Finding Raw Meat Downtown
Started by NeverJustJ on Monday, 24th September 2012 12:46 am
New suites at Golden Gate! They look pretty nice to me...but I have a question...
Where does one acquire raw meat to grill in downtown Las Vegas? Can you call room service and have it sent up? Maybe with some K-cups of au jus and bearnaise you can make with your Keurig machine in the "kitchen?"
I would be hesitant to call my casino host and ask for raw meat to be sent to my room...wouldn't you? So many things could go wrong...
Last response by NeverJustJ 27th September 9:19pm
Dave702 responded on Monday, 24th September 2012
That was my first question when I saw the grill (it's a pretty nice one and has not been used yet, or is way cleaner than my grill). I didn't get a straight answer, but got the impression that someone would come up from the kitchen and cook them for you. It's entirely possible that they don't really know how it'll happen.
I will say that it's a pretty cool suite.
If you were bringing it in yourself, I guess you'd just find the nearest supermarket. But given that the suite's reserved for high rollers (which at the GG means anywhere from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars/hand), my best guess is that they'll give you whatever you want.
vespajet replied on Monday, 24th September 2012
I figured that they would acquire the steaks or whatever meat you wish to grill for you. They probably have a meat supplier they could call (Assuming that they don't get their meet through their food service provider. Even then, said provider may own a specialty meat purveyor. For example, Sysco owns Desert Meats in Las Vegas.) and get what you wanted.
Then again, there are places within walking distance that have really good steaks. If I'm on vacation in Las Vegas, grilling my own steaks is definitely not on the list of things I'd want to do. Even if the hotel provides someone to do that, I still prefer the ambiance of a steakhouse.
NeverJustJ responded on Monday, 24th September 2012
Dave702: Have you seen the suite in person? Is that terrace as stark as it seems? Tan walls, grey-ish tile floor...the rest of the space is quite well done but the photo of the terrace makes it look like the design inspiration was a gas station men's room.
vespajet: I agree...there are destinations where I might be really up for grilling my own dinner--a beach house, a cabin on a lake, even Palm Springs maybe but in Las Vegas I'm going out for dinner.
Dave702 replied on Monday, 24th September 2012
I have seen the suite--well, one of the two, but I assume they're not so different. It is kind of stark in an outdoors Southern Nevada way (the patio, not the suite) and it's not as spacious as the MGM Grand Patio Suite (or whatever it's called). I think the harshness of the outdoor environment kept them from going all out on the outdoor finishes.
It's a really nice suite--I really liked the design, which was unpretentious but fun. I'd see the grill as more of a party amenity than something you'd use to make yourself dinner. I'm sure that whoever gets into the suite will have an RFB (as of the tour, you can't pay cash for it, it's strictly for high-limit players), so they'll cook you whatever you want.
The way I think of it, is that if you're staying in that suite, you're either the #1 or #2 gambler in the property that night. Take from that what you will.
sandyastrogl1de responded on Monday, 24th September 2012
They houd've installed these grills at the Cosmopolitan, that place is always a sausagefest.
Dave702 responded on Thursday, 27th September 2012
After chatting here, I went to the Golden Gate folks and got the definitive answer: http://vegasseven.com/blogs/dtlv/2012/09/27/searching-downtown-meat
NeverJustJ replied on Thursday, 27th September 2012
Thanks for the follow up, Dr. Dave! Great information!