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Hello From Las Vegas! We hope everyone in the U.S. and Canada had a great Labor Day weekend. Las Vegas was packed like we probably have not seen all year and some clouds kept the temperatures generally under 100 degrees (F).
With college and pro football (U.S.) underway and the baseball playoff races heating up, the sports books are full of people living and dying on every play.
We appreciate your patience on our (still) somewhat erratic publishing schedule due to business expansion. Rest assured, we publish three times per month (as always) but not exactly every 10 days at the moment.
Spectacular New Las Vegas Views:
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Mint Mondays continue at Tropicana Las Vegas through the end of September. They are drawing a nice mix of locals and visitors, and billing themselves as an unpretentious pool party that everyone can enjoy. See our August 6, 2008 newsletter issue for more details.
Despite the August heat, Harrah’s Carnival Court drew plenty of partiers on Mondays to enjoy local favorites Yellow Brick Road.
Links to new photo sets:
- Tropicana Las Vegas Mint Mondays Pool Party
- Harrah’s Carnival Court August 2008
- Yellow Brick Road at Carnival Court
Your Favorite Team’s Local Bar – The Review-Journal just published their list of various bar/grills around town that are devoted to a specific NFL team. These bars only show “their” NFL team during game times and offer food and drink specials during the game.
You can always watch the game in a crowded sports book (with the chance that the sound for your team is turned down), but if you have a car and want to root with locals who are probably from your part of the country, this is the list to check out: Local bars compete to win over fans with food and drink specials, giveaways
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Associate Editor: Amy Rayner-Cooley
News Researcher/Editor: Mark Jacobs
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Help Stop Hunger in Southern Nevada, Dine Out in September – In the tradition of Restaurant Week in cities such as New York, San Francisco and Chicago, Las Vegas’ most popular restaurants will join forces for a week of affordable fine dining September 1-7 in an effort to stop hunger. Las Vegas Restaurant Week will offer world-class cuisine at very special pricing with a portion of the proceeds going to Three Square (www.threesquare.org), a non-profit organization dedicated to ending hunger in Las Vegas. More than 60 restaurants are offering three-course menus for just $25.08 and $50.08 per person.
Participating award-winning fine dining establishments include L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon, Craftsteak, NOBHILL, Aureole, Fleur de Lys, CatHouse, miXáLas Vegas, Japonais, BLT Burger, StripSteak and Isla Mexican Kitchen, to name just a few.
Official World Record Set By Jean Philippe Patisserie’s Chocolate Fountain At Bellagio – Displaying a spectacular series of melted chocolate cascades, Jean Philippe Patisserie’s glass-enclosed, floor-to-ceiling chocolate fountain at Bellagio is officially the largest chocolate fountain in the world as certified by Guinness World Records. The fountain’s official record-breaking height is 26 feet, 3 and 3/16 inches; the masterpiece circulates nearly two tons of melted dark, milk and white chocolate at a rate of 120 quarts per minute. Click to Read The Full Story …
Gambling Talk: No Limit Texas Hold’em – with Victor H. Royer. Join our own “Vegas Vic” in the sixth of a series of poker instruction brought to you via streaming video! This week: No Limit Texas Hold’em (broadband)
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I am a little worried that things are not going to be open. IE Shopping etc. I also want to book a table for New Years Eve and also for the 30th as this is my wedding anniversary. Do you have any suggestions.Nadia Dukic
Happy upcoming anniversary! New Years Eve is the biggest time of the year here. Everything will be open! News about hotel events and parties won’t be out until later in the year. Let me again note for readers who might be new:
The biggest question we get is “I’m coming to Las Vegas (insert date many months in advance) and want to know if (insert name of headliner or events) will be playing”.
The very reason we do this regular newsletter is to get ALL of the information we receive out as often as possible. If something is not yet listed, we simply don’t have any information on it yet.áOne emailer even wanted to know when a touring band would be coming to Las Vegas… even though the band hand not even announced their tour dates for any city yet!
We aren’t sitting here hiding a pile of from you. We get everything out as soon as possible.
My husband and I were ‘long hauled’ while in Vegas this week. A trip from the airport to the Stratosphere ran almost $35. Had we not been exhausted at the time, having traveled from the East Coast, I would have reported it or at least complained. Which made us wonder…would it have made any difference?
I know these type of complaints are on the rise, but are they taken seriously? Would the driver have been reprimanded, or would we have been entitled to a refund? Love the newsletter. Thank you.
Tina from New York
Yes, it would have mattered and yes, the drivers get in trouble. And, I’m very sorry to hear it happened.
You can call the Taxicab Authority at (702) 668-4000 and tell them the cab company name and either the cab number (number on the side of the cab) or drivers name which should be visible on his permit posted in the car. Drivers who get more multiple complaints are subject to fines and other measures of discipline.
At the very least… if you KNOW you got long-hauled: Do NOT tip the driver. You are (by law) entitled to ALL of your change back, down to the nickel. Demand it and let him (or her) know why there is no tip. Side Note: I’d suggest waiting until they have off-loaded your bags or anything else, something which there is otherwise no extra fee for.
A few years ago, I actually took things farther when I was long-hauled. I said that one of two things were going to happen: 1. I was not going to pay for the ride or 2. I was going to pay then call the TA (Taxicab Authority) and report him. My ride ended up free.
Don’t feel bad playing hardball or even calling a report in. If you had $10 sitting on your slot machine and someone just came along and grabbed it, wouldn’t you be calling for security and wanting them to track down the thief? It is no different if a cabbie long-hauls you to rack up an extra $10 (or more) in cab fare.
The Taxicab Authority has a great (must read) FAQ on all aspects of Las Vegas cabs at http://www.taxi.state.nv.us/Forms/DidYouKnow.pdf
Back in May/June I read somewhere that HooterÆs was being sold. I was wondering if you had any info on what has happened to that transaction. Did it fall through?
I am curious as we are staying there 8/22 for 2 nights for our nephewÆs 21’st birthday. Our first stay was last Thanksgiving & we had a lovely stay in one of the Bungalow rooms and we would like to stay there again this Thanksgiving.
I enjoy AccessVegas.com newsletter very much. Thank you.
Shannon from Costa Mesa, CA
We did have a news blurb on that a few months ago. The sale fell through due to the trouble obtaining financing in the present economy. Hooters is operating as normal and has even opened a country music themed bar called Dixie’s with live music and no cover.
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More Las Vegas News – Concerts – Events
Affliction “Day Of Reckoning” Welcomes The Live Performance Of Ozzy Osbourne At Thomas & Mack Center On Oct. 11Affliction “Day of Reckoning” Tickets
Mary J. Blige To Perform At The Pearl Concert Theater On October 17Mary J. Blige Tickets
Mix In Las Vegas Presents “Girls On Top” Every Monday From 8 p.m. To 10 p.m.
Blast From The Past: Super Run Classic Car Show Celebrates 10th Anniversary
Trevi Italian Restaurant Introduces New Menu Items That Are Sure To Tempt The Taste Buds
Golden Nugget Hosts 2009 Season of NBC’s Poker After Dark
VOX Wine Lounge Announces September Saturday School Menu
Piece Of Titanic Comes To LuxorTitanic – The Artifact Exhibiton Tickets
Las Vegas airport cuts plans for some improvements
$1 million cash display returns to Las Vegas
Steele’s tapas selection is tempting, ambitious — and unexceptional
Cell Phone Ban Lifted In Sports Books – Gaming Commission Lifts Ban For 1 Year
Barrett-Jackson speeds to Las Vegas launch with help from Robbie Gordon
Experts: Las Vegas an ever-changing city
Waipahu woman wins $1.8M in Vegas
Las Vegas House Prices Drop at Sharpest Rate
Frank Wright Plaza closes for downtown renovation
Strip strives to keep crowds coming by constantly reinventing itself
Parking changes at McCarran begin
Number Of Unsold Properties At An All Time High
Southwest Airlines Cuts 13 Flights Out of Las Vegas
McCarran Sees 8.6 Percent Fewer Flights
State gaming commission lifts cell ban in sports books
Valley’s Wetlands Park undergoing improvements
Hand-raised tiger cubs at Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden attract crowds
Loans help get homeowners off grass
Officials trim airport plans
Pair seen in pictures at bar lose jobs at CityCenter project
Casino trying electronic poker tables in move that displaces dealers
Poll says Yucca not key to voters
Segway tours offer unique way to see downtown history
Strip performers to collaborate in benefit concert
Boulder Strip casino to debut on schedule, on budget to an uncertain market
New Wave of Foreclosures May Hit Las Vegas
Jay-Z selling Vegas 40/40 Club
Alex Stratta takes over Wynn’s Italian room and makes the cuisine even more adventurous
Coming soon to LV: Plenty of high-priced rooms
State’s 2008 Taxable Sales Drop 2.5 Percent
Hannah Montana Star Visits Children In Las Vegas
Billionaire Mafia Serves Up Cocktails At The Palms Pool Party In Las Vegas
Where To Live In Las Vegas – New Communities Or Vintage Neighborhoods?
Barry Manilow Brings His Music And Passion To Las Vegas
Coming Hot Holidays – The following dates are huge times to be in Las Vegas, and rooms are in high demand. Booking in advance is the best way to save. Visit our friends at Las Vegas Hotel Deals and spend one of the following hot dates having fun in Las Vegas:
- Jewish New Year September 30
- Columbus Day October 11-13 (3 day weekend)
- Thanksgiving Day, Canada October 11-13 (3 day weekend)
- Halloween October 31
- Veteran’s Day November 11
- Thanksgiving Day November 27-30 (4 day weekend)
- Hanukkah Dec. 22 – Dec. 29
- Christmas December 25
- New Year’s Eve-Day December 31 – January 1
- Martin Luther King, Jr., Day, U.S (Observed) January 19-21 (3 day weekend)
- Chinese/Lunar New Year January 26
- Lincoln’s Birthday, U.S February 12
- Valentine’s Day February 14
- President’s Day, U.S (Observed) February 14-16 (3 day weekend)
- Washington’s Birthday, U.S February 22
- St. Patrick’s Day March 17
- Easter Sunday April 12
- Cinco de Mayo May 5
- Mother’s Day May 10
- Father’s Day June 21
- Canada Day, Canada July 1
- Independence Day July 4
- Civic Holiday, Canada August 1-3 (3 day weekend)
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