Las Vegas dining is all about trends. When it comes to dining, whatever kind of restaurant is popular around the country always ends up in Las Vegas. This is why so many restaurants change every year. There’s always room for traditional food and restaurants but you’ll always find the latest and greatest dining concepts in Las Vegas.
The Westin has been one of the most popular casino-hotels in Las Vegas for people who travel for work regularly. The hotel has undergone a major renovation over the past year and no longer has a casino. Gasp! Maybe.
The Cosmopolitan is one of the best casino-resorts in Las Vegas. It falls into the luxury resort category alongside The Venetian and Wynn Las Vegas. The experience at The Cosmopolitan is top notch all around. Dining is a prime example of this. In fact, this casino has one of the best restaurant collections in Las Vegas.
Station Casinos probably comes to mind when you think of Las Vegas locals casinos. However, they’re one of the more forward thinking and cutting edge casino operators in Las Vegas. With the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this week, I thought I’d look at how they’re ahead of some of the competition.
Cirque du Soleil is the most popular brand name in Las Vegas shows. There are seven unique Cirque shows from on the Vegas Strip spanning from Mandalay Bay to Treasure Island. The popularity of these shows leads to many vacations planned around seeing a performance. We have the new Cirque du Soleil show schedules to help you best plan your 2018 Vegas vacation.
Ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft are rapidly catching up to taxis as a way to get around Las Vegas. A record number of people took a ride from one of those companies leaving McCarran Airport on November 26. While it may be easier to stand in line for a taxi at McCarran Airport, more than 10,000 people decided that the saving these companies offer is noticeable enough to use a different way to get around town.
Instagram is really shaping how we experience life. Everything we see and do goes on the ‘gram. The app has grown in popularity because connects seamlessly to Facebook. Instagram is great where you’re sharing pictures and video with anyone who wants to follow or using it to share photos with friends and family via Facebook.
Las Vegas is a hot spot for New Year’s Eve. There are between 300,000 and 350,000 people expected in Las Vegas for the weekend. With all of the new entertainment venues in Las Vegas, there’s no competition for the best place to party as one year ends and another begins. You won’t find more consolidated entertainment anywhere in America. Casinos, shows, clubs, and restaurants will all be packed.
There were two new Las Vegas shows announced this week. The big news this week is the Lady Gaga Las Vegas residency. This has been in the works for over a year now. Unfortunately, the Lady Gaga residency won’t start until December 2018. This show will be a two-year residency at the Park Theater at Monte Carlo/Park MGM. Ticket prices and show dates will be announced next year.
Lady Gaga isn’t the only show to be announced this week. Renegades at Caesars Palace will be a more intimate show with for an entirely different audience. This show is specifically for sports fans. Renegades will open on Thursday, Jan. 25 inside Cleopatra’s Barge, the intimate 180-seat theater at Caesars Palace.
The small room will allow fans to get up close and personal with sports legends including Jose Canseco, Jim McMahon, and Terrell Owens. Renegades has potential to be awesome, a train wreck or both for any sports fan. There will be appearances by other sports stars including Jimmy King from the Fab Five University of Michigan basketball team.
The starting line-up includes baseball great Jose Canseco and two-time Super Bowl champion Jim McMahon. The Fab Five’s Jimmy King will appear during the first eight shows, with six-time NFL Pro Bowler Terrell Owens taking over starting Thursday, Feb. 8. (To be clear, Terrell Owens will not appear in the shows from January 25 through February 4). The shows will be hosted by comedian Martin Montana, with Eric Jordan Young serving as writer, director, and creative director. The Renegades roster will rotate athletes every three months.
About each player:
- Jose Canseco: He spent 17 years in the Major Leagues accomplishing impressive accolades such as Rookie of the Year and American League MVP. He also made six All-Star Game appearances.
- Jim McMahon: He’s best known at times for being the controversial Chicago Bear who clashed with his coach, Mike Ditka, and NFL commissioner Pete Rozelle.
- Terrell Owens: TO is best known for saying “that’s my quarterback” after a game with the Cowboys. I’m kidding. He had 1,078 Receptions, 15,935 yards, and 153 touchdowns during the span of his 15-year NFL career.
- Jimmy King – He was part of the “the greatest class ever recruited” for college basketball. The University of Michigan team included future NBA stars Chris Webber, Jalen Rose, and Juwan Howard.
Renegades is co-produced by Rich Lenkov, Michael Speyer, and Jordan Fiksenbaum. “You think you know these athletes’ stories, but trust me, you have no idea!” said Lenkov. “Renegades will offer the most unique entertainment experience on The Strip, where some of the most infamous names in sports will take you through the highs and lows of their careers in an intimate setting.”
Renegades will take place Thursday through Sunday at 8 p.m. beginning Thursday, Jan. 25. Tickets are $75 and $100, with a VIP package available for $300 which includes VIP seating, a photo, merchandise and a meet and greet with the athletes in Montecristo Cigar Bar after the show. I’ve seen Canseco playing poker at Caesars Palace, so you might get a chance to play cards with him after the after show is over.
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There are casinos all over the country today and you can pretty much gamble in every state. Las Vegas is always trying to stay ahead of the curve to keep visitors returning. There are always new shows, restaurants, attractions, and other forms of entertainment that you can’t find in every casino around the country.
Saying goodbye to casinos ain’t what it used to be. Casinos used to be imploded and rebuilt from the ground up. We haven’t seen a casino implosion in Las Vegas in many years. Casinos are now being renovated to become new properties. This isn’t a new phenomenon.
The story of Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino is a tale that engenders more than one feeling. The property seems like it might be older than 10. At the same time, it also seems as though it was renovated just a few years ago. Planet Hollywood casino has indeed been around for ten years.
Las Vegas has become the place to be in America for New Year’s Eve. Times Square might have tradition of dropping the ball at midnight but that’s so 1900′s. Las Vegas has more extravagant entertainment and parties than you’ll find in New York City. The fireworks at midnight on the Vegas Strip have become iconic over the years. The days surrounding the change of years are probably the busiest in Las Vegas.
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There are so many fun things to do when visiting Las Vegas that it isn’t often that you decide repeat the same experience. That’s the case until you find that perfect way to spend a day and night in Las Vegas. Many of the best “Only In Vegas” experiences happen randomly and can’t be repeated. Sometimes things just happen. Actually most of the times, things just happen.
Restaurant Business Online has been releasing a list of the Top 100 Independent Restaurants in America since 2014. This is a twist on the normal restaurant lists you often see. This is an industry trade magazine and not entirely intended for consumers. The list isn’t based on the food or anyone’s particular experience at the restaurants. The data used does show how popular these restaurants are.
Las Vegas isn’t what it used to be and neither are the people visiting. Visitors today are looking for maximum entertainment. That could mean using the same space for more than one thing. Caesars Entertainment, the owner of The Linq Casino and Promenade, announced the intended addition of Fly Linq. In addition to eating, drinking, shopping, and gambling you’ll now be able to fly above the crowd.
The Voice: Neon Dreams is opening at the Hard Rock in the spring of 2018. This will be more than just a concert or show. The Voice: Neon Dreams is billed as an innovative concert experience. The show will be the continuation of the musical journey for some of the show’s hottest contestants.
Las Vegas has a lot of everything for anyone visiting. Well, almost everything. The standup comedy scene is a little light for serious fans of comedy. The Mirage is the one casino in Las Vegas that regularly caters to an audience who enjoys comedians. Their Aces of Comedy series brings some of the most popular comedians to Las Vegas for at least a weekend of shows. Some of the comedians return every few weeks or months and throughout the year.
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