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Vegas News | Las Vegas New Year’s Eve – Getting Ready For The New Year With Better Gaming at Circus Circus and A Lot More – TravelZork
We’re slowly sliding to the end of the year. Hopefully, you’re having a great holiday season. Las Vegas is always fun around this time of year, especially Las Vegas New Year’s Eve. Tourists tend to stay away from Las Vegas until after Christmas Day. After that, it’s a different ballgame.
Grammy Award-winning superstar Kelly Clarkson has announced that she will be headlining a brand-new Las Vegas residency. Kelly Clarkson: Invincible will open on Wednesday, April 1 at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood. The long-rumored residency was announced on Clarksons TV show after performing a medley of her hits during the “Kellyoke” portion of the show.
Jerry Seinfeld is returning to the Colosseum at Caesars Palace for at least a handful of shows in 2020. Seinfeld performing in Las Vegas is synonymous with Caesars Palace. He’s been performing at Caesars Palace since 2003!.
Press release: LAS VEGAS – Dec. 18, 2019 – Whether looking to celebrate all things football with the family or in luxury, House of Blues Las Vegas (inside the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino) has it covered with parties in the Music Hall, and Foundation Room. This upcoming Super Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020, guests can opt from partying with a variety of fans at the Music Hall football experience, watching the big game from House of Blues Restaurant & Bar, or celebrating victory with one of VIP luxury championship packages in Foundation Room. Food & Beverage packages start at $60 based on experience.
Doors at Music Hall open at 2 p.m. with the Big Game viewing beginning at 3:30 p.m., the event is open to the public. The All-You-Can-Eat package starts at $60* for an early bird special; (limited packages available) and includes a buffet style menu featuring game day favorites like chicken wings, Carolina BBQ pulled pork, chicken fingers, loaded mac and cheese, mini cupcakes and more. The All-You-Can-Eat and All-You-Can-Drink package is $150 (plus tax & fees) and includes all well liquor, domestic beer, house wine, and soda. For guests looking to fan out for football in a more comfortable, down-home environment, the House of Blues Restaurant & Bar welcomes fans beginning at 2 p.m., features the All-You-Can-Eat package for $70 and All-You-Can-Eat & Drink package $99 – $125. Both the Music Hall and Restaurant & Bar are all ages events, must be 21+ to purchase the beverage package.
For an even more VIP, luxury box experience, guests can choose from a variety of Big Game viewing packages with Foundation Room, which offers a personal TV living room area complete with plush seating and a food and beverage table minimum. Guests must be 21 and older. Dress code enforced and reservations are required by calling 702-632-7631 or emailing reservations@foundationroomLV.com
Foundation Room packages start at $400 with the ’89 49ers Package which grants patrons complimentary access for up to four guests as well as Big Game viewing. At $800, the ’91 Redskins Package includes access for five guests and a personal TV living room area. At $1,000, the ’62 Packers Package has access for six guests with a personal TV living room space. At $1,500, the ’85 Bear Package comes with access for eight guests and a private hideaway space. For $2,000 the ’72 Dolphins Package includes access for up to 12 guests and premier table location. And lastly, at $2,500 the End Zone Package grants access for up to 18 guests and includes your own private space. Foundation Room members receive 10 percent off any Big Game package.
The Big Game Foundation Room menu includes: Shellfish Platter featuring lobster, king crab, crab claws, shrimp, oysters, tarragon aioli, champagne mignonette, and cocktail sauce; Wagyu Beef Burger with bacon, cheddar cheese, iceberg lettuce, heirloom tomato, Foundation Room aioli, and fries; Japanese Yellowtail Tartare Tacos featuring wonton tacos, avocado, aji amarillo, shaved radish, chili garlic, micro cilantro; Chicken Tikka Skewers marinated in yogurt and curry with a pineapple ghost chili jam; Beef Tartare with smoked soy, black garlic, cured quail egg yolk, pickled shallot, and potato chips; Ribeye 18oz prime with fries and Foundation Room house-made sauce; NY Strip 14oz NY strip with fries and Foundation Room house-made sauce; Filet Mignon 10oz filet, fries, and Foundation Room house-made sauce; Chicken Wings with Texas beurre blanc and blue cheese dressing; Rock Shrimp Tempura with Sambal Oelek aioli and ponzu sauce; and lastly Lobster Mac and Cheese featuring butter-poached lobster and orecchiette pasta.
Press release: LAS VEGAS (Dec. 19, 2019) — Introducing the latest addition to the “Forever Fabulous” Flamingo Las Vegas, the all-new Bugsy & Meyer’s Steakhouse will transport guests back to the resort’s vintage roots while serving a fresh and intriguing steakhouse experience in a modern way.
The restaurant’s name is a nod to Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel and business partner Meyer Lansky, who famously opened the Flamingo Las Vegas back in 1946 with the intention of bringing Hollywood glam to the desert. With the Flamingo, they created the first resort-style hotel on the Strip and forever changed Las Vegas. The Lansky family is involved in the new steakhouse and will even assist in the creation of unique merchandise, which will be available for purchase. Bugsy & Meyer’s Steakhouse will be a one-of-a-kind destination steakhouse, much like its resort’s origins, in menu, design and atmosphere.
“With Bugsy & Meyer’s Steakhouse, we want our guests to feel as if they’ve traveled back in time to when the Flamingo Las Vegas first opened, with glamour, class and intrigue, but positioned in today’s world with modern touches,” said Flamingo Las Vegas Regional President, Eileen Moore-Johnson. “This steakhouse will be a destination dining experience complete with statement menu items, classic dishes, and unexpected finds you may need to ‘know a guy’ to order.”
Guests will be transported from the moment they arrive, as they enter through the “bakery” façade, and past the kitchen and dry aged meat cooler, giving the illusion of discreetly entering through the back as many did decades ago. Once inside the steakhouse proper, an eye-catching dining experience awaits. In collaboration with designers Studio K Creative out of Chicago and renowned designer Jonathan Adler, the restaurant boasts a variety of atmospheres, including the main bar, patio dining, the bustling main dining room, three private dining rooms and a raw bar.
The oval main bar is a focal point of the restaurant and takes notes from tropical destinations with rich woods, greenery, airy textures like linen coupled with bright leather and of course, one-of-a-kind, specially curated flamingo artwork. It will have booths and tables surrounding it, making it a destination for pre-dinner, small bites or late night.
For those wanting to channel the energy of the casino, patio dining surrounded by lush greenery offers a scenic vantage point, while still in the confines of the restaurant.
The main dining room features a mix of natural and chic, including light and dark woods with bright jewel tones in décor and seating. The artwork will especially pop with vintage black and white images, including historical ones of the Flamingo and Las Vegas. Large booths will be anchors around the dining room, with traditional tables and half booths peppered throughout.
The three private dining rooms are a collection of three themes that stand alone but are cohesive when combined. Individually they seat between 16 and 24 guests, but when used as one, they can accommodate close to 60.
Emphasizing the variety of fresh seafood available on the menu, the raw bar in the dining room offers an experiential dining option for guests, which is anticipated to be one of the most sought-after seats. From shucking oysters to building stunning seafood tower displays, the guests at the raw bar counter seating will be a part of the action.
Offering the ultimate throwback, exclusive experience, guests can venture into the luxurious speakeasy and private bar lounge, known as “The Count Room.” This will be an intimate and ambient room with an expanded specialty cocktail menu that can be exclusively tasted here, but only guests “in-the-know” will be able to find this hidden gem. Lining the walls will be historical images, including vintage images from when the Flamingo first opened. Bugsy and Meyer would approve.
Bugsy & Meyer’s menu will have a vast variety of dishes—from small bites to be enjoyed at the bar, to steakhouse classics and throwbacks, to tableside presentations, a raw bar and more. Bugsy & Meyer’s in-house dry aged program is showcased in the restaurant in a glass encased show cooler. Hand selected cuts include domestic prime, dry aged prime, imported wagyu and a signature 60-day Chicago cut bone-in ribeye.
Seafood will also be a cornerstone of the menu, especially with the raw bar kitchen in the main dining room. Enjoy premium shellfish towers with charcoal grilled enhancements. Crudo, poke and tataki preparations will also be prepared in front of our guests. Other dish highlights will include short rib, lamb saddle, steak Diane and more. Dessert is no slouch with staples like baked Alaska, mille-feuille with bourbon mousseline and strawberries Romanoff reinvented.
In addition to having an exclusive cocktail menu, The Count Room will also have an exclusive food menu with especially playful takes on traditional dishes, all in proportional presentations.
The cocktail menu will pay homage to the past while presenting new takes on the classics and originals. Hailing from the Caribbean and a favorite spirit of the 1940s, rum cocktails will be heavily featured. For that personalized touch, a tableside Old-Fashioned cart will be rolling through the restaurant with customizable selections including base spirit, choice of bitters, additional flavoring and even citrus peel. Other cocktails include prohibition-era libations and unique contemporary creations.
Bugsy & Meyer’s Steakhouse will be located across from the Flamingo Wildlife Habitat main entrance, in the former Center Cut, Café To Go and Laurel Lounge spaces.
New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas is amazing. The entire city is packed with revelers. The Vegas Strip closes to traffic for a huge fireworks show at midnight. There’s just so much energy and so many things happening. It’s something to see and experience. Times Square in New York City is great but the temperature …
Press release: LAS VEGAS – Mott 32, the award-winning, authentic Chinese restaurant from Hong Kong inside The Venetian® Resort Las Vegas, will offer its new Bottomless Brunch menu, available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Sunday, beginning Jan. 12.
Bottomless Brunch is priced at $58 per person and offers an assortment of handcrafted dim sum, followed by your choice of signature Mott 32 small plates including soup, seafood, meat, rice and noodles, vegetables and dessert for up to two hours. Guests can also add the Free-Flow Beverage Package for an additional $35 per person.
Featured brunch entrées include:
• Barbecue pluma Iberico pork made with scrambled eggs and black truffle
• Fried mashed potatoes with beef short rib
• King prawn har gow made with garlic chive
• Pan-fried glutinous rice made with chicken, Iberico pork, conpoy and egg
• Sesame prawn toast with autumn sauce
• South Australian scallop, garoupa and egg white dumpling, topped with caviar and a gold leaf
Free-Flow Beverage Package includes:
• Aurora Cocktail: Ketel One peach and orange blossom, plum Red Bull, lemon and cucumber
• Imperial Dragonball Cocktail: Hano Hou sparkling sake, jasmine syrup, lemon and lychee
• Jasmine Cooler Mottail (alcohol free): lychee, jasmine tea and orange blossom
• Moët and Chandon Imperial Brut Champagne
The full list of available brunch items can be viewed here.
Mott 32 is located off the casino floor of The Palazzo tower at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas. Hours of operation are from 5 – 11 p.m. daily, and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sundays. For more information and to make reservations, visit mott32.com/lasvegas, email Reservations.LV@mott32.com, or call 702-607-3232.
We don’t normally discuss casino corporation earnings information at Travel Vegas. While there’s lots of information in the reports and on the calls, it’s usually a bit too business intensive. After all, the calls are to provide information to shareholders and stock analysts to sell shares of the companies.
“We’ve been in Vegas for a whole day and haven’t played a single hand of blackjack” the tourist exclaimed. Trips to Las Vegas get that way as life changes. Vacation priorities and preferences change over the years. So has the game of blackjack. It happens to all of us.