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Oscar’s NFR Specials

Oscar’s Steakhouse at the Plaza downtown has always been a good option for perfectly aged steaks which are cooked over a 600 degree grill. During the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo they have added three special menu items just for the event; The first braised short ribs over country grits with fried onions, the second is a slow roasted prime rib with loaded mashed potatoes and green beans and finally a Whiskey BBQ glazed sirloin steak with baked potato and brussel sprouts for $35 each. If […]

A date for the announced for the remodeled Palms buffet which is scheduled to open on December 22nd with a new look and name with it now being called A. Y. C. E. Buffet. I’m not sure about the new name but what really matters is the food, the previously announced name was Haute Plates. The new buffet will have seven food stations with different names such as World Pan (Asian/Indian), Hearth (Brick Oven) and an interesting one called Revival which features wellness and power […]

NFR Practice Arena

The Plaza in downtown Las Vegas is hosting a practice arena and stalls for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo which are going on at the present time over at the Thomas & Mack Center for $10 million in prize money. Everyday between now and  December 16th from 9 am to 4 pm they have team roping practice with grade A and B steers. The Plaza is also having live NFR viewing parties as well as food and drink specials especially for the rodeo as well […]

Rockhouse $1 Pabst Deal

The Rockhouse inside the Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian has announced a new happy hour which includes a $1 Pabst Blue Ribbon deal. Recently Casino Royale raised the price of its long time deal of a $1 beer to $2 so if you missed that deal here is another option for you. The happy hour runs from 4 pm to 7 pm Monday to Friday and also includes other deals such as $5 Jameson or Patron as well as $10 Vodka & Red Bull […]

Xmas In LV: Magical Forest

Their is still time to check out the Magical Forest at Opportunity Village which runs through December 31st. The attraction has millions of sparkling lights and nightly entertainment plus food and of course Santa for your kids to take photos with. Tickets can be purchased for $12 and it opens at 5:30 pm each night until 9 pm except Friday and Saturday night when the attraction is open to 10 pm.

The Strip Without Cars?

]A Clark County Commissioner has gotten a lot of press lately, when he suggested that maybe private vehicles could be banned from the Strip. If you have ever driven down the Strip especially during the evening hours with the huge volume of slow moving traffic you might think this might be a good idea; to just let pedestrians as well as buses use the part of Las Vegas Blvd commonly called the Strip. The main drawbacks to this plan include closing the Strip would just […]

Earth Wind & Fire Tickets

Legendary group Earth Wind & Fire have announced that they will have a mini residency in May with six shows at the Venetian Theater with tickets going on sale today at 10 am PST. The group has 33 songs that have hit the Billboard Hot 100 in their more than 40 year career, including 7 that have made it in to the top ten. As many shows have been doing $1 for each ticket sold will be donated to the Las Vegas Victims Fund to […]

Rumor Mill: A Virgin In LV

Richard Bransons Virgin Group may soon have a hotel in Las Vegas with reports that its looking to enter the market as soon as possible. The company already has opened a property in Chicago with one coming in fall of 2019 in Washington DC and is looking in several markets, but Las Vegas would make sense as Virgin Atlantic already brings a lot of people to the city. Virgin already has an online casino in New Jersey using the Tropicana’s gambling license; So Virgin entering […]

Rodeo Finals Start Today

You might notice a lot of cowboy hats around Las Vegas today as the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo returns to the Thomas & Mack and runs through December 16th. The event features the top 15 contestants in rodeo events such bull riding, barrel racing, steer wrestling, team roping and tie down roping. The rodeo finals should have an attendance of approximately 170,000 over its ten day run. Because of the huge crowds in town for the rodeo finals the entertainment often is changed during the […]

Hotel Sold Out Now What?

Yes amazing as the title suggests with an approximately 150,000 hotel rooms in Las Vegas on New Years Eve many of the towns big resorts can be sold out. Because of the huge crowds coming to Las Vegas for New Years you will very high rooms rates and things such as two day minimums; So what do you do if your main picks where to stay are sold out, well you do have a few options one choice is to check all the travel websites […]

Get A Baking Dish Today

At Las Vegas Inside Out we are a fan of getting free stuff when we gamble, well technically its not free as we are gambling but we enjoy things like Klondike ice cream bars or apple pie at El Cortez or things like shirts, jackets, beer coolers etc at locals casino’s. One such deal is today at the near Strip Silverton Casino where today as well as December 14th and 21st you can get a free baking dish after earning 1,500 points on your players […]

Last month was the start of the auditions for America’s Got Talent thirteenth season with auditions for new acts taking place in nine cities across the country including Las Vegas with auditions to be held next Wednesday December 13th at the Rio. The producers are looking for the best amateur acts and its a open call to anyone interested eighteen and older just click on the link to the website below to sign up. If you are not able to make it to the Rio […]

Monorail Extension Plans

A monorail extension to Mc Carran International Airport or to Downtown Las Vegas has often been discussed but it doesn’t look like it will happen anytime soon but another extension may happen; Approval has been given for a extension from the MGM Grand to the Mandalay Bay although the details such as design, stations, permissions especially from MGM Resorts as well as financing need to be worked out. At present a smaller monorail runs between the Excalibur and Mandalay resorts with a stop in between […]

Xmas In LV: Winter Village

The Winter Village at Green Valley Ranch is open through January 7th and is located at the properties outdoor amphitheater and includes an outdoor ice rink. If you want to use the ice rink its open Thursday to Sundays with the rink opening at 4 pm during the week and 11 am on the weekends. The cost is $20 but that also includes your skate rentals and, tickets can be purchased in person at the ice rink.  

A popular inexpensive option to get up and down the Strip as well as to Downtown is by RTC city bus; Yes even people that would never take a city bus at home use the bus to get around. There is two main options for taking the bus one is the gold double decker buses called the Deuce and the other is the Strip and Downtown Express buses which look like futuristic single decker bendy buses. The are some important differences between the two the […]

Matt Goss Debuts At Mirage

Matt Goss has moved from his long residency at Caesars Palace to a new residency just down the Strip at the Mirage, the English born crooner with a classic Las Vegas lounger singer style built up a loyal following with many locals not just tourists visiting his previous show. He debuted last night at 1 Oak in the Mirage, tickets are on sale for many dates in December and January as well as a couple of dates now available in February 2018 The ticket prices […]

The popular Ice Rink at the Cosmopolitan’s Boulevard Pool overlooking the Strip has returned for the holiday season and is open daily. The Ice Rink is free to enter but $20 if you wish to skate, the hours are Monday to Friday from 3 pm to midnight and on the weekends from noon until midnight.

Getting A Suite Tour

Amazingly in Las Vegas you can get a tour of a hotel suite just by asking, the availability of the tours depends on which suites are not booked as well as staff availability to show you. The larger properties such as the Mirage, Bellagio, Wynn, Encore are the most likely to accomadate you they are also some of the properties with the best suites; If you are interested just call the property and ask the hotel desk for the availability of touring a suite.

The $1 beer special at the small center Strip Casino Royale is over as the price has now been raised to $2 for a bottle of Michelob which is still a good deal especially in its center Strip location. For many years you have able to walk up to the bar counter just inside the door and order a Becks or in more recent times a Michelob for a buck, its a shame to see the longtime deal gone. The new $2 price is still […]

The former Gold Diggers nightclub at the Golden Nugget in Downtown Las Vegas has been replaced with a new nightclub called Troy Liquor Bar from New York. The former Gold Diggers was a nice space but seemed to be confused on what it wanted to be and maybe drew an older crowd than most nightclubs of its type. The new nightclub is open Thursday through Sunday nights and, is advertising itself as the only nightclub under the Fremont Street canopy.

Xmas In LV: Sam’s Town

At Sam’s Town it’s “Mystic Falls Park Winter Wonderland” has returned in the Sam’s Town atrium with its seasonal version of “Mystic Falls” with a light show and real snow. The attraction is free and while visiting the property if you want to visit Santa and tell him what you want for Christmas, then you might want to stop by and visit “Cowboy Santa” who will be visiting the resort. I don’t know if “Cowboy Santa” will wear red or green chaps but he will […]

Naked City Pizza has announced they are adding a location in Downtown Las Vegas inside the El Cortez which will be the first casino location for the company. Naked City Pizza will take over the space formerly used by Pizza Lotto, an opening date hasn’t been announced although early next year would most likely.

For the fifteenth straight year the near Strip Ellis Island has its Christmas eggnog on sale that’s mixed and available for purchase from the bar. Yes the eggnog does contain alcohol and its become a holiday tradition at the property if you want to try some out its $6 per glass or available by $30 a bottle. If you visit the bar you might also want to check out the hotels coffee shop which many people like for their large portions as well as good […]

Wynn Steakhouse To Close

The popular steakhouse at Wynn Las Vegas known for god food as well as its great views of the golf course, called The Country Club has announced they are closing January 14th 2018. The closure announcement isn’t really a surprise as construction of the planned $1.5 billion Paradise Park was announced to be built on the current Wynn golf course.

Good Time For Cheap Rooms

The end of the year in Las Vegas you might think is an expensive time because of all the holidays such as Thanksgiving, Christmas and the huge crowds that come in to town for New Year’s Eve; The answer is yes for those dates the room rates can be expensive and in the case of New Years Eve very expensive but other days at year end can be inexpensive. Dates in November away from Thanksgiving can be reasonable and dates in early December as well […]

Raiding The Rock Vault 1k

Between November 25th and 29th the Raiding The Rock Vault show will celebrate its 1,000th performance, it is currently playing at the Hard Rock.It celebration of this milestone shows during this period will feature extending shows with encores as well as return of former cast members of the show plus prize giveaways.

48 Hour Room Check

Boyd’s the owner of many locals properties such as the Gold Coast and Orleans as well as Downtown properties such as the California and Fremont haave announced a new 48 hour policy for rooms with do not disturb signs on the door. The new policy is called a safety and welfare check and is in response to the Route 91 tragedy where the shooter had several days to set up, in the past room service would want to enter the room after 72 hours with […]

The holiday season is here already and a Las Vegas Christmas tradition returns with the 24th annual Ethel M Chocolates Holiday Cactus Garden Light Display. This is a popular event for Las Vegas local as well as visitors alike and draws big crowds especially on the weekends so i would suggest arriving before dark. The attraction goes on nightly through the holidays at the Ethel M Chocolate factory and is free although they have added an ice rink with rentals in the $10 to $20 […]

The approximately hundred million dollar make over of the 1,181 Palace Tower rooms at Caesar’s Palace is over and as part of the makeover ten new villa’s have been added to the property. So if your budget allows and if you are looking for a more private as well as spacious option on your next trip you might want to check them out. The villas vary in size from 2,750 square feet to 4,085 square feet with at the moment them being listed for a […]

Halal Guys On Strip

The popular Mediterranean fast food restaurant from New York, Halal Guys is going to open a second location in Las Vegas this fortime on the Strip at the Forum Shoppes Food Court. The new location is also going to be open late for the late night club crowd and, should prove popular at its new location. The first Las Vegas location at Spring Mountain and Valley View is going to also remain open.

The transformation continues at the Monte Carlo as it gets ready for its transformation in to the Park MGM with two more restaurants closing today Diablo’s Cantina and Sambalate. Previously closed restaurants include 800 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria which closed a couple of days ago and Minus 5 Ice Bar. If you are looking for other food options you might want to check out the restaurants in The Park or walk over to New York New York.

Deli Changes

A twenty three year old fixture at MGM Grand, Stage Deli near the sports book has closed with no word yet what will replace it. If  you are missing your pastrami fix at Stage Deli there is two new options for you as franchised versions of one of my favorites Los Angeles own Canter’s Deli have opened at the Linq Promenade and also at Tripoli Village.

The Market Street Cafe inside the California in downtown Las Vegas has long been a good place to visit for fairly priced food in as you can in the picture above a nice room. In the past all the resorts would offer late night food specials but that has become less common as the large Strip resorts have cut the hours of their coffee shops or replaced them with a themed restaurant. Many downtown as well as locals properties still have still have these specials […]

Vegas Cares Benefit

Their have been many benefits to raise funds for the Strip shooting victims but one of note is “Vegas Cares” mainly because of the line up of Las Vegas headliners involved. The benefit happens on Sunday November 5th at 1pm at the Venetian with a base ticket price of $30, the line up includes Las Vegas performers, Terry Fator, Penn & Teller, Lance Burton, Carrot Top, Rich Little as well as the Tenors Of Rock.

Las Vegas Club Demolished

A piece of Las Vegas history in Downtown is vanishing piece by piece as the former Las Vegas Club is demolished to make way for a future resort property that most likely won’t appear until 2020 or later. The Las Vegas Club opened in 1930 a year before gambling was legalized in Nevada but over recent years the place suffered manny years of decline and the sports theme exterior looked tacky as well as dated. The property is now owned by Derek Stevens who refitalized […]

Many visitors to Las Vegas around Halloween like to dress up with costumes, I have visited Las Vegas at this time of the year before and, people watching as people wear the various creative costumes is fun; If you do plan to visit Las Vegas in a costume as the sign in the picture above says I would advise against wearing a mask on the casino floor or in businesses around the resort or around town, if you wear a mask as part of your […]

Wahlburgers In LV

I live in Southern California home of In and Out Burgers but while in Las Vegas I decided to check out one of its newer competitors that’s heading West namely Wahlburgers. If you have caught an episode of the A&E reality show of the same name you would have known that the chain was started by two famous boy band members now actors Mark and Donnie Whalberg with their less famous brother Paul is the chef behind the food. As you can see from the […]

Elton John Show To End

Music legend Elton John has announced that his long running show at Caesar’s Palace called the “Million Dollar Piano” is coming to an end with his final shows in Spring of next year. Elton John’s original show “Red Piano” began at Caesar’s Palace back in 2004 which turned in to his current show “Million Dollar Piano” which by the time he ends in 2018 he will have performed over 450 shows at the Colosseum before an approximate 1.8 million fans. The final dates are scheduled […]

Purple Reign is a Prince tribute band that has played numerous resorts in Las Vegas over the years and gets good reviews for its show. Recently the group performed at the off Strip Westgate and, when that came to an end less than a month ago the question was how long before they showed up somewhere else in town; Starting November 1st, Purple Reign are back on the Strip this time at the Tropicana, if you are a fan of Prince or his music this […]

Las Vegas Adds WNBA Team

The Las Vegas Knights NHL expansion team recently had its first home game in the city, now comes news that Las Vegas will have a second professional sports team with the WNBA San Antonio Stars moving to Las Vegas; The Women’s professional basketball team has been purchased by MGM Resorts International which hasn’t announced yet where they will play although the new T Mobile Arena owned by MGM seems the most likely. 

Pronto Coming 2018

The second Las Vegas restaurant for Food Network alum Gilda De Laurentis is scheduled to open in early 2018 at Caesar’s Palace. The new restaurants name is Pronto and is set to be an Italian restaurant with California influences and, if it does as well as her first restaurant at The Cromwell it would be a success. 

Moulin Rouge Is Gone

The last parts of the long closed Moulin Rouge have been demolished after a recent fire which is one of the many fires at the site over the years. Numerous attempts have been made over the years to rebuild and reopen, the resort which was famous for being the first desegregated hotel casino; because of that it’s where black entertainers would often stay at while performing at the other resorts around town. It’s a shame that with all the attempts to rebuild the Moulin Rouge that […]

The Miss Universe Competition is returning to Las Vegas with the events 66th edition scheduled for November 26th at Planet Hollywood . Last years event was staged in the Philippines but previously Miss Universe was staged at Planet Hollywood in 2012 as well as 2015.

White Castle Downtown Now

The new White Castle is now open on Fremont Street at Fremont and Fourth in the former Harley Davidson shop space. For the fans of White Castle so now there is a second Las Vegas location to enjoy their mini burgers. The first location at Casino Royale on the Strip had to be closed down briefly several times at the opening to restock food although as this is the 2nd Las Vegas location I don’t foresee the same issues at this location. If you are […]

Bavette’s Steakhouse & Bar

In Las Vegas there our many places to get a good steak dinner although a Chicago heavyweight Steakhouse Bavette’s is about to open a Las Vegas location. The new 10,035 is due to open this month at the Monte Carlo as the property is revamped in to the MGM Park resort in the former Brand space. The restaurant will have a 1920’s speakeasy vibe which plays off its Chicago roots and hopefully for the owners be as busy as the Chicago restaurant where it’s hard […]

Last Pastrami Is Sold

The last pastrami sandwich at the Stage Deli located inside the MGM Grand has been sold as the longtime fixture of the property as closed for good. The east coast inspired deli has been at the property in a location next to the MGM sports book for twenty three years and apart from its formentioned huge pastrami sandwiches was also known for its matzo ball soup as well as bagels and lox. MGM Resorts hasn’t announced a replacement for Stage Deli yet although it such […]

Monte Carlo Buffet Is Gone 

As the Monte Carlo is remodeled as part its $450 million transformation in to the Park MGM, the buffet can now be added to the list of eating establishments that have recently closed at the property. The buffet at Monte Carlo was simply called The Buffet and was fine although as one of the smaller buffets on the Strip it wasn’t most people’s first choice but if you were staying at the property it was an okay choice. Previous restaurant closures at Monte Carlo include […]

The ongoing revamp of the Monte Carlo continues with two restaurants now closed as the property makes the transition from the Monte Carlo to the Park MGM. The two restaurants are Dragon Noodle Company and d.vino and, no word yet on when the newly named Park MGM will make its debut. Some people love the Monte Carlo for its reasonably priced rooms compared to its Strip neighbors but for me the casino and property seemed a little bland. The revamp should give it more character […]

EDC Moves Up A Month

There has been talk about moving the date of the yearly Electic Daisy Carnival to different time to avoid the often oppressive Summer heat in Las Vegas in mid June. A decision has been made and now the Electric Daisy Carnival has been moved from mid June to the weekend of May 18th to 20th when the temperatures are generally about 30 degrees lower. The change will be safer for visitors and also a camping program has been added so vistors to the vent can […]

Stones Exhibit Coming To LV

A new exhibit is coming to Las Vegas this month when “Exhibitionism- The Rolling Stones” rolls in to town and, opens at the Palazzo on September 23rd. The new exhibit includes more than 500 personal items of Rolling Stones band members that will be on display. The exhibit is described as immersive and interactive so I presume you will be able to watch or listen to audio or video clips as part of the exhibit. The highlight of the exhibit is not trying to understand […]

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