The Summer pool season is about to begin as the popular pool complex at Mandalay Bay opens for the season as well as the rooftop Strip side pool at the Cosmopolitan both of which will open today. These openings are followed by the Encore Beach Club which opens tomorrow then a spate of pool openings which are due the weekend of 13th and 14th including pools such as Tao Beach at the Venetian and Mirages Bare. The pool season beginning also means the day club season is also getting close as DJ’s spin the music as people come to some of the pools to drink, dance and party. The Daylite Day Club at Mandalay Bay is one of the first with a sneak preview weekend at the end of the month, but the grand-daddy of all day clubs Rehab at Hard Rock isn’t due to open until the middle of April.
The former Clark County Courthouse in Downtown Las Vegas slowly disappears as the building is cleared to make way for festival grounds. The abandoned courthouse has been empty since 2005 and drew national attention with court cases such as the Binion’s trial where satellite news vans where parked out front every day. The owner of the property is Derek Steven’s owner of the D and Golden Gate hotels in Downtown who bought the property at an auction for $10 million dollars. The property is located at Third and Carson not too far from the D so it makes sense that Derek Steven’s purchased the property as whole blocks of Downtown land near Fremont Street don’t come up for sale often. In the long run I would be surprised if this space remains a festival space for events, concerts etc as a different use is decided on but for the moment it is an inexpensive use that can be changed in the future quickly if needed.
The Broadway style stage show based on the hit Las Vegas based television show Pawn Stars has announced it’s moving from its Downtown home at the Golden Nugget to a new home on the Strip; the new home for the show will be at the Riviera in its Starlite Theater. If you are a fan of the show on the History Channel and want to check out the parody stage version it’s called ‘Pawn Shop Live’ and will debut in its new home on April 21st.
Las Vegas in recent years has seen a number of good pizza restaurants opening across town as resorts seem to jump on the latest trend. The current trend of pizza restaurants seemed to have begun when Secret Pizza opened in its unmarked location down a hallway on the 2nd floor of the Cosmopolitan. Apart from the cool factor of having to find Secret Pizza it also has what is still likely the best pizza in town; other contenders for the title could also be Pizza Rock in Downtown Las Vegas as well as the new Pinup Pizza out front of Planet Hollywood next to Pinks Hotdogs. If Secret Pizza is most likely the best pizza in town then what is number two? That would have to be Pop Up Pizza at the Plaza in Downtown which is a worthy contender to Secret Pizza. Pop Up Pizza is off to one side of the casino near the parking garage elevators and its tables are near to the slot machines so you can soak up the Las Vegas casino vibe while eating your pizza. The pizza like all the places mentioned is New York style pizza no Chicago deep dish here the pizza is really good but I think what makes the pizza is the really good tomato sauce. Pop Up Pizza like the other places mentioned is a casual place you walk up to counter order your pizza a lot of them are ready to go, if not they will call you when done to pick up. The pizza here is an inexpensive food fix by Las Vegas standards as well as being tasty, if you want to check Pop Up Pizza out it opens daily at 11am and is open to 2am for late night food cravings.
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A longtime Downtown favorite for inexpensive food and good specials, Binion’s Café has reopened after an extensive remodel. We were a big fan of the former café but one drawback was often we had to wait for a seat to become available but the remodel does include more seating which is a big plus. The café is open twenty four hours a day just off the casino and has brought back Binion’s Famous Burger as well as adding new items such as pizza and prime rib. The new Binion’s Café should be as busy as before and if you need a quick fairly inexpensive meal you might want to check out the new remodeled café.
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Here at Las Vegas Inside Out we like to keep you abreast of the things to see and experience in Las Vegas and today at Twin Peaks is a calendar signing with the Twin Peaks calendar girls. So if you buy the $20 calendar you can get some of the girls to sign their own pictures because as we know a signed copy of something is worth more (wonder if there are Twin Peak calendar collectors). If you are not familiar with Twin Peaks it’s a Hooters style restaurant with a lodge style restaurant with attractive female servers in small cleavage showing lumber jack style shirts and small shorts. The food in the restaurant is pretty good and the beer is chilled to 29 degrees and served in large mugs. The restaurant is over three levels and includes a patio that overlooks the Strip and a climbing wall which you can climb for $10 if you are so inclined. Now back to the important stuff the signings are at 5 to 7pm and the calendars also include $125 worth of Twin Peaks food offers (like you need an excuse to return). Scheduled to appear is also Chloe Khazali who appeared on an episode of the CBS show Undercover Boss about Twin Peaks and this is her first public appearance after that show was broadcast. If you are off the Strip today they are also visiting the new Henderson Twin Peaks location between 2 and 4pm. So now you have a nice pair of calendar signing events to choose from, okay enough puns check the events out if your so inclined today.
The folk at Binion’s who also own the Four Queens have been on somewhat of a building spree of late including the recent open of the remodeled Binion’s Café. Construction has now begun on another bar with seating outside under the Fremont Street Experience canopy just like the Whiskey Licker in the picture above. The new bar is to be called Cowgirl Up Cantina and is being built near the other corner on Fremont Street where sexy blackjack was being dealt (hopefully they keep those tables somewhere because nothing better than getting dealt blackjack by a girl in a Stetson}. The bars under the canopy started as temporary bars that the casinos would wheel out at night and, over the last few years have been replaced with permanent bars with outdoor seating that have become very popular during the nightly concerts and Fremont Street Experience canopy shows.
Recently we have switched hosts for Las Vegas Inside Out, during which recent posts didn’t transfer over so we are adding them in as we can while still updating the site with new stories. As you can see from the site at the moment older content from 2005 to 2007 transferred over with no problem although it doesn’t look pretty but we will also clean that up. We could have gone off line for a few weeks like some sites do but we wanted to be available with the latest information and news. As part of the switch over we have also added a great new site for Downtown Las Vegas at lvdowntownnow.com as well as a new site for people on a budget at sincitycheap.com so check them out.
Starting tomorrow at 10am tickets go on sale for Guns N Roses return engagement at the Hard Rock with shows starting Wednesday May 21st and running through June 27th. Tickets for the shows start at $49.50 plus the usual ticket fees so if you want to check out Axl and the band now is your chance and for more information contact the Hard Rock.
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Pamela Anderson is to be the assistant for magician Hans Klok in the new show “The Beauty Of Magic” at the new Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino on the strip. The 39 year old ex Baywatch beauty replaces Carmen Electra who recently dropped out of the show before it opened. Because Pamela Anderson needs to get ready for the show the grand opening is being pushed back to June 2nd.