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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Sunday, February 5, 2006

San Remo 'Hooterized' in Las Vegas

By Anthony Curtis

Hooters Hotel-Casino, formerly the San Remo, reopened last week. The resort has been "Hooterized" throughout, from the tin ceilings and cedar decor to the 200 renowned Hooters girls employed as hostesses, waitresses, bartenders and dealers. Dining options include Hooters Restaurant, the Bait Shoppe sushi bar, Dan Marino's Fine Food and Spirits, a 24-hour coffee shop (with buffet), and a snack bar in the sports book. There's also the "13" Martini Bar with an eight-piece band; Casino Center Stage, with a four-piece band; and Porch Dogs, an indoor-outdoor Caribbean-themed club with dueling guitars and pianos. Hooters also is opening a salon, spa and health club, along with a Calendar Girl Party Pit in the casino.

STACK: The Mirage's new restaurant fashions appetizers out of American standards mini steak sandwiches, mini hot dogs, tater tots by adding gourmet embellishments like Kobe chili on the dogs. Most run in the $10 to $15 range. Stack also serves complete dinners.

PIGS PANNED: Chinny Chin Chins, a proposed slot machine, was rejected by Nevada regulators. Based on the tale of the "Three Little Pigs," it violated rules prohibiting machines that might induce children to gamble.

For information about Las Vegas shows, buffets, coupons and deals, see www.LasVegasAdvisor.com.

Reach Anthony Curtis at (unknown address).