clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Downtown Grand's New Chief on The Resort's Marketing Issues

Plus what goes into a meal at the Clark County Detention Center and Melody Sweets' tips on seducing at dinner.

Pizza Rock
Pizza Rock
Chelsea McManus

New Downtown Grand CEO Jim Simms thinks he has a marketing issue at the resort that opened in November 2013. “What we’re guilty of is not standing on the mountaintop and screaming what a great product we have. When people check into the hotel, see it and go to our restaurants, whether it’s Triple George or Pizza Rock, it’s a great price value they are getting. We’ve got to let people know about that.”

What goes into a prisoner’s meal? The Clark County Detention Center serves up 9,000 of them a day at 2,800 calories. Of those, 750 speciality meals are kosher, halal or vegetarian. “Each meal costs Clark County 94 cents.”

Expect a lot of footsie under the table and Sharon Stone Basic Instinct moves after people read burlesque babe Melody Sweets’ tips on seducing a lover during dinner. The Green Goddess of Absinthe at Caesars Palace also recommends spilling wine on his lap and blotting it up, then planting a kiss on him and if it’s good, inviting him home.

Sign up for the newsletter Sign up for the Eater Las Vegas newsletter

The freshest news from the local food world