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When you think fast food you probably think salty fries, greasy burgers and food that may be convenient but doesn’t pack much of a taste or nutritional punch.
But that’s not how we do fast food in Vegas. We have quick-service restaurants with gourmet bites from Michelin-starred chefs and tasty places where you can enjoy a quick, healthy meal without the side of guilt.
Check out these fast food restaurants in Vegas where the food is, well, actually good food. No reservations required.
This casual walk-up counter is open 24 hours, making it a convenient spot to quickly grab light meals and snacks at any time of day.
eatwell offers lots of light and fresh choices including salads and sandwiches like a Cuban press, a turkey BLT and an Italian sandwich. One of their specialties is the Barbary dog. You can get three dogs plus a drink for $5. It’s a great way to curb your hunger without breaking the bank.
If you’re looking for breakfast, eatwell serves Starbucks coffee as well as pastries and tasty breakfast sandwiches.
Want a quick bite for a good price from a Michelin-starred chef? Get Gordon Ramsay’s famous fish and chips at his quick service restaurant at The LINQ Promenade.
The hand-cut cod filets are flown in fresh daily, battered and cooked to order.
Walk up to the counter and choose from fish, shrimp, chicken or sausage. Then choose your chips. You can either get them natural with sea salt or “dirty” with toppings like truffle and Parmesan or jalapenos and crisp chorizo.
We love the drink offerings here like the peach and ginger lemonade or the orange and vanilla lemonade. And don’t even think about leaving without trying one of the sticky toffee pudding or Biscoff shakes for dessert.
Think you have to go to a gourmet restaurant to get fresh sushi? Think again. Just pop into the quick, casual Jaburritos and you can indulge in their popular sushi burritos.
Jaburritos serves made-to-order sushi burritos stuffed with savory Japanese and Mexican inspired ingredients and flavors. Sushi burritos are made with seaweed soy paper or a tortilla. Fill it with a protein like tuna, shrimp, crab or salmon, add sauces like sweet chili, eel sauce and mango teriyaki and then add other ingredients including lettuce, cucumber, red onion and wonton strips.
For non-sushi lovers you can get grilled chicken and the burritos can also be made vegan or vegetarian with Gardein steak. If you don’t want a burrito you can also combine the ingredients in a bowl.
Side dishes include edamame, seaweed salad and taro chips and queso. Try a mochi ice cream pop for dessert.
Don’t think of Fulton Street Food Hall as a food court – think of it as a chef-driven marketplace with food that’s made fresh throughout the day. There are several different stations serving food for every taste.
Start out with the salad bar and move along to the sushi bar or the taco bar or pizza station. There’s also a burger bar with Red River Farms Nebraska Angus burgers, all-natural turkey burgers and organic veggie burgers. If you’re in the mood for ramen, check out the noodle bar.
For dessert choose from an array of beautiful pastries as well as a frozen yogurt station.
If you’ve ever been to Paris you are familiar with the walk-up sidewalk creperies where you can grab one of the famous French treats. Paris Las Vegas aims to re-create the experience at La Creperie. You’ll find sweet and savory options that you can watch being made right in front of you.
Dessert crepes include the butter and sugar, Nutella, fresh berry, chocolate cherry and more.
For savory options, choose from shrimp scampi, ham and cheese, three cheese, tomato mozzarella, and the roasted chicken with sun dried tomatoes, asparagus, basil pesto and shaved grana Padano cheese.
For a quick meal with lots of healthy options, head down to Nook Café inside The LINQ.
Start your day with breakfast plates that include eggs, meat and hash browns, or grab a croissant breakfast sandwich, a breakfast burrito, fruit or a steel cut oatmeal bar.
For lunch there’s a selection of sandwiches, including a roasted beef and lamb gyro and banh mi sandwich. Pizza is available by the slice or whole pie, and if you want something lighter you can choose from several salads.
Maybe healthy food isn’t in the cards and you just need some plain old comfort food. You can find that at Nook too. How about a bacon cheeseburger, jalapeno poppers or some chips and salsa?
Maybe sitting down at acclaimed chef Guy Savoy’s gourmet restaurant at Caesars Palace isn’t in your budget, but the good news is that you can still enjoy cuisine from this famous French chef at his quick-service spot, Brioche by Guy Savoy.
This grab and go concept serves ham and cheese and vegetable French baguette sandwiches and pastries like croissants and Madeleines. The star of the show, however, is the brioche, a flaky French pastry that comes in sweet or savory options.
Sweet brioche can be stuffed with almond and candied fruit, Nutella and banana or peanut butter and jelly. Savory choices include prosciutto and cheese or bacon, cheese and jalapeno. Bon appétit!
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The world’s greatest buffet is only going to get greater. It would be easy for the internationally renowned, all-you-can-eat, upscale Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars Palace to rest on its reputation, but new executive chef Leticia Nunez is having none of that. We caught up the with the ambitious Nunez during dinner service and she let us in on some secrets, plans and goals she has for the crown jewel in Vegas’ buffet offerings.
The Bacchanal Buffet serves up to 4,000 people a day. That means 275 people an hour, every hour of every day, 365 days a year. It would be easy to fall into a routine where it’s about how quickly and how much the chefs can serve. But that is not the case at the Bacchanal Buffet.
“You have to make sure each person feels special,” Nunez says. “It’s about quality no matter how many guests we do.”
That quality experience is the reason why there are options such as crab legs two ways – chilled or steamed, fresh dessert crepes made with Nutella and a wagyu carving station. If a guest has a craving, the Bacchanal Buffet will do its best to fill it.
When the Bacchanal Buffet was being designed, it was Chef Nunez who was tasked with creating the food options from her home country. That means the Bacchanal is stocked with fresh street tacos with carne asada, chicken and al pastor pork made right in front of guests, homey hominy and pork stew, pozole. That means fresh salsas and guacamole. And coming soon, that means mole.
Nunez is a native of Oaxaca, the region of Mexico famous for its mole sauce. The chef promises three types of mole, each with its own deep flavors courtesy of fruit, spices, and chili pepper and sometimes chocolate.
At the age of 17, Nunez began her career in Napa Valley working at the famed French Laundry under the esteemed chef Thomas Keller. Twice named “Best Restaurant in the World” by Restaurant Magazine, it is a fabled place where chefs perfect technique and learn to maximize the usage of ingredients.
Nunez was also one of the chefs who helped open Guy Fieri’s El Burro Borracho at Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino, an eatery that represents the high energy television food presenter. Here Nunez worked on the over-the-top food creations that could only come from Fieri.
Pink Floyd reference aside, it is a tough balance to strike between sweet and savory at the Bacchanal Buffet. The American station is a centerpiece of the buffet and features all types of smoked meaty goodness. The brisket is a must-have item, according to Chef Nunez, and it is done in a way that will make bar-be-que aficionados proud.
A combination of apple and peach wood creates the bases for the smoke and the meat is cooked low and slow. The brisket, which has a basic sugar and acid marinade, stays in the smoker for 18 hours at a temperature of 180 degrees, creating all that deep, smoky flavor on the pull-apart beef.
Besides the smoked meat, Nunez loves the lobster bisque, the pozole and gnocchi alla Genovese. For dessert, her can’t miss items include lemon basil and rum raisin gelato.
Already one of the most impressive stations in the Bacchanal Buffet is the Asian area, but Nunez expects it to be revamped. The current section featuring a variety of Asian soups – everything from ramen to miso to laksa – will be overhauled so the broths will be seen by the diners and they will be able to view all the ingredients creating their soup, making it more interactive. The same spirit will find its way to the sushi station where hand rolls will be made up close.
While the big ticket items – smoked meats, chilled seafood, gelato – are there to stay, smaller plates will be changed out seasonally. That means dishes like pork cheek with truffle mashed potatoes and a truffle demi glaze and quail with polenta and berry reduction are working their way into the rotation now, but will be replaced by something else before you know it.
There are nine separate stations at Bacchanal Buffet. Each station is required to put out at least one vegan dish per meal period. Finding amazing plates like sweet and sour watermelon, grilled Italian vegetables with lemon dressing, and gazpacho shooters is easy.
Speaking of those nine food stations, let’s do some math. Each station creates three dishes per meal period with two meal periods per day. Nunez is in charge of the concepts and approval of each of these dishes. That’s 54 items each and every day the chef is stamping with her approval. It’s no wonder it takes a chef of her pedigree to take the Bacchanal Buffet to the next level.
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It’s still summer in Vegas. Pool parties are in full swing and there is definitely not a chill in the air, but it’s totally time to start thinking about fall.
Pre-season professional football is already underway, and the regular season is rapidly approaching on Sept. 7. We’re here to help you plan how to catch all of the action this year and get the best deals on game-day food and drinks. Here’s where to watch football in Las Vegas.
The Caesars Palace sports book is legendary and is always a high-energy spot to watch football. Watch the gridiron action on six massive 12-foot by 15-foot screens, a 20-foot by 50-foot LED board and 12 50-inch plasma screens.
There are 140 seats in the sports book with a 12-inch flat screen at every table. Reserved seating for sports bettors is based on availability. You can also grab a seat at the large bar in the sports book, which faces all of the TVs. Pro Tip: Touch the gloves of the Joe Louis statue near the sports book before making your bet. Rumor has it the Brown Bomber statue is lucky.
Want to sink into a nice, comfy chair and sit back to watch the game? Head to the sports book at The LINQ Hotel & Casino. We love their swanky seating and the HD big-screen viewing. The sports book has one giant screen that breaks down into multiple screens to show all of the action.
If you want a break for food, the sports book is conveniently located next to Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen + Bar where you can munch on brisket nachos, Fireball Whisky wings and burgers. You can also grab a drink in the nearby TAG sports bar.
Place your bets and watch the games at the new sports book at The Cromwell, which is set to open soon. Grab one of the comfortable chairs and catch all of the action on the state-of-the-art 32-foot by 9-foot LED video wall.
During football season indulge in drink specials including 16-ounce Miller Lite and Coors Light buckets (five beers per bucket) for $30; single aluminum cans for $7; El Jimador, Crown Royal and Absolut cocktails for $13 and Absolut and Red Bull for $17.
The Playing Field has a sleek, sophisticated vibe with 33 plasma TVs as well as two giant 103-inch screens. There’s a full-service bar that specializes in yard-long beers.
This sports book also boasts a convenient location if you want some game-day bites. Earl of Sandwich and Pink’s Hot Dogs are right next door and Ringer Wings, Pizza & Sliders is located adjacent to the sports book. Ringer will be offering beer bucket and drink specials all season as well as a free draft beer with purchase of a burger and waffle fry combo.
TAG at The LINQ is the ultimate sports bar. Not only do they stream sports from around the world 24 hours a day, they have more than 200 beers you can guzzle while watching. Half of the beer selection showcases domestic brews from 17 states and the other half features more than 25 imported beers from across the world. You’ll also find hand-crafted beer cocktails, known as hop’tails, which are made using fresh ingredients and an entire beer.
Catch the action on 43 TVs. There will be extra stadium seating for the games as well as drink and table packages. Your team isn’t playing? Have fun gambling on the touchscreen, tabletop screens or hologram blackjack table.
3535 at The LINQ features six VIP booths, which seat up to eight guests, each with two televisions, as well as six additional televisions placed throughout the space. There will be Man Cave packages available during football season that will include a VIP booth as well as food and drink packages.
Sip on creative cocktails at this infusion bar, which offers 35 custom-made infusions.
Looking for a place for you and your bros to watch the game in style? Montecristo Cigar Bar at Caesars Palace offers cigars, fine whiskeys and small bites in a sophisticated environment.
The 100-seat bar/lounge and gaming area offers guests four distinct experiences — The Signature Bar, The Library, The Courtyard and The Vault Room. In The Library you’ll find a 208-inch video wall made up of twelve 55-inch television screens, which makes it a premier spot to watch the games.
Football packages include:
Ballers ($200 per person)
Gridiron ($150 per person)
Draft Day ($100 per person)
This Celtic-themed sports bar and pub at The LINQ Promenade always has the biggest games on dozens of TVs throughout the venue. The famous Tilted Kilt Girls keep the party going and you can choose from more than 30 beers. Nosh on food with an Irish twist including pub pretzels with Guinness beer cheese sauce, shepherd’s pie, burgers, wraps, wings and sandwiches.
Catch the games at AmeriCAN at The LINQ Promenade and score some great drink deals during football games. They’ll be offering $20 buckets of Miller Lite (includes five cans), $35 Miller Lite Beer Towers (100 ounces), $10 Ketel One Bloody Marys and $5 Jack Daniel’s, Jack Honey and Jack Fire shots.
Be on the lookout for giveaways every Monday night.
O’Sheas Pub at The LINQ is always party central and it’ll be a fun place to watch football. There’s no charge for seating and there will be audio available for the games. Grab one of 50 types of beer, play a game of beer pong and cheer on your favorite team.
If wings are your thing, Chayo Mexican Kitchen + Tequila Bar at The LINQ Promenade will be offering 50-cent wings all day on Saturdays and Sundays and on Monday and Thursday evenings during football season. This offer is available at the upstairs and sidebar lounges only.
Flour & Barley at The LINQ Promenade will keep football fans happy with $5 shots of Jameson or Fireball and $5 Miller Lite. A happy hour menu will be available at the bar and lounge only during football games on Saturday and Sunday.
If you’ve got a group watching the game, you can enjoy a family pack that feeds four for $60. It includes a salad, choice of appetizer (wings or cheese bread) and a choice of a family-size pepperoni, cheese or Verdure pizza. For $100 you can enjoy a salad, appetizer, pizza and a pitcher of sangria or beer
BEER PARK at Paris Las Vegas is a sports lover’s paradise. The 10,000-square-foot deck overlooks the Strip and features dozens of TVs, 36 beers on tap and a menu full of typical game-day food like nachos, sausages and burgers.
In September, BEER PARK will transform into tailgate central with football viewing parties all season long, beginning on opening day.
BEER PARK will show every game with viewing available from every seat in the venue. Live betting will be available at BEER PARK’s in-house sports book.
Guests can indulge in tailgate-style food options, including the guacamole burger, made with pepper jack cheese, chipotle mayo and crispy jalapeño peppers, priced at $10.95; and the chile verde nachos, made with Montejo braised pork, hatch green chiles, cheese sauce, baked beans, herb crema and cotija cheese, priced at $13.95.
The bar and restaurant will celebrate college football season with viewing parties and a “Pigskin Pig Roast” every Saturday beginning Saturday, Aug. 26 through the end of the season.
The party will feature a whole pig slow-roasted to perfection, served as barbecue selections with traditional sides.
After the games, relax with a game of pool or enjoy BEER PARK’s adult-sized yard games including Jenga and Connect Four.
Burger Brasserie at Paris Las Vegas serves up gourmet burgers in a sports bar environment. Watch college and pro games on the mammoth 15-foot by 15-foot TV and 13 more plasma TVs throughout the venue.
Burger Brasserie will offer beer bucket and drink specials all season. Models will be passing out swag on Saturdays and Sundays during afternoon games. Get a free draft beer with purchase of a burger and fries combo.
Burgers include beef, lamb, chicken, turkey and veggie options. Be sure to pair them with a spiked milkshake like the Cap’N Crunch shake with vanilla ice cream, Cap’N Crunch cereal and Captain Morgan.
Chow down on all your Southern food favorites at this bar and restaurant at Harrah’s Las Vegas. Perfect game-day bites include loaded tater tots, fried mac & cheese balls, Chef Charlie’s Deviled Eggs, pulled brisket tacos and a variety of burgers.
On game days you can catch all of the action on TVs throughout the venue as well as a large screen on the stage. Enjoy game-day food specials, drink specials, giveaways from promo models and a fabulous all-you-can-drink Bloody Mary bar.
Football and all-American food are a great combination. Head to this casual restaurant at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino for a menu of favorites including Wisconsin cheese curds, chicken tenders, wings, burgers, potato skins and Messy Fries with steak chili, bacon, egg, cheese and onion. There’s also a full menu of beer, cocktails and wine.
There will be food and drink specials during fantasy football drafts and you can catch football games in the sports bar on 10 flat-screen TVs.
Yard House at The LINQ Promenade is a great place to munch on game-day food and indulge in one of 140 beers on tap. Shareable dishes include poke nachos, firecracker wings and an onion ring tower. There are dozens of TVs throughout the venue. Catch the Monday night game and enjoy happy hour from kickoff until the end of the game.
If you’re a fantasy football player, why not make your draft party a little over the top this year and hold it in a Vegas suite? Caesars Palace and Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino are offering the ultimate draft party packages.
The Caesars Palace package includes a newly renovated Julius Duplex Suite, Forum Tower Duplex Suite or a Nobu Hotel Sake Suite and a tailgate platter from Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill. The platter includes Hellfire wings, chicken tenders, fries, corn dogs and onion rings.
Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino offers several packages that include either an Ultra Panorama Suite or Ultra Apex Suite.
The Hail Mary includes a dozen spicy Buffalo wings, a dozen home-style chicken tenders, beer-battered onion rings, fries, a bucket of beer (Miller Lite or Coors Light, five beers in a bucket), and 375 mL bottle of New Amsterdam vodka and a liter of Bloody Mary mix.
The Field Goal package offers Italian meats, cheeses, lettuce, onions, tomatoes and Italian dressing on a two-foot hero roll with Mortadella, Genoa salami, Capicola and mozzarella. You’ll also get potato chips with onion dip and two buckets of Miller Lite or Coors Light (five beers in a bucket).
The Full Blitz features two 10-inch pizzas, a dozen spicy Buffalo wings and two buckets of Miller Lite or Coors Light (five beers in a bucket).
“World of Wonder,” better known as “WOW,” is coming to the Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino. The 90-minute spectacular has mesmerized more than 2.5 million people around the world for well over a decade. Taking over a customized showroom at the Rio Las Vegas complete with performance pool, “WOW – A Water Spectacular” will launch in Las Vegas on Sept. 26, 2017.
Tickets for “WOW” go on sale through Ticketmaster on Friday, Aug. 11. The show will be performed Tuesday through Sunday at 7 p.m. Tickets range from $49 to $169 plus taxes and fees.
So what can audience members expect? “WOW” is a water-based tour de force that features more than 30 amazing performing artists, including acrobats, daredevils, dancers, niche acts and musicians.
The theater itself also becomes a character in “WOW” with its stunning 180-degree performance area that features 3D multi-media projections, water walls and holograms. The Rio Showroom is currently being remodeled to include a custom-built stage and pool for the show.
“Audiences will be captivated by the splendor of stand-out visual elements, water effects and a breathtaking cast of performers,” said Damian Costa, Caesars Entertainment vice president of Las Vegas entertainment operations.
Performers from “WOW” have found acclaim all over the globe. Amazing acts hailing from multiple countries including the United States, Canada, Italy, The Netherlands, United Kingdom, Ukraine, France, Colombia and more are what makes “WOW” a must-see show.
One featured artist is Sylvia Sylvia, a semi-finalist from the hit television show “America’s Got Talent.” The sexagenarian South American stunt performer stuns audiences with her cross-bow and arrow act that includes a multi-bow setup in which Sylvia Sylvia ends up shooting an arrow through an apple that rests on her own head.
From the mind of prestigious director Hanoch Rosènn, look for the stars of tomorrow in “WOW.” Rosènn famously directed “Festigal” which saw “Wonder Woman” star Gal Gadot make her stage-acting debut in 2008.
Rosènn believes that WOW and the Rio are a perfect match. He states, “For more than 15 years we have been presenting ‘WOW’ with a new incarnation of the show every year,” says Rosènn. “I have always felt the show was perfect for Las Vegas so I am thrilled to bring “WOW” to North American audiences with the premiere at Rio.”
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The Chicago native has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide and scored several hits including “Right Here Waiting,” “Hold On To The Nights,” “Satisfied,” “Now And Forever” and more.
We can tell you why we love him. Whether it was his power ballads that got us in the feels or his signature lion mane mullet, what’s not to love about this ’80s heartthrob? And don’t lie — we know you waited by the radio to record his songs onto your blank cassette tapes!
You’ll get to see him up close versus listening to his tapes and sighing over his pictures in “Tiger Beat.” And hey, it sure beats having that “Tiger Beat” poster plastered in your locker, right? In the meantime, get to know the rock star on a whole new level.
We discussed everything from his upcoming Vegas show and beautiful wife / designer Daisy Fuentes to hilarious moments and even veganism. Honestly? We can chat with Marx now and forever.
First I want to start off – how do you keep your hair so nice? It looked great back then and it looks good now. What’s your secret?
It’s not a secret, and it’s really low maintenance. It was five, maybe 10, minutes back in the day. Now it’s five minutes. I’ve got it down. I’m just lucky to have it.
You are! That’s very good genes.
[Knocks on wood] Hope I keep this hairline for as long as possible!
So this is your first Vegas residency. How did it all come about?
I tour all the time and do shows all around the world. And [my agent] said, what you think about doing three weeks at the Flamingo but with your stripped down, acoustic show? And that I thought was interesting. I knew there’s no show like that in town.
Yeah, sounds very much like MTV’s Unplugged.
It’s almost like the anti-Vegas show. It’s not bells and whistles, glitz and glamour. It’s elegant. There’s gonna be beautiful lighting and some really cool video in the show.
There’s definitely beauty in simplicity in that — just hearing your talent.
I think with all the noise, people just want to sit and hear real music. It’s like you came over to my house and I’m just entertaining you. It’s fun, I have a lot of great stories, it’s very interactive. I love when people yell stuff out. So it should be a blast.
Have you ever attended a wedding and heard your song being played at the ceremony or reception?
I certainly have been asked to sing at a couple of friends’ weddings. In fact, one of my best friends, incredible musician Nathan East — bass player, used to play with Eric Clapton — asked me to sing my song, “Now and Forever.” It was a very intimate wedding. Lionel Richie was there. And so they said, now Richard’s going to sing for the bride and groom. And I sat down, looked up and started to sing [in a sing-song voice] “It’s the end of the world as you know it!” And then I did “Now and Forever.”
[Laughs] That’s a good way to break the ice. Since we’re on a jokey subject, have you ever heard of puns of your song titles throughout the years? Like, if you’re still right here waiting for me or how does one hold on to the memories?
[Laughs.] Yeah, how do you do that? Yeah, of course I’ve heard all of those. What’s funny is that now, especially in the last couple of years, [when] my wife Daisy needs to run into the pharmacy to grab something she’ll go, “Will you be right here waiting for me?”
Ha, love it! I’ve been doing those puns all week.
You’re in Vegas — what do you plan on doing for fun when you’re not doing your show?
We’re gonna hike. Daisy will be with me for most of the visit. So we’ve already mapped out some good hiking trails and places to go outside. We’ll probably make our way to some of the nicer restaurants after the show. Because my show is kind of early, we have the night to hang out. We love that. So a little bit of everything.
And I heard Daisy’s vegetarian? Vegan?
We’re both vegan, yeah!
I’m vegan too! High five to that!
[High fives] It’s tough, especially when you’re traveling.
I just wanted to commend you guys for that and people who are vegan. You just feel better!
Yeah for us, it’s not only a health thing. I try to explain to people I don’t judge anybody who doesn’t adhere to it. Just along the way, we saw things that we couldn’t un-see. We became aware of things. You see a documentary and you’re like, oh my God! I had no idea that chickens were treated that way, I never had any idea fish ate that. You never go back. Do you miss any of it?
Not at all. We’re on the same page and I’m so happy to hear that. You’ve written and produced so many songs for a lot of artists. Do you have a particular favorite collaboration or memory?
Not a favorite, almost every one of them have been a blast. I’ve worked with so many people. I’ve worked with Luther Vandross, I loved working with Barbra Streisand, I think I might be working with her again soon. We’re great friends. Working with her was such a thrill. I loved working with Keith Urban. I hope I do more with him. I loved working with N’Sync back in the day when they were huge.
You’re the sixth member right?
Yeah, pretty much! No, I was more like their dad.
I’ve been really lucky. I’ve gotten to work with my heroes. I’ve gotten to work with brand new young artists that taught me a thing or two as well.
If you had to pick one song of yours that best relates to Vegas, what would that be?
To Vegas? “Should have known better!” [Laughs.]
How about endless summer nights?
Maaaybe. I would probably go more with “Hazard,” “Should Have Known Better” or “Don’t Mean Nothing.”
There’s a lot. Do you think you’ll do a Vegas residency again, something more long term?
I think it depends on this. We’ll see how it goes. I hope so. I’d love to know that I’d be here a couple times a year and build relationships and my Vegas life here. And that would be fun. And Daisy’s up for it too. And it’s really close to L.A., so it’s easy.
Are there any artists or music that you like that nobody would expect?
The music that I listen to is all newer music. I love the artist Tove Lo. I love a lot of EDM. Since I met Daisy, and because of her musical tastes, I’ve been now exposed to a lot of Latin music and bossa nova. Music I didn’t really know before.
What do you like to do in your spare time besides hiking and spending time with your wife? What’s an unusual hobby?
I love quiet time with Daisy and our dogs. We rescued two pitbull mixes. I hang with my sons. They’re grown, so now it’s really fun to drink together and hang out.
It’s a party! And I imagine you’re more like the hip brother.
Yeah, exactly. Daisy and I traveled so much together in the few years we’ve been together. That was a big part of us realizing we were right for each other — you can travel with somebody for a long period of time and not get irritated. Loved every second. Travel is our ultimate luxury.
Wow, it just sounds like you’re living it up!
I am. Yeah, we’re really having fun.
Enjoy one of 15 performances of Richard Marx’s “Satisfied: Only The Hits” on the following dates:
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There are plenty of things to laugh at in Las Vegas that maybe you shouldn’t – the dude sporting socks with sandals or the lady leaving the club who totally can’t walk in her heels. Luckily there are plenty of shows designed to make you laugh where you won’t feel guilty for doing so. Here are a few of our favorite Las Vegas comedy shows guaranteed to bring out the laughs.
Caesars Palace has a roster packed with humorous headliners. Actor and comedian Jerry Seinfeld, known for his hilarious character on the sitcom “Seinfeld,” returns to the Strip regularly at The Colosseum. His observational humor will make you take a second look, and a laugh, at everyday situations. Comedic ventriloquist Jeff Dunham is also a Colosseum regular, bringing his nutty characters like Walter, Achmed, Peanut and José Jalapeño to make you laugh. Political correctness goes out the window but hey, Dunham’s not the one saying all these irreverent things. Blame his cast of colorful characters, or better yet, thank them for the laughs.
Just outside Caesars Palace is one of the funniest shows in Las Vegas. The humor in “Absinthe” might make your mama blush but she’s guaranteed to laugh too. Its humor is crude. It’s raunchy. It’s over-the-top in all the best ways. The show’s host, The Gazillionaire, has no boundaries so don’t be surprised if he picks on you. This show definitely falls in the NSFW category but the unexpected level of dirty fun is what makes it one of the most talked about shows on the Strip.
Hypnosis loosens your inhibitions like nothing else and Anthony Cools uses it to humorous effects in his show at Paris Las Vegas. Willing participants in the Anthony Cools Showroom are uncensored once they fall under his spell so expect some raunchy humor with no boundaries. If you or your friends end up on stage, you’ll have something to really laugh about for years to come.
Speaking of adult humor, Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man, also in the Anthony Cools Showroom, is just what you would expect with a show name like that. Kendra Wilkinson from “Kendra on Top” and “The Girls Next Door” and Jai Rodriguez from “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” put a hilarious spin on sex tips that’s guaranteed to entertain you unlike memories of your antiquated sex ed class. Imagine getting sex tips from a Playboy Playmate. This is literally the stuff of your teenage dreams and now you can get it in real life.
A grown man in a dragon costume cradling a Chihuahua is funny enough, but wait until he starts talking. Piff the Magic Dragon at Flamingo Las Vegas takes dry humor and irreverence to a new level with an act that cracked up the “America’s Got Talent” judges.
Piff is one of two “America’s Got Talent” alum entertaining crowds at Bugsy’s Cabaret at the Flamingo Las Vegas. Tape Face brings humor à la Charlie Chaplin with his modern-day mime act. His physical humor is enough to make you laugh, without needing words. His act is laced with puppetry but this isn’t kiddie story time; you’ll be cracking up even if Tape Face never cracks and breaks character.
You might not expect one of the funniest shows on the Strip to be a family-friendly magic show but believe it. Mac King brings humor to Harrah’s with his zany tricks in the Harrah’s Showroom. Don’t be surprised if you laugh as much as your kids. You’ll never look at goldfish the same way again!
Ralphie May makes no apologies for his brand of humor with his “No Apologies” show, also in the Harrah’s Showroom. The “Last Comic Standing” vet is skilled at both clean and dirty sets but given he makes no apologies with his Harrah’s show, he can go wide open for all levels of laughs.
Who knew menopause was so funny? Actress Cindy Williams from Laverne & Shirley puts the humor in the change of life as she joins the cast “Menopause the Musical“, which men will get a kick out of too. Popular songs are rewritten with silly references about what women go through. The Bee Gee’s “Night Fever” becomes “Night Sweatin’” and “Stayin’ Alive” becomes “Stayin’ Awake.” You’ll laugh along in the Harrah’s Cabaret, whether you’ve experienced “the change” already or not.
Some people may think “50 Shades of Grey” stories are humorous because it’s not exactly Shakespearean literature. Set the far-fetched plot to music and you’ve got the recipe for hilarity. “50 Shades! The Parody” will have you busting out laughing in the Windows Showroom, whether you’ve read the books or not. Some of the minor characters nearly steal the show with their overly dramatic takes on the sexually-charged spoof.
“The Miss Behave Game Show” is rapid-fire humor for the “Monty Python” lovers out there, that takes place in The Back Room at Bally’s. The show relies heavily on audience participation so come ready to let yourself get sucked into the zany show that’s a combo of a variety show, dance party and boozy game show. Lovers of laughs are the real winners here.
Cheers!, Santé!, Sláinte!, Prost! No matter how you say it, it’s time to raise a pint and toast to International Beer Day. The global celebration of all things beer is tomorrow, so in honor of such an important holiday, we came up with a list of places on the Las Vegas Strip where you can drink a good beer.
Stopping in to a pub for a pint is a huge part of British culture so of course you can find a good beer at Gordon Ramsay’s authentic British pub. The pub serves 36 beers on tap in addition to another 63 bottled beers.
You’ll find lagers, pale ales, IPAs, wheat ales, brown and Scottish ales, porters, stouts, ciders and seasonal selections. If you have a hard time deciding, you can order a beer flight with four 4-ounce tasters. We suggest you go for the UK flight with Bass, Boddingtons, Innis & Gunn and Newcastle.
The menu at Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill features dishes that pair well with beer, including English ale onion soup, shepherd’s pie, a selection of sausages and the classic fish and chips.
If you’re an American beer fan, well, the name of this bar says it all. AmeriCAN has a beer menu of nearly 70 selected beers served in cans and some on draft. The bar seeks to offer a different beer from each of the 50 U.S. states.
Grab a brew and enjoy views of the High Roller from the patio or gather your friends for a game of beer pong or corn hole.
AmeriCAN doesn’t serve food, but they have a BYOG (Bring Your Own Grub) policy. Our advice: Head to In-N-Out Burger across the way, pick up a burger and fries and pair it with your beer.
When it’s beer o’clock, Yard House is always a good bet. If you can’t find a beer you love here, we may have to take away your membership in the beer-of-the-month club. Yard House features a center island bar and a glass-enclosed keg room, housing thousands of gallons of beer, which is available in a half-yard, pint or a shorty. There’s a choice of 160 taps of imported, craft and specialty ales, lagers, fruit beers, dark beers, wheat beers and much more.
Yard House also serves limited drafts and seasonal drafts. We love their Chalkboard Series – a rotating selection of draft beers selected monthly and offering unique beers from local, domestic and imported brewers.
The LINQ Promenade location is situated with a prime view of the High Roller observation wheel from its large outdoor patio. If beer makes you want to eat, Yard House’s menu offers more than 130 items including things like burgers, salads, flatbreads, pasta, pizza and street tacos.
Sin City Brewing Co. is a local Las Vegas craft brewery launched in 2003. They offer five signature beers and a variety of seasonal selections. The beers are produced in small batches (100 kegs at a time) using premium raw materials and a strict adherence to the Reinheitsgebot, the 1516 German beer purity law.
The five beers include: Weisse is Nice, a traditional German Hefeweizen; Never Pass Up a Blonde – a light beer; Say Hello to Amber, an amber lager; The Ale with a Tale, a full-bodied British-style India Pale Ale; and The Dark Side of Sin, a traditional Irish dry stout with a roasted coffee-like taste and a hint of chocolate.
Beer Park is pretty much what it sounds like. Located on a 10,000-square-foot deck overlooking the Las Vegas Strip, Beer Park features a park-like setting with an outdoor grill, games and picnic tables.
And, as you’d expect from a bar from Budweiser, they serve beer. A lot of beer. You’ll find more than 100 draft, can and bottle beer selections, including 36 beers on tap. It’s not only Budweiser. Draft beers include choices like Hoegaarden, Goose Island, Guinness, Shock Top, Sierra Nevada and Kona. In bottles you’ll find Deschutes Brewery, Dogfish Head, St. Pauli Girl, Sam Adams and more.
If you’re really thirsty, Beer Park offers large bottled beers and large beer cans. We’re talking 22-ounce Widmer Devil, 16.9-ounce Goose Island and 25-ounce Bud Light Chelada.
To honor International Beer Day, Beer Park will offer an “Around the World” special, a bucket of six beers from six different countries – U.S.A.’s Budweiser, Belgium’s Delirium Tremens, Mexico’s Estrella Jalisco, Netherlands’ Heineken, Japan’s Kirin Light and Germany’s Schönramer Gold, priced at $35.
Flour & Barley serves some amazing pizza, but if it’s the barley part that intrigues you, you’ll be happy about that too. They have an extensive craft beer program including cask ales.
You’ll find everything from fruit beers to wheat beers, stouts, porters, ambers and lagers.
Flour & Barley also serves cask beer, which has been aged and re-fermented in the cask – not pasteurized or filtered.
If you want to try a little bit of everything, you’ll want to order a flight with Firestone Walker 805, Pizza Port Chronic Ale, Lagunitas IPA, Miller Lite, New Belgium Snapshot Wheat, a seasonal draft and seasonal cask.
TAG is a beer lover’s paradise and a good place to try some new brews. If you’re a beer newbie, the staff at TAG can help. Team members at the bar are Beer Service Certified, making them the largest certified staff in the country.
TAG offers more than 200 bottled, can and large format brews from the United States and around the world, Approximately half of the beer selection showcases domestic brews from 17 states; the other half of the menu features more than 25 imported beers from around the world.
If you want to mix things up, try TAG’s hand-crafted beer cocktails, known as hop’tails, which are made with fresh ingredients and an entire beer.
TAG also showcases pour-your-own draft tables, using a self-serve system where guests are encouraged to pour to their heart’s content.
If you remembered those hilarious “Worse Case Scenario” books, we’re right there with you. While you may never have to fend off an alligator or escape underwater bondage, we’re still drawn to the solutions for these far-fetched situations. But imagine reading something useful that pertained to Vegas mishaps. That’s where we come in.
Heaven forbid anything detrimental happens to you in Vegas, but our handy guide may do you some good while you’re out and about in Sin City. And look on the bright side: You’re far from fending off any alligators.
Uh-oh! You told your crew you’d be back “real quick” from the restroom at Caesars Palace to touch up your makeup, but guess what? It turned into one serious selfie session. Then you started texting that guy again. (You know who we’re talking about!) Before you know it, your squad’s long gone.
Fear not! If 1) your phone is out of battery power and 2) you have no clue where to look, it’s all good. This is your chance to make new friends. Or, pick a meeting place like under the chandelier at OMNIA Nightclub or under the bosom at Cleopatra’s Barge. You’re guaranteed to find your crew by the naked David statue, over by Nobu Restaurant. You should be back with your gals in no time.
Who wants to be around a hangry person? Certainly not you. And if you’re the hangry person, we’re sure your friends have seen the wrath before. What’s worse than being hangry? Hangry and hungover. Nothing shrieks disaster more than a hangover, right?
Walk-up food spots like eatwell at The Cromwell work great, especially if you’re going to party all night at Drai’s Nightclub. Even if it’s 2 in the morning and you’re on your last wheel, no worries. Sober up with some serious eats. Tons of places are open around the clock, like Café Americano at Caesars Palace or Hash House A Go Go at The LINQ Hotel & Casino. Check out our favorite late night munchies that’ll take you from hangry to happy.
Vegans, we didn’t forget about you. We’d be a hangry bunch too if we were limited to boring salads and the same old fruit plates See our blog with the best vegan bites.
You’re in line, your feet are starting to hurt in your five-inch stilettos and you can’t even see the front of the line. What. The. Heck.
There are ways to ditch the line, or at least speed up the process. When you see those guys decked out in suits passing out flyers to a club, stop and actually get one. Your name can be put on a guest list and if you’re with a group of ladies, that helps a lot too. Word of advice: If you’re a guy with 10 other guys, you may never see the front of that line. Split up with your bros and make friends with some of the ladies. This will raise your chances on getting in.
Don’t forget: There’s always the option of buying a table and ordering bottle service. Clubs love these kind of guests. Read our Vegas club guide to find out more.
You may look at this and go, duh drink water! But dehydration in Vegas is no joke. And we all fall victim to it, especially if we’re out having a blast. Nothing’s worse than getting dehydrated in a desert. Besides guzzling water, a sports drink or even taking a B-12 shot, slow down and just take a breather. Sit at one of the many benches in The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace and admire your surroundings. And because we’re huge fans of ice cream, check out Amorino at The LINQ Promenade to cool down. Here are other ways to stay cool in Vegas.
We’ve all experienced last-minute wardrobe mishaps. Broken zipper. A rip in the most obvious and awkward place. A dress size too small. Your favorite heels breaking. It is a total downer and makes you want to say, screw going out!
Lucky for you, shops in Vegas stay open until late. So even if you have a wardrobe malfunction after 10 p.m., there’s hope. And if you’re balling on a budget, make a beeline to The Forum Shops’ three-story H&M. It closes at midnight on Fridays and Saturdays and 11 p.m. on weekdays. You can even spring for new shoes.
P.S.: Walking barefoot after partying all night counts as a wardrobe no-no. It’s also gross and unsanitary. If your heels are hurting like no tomorrow, pack a pair of roll-up flats in your purse. These are a life saver.
Ever try helping your grandparents (or even parents) figure out their tablets or smartphones? It’s the cutest thing ever. Can you imagine leaving them with a GoPro while they’re on vacation? Oh, the possibilities!
Even if things go wrong, own it like this GoPro dad did. Had he used the camera properly, this video wouldn’t have gone viral. Sometimes the best videos aren’t the ones you mean to take anyway. But if you’re paranoid, your bestie can always be your backup photographer. You can also scope out the best spots in Vegas to take pictures.
Stop in at Photo And Go at The LINQ Promenade to memorialize your trip with printed pictures.
Stuck in an airport due to a flight reschedule? Make the most of it like Richard Dunn did. If you thought Tom Hanks in “The Terminal” was good, wait until you see this rendition of “All By Myself.”
This is by far the most creative time spent in the airport and one that led to Dunn get tickets to Céline Dion’s Vegas show and meeting the superstar. We’re dying to see someone do a version of Backstreet Boys or Britney Spears. And who knows? Strangers might even join in the fun with killer choreography.
Missed your flight? Read our solution above. OK, bye.
We’re kidding. Missing a flight isn’t fun, but that’s the case in other cities. If you’re in Vegas, is it really a bad thing? That just means you have one more day to party. Hop online and book another night in Vegas.
You wake up the next morning and discover… you’re not alone. There’s someone cuddled right next to you. And uh-oh… what’s that ring doing on your finger?
Before you head into panic mode, make sure it was a real ceremony. Wedding coordinators and ministers are sniffing out these spontaneous acts. But if you convinced even the professionals and got married for real, that’s why there’s always the A-word. But say it really is love at first sight. You’ll need to get a real Vegas wedding you can remember.
Or say you didn’t tie the knot but still made a commitment you regret. You can ditch your date as easy as 1-2-3. Nothing says leaving your date behind by escaping on the 550-foot-tall High Roller observation wheel. Check out our Vegas dating blog for more fun and foolproof tips.
It’s the end of the world as we know it…
We really don’t know when the world is going to end, but if the apocalypse happens in Vegas consider it a treat. If you want to take cover, hide in the basement but still have the time of your life, Drai’s After Hours at The Cromwell is perfect. Not only are you in the basement, this late-night haunt stays open so late it’s early. We’re talking 10 a.m. early. An apocalypse is one good reason party and we like to think you’ll be safe and sound here.
You and your sweetie end up in a huge fight that it makes a real apocalypse look like a cake walk. Listen — tiffs happen. You just need a break. And what better way to spend some alone time than a fun, harmless Vegas adult show?
Gals, you need to check out Tyson Beckford in Chippendales, now through the beginning of September. Fellas can have their fix with X Rocks, which incorporates both beautiful dancers and ’80s heavy rock music. Both shows are located inside the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino.
Once you’ve de-stressed, have a romantic dinner at Eiffel Tower Restaurant at Paris Las Vegas. Here you can exchange stories of your previous night’s shenanigans.
These are the worst, especially when they happen at the start of your Vegas trip. To avoid these from happening, make sure you slather that SPF generously. A floppy hat never goes out of style, and it keeps the sun rays from attacking your precious skin. Plus, all hotels have a sundries / pool essentials shop.
To avoid the sun altogether (but still have a blast by the pool), we recommend an air-conditioned and fully-stocked VIP cabana. You’ll be living the good life and your skin will thank you. Many Las Vegas spas also offer treatments to soothe your damaged skin that’ll leaving you feeling refreshed and new.
Stay disaster-free and busy with more things to do in Vegas.
So you think you got your Vegas food game on lock? You know all the Vegas hot spots and you know exactly what to order at each place.
Well, guess what hot shot? Secret menus are trending right now and some of the most unique and delectable items won’t be found on a traditional menu. Here are some of our favorite secret menu options. But remember, ssshhhh. Keep this between us:
The Las Vegas branch of the storied New York Italian eatery has so many items off-the-menu that those items could form a separate menu. Roasted peppers, veal Marsala, sausage and peppers and onions, pasta aglio olio, frutti di mare – the list goes on. Check out the chicken cacciatore with its flavorful sauce along with peppers, mushrooms and peas. It’s an old-school classic.
The dish known as Sea + Land takes the well-worn surf and turf and reinvents it by taking it to the pinnacle of luxury. Executive Chef Julien Asseo has taken the highest high-end items available and put them together on this awe-inspiring plate. A5 Japanese wagyu beef is seared then grilled in a bincho-tan. Maine lobster tail is poached in bouillon then bathed in brown butter. Lobster ravioli, glazed cauliflower, carrot puree, lobster chips, watercress and lobster bordelaise sauce finish this dish of extravagance. It will empty your wallet but fill your belly!
Yo cuz! The South Philly bad boy Steve Martorano has got a secret menu for you that injects his East Coast swagger with traditional Italian favorites. Items included a fresh, never frozen classic calamari with spicy San Marzano tomatoes, a kicked up home-style steak pizzaiola, a scrumptious and creamy penne cognac with jumbo shrimp and pancetta and luscious spaghetti with jumbo lump crab. These are familiar tastes done Steve’s way. Come and get some…cuz!
The celebrity chef / television star has a new burger he’s offering for a limited time in conjunction with the airing of his new TV show, “The F Word.” You might yell the “F word” with enjoyment after trying this amazing meat monster. The patty is a blend of 27-day, dry-aged New York strip, ribeye and barbecue short rib. It’s topped with frisee, pickled shallots and lemon vinaigrette. We hope the show – and therefore the burger – gets renewed.
The Italian joint in the upscale shops attached to Caesars Palace is known for its titanic portions. We used that word on purpose because of the dessert known as The Titanic (pictured above). (#promove) That treat features enormous amounts of ice cream, whipped cream, hot fudge and caramelized fruit all sitting on top of a chocolate torta. The tugboat is this dessert’s younger brother, featuring all the same ingredients in smaller – yet still ginormous – amounts.
Here’s a classic steakhouse meal advertised in an old-school way: word of mouth. A 12 oz salt-crusted prime rib plus a delicious Caesar salad or rich French onion soup for the reasonable cost of $35 is served Sunday through Thursday as long as you ask for it. It’s a winning deal.
The country fresh, twisted farm food that comes in enormous portions has something for everyone – including those who are stuck deciding between breakfast and lunch. The breakfast burger features two Angus beef patties. Of course, normal patties wouldn’t really capture what HHAGG is all about, so these patties are stuffed with ham and melted cheese. Your arteries still have room for more so the burger is topped scrambled eggs and the normal accouterments. This might be your answer between breakfast and lunch, but one question you won’t have to answer afterwards is, “What’s for dinner?” Because you’ll be in a food coma.
The frankfurter outpost that offers all things hot dogs on its large menu even has a weenie for those that want to go beyond the print. In honor of magician Mat Franco, who is a resident headliner at the hotel, HD offers up the magic of a weenie named after him. It’s a char-grilled hot dog with mustard, chili, onion, celery salt, and pepper. Now you see it. Now you don’t… you know, because you ate the whole thing and it’s in your belly. Boom. That happened.
The worst kept secret in secret menus is housed with the West Coast’s favorite burger chain. You can ask for thing as simple as an extra toasty bun on your burger or go protein style with no bun at all and just lettuce blanketing your patties. Why you would do the latter is beyond us but that’s not really the point. If a double-double won’t satisfy your appetite for beef, ask for more patties and more bread – example 4 x 4. You can get a root beer float or extra crispy fries. Most importantly, you can get your burger (or fries) done animal style which features mustard grilled patties, pickles, grilled onions, melty cheese and sauce.
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Summer may be coming to an end, but believe us when we say it stays sizzling in Vegas. But if this is your last summer hoorah, you gotta live it up. Here are things to do in Las Vegas in August:
If you’re a Wild N’ Out fan, the pools at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino are the place to be all summer long. This Vegas pool hosts the first ever World Wildest Pool Party series starring Nick Cannon every Sunday from Aug. 6 through Sept. 10. Doors open at 10 a.m. Be on the lookout — there will be special celebrity guests throughout the summer.
Flamingo GO Pool’s Night Jams is going to be lit. And we’re not just talking about hyped up: Alternative band Lit joins Alien Ant Farm for a crazy night of rock ‘n roll on Sunday, Aug. 6. Channel your late ’90s post-grunge self and get ready to jump all night. Don’t be your worst enemy, or even a smooth criminal. Go see these two bands rock out.
Classic rock fans, rejoice: Rock n’ Roll Hall Of Famer Steve Miller and his band will sing all the hits from the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s including “Fly Like An Eagle,” “The Joker,” “Take The Money And Run” and “Jet Airliner.” See them perform live at The Colosseum inside Caesars Palace. What are you waiting for? Fly Like An Eagle to Vegas and see them Aug. 8 at 7 p.m.
Even after all these years, pop princess Britney still drives us crazy — in a good way, of course. If you loved Britney’s music videos, you’ll love her live show, “Britney: Piece Of Me.” In her various stage routines, she draws inspiration from her videos but takes it to the next level. You’ll hear all your favorites like “Crazy” and “Oops!…I Did It Again” and we bet you’ll be dancing your tail feather off all night. Catch her Vegas show at The AXIS at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on the following dates: Aug. 9, 11-12, 16, 18, 19, 23, 25-26 and 30. Show starts at 9 p.m.
What you know about that (what you know about that)? T.I. aka TIP aka King of the South brings his rap game to Drai’s Nightclub at The Cromwell on Saturday, Aug. 12. TIP is known for rap hits like “What You Know,” “Whatever You Like” and “What Up, What’s Happanin’?” His collaboration with Justin Timberlake, “Dead And Gone” earned a Grammy nod.
Grammy Award-winning artist Richard Marx will be right here waiting for you at Flamingo Las Vegas. The talented singer/songwriter/producer performs his greatest hits during his limited engagement, “Satisfied: Only The Hits.” Sing along to all your favorites like “Right Here Waiting,” “Should’ve Known Better” and “Hold On To The Nights” starting Aug. 15. Additional August show dates include: August 16-19; 22-26; 29-31. He’ll also perform Sept. 1-2. All shows start at 7:30 p.m.
Many say some guys have all the luck but you’ll be the one who’s really lucky: Rod Stewart brings his live show to Vegas this month at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. You’ll hear all the hits, including “Some Guys Have All The Luck,” “Maggie May,” “Hot Legs” and “You’re In My Heart,” among many others. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. nightly on the following dates: Aug. 18, 19, 22, 26, 27 and 29.
Get ready for some splish-splashin’ fun at The LINQ Pool. See D-Trix, member of Qwest Crew and former “So You Think You Can Dance” contestant on Saturday, Aug. 19. (He did a way cool LINQ video last year.) Kickstart parties include a live DJ set, drink specials, pool toys and a whole lot of fun under the sun.
See Steve Martin and Martin Short in “An Evening You Will Probably Forget For The Rest Of Your Lives” at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. Get ready to laugh all night with these “Saturday Night Live” alums as they talk about their years in comedy, as well as funny outlooks on everyday life.
Get a feel of the islands with reggae artist J Boog performing at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas at The LINQ Promenade. J Boog is popular for hits like “Let’s Do It Again,” “Waiting On The Rain” and “Sunshine Girl.” He’s here for one night only on Friday, Aug. 25, so catch him while you can. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Before the show, grab a bite a sushi burrito at Jaburritos, located across Brooklyn Bowl. From Monday through Friday, you can enjoy half-off sake sangria and beer.
Flamingo GO Pool’s Night Jams welcomes rock band Smash Mouth. They’ll perform their hits from the ’90s. You better go and catch this “All Star” performance on Sunday, Aug. 27. Show starts at 7 p.m.
We’re approaching the end of summer, so we have pools on our mind. Looking for fun ideas? Besides Kickstart at The LINQ and Nick Cannon’s pool party at Planet Hollywood mentioned earlier, you can also head to Caesars Palace’s Garden of The Gods Pool Oasis. Spoil yourself with poolside spa services by Qua Baths & Spa. For a fun and casual day, Harrah’s Las Vegas has loungers at the shallow end of the pool. You can read more in our Vegas pool personality blog.
You don’t have much time to take advantage of the High Roller’s summer family special. For $59, enjoy a daytime ride that includes admission for two adults and two youth tickets. Children three and younger ride free. This special is good through Monday, Sept. 4.
Throughout the month of August, you can enjoy Amorino’s flavor of the month, sudachi, which is a Japanese citrus fruit. We hear it’s the world’s best fruit. (By the way, all of the gelato treats at Amorino at The LINQ Promenade are vegan-friendly.) We still have tons of hot days ahead, so discover more ways to keep cool in Vegas.
You deserve to live a little, so why not treat yourself to a newly-renovated Palace Tower room at Caesars Palace? Every room is remodeled, so you’re guaranteed to experience a room that’s new. We’re huge fans of the double-door shower, which takes you from the bathroom to the bedroom. You’ll also dig the hip decor with clean lines, grey interior and bold accents.
This legendary rock duo brings their talent to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. THE WHO formed in 1964 and sold more than 100 million records worldwide. Popular hits include “Who Are You?” “Love Reign O’er Me” and “My Generation,” to name a few. They’re also the first rock band to take residency at The Colosseum since the venue opened in 2003. Enjoy them on the following dates: Aug. 1, 4, 7, 9 and 11. Show starts at 8 p.m.
You know you want him: Pitbull returns to Vegas and heats up The AXIS stage at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. If you’re ready to see Mr. 305 take over the 702, your summer just got even better. Pitbull is popular for his smash hits “I Know You Want Me,” “Time Of Our Lives” and “Give Me Everything.” He’ll only be here on Wednesday, Aug. 2, then Friday and Saturday, Aug. 4-5. Show starts at 9 p.m. ¡Dale!
Celebrate International Beer Day on at Paris Las Vegas’ Beer Park on Friday, Aug. 4.
BEER PARK offers an “Around the World” special. Priced at $35, it includes a bucket of six beers from six different countries: U.S.A.’s Budweiser, Belgium’s Delirium Tremens, Mexico’s Estrella Jalisco, Netherlands’ Heineken, Japan’s Kirin Light and Germany’s Schönramer Gold. Pair your drinks with beer-infused grub like Shock Top-marinated bratwurst or fish and chips, prepared with Shock Top-battered Alaskan cod and served with crinkle cut fries.
You can also play pool, foosball and oversized Jenga and Connect Four.
The Cromwell heats up with R&B singer Jeremih, taking over Drai’s Nightclub stage on Friday, Aug. 4. Popular for the hits “Birthday Sex,” “Worthy,” “Down On Me” and “Don’t Tell ‘Em.” Get your drink on — and your groove on — to your favorite Jeremih songs.
EDC may be long gone until next summer, but it doesn’t mean you have to miss out on electronic music. We’re expecting you to dance ‘til the wheels fall off. Calvin Harris performs at OMNIA Nightclub at Caesars Palace on Friday, Aug. 4. The party continues with Zedd the following night on Saturday, Aug. 5.
This is how we do it in Vegas: Hang out with Montell Jordan at Flamingo’s GO Pool. We’re sure he’s going to have somethin’ for the hunnies. His ’90s hit, “This Is How We Do It” stays a club banger (22 years later!). It’s great hearing this song through the speakers, but even better when Mr. Montell sings it right in front of you.