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Dinner and a movie dates are so passé. Crank your next date night up to 11 with an exciting night at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. Known mainly for Chippendales and the World Series of Poker, Rio has plenty more to offer, especially for rock stars like you. Start your evening with some friendly competition and work up an appetite at KISS by Monster Mini Golf. Refuel with flavorful Mexican fare at Guy Fieri’s El Burro Borracho then impress your date with your best air guitar as you rock out to ‘80s hair band favorites at the feel-good musical Rock of Ages.
Chances are you and your date sport Fitbit trackers, so friendly competition already fuels your relationship. KISS by Monster Mini Golf offers the perfect excuse to display your golfing prowess – or at least your sense of humor if Jordan Spieth is not your spirit animal. Some couples may opt to check egos at the door and chuck the score card from the start. Regardless of whether you keep score, you’ll enjoy the 13,000 square feet of black light fun. That’s almost enough room for Gene Simmons’ ridiculously long tongue. Imagine the scene: Your date asks for help achieving the perfect swing. You have no choice but to wrap your arms gently around her (or him). You swing toward the giant guitar obstacle and boom – hole in one! Fun golf course aside, this attraction has plenty of sweet photo ops plus memorabilia from one of the greatest bands to ever “Rock and Roll All Nite.”
You’ll need to fuel up after all those holes-in-one or even more so if you managed to five-putt each of them. Grab your ticket to Flavortown and take your date to Guy Fieri’s El Burro Borracho where the rock ‘n’ roll soundtrack sets the perfect backdrop to Guy’s fun and delicious Mexican food. The restaurant’s artwork highlights Fieri’s life story through a tattoo-style depiction by his tattoo artist Craig Fraser. If El Burro Borracho, aka The Drunken Donkey, inspires your next couple’s tattoo then visit neighboring Count’s Tattoo Company and immortalize your love for each other, or for tacos!
Kick things off with a tequila flight and impress your date with your knowledge of reposados and añejos or just sound authoritative and choose whichever of the four flights has the most amusing name. “Lost in Tijuana,” anyone? If you need a little more than just lime with your tequila, try a margarita like Fieri’s signature Caliente Margarita with jalapeño-infused El Jimador and fresh cilantro. Definitely start your meal with Grilled Street Corn coated with cream, chile de arbol, cilantro, lime, mayo and crumbled Cotija cheese. Sure, corn on the cob is messy and might not be the ideal romantic date food but this is worth carrying some floss in your purse or pocket. It’s just that good. Let your date lead the way with selecting additions to Guy’s Guacamole like chorizo, roasted pineapple or even lobster. ¡Que rico! Main dishes include street tacos, enchiladas, burritos, chimichangas and fajitas but the Build Your Borracho Platter offers a chance to sample several. The carne asada is a must! Remember it’s date night and sharing is caring. You’ll want to end the meal with some sweets with your sweetheart and the Fried Ice Cream is the way to go. The crispy coated fried ball of vanilla ice cream is served with vanilla ice cream plus cinnamon-infused Mexican chocolate sauce and a white chocolate spicy rum sauce.
Your sweet tooth may be satisfied but now it’s time for some ‘80s ear candy. “Don’t Stop Believin’” this will be an amazing crescendo to rock ‘n’ roll date night. Rock of Ages tells the story of a boy “born and raised in South Detroit” and a “small-town girl” who find love in LA. Journey puns aside, if you’re not singing along and gazing into each other’s eyes by the end of this irresistibly fun show, you’re doing it wrong. Get up and dance, work off those tasty tacos and remember an era where soaring vocals were only topped in volume by big hair. There’s always the option to make it a truly unforgettable night by returning to KISS by Monster Mini Golf to make things official in the at the ultimate rock star wedding chapel. Rock on, lovebirds!
Caesars Palace is turning 50 and golden anniversary food and beverage specials let you eat and drink like a Caesar without spending an entire gold bar. Work up an appetite on the walking tour of the famed property then find a meal or cocktail special that’s calling your name. Join in the fun and indulge in delectable treats commemorating the 50th anniversary at Caesars Palace. Unless otherwise noted, specials run through the end of August, 2016.
The opulent buffet takes it back to yesteryear with retro 1966 desserts from the year Caesars Palace opened. The Bacchanal Buffet’s 50th dessert station includes 50th Anniversary logo chocolate cupcakes with gold foil. Next try the Palace Court Sparkling Champagne Gelee with strawberries. Go back a few decades with the Magical Empire Ambrosia Trifle, a tropical compote layered with chiffon cake crumble and Chantilly cream. Enjoy a special dessert from the original Circus Maximus at Caesars Palace with the Rhum Baba with summer fruits coulis.
Beijing Noodle No. 9
Live large with the lobster special at Beijing Noodle No.9 where you can indulge in Maine lobster for $19.66 per pound. Orders are approximately 2.5-3 pounds and are available one per table, from 4-6 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Wine fans can rejoice with half off all wines (Moet & Chandon excluded) available daily from 2-4 p.m.
New York favorite DiFara Pizza offers a $19.66 pizza combo with two slices and a beer in the Forum Food Court.
Get your daily boost with a commemorative Golden Frappucino available in multiple sizes at the Forum Food Court coffee shop.
Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill
Dine on a three-course specialty menu in honor of the Caesars Palace 50th at Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill. Begin with a choice of Caesar salad (how appropriate!) or roasted tomato soup with basil bread. Next up is a choice of three entrees starting with Yorkshire ale batter fish & chips with fresh dill tartar sauce, minted mushy peas and lemon. Another option is bangers & mash which is a medley of chicken, beef and pork English sausages with onion gravy and mashed potatoes. Curry lovers can opt for the butter chicken curry with saffron basmati rice, yogurt and naan bread. Dessert is a sticky toffee pudding with ice cream.
Restaurant Guy Savoy
Discover your new favorite indulgence with Restaurant Guy Savoy’s pre fixe Discovery Menu, priced at $150 per person. It includes an asparagus variation, rack of lamb stuffed rigatoni gratin and coconut six ways. Please note the restaurant will be closed from July 25-August 17.
Mesa Grill has several tasty options to celebrate the 50th anniversary. Begin with a Southwestern Chicken Pot Pie lunch for $19.66. Get a double dose of Mesa and come back for the $19.66 dinner appetizer of shrimp cocktail with tomatillo-horseradish sauce. A special three-course dinner will be available for $50 per person and will feature a rotating menu of seasonal delights. Mesa specials run through August 5.
Montecristo Cigar Bar
Montecristo Cigar Bar gets in on the anniversary action with the $50 Montecristo Experience including the delicious Old Homestead Burger from the neighboring steakhouse, the San Cristobal Elegancia cigar and the Rolling smoke Mojito.
Party at MR CHOW with the 50/50 cocktail for $19.66 to honor 50 years of Caesars Palace and 50 years of MR CHOW. This classy cocktail includes Martell XO Cognac, Thatcher’s Yumberry Liquer, yuzu juice, red shiso mint syrup and a red shiso mint sprig for garnish.
Head to the bar at Nobu for a $50 bento box featuring a surprise assortment of favorites from the famed sushi restaurant.
Meat and potatoes fans can make the most of the $50 prime rib dinner special at Old Homestead Mondays and Thursdays from 5-7 p.m. Feast on 12 oz. of 100% USDA Prime beef served with mashed potatoes and green beans almondine. If you’re really hungry, upgrade to the 18 oz. cut for $65 or the 24 oz. king cut for $80.
Payard Patisserie & Bistro
Customers sitting at the counter at Payard Patisserie & Bistro can enjoy a combo for $19.66 served all day after 11 a.m. Choose from any sandwich, large soda and a bag of chips.
Calling all Italian food lovers! Build your perfect pre-fixe for $50 at Rao’s Sunday through Thursday evenings. The first course offers a choice of Caesar salad, fried green tomato caprese or the soup of the day. Next, dine on a choice of Quattro Formaggi small shell pasta, flat iron steak or the seasonal fish of the day. Satisfy your sweet tooth with a choice of tiramisu, Cannoli alla Siciliana or an assortment of sorbets. Additionally, three lucky hotel guests will receive a $50 food credit to celebrate the casino’s anniversary.
Serendipity 3’s famous Frrrozen Hot Chocolate gets elevated to the next level to commemorate the 50th anniversary. This distinctive treat is perfect for a hot summer day with white chocolate, dragon fruit, golden pearls and gold flakes.
Crack! Boom! Hopefully that’s the sound of fireworks and not your button flying off your pants. Many Fourth of July celebrations revolve around fireworks and let’s be honest, food. Las Vegas goes all out for Fourth of July so follow this Independence Day itinerary for the perfect patriotic weekend. Celebrate with all-American treats like over-the-top, Vegas-style hot dogs and fun twists on apple pie. Next, feast your eyes on the show in the sky as the Strip lights up with a gorgeous fireworks display and a night jump by the Red Bull Air Force skydiving team.
In honor of Independence Day, all veterans and active duty military who verify their identities though ID.me and book a Las Vegas reservation on Caesars.com between June 30th and July 5th of 2016 will receive up to 20% off.
This LINQ Promenade haute spot has dogs that pay homage to your favorite U.S. cities and states. Enjoy the Windy City with tomato, relish, onion, pickles and mustard; the Seattle Dog with cream cheese, sauerkraut, grilled onion, jalapeño and chili aioli; and the deep fried Jersey Ripper with sweet and spicy yellow relish and onions.
Pink’s Hot Dogs
The famed L.A. eatery’s Vegas outpost in Planet Hollywood boasts an extensive menu. Opt for a bold choice like the Pastrami Reuben Dog or practice your dance moves while you eat The Showgirl Dog, featuring relish, onions, bacon, chopped tomato, sauerkraut and sour cream.
Serendipity may be defined as a happy accident but the delicious foot-long hot dogs at Serendipity 3 in front of Caesars Palace are no flukes. These massive all-beef Sabrett dogs are topped with sauerkraut, relish and mustard.
Gordon Ramsay BurGR
The Planet Hollywood restaurant has burger in its name (well, most of the letters) and its proprietor is British, but Gordon Ramsay serves up some of the best hot dogs on the Strip. You could go with The Standard Dawg but you’re in Vegas so get the spicy Fresh Roasted Chili Dawg with roasted Fresno peppers, jalapeños, cheddar cheese, avocado, red onion and chipotle ketchup.
Dinner’s done and now it’s time for dessert!
Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill
Have your pie and drink it too at this Harrah’s hangout with the Easy As Pie, served as a drink or shot. This adult version of apple pie has Ole Smoky Apple Pie moonshine, RumChata, coconut cream and grated cinnamon for a creamy a la mode experience that packs a punch.
There’s something about sweet caramel sauce that screams, “never enough!” Hexx’s apple pie begins with a traditional crust and Granny Smiths but the crunchy cinnamon and sugar crumble and generous drenching of rich caramel sauce elevate it to a must-have dessert.
Warm. Pillowy. No, we’re not talking about your comfy hotel bed because we’re still out celebrating! This is the sinfully sweet Apple Bread Pudding at Flamingo’s steakhouse served with vanilla ice cream and caramel to seep into all the nooks and crannies.
Where to watch the Fireworks:
Now that you’re full and happy, celebration and fireworks await. Begin at the LINQ Promenade Bloq Party celebration July 1-4 with family-friendly activities like a patriotic parade, DJ, balloon artists, face painters, stilt walkers, caricature artists and games. Later in the evening, the vibe shifts to an adult-oriented party with music from rock and pop bands, an LED drumline and break dancers. The High Roller, aka the world’s tallest observation wheel, is an ideal spot to catch the fireworks and enjoy amazing photo ops. Bonus: children under 12 can ride for free!
Celebrate the grand opening of the LINQ Promenade’s AmeriCAN restaurant and bar on July 4th from 7-9 p.m. with backyard cookout favorites plus entertainment from classic rock band The Jupiter Year. Party like it’s 1776 with the open bar special for $17.76 including draft beers and well drinks, starting at 9 p.m.
Caesars Palace continues the “Summer of Caesars” 50th anniversary celebration as The Roman Plaza and Spanish Steps in front of the famed hotel become a giant block party. Enjoy live music, signature cocktails, life-size games, patriotic decorations and BBQ specials from noon- midnight July 1-4.
Save up some energy for the blowout on July 3 where American Idol winner and captain of the Soul Patrol, Taylor Hicks, performs with cast members of ABSINTHE, the 27-piece UNLV “Star of Nevada” Marching Band and the TSA Honor Guard. Fireworks won’t be the only bright lights in the sky as Caesars Palace pays homage to its history of daredevil stunts with an appearance from Robbie Knievel and a night jump from the Red Bull Air Force skydiving team, clad in illuminated wingsuits with red, white and blue lights, around 9 p.m.
Just when your jaw has dropped as much as you thought possible, prepare to be wowed by an epic fireworks display lasting nearly 14 minutes. The large rooftop patio across the street at Paris’ Beer Park will also be a primo spot to catch all the action in the sky, as well as have a few cocktails and shoot a game of pool.
This isn’t TV. It’s PTO.
Your girls’ weekend getaway is booked, and you finally get a few days to luxuriate with the ladies. Although watching queen bees who take their friendships on the rocks and their vacations straight, no chaser gets you popcorn wasted, you’d rather leave the melodrama at home when it comes to your own travels.
Let the Real Housewives of [Insert City] give you a few pointers on how to do a Vegas girls’ trip if they were to…you know…do it with fellowship, solidarity and camaraderie in mind. Ha!
Fellowship. Solidarity. Camaraderie. You will have none of that if you invite a girl who’s not “in the circle.” Choose your girlfriend escape companions like you pick your shoes, and spot a bad fit before the pain kicks in.
Kick off your Vegas vacay the right way—with money in your Birkin. As a former RHONY housewife would say, “Holla!” You’ll be shopping at Hermès when you save on a room by fitting all the broads on a top bunk. Okay, we may be exaggerating a bit, but you’ll definitely have a richer experience in a bunk bed room since your girls’ weekend will essentially be a slumber party—minus the slumber.
You’ve saved a slew of dollars booking affordable luxury. Now you plan on making it rain at Chippendales as soon as you exit the airport. Hold on, ladies. You can’t lose your shirt on the shirtless — just yet. With so many things to do in Las Vegas, your dough must be pliable as you stretch your dollar across the Strip.
You have arrived. Make the Strip pulsate every time you move. There’s food to be eaten, cocktails to be sipped, shows to be seen, nightlife that seamlessly takes you to a poolside day and hangovers that can only be cured by spa treatments.
That YouTube makeup tutorial is not your friend. It’s not even an acquaintance. That stranger step-by-step has you looking like you made a few missteps. Besides, who has the time to contour correctly when all the girls are jockeying for limited mirror space? Let Michael Boychuck gently pluck that makeup brush from your hand, lead you and the gals to COLOR Salon at Caesars Palace and give you a cheeky glow by a pro.
What good is a made-up face if it’s not on display? Take your beauty to a bar—or a club, or a lounge. Just take it somewhere before you take it all off with a towelette. OMNIA Nightclub at Caesars Palace will give you a light show that will illuminate your highlighted cheekbones. And at Drai’s BeachClub NightSplash, you can wink at your perfected reflection in the party oasis that is the rooftop pool.
In Vegas, every night is ladies’ night. As in, there are plenty of ladies for the few hot guys in the club. This is why places like Montecristo Cigar Bar exist. It’s fundamentally a man cave. Go in, grab a beau and take some sand to the dude-desolate beach.
Remind yourself, this is a girls’ trip. Boys spoiling the fun will not be sanctioned. Girl code is in full effect and you must abide by the rules. Your picker may have honed in on the hottie, but if he has the hots for your bestie, hand him over. No hard feelings. A shot of hard liquor? Totally fine and probably necessary.
Double fisting diet coke and coffee just won’t do if you’re going to last through a long weekend in Vegas. Fuel up with the best breakfast in Sin City—even if you don’t make it to the restaurant until noon. With Payard Patisserie & Bistro at Caesars Palace, Mon Ami Gabi at Paris Las Vegas, Bacchannal Buffet at Caesars Palace and more available to you, you’re bound to find some tasty caffeine alternatives.
Suck in that Bacchanal Buffet food baby and slip on your bikini for a day at Caesars Palace’s Garden of the Gods. The seven lavish pools will have your goddess group enveloped in a splash zone anchored by dazzling waterfalls and captivating fountains. Or the ladies could just don an array of sundresses and sip some teas (gossip) about the shenanigans certain girls got into the night before.
So a quiet day at the pool isn’t everyone’s thing? No peaceful poolside, no problem. There’s always a dayclub in which the girls could turn up. Drai’s BeachClub atop The Cromwell has the DJ lineup you need to liven up the pool deck. However, if you’re dragged there against your will, take one for the team and dance like someone is watching…and judging.
It’s Vegas. It’s Summer. It’s Scorching. You’re sweating. Drink up.
But maybe not that much… Getting carried away happens a lot in Vegas—literally. It’s best to stop before you’re splayed on the floor and in need of assistance. Thankfully, those of you who don’t have self-control have your clique. That’s what friends are for. In good times and drunk times, they’ll keep you upright forever more. And tell you: you’ve twirled for the masses, turtle time is over, let’s go home.
You’ve danced. You’ve dined. You’ve laughed. You’ve
cried side-eyed. You’re now headed home. Yet, the party doesn’t stop until the fasten seatbelt sign comes on. The ladies should have done everything on the Strip-itinerary. Including shopping. There must always be shopping.
Leaving Las Vegas exhausted is required. If you’re not asleep prior to liftoff, you were pushing the pause button on your real lives wrong. And finally…
An expert girls’ trip traveler can delete incriminating photos with her eyes closed. A novice only needs a few close calls with an overzealous one-photo-to-all-photos scroller before they add the blind quick-delete to their skill set. This technique is especially useful after one too many selfies with that one guy who shall not be named, but shall be saved in your phone as Amanda. All the girls know him as A-man-duh.
Take a look at your resume. How long have you been with one company? Caesars Palace celebrates its 50th anniversary this summer alongside five employees who have worked at the famed resort and casino since year one. That’s half a century with the same employer!
These loyal employees have seen it all from dealing blackjack to Diana Ross to catching Frank Sinatra cleaning up from a food fight. This year-one crew has witnessed the property grow and reinvent itself to stay at the forefront of luxury and elegance throughout their five decades of loyal service.
Jim Dunbar – Valet
Valet attendant Jim Dunbar started at Caesars Palace on August 4, 1966, the day before it opened. When asked about the best car he’s seen over the years, Dunbar replied: “Some of the newer cars we have are just really nice like the Lamborghinis and the Ferraris and we do get those every day. I would rather park a Ferrari than a Rolls Royce really but a Rolls Royce is nice too.”
One of Dunbar’s most memorable moments involved Ol’ Blue Eyes himself. “One night when I walked into the restroom, Frank Sinatra was in there with his buddy and they had been having a birthday party. They had a cake made out of whipped cream and they got into a cake fight and had cake all over them and they were laughing and trying to get it out of their hair. It was funny. When Frank was here, there were always things happening. They played jokes on each other and things like that.”
Dunbar came over from Flamingo 50 years ago and has never looked back. “I’m at the top of my game here. They are always planning new things. This hotel never got old. It got better all the time and that’s one of the reasons I stay here.”
Benny Figgins – Dealer
Benny Figgins could be called a dealer to the stars. “My most memorable encounter would have been with Harry Belafonte. I dealt to him and spent a lot of time with him. I dealt to Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Diana Ross and Joe Louis.”
Like Dunbar, Figgins hasn’t felt the desire to leave because Caesars Palace keeps on getting better. “Caesars Palace is just like a family to me. I met my wife here and we’ve been married for 40 years. The people are just so nice here, the management, the staff and all my co-workers. There’s been steady improvement.”
Pete George – Banquet Server
Banquet server Pete George began his career in the Circus Maximus showroom serving dignitaries and icons. “I used to get calls and I would go to the delicatessen to get food to bring to Frank Sinatra’s room. He was a very easy-going guy. One time when we were setting up the tables, Sinatra was waiting and I tipped the cream over. I got scared. Sinatra said, ‘Don’t worry about it. Just put a napkin over it and let it go. Don’t worry about it.’ Elvis Presley used to come in all the time to see Tom Jones. Sammy Davis Jr., Diana Ross, Petula Clark all came. All the big stars used to come here.”
Pamela Price – Dealer
Dealer Pamela Price started at Caesars Palace when she was young and has never worked anywhere else. “It was the place to go. My mother marched me in here when it had just opened and it was just the place to be. I started in the coffee shop. When I could, then I became a cocktail waitress. They didn’t have female dealers at that time. My boss said they were bringing in female dealers and said to become one so here I am. I went to dealer school while working here at the same time doing cocktails. When a female dealer no longer worked here, I took her place.”
When asked what has kept her here so long, Pamela said, “I never thought of leaving! I don’t want to retire. Caesars Palace is my home. Loyalty goes with your job.”
Come meet these employees and see their loyalty in action when you visit Caesars Palace. Check out the new self-guided photo tour map to help you snap some essential selfies and touch “The Five Lucky Spots” around the property while celebrating its golden anniversary as Caesars Palace turns 50.
Where’s the craziest place you’ve ever done yoga? Strike a tree pose on the world’s tallest observation wheel and your list will have a new winner. Elevate your yoga experience, quite literally, and enjoy a gorgeous view of the Strip while testing the limits of your flexibility on The LINQ Promenade’s High Roller. Yoga sessions begin on International Yoga Day, Tuesday, June 21.
Instructors from Silent Savasana guide yogis through a one-hour class during two rotations on The High Roller. It will feel like a private class since each only includes up to six participants. Don your headset to hear music and the instructor as you tune out the breathing of those around you, which can be challenging in a more traditional yoga setting. Gaze out over the beautiful skyline for a unique perspective unlike the often dark and mirror-filled yoga studios of your typical routines.
Classes are ideal for everyone from beginners to the more experienced. The upbeat instructors tailor routines based upon skill level, injuries or any other concerns. Bring your own mat or borrow one provided by lululemon athletica™, the brand that made yoga pants a wardrobe staple. You’ll receive a High Roller water bottle to remember your special yoga class during workouts back home.
Instructors are more than happy to snap some pictures so you can share with your friends back home. Don’t forget to use #YogaInTheSky to chronicle your sessions. If you’re not into downward dogging in front of a crowd, there are one-on-one sessions available for $250 per person or $300 for a couple. Can’t get enough of the spectacular view? Purchase a package of five sessions for $325 per person. You certainly don’t need an excuse to wear your comfy yoga pants while on vacation or staycation but now you can truly make use of them in a most unique way!
Grab your aprons! Backyard barbecue season is upon us. If you’re jonesing for a perfectly cooked steak, seafood or veggies and you can’t get your Vegas steakhouse fix until an upcoming vacay, fear not. Help is here as the chefs from your favorite restaurants share their top grilling tips to help you wield those tongs like a boss.
Celebrity Chef Bobby Flay, who likes to incorporate southwestern flair into his cooking at Mesa Grill at Caesars Palace, offers some suggestions to Food Network. Though it may take a few tries to get the feeling down, Chef Flay encourages grillers to use the touch test and check for doneness with your finger. A rare steak should feel soft and spongy. Steaks cooked medium will spring back a little when pressed and well-done steaks feel firm. Flay also encourages hungry grill masters to be patient and let steaks rest for at least five minutes off of the grill to let the juices settle before slicing.
There isn’t a one-size-fits-all formula for grilling because cuts of meat vary greatly in size and thickness. Chef Ariel Malone, Head Chef at BLT Steak at Bally’s and winner of season 15 of Hell’s Kitchen, has a lot of experience with thicker cuts like filets. BLT Steak serves a velvety 10 oz. filet and a massive 36 oz. porterhouse, both finished with herb butter. Chef Malone recommends using a really hot grill to first sear each side of the meat to lock in juices. She prefers butter to oil to coat the sides, producing a more intense flavor.
Go ahead. Gnaw on that bone. Nobody’s judging you. Bone-in steaks are the way to go for rich flavor and to live out your Fred Flintstone fantasies. Gordon Ramsay knows a thing or two about cooking steaks. Taste for yourself at Gordon Ramsay Steak at Paris with the massive 32-oz. Royal Long-Bone Chop which is dry aged in-house for 28 days. Chef Ramsay stresses how important temperature is. You want a room temperature steak and a sizzling hot pan or grill. The steak only needs to be turned so don’t get flip happy and you’ll end up with a beautifully cooked piece of meat.
Chefs at Old Homestead at Caesars Palace know the importance of communicating with the butcher. Old Homestead steaks are trimmed to the restaurant’s specifications after being dry aged for a minimum of 30 days. Taste the dry-aged difference with the Black Angus Beef Filet Mignon. Chef de Cuisine Michael Gill recommends asking your butcher to cut steaks at least one inch thick to ensure you can get a nice sear and still be able to cook to your desired temperature. He also advises to shell out a little more for prime cuts. After all, your dinner is worth it.
If you’re eating a giant 24 oz. porterhouse, you’ll need sides that can stand up to such a glorious piece of beef. Center Cut Steakhouse at Flamingo offers a special price for two side dishes so you don’t have to limit yourself. Chef de Cuisine Luis Wilson’s favorite steak sides to serve at home are truffle mac ‘n cheese and grilled sweet summer corn. At Center Cut, he mirrors this with truffle mac and sweet corn and edamame succotash.
When grilling vegetables, Giada De Laurentiis reminds home chefs that cooking times vary so don’t just toss a mix of veggies in a grill basket and expect everything to be tender. She recommends coating them in olive oil, salt and pepper then working in batches based on cooking times. Try 8-10 minutes for bell peppers, 7 minutes for yellow squash, zucchini, eggplant and mushrooms and 4 minutes for asparagus. To get those pretty grill marks, remember to leave the vegetables in place once they’ve been dropped on the hot grill and not shift them around much. Whip up an herb mixture including olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic, parsley, basil, rosemary, salt and pepper to drizzle over them after the grill. If you want a first-hand view, visit GIADA at The Cromwell to watch and get your own tips from the open kitchen. Be sure to taste Giada’s techniques in action by ordering the Wood Grilled Asparagus with breadcrumb gremolata.
While steak makes for a decadent meal, elevate the experience even more with a surf & turf combo. VooDoo Steak at Rio offers scrumptious combos featuring some of the best seafood in Las Vegas including the Land & Sea featuring a choice of steak with a choice of scallops, lobster, king crab legs or jumbo shrimp and the Voodoo Menage a Trois featuring a petite filet with lobster tail and jumbo shrimp. Joseph Hamel, Executive Chef at Rio, advises home grillers to utilize various heat zones on cooking equipment. Use the highest heat for the sear and initial char then move items to a lower heat to cook more evenly to the desired doneness. It’s also important to let seafood rest like other meats, at least 3-5 minutes, before cutting and serving so the meat can properly relax after grilling.
Haven’t taken a ride on the world’s newest wonder yet? The High Roller and its shiny new shopping and entertainment district, The LINQ, are calling—and there are plenty of new Las Vegas deals to take advantage of. The wheel runs 11:30 a.m. to 2 a.m. daily, but we recommend trying to score a sunset ride for a glimpse of both day and night lights. Have more questions? Check out everything you need to know before going for a spin on the world’s tallest observation wheel.
Enjoy the Caesars Palace fireworks on Sunday, July 3rd from atop the High Roller at no extra charge. Cabins can be purchased for private viewing parties.
You’ll receive an Independence Day T-shirt (while supplies last) when you take a spin on the world’s tallest observation wheel.
Children 12 and under always ride FREE + it’s 50% off General Admission for Las Vegas locals.
-Adult daytime ticket: $23 (Total Rewards member price: $18)
-Adult nighttime ticket: $37 (Total Rewards member adult anytime price: $32)
Updated youth pricing:
Youth Daytime Pricing: $17 (children 13 – 17)
Youth Nighttime Pricing: $27 (children 13 – 17)
Children 12 & under: FREE
Get up to $7 off tickets for the High Roller when you book online.
*Nighttime pricing kicks in at 6 p.m. nightly.
Clark County residents who show a valid ID can purchase one discounted ticket for more than 50% off the original price. Adult tickets are $11.50 during the day and $18.00 for anytime tickets. Youth between the ages of 13-17 cost $7.00 during the day and $12.00 for anytime tickets. Kids 12 and under always ride for free.
In addition to the permanent price change, locals 21 and over can also upgrade to a Happy Half Hour ticket with an in-cabin open bar for an additional $10.00 during the day and $15.00 for anytime tickets.
The cost for a High Roller Annual Pass is $79.00 for adults and $49.00 for youths ages 13-17. The pass includes unlimited standard ride access on the observation wheel for one calendar year from date of purchase. Additional pass benefits include:
Seven days a week from noon to 1 a.m., all happy hour pricing tickets include an open bar inside the cabin during your ride. Must be 21 to participate:
Happy half hour daytime ticket: $33
Happy half hour nighttime ticket: $52
*Daytime and nighttime ticket booking windows may depend on season.
Present a retired or active Military ID and receive $5 off a High Roller Night ticket.
Flamingo and The LINQ hotel guests receive $5 off a High Roller Night ticket.
*Discount offer not valid on Happy Half Hour Cabins.
Priced at $75 plus fees, this package includes a ticket to Mat Franco’s new show, Mat Franco – Magic Reinvented Nightly, and an anytime ticket to ride the High Roller. Package can be purchased at The LINQ Hotel Box Office (702-777-2782).
“Where should I stay?” is THE major question on the minds of every Vegas hopeful when the pools open and the sun gets hot. The answer is as easy as reading this article: these seven rooms are fresh, new and located at our favorite hotels. Caesars Palace Las Vegas, Harrah’s Las Vegas and Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino are featuring exciting renovations just in time for your Vegas vacation. Plus, Caesars Palace now features check-in kiosks to help get you inside your room even faster. Read on to plan your perfect getaway with a room that’s redesigned for your needs.
The newly redone Julius Tower at Caesars Palace puts a modern spin on affordable luxury. The color scheme in the Julius Luxury King Room features a cool gray palate with lively pops of golden yellow. The artwork emphasizes the blend of classic and contemporary with shots of Roman statues in showgirl costumes, contrasting Vegas history with classical imagery. The bright and enticing room has home-away-from-home elements like a lighted vanity mirror. When your arms are loaded down after a shopping spree at the Forum Shops, keycard swipe entry on all Julius Tower rooms makes for an easy entrance.
If the suite life is what you seek, consider a Julius Executive Suite. The large living area is perfect for entertaining and includes spacious couches, chairs and a wet bar. The elegantly appointed dining area is designed for enjoying takeout or room service with panache. When you need a break from your crew to relax, the bathroom’s deep soaking tub will help recharge your batteries.
It’s nice to have a tranquil retreat after a busy day of shopping and sightseeing. The Augustus Tower Spa Suite at Caesars Palace exudes relaxing bliss with its fabulous spa-like bathroom. Soak in the tub while enjoying a glass of champagne and a view of the Strip. The suite’s white, cream and pale purple color scheme sets a serene tone. The peaceful sitting room includes a plush velvet couch, perfect for curling up with your favorite book or magazine. Relaxation continues in the bedroom with the movie theater experience. A large flat screen TV pops out of the footboard so you can watch movies in bed. Room service, anyone?
This room is really anything but “standard.” Indulge in breakfast in bed against the room’s comfortable padded headboard as you plan your adventures for the day. All Caesars Palace rooms have a Keurig so bring your freshly brewed coffee to the velvety sectional to lounge and prop your feet up on the shimmery charcoal ottoman. The room’s bold décor is a contemporary take on the Caesars Palace theme with Greek key detail in the drapery and abstract art featuring translucent silhouettes of Roman statues.
At Harrah’s Las Vegas, the Valley Tower has been updated with a stylish makeover. Rooms feature a creamy white and gray palate with vibrant pops of magenta and regal purple. Speaking of fit for a king, the new Carnaval South King Rooms feature uplighting behind the headboard for a fun ambiance. The lighted vanity is perfect when getting ready for a big night out on the Strip. Convenience abounds in this room which has multiple outlets and USB ports on its nightstands. You’ve got to keep that phone charged to Instagram your Las Vegas experience! Caesars Entertainment is committed to environmentally sound practices through Code Green initiatives and the new rooms follow suit with eco-friendly shampoo, conditioner and body wash dispensers in the showers.
Opt for the Valley Tower Vice Presidential Suite at Harrah’s Las Vegas Hotel and Casino for more entertaining space. The room features a king bed plus a sofa bed and a large round sectional. Rich purple jewel tones really pop against the crisp white bedding. Practice your mixology skills behind the large bar area where your group can enjoy a cocktail while overlooking the Strip. Retire to the calming bathroom for a dip in the oversized soaking tub before getting ready for your night out.Click below for a video tour.
Take it straight to the top with the Apex Suite at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino where your entourage will have plenty of room to dance on the tables. Unleash your inner Britney and J. Lo on top of the coffee table that doubles as a dance platform surrounded by a massive sectional couch for all your adoring fans. The Apex Suite brings sleek and modern to an entirely new level of luxury with North and South Strip views.
Whichever room you choose, remember to download the free play by Total Rewards® app onto your Android or iOS device. This app allows users to explore hotels, book rooms, make entertainment and dining reservations, plus check in and out. Caesars Entertainment’s Total Rewards® members can receive location-based offers and virtual coupons while logged in to the app, plus check their Reward Credits® balance and tier status. Sign up, log on and create your perfect Las Vegas vacation!