Sunday, December 14, 2014

360 Vegas Review: CUT @Palazzo

Regardless of where you are enjoying it, steak is largely considered to be fine dining.  Or at least right up they’re with lobster as a clear indication that you are getting laid if your date orders it.  Like all dining, the quality of the produce differs from location to location.  So what’s it like in Vegas?

In a world like Las Vegas, where everything is a heightened experience, the steakhouse is the pinnacle of fine dining in a property.  Not saying that its always the best thing that a property offers or it’s the nicest place to eat in Vegas but simply that it’s a benchmark of fine dining that all properties seem to measure themselves by.  Hell, the consensus would say that the only good thing at Circus Circus is their steakhouse.

In a property like Palazzo, they’ve got a high-end reputation to live up.  In the murky waters of celebrity chefs, quality runs the gambit and sometimes celebrity exceeds talent, especially the more recognizable the name.  This is not the case in Wolfgang Puck’s case, at least not at CUT.  Prepare yourself for a dining experience that sets the bar very high, not just in the food but
also in environment and service.   This is dining, VIP style and makes it clear that some people are chefs first and celebrities second.

Vegas Mate Rating - 4/5 chips
Mark, Keren & Matt Rating - 5/5 chips

Monday, December 8, 2014

E-153: Hypercolor

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Random Vegas
Phil Maloof pays $4,481 each month in HOA dues for his $38 million dollar penthouse at the top of the Palms (@vitalvegas sighting @LasVegasSun)

Vegas Mate Review of the Week
Kyle B’s Nov 29th review of the Linq Hotel & Casino – 4/5 chips

Twitpic of the week

I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one who saw the various pictures taken from this event and knew one of them was going to win.  Skylines, clouds, stars & the sun can suck it because they all got Manzied.  This week’s winner showed us that there is, in fact, another place that makes us hard when it gets wet.  While I’ve never been a fan of precipitation in forms not used for my own recreational pleasure, we learned it has another value worth tolerating it, if only for a limited amount of time, at least around Fremont St.  It rained in Las Vegas and as a result, it gave us some epic photos, similar to skylines reflecting in a body of water but better, because it was with neon.  As we alluded to, many shared pics of this rare occasion, we give it to @vitalvegas who not only shared a picture, did an entire post bragging about the situation.  Not with actual words but implied, or maybe inferred.  Either way, we get it.  You live in Vegas, have a nice camera and are a skilled photographer.  And yes, I do sometimes consider offering myself to you to ravage in any way you see fit.  But for now, I’ll just continue to adore from a far, via your photos.


Le Reve update
Ka Returns
Hustler Gambling
Linq's Parq
Zappos Western Resurrection
Vegas Holiday Offerings
Punk Rock Bowling 2015
MGM eGift Cards
Oasis @Gold Spike

Vegas Deals

2015 MGM Resort Fee increase
Mob Price Increase
Golden Gate 1906 Players Club

Coming Attractions

Smashing Pumpkins - 12/13   Who’s Bad (a Michael Jackson Tribute band) - 12/18
The Roots  - 12/31   Bone Thugs-n-harmony - 1/18   R Kelly - 12/30
The Brian Setzer Orchestra - 12/20

The River

Ante Up - Bad Bets