Access Vegas Insider Vibe September 7, 2021

Newkirk’s Notes

Access Vegas Founder Ted NewkirkHello From Las Vegas! – Fortunately, it appears that while COVID is certainly an issue here (like in many other places), I see no indication that more restrictive changes are on the horizon. Granted, we’re talking about a situation that was originally “two weeks to flatten the curve”. So, results may vary.

As promised, we’re doing a report this issue on reasons you may wish to consider staying on the North Strip. We’ll be covering thoughts about Resorts World, The Sahara, and Stratosphere (aka The Strat).  Except for the steakhouse, Circus Circus won’t be referenced. It is run down and often over-run with kids. If it works for you, great. However, that isn’t part of this discussion.

What Is North Strip? – Generally, anything north of Sands/Spring Mountain Road. IE, Wynn Las Vegas and to The Strat. However, despite the fact that the walk from the car valet at Encore to the front door of Resorts World is 10 minutes (if that), we’re going to focus the three major resorts north of that location.

This column, breaking down

– What are the North Strip properties really like? Pros and cons?

– Is the location as bad as you’ve been told? The little factor many forget.

– Three North Strip steakhouses which are worth the trek.

– Staying North Strip? A long list of great locals priced restaurants you can walk to.

– The best way to get cheap football tickets for Allegiant Stadium that nobody is telling you about.

…and Much More, continues for our Members HERE.

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Newkirk’s Notes has been published by Founder Ted Newkirk continuously (in one form or another) since 1995 .

Ted is a noted and quoted Las Vegas analyst, having been quoted and sourced multiple times in 2020 along in publications ranging from the Las Vegas Review-Journal (Nevada’s largest newspaper) to U.S. News and World Report.

Newkirk’s Notes go well beyond the basic news, rumors, and (often questionable) thoughts and proclamations floating around on the internet. Our Supporting (Paid) Members know not only what is happening, but why, and how they can benefit (or know what to avoid).

For example countless Members have had incredibly enjoyable and successful visits to Las Vegas during COVID simply because they were truly in the know, and not only knew what was happening, but what was on the horizon.

Saving them money, time and inconvenience.

At $34.80 for an entire year (only $2.90 per month), we distill down what you really need to know, so that your trip this spring, summer, or even later in the year turns out to be your best ever. And, we GUARANTEE it.

Especially in these unprecedented times, find out what it is like to ACTUALLY be in the KNOW this time around:

Hope You Are Enjoying This Issue!

Ted Newkirk
Founder/Managing Editor

Las Vegas Shows

KISS to perform final Las Vegas residency starting December 2021

One of rock’s most influential bands KISS is scheduled to return to the Las Vegas stage at the end of 2021. The iconic band announced its exclusive Las Vegas engagement at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood hotel-casino will kick off New Year’s Eve week with performances starting on Dec. 29.

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Las Vegas Dining

Overlook Lounge Opens at Wynn, Q&A With Resort Mixologist

Wynn Las Vegas recently opened Overlook Lounge, a major redesign and rebrand of the former Parasol Up lounge. The official name of the new bar is Overlook Lounge, Spirits and Aperitifs, but our shorthand for it is “glorious.”

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Las Vegas Sports

Vegas Golden Knights full schedule announced; opening Oct. 12 vs. Kraken at T-Mobile

The Vegas Golden Knights full schedule, with times has been announced. In their fifth season as a franchise, the Knights open against the NHL’s newest franchise, the Seattle Kraken Tuesday October 12 at 7:00 p.m. in T-Mobile Arena.

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Members Mania

Note From Ted:

Members Mania is a regular feature for our Supporting (Paid) Members. Membership includes our “Your Guy In Vegas” feature, where you can reach out to myself and our paid staff of experts with your specific Vegas questions. We don’t have “canned” answers. We’ll ask you for some details pertaining you your wants and needs. Then, answer accordingly.


Will be in LV last week of Sept and I am wondering how the Lyft / Uber (rideshare) situation is. Is it easy to get one now? From the airport?

Elizabeth Oberlin via the Las Vegas Insider Vibe Membership Facebook Group


Paid (Supporting) Members, please login to your Membership Area to read the answer!

For our Members, we go into:

– How which service, and even a couple of specific factors can give you quotes which are lower.

– Advice on when a taxi may be a better choice.

– What other options are available, and what you need to specifically know to use them like a pro.

Whether it has been accurate information on exactly what is happening in Las Vegas, accurately letting our Members know what to expect as Las Vegas reopened, specific information they NEED to know for their next visit which we answer via our Your Guy In Vegas Membership benefit, or more…

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Las Vegas Gambling

$109K table game jackpot hits at Strip casino

A birthday celebration turned out bigger for a pair of California visitors. Alex Martinez of Eastvale, California, hit a royal flush on Three Card Poker to win a $109,603 jackpot Friday at Paris Las Vegas, according to a Caesars Entertainment spokesperson.

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Other Las Vegas News

9 Best Things to Do in Las Vegas Besides Gamble

Las Vegas is definitely a place for those with luck on their side and money in their pockets, but what about those times when you move away from the casinos? There’s a plethora of things to do in Vegas other than hit the slots and tables, whether you’re looking for adventure, need a little rest and relaxation or need to commune with nature. After all, Sin City is also called the Entertainment Capital of the World!

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Don’t Miss These Additional Stories:


* NAB to require proof of vaccination for Vegas conference attendees

* TSA extends into January mask rule for airline passengers

* In Nevada, Fake COVID-19 vaccination cards could land you a fine or up to 5 years in prison

* Coming Attractions – Plan Your Return Visit To Las Vegas

* Sotheby’s and MGM Resorts to Auction Off Picasso Works in Las Vegas

* FAA Fines against unruly Las Vegas-related passengers total $112K

* McCarran Airport security dog Alona voted TSA’s cutest canine

* Clark County gets ready to celebrate 5 million wedding licenses

* Pot lounges move closer to opening with funding from Nevada lawmakers

* EDC Las Vegas attendees must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative test result

* Explore Downtown Las Vegas

* Why Your Next Trip Might Be More Expensive Than Your Last

* Resorts World Las Vegas introduces 3 robotic puppies to welcome guests to property

* 9 Best Things To Do In And Around Las Vegas

What We’re Watching!
Vegas Videos You’ll Enjoy

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Delano Staycation – A Premier Experience 35 Floors Up, and Dinner at the Fabulous Golden Steer

(Producer’s Notes) Join us on a unique adventure on the Las Vegas Strip over a sizzling hot Labor Day Weekend – a two-night stay at the Delano All-Suites Hotel, a sweet comp thanks to a lovely couple from California. We scored a Stay Well Premier suite on the 35th floor with a breathtaking Strip view, and you will see it all! Room tour, hotel tour, the Delano Beach Club…dinner at the incomparable Hussong’s Cantina in Mandalay Place, a second dinner at Lupo by Wolfgang Puck in the Mandalay Bay restaurant row, and…

A THIRD dinner, later in the week, at the historic and iconic Golden Steer Steakhouse up the road. This too was made possible by a generous gift card from fans of our channel, from Colorado. We got the deluxe history tour of the place from our host: the Rat Pack, fighters, mobsters, secret doors…and oh yeah, fabulous USDA Prime steak.

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How much does it cost to live in Las Vegas?

(Producers Notes) Realtor: Chakits Krulsawat

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What NOT to do on a Guy’s Trip

(Publishers Notes) Heading out for a “guys’ trip” with your mates? It doesn’t matter the gender of your friends or the length of time you have known them, there are friends only trips we take without our significant other that can be incredible, or incredibly awkward.

Whether it is heading out with your old college buddies, your friends from high school or the neighborhood crew, there are a few things you should think about before you head away for a weekend away. No, you probably will not relive the Hangover movies, but you can still have a fun time. Here are some things you should never do on a guys trip or any trip when you travel with friends.

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I Tried the Spiciest Pizza at the Linq Las Vegas

(Publishers Notes) At Flour & Barley Brick Oven Pizza at the Linq Promenade in Las Vegas, the calabrese pizza may be hot, but the spaghetti sandwich is too cool.

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Oatman Arizona Route 66

(Publishers Notes) Today I explore a living Ghost Town in Oatman, Arizona. An old mining town on Historical Route 66 Oatman is an awesome place to explore, eat and feel wild burros.

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