So you want to be a rock star?
Keep practicing your guitar riffs and in the meantime, get treated like a rock star at Hard Rock Cafe on the Las Vegas Strip.
There are few things better than jamming out to classic rock 'n' roll and studying iconic musical memorabilia. But, if you get to chomp on a chicken wing while gawking over Madonna's bustier, all the better.
Speaking of food, enjoy scrumptious ribs, juicy burgers and a variety of specialty drinks including smoothies and exotic martinis--for the rock star in you.
The appetizer platter can serve at least two people and includes potato skins, taquitos, chicken tenders, onion rings and wings.
The main courses include several beef options including a grilled sirloin and a steak sandwich. The fajitas are served sizzling hot with flour tortillas and include your choice of meat or shrimp. You can also get a combination of chicken, beef and shrimp.
But, for the technologically-advanced side, there are plenty of interactive screens to get your french fry-greasy hands on. The Hard Rock offers guests a way to access a catalogue of over 1,300 items from Hard Rock restaurants around the world. While at your booth, explore the flat panel screens that let you vote on the next song you would like to hear, look up memorabilia and even check out the items available for purchase on the first level.
The seven Microsoft Surface touch-screens throughout the restaurant let guests play games, solve puzzles and take quizzes. The system also lets guests look up information on other Hard Rock's like those famous pins and locations on a map. One impressive feature of this Hard Rock is the Rock Wall, an interactive 18-foot by 4-foot screen on the main wall of the second floor. It lets you look up information while you're waiting for your table.
If you go to the Hard Rock Cafe, make sure you visit the third floor where a 1,000-seat concert venue will host musicians like Chris Cornell and Micky Free. Don't worry, there's a full bar and plenty of seating up there too. There is also outdoor seating available on the upper-level patios with breathtaking views of the Las Vegas Strip.
This is in addition to the in-house memorabilia, like Frank Sinatra's clown painting, Elvis Presley's wedding photo and MC Hammer's baggy pants.
With so much to do and see at the Hard Rock, you won't be bored.
-- By Nikki Neu