Access Vegas Insider Vibe – April 9, 2003

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This Issue: Zeffirino Italian At The Venetian

Also In This Issue – April 9, 2003: Newkirk’s Notes, Hotel/Show Giveaway, News Of Interest To Tourists, Valley of Fire – Logandale Trail, Painted Desert
Shows | Headliners | Tours | Dining | Golf | Rental Cars | Airfare | Packages

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Newkirk’s Notes – comments on Las Vegas from AccessVegas.Com publisher Ted Newkirk:

Hello from Las Vegas! The weather has been incredible, with highs in the low 80’s. Enjoyed watching some of the snow and rain on TV, but glad it isn’t here. Spring is in Las Vegas!

Travel 101 – Every few weeks, someone writes and say “I try to get your deals and it always gives me a higher price than you put in the newsletter.”

In the travel industry, prices are listed “From $$$.” For example, has a “Las Vegas From $25” commercial running on TV (where they say to check elsewhere, you’ll be back). If you are willing to travel on off days, no weekends, and stay downtown Las Vegas somewhere, you might get the rate they advertise. A search for May 4-7 Las Vegas on found no rates lower than $39.95, and this was the weekday.

Travel prices are subject to demand. Travel during peak periods costs more. We have a How To Get The Best Las Vegas Room Rates page that explains steps you can take to get the lowest rates. Hope it helps!


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Las Vegas News: Of Interest To Tourists

Celine Dion – tickets continue to be in good demand after a slight (possibly war related) lull. Early reports that it would be more “show” than Celine aren’t true, with her performing most of the show. You can check out a video preview and see what you think for yourself.

Gardu±os at The Palms Celebrates Cinco de Mayo – It’s fiesta time at Gardu±os at The Palms as the restaurant celebrates Cinco de Mayo. Mariachis will fill the restaurant with the sounds of Old Mexico on Sunday and Monday. Nueva Era will perform from 5 :00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. both evenings. Read More …

House Of Lords Back At Sahara – The tradition of legendary dining has returned to the Sahara Hotel and Casino. The House of Lords steakhouse offers tantalizing menu selections and a high standard of service in an intimate dining atmosphere. Beautiful waterfalls and plush seating highlight the cozy ambiance of the House of Lords steakhouse, located adjacent to the SaharaÆs casino. Read More …

New Specials At Imperial Palace Ribhouse and Seahouse – For the freshest seafood experience, Imperial PalaceÆs Seahouse Restaurant is a true fisherman’s paradise, featuring the freshest and tastiest seafood this side of Atlantis. If meat is more your style, the RibhouseÆs outstanding western-style entrees, will make you feel like youÆre home, home on the range! Read More …

Fine Irishmen Features Traditional Irish Food and EntertainmentNew York, New York will soon be home to America’s most ambitious Irish pub with the July 2003 opening of Nine Fine Irishmen. This authentic Irish pub will feature the best of Irish drink, food, music and entertainment. With a location overlooking the Las Vegas Strip, the interior of the 9,000 square-foot pub will be as genuine as the food, by replicating in fine detail the styles of pubs found across Ireland with Victorian bars, cottage areas and more. Read More …

Rampart/Marriott Host KQOL Karaoke Contest – Divas, non-divas, and other stars can show off their talents during the five-week KQOL (KOOL Oldies) Radio’s Kahuna Karaoke contest at Addison’s Lounge inside the Rampart Casino at the Resort at Summerlin. The contest continues each week between 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. The finals will be Wednesday, May 7 when the grand prize vacation getaway will be awarded. Read More …

Kentucky Derby At Imperial Palace – Imperial Palace, famous for the Las Vegas Strip’s only weekly handicapping contest on a weekend — “Super Saturdays” — invites tourists, as well as locals, to enjoy the competition of a Saturday afternoon at-the-races, right up to one of the biggest events of the season, the Kentucky Derby! Read More …

Featured Shows!

V – The Ultimate Variety Show

Legends in Concert

Hypnolarious starring Terry Stokesá

Featured Review: Zeffirino Italian At The Venetian

By John Guinivere and Marianna Jones – ChefLive.Com

The staff who tend to the day to day operations of “Zeffirino”, inside the Venetian Hotel, located on the famous Las Vegas strip, invited a few of us to dinner as their guests. Downstairs, where the bar is situated, we began our evening with a cocktail. The bar is very intimate and has almost a cathedral ambiance. It was the perfect setting to relax, people watch and prepare for our wonderful dinner upstairs in the dining room.

Zeffirino is not just another restaurant in Las Vegas. It has a history that extends back to 1939, originating in Italy. The first Zeffirino is still known as the best restaurant in Genoa and was founded by Paolo Belloni. With BellioniÆs vision and Confucio BelloniÆs guidance, Zeffirino opened as a small pub, in a small fishing village in Genoa and through the years has become one of the most famous restaurants of the region.

It is not the food alone that makes a great restaurant. It is the people who cook, serve and greet the customer as well. The evening we went for dinner, we had the opportunity to take the time to sit down and talk with some of the individuals who keep Zeffirino ticking like a well oiled clock. I had one of my best dining experiences ever, listening to the stories and the rich history about the restaurant and the past careers of those who enable Zeffirino and itÆs traditions to continue. Read More …

Featured Tour: Valley of Fire – Logandale Trail

Valley of Fire – Logandale Trail (ATV) – Located just one hour from Las Vegas, the Logandale Trail System of the Valley of Fire is an off road rider’s paradise! This tour takes place on the north side of the Valley of Fire. The area is a scenic wonderland with towering, fiery red rock formations, sandstone cliffs, and Native American Petroglyphs carved into the Canyon Walls.

Valley Of Fire Photos

Additional Tours Including Hoover Dam, Grand Canyon, City, Scenic, National Parks, and Adventure

Featured Golf Course: Painted Desert

Painted Desert – was the original desert-style golf course in Las Vegas, and the contrasts of the desert areas and lush green fairways lend beauty and challenge to the experience. Painted DesertÆs tee boxes and fairways are separated by native desert vegetation (cactus and mesquite), several lakes guard the landing areas and greens, and many bunkers dot the course.

Additional Las Vegas Golf Courses and Golf Vacations

Save Up To $100 Per Night At Walt Disney World – Dreams Do Come True at Walt Disney World Save up to $100 per Night Escape to the Walt Disney World« Resort with Disney’s Summer Dream Maker package. In addition to saving on your Disney vacation, you’ll also receive complimentary transportation throughout the Walt Disney World« Resort and an Extra Magic Hour which allows Resort Guests into the Walt Disney World« Theme Parks one hour early every morning.

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Ted Newkirk

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April 9, 2003 ISSN: 1529-2770

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