Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Polly Ester's

Polly Ester's is a retro nightclub at the Stratosphere. Entry and all you can drink for $40. Link.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

For Prime Rib Lovers

If you love Prime Rib, you must dine at Lawry's. It is located on Flamingo, just east of The Strip at the Hughes Center - part of what locals call Restaurant Row. Map.
They can accommodate parties from 25 to 250.
The decor is beautifully art deco. The original Lawry's is in Beverly Hills - and yes, this is where Lawry's Seasoned Salt was created.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Palmer Hotel

Restauranteur Charlie Palmer is building a 400 room hotel in Las Vegas to be named The Palmer. I know it is his name, but I think there is too much similarity with The Palms , which is already well established. I believe it will cause confusion in the mind of the consumer.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Dining Gets Finer in Las Vegas

Yes, the celebrity restaurants are expensive, but as noted it is cheaper than flying to Paris for a fine meal. Link.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

The Bank Nightclub at Bellagio

The Bank Nightclub at Bellagio brings a new luxury to the Las Vegas club scene. Offering unrivaled service in a high-energy atmosphere, the chic and stunning 8,000 square foot space sets The Bank apart from the traditional multi-room cavernous clubs that cater to the masses. It is operated by The Light Group.

Each table will receive a personal service team, led by a cocktail server -- adorned in an elegant gold cocktail dress. The Bank is available for private seven nights a week for groups of 200 to 1000 people. With fully customized video capabilities and state-of-the-art sound and lights, The Bank can be specifically tailored to any group's needs. Link.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Las Vegas Hotel Rankings

Vegas hotels play to win rankings game. Upscale resorts pay close attention to detail in quest for top status Link.

Mob Museum

Las Vegas plans to open a Mob Museum. And I say it is about time. The mob scene is part of the history of Las Vegas and officials here have always tried to ingore that past in hopes it would go away. Las Vegas mobsters were a colorful lot and are just as important to Las Vegas history as Al Capone is to Chicago.

Friday, December 7, 2007


Cili is a great place for an off-site event. They can handle groups from 15 to 1500. They are right on the gorgeous Bali Hai Golf Course, just south of Mandalay Bay, right on The Strip. There is a large outdoor deck area that overlooks the golf course - see photo. Cili opened as a Wolfgang Puck restaurant, but he only ran it for a short while. Here is their virtual tour. (It is pronounced see-lee and is Balinese for prosperity, good health and great fortune.)


Panevino is an excellent Italian Restaurant. It is located on Sunset, just a block east of Las Vegas Blvd, south of Mandalay Bay. They have a dining room, a gourmet deli and a banquet room. The banquet room is divisible and will seat 140 or hold 200 for a reception . They also close the dining room for private parties. They have a great view of The Strip. They are across the street from the south side of the airport, so you can see the planes take off.

Foundation Room View

This is the view from the House of Blues Foundation Room atop the Mandalay Bay Hotel. It is a GREAT place for an event.

Mandalay Bay Hotel - Las Vegas

A suite. All I could understand was Mini Bar.

Blue Man Group - Drumbone (Last Call Vegas)

Venetian Hotel Las Vegas video

Venetian Las Vegas - Venezia Suite :

Every room is a suite.

Bellagio Las Vegas, Hotel Room Video

Blue Man Group

Here is a review of the Blue Man Group which is playing at the Venetian: Link Personally, I love the BMG, but I have friends that hated it. It is pure performance art.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon Fine Dining MGM Grand Las Vegas

AAA 5 Diamond Award Winner -
"Chef of the Century" Joël Robuchon -
The first Joël Robuchon fine dining restaurant in the U.S.

Bette Midler Opens at Caesars on Feb 20

Bette Midler will replace Celine Dion as the headliner at the Colosseum at Caesas Palace on February 20, 2008. Tickets go on sale on December 9. For group sales for groups of 15 or more call (702) 731-7208 or

Town Square Now Open

Town Square is located on Las Vegas Blvd, south of Mandalay Bay. It is a collection of shops and restaurants and even a movie theater complex in a village setting.

Restaurants and food inside the mall: Claim Jumper, Tommy Bahama's Tropical Café and Emporium, Yard House, The Grape, Texas de Brazil, Bar Louie, Brio Tuscan Grill, Fish House and California Pizza Kitchen. Shoppers can also stop and enjoy a quick meal or buy groceries at Whole Foods Market. Link.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Meet Meet and The White House

Meet the new Downtown special events venue named Meet. Link. From the same company that has The White House.

  • The White House is a non-residential conference center across the street from the Las Vegas Convention Center. It has a multi-media room and two 22-seat classrooms with computers, projection and electronic white boards. They have on-site catering. There are virtual tours on their website.