Posts in the Month of November, 2011:

Charity, Las Vegas, Things to Do

Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Means Clustery Strip Goodness

The world’s largest nighttime running event, the Las Vegas Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon, will be held Dec. 4, 2011. A full marathon starts at 4:00 p.m. at the Mandalay Bay, and a half marathon begins at 5:30 p.m. The event will result in a healthy number of street closures along the famed Las Vegas Strip,….

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

Today’s Thing We Wish We Had Our Mouth On

It tends to happen around lunchtime. We get a major league hankering for a dish we simply can’t wait to try again. Today, that dish is an appetizer at Mesa Grill inside Caesars Palace. Behold, the Blue Corn Pancake. The Blue Corn Pancake ($15) at Mesa Grill features barbecued duck and habanero chile-star anise sauce…..

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Las Vegas

We’re Thinking This Slogan Might Just Catch On

What do you think? One of the most memorable advertising catchphrases of all time, “What Happens Here, Stays Here,” was recently inducted into the Madison Avenue Advertising Walk of Fame along with the Coca-Cola polar bears and Capital One’s “What’s In Your Wallet?” Read more. A riff on the “What happens here” theme, Know the….

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Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Hotels

Today’s Thing You Didn’t Know About Las Vegas

You know that tall, pointy thing at the north end of the Strip? Pretty iconic, the Stratosphere. The Stratosphere tower was the result of a concept whipped up by Bob Stupak, a Las Vegas character who made an indelible impression on Las Vegas, not to mention its famous skyline. Stupak passed away in 2009. There’s….

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Flamingo Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Restaurants

Real Men Become Las Vegas Pastry Chefs

It’s no secret Las Vegas has a wealth of culinary talent. The city’s world-class chefs provide visitors a variety of dining experiences, from casual to highfalutin. Yes, that’s a word. Let’s stay focused. Of all the chefs in Sin City, though, this blog has a particular fondness for pastry chefs. These sugar-slingers make every meal….

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Charity, Las Vegas, Things to Do

Las Vegas Makes Jolly With Santa Run for Charity

In what’s become a popular Vegas tradition, the “Las Vegas Great Santa Run” will happen on Dec. 3, 2011 (10:00 a.m.) at Town Square at the south end of the Las Vegas Strip. The event is a “5k fun run,” although this blog is not entirely sure why anyone would want to put “fun” and….

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

Gratuitous Beefcake and 20% Off Vegas Rooms

That tingling sensation in your lower leg can only mean one thing. It’s Cyber Monday. Are we having fun yet? At the moment, Caesars Entertainment is offering 72 hours of substantial savings on its hotel rooms across the country, including 20% off rooms in Las Vegas. Go get some. Honestly, does anything say “substantial savings”….

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Bill's Gamblin' Hall & Saloon, Flamingo Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino, Shopping, The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace

11 Free Things in Las Vegas to Be Thankful For

Last year, around Thanksgiving, this blog put together a fun (but lazy) list of 10 Things to Be Thankful for in Las Vegas. We figured, this Thanksgiving, why not just rehash our previous blog post idea and save some precious energy that could be better spent diving headlong into some potatoes au gratin? This year,….

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Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Entertainment, Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino, Things to Do

Family-Friendly Circus Vargas Returns to Rio Vegas

The holidays in Vegas just got a little merrier. The popular, animal-free Circus Vargas will return to Rio Las Vegas, Dec. 25 through New Year’s Day. Circus Vargas has put together an entirely new show for 2011, featuring an array of aerialists, acrobats and comedians. The show shared this: “This edition of Circus Vargas takes….

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

Today’s Featured Dealertainer: Wynonna Judd

Today’s featured Imperial Palace dealertainer (part blackjack dealer, part entertainer) is Kerri, who appears to be the monozygotic twin of Wynonna Judd. Whatever a monozygotic twin might be. Come to find out, Kerri is a former member of the cast of Legends in Concert, the celebrity tribute show at Harrah’s Las Vegas. See all our featured….

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

“The Nutcracker” Grand Jetés Its Way Back to Paris

Nothing says “It’s the holidays in Las Vegas!” like egg nog being consumed from giant plastic guitars. Oh, and there’s that “Nutcracker” thing, too. The Nevada Ballet Theatre is set to present its 2011 production of “The Nutcracker” at Paris Las Vegas, Dec. 17-24. This is the third year the show has appeared at Paris,….

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Las Vegas, Nonsense, Shopping

Today’s Sin City Coolness: Savin’ Up for Vegas

We seriously love this. Best piggy bank ever? No, this blog doesn’t get a piece of the tchotchke action, but you can buy it here.

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Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Restaurants, Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino

New Chinese KJ Kitchen Restaurant to Open at Rio

A popular Las Vegas restaurant will bring its authentic Chinese menu to Rio Las Vegas before the end of 2011. KJ Kitchen restaurant will open its second location inside Rio in December, offering a selection of fresh seafood from a team of chefs trained in the preparation of authentic Chinese cuisine. KJ Kitchen will feature….

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Gaming, Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Hotels

Downtown’s Western Casino to Close

The owners of the Western Casino in downtown Las Vegas say the struggling operation will close in mid-January, 2012. The Western has been a downtown fixture for 41 years. The casino is known for its low table limits, but has become run down in recent years, and has been in financial straits as well. The….

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