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May 31, 2016

Laughlin - Restaurants Inspections for May 2016

Southern Nevada Health District - May 2016 Inspections in Laughlin, NV

The Saltgrass Steakhouse, located in the Golden Nugget Laughlin won "Best Steak" in the 2015 and 2016 Best of Laughlin awards.  The popular restaurant was also named Best Overall restaurant in 2015.

Inspections in May were not so good for the Saltgrass Steakhouse. 



On May 19, 2016 - Three inspections were posted for the Saltgrass, for various parts of the facility.

Saltgrass Steakhouse 
-Received 17 demerits and a grade of "B". Violation/demerits included those
for hand washing, protection of food from contamination, and pest control.  See the data below from the SNHD website.  Previous inspections showed all A grades going back to 2010. 



Violations on May 19, 2016



Inspection history at the Saltgrass Steakhouse



Saltgrass Kitchen / Bulk
-Received 34 demerits and a grade of "C".  Establishments that get more than 40 demerits are
routinely closed by the SNHD until problems are corrected and a re-inspection is passed.
Violation/demerits included those for proper hand washing, protection of food from contamination, pest control, and proper hand washing facilities. 



Violations on May 19, 2016




Saltgrass Steakhouse Bakery
-Received 17 demerits and a grade of "B".  Violation/demerits included those for PHF/TCS's properly cooled, effective pest control, handwashing facilities, and Kitchen/FCS equipment.




Violations on May 19, 2016






Other restaurants that received current inspections in Laughlin during the month of May received "A" grades.  See list below:





***Be sure to read the information at the end of this article about how the inspection process reporting works.


When re-inspections are posted on the Southern Nevada Health District website we will share them and update this article.   If any of the establishments contact us and want to comment, we will share those as well.     The SNHD website is   southernevadahealthdistrict.org 



The SNHD also has an APP where you can check recent inspections.  This is not as robust as the website but is a nice, quick way to check the latest inspection results for an establishment you may planning to dine at.  Remember though, inspection results are not posted in real time.  You can look for the most recent Grade on the certificate posted at the restaurant (as required). 


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*** About the SNHD inspection process:  An "A" grade is the top grade an establishment can receive.  Generally if any grade less than an A is received the restaurant can and does have a re-inspection shortly thereafter after correcting any violations.  Keep in mind there is a lag time between when the inspections are performed and
when they appear on the Southern Nevada Health District Website.  A restaurant may have been inspected or re-inspected (in the case of a low grade) since the data was posted.  When a re-inspection is done the list of violations/demerits from the prior low grade is no longer view-able.


*All content in this blog post are presented for informational purposes only and uses data taken from the Southern Nevada Health District website.   We received no compensation from the properties or restaurants in this blog post and are not in any way affiliated with them.  

May 28, 2016

Laughlin Visitor Numbers up for April 2016

Laughlin, Nevada

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority reported that visitor volume to Laughlin for April was up 5.9% (compared to April of 2015).


  
Laughlin April visitor volume was up 5.9 percent to 171,516 people.

Occupancy rates were up 4 percentage points 69.4 percent in Laughlin.

The average daily room rate was up 3.9 percent to $54.15 in Laughlin.

Source: http://www.lvcva.com/stats-and-facts/visitor-statistics/


For 2016, by month, the number of visitors were:

April  2016:       171,516    +5.9%       compared to April of 2015
March 2016:      176,338    +1.3%       compared to March of 2015
February 2016:  157,426    +3.4%       compared to February of 2015
January 2016:    139,869    -5.5%        compared to January of 2015



April was also the month of the annual Laughlin River Run Bike Rally









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May 22, 2016

Kid Rock - Laughlin, Nevada

May 21, 2016

Kid Rock at the Laughlin Event Center
Laughlin, NV

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Kid Rock with Shannon Curfman performing "Picture" 


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May 6, 2016

Claim Jumper at Golden Nugget Laughlin

Laughlin, Nevada

Claim Jumper
Golden Nugget Laughlin
Restaurant Review




We visited Claim Jumper at the Golden Nugget in Laughlin, NV during the annual River Run bike rally.  Even though they were very busy we were seated fairly promptly.   Service was excellent, which was a bit surprising since the place was packed.

Everything ordered by our party was very good.   The Lemon Pepper Zucchini was delicious. It was a very big order, easily shareable by many people, and was lightly battered.   The Chicken Pot Pie is one of the best items on the menu.  The fish and chips, and chicken tenderloins were also very good.


One member of our group ordered the massive WidowMaker burger. This was a large burger topped with smoked bacon, avocado, battered onion rings, avocado, cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, mayo and red relish (for 12.99, which includes choice of slaw, fries, or fresh frunit).  They could only eat 1/2 of it.


Both the Fish and Chips and Chicken Pot Pie are also on the Early Bird menu (1-6pm daily).  We were unaware of this. When we ordered our server told us about it and that saved us a few dollars on each dish.    This early bird menu is available to seniors all day and includes several other items to choose from.

Claim Jumper is part of the Landry's group of restaurants.  If you get a Landry's Select Club card some of the benefits include a Birthday credit, accumulation of points toward future purchases, and priority seating.  This is good at all Landry's restaurants, which include the Saltgrass Steakhouse and Bubba Gump's in the Golden Nugget Laughlin.



Comp Points earned on the Golden Nugget 24 Karat Players Club can also be used to pay for purchases at these Golden Nugget restaurants in Laughlin.

See the full Claim Jumper menu for Golden Nugget Laughin here.

This was only our 3rd visit to the Claim Jumper but we enjoyed it.  Good, attentive, friendly service and very good food and nice prices.

Not surprisingly, the Claim Jumper at the Golden Nugget just recently won Best Cafe/Diner in the Laughlin Buzz 2016 Best of Laughlin Awards.

The Claim Jumper hours listed on their website as of this article are:
  • Sunday - Thursday 6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
  • Friday & Saturday 6:00 a.m. - Midnight.

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May 5, 2016

Laughlin Gaming Revenue Down for March of 2016

Laughlin, NV


Overall for the state, Nevada gaming revenue was down 3% for March of 2016 (compared to the same period last year).  The Nevada Gaming Control Board reported Nevada Casinos won $922 million in March.

Of local interest, in Laughlin, NV, gaming revenue was down 1.82% to $48,463,205 compared to $49,360,785 for the same period in March of 2015.

Elsewhere in the state:
Las Vegas Strip                    Down -3.95%    to $487 million
Downtown Las Vegas          Down -4.19%
North Las Vegas                  Down -8.78%
Laughlin                             Down -1.82% 
Boulder Strip                       Down -7.47%
Mesquite                              Down -1.45%

For the fiscal year to date  (7/1/15 to 3/31/16)  Laughlin is up slightly by 0.81% 
$352,773,039 compared to $349,933,717 for the previous period/fiscal year


Date source and numbers from the Nevada Gaming Control Board at:
 http://gaming.nv.gov/modules/showdocument.aspx?documentid=11123










 
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May 4, 2016

Laughlin Visitor Numbers Flat for 1st Quarter of 2016

Laughlin, NV




Laughlin Visitation Statistics from the LVCVA (Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority) showed that overall visitation for January-March of 2016 was down slightly by 0.1%

By month, the number of visitors were:

March 2016:         176,338    +1.3%  compared to March of 2015
February 2016: 157,426    +3.4%  compared to February of 2015
January 2016:    139,869    -5.5%   compared to January of 2015



At the Laughlin-Bullhead Airport, so far in 2016 for the months of January-March, the total passengers count is 63,687. This is a 5.7% drop when compared to the same period in 2015.








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May 3, 2016

Laughlin River Run 2016 - Attendance & Police Reports

Laughlin




The Laughlin River Run completed with no major incidents reported.  Registered attendance was about the same as last year, 35,000.   This does not include people or bikers who joined the rally and did not register with the official promoter (a $25 registration fee, which included entry into various events, etc.).


LVMPD reported the following statistics:

There was a 62% increase in the number of arrests and a 181% increase in the number of traffic citations.

56 arrests, of which there were:
8 were felony violations,
1 gross misdemeanor,
47 misdemeanors.
0 Motorcycle thefts

9 of those arrests were for DUI

551 Traffic Citations    




The Bullhead City Police reported:

A 55% increase in arrests which were:

  • 34 arrests
  • 40 traffic citations      
  • Of which there were: 3 DUI's, 3 Narcotics Arrests



From our personal experience from visiting the Casino drive over the 4 days, we felt-
  • There were bigger crowds. From our perspective at least, it seemed to be more of a weekend biker or non-biker crowd than a traditional biker crowd.  
  • There seemed to be more Vendors, with less parking space in the Casino lots. 
  • More children, which we feel shouldn't be permitted in the areas where alcohol is being sold.
  • Overall, in spite of or perhaps due to the higher arrests and citations, it seemed to be an overall safe and well run event. 
Is the annual Laughlin River Run becoming more of a higher priced event and less of a traditional Bike Rally?  We aren't sure but that was the feel we came away with.

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Apr 25, 2016

Laughlin River Run 2016 - Custom Bike Show

Laughlin, NV

34th Annual Laughlin River Run

2014 Custom Bike Show - Best In Show Winner 

Custom Bike Show
Saturday, April 30, 2016



Location:
Center Circle - Colorado Belle adjacent to main entrance and the Loading Dock Restaurant.

Registration is from 8am-10am  (see more details at laughlinriverrun.com)

Judging and Public Viewing is from 11am-3pm

Awards Ceremony is at 3pm


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Laughlin River Run 2016 - Ink Mayhem Tattoo Convention

Laughlin, NV

9th annual Ink Mayhem 

After years of holding the Ink Mayhem Tattoo Convention at the River Palms/Laughlin River Lodge, this year it has moved to the Colorado Belle on the D Deck (upstairs).  The convention is put on by *Dermal Knowledge Productions.


Ink mayhem will have a variety of attractions. Performers and entertainment additionally but not limited to: Live tattooing, art fusion, Daily tattoo contests, indoor vendor areas, tattoo hostesses, Tattooed biker babe contest, and celebrity artists.
There are some really great artists lined up for you this year, new and returning favorites. This show offers world renowned award winning artists, including the infamous duo Rick Walters and Catfish Carl. 
 Ink Mayhem runs from April 27th through April 30th.    In addition to the tattoo artists, there are many other events going on.   The schedule is:


Each day there will also be Tattoo Contests




Hours:  Noon to Midnight, each day



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Apr 24, 2016

LEDC Leadership Speakers Forum Series

Laughlin, NV
LEDC Leadership Speakers Forum Series


Roberson, Hardy at LEDC
LAUGHLIN — Michael Roberson, Republican candidate for U.S. Congress District 3, will address the Laughlin Economic Development Corporation on Friday, April 29, 4 to 6 p.m. Roberson currently represents District 20 in the Nevada Legislature and is the majority leader of the State Senate.
Joining Roberson will be Joe Hardy, State Senator District 12, which includes Laughlin.
The LEDC Leadership Forum will be held in the Glady Laughlin Christian Education Center at Laughlin Community Church, 2910 Needles Highway.
This event is open to the public.

Source:  Laughlin Times
http://www.mohavedailynews.com/laughlin_times/laughlin-in-brief/article_2bd7584e-067c-11e6-80fd-1f2e65e3a69f.html