, pickle chips, aged cheddar, onion straws and donkey sauce, priced at $22.99.

    Paris Las Vegas

    Gordon Ramsay Steak

    Acclaimed chef Gordon Ramsay’s modern steakhouse, Gordon Ramsay Steak will offer a menu of refined tradition this Thanksgiving. The menu includes roasted butternut squash, served with chicharron, caramelized apple and toasted pine nuts; roasted heritage turkey breast, made of confit dark meat with cranberry chutney, pancetta dressing and foie pan gravy; and pumpkin pie, served with citrus sable, Chantilly cream and salted caramel.

    MGM Resorts Restaurants Celebrate Thanksgiving with a Variety of Offerings

    Eat, drink and ‘be cranberry’ this Thanksgiving at MGM Resorts International. Several restaurants will offer guests a cozy home-away-from-home on Thursday, Nov. 26 with decadent prix fixe packages and festive feasts only found on the Las Vegas Strip. From fine dining to fast casual, the following restaurants will serve their take on the holiday classics.

    Bellagio

    Sadelle’s

    In addition to the appetizing regular menu, Sadelle’s will offer guests a Thanksgiving Turkey Special including specialty ham, turkey, roasted squash and more.

    Hours: Menu available from 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.

    Prices: A la carte prices vary

    Reservations/Menus: Visit bellagio.mgmresorts.com or call (702) 693-7075 to schedule a reservation.


    Lago

    Guests can experience Thanksgiving dinner and a show as they dine next to the Fountains of Bellagio. Lago will offer guests three Thanksgiving specials in addition to the regular menu. Holiday specials include Stuffed Organic Turkey Breast with black truffle gravy, Butternut Squash Stuffing and Pumpkin Tiramisu.



    Hours: Menu available from 4 p.m. – 9 p.m.

    Prices: A la carte prices vary

    Reservations/Menus: Visit bellagio.mgmresorts.com or call (866) 259-7111 to schedule a reservation.

    Spago

    Elevated Thanksgiving dinner can be expected at Spago. Guests will have the choice to indulge in either a special holiday a la carte menu or a Thanksgiving Tasting package. Both showcasing the restaurant’s take on Thanksgiving staples like Brined & Roasted Diestel Turkey Breast with sausage-ciabatta Stuffing.



    Hours: Menus available from 3 p.m. – 9 p.m.

    Prices: A la carte prices vary; Thanksgiving Tasting package, $74 per person

    Reservations/Menus: Visit bellagio.mgmresorts.com or call (702) 693-8181 to schedule a reservation.

    Picasso

    Guests will experience a luxurious Thanksgiving celebration at Picasso with a Four-Course Prix Fixe holiday menu highlighting interpretations of Thanksgiving dishes.

    Hours: Menu available from 4:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.

    Prices: $168 per person

    Reservations/Menus: Visit bellagio.mgmresorts.com or call (702) 693-8865 to schedule a reservation.

    PRIME Steakhouse

    In addition to its regular menu, PRIME Steakhouse will offer guests craving Thanksgiving dishes many holiday specials including holiday starters, entrées, sides and dessert. Menu highlights include Roasted Free-Range Turkey with Chestnut Stuffing, Gingered Sweet Potato Mash and Spiced Pumpkin Pie.

    Hours: Menu available Tuesday, Nov. 24 through Thursday, Nov. 26
    4:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.

    Prices: A la carte prices vary; Thanksgiving Tasting package, $74 per person

    Reservations/Menus: Visit bellagio.mgmresorts.com or call (702) 693-8865 to schedule a reservation.

    The Mayfair Supper Club

    Every night is a celebration at The Mayfair Supper Club and Thanksgiving week is no different. In addition to the regular menu, the restaurant will offer guests Thanksgiving specials throughout the week including a delicious Turkey Plate and a sweet Pecan Pie.

    Hours: Menu available from 4:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.

    Prices: A la carte prices vary; Thanksgiving Tasting package, $74 per person

    Reservations/Menus: Visit bellagio.mgmresorts.com or call (702) 693-8876 to schedule a reservation.

    Aria

    BARDOT Brasserie

    Guests can indulge in a three-course Thanksgiving family-style feast menu. Featuring a spread of elevated Thanksgiving classics. Menu highlights include Heritage Roasted Turkey, Cognac Glazed Ham and shellfish or caviar supplements.

    Hours: Menu available from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.

    Prices: $85 per person, children 10 years of age and under $40

    Reservations/Menus: Visit aria.mgmresorts.com or call (877) 230-2742 to schedule a reservation.

    Carbone

    In addition to its regular menu, Carbone will offer a special prix fixe Thanksgiving menu featuring a Turkey Dinner, Cranberry Mostarda Cornbread Stuffing with Turkey Jus and traditional Pumpkin Pie.

    Hours: Prix Fixe menu available 3 p.m. - 9 p.m.

    Prices: $65 per person

    Reservations/Menus: Visit aria.mgmresorts.com or call (877) 230-2742 to schedule a reservation.

    Jean Georges Steakhouse

    In addition to the restaurant’s regular menu, Jean Georges Steakhouse will offer guests a la carte holiday specials. Guests can enjoy Butternut Squash Soup, Roasted Turkey with Mushroom Stuffing, Sweet Potatoes and Brussels Sprouts topped off with a Pumpkin Dessert.

    Hours: Menu available 3 p.m. – 9 p.m.

    Prices: A la carte prices vary

    Reservations/Menus: Visit aria.mgmresorts.com or call (877) 230-2742 to schedule a reservation.

    Lemongrass

    Known for authentic fare and modern interpretation, Lemongrass will offer an a la carte menu including holiday classics with a Chinese cuisine twist. Menu highlights include Panang Turkey, Wok-Fried Green Beans in XO Sauce and Salt and Pepper Soft Shell Crab.

    Hours: Menu available 5:30 p.m. – 11 p.m.

    Prices: A la carte prices vary

    Reservations/Menus: Visit aria.mgmresorts.com or call (877) 230-2742 to schedule a reservation.

    Salt & Ivy

    Guests can enjoy a tasty prix fixe holiday menu in this cozy indoor/outdoor venue. Special holiday items include Butternut Squash Soup with Brown Butter Tuile, Free-Range Roasted Turkey Breast and Rosemary Garlic Butter-Stuffed Turkey Leg with many delicious side dishes.

    Hours: Menu available 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.

    Prices: $39 per person

    Reservations/Menus: Visit aria.mgmresorts.com or call (877) 230-2742 to schedule a reservation.

    Vdara

    Market Café

    Guests who prefer to eat at home or in the comfort of their rooms can still enjoy Thanksgiving festivities with a special to-go Turkey Sandwich Prix Fixe Dinner.

    Hours: Menu available 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.

    Prices: $39 per person

    Menus: Visit vdara.mgmresorts.com.

    MGM Grand

    International Smoke

    International Smoke will offer guests decadent dishes to celebrate Thanksgiving including Smoked Pumpkin Soup and Smoked Turkey Dinner.

    Hours: Menu available 5:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

    Prices: A la carte prices vary

    Reservations/Menus: Visit mgmgrand.mgmresorts.com or call (702) 891-3922 to schedule a reservation.

    Avenue Café

    Guests looking for a casual and traditional Thanksgiving meal can visit Avenue Café offering its take on Thanksgiving classics. Menu highlights include Sweet Potato Hash Benedict, Open-Faced Turkey Sandwich and Traditional Turkey Dinner.

    Hours: Menu available 6 a.m. – 2 p.m.

    Prices: A la carte prices vary

    Reservations/Menus: Visit mgmgrand.mgmresorts.com or call (702) 891-7335 to schedule a reservation.

    Craftsteak

    In addition to Craftsteak’s regular menu, guests can indulge in elevated Thanksgiving classics including Pan Roasted Turkey Breast with fennel & sage stuffing and Sweet Potato Purée.

    Hours: Menu available 4 p.m. – 9 p.m.

    Prices: A la carte prices vary

    Reservations/Menus: Visit mgmgrand.mgmresorts.com or call (702) 891-7318 to schedule a reservation.

    Mandalay Bay

    STRIPSTEAK

    This modern American steakhouse is famous for remixing and remaking classic cuisine and the Thanksgiving season will be no different. Stripsteak will reinvent the holiday with a unique prix fixe dinner menu including Butternut Squash Soup, Black Angus Ribeye Prime Rib with Smoked

    Gouda Potato Gratin and Pumpkin Pot de Crème.

    Hours: Menu available 4 p.m. – 9 p.m.

    Prices: $90 per person

    Reservations/Menus: Visit mandalaybay.mgmresorts.com or call (702) 632-7200 to schedule a reservation.

    Park MGM

    Primrose

    Those looking for a comfortable home-like ambiance can find just that at Primrose. The restaurant will feature holiday specials and an extraordinary prix fixe Thanksgiving Feast for guests. Menu highlights include Carving Stations lined with Bronzed Turkey Breast and Honey Roasted Berkshire Ham; and multiple a la carte extras and sides including the Salmon Platter and Seafood Towers.

    Hours: Menu available 4 p.m. – 9 p.m.

    Prices: $55 per person; A la carte dishes and platter prices vary

    Reservations/Menus: Visit parkmgm.mgmresorts.com or call (702) 730-6600 to schedule a reservation.

    NoMad Bar

    Guests looking for an elevated twist on Thanksgiving are invited to enjoy the prix fixe menu at NoMad Bar featuring Crab Cakes, American Wagyu Prime Rib and Roast Turkey with Black Truffle Gravy.

    Hours: Menu available 4 p.m. – 9 p.m.

    Prices: $125 per person; $75 wine pairing add-on

    Reservations/Menus: Visit parkmgm.mgmresorts.com or call (702) 730-6785 to schedule a reservation.

    Eataly

    For those looking for a wide range of holiday specials and options during, La Pizza e La Pasta inside Eataly will offer guests Whole Pan Seared Branzino, Escarole and Smoked Braised Shorts Ribs with Polenta.

    Cucina Del Mercato will offer guests a grab-and-go holiday special including Panino a Tacchino, Rotisserie Roast Organic Turkey Panini with caramelized leek, Golden Raisin Stuffing and Fresh Cranberry Sauce on Pala Bread.

    Guests can visit Lavazza and La Pasticceria for a sweet treat after a savory Thanksgiving meal. Special holiday pastries include Cornetto di Noci e Castagne, Walnut and Chestnut Croissant and Torta Noci e Castagne, Walnut Torta with Chestnut Crema.

    Hours: Menus available 7 a.m. – 10 p.m.

    Prices: A la carte prices vary

    Reservations/Menus: Visit parkmgm.mgmresorts.com or call (702) 730-7617 to schedule a reservation at La Pizza e La Pasta.

    The Mirage

    The Pantry

    Guests craving Thanksgiving classics all weekend can fill up with The Pantry’s prix fixe dinner including Butternut Squash Soup and Turkey Dinner served with savory sides and delectable Pumpkin Pie.

    Dates/ Hours: Menu available Thursday, Nov. 26 through Saturday, Nov. 28

    7 a.m. – 10 p.m.

    Prices: $39 per person

    Reservations/Menus: Visit mirage.mgmresorts.com or call (702) 696-7050 to schedule a reservation.

    Tom Colicchio’s Heritage Steak

    Known for its modern twist on traditional culinary staples, Tom Colicchio’s Heritage Steak will celebrate the Thanksgiving season with its tantalizing prix fixe dinner including French Onion Soup, Organic Turkey and Prime Rib.

    Hours: Menu available 7 a.m. – 10 p.m.

    Prices: $85 per person

    Reservations/Menus: Visit mirage.mgmresorts.com or call (702) 696-7050 to schedule a reservation.

    Snacks

    Those looking for a quick bite, but still want to celebrate the day, Snacks will offer Cranberry Glazed Chicken Wings and Thanksgiving Leftover Hoagies during the holiday weekend.

    Hours: Menu available 24 hours Thursday, Nov. 26 through Saturday, Nov. 28

    Prices: A la carte prices vary

    Reservations/Menus: Visit mirage.mgmresorts.com or call (702) 693-8864 for additional information.

    New York-New York

    Nine Fine Irishmen

    For those who are looking for a lively ambiance for Thanksgiving will find just that at Nine Fine Irishmen. The restaurant will offer guests a prix fixe Thanksgiving dinner. Menu includes Butternut Squash Soup, Beer Brined Turkey and Pumpkin Pie.

    Hours: Menu available 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.

    Prices: $39 per person

    Reservations/Menus: Visit newyorknewyork.mgmresorts.com or call (866) 815-4365 for additional information.

    Luxor

    Pyramid Café

    Guests craving traditional Thanksgiving dinner can find just that at Pyramid Café. During the day, the restaurant will offer an iconic Traditional Hot Turkey Sandwich Special. In the evening, the restaurant will offer a family-style prix fixe “Thanksgiving Feast” dinner featuring Holiday Butcher Block Carving of Buttery Turkey Breast and Smoked Turkey Thigh Roast.

    Hours: Holiday special item available 7 a.m. – 2 p.m.

    Holiday dinner menu available 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.

    Prices: $19, Traditional Hot Turkey Sandwich Special

    $75, Couples Special Prix Fixe Dinner (2 to 4 people)

    $150, Family Special Prix Fixe Dinner (4 to 6 people)

    Reservations/Menus: Visit luxor.mgmresorts.com or call (702) 262-4721 to schedule a reservation.

    Diablo’s Cantina

    Diablo’s Cantina will offer the traditional Thanksgiving dinner with Mexican flair with holiday specials including Roasted Corm Cream Soup, Turkey and Root Vegetables Fajitas and Pumpkin Flan.

    Hours: Menu available 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.

    Prices: $32 per person prix fixe dinner; A la carte prices vary

    Reservations/Menus: Visit luxor.mgmresorts.com or call (702) 262-5225 to schedule a reservation.

    Public House

    Guests looking for a casual Thanksgiving meal where they can feast and watch football games will enjoy Public House. Specials include Turkey Poutine and the T-Day Sandwich filled with Turkey, Italian Sausage Stuffing, Cranberry Mayo, Brown Ale Gravy, Crispy Onions all topped with Arugula and a Pretzel Bun.

    Hours: Holiday Specials available 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.

    Prices: $13, Turkey Poutine

    $19, T-Day Sandwich

    Reservations/Menus: Visit luxor.mgmresorts.com or call (702) 262-4444 to schedule a reservation.

    Thanksgiving menu from Oscar's steakhouse

    As you prepare your Thanksgiving menu round-ups and dining coverage, please include Oscar's steakhouse at the Plaza Hotel & Casino, which will be offering a special Thanksgiving menu on Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020. The menu is below, and the offerings will be available a la carte or together as a 3 course menu.

    Menu:

    First Course: Butternut Squash Soup, Burgundy Truffle

    Second Course: ‘Traditional’ Turkey Entrée - Sous Vide Turkey Breast, Confit Leg and Thigh, Chef’s Selection of Traditional Accoutrement

    Third Course: choice of Maple Pumpkin Pie or Chocolate Pecan Pie with Vanilla Chantilly

    Pricing is as follows –

    A la carte

    1st Course Soup - $12

    2nd Course Entrée - $49

    3rd Course Dessert - $11

    Full 3 Course Menu - $65

    The items will all be available for take-out, but not for delivery. Reservations are highly recommended to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner at Oscar’s under the Plaza’s iconic glass dome overlooking the lights of the Fremont Street Experience (photo attached of the dining room). Reservations can be made online https://www.plazahotelcasino.com/din...rs-steakhouse/ or by calling (702) 386-7227.

    Celebrate Thanksgiving at South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa

    On Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 26, South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa will celebrate with specialty menus available at six of the resort’s award-winning restaurants, Baja Miguel’s, Coronado Café, Don Vito’s, Garden Buffet, Primarily Prime Rib and Silverado Steak House. Reservations are encouraged and can be made online at southpointcasino.com/dining.

    Baja Miguel’s will serve a three-course meal with a complimentary glass of wine or margarita for $22.95 per person from 2 to 9 p.m., including:
    • Appetizers: chicken tortilla soup or turkey flautas mole with shredded turkey rolled in corn tortillas with mole sauce or Salad Fiesta, chopped romaine with corn, tomatoes, black olives, grated cheese and topped with tortilla strips and salsa ranch dressing.
    • Entrées: traditional home-style roast turkey with giblet gravy, apple and chestnut dressing, Yukon gold mashed potatoes, maple-glazed yams, Brussel sprouts and cranberry relish or halibut Veracruz, a 8-ounce filet served on a bed of sauteed zucchini with Veracruz sauce, cilantro rice and fresh vegetables
    • Desserts: pumpkin flanwith seasonal berriesor pumpkin pie. Guests may have dessert served à la mode for an additional $1.
    Coronado Café will serve a three-course meal with a complimentary glass of wine or margarita for $16.95 per person from 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. including:
    • Appetizers: Thanksgiving salad bowl, chopped romaine and iceberg lettuce with diced tomatoes, roasted corn, cranberries, candied pecans and a choice of dressing or butternut squash and corn bisque
    • Entrées: traditional home-style roast turkey with giblet gravy, apple and chestnut dressing, Yukon gold mashed potatoes or maple-glazed yams, Brussel sprouts and cranberry relish or honey-glazed ham with Crown Royal sauce, glazed yams, roast chateau orYukon gold mashed potatoes with green beans or grilled fillet of salmon topped with Sherry butter sauce, over wild rice with green beans and corn.
    • Desserts: warm apple and cranberry dumpling with crème anglaise or pumpkin pie.Guests may have dessert served à la mode for an additional $1.
    Don Vito’s will serve a three-course meal with a complimentary glass of wine or cocktail for $41 per person from 2 to 9 p.m., including:
    • Appetizers: autumn farro salad, baby kale salad withancient grains with cranberries, toasted walnuts, pumpkin seeds, parmesan cheese and tossed in Italian vinaigrette or warm ricotta cheese with prosciutto crostini or arancini Roma filled with goat cheese in spicy marinara sauce
    • Entrées: herb-roasted young turkeywithgiblet gravy, apple and chestnut dressing, Yukon gold creamed potatoes, maple-glazed yams, baked acorn squash with cranberry relish and green beans or Sicilian braciola, flank steak rolled with breadcrumbs, pecorino cheese and baby spinach simmered in tomato demi glaze and served with a side of pasta and seasonal vegetables or halibut San Sebastian, poached in seafood broth with clams and fresh herbs and served with lemon risotto and seasonal vegetables.
    • Desserts: pumpkin pie with whipped cream or Italian apple cake with crème anglaise or pavlova with lemon curd and fresh fruit.
    Garden Buffet will serve a three-course meal with two complimentary glasses of draft beer, wine or champagne for $22.95 per person or $19.95 per person for Club members from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., including:
    • Appetizers: salad bar with seasonal and house-made salads, seasonal fruits and ferries with yogurt, chicken tortilla soup, butternut squash soup, white bean chili, peel-and-eat shrimp, sushi
    • Entrées: traditional home-style roast turkey with all the trimmings, slow-roasted prime rib, rotisserie lemon pepper chicken, roast salmon with wild grains and cranberries, port cutlets with Chasseur sauce, house-smoked brisket enchiladas, smoked ham with raisin and bourbon glaze, Louisiana jambalaya, chicken cassoulet, golden fried shrimp, hickory-smoked pork ribs, Mongolian grill cooked to order, Chinese scallops kung pao style, harvest fresh vegetables and roast baby potatoes
    • Desserts: gelato and sorbet bar, pumpkin pie, fruit and cream pies, gateaus and torts, apple and cranberry cobbler
    Primarily Prime Rib will serve a three-course meal with a complimentary glass of wine or cocktail for $39 per person from 2 to 9 p.m., including:
    • Appetizers: harvest salad, romaine and Boston lettuce with slice pears, cranberries, candied pecans and white apple cider vinaigrette or New England-style seafood with shrimp, scallops, crab meat and mushrooms folded in sherry cream sauce and served in a pastry or ginger chicken salad on crostini, shredded rotisserie chicken folded with pickled ginger on a crisp crostini or butternut squash and corn bisque.
    • Entrées: herb-roasted young turkeywithgiblet gravy, apple and chestnut dressing, Yukon gold creamed potatoes, maple-glazed yams, baked acorn squash with cranberry relish and green beans or roast prime rib of beef, 10 ounce, dry aged and slowly cooked, served with a choice of chateau or Yukon gold mashed potatoes or green beans or chicken Maryland, sauteed chicken breast with corn pancake, grilled tomato and grilled bacon, served with chicken jus and with a choice of chateau or Yukon gold mashed potatoes or green beans or grilled Pacific salmon over sauteed zucchini with squash, toasted almonds and smoked almond butter, served with a choice of chateau or Yukon gold mashed potatoes or green beans or bone-in pork chop topped with sauteed tomatoes, mushrooms, shallots and Crown Royal Apple demi and served with a choice of chateau or Yukon gold mashed potatoes or green beans or dry aged sirloin steak, broiled 10 ounce. New York steak with cipollini onions and bourbon demi, served with a choice of chateau or Yukon gold mashed potatoes or green beans.
    • Desserts: warm apple and pecan tart with crème anglaise or pumpkin pie with whipped cream or chocolate mousse cake with seasonal berries.
    Silverado Steak House will serve a four-course meal with a complimentary bottle of the wine of the month for every two adults for $59 per person from 3 to 9 p.m., including:
    • First Course: chilled shrimp cocktail with Louise rose sauce or leek and wild mushroom au gratin, sautéed leeks and sliced mushrooms folded in white cheddar cheese with parmesan crostini or beef satay grilled with a merlot reduction sauce and quinoa salad.
    • Second Course: harvest salad, romaine and Boston lettuce with slice pears, cranberries, candied pecans and white apple cider vinaigrette or Silverado salad bowl with champagne dressing and tossed tableside.
    • Third Course: herb-roasted young turkeywithgiblet gravy, apple and chestnut dressing, Yukon gold creamed potatoes, maple-glazed yams, baked acorn squash with cranberry relish and green beans or tournedos Rossini, grilled center cut filet topped with foie gras and madeira sauce or honey and maple-glazed ham with Crown Royal Maple gravy and spinach-stuffed tomato and served with roast chateau or whipped potatoes or New England Halibut, poached in Samuel Adams IPA broth and topped with shrimp and crab in a cream sauce with asparagus and served with roast chateau or whipped potatoes.
    • Desserts: chocolate mousse cake or pumpkin piewith whipped cream or baked granny Smith apples filed with cranberries and pecans and crème anglaise.
    Regular menus will be available at Coronado Café, Don Vito’s and Garden Buffet. Prices do not include tax or gratuity and guests must be over 21 to enjoy the complimentary alcoholic beverages. Guests are required to follow social distancing guidelines and per the Governor’s mandate, six people are permitted per table. Reservations are encouraged.

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    What’s New at Bugsy & Meyer’s Steakhouse at Flamingo Las Vegas



    The latest addition to the “Forever Fabulous” Flamingo Las Vegas, Bugsy & Meyer’s Steakhouse is welcoming the fall season with extended hours, menu updates including something for the Las Vegas locals, seasonal unique cocktail options and more.

    Extended Hours:

    With its successful summer opening, due to popular demand, Bugsy & Meyer’s Steakhouse has now extended its hours to be open seven days a week from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. (last reservation taken at 9:30 p.m.). For more information or to make a reservation, please visit here.

    All-New Menu Updates:

    Known for embracing its vintage roots in a fresh and intriguing way, Bugsy & Meyer’s has evolved its current offerings by incorporating fall-themed dishes and all-new menus including a locals-only prix fixe menu and a vegan/vegetarian menu.

    Locals Menu: Bugsy & Meyer’s has created a special menu to show appreciation for Las Vegas residents. The prix fixe locals menu is available Monday through Wednesday at $95 per person. Guests must indicate that they are a Las Vegas local and present a valid Nevada ID when checking in to receive the special.
    • Appetizer options include a choice of roasted bone marrow made with onion bacon marmalade, pear gastrique, whole grain mustard, petit greens served with a baguettini or cold smoked salmon tartare made with dill crème fraiche, smoked trout roe and bagel chips.
    • For the salad course, guests may select roasted heirloom beet and pumpkin salad made with honey yogurt goat cheese, sorrel, purple endive, caramelized pecans and toasted pumpkin seed; or a Caesar salad.
    • Entrée options include a choice of a Kurobuta pork chop; seared diver scallops; domestic lamb chops; or Chef Lamar’s famous “Vegas Chef Prizefight” finale-winning fried chicken made with free range Jidori chicken, house pickles, mac & cheese frites and a honey butter biscuit.
    Vegan/Vegetarian Menu: Bugsy & Meyer’s has also introduced a new seasonal prix fixe vegan and vegetarian menu.
    • Starter options include a choice of warm heirloom beets and pumpkin salad; or young coconut, ceviche style with red bell pepper, cherry tomatoes, onions and topped with coconut foam.
    • For the entrée, guests can choose between forest mushroom cannelloni made with heirloom tomato essence, petite arugula and aged balsamic; or roasted cauliflower steak served with root vegetables mousseline, fall vegetables and fine herbs oil.
    • For dessert, guests can select fresh berries or sorbet.
    • Unique Cocktail Options:
    • With the recent reopening of the main bar and The Count Room, Bugsy & Meyer's has added a few spice-tacular fall cocktails to its already impressive cocktail menu, as well as a roaming, interactive Old Fashioned beverage cart.

      Fall cocktails: All-new contemporary and prohibition cocktails include:
    • Into the Mystic: a smoked cocktail made with WhistlePig "Piggyback" six-year straight rye whiskey, Lustau Palo Cortado Sherry, Montenegro Select Amaro, Luxardo Amaretto di Saschira, and Angostura Bitters
    • Apple Brandy Crusta made with Pere Magloire VSOP Calvados, Cointreau, lemon juice, Demerara syrup, Angostura bitters and a sugar rim
    • Leather Antique made with Smoke Wagon Straight Bourbon Whiskey, sweet Vermouth, Lustau Palo Cortado Sherry, Amaro Montenegro Liqueur and finished with an orange
    From menu to design, and atmosphere, Bugsy & Meyer’s takes notes from the past and adds fresh and elevated twists. Guests are transported from the moment they arrive, as they enter through the bakery façade, and pass the kitchen and dry aged meat cooler, giving the illusion of discreetly entering through the back as many did decades ago. From there, there are six unique experiences for guests in the space—the patio and lounge, the centerpiece bar, private dining in one of three private dining rooms perfect for groups, the raw bar, the ornate dining room and the hidden speakeasy —The Count Room.

    Bugsy & Meyer’s follows Caesars Entertainment’s previously announced enhanced health and safety protocols, which build on existing plans and practices. Caesars management is focused on the well-being of team members, guests and the community, and is working to create an environment with enhanced standards of sanitization and physical distancing practices. Examples of these protocols in the restaurant include, but are not limited to, the following:

    Appropriate social distancing with tables 6 ft. apart;
    Restaurant occupancy reduced to 50% of fire code capacity in accordance with government directives;
    Place settings have been removed and will be brought throughout the meal;
    Team members are required to wear masks;
    Hand sanitizer will be provided at multiple points.

    Finger Licking Foodie Tours Partners with ARIA Resort & Casino

    Finger Licking Foodie Tours has partnered with ARIA Resort & Casino to present a unique and socially distanced dining experience for the ultimate night out.

    This two-hour, self-guided tour begins at 5 p.m. and leads guests through three critically acclaimed restaurants in one evening, all located conveniently within the AAA Five Diamond resort. Distinguished by its collection of world-renowned chefs, restaurateurs, and dining concepts, ARIA is the preeminent culinary destination in Las Vegas.

    Designed for a minimum of two people, this pioneering tour provides immediate seating with VIP service at three of Vegas’ most sought-after restaurants to enjoy signature dishes at each venue, including a sweet treat.

    The $150 per person tour is inclusive of gratuities and a virtual guide with information about all of the restaurants visited. An optional beverage package for $60 per person offers a pre-selected craft cocktail to enjoy at each venue.

    Offered nightly, each experience features three-courses at each of three restaurants. The exact lineup is subject to change depending on the night of the week, but participating restaurants include:

    Carbone: Where the beloved old-world, Italian-American restaurant of the mid-20th century has been reimagined for a new age, with familiar tastes elevated by the best ingredients and modern techniques.

    Jean Georges Steakhouse: ARIA’s show-stopping steakhouse by globally renowned, Michelin two-starred chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, where the world’s best cuts of meat are spotlighted.

    Catch: The boss of vibe dining in Los Angeles, New York City, and now Vegas, and featuring the most impeccable seafood dishes with global influences.

    BARDOT Brasserie: A 2016 James Beard Award nominee for “Best New Restaurant’’ where classic French fare is served with abundant warmth and relaxed elegance, as only Michelin-starred chef Michael Mina can do.

    When the culinary tour concludes, this spectacular experience need not end. With a $100 per person optional upgrade, a luxurious custom limo coach will transport guests to Maverick Helicopters for a champagne toast, followed by a 12 to 15-minute flight aboard an ECO-Star helicopter for a stunning view of The Strip at night. The limo coach conveniently returns you to your hotel on The Strip at the end of this unforgettable evening. For more information or to reserve an experience, click here.

    For More Information:
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    The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Debuts Exclusive Dining Experience​​​​​​​

    The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is thrilled to announce the launch of the Chef’s Table at Scarpetta, an immersive, private dining experience centered in timeless Italian tradition. Beginning Monday, Oct. 19, parties of up to six guests can make reservations for the exclusive culinary affair online for $200 per person.

    Nestled between a spectacular display of animated fountains and an unobstructed view of Scarpetta’s bustling kitchen, the private seating area invites guests into the warmth of an Italian family gathering around the Chef’s Table. Led by Scarpetta’s Chef de Cuisine, and Las Vegas native, Michael Vitangeli, tales and taste intertwine to create an unparalleled culinary showcase.

    “My passion for cooking began as early as five years old, when my grandmother taught me to recreate her authentic Italian dishes and techniques in the kitchen,” said Scarpetta Chef de Cuisine, Michael Vitangeli. “The new Chef’s Table experience allows me the opportunity to welcome guests into my Italian kitchen and share the delicious and savory comfort of my family’s longstanding recipes. I believe food is meant to be approachable and comforting, and I look forward to inviting guests to gather around the Chef’s Table and join the Scarpetta family.”

    For the Chef’s Table experience, Vitangeli indulges in age-old recipes helmed by his lineage with six courses presented alongside expertly selected wine pairings throughout the evening. Upon arrival, guests are warmly greeted by General Manager Mario Disi and escorted to the remarkable marble-clad Scarpetta bar where they will toast with an aperitif cocktail, specially crafted to commemorate the evening. Guests are then accompanied to the private, familial dining room and introduced to Chef Vitangeli where a beautiful six-course dance of storytelling and tableside presentation featuring hand-pulled pastas, fresh antipasti and burrata is enjoyed amongst friends and family. Menu highlights include Homemade Burratta made with prosciutto, roasted bell peppers, cracked pepper, fresh Crisini and super Tuscan olive oil; Scampi comprised of homemade pasta, smothered jumbo prawns, heirloom tomatoes, capers, Vermentino wine, roasted garlic and Salmoriglio; Porchetta, a roasted pork belly with apple mostarda and horseradish crema; with Homemade Canoli and Torta della Nona for dessert.

    Scarpetta, located on the third level of The Cosmopolitan’s Boulevard Tower, derives its name from the gesture of soaking a boot-shaped piece of bread in the remaining sauce left in the pot of the home kitchen. All facets of the world-renown Italian restaurant are ingrained in familiar gesture and indulgent pleasure, down to the very last taste. Chef Vitangeli’s understated, yet elegant, approach to Italian cuisine is expertly crafted with responsibly sourced ingredients and carefully prepared for a classic and approachable dining experience.

    New Restaurant, Amalfi by Bobby Flay, To Debut at Caesars Palace​​​​​​​


    ​​​​​​​After 16 years of notable success with Mesa Grill at Caesars Palace, award-winning chef Bobby Flay plans to introduce a new restaurant concept, Amalfi by Bobby Flay, following final service on Saturday, Nov. 14. Inspired by Flay’s extensive travels to Italy and the Amalfi Coast, this will be his first Italian restaurant concept. With an anticipated late spring 2021 opening, Amalfi will transport guests to the Mediterranean with its enchanting blend of coastal ease and fresh, bright flavors.

    “We have all learned during this unfortunate pandemic, and one of the things I’ve held closely to, is to focus on the things you’re most passionate about—for me, right now, that passion is Italian cuisine, especially from the Amalfi coast,” said Flay. “Food in Amalfi is known for two things, the fish that comes out of the water and pasta. I want to bring the best of the region to Caesars Palace, and every dish that is served at the all-new Amalfi will evoke the flavors and feel of Italy. Mesa Grill has meant so much to me over these last 16 years, but it’s important to evolve and stay ahead of the curve, especially in Las Vegas. The team and I are excited for this next chapter, and we know our loyal guests will love the new experience we have planned.”

    “We are proud of our longstanding relationship with Bobby Flay and the success of Mesa Grill at our resort, creating 16 years of wonderful memories for our guests,” said Caesars Entertainment Regional President Gary Selesner. “Bobby has an unparalleled enthusiasm for travel and expressing his experiences on the plate. We are thrilled to partner on this next chapter with Amalfi by Bobby Flay, bringing a vibrant Mediterranean seafood dining destination to the heart of the Strip at Caesars Palace.”

    The legendary beauty of southern Italy’s Amalfi Coast has inspired artists, writers and musicians for centuries. Rugged cliffs, crashing blue waves filled with the freshest sea life, vibrant greenery, fresh produce in abundance and an ease of life are pillars of the region. These elements will all be seen, smelled, felt and, most importantly, tasted at Flay’s new Amalfi restaurant.

    Flay’s interest in Italian cuisine runs deep, with especial admiration for its simplistic elegance and festive eating, which will be showcased through Amalfi’s menu, ranging from light antipasti, to a large menu of rich pastas, to whole fresh fish, with a few traditional desserts with a twist. Antipasti selections will include crispy soft-shell crab salad with blood oranges and green olives; soft scrambled eggs with porcini mushrooms and triple crema cheese; and squash blossoms with corn, basil and ricotta. True to the Italian heart, Amalfi will feature a vast number of pastas—both house made fresh and dry—including green tomato risotto with sea scallops and Osetra caviar; lobster pasta with yellow tomatoes, basil and Calabrian chiles; spaghetti with sea urchin and tomato; and paccheri with scorpion fish, cherry tomatoes and green garlic.

    A focal point of Amalfi will be a fish and seafood display, inspired by authentic Italian markets and staffed by a knowledgeable fishmonger, who will be available to answer any guests’ questions—from where the fish is from, when it arrived in Las Vegas and more. Guests may order a whole fish, prepared grilled over charcoal or roasted al forno, served with lemon, capers and salsa verde. To finish on a sweet note, dessert staples will include pistachio olive oil cake, pistachio butter, pistachio gelato, pistachio brittle and Amarena cherry sauce; and a dark chocolate tiramisu.

    Designed by Olivia Jane Design & Interiors, Amalfi features a timeless design with a natural palate and touches of greenery throughout, blended with elements like organic fabrics, stone, and wood materials, lending depth and a sense of history to the space. The entrance of the restaurant will serve as a gateway, enveloping guests’ senses from the moment they arrive. Amalfi will offer four unique yet cohesive spaces—the bar and lounge, the grille/main dining room, the market room and a private dining room.

    As guests enter the lounge and bar area, they will immediately be met with a sunset glow, cast over the lounge by the sprawling 30-seat bar, nearly 50 feet in length. The menu will feature signature cocktails like Campari Spritz, and a wine list with a focus on the Campania region. The 40-seat lounge area will boast a variety of seating options fit for a casual cocktail or full meal. The grille room/main dining room area will feature towering ceilings with a wine display terraced about a high-energy open kitchen. In the evening, the room will be aglow from the streetlamp inspired hanging light fixtures.

    Seating in the market room area will offer the best views of the seafood display, creating an atmosphere of being tucked away in a seaside café alongside the marketplace. The most intimate experience will be available in the private dining room or fresco room. This will offer a space for groups up to 60 to reprieve from the hustle, looking to gather for whatever the occasion calls for.

    Flay’s Mesa Grill concept originated in New York City in 1991 and expanded to the Southwest to Caesars Palace in 2004. Since then, Mesa Grill has welcomed nearly three million guests and donated more than $135,000 to Three Square Food Bank, resulting in more than 400,000 meals for the Las Vegas community. Don’t miss the last chance to savor signature dishes like the Tiger Shrimp + Roasted Garlic Corn Tamale, Ancho Chile-Honey Glazed Salmon and New Mexican Spice Rubbed Pork Tenderloin.

    Reservations for Mesa Grill’s final days are encouraged. Mesa Grill at Caesars Palace is open Wednesday to Sunday from 5 to 11:30 p.m., with weekend brunch of Saturday and Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information about Mesa Grill at Caesars Palace, visit https://www.caesars.com/caesars-palace/restaurants/mesa-grill.

    Hash House A Go Go opens in Summerlin this December​​​​​​​

    Hash House A Go Go is go-go-going to Summerlin, making it their sixth location in the valley!

    Set to open mid-December 2020, the Hash House A Go Go in Summerlin will offer its generous, over-the-top, mouth-watering menu including such popular dishes as their signature house hashes and scrambles; oversized flapjacks and waffles; homemade biscuits and jam; multiple varieties of their twisted burgers, and their world famous sage fried chicken and waffles; accompanied by signature Bloody Marys, the award-winning Kiwi Watermelon Lemonade and more, in addition to a full service bar.

    “We’re grateful for the opportunity to bring Hash House a Go Go to the Summerlin area, creating 75 jobs in our hometown during what has been an extremely challenging year for our industry,” said Jim Nyberg, CEO, Hash House A Go Go.

    Located at the space formerly occupied by Islands Restaurant at 10810 W. Charleston Blvd. in The Shoppes at Canyon Pointe, the 5,339 square-foot space can accommodate 150 guests. The restaurant and bar will initially be open for brunch 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. daily and open for dinner service from 5 – 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Delivery and curbside pickup, complete with its own separate entrance, is also available.

    Tailgate Social Opens at Palace Station Hotel & Casino​​​​​​​

    The tailgate party at Palace Station begins on Nov. 20.

    Tailgate Social, Las Vegas’ most fun and sports-obsessed bar, will open its doors just in time for the professional football playoff push and during college football’s march to the national championship.

    A sports fan’s dream brought to you by Clique Hospitality, Tailgate Social’s more than 30 high definition TVs and enveloping sound system gives guests an unparalleled viewing experience and makes them feel like they’re at the game and scored the best seat in the house.

    Although Tailgate Social would never pretend to be Allegiant Stadium, it will promise better food options. Tailgate Social features a wide-variety, value-friendly menu of elevated bar favorites, including their Bag-A-Bones, hickory-smoked baby back ribs with a side of fries, a Build-Your-Own Burger with a multitude of mix-and-match options. Or feast on over the top eats including the famous Holey Moley Big Ass Four Foot Stromboli loaded with pepperoni, sausage, roasted peppers with melted parmesan, and mozzarella cheese. If you are craving something a little sweeter try The Tailgate Banana in the Tailpipe Sunday served with our chocolate covered bananas, honey toast custard, vanilla soft serve, and chocolate sauce topped with strawberries and sprinkles — all for off-Strip prices, and all of which is playfully distributed out of a bus facade.

    Along with signature cocktails, Tailgate Social’s beer list is an embarrassment of riches, as it includes hard-to-find brews and local favorites such as 7Five’s Training Day Golden Ale created by Las Vegas’ own Golden Knights enforcer Ryan Reaves served on tap. Kick it up a notch with a Red Card, a top-shelf spicy house-blended Michelada served with a grilled fish taco, chips, and salsa and topped with a charred jalapeno. Fans running a harder route can take advantage of Tailgate Social’s full bar, which pumps out perfectly hand-crafted drinks like the Moon Runner served over icewith unique spirits such as moonshine.

    Tailgate Social will be open 7 days a week, Monday to Friday 5 pm to Midnight, Saturday and Sunday 10 am to midnight. Game or no game walk-ins are welcome or a book your prime viewing seat on big game days via opentable.com.


    Dave’s Hot Chicken’s Big Move to Las Vegas Takes Place in 2021 by Bradley Martin

    New fried chicken restaurants are set to dominate the fast-casual dining scene over the next six months, including the newly opened BB.Q Chicken in Silverado Ranch, the soon-to-launch North Town Chicken on Craig Road, and the currently paused arrival of Guy Fieri’s Chicken Guy! at the North Premium Outlets.

    One of the most anticipated debuts on the horizon has now confirmed it is expanding to the westside, but fans of Dave’s Hot Chicken won’t be able sample its cult Nashville hot recipe until next year.

    Taking over a 3,200-square-foot former Carl’s Jr. at the Canyon Lakes Plaza retail center, the rapidly growing brand was created in Los Angeles by former Bouchon chef Dave Kopushyan and is promising it will be a “few more months” before the restaurant and drive-thru land on Sahara Avenue.

    Easy to spot and located across Fort Apache Road from Village Square, the steady progress can be partly attributed to an ongoing complete interior makeover, from flooring to ceiling tiles, the removal of non-load bearing walls, and remodeling the back of house area.

    Once in place, diners can look forward to deep fried, spiced chicken prepared “in a proprietary brine,” served as sliders and tenders, plus sides of mac and cheese, kale slaw, and cheese fries.

    https://vegas.eater.com/2020/10/8/21...s-opening-2021

    Circa’s New Victory Burger & Wings Co. Brings a Sports Bar Experience Coupled With Comfort Food
    BY: Susan Stappleton


    Olive burgers, waffle fries, and cereal-stuffed milkshakes arrive at a new sports bar opening inside Circa at the end of the month. Victory Burger & Wings Co. from the owners of American Coney Island at the D Las Vegas anchors the three-story screen in Circa’s sportsbook and features its own radio booth.

    Co-owner Chris Sotiropoulos says the conversation about a burger restaurant started in 2017 when Circa and D Las Vegas CEO Derek Stevens sat at Long Bar and talked about what a sports bar might look like at the new resort that opens on October 28. Sotiropoulos says he grabbed a napkin at the bar and started jotting down ideas, then called his suppliers the next day to order new products to start testing dishes.

    The burgers use a blend of Black Angus ground beef, short ribs, and brisket. The 8-ounce burgers grilled on a flattop come in six varieties, and diners can swap out turkey burgers, grilled chicken, or an Impossible burger for any of the combinations.

    More from Vegas Eater here:
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    The 10 Most Romantic Restaurants in Las Vegas by Susan Stappleton

    Maybe you want to create a romantic setting for a first date. Maybe you're celebrating a big anniversary or want to propose. Take heart. These restaurants know how to make any dinner seem that much more romantic. Whether you want a stunning view to go with your romance, a rose to go with dinner, a setting made for an art lover or just a place that knows how to make any occasion seem romantic, these restaurants in Las Vegas do things right.

    Try the stunning Eiffel Tower Restaurant for a Parisian setting and a view of the Fountains at Bellagio, Michael’s Gourmet Room for an elegant jewel-box setting swathed in red velvet, or Hugo's Cellar for a rose for every lady.

    More from Vegas Eater here:
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    The Long Awaited Din Tai Fung Starts Serving Xiao Long Bao on the Las Vegas Strip
    BY: Susan Stappleton


    Din Tai Fung, the Taiwanese restaurant specializing in xiao long bao, opens its first Las Vegas location at Aria. The restaurant replaces Aria Cafe, once known as the largest 24-hour café on the Strip.

    The Shanghai-style soup dumplings feature Kurobuta pork and broth that bursts open on the first bite. Diners should drop one dumpling on a spoon with a sauce made at the table by the customer, and poke it open with chopsticks to release the soup inside before eating. The restaurant suggests combining three parts vinegar to one part soy sauce, and then adding fresh ginger to complete the dip.

    “Some of our guests just can’t wait to put everything in their mouth,” says James Fu, a chef with Din Tai Fung who is in Las Vegas to train the staff. A QR code on the menu includes instructions on how to eat the soup dumplings as well.

    The restaurant estimates it will make 10,000 soup dumplings daily.

    More from Vegas Eater here:
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    The Morton Brothers Change MB Steak Into One Steakhouse When Virgin Hotels Opens

    MB Steak, the former steakhouse at the Hard Rock Hotel, isn’t just going through a remodel as the resort renovates to become Virgin Hotels in early 2021, but now brothers and co-owners David and Michael Morton say the restaurant changes names to reflect the revamp.

    When Virgin Hotels opens on January 15, MB Steak converts into One Steakhouse, a name that reflects the three generations, two brothers, one steakhouse idea behind the restaurant.

    “Our father was the founder of Morton’s Steakhouse, which was our training grounds and we’ve been around the steak business for a long time,” Michael Morton says. “Steak is simply the one thing we do best.”

    Michael Morton says that MB Steak was really built as its own entity when it opened at the Hard Rock Hotel in 2017. “We really blocked everything off from MB Steak to the casino. We not only had a wall , but we have a tunnel to go through to really bring you into our own world,” he says.

    More from Vegas Eater here:
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    Primal Steakhouse Debuts Tomahawk Steaks on the Eastside by Bradley Martin

    Launching with a debut so low key that its Boulevard Mall landlord has yet to include the restaurant in its tenant directory, Primal Steakhouse arrived on the eastside serving thick cuts of meat surrounded by an interior filled with broadswords, animal pelts, and suits of armor.

    Located on Maryland Parkway inside the long shuttered Italian restaurant Mamma Olivia, executive chef Angel Lopez promises a “Central American-inspired, fine-dining experience,” at a rare full-service destination for the mall.

    Citing a local resume featuring time at Elio at Wynn Las Vegas,Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen at Caesars Palace, and Sadelle’s at the Bellagio, Lopez’s steakhouse menu is paired with cocktail selections that include a bourbon-based King’s Elixir, the Prosecco and wildflower honey Queen’s Nectar, and the Viking Punch served in an ox-horn drinking cup.

    Glowing with amber lighting from chandeliers and wall sconces, the masculine environment has kept the prominent bar at the front entrance, still accessible from inside the Boulevard Mall.

    More from Vegas Eater here:
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    19 New Restaurants to Try in Las Vegas Right Now — November 2020 bySusan Stappleton

    The coronavirus pandemic put many restaurant openings on the Strip on hold while off-Strip, the new smaller restaurants keep popping up. While some of these restaurants are open for dine-in service, others placed a greater emphasis on patios and outdoor seating options, as well as takeout and delivery. Here, Eater Vegas spotlights some of the standout newcomers to check out this month.

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    Another Buffet Permanently Closes on the Las Vegas Strip

    A Las Vegas casino buffet will not reopen, only to be replaced by a food court.

    Circus Buffet at Circus Circus closed March when the state called for all nonessential businesses to temporarily shut down to prevent the spread of COVID-19, but tentatively scheduled to reopen on December 31. Newly filed paperwork reveals the Circus Buffet and the adjacent back of the house space at Circus Circus will be remodeled to make way for a new food court.

    Assigned an estimated $2.5 million in construction costs alone, locals Feel Good Brands will be overseeing the new space, known for its roster of fast-casual tenants at the Excalibur and the team already behind Krispy Kreme and Auntie Anne’s Pretzels at Circus Circus.

    Yet to announce the changes, or possible new dining arrivals, Feel Good’s partners include Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Pick Up Stix, Schlotzsky’s Deli, Hot Dog on a Stick, and the Frites Las Vegasfood truck.

    More from Vegas Eater here:
    https://vegas.eater.com/2020/11/10/2...fet-food-court

    The Food Court at Caesars Palace Gets Ready for a Makeover on the Las Vegas Strip by Susan Stappleton

    Since 2014, the 14,900-square-foot food court at Caesars Palace has stepped up its fast-food options with seafood, ice cream, pizza, and ramen, but now the Forum Food Court gets set for a major overhaul.

    Caesars Palace filed paperwork for a remodel with an estimated $1,159,411 budget assigned for a construction remodel at the Forum Food Court. Only DiFara Pizza remains open behind walls of plywood. Starbucks is currently manning a temporary stand across the casino floor.

    Working under the name of Slice Bar and Cypress Food Court, the venues’ previous names before its last big change in 2014, the 5,710-square-foot makeover will include removing the existing raised floor and employing an additional estimated budget of $2,612,403 to upgrade the central bar.

    The food court is still listed as partly open for business, but before the hiatus, the food court hosted Smashburger, Tiger Wok & Ramen, Crepes and More, Earl of Sandwich, The Halal Guys, Taco, and Smoke & Sizzle Barbecue.A possible return date has not been posted.

    Eight New Brunches to Try in Las Vegas Right Now by Susan Stappleton

    Even with a coronavirus pandemic raging across the country, Las Vegas continues to roll out new dining options for brunch. The meal that combines breakfast and lunch on the weekend finds new places to shine and expands with revamped menus and hours at other restaurants. Here, a look at eight new brunches all over the city that can make any weekend feel like a reason to celebrate.

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      Cheers to the New Year with Caesars Entertainment Las Vegas Resorts


      Ring in 2021 at Caesars Entertainment’s Las Vegas resorts with the following holiday offerings, including food and beverage specials, spectacular views, enticing spa and salon treatments and live entertainment.

      Cheers to the New Year

      For those looking to sip and celebrate into 2021, several...
      12-28-2020, 02:38 PM
    • Everything Las Vegas Issue # 950
      by Steve
      New Circa Resort & Casino Launches in Las Vegas

      Circa Resort & Casino, Downtown Las Vegas’ first resort-casino built from the ground up in four decades, is now open. The 1.25 million square-foot, adults-only property pays homage to Vegas’ Golden Era through vintage design, old-school hospitality and nods to the city’s history while introducing high-tech advancements and cutting-edge amenities.

      Conceived by developer and CEO Derek Stevens, Circa’s opening marks...
      11-14-2020, 01:48 AM
    • Everything Las Vegas Issue # 949
      by Steve
      Everything Las Vegas Issue # 949

      Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino's Opens Third Tower Named Gallery Tower



      Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino celebrated the grand opening of its new 495-room Gallery Tower with a rooftop ceremony on the Citrus Grand Pool Deck on Sept. 22. The first new hotel tower constructed in Downtown Las Vegas in more than a decade,

      Atop of Downtown Grand and under the shadow of the new eight-story hotel tower, representatives...
      09-24-2020, 01:20 PM
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