Posts in the Month of August, 2011:

Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Entertainment, The Quad

Today’s Vegas Show Hook-Up: “Name That Tune Live”

Name That Tune Live, based on the classic TV show, is offering a limited-time, two-for-the-price-of-one ticket deal at the Imperial Palace. That’s pretty much 50% off two tickets. We think. Look, we are a Las Vegas blog, not a mathematician. Just mention the top secret code word “BEATS” at the Imperial Palace box office to….

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Caesars Entertainment, Flamingo Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Hotels, O'Sheas, The Quad

Get the Goods on The Linq in a Live Chat

If you haven’t heard about The Linq, you should either: 1) invest in those wacky ear wax candles, or 2) read our gloriously informative blog post about it. Greg Miller, one of the masterminds of the $550 million Linq project will answer questions during a live chat on the Flamino’s Facebook page on Sep. 1,….

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Celebrities, Charity, Harrah's Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Restaurants, Things to Do

KGB Fundraiser Kick-Starts Las Vegas Restaurant Week

Las Vegas Restaurant Week is finally here, and to mark the beginning of the food-filled, Vegas-wide charity effort, KGB: Kerry’s Gourmet Burgers inside Harrah’s Las Vegas hosted a soiree to raise funds for Three Square food bank. Las Vegas Restaurant Week runs through Sep. 11, 2011, with about a hundred restaurants in Sin City taking….

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Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Entertainment, Nightlife, Planet Hollywood

Akon Hits Vegas for Labor Day Weekend

You’re going to learn three very important things in this blog post. First, Senegalese-American R&B recording artist Akon is coming to Las Vegas for Labor Day weekend. (Isn’t everyone?) Akon dance break! Second, he’ll be at Gallery Nightclub inside Planet Hollywood on Sep. 4.  

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Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Hotels, Paris Las Vegas

Today’s Random Las Vegas Photo

When we hit the Strip, we insist on bringing something back. This time, it was a photo of the Paris Las Vegas. Bonus Paris facts: The groundbreaking for Paris Las Vegas took place on Apr. 17, 1997, and it opened Sep. 1, 1999. Today’s puzzler: When the Paris opened in 1999, what French actress flipped….

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Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Entertainment, Nonsense, Things to Do

11 Alternate Uses for Your Hotel Shower Cap

As if a visit to Las Vegas weren’t already exciting enough, you get to your hotel room and quickly realize, “There’s free stuff!” Yep, there’s soap and shampoo and notepads and facial tissues and that completely free toilet paper fold. It’s included, baby! And all that’s great. But an in-room magazine or pen simply can’t….

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Harrah's Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Restaurants

Awards, Schmawards: This is Great Italian Food

Sometimes, the tastiest Las Vegas finds come as a complete surprise. This blog is a huge fan of Italian food, so we were excited to try the “Italian Nights” menu at the Cafe at Harrah’s Las Vegas. The Cafe at Harrah’s might not be the first place that comes to mind when you think of….

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Caesars Palace, Celebrities, Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Entertainment

Caesars Rolls Out Spectacle to Welcome Rod Stewart

Caesars Palace pulled out all the stops on Aug. 24 to welcome legendary performer Rod Stewart as he begins a two-year residency at the famed Strip resort. The welcome event took place at the hotel’s Garden of the Gods pool complex, complete with a flashy arrival by Stewart in a limo, synchronized swimmers (it’s Vegas,….

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Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Hotels, Nonsense, The Linq, The Quad

World Exclusive: Imperial Palace Renovation

Have you ever wondered to yourself, “Self, what’s the best source of Las Vegas news I can’t live without?” Now, you know the answer. About a year ago, we broke a story on this blog, entitled, “Everything’s More Exciting in Las Vegas.” The story was accompanied by this snappy animated image. Yes, we’re a little….

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Charity, Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Entertainment, Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino

Chippendales Dancer Makes Las Vegas Blogger Weep

This blog isn’t quite sure how to prepare you for this story. It involves a dancer from the Chippendales male revue at Rio Vegas, who recently visited a patient at a hospice facility in San Diego. If you’re not into that kind of thing, probably best to not click this link to read the story…..

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Caesars Entertainment, Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Hotels

Extend Your Summer: Vegas Rooms Up To 20% Off

How do we know we can get 20% off Las Vegas rooms? It says so right on the Extend Your Summer room rate spectacular page, a link to which we conveniently provided you earlier in this sentence. Discounted rooms (when you book two nights or more) are available for a limited time at Caesars Entertainment….

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Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Restaurants

Neros Closing at Caesars: You’d Better Get On That

As much as we love new things in Las Vegas, sometimes it’s bittersweet saying goodbye to the not-so-new. Caesars Palace is sending out an e-mail to customers that specifies the last date its steakhouse, Neros, will take reservations: Sep. 18, 2011. Click here to read a full-sized version of the e-mail. Neros will soon be….

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Harrah's Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Entertainment

“Legends in Concert,” Even Better Than You’ve Heard

There are Las Vegas tribute shows, then there’s “Legends in Concert” at Harrah’s Las Vegas. The enduring show celebrated its 28th anniversary on May 5, 2011, and now we know first-hand why Legends in Concert is an enduring fixture on he Strip. Hint: It’ll blow your bloomers off. Although, granted, we’re not entirely sure we….

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Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Restaurants, Paris Las Vegas

Today’s Thing We Wish We Had Our Mouth On

You can talk about the stunning view. You can talk about the unbelievable level of service. You can even talk about the matches. But whenever this blog talks about the Eiffel Tower Restaurant at Paris Las Vegas, we talk about the crème brûlée. Even with all the fancy French accent marks (the thing over the….

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Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, The Quad, Things to Do

That’s New: Beer-Themed Cabanas at Imperial Palace

The Vegas pool cabana experience has made its way to Imperial Palace. The IP has revamped two of its rooms, with doors opening into the hotel’s spacious pool area. We’d never actually been to the Imperial Palace pool prior to our cabana visit, but it’s kind of nice. The two new “Corona Cabanas” are themed….

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