BY BART TORRES
February 18, 2013
Flamingo Headliner George Wallace Offering Free Show Tickets to First Responders throughout the Year
It’s always nice to see a top rated Las Vegas show for nothing! Flamingo’s headliner comedian George Wallace is inviting all active first responders with a valid badge or ID (police, firefighters and emergency personnel) to be sitting in the audience for free throughout the rest of the year. Each qualified responder will receive one complimentary ticket. Wallace performs Tuesday-Saturday at 10 p.m. and all ages are welcome to attend his performance. A multitude of prizes are given away at each show! For ticket information, call (702) 733-3333.
Bellagio’s Buffet Serves Unlimited Caviar During Gourmet Dinner Service
This could just be one of the best deals in Las Vegas, especially for caviar lovers. Bellagio’s Buffet takes dining to a new level with the addition of a new station featuring unlimited servings of Traditional, Ikura and Tobiko caviars which are served every Friday and Saturday from 3:30 p.m. until 10 p.m. during Gourmet Dinner Service. The caviar may be enjoyed alone or as a compliment to a selection of prepared special dishes. Priced at $37.99 per guest, Bellagios Buffet, considered one of the best in Las Vegas also offers guests the option of limitless refills on Bellinis, Bloody Marys, sparkling wine or ice cold beer for an additional $8.
It’s Party Time at Senor Frogs, Tacos & Tequilas and TREVI for Spring Breakers
Let’s get the party started! College students 21 and older will be flocking to Sin City for a little
R & R during Spring Break vacation and three venues in town, Senor Frogs at Treasure Island, Tacos & Tequilas inside Luxor and TREVI located at The Forum Shops at Caesars will be the ultimate destination for party-goers. Senor Frog’s special fiestas will be offered February 23-March 31 with a variety of discounts daily on food and drink. T & T will celebrate the spring vacation from March 1-31 with substantial discounts on food and drink. The month-long break at the popular south-of-the border inspired restaurant/bar will include the “Seis y Seis” package with six delicious tacos and six bottled Sol beers for a reasonable $29. Patrons may also order from the $5 menu available daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. With a college student’s budget in mind, TREVI will offer a wide selection of inexpensive beverages beginning at $3 for frozen Bellinis, $4 beers, $6 wines, $6 cocktails and $6 TREVI Bites.
Affordable Dining During Upcoming Las Vegas Restaurant Week
Let’s eat! If you happen to be in town March 8 through March 14, you have picked the perfect time because this is Three Square’s Spring Las Vegas Week giving locals and visitors the chance to try different eateries around town while supporting a worthy charity, Three Square Food Bank which began in 2007 provides more than 24 million pounds of food per year for the less fortunate. Participating in Restaurant Week is easy because sponsoring restaurants have visible signs saying they taking part in the yearly event. Each restaurant, from higher end to the more casual creates their own prix-fixe menu, be it breakfast, lunch or dinner and offers meals ranging from $20.13 to $50.13 with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Three Square and the fight against hunger in Southern Nevada.
Penn & Teller Celebrate 20 Years in Las Vegas with Six Year Extension at Rio
Comedy-magic duo, Penn & Teller, who are celebrating their 20th year performing in Las Vegas, have announced that they have extended their contract until 2018 at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. Penn & Teller play nightly (dark Thursdays and Fridays) at 9 p.m. with tickets going for $75, $85 and $104.50. The higher priced tickets come with VIP/Ampersand Seating. For reservations, call (702) 777-7776. Other entertainment news from the Rio is the announcement that their free attraction Show in the Sky will close on March 30.
The Lounge at Excalibur Features Sexy All-girl Band Dollface
A new 24-hour full service bar, The Lounge has opened at Excalibur offering sexy entertainment with Dollface, an-all girl band playing a variety of music on select dates for your dancing and listening pleasure. When the girls are performing, nightly entertainment gets underway at 9 p.m. and continues through 1 a.m.
Variety of Entertainment Keeps Showrooms Busy
Golden Globe winner, Grammy nominee, accomplished singer and Broadway star Pia Zadora will light up the stage at the Suncoast Showroom for one night only, Saturday, February 23 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for Zadora’s 75-minute show start at a reasonable $15.95. Call (702) 636-7075 or visit any Boyd properties box office. Funnyman Bill Cosby returns to the Treasure Island Theatre for one-night only March 1 at 8 p.m. Tickets are priced from $54.95 and may be reserved by calling (866) 712-9308. Superstar and “American Idol” alumni Carrie Underwood makes a stop March 2 at Mandalay Bay Events Center. Tickets are $45, $55 and $65. Call (800) 745-3000. Over at the Hard Rock, the edgy and colorful-mouthed Andrew Dice Clay has vacated his regular stomping grounds the Riviera and signed on for an extended 20-show deal beginning March 14. Other performances scheduled are on select dates throughout March, April and May. Tickets will begin at $54. Taxes and fees are in addition to listed ticket prices for all shows.
Downtown’s D Las Vegas Introduces New Steakhouse and Comedy-Magic Show
Opening within the last couple of weeks at downtowns D Las Vegas is Joe Vicari’s Andiamo Italian Steakhouse. The new dining spot with roots in Detroit has nine locations in Motor City. Fresh seafood, Italian favorites and juicy steaks is what this new eatery is all about. The menu is complimented with an array of more than 80 wines. Andiamo is open daily from 5 to 11 p.m. For reservations, call (702) 388-2220. The D has also launched LaughterNoon, a comedy-magic show starring Adam London involves lots of audience participation and plays at 4 p.m. daily. This new entertainment joins two other shows D shows, Marriage Can Be Murder and Raack N Roll.
Planet Hollywood’s Sugar Factory Now Serving Candy-Themed Cocktails
A new Goblet Bar, featuring dozens of 60-ounce candy inspired sweet, spirited cocktails is now being served at the Sugar Factory inside Planet Hollywood’s Miracle Mile Shops. The new concoctions are served by the yard for $16 or in a 45-ounce Las Vegas light-up takeaway for $32.
$5 and $10 Limit Blackjack Making a Comeback on the Strip
Lower limit players will find plenty of $5 and $10 blackjack games waiting to take your bets. Of course, availability of the games depends on the day and time you play. Currently you will find the affordable games at Luxor, Excalibur, New York-New York, Bally’s, Harrah’s, Treasure Island, Circus Circus, Riviera and the Stratosphere.
Rockhouse Kicks off two Midweek Promotions
Rockhouse, newly located at The Venetian’s Grand Canal Shoppes has launched two midweek specials. Beginning Wednesday, February 20, party-animals can participate in “Winner Circle Wednesdays,” a weekly Beer Pong tournament from 7 p.m. to close. Winners will get their five minutes of fame by being included in the venues “Winner Circle Hall of Fame.” Patrons can also play billiards, foosball, darts and corn hole, anytime at the ultra-dive bar. Another promotion for Wednesday is “Flip it to Win it.” Customers will flip a customized Rockhouse coin to win half-priced cocktails, plus munch on “Wing Wednesdays” buckets and kick back bottled beer buckets, both priced at $19. Every week, Prohibition Thursdays turns the Rockhouse into a classic speakeasy where guests can gain access with a password that will be given out on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram letting revelers in the doors for half-priced cover charges and $5 cocktails from 7 p.m. until closing. Las Vegas locals and Military with valid ID will receive complimentary entry before midnight. Rockhouse is open from 11 a.m. on weekdays and 10 a.m. on weekends.
Las Vegas Ready for Exciting NASCAR Weekend
NASCAR Weekend 2013 will be revving up their motors March 8-10 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Tickets range from $25 to $69, depending on the day you go, but if you want to live it up check out the seating in the Earnhardt/Petty Terrace, but be prepared to shell out $245 per seat. Boyd Gaming Corporation’s Sam’s Town Hotel & Gambling Hall will return as title sponsor of the 16th annual Sam’s Town 300 at the speedway on March 9. The resort will be holding daily NASCAR related events throughout the weekend such as silent auctions and a concert. For a little celebrating, stop by PBR Rock Bar & Grill inside Planet Hollywood’s Miracle Mile Shops
where race fans will be able to enjoy a 10 percent dining discount when showing their NASCAR ticket stub plus a complimentary open bar one hour after the checkered flag.
Vegas is the Place to be for March Madness
One of the biggest events each year in Vegas is March Madness, in fact the first weekend of the NCAA Basketball Tournament is the second busiest weekend for sports in Sin City and it’s never too early to start making your plans if you want to be in town for all the excitement. Sam’s Town Hotel Gambling Hall is offering a 3-Point room package deal for hoop fans beginning at $49 a night which comes with a deluxe room, a bucket of beer, and viewing of all the college basketball action shown inside the Race & Sports Book. The package is valid March 19-23, March 29-31 and April 5-7. The only catch is that reservations must be made by this Wednesday, February 20 by 11:59 p.m. Book it by calling (800) 634-6371 and asking for code: Y13MHBB. We will be posting a complete list of the viewing parties available in the next couple of weeks. Although the tournaments are free to watch in most sports book, a seat is never guaranteed. Booking one of the March Madness parties, comfortable seats, betting locations, booze and food will be provided.
Check with resorts for all current offers published. Hotels have all rights and may cancel or modify at anytime. On your drive up to Vegas tune your radio to “The Highway Vibe” at 98.1, 98.9 and 99.7 FM for my up-to-date Las Vegas reports. GOOD LUCK!