Our Favorite Vegas Spots During NAB
By Justin Gelske on Mar 28, 2019 2:07:00 PM
NAB is just around the corner, and let's be honest, what some of us are really looking forward to is a chance to take in all that Vegas has to offer! It's a long show, and you've earned it...get out there and try some of these top restaurants and attractions as recommended by our staff here at the Telos Alliance.
Angi Roberson Takes It to New Heights (Literally)
Jim Armstrong Lives Like a Local
Pizza Rock (pictured right) – Cool Pizza Place in Old Downtown Vegas.
Lindo Michoacán – Local Mexican restaurant that is cheap, legit, and makes table-side guacamole.
Off Campus – Don’t get much time to do fun stuff away from the show. But usually get to Freemont Street every year. Maybe get to go to a show, if I am lucky. Good Shows can be anywhere. I saw “Absinthe” a couple years ago and never laughed so hard. It was outside of Caesars in a tent. Unassuming shows in random locations are usually something not to overlook.
Martin Dyster Pulls Out All the Stops
Our VP of Business Development - TV, says "One of the problems with Vegas is that as soon as you get to like somewhere, it gets shut down and replaced with something else, but here goes..."
Firefly Tapas Kitchen and Bar – Off-strip place with outdoor seating, good food and excellent margaritas. It is sensibly priced and has a nice vibe too it. Plus, you get small plate orders to share and can order more if you need it at any time.
Hofbräuhaus – It’s just like the one in Cleveland, except it’s in Vegas! Entrees are enormous and so are the beers. Unlike Cleveland, they will spank you with a wooden paddle if you ask nicely (I have video). Greg Shay will be there one night, and so will I! We usually get a crowd together one night during the show.
Cabo Wabo Cantina (pictured right) – Sammy Hagar’s place on the strip outside Planet Hollywood Hotel. It’s basic stuff but has great outdoor seating to watch the crazies go by. Music is good if you like to rock!
Mon Ami Gabi – Great French place inside Paris Hotel if you’ve got important customers. Not super expensive but not cheap either.
Yard House – Beer and eats just off the strip near the Flamingo and Harrah’s. It’s good value for Las Vegas with a large selection of drinks and food.
Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab – Another one to take customers or to suggest if someone else is paying! It’s in the Caesars Palace Forum Shops right at the end near the exit by the Mirage.
The Capital Grille – On the outside of Fashion Show Mall, this is another place where you take clients or get someone else to pay! Great place with private dining rooms if you need a place to talk business.
Peppermill Fireside Lounge – An institution in Las Vegas. One of the old Vegas eating places with decent food, but you go for the atmosphere not the cuisine.
Frankie’s Tiki Room – It’s off the strip in a slightly seedy neighborhood. There is no natural light, no clock, it’s open 24/7/365 has a zillion rum cocktails and doesn’t serve food! What’s not to love?
Fremont Street (pictured right) – Old Las Vegas, the place where every band goes to shoot their cool music videos, and everything is cheaper and a little sleazy. If you see nothing else of Vegas beyond the NAB and the Hotel, see Fremont Street. It’s where old Las Vegas is still alive and kicking.
Off Campus – If through some fluke of luck, you get any time off during the trip or you are staying an extra day (or flying late Friday), check out The Mob Museum. This place is great. Book ahead and sign up for the Crime Lab and Firearms Training Exhibits.
Larry Deeds Brings Out the "Foodie" in You
Senior Director of Enterprise Sales, the Americas, says "If you’re a “foodie” and/or like watching the Food Network shows, these places are musts!"
Jaleo in Cosmo Hotel – Spanish tapas-style restaurant from José Andres, of which he’s got about five of them in the USA. Probably the single closest thing to eating in Spain you’ll find in a major restaurant anywhere outside of Madrid! And my wife and I did a guided “tapas crawl” in Madrid a few years back, so I have a half an idea what I’m talking about here!
Scarpetta in Cosmo Hotel (pictured right) – If you’ve ever watched “Chopped,” Scott Conant is one of the regular judges and he’s kind of the “Pasta Nazi” on the show! If you’re gonna serve pasta on that show, you damn well better make sure you cook it properly! And I will say, Scarpetta does pasta pretty much perfectly!
Mesa Grill in Caesar’s Palace – Bobby Flay, another Food Network celeb, has this great southwest place in Caesar’s. Pricey, but worth every penny!
For Jayson Tomlin, Mr. "There's Only One Place to Go"
That pretty much says it all from our Strategic Marketing Director.
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