Access Vegas Insider Vibe – September 12, 2007 Insider Vibe

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

Hello From Las Vegas! This is an O.J. free zone. I’m amazed anyone still cares about that clown. Must be a slow news week.

Looks like we’ve seen the last of our 100 degree (F) days for the year. Sun is going down about 7 PM but still plenty of great warm days to hit the pool, but with the amazing lights of our city blazing earlier in the evening. The next couple of months will be amazing for walking The Strip with your favorite cocktail in hand.

Yes… for those of you who have yet to make your first visit: You are welcome to carry your cocktail or beer (glass, bottle, or can) anywhere in our tourism areas. However, police or security will detain you if you get out-of-hand. We have no closing time here. Every hotel has bars and gift shops selling libations 24/7. Simply pace yourself and enjoy Las Vegas. No need to slam drinks to beat “last call.” We don’t have one.

Britney Spears pretty much wrecked her chances of getting a permanent Las Vegas show. Las Vegas show productions are very expensive to produce and promote and Britney has proven herself repeatedly unreliable. Having said that, Fans who grew up with her are now old enough to come enjoy Las Vegas. Never say never.

Best Burgers In Vegas – Our area is host to outlets from three regional burger chains, all of which have a following of people will drive miles out of their way to enjoy one. I want to give you my three picks for the best burgers in Las Vegas. What do they all have in common? All three cook to order with fresh ingredients:

Third Place: In-N-Out Burger – No frills, no frozen stuff, no McFluff. The most simple menu in the world of hamburgers, cheeseburgers, their famous Double Double, basic fries, shakes and soft drinks. Closest one to The Strip is on Tropicana just across the freeway from New York, New York: 4888 Dean Martin Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89103

Second Place: Fatburger – The best “with the frills” burger. You can get hamburger, turkey burger, chicken, topped with things like bacon, an egg, chili or cheese. They have a location right on The Strip across from the Monte Carlo: 3763 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

First Place: Schoops – This is a chain familiar to those of you from the Midwest part of the U.S. The Las Vegas location is a true throwback to the burger and malt shops of the mid-1900’s. Burgers, hot dogs, fries, shakes, and malts cooked to order and simply amazing. Their only location is down on the “new” South Strip, just north of the South Point hotel (look for the Stoney’s nightclub sign, then look for the antique mall to the right): 9151 Las Vegas Blvd South, Las Vegas, NV 89123

Features Are Returning – We are bringing back the ever popular Reader Feedback and Readers Photos this week, and other favorite sections of this newsletter will return as fall kicks in.

Enjoy This Issue!

Hooters Casino Hotel Kicks Off The 2007 Football Season With Roaring Specials – Hooters Casino Hotel Gives Football Fans More Reasons To Cheer – This year, Hooters Casino Hotel will be the place to catch all this season’s football action at none other than the football legend’s own, Dan Marino’s Fine Food & Spirits. Dan Marino’s will transform into a haven for football fans everywhere. Dan Marino’s will offer $1 off Bud Select draft beer and a special football menu with finger-licking snack foods. During this sizzling season, the lovely Hooters Girls will dress to impress on College Football Saturday and NFL Sunday by sporting sexy football jerseys for football guests to get them fired up for the game. Click to Read The Full Story …

Kenny G Closes The Stars On The Lake Concert Series With Soulful Sounds – Performing tunes from his award winning classic albums and his latest album “I’m In The Mood For Love – The Most Romantic Melodies Of All Time,” Kenny G’s Stars On the Lake performance (Tickets) will illustrate why he is acknowledged as the most successful instrumental recording artist in contemporary music history. Click to Read The Full Story …

Magician Hans Klok (L) and actress Pamela Anderson pose backstage at his “Hans Klok – The Beauty of Magic” (Tickets) show at the Planet Hollywood Hotel & Casino August 16, 2007 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Klok and Anderson announced that she would extend her run as his assistant through December 8, 2007. – (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Stage Entertainment)

Z’Tejas Southwestern Grill Spices Up Its Chile Festival While Giving Back To The Community – Fourth Annual Festival To Benefit The Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas – Hosting its fourth annual Chile Festival, Z’Tejas Southwestern Grill introduces Las Vegas to the art of cooking with chiles, Sept. 4 – 23. Adding a little extra zest to the festivities, Z’Tejas will contribute $1 to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas for every item ordered off the Chile Fest Menu. More than 1,000 pounds of famous Hatch, New Mexico green chile peppers, along with the freshest ingredients will be used in a special menu highlighting chile appetizers, entrees and even desserts. Click to Read The Full Story …

Hogs and Heifers to Host BikeFest 2007 Festivities – The seventh annual Las Vegas BikeFest is a four-day motorcycle and biker extravaganza featuring some of the world’s most skilled custom motorcycle builders for an exhilarating competition, along with more than 300 of the greatest manufacturers and distributors of motorcycles, parts, accessories and apparel. Be prepared for days full of live music, barbecues, bikes and of courseàa little debauchery. Click to Read The Full Story …

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Reader Submitted Photo – William Stobbs of Salisbury England. submitted this he took while in town during September 11, 2001 as the nation was still in shock and the planes had just started flying again (which was just about exactly 6 years ago as this newsletter goes out):

William sent this about three months ago with with the following note. (We held the photo until now because of the timing with the anniversary of the event):

My Wife (Doreen) and I will be returning to Las Vegas on the 20th Aug 2007 for a 14 Night Holiday staying at the Bellagio. This will be our 10th Visit The first one being in April 1998, We usually stay for 2 and sometimes 3 weeks as the flight from London is so very long and there is so many things to do in LV like visiting the Grand Canyon and rafting down the Colorado from the Dam. Just to name a couple.

We are both Senior Citizens but when we get to Vegas well feel as if we can go on for ever what with the Great weather,Great food and Great Hotels you name it and itÆs in Vegas.

Thanks again, William and Doreen

Salisbury England

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Hello,I try to be in Vegas every year on or around Halloween. Some years the hotels hold Halloween parties on the 31st but other times they hold them on the weekend before or after the actual holiday. I will once again be out there this coming October. Could you tell me what hotels will hold parties and when they are going to be held?

I enjoy Vegas and your report–Thanks


Ted Responds:

I have no clue. I suspect we’ll start letting us know in early October. As always, we post and/or link to info in the newsletter when it comes in!

This is a good time to remind our of our friends in Public Relations for the various resort properties and nightlife venues that our readers enjoy and use our newsletter to help plan their vacation in advance.

While getting info to the local media right before an event is important (to attract the locals who never venture near The Strip… co’mon), getting us the info well in advance might get the info to visitors who care!

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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:

  • Columbus Day (USA), Thanksgiving Day (Canada) October 6-8 (3 day weekend)
  • Christmas December 25 (4 day weekend – Christmas on Tuesday)
  • New Year’s Eve-Day December 29 – January 1 (4 day weekend – New Years on Tuesday)

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