Vital Vegas Podcast, Ep. 51: Palm Restaurant, “X Burlesque” and, Yes, We Went to a Dayclub

We’re back and more rambly than ever!

In this week’s episode, we chat with Larry Close, General Manager of Palm Restaurant. Palm restaurant at the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace was recently renovated, and is not to be confused with Palms resort or Palm Mortuary. Don’t laugh, they get that a lot.

Palm restaurant chicken parm

Palm restaurant is home to one of the best chicken parms in Las Vegas and, thus, the world.

Also on the show, we share our enlightening experience at Drai’s Beachclub. No, you’re not being punked. We actually went to a dayclub. Voluntarily, for the most part.

Our further adventures include checking out the expanded footprint at the Neon Museum, celebrating the 15th anniversary of “X Burlesque” (see below) and a stay at Flamingo.

X Burlesque

What, we were going to show you a neon sign when we could share side boob?

In this week’s perfunctory Las Vegas news round-up, we’ve got the latest about the man suing Planet Hollywood for being startled by a mannequin, Resorts World, free downtown shuttles, restaurants opening and closing, Wynn Paradise Park, changes at the World Series of Poker and some thoughts about the guy who jumped into the safety net at the High Roller Ferris wheel.

Wynn Golf Club

We hope you’re not emotionally attached to the Wynn Golf Club, because it’s being swapped out for a water park.

You won’t want to miss our “Listicle of the Week,” as it features Las Vegas things we’d like to have in our house.

We’ve also got a ton of suggestions from Twitter about how to change up your luck in a Las Vegas casino.

It’s so much Las Vegas, you’ll need to loosen your belt a little. Take a listen.

25 thoughts on “Vital Vegas Podcast, Ep. 51: Palm Restaurant, “X Burlesque” and, Yes, We Went to a Dayclub

  1. RustyHammer

    These new restaurants that are opening had better serve casserole or I’m not wasting my time with them. Deep dish, flatbread, I don’t care. Dammit Jim, we want casserole.

  2. Funkhouser

    Ugh, being a Chicagoan who grew up on deep dish I am sooo tired of people west of Mississippi giving their Pizza opinion, on what Pizza should be. Take a trip to Gino’s East in Chicago Scott, otherwise shut yo Pie Hole! Scott resents Giordano’s calling what they serve as Pizza, like I resent him calling what he posts here a Podcast.

    1. RustyHammer

      The sweet irony is that the pizza is crust, sauce and cheese. The morons who like to call deep dish pizza a casserole have never had a casserole, clearly. No casserole I’ve ever had was served with a crust, and no definition I’ve seen ever seen suggests that a casserole includes a crust. You want a crust with your casserole, then you’re eating a pot pie.

      The photo of Scott’s deep dish pizza didn’t look appetizing. Off night? Lazy cook? Poor training? Who’s to know. Deep dish ain’t for everyone, but there are better representations than what was served to Scott that night, based upon the photo.

      To say sauce, cheese and a crust isn’t pizza is foolish. But as long as one moron reading this blog (I’ve never heard of this blog being referred to as a podcast) wants to insist deep dish pizza is a casserole, then I’ll gladly refer to that overrated crap at Pizza Rock as a flatbread casserole.

      1. Funkhouser

        Hey Rusty, the title of the post your commenting on is ‘Vital Vegas Podcast, Ep. 51: Palm Restaurant, “X Burlesque” and, Yes, We Went to a Dayclub’. So I am gonna say Scott uses Blog / Podcast interchangeably here. My comment was directed at his podcast comments, I already read the Giordano’s drudging Scott delivered. Granted their stuff is mediocre, but non representative of all the great deep dish ‘style’ pizza coming out of Chicago.

    2. LasVegasJunkie

      I’ve been to Gino’s and thats deffinitely not pizza… its an open faced cheese sandwich

    3. Scott Roeben

      Appreciate the sentiments and passion, but can’t help on the whole shutting my pie hole thing (nice pun, btw), as that’s the whole point of blogging and podcasting. Oh, and agree with your review of the podcast, so we agree about more than we disagree.

          1. LasVegasJunkie

            I 110% agree. Besides, I grew out of the “Cheese Sandwich” phase at about 13 years old. My 2 year old cheese sandwich aficionado son would love that cheesy gooey mess of a sandwich they attempt to pass as pizza…. Suck it Gino’s!

          2. RustyHammer

            You must be the worst cook ever. I’ve never had a cheese sandwich with pizza sauce, or open faced. I feel sorry for your son.

          3. RustyHammer

            No need. I wasn’t served shit on a shingle like your child. My mom was a great cook.

      1. Funkhouser

        Scott I’ll make you a deal. I ship you a delicious pre-packed Gino’s East or Impellizzeri’s deep dish pie you can pop in the oven, and in 15 mins savor all it’s Chicago Style goodness. It will be enough to flash pappy back to his pleasureful gold mining days when he was laying timber in all those Las Vegas mineshafts. Then you can recant you filthy pie hole lies. 🙂

        1. Scott Roeben

          Thank you for the offer. A listener actually did that. A great version of whatever those are (not pizza). Again, I’m not saying this style of food isn’t something people could like. I just don’t think it should be called pizza. I think we should all agree to disagree and go back to having real pizza at Pizza Rock. “)

          1. RustyHammer

            By your definition nothing is pizza. Pizza doesn’t exist. Pizza Rock is overrated flatbread casserole. Fact.

    4. EnuffBull

      I still love Gino’s East, being my first authentic Chicago deep dish on my first authentic Chicago trip 30 authentic years ago. Subsequent trips proved the crust was just a little too biscuit-y for my deep dish tastes, but still bounce between Gino’s to Giordano’s Pizza every time I’m there (a few visits each year).

      Deep dish is making love with a goddess; flat hand-tossed is every-day masturbation with the familiar.

      However, Pizza Rock and Hidden Pizza WILL be my stops in Vegas this summer!!

      1. RustyHammer

        Deep dish is making love with a goddess; flat hand-tossed is every-day masturbation with the familiar.

        Bingo bango bongo!

        Scott is a big fan of hand-tossed, it seems.

  3. Bouldersteve

    Another good podcast but if you want the millenials to listen you need to shorten it. 93 minutes is to much to ask of a generation with ADD.


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