“Best of ____ in Las Vegas” lists are fun. They offer a baseline of what should be the best in a certain category. We recently looked at the hotels U.S News & World Report says are the best in Las Vegas. As you’d imagine, most of the best hotels are luxury resorts on the Vegas Strip.
Vdara recently added a Club Lounge option for guests staying at the hotel. If this sounds familiar, it’s because last year their neighbor, Aria, added two club lounges. The concept of hotel guests having access to a semi-private lounge isn’t new. A number of national hotel chains have offered a similar add-on for their hotel rooms for years.
Las Vegas has become one of the top culinary destinations in the U.S. There are plenty of well-known chefs and great restaurants all over Las Vegas offering great food. It’s almost difficult to believe that Las Vegas has also been the home of one of the best food festivals in the country for 13 years.
The first weekend of March Madness is one of the most fun times to be in Las Vegas. In addition to wall-to-wall college hoops games to watch and wager on it’s also Spring Break for many colleges. The temperatures may only in the 70’s and 80’s but it’s still warm enough to party outdoors.
Don’t get me wrong, I love the Vegas Strip. Having the Vegas Strip 15 minutes from my house is amazing! Every trip to the Vegas Strip when a friend visits or something new opens is like a mini-vacation. As a tourist, I used to marvel at how many great restaurants there are in Las Vegas.
I grew up in New York City and moved to Las Vegas just over eight years ago. Much of my time in New York after college and before moving to Las Vegas was spent in downtown Manhattan. This small part of New York was home to a lot of great bars, restaurants, and clubs.
Eataly’s sixth U.S. location opened at Park MGM just as 2018 came to an end. The 40,000-square-foot culinary destination is located directly on the Las Vegas Strip and will serve as Park MGM’s main entrance. Eataly is a vibrant space full of unique food counters, bars, cafés and dining experiences offering traditional, authentic Italian food.
One of the best trends to emerge in Las Vegas restaurants in 2018 was special dining opportunities. Tasting and pairing menus for one night only isn’t exactly a new concept. However, it seemed as though more restaurants offered special menus than ever before. The pairings often feature adult beverages that complement the best dishes in a restaurant.
A few weeks ago a friend texted a picture of his wife at Du-par’s during Happy Hour at the Suncoast. Yes, Du-par’s is still in business. No, Du-par’s is no longer at the Golden Gate. The restaurant at the SUNCOAST HOTEL and CASINO serves the same delicious pancakes and French Toast that we’ve come to know and love over the years.
Prices at the newest bars and restaurants on the Vegas Strip haven’t been ” cheap” in years. However, the inflated prices from the 1990’s haven’t stopped and sticker shock is real. There’s nothing like being hit with a $6 price tag for a large iced coffee before you can open your eyes in the morning.