Sunday, June 29, 2014

Independence Day Celebration

The LINQ will set off fireworks from the parking lot just behind The High Roller at 9pm

Station Casinos
Continuing its 4th of July tradition, Station Casinos’ will once again host the largest 4th of July fireworks show in Southern Nevada on Friday, July 4 after 9 p.m. for the entire community to enjoy. The “We Love Locals’ July 4th Fireworks Blast” will be a nine-minute fireworks show to celebrate Station Casinos’ love and affection for its team members and guests as well as to honor the nation’s 238th birthday. The fireworks shows will go off on the east and west sides of town at Green Valley Ranch Resort and Red Rock Resort and Casino. Station’s We Love Locals 4th of July Fireworks Blast starts after 9 pm. This is the largest fireworks celebration in Southern Nevada. 

Caesars Palace
Fireworks by Grucci will be shot from the hotel's Roman Tower beginning at 9:15 p.m. The best views will be from the Las Vegas Strip at the front fountains of Caesars Palace.

Mandalay Bay
The sky above Mandalay Bay Beach will light up red, white and blue this Independence Day with a dazzling display of fireworks and a musical performance by the local classic rock band Phoenix. Tickets priced at $20 and family four-packs priced at $60, not including applicable service charges and taxes, are now on sale and available at all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations and at the

This year, The Stratosphere Casino Hotel and Tower will present its annual citywide fireworks display and "Independence Pool Party" on Friday, July 4, 2014. Holders of the Guinness World Record for "Largest Fireworks Display Ever," Fireworks by Grucci is an internationally-acclaimed fireworks entertainment production company that specializes in unforgettable visual extravaganzas. The spectacular evening performance in Las Vegas will be choreographed to a colorful mix of both contemporary and traditional patriotic music, set to a sky illuminated with red, white and blue fireworks. The display will start at 9 p.m.

The new outdoor mall between Flamingo and The Quad will set off fireworks from the parking lot just behind The High Roller at 9:30 p.m.

High Roller 
General admission for The High Roller will be priced at $49.95 during 8:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. That price will include one drink.

Stars, Stripes & Sparks Independence Day
Providence Fourth of July Fireworks Show Bring picnic baskets, chairs and coolers to this Fourth of July celebration in the Providence master-planned community. Food will be available for purchase from Smokin’ Sam’s and local food trucks Grouchy John's, Sausagefest and more. The event also features live music from The Parametrics and a beer garden. 6 p.m., free, Knickerbocker Park, 10695 Dorrell Lane, 702- 216-2020.

Downtown Spaces Independence Day Block Party 
The Downtown Gateway District that houses Wasteland Gallery and Naked City Audio will host an evening of live music, art and free barbecue. Art galleries and studios will be open while bands perform outside on the mobile Stagecoach bus, and a sidewalk art fair will take place around the complex. 6 p.m., free, Downtown Spaces, 1800 Industrial Road

66th Annual Damboree 
This year, the Boulder City Damboree’s theme is “Wings of Freedom,” and will feature a parade at 9 a.m. followed by additional Fourth of July festivities at Broadbent Memorial Park. At 6 p.m., the festival moves to the Veteran’s Memorial Park with more games, music and food—plus fireworks at 9 p.m. Free, parade begins in at Colorado St

Summerlin Patriotic Parade 
The 20th annual parade, the largest in the valley, will take place on Friday, July 4 and feature more than 70 float entries. There will be giant inflatable balloons, bands, favorite storybook and cartoon characters. More than 2,500 people are participating in the parade. Governor Brian Sandoval will joining the parade as part of the Nevada 150 anniversary float.

Las Vegas Motor Speedway
There will be a holiday party with fireworks at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Thursday, July 3. The gates open at 5 p.m. Racing starts at 7 p.m. with a fireworks show around 10 p.m. There will be $1 hot dogs and Coca-Cola drinks. Tickets for adults are $15 (advance) or $20 on day of the show. Senior citizens, active military and high school students can pay $13 (advance) or $17 on the day of the show. There is an $8 fee for kids 6 - 14 years old and children under 5 are free. To purchase tickets, call (702)644-4444

Primm Valley's Annual Show
Primm Valley Casino Resorts will light up the sky with a spectacular fireworks show on July 4th. The show will start at dusk and will be set against the desert scenery and away from city lights. The show will last for 18 minutes. People are encouraged to arrive earlier in the day to secure a good viewing spot in the Star of the Desert Arena parking lot at Buffalo Bill's.

Las Vegas Water parks

Fourth of July weekend BBQ. To celebrate the holiday, they are offering a special all-you-can-eat BBQ lunch on July 4th, 5th and 6th.  BBQ lunch will be available from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Tornado picnic area and will include BBQ chicken, BBQ pulled pork, western style ranch beans, mac'n'cheese and fruit. Season Pass holders can get the BBQ lunch for $12.49.  Non Season Pass holders aged between 3-11 can purchase the BBQ lunch for $12.49, and ages 12+ for $14.99.

Cowabunga Bay Grand Opening
If you need to cool off this coming 4th of July weekend, you will be glad to know that Cowabunga! Bay Waterpark in Henderson, Grand Opening is July 4th, 2014. Cowabunga Bay is located in Henderson east of the Galleria Mall. General Admission is $35.99 with discounts for Military, Seniors and Children, Under 2 yr. old admitted Free.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Wet'n'Wild Las Vegas

Visit the park after 4pm and take advantage of extended hours this season with the Twilight Admission for just $19.99

Wet'n'Wild Las Vegas is a 26-acre water park in Summerlin, Spring Valley. The park is part of Village Roadshow Theme Parks' Wet'n'Wild chain of water parks located across the world. 

The Park offers both male and female shower, restroom and changing facilities to the right of the entrances gates. For your convenience two family restrooms are located adjacent to the main facility.

Wet ‘n’ Wild Las Vegas offers two parking lots for guests use. The first is located immediately in front of the Park's main gates. A secondary parking lot is located a short walking distance on the North side of the Park.


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Twilight Admission 
Visit the park after 4pm and take advantage of extended hours this season with the Twilight Admission for just $19.99. 

General Admission to Wet'n'Wild Las Vegas with Barbecue Meal on July 4, 5, or 6 (Up to 40% Off)


Admission Passes

The park is open until 8pm Sunday through Thursday and 10pm on Friday and Saturdays. There are 25 attractions in the park including

Canyon Cliffs – two speed slides
Colorado Cooler – a 1,000-foot-long lazy river
Constrictor – a multi-person raft ride featuring corkscrew turns and speeds of up to 18 miles per hour
Desert Racers – a 360-foot-long multi-lane racer water slide with 6 lanes
Hoover Half Pipe – a WhiteWater West Boomerango water slide
Rattler – a WhiteWater West Rattler water slide
Royal Flush Extreme – a WhiteWater West bowl water slide
Splash Island – a WhiteWater West AquaPlay area which features a variety of slides as well as a 300-US-gallon tipping bucket
The Wave Pool – a 17,000-square-foot wave pool capable of producing 3-foot-high waves
Zipp, Zapp, and Zoom – a series of in line tube slides
Tornado The award-winning extreme water slide simulates a natural storm experience, where you start your journey being catapulted from 36 feet in the air through a 110-foot tunnel before plummeting into the eye of the storm. Spin around the Tornado’s funnel in a four person raft where you will sweep up the Tornado’s wall experience weightlessness or zero gravity, splashing back and forth through the menacing, swirling water before being released into the calm shallows below. 

7055 S Fort Apache Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89148
702 979-1600

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

2014 Life is Beautiful, the music, food and art festival

2014 Life is Beautiful Festival features nearly 70 chart-topping acts, dozens of culinary giants, and world-renowned speakers, all on 4 massive stages in the heart of Downtown Las Vegas

 Life is Beautiful is an inspirational company dedicated to helping people conquer their fears and chase their dreams connecting those in search of inspiration with people that can inspire. 

Last year Life Is Beautiful, the music, food and art festival brought music, world class food, iconic public speakers and phenomenal art together for an incredible three day event attended by 30,000 people per day.  Last year festival restaurants' lineup represented with booths in the Culinary Villages included Blue Ribbon, Honey Salt, Fleur, Stripsteak, Nobu, Due Forni, Yellowtail, Kumi, D.O.C.G., Lavo and Tao, Bratalian, LBS Burger, Eat, Chocolate & Spice, Origin India, RM Seafood, Kuma Snow Cream and Forte Tapas. 

2014 Life is Beautiful Festival features nearly 70 chart-topping acts, dozens of culinary giants, and world-renowned speakers, all on 4 massive stages in the heart of Downtown Las Vegas, with art installations and several Culinary Villages.

Tickets: Thursday, June 26th, 2014
General adsmission, VIP, cabanas & tables, grills & guitars, shuttle parking passes:

      Vegas Tickets

Kanye West  
Foo Fighters
Arctic Monkeys
Lionel Richie·
The Flaming Lips
The Weeknd
Girl Talk
The Roots
Broken Bells
TV on the Radio
Kacey Musgraves
Fitz & the Tantrums
The Head and The Heart
Panic! at the Disco
Matt & Kim
Neon Trees
Jenny Lewis
Ok Go
Mayer Hawthorne
Dizzy Wright
Night Terrors of 1927
Paper Route
Catfish and the Bottlemen
Rusty Maples
American Cream
Albi Loves Chicken Tenders
Las Vegas Philharmonic
St. Lucia
Sleeper Agent
The Preatures
DJ Cassidy
Trampled By Turtles
St. Paul & The Broken Bones
Ryan Hemsworth
DJ Mustard
Vintage Trouble
J. Roddy Walston & the Business
The Orwells
Holy Ghost!

About 2013 Life is Beautiful Festival

Monday, June 23, 2014

24 Hour Vegas Hotel Doctor

24 Hour Vegas Hotel Doctor also provide dental care and 24 hour prescription delivery service. This urgent care for tourists is reimbursed by most insurance companies

Just in case you fall ill during your stay in Vegas and need medical urgent care, don't worry. You don't need to go to a hospital emergency room. Just call 24 hour Vegas Hotel Doctor for a free phone consultation. 

But if you need to be exterminated by a physician, the only you have to do is to call and an American trained internal medicine physician will be at your room in one hour max and in case you need to go to an ER, they provide fast track triage to local hospital as needed.

They treat Acute illness, Headaches, Sore Throats, and Flu Symptoms Allergies, Infections, Strep Throat Analysis, Bronchitis, Pneumonia, COPD High Blood Pressure, Diabetes, and so much more. 24 Hour Vegas Hotel Doctor also provide dental care and 24 hour prescription delivery service. This urgent care for tourists is reimbursed by most insurance companies.

24 Hour Vegas Hotel Doctor
FREE 24-hour medical hotline for Las Vegas hotel visitors

4080 Paradise Road #15
702 677-2644


Thursday, June 19, 2014

Las Vegas Buffets

There are many good deals at Las Vegas buffets, depend on the day of the week, depend on the kind of deals are available on Saturdays or Mondays. For example, at the Carnival World Buffet, locals with Nevada ID and player card receive 25%-50% off. If you signed up with The Palms' player club, you will get $7 off your buffet price. Stratosphere offers 25% off buffet with their players card. It is always a good idea to sign up for a free casino Player's Card before heading to a buffet. At most of Las Vegas buffets children 4 to 8 receive a discount and children 3 and under eat free.

From Sunday, Jun 22 through Thursday great buffet deals for locals
Dinner buffet for only $7.77 at: The French Market Buffet (The Orleans), Ports O' Call Buffet (Gold Coast), St. Tropez Buffet (Suncoast) and Firelight Buffet (Sam's Town)

Ø Aria Las Vegas - The Buffet 
Aria features steamed fresh crab legs (cold are also available, but we liked the hot ones best), jumbo shrimp cocktails, rack of lamb, mussels in garlic wine sauce, very tender prime rib, made-to-order pastas and omelets, sushi, pizza, and prime meats grilled and carved (including NY Strip) to your specifications, oysters on the half shell (gourmet nights). Delicious kabobs, BBQ, freshly-baked naan (garlic naan was delicious) and other savory dishes are prepared in the only Tandoor Oven in a Las Vegas buffet. 
Breakfast - Mon - Fri: 7:00 am - 11:00 am $18.99
Lunch: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm $22.99
Weekend Brunch: Sat & Sun 7:00 am - 4:00 pm $29.99. Dinner: Sun - Thurs 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm $33.99. Gourmet Dinner: Fri and Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm $39.99

Ø Bally's - Sterling Brunch
Bally's offers its Sterling Brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm. Brunch $90 (reduced price for children). Reservations are highly recommended.

Ø Bellagio - The Buffet
The array of foods is fabulous, with one ethnic cuisine after another (Japanese, Chinese that includes unexpected buffet fare like dim sum, build-it-yourself Mexican and more). There are elaborate pastas and semi-traditional Italian-style pizza from a wood-fired oven. The cold fish appetizers at each end of the line are not to be missed--scallops, smoked salmon, crab claws, shrimp, oysters, and assorted condiments. Other specialties include breast of duck and game hens.
Breakfast 7:00am - 11:00am $17.99  (bargain)
Lunch 11:00am - 4:00pm $21.99 
Dinner 4:00pm - 10:00pm $32.99 
Sat & Sun Champagne Brunch 7:00am - 4:00pm $38.99. Friday and Saturday Gourmet Dinner 4:00pm to 10:00pm $38.99. Children ages 3 and under are complimentary.

Ø Caesars Palace - Bacchanal Buffet
Bacchanal is an an over-the-top ($17 million dollars to build) feast created by a team of master chefs, offering the most variety on the Las Vegas Strip. It takes the traditional Vegas buffet experience to the next level. The Buffet features more than 500 items from classic favorites 
Breakfast 8:00am - 11:00am $25.99  
Weekend Brunch 7:00am - 3:00pm $41.99 
Lunch 11:00am - 3:00pm $32.99 
Dinner 3:00pm - 10:00pm $45.99  
Fri/Sat Dinner - $50.99
express line pass available for $15 extra. 

Ø Cosmopolitan - The Wicked Spoon Buffet
Food is served in individual small portions on plates, but you can take as many as you like and create your own 10 course meal. While they did not have crab legs or shrimp cocktails, but you will find many nicely prepared dishes such as, sweet potato fries, gyros, great lamb ribs, dim sum (try the pork belly steamed buns), Korean beef, very tasty mini chicken pot pies, Steak with chimichurri sauce (very tender), excellent short ribs tossed with pasta, Kalbi beef, fried shrimp balls, risotto, sushi, huevos rancheros, and French toast stuffed with cinnamon apples and walnuts. Desert includes chocolate covered strawberries, apple dipped in chocolate, crepes, gelato, and fudge.
Brunch: 8:00am - 2:00pm $34 
Dinner:  5:00pm - 9:00pm $38 

Ø Circus Circus 
Circus Circus Buffet: breakfast, 7 to 11:00 am, $11.49 (kids 4-12 $7.99); lunch,  11:00 am to 2:00 pm, $13.49 (kids $9.99); Dinner 4:30 pm to 10:00 pm, $14.49 (kids $10.99). Offers All-Day buffet pass for $25.99 flat rate. Buffet favorites including salad bar, carving station, fried shrimp and desserts. 

Ø Excalibur
RoundTable Buffet: breakfast, 7:00 to 11 am, $14.99; lunch, 11 am to 3 pm, $15.99; dinner, 3 to 10 pm, $19.99. Kids 5-11 get $4 off. Free for children younger than 5. $24.99 All-Day buffet pass. Offers a carving station and basic buffet fixings such as prime rib, fried shrimp and chicken. Good breakfast selection. Excalibur strikes the perfect balance of cheap prices, forgettable decor, and adequate food. It's what you want in a cheap Vegas buffet. But they don't always have mashed potatoes or macaroni salad, which are essential for an archetypal buffet. The plates are large, so you don't have to make as many trips to the buffet tables. Buffet is a low cost buffet and still gives you the shrimp and prime rib that the more expensive ones do. 

Ø Flamingo - Paradise Garden Buffet
7am-11am Breakfast, Monday-Friday $14.99
11am-4pm Lunch, Monday-Friday $16.99
4pm-10pm Dinner, Daily $24.99
7am-4pm Brunch, Saturday and Sunday $24.99 (first Bloody Mary is included)
Salad and fresh fruit bar along with mounds of shrimp on ice, Snow Crab Legs at dinner and Assorted International salads. Sushi. Carving station serves Herb Crusted Prime Rib of Beef and Slow-Roasted Breast of Turkey. Roasted Leg of Spring Lamb is available, along with Miso Glazed Duck, Sautéed Clams and Mussels, Double Breaded Southern Fried Chicken, our Chef’s Catch of the day. Over 60 breakfast items: Omelets, Honey-Glazed Ham, Smoked Norwegian Salmon, Roasted Breakfast Sausage, Smokehouse Bacon, Buttermilk Biscuits, made-to-order Malted Waffles, Country-Fried Potatoes and Freshly baked Breakfast Pastries.

Ø Four Seasons - Verandah Restaurant
Breakfast Buffet from 8 am to 1 pm Sat.-Sun., $36; Offers indoor and outdoor seating. Beautiful view and environment you would expect from the Four Seasons. Smaller selection, but very high quality items, such as omelets with crab and lobster meat, fruits, lox and bagels. The donut station is a must.

Ø Harrah's - Flavors, The Buffet
Breakfast, 7 to 11 am; lunch, 11 am to 3 pm, and dinner, 3 to 10 pm. $17.99 to $29.99. Flavors features continuous live cooking stations, freshly prepared seafood, all-you-can-eat crab legs and fresh cut Prime Rib, plus an array of delectable side dishes, traditional comfort foods and a variety of pastries prepared to perfection. Flavors, The Buffet represents cuisines from around the world, including Churrasco, or Authentic Brazilian BBQ, pizzas and Italian casseroles prepared in a wood burning oven, fire-roasted rotisserie chicken, piping hot steamed crab legs and tasty Asian selections such as hand rolled-sushi, Maki Rolls and homemade wonton soup as well as traditional Southwestern dishes. Flavors is one of the most diverse buffets on the Las Vegas Strip. For dessert, Flavors features a gelato station with homemade sorbet, gelato and ice cream.
Above-average food combined with an extremely friendly staff makes this one of the better buffet choices. Excellent crab, prime rib and shrimp. The Chinese dishes were very good. The breakfast buffet was great. Omelets, bacon, biscuits and gravy and everything else.

Ø Las Vegas Hilton (LVH) - The Buffet
Breakfast, 7 to 11 am, $13.99; lunch, 11 am to 2:30 pm, $14.99; dinner, 5 to 10 pm, $19.99. Brunch 7 am to 2:30 pm, $18.99. Breakfast features include eggs and omelets made-to-order, sirloin steak, smokehouse bacon, country sausage, corned beef hash and blintzes along with a breakfast bar filled with items such as smoked salmon with all the trimmings. Lunch has a large variety of dishes which include carved prime rib of beef and roasted breast of turkey, steak, chicken, seafood and pasta entrees. Dinner specialties include prime rib, carved turkey, steaks and chops, pasta dishes cooked to order, a variety of Chinese wok entrees, fresh seafood, peeled shrimp, sushi. Deluxe cakes, pastries and more. Complimentary beer and wine are served daily, as well as a variety of non-alcoholic beverages. Their champagne brunch is above average – serving select breakfast, lunch and dinner buffet items with Champagne and Mimosas. 

Ø Luxor - MORE, The Buffet at Luxor
Breakfast, 7 to 11 am, $16; lunch, 11 am to 3 pm, $17; dinner, 4 to 10 pm, $22. Children younger than 4 are free.  All You Can Eat All Day Weekend Brunch Pass $35 ($25 kids 5-11) is valid for Excalibur and Luxor's buffet. 30-foot salad bar, homemade pizza station, two carving stations, omelet station, and specialties from around the world.

Ø M Resort - Studio B Buffet
Breakfast, 8 to 10:30 am, $10.99, children 5-8, $7.99; lunch, 10:30 am to 2:30 pm, $15.99, children 5-8, $11.99; dinner, 4 to 9 pm, $23.99 (children 17.99), Fri-Sun Seafood Dinner 2:30 pm - 9 pm (4 pm - 9 pm on Fri) $39.99, children, $26.99. Weekend Brunch 9 am to 2:30 pm, $39.99, children $26.99. Children younger than 5 eat free. Studio B is a locals’ favorite: It is about 20 minutes south of the Strip in Henderson, but worth the drive. The Las Vegas Review Journal voted them as being a best buffet. The all-you-can-drink wine and beer and espresso drinks with shots of liqueur included in the price are a unique feature. Featured dishes include chimichurri shrimp, green curry chicken, BBQ ribs, and generous slabs of prime rib, crab legs, and New York strip. With over 200 menu items, there is something for everyone. Be sure to save room for their excellent cheesecake, creme brulee, gelato or mousse. For what you get, it is an excellent value.

Ø Mandalay Bay - Bay Side Buffet
Breakfast: Daily, 7 am - 11 am ($15.99); Champagne brunch: Sunday, 7 am - 2:30 pm ($23.99); Lunch: Daily, 11 am - 2:30 pm ($19.99); Dinner: Daily, 4:45 pm - 9:45 pm ($26.99). Gospel Brunch $40. Prime rib, crab, pizza, salad bar, carving station, hot seafood, ethnic food, pasta station, desserts. Combined with sweeping views of the 11-acre tropical lagoon, this extraordinary buffet features live action stations and delightful culinary cuisine. Bay Side Buffet offers one of the most attractive buffet areas in Las Vegas. It is completely isolated from the casino activity, and though it can seat 500 customers, its mostly small, partitioned seating areas create a real feeling of intimacy. The effect is made even more luxuriant with lots of natural and artificial foliage in a garden-like setting. This is topped off with a special dining area at the south end of the buffet, which features richly polished wood floors and a lovely view overlooking the resort's tropical water garden. Items include Dungeness crab legs; chilled peel & eat shrimp; cocktail sauce; opillio crab legs; Dover lox; smoked trout; sliced tomatoes; assorted cheeses; assorted cold cuts; fresh cut fruit (mostly melons). Mexican serving station. Carving station. Asian station. Italian serving station. The dessert area is separated from the primary serving area and features a modest variety of soft-serve ice creams with toppings, pies, cakes, tarts and cobblers. Lots of sugar-free desserts, including chocolate cream pie, carrot cake, German chocolate cake, and lemon meringue pie. 

Ø MGM Grand - MGM Grand Buffet
Breakfast, 7 to 11 am, $16.20, children 4-12, $11.71; lunch, 11 am to 2:30 pm, $18.99, children 4-12, $12.77; dinner, 4:30 to 9:30 pm, $25.90, Fri/Sat $28.68 children 4-12, $19.15. Weekend Brunch 7 am to 2:30 pm, $23.50, children $13.83. Children younger than 4 eat free. Buffet items include crab legs, oven-roasted turkey and prime rib, sea bass in yellow curry sauce, diablo seafood stew, pasta, pizza, and an extensive dessert bar.

Ø Mirage Las Vegas - Cravings
The ubiquitous carving station is complimented by a fajita station, an Asian station, and a pasta station. The pasta station features made-to-order sauces, starting with either a cream or tomato base. Note the standout salad bar, which features surprises like hummus, baba ghanou, and couscous, plus a variety of veggie-intensive dishes. And there's gefilte fish, which is not something commonly seen on a Vegas buffet. Put your plate-loading emphasis on the salad bar, with some selections from the aforementioned special stations. The already peeled shrimp was very fresh. They also have a great salad bar. Desserts are better than the foam-rubber average, including bread pudding, chewy peanut-butter cookies, and an unexpectedly intense chocolate mousse.
Breakfast: 8:00am - 11:00am $16.99  (kids 5-10 reduced price)
Lunch: 11:00am - 3:00pm $22.99 (kids 5-10 reduced)
Dinner: 3:00pm - 10:00pm $29.99 (kids 5-10 reduced)
Saturdays & Sundays Unlimited Champagne Brunch: 
8:00am - 3:00pm $31.99 (kids 5-10 reduced).

Ø Monte Carlo - The Buffet
Breakfast, 7 to 11:30 am Mon.-Fri., $14.95, kids $10.95; lunch, 11:30 am to 3:00 pm Mon.-Fri., $15.95, kids $11.95; dinner, 4 to 10 pm, $19.95, kids $15.95. Features a large salad bar, fresh-made pasta bar, grill stations or carving stations serving excellent prime rib, crab legs (weekends), Asian, pizza, Mexican, seafood, sushi, and roast beef wrapped in bacon. Lunch buffet has a build your own Philly sandwich station. 

Ø Palms - Bistro Buffet
Breakfast, 8 to 10:00 am, $7.99; lunch, 11 am to 3 pm, $11.99; dinner, 4 to 9 pm, $18.99. champagne brunch $18.99; seafood night $24.99. Great warm crab legs, Lebanese-style chicken, tabbouleh, hummus and babaghanoush, slow-roasted prime rib, made-to-order English Trifle. Free beer, wine, and sodas. Dessert highlights are bread pudding and cheesecake.

Ø Paris Las Vegas - Le Village Buffet
Buffet stations are grouped according to French regions, and though in theory entrees change daily, there do seem to be some constants, including most of the following dishes: In Brittany, you'll find things like made-to-order crepes, surprisingly good roasted duck with green peppercorn and peaches, and steamed mussels with butter and shallots. In Normandy, there's quiche and some dry bay scallops with honey cider. The carving station shows up in Burgundy, but distinguishes itself by adding options of chateaubriand sauce and cherry sauce Escoffier. Lamb stew is a possibility for Alsace, while Provence has pasta to order and a solidly good braised beef. 
Breakfast 8:00am - 10:30am M-F $21.99
Lunch 11:00am - 3:30pm M-F $24.99
Dinner 4:00pm - 10:30pm $34.95
Weekend Brunch 8:30am - 3:30pm $36.95.  

Ø Planet Hollywood  - Spice Market Buffet
Breakfast, 8 am-10:30 am Mon.-Fri., $13.99; lunch, 11 am to 2:30 pm Mon.-Fri., $16.99; dinner, 4 to 9:30 pm, $24.99. Champagne brunch $20.99 ($23.99 with unlimited champagne). Discounted prices for children 5-9 and free for children 4 and under. Mexican, Italian, Asian, Middle Eastern and American. Seafood station. Lamb, Hummus, baklava. Dessert selection includes cotton candy.

Ø Rio All-Suites HotelRio's Carnival World Buffet 
This buffet has often been voted by locals as the best in town. The buffet looks like an upscale food court, with stir-fries, Mexican taco fixings and accompaniments, Chinese fare, a Japanese sushi bar and teppanyaki grill, a Brazilian mixed grill, Italian pasta and antipasto, and fish-and-chips. All this is in addition to the usual offerings of most Las Vegas buffets. An array of oven-fresh cakes, pies, and pastries (including sugar-free and low-fat desserts) is arranged in a palm-fringed circular display area, and there's also a make-your-own sundae bar. This buffet has, by far, the most choices of any buffet in Vegas. The prime rib was good, the Amazon Grille was quite unique and nice. 
Breakfast 8:00am-11:00am $20.99 
Lunch 11:00am - 3:30pm $22.99 
Dinner 3:30pm - 10:00pm nightly $29.99. Champagne Brunch Saturday and Sunday 8:00am - 3:30pm $30.99. Children four to eight years of age receive $5 off lunch and $9 off dinner. Children three years of age or younger eat free.

Ø Rio All-Suites Hotel - Village Seafood Buffet
Seafood fans flock to the Rio's nautical-theme buffet, complete with American, Mexican, Italian, and Chinese serving stations. At the American station you can load up on seafood salads, snow-crab legs, oysters on the half shell, peel-and-eat shrimp, seafood gumbo, grilled salmon, broiled swordfish, oysters Rockefeller, poached roughy, steamed clams, and lobster tails. Then come the ethnic ocean entrees, such as seafood fajitas, cioppino, seafood cannelloni, squid chow fun, and kung pao scallops. Awesome lobster, crab and sushi. Definitely worth the price if for only the sushi or the lobster. They had lobster tails prepared three different ways, and I probably ate the $35 charge in lobster tails alone. Menu included salmon, swordfish, oreo dory, crab legs, and stuffed crabs to name a few of the selections. The peeled shrimp were delicious. For meat lovers, they also offer prime rib, BBQ beef ribs, and chicken dishes. To top it all off, the Village Buffet has one of Las Vegas' best selections of high-quality desserts.
Monday - Friday 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Saturday and Sunday 3:30pm - 10:00pm
$44.99 per person

Ø Riviera - Garden Fresh Buffet
Breakfast, 6 to 11 am,  7 to 10 am Sat/Sun, $8.99; lunch, 11 am to 2 pm, $11.99; dinner, 4 to 10 pm, $12.99; champagne brunch 10 am to 2 pm Sat/Sun, $11.99; One of the most affordable buffets in Las Vegas. Four themed stations include Mexican, Italian, Chinese and American. Beef ribs, mac 'n cheese, grilled Italian seasoned chicken, chicken patty with tomato sauce, Mexican rice, roast beef, fried chicken, bacon, sausage, egg station. Dessert selections include sugar free items.

Ø Stratosphere - The Courtyard Buffet
Brunch, M-Th 7 am to 2 pm, M-Fri 7 - 4 pm $14.99; champagne brunch, 7 am to 4 pm Sat-Sun, $19.99; dinner, 4 to 10 pm, $19.99; Seafood buffet, Fri and Sun, $19.99. Global cuisine, including Pan-Asian, Southwestern, American comfort foods, regional European flavors, carving station, deli display, omelet bar, freshly baked pastries, prime rib, brisket of beef, roast chicken, roast turkey. Seafood nights include shrimp, oysters, and crab legs. An All Day pass is available for about $20. 

Ø The Orleans - The French Market Buffet
The Orleans' all-new action buffet featuring Italian, Mongolian, Barbecue, American, Seafood, Mexican and Chinese cooking, as well as an oversized dessert bar. This all-you-can-eat, every-meal-every-day restaurant is sure to satisfy any appetite. From eggs prepared before your eyes just the way you like them to finger-licking-good house smoked ribs, and scrumptious desserts, it's all here.

Monday - Thursday
reakfast: 8:00am-10:00am -   $7.99* ($8.99)
Lunch: 11:00am-3:00pm -  $9.99* ($10.99)
Dinner: 4:00pm-9:00pm • Featuring Prime Rib - $14.99* ($19.99)
Sunday - $16.99* ($21.99)
Summer Sizzling Southern Crab & Shrimp Boil
Brunch: 8:00am-3:00pm • Featuring Champagne      
Dinner: 4:00pm-9:00pm • A Free Beer

Ø The Quad - Emperor's Buffet
Brunch 7 am-2 pm, $12.99; dinner, 4 pm-9 pm, $18.99. Economical buffet featuring a good breakfast selection, fried chicken, prime rib and crab.

Ø Wynn Las Vegas - The Buffet
They have excellent prime rib. The Chinese dumplings were very good for a buffet. Great sushi and salad, including a delicious Caesar salad. You will find many kinds of homemade pasta, including pumpkin ravioli and gnocchi in brown butter sauce. Wonderful curry dishes, such as chicken curry and chick peas. Other dishes of special note include scallops and coconut milk ceviche, lamb chops (perfectly done), jerk chicken, and excellent soups made with real stock, gazpacho, amazing pizzas, good Mexican food. Even their breakfast is a real special treat with apple wood smoked bacon, chicken and apple sausages, hash browns cooked to perfection, cheese blintzes, and smoked salmon.
Breakfast 7:00am - 11:00am $21.99
Lunch 11:00am - 3:30pm $25.99 
Dinner 3:30pm - 10:00pm nightly $38.99 
Saturday and Sunday Champagne Brunch 11:00am - 3:30pm $47.99

by Bea Taylor

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Downtown Las Vegas museums, bars, arts and entertainment

Las Vegas Natural History Museum, Las Vegas Sign, Smith Center, Mob Tour

First Friday - The Arts District
Once a month the pedestrian-friendly streets of downtown transform into a huge block party. First Friday is a celebration of art, food and music. It's a community event where all are welcome and encouraged to see what the local artists have to offer. Downtown Las Vegas arts and entertainment
4th Street, Las Vegas, NV

Fremont East Entertainment District
The Fremont East Entertainment District sits adjacent to the Fremont Street Experience and offers an eclectic mixture of bars, clubs, venues and restaurants such as Azul Tequila Nightclub & Concert Venue, The Beat Coffeehouse, Beauty Bar, Downtown Cocktail Room, The Griffin, Insert Coin(s), Le’ Thai, the Vanguard Lounge and more.

Slotzilla Zipline
It's a 12-story slot machine in the middle of the street. Starting at the east side of the Fremont Street Experience, the Slotzilla zip line is 100 feet high and 850 feet long. 

Mob Museum - National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement
The Mob Museum is a history museum. The Mob Museum is dedicated to featuring the artifacts, stories, and history of organized crime in the United States, as well as the actions and initiatives by law enforcement to prevent such crimes. The museum is located on Stewart Avenue, two blocks north of Fremont Street.

Neon Museum
The Neon Museum makes the list for its showcase of some of the most striking objects from Las Vegas history: the neon signs. The Museum features signs from old casinos and other businesses displayed outdoors on over 6 acres. Tours available only by phone  702 387-6366

The Deuce
See the sights of the Strip and Downtown for less than $10. The Deuce is one of the city’s double-decker buses that troll the Strip and all the way to Downtown. $6 for a two-hour ride or $8 to hop on and off all day. Purchase a multi-day, all-access pass either online through the RTC, at an authorized vendor, from a Deuce bus driver, or from kiosks located at various Deuce stops along the Strip. Multi-day Deuce passes may be purchased on the Internet, but it takes seven to 10 days for the pass to arrive in the mail.

Las Vegas Natural History Museum
This small, enthusiastically run museum doesn't offer much in the way of bells and whistles. The Marine Life Room features small sharks in a large tank, the Wild Nevada Room has exhibits on the flora and fauna of Nevada and the Young Scientist Center has some interactive displays. However, the big draw is five roaring, robotic dinosaurs, among them a vast T-rex. Combine a visit with a trip to the nearby Lied Discovery Children's Museum. 900 Las Vegas Boulevard North - Downtown Las Vegas  Admission $7; $3-$6 reductions; free under-2s.

Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign
There are four Welcome to Las Vegas signs. One is at 5200 Las Vegas Boulevard south, on the Strip, across street from the Mandalay Bay, another one is at Boulder Strip, just South of the stoic Sam's Town and Nevada Palace casinos and north of Tropicana Avenue. The third is the "Welcome to Fabulous Downtown Las Vegas" sign which is at the intersection of Fourth Ave. and Las Vegas Blvd and the fourth is just in front of the Slotzilla Zipline (picture on the left).

Smith Center for the Performing Arts
The Smith Center for the Performing Arts is located in Downtown Las Vegas's 61-acre Symphony Park and is a five-acre, world-class performing arts center consisting of three theaters in two buildings. 
361 Symphony Park Ave, 
Las Vegas, NV 89106

Las Vegas Double-Decker Bus of the Stars
90-minute tour of the Las Vegas Strip aboard the double-decker Bus of the Stars.  Performances by celebrity impersonators which may include Elvis Presley, Cher, Dolly Parton, Elton John. 10-minute "intermission" at the Stratosphere Hotel and Casino. Ticket pricing: Lower level: $39.95 and VIP (upper level): $49  (702) 738-3542
Website:   You can also buy the tickets at Planet Hollywood - 3667 Las Vegas Blvd South  - Miracle Mile Shops.‎  Parking:

Mob Tour
Combine crime with Vegas by boarding the Vegas Mob Tour bus. This 2 1/2-hour-tour begins with the stories of the Mob's influence in Vegas. Tourists visit sites of Mob activity and learn about gangsters such as Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel. The tour guides dress in pinstriped suits and fedoras. Guests must be at least 16 years old and anyone under 18 needs to be accompanied by an adult. The bus leaves at 6 p.m. daily.

Vegas Mob Tour - The Royal Resort @ 99 Convention Center Dr.   702-339-8744 website:

Discovery Children's Museum
Interactive lessons/games.

Eco City: Run errands just like a grown up in a mini city with a bank, grocery store and airport.
Traveling Exhibit: Traveling exhibits from some of the U.S. top museums.
Water World:  Children make a splash as they learn about the movement and power of water at play stations with turbines and water wheels includes colorful lessons. more

Downtown Project
Since 2009, led by CEO Tony Hsieh, 40 yo, people has been organizing a major re-development and revitalization project, literally transforming Downtown Las Vegas. Dozens of startups are flocking to Downtown where they are using repurposed shipping containers as businesses spaces. By January 2014, the Downtown Project had created more than 500 jobs. 

Downtown Container Park
Shopping center built from shipping containers. The park is home to 7 restaurants and bars with indoor and outdoor seating, from barbecue and hot dogs to fine dining and craft cocktails. Kids playground. Free concerts during weekends.

Las Vegas Soccer Stadium
Las Vegas in talks with MLS to bring expansion club to the city, build soccer-stadium. The new MLS stadium would be home to a Las Vegas-based MLS franchise and would be located in Las Vegas’ expanding the downtown district known as Symphony Park, north of The Smith Center for Performing Arts in 2015.

Heart Attack Grill
They carry "Coronary Dog", chili, cheese, onions and bacon; Single bypass burger, triple bypass burger, and so on, depend on the amount of bacon slices is added to the burger. They also have on their menu "Penisillin" and "Jello shots" which is made up with half vodka and Jello. Plus 8.1% tax for our "wasteful Government to squander."

Fremont Street Experience
The Fremont Street Experience attraction is a barrel vault canopy, 90 ft high at the peak and four blocks, or approximately 1,500 ft in length. Each show begins by turning off the lights on all of the buildings, including the casinos, under the canopy. Concerts, usually free, are also held on two sound stages. The venue has become a major tourist attraction for downtown Las Vegas and the city's annual New Year's Eve party.

Downtown Las Vegas Guide

by Bea Taylor

Downtown Las Vegas Guide

Complete Downtown Las Vegas Guide - history, bars, lounges, restaurants, wedding chapels, shopping, transportation and much more.
This guide was built to celebrate Nevada 150 birthday by the City of Las Vegas under 
Mayor Carolyn Goodman

Saturday, June 14, 2014

AMERICA in Las Vegas

AMERICA is an American folk rock band formed in London in 1970 which originally consisted of Gerry Beckley, Dewey Bunnell, and Dan Peek

The three members were barely out of their teens (Beckley and Bunnell born in 1952) when they became a musical sensation in 1972 winning a Grammy for best new musical artist. 

Some of their best known songs are "A Horse with No Name", "Sister Golden Hair" (both of which reached No. 1), "Ventura Highway", "Tin Man", "Daisy Jane", and "Lonely People".
Peek left the group in 1977 to pursue a solo career; Beckley and Bunnell returned to the top 10 as a duo with "You Can Do Magic" in 1982. On January 16, 2007, AMERICA released Here & Now, the band's first major label studio album in over 20 years. (*)
AMERICA is performing over 180 shows per year all around the country and around the world as well.  

 In August AMERICA is on a  European tour. They will  perform three shows in France
 - Paris, Nice and Crozon.

  The group will also perform  shows in Italy and Israel.

Cannery Casino & Hotel - Map
2121 East Craig Road, N Las VegasSunday, July 6 at  7 p.m.   Reserved: $16.45 Gold Circle: $32  and Early Bird: $14.95