Anthony Curtis’ nationally syndicated weekly column.
Aug. 18, 2012
New buffets used to show up in Las Vegas with regularity, but it’s been two years since the opening of the Wicked Spoon at the Cosmopolitan with nothing notable coming onto the scene since. That will change in September with the unveiling of the Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars Palace. Caesars reportedly spent $17 million to create a buffet that will challenge for the title of best in town. Built in a 25,000-square-foot space willseat 600 diners, the buffet will feature more than 500 items from nine different internationally inspired food stations. Prices will be $19.99 for breakfast, $24.99 for lunch, and $39.99 for dinner when it debuts on September 10. The name and branding harken back to the former Bacchanal restaurant at Caesars, known for its decadent feasting experience that paid homage to the Roman god of wine and excess.
Restaurants Changing: Red Square, China Grill, and Red, White and Blue at Mandalay Bay will all close Nov. 18. In connection with the rebranding of THEhotel to Delano, all three restaurants will be replaced by new concepts from the Light Group.
Sports Book Upgrade: The race and sports book at the downtown Plaza is undergoing a major remodel. Video displays, seating, and the bar will all be upgraded to accompany the changeover in ownership from Lucky’s to William Hill.
GNR to Hard Rock: Following its experiment with a residency by Mötley Crüe, the Joint at the Hard Rock has announced a similar deal with the rock band Guns N’ Roses. GNR (minus Slash) will play 12 dates between October 31 and November 24, with tickets starting at $45.
Two-Buck Heinies: Get Heineken beer in the bottle for $2 at the Gold Coast. The offer is good 24/7 at all bars throughout August.
Question: Will the Nobu Hotel be open before the end of the year?
Answer: A firm opening date hasn’t been announced for Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace, but it looks like it will debut in December. Reservations will be accepted as of October 1 and rates are expected to start at about $300 per night.
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