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Brunch has become one of those must-do things if you’re visiting Las Vegas on a weekend.
We have lots of restaurants that offer that magical half breakfast, half lunch meal that will satisfy your mid-day food cravings.
Some feature all-you-can-eat food and many offer all-you-can-drink options. There are waffles, there are sandwiches, there are egg dishes. Basically, there’s a lot to choose from, so we thought we’d help you narrow it down a bit.
Here are five of our favorite brunch food items you can find in Vegas.
You can watch the pancakes being made on a giant rotating griddle. Then, grab yourself a small individual plate of the delicious mini-sized pancakes, which are garnished with fresh berries.
We love the mini size. It means you can save room for all of the other brunch goodness at Bacchanal Buffet like lobster Benedict, crepes, steak and eggs and crab legs. Or if you really dig the pancakes as much as we do, you can go back for plate after plate after plate of them.
We enjoy everything about brunch at celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis’ namesake restaurant GIADA at The Cromwell, from the lobster hash to the assorted pastries, but our favorite has to be the chicken and waffles.
Chicken and waffles is always a good bet for brunch and we love this Italian version. GIADA’s take includes cacciatore spiced chicken, a polenta waffle, Parmesan and cacciatore sauce. Buon appetito!
Hash House A Go Go at The LINQ is a great place for brunch…especially if you’ve had a few too many cocktails the night before. They serve massive portions of all of your favorites including breakfast scrambles, hashes, Benedicts and their famous flapjacks.
Our favorite is the Tractor Driver Combo. It’s the best of breakfast all on one plate. You get two eggs, a choice of bacon, sausage or potatoes with one giant buttermilk flapjack.
For an extra dollar, make it an HH Famous Flapjack in a choice of blueberry, brown sugar banana, blackberry granola, Snickers, apple cinnamon or pumpkin flavor.
If you like the lunch part of brunch and want a savory sandwich, the croque monsieur at Payard Patisserie at Caesars Palace is très bon.
This French favorite features smoked ham, creamy béchamel sauce and Swiss cheese. It’s paired with an oven roasted tomato and mixed green salad.
Prefer eating a breakfast food for brunch? Just make it a croque madame by adding a sunny side egg on top.
Payard Patisserie also has another version of a croque sandwich – the avocado toast, which includes avocado mash, a fried egg and heirloom tomatoes on rustic country bread.
As soon as you sit down, Champagne will be poured and it won’t stop until you want it to. We’re talking bottomless glasses of Perrier-Jouët and unlimited American Sturgeon Caviar.
If caviar’s not your thing, don’t worry. There are plenty of other delicious food options available like Belgian waffles, Alaskan king crab legs, lamb, prime rib, oysters and more.
DING-DING-DING — that’s the siren call of your jackpot dreams coming true at the push of a button. It can be that easy to become a jackpot millionaire in Las Vegas and it has.
Over the years, hundreds of people in Las Vegas have had their wildest dreams become reality as they walked into a casino a hopeful player and swaggered out a millionaire baller. More players have won $1 million+ slot jackpots in Nevada than anywhere else.
A big part of that millionaire bonanza is progressive slot machines. Progressive slots are linked machines with jackpots that grow as players across the country put money in and spin. Signs with the jackpot amounts are usually right above the machines and you can watch the jackpot rise steadily as a small percentage of all money played feeds the total.
Two of the most popular progressive slot machine games are Wheel of Fortune, based on the popular game show, and Megabucks. Megabucks has paid out more than $1 BILLION (yep, not a typo) in jackpots since it hit casino floors in 1986. Not to be outdone by Megabucks, Wheel of Fortune has created more than 1,000 millionaires nationwide and has paid out $3 BILLION in jackpots. OMG is this for reels? Sorry, bad slot machine pun. Seriously though, that’s a lot of dough.
All of that got us thinking, what are the largest slot jackpots hit at Caesars Entertainment’s Las Vegas properties? Let’s count it down from quit-your-job-and-buy-an-island winner to newly-minted millionaire.
The top jackpot of $22.6 MILLION went to Johanna Heundl of Covina, California, who was 74-years-old at the time. This Bally’s Las Vegas Megabucks player struck it rich while she stopped to play on her way to breakfast. We certainly hope she splurged on the all-you-can-drink mimosa upgrade after that major win.
Number two on our list is an Illinois man who slipped a $10 bill into a Megabucks machine at Caesars Palace and changed his life forever. The 49-year-old described himself as a “self-employed business consultant.” After he scored a whopping $21,346,952.22, we’re guessing he might now be consulting on what to do with your millions.
The third highest jackpot on our list occurred at what is now Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. It was merely one month and a day since the last Megabucks jackpot had hit elsewhere when a fortunate player became a multi-millionaire. The player, who wished to remain anonymous, said he saw the Megabucks sign that read, “One pull can change your life,” and around 2:30 a.m., he became a believer when he was suddenly $11,909,745 richer. “Now I know that it’s true,” he said.
Aside from slots, there’s another well-known way to score a jackpot and add millionaire to your resume. Every summer, thousands of eager poker players descend upon Las Vegas in hopes of becoming the next World Series of Poker Main Event winner. The no-limit Texas Hold ‘Em players whittle down to the top nine, aka The November Nine, named such because the final table takes place each year in November. The top prize has varied over the years, reaching $12 million when Jamie Gold took the gold in 2006… but poker jackpots are a story for another day.
What would you do if you became the next multi-million dollar jackpot winner?
Beckford’s back, al-right!
OK, so we’re still on a high from our Backstreet Boys concert from a few weeks ago. But now we’re on a different kind of high. Supermodel Tyson Beckford is back at Chippendales at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. Ladies — we can hear you screaming from here. It’s all good. We don’t blame you one bit.
Our earliest memory of Beckford is his stunning Ralph Lauren print ads seen in numerous fashion and teen magazines. Mmm, mmm. With his handsome, unique looks, it’s no wonder why we ripped out those pages and plastered them on our walls or notebooks. (This blogger still has the notebook to prove it!) Whether we’ve seen him in magazines, on the fashion runway or in music videos, Tyson had us all saying, dang he’s fine!
And while he’s been in several hip-hop and R&B music videos, the most memorable one was Toni Braxton’s 1996 video, “Un-Break My Heart.” And boy, let us tell you — it was HOT. We also got a treat when we saw him as a judge on Bravo’s “Make Me A Supermodel.” (Fun fact: His mom was also a model. Talk about gorgeous genes.)
He graced the Chippendales stage in 2015, and we’ve been waiting for him to come back to Sin City ever since. Well, gals you are in for a treat: He’s back for his second run starting Thursday, March 30. Bonus: He’ll be staying around for a lot longer than last time. As of right now, tickets are on sale through Friday, June 2. Holla!
We were able to squeeze in a chat into his jam-packed schedule. We covered everything from Chippendales and what he loves most about Vegas to the age-old question: Tupac or Biggie.
I definitely remember Toni Braxton’s “Un-break My Heart” video. Very steamy. You’ve appeared in so many videos of artists I like, from SWV to Raekwon. Do you have a particular favorite?
They were all people I knew, so it was like, you know, helping friends out.
I’m such a ’90s girl, all about that R&B and hip-hop. So what do you miss the most about the ‘90s?
It pays better. (Laughs.)
(Laughs.) Oh, really?
Speaking of the ’90s… Tupac or Biggie?
I was friends with both, so it’s kind of tough when that question comes up. I was in a Biggie video…
Yeah, “One More Chance.”
And I was hanging out with Pac before he moved to LA.
Oh, wow! Just from watching them in interviews, they both seemed down to earth.
Yeah, definitely, they were very nice.
Speaking of music, do you have a workout playlist? What do you listen to when you’re trying to get hyped up?
My playlist can vary. Sometimes it’ll go from The Weeknd to some ’80s. I don’t really have a set playlist. Whatever I’m in the mood for that day, I just go with.
Yeah, my go-tos are West Coast rap, or A Tribe Called Quest. It’s really all about what gets you hyped up.
Yeah, for sure.
I’ve read that you do like, 1,000 push ups and 600 sit ups a day. That’s a whole lot.
I don’t do it when I’m not getting ready for work.
Gotcha. So it’s not every single day.
Right, exactly. But I’m getting ready for Chippendales so I’m doing that kind of workout now.
Do you have any cheat day foods, or you’re pretty strict when it comes to working out for a show?
Well, cheat day will probably be chocolate.
I can relate. Back to Chippendales — do you have a favorite routine from the show?
Well, they just sent me the new stuff, and there’s a lot of changes. The show’s really fun. They’re giving me more work this time so you know… I’m hoping I can hold out!
I’m sure you can.
Oh yeah, you know, I played football when I was younger. It definitely took a toll on the knees. It’s a rough sport. So it’s like, constantly getting out there and playing football every night. So I gotta go in there, figure out what works for me.
Have you ever had any funny incidents with people in the crowd when you did Chippendales?
We’ve had a ton of funny incidents. Every night is something, you know? You never know what to expect on any given night. Remember, it’s a different crowd. Thursday through Sunday, anything can happen.
It can be any kind of party. Bachelorette party, birthday party… women who are just like, Woo! Let’s go see some men.
Yeah, we love that.
What’s something that happened in Vegas (that won’t stay in Vegas)? Have you experienced anything out of the ordinary?
I’ve been going there for years. I’ve pretty much seen everything, you know? It’s so great, the love that you get. It’s really a nice city. You have so many people from all over. What I find great is to meet the people who are from Vegas, born and raised, who have watched the town evolve. The majority of the people who work in casinos — most of them are from another state, another place.
Yeah, it’s really cool to meet people who are native. I lived here since the late ’90s and it trips me out to see how much has changed in 20 years.
Yeah, [Vegas] is constantly evolving. I mean, it’s gotta keep bringing the people in.
So since you’ve been working, have you had any embarrassing assignments that you’re willing to talk about now?
Naw, never had any.
So you’ve always been comfortable with anything you’ve been thrown into?
Yeah, pretty much. We always review the job before we get it. So you can always say no. I always get, Oh, can you do a model segment? [or] Can you teach us how to model? I always say no. It looks corny, so I don’t ever do it.
Ladies love you here. It’s really good you’re coming back. What made you want to come back to Vegas again?
They made me an offer I couldn’t refuse. And it’s a longer date this time. It’s good money and it’s fun to do. And I always, whenever I do it, I get in such good shape. It’s unbelievable.
It’s a motivator.
Yeah, we’re working out three times a day. It definitely is a good thing.
So with all the working out, do you ever unwind and go to the spa?
I probably need to this trip. I’m going to do a lot less partying this trip. Last two times, I really went all out and partied. I had a good time, I enjoyed Vegas. So this time, it’s gonna be a little less of that and more relaxing, seeing how they have me doing so much more. So you know, I’ll definitely pace myself this trip.
Don’t miss out on Tyson Beckford, guest hosting Chippendales starting Thursday, March 30 through Friday, June 2. Oww!
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Winter storms may have hammered your hometown, but in Vegas the weather is perfect. It’s warm, the sun is shining and there’s no better way to enjoy it than eating al fresco.
Lots of restaurants offer patio dining in Las Vegas. Not only do you get to soak up some rays while you eat, you can enjoy the views and get some serious people-watching time in.
Here’s where we like to dine outside in Las Vegas:
Paris is known for its sidewalk cafes, so if you want to feel like a true Parisian when you’re visiting Las Vegas’ version of the city, head to Mon Ami Gabi’s patio. Nosh on French favorites like steak frites, quiche Lorraine and croque monsieur under the replica Eiffel Tower. This patio sits right on the Las Vegas Strip so you can watch all the passers-by plus the fountain show across the street.
Famed restaurant MR CHOW recently celebrated its first anniversary at Caesars Palace. Inside, you’ll find an elegant dining room with modern white décor. Sit outside on the patio and you’ll enjoy a serene setting overlooking the beautiful Caesars Palace Garden of the Gods pool complex.
Dishes here are served family-style, so be sure to bring some friends and taste a little bit of everything. We recommend the chicken satay, green prawns, hand-pulled noodles and the Beijing Duck.
It’s right there in the name. This restaurant has a Stripside patio where you can relax, enjoy classic American food and catch all of the action on Las Vegas Boulevard. Dine on burgers, hot dogs, sandwiches, pizzas and more. Save room for desserts. We love the milkshake mugs and the ice cream sundaes. Be sure to try the pralines and cream.
Grab a margarita, relax and get a seat on one of Margaritaville’s two outdoor patios on the Strip. The Caribbean-themed Jimmy Buffett restaurant serves island favorites like crispy coconut shrimp, beach tacos, Cuban sandwiches and Key West chicken quesadillas. You’ll want to get one of the 45-ounce souvenir blender cups and fill it with a Who’s To Blame or tropical fruit margarita before you leave.
For great Strip and fountain views, try HEXX. Their outdoor patio is right on the sidewalk. Dine on breakfast food like corned beef hash, brioche French toast, buttermilk pancakes and more. For lunch or dinner, you’ll find pasta, burgers, salmon, pizza and steak. This is one place you’ll want to try dessert too. HEXX makes their own chocolate next door and you’ll find it in desserts like the Aztec cake, cocoa nib panna cotta, espresso torte and mille crepe cake.
Café Americano at Caesars Palace has a beautiful outdoor patio called the Terraza with vine covered walls, a bar and fire pits. It’s a great place to watch a game with its nine HD TVs. The Terraza has its own menu, which offers things like beer brined chicken wings, short rib nachos, pork belly tacos, pizzas and the restaurant’s signature Cuban sandwich.
If you’re looking for a romantic outdoor patio or really want to impress a date, this is the place to go. The secluded patio offers views of the Eiffel Tower at Paris Las Vegas across the street. And of course you’ll be dining on Forbes Five-Star Award-winning French cuisine from renowned chef Guy Savoy.
Choose from several tasting menus or an a la carte menu. You’ll find things like artichoke and black truffle soup, roasted quail breast, octopus and foie gras.
Beer Park is an open-air bar and restaurant set on a 10,000-square-foot patio overlooking the Strip. You’ll feel like you’re at a backyard barbecue with the outdoor grill, picnic tables and lawn area where you can play bar games like giant Jenga, pool and darts.
Beer Park serves classic all-American food like burgers, fries, sandwiches, sausages and barbecued ribs, chicken and brisket. As the name suggests, it’s also a place for beer. You’ll be able to choose from more than 100 draft, can and bottle beer selections, including 36 beers on tap.
If you want to eat outside, the LINQ Promenade is a prime place to go. Many of the restaurants along the pedestrian-friendly shopping district have patios where you can people watch and have amazing views of the High Roller observation wheel.
Try Chayo Mexican Kitchen + Bar for authentic Mexican offerings and a view of the Promenade and High Roller.
Yard House serves 160 beers on tap as well as American food favorites. Their second-story patio has up-close and personal views of the High Roller.
Flour & Barley offers fresh pizza and a variety of beer with a large outdoor patio on the Promenade.
The two-story Virgil’s Real Barbecue boasts patios on both levels. Sit outside and enjoy Memphis pork ribs and chicken, Carolina pulled pork and Texas beef brisket with all the sides.
Can you believe it? Vegas pool season is already upon us. While parts of the East Coast are recovering from a powerful nor’easter, we’re over here basking in the 80 degree temps. Jealous? Don’t be. We’re all about sharing the sunshine.
Get ready for splish-splashing, long summer days under the sun. We’re talking wild pool parties, celebrity appearances and even surfing on the Strip. Yes, you heard that right. Next time you come to Vegas, you can work on your Hang 10.
Dive into the best pools in Las Vegas and we’ll be ready to hear all about it. You know what? We’ll just see you there.
What’s here: Two completely different experiences – Beach Club Pool is family-friendly, while GO Pool is for the 21-and-older party crowd.
Special events: GO Pool offers live DJ music, as well as its Sounds of Summer lineup, musical acts on certain weekends. Additionally, GO Pool hosts Swimdustry Wednesdays that offers free entry for locals and $100 bottle specials. Starting in May, the Beach Club Pool hosts Beach Club at Night every Wednesday.
Why come here: Besides the tropical atmosphere (complete with waterfalls and greenery), there’s a water slide on the Beach Club side.
Flamingo’s GO Pool and Beach Club Pool offer everything under the sun. Planning a family trip? Cool off with a ride down The Beach Club’s water slide (try not to cut the kids in line!), or play pool basketball and pool volleyball. If you’re looking for a place to hang out and relax before you go out, the Beach Club Pool will be open every Wednesday night (starting in May). There will be outdoor games like ping pong, giant Jenga, beer pong, a live DJ and fire pits. And yes, the pool will be open if you’re in the mood for a quick evening dip (7 p.m. – midnight).
However, if you’re here to party the day away (because in Vegas, that’s a thing), the 21-and-up GO Pool is where it’s at. This hidden gem actually attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors. R&B singer Sisqo kicks off Sounds of Summer and will perform his monster hit, “Thong Song,” on Saturday, March 25. I don’t think you heard meeee…
Here’s the summer lineup we have so far:
In addition to these live GO Pool events, there will be live DJ entertainment, go-go dancers and drink specials every day of the week, all summer long. If you live in Vegas, take advantage of Swimdustry Wednesdays. You’ll get free entry and $100 drink specials.
Book the Flamingo package and get special room rates on select dates and a $50 food and drink credit (valid at Paradise Garden Buffet, Club Cappuccino, Center Cut Steakhouse, Beach Club Pool or GO Pool).
What’s here: Four pools, three whirlpool tubs and a fun, tropical setting. We’re all about it.
Special events: Enjoy Rio’s All You Can Drink pool package. For only $100, you get all the well drinks, beer, soda, juice mixers and water you want for the entire day.
Why come here: It’s a nice escape from the Strip. Plus, you can’t beat the island vibe, complete with palm trees and waterfalls. All you need is a drink in hand complete with a little umbrella.
Aruba, Jamaica, oooh I want to take you to… the Rio! For a quick escape from the hustle and bustle of the Strip, Rio All-Suite Las Vegas Hotel & Casino’s pool is the perfect respite. When you’re ready to get up and play, choose from outdoor games like beer pong, corn hole and a pop-a-shot arcade basketball setup. You can rent a cabana or daybed and relax with a poolside spa treatment. Book your stay at the Rio and get a $50 pool credit.
If you want a $150 poolside food and drink credit, this Rio package is valid now through Sept. 30, 2017.
What’s here: The question should be what’s not. The massive Garden of the Gods Pool Oasis has seven different pool areas, including the 21-and-older Venus Pool Club.
Special events: Venus Pool has live DJ entertainment on weekends.
Why come here: It’s the pool experience of a lifetime. Plus, we’re all for drinking juice out of real pineapples and coconuts.
If you wanted to experience several different pool experiences all in one day, look no further than Caesars Palace’s Garden of the Gods Pool Oasis. We love how there’s a pool for every mood. Venus Pool Club has cabanas, couches with tables and daybed or chaise rentals. Ladies, you can really work on your tan: This 21-and-up dayclub offers top-tional European-style bathing.
For a more family-friendly day, Temple pool and Neptune pool are your best bets. Jupiter pool has more of a quiet vibe, but if you want an even more private and secluded escape, cabanas rentals are also available. Your cabana day is not complete without a massage from Qua Baths & Spa.
Technically, this Vegas pool is open year round. The 21-and-older Venus Pool Club transforms to the hotel pool during the winter months.
Pool hours are from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily (through May 4); 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. (May 5 – Sept. 10) ; 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. (Sept.11 – Oct. 15); and 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Oct. 16 – next spring). You’ll get a $50 pool credit by staying at Caesars Palace. Offer is valid now through Sept. 30, 2017.
What’s here: Surf and sunshine, baby. Planet Hollywood’s pool has the Strip’s only FlowRider, a freestanding wave machine designed for surfing or boogie boarding. No experience needed. There are also two Pleasure Pools.
Special events: Bikini contests every Saturday, all summer long.
Why come here: It’s a non-stop party. Whether you’re braving the tubular waves from the FlowRider wave pool or cheering on your favorite swimsuit model at Pleasure Pools, Planet Hollywood’s pool is the epitome of spring break on the Strip.
Located on the sixth floor, the action-packed rooftop Planet Hollywood pools require only three things from you: Fun, fun and more fun. We can do that. Pleasure Pools has two separate pool decks, two pool bars, live DJs, cabanas and daybeds. Bikini contests go on at 3 p.m. every Saturday from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend. Winner of the week gets a $500 cash prize.
Ladies have the chance to show off during the bikini contest, but there are other ways to get attention here. Show them your killer surfing moves on The FlowRider. It’s $25 for 30 minutes (or score two free passes by staying at Planet Hollywood, valid now through Sept. 30, 2017) and open from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Kids can ride, as long as they’re at least 42 inches tall to boogie board and 48 inches to surf. Quench your thirst at the nearby SurfBar. You’ll be thirsty after all your bodacious moves.
Speaking of thirst, the drinks here are soooo refreshing: A popular favorite is the pool’s signature tangerine mojito. It’s made with Bacardi tangerine, fresh lime, mojito mint, club soda and fresh tangerines. Also, beer bucket specials are available daily.
Enjoy live DJ entertainment from noon – 6 p.m. from May through September. Bonus: You get an awesome view of the Strip while you’re here. You better Snapchat that!
What’s here: An amazing view of the Eiffel Tower. Ooh, la la…
Special events: Live DJ music throughout the summer.
Why come here: This two-acre rooftop retreat is quieter and more peaceful than other pools, but you still feel part of the excitement of the Strip. With its elevated pool area, you have views of the Strip, but also a unique, up-close view of the Eiffel Tower. Magnifique.
Pool with a view? Paris, that’s all you boo. You won’t get a view like this at any other Las Vegas pool. The pool at Paris Las Vegas is located right underneath the hotel’s Eiffel Tower replica. Lay in a lounge chair and soak up the rays. You’re in no rush anyway. Sip on a frozen vodka lemonade or enjoy beer bucket specials.
All that splashing and tanning’s made you work up an appetite: Eat at the attached Café du Parc. Or, splurge on a poolside massage. Rent a shaded cabana for the day for the ultimate VIP experience, or take advantage of the hotel’s pool package when you book your stay.
Listen to live DJ music from Thursday through Sunday (noon – 6 p.m., weather permitting) from May through September. Stay at Paris Las Vegas and enjoy special room rates and a $50 poolside food and drink credit.
What’s here: An Olympic-sized swimming pool to practice your laps (Wait, is that Michael Phelps over there?).
Special events: A swimming competition between you and your friends classifies as a special event in our book.
Why come here: This is perfect for serious swimmers, or for those who want an actual workout. The lap-style pool goes 12 feet deep.
We have a surprise for you: Not only does Bally’s have an Olympic-sized pool with a deep end (you still have a couple years to train for the 2020 Olympics — just sayin’), there are also tennis courts. You might as well get a round in before cooling off in the pool. After your lap, treat yourself with a cocktail or beer bucket specials and admire the pool’s surrounding palm trees. You deserve it.
A live DJ spins from noon to 6 p.m. Thursday through Sunday from May through September (weather permitting). Take advantage of a $50 pool credit by staying at Bally’s.
What’s here: Two pools: The main pool has four lily pad daybed rentals. The second pool is on an elevated deck. There is also a cabana filled with games and other fun surprises.
Special events: Live DJ music and themed summer pool parties.
Why come here: No matter which day you go, it’s a non-stop pool party. This pool is reserved for guests 21 and up (kiddies can go to family-friendly Beach Club pool at Flamingo). There’s no cover and always drink specials.
We love the view from The LINQ pool. You can see all the action at the promenade below, not to mention a sweet view of the 550-foot-tall High Roller wheel.
Pool perks include a cool misting system around the entire pool deck and the REQ Room. This air-conditioned community cabana has two pool tables, shuffle board and a foosball table. If you’ve come to Vegas to make new buddies, this is a great start. There’s always drink specials, so that makes it even easier to party. (Just make sure you know your limits!)
Events throughout pool season include surprise celebrity appearances and live DJ music May through September. And because The LINQ always likes to turn the party up, expect different weekend events throughout the summer too. Let’s hope they bring the giant rubber ducky floats back.
Book The LINQ package and get special room rates on select dates and a $50 food and drink credit valid at Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen & Bar, Nook Express, Nook Cafe and The LINQ’s pool. This is available now through Sept. 30, 2017.
What’s here: One heated pool surrounding by gorgeous plants and trees.
Special events: Celebrate Sinful Saturdays, the first Saturday of every month from April to September. The pool will feature the X-Country showgirls and drink specials from noon to 4 p.m.
Why come here: You’re right in the heart of the Strip. Relax on one of the pool loungers or just soak up the sun on a daybed or chair.
The pool at Harrah’s Las Vegas is not too far from The LINQ. We absolutely love the pool lounge chairs here. You can soak up the rays and splash water on yourself to cool off. Top your experience off with a pool cocktail. There’s also a nearby pool cafe (once you finally decide to get up from maxin’ and relaxin’).
Whichever you decide, the no-frills, sparkling pool at Harrah’s is the ideal place for a leisure escape. Book your stay here and get a $50 pool credit, valid now through Sept. 30, 2017.
What’s here: The hottest headlining acts and stellar views of the Strip.
Special events: Daytime concerts by your favorite performers, all summer long.
Why come here: It’s dayclubbin’ at its finest, baby.
You could lay here and work on your tan at Drai’s Beach Club, but we guarantee you’ll be too busy partying. Two main pools take up the lower level and come with deck seating. On the upper level, there’s a smaller pool that’s reserved for those who have daybed next to it.
Drai’s always has a special guest performer. Just last week, Drai’s hosted Waka Flocka Flame and Travis Barker. There will be more famous acts throughout the summer, so stay tuned. Check out Drai’s events calendar, as headliners are announced closer to the actual date. There will also be once-a-week night swims, so you won’t have to worry about any sunburns. Plus, doesn’t a moonlight swim sound so romantic?
You can have lunch here too, with offerings like Baja shrimp tacos, tuna poke nachos and a watermelon fruit salad, served in a carved out half watermelon. Now that’s one refreshing treat. Brunch items are also available.
If you’re staying any of the Caesars Entertainment properties in Vegas, you have free access to Drai’s pool every day of the week. Score!
Book The Cromwell package and you’ll get special room rates on select dates and a $50 food and drink credit at GIADA. This is valid now through Sept. 30, 2017.
With a name that translates to “the drunken donkey,” you know Guy Fieri’s El Burro Borracho is a Mexican restaurant with a bit of creative, fun flair.
El Burro Borracho serves Fieri’s unique twists on classic Mexican comfort foods with his signature bold flavors.
The menu starts out with a variety of salsas served with warm chile-lime dusted chips. Choose from roasted tomatillo verde, smokey chipotle, grilled pineapple jalapeno and roasted habanero lime. Other appetizers include grilled shrimp cocktail and jalapeno poppers.
The restaurant serves a variety of Mexican favorites for entrees including several choices of street tacos, enchiladas, burritos and fajitas. You’ll also find the El Jefe Hamburguesas, a selection of flavorful burgers. We like the El Hombre — ground beef, smashed beef machaca, queso casero, pepper jack, black beans, salsa molcajete and shaved jalapeno.
Don’t forget the “drunken” part of the restaurant’s name. They pour a variety of beers, margaritas and tequilas. You’ll also want to try the specialty Borracho Brain Freezes like the frozen horchata colada and the frozen pineapple habanero.
Guy Fieri’s El Burro Borracho Mexican restaurant in Las Vegas is celebrating its first anniversary at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino on April 6, so in honor of the occasion we’ve chosen five of the eatery’s must-have menu items:
We like to start out dinner at El Burro Borracho with an appetizer and one of the signatures is the Trash Can Nachos.
Fieri didn’t like the way most nachos are made – with toppings all piled on the top and lots of dry chips left underneath. So he devised the Trash Can Nachos. He takes the toppings and mixes them together on top of the meat and puts it into the “trash can” (basically a large tin can). The server brings it to the table, releases the nachos from the can and tops them with pickled onions. Voilà! You’ve got a beautiful stack of nachos in front of you with evenly placed toppings throughout.
The nachos are made with crispy corn tortilla chips, black beans, queso casero, pickled red onion, pico de gallo, crema, crumbled Cotija cheese, cilantro and jalapeños. You can also add carne asada, chicken, carnitas or chorizo.
If you’re looking for a good side to pair with your main dish and want to get some veggies in, we suggest the grilled street corn. The corn is grilled on the cob and coated with crema, chile de arbol, cilantro, lime, mayo and crumbled Cotija cheese. Need we say more?
We love guacamole but we love it even more when it’s made Guy’s way. It’s made from mashed up avocados, Serrano chile, sweet onion, radish, lime and cilantro served with fresh, crispy tortilla chips.
At El Burro Borracho you get to choose the heat level you want from mild to medium to hot. And it wouldn’t be Guy’s Guacamole unless there was a way to kick it up a bit. You can throw in things like shrimp, crab, lobster, chorizo, chicharrónes, roasted corn, cucumber, pepitas, roasted poblanos, roasted pineapple and crumbled Cotija cheese.
You have to try the street tacos when you’re at El Burro Borracho and we recommend the Drunken Fish Tacos. There’s three per order and the tacos are served with beans and cilantro rice. The fish tacos feature Sonoran-style fish, spicy slaw, pickled red onion and cilantro served on grilled corn tortillas.
If you like them a lot, come back for Taco Tuesdays. Every Tuesday from 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. you can grab all-you-can-eat tacos for $25 or all-you-can-eat tacos and margaritas for $35.
Save room for dessert at El Burro Borracho because the fried ice cream is too good to pass up. Just bring a few friends with you to share it because Fieri has a “bigger is better” philosophy and this dessert is huge.
The crispy coated fried ball of vanilla ice cream is served with cinnamon-infused Mexican chocolate sauce, strawberry compote and a white chocolate spicy rum sauce.
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It’s time to put away the lecture notes and put on your shades for Spring Break in Las Vegas. Even if you (gasp) have school work to do, we promise it’s more fun reading poolside in Vegas. So, round up your study buddies, sorority sisters or whomever needs a little Vegas vacay to break up the school year.
Spring Break dates obviously vary by school but rest assured there will be plenty of fun in the sun on the Strip all season. Many Spring Breaks overlap with the college basketball championships and what better place to cheer on your team than Las Vegas? You can even lay down a bet if you’re over 21. Don’t leave anyone back at the dorm; there are plenty of awesome things to do in Las Vegas for Spring Break for your under-21 crew members too.
Admit it; you’re totally over the dining hall and Uber Eats delivery options on campus. It’s time to revive your taste buds in a major way at Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars Palace, ranked the No. 1 Las Vegas buffet by “USA Today.” You won’t get bored with more than 500 items including the stuff #instabrunch dreams are made of like red velvet pancakes and lobster Benedict.
Escape to the Garden of the Gods Pool Oasis to soak up some sun and dish on your TA crushes. There are seven different pools for your dipping pleasure. If you’re 21 and older, Venus Pool offers a European-style experience with cabanas, daybeds and couches plus tasty fare served poolside.
There’s so much to do at The LINQ Hotel & Casino and the neighboring LINQ Promenade that’s bursting with shopping, dining and entertainment options. Start by booking a Deluxe Poolside Cabana Suite at The LINQ and enjoy your own personal patio retreat entering out to the main LINQ Pool. Use the Total Rewards app to order food anywhere on property at The LINQ and it will be delivered to your exact location. See, we told you Vegas beats Uber Eats.
Next up, hit The LINQ Promenade and The High Roller, aka the world’s tallest observation wheel. Get some killer snaps against the Vegas skyline. Pick up your spring break essentials at the shops along The Promenade. Snag some stunners at Chilli Beans, known for limited edition sunglasses so you’ll stand out at the pool. Grab a new bathing suit or cover-up at Pier 30 then check out the brand new Harley Davidson Store to scoop up tanks, tees and more.
Brooklyn Bowl is just down The Promenade. Nosh on some delicious Blue Ribbon fried chicken and jam out to live music while you show off your mad bowling skills at this all-in-one venue. Those sexy shoes really make an outfit. Click here for the full event calendar. If you’re 18 and up, catch indie rockers and festival darlings Portugal. The Man on Saturday, March 11, without the hefty festival price tag. Prog rock jam band Umphrey’s McGee takes the stage Saturday, March 17 for another 18 and up show. The improv masters are guaranteed to put on a memorable performance.
Think you can’t go surfing in the desert? Wrong! Book a pool package at Planet Hollywood and get a special room rate plus two FlowRider passes included so you can show off your sweet moves or at least have something to laugh about later if you overestimated your skills.
Take “Everybody” to Backstreet Boys or dance “Till the World Ends” at Britney Spears, both performing at The AXIS at Planet Hollywood on various dates throughout March and April. It’s “I Love the ’90s” central with these two headliners performing the soundtrack to your childhood.
Dip, zip and Chipp at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. Book a Rio Pool Package and spend the day by Rio’s gorgeous pool with a $50 food and beverage credit. Take a dip when the spirit moves you. For the 21 and up crowd, the spirits can literally move you. Grab a drink and relax by the waterfalls at Rio’s VooDoo Beach.
Next up it’s time to zip through the air on the VooDoo Zipline. Fly higher than 400 feet in the air from the top of VooDoo Lounge, reaching speeds of 33 miles per hour. You can always use the buddy system and travel two at a time if you’re a little timid.
Spend the night with the Chippendales. The male revue’s sexy dancers will loosen your inhibitions and bring out your inner flirt. Being naughty never felt so nice. If your Spring Break is later in the season, you’ll get to enjoy special celebrity guest host Tyson Beckford who joins the cast March 30.
Start your day on a fancy note at The Cromwell. Enjoy food as pretty as the atmosphere and view at GIADA. Breakfast and lunch are served Monday through Thursday and Fridays through Sundays are all about brunch. Opt for the brunch tasting menu or go a la carte and dine on scrumptious choices like eggs Benedict deviled eggs, limoncello soufflé with buttermilk gelato, and Italian chicken & waffles with cacciatore sauce. Yes, please!
Now that you’re fueled up, it’s time to party. Dance under the sun at Drai’s Beachclub. Travis Barker performs Saturday, March 11 and Waka Flocka Flame takes the stage Sunday, March 12. Check the event calendar for the schedule when you’re in town. If you get hungry again, Drai’s has a satisfying menu that takes pool food to the next level. When the sun goes down at Drai’s, the stars come out in more ways than one. Drai’s Nightclub is open Thursday-Sunday and features performers like Nelly on March 11 and Chris Brown on March 18.
Spring Break often boils down to one simple thing: cheap beer. It’s tough to beat the daily five cent beer happy hour at the It’s 5 O’clock Somewhere Bar at Flamingo Las Vegas. You read that correctly. Beer for just a nickel from 5-6 p.m. every single day. Play a game of beer pong while you’re there. Who knows? Maybe the brews will actually improve your aim.
No matter how “scandalous” your bathing suit is, go party poolside with Siqso at GO Pool Saturday March 25. He’ll be performing “Thong Song” live with DJ support from Eric Forbes. If you’ve got “dumps like a truck truck truck” and want to show them off, GO for it.
Looking to party on a budget? Harrah’s Las Vegas is the spot. Grab a bite at Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill and stick around for free live country music every night starting at 9 p.m. You can’t beat free boot-scootin’ entertainment.
Those over 21 can enjoy more free entertainment at Carnaval Court. The open-air street party just outside Harrah’s has live music, DJs and insanely entertaining flair bartenders. If you’ve never seen flair-tenders, prepare to be amazed as they flip bottles faster than you can say, “rum and Coke, please.”
If you’re staying at Bally’s, choose the Bally’s Pool Package for a $50 food and beverage credit that can even be used while you’re lounging poolside. The serene Blu Pool is surrounded by palm trees to give you an island vibe while you soak up some rays.
Let’s be real; you’re probably already planning to share your food and expenses so why not dine at a family-style restaurant and get more bang for your buck. Buca di Beppo has all your Italian favorites in ready-to-share sizes. The wide menu features everything from fried calamari to apple gorgonzola salad to spaghetti with meatballs plus specialty and baked pastas and of course, dessert. Early risers can hit the breakfast buffet for an all-you-can-eat feast including eggs, smokehouse bacon, sausage, breakfast potatoes, biscuits and gravy, pastries, fresh fruit, yogurt, cereal, coffee and juice. It’s a deal at $15.99 and beats the heck out of dining hall grub.
If you’re staying at Paris Las Vegas, be sure to book the Paris Pool Package for a $50 food and beverage credit. Enjoy the beautiful weather and make use of that credit at Beer Park’s 10,000-square-foot deck overlooking the fabulous Las Vegas Strip. Feel like you’re having a picnic in the park, only with more beer options. If you’re of drinking age, there are more than 100 draft, can and bottle beer selections to choose from. The whole crew can enjoy Beer Park’s bar games like giant Jenga, pool and darts plus stadium-style eats like the bacon-wrapped Backyard BBQ Dog and chili cheese fries.
Those 21 and up should visit Napolean’s Dueling Pianos to belt out classic hits with no shame. Grab a little liquid courage at the bar if you’re shy. Bonus points if you can convince the pianist to play your college fight song and get the crowd singing along. Hey, it’s a small world; it could happen.
Sleep isn’t something we do a lot of in Las Vegas. We’re a 24-hour town with 24-hour fun and 24-hour food cravings.
So when the late-night munchies hit after a night of clubbing, a show or exploring the Las Vegas Strip, don’t worry. We have plenty of spots where you can grab a great meal at 3 a.m. or a hearty breakfast at any time of day, night or dawn.
Here are 10 spots where you can satisfy your craving for late-night food in Las Vegas.
This restaurant is open 24 hours so you can stop in at any time of night for your Chinese food favorites. As the name suggests, the noodles are the specialty here, but you will also find things like roast pork belly, dumplings, chow mein, fried rice and a variety of seafood.
Got picky eaters in your group? This is a good place to go. The menu is a whopping 14 pages long, so there’s definitely something for everyone.
Country star Toby Keith’s namesake bar and restaurant is open until 2 a.m. during the week and 3 a.m. on weekends. If you’re looking for late-night down-home cooking, this is the spot for you. The menu offers things like chicken fried steak, fried catfish, ribs and the famous fried bologna sandwich. Sounds like a good hangover buster to us.
Want to chill out late at night with a relaxing vibe? You can’t get much more laid back than a restaurant from Jimmy Buffett. Listen to Buffett’s beachy tunes, sip on one of his “boat drinks” and dine on things like seafood mac & cheese, fish tacos and buttermilk fried chicken. We love the massive Volcano Nachos and the signature Cheeseburger in Paradise.
Get your grub on at Margaritaville until 2 a.m. during the week and 3 a.m. on weekends.
Sometimes after a long night of drinking cocktails you want some comfort food before you go to bed. Guy Fieri knows how to serve up traditional food with a unique twist and bold flavors.
His restaurant offers a special late-night menu with items like Trash Can Brisket Nachos, Fireball Whisky Wings and Vegas Fries, which were featured on “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.” The fries are tossed in Buffalo seasoning, topped with blue cheese crumbles and served with house-made Buffalo sauce.
Trust us, you’ll also want to try the award-winning Bacon Mac-N-Cheese Burger topped with bacon, six-cheese mac & cheese and Donkey Sauce on a garlic-buttered brioche bun.
The restaurant is open until 2 a.m. on weekends.
If you’re looking for classic bar and comfort food, this local favorite is open 24 hours a day. We love their daily brunch menu, which begins at 5 a.m. You’ll find things like steak and eggs, chicken and waffles and French toast. We recommend the R.I.P.! Sandwich – a fresh baguette filled with fried eggs, hickory bacon, smoked ham, smoked cheddar and arugula, drizzled with lemon thyme dressing.
The restaurant’s regular menu features a variety of dishes like chicken parm, meatloaf, short rib ravioli, steaks and chops.
Grab a Double-Double (two hamburger patties and two slices of cheese), fresh french fries and an ice cream shake and you’ll know what all the fuss is about.
If you’re a newbie, we’ll let you in on some secret menu items. You can order your burger Protein Style (wrapped with lettuce instead of bun). You’ll also want to try your food Animal-Style. Animal Style fries come with two slices of melted cheese, a Thousand Island-type sauce and grilled onions on top. Animal style burgers are cooked in a thin layer of mustard, and in addition to the lettuce and tomato it also includes pickles, grilled onions, and extra sauce.
In-N-Out is open until 1 a.m. on weekdays and 1:30 a.m. on weekends.
You’ll find all of your American food favorites and desserts at HEXX. They’re open until 1 a.m. during the week and 2 a.m. on weekends. Hungry for breakfast? Enjoy chilaquiles, corned beef hash, breakfast pizza, Belgian waffles and more. For lunch or dinner there are items like spicy jambalaya, pasta, salmon, steaks and burgers.
Stop into this cafe at Caesars Palace around the clock for American comfort food with a Latin twist.
Pro tip: Get the Cuban sandwich. It’s made with slow roasted pork, country ham, Swiss cheese, dill pickles and Dijon aioli.
We also love the late-night menu with pizzas, tacos, spaghetti and meatballs, burgers and all-day breakfast.
Hash House A Go Go is your go-to breakfast spot. It’s open 24 hours and serves monstrous portions of all of your favorites.
Try one of their farm scrambles or their signature hashes. We also recommend the famous flapjacks. Flavors include brown sugar banana, Snickers, pumpkin and apple cinnamon. If you’re really hungry, get the Tractor Driver Combo with two eggs, a choice of bacon, sausage or potatoes with one buttermilk flapjack. You will definitely leave satisfied.
Craving some late-night Mexican food? Look no further than Tequila Taqueria. It’s open until 3 a.m. during the week and 6 a.m. on weekends
The late-night menu is available from midnight to 6 a.m. and includes a variety of tacos, nachos, steak and eggs with chilaquiles and a pollo quesadilla.
If you’re the only vegetarian or vegan out of your crew, then you know it can get frustrating to find something on the menu when you go out — especially when you’re on vacation and not familiar with the hot spots. Well honey, we’re here to tell you those days are over. Not only are there plenty of vegan and vegetarian restaurants in Las Vegas, you can dine with your friends and everyone will be happy — herbivores and omnivores alike. Hallelujah!
Being vegetarian is a piece of cake — ditch the meat and make sure the broth is vegetable based, and you’re all good. For our fellow vegans, however, it’s a lot tougher. You’re not only ditching the meat, but you have to make sure your dish is free of dairy, eggs and even honey.
We have good news: Gone are the days of ordering a side salad with olive oil and vinegar. And while fruit and vegetable platters are the safest bet, those can get a bit boring. We love to grub as much the next person, so we’re sure you want the goods. Even if you eat meat and just want to take a break for a day (kind of like your own version of a cleanse), that’s cool too. By eating plant-based meals, you’ll feel rejuvenated instantly.
Enough with the preaching. Let’s get to the goods already. From sorbet and cupcakes to plant-based cheeses and meat-free dishes, you’ll hit the culinary jackpot every time you’re in Vegas. Take a look at our favorite Caesars Entertainment dishes, by property:
Take a stroll through The LINQ Promenade and it’s almost like you’re walking through vegan-friendly heaven. With so many options available for lunch, dinner and dessert, you won’t go back to your hotel hungry. You might go back with a lot of leftovers instead.
Best for: Hot summer days (or whenever your jonesing for sweet, creamy sorbet).
Must try: Anything and everything sorbet.
We’re breaking the rules and starting with dessert first. We have to get your attention somehow, right? Vegan does the body good: Head to Amorino and try a ton of plant-based flavors like mango, strawberry, raspberry, pistachio, lemon, lime basil, passion fruit, agrumi (citrus) and *insert gasp* even the chocolate is vegan-certified. You’ll never feel left out again the next time your buddies want a sweet treat. (P.S.: The cone is vegan as well. It just keeps getting better and better, doesn’t it?)
Best for: If you’re craving good ol’ barbecue flavor.
Must try: Virgil’s signature barbecue sauce is like no other. We’d slather it on anything and everything (BBQ sauce wrestling, anyone?).
Yee haw: Get your veggie on at Virgil’s BBQ. At a barbecue joint? Yep, you heard that right. Virgil’s vegan burger is made with black beans and held together by bean juice rather than egg. Order it protein style (wrapped around lettuce) to make it vegan. So don’t worry – if your posse’s set on getting messy with ribs, you’ll be gettin’ down right there with them. By the way — we checked and the restaurant’s trademark barbecue sauce is safe too (extra safe for vegans – no honey). We’re ready to do-si-do right now.
Best for: Satisfying your cupcake fix.
Must try: Red velvet cupcakes.
Sprinkles has very few locations across the country, so you have to take advantage of it while you’re here. Whenever we’re at The LINQ, we stop by and get one of the vegan-friendly red velvet cupcakes. Dairy milk is swapped out with soy milk and the tofu-based cream cheese is so deceiving that you’ll question if it’s the real thing. When the weather gets warmer, you can even pair it with one of the seasonal sorbets, which are also vegan-friendly.
Best for: Pizza lovers of all ages.
Must try: Any pizza with veggies on it.
Any pizza can be made with Daiya vegan mozzarella cheese. Thanks to Flour & Barley’s wood-burning oven, the cheese gets super gooey and melt-y. Great. Now we can’t even think about anything else.
Las Vegas entertainer Mat Franco also has his own pizza here: It comes with grilled zucchini, roasted peppers, tomatoes, onions and mushrooms. You can eat it with or without the Daiya cheese. We’ll always choose the latter.
(Tip: In a rush? Head to Haute Doggery next door. Veggie dogs are available and there are plenty of toppings to choose from.)
Best for: When you can’t decide between Japanese and Mexican, guess what? You can have both. Mmm…
Must try: The Gardein carne asada steak paired with any of your favorite veggies.
Move over, PB&J: Mexican and Japanese are the latest-and-greatest flavor duo, and it’s here to stay. We love the Gardein carne asada-seasoned steak strips. We ordered ours with soy paper and added roasted corn, vegan steak, rice, avocado, furikake (seaweed flakes) and dipped it in soy sauce, ginger and wasabi. Our only question is, why wasn’t this genius concept thought of earlier?
Best for: If you’re a sports fanatic or want a killer view of the High Roller from the second floor patio.
Must try: Tie between Gardein orange peel chick’n (pictured above) and the Gardein blackened chick’n torta.
This popular brewery-restaurant just kicked it up a notch. Now Yard House carries vegan Daiya cheese. There’s an entire vegetarian-friendly menu that uses Gardein meat-free products, most of which can be made vegan. We absolutely love the blackened chick’n torta. The hot wings are good too, but very spicy. We like to put the sauces on the side. Feast on all of these plates:
Best for: If you’re looking for the ultimate buffet experience.
Must try: Specialty pizza with a rainbow color of veggies.
Lunch buffet never looked so gorgeous. Our plates looked like a piece of art with all the vibrant food colors. Once you let your server know you’re vegan or vegetarian, they’ll have someone walk with you to the various stations. If you want veggie tacos or even pizza, just let the station chef know and you’re good to go. Even on the busiest of days, your food will be ready in no time.
Best for: If you’re planning a wild night at OMNIA, which is located right next door.
Must try: Vegan curry.
Known for its contemporary take on classic comfort foods, Searsucker also shows love for vegans too. The vegan vegetable curry is made with a coconut base and comes with veggies, lime and cilantro. If you’re omnivore friends like it so much, they have the option of adding chicken or shrimp.
Best for: If you’re craving Italian or a fine dining experience.
Must try: Roasted red peppers. If you’re in the mood for vegan pasta, order zucchini noodles with fresh cherry tomato sauce.
While Rao’s is more on the vegetarian-friendly side, this Vegas Italian restaurant show some love for vegans too. (The house salad, roasted red peppers, kale and roasted butternut squash salad with no parmesan are vegan.) We love how the easy-to-read menu marks a green V for vegetarian. The salsa alla marinara, spinach and ricotta ravioli, brushetta Quattro Formaggi (four-cheese cream sauce tossed with pasta and topped with toasted panko), mashed potatoes and all of desserts are vegetarian. The grilled veggies are vegan, and if you order the sautéed veggies, just make sure to leave out the chicken stock. When ordering zucchini noodles, make sure to order the fresh cherry tomato sauce if you’re going vegan — the marinara has cheese in the sauce.
Best for: Those seeking comfort food and a great view of the Las Vegas Strip.
Must try: The quinoa — it may be on the healthier side, but it’s surprisingly tasty.
Enjoy the view of the Strip while you’re munching on this spiced vegetarian burger. The house-made chickpea patty comes with an ancho-chili aioli that gives it a kick. Eat it protein style if you’re cutting calories / watching your carb intake. Fries are always a yummy side, but we love the quinoa. (For vegan options, ask your server. Items may vary by season.)
Best for: Adventure seekers who want to try something different (and spicy!).
Must try: The vegetable samosas, which are like little pockets of heaven.
We love Indian food because it’s so flavorful. Plus, there are so many vegan options to choose from. Come hungry and get ready for some exotic, fragrant spices:
Best for: If you’re here to see a good show (Like Backstreet Boys, baby!) or just to cross Gordon Ramsay spot off your bucket list.
Must try: Portobella mushroom burger.
Gordon Ramsay Burger’s Earth Burger is a popular hit. The patty is actually a portobella mushroom and comes with shaved vegetables. Ditch the bun, fontina cheese and herb aioli to make it vegan.
Best for: Those craving delicious Asian fare in a swanky environment.
Must try: The coconut curry dish — all day, every day.
This popular chain shows veggie love too. Our taste buds sing to the popular coconut curry vegetable dish. It comes with yellow curry sauce, crispy silken tofu, mushrooms and peanuts. Other delicious options at P.F. Chang’s include Ma Po tofu, Buddha’s Feast and stir-fried eggplant.
Best for: When quick fix Mexican fare just won’t do, this will hit the spot.
Must try: The Gardein blackened chick’n.
The vegan menu is so dang delicious. If you get the cheese dip, you’ll be dipping your other foods in there too. We do it every time. Make sure you order the vegan sour cream — you’ll be dipping that in everything too.
We dare your friends to try the marinated vegan chick’n fajita salad. It’s so good, it can pass as the real thing. The salad comes with Romaine hearts tossed in an onion thyme vinaigrette, topped with the chick’n, fajita pepper and onions inside a crispy flour tortilla. Devour it with vegan sour cream, pico de gallo and guacamole.
There are also vegan quesadillas, tacos, loaded nachos and much more available. Nacho Daddy is located just outside Miracle Mile Shops, near Pampas Brazilian Grille.
Best for: Those seeking Californian-inspired Italian cuisine in a gorgeous environment.
Must try: We’re partial to the marinated olives (we’ll take a whole bowl of them, please!), but the swiss chard rolls are one of the best-selling dishes — and it happens to be vegan.
Have your view and eat here, too. You can definitely have an upscale, veggie-friendly experience at GIADA. We’ve been told the restaurant has between 10 – 15 vegan orders a night. When you’re not gushing over the food, you’ll be admiring the breathtaking Strip view. Natural lighting in restaurants is always a plus. Check out these veggie options:
These are just a few of our favorite vegetarian and vegan-friendly restaurants in Las Vegas. If your crew decides to eat somewhere that doesn’t have a clear vegan or vegetarian menu, check out our tips and also things to watch out for:
Like what you see? Check out more Las Vegas restaurants.
Oh my God, they’re back again (brothers, sisters everybody sing!). We’re not surprised that after two decades, the Backstreet Boys still got it goin’ on. With a whopping $130 million in record sales, it’s no wonder they’re recognized as the best-selling boy band in history.
Last night, we channeled our inner fangirl, sang at the top of our lungs and danced throughout the entire set – with the occasional breaks to gather up the energy to dance some more. BSB took us back – waaay back – to the good ol’ days. We felt like teenagers all over again.
Their iconic hits stir up so many memories. We remember buying their CDs, cranking up the music in our room and blasting it in the car while driving to the mall. And don’t lie – we know you ripped a page or two from a teen magazine and plastered them in your room or locker! We bet certain songs remind you of your first great love. (All the warm and fuzzy feelings are coming back, aren’t they?)
Imagine experiencing all that feel-good nostalgia for 100 minutes straight. The Backstreet Boys: Larger Than Life residency at AXIS inside Planet Hollywood is here for 20-plus shows, now through July 1, 2017. Yep. They’re going to be here for a good while.
The Backstreet Boys kicked off their 26-show residency at The AXIS inside Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino last night. The show is so popular, that tickets (for show dates March 4, 11 and 18) will be sold in The AXIS Theater’s upper level. This will be a first time these seats have been offered for a residency show. Say whaaat…
Last night’s opening show reminded us of why we love BSB. Not only do they take us back to our teen years, but these boys can sing. They’re one of the few groups who go all out with catchy pop tunes one moment, then slow things down with smooth R&B slow jams the next. One minute they’re singing “Larger Than Life” and “Get Down (You’re The One For Me),” and then they give us soulful hits like “Darlin’” and “All I Have To Give.” We actually got a nice surprise as when BSB s sang “All I Have To Give” from the middle of the crowd. Swoon.
— Total Vegas Blog (@TotalVegasBlog) March 2, 2017
We heard all our favorites like the ones mentioned above, as well as “I’ll Never Break Your Heart,” “I Want It That Way,” “Quit Playing Games (With My Heart)” and of course, “Everybody (Backstreet’s Back).” We also loved when they took time to talk to us. Nick Carter asked the ladies how many asked for a hall pass to spend the night with the Backstreet Boys. (The response was so loud, we’re sure all our guys back home heard it!)
We also loved their minimum costume changes and clean-cut looks. They’ve come a long way since their baggy pants and oversized sports jerseys. AJ McLean, however, takes the cake with his variety of hipster hats (pictured above).
We would have to say, besides the Backstreet Boys’ standout performance, the fans definitely made the show. The audience squealed throughout the evening. We’re going to be honest — we were right there with them. We must have seen a record number of different bachelorette groups. Another group had matching customized T-shirts. And there were hardcore man-fans out there. We even saw a guy wearing a RUN BSB shirt in the font styling of RUN DMC. Take a look at a few of these dedicated BSB fans:
Last night, more than 4,000 fans got their BSB fix. It’s time to get yours. Backstreet Boys: Larger Than Life tickets start at $55. VIP packages and – wait for it – meet & greets are available.
We don’t see the BSB craze ending anytime soon. As long as you love them, they’ll be around for a long time, baby.
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