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Casino The Adventures of MDawg

Discussion in 'Casino Forum' started by MDawg, Feb 23, 2020.

  1. MDawg

    MDawg Active Member

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    One thing that feels good is that we were among the last of the Mohicans to experience the best of Vegas. Last to enjoy massages and salon treatments, last to gobble up self serve ribs in the buffets
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    last to sit at a table and have the cocktail waitress serve a pot of tea, last to high five other players and the dealers, last to give happy handshakes to the pit bosses, last to pick up your own drinks and food in the VIP lounge, last to sit at a table and have a female player sitting right next to you hit on you, last to loot Vegas for a gang of unsanitized chips, lot of lasts.

    Imagine, if you want a towel and want to just pull it off the maid's cart, that could be considered a capital offense these days.

    Used to talk about how Vegas might not have been as good today as it was, say, twenty years ago...but today was still fabulous, compared to what may be.

    It's a new world now.
     
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  2. Punkcity

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    Yes all new era now nevertheless I still think some more good times to be had . Just need to re adjust to new rules and procedures, easy fix.
    Would you mind dropping a cameo at the radar thread it needs a dose of common sense , if you have a moment from scalping the market. If not no problem. Cheers
     
  3. Play2Win

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    MDawg, since you've frequented Vegas in the past, what are some of your personal favorite restaurants?
    When I came there in the past (about 5 times total) I usually googled highly recommended ones. Some good some ok some bad I guess due to personal taste. Just wondering about yours... (doesn't matter if it's buffets, steaks or seafood...) Thanks
     
  4. MDawg

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    Restaurants, different favorites include:

    Traditional steakhouse: Delmonico's at the Venetian. Order the seafood tower, maybe also one salad and one bone-in ribeye (medium rare of course) - enough food for two. I believe the steak used to be 45 days wet and dry aged but only dry aged these days.
    Blue Ribbon at Cosmopolitan, and Bavette's at Park MGM are good too.

    Best buffet, lately I like Wynn and Wicked Spoon at the Cosmo - I hope these haven't gone the way of the Dodo!

    For Asian food, high end, we like Zuma at Cosmo. Whatever else you get, add a pot of the rice with mushrooms, vegetables and black truffle. For more moderate end, Tim Ho Wan at the Palms (Dim Sum). In town, there is a great inexpensive Thai restaurant - Weera (on Sahara). Most anything you order at Tim Ho Wan or Weera will be good. Note: AVOID Nobu - salty, over seasoned and overpriced food!

    Seafood - if you have the time, AND the appetite, try the fixed tasting menu at Costa Di Mare @ Wynn. It's best with the
    Grigliata supplement (adds Grilled Shrimp, Langoustine, Spiny Lobster), but you seriously need a few hours and two very hungry people to come close to finishing all the toothsome food they will bring you.

    If you're looking for entertainment while dining, Rose Rabbit Lie at the Cosmo is great. Tasting menu (they call it "Experience") there is recommended, but it's as much about the show as the food.

    One thing you can't really beat - Hattie B's fried chicken at Cosmo. It's not sit down, it's more for bringing up to the suite, but it's deliciously tasty, to be redundant. Also, if you are staying at Encore, it's a short walk to Tacos El Gordo. At El Gordo I usually just have carne asada but she's into the more exotic lengua and cabeza tacos. Next door to that and even closer to Encore is Tacos El Pastor which is in the old location of El Gordo, and is about equally good.
     
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  5. MDawg

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    Yesterday at the market I got some steak - albeit high end, 100% grass fed, but it wasn't prime dry aged and yet the ribeye cost $20. a pound, and the filet mignon (tenderloin) $25.

    Given these prices, how much will steaks cost at high end restaurants when Vegas reopens? In March 2020: the 20 oz. bone-in ribeye at Delmonico's was $60. - the 16 oz. split bone rib eye at Blue Ribbon, $67. and $92.95 for a 22 oz. dry aged bone in ribeye at Bavette's ($69.95 for Bavette's Chicago cut 16 oz ribeye).

    Meat prices have dropped a bit at the supermarket in the past week but are higher than they were in March. Given higher prices and scarcity for red meat, will these already high prices for a top Vegas restaurant steak also go through the roof? If you're on a full comp you don't really even glance at the menu prices other than to feel satisfied that you're getting something on the house, but still - not everyone in the restaurant is on a full comp, and given the fear of dining in public post-coronavirus in the first place, will people additionally be willing to subject themselves to potential infection seated at a restaurant AND overpay for that privilege?
     
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  6. Play2Win

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    Thank you for the descriptive listings. I definitely will try some on my trip there on October. Vegas is definitely been known for good food so it'll be well worth it. Just personal choice I don't really use Player Card/comps anymore. I'll pay for my pleasures, usually with winning money nowadays.
    And I agree with you, now is not the time for people to pay for overpriced food.
    Enjoy your Memorial Day weekend. Thanks again.
     
  7. Punkcity

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    Cheers ,concise and sweet re radar.
    Cheers
     

  8. MDawg

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    The Vegas casinos really are gearing up to re-open. Yes I am starting to receive the Welcome Back emails but besides that is what is going on behind the scenes....

    I monitor my personal and casino credit closely. I get a free copy of my casino credit usually about once a year, although sometimes not as often since not much changes in there.

    I had been waiting for a new copy for a couple of months, and then today I got the call from the bureau that casino credit had opened, they had updated my profile, and would send me out a new report.
     
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    Those who click to the D Las Vegas site will be connected with a D Las Vegas concierge who will complete the flight booking. Obviously, casino owner Derek Stevens prefers those who enter the campaign to stay at the D or Golden Gate. But tourists may also book the flight and stay at another Vegas hotel. The offer does not extend to Stevens’ under-construction Circa, scheduled to open in December.

    Looks like some people are willing to go to Vegas....
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    Isn't Richard Wilk the head casino marketing guy at The D? They actually have some high end players?
     
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