SAVING MONEY IN LAS VEGAS
by Steve Kieva
Comme Ça, the French brasserie inside the Cosmopolitan has a new daily happy hour. The menu features 50% off the cocktail menu and various food items, including the popular Comme Ça Burger. Happy hour pricing is available Monday-Thursday, 5:30-7 p.m. and Friday-Sunday, 5-7 p.m.; in the bar and lounge only.
Carla Pellegrino is now offering a 3-course price fixed dinner for $29.95 at her Bratalian restaurant at 10740 S. Eastern Ave. #155 in Henderson. Diners can choose from seven appetizers, nine entrees and four desserts.
The All Stage Pass offered by Caesars Entertainment entitles you to see as many shows as you can in 48 hours for $104. There are 20 selections to choose from. If you manage to attend two in the afternoons and two in the evenings, you’ll pay an average price of $13 per ticket. You can purchase the pass at any Caesars box office.
P.J. Clarke’s in the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace has $1 oysters available during happy hour from 2:45-6 p.m.
Lawry’s the Prime Rib, 4043 Howard Hughes Parkway, is offering $10 daily lunch specials Monday-Friday. The special features a different sandwich each day and includes either a cup of soup or their prime rib chili.
The Coronado Cafe at South Point offers two $12.95 House Specials from 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Choose from either a 10-oz prime rib or a 16-oz porterhouse steak. Both come with onion rings and garlic bread, as well as, a garden salad and choice of baked, mashed or French fried potatoes.
Bill’s Gambling Hall, in the middle of the Las Vegas Strip, offers late-night specials that include a three-egg breakfast served with bacon and sausage, hash browns, and toast served from 11 p.m. until 6 a.m. for only $4.99. There is also a Steak and Egg special served during the same timeframe that includes hash browns and toast for only $6.99.
Station Casinos are offering three-course $24.00 specials in their steakhouses. Specials include: Slow roasted Prime Rib of Beef with Au Jus and Creamy Horseradish; Grilled Atlantic Salmon; Herb Marinated Chicken; and Prime Top Sirloin. All are served with seasonal vegetables, soup or salad and choice of dessert. These specials are available at Boulder Station, Fiesta Henderson, Palace Station, Santa Fe Station, Sunset Station and Texas Station steakhouses.
The food court inside Casino Royale has foot-long hot dogs for just $1.99. There are also $1.00 drink specials at the bar.
Bougainvillea Cafe at Terrible’s Casino offers numerous Chinese lunch specials for $7.99. They’re served from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. The specials are served with egg drop soup, steamed rice, and fortune cookies.
The Garden Grill Cafe at Circus Circus has two all-you-can-eat specials for $16.95. Choose from either prime rib or BBQ ribs. Sides are served with the first plate.
IN OTHER LAS VEGAS NEWS
In the short time it’s been open the Bacchanal buffet at Caesars Palace has become the most talked about buffet in Las Vegas history. After a few price increases, it’s also the most expensive. Lunch is now $28.99 and dinner is $44.95.
Bite, the topless-vampire rock n roll show, is now confirmed for the Plaza in downtown Las Vegas. The long-running show held its last performance at the Stratosphere Halloween night.
Sin City Comedy, which closed earlier this summer after a long run in the V Theater, has reopened in the Sin City Theatre inside Planet Hollywood casino.
The Broadway Theater at New York New York is host to a new erotic show; “Shades of Temptation.” Performances are Tuesday-Sunday at 10:30 p.m. The cast includes American Idol vocalist David Hernandez. Tickets start at $49.95.
Pink’s Hot Dogs will open a second Las Vegas location at Red Rock Resort this winter. The iconic hot dog stand opened its first Las Vegas location at Planet Hollywood’s Miracle Mile Shops in 2009. The Red Rock location will replace Turf Grill, located near the poker room and race and sports book.
This month’s biggest rumor is that DoubleTree by Hilton will be taking over hotel booking operations at the Tropicana.
Mizumi restaurant’s Executive Chef Devin Hashimoto has been named “Best Chef on The Strip” by Vegas Seven in the magazine’s 2012 Restaurant Awards’ issue. Since opening in May, Mizumi – the premier Japanese restaurant at Wynn Las Vegas – and the rising young chef have received numerous accolades from guests and food critics. The notable weekly publication, Vegas Seven, said, “This chef does it better than anyone in the city… All hail this new star!”
After more than a decade of revelry, Rain Nightclub, which opened with the Palms in 2001, is being closed to make way for a multimillion dollar renovation scheduled to begin next year.
Ruth’s Chris Steak House will open early next year at Harrah’s Las Vegas, replacing the casino’s The Range steak house. This makes the second closure of a major steakhouse operated by Caesars Entertainment. Bill’s Steakhouse was recently closed at Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall.
Francois Dupuis, a Cirque du Soleil performer who entertained millions of “Mystere” show-goers as the “big baby” in the diaper and bonnet has died, the company announced. Dupuis was an original cast member of “Mystere,” which opened in late 1993. In March the show celebrated 18 years and 8,600 performances.
We can now confirm the rumor that Priscilla Queen of the Desert is coming to Las Vegas. The location is said to be either the Venetian or the Palazzo.
Actress and restaurateur Eva Longoria plans to reopen the shuttered space that formerly housed her restaurant, Beso, and nightclub, Eve, at Crystals in CityCenter. The space is being converted into an erotic theatrical dining experience known as SHe. Jeff Kutash, best known as the producer of “Splash,” is producing the four-night-a-week, midnight-to-3 a.m. show.
Confirmed tenants at Caesars Entertainment’s Linq include: Sprinkles Cupcakes; Brooklyn Bowl restaurant; Yard House; an Asian restaurant called F.A.M.E; Flour & Barley; a brick-oven pizzeria from Block 16; Chayo Mexicano; Off the Strip Bistro, an upscale casual eatery; and the return of The Tilted Kilt, a Celtic-themed bar and grill.
Tom Colicchio will open a second Las Vegas restaurant at The Mirage next summer. The 250-seat restaurant will specialize in meats prepared entirely over an open flame. The new restaurant will take over the location occupied by Kokomo’s, which will close in early 2013.
Tea House Asia Grill & Sushi will open at South Point in December. The restaurant will feature sushi, sashimi, dim sum, and large plates.
The Buffet at Wynn Las Vegas has been named the Best Buffet in Las Vegas by USA Today readers. More than 2,700 buffet connoisseurs cast their votes online to determine the winner. The Buffet beat out six other Vegas all-you-can eat buffets to garner the title. Note: The Bacchanal buffet was not open at the time the voting took place.
“We are thrilled that guests enjoy the world-class experience, variety, and service found at The Buffet at Wynn,” said Marilyn Spiegel, president of Wynn Las Vegas. “We are proud to deliver the same freshness and highest quality ingredients in our buffet that our guests have come to expect in our finest dining venues.”
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