About Town News

Golden Entertainment is buying American Casino Entertainment Properties… the Stratosphere, two-Arizona Charlie’s, and Aquarius in Laughlin.

Grand Sierra owners in Reno are buying the SLS Las Vegas, formerly the Sahara.

Tipsy Robot land-based robotic bar opened in the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood showcasing two cocktail-making robots and human staff “Galactic Ambassadors.”

Fremont Street’s cowgirl neon sign Vegas Vickie was removed to make room for a new resort-casino by developer Derek Stevens, owner of the D Las Vegas.

The Golden Knights has a six-year exclusive sponsorship deal with the D, which includes fan fests, watch parties, appearances, official merchandise, etc.

Modernist Cuisine Gallery, the first gallery focusing solely on food photography by a single artist Nathan Myrhvold, opened at the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace.

Machine Gun Helicopters offers the only experience over the Nevada desert where civilians can shoot a fixed M249 SAW belt fed machine gun from a helicopter.

Green Valley Ranch Resort unveiled large-scale changes including the new hotel lobby area, lobby bar and renovated suites.

The Golden Tiki in Chinatown added shrunken heads of Hellyeah’s Vinnie Paul and Planet Hollywood’s magic headliner Murray Sawchuck to its Cabinet of Curiosities.

The Venetian debuted a new art installation with 32 miles of suspended satin ribbon by Anne Patterson in The Waterfall Atrium.

The Neon Museum’s restored signs are displayed on a rotating basis for the first time on the Strip starting with the Red Barn in front of the Fashion Show.

Keno debuted at the Plaza downtown with games running every 5-8 minutes.

Topgolf male and female players from America and United Kingdom will compete in the 20-city Topgolf Tour with a regional tournament in Las Vegas July 9 and $50,000 cash prize championship Oct. 14-15.

The Spas at Green Valley Ranch Resort and Red Rock Resort introduced an all-new spa and fitness monthly membership program.

New Museum Exhibits: The Mob Museum - Mob at the Movies; Las Vegas Natural History Museum - Rainforest Adventure thru Sept. 4; and Discovery Children’s Museum - Zoom into Nano thru Sept. 4.

Dining Scoops

The Tropicana debuted an all-new Napa Valley-inspired steakhouse concept, Oakville Steakhouse.

Chicago restaurant group Hogsalt will become part of the Park MGM culinary experience and open Bavette’s with a 1920s speakeasy vibe in October.

Westgate opened Bar Sake inside The Village on “restaurant row” and with a robata-style food menu.

Bandito Latin Kitchen & Cantina opened in the Hughes Center with Latin America/Mexico-inspired food and 30-foot tall glass windows.

Sparrow + Wolf, Chef Brian Howard’s newest offering, opened in Chinatown on Spring Mountain Road.

The Black Sheep neighborhood restaurant opened at 8680 W. Warm Springs Road with chef-partner Jamie Tran serving casual modern American-Vietnamese food.

New on the Strip is 24-hour Boulevard Food Court with eight-outlet dining destinations including the city’s second El Dorado Express.

Buffet of Buffets is a culinary tour offered at Caesars Entertainment’s Las Vegas resorts with one price giving access to up to five buffets in a 24-hour period.

Tacos & Tequila T&T at the Luxor is serving new signature items, Do’nitas with shredded carnitas on weekends.

Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill at Downtown Summerlin started a three-part “Summer of Beer” Tuesday dinner series. Next dates are July 11 and Aug. 8.

The second Cousins Maine Lobster food truck of Shark Tank fame is new on the corner of Fremont and Las Vegas Boulevard.

The Dillinger and Forge Social House owners in Boulder City opened a new bar-restaurant The Tap in the former The Inner Circle space inside the Boulder Inn & Suites.

The Cooking Experience owners at 9500 S. Eastern Ave. replaced the school with a new concept Boteco favoring sharable bites and a custom-made Tasting Menu paired with wines the last Friday of every month.

Entertainment Spotlight

Mary J. Blige’s North American Strength of a Woman Tour will visit the Pearl Concert Theater inside the Palms Friday, Sept. 1. Canadian twin sisters Tegan and Sara will celebrate the 10th anniversary of their hit album “The Con” with The Con X: Tour at the Pearl Saturday, Oct. 21.

Marc Anthony will include a Full Circle tour stop at the Mandalay Bay Events Center Saturday, Sept. 16 at 10:30 p.m.

Linkin Park will bring One More Light World Tour with Machine Gun Kelly to the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, Sept. 2.

The Dancing with the Stars: Live! - Hot Summer Nights tour visits Orleans Arena Sunday, Aug. 6.

The Weeknd with his Starboy: Legend of the Fall 2017 World Tour will appear at T-Mobile Arena Saturday, Oct. 14 with Gucci Mane and Nav.

Roseanne Barr will headline the Grand Events Center at Green Valley Ranch Saturday, Sept. 9.

Cindy Williams of Laverne & Shirley fame is extended with her guest starring role in “Menopause The Musical” at Harrah’s through Sept. 2.

Andrew W.K. will bring The Party Never Dies tour to Brooklyn Bowl at The Linq Promenade Saturday, Sept. 30.

Singer-songwriter Richard Marx will headline a limited engagement with 15 performances of Satisfied: Only The Hits at the Flamingo Aug. 15-Sept. 2.

Jazz saxophonist Mindi Abair will appear at The Foundry inside SLS Las Vegas Saturday, Sept. 23 with The Boneshakers.