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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
Founder/Managing Editor
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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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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 to your wants and needs. Then, answer accordingly.

 

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Visits to Las Vegas may have fueled coronavirus spread, study finds

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These reports cover:

– The good sides of the current situation.

– Food, restaurants, social distancing, menus and everything else you need to know with current restrictions.

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– Is it the same experience? What adjustments do you need to make, so that you maximize your enjoyment?

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– How strict and when/where regarding masks?

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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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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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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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Access Vegas Insider Vibe January 19, 2021

Newkirk’s Notes

Access Vegas Founder Ted NewkirkHello From Las Vegas! – Wow, wow, wow, lots to talk about. Unfortunately, not a lot of good news. Every time we were ready to send this out, something else happened. This issue was going to be an upbeat New Years Eve recap along with an extended article on the best day (or 2-3 day) trips from Las Vegas now that our 4 weeks of winter is done!

If you are willing to rent a car, you can see “bucket list” sights during the day, a great round of golf (if that’s your thing), and spend your evenings enjoying some decent casino gambling. Without getting seared in the desert sun. So, that is next issue!

The Governor — once again lying about the facts and stats – has extended our “pause” until Mid-February. Which actually means that this will continue to be the best time (possibly EVER) to visit Las Vegas. We’ll go into it! (One must make lemonade out of lemons).

Venetian/Palazzo owner Sheldon Adelson has passed away after a lengthy cancer fight at the age of 87. He was already in the process of working to sell the hotel/casino/convention complex. What will that mean to you? And, to add insult to injury, Siegfried passed away.

With the current news about social media permeating just about every news outlet (including local news), I’ll be making a statement about our social use, both current and planned as the landscape and audiences are seeing a seismic shift.

If you don’t do social, you can skip that part. The core of what we do is right here. What you are reading. However, if you do, you’ll want to stay tuned.

Pause Through Mid-February – The 25% capacity limits will continue through mid-February. Which essentially means virtually no shows at least until then. While he made this announcement based on hospital capacity, I was online looking at the hospitalization stats. Which have continued to drop since the peak of the second spike. A brief recent news splash here highlighted that five local hospital ICU’s were at or just above capacity. Evidently briefly. 

However, University Medical Center continued to emphasize that they have no capacity issues, nor project to have any. More interesting is that two days later, the Governor — when asked — noted that he had not received a hospital briefing since mid-December.

So, off to the website of the Southern Nevada Health Authority to see the latest on hospital capacity. Here’s their data:

Notes: Hospitals were not built to run at low capacity. Capacity is the current range is normal, not abnormal.

Here’s the bottom line: The main problem continues to be private gatherings, where fewer precautions are taken. All you have to do is look at the liquor aisle at my local CVS to see that their stock has been running much lower than usual lately. With some more modest-priced brands either low or sold out, as bar capacity is not only limited, but reservations are required to attend your local bar and grill.

What the problem isn’t? Our tourist areas, where cleanliness, masking, and distancing is mandated as much as is legal and practical. I’ve repeatedly noted that the Department of Health and Human Services records show we’re sending an extremely microscopic number of visitors home sick. And, that is assuming that they caught it here.

If you’d like to visit and really experience a lack of crowds (which makes social distancing often the norm), come mid-week over the next few weeks. Without the usual winter conventions packing the town and driving up room rates, mid-weeks are almost like having Las Vegas all to yourself!

As always, don’t travel, visit, or even leave your home if you feel that you have any risk factors, need to care for those with risk factors, and the like. However, Las Vegas continues to be demonstrably safer than your local grocery store.

As noted, this is also an excellent time to do a different kind of trip, and knock off the bucket list State/National Park and other scenic wonders. We truly have a concentration of them within a very reasonable drive of Las Vegas. A collection not only unique to the topography and scenery most of you are used to, but “one stop shopping” that you’d be hard-pressed to find elsewhere. More on that next issue!

R.I.P Uncle Sheldon – We lost Sheldon Adelson to cancer. He had unfortunately been in declining health, putting Venetian/Palazzo up for sale a few weeks ago, and stepping down from control of his company for medical leave very recently.

While I still lament the loss of many Las Vegas Strip hotels, his replacement of The Sands with Venetian was a dramatic step up for Las Vegas.

The Sands was a small property, and had been relegated to $1 blackjack and 2 for a Dollar Budweisers during slow times. Which was great for me back then as a low roller, but not so good for a property attached to a giant convention center. Adelson was part of a group which started the massive and long-running computer trade show COMDEX (Computer Dealers’ Exhibition) which had quite the run until shows like the Consumer Electronics Show and the marriage of tech and daily living overshadowed it.

I was arguably the last civilian to ever set foot in the famed Copa Room. Best known for hosting the infamous Rat Pack, the list of entertainers it hosted is a “who’s who” of the most prominent performers in the second half of the 1900’s. I was the only one in there, perhaps 20 minutes before the property closed. What did they care? They were getting ready to blow up the joint (literally)!

I don’t claim that I felt any ghosts. However, the room had its own aura. You could almost feel the stories it held. To walk down and touch the stage which so many legends had set foot on was an experience which will stay with me forever. And, unlike modern day hotel closings, they didn’t kick the few remaining patrons out at closing! Two bars were open (cash… not free), and as employees clocked off work, they got drinks and reminisced for the last time. Quite the experience!

Here’s an overview of Sheldon Adelson’s Las Vegas run:

So Long Siegfried – What can be said about Siegfried Fischbacher, which hasn’t been. He and Roy, his onstage and life partner, absolutely ruled the Las Vegas show scene from the opening of The Mirage until the tragic tiger incident which left Roy unable to continue performing. Enjoy some highlights of their spectacular show, followed by an interview with them and their tigers, Circa 1995:

Social Media Statement – It is hard to ignore the social media upheaval of the past week. And, normally, I wouldn’t make any kind of statements. However, we live in a world where the smallest decisions, even when not politically motivated, are scrutinized.

For those not up to speed, “Big Tech” and Trump supporters have been involved in quite the game of chess. A product of a long-standing feud. (Go look at news regarding Section 230 from the past few months if you wish to explore that more). This has created an unprecedented shift regarding what various social media platforms people are using. It took years for Facebook to usurp Myspace as the prominent social platform. This latest abrupt shift has taken just days.

In short, Trump supporters bolted en masse to a toward platforms like Gab (similar to Twitter), MeWe.com (similar to Facebook),  Rumble (similar to YouTube) and Parler until they lost their web hosting. (They claim to be back soon). All platforms who have suggested that they have strong commitments to free speech regardless of someone’s political party or political ideology.

Where does that leave us?

– We have no intention of changing our current social use or postings. We have a Twitter account and Facebook account that are open to the public. With rare exception, we simply post the news links that we post here in the newsletter. Giving people a small taste of what we do.

For our Facebook AccessVegas.com Las Vegas Insider Vibe Membership Group, we go the extra mile. This is an added Membership benefit for those who enjoy Facebook. We post thoughts, answer questions, and interact with our Supporting (Paid) Members. Those not using Facebook are always welcome to use the Your Guy In Vegas question form in our Members Area, and we’re there to help. That is a Member Benefit.

Explore ALL of our extended Members Benefits. The level of help and benefit our members see is so vast and deep, that we regularly have members email and ask when their subscription is up. Because they want to cancel? NO! Because they note that they absolutely don’t want to miss an issue!!!

I’m always exploring and staying on top of the social media landscape. During this past year, I have been going through old hard drives and such, and organizing tens of thousands of Las Vegas photos — mostly taken by myself — from the past two-plus decades. (I won’t win any awards, but I’ve been a student of photography and do a pretty good job, if I say so myself).

This has me looking at the best way to get some of the better ones out there, thus also helping raise awareness of what we do. Hence, Pinterest and Instagram are under consideration.

I was already aware of Parler, MeWe, and Rumble, and had already been looking at whether those are platforms we’ll be expanding to. Much goes into play. Do they have active users? (It seems like they are certainly starting to). How easy is it to post to, and more importantly, can we plan our posts? A little secret that many are not aware of, is that many companies (including ours) who post regularly to social, schedule the posts.

I sit down for a few hours 3-4 times a week and comb the internet for Las Vegas news. If we posted a large number of links in a short time, it would swamp our feeds, and reduce the amount of people seeing each story in their feeds. So, we use the services of a company which lets us schedule them in advance. A company that currently does not support these new platforms. Note: companies which sell access to this kind of software have made it clear they are exploring servicing the upstart social companies.

Bottom Line: What we decide to do on social media, and which platforms we do (or don’t) participate on are not remotely political decisions. We’ll go where it makes sense, where there is an audience, and where we can interact in a manner which is consistent with the work flow needs of my small but loyal staff. For example, local Las Vegas Channel 13 is by no means right-leaning, but they have been on Rumble for a while now. In addition to maintaining their YouTube account.

I’m going to wait for the dust to settle. However, this really hits home why I’ve chosen to keep our email list at the heart of how we reach people. As opposed to building a large following via an app or on Facebook, only to see it be taken away if I say “booger“. I’ve been an outspoken critic of our governors poor handling and poor communication regarding restrictions and shut-down. And, I have a pile of evidence (stats and graphs) to back it up.

Which would not stop a social company from banning what I do if they felt that they, as judge and jury, decided that what I was saying was “dangerous” and somehow interpreted as helping to spread COVID! Donald Trump can take care of himself. If he is banned into oblivion, he simply goes back to a billionaire’s lifestyle. Me? I’m not quite in those shoes (to say the least), and I don’t want my passion for helping people be the most informed about Las Vegas as possible, taken away from me.

Hope You Are Enjoying This Issue!

Ted Newkirk
Founder/Managing Editor
AccessVegas.com



Las Vegas Shows

Residency Rebound: Donny Osmond And Usher Look To Lead Las Vegas Entertainment Into 2021

I don’t know about you, but I’ve become too familiar with those muddy, complicated feelings associated with working during this pandemic. There’s preposterous juxtaposition at play. I’m super grateful to remain employed and be able to work safely, but also, I don’t want to do it. It seems uninteresting and insignificant. And when I buckle down and muster the motivation, doing the actual work feels dismal and dreary.

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Las Vegas Dining

Sadelle’s Brings Famous Bagels To Las Vegas

Although it’s a New York City import, Sadelle’s has become a very Vegas brunch spot. Plus, the inside is Tiffany blue, so it might be the closest you’ll ever get to actually eating breakfast at Tiffany’s.

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Las Vegas Hotels

Downtown’s Circa Reveals Stunning Views of Las Vegas at Legacy Club

Downtown’s new Circa continues to reveal its new outlets with Legacy Club, the swanky lounge at the top of its 458-foot tower opening on December 28. The lounge features stunning views of Las Vegas along with fire pits to keep customers warm on the outdoor terrace.

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Red Rock Canyon Day: Scenic Serenity West of Sin City

The Las Vegas area is known for its human-built environment — the glitz and glamour of the Las Vegas Strip and other building behemoths like the World Market Center closer to its revitalized downtown area. Many visitors don’t think about visiting natural scenery during a trip to Las Vegas. The mountains east of Las Vegas look like giant dirt clods. They’re not very aesthetically pleasing. To the west, however, is a different story. Mount Charleston rises on the northwest horizon and southeast of it is a gem that many think is National Park-worthy: Red Rock Canyon.

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Vegas Videos You’ll Enjoy

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Come to the Las Vegas Lion Habitat Ranch

(Producers Notes) The Lion Habitat Ranch is the number one Henderson tourist attraction on Trip Advisor and a don’t miss stop; educational and fun for residents and visitors.

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Circa Resort and Casino Walk Through – Full Tour

(Producers Notes) We were in Vegas to shoot a couple of episodes at the all new Circa Resort and Casino; the first Casino Resort to to be built in Downtown Fremont Street in over 40 years! We were very impressed and think that you will be too!

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Downtown Fremont Street? Day or Night

(Producers Notes) Downtown Las Vegas, Fremont Street, Old Vegas… Whatever you choose to call it, most every one will tell you to only go at night, but the truth is, there is so much you can do in Downtown Las Vegas at any hour of the day. Fremont Street itself is always entertaining and just walking through all the hotels in the Fremont Street Experience is fun enough.

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Las Vegas Poker Palace Prime Rib

(Producers Notes) I decided to try the Poker Palace Prime Rib for the princely price of $7.98.

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Vegas Resorts World – First Tour

(Producers Notes) This $4.3 BILLION build has changed the Las Vegas Skyline forever and I got one of the first tours of this incredible new build that will be opening it’s doors just in time for the much needed SUMMER 2021!!! Come take a tour with me as I’m granted access to exclusive spaces that no one has seen!

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Trying the Most EXPENSIVE Burger at Gordon Ramsay Burger Las Vegas

(Producers Notes) Watch me try the most expensive burger at Gordon Ramsay Burger at Planet Hollywood Las Vegas, the Truffle Burger. I also try the Forest Burger and Kettle Chip Nachos.





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Access Vegas Insider Vibe December 26, 2020

Hello Access Vegas Free Subscribers!

During this crazy year and trying (for many) holiday season, we want Las Vegas New Years Eve to help take your mind off everything. How? Glad you asked. Whether you are thinking about how amazing a Last Minute visit would be, or simply would love to ring in the New Year "Vegas Style" virtually, we have you covered. Read on!

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But, I Can't Make It To Vegas Period – You are still in luck. Everybody is doing this and that virtually these days, and we have your guide to experiencing our New Years Eve at home. On your TV, computer, tablet, and more;

Remember, all times Pacific!

KNTV (ABC) Channel 13 Las Vegas:

Special coverage at starting at 11 p.m. with crews live on the Strip and at The Plaza downtown Fremont Street.

At 11:35 p.m. they will play their "Betting on '21" special looking back at past New Year's Eve celebrations in Las Vegas. They will also be taking a quick look back at 2020 and counting down to the 2021 fireworks live at the Plaza in downtown Las Vegas.

Their countdown is extra special this year. Featuring the heroes of 2020 including frontline medical workers, military, first responders, teachers, etc.

Viewers can watch live on KTNV.com and our 13 Action News Streaming App, available on Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV or your favorite streaming device.

KLAS (CBS) Channel 8:

Nexstar Television, owners of major TV stations in a zillion U.S. cities, are still doing their New Years Eve special live from Las Vegas.

Shown here locally on KLAS (our CBS affiliate), you can also turn on your very own TV and enjoy it if you live in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Denver, Sacramento, Portland, San Diego, Salt Lake City, Albuquerque, Fresno, Honolulu, Colorado Springs, Bakersfield, and Grand Junction.

You can find the channel number in your city here, and keep in mind that the show starts at 9 PM.

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Access Vegas Insider Vibe December 15, 2020

Newkirk’s Notes

Access Vegas Founder Ted NewkirkHello From Las Vegas! – The current restrictions dictating occupancy at no more than 25% (of just about anything), no gatherings of more than 50 people, and the dictate that you make reservations before you eat at a restaurant, will continue through January 15, 2020.

Hint: If you’ve read through our 12 Exclusive Special Reports in the members area, you’ll remember that one of them (how to bust the restaurant lines) talks about what you need to know to get the edge on others and get that reservation you want. Without spending an extra dime.

Restaurants are reporting that most reservations are being made within an hour of arrival. However, if your heart is set on a certain place, earlier is better.

Having said that, Las Vegas is so slow that the restriction otherwise isn’t changing much. Oh, except shows. Don’t expect to see any shows.

Might Be A Great Time To… – I suggested this back when this entire mess started, and it still has merit. Especially since it is winter here and while usually mild and sunny, outdoor activities won’t make you melt.

This is a great time to rent that car for a day and go see all the stuff you’ve only heard about. Red Rock Canyon (make a reservation), Valley Of Fire State Park, Hoover Dam, and similar.

For those of you who don’t want to spend more than a few hours away from your drinking and gambling, we always suggest taking a Maverick Helicopter Tour to see the Grand Canyon. Here’s the deal:

– Many Maverick tours will have you door-to-door, from the time you leave your hotel until the time you return, with complimentary transportation, in under 5 hours. This includes seeing Hoover Dam, landing in the bottom of the Grand Canyon (selected tours), West Rim Skywalk (selected tours), and a complete arial tour of Fremont Street downtown and The Strip upon your return.

Pro Tip: Book the tour that guarantees you arrive back in Las Vegas at Sunset.

– You do NOT have to go back to McCarran nor go through TSA! Many tours depart out of Maverick’s upscale, comfortable private terminal just a couple blocks south of the Las Vegas sign. Right on The Strip; Others depart from their private terminal at Henderson Executive Airport, just down by The M.

– Maverick is the only air tour company that I’d fly or put my family on. Their safety and maintenance protocols are over-the-top (and well beyond requirements). Their flight record of over more than two decades is the proof in the pudding.

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Maverick Helicopter and Airplane Tour Comparison Chart

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Las Vegas Dining

Guy Fieri Helps Raise More Than $21M For Unemployed Restaurant Workers

Guy Fieri has raised more than $21 million for unemployed restaurant workers through the Restaurant Employee Relief Fund. The UNLV alum has also produced a documentary called the “Restaurant Hustle 2020: All on the Line,” which spotlights challenges the industry faces.

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Las Vegas Hotels

Plaza Hotel Announces Greyhound Station Redevelopment

The Plaza Hotel & Casino has announced plans to continue to transform its corridor of Main Street by redeveloping the building that currently houses the Greyhound bus terminal into a new destination that enhances the offerings and ambiance of Main Street. According to Plaza Hotel & Casino CEO Jonathan Jossel, the Plaza will also partner with the City of Las Vegas to build a pedestrian-friendly pathway that leads to a new elevated bridge connecting the hotel-casino on Main Street to Symphony Park.

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Las Vegas Tours And Attractions

Headed to Red Rock’s Scenic Drive? Don’t Forget a Reservation

A visit to the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area now requires a timed entry reservation for the park’s popular Scenic Drive. The new program, which started Nov. 3, addresses capacity issues and long wait times from fall to spring, the Bureau of Land Management announced in September. The new system requires entry reservations for people visiting from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. now through May 31, according to a news release. Reservations are available online at Recreation.gov, along with entry passes, and visitors with annual passes can enter the pass number at checkout.

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Las Vegas Gambling

Kentucky Man Hits Mega Jackpot at Paris Las Vegas

On Tuesday, Dec. 8, a lucky visitor hit the mega jackpot on Blazing 7’s for $137,505 at Paris Las Vegas.
Rafael Valentin paid for his vacation and then some when he scored the big win. Grinning from ear to ear under his protective face mask, the man from Louisville, Kentucky, said he plans to pay off some bills and put the rest of his winnings toward a down payment on a new home.

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Las Vegas Real Estate

Las Vegas News

‘Las Vegas New Year’s Countdown to 2021’ Show Will Bring All the Excitement Directly to You

This year, maybe more than ever, viewers will be saying so long to 2020 from the comfort and safety of their homes and they will be able to do it with some Las Vegas style entertainment while helping the local community. KLAS-TV, Channel 8 and 8NewsNow.com will host a 3.5 hour special, “Las Vegas New Year’s Eve Countdown to 2021,” which will be broadcast across 13 West Coast TV markets, showcasing Las Vegas entertainment acts, celebrity greetings, celebrations as the clock strikes midnight on the East Coast, Midwest, Rocky Mountains and West Coast. The show will start at 8:58 p.m. and go until 12:35 a.m.

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Las Vegas Reopening – Maverick Helicopters Back in Action

(Producers Notes) Las Vegas is back and so is Maverick Helicopters! Check out one of the most fun and thrilling things to do in Las Vegas. Per our most recent safety video regarding the newest additions to our standard procedures, we would like to invite you in taking a look at a Vegas Nights flight experience.

Book this “Must Do” Adventure NOW:

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A Video Tour of CIRCA

(Producers Notes) Despite coronavirus, a new “adults only” casino, Circa, opened in Las Vegas. Circa features the largest sports book in town and the longest bar. It may also be the loudest which may or may not be to your liking. In this video, we turned the blaring music way down…..and looked around.

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Las Vegas McCarran Airport Tour Nov 2020 – What It’s Like Flying in Vegas Right Now!

(Producers Notes) #Vegas #McCarran International #Airport is one of the busiest airports in the country during normal times. It serves its purpose bringing people to/from the largest tourist destination in the United States and in my opinion is one of the easiest and nicest domestic airports.

McCarran is also my home airport and one I spend A LOT of time in. During normal times I am in an airplane very very often and thus I have grown to love my home airport including its lounges, quirks and ease of getting in and out of. In this Las Vegas airport tour you’ll not only see what it is like right now plus what it is like to fly, but I’ll also show you around to some of the cooler areas including the brand new Resorts World model, smoking areas and the international flex gates which recently opened. There was a ton going on at McCarran International Airport for my Sunday morning flight so I think you’ll enjoy it.

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Exploring the Luxurious Caesars Palace Las Vegas (Pre-COVID)

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

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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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Winter in Vegas – Best Things to do in Las Vegas for Winter

(Producers Notes) Here’s some of the Best Things to Do in Las Vegas for Winter. The Holidays are here and it gets pretty lit out here. Get it?…. Lit!





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