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mac78130 posted:
"@hobgoblin7777 not sure if you're on twitter I tend to tweet surprises.. like their buffet https://twitter.com/SenorAnthony/status/493931520520765440..."
» Even More SLS Interior Signage...
hobgoblin7777 posted:
"I'm curious to see what their buffet is like. Based on reviews of the LA properties a lot of the stuff in there doesn't sound super special. Hopefully the buffet is a nice surprise and something a bit different...."
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baboran posted:
"Superb article. I am happy to learn the EWC has improved/ it need to! Chuck is spot on. The Encore casino was beautiful and alluring. When I was there 2 years ago it was nothing but a staging area for Surrender. There were virtually no gamblers there. Steve Wynn did many fantastic things in his life. I personally think some of his political views are spot on. But it is irrelevant...."
» Wynn and Encore: Paradise Regained ...
socalduck posted:
"Wow, have not seen an article in VT get this many comments since the infamous "Leonard" days. I'm happy to hear that Wynncore is getting its mojo back. Perhaps now that the novelty of Andrea is wearing off, he is spending more time tending to business. Hopefully this renaissance is not a brief interlude before he gets totally immersed/distracted in Cotai, MA, divorce proceedings with Andrea, etc...."
» Wynn and Encore: Paradise Regained ...
nodeuces posted:
"They had to do something combat the legendary Andiamo meatball. ..."
» Wynn and Encore: Paradise Regained ...
jerrydice posted:
"Love it, and love the prospects for a THEME for f**ks sake. I see someone noted that it looked like the casino from Oceans 13...my thoughts exactly. That, and the 4th pic, jogged my memory of the Macau casino in one of the recent Bond films...."
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jerrydice posted:
"Can't say much more than anyone else - beautiful article, and one that put a smile on my face 2,000 miles away from my favorite casinos in Las Vegas...."
» Wynn and Encore: Paradise Regained ...
mjeung posted:
"It is a beautiful place, and I've stayed there several times. However, my main interest is gaming, and it's just "too difficult" to make my money last in that place. I would only stay there again if I was taking a (female) guest who could appreciate the amenities and the scenery...."
» Wynn and Encore: Paradise Regained ...
motoman posted:
"@Malibugolfer, thanks for the reasoned & measured response. Yes, The Steve really rocked the boat with some very distracting decisions both personal and business. The timing was coincidental even if they were, at least theoretically, unrelated. Now, by all signs he's back (if he ever really left). As mikech says, it's a team effort and the CEO is a frontman. That's true anywhere. Point is, Wynn's focus seemed off during..."
» Wynn and Encore: Paradise Regained ...
StudiodeKadent posted:
"I actually think the Encore casino is the most beautiful that Wynn has designed yet. It is similar to Wynn Macau but better in many ways; it feels more open and less confusingly laid-out. It is of course much smaller but it is a gorgeous casino. Too bad the table minimums for good blackjack rules are $100 per hand and the comps are tight - take me back to Aria/Bellagio..."
» Wynn and Encore: Paradise Regained ...
levans posted:
"I agree with Chuck that the casino in Encore doesn't inspire you to gamble there. I wandered into it and got the impression it was an afterthought which I didn't get inside Wynn. Steve's politics to annoy me but not as much as Adelson's. My fondest memories of Encore remains watching workers staple the grass into the ground before the opening as the New Frontier was being demolished as soon..."
» Wynn and Encore: Paradise Regained ...
MinVegas posted:
"Steve Wynn's politics will be a deal breaker to some. I personally see him as like an attention-craving Adelson these days, and there's enough choices in town that I don't need to add to his fortune. But that's not going to be the case with everyone. I still like Paris, but think CET is practically an investor scandal waiting to erupt by this point. I think what you saw on VT..."
» Wynn and Encore: Paradise Regained ...
bwhitish posted:
"I am so happy. I only had one stay at the Wynn in 2009 and it was awesome. Even saw Mr. Wynn. My favorite place in Las Vegas...."
» Wynn and Encore: Paradise Regained ...
Malibugolfer posted:
"Chuck, thanks for your, as always, erudite explanation. I so totally agree with "Wynn / Encore had a culture breakdown when Steve and Elaine divorced, you could see the shift in the faces of staff and also the massive defection of high level executives - Elaine Wynn, Andrew Pascal, Victor Drai, Jen Dunne... even Roger Thomas "retired" for a while. The focus became lean and operations stagnated... he gave..."
» Wynn and Encore: Paradise Regained ...
LeoNYC posted:
"I hope one day EBC/Surrender becomes an extension of the Encore pool, maybe an Encore Tower pool. II still can't believe they had the balls to breakdown the most beautiful atrium Vegas had, the Encore atrium, to build that horrendous club...."
» Wynn and Encore: Paradise Regained ...
Chuckmonster posted:
"Malibugolfer - in response to your first statement, I went through and scanned all the 'Wynn' tagged articles in the news feed. Other than calling out weird mathematics in Wynn's offers and making fun of Nick Hissom, posts about Wynn / Encore have been almost exclusively positive over the last 16 months. Look for yourself. Regarding politics, any VT reader should know that our love or distaste of a..."
» Wynn and Encore: Paradise Regained ...
Malibugolfer posted:
"Very interesting to (finally) here some positives on VT about W/E. I too saw the change under MWS and discussed it at length with many staff members whom I have developed a relationship with over my 30+ Wynn stays. I am glad I never had to endure the ultimate insult that you did John with the sewage back-up. However, after many stays at Bellagio and Aria SS, I have come to..."
» Wynn and Encore: Paradise Regained ...
levans posted:
"So far this looks awful. When the shops go in it may look better but i doubt it...."
» Ballys Grand Bazaar Construction Update...
detroit1051 posted:
"Wonderful. You expressed so much better than I could my feelings on Wynn Las Vegas after almost seven years away. I'm still not sure about Popeye, however. Interesting comment about Maurice Wooden. I know nothing about him other than he was at Golden Nugget for some time...."
» Wynn and Encore: Paradise Regained ...
motoman posted:
"Correction: Second paragraph.... And there's something about your picture of Popeye -- the lighting or the way the golden areas match the Esplanade corridor & ceiling... amazingly it does not suck...."
» Wynn and Encore: Paradise Regained ...
8splitter posted:
"Very pleased to hear this as Encore is my favorite resort. Thanks for the update..."
» Wynn and Encore: Paradise Regained ...
motoman posted:
"JohnH, what an amazing piece. That first paragraph alone.... Something is definitely afoot. As minor as this example may seem: I went shopping for an Encore butterfly blouse (a request from home) and a gift shop employee led me to the appropriate section of the store, explaining that although they had butterfly prints, the logo now says "Wynn." She explained that "Mr. Wynn" had decided to focus on the Wynn "brand." This..."
» Wynn and Encore: Paradise Regained ...
Chuckmonster posted:
"^ an excellent point..."
» Wynn and Encore: Paradise Regained ...
SuperVegas posted:
"The return to glory should be most attributed to Maurice Wooden's rise to top dog. A longtime Wynn disciple, he has risen through the ranks and really understands both service and brand like few resort presidents before him. ..."
» Wynn and Encore: Paradise Regained ...
vespajet posted:
"The Bally's land has long been rumored to be where Caesars puts the Horseshoe. There were rumored plans of building a casino out front (where the Grand Bazaar is being built) and retaining the South Tower (Now Jubilee Tower) while tearing down the rest of the resort and building a new tower and other amenities. ..."
» Ballys Grand Bazaar Construction Update...
adztheman posted:
"Exactly how many shops are they going to be packing into this space? What happens if you have a lightning strike, or an electric short, that starts a fire? You've got a lot of stuff packed into a relatively small space---how are retailers supposed to stand out when they're on top of one another like this?..."
» Ballys Grand Bazaar Construction Update...
jinx73 posted:
"At least we won't have to worry about telling them to paint it, since crappy looking buildings will still look crappy looking once painted...."
» Ballys Grand Bazaar Construction Update...
Drake posted:
"^^Yeah, no doubt they have bigger development plans than this, once the economy comes around. A tower on that corner would be amazing, even in the hands of Caesars. ..."
» Ballys Grand Bazaar Construction Update...
stevecovington posted:
"I'm still convinced this a cheap "fix" until Caesars can sell another property to itself and develop that corner as the Jubilee Casino. At least that's my hope...."
» Ballys Grand Bazaar Construction Update...
Skywise posted:
"I think they should've let it meander... I mean, I *understand* why they took the people mover to the entrance out because then "people won't go into the shops" but... You've got a straight, unencumbered, path straight to the entrance. Why would I go to the shops?! (Geez Skywise, because you get hot and tired halfway there and have to stop into the air conditioning and while you're there..."
» Ballys Grand Bazaar Construction Update...
etm117 posted:
"I thought they would do the Best Buy thing and make the path to the front entrance meander through the shops. So "not as bad as I thought" is a compliment I guess......"
» Ballys Grand Bazaar Construction Update...
socalduck posted:
"Sort of looks like Wayne Newton from the back. ..."
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anawas posted:
"Please let there be kiosks in the middle of the main walkway to Bally's entrance! The Bally's Alley (TM) looks way too unencumbered and uncluttered right now. (Remember when that area featured tranquil fountains and benches? Yeah me neither.)..."
» Ballys Grand Bazaar Construction Update...
socalduck posted:
""...together we outdrank the house advantage." Brilliant...."
» Vegas Eats: DB Brasserie at Venetian (Scene 2)...
socalduck posted:
"So bad that it makes the changes at TI look good. Okay, that may be pushing it...."
» Ballys Grand Bazaar Construction Update...
vespajet posted:
"Cabanas for the homeless? ..."
» Ballys Grand Bazaar Construction Update...
PeteF posted:
"Are you sure they aren't a Public Storage franchisee and just haven't announced it yet?..."
» Ballys Grand Bazaar Construction Update...
adztheman posted:
"Look, anything is better on that particular piece of property than the skeleton that has stood there for several years now... Vegas needs a Next Big Thing...it hasn't has one in a while.. The Cosmo was, in reality, a failed condo development that its developers got stuck with...its a large building with a tiny casino and some cool rooms with balconies..but that's pretty much it... City Center was a nice idea, but its..."
» The Next Big Thing...
detroit1051 posted:
"Well, this review was a first (second, third and fourth). Excellent reviews by all with the bonus that it was also arousing...."
» Vegas Eats: DB Brasserie at Venetian (Scene 1)...
jinx73 posted:
"For those that have regular offers from the D that arrive by snail mail, as of today at least, if you call the October offers seem to be in the system...."
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jinx73 posted:
"The look on the face of the gentleman on the opposite side, confirms for me at least that you weren't the only ones aware of the 'show'..."
» Vegas Eats: DB Brasserie at Venetian (Scene 4 - Finale)...
jinx73 posted:
"I can appreciate that type of restaurant review !!..."
» Vegas Eats: DB Brasserie at Venetian (Scene 2)...
vespajet posted:
"@Donnymac66 Pinot Brasserie recently, and some speculate that DB Brasserie was the final nail in the coffin. ..."
» Vegas Eats: DB Brasserie at Venetian (Scene 4 - Finale)...
levans posted:
"As a wise man once said whatever floats your boat. Did they order anything or were they just there for the foreplay?..."
» Vegas Eats: DB Brasserie at Venetian (Scene 4 - Finale)...
saharalv posted:
"Excellent review, guys! The place looks nice, and that couple......"
» Vegas Eats: DB Brasserie at Venetian (Scene 4 - Finale)...
motoman posted:
"@levans, total non sequitur, but Wow! Sharkey's Machine! One of Burt's finest, his response to his buddy Clint's Dirty Harry. Now I'll have to look up the book. Bad guy: "Do you think I'll live... ... ... or die...?" Sharkey: "_Oh_you'll_die_all_right_...."..."
» The Next Big Thing...
donnymac66 posted:
"Make it 3 restaurants with Pinot Brasserie next door to DB..."
» Vegas Eats: DB Brasserie at Venetian (Scene 4 - Finale)...
donnymac66 posted:
"We ate there the night before 3VT10 and had a medeocre experience. I too loved DB at Wynn so will likely give it snother shot. Sounds like the roast chicken is in my future. I was looking forward to the short rib from Wynn but not on the menu..."
» Vegas Eats: DB Brasserie at Venetian (Scene 3)...
Okie21 posted:
"At first, I thought, "4 reviews of the same thing? This is going to be redundant." Then I remembered this was VT, and that I was stupid. Great job you guys. Hilarious...."
» Vegas Eats: DB Brasserie at Venetian (Scene 4 - Finale)...
HillBilly posted:
"That would make for an incredible episode of Engineering Disasters. You actually might have a shot of getting the History Channel to pick it up, just make an implication the construction crews were also aliens. ..."
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levans posted:
"The place made me think of the casino in the novel Sharkey's Machine. The movie didn't try to recreate the casino but i always wished it was part of the movie. My thought is that if it works we may see an actual upgrade of Circus Circus because it will really look shabby by the time Resorts opens. ..."
» The Next Big Thing...
RockChickX51 posted:
"Oooooo The Forbidden City Resorts World Hotel and Casino. If they were smart, they'd make that lantern thing a nightclub that slides up and down. People would pay out the ass (more than they do now) to get in that thing and party until the weight limit exceeded and it became an Asian verison of the Tower of Terror at Disney. Plummeting everyone down while the oontz music never stops...."
» The Next Big Thing...
RockChickX51 posted:
"I feel like this place is a non-Mexican cantina version of the Tatuado monstrostiy that Vince Neil has down at CircusCircus..."
» VegasEats: Guy Fieri's Vegas Kitchen & Bar at The Quad...
vespajet posted:
"No, the only paper cups allowed are origami ones. So swipe some odds sheets from one of the sports books and get folding........"
» News Brief's For July 18, 2014...
donnymac66 posted:
"Can I bring my own dixie cup?..."
» News Brief's For July 18, 2014...
JakeDAnders posted:
"It's an exciting project. It does, however, look a bit like the casino in Ocean's 13. Maybe that's just me. ..."
» The Next Big Thing...
StudiodeKadent posted:
"I have to admit I think that some of he Resorts World theming is a bit tacky... specifically the podium having all its scarlet pagoda stuff. It isn't necessary... the towers themselves and the lantern display the theme very well. I mean, I understand a desire to go back to more concrete themes rather than abstract styles, and I understand why some people think that minimalism and 'de-theming' suck. But..."
» The Next Big Thing...
jinx73 posted:
"I also love that they have a giant painted Paris baloon in the Gardens, see they do listen to VT...."
» The Next Big Thing...
jinx73 posted:
"agree with Blackjacker, sign me up and certaintly hoping Chuck is correct in this is the next big thing, can you imagine what the dopplegangers at Caesars and MGM do then? While it's unlikely to be anywhere near as potentially 'magnificent' it might bring some much needed 'kitsch' back to the strip. ..."
» The Next Big Thing...
RateVegas posted:
"I thought I was the one retiring from the show...."
» Vegas Gang #111: Downtown Grand, AC, Caesars, Linq, Quad and...
MeltYrselfDown posted:
"@bd9902 one and the same...."
» The Next Big Thing...
Dramman posted:
"Before we get misty eyed with Chinese New Year dreams, I think we need to keep in mind the theoretical target demo. To do this, put the shoe on the other foot. You are about 45, married, one kid. You own a small factory that makes break parts. While you are part of a supply chain, you know your parts ultimately go into the new Boeing 787, and are being..."
» The Next Big Thing...
8splitter posted:
"Drake hit the nail on the head. Look no further than the south strip (era when it was built) for inspiration -sphynx next to a castle, etc. in all their past cheesy themed glory. Then look at the front of present day TI. What an awful shame. I'm rooting for this project and hope it becomes a reality..."
» The Next Big Thing...
bd9902 posted:
"Is this the same Resorts World that built the casino at Aqueduct in Queens, NYC?..."
» The Next Big Thing...
Drake posted:
"Perfect. Why is it so hard for the suits to understand? People want to see spectacle architecture in Vegas that they won't see anywhere else, not dull-ass towers dripping with modern sophistication that you can see in any downtown metropolitan area. ..."
» The Next Big Thing...
levans posted:
"This place could be a game changer if it goes up as planned. ..."
» The Next Big Thing...
RobbieNomi posted:
"I have never been more hopeful for a project's success as I am with Resorts World. If this concept works, it might mean the end of an era of de-theming and re-blanding, and maybe even start a "de-Murrening" of current properties...."
» The Next Big Thing...
Toro66 posted:
"I love it! Its something interesting. All the de-themeing has not been to my liking, this will get me to make a special trip to Vegas when it opens!..."
» The Next Big Thing...
MeltYrselfDown posted:
"This is, like, so relevant to my interests. ..."
» The Next Big Thing...
vespajet posted:
"@bananahammock Construction is expected to start "later this year" with the first phase scheduled to open in 2016. http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2014/may/22/gaming-commission-oks-developer-4-billion-strip-ca/..."
» The Next Big Thing...
Blakjackkid posted:
"Cool! The gaudier the better!..."
» The Next Big Thing...
bananahammock posted:
"I love the fun of it but is this really going to come to fruition?..."
» The Next Big Thing...
Okie21 posted:
"The renderings hands down make me want to stay there. And that's not something that has ever happened with, say, SLS or Cromwell... I completely agree that this is a big deal, even when it inevitably gets scaled back and loses some of its grandeur...."
» The Next Big Thing...
motoman posted:
"@mnvegasguy, you beat me to it. Just remember, girth is more important than length! @vespa, I remember the Slots-A-Fun dog. We called it the "zombie finger" and I downed more of those (in the early days) than I will ever admit here......."
» VegasEats: $1.99 Foot Long Hot Dog at Casino Royale Snack...
blackjacker1979 posted:
"What is this insanity and when can I check in?..."
» The Next Big Thing...
levans posted:
"According to the Las Vegas Sun the take down is going to take a year to complete. ..."
» The Harmon Demolition...
levans posted:
"How long will it take for them to deconstruct it this way? And where is all the glass going to end up?..."
» The Harmon Demolition...
HedgedBettor posted:
"Luxury and decadence, eh? I still want to know, can you sleep in the bed with club music pounding on the roof?..."
» Congratulations Cromwell Founder Donnymac66!...
kream posted:
"There will not be an implosion. It is too close to other buildings. The Harmon will be taken down piece by piece. ..."
» The Harmon Demolition...
Diablo posted:
"Any word on whether theyre gonna implode it? ..."
» The Harmon Demolition...
Skywise posted:
"Cosmos' city center views are going to go up in value though... Except for the Aria sign......"
» The Harmon Demolition...
donnymac66 posted:
"Don't you mean skinny me?..."
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Spyder posted:
"I'll be your mini me!!..."
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jinx73 posted:
"For a brief moment the other day when bringing up November, Linq and Quad were listed on Caesars site, assuming it was remodeled rooms vs not remodeled, but alas it was only for a brief moment...."
» Caesars Linq's The Quad...
NeverJustJ posted:
"@weatherman2111...with everything I've been hearing about Downtown Grand, I think you're being optimistic!..."
» The Best Western Premier Downtown Grand...
tbarr posted:
"Went for appetizers and a drink with my wife last week. I'd been reading harsh reviews, mostly making fun of the menu. I was laughing right along, but then saw the Fireball Wings and decided that we'd try it as a half-joke. Going in with that mindset, we weren't overly disappointed. We got what we expected given a heads up, and the prices were typical strip..."
» VegasEats: Guy Fieri's Vegas Kitchen & Bar at The Quad...
skyyontherocks posted:
"Loving the contrast of the relish against the mustard yellow cheese topping. Looks damn good to me...."
» VegasEats: $1.99 Foot Long Hot Dog at Casino Royale Snack...
blakjak21 posted:
"RobbieNomi, don't you just hate when that happens. Or you were expecting a Wynn Ho and the Pho shows up, talk about frustrating. Certainly not swiping my card on her!!!!..."
» The Best Western Premier Downtown Grand...
weatherman2111 posted:
"Well, that's a plastic cup, so hopefulyl it wasn't washed and put back..."
» The Best Western Premier Downtown Grand...
donnymac66 posted:
"@blackjacker You nailed it! #manlove..."
» It's BBQ Season. Be Careful Out There....
mnvegasguy posted:
"Brendan - THANK YOU for your service. Keep posting and let us know when you are in Vega$. I'm sure many here would like to meet you...."
» A Note Of Thanks...
skyyontherocks posted:
"Brendan, Thank you for your service. I hope to somehow run into you in Las Vegas...."
» A Note Of Thanks...
anawas posted:
"Or the glass was left in the room by the previous resident, who had previously stayed in a Best Western, and housekeeping just rinsed the glass (we hope) and put it back in its spot...."
» The Best Western Premier Downtown Grand...
vespajet posted:
"My guess is a supplier snafu in which they shipped a case or two of the wrong cups. Working for a coffee company, we have this happen every now and then, but our company doesn't use branded cups (The company doesn't have the space in the warehouse for the minimum order for cups with their name on them.), so when the mistake happens, we still sell the case (some..."
» The Best Western Premier Downtown Grand...
RobbieNomi posted:
"I understand the frustration. One time I found a Planet Hollywood hooker in my room at the Mirage...."
» The Best Western Premier Downtown Grand...
Blakjackkid posted:
"That was very funny! I enjoyed it , thanks for posting it...."
» Check Out All Hamburgers!!...
Bajagmoe posted:
"I've never been more understood in my whole life. I feel so at home, so loved, so cared for. I too have been given the shut the f'up look from my wife as I wistfully speak of the secret that is the Mandarin Bar. I have given great advise only to hear they stayed at polo towers, eaten at chipotle, and MacDonald’s. I have spent hours crafting and booking a..."
» It's BBQ Season. Be Careful Out There....
missmonkay posted:
"Vespajet - That is a fantastic idea!..."
» Check Out All Hamburgers!!...
levans posted:
"That just looks scary but cheap...."
» VegasEats: $1.99 Foot Long Hot Dog at Casino Royale Snack...
anawas posted:
"Yup. This game is SO Vegas. Especially what they asked for at McDonald's. At first, I thought this was a parody, but after a few minutes, I have to give these guys props for both the massive consumption and doing it in a second language. Side note: That's a clever Modern Family ad visible in the final two minutes of Video 4 while the Most-a Fat Burga is being destroyed. ..."
» Check Out All Hamburgers!!...
JamesAt15 posted:
"Heh, this is a fun set of videos. I only finished the first five so I'll save the last one for my train ride home. It is nagging at me, though - I have the strange feeling that in my youth in the 70s, there was a "Queen" related burger on the BK menu, presumably a bit smaller than the standard King burger. But maybe this is one of those implanted..."
» Check Out All Hamburgers!!...
hobgoblin7777 posted:
"Brendan, Would you guys happen to dock in any regions that have casinos? If possible, I'm sure people would love pics should you be able to take them. Thanks for your service...."
» A Note Of Thanks...
anawas posted:
"Your intestines have scheduled an intervention for your brain...."
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pkluvsvegas posted:
"$2,900 coat or a Fairway Villa and a lap dance.... decisions, decisions. ..."
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detroit1051 posted:
"Great email to VT, and great reply from Chuck. Very nice...."
» A Note Of Thanks...
vespajet posted:
"http://youtu.be/ojgWXMV7wBA ;) ..."
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mnvegasguy posted:
"And who says that size doesn't matter. (Someone had to say this!)..."
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Chuckmonster posted:
"Vespajet = parade pisser...."
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Okie21 posted:
"Looks like Guy Fieri would feel right at home......"
» SLS: 800 Degrees Interiors Unveiled...
vespajet posted:
"So, is someone thinking about a #VIMFP version of this? ..."
» Check Out All Hamburgers!!...
Chuckmonster posted:
"Here's our Megadog review from 2006. http://www.vegastripping.com/features/feature.php?feature_id=25&page=1..."
» VegasEats: $1.99 Foot Long Hot Dog at Casino Royale Snack...
vespajet posted:
"I seem to recall that Slots-A-Fun sells a half pound hot dog that is similar to the old Megadog (Which I managed to choke down about half of before throwing in the towel my very first Vegas trip.). The Megadog reminded me of the sort of hot dogs you'd get in school. ..."
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vespajet posted:
"I'm hardly the paragon of fashion, but that's not a suit, that's a top coat which is often worn over a suit in cooler weather/climes. While the collar is reminiscent of the collar of a "Mao Suit", which was the type of suit worn most famously (besides Mao Zedong) by James Bond villain Ernst Stavros Blofeld, Dr. Evil wore a suit more akin to a Nehru suit which zipped..."
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vegaspilgrim posted:
"I loved the Westward Ho's Megadog, but I'm a gourmand, not a gourmet. Anyhow, forget the zillion dollar hotels--I'll head back to the strip for one of these--now if they had the beer and strawberry shortcake all for $5, like the 'Ho, then they'd have a sure winner!!..."
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Chuckmonster posted:
"The megadog was probably 2x girth. that mofo was huge!..."
» VegasEats: $1.99 Foot Long Hot Dog at Casino Royale Snack...
vespajet posted:
"It does look a lot more appetizing than the infamous Megadog at the Westward Ho........"
» VegasEats: $1.99 Foot Long Hot Dog at Casino Royale Snack...
Chuckmonster posted:
"trav - that bugs me too. i thought i'd be called a dickhead for pointing that out...."
» SLS: 800 Degrees Interiors Unveiled...
travisl posted:
"Pretty cool hipsterish design; it makes me want to eat there. But that redundant 800 degrees degrees logo irritates me every time I see a photo of it...."
» SLS: 800 Degrees Interiors Unveiled...
levans posted:
"What the hell. If I can get in in and going to enter Giada and have that appetizer plate...."
» VegasEats: Giada at The Cromwell...
levans posted:
"At work I am the Vegas guy. I get asked where to stay and where not to. I wrote up a lst of places to eat and saved it because people always ask me about it. People I don't even know personally on Facebook ask for Vegas advice. People wandering down the Strip stop and ask me directions. I have been going to Vegas once a year since 2004 and..."
» It's BBQ Season. Be Careful Out There....
levans posted:
"I will check the place out if there is no line because I also love to try new places in Vegas kitchy or not. The menu could be turned down a notch to ramp down the level of cuteness and yes, the beer list leaves a lot to be desired. ..."
» VegasEats: Guy Fieri's Vegas Kitchen & Bar at The Quad...
levans posted:
"The official opening date is 10/30 according to the nice spiffy email I got asking me to be one of the first guests. They have no idea who I am as far as i know so I guess a lot of people got one. They even toss in free High Roller tickets..."
» Caesars Linq's The Quad...
Diablo posted:
"FOURTY SIX DOLLARS for that sorry slop of dog shit?!???! are you kidding me??? maybe if i can eat it off of giadas tits maybe, otherwise id rather go to Milos for lunch for HALF that and get food thats 10 times better. ..."
» VegasEats: Giada at The Cromwell...
jinx73 posted:
"Where was this a month and a half ago! I'm so used to playing dumb in settings where I'm out with friends, that I totally screwed up last month when hosting a BBQ with some new friends. Alas the conversation turned to Vegas and as normal I just nodded along until the husband of the couple that was there, said "how many times have you been to Vegas" and..."
» It's BBQ Season. Be Careful Out There....
jinx73 posted:
"Who knew there were so many sacred cows that the modern era of television has created. After having experienced the wrath of Taylor Hick's fans on twitter, and watching others be berated for daring to mock Cris Angel, we all should have known that lurking and waiting to pounce were Guy Fieri's soldiers of fortunes determined to stand up for donkey sauce and all of the delicious magnificence it..."
» VegasEats: Guy Fieri's Vegas Kitchen & Bar at The Quad...
jinx73 posted:
"Rule #1 of corporate failure, blame, blame, blame. I can just hear the internal call now, well since the revenue for the former IP and new Linq is down well below projections, we decided to change the name, as we realized that the name Quad has proven to be the reason for the reduced revenue. ..."
» Caesars Linq's The Quad...
Okie21 posted:
"I read this as "Vegas Eats Giada" and got really excited, but was soon disappointed when I realized this was only foodporn...."
» VegasEats: Giada at The Cromwell...
Blakjackkid posted:
"Thanks for doing the review! I'll have to check it out on my next trip. I'll probably just have a drink at the bar since the food & prices seem geared more towards the conventioneer crowd with expense accounts...."
» VegasEats: Giada at The Cromwell...
ProfessorYaffle posted:
"That looks like 6 spoons of Circus Circus buffet slosh slapped onto a plate. For $46. Giada can f*ck right off...."
» VegasEats: Giada at The Cromwell...
weatherman2111 posted:
"Wow, that is a bloody ripoff. For 15 bucks that drink better knock at least a pony on it's ass. And that app plate looked like it had been airdropped...."
» VegasEats: Giada at The Cromwell...
parchedearth posted:
"The Cromwell has a major problem in that this is the only place to eat and it's not yet open for lunch (and presumably will never be open for breakfast). Not sure how good a hotel can be rated if you have to leave or starve. I too ate at the bar and had a similar experience. There were 4 hostesses at the front door and it..."
» VegasEats: Giada at The Cromwell...
mnvegasguy posted:
"The presentation of that appetizer would have gotten them voted off Masterchef...."
» VegasEats: Giada at The Cromwell...
vespajet posted:
"Giada is supposed to start serving lunch any day now, so that may be an easier reservation to snag than a dinner one. With the restaurant using OpenTable for bookings (Which is pretty much standard in many places now.), you can book as far out as 90 days from when you wish to dine (Very helpful when it's a super popular place; from my own experiences, most places in..."
» VegasEats: Giada at The Cromwell...
blackjacker1979 posted:
"A whole lot of man love in that picture. #satinjackethugs..."
» It's BBQ Season. Be Careful Out There....
HillBilly posted:
"The north strip's answer to Nobu - The Benihana hotel and Casino...."
» Update: LVH Has Been Sold...
HillBilly posted:
"I just don't talk to these people anymore. They just assume it's because I'm an engineer and that automatically makes me a socially inept introvert. Someday maybe I will tell them I would rather hang out in Vegas with hookers and drunks than spend more time with them. Then again, we don't want to lure them into our world now do we?..."
» It's BBQ Season. Be Careful Out There....
blakjak21 posted:
"One of my company's customer is the Walgreens drug store chain. When you go to meetings @ their vendor building (where items are sourced and purchased), all of the meeting rooms are named after popular strip hotels, I.E. Mirage, NY NY, Wynn, etc, So the obviously the Vegas obsession is all over the place...."
» It's BBQ Season. Be Careful Out There....
Chuckmonster posted:
"Here's the Five Hundy episode with their half of the Guy Fieri review: http://www.fivehundybymidnight.com/fhbm/2014/07/06/las-vegas-podcast-460/..."
» VegasEats: Guy Fieri's Vegas Kitchen & Bar at The Quad...
Heresiarch posted:
"Some of that food looks tempting. I'm a sucker for pretzel buns, and six cheese mac? ... and, uh, cheese? Those breadsticks sound exactly like the sort of trashy indulgence that I'd love. It reads good to me. I know nothing of Guy Fieri, though, being a pure Netflix-and-DVD guy. Thanks for the review. It sounds like, despite the appealing combinations, the execution is flawed. I'm still looking for a..."
» VegasEats: Guy Fieri's Vegas Kitchen & Bar at The Quad...
Dshort2727 posted:
"Just listened to Tim and Michele's review of the same lunch. Yours was much less biased as Tim was already determined to hate the place. Both of you were negative but you much less so and you did enjoy your wings. When I do not like a burger I usually leave some to enhance the dissatisfaction. The fries acually look intriguing. A few steak fries along with thin cust a others..."
» VegasEats: Guy Fieri's Vegas Kitchen & Bar at The Quad...
adztheman posted:
"I recently was asked by a friend of a friend who shares my Britney Spears obsession for the final call between Bally's and Luxor... I've gone to Las Vegas every year, starting in 2002...sometimes twice a year...Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods are where I go to practice...not a game..but practice...so therefore...I know things...my rooms get comped..I have this thing down... Knowing her, and knowing the construction around Bally's I ruled that out..having stayed..."
» It's BBQ Season. Be Careful Out There....
vespajet posted:
"If there's anyone who might be able to pull off that look, it's Spyder. ..."
» It's BBQ Season. Be Careful Out There....
8splitter posted:
"I just noticed the photo. Has anyone yet successfully pulled off the look of the player's club 80's sateen jacket, swim trunks and flip flops?..."
» It's BBQ Season. Be Careful Out There....
Akala posted:
""the Orleans. totally."..."
» It's BBQ Season. Be Careful Out There....
saharalv posted:
"This is pretty much exactly what happened yesterday. I was still talking about the history of The Mirage when everyone left the table. I kept on talking, though. ..."
» It's BBQ Season. Be Careful Out There....
JeffinOKC posted:
"I've smartened up enough in my old age that I tell people up front "I'm obsessed with Las Vegas. It's really pathetic. Whattya wanna know?" Or some version thereof. But...many times I still babble on like the murderer on the witness stand at the end of a Perry Mason episode...the silence...the horrified look on their faces. I'm haunted by it. Thank God I'm not alone. ..."
» It's BBQ Season. Be Careful Out There....
8splitter posted:
"Hysterical! I have found myself in this predicament at family parties before. ..."
» It's BBQ Season. Be Careful Out There....
socalduck posted:
"Yes, but justice will be ours when, forgoing our sage advice, they book that crap room at Harrah's with a view of the parking garage and mildew in the bathroom. Or get diarrhea after an ill-advised purchase of bottled water on a pedestrian overpass. Or come to the realization that 6:5 double-deck blackjack isn't such a great deal after all. But rather than smugly telling them "sorry that..."
» It's BBQ Season. Be Careful Out There....
donnymac66 posted:
"I don't read so good but I like the picture!! Amusing as always sir..."
» It's BBQ Season. Be Careful Out There....
theANT posted:
"After too many of these experiences, I started playing dumb out of necessity. I typically respond with something along the lines of, "I'm not sure what you were told - but I have only been to Las Vegas once on business. Do you know if the Stratosphere is still open?" It is highly entertaining listening to an amateur explain the Las Vegas landscape...."
» It's BBQ Season. Be Careful Out There....
hobgoblin7777 posted:
"Misnomer, Well said. You're the best man! I've been fascinated with Las Vegas, and the gaming industry at large, since I was in 8th grade (1989). I remember going to the ole public library and researching who owned what casino(s) and property history. Those were the days were there was no readily accessible internet and my research was through archived newspapers (microfiche) and old magazines. A..."
» It's BBQ Season. Be Careful Out There....
Lucythesplainer posted:
"Get out of my head, Misnomer! But you forgot to mention the glazed expression the relatives and coworkers get in their eyes when we try to help them. I will be the Goddess of Las Vegas next time, they shall bow before that store of knowledge and hope they are worthy that some tiny part of that knowledge trickles down to them. So shall it be done!..."
» It's BBQ Season. Be Careful Out There....
donnymac66 posted:
"@RandyMarsh I think the expectations before they visited were pretty much looking for a good middle of the road comfort food experience. I have read enough positive reviews that I actually want to try the joint myself to see. And the main issue with that French Dip is the thickness of the meat, in order to be a great version of the sandwich the meat needs to be shaved so..."
» VegasEats: Guy Fieri's Vegas Kitchen & Bar at The Quad...
anawas posted:
"This sentence is even more awesome if you say it with a lisp "They may look like crab legs, but they tasted like a solo stoned sophmore's saddest saturday night snack."..."
» VegasEats: Guy Fieri's Vegas Kitchen & Bar at The Quad...
RandyMarsh posted:
"You seem to have expected a world-class experience here, when anyone who walks in the door can tell thats definitely not the "theme" here. Sure, this isn't the reincarnation of Elzar's joint from Futurama. It seems like its niche would be casual tourists who recognize that chefs name and feel drunk enough to try something different. Still, the tone of this review feels hipsterish to a point where its almost..."
» VegasEats: Guy Fieri's Vegas Kitchen & Bar at The Quad...
Chuckmonster posted:
"@indyjeff - at least the photos weren't blurry!..."
» VegasEats: Guy Fieri's Vegas Kitchen & Bar at The Quad...
Chuckmonster posted:
"rocklobster - your world cup comparison makes perfect sense. folks root for who the know/like/want to win regardless of their chances, yknow like the Cubs. I've wanted to visit Guy Fieri's restaurant because I like trying out the new joints - you'll never find a new favorite if you don't give new stuff a try. i was planning to visit during VT10 but couldn't fit it into the..."
» VegasEats: Guy Fieri's Vegas Kitchen & Bar at The Quad...
IndyJeff posted:
"I thoroughly enjoy Vegas Tripping, but this review...tries to hard. It's way over the top. Maybe I am missing the deeper significance of the review trying it out-Guy, Guy. Almost unreadable. Sorry. ..."
» VegasEats: Guy Fieri's Vegas Kitchen & Bar at The Quad...
vespajet posted:
"They're going to be jumping up the room rates dramatically once it officially becomes The Linq Hotel. Just checked room rates for Thanksgiving weekend (11/20-11/24) and the cheapest room type (Deluxe King) is going for $125.25/night (before taxes and resort fees). Those rates put The Linq up there with Planet Hollywood and Paris in terms of room rates. They'll probably market The Linq to those folks who..."
» Caesars Linq's The Quad...
Drake posted:
"This looks like the reno that's been needed for years. It's still going to be a budget joint, but so what? You can't beat the location and at least now the rooms won't be skanky. I give it a thumbs-up. ..."
» Caesars Linq's The Quad...
vespajet posted:
""I just don't understand why you did the review, you wouldn't review Outback or Denny's." First off, Outback and Denny's are huge chains, so naturally they wouldn't be getting the VT treatment (Granted several years back Chuck did do a review of the Viva McDonald's.). VegasTripping over the years has reviewed a wide variety of dining establishments in Las Vegas, from the low end to the high end..."
» VegasEats: Guy Fieri's Vegas Kitchen & Bar at The Quad...
rocklobster posted:
"Hey Dude, This review reminded me of the USA in the world cup. Guy's place had no chance, but the US is still lining up out the door for it. Does that make sense? You seem to be accustomed to a higher class of meal than would ever be offered at the Quad (Linq?) so it was puzzling why you would review a dining location there. From what..."
» VegasEats: Guy Fieri's Vegas Kitchen & Bar at The Quad...
Drake posted:
"I dunno, those sammiches seem kinda expensive to me. And at $82 per couple before tip -- seriously, close to $100 total for a sammich meal? -- I think I can find something better elsewhere even in price-jacked Las Vegas. ..."
» VegasEats: Guy Fieri's Vegas Kitchen & Bar at The Quad...
hobgoblin7777 posted:
"The price doesn't look to bad, looks like a different take on dinner food. With that being said I would check it out if in the Quad area but wouldn't go out of my way to taste it...."
» VegasEats: Guy Fieri's Vegas Kitchen & Bar at The Quad...
pkluvsvegas posted:
"Philippe's > Cole's. Cole's fries are cold and bland. The service is rude and slow. Finally the hipster factor is far, far too high for my tastes. ..."
» VegasEats: Guy Fieri's Vegas Kitchen & Bar at The Quad...
mailman posted:
"You're reviewing a guy(bomb) who's reviews diners for a living! Its like a dinner assortment of food put into an entree. Nothing to raise eyebrows, but I'm sure its an experience...."
» VegasEats: Guy Fieri's Vegas Kitchen & Bar at The Quad...
nullzero00 posted:
" I wonder what "sweetener" means... Splenda? probably agave nectar..."
» VegasEats: Guy Fieri's Vegas Kitchen & Bar at The Quad...
pebbles posted:
"The photos of your food do not make me want to visit. I'm sure it's fine, but the descriptions sound better than the actual dish. I have to say that until very recently I have never heard of Guy Fieri. The first time was when a friend of mine went to the Yelp opening event. He isn't ever mentioned here in Europe. Many of the other good chefs/ restaurants in..."
» VegasEats: Guy Fieri's Vegas Kitchen & Bar at The Quad...
vespajet posted:
"To me, the beer list a deeper than I would have expected and the prices not too outrageous. They've got a little something for every one, from macro brews to crafty brews to craft brew (It's a better beer list than what you'll find at a Chili's, TGI Fridays or Applebee's.). I have little to no interest of ever eating there and this piece further solidified it...."
» VegasEats: Guy Fieri's Vegas Kitchen & Bar at The Quad...
levans posted:
"I would bet on the branding and the rooms ..."
» Caesars Linq's The Quad...
JakeDAnders posted:
"Maybe I've missed it, but they said they are spending $223mil on this and it will be complete by Oct 30th? Is this new (fake) cash being dumped into the joint, or additional, or just that the branding will be completed by Oct 30th with the other renovations, etc. completing afterwards? ..."
» Caesars Linq's The Quad...
weatherman2111 posted:
"Linq Hotel eh? So, which room is Zelda's?..."
» Caesars Linq's The Quad...
levans posted:
"The bright colors will keep you up. i am not really shocked by this and if the rebrand leads to new rooms then go for it because the shiny new outside doesn't make me want to stay there. ..."
» Caesars Linq's The Quad...
levans posted:
"i am turning the car around if you can't behave..."
» Cosmopolitan's Latest Building Wrap Is INCREDIBLE...
levans posted:
"Will these lights affect my drunken stupor?..."
» Check Out The Center Bar at SLS!...
RockChickX51 posted:
"Oh good. It's getting a neon paint job. This is going to look worse than that all white all over thing that Tropicana has..."
» Caesars Linq's The Quad...
mailman posted:
"The color looks awful, they should go back to the drawing boards..."
» Caesars Linq's The Quad...
stevecovington posted:
"It looks like some of the public spaces will be updated as those renderings don't match anything in the former IP or OShea'a. It's a rather generic space for the most part, it wouldn't take much to give it a better and more cohesive fesign. That goes for you as well, Aria...."
» Caesars Linq's The Quad...
blackjacker1979 posted:
"More importantly, which shell company will they sell (insert casino of choice) to in order to finance this rebranding?..."
» Caesars Linq's The Quad...
RockChickX51 posted:
"Yay! I want to go to it. It looks awesome...."
» Check Out The Center Bar at SLS!...
vespajet posted:
"This is why we can't have nice things! ..."
» Cosmopolitan's Latest Building Wrap Is INCREDIBLE...
detroit1051 posted:
"Took my Mom to Vegas in 1994. Stayed at The Hilton, and we saw Starlight Express...."
» Update: LVH Has Been Sold...
NeverJustJ posted:
"All the coverage I've been reading seems to overlook the long, glorious run of Starlight Express in the showroom!..."
» Update: LVH Has Been Sold...
detroit1051 posted:
"I call that sign Stubby. Can't compare to original which blew down in a windstorm in 1994. http://articles.latimes.com/1994-07-20/news/mn-17802_1_las-vegas-hilton..."
» Update: LVH Has Been Sold...
pkluvsvegas posted:
"Bring back Quark's!..."
» Update: LVH Has Been Sold...
levans posted:
"Well they can't call it the W btu why not the WG? In the 10 years I have made the trek to Vegas I have never been inside this place. I will change that when I return and see if anything cool has happened since the buy...."
» Update: LVH Has Been Sold...
levans posted:
"Does he get a free room every year during this time?..."
» Congratulations Cromwell Founder Donnymac66!...
levans posted:
"I think Steve uses an abacus..."
» Pencil: Wynn Red Card Offer...
mnvegasguy posted:
"Can I share my favorite Hilton memory? OK thanks! My wife dragged me to see Barry Manilow. His ego filled the room and then came that dreadful song Copacabana. Everyone was given a glow stick to wave, almost like lighters at a REAL concert. We hers broke and she started whipping the contents on people standing and shaking their rear ends (I was sitting in shame). Before you know if, all kinds of..."
» Update: LVH Has Been Sold...
anawas posted:
"Are they going to name it Westgate? Eastgate? NorthEastgate? JustOffTheStripGate? Anyway, can't do worse than LVH. I hope it survives and thrives...."
» Update: LVH Has Been Sold...
anawas posted:
"I think it's closer to a 30% discount unless you're counting the buffet costs, too, but that's a legitimately good rate (no sarcasm), especially if the upgrade is available. Unfortunately taxes and fees bump that rate back to about $200 a night...."
» Pencil: Wynn Red Card Offer...
mailman posted:
"Interesting, hopefully they turn that place around ..."
» Update: LVH Has Been Sold...
vespajet posted:
"The new website went up pretty quickly this afternoon. http://www.vegastripping.com/news/blog/5373/lvh-has-been-sold/ They're going to convert part of the property into timeshares and leave the rest as hotel rooms. I seem to recall this happened over at the Lady Luck in its' final years. ..."
» Update: LVH Has Been Sold...
skyyontherocks posted:
"I have memories of staying there when it was newly built. It was a wonderful property back in those days. I stayed there a few more times over the course of some of the changes but it's been at least 7 or 8 years. In addition to Mist, they also had a short lived nightclub called Tangerine. It is one of 2 or 3 properties that I..."
» The New Treasure Island...
StudiodeKadent posted:
"Blackjacker, It may also be about differentiating the structures. Wynn Macau and Encore Macau are both curved towers after all. The original Wynn Palace design looked like a hybrid of Wynn and Encore Macau's towers. This new design, by getting rid of the curvature and adding the gold sections, differentiates the location more strongly...."
» Wynn Palace Gets A Logo And Much More...
blackjacker1979 posted:
"Not to plow numbers into the game with a man with as much money to blow as Wynn has here, but I think a lot of the changes from the "hugger" concept to the current design have to do with expense management. A curved tower with stepping floors is beautiful, but costly. A curved building is not really curved but in essence continually changing angles to look like a curve,..."
» Wynn Palace Gets A Logo And Much More...
Drake posted:
"A classic car dealership would be interesting. That would almost make sense. ..."
» The New Treasure Island...
KickedBoar591 posted:
"A medical building would have been approriate to have my head examined for eating at Senior Frogs. Only Vince Neil's joint in the LVH keeps Frogs from being the worst on the (on or near) the Strip. ..."
» The New Treasure Island...
Skywise posted:
""No words... They should've brought a poet..." Obviously it was built to block the view of the fashion mall from the sidewalk. "There's nothing past here - this is the shopping mall where you can buy... Yugos... And condoms... This isn't about the customer at all - he knows he can't get the rooms filled and the gambling is down so he gets large rental fees for retail space on the..."
» The New Treasure Island...
Drake posted:
"I wonder if the slopey terraces of the first rendering (lovely for sure) created too much of a guest security issue, too. If the wrong person gains access to a terrace, it would appear easy to drop in on the terraces below it. ..."
» Wynn Palace Gets A Logo And Much More...
nullzero00 posted:
"What's wrong with Folgers? At least it doesn't taste like they cooked the beans for three hours too long (looking your way, starbucks...) Besides, after cream and sugar, it all is pretty much the same - caffiene...."
» The New Treasure Island...
pkluvsvegas posted:
"I would have been cool with the CVS if they did the building in a pirate theme. Make the facade and even the interior of it match sirens cove and I guarantee, I and many others would go to that CVS vs Wallgreens across the street. ..."
» The New Treasure Island...
anawas posted:
"Retailers LOVE circular buildings. That's why so many malls are shaped like doughnuts and not blocky rectangles. I eagerly await the day I can pay an upcharge to have a room that overlooks the CVS...."
» The New Treasure Island...
adztheman posted:
"Remember that in the end, some Government Entity in Clark County approved this idea to deface the Strip..if you're the folks trying to build something on the old Stardust property, aren't you more than a little afraid that somebody sees this, turns around, and does not continue to your property? A Starbucks near T-I..I can live with that...this thing defies logic......"
» The New Treasure Island...
anawas posted:
"At first, I wondered why the hotel was X-shaped and wouldn't have the typical Y-shape (like Bellagio, Monte Carlo, Mirage, the Venelazzos, etc.), but then I noticed the water to the rear of the property. Thus, I can make more sense of the current design. Though I love the gently curving arm-hug in the first rendering, it wouldn't be wise for that design's baller end-of-hallway suites to not have those..."
» Wynn Palace Gets A Logo And Much More...
Misnomer posted:
"@weatherman Saturns. ..."
» The New Treasure Island...
kayday posted:
"Vespajet you may be onto something with the Sirens of CVS... I'm picturing scantily clad women defending themselves against the beastly Admiral Psoriasis by slathering each other in various topical creams and ointments...."
» The New Treasure Island...
weatherman2111 posted:
"Are they at least awesome cars?..."
» The New Treasure Island...
weatherman2111 posted:
"Wow, they totally blew it by not having The Cure. Also, looks more like Firefly West. They had 3 of the same headliners...."
» Life Is Beautiful Promo, Line Up Revealed...
levans posted:
"The line up isnt that bad save for Kanye..."
» Life Is Beautiful Promo, Line Up Revealed...
levans posted:
"Does he have a clue that he is destroying a pretty good property? The rooms are great and have one the best matresses I have ever slept on but he seems to want to destroy the outside instead of putting things on the inside. ..."
» The New Treasure Island...
Apollo282828 posted:
"Okay lets look for inspiration from previous Wynn designed hotels: 1.) The front of the building has the same shape as the front of Beau Riveage 2.) The main entrance is where Treasure Islands is. 3.) The color the building is the same as Wynn Las Vegas. 4.) Beach club at the front of the building a la Encore. 5.) Fountains are the same format as the fountains of Bellagio 6.) Top of..."
» Wynn Palace Gets A Logo And Much More...
hobgoblin7777 posted:
"Sadly the comment about the terrible Mexican food joint could not be more on the money. I read several horrible Yelp reviews for Senor Frogs a couple of years ago, but decided against common sense, to give the place a shot. One of the worse meals I have ever had. The $.99 Frozen Enchiladas Meal that Banquet use to have in the Walmart freezer case tasted better..."
» The New Treasure Island...
hobgoblin7777 posted:
"I wish they built the first tower (the one behind Steve). That building looks so majestic. I reminds me of when one is browsing through Architecture Digest and sees the entrance of a truly beautiful house with the two staircases (one on each house). It makes the house/space look all the nicer. I wonder what made them change their minds from the original hotel tower design...."
» Wynn Palace Gets A Logo And Much More...
donnymac66 posted:
"Maybe they should have homer"s band Sadgasm play the festival https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2z_ ..."
» Life Is Beautiful Promo, Line Up Revealed...
socalduck posted:
"Thank God, another drugstore. BTW, nice Blues Brother reference...."
» The New Treasure Island...
Antman73 posted:
"I'm disgusted...."
» The New Treasure Island...
8splitter posted:
"Booooooo! They've permanently defaced one of the greatest hotel facades anywhere. I'm glad I have great memories of the way it was...."
» The New Treasure Island...
etm117 posted:
"I really enjoyed the sloping one at the top. Very different yet elegant and I wish they built that one...."
» Wynn Palace Gets A Logo And Much More...
vespajet posted:
"It's almost as though they ought to rename the festival Bonaroo West......."
» Life Is Beautiful Promo, Line Up Revealed...
Drake posted:
"Be thankful he didn't put in a gas station. ..."
» The New Treasure Island...
Blakjackkid posted:
"In the immortal words of Kurtz from Heart of Darkness/Apocalypse Now: " the horror....the horror..."..."
» The New Treasure Island...
jimmybond posted:
"no need to drop the pirate theming, behold, the fountains of BellARRRRRRgio...."
» The New Treasure Island...
vespajet posted:
"The Sirens of CVS..... I went by that monstrosity multiple times during the weekend of #VT10 and it just make me angry. It makes me glad that Ruffin hasn't gotten his Folgers drinking paws on the Mirage or another property. Of course that empty lot next to Trump International is also part of his legacy since he sold the Frontier to developers who overpaid for the place and in..."
» The New Treasure Island...
slade posted:
"Grilled cheese on legs....."
» THEpoll: What is This?...
erzeszut posted:
"Great video, but wish it weren't so heavily and choppily edited. Would love to see the raw footage...."
» See This Amazing Vegas Video Shot By A Drone...
dadice posted:
"Bonus Bet on the Dice table!! Yea!!!!..."
» Even More SLS Interior Photos!...
hobgoblin7777 posted:
"The disco entrance has the construction worker in place. When do they add the Police Man and Indian? Is Sam also putting a YMCA on site to keep costs down for the gym? I feel like having the bed at a diagonal slant, like they do, would feel a bit awkward at first with respect to sleeping position. The center bar with the numbers on it..."
» Even More SLS Interior Photos!...
levans posted:
"I will check the place out during the week I am there for the VIMP ..."
» Even More SLS Interior Photos!...
Blakjackkid posted:
""Mirrors on the ceiling, pink champagne on ice"...I'd like to be there for opening nite but I probably won't make it til the next Mayweathr fight which is after Labor Day...."
» Even More SLS Interior Photos!...
Soreyes posted:
"Wondering how the SLS seems to overshadow his place. ..."
» THEpoll: What is This?...
TwisterII posted:
"I see SLS as the Gen Y/Millennials place, and I think they'll come out with higher customer loyalty. May take a few years, but I have this feeling they'll do just fine...."
» Even More SLS Interior Photos!...
blackjacker1979 posted:
"I'll have two tickets to the gun show please...."
» Even More SLS Interior Photos!...
Okie21 posted:
"This picture makes it look like a warehouse with slot machines and ugly carpet inside. Is there more decor than this suggests?..."
» SLS: The Slots and Tables Have Arrived...
Dave702 posted:
"Those usually happen late in the process; Steve Wynn had his licensing hearing for The Mirage in October (it opened in November). What often happens now is that the Gaming Commission will issue a finding of "suitability" before construction begins, which basically means "we don't see any reason why we wouldn't give you a license when you apply for real close to opening." I don't know why the licensing comes so..."
» SLS: The Slots and Tables Have Arrived...
jinx73 posted:
"Jamming or disruption devices have been something I was thinking about for Google Glass and how potentially lucrative it could be if it took off. I do understand there was a hack put together recently for google glass, which might handle transmission during receipt or keep it off the wifi, but not sure it would prevent record and future upload. Although I will say I don't necessarily think there is any..."
» See This Amazing Vegas Video Shot By A Drone...
Dorian posted:
"I think it's only a matter of time before drones are outlawed. Until then, I always wondered what was in the Bellagio bell tower (nothing) and the overhead shot of the water canons was amazing. Never seen anything like it...."
» See This Amazing Vegas Video Shot By A Drone...
Drake posted:
"@kayday, just remember the sunglasses and baseball cap. Instant anonymity! If drones become a big problem @BillDonovan, can jamming devices be far behind? Although I guess you probably don't want one of these things dropping out of the sky on your guests. I read where drones have been banned at national parks, or at least some of them, so more likely we'll see city ordinances banning them. ..."
» See This Amazing Vegas Video Shot By A Drone...
vespajet posted:
"Considering how many years he's had to get a gaming license, what's the hold up? He never applied for one back when the Sahara was still open, even though when SBE/Stockbridge acquired the Sahara in 2007 and Navegante was supposed to operate the casino for a year (with the potential for four three month extensions beyond that) while the new owners got licensed. It has been rumored that..."
» SLS: The Slots and Tables Have Arrived...
levans posted:
"Well he better hope he gets one fast or these will be on sale the day the place opens. ..."
» SLS: The Slots and Tables Have Arrived...
levans posted:
"That's impressive and yes, it would have been cool to see the drone hit with a water spurt ..."
» See This Amazing Vegas Video Shot By A Drone...
motoman posted:
"End of an era, indeed. Was it not THEHotel that began the trend of de-themed hotels in Vegas? Seem to remember reading articles at the time openly asking if that was the way to go in Vegas(!). They were said to be gunning for business travelers (perhaps for the Mandalay convention facility?) in a way that LVS has since excelled at...."
» THEendofanera...
anawas posted:
"@BillDonovan You're probably right about the nefarious drone use. Porn (and, to a lesser extent, platonic exploration like the original video) has always been at the forefront of technological innovation. As for any invasions of privacy, let me paraphrase Oceans 11: We of all people should know ... there's always someone watching...."
» See This Amazing Vegas Video Shot By A Drone...
donnymac66 posted:
"I hope so as well. I have a great shot somewhere of Planet Ho..."
» THEendofanera...
nodeuces posted:
"Even though multiple fucking neckbeards are involved...I want my GoPro in the anus of of one of these for this very purpose...."
» See This Amazing Vegas Video Shot By A Drone...
BillDonovan posted:
"How long before we start to see "anti-drone" netting or some other kind of defense over all of the topless pools? And then they'll be using the drone to see if someone has left their hotel room curtains open. It will be a new category of porn called Drone Voyeur vids. ..."
» See This Amazing Vegas Video Shot By A Drone...
kayday posted:
"I'll have to remember this next time I'm thinking about having nakey time on the terrace!..."
» See This Amazing Vegas Video Shot By A Drone...
pkluvsvegas posted:
"Those were amazing shots. A part of me, though, really wanted to see that drone get taken out by one of Bellagio's water cannons. ..."
» See This Amazing Vegas Video Shot By A Drone...
jinx73 posted:
"My take on the Saturday opening, Fridays and Saturdays are the only chance in hell they have of keeping the property occupied. Sun-Thurs the place is going to be a graveyard. ..."
» Casino Heist: SLS Rips Off Cosmopolitan's 'Seduction' ...
jinx73 posted:
"The no substitutions makes me less likely to try the place, even if I found the absolutely perfect burger combination listed on their recycled menus. I'll buy into that for certain restaurants, but for a pretentious burger place, where in my opinion one disliked topping can ruin the whole experience, no thanks. I'm not a fan of corn dogs, but I have to say that one did look tasty. Loved the review,..."
» Vegas Eats Preview: Umami Burger at SLS Las Vegas...
donnymac66 posted:
"It's all a rip of Shadow Bar circa 2006. Maybe they are fans of Ren and Stimpy or maybe Kevin Bacon will be at the opening reprising his role from Footloose..."
» Casino Heist: SLS Rips Off Cosmopolitan's 'Seduction' ...
Drake posted:
"Gotta give the LA-based VT team credit for not being Los Angeles "homers" when it comes to previewing these SLS eateries. You've been mercilessly (and hilariously) honest. And yes, sounds like Chuck likely got the spittle-burger special and that's definitely taking one for the team. ..."
» Vegas Eats Preview: Umami Burger at SLS Las Vegas...
8splitter posted:
"I'll stick to BLT Burger and Bobby's Burger Palace. Funny review though...."
» Vegas Eats Preview: Umami Burger at SLS Las Vegas...
levans posted:
"I am a fan of burgers and make it a point to go to Cheeseburger in PH or Holstein's every visit but I want my burger cooked the way I want it and not how you want to serve it to me. Thie means medium and not medium rare with a hint of attitude. Seems I will pass on this place and it's pretension. It's a damn burger after all...."
» Vegas Eats Preview: Umami Burger at SLS Las Vegas...
levans posted:
"I think they would rather see this as a homage. Opening on a Saturday seems unique though since most come to town on Friday ..."
» Casino Heist: SLS Rips Off Cosmopolitan's 'Seduction' ...
Blakjackkid posted:
"Other than the Tandoori Lamb burger at BLT Burger, I rarely eat any burgers when I'm in Vegas. I try to eat stuff I normally don't eat at home or can't stuff my face without paying an arm 'n leg like really fresh seafood ..."
» Vegas Eats Preview: Umami Burger at SLS Las Vegas...
8splitter posted:
"Thank you for posting this. Encore is my favorite Vegas hotel and I love learning new things about it...."
» Inside The Encore Sky Casino...
JakeDAnders posted:
"And they both ripped off human centipede. http://www.impawards.com/2010/human_centipede_xlg.html..."
» Casino Heist: SLS Rips Off Cosmopolitan's 'Seduction' ...
pkluvsvegas posted:
"At least they didn't run an ad featuring the SLS towering over Cosmo and the Bellagio fountains.... ..."
» Casino Heist: SLS Rips Off Cosmopolitan's 'Seduction' ...
pkluvsvegas posted:
"I want a well done burger with cheese oozing out the sides, and a side of greasy fries. I'll stick with Hawkin's House of Burgers in Watts. If all you LA people haven't tried it yet, you should. Best $5 you will ever spend. ..."
» Vegas Eats Preview: Umami Burger at SLS Las Vegas...
stevecovington posted:
"Burger bars in Las Vegas? Let's party like its 2008!! I'll pass. ..."
» Vegas Eats Preview: Umami Burger at SLS Las Vegas...
stevecovington posted:
"When Encore opened, my wife and I stayed right next door in 6310.. We were too chicken shit to go in though. ..."
» Inside The Encore Sky Casino...
missmonkay posted:
"The corn dog was amazing. In fact, I have always contended that the corn dog at Disneyland is the best. This one was pretty close. I thoroughly enjoyed it. I would have enjoyed it more with some basic yellow mustard, but I am an uncouth bitch like that...."
» Vegas Eats Preview: Umami Burger at SLS Las Vegas...
vespajet posted:
"The SLS location will do well because of the brand's reputation among foodies and burger aficionados. But the thing is there are plenty of good spots for a burger on The Strip even without all of the places that have popped up recently without having to schlep to the North Strip. There are folks that make a point to hit In-N-Out every trip because they don't have one..."
» Vegas Eats Preview: Umami Burger at SLS Las Vegas...
vespajet posted:
"Well. R-E-N are the first three letters of the word renovation..... ..."
» Casino Heist: SLS Rips Off Cosmopolitan's 'Seduction' ...
blackjacker1979 posted:
"Literally the best parts of this meal for me were the snark and disbelief we all had regarding every bit of douchedom that was going on in this place. If you felt the ground move that particular day in LA, it was from all of the eyerolls collecting their power into one grandiose thrust against this bullshittery. Oh, about that burger. It was meh. Like super meh for truffle stuff, and..."
» Vegas Eats Preview: Umami Burger at SLS Las Vegas...
Blakjackkid posted:
"Surprisingly August 23rd is on a Saturday! Most casino openings I remember were done mid-week. Actually, it's pretty clever of'em since they're guaranteed to get a HUGE turnout from everyone in town including tourists staying at the other hotels who'll show up out of curiosity...."
» Casino Heist: SLS Rips Off Cosmopolitan's 'Seduction' ...
anawas posted:
"Why are three letters in italics? I could understand the "R" and the "E" to be a sly nod to a grand RE-opening, but why the "N"? Also, SLS missed a chance to open on the 21st or at 7:11 p.m. or some other reference to fabled gambling numbers...."
» Casino Heist: SLS Rips Off Cosmopolitan's 'Seduction' ...
MattK posted:
"Nice get!..."
» Inside The Encore Sky Casino...
pkluvsvegas posted:
"Is Mr. Giggles looking for new friends? ..."
» Inside The Encore Sky Casino...
detroit1051 posted:
"I don't know how he did it but thanks. Also thanks for the link to the 2007 post on Macau. Seven years ago already? Also, Rime of the Ancient Mariner is a favorite, so multiple thanks...."
» Inside The Encore Sky Casino...
Dorian posted:
"I will be making my first stay in July at The Cosmo, I assume this is also for the Japanese Soaking tub I was so looking forward to?..."
» The Cosmopolitan's Curiously Cracked Tub Stopper Tip...
GreenSideUp posted:
"Saw this yesterday. They were breaking the glass out. They've got sidewalks covered and construction tarps up. Looks like it's about to get serious, finally. ..."
» Harmon Demolition Is Under Way...
anawas posted:
"Nice. I'm going to have to try this the next time I want to abuse Aria's water bill. As for the Cosmo, I wonder how much it would cost to replace the crop of stoppers with traditional drain plugs...."
» The Cosmopolitan's Curiously Cracked Tub Stopper Tip...
Blakjackkid posted:
"I usually don't spend much time in tubs but I do have a weakness for the tub/shower combo at the Aria. And if you close the glass door, you can have a little steam room action too with the hot-water pouring down from the shower. Nice way to veg while having a glass of wine or two......."
» The Cosmopolitan's Curiously Cracked Tub Stopper Tip...
JeffinOKC posted:
"Obviously not designed to carry the load of all that money being poured down it every day...."
» The Cosmopolitan's Curiously Cracked Tub Stopper Tip...
levans posted:
"Well it's about time. ..."
» Harmon Demolition Is Under Way...
Blakjackkid posted:
"Van Halen w/Diamond Dave and Journey w/Steve Perry..."
» THEpoll: Which Rumored Hard Rock Residency Would You Go See?...
vespajet posted:
"Odds on MGM putting a drug store or a really big Starbucks there? ..."
» Harmon Demolition Is Under Way...
Malibugolfer posted:
"I get the feeling the vast majority of those getting this "special offer" do not do the simple comparo Chuck did. That, coupled with many who are buffet hounds, may make this a successful return for Wynn...."
» Pencil: The Math of The Wynn June Offer...
jinx73 posted:
"$10's line up wrong too, so I don't carry those as well. Nothing worse then being OCD with your money and trying to figure out how you want the opposite facing 10 in theer...."
» Wynn Poker Wishes You Bad Luck Or Short Change...
levans posted:
"I can eat at a buffet once but that's about it. This is the fuzziest math I have seen at a hotel ever. ..."
» Pencil: The Math of The Wynn June Offer...
EricL posted:
"Right, but these promotional rates include 2 DAILY Breakfast or Lunch buffets, which should be added to your analysis. I would say $2 per night would be a good deal should you be interested in eating at the Wynn buffet every day. ..."
» Pencil: The Math of The Wynn June Offer...
JamesAt15 posted:
"Or... just read anawas' comment... ^^;;..."
» Pencil: The Math of The Wynn June Offer...
JamesAt15 posted:
"Look at the rates for each night on the right lower-middle - Wed and Thu night are cheaper, but Friday night is $60 more using the promo than without. Huh?..."
» Pencil: The Math of The Wynn June Offer...
blackjacker1979 posted:
"^ If it doesn't apply to weekend stays, why would the promo rate be higher than the standard weekend rate? This is ludicrous marketing...."
» Pencil: The Math of The Wynn June Offer...
Drake posted:
"I've read that Cromwell guests don't automatically gain entrance to the rooftop pool on the weekends. So you pay those big bucks for the room, but you're still just another schlump waiting in line behind the velvet rope to go to the pool? That's not appealing to me. ..."
» Cromwell Drops Pants And Rates...
anawas posted:
"Looks like the weekday rate is $27 per night cheaper (*under* the green arrows). I'm guessing the promotion doesn't apply to weekend stays, hence the $60 increase on Friday night. Maybe book two reservations?..."
» Pencil: The Math of The Wynn June Offer...
MattK posted:
"To be fair to Doyle Brunson, back in his day the gamblers would carry around $500s, $1,000s, $5,000s and even $10,000s, so maybe the $50 mistake was more understandable...."
» Wynn Poker Wishes You Bad Luck Or Short Change...
Spyder posted:
"DJ Oriental Immigrant - cause I lay down sick tracks..."
» Attention All Vegas Night Club DJ's!...
pkluvsvegas posted:
"You can stay at Wynnacore for less. Better hotel with better views, larger rooms, and same pounding club beat. Plus, according to recent ads, apparently the SLS is right next door so there is that perk...."
» Cromwell Drops Pants And Rates...
Dshort2727 posted:
"Always thought that $2 bills were bad luck. Assume the $1 chips are for roulette or payments of 5 to five blackjack. I like $50 bills they are better than 20's and not as dangerous as $100. I love to put a $50 bill in a slot machine instead of $100. Or $50 at a $5 game...."
» Wynn Poker Wishes You Bad Luck Or Short Change...