Friday, March 27, 2015

It's National Black Forest Cake Day At Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas On 3/28! SWEET!

Germany has long been known for its quality in one delectable item – chocolate. Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas is celebrating that love with National Black Forest Cake Day on Saturday, March 28. As part of the celebration, guests who mention National Black Forest Cake Day to their server will receive $2 off the dessert and a complimentary coffee when ordering the Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte off the menu.

“You won’t find any Black Forest Cake of this caliber anywhere else in Las Vegas,” said Franz Krondorfer, Vice President of Food & Beverage. “We take pride in the careful preparation and original recipe to make sure our guests get German authenticity in every bite.”

Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas sticks to a strict recipe dating back centuries for their delicious Black Forest Cake (Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte, meaning black forest cherry-torte) – a chocolate layer cake with Kirsch; a mandatory ingredient by German statue, whipped cream, sour cherries and chocolate curls that originated in the Black Forest region of Swabia.

The Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas is the first German/Bavarian beer hall and restaurant in Las Vegas. This faithful reproduction of the world’s most famous beer hall, the original, centuries-old Hofbräuhaus in Munich, Germany, is an authentic and entertaining blend of tradition and fun.

From its hand-painted ceilings and live bands to its imported beer and delicious food, Bavarian hospitality abounds. Guests can savor schnitzels, sausages, sauerbraten, pretzels and much more, all accompanied by great music and the finest Hofbräu beer imported from Munich, Germany. At the Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas, it’s Oktoberfest every day!

For more information, please contact Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas at 702.853.BEER (2337), or visit online at www.hofbrauhauslasvegas.com 

Special Performance Of “LIPSHTICK" To Benefit Animal Charity On 3/28

Animal lovers Caroline Rhea and Elayne Boosler have teamed up to benefit Noah’s Animal House at The Shade Tree when they take the stage at “LIPSHTICK- The Perfect Shade of Standup” at The Venetian Las Vegas on Saturday, March 28. The two funny ladies will host a donation drive for new and gently used pet supplies for the organization, which is dedicated to protecting pets of domestic violence victims. Guests who bring donations to the Sands Showroom between Saturday, March 21 and Saturday, March 28 will receive 30% off tickets to Rhea and Boosler’s co-headlining performance.

Comedian and actress Caroline Rhea got her start with an appearance in “Meatballs III.” She was later cast in the hit teen series “Sabrina the Teenage Witch.” Rhea was a main character on the show until 2002. In 2002, she landed her own talk show, “The Caroline Rhea Show.” She ventured into voice-over acting when she was cast as the step-mother in the cartoon series “Phineas and Ferb.”

Comedian, writer, and animal activist Elayne Boosler is best known for her thoughtful and feisty political humor, and her love of baseball and animals, all of which make up a big part of her act. Over 35 years, she has appeared on nearly every talk show on TV. She has done five one-hour Showtime comedy specials and has written and directed two movies for Cinemax. Boosler also appeared on “Comic Relief” and has been on “Politically Incorrect” more than thirty times.

Noah's Animal House is a veterinary and boarding sanctuary on the grounds of The Shade Tree Shelter, a domestic violence and crisis shelter. The Shade Tree Shelter is the largest women and children's shelter in Nevada serving 6,000 women and children in 2014.

“LIPSHTICK – The Perfect Shade of Standup” is a resident comedy series that marks the first time in the storied entertainment history of Las Vegas that the comedy stage has been taken exclusively by female performers. The series brings the most critically acclaimed comedians to the Sands Showroom.


Tickets can be purchased by calling The Venetian and The Palazzo Box Office at (702) 414-9000 or online at www.ticketmaster.com, Promotional Code: Noah30.

More Celebs Party At TAO! Brody Jenner, Kari White & More!

Brody Jenner & William Lifestyle

Sia was spotted dining at TAO Friday night 3/21.  Joined by family and friends in the private dining room, the singer and songwriter enjoyed vegetarian dishes and virgin mojitos.
 
Kari White 
Olympic-gold medalist Shaun White helped his sister Kari celebrate her 30th birthday at TAO.  They had signature Demon Slayer cocktails, sausage fried rice, satay bass and more before heading up to the nightclub to take in Brody Jenner and William Lifestyle’s One Night Stand residency.  Kari was presented a birthday cake by a cocktail waitress who snowboarded through the crowd.

Jerry Rice was also in the club and popped into the DJ booth as Jenner bowed and told the crowd to give it up for the NFL legend.


Photo credit: Powers Imagery

New Dining Destinations Open At Caesars Palace Forum Food Court

Caesars Palace’s newest dining destination, Forum Food Court, welcomes La Gloria from celebrated chef Johnny Hernandez and family-owned ice cream eatery, Graeter’s Ice Cream.

Since opening in December 2014, the highly-acclaimed Forum Food Court has quickly become a fan-favorite with eight unique options such as New York’s Di Fara Pizza to Earl of Sandwich in one location. Not only has it brought fresh, quality dining options to guests in a casual quick-service format, but has also brought numerous firsts to the Las Vegas Strip.

The first La Gloria location to open outside of San Antonio, Chef Johnny Hernandez brings his authentic interior Mexican cuisine to Caesars Palace. Hernandez brings a culinary style and artistic sensibility that has been curated through his travels and exploration of different cultures. The menu is abbreviated of the original San Antonio location, but still showcases fresh, delicious street food. Menu highlights include: Tacos Bistec made with a house blended marinade; Tacos Al Pastor with roasted pork and pineapple; and Ceviche Veracruzano; and Quesadilla Gringa with roasted pork and bacon.

In addition to inspired street food, La Gloria is also home to a Fruteria, offering beautiful and colorful fruit blends. From fruit cups to aguas frescas to smoothies of a variety of flavors, including the Verde, made with nopal, grapefruit, pineapple, celery, parsley and orange juice. La Gloria features the freshest infusion margaritas, with each infusion batch made in-house.  Flavors include Los Pepinos with cucumber, Las Fresas with berries and Mexican Canela and Pina Mezcal.

La Gloria means "the heavens", with the wish is that guests experience heaven on earth with each dining experience. Remember, "no hace falta morir para llegar a la Gloria." ("You don't have to die to go to heaven.") Chef Hernandez’s passion for food started at the early age of five, and grew to the successful career he has today. In addition to his acclaimed eateries, he has been recognized as one of the top influential Hispanic chefs in America and has appeared on Bravo’s Top Chef as a guest judge.

A Cincinnati institution, Graeter’s Ice Cream at Forum Food Court is the first location west of the Mississippi. Founded in 1870, the family owned-and-operated brand has gained a cult following, including notable celebrities like Sarah Jessica Parker and Harry Connick Jr., thanks to their unique French Pot process which produces only 2½ gallons at a time.

Graeter’s not only has a rich history but a long line of notable recognitions, including being recognized as “the best ice cream I ever tasted,” by Oprah Winfrey and winner of "Best Sweet" at the 2014 Food Network South Beach Wine and Food Festival.

As an emerging trend amongst consumers, craft ice cream is often defined as small-batch, locally produced and handcrafted, traits that have defined Graeter’s Ice Cream for over 145 years.  Today, it is the only commercial ice cream manufacturer to use French Pot freezers, giving their ice cream and gelato its signature creaminess and rich chocolate chunks.

Graeter’s ice cream and gelato is created with the highest quality ingredients with no artificial ingredients or flavors.  The Forum Food Court location will feature signature flavors, including the famous black raspberry chocolate chip, mint chocolate chip, caramel truffle gelato and lemon sorbet. Sundaes are also a menu staple, including the 1870 Tower made with a fresh chocolate bundt cake filled with hot fudge, a scoop of black raspberry chip ice cream, drizzled with hot fudge, topped with whipped cream, pecans and a cherry.

The Brooklyn icon, Di Fara Pizza, has expanded its legion of followers since its arrival to Las Vegas in December. While guests have been able to indulge in traditional New York-style slices, now available at the pizzeria is the meatier brother, the traditional square pizza. The new square pizza options are not only different in shape, but also in sauce and process. The square pizza sauce is slow cooked for six hours with Prosciutto di Parma and San Marzano tomatoes, the dough is proofed for 13 hours and topped with a unique blend of mozzarella cheese and fresh cut basil. Once prepared, the pizza is then baked in imported olive oil, resulting in a rich, thick, golden crust. Guests can purchase by the slice, or indulge in a whole 8-slice square pie. Toppings include cheese, pepperoni or meat lovers.

Located adjacent to the famed Forum Shops at Caesars, the 14,900-square-foot-space features contemporary  and modern design, and is also home to Smashburger, Phillips Seafood, Earl of Sandwich, Tiger Wok & Ramen and Starbucks. Forum Food Court is open daily from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., with select restaurants open late night. 

For more information, please visit www.caesarspalace.com. Find Caesars Palace on Facebook and follow on Twitter.


Pole Parties Come To Crazy Horse III

Enjoy a pole party after the pool party this season at award-winning gentlemen’s club Crazy Horse III’s “Pool to Pole” after-parties beginning nightly at 8 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday now through fall 2015.

Crazy Horse III will offer daily drink specials including buckets of four Bud Light bottles, priced at $20; and bottles of Absolut Vodka and Absolut Tune Champagne, priced at $150 for the pair. Guests may also enjoy late-night sushi and hookah beginning at 10 p.m. alongside hundreds of the club’s gorgeous entertainers. Complimentary transportation from all pool parties can be arranged through the club’s limo service, pending availability, by calling 702-673-1700.

Dia De Los Zombies Event Takes Place On Saturday

Tomorrow 3/28 at 7:00pm

Huge Las Vegas Strip Cruise hosted by the Dragstrip Zombies CC. Meet up in front lot of Whole Foods at Town Square at 7pm. Roll out is at 730 pm sharp. Cruise up the Strip North and end in parking lot of Dino's Lounge (1516 Las Vegas Blvd South). Hang out and leave whenever you want...

ALL makes, models, and year of vehicles are allowed to cruise. Bikes too! Lets make this the biggest Strip cruise yet.


Awards will be awarded to the best Old School and the best New School ride on the cruise...

Spend Some Time At TAO Beach


House Of Blues Gospel Brunch Special Seating/Events For Easter & Mothers Day

House of Blues Las Vegas inside Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino announces additional seatings and activities for Sunday brunch, making Kirk Franklin’s Gospel Brunch the top pick for celebrating Easter and Mother’s Day with the whole family. Reservations can be made by calling 702-632-7600.

Easter brunch will take place on Sunday, April 5, 2015 with seatings at 9 a.m., noon and 3 p.m. The kids will be welcomed with a special treat when they arrive to their seat – a bountiful basket with Easter eggs filled with prizes and sweet treats, and the Easter Bunny will make a special appearance to take photos and make a lasting memory. To add some fun for the entire family, a raffle will take place for the adults with tickets to upcoming House of Blues performances.

On Sunday, May 10, families can give ‘A Special Thanks to Mom!’ with special Mother’s Day seatings at 9 a.m., noon and 3 p.m. Each mother and grandmother in attendance will be recognized with flowers and specials songs during the set will be dedicated to them to add another special touch.

Tickets for Kirk Franklin’s Gospel Brunch at House of Blues are on sale now and are priced at $53.95 (adults), $27.50 (child under 11), plus applicable fees. Tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster.com, HouseofBlues.com and the House of Blues Box Office. A portion of ticket sales will be donated to the House of Blues Music Forward Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides arts and cultural educational programs and resources for youth in communities across the United States.

The all-you-can-eat Gospel Brunch is a non-denominational, participative celebration of gospel music to help wipe away the week’s troubles and inspire the week ahead. With a buffet menu that is ever-evolving, it features southern specialties and morning feast favorites such as a live carving station with oven roasted turkey breast and prime rib, chilled prawns with cocktail sauce, chicken jambalaya, chicken and waffles and an array of salads and cold items, plus create-your-own Bloody Mary and mimosa bars.

House of Blues Gospel Brunch has been a staple of Sunday morning family entertainment around the country for more than two decades. In 2013, House of Blues reinvented the renowned dining entertaining experience with even more spectacular interactive energy and excitement with the additional of gospel artist Kirk Franklin.

HOUSE OF BLUES LAS VEGAS
3950 Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV. 89119
(702) 632-7600


For National Autism Month Miracle Mile Fountain Will Turn Blue

In honor of Autism Awareness Month, Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino will turn its fountain blue during the month of April and donate all change tossed in to Easter Seals Nevada, as part of the Caring, Giving, Changing community campaign.

Through April 30, the fountain will display a blue hue in between regularly scheduled water shows, which take place at the top of every hour from noon to 11 p.m. Coins tossed in the popular water feature as well as the retail center’s indoor rainstorm will benefit Easter Seals Nevada, one of the state’s largest nonprofits providing services to people with disabilities.

Every year, more than five million children under the age of five in the U.S. are at risk for development delays and disabilities. Since 1950, Easter Seals Nevada has been creating solutions that help people with disabilities become self-sufficient through education, community partnerships and direct services.

Miracle Mile Shops’ partnership with Easter Seals Nevada is part of the center’s Caring, Giving, Changing campaign, which raises funds for nonprofit programs and organizations through community sponsorships, additional partnerships and a number of cash and in-kind donations.


Miracle Mile Shops is open 10 a.m. - 11 p.m. Sunday – Thursday and 10 a.m. – midnight Friday – Saturday. For more information, call (888) 800-8284 or visit www.miraclemileshopslv.com. Keep up with the latest Miracle Mile Shops news via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.


Everyone Loves Carmine's Including This Gospel Singer

Gospel singer, Marvin Sapp dined at Carmine’s in the Forum Shops at Caesars Thursday afternoon. The singer-songwriter and his brother enjoyed a steak hero complete with peppers, onions and provolone along with a shrimp Caesar salad and fried zucchini.

The M Pool Open This Saturday! Downtime Amid Luxurious Surroundings


New Chef Julian Serrano Restaurant Coming To The Bellagio...Lago

Michelin-starred Chef Julian Serrano will re-conceptualize Italian cuisine with imaginative small plates at his newest concept Lago, opening in April front-and-center overlooking Bellagio’s iconic fountains. Serrano’s menu will encourage guests to explore and share a variety of striking creations, all of which speak to the award-winning chef’s creativity, skill and passion.

“It has been an absolute thrill to re-imagine Italian cuisine for today’s small-plate culinary era. This restaurant will bring together food lovers of all generations who crave exciting and thought-provoking dishes along with excellent service and high culinary craftsmanship,” said Serrano.

Culinary highlights include:

·         Raw Italian: Sashimi lovers rejoice. Lago’s menu will offer a drool-worthy selection of raw seafood from Cedro-Marinated Shrimp to succulent Tuna served with blood orange.

·         Seafood for the Senses: Whether it is the Shrimp-Stuffed Calamari, the Octopus served with intertwining tentacles or the Pesce Intero – a grilled fish presented whole atop a bed of lemons and drizzled with olive oil – seafood at Lago will be visually stunning, perfectly harmonizing with incredible aromas and wonderful tastes.

·         Not Just Small Plates: Feasters’ Instagram feeds will delight in the Piatti Grandi section of the menu, built for the indulgent epicurean, including a One-Pound Bone-In Rib Eye, Fork Tender Red Wine Braised Veal Shank and even the option to order a Whole Roasted Suckling Pig.

·         Vegan & Vegetarian-Friendly Indulgences: Chef Serrano’s creativity shines through in delightful vegan and vegetarian masterpieces such as Truffle-Style Mushrooms, Roman Gnocchi with blue cheese, and Caponata – a sweet & sour Sicilian eggplant.

·         Pastas with Pizazz: Don’t expect your standard bowl of noodles and marinara here. With rich depths of flavor, Chef Serrano’s aesthetic creations will dazzle taste buds, such as the Baked Cannelloni that houses succulent pulled short ribs, or the creamy Mushroom Risotto with hearty pieces of tripe and fresh mint.

·         Artisanal Pizzas:  No Italian restaurant would be complete without pizzas. Lago will offer a selection of pies including the classic Margherita, the Nduja topped with gorgonzola and spicy calbrese spread and a Bianca, covered in smoked provolone and arugula.

Lago’s stunning mosaic exterior will invite guests into an unforgettable and playful Italian dining experience that will include a soon-to-be-announced cutting-edge mixology program featuring uncharted preparations such as leather-aged cocktails.

Lago will be open from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. nightly and is located off the casino floor next to Hyde Bellagio.

What To Do In Vegas? Attractions & Shows At Several Resorts!

Shark Reef 
Las Vegas is known as the “Entertainment Capital Of The World” thanks to the people who have made it their life’s work to entertain. Here’s a look at a few of these ambassadors of fun who leave a lasting impression on the city’s more than 41 million visitors each year. 

Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay gives guests the opportunity to get up close and personal with its Animal Encounters Program and one of the experts behind this thrilling experience is General Curator Jack Jewell. Jewell uses his passion and knowledge of the ocean’s inhabitants to educate visitors while throwing in a few once-in-a-lifetime activities along the way. Visitors can choose to personally feed one of the Aquarium’s resident stingrays, sea turtles or zebra sharks. www.sharkreef.com/
 
Michael Jackson ONE  

No night is complete without an awe-inspiring show put on by artists from around the world who showcase their craft on the stages of Las Vegas. Michael Jackson ONE by Cirque du Soleil at Mandalay Bay incorporates the talents and colorful energy of 63 performers who take the audience on a musical journey honoring one of the greatest entertainers of all time through the use of aerial performances, acrobatics and unparalleled dance moves. Another multi-sensory experience can be found at KÀ inside MGM Grand where an international cast of 80 performers combines acrobatics, aerial stunts and martial arts on the 360-degree rotating stage as they take guests on a heroic journey culminating with a breathtaking battle scene. www.cirquedusoleil.com/en/shows/michael-jackson-one/default.aspx


Hecho en Vegas at MGM Grand serves up authentic Sonoran cuisine and the man behind this spicy venue is Executive Chef Reed Osterholt. Chef Reed began his culinary career as a young teenager and turned his passion into a success story by developing the menu and overseeing the daily kitchen operations for the new cantina-style restaurant. Serving up the best in Mexican flare, Hecho’s menu includes hand-made tamales, the 702 Salsa (a spicy blend of fresh tomatoes and spices served with house-made tortilla chips) and chicken, carne asada, pork carnitas and shredded beef Chimichangas. www.mgmgrand.com/restaurants/

Shark Reef Photo Credit - Darrin Bush Las Vegas News Bureau
KÀ Photo Credit: Eric Jamison

Laze Around The Deck At Aliante Casino + Hotel + Spa

The Deck at Aliante Casino + Hotel + Spa will become a hot spot for guests and locals alike this summer with drink specials, luxury cabanas and monthly Poolside Jazz Under the Stars concerts. The Deck will officially open for the season on Monday, March 23, with the jazz series launching on Thursday, April 30.

The Deck features a luxurious resort-style saltwater pool and hot tub flanked by palms trees and an assortment of daybeds and private cabanas. Specialty drinks will be featured during the summer priced at $9 each. Classic cocktails, frozen drinks, beer and wine will also be available along with a poolside dining menu featuring salads, sandwiches and other small bites priced from $5 to $14. Guests may ‘make it a large’ by adding an additional shot to any cocktail for $4 or enjoy a 58-ounce pitcher for $30.

Locals’ favorite Poolside Jazz Under the Stars will take the stage as day turns into night with monthly concerts beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets will be priced at $15 per person with a lineup including:

·         Thursday, April 30: Brian Simpson
·         Thursday, May 28: Patrick Lamb
·         Thursday, June 25: Alex Bugnon
·         Thursday, July 30: Lao Tizer with Chieli Minucci
·         Thursday, Aug. 27: Vincent Ingala
·         Thursday, Sept. 24: Marcus Anderson

The Deck will be open daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. from March 23 through May 24 and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. through the remainder of the season. The pool is free for hotel guests and day-passes are available to locals for $10 on weekdays and $20 on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Non-guests will have their admission waived with purchase of a daybed or cabana, or a 50-minute minimum treatment at re:lax spa. Active military and veterans with valid ID, along with Sun City residents, will receive a 10 percent discount for day-passes. More information on cabana reservations may be found at www.aliantegaming.com or by calling 702-692-7777. 


#Followme Friday Tonight At The Bank W/Miles Medina

#Followme Friday with Special guest DJs Romeo and Miles Medina
Friday, March 27 @ 10:30 pm - 4:00 am

Get ready for another killer installment of our weekly #FollowMeFridays! This week, we have special guest DJs Romeo and Miles Medina. With a fresh sound coming straight from out of the San Francisco Bay, these guys will keep the energy flowing until the a.m.!

THE BANK NIGHTCLUB
3600 Las Vegas Blvd South, Las Vegas, NV 89109

(702) 693-8300