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Incidental Tourist

Somehow, among giants like the Linq, High Roller and Cromwell, this little slice of strange still belongs.

Surrounded by development, Battista’s and Stage Door Casino stay the same

July 23rd, 2014

Somehow, among giants like the Linq, High Roller and Cromwell, this little slice of strange still belongs.

  • The hotel-within-a-hotel concept hasn’t exactly changed the game on the Strip. Could Delano change that?

  • "It’s all very pretty, embellished and ornate, but I can’t shake how Barbary Coast it still feels."

  • MGM Grand just finished refurbishing its 254-foot-tall, 94-foot-wide sign on Las Vegas Boulevard, retrofitting the big “MGM” letters with more than 13,000 custom-made LED pucks ...

  • In lieu of the tourist attractions of yesteryear (think: Sirens of Ti, the Bellagio Fountains), several properties are building shopping centers close to the Boulevard.

  • With its spiffy new look, the property's renovation is on par with those at the Tropicana and Downtown's Plaza and the D.

  • Much more than a renovation of the Sahara, SLS could have a larger impact on the Strip.

  • Robbed by the recession, we didn’t get to see what Las Vegas was supposed to be in 2013. The Incidental Tourist explores what the Strip ...

  • Joe Downtown

    Downtown Project made them an offer they couldn’t refuse. Sitting at his usual bar stool Thursday night in the bar at 917 Fremont St., co-owner ...

  • News

    Finding things to do in Las Vegas when you're not quite 21 can be daunting. You’re too old to gamble for stuffed animals at Circus ...

  • Dining

    Not since the Cosmopolitan has a Strip arrival brought a stable of high-profile restaurants like what SLS promises.

  • Dining

    Plus, a friendly note from you neighborhood taqueria.

  • Music

    Little Dragon, Baauer, Kimbra among latest batch of LIB names.

  • Dining

    Also, Sprouts is opening its fifth local market this month.

  • A&E

    Plus the Violent Femmes and Train—on the same bill.

  • Features

    “I am not surprised you ended up there,” she says, and I know she’s not kidding. “You always were kind of a Vegas guy.”

  • Entertainment

    When Maren Wade gets to play the showgirl inside the cake, it's not quite the sweet experience she expects.

  • Music

    Although the two bands played for almost the same amount of time, NIN came off like the main attraction.

  • A&E

    Plans for a new museum? The restoration of his Vegas home? The famously flamboyant showman is back in the spotlight.

  • Dining

    You’ll need multiple trips to adequately explore the fun food and drinks at Red Rock's new restaurant.

  • Nightlife

    "I find most promoters and VIP hosts are professional and courteous—and I’m no bottle customer."

  • Dining

    The old-school snack is back, at least for a little while.

  • A&E

    The crowd felt restrained, as if holding out for a moment to really let loose. For some, it never came.

  • As We See It

    Somehow, among giants like the Linq, High Roller and Cromwell, this little slice of strange still belongs.

  • As We See It

    Ever notice that drivers can’t access the parking lot from the welcome side? Yeah.

  • A&E

    Also, a Phish pre-sale and an EDM bash at Brooklyn Bowl.

  • Music

    Ronald Corso and Downtown Project have partnered for the multi-faceted new music project.

  • A&E

    The space where Little Buddha once thrived finally gets filled.