Archive for July, 2012

Las Vegas podcast #361 includes:

  • Unwrapped opener
  • Cee Lo delays show opening
  • Absinthe extension unofficially announced
  • Bally’s bazaar has a website
  • Caesars gets approval for High Roller
  • Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill is official
  • First Food is getting a neighbor
  • Seablue is closing
  • Riviera ends $1,000 gambling promotion
  • Echelon is getting wrapped
  • Harmon is coming down but probably not soon
  • Krave is moving to Neonopolis
  • Neonopolis is also getting a ShoeZeum
  • Our sponsor, Viator
  • Listener calls about Planet Hollywood, Cook E. Jarr, Golden Nugget, greyhound racing game, Westin, Terribles, Ellis Island, PJ Clarke’s (sucks), Gordon Ramsay Steak, Vdara, Flamingo, Michael Jackson slots, Crystals, Aria, Garth Brooks, Sigma Derby, Mob Museum and other stuff
  • Call us at (702) 866-9494

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Today would have been Hunter S. Thompson’s 75th birthday. So this seems like a good day to step away from your computer and pick up Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Long live HST.

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Las Vegas podcast #360 includes:

  • New Adventures of Old Christine opener
  • VIMFP location announcement
  • Gordon Ramsay burger joint location
  • Plans for Bally’s entrance space
  • The Quad vs. Hotel 3535 survey… what about that whole superstition thing?
  • Tons of new stuff at the Hard Rock
  • Michael Morton announces new Mexican restaurant
  • Park on Fremont is headed for Maharaja Hookah Cafe space
  • Downtown Project takes over Fremont East check-cashing storefront
  • Our sponsor, Viator
  • Dear Tim and Michele
  • Listener calls about Planet Hollywood, Terminal 3, Lavo, Earl of Sandwich, Sirricos, The Henry, Terrace Point Cafe, Jersey Boys, Hash House, casino war, Koi, Hyde Lounge and other stuff
  • MGM treats low-limit players poorly
  • Call us at (702) 866-9494

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We’ll see you at the Indigo Lounge at Bally’s on Oct. 13.

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Las Vegas podcast #359 includes:

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Gordon Ramsay Steak at Paris Las Vegas has been receiving raves, and plans for a Gordon Ramsay gastropub in the Bradley Ogden space is the worst-kept secret of the year. Next up for Gordo may be a burger joint at Planet Hollywood, based on questions in a Total Rewards survey I received and completed this morning.

The survey’s restaurant description said:

“Located center Strip at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, Gordon Ramsay’s GR Burger brings new life to one of the most energetic areas of Las Vegas. GR Burger will introduce a stylish modern ambience, youthful energy and sporty vibe—a departure from your typical burger joints.

“Here, guests can enjoy a contemporary menu, diverse specialty drinks and self-serve beers on tap, coupled with uncompromised sports and entertainment viewing.

“Gordon Ramsay’s GR Burger will also have an open kitchen to add to the excitement—watch our cooks prepare your burgers over an open hardwood flame grill.”

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Every couple months I receive a Total Rewards surveys about one possible concept or another. Five Hundy listeners have reported receiving similar (sometimes slightly variations on the same) surveys. Recent questions have covered a possible Golden Corral Buffet at Imperial Palace and various name concepts for the new buffet at Caesars Palace.

With anything at the market research stage, there’s a decent chance it may never happen. However, with reports last year saying Ramsay would be opening at least three restaurants in Las Vegas, I’m thinking we’ll be seeing GR Burger (or at least the burger joint concept perhaps with a different name) at Planet Hollywood in 2013.

Update: Other names being market-tested include Fat Cow Burger, Flame Burger, Gobsmacked Burger and G-Spot.

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