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Access Vegas Insider Vibe March 21, 2021

Newkirk’s Notes

Access Vegas Founder Ted NewkirkHello From Las Vegas! – Rooms for the March Madness weekend were ridiculously expensive, and worth every penny. We hit our first 80F day of the year, although keep in mind the March average is around 70F. Always pre-check the weather when packing.

Moving forward…


Newkirk’s Notes has been published by AccessVegas.com 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:

Members.AccessVegas.com

MGM Sued Over Resort Fees – Are things finally getting serious? What changes would this mean for you as a visitor? Our Members knew how to (often successfully) contest resort fees in various ways the past 18 months.

Shows Are Back – The extra change made to various show capacities have most shows either back or slated to be back. This also affects sports. We do into all the “need to know”

Major Limo Fire – This Las Vegas happening made national news. However, where were they headed, and why? And, why should anyone thinking about getting married or doing a vow renewal strongly consider this “best kept but in plain sight” wedding venue?

The Mayor Is Livid – With COVID restrictions soon to be turned over from the Governor to the County, Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman wasted no time saying “I told you so” to the detractors who lambasted her for having a different idea than the Governor when it came to restrictions just one year ago.

What did she say? We have the direct (unedited, no commentary) footage, and it will help you understand what to expect as Las Vegas continues to reopen.

The Drew Back To Fontainebleau – The big blue monster sitting 2/3 finished on The North Strip has changed hands. Again. What does the future hold, what will affect hotel prices and availability over the next year or two, and what factors would make your next few trips pretty cheap. Or, pretty expensive. Our Members KNOW what to keep an eye on.

Buy Your Airline Tickets Now? – We analyze future trends in airfare and have some advice that may save our Members significantly.

Mark Hall-Patton – If this name rings a bell, you know him as the bearded man in the Amish hats who shows up on Pawn Stars from time-to-time. We link to a great article on him, and tell Members what you should know about his “day job”, and why worth knowing is well worth your time (and, one of the best values in town!)


Hope You Are Enjoying This Issue!

Ted Newkirk
Founder/Managing Editor
AccessVegas.com


Las Vegas Shows

Virgin Hotels Las Vegas Has A Broad Entertainment Array Coming Our Way

We’re less than a month from the opening of Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, and I’m thinking you’re not as excited as you should be. Sure, it’s been pushed back—from November to January to March 25—but that shouldn’t dampen your enthusiasm. Pandemic stuff. If it made sense to swing open the doors to that shiny new grand entrance in the fall, it would have happened. This place wants to see you really badly.

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Las Vegas Dining

These Las Vegas Nightclubs and Dayclubs are Reopening

All Vegas nightclubs have been closed for a year now because of the pandemic, right? Wrong. While the state’s COVID restrictions mandate that nightclubs stay closed, a handful of venues have been able to reopen and serve guests safely by changing the way they operate. Packed dancefloors and general admission are not allowed, so reservations are required, and clubs have pivoted into lounge-style experiences in order to meet social distancing and other guidelines.

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Las Vegas Hotels

Virgin Hotels Las Vegas to Open with No Resort Fees, Free Parking

Virgin Hotels Las Vegas announced Friday that the property will open its doors with no resort fees and free self-parking. According to a news release, upon opening on March 25, in addition to no resort fees and complimentary self-parking, guests will also enjoy Wi-Fi at no charge, which will be available throughout the resort and in the over 1,500 Chambers.

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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.

 

So I know the Monorail is closed. Does anyone have a timeframe on when it might open? I will be in LV last week of April.

Elizabeth Oberlin via AccessVegas.com Las Vegas Insider Vibe Membership Group

 

Ted Responds:

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

 


 

Assuming shows startup in earnest after the Governor’s March 15th press conference, does anyone know if Caesars Diamond members are still getting their 2 free show tickets a month? Unless I am completely missing something, it’s conspicuously absent from the Total Rewards status page.

Jim Woltman via TravelZork, ZorkCast (and ZorkFest too!)

 

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

 


 

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Grand Canyon Railway to Return Steam Engines to Service

Grand Canyon Railway is planning the return of the steam engine this year. The railway announced eight dates from April through October when one of the railway’s two steam engines will pull the 9:30 a.m. passenger train from Williams, Arizona, to the Historic Village inside Grand Canyon National Park.

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Las Vegas Sports

Fans Can Now Tour Raiders’ Allegiant Stadium!

For the first time, Raiders fans will get a chance to experience Allegiant Stadium. Tours of the $2 billion, 65,000-seat facility are now being offered to Raiders personal seat license-holders.

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Other Las Vegas News

Get The Most Out Of Las Vegas For Under $100!

Undoubtedly, the first night of a Vegas vacation is the best night. But it’s also the most dangerous night for your wallet. The excitement, the promise of an unforgettable experience, and the presence of friends, family and friendly strangers all might compel you to be a little more generous than normal. In those moments, it’s easy to blow most of your budget on a fancy dinner and several rounds of drinks for everyone and their mom. But don’t worry if you’re almost out of cash after day one, because you can easily budget an entire day in Vegas for under $100. (Taxes, fees and tip are not included. Prices subject to change.)

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

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Caesars Palace Las Vegas | Resort, Pool & Forum Shops by Dani.702

(Producers Notes) Today we head to Caesars Palace Hotel and Casino Las Vegas to explore the hotel. It’s been a long time since I’ve walked through this resort.

We got to check out the pool and the forum shops and walk around the rest of the hotel and casino. The resort is huge and absolutely beautiful but that Fall of Atlantis show is pretty strange but I do enjoy strange and free attractions.

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The Tropicana Hotel & Casino Walk Thru

(Producers Notes) Walk with us and explore The Tropicana Hotel and Casino located in Las Vegas.

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Big Elvis at Harrah’s Las Vegas by DT Benefits

(Producers Notes) This short video features Pete and a number of current pictures taken in Las Vegas.

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I Ate the BEST Mexican Food at Aria Las Vegas

(Producers Notes) It’s a gourmet Mexican dinner at Javier’s Finest Foods of Mexico at the Aria Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

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It’s Here! Walking Hoover Dam by The Vegas Tourist

(Producers Notes) I previously shot a video walking across Hoover Dam, facing Lake Mead. Many of you asked for the second half, walking on the downside, the Colorado River side of the dam. Here it is. With some of my world-famous tour guide narration!

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Yardbird At The Venetian Las Vegas by Ninth Island Connection

(Producers Notes) We all know that the Ninth Island, Las Vegas is a foodies paradise. Las Vegas attracts every top chef in the world and we have been very fortunate to be able to visit all of these restaurants.

One of the benefits of being in Vegas during the slow season is being able to “walk in” and dine at pretty much any restaurant that we’d like. We have always wanted to eat at Yardbird inside the Venetian, but there were always such long lines that we would just go somewhere else. We stop by and had the best experience!





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Access Vegas Insider Vibe February 26, 2021

Newkirk’s Notes

Access Vegas Founder Ted NewkirkHello From Las Vegas! – In our current members issue, we talk about:

  • The re-opening of hotels back to 7 days per week.
  • Sports attendance allowed again, what you need to know.
  • Why the investment advisers are completely wrong about Las Vegas, and the basic facts they are blind to.
  • The third and final report in our “Hit The Road, Jack” series expertly detailing day trips (with an bonus casino overnight suggestion), one to the north and one to the south. State and Federal parks that are bucket-list items. Historic Route 66 and what you need to know to do it the right way from Las Vegas. This and much, much more. In your own (or a rental) car, no masks required!

Not your thing? Twice per month, we keep our members updated on all of the true “need to know” information regarding all aspects of visiting the current Las Vegas.

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You can’t even get a cup of coffee (let alone just about anything else) on The Strip for such a small amount. Think about how small a price that is to pay when you consider how much you truly need to be “in the know” when planning a visit during these times when we’re still transitioning out of COVID. Help us with a few pennies, we’re likely to save you serious bucks by helping you make the right choices. Our reputation depends on it.

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Las Vegas Shows

Las Vegas Entertainment Roaring Back Under New Capacity Guidelines

Live entertainment is making a slow comeback on the Las Vegas Strip Friday night. Since Nevada Governor Sisolak eased capacity limits from 50 to 100 people, several shows announced their return.

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Las Vegas Dining

Jean Georges Steakhouse In Las Vegas Makes Lasting Impressions

Outside of the culinary world, Jean-Georges Vongerichten may not be a household name, but it’s a name any Vegas visitor needs to remember, for Jean Georges Steakhouse is one of the most exquisite dining experiences on the Strip. From the elegant, art deco-inspired décor of the space, to playful twists on classic cuisine, the steakhouse promises to impress.

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Las Vegas Hotels

The Plaza Hotel Celebrates 50th Anniversary with Special Deals

The Plaza will celebrate its 50th anniversary with exclusive promotions and special events throughout 2021. The hotel officially opened on July 2, 1971, in downtown Las Vegas as the largest hotel and casino in the world. It has enjoyed a storied history over the last five decades as an iconic destination that continues to evolve, elevate downtown culture, and enhance the guest experience.

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Las Vegas Nightlife

A Brewery With a Rooftop Pool and Beer Museum Could Be Headed to the Las Vegas Strip

From cobalt-blue lake scenes to dusty ghost towns, and from mountain-bordered ranchland to waves of fiery rock, Nevada’s state parks deliver not just on spectacular settings, but on remarkable variety as well.

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Members Mania

Why is the Las Vegas Airport being renamed from McCarran to Harry Reid International Airport?

 

Ted Responds:

Normally, Members Mania consists of answering specific questions our Members have asked, or passing along helpful thoughts and tips from their recent visits. However, this “nearly out of nowhere” action raised so many eyebrows and questions, that I’m going to have to devote serious discussion to it. If it is news to you, I’ll do a brief overview of the details. Then, we’ll dive well into the weeds and even down into the dirt of “why”. Stuff I have yet to year others noting.

The remainder is premium information, for our Supporting (Paid) Members only.


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10 Beautiful State Parks To Visit In Nevada

From cobalt-blue lake scenes to dusty ghost towns, and from mountain-bordered ranchland to waves of fiery rock, Nevada’s state parks deliver not just on spectacular settings, but on remarkable variety as well.

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Las Vegas Sports


Las Vegas Gambling

Lucky Gambler Turns $40 into $40K at Sahara Las Vegas

One lucky gambler at the Sahara Las Vegas won big today playing the triple red hot 777 slot machine. The casino says the winner put in $40 and hit the jackpot for $40,008.

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Other Las Vegas News


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

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Las Vegas Top 10 Dive Bars – Off the Strip!

(Producers Notes) What are the Top 10 Dive Bars in Las Vegas? In this video, we show you the most iconic dive bars in Las Vegas. Many locals and people who visit Las Vegas on the regular will tell you at least one of these destinations is worth a visit.

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Wandering Wynn Resort Las Vegas

(Producers Notes) Today we check Wynn Resort on the Las Vegas Strip. This luxury hotel is very classy and prestige. Defiantly five stars. The pool and rooms look incredible online and I’m sure you would get premium service if you stay here.

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LINQ Las Vegas Next Generation Hotel-Casino

(Producers Notes) Let’s take a tour and show you what’s new to this 32,890 sq ft casino and 2640 rooms. But the main floor is the focus of this video as I take you on a tour of the new things you can expect to see at the Linq. Rematch Bar, The Book sports lounge and Beer Yourself wall are some of the improvements made to this iconic hotel-casino.

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Exploring The Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino

(Producers Notes) Walk with us and explore The Downtown Grand Hotel and Casino located in downtown Las Vegas.

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Nine Fine Irishmen Las Vegas – Traditional Pub Grub!

(Producers Notes) The menu at Nine Fine Irishmen at New York New York Las Vegas includes fish and chips, shepherd’s pie, bangers and mash, and more traditional Irish favorites.




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Access Vegas Insider Vibe February 9, 2021

Newkirk’s Notes

Access Vegas Founder Ted NewkirkHello From Las Vegas! – In our current members issue, we talk about:

  • The pending lifting of many COVID restrictions
  • Case number news that will soon be allowing many more of your states to “allow” travel to Nevada.
  • The return of shows and concerts.
  • In addition, we have a special report on everything you need to know on a visit to Red Rock Canyon, the stunning federal park located (literally) 30 minutes from the Las Vegas Strip.

    You can do it like an amateur and miss out on the best times of day, the best route to get there (it makes a huge difference, only amateurs simply put it in their GPS and just drive), what to look for to enjoy in the park, and a “best kept secret” historical area in that area which is well worth the side trip.

Not your thing? Twice per month, we keep our members updated on all of the true “need to know” information regarding all aspects of visiting the current Las Vegas.

Our Supporting Members are not slaves to spammy (and often incorrect, especially during these times) internet information or forums/board where recent, first-hand info on a variety of topics is missing.

And, with our current Coupon Code SAVE777, you get to be the absolutely most knowledgeable, informed Las Vegas visitor, for $2.25 a month (paid yearly).

You can’t even get a cup of coffee (let alone just about anything else) on The Strip for such a small amount. Think about how small a price that is to pay when you consider how much you truly need to be “in the know” when planning a visit during these times when we’re still transitioning out of COVID. Help us with a few pennies, we’re likely to save you serious bucks by helping you make the right choices. Our reputation depends on it.

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Hope You AreEnjoying This Issue!

Ted Newkirk
Founder/Managing Editor
AccessVegas.com



Las Vegas Shows

Garth Brooks Concert at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas Rescheduled Again

Garth Brooks has rescheduled his massive stadium concert in Las Vegas for a second time due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The concert, once set for Aug. 22, 2020 at Allegiant Stadium, was rescheduled to Feb. 27 last July. Brooks’ team announced it would be rescheduled again to July 10, 2021.

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Las Vegas Dining

Downtown Las Vegas’ Arts District Is Booming With Breweries

The 18b Las Vegas Arts District was formed in 1998 to promote artistic endeavors of all mediums. In the past five years, the 18-block initiative has welcomed a new art form-the craft of brewing beer-which has blossomed into what can rightly be called a beer district, with five breweries, two brewery taprooms and a handful of beer-centric pubs.

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Las Vegas Hotels

Bellagio Reveals Room Upgrade Designs and They’re Sexy

Bellagio resort is renovating its rooms and guests will be able to check out the redesign as soon as April 2021. No renovation cost was given by Bellagio, but we’re pegging it at $100 million based upon comparable projects as well as our boundless capacity for winging it.

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Members Mania

As we’ve devoted parts of this and the previous issue to the thought of renting a car when you visit, even if you usually don’t, we thought it would be a good time to post the following advice regarding whether to get the extra coverage car insurance on your rental.

 

This is premium information, for our Supporting (Paid) Members only. 
This note from an insurance agent details when it is wise to take the insurance, and when it isn’t. And yes, there is a dividing point depending on a number of factors. Relying on your personal car insurance isn’t always the most wise move, and he details the factors to consider.

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Stunning Video – Grand Canyon Covered in Snow and Clouds

WOW! Check out this breathtaking view of a snow-covered Grand Canyon and the low thick clouds on Sunday (1/24). This was described as a “partial cloud inversion” on the Grand Canyon’s Facebook page.

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Las Vegas Gambling

Little Casino, Big Money — Ellis Island Guest Nabs $905,000 Buffalo Jackpot

Ellis Island might be a little casino, but that doesn’t mean players don’t win big there. On Feb. 2, 2021, an Ellis Island regular won $905,754.63 on a Buffalo Grand slot.

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Las Vegas Real Estate

Other Las Vegas News


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

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Inside the Flamingo Hotel and Casino Habitat

(Producers Notes) Learn more about the Flamingo habitat at the Flamingo Hotel and Casino from our Wildlife Curator and Lead Wildlife Specialist.

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What’s in Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel and Casino?

(Producers Notes) Today we explore inside Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip. I’ve been curious about what is in this hotel for a while. It sits so far back from the boulevard and behind the Grand Bazaar Shops, that I forget that it is there. It not one of the more exciting hotels but there are some fun and kid-friendly things to do inside.

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I’m Moving to Las Vegas, Where Should I live? – Ask The Vegas Tourist

(Producers Notes) One of the most often asked questions on Las Vegas forum boards: Hey, I’m Moving To Las Vegas, where should I live? And here is my most popular response, in detail!

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Siegfried and Roy Inducted Into Las Vegas Walk of Stars

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I Ordered a TOWER of Churros at the Venetian Las Vegas

(Producers Notes) Chica at the Venetian Las Vegas is a must-try restaurant for unique South American flavors on the Las Vegas Strip.

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The Only Casino Buffet Open In Vegas – South Point Garden Buffet Champagne Brunch

(Producers Notes) Whenever we come to Vegas, we make it a point to do at least one Buffet! Thankfully the Garden Buffet at South Point Hotel Casino & Spa is still open. We stopped in for the Champagne Brunch and have to say that this the best buffet for the price. It is off strip, but not far at all and totally worth the trip!





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Access Vegas Insider Vibe January 30, 2021

Newkirk’s Notes

Access Vegas Founder Ted NewkirkHello From Las Vegas! – So… this is what was supposed to be the first issue of the year! While I’m doing fairly well with a number of New Year’s resolutions, my intent on putting COVID and bad news in the rear-view mirror crumbled over a number of very unfortunate things I had to report.

So, let’s try again!

Doom And Gloom? – Las Vegas Strip casinos made more than $2.7 billion in profits in 2020. Gaming made up only 1/3 amount of the amount, most likely due to more bargain-seeking visitors who wanted to eat, drink, and hang out. Downtown casinos reported good profitable numbers as well. If Las Vegas can get by under the current limitations and concerns, we’ll bounce back just fine.

Wynn, Venetian, and Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas have achieved Forbes Travel Guide’s Sharecare Health Security verification. Expect more to follow. The diligence of following protocols here in Las Vegas has resulted in making it very rare for people to return home sick. As we’ve constantly reported, keeping you well ahead of the curve.

The False Scare Is Over – As I predicted, the “5 Las Vegas hospitals are at or over 100% ICU capacity” fear-scare news is a thing of the past, and COVID hospitalizations are dropping.

What’s really going on? What do the real numbers say? Is Las Vegas a super-spreader and things are getting worse? Or, can you feel fairly comfortable visiting yet? Our Supporting (Paid) Members continue to be updated on the facts and stats, not simply the news headlines. And, since we are Member-Supported, we report what is best for our Members. Not what the casinos tell us to say.

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When Do Shows Return? – Some shows wanted to attempt to operate under the “25% of capacity” limits. However… the 25 foot mandate between performers and the audience is an impossible-to-overcome mandate for just about all shows. It wipes out way too much space. Check out this video of the procurers of Absinthe attempting to make this work.

This is premium information, for our Supporting (Paid) Members only. Along with a practical look at how soon Las Vegas will be back to (or near normal), giving you the upper-and on knowing when to safely book your next visit.

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New Years Even A Success, All Things Considered – Normally, this is where I laud Las Vegas for our amazing New Year’s Eve. And, mock New York City’s boring ball drop. Not to mention the mathematically disproven claims that Times Square has a million people. (It is physically impossible to fit one million people into the available space for that celebration).

This year, our famous fireworks celebration was canceled. This did not stop plenty of people enjoying Las Vegas! The Las Vegas Strip was closed, as it is every year. While certainly not as crowded, many tens of thousands enjoyed themselves. For those of you who didn’t catch the live stream from Las Vegas’ KLAS Channel 8, here it is in it’s entirety:

Hit The Road, Jack (Part 1) – We have a loyal contingent of readers who rent a car when they are in town. It isn’t for everyone. However, even if you previously never considered it, the time has never been better.

1. Most Strip properties are currently offering free parking.

2. With basically no shows and tight demand at some restaurants due to capacity limitation, you can not only dine off-Strip, but by doing so you are likely to save the cost of your rental car in the process. (Plus, you’ll encounter some very thankful employees and restaurant proprietors).

3. YOU make the restrictions in your car. Or not!

4. The areas surrounding Las Vegas contains a bucket list of natural wonders which most of you have nothing like where you reside. Grand Canyon, Death Valley, Red Rock Canyon, Valley Of Fire, Zion, Virgin River Gorge, Historic Oatman and Route 66, and I could go on and on.

Next issue, we’ll go over suggestions for day trips, or overnight trips which overnight you at a casino so you don’t miss your evening drinking, gambling, and steak dinner (or whatever your food preferences are).

This issue, we’ll keep it closer to home. I have five (mostly) mom-and-pop joints — mostly hole-in-the-wall kinds of places most of you would never find or try on your own, which are 10 minutes (or less) from both The Strip and Fremont Street.

How do I know about them? They are in my general neighborhood and I patronize them! (Living just a few minutes from The Strip and downtown, but in a nice, quiet neighborhood, does not suck).

Note: None of these are paid endorsements. None of them know of my mention. That is why we are member-supported. I cater to the best interests of our members, and you alone!

All of these places are located on (or just adjacent to) Sahara Avenue, between Palace Station and Arville. You are literally never more than 2.5 miles from The Strip!

You’d drive right by four (of these five) restaurants without giving them a second thought (or even trying them out). And, three are not visible directly from Sahara Ave, which means you’d drive right by them without knowing they were even there!

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Hope You Are Enjoying This Issue!

Ted Newkirk
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Las Vegas Shows

Manilow’s Show Still Set for Early 2021 Launch

 

If you’re seeking the most optimistic indication of when headliners will return to Vegas theaters in 2021, dial up “Copacabana.” Follow the Lola, Tony and Rico saga with a date with “Roxanne.” Tickets for Barry Manilow’s February performances at Westgate’s International Theater remain listed on Ticketmaster, and also through the resort’s website and Manilow’s official fan page. The first dozen shows cover Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from Feb. 11-March 13. The superstar recording artist is due to perform again beginning May 6-June 19.

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Las Vegas Dining

Gordon Ramsay Tried the $777 Burger in Las Vegas and Called It ‘Disgustingly Expensive’ and ‘Bloody Delicious’

 

Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay is something of a hamburger maven in his own right. His restaurant group encompasses 35 eateries, several of which specialize in them. And he’s no stranger to expensive ones. In fact, his eatery inside London’s Harrods department store even has a $106 burger on the menu. But on the first episode of his newest show, “Gordon Ramsay’s American Road Trip,” the restaurateur tried out an extravagant burger seven times more expensive than that one.

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Las Vegas Hotels

Resorts World Bringing More Than a Little Light to the End of a Dark 2020

 

The year 2020 has been so difficult for so many people, and everyone needs a little positive energy heading into the new year. That’s exactly what this massive LED screen here at Resorts World hopes to give us.

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SLIDESHOW: Bellagio Conservatory’s Year of the Ox Display

 

The Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Garden is celebrating the Year of the Ox with its “Season of Love” floral display. The Lunar New Year display features four scenes of floral creations that convey message of love for nature, commitment, tradition, children and travel.

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Las Vegas Gambling

Slot Player Turns $1.25 Wager into $132K+ Jackpot at Las Vegas-area Casino – Gamblers Hit 2 Sequential Royal Flushes Within Hours

 

Station Casinos in Las Vegas is reporting two royal flush jackpots hit on Jan. 15 within a few hours at one of its properties. The first sequential royal flush was hit on a Reversible Royals slot machine at Red Rock hotel-casino about 5:30 p.m. for $27,101 on a $1.25 bet.

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Other Las Vegas News

Things We’re Looking Forward to in Las Vegas in 2021

 

What does the Magic 8-Ball see ahead for Las Vegas in 2021? “Reply hazy, try again.” Hmmm. “Outlook good”—that’s more like it. The new year can’t be any worse than 2020, especially in Sin City, where a $600 stimulus will only get you so far at the blackjack table. Things are tough, but the future holds promise with vaccines, trade shows, and 100% dining room capacity on the horizon. Here’s what to look forward to most in Las Vegas as we slowly inch our way into 2021.

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Vegas Videos You’ll Enjoy

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5 Best Las Vegas CHEAP EATS Under $5 at Planet Hollywood Miracle Mile Shops

(Producers Notes) Ocean One at Planet Hollywood Las Vegas Miracle Mile Shops serves up a bounty of cheap eats every day on its $4.99 lunch menu.

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Carson Kitchen – Downtown Las Vegas

(Producers Notes) One of the best things about living in Vegas is the FOOD! We had been trying to get into Carson Kitchen for some time and were finally able to get in on our last trip. It is totally worth the effort! Everything that we ordered was delicious and we cannot wait to go again!

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Best Burgers in Las Vegas

(Producers Notes) Here’s the Best Burgers in all of Las Vegas. No fast food chains on this list! Almost every restaurant you visit has a burger on their menu, so I do have to admit this was a hard search for myself. After trying countless restaurants, both new and old, I have finally compiled a list of delicious burgers that I am satisfied to share with you. And they are not just on the strip! I am sharing burger joints in local Las Vegas, downtown, and the Las Vegas Strip too. I’ll be showing you some local famous chefs, and some worldwide known chefs. Please make sure to keep watching, but here’s the list.

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Old Vegas Never Grows Old at The Bootlegger Bistro

(Producers Notes) Born in 1973, the venerable restaurant continues to unite Las Vegas’ past with its present.

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Steve Wynn Shares Vegas Memories of Roy Horn, Siegfried & Roy

(Producers Notes) 13 Action News Anchor Tricia Kean spoke with Steve Wynn exclusively Friday night from his Florida home as Vegas remembers Roy Horn.

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Las Vegas Lion Habitat

(Producers Notes) Hey guys! Welcome back to Wooo Vegas As always we hope you guys are staying safe out there, We open up our first video of 2021, with a tour of the Lion habitat Ranch located here in Henderson Nevada. These lions are no joke some of them reaching up to 600lbs. Eating more then 10,000 dollars a year in food. The lion habitat ranch is home to 31 lions and relies on the public to help keep them well fed and taken care of. It is also home to Nevada’s only giraffe, also named Ozzie, although there is a slight height difference between the two Ozzies, the spelling is the same tho.



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