Archive for August, 2011

Las Vegas podcast #314 includes:

  • Munsters opener
  • Caesars announces The Linq
  • MGM wants to implode The Harmon
  • KISS plans Las Vegas coffeehouse
  • Chuck Jones Experience comes to Circus Circus
  • Bradley Ogden is closing
  • Mirage replaces Jet with 1OAK
  • Sidebar rethemes as Mob Bar
  • Our sponsor, Viator’s Things to do in Las Vegas
  • Trip reports about The Nancy Rayguns, Chicago Brewing Company, Gold Diggers, Parasol Down, Holsteins, The Henry, Book and Stage, Vesper, Chandelier, Chelsea Ballroom, Cosmopolitan contests and more
  • Listener calls about Palazzo, Wicked Spoon, Atomic Testing Museum, Casa di Amore, Treasure Island, Graceland Wedding Chapel and Bally’s Steakhouse
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Direct download of the podcast: Five Hundy By Midnight 8/28/11 86:39 min, 79.5 MB) or subscribe.

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Las Vegas podcast #313 includes:

  • Jonah Hill opener
  • Our sponsor, Viator
  • Gambling with Tim and Michele: Wheel of Fortune
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Direct download of the podcast: Five Hundy By Midnight 8/13/11 17:10 min, 15.9 MB) or subscribe.

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Linq: Sort of a Big Deal

There was a time when the notion of Imperial Palace and O’Shea’s going away would have bummed me out. Unfortunately, under the ownership of Caesars Entertainment, most of the charm of these two joints has eroded. So with VegasTripping’s report today that both casinos are likely to undergo much more than the “reskinning” previously revealed, I’m just sort of meh about the whole thing. VT reports that we should know more when Caesars discusses the mighty Linq during a press conference on Wednesday.

The days of BEER Fun! Fun! Fun! are long gone.

Update (8/17/11)
It’s official. For all of the details, read this and this.

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A rock band needs energy if it’s going to rock ‘n’ roll all night and party every day. The secret for KISS is apparently coffee. KissOnline reports that during a Q&A at the fifth anniversary of the KISS Coffeehouse in Myrtle Beach, S.C., drummer Peter Criss Eric Carr Eric Singer and lead guitarist Ace Frehley Vinnie Vincent Mark St. John Bruce Kulick Tommy Thayer mentioned plans to open a Las Vegas location next year.

No word on whether KISS Coffeehouse will be located near the KISS mini golf course opening this fall.

I think Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley might be on to something with this whole KISS licensing idea. They should consider lending the band’s name out for a few other items.

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Las Vegas podcast #312 includes:

  • 10 Items or Less opener
  • Viva Elvis: Soon with less Elvis
  • Name That Tune Live official announcement
  • Viper Vixens closes
  • Hooters goes topless
  • Gordon Ramsay rumors
  • Fremont East gets a thai restaurant
  • Plaza room rates
  • Our sponsor, Viator
  • Listener calls about Palazzo, Absinthe, Sahara, RM Seafood, Casa di Amore, Wynn, First Food, Cosmopolitan, Bellagio, Rockin’ Olives, Secret Pizza Place and much more
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Direct download of the podcast: Five Hundy By Midnight 8/13/11 67:27 min, 61.9 MB) or subscribe.

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Las Vegas podcast #311 includes:

  • Awesome Adventures opener
  • Ferris wheel update: Linq gets approval
  • New off-Strip waterpark planned
  • Monte Carlo wants another Strip-side bar
  • Meat News: Oscar’s at Plaza
  • Meat News 2: Old Homestead Steakhouse at Caesars
  • Meat News 3: 35 Steaks + Martinis at Hard Rock
  • Bingo returns to the Las Vegas Strip
  • Venetian renovates its sportsbook
  • Hooters has financial issues
  • MLife gives away tier credits
  • Luxor hosts 48 Hours Festival
  • First Food gives away chicken and waffles
  • Our sponsor, Viator
  • Listener calls about Palazzo, Riviera, Public House, Lion’s Share, Bellagio, Cosmopolitan, Peppermill, PBR Rockbar, Legends, Icepan, Godard’s Rockin’ Olives, Encore, Harrah’s and much more
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Direct download of the podcast: Five Hundy By Midnight 8/7/11 79:45 min, 73.2 MB) or subscribe.

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