Gold Coast Celebrates Chinese New Year with Free Events and Gaming Promotions‏

January 30, 2015 on 11:08 am | In Gaming Resorts, Las Vegas | Comments Off

Las Vegas—The Year of the Sheep kicks off at The Gold Coast Hotel and Casino with the return of the annual Dragon Dance and exciting new events to celebrate Chinese New Year.

“We strive to make this beautiful celebration as authentic and rich in culture as possible, and this year, we are excited to announce even more elements to enhance the experience,” said Tony Taeubel, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Gold Coast.

The Dragon Dance parade will return to the Gold Coast casino floor at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Thursday, February 26. Guests of all ages are invited to welcome the Year of the Sheep by experiencing this authentic cultural celebration, performed by the Lohan School of Shaolin.

Guests 21 years of age and older can get their New Year off to a lucky start with special gaming promotions. On February 20 and 27, Lucky Money drawings will be held every hour from 8 p.m. until 1 a.m. Eight winners each hour will take home $200. On Saturday, February 28, the “What’s in Your Fortune Cookie?” promotion will give away between $5 and $500 when guests earn 300 points between 11 a.m. until 7 p.m.

Additional special events at the Gold Coast and sister property The Orleans include:

Thursday, February 26 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. – Calligraphy and Painting exposition
– Artist Weiping Li, designer of the 2008 Olympic Horse Racing Symbol
– Dake Xu, Qing dynasty descendent and calligrapher
– Free in front of the Gold Coast Showroom

Saturday, February 28 at 8 p.m. – HeNan’s dance troupe
– $20 at the Gold Coast Showroom

Wednesday, March 4 at 7 p.m. – Chinese New Year Festive Gala 2015
– Featuring performances by the Guangxi Song and Dance Theater
– Tickets start at $15
– Orleans Showroom – get tickets at

The Gold Coast Hotel and Casino has presented the Dragon Dance for Chinese New Year for more than 10 years. For more information on the Chinese New Year celebration, please visit

About Gold Coast Hotel and Casino
Located at 4000 W. Flamingo Road, Gold Coast offers a 400-seat showroom, a race and sports book, five restaurants, a 70-lane bowling center, a bingo parlor and keno lounge. The property has over 700 guest rooms and an 87,000-square foot casino with 50 table games including Blackjack-21, Roulette, Baccarat, Craps and Pai Gow. Guests will also find more than 2,000 slot and video poker machines. For further information, visit, on Facebook (, and Twitter (@goldcoastcasino). Gold Coast Hotel and Casino is a property of Boyd Gaming. Headquartered in Las Vegas, Boyd Gaming is a leading diversified owner and operator of 22 gaming entertainment properties located in Nevada, New Jersey, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana and Mississippi. Additional news and information on Boyd Gaming can be found at Boyd Gaming and Gold Coast press releases are available at

Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos to Offer Guests Free Night Stay in 2015

January 28, 2015 on 12:13 pm | In Gaming Resorts, Las Vegas | Comments Off

Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos announced an exciting new promotion as a part of its exclusive guest loyalty program, Hard Rock Rewards.

After staying five nights at one of the company’s qualifying locations between Jan. 5 and June 5, 2015, Hard Rock Rewards members will receive a free one-night stay.

“We’re excited to reward our frequent guests by offering them a free night stay, allowing them more time to experience the brand and our many offerings,” said Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos senior director of marketing Nora Swire in a statement.

“Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos offer a variety of options to meet the needs of today’s traveler, whether for business or pleasure, and we look forward to showcasing our resorts, city hotels, casinos and all-inclusive properties to our fan base through the free night stay program,” she added.

Guests who qualify for the reward will receive a certificate valid for redemption from Feb. 1 through Dec. 20, 2015 at participating hotels, which include Hard Rock properties in Cancun, Chicago, Orlando and Punta Cana, among others.

“The free night stay program is one more way to roll out the red carpet for our guests and continue enhancing the Hard Rock Hotels experience,” said Kim Matlock, senior director of digital marketing and CRM of Hard Rock International.

Guests can sign up for Hard Rock Rewards for free, and, in addition to qualifying for a free one-night stay, receive a plethora of other exclusive benefits when they stay. Read more travel news at


January 27, 2015 on 11:21 am | In Dine Drink, Gaming Resorts, Las Vegas | Comments Off

LAS VEGAS – Chateau Nightclub & Rooftop guests will celebrate rugby weekend under the Eiffel Tower as the host of the official USA Sevens Rugby parties from Friday, Feb. 13 through Sunday, Feb. 15.

On Friday night, the weekend will start with the Drop Kick party where guests can mix and mingle with the popular rugby team while taking in the surrounding sights of the Las Vegas Strip. Admission is complimentary with USA Sevens Rugby credentials, as well as complimentary for ladies and $20 for men.

To continue the fun on Saturday night, fans are encouraged to wear their favorite rugby costumes to the club’s costume party. Entry is complimentary for men and women with costumes.

The weekend will wrap up on Sunday night with the official Sevens Parade of Champions where the top two winning teams will be showcased.

Open well bar packages are available starting at $50 for a one day pass and $125 for a three day pass from 10:30 p.m. to midnight.

About Chateau Nightclub & Rooftop

Chateau Nightclub & Rooftop is located at Paris Las Vegas, 3655 Las Vegas Boulevard South, directly above Sugar Factory American Brasserie. The nightclub is open Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday nights from 10:30 p.m. to close. Chateau’s industry night, Chateau Wednesdays, offers complimentary admission to locals with ID on Wednesday nights.

Free cover for locals, excluding special events, general admission starts at $20 for women and $30 for men. Dress code is strictly enforced. For table reservations and VIP bottle service, call 702.776.7777 or email

For general information and updates, call 702.776.7770, become a fan on Facebook or follow us on Twitter

About Paris Las Vegas

Paris Las Vegas brings the passion and sophistication of the City of Light to the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, transporting guests to Europe’s most romantic city. Distinctive for its dramatic 50-story replica Eiffel Tower and authentic architectural reproductions, Paris Las Vegas features more than 2,900 hotel rooms and suites, an 85,000 square-foot casino, the two-acre Soliel Pool, Paris Spa by Mandara, two wedding chapels and the opulent nightlife venue Chateau Nightclub & Rooftop. Eleven restaurants include a distinctive array of fine cuisine such as Chef Joho’s acclaimed Eiffel Tower Restaurant, French-bistro Mon Ami Gabi and internationally renowned Gordon Ramsay Steak. Performing in the 1,477-seat Paris Theater is the award-winning musical Jersey Boys. For more information, please visit

Boyd Gaming shows love with giveaways, Valentine’s dining

January 27, 2015 on 10:43 am | In Dine Drink, Gaming Resorts, Las Vegas | Comments Off

LAS VEGAS – Feel the love at Boyd Gaming properties in February, with special menus for Valentine’s Day dining, free Big Game viewing parties, gaming promotions and more.

4500 West Tropicana Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89103

Watch the Big Game at the Orleans on Sunday, February 1! Two free viewing parties will be held in the Dauphine and Bienville ballrooms, with doors opening at 1 p.m. Concession specials include hot dogs, pizza by the slice, chicken wings by the dozen, nachos, beer specials and more – all for under $10 each!

Get big points on President’s Day! On Monday, February 16, get 15x penny reels, 11x reels and 7x video poker.

Win your share of more than $30,000 in the More Winners More Often drawings on Saturdays in February. Start earning entries on Sunday, February 1 and attend drawings from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturdays, where 15 names will be drawn every hour to win $200.

Get an oceanic feast in February at Big Al’s Oyster Bar with one pound of crab legs, a cup of chowder and a draft beer or house wine for only $25.

Canal Street will serve romantic dinners for two with prix fixe menu options for Valentine’s Day. Start with choice of chicken consommé or baby green salad for each guest, then select chateaubriand for two for $85 or a seafood medley for two for $75. Finish the meal with chocolate heart cake for two. Served from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Prime Rib Loft will serve two prix fixe menu options for Valentine’s Day. The meal starts with “Heart of Mine,” a puff pastry filled with sundried tomatoes, chicken breast and feta cheese; then select either roasted garlic tomato soup or a lettuce wedge salad. Entrée selections include twin broiled lobster tails for $50, or a “Land and Sea” combination of filet mignon and jumbo shrimp for $45. Finish the meal with heart-shaped chocolate ganache cake. Served 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Coasta Cantina will offer two special prix fixe menu items for Valentine’s Day. Start with a guacamole bite, then select lentil soup or a Coasta Cantina salad. Entrees include chicken agave for $16, or salmon con camaron for $17. Finish the meal with fruita con crema. Served 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.

4000 West Flamingo Road
Las Vegas, NV 89103

Goddess Swimwear from Today ShowCelebrate football all weekend long from January 30-February 1! Start the weekend with an autograph from Bob Lilly, legendary defensive lineman for Dallas, or Cliff Branch, star wide receiver for Oakland. They’ll be signing in front of the Gold Coast Showroom from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. on Friday, January 30.

On Saturday, January 31, earn 150 points to get a Budweiser or Bud Light in a cooler bag from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.!

Finally, watch the Big Game at one of two free viewing parties on February 1 in the Arizona and Nevada Ballrooms. Doors open at 2 p.m. and both parties will offer food and drink specials, live betting stations and great prizes.

Celebrate the Year of the Sheep at the Gold Coast from February 18 – 28. Start with lucky pit drawings on February 20 and 27, where eight winners will win $200 from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.; then attend the Chinese New Year Lion Dance on Thursday, February 26. The parade will make its way through the casino at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Cortez Room will feature a Valentine’s Day menu that includes a free bottle of champagne with purchase of two entrees. Entrée specials include “Beauty and the Beast,” a petite filet mignon accompanied by a lobster and scallop thermidor for $38; or “Diamonds and Pearls,” a grilled striped bass served with lime ginger broth for $34. Both entrée selections include soup or salad and choice of dessert. Start the meal with the “Labor of Love” salad, mixed greens with sliced pear, bleu cheese walnuts and raspberry vinaigrette, or “Lover’s Soup of the Day,” a cream of cauliflower soup. Finish the meal with a banana crepe or strawberry shortcake.

9090 Alta Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89145

Win your share of $96,000 in the Cupids and Cash Drawings at Suncoast. Earn entries by playing your favorite slots and table games, then attend drawings on Fridays and Saturdays at 6:15 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. Six names will be called each drawing to win $1,000!

Suncoast is the place to play for great multipliers in February. Earn 10x points on slots and 6x points on video poker on Tuesdays and mystery multipliers of up to 50x points on Wednesdays.

On Monday, February 16, celebrate President’s Day with 15x points on pennies, 11x points on slots and 7x points on video poker.

5111 Boulder Highway
Las Vegas, NV 89122

Get into the game with a free Big Game viewing party at Sam’s Town, hosted by KOMP 92.3’s Carlota! Doors open at 1 p.m. and the event will be hosted on the second floor of the casino, in the “Big Game Zone.” There will be great deals on stadium food and Budweiser drink specials and you can meet all your favorite jocks from KOMP.

Take your sweetheart to Willy & Jose’s Cantina for a Valentine’s meal. Enjoy the Willy’s Surf and Turf special for $22 or la parilliada, a mixed grill dish for two, for $27.50. Finish the meal with chocolate strawberry cheesecake for $7. Served from 4 p.m. to close.

Billy Bob’s Steakhouse will serve a prix fixe menu option for $44 on Valentine’s Day. Start the meal with seared scallops and shrimp, then select either an artichoke heart and Dungeness crab bisque, or caramelized pear and arugula salad. Entrée selections include traditional beef wellington or a Billy Bob’s Mixed Grill, featuring lamb lollipop, pancetta-wrapped shrimp and macadamia nut-crusted salmon. Finish the meal with dessert, chocolate fondue served tableside. Served from 4 p.m. to close.

12 East Ogden Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89101

Downtown Las Vegas’ sensational new restaurant California Noodle House will serve a special Valentine’s Day menu item: roasted shrimp with garlic noodles for $22. The dish tosses roasted shrimp with soy, butter, parmesan and herbs on top of wheat noodles accompanied by mushrooms, snow peas and garlic sauce. Served 5 p.m. – midnight.

Redwood Bar and Grill will serve a prix fixe menu item for $35 on Valentine’s Day. Start the meal with soup or salad, then select either grilled Thai salmon and shrimp, or a filet of salmon marinated with fresh chilies. Both are served with choice of risotto, baked potato, rice pilaf or white rice. For dessert, savor a strawberry swirl cheese cake. Served 5:30 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Market Street Café will serve two special menu items on Valentine’s Day. Enjoy Steak Pizzaiola, a lightly-seasoned tenderloin pan-seared in white wine butter-flavored sauce, for $13.99 or strawberry Dijon-glazed salmon for $11.99. Items will be served from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

About Boyd Gaming
Headquartered in Las Vegas, Boyd Gaming is a leading diversified owner and operator of 22 gaming entertainment properties located in Nevada, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and New Jersey. Additional news and information on Boyd Gaming can be found at



January 27, 2015 on 10:27 am | In Dine Drink, Gaming Resorts, Las Vegas, Spring Break | Comments Off

LAS VEGAS –Enjoying spring break won’t mean breaking the bank this season as TREVI Italian Restaurant, located inside The Forum Shops at Caesars, will offer affordable food and drink specials from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday through Friday.

Visitors may enjoy $6 TREVI Bites including tomato bruschetta, fresh stuffed mushrooms, fried calamari, eggplant crisps, homemade meatballs and mini stuffed cheeseburgers.

TREVI will also offer an array of drink specials including $4 classic frozen bellinis made with a refreshing blend of peach nectar, sparkling wine, light rum and peach purée; $5 bottled beers including Bud Light, Budweiser, Coors Light, Corona, Miller Lite and Peroni; $6 wines by the glass such as chardonnay, pinot grigio, cabernet sauvignon, Chianti and merlot; and $7 signature martinis including the pomegranate cosmo, Italian marga-tini, blue-tini and limone martini.

TREVI also offers 32-ounce “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign souvenir cups for $15 at the walk-up gelato bar. Guests may choose from the frozen bellini, strawberry daiquiri and piña colada flavor cocktails. Refills are priced at $10 and regular cups are also sold for $10 each.


TREVI is located at the heart of The Forum Shops at Caesars next to the ‘Fountain of the Gods.’ TREVI has been voted “Best of Las Vegas” for Italian cuisine by the Las Vegas Review-Journal. The restaurant offers classic and contemporary Italian fare, a gelato bar featuring fresh gelato made daily and a dynamic atmosphere. Through a recent acquisition by Landry’s Inc., TREVI has introduced an entirely new menu by executive chef, Peter Scaturro, new cocktails and more to showcase the stunning restaurant. The laid-back restaurant and bar is open daily for lunch and dinner from 11 a.m. until 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. until midnight on Friday and Saturday. More information and reservations are available on TREVI’s website or by calling 702.735.4663. Follow TREVI on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @TREVILV.


Landry’s, Inc. is a national, diversified restaurant, hospitality and entertainment company principally engaged in the ownership and operation of high end and casual dining restaurants, primarily under the names of Landry’s Seafood House, Rainforest Cafe, McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurant, Chart House, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., Claim Jumper and Saltgrass Steak House as well as a fine dining signature group of restaurants: Mastro’s Restaurants, Morton’s The Steakhouse, Vic & Anthony’s, Oceanaire, Grotto, Willie G’s and others. The Company is also engaged in the ownership and operation of gaming, hospitality and entertainment businesses, including the Golden Nugget Hotel & Casinos in Las Vegas and Laughlin, Nevada, Atlantic City and Biloxi, the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier, the Kemah Boardwalk, the San Luis Resort Complex, and the Downtown Aquariums in Denver and Houston. Landry’s, Inc. and Tilman Fertitta’s affiliated companies generated approximately $3 billion in revenues in 2013.


January 26, 2015 on 12:57 pm | In Gaming Resorts, Las Vegas, Night Clubs | Comments Off

LAS VEGAS – RHUMBAR, located at The Mirage Hotel & Casino brings a taste of Brazil to the Las Vegas Strip with Rio Carnival-inspired cocktails featuring Leblon Cachaca Friday, Feb. 13 through Wednesday, Feb. 18.

Guests can enjoy the Strip-side bar with a cigar in one hand, and in the other, the tantalizing tastes of the Brazilian Barbecue, a smoky, yet sweet play on the traditional caipirinha including Leblon Cachaca, a Lagavulin rinse, rock candy syrup, lime cubes and fresh watermelon juice.

For a deliciously simple twist, the Carnival Sunset is made of rich basil syrup and Leblon Cachaca, served on the rocks with a beautiful basil garnish for a refreshing end to a Las Vegas night out. Each cocktail is priced at $12.


Named one of’s top Las Vegas patios, RHUMBAR is a highly stylized cocktail and cigar lounge inspired by the cool mood of the Caribbean. The plush outdoor patio is reminiscent of a tropical retreat offering a picturesque location for guests to mingle, sip cocktails and smoke cigars. Located near the main entrance of The Mirage, RHUMBAR is owned and operated by Drive This! Entertainment.

The lounge and patio are open from noon until 1 a.m. Sunday through Wednesday, and noon until 2 a.m. Thursday through Saturday. For more information about RHUMBAR, visit Follow RHUMBAR on Twitter @RHUMBAR and become a fan on Facebook at For more information visit

About Drive This! Entertainment

In 2006, Michael Frey teamed up with Craig Gilbert to launch the food, beverage and entertainment company, Drive This! Entertainment ( Their first venture, Tacos & Tequila ( at Luxor Hotel and Casino, opened in October 2008. The dynamic Mexican restaurant, open for lunch and dinner daily, as well as for a mariachi brunch every Saturday and Sunday, offers an array of margaritas and authentic Mexican fare with a contemporary twist. RHUMBAR (, a Caribbean-inspired cocktail lounge and patio at The Mirage, is framed by striking views of the Las Vegas Strip. In December 2012, they decided to expand their Tacos & Tequila brand and also open a new Asian dining concept, Natural 9 Noodle Company, at Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa in Cabazon, Calif.


Ideally located in the center of the famed Las Vegas Strip, The Mirage is the place to stay and play. The resort features contemporary AAA Four Diamond accommodations; dynamic nightlife venues including 1 OAK Nightclub and The Beatles REVOLUTION Lounge; tantalizing restaurants created by the world’s most renowned chefs including Tom Colicchio’s Heritage Steak and Masaharu Morimoto’s Morimoto Las Vegas (Opening 2015); a luxurious spa and salon; the enticing Bare pool lounge; and 170,000 square feet of meeting and convention space. Unique entertainment options include The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil celebrating the musical legacy of The Beatles; the Aces of Comedy series featuring one of the most comprehensive and diverse comedic line-ups nationwide; Terry Fator: The Voice of Entertainment; four-time GRAMMY Award-winning R&B musical sensation Boyz II Men; and the lush animal sanctuary of Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat. From the iconic Volcano and 20,000-gallon lobby aquarium to the lush tropical atrium and pool, guests experience an exotic world-class destination unlike any other. The Mirage is a wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM). For more information and reservations, visit or call toll free at (800) 374-9000 or find us on Facebook and Twitter.

Big game tailgate goes Italian with special menu and viewing part at Buddy V’s Ristorante‏

January 26, 2015 on 11:48 am | In Dine Drink, Gaming Resorts, Las Vegas | Comments Off



LAS VEGAS – Buddy V’s Ristorante inside Grand Canal Shoppes at Venetian|Palazzo offers game day specials sure to please the palate regardless of touchdowns, fumbles, interceptions or questionable calls!

Beginning at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015 until the last whistle blows, guests can enjoy the Italian tailgate and munch on Buddy V’s favorites for $35 per person (not including tax and gratuity). Buckets of domestic beer will also be available for $20 (six bottles) and multiple televisions will be showing all the action in the bar. Guests must be 21 years of age or older.

The all-you-can-eat menu includes:

· Grandma’s Meatballs – marinara & parmesan

· Hoboken Italian Sub – tomato-olive tapenade

· Buffalo Style Wings – house made bleu cheese dressing

· Sausage & Peppers Pizza – fontina & herb ricotta

· Mini Cannolis – cinnamon pastry, sweet ricotta, coco drops, pistachios

· Selection of Italian Cookies

The Private Dining Room is also available as a group purchase with seating of up to 50 guests and customized menus available. For additional information on booking the Private Dining Room, as well as booking private parties and general reservations, please call 702-607-2355.

Buddy V’s Ristorante is located inside the Grand Canal Shoppes at Venetian|Palazzo at 3327 Las Vegas Blvd. South #2812. Convenient and complimentary valet parking is available at Barneys New York, as well as ample self-parking at Palazzo.


Renowned baker Buddy “Cake Boss” Valastro has opened his first restaurant inside Grand Canal Shoppes at Venetian|Palazzo partnering with veteran restaurateurs Elizabeth Blau and Chef Kim Canteenwalla to bring a taste of Valastro’s family gatherings and beloved heirloom recipes to The Las Vegas Strip. Offering new twists on Italian-American classics and family favorites, the Buddy V’s menu will also stay true to Buddy’s baking roots with timeless treats.


January 22, 2015 on 10:36 am | In Dine Drink, Gaming Resorts, Las Vegas, Weddings Honeymoons | Comments Off

Goddess Swimwear from Today ShowLAS VEGAS – Spoil that special someone at Carson Kitchen this Valentine’s Day with a prix fixe menu prepared by executive chef Matt Andrews from 5 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 14.

The Valentine’s Day menu includes five courses, priced at $99 per couple, and will include seasonal selections as well as a number of classic dishes. The dinner will begin with devil’s eggs and killer shrimp appetizers, followed by the tempura green beans and classic veal meatballs. The third course will be the newly-introduced persimmon & pear salad. For the main course, diners may choose the cocoa-espresso New York strip steak or the steelhead trout with a side of the rainbow cauliflower. The menu will conclude with glazed donut bread pudding.

Carson Kitchen will also set the mood with one complimentary glass champagne per person. The restaurant’s regular menu will also be available for purchase.

About Carson Kitchen

Named “Neighborhood Restaurant of the Year” by Desert Companion magazine, Carson Kitchen is Chef Kerry Simon’s new American restaurant in partnership with hospitality veteran, Cory Harwell. The intimate restaurant is located inside the old John. E Carson Hotel at 124 South 6th St. in Downtown Las Vegas and features social plates, entrées, sandwiches and stone-oven flatbreads, in addition to small-batch wine and craft beers. Hours are 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. for lunch and dinner. More information may be found by visiting, calling 702.473.9523 or following on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at @CarsonKitchen.

About Simon Hospitality Group

Simon Hospitality Group was formed in May 2013 by Celebrity Chef Kerry Simon and restaurateur Cory Harwell. The newly-formed restaurant group owns and operates Simon Mansion in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic; Chuck’s: A Kerry Simon Kitchen, in Chicago; and Carson Kitchen in Downtown Las Vegas. The group also manages Chef Simon’s previously established restaurants including KGB: Kerry’s Gourmet Burgers at Harrah’s Las Vegas and Simon at Palms Casino Resort. Chef Simon, dubbed the ‘Rock n’ Roll Chef’ by Rolling Stone Magazine, has starred on “Iron Chef America” and “Hell’s Kitchen” and has developed award-winning restaurants around the country in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Chicago and Atlantic City. Harwell, a restaurateur, has opened more than three dozen restaurants in his career and brings 20 years of restaurant management experience to Simon Hospitality Group. For more information about Simon Hospitality Group, visit


January 22, 2015 on 10:33 am | In Dine Drink, Gaming Resorts, Las Vegas | Comments Off

LAS VEGAS – Fremont East Entertainment District in Downtown Las Vegas will soon welcome a new resident with Itsy Bitsy: Ramen and Whisky, an intimate Asian restaurant and bar opening this spring at 150 N. Las Vegas Blvd. at the base of The Ogden.

Itsy Bitsy is born from a dynamic partnership between Corner Bar Management Group, the company behind Park on Fremont, Commonwealth, BLVD. Cocktail Company, Due & Proper and Whist Stove & Spirits; Martin Koleff, the celebrated restaurateur behind Aburiya Raku, Sweets Raku, Kyara Japanese Tapas, Trattoria Nakamura-ya, Café de Japon, Goyemon Sushi House, and more; DJ Five, one of Las Vegas’ top DJs; and Downtown Project.

“DJ Five and I have a friendship that was built on our love of food, and Raku, as well as Martin Koleff’s other concepts, are some of our favorites,” said Corner Bar co-owner, Ryan Doherty. “Opening a restaurant that combines our talents is something that has been in the works for years, and the space at The Ogden couldn’t be a better fit to open Itsy Bitsy.”

Located in the space formerly occupied by Wild, the new dining destination will join the ranks of other outstanding Downtown Project small business investments including EAT, Carson Kitchen, Bocho and many more.

“Itsy Bitsy will be a great addition to the ongoing revitalization efforts of our flourishing neighborhood,” said Downtown Project’s Executive Vice President of Operations, Michael Downs. “We look forward to the continued growth of our partnership with Corner Bar through this and other future projects.”

Quirky, colorful and full of flavor, Itsy Bitsy combines the expertise of Koleff, one of the top restaurateurs in the nation specializing in Asian dining, with mixology, art and design, which have become signature qualities of Corner Bar’s concepts. The menu is simple, but satisfying, in offering a blank canvas for patrons to create their own ramen bowl through three steps: 1. “Pick Your Noodle,” 2. “Pick Your Broth,” and 3: “Choose Your Topping.” Plus, Itsy Bitsy offers an array of other selections, including Japanese Wakame seaweed salad, Gyoza dumplings, garlic edamame; an array of hand rolls including Kurobuta sausage and spicy tuna; and design-your-own rice dishes. Itsy Bitsy’s dishes will be made with modern techniques and locally-sourced ingredients.

Itsy Bitsy will also feature an extensive beverage menu, complete with masterfully mixed cocktails, craft beers, Japanese sake and an array of Japanese whiskeys. Mixing classic Japanese spirits with flavors from around the world, Itsy Bitsy will offer libations to rival any modern spirit bar.

Goddess Swimwear from Today ShowNamed for its 2,500-square-foot footprint, Itsy Bitsy’s decor combines modern and old world sensibilities with an Asian tinge, filled with black-stained reclaimed woods and copper accents. Designed by Doherty, the convivial interior will be complemented by a playlist curated by DJ Five.

Itsy Bitsy will be open for lunch and dinner, daily, as well as for late-night service on select nights. More information is available on the website at, Facebook at, Instagram @ItsyBitsyLV and Twitter @ItsyBitsyLV. Itsy Bitsy will offer takeout as well as deliver to residents at The Odgen.


Itsy Bitsy: Ramen and Whisky will introduce an intimate, flavorful dining experience to Downtown Las Vegas featuring the cuisine of Marten Koleff with its opening next month. Located at 150 N. Las Vegas Blvd. at the base of The Ogden, Itsy Bitsy will offer an array of create-your-own ramen bowls and rice dishes, as well as several hand rolls and more than a dozen Asian-inspired appetizers. Itsy Bitsy will be open for lunch and dinner, daily, as well as for late-night service on select nights. More information is available on the website at, Facebook at, Instagram @ItsyBitsyLV and Twitter @ItsyBitsyLV.


Corner Bar Management Group was founded in December 2012 with the opening of Commonwealth, a pre-Prohibition cocktail style bar on 525 E. Fremont St. in Downtown Las Vegas. The bar was quickly recognized as one of “7 New Reasons to Hit Las Vegas” by the New York Post and its speak-easy, The Laundry Room, was recently named “Best Cocktail Bar of the Year” by Nightclub & Bar and among Playboy’s “Best Bars of 2014.” Shortly following the success of Commonwealth, Park on Fremont opened in March 2013 down the block at 506 E. Fremont St. A popular neighborhood bar and restaurant, Park on Fremont is widely known for its distinctive, whimsical design, handcrafted cocktails and laid back menu. Corner Bar opened its first venture on the Las Vegas Strip in March 2014 with BLVD. Cocktail Company, a progressive mixology bar serving flavorful cocktails and live entertainment, with the centerpiece of a baby grand piano. Early this fall, Corner Bar introduced two new concepts: Due & Proper and Whist, both located in The District at Green Valley Ranch. All of Corner Bar Management Group’s projects are art, mixology and design forward. Corner Bar Management Group is a partnership between Ryan Doherty and Justin Weniger, along with varying partnerships among the different venues.


Martin Koleff is the creative mind behind some of Las Vegas’s top restaurants, which have received widespread acclaim in the New York Post, New York Times, Huffington Post, CNN, Washington Post, Condé Nast Traveler, and more. One of Koleff’s original concepts, Aburiya Raku, opened in September 2008 and features the cuisine of Mitsuo Endo. Chef Mitsuo and Aburiya Raku have received numerous awards, including “Best Chef: Southwest” in 2012 and “Best Chef: West” selection as a finalist in the 2014 James Beard Foundation Awards. His other concepts include Sweets Raku, which opened in August 2013; Naked Fish, which opened in December 2007; Kyara, which opened in February 2011; Goyemon, which opened in June 2011; Kabuki, which opened in October 2011; Trattoria Nakamura-ya, which opened in November 2011; Café de Japon, which opened in April 2012; and Curry House ZEN, which opened in October 2012. All of the restaurants are located in the Las Vegas Valley, and most are located on Spring Mountain Avenue in Las Vegas’s China Town community.


The goal and purpose of Downtown Project is to help make Downtown Las Vegas a place of inspiration, entrepreneurial energy, creativity, innovation, upward mobility, and discovery. The community-oriented organization does this through the three Cs of collisions, co-learning and connectedness in a long-term, sustainable way.

Downtown Project has allocated $350 million to aid in the revitalization of Downtown Las Vegas, where they have invested in real estate, small businesses, and education as well as tech startups through the VegasTech Fund.

Stay in the ‘burbs and enjoy the game with all-you-can-eat menu and drink specials from Made L.V.‏

January 22, 2015 on 10:27 am | In Gaming Resorts, Las Vegas, Sports Travel | Comments Off

Super Sunday in the neighborhood

LAS VEGAS – – Made L.V. at Tivoli Village will get into the action on Sunday, Feb. 1 with game day specials. Beginning at 1 p.m. until the end of the game, diners can enjoy all-you-can-eat menu items for just $28 per person (tax and gratuity not included), as well as various drink specials. The big game will be shown on all of Made L.V.’s screens, including the spacious patio.

All-you-can-eat Big Game Menu:

· Bacon Cheddar Biscuits –honeysalt butter

· Smoked Onion Dip – salt and pepper chips

· Butcher Style Chicken Wings – salt & vinegar, buffalo, BBQ, ranch dressing

· Smoked Ham Hock Nachos – pale ale queso, beans, roasted Anaheim salsa

· BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders – Carolina tavern slaw

· Fry Bar – garlic parmesan, sweet potato, onion rings

· Bag of Donuts – salted caramel

Drink Specials:

· Bucket of Beers – Pick six for $20 – PBR, Corona, Heineken, Stella, Miller Light

· Bottomless Mimosas – $20 – OJ & Bubbles

· Boilermakers – $10 – shot of Jameson and choice of draft beer (PBR, Brooklyn Lager, Firestone Double Barrel)

· Bloody Marys – $5

Valet is available near the Made L.V. entrance and self-parking is conveniently located on the East side of Tivoli Village.


In summer of 2014, husband and wife duo Chef Kim Canteenwalla and Elizabeth Blau opened the highly-anticipated American tavern, Made L.V. at Tivoli Village. Drawing from the tradition of community social establishments committed to good food, good drinks and good company, Made L.V. features a menu of Chef Kim’s inspired comfort food favorites complemented by Elizabeth’s signature healthy touch. With ample patio seating, a bar featuring multiple television screens to catch all the sports action, retro arcade games, a great playlist, designated parking, and easy access right off the Summerlin Parkway, Made L.V. has the makings of the neighborhood’s new favorite destination. The 216-seat establishment is open Monday – Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. with brunch running from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Happy Hour Monday – Friday 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. with food and beverage specials. Made L.V. is located at Tivoli Village, 450 S. Rampart Blvd., Ste 120, Las Vegas, NV 89145. Visit or for more information. 702-722-2000.

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