Vital Vegas Podcast, Ep. 130: Superfrico, Banachek, Pleasure Orb and More

In this installment of the Vital Vegas Podcast, we’re so far up into the business of Las Vegas, we
may need the Jaws of Life to extricate ourself.

Vital Vegas Podcast
It’s like a spoken word festival, but without all the yawning.

For starters, we chat with Banachek, star of a new mentalism show at The Strat.

Fair warning: Just reading Banachek’s name, he knows your phone number, date of birth and bra size.

Banachek is a psychic who doesn’t believe in psychics. Our kind of people.

Next up, it’s an in-depth interview with Ross Mollison, the demented genius behind “Absinthe,”
“Atomic Saloon,” “Opium” and a new restaurant at Cosmopolitan, Superfrico.

Mollison wastes no time letting is know we need to stop referring to this new dining offering as a “supper club,” and provides insights into what guests can expect at this replacement for the
former Rose.Rabbit.Lie.

Ross Mollison
It’s Ross Mollison’s world, we just live in it.

Of course, we’re your boots on the ground for all things Vegas, and share a cavalcade of exclusive news, including the name of a new Cirque show being developed for New York-New York (“Mad Apple”), the tentative opening timeline for Palms (early 2021), what’s new at Fontainebleau (contractor named), how much Thunder From Under dancers make ($150 a show) and how many times the Shelby Mustang has been won at Four Queens (three).

Parentheticals are such jerks, what with the surprise-ruining.

Palms San Manuel
Expect the sale to close in November 2021.

As usual, there’s a metric ass-ton of Las Vegas news, including items about the Vegas Knight Hawks, the Luxor buffet reopening (Sep. 1), a $1.1 million progressive win at Golden Nugget, the end of our reign as the town with the tallest observation wheel, events requiring vaccinations to attend, the Tix4Tonight bankruptcy, Lada Gaga’s return and other goodies to keep you in the Vegas loop. Which is actually a thing now, Elonwise.

The “Listicle of the Week” is “12 Things You Didn’t Know About the MSG Sphere,” the new entertainment venue we loving refer to as the Pleasure Orb.

MSG Sphere
You knew we’d get around to a Sphere listicle.

We drink. We ramble. We pontificate. We mainsplain. Or as we like to call it, Monday.

It’s all the Vegas you need to escape the banality of everyday life and avoid spending time with your in-laws.

Stuff some Vegas in your earholes!