Saturday, October 25, 2014

360 Vegas Review: SW Steakhouse @Wynn Fall 2012

It’s Steve Wynn’s Steakhouse, that’s what the SW stands for, in the property named after the man. How could it be anything other than one of the best in Vegas? Located off of the casino floor to the north of the property, SWSteakhouse is, in a word, elegant.

The goal is simply to create the best steak dinner possible and it’s won numerous culinary awards for their efforts.  The space is comfortable but formal.  Offering both indoor and outdoor seating.  The whole experience will make you feel in exclusive company.  Completing the illusion, the outdoor seating offers some of the best views of the Lake of Dreams attraction available.

Vegas Mate Rating - 4/5 Chips

Mark and Keren Rating - 4/5 Chips

Sunday, October 19, 2014

E-149: Al a minyum

Random Vegas
On average, 150 couples get married in Las Vegas each day (@AwesomeFactz)

It costs $35 for a wedding license in Nevada and average over $450 to get a divorce (@vegas_only)
Vegas Mate Review of the Week
Holley’s Oct 15th review of Bally’s Hotel and Casino – 4/5 chips

Twitpic of the week

There was a time when imaginations spawned inspiration.  When the mantra, “if you build it, they will come” was virtually fact.  When it took hundreds of millions to build a larger than life fantasy resort that would serve to bring illusions of riches and extravagant to reality, if only for the weekend.  The time just before Bellagio caused people to loose their minds and original thoughts in favor of high end until opulence finally showed IT was what removed Vegas recession proof status.  It’s known as the 3rd era of the strip (or the 4th or higher depending on who is telling the story) which, began in 1989 with the opening of the Mirage and lasted almost a decade changing everything until the 4th era began in with the opening of Bellagio in 98.  At the beginning of that movement, the Rio was born.  This week’s winner is from @RioVegas for a photo of Ipanema tower being constructed.  Whether it was intentional or not, this photo also documents, in the background, the progress on the construction of Excalibur.  Watching the reinvention of the strip has to be the closest we will ever get to seeing what it must have been like watching NY build itself skyward.  Photographic documentation of Vegas’ evolution will always catch my attention, as this one did.


Coming Attractions

Maroon 5  - 12/30-31   Common - 11/21   
The Who - 9/19/15   Sixx: AM - 4/10/15