Mark’s Top 5 Shows: #4 Blue Man Group

The Blue Man Group is probably most known for their blue body paint and making music with PVC pipes. They have resident shows in Boston, Chicago, New York, Orlando and Las Vegas as well as a touring show. The basic concept of these shows is the same, so if you have seen one of their shows you have a general idea of what to expect with the Las Vegas show.  If you are not familiar with the Blue Man Group I’d suggest checking out the DVD of their 2008 tour How To Be A Megastar Live! or visiting their YouTube pageContinue reading Mark’s Top 5 Shows: #4 Blue Man Group

Mark’s Top 5 Shows: #5 Legends In Concert

I’m starting a new series, similar to my Mark’s Top 5 Rooms series.
This one is for resident production shows.
Coming in at Number 5 on my list is Legends In Concert at the Flamingo.

I don’t usually like tribute or impressionist shows. Legends In Concert is the exception to that rule. I think the fact that it has switched venues, but not gone away is another testament to how good the show is.  The performers and live backing band do a great job. There is no lip-syncing or air guitar here. I was really impressed by the Michael Jackson and Elvis impersonators.   Continue reading Mark’s Top 5 Shows: #5 Legends In Concert

Venetian and Palazzo add new twist to their Resort Fees

The Venetian and Palazzo have increased their resort fees to $25 per night. In a new twist, though, they are allowing guests to decline the resort fee and then pay for things a la carte if they end up wanting to take advantage of the amenities the resort fee would have covered.
Their resort fee includes fitness center access, Internet access, boarding pass printing, unlimited local and toll-free calls, a newspaper and drink coupons.  Since the only thing of real value there is the Internet access, I think they will find that a lot of informed patrons will be declining the resort fee and only paying for Internet access as they need it. Note that the resort fee will automatically be applied to your room unless you decline it during the check in process.

Here is a link to VegasINC’s article about the changes.

The Estiatorio Milos lunch special

2015 Update: The price has been raised to $25.15. It is still a good meal at that price.

Estiatorio Milos at the Cosmopolitan has a $20.13 lunch special that I consider to be one of the best deals around. Estiatorio Milos is a Greek restaurant, specializing in seafood. It is located on the 3rd floor. It is easy to miss since it is located behind the escalators and next to the P3 Studio.  You can dine inside or enjoy a the fresh air and a great view of the Strip from their terrace.

The lunch menu is a prix fixe menu for $20.13 with your choice of 1 appetizer, 1 main course and 1 dessert. Continue reading The Estiatorio Milos lunch special