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Perched High Above a Stripside Steakhouse: This

ONWARD AND UPWARD

Perched High Above a Stripside Steakhouse: This

The latest candidate for the “Best Seat in Vegas” competition: SW Veranda. It’s perched above the SW Steakhouse, so you can watch those crazy light shows at the Lake of Dreams while enjoying lobster rolls and Wagyu carpaccio. Also, just because this competition doesn’t exist doesn’t mean you shouldn’t go.

We Can All Agree That This Was Inevitable

THE CARS

We Can All Agree That This Was Inevitable

Word is, there’s a new museum showcasing the legendary cars Liberace used in his stage acts. What you’ll see: his crystal roadster, his 1961 Rolls-Royce limousine, his London taxi and other such artifacts. What you won’t see: a used Ford F-150. Liberace was never one for pickup trucks.

The Strip’s First Marijuana Dispensary

JOINT VENTURE

The Strip’s First Marijuana Dispensary

Nevada being Nevada, they’ll accept medical marijuana cards from any other state. We’re telling you this because a 54,000-square-foot dispensary called Essence (the first on the Strip) just opened with over 20 premium strains and scores of edibles. Not because we thought you were curious about Nevada’s weird laws.

Two New Bars. One’s for Donuts.

BAR, BAR AWAY

Two New Bars. One’s for Donuts.

And now, Two New Places with the Word “Bar” in the Name

Donut Bar: Award-winning chocolate-espresso and Vermont-maple-bacon donuts via San Diego. Yum.

LVB Burgers and Bar: Your new go-to for breakfast burgers and fried Nutella.

This has been Two New Places with the Word “Bar” in the Name.

That 1,000-Foot Waterslide Is Coming to Town

LET IT SLIDE

That 1,000-Foot Waterslide Is Coming to Town

On your list of things you’re willing to leave the heart of town for: 1) A 1,000-foot waterslide party coming to nearby Henderson in June with live music, a bunch of food trucks and, yes, a dunk tank. 2) Nope, that about covers it.

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The King of Pop Lived Here, and It’s for Sale

ESTATE SALE

The King of Pop Lived Here, and It’s for Sale

You can now own the Spanish Mediterranean–style “Thriller Villa” that Michael Jackson rented for the last two years of his life. It’s got a two-story medieval chapel, a bell tower and the mirrors Jackson once used to practice his choreography. Catch #1: it’s $9.5 million. Catch #2: just this entire thing.

Late-Night Burgers and Floats at Aria

MEAT AND GREET

Late-Night Burgers and Floats at Aria

It never hurts to have a new burger joint that’s open until 3am. Especially when it’s called Burger Lounge, it’s from LA, and it specializes in diner-style burgers, chili-lime-topped chicken sandwiches and root beer floats. Especially then.

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Moscow Mules and Rare Scotch Get the Beverage Cart Treatment

Two new beverage carts are competing for your attention…

At Jardin: It’s a build-your-own Moscow Mule transportation system (read: cart).

At Strip House (pictured): They’ll deliver rare and vintage scotches to you tableside with hand-cut glasses and crystal-clear ice cubes.

Really no reason why your attention couldn’t handle both.

Two New Reasons to Go to Henderson

DOWN IN THE VALLEY

Two New Reasons to Go to Henderson

Bottiglia (pictured) is a Tuscan-style restaurant for truffle-ricotta-and-short-rib pappardelle Bolognese and wood-roasted pork chops. Borracha is a Mexican cantina where al pastor tacos and Baja fish burritos exist. Oh, and they’re both open now at Green Valley Ranch in Henderson. Which explains why you’re currently nodding and saying, “Ah. Right.”

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A Brew for Every Day of the Year

BEER FACTOR

A Brew for Every Day of the Year

The hardest decision you’ll make at Pub 365: Choosing from the rotating list of over 365 beers.

The second-hardest decision: Choosing between the mac-and-cheese-topped or pastrami-topped burger.

The third-hardest: Choosing whether to bring along a big group of friends. Actually, that one was easy.

Wahlburgers. The Strip. This Had to Happen.

WAHL IN THE FAMILY

Wahlburgers. The Strip. This Had to Happen.

The words “Vegas” and “Wahlberg” used to conjure visions of Dirk Diggler. Or Entourage. But then Wahlburgers opened their first Vegas outpost, making those same two words equally synonymous with housemade sloppy joes, panko-breaded chicken sandwiches and double-decker burgers. And the world spun madly on.

Caution: You May Get Wet Tomorrow Night

ADULT SWIM

Caution: You May Get Wet Tomorrow Night

This just in: there will be a Friday night pool party at Citrus tomorrow. It will involve swimming, a DJ and copious amounts of dancing to local legend Zowie Bowie. Bikinis may or may not be present. Check back for further developments. Or maybe just go. (Just go.)

Vintage Ales and Chicago Pizza Dip at the Hard Rock

GOOSE BUMP

Vintage Ales and Chicago Pizza Dip at the Hard Rock

Chicago’s Goose Island just migrated west to the Hard Rock, bringing with them a casual pub where you’ll be privy to a lineup of brews and vintage ales, beer-battered fish-and-chips and cast-iron Chicago pizza dip. Also of note: what we did there with the word “migrated.”

22 Appetizers Just Weren’t Enough for Summerlin...

MIXXER UPPER

22 Appetizers Just Weren’t Enough for Summerlin…

Chef Bryan Ogden has a new Summerlin restaurant called the Mixx. Which is great if you seek:

1) 23 appetizers, from chorizo-stuffed lobster to truffle fries.

2) Kobe beef and bison filet mignon prepared on a 4,400-pound cooking surface.

3) Words spelled with a vestigial X.

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Sam Eichner likes literature, reality television and his twin cats equally. He has consistently been told he needs a shave since he started growing facial hair.

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Sushi Burritos Are Taking Over Vegas

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José Andrés Throws a Birthday Party for Wine

MAGNUM FORCE

José Andrés Throws a Birthday Party for Wine

Dear Person-We-Hope-to-Soon-Know,

We cordially invite you to our award-winning Spanish winery’s 25th-anniversary party. See, to celebrate, chef José Andrés is preparing an exclusive dinner to pair with four of our rarer magnums. And we need people to eat/drink it all. So please come.

Sincerely,

Abadia Retuerta

Sushi Burritos Everywhere. Even from a Nobu Vet.

FISH YOU WERE HERE

Sushi Burritos Everywhere. Even from a Nobu Vet.

Sushi burritos are taking over Vegas. On the Strip, Poukei slings eight different types, stuffed with stuff like Korean beef and spicy tuna. South of the Strip, a Nobu vet has Tail & Fin, serving a soft-shell-crab monstrosity called the Crabby Bastard. No one is safe. Or not-hungry now.

Try Over 30 Local Restaurants in One Day

ON THE ROCKS

Try Over 30 Local Restaurants in One Day

Why This Saturday Will Be Phenomenal

By Us

“You’ll escort a date to Red Rock, hanging out poolside, drinking and sampling delectable bites from over 30 local restaurants, like Fogo de Chão and Lucille’s BBQ. Great happiness will ensue. Then you see a blackjack table…”

To be continued.

More Like Upwardly Mobile Downward Dog

WHEEL OF FORTUNE

More Like Upwardly Mobile Downward Dog

Let’s just assume you’ve never entertained this thought: “Ferris wheel. Yoga. These two things must be combined.” Thankfully, the folks from the High Roller observation wheel did. All so you can take an hour-long yoga class while rotating high above the Strip. Hey, you’ve done much scarier things in Vegas.

They Have Over 500 Beers Here. Good Start.

DRAFT DAY

They Have Over 500 Beers Here. Good Start.

Browsing 500-plus beers at Henderson’s new World of Beer can feel a bit overwhelming. What you should do: try something exotic, like a lager from Laos, a few of your craftier favorites and some beer-brined-chicken sliders. At that point, all other decisions should start coming easily.

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Sam Eichner likes literature, reality television and his twin cats equally. He has consistently been told he needs a shave since he started growing facial hair.

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You’ve Never Seen an Ice Cream Sundae Like This

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Caesars Palace Presents: Another Place to Drink

ALTOGETHER NOW

Caesars Palace Presents: Another Place to Drink

You would expect nothing less than extremely high-quality classic cocktails—like black barrel rum mojitos—from Caesars’ classy new Alto Bar, featuring private booths, plenty of TVs and video poker. So, good thing that’s what you’ll get.

These Actors Perform Shakespeare Under the Influence of Alcohol

SHAKES ONE TO KNOW ONE

These Actors Perform Shakespeare Under the Influence of Alcohol

We recently sat down with Shakespeare to discuss Shotspeare, now playing at Planet Hollywood.

Us: FYI, there’s this new interactive Vegas show where five performers reenact your greatest works.

Shakespeare: And?

Us: And, well, they’re getting increasingly inebriated as they do so.

Shakespeare: So runs the world away…

Us: Thanks for your time, Shakespeare.

An $800 Sundae That’s Somehow Real

ANY GIVEN SUNDAE

An $800 Sundae That’s Somehow Real

To your left is a picture of Lavo’s new Party Brunch Sundae. To your right are its components: 18 scoops of ice cream, macarons, waffles, marshmallows, chocolate sauce, sprinkles, whipped cream, one bottle of espresso liqueur and a bill for $800. Hey, nobody said this thing would be reasonable.

A Fine Art Interlude in an Otherwise Vegas-y Weekend

DO NOT PASS GOGH

A Fine Art Interlude in an Otherwise Vegas-y Weekend

Herewith, your Saturday schedule:

Around noon: Get gratis access to the Bellagio’s art gallery for its annual Museum Day; thoughtfully peruse its current exhibit, which includes works from Monet, Van Gogh and Picasso.

1pm-?: Play blackjack, drink, eat and potentially ride a roller coaster on top of a building.

It’s an Evel Knievel–Themed Pizzeria, Is All

DOCTOR EVEL

It’s an Evel Knievel–Themed Pizzeria, Is All

From the people who brought you the tropical funhouse known as the Golden Tiki, here’s an Evel Knievel–themed, New York–style pizza place filled with beer, pepperoni pies, pinball machines and Evel Knievel memorabilia. This was not inevitable.

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Sam Eichner likes literature, reality television and his twin cats equally. He has consistently been told he needs a shave since he started growing facial hair.

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Dinner in the Dark, High Above the Strip

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Luck Be a Wagyu-and-Caviar Sushi

ALL YOU WANNA DO IS JUST ZUM ZUM

Luck Be a Wagyu-and-Caviar Sushi

The internationally renowned Japanese izakaya Zuma is opening a sophisticated 9,000-square-foot outpost at the Cosmopolitan on Saturday. Consequently, you and your friends should prepare for a constant stream of Wagyu-beef-and-caviar sushi, sake-glazed chicken wings and yuzu palomas. Though, to be clear, not-preparing for dinner works well here, too.

Prized Chicago Pizza, Come Strip-Side

ROLLING IN THE DEEP DISH

Prized Chicago Pizza, Come Strip-Side

Maybe you’ve heard of Giordano’s, the world-famous stuffed deep-dish pizzeria from Chicago. Maybe you haven’t. Either way, the first-ever Vegas location of that exalted Windy City institution now occupies a full dining room and bar at the Grand Bazaar Shops. Your awareness of it be damned.

Two Points of Extreme Interest at Mandarin Oriental

DARK MATTER

Two Points of Extreme Interest at Mandarin Oriental

Intriguing Mandarin Oriental Development #1: A decadent five-course wine dinner in the dark at Twist, illuminated only by the Strip’s lights.

Intriguing Mandarin Oriental Development #2: A genuine champagne vending machine, filled with bottles of Moët redeemable exclusively by those using a special $20 golden coin.

Wow. Truly… wow.

The Movies. Better With Booze and Pie.

ECLIPSE INCORPORATED

The Movies. Better With Booze and Pie.

La La Land is good. Nominated-for-14-Academy-Awards-good. But it could certainly be improved with the addition of lobster roll sliders, apple cobbler and a draft serrano chili margarita at the new, 21-and-over Eclipse Theaters. And maybe better singers.

A Carnivorous Quandary Presents Itself on the Linq Promenade

CHAIN CHAIN CHAIN

A Carnivorous Quandary Presents Itself on the Linq Promenade

Us: In-N-Out Burger recently opened its first Strip location on the Linq Promenade.

You: That’s going to be hard to resist.

Us: NYC’s Virgil’s Real Barbecue also recently opened there. They’ve got smoked pork spare ribs and Texas-style beef brisket.

You: Fucking hell.

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Sam Eichner likes literature, reality television and his twin cats equally. He has consistently been told he needs a shave since he started growing facial hair.

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Wagyu-Washed Whiskey and Whiskey-Rubbed Steak.

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A Filet and an Old Fashioned In One Convenient Mouthful

HIGH STEAKS

A Filet and an Old Fashioned In One Convenient Mouthful

Your friends at Sushi Samba are serving a new Wagyu-washed, Japanese whisky Old Fashioned. And the folks at Smith & Wollensky have an Old Fashioned-rubbed filet mignon finished with a whiskey gastrique. Coincidence? No time to answer. There’s steak to drink.

A Bivalve Hotspot At the Hard Rock

SHELL OR HIGH WATER

A Bivalve Hotspot At the Hard Rock

Oyster Bar is now open at the Hard Rock. We’ll take your questions.

You: So it’s an oyster bar?

Us: Pretty much. They have oysters. But they’ll also make you lobster, pan-roasted mussels and po’ boys.

You: So it’s not an oyster bar?

Us: You lovable scamp.

Hot Pots. On Conveyor Belts.

BELTWAY POLITICS

Hot Pots. On Conveyor Belts.

Here’s what happens at Chubby Cattle. You choose your hot pot broth. Then you grab your accouterments—lamb shoulder, udon noodles, etc—from a conveyor belt, mix them in yummy sauce and dip them in said pot. After that, you eat. And repeat. Until you’re finished and go somewhere else.

Like An Extremely Analog Version Of Westworld. Kind Of.

ESCAPE CRUSADER

Like An Extremely Analog Version Of Westworld. Kind Of.

Depending on the escape room scenario you choose at Escapology, you may be a lawman in the wild west, an FBI agent in the cyber crime unit or a brilliant detective aboard the Budapest Express. Once you escape, though, you’ll just be you again. Which is oddly reassuring.

Tesla’s Got Nothing On Jose Andres’ Dessert Cart

A WORK OF CART

Tesla’s Got Nothing On Jose Andres’ Dessert Cart

Bazaar Meat’s new dessert cart resembles a giant golden wind-up toy, lights up, and is Bluetooth-enabled to program music. All of which is cool, but none of which should distract you from the fact that it’s primary purpose is to deliver you bonbons and ice cream.

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Sam Eichner likes literature, reality television and his twin cats equally. He has consistently been told he needs a shave since he started growing facial hair.

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Whiskey, Meat and Open Fire in the Wilderness

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You’re Crashing at Lenny Kravitz’s Place

WHISPER SUITE NOTHINGS

You’re Crashing at Lenny Kravitz’s Place

Lenny Kravitz—yes, the Lenny Kravitz—designed a sensual, 2,000-plus-square-foot suite at the new W hotel within the SLS. There’s a mirrored headboard, a wraparound balcony overlooking the Strip, a grand piano and a jacuzzi in the master bedroom. We’re not sure why, but that last one feels like a given.

There’s Whiskey and Meat in Those Hills

CALL OF THE WILD

There’s Whiskey and Meat in Those Hills

Whiskey in the Wilderness: it’s a one-day event in the beautiful Spring Mountains north of Vegas. Where you’ll taste whiskey, pick up butchery skills and eat meats cooked over an open fire by supremely talented chefs. All without seeing a single Wheel of Fortune slot machine.

Breakfast for Breakfast. Breakfast for Dinner. Breakfast for Whenever.

MORNING GLORY

Breakfast for Breakfast. Breakfast for Dinner. Breakfast for Whenever.

And here you have a new restaurant called the Copper Whisk Café, serving chicken and waffles, plate-size cinnamon rolls and other breakfast-y comestibles until 2am at the Orleans hotel. Oh, but one never has the urge to eat breakfast at 1am in Vegas…

And the Champagne Goes To...

POP STAR

And the Champagne Goes To…

If you visit Salvatore Calabrese’s famed cocktail bar, Bound, on Sunday night to watch the Oscars, you have about as good a chance of receiving a gratis glass of champagne as Viola Davis does of receiving the award for Best Supporting Actress. Meaning: 100%. What, you didn’t see Fences?

This Barbershop Rocks

HAIR METAL

This Barbershop Rocks

Rock and roll. Good haircuts. The two are not explicitly synonymous. Except at Get a Haircut, a sleek new barbershop from a 17-year veteran of the trade, littered with Marshall amps, Paul Stanley’s guitar and other pieces of music memorabilia. So there.

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Sam Eichner likes literature, reality television and his twin cats equally. He has consistently been told he needs a shave since he started growing facial hair.

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The Strip’s Papaya King Has Spiked Drinks and Never Closes

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Yes, The Who. That Who.

THE WHO’S ON FIRST

Yes, The Who. That Who.

Still-rocking rockers The Who are playing a handful of shows at the Colosseum this summer. If you’re heading to Vegas around the first week of August, maybe grab tickets sooner rather than later. Unless, of course, you’d prefer to see Marie and Donny Osmond. Then tickets aren’t your biggest problem.

This Painting Class Is Strictly Bring-Your-Own-Bud

HIGH CONCEPT

This Painting Class Is Strictly Bring-Your-Own-Bud

For those seeking a brief reprieve from the casino or nightclub, here’s Puff, Pass & Paint. It’s a new-to-Vegas cooking and painting class, where they’re totally okay with you bringing your own marijuana. Upside: even if your creative vision fails, it will be hilarious.

This Papaya King Never Quits. Gotta Be the Booze.

ALPHA DOG

This Papaya King Never Quits. Gotta Be the Booze.

Papaya King now has a 24-hour location on the Strip.

One great result of this news: You can now get post-bar/post-cannabis-painting-class cheddar-chili dogs, fried Oreos and boozy tropical drinks at 4am.

One not-great result of this news: The morning after that.

Beer and Scotch. Scotch and Beer. It’s Science.

MALT RIGHT

Beer and Scotch. Scotch and Beer. It’s Science.

The Mandarin Bar’s skilled mixologist will teach you how to pair beer and scotch on Saturday, because it’s something your parents neglected to do. You’ll taste three beers. You’ll taste three scotches. You’ll learn which belong together, which don’t and why. Then you’ll leave. In a sort of zigzaggy direction.

Tyga’s Having a Pool Party. And Really Needs You There.

DAYLIGHT RAVINGS

Tyga’s Having a Pool Party. And Really Needs You There.

You’ve seen Big Little Lies. It’s mean to shun people’s parties. So don’t leave Tyga just sitting there. Attend his huge Sunday pool party at Daylight Beach Club, which reopens for the season on Saturday. Poor guy.

Sam Eichner

Sam Eichner likes literature, reality television and his twin cats equally. He has consistently been told he needs a shave since he started growing facial hair.

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The Strip’s Most Decadent Sushi Roll

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Cocktails, Bowling and Breaking Bad’s Hazmat Suit

REVENGE OF THE NERD

Cocktails, Bowling and Breaking Bad’s Hazmat Suit

Should you be enjoying a drink downtown sometime soon—and, really, why shouldn’t you be?—swing by the Nerd. It’s technically a nightclub, yes. But it’s also got a bowling alley, table games and one of the hazmat suits from Breaking Bad. It has other stuff, too.

Going Where No Yogi Has Gone Before. Maybe.

NAMASTAYING ON TOP

Going Where No Yogi Has Gone Before. Maybe.

Tantrum yoga. Beer yoga. Goat yoga. The list of weird new yoga practices goes on and on. Add to that: HeliYoga. Basically, you are conveyed via helicopter over the Valley of Fire to a crazy-scenic location, where you’ll proceed to do yoga. And where that smelly guy from class won’t.

Never-Before-Seen Muhammad Ali–Related Things

ALI GOOD

Never-Before-Seen Muhammad Ali–Related Things

It makes sense that this new Muhammad Ali exhibit—featuring never-before-seen videos, rare photos and personal artifacts (like two world championship rings)—would be on display at the Bellagio’s fine art gallery. But it makes even more sense that you would check it out. Just saying.

This Sushi Was Made for Tax Refunds

WE WILL ROKU

This Sushi Was Made for Tax Refunds

As if there weren’t enough ways to blow your tax refund in Vegas, Sushi Roku just launched the High Roller Sake Pairing, which entails a premium sake flight and an off-menu roll made with Wagyu beef, sea urchin, caviar, lobster, truffle, gold flakes and rice. You’re so pumped for that rice.

An Easter Brunch. With Poke.

EASTER PROMISES

An Easter Brunch. With Poke.

Easter Sunday and brunch go together like Passover and unleavened bread. Exhibit A: the all-you-can-eat Easter brunch at Herringbone, where you’ll stuff yourself silly on Alaskan king crab, breakfast burgers, poke and filet-mignon-and-eggs. It just sounds really right for Easter.

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Sam Eichner likes literature, reality television and his twin cats equally. He has consistently been told he needs a shave since he started growing facial hair.

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