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Let's talk turkey for a minute - spending your entire holiday slaving over a stove? That's for the birds.
For a memorable Thanksgiving feast - and a weekend stuffed with excitement - head to Las Vegas.
Start with a specialty cocktail that's a feast all its own. Visit BLVD Cocktail Company at The LINQ and sip on The Due South, featuring Siete Leguas Blaco Tequila and Fidencio Classico Mezcal mixed with lime juice, hibiscus tea syrup, ground clove and topped off with crisp soda or savor the flavor of The Kentucky Dram (shown above), made with Woodford Reserve Bourbon combined with Averna, black tea spiced syrup and garnished with Star Anise. For more holiday cheer, try The Winter Soldier, made with Famous Grouse Scotch and Berentzen Apple Scotch combined with rich maple syrup, house made tobacco vanilla bitters and garnished with a dehydrated apple slice; and The Nutcracker, a blend of Woodford Reserve and Auchentoshen Three Wood combined with Nocello, honey, chocolate bitters and garnished with a chocolate straw. All cocktails are priced at $14 each.
Now you're ready for a Thanksgiving feast. On the Strip, At Buddy V's inside The Venetian, the holiday menu includes: Roasted Butternut Squash Soup - spiced apples, pepitas, panna dolce $9; Thanksgiving Dinner slow roasted turkey breast, Italian "dark meat" turkey sausage, pancetta-herb stuffing, roasted vegetables, whipped potatoes, cranberry relish and classic gravy for $28 per person (parties of four or more will be served family-style), $14.95 kids under 10. For dessert, Pumpkin Bundt Cake (maple cream cheese center & roasted pumpkin pecan compote) $9.
Trevi inside the Forum Shops at Caesars is offering a special Thanksgiving plate for $25.95 with roasted turkey, stuffing, yams, green beans and cranberry sauce. A specialty cranberry gelato will also be available for $4.50 per scoop. On Black Friday, shoppers can enjoy an all-day TREVI Time happy hour special featuring $4 frozen bellinis and $6 TREVI Bites and each diner who presents a receipt from a purchase made Nov. 28 at The Forum Shops will receive a 10 percent discount on their total food order.
La Cave at Wynn Las Vegas is also featuring a special holiday feast. Priced at $65 per person, the restaurant will offer a four-course dinner with optional wine pairings for an additional $35. The menu will begin with butternut squash soup (show above) made with spiced brandy zabaglione and toasted pumpkin seeds, paired with a Center of Effort, Chardonnay from Edna Valley, Calif. The second course will include dried berry salad with candied walnuts, pomegranates, shaved goat cheese and topped with apple cider vinegar and will go well with the Bouchard, Pinot Noir from Burgundy, France. The main course will feature a carved roasted turkey accompanied with dried fruit cornbread stuffing and sweet potato puree, paired with a Renacer, Punto Final, Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina. To conclude the meal, the restaurant will offer the traditional pumpkin pie complemented by the Chambers, Rosewood Vineyards, Muscat, Rutherglen from Victoria, Australia.
For a non-traditional Thanksgiving meal, N9NE Steakhouse at Palms has seafood choices such as Dover Sole with grilled Gulf Shrimp or Florida Stone Crab paired with a tangy mustard dipping sauce. Next door at Simon inside Palms Place, you can indulge in a family-style prix fixe menu that includes a three-course meal complete with farro salad, butternut squash soup, roasted turkey, cornbread stuffing, cranberry compote and pumpkin bread pudding among other divine dishes ($55, $20 for children).
You can also have a Mexican-inspired fiesta at Tacos y Tequila at the Luxor from Nov. 26-30. For lunch, try the Turkey Torta, made with white and dark turkey breast, pinto bean puree, chipotle aioli, lettuce, tomato and pickled onion served on a fresh bolillo bun, priced at $13. For dinner, enjoy the Traditional Mole including a turkey breast topped with mole poblano and served with Cotija poblano mashed potatoes and grilled zucchini, yellow squash and mushrooms, priced at $16. For Thanksgiving dessert, T&T will serve its specialty Pumpkin Flan, made with dark caramel, egg custard, and cinnamon drizzled with tequila cajeta sauce, priced at $7.
You'll find plenty of fantastic feasts in downtown Las Vegas as well. Andiamo Italian Steakhouse at The D Las Vegas is serving up several holiday options: Butternut Squash Ravioli ($29), a handmade butternut squash ravioli served with a prosciutto, fresh sage and butter sauce and topped with shaved parmigiano; Roasted Turkey ($29) accompanied by mixed wild rice, sultan raisins, hazelnuts, pears and sweet glazed yam; Prime Rib ($49), a mouthwatering 18-ounce cut of prime rib complemented by truffled mashed potatoes, au jus and creamed horseradish. For dessert, Pumpkin Cheesecake ($8.99), a creamy twist on the classic Thanksgiving dessert. Meanwhile, contemporary American eatery D Grill is offering a classic turkey dinner including all the fixings for $19.99, including tender turkey breast served with rich gravy and cranberry sauce along with enticing sides including green beans, yams, mashed potatoes, homemade dressing and freshly baked dinner rolls. For dessert, a choice of pumpkin pie or apple pie rounds out the meal.
Also downtown, Du-Par's at the Golden Gate is featuring a three-course home-cooked meal for $19.95 per person ($11.95 for children under 12) with Thanksgiving favorites: a cup of savory butternut squash soup, juicy oven-roasted turkey with a pomegranate glaze and classic fixings such as green beans amandine, homemade stuffing, rich turkey gravy, cranberry sauce, glazed carrots, sweet potatoes with marshmallows, creamy mashed potatoes and freshly baked dinner rolls, with a slice of one of Du-par’s delicious homemade fruit pies for dessert.
So make your plans to spend Thanksgiving in Las Vegas and gobble up great meals and more all weekend long.
Get ready to go trick-or-treating, grown-up style, when Howl-O-Week comes to Las Vegas!
Great entertainment is always a treat in Las Vegas, and you can't have Halloween celebrations without witches. Fortunately, The Smith Center has them with the return of "Wicked," the Broadway blockbuster. See it beginning Oct. 8.
How about some tasty treats, too? Sink your fangs into some Halloween treats, like the Candy Corn Gelato offered exclusively Oct. 30-31 at Trevi inside the Forum Shops at Caesars. Here's the scoop on this holiday favorite: Enjoy some crushed candy corn swirled into a creamy vanilla-flavored gelato. From Oct. 6-31, Sprinkles Cupcakes at The LINQ will offer its BOO Box with an assortment of Vanilla Milk Chocolate, Red Velvet, Black and White and Caramel Apple cupcakes adorned with Sprinkles ghost and BOO sugar decorations. Sealed with a BOO Spooky Cupcakes sticker.
Now you're ready for a little eye candy. You'll find plenty of it with costume contests all weekend long offering prizes from cash to bar tabs to gift cards and more. Put on your scariest attire and head to the Fetish & Fantasy Halloween Ball at the Hard Rock and experience one of the premier Halloween parties on the planet.
For more Halloween revelry, Check out the "Rockin' Horror Picture Show" at 10 p.m. on Oct. 31 inside The Bourbon Room at The Venetian, with complimentary admission and where guests are encouraged to come dressed in costumes inspired by the Rocky Horror Picture Show.
Scary fun awaits at the Frightdome at Circus Circus, which opens Oct. 3, The Freakling Brothers Trilogy of Terror returns for its 22nd frightening year! Enjoy haunted attractions from Oct. 3-31 at Grand Canyon Shopping Center.
For some all-ages fun, head to Opportunity Village for "HallOVeen," weekends beginning Oct. 3 and enjoy games, events and entertainment for the entire family, or check out Cox Treat Streets at Tivoli Village on Oct. 26 for offer a variety of family-friendly activities including interactive game booths, costumed characters, and live music performances.
On Oct. 31, visit Town Square Las Vegas as it turns into Town Scary. Children of all ages are invited to trick-or-treat at participating stores and restaurants from 4-7 p.m. Several activities will take place throughout the night including a variety of holiday-themed children’s games. Town SCARY is free and open to the public.
There's frightful fun at every turn when you experience Howl-O-Week in Las Vegas!
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Bring your appetite and make your reservation for Las Vegas Restaurant Week Aug. 22-28.
Some of Las Vegas' most popular dining hot spots are participating in the eighth annual benefit event, where you'll have the chance to check out their fabulous fare with special prix fixe menus. With every meal, you'll be donating to hunger-relief charities.
Since 2007, more than over 2.5 million meals have been provided for those in need through Restaurant Week. All proceeds from Restaurant Week help Three Square food bank in its fight to end hunger in Southern Nevada.
Grab your seat at the table! Full menus will be available Aug. 8. For more info, visit http://helpoutdineoutlv.org
It's time to celebrate your independence, and what better way than with a fabulous Fourth of July weekend in Las Vegas!
It wouldn't be the Fourth without fireworks, and Las Vegas has plenty of places to enjoy them. Caesars Palace will be launching fireworks at 9 p.m. for the entire center Strip to see. The Linq will also have a fireworks display just behind the High Roller at 9:30 p.m. You can also see the skies light up at Green Valley Ranch, Red Rock Resort and the Stratosphere. BOOM!
But that's just the beginning. Get up close and personal with the world's top mixed martial arts stars from July 1-6 during UFC International Fight Week! It's an entire week filled with meet and greets, autograph signings, pool parties, concerts and more, capped off by UFC 175 at Mandalay Bay.
There are plenty of explosive entertainment options, too, including Queen & Adam Lambert at the Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel, Sublime with Rome at Mandalay Bay, and fittingly, the band America at the Cannery.
Pool parties will be in full swing all weekend long, too, including performances by the world's top DJ's and artists, including Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Zedd and Steve Angello at Encore Beach Club, Afrojack and Calvin Harris at Wet Republic at MGM Grand, DJ Ikon at Rehab at the Hard Rock and DJ Pauly D's birthday set at ARIA's Liquid.
The club scene is the perfect place to enjoy your freedom, too, especially with spinmasters including Tiesto and Dada Life at MGM Grand's Hakkasan, Dillon Francis and Morgan Page at Surrender inside Encore at Wynn Las Vegas and special guest appearances like UFC Octagon Girls Arianny Celeste and Brittney Palmer at Haze inside ARIA.
If you're feeling patriotic, enjoy a meal at America inside New York-New York or the All-American Bar and Grill at the Rio All-Suite Hotel. Or show your true colors with a relaxing treatment at The Spa at Red Rock, followed by a trip to check out the White Lions and Royal White Tigers at Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat at The Mirage, and then cap the night with a performance of the Blue Man Group at the Monte Carlo.
For more traditional Independence Day revelry, take a quick ride to Boulder City for the July 4th Damboree! You can enjoy everything from a pancake breakfast to a parade and midway booths, and of course, an evening fireworks show.
You'll have a fabulous Fourth no matter where you celebrate in Las Vegas!
Make the most of your Memorial Day Weekend with a getaway to Las Vegas. Enjoy lavish and outrageous pool parties, concerts, shows and more that you can only find in the Entertainment Capital of the World!
Start your fun at the pool! No place parties like Las Vegas, so soak up some Memorial Day sun and fun with the world's top producers spinning at ultrapools like Encore Beach Club, Liquid at ARIA or the Bouelvard Pool at The Cosmopolitan.
Then, catch all the hard-hitting action at UFC 173 at MGM Grand or check out incredible concerts all weekend long. Bruno Mars continues his residency wat The Cosmopolitan, legendary diva Cher brings her Dressed to Kill Tour to MGM Grand, '80s rock icons Guns N' Roses bring the jungle to the Hard Rock and Shania Twain is ready to show why she's Still the One at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace.
Looking for a few laughs? Comedy's biggest stars take the stage over the holiday weekend, including Bill Cosby at Treasure Island, Chris Tucker at the Palms, Rita Rudner at The Venetian, Kathy Griffin or Ron White at The Mirage, Ralphie May at South Point or Bruce Bruce at Suncoast.
Create some memories this Memorial Day that will last a lifetime. Take advantage of the holiday weekend with a getaway to Las Vegas!
Looking for a Cinco de Mayo fiesta? Las Vegas has plenty of places to celebrate. Fuel up all weekend on authentic food - and enjoy a delicious margarita - at any of Las Vegas' many Mexican restaurants and hot spots. Here are cinco fun places to check out:
Viva Las Vegas this Cinco de Mayo weekend!
When it comes to a fabulous Easter brunch Las Vegas style, you have plenty options, so hop around and check out some of the best brunches in Las Vegas:
Bally's Sterling Brunch is a great option for Easter in Vegas, with an exquisite experience served in the rarified setting of Bally's Steakhouse. Champagne, Sturgeon caviar, and lobster mingle with freshly prepared sushi, omelets, and beef tenderloin guarantees a diverse dining experience. Tempting desserts and time-appropriate drinks (mimosas, anyone?) round out the selections.
Texas de Brazil at Town Square Las Vegas offers a complete experience with traditional cuts of lamb, along with beef, pork, chicken and Brazilian sausage.
A bustling culinary food hall, the Wicked Spoon Buffet at The Cosmopolitan delivers well-crafted original selections for every appetite. With its mix of top quality, familiar staples in addition to imaginative and seasonal dishes, this buffet will satisfy every Easter craving.
Get ready for a weekend of top artists, parties and cowboy culture April 4-7 when Vegas Goes Country!
The biggest names in country music gather April 6 for the Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand. The ACM Fan Jam at Mandalay Bay will be a live remote party as part of the ACM Awards, and will include a concert by Florida Georgia Line.
On April 4–5, check out the Party for a Cause festival at The Linq between The Quad and Flamingo resorts. This outdoor music festival will feature multiple stages for ongoing live country music performances, interactive games, a country marketplace and more – headlined by Rascal Flatts and Keith Urban!
While you're here, saddle up for some downhome country cookin'. Try The Flame Steakhouse at El Cortez and experience vintage downtown Vegas. Or stick to the Strip and belly up to the bar at the Old Homestead Steakhouse at Caesars Palace.
Quick bites and beer more your thing? Grab a burger at Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill, named after the country singer’s hit single. This joint at Harrah’s features more than 100 pieces of the singer’s memorabilia, including signed guitars, platinum records and clothing worn by the man himself. Or head over to PBR Rock Bar & Grill in the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood for some traditional American comfort food.
Las Vegas is home to several country-themed bars, where the standard dress code includes jeans, boots, hats … and a personalized belt buckle. Order up some whiskey and scoot your boots around the dance floor at Coyote Ugly at New York-New York Hotel & Casino, or take some western dance classes at Revolver Bar & Saloon at Santa Fe Station.
Then throw on your sexiest western wear and head over to Gilley's Saloon, Dance Hall & Bar-B-Que at Treasure Island for a boot-stompin’ good time with bikini bull riding and some of the sexiest cowgirls this side of Texas. Of course, there’s the famous Stoney’s Rockin’ Country at Town Square, where you can polish up your line dancin’ moves, too.
Country's biggest weekend is almost here - make your plans to be a part of the fun when Vegas Goes Country!
We can't all be commander-in-chief ... but you'll feel like you're in charge when you spend Presidents Day Weekend in Las Vegas!
Let’s start small – penny slots. You can win big even when playing with just a penny in Vegas. Check out Penny Lane at Boyd Gaming properties (Orleans, Gold Coast, Suncoast, Sam’s Town, California, Fremont and Main Street Station) -- where you can earn more bonuses, more often! Don’t take our word for it – hear what Lincoln has to say:
Then, rent a stretch "Lincoln" limo and cruise the Strip before heading to Sugar Factory American Brasserie for some goodies. With locations at Paris Las Vegas and the new sweet spot at Town Square, you'll find plenty of tasty treats. May we suggest a handful of jelly beans? Ronald Reagan would be proud!
Once you're stocked up on sweet treats, head to The Range 702 in honor of our 2nd amendment supporters, such as George Bush. You'll find products for the sportsman, the history buff, the gamer and even the first-time shooter. Visitors to The Range 702 can shoot automatic and semi-automatic weapons, handguns and specialty equipment.
By now you've probably worked up an appetite - head west to Bonnie Springs Ranch restaurant in Red Rock Canyon where the cinematic bar is decorated with thousands of one-dollar bills from customers all around the world. Be sure to sign and date your George Washington before hanging it on the ceiling where it will stay for at least a full term.
Speaking of dollar bills, use them wisely during Presidents Day Weekend by checking out all the free shows in Vegas that will keep you from pulling presidents from your wallet!
If you're willing to throw down a few Andrew Jacksons, check out Downtown Gordie Brown - the talented entertainer impersonates President Bill Clinton, among others, in his act at the Golden Nugget. Regardless of which party you support come election time, presidential parodies always make for a great laugh!
No "presidential"-themed visit to Vegas would be complete without taking the Hoover Dam Top to Bottom Tour. It offers an in-depth look at this engineering wonder of the world located just outside Las Vegas as well as a peaceful ride down the Colorado River.
You'll run a great weekend campaign here in Vegas - and there's always room for a second term, so come on back (but don't wait 4 years please). Book your trip at LasVegas.com and spend Presidents Day weekend in the Entertainment Capital of the World - it's a landslide victory!