Recently Sprinkles Cupcakes closed its prime location at the Linq next to the fountain and, now we have news what will replace Sprinkles with news that Minus Five Degrees Icebar with open there in what will be its third location in Las Vegas.
If your not familiar with Minus Five Degrees Ice Experience its where for a cover charge you can enter a bar made completely out of ice including the bar itself and the walls, seats, chandeliers, glasses and the room also includes ice sculptures.
The basic admission charge is $17 for gloves and a parka but there is also an upgrade price for $45 instead for a faux fur coat which also includes one cocktail.
I visited the Mandalay Bay location several years ago and, its a cool experience walking in to basically a big freezer surrounded by ice; The experience was cool no pun intended but i don’t know if I would try it again but as they are adding a third location it seems they are doing well.
If you want to visit one of the existing locations they are at the Mandalay Bay as well as the Canal Shoppes at the Venetian with the new location at the Linq due to open sometime in November.
Since i moved to the United States from England one thing I have missed is really good fish and chips. The fish and chips I previously reviewed were at Gordon Ramsey’s Fish and Chips located at the Linq Promenade which were really good but its always good to have options.
The latest option is about a mile from the Strip on East Sahara at Commercial Center with a restaurant called Catchers Fish House which i will have check out. The restaurant advertises itself as a foodies fish and chips place which sounds promising. The fish doesn’t sound like the cod in traditional British fish and chips instead they have catfish and red snapper flown in daily which is breaded by hand with a secret recipe.
The restaurant also has other options such as sandwiches, salads, tacos, wings and popcorn shrimp and at present its open 11 am to 11 pm daily.
If you are familiar with Hooter’s then you will kind of have an idea what The Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery is at the Linq on the Strip. If you are not familiar with either the Tilted Kilt has attractive mainly women serve you in tight outfits and pretty good food in a pub like setting. I think many of the guests go for the view and i don’t mean the walls of the pub but i have seem families in there too.
The interior of the pub is themed like a Celtic pub although less dark wood with a more modern Celtic décor with bawdy limericks on the wall. The servers are the Tilted Kilt Girls who wear sexy mini kilts with the company’s own registered plaid pattern and are always friendly.
The food is mainly pub type fair of burgers and fries and is pretty good although in a town with many great burgers I don’t think people are there for the burgers. As the place is pub themed, they do have a good selection of draft as well as bottled beers with special monthly beers and beer cocktails.
Would I go out of my way to eat here the answer is no especially with all the great places to eat in Las Vegas, but the food is fine, and the service is friendly so it would be an option if I was by the Linq.
Location: 3545 Las Vegas Blvd L26, Las Vegas NV 89109
It looks like virtual reality is coming to the Strip because real life in Las Vegas isn’t enough I guess. The new attraction would be at the Linq Promenade as Caesar’s Entertainment has filed plans for a 33 foot tall dome on the third floor deck that would have the virtual reality experience inside.
Looking at the filing with Clark County the details are vague which is often the case with these projects as the final project might change from the original proposal. What we know so far is the dome will be approximately 2,000 square foot with about 60 theater style seats to watch a cinematic production of about ten minutes. The dome would also have LEDs around the outside which most likely would be used for advertisements and information. These projects often don’t proceed because of often funding issues but as Caesar’s Entertainment is going this there is a good chance it will happen.
Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsey has numerous restaurants in Las Vegas including his latest venture Hell’s Kitchen in front of Caesar’s Palace on the Strip. I have tried out his various restaurants but one i had not tried out but had wanted to for a while was Gordon Ramsey Fish & Chips.
Being born and growing up in England one thing i have missed since moving to the United States is a good fish and chips which is not an easy thing to find although it is possible at places such as Ivar’s in Seattle for example. Gordon Ramsey Fish & Chips is located at the Linq promenade with the restaurant is just a short walk from the Strip on your right.
The restaurant is a quick serve restaurant so its not large it just has a small seating area inside and another one outside with no table service you go to the counter to order.
I was with a friend and we both decided on the fish and chip combo who comes with a drink for $14.99 and skipped the sausage, shrimp or chicken combo’s we were there for the fish. The cashier who was very friendly also asked if we wanted upgraded chips(french fries in America) with things such as chipotle, truffle or bacon & cheddar added for $6.99 we declined.
The small restaurant was busy but we did find a small space along the wall and got our drinks while we waited from a serve yourself Pepsi machine where you can add fruit flavors to the drink, i got a Mountain Dew with Strawberry added while we waited for the food.
The food was ready fairly quick and the centerpiece of the meal the fish was cooked perfectly flacky light batter on the outside and fish that melts in your mouth. The fish was outstanding while the chips were okay but nothing special the were fine but maybe with the upgraded toppings they are better. The tarter sauce tasted home made and, was fine but maybe a little bland for me but i prefer tarter sauce with a little bite but that’s my preference.
Overall the fish was amazing and i would visit again, if you are in the area of the Linq, Gordon Ramsey Fish & Chips is worth a visit.
Location: 3545 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas NV 89109
Today the Linq Promenade turns in to the Big Easy as its redecorated in the Mardi Gras colors of purple, gold and green with various entertainers to get you in the partying mood. Some of the entertainment includes a LED brass ban, stilt walkers as well as a performance from a jazz band, The Matt Seward band which will perform sets on the fountain stage between 6 pm to 10 pm.
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.
If you plan to ride the High Roller the worlds tallest observation wheel at the Linq, here is a deal that might save you some money if you are plan on taking the kids with you for a ride. Right now for the month of August kids twelve and under ride free with each paying adult, the offer runs through the month of August for daytime rides before 7pm if you want to take advantage of the deal.
Above is a commercial for the new remodeled and rebranded Linq Hotel & Casino next to the Linq entertainment district on the center Strip. The commercial is interesting because it was made before the remodel on the Quad was finished so what you get is lots of views of the Linq entertainment district but not of the Linq Hotel & Casino.
Caesars Entertainment said they would hold many events at The Linq outdoor entertainment center and since its opening they have done that; the latest event is 2014 Red Bull Global Rally cross championship finale scheduled for November 4th and 5th. Rally cross if are not familiar with it is an off road auto race with high performance usually small production type cars. The races in Europe where the sport is most popular take place through forests and up mountains on asphalt roads as well as dirt tracks. The Red Bull event returns for the third time in a row to Las Vegas with Andretti Sports Marketing producing the event. The event at the Linq is being held at the properties event lot at Koval and Winnick Avenue and, is most likely to feature a manmade dirt course with lots of jumps.