Unique dining has become a fun trend in Vegas, and Popped appeals to the crowd that is looking for that special dining experience on the cheap. Popped Gourmet Popcorn was established by a group of chefs looking to bring something different to customers, and nitrogen-infused popcorn in a variety of shapes and sizes. Ranch, jalapeno, white cheddar, and dirty Vegas are just some of the offered flavors not infused with nitrogen. We can’t wait to try this place out!
Cirque du Soleil has become one of Vegas’ most popular acts, but what happens when you mix the sin aspect of Sin City with the Cirque? Zumanity, the Sensual Side of Cirque du Soleil. Zumanity explores human sexuality in all its forms, and the performers put on quite a show! It is very seductive; part burlesque and part cabaret. Not for the inhibited, as acrobatics and pushing the limits win out here!
The cast of Jersey Shore is everywhere these days–Italy, Miami, and more–but most recently, the group has been making several appearances in Las Vegas. Paul “DJ Pauly D” DelVecchio and Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino recently went head-to-head in a contest of popularity and skill, with “The Situation” even heading to Jay Leno’s show for support, while “DJ Pauly D” got to enjoy some not-so-private time with Britney Spears at one of her concerts in Montreal on August 11, as well as being signed on to part of her Femme Fatale tour. He will also spin at the Palms, Rain, Moon, and Ditch Fridays for at least the next year. Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi recently signed on for Dancing with the Stars, and Jenni “JWOWW” Farley will join both Snooki and DJ Pauly D on a spinoff reality show in the coming months. JWOWW will be in Vegas through Labor Day weekend, and recently slammed Abercrombie and Fitch’s “request” for cast members to stop wearing their clothes, stating in part, “Who tells people not to shop at there store?! I WOULD NEVER discriminate anyone from buying my clothes because I love all my fans!”JWOWW has also been under criticism for her recent dramatic weight loss and plastic surgery.
The cast recently wrapped filming of the fourth season in Italy, but could the residency of guys like Pauly D full-time in Vegas mean we could see the Jersey Shore: Las Vegas? We’ll have to wait and see. For now, get information on The Palms and see if you can catch a glimpse of the Jersey cast doing their thing! Also, don’t forget to get the brand new Vegas iPhone App here and track the hundreds of restaurants and hotels we have in our database, complete with reviews, photos, ratings, and contact information. Also, be sure to check out Vegas Hipster, find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter!
Parrotheads, this job’s for you. Jimmy Buffett and the Flamingo are hiring 250 workers for a new Margaritaville minicasino scheduled to open in October. It will replace Steakhouse 46 in the Flamingo and build on the existing Margaritaville bar and restaurant that is already a big part of the hotel, essentially connecting them at Flamingo Road and Las Vegas Boulevard. Among the things included in the new casino are a 15,000-square-foot casino floor, 22 gaming tables, 220 slot machines and a “Five O’Clock Somewhere” bar. Positions for table game dealers, flair bartenders, and supervisors are available, among others. Interested applicants can apply online here or at the Caesars Entertainment Employment Center on Flamingo Road. If you’re interested in booking a trip to catch Margaritaville in all its glory, we’ve got your deal!
There are many Italian restaurants in Vegas, but Battista’s may just have the edge over the competition, in both authenticity and longevity. Battista’s has been family owned and operated and serving authentic Italian food in Vegas for more than 30 years. Veal, pasta, spaghetti, meatballs, and much more await you, all prepared with the finest ingredients. Wines are from all over the world, including (of course) Italy, California, and Germany. An accordion player adds to the atmosphere during your meal as well. You even get a cappuccino at the end of your meal!
We ate here last week and would recommend it to anyone that loves good food; it is simply phenomenal authentic Italian, and the portions are huge!
Battista’s is located being the Flamingo Hilton at 4041 Audrie Street, and it’s open nightly for dinner from 5-10:30pm. You can find more information on Battista’s at their web site HERE.