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Construction Walls Go Up In Encore Casino

Posted by Chuckmonster on 12 Nov 2015
VT reader YoEleven just got from Encore and shared with us a photo of construction walls going up on the "something special" being built on the casino floor adjacent to VDKA and the current Society...

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Vegas Eats: Rx Boiler Room at Mandalay Bay

Posted by Chuckmonster on 10 Nov 2015
I've had my eyes on Rx Boiler Room at Mandalay Bay since it opened, but one thing kept me away. No, it wasn't Chef Rick Moonen, tv's Top Chef Master and heavyweight champion of...

Tagged: vegas eats   dining   rick moonen   rx boiler room   mandalay bay   dining   celebrity chef   soul food   


Vegas Eats: Emeril's New Orleans Fish House at MGM Grand

Posted by Misnomer on 29 Oct 2015
Emeril Lagasse is something of a paradox. On one hand, he's a classically trained chef with an unassailable pedigree, and an originator of fine dining in Las Vegas. On the other hand, he's a TV...

Tagged: vegas eats   dining   emerils   mgm grand   celebrity chefs   misnomer   e-fork   


The Wynn Strip Esplanade

Posted by Chuckmonster on 28 Oct 2015
Last week, Towbin Motorcars issued an official press release announcing their purchase of the Wynn Pense Ferrari Dealership, as well as the onboarding of Wynn Penske employees. Wynn PR confirmed the Ferrari dealership closure...

Tagged: wynn las vegas   encore   alon   resorts world   construction   ferrari   retail   dining   coming soon   


Cosmopolitan Adds More Japanese Cuisine With Zuma

Posted by Chuckmonster on 26 Oct 2015
Luxury Japanese restaurant Zuma announced late last week that they will be expanding to Las Vegas with a restaurant at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Zuma offers an expansive Japanese menu including tempura, robata grill, dumplings,...

Tagged: cosmopolitan   sushi   dining   new restaurants   blue ribbon   zuma   bill mcbeath   


Is SLS About To FU Ku?

Posted by Chuckmonster on 1 Oct 2015
SLS' Northside Cafe sent out an email announcement touting their new Chinese Menu. Everything happens for a reason. Here are two possibilities: Player: There is so much demand for Chinese dining at SLS that it required...

Tagged: sls   dining   northside cafe   chinese food   jose andres   ku noodle   


Vegas Eats: Yusho at Monte Carlo

Posted by Chuckmonster on 24 Sep 2015
Before I moved to the 'burbs and relinquished my awesomosity to a guy who puts product in his beard, my lovely wife and I had one last fling with urbanity. We moved to an artist...

Tagged: vegas eats   dining   yusho   japanese food   ramen   sushi   monte carlo   reviews   


Introducing: The Excalibur Bazaar Shops

Posted by Chuckmonster on 14 Sep 2015
First came The Linq, Caesars Entertainment's re-appropriation of a dark, dank alleyway between Imperial Palace and Flamingo into a gleaming new open air promenade that led to under utilized acreage far away from the glow...

Tagged: excalibur   grand bazaar   shops   retail   dining   the park   


Vegas Eats: Citizens at Mandalay Bay

Posted by Chuckmonster on 14 Sep 2015
Walking up and down The Strip works up a healthy appetite, particularly when you're staying at the far end of the Mandalay Mile. Dining options at nearest neighbors Excalibur, Luxor and Tropicana create a food-less...

Tagged: dining   vegas eats   burgers   citizens   mandalay bay   oontz   


Sayonara Sensi Sunday!

Posted by Chuckmonster on 9 Sep 2015
We have confirmed via multiple sources that Sensi, the water covered bar/restaurant by chef at Bellagio is closing permanently on Sunday to make way for an entirely new concept. The entirety of the Sensi bar will...

Tagged: bellagio   dining   sensi   roy ellamar   harvest   


Vegas Eats: Shake Shack at New York New York

Posted by Chuckmonster on 8 Sep 2015
Immediately after a giant breakfast at Tom's Urban, I looked at my phone to see what time it was... oh snap Shake Shack opens in 20 minutes! I deliberated for point two seconds and...

Tagged: vegas eats   dining   new york new york   burgers   johnny rockets   


Vegas Eats: Tom's Urban at New York New York

Posted by Chuckmonster on 8 Sep 2015
Today, my stomach leads me to New York New York, specifically the new alfresco dining at slowly growing boutique eatery Tom's Urban. There are two other locations of Tom's Urban, Denver CO, Los Angeles...

Tagged: vegas eats   dining   toms urban   casino cafe   breakfast   the park   


Another Aria Casino Floor Question Answered

Posted by Chuckmonster on 2 Sep 2015
A month ago we posted about the current state of Aria's casino floor, noting that stuff was being boarded up, closed off, carted away and reconfigured. One piece of the puzzle has been solved. The area normally...

Tagged: aria   casino design   herringbone   carbone   dining   slot machines   


Bartolotta To Be Renamed Costa Di Mare at Wynn

Posted by Chuckmonster on 1 Sep 2015
Wynn Resorts has filed a trademark application for "Costa Di Mare" for "restaurant, bar and cocktail lounge services" presumably to rename "Bartolotta Restaurante Di Mare" in the wake of Chef Paul Bartolotta's departure. Those chandeliers are...

Tagged: wynn   bartolotta   dining   costa du mare   mark lorusso   roger thomas   oink   


Vegas Eats: Bardot Brasserie at Aria

Posted by Chuckmonster on 25 Aug 2015
When I heard that Aria was tossing Chef Michael Mina's American Fish into the compost bin and replacing it with French bistro Bardot by... uh... Chef Michael Mina... I was uhm... sort of excited. MGM...

Tagged: vegas eats   dining   bardot   aria   french food   michael mina   bouchon   comme ca   cosmopolitan   


Vegas Eats: Cheeseburger Cupcake at Harrah's Fulton Street Food Hall

Posted by Chuckmonster on 24 Aug 2015
I waddled from Casino Royale over to Harrah's in the hopes that I might find a cup of coffee or something equally toxic that might aid in boiling down the sea chicken & waffles, cheeseburgers,...

Tagged: vegas eats   harrahs   fulton street food hall   dining   reviews   donuts   pastries   cupcakes   dessert   mike e for president   


Vegas Eats : White Castle Hamburgers at Casino Royale

Posted by Chuckmonster on 21 Aug 2015
Shortly after checking in to a really well designed room at the Linq Hotel I headed out in search of penny slots food. Casinos may as well just throw the slot machines into Lake...

Tagged: vegas eats   dining   reviews   hamburgers   casino royale   white castle   fast food   


Vegas Eats : Della's Kitchen at Delano Las Vegas

Posted by Chuckmonster on 14 Aug 2015
Waking up at SLS with a donut hangover, I had a hankering to smother my face in some food that wasn't the Northside Cafe. Pre-requisites for consideration: 1) I wanted something yummy 2) at a location...

Tagged: vegas eats   dining   reviews   dellas kitchen   donuts   delano   mandalay bay   chicken   waffles   


Vegas Eats: The Circus Sub at Westside Deli at Circus Circus

Posted by Chuckmonster on 5 Aug 2015
You know your night has gone pear-shaped when "walking to Circus Circus to get something to eat" transitions from punchline to reality. There I am on a solitary quest from SLS' fished out fooderies in search...

Tagged: vegas eats   westside deli   circus circus   jay sarno   sls   dining   deli   snack bar   


Vegas Eats: Perq at SLS Las Vegas

Posted by Chuckmonster on 22 Jul 2015
On the way back to my room after eating at Umami Burger, I got hungry again and stopped off at The Perq. The Perq is a little little lobby-adjacent coffee bar where they serve...

Tagged: vegas eats   sls las vegas   dining   perq   ace rothstein   coffee   


Vegas Eats: Umami Burger at SLS Las Vegas

Posted by Chuckmonster on 22 Jul 2015
Ninety minutes after scarfing down a pie at 800 Degrees, I did another loop around SLS - looking, seeking and stomach grumbling. I've already eaten at Northside Cafe and 800 Degrees today, everything else...

Tagged: vegas eats   dining   sls las vegas   burgers   umami   reviews   sportsbooks   


Vegas Eats: 800 Degrees at SLS Las Vegas

Posted by Chuckmonster on 16 Jul 2015
Breakfast complete, I headed back to my room in the hopes of napping off a persistent migraine headache. I woke up 90 minutes later, a little confused and a little bit hungry. I...

Tagged: vegas eats   dining   reviews   pizza   sls las vegas   800 degrees   


Peekaboo: Julian Serrano's Lago at Bellagio

Posted by Chuckmonster on 3 Apr 2015
The construction walls just came off of the forthcoming Julian Serrano restaurant Lago at Bellagio and VT's debonair MikeE was on the scene and ready to snapchat. Check it out: There is nothing subtle about this giant...

Tagged: bellagio   lago   design   julian serrano   dining   new stuff   


Cosmopolitan To Get New Casino, Suites, Bars and Restaurants

Posted by Chuckmonster on 17 Feb 2015
Months into their tenure as new owners of the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Blackstone Group LP have outlined some of their plans to turn the popular yet unprofitable casino around. The changes primarily revolve around increasing...

Tagged: cosmopolitan   blackstone   vip   casino   dining   booze   renovations   


SLS: sbe Registers Northside Cafe Trademark

Posted by Chuckmonster on 25 Jan 2015
Some more evidence has come to the surface regarding the imminent announcement of restaurant closures at SLS Las Vegas, a source tipped us about last week. In the comments to that post, eagle eyed VT reader...

Tagged: sls   dining   griddle cafe   


Source: SLS Restaurant Closures Imminent

Posted by Chuckmonster on 21 Jan 2015
A well-placed source is telling us that SLS Las Vegas may be on the verge of closing a number of restaurants, as early as January 31st. It is not known which of SLS' eight...

Tagged: sls   dining   sbe   closures   


The Ghost of Bill's Doody

Posted by Chuckmonster on 19 Nov 2014
Giada at The Cromwell is a run away success and one of the few bright spots in Caesars Entertainment's recent renovation spending spree. With demand high for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Caesars is calling in the...

Tagged: giada   cromwell   dining   construction   


Vegas Eats Preview: Bazaar at SLS Las Vegas

Posted by Chuckmonster on 14 Aug 2014
SLS Las Vegas is opening in less than 10 days and wallpapering the world with PR that states that the restaurants they are importing from Los Angeles are like awesome. Fortunately for you, most of...

Tagged: vegaseats   dining   sls las vegas   sbe   jose andres   


Vegas Eats Preview: Cleo at SLS Las Vegas

Posted by Chuckmonster on 30 Jul 2014
SLS Las Vegas is opening in August and wallpapering the world with PR that states that the restaurants they are importing from Los Angeles are, like, awesome. Fortunately for you, most of the VT staff...

Tagged: vegaseats   dining   reviews   cleo   danny elmaleh   sls las vegas   sbe   


Vegas Eats: DB Brasserie at Venetian (Scene 4 - Finale)

Posted by Misnomer on 21 Jul 2014
For those who love Vegas restaurants, French cuisine and 1950's Japanese cinema, VT is proud to present our VegasEats review of DB Brasserie at Venetian, in four scenes. Read this one last. - Ed Somewhere on...

Tagged: vegas eats   venetian   dining   reviews   db brasserie   daniel boulud   rashoman   


Vegas Eats: DB Brasserie at Venetian (Scene 3)

Posted by JohnH on 21 Jul 2014
For those who love Vegas restaurants, French cuisine and 1950's Japanese cinema, VT is proud to present our VegasEats review of DB Brasserie at Venetian, in four scenes. - Ed From 2005-2010, DB Brasserie at Wynn...

Tagged: vegaseats   venetian   dining   reviews   db brasserie   daniel boulud   rashoman   


Vegas Eats: DB Brasserie at Venetian (Scene 2)

Posted by MikeE on 21 Jul 2014
For those who love Vegas restaurants, French cuisine and 1950's Japanese cinema, VT is proud to present our VegasEats review of DB Brasserie at Venetian, in four scenes. - Ed Sunday night of VT10 weekend, Misnomer...

Tagged: vegaseats   venetian   dining   reviews   db brasserie   daniel boulud   rashoman   


Vegas Eats: DB Brasserie at Venetian (Scene 1)

Posted by Blackjacker1979 on 21 Jul 2014
For those who love Vegas restaurants, French cuisine and 1950's Japanese cinema, VT is proud to present our VegasEats review of DB Brasserie at Venetian, in four scenes. - Ed DB Brasserie was kind of nostalgic...

Tagged: vegas eats   venetian   dining   reviews   db brasserie   daniel boulud   rashoman   


VegasEats: $1.99 Foot Long Hot Dog at Casino Royale Snack Nook

Posted by Chuckmonster on 9 Jul 2014
Immediately after leaving Giada, I headed north on the Strip, strolling through The Linq and then the Quad, where I stopped at the door of Guy Fieri's restaurant and pondered the possibility of having dinner...

Tagged: vegaseats   dining   reviews   hot dogs   casino royale   snack nook   


VegasEats: Giada at The Cromwell

Posted by Chuckmonster on 7 Jul 2014
While trapped in a tipped-over tactor trailer traffic tangle deep in the dusty desert, the message arrived. "Bad news. Called to see if they could get a reservation and they couldn't." The plan...

Tagged: vegaseats   dining   reviews   giada   cromwell   


VegasEats: Guy Fieri's Vegas Kitchen & Bar at The Quad

Posted by Chuckmonster on 3 Jul 2014
Guy Fieri is the Ed Hardy of TV food personalities. Much like the immensely popular - yet supremely hated - fashion brand, Fieri has gained a dedicated following of fans (and detractors) via his virtual ownership...

Tagged: vegaseats   dining   guy fieri   the quad   reviews   


Vegas Eats Preview: Umami Burger at SLS Las Vegas

Posted by Chuckmonster on 17 Jun 2014
SLS Las Vegas is opening in August and wallpapering the world with PR that states that they are importing from Los Angeles are like awesome. Fortunately for you, most of the VT staff lives in...

Tagged: vegas eats   preview   umami burger   dining   reviews   sls las vegas   sbe   


Giada's Recipe For Success

Posted by Chuckmonster on 29 May 2014
Peep the interior of Giada's restaurant at The Cromwell. Ok that isn't the interior of Giada's... that is a Crate & Barrel. Here's Giada's: Oh wait, that isn't Giada's either, that really is a Crate &...

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Vegas Eats Preview: The Griddle Cafe at SLS Las Vegas

Posted by Chuckmonster on 28 May 2014
SLS Las Vegas is opening on Labor Day Weekend with great fanfare, trumpeting to the universe how incredibly awesome the stable of eateries they are importing from Los Angeles will be. Like, totally awesome. Fortunately...

Tagged: vegas eats   griddle cafe   dining   reviews   sls las vegas   sbe   pancakes   


VegasEats Preview : Katsuya at SLS Las Vegas

Posted by Chuckmonster on 13 May 2014
The SLS Las Vegas hotel and casino has gone to great lengths telling anybody with ears and a thesaurus how their innovative collection of food and bev brands are - portraying CEO Sam Nazarian as...

Tagged: vegas eats   sls   katsuya   sushi   dining   previews   


The Bon Appetit Vegas Uncorked Slideshow

Posted by Chuckmonster on 12 May 2014
Last week, foodie magazine Bon Appetit assembled Las Vegas' greatest chefs in their annual Vegas Uncork'd event, which we lovingly call the Food Porn Convention. They've assembled a(n unlucky) 13 item slideshow of The Best Things...

Tagged: food   dining   uncorkd   


VegasEats : Pizza Rock at Downtown Grand(ish)

Posted by Chuckmonster on 6 May 2014
Historians tell us that riches and religion are the root cause of warfare. What historians won't tell you is that pizza runs a close third. Heresy - in pizza or otherwise - is defined by...

Tagged: vegas eats   pizza   pizza rock   downtown grand   fremont street   dining   reviews   


Vegas Gang #106: For Those About To Brock!

Posted by Chuckmonster on 18 Feb 2014
On the latest episode of the Vegas Gang Podcast, the gang welcomes Las Vegas Weekly dining expert Brock Radke to the table. We chewed the fat on all manner of Las Vegas dining topics including pizza,...

Tagged: vegas gang   podcast   dining   brock radke   


SLS Las Vegas Names Chinese Restaurant 'EB5-Noodles'

Posted by Chuckmonster on 22 Jan 2014
SLS has added EB5-Noodles to their list of forthcoming restaurants. EB5-Noodles is described as "authentic Chinese cuisine" so you can cancel your hopes for another China Poblano-style mash up from SBE Culinary Director Jose...

Tagged: sls las vegas   dining   eb5-noodles   shelter   katsuya   sam nazarian   casino design   renderings   shelter   nightlife   sam nazarian   


VegasEats: Tom Colicchio's Heritage Steak at The Mirage

Posted by Blackjacker1979 on 25 Nov 2013
Steakhouses, more than gambling, drinking, and general debauchery, are my Vegas kryptonite. To me there is no other way to start night at the tables than a Caesar salad, a glass of wine or four,...

Tagged: vegas eats   tom colicchio   heritage steak   mirage   dining   reviews   


Tropicana To Undergo Stunning Retail and Dining Expansion

Posted by Chuckmonster on 7 Nov 2013
Nearly three years ago, we spotted CEO Alex Yemenidjian showing off some renderings of Phase III expansion of Tropicana right to the corner of Tropicana Blvd and The Strip. It appears that his dream of expanding...

Tagged: tropicana   retail   dining   the shops at tropicana   alex yemenidjian   future   construction   


VegasEats: Hash House A Go Go at The Plaza

Posted by Chuckmonster on 29 Oct 2013
I'm lucky, I have a DuPar's near my house. Their luscious pancakes are a regular part of my life, not just as a morning-after Vegas booze sponge. I'm unlucky too. DuPar's at...

Tagged: vegaseats   dining   plaza   hash house   pancakes   


Cosmopolitan To Open Rose. Rabbit. Lie. Social Club

Posted by Chuckmonster on 5 Sep 2013
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas announced that it will be opening a new social club called Rose. Rabbit. Lie. in December 2013. Rose. Rabbit. Lie., perhaps one of the most esoteric names of anything in Las...

Tagged: cosmopolitan   social clubs   rose rabbit lie   coming soon   nightlife   entertainment   dining   


Caption Giada

Posted by Chuckmonster on 21 Aug 2013
Fresh of the Tweetstergram, Giada models her wifebeater and Caesars pith helmet during a safari inside the forthcoming Gansevoort. She definitely needs some captioning. I'll go first... They're going to put a shanty town flea market...

Tagged: gansevoort   giada   dining   caption   


Gansevoort Accidentally Announces Giada's Restaurant

Posted by Chuckmonster on 20 Aug 2013
Gansevoort - the deep in construction replacement for renovated Bill's Gamblin Hall and Saloon slash Barbary Coast - accidentally pulled the trigger on the long rumored announcement that Food Network star Giada De Laurentiis would...

Tagged: dining   giadas   gansevoort   celebrity chefs   coming soon   


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