The Mother Land Awaits

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Posted: 7/20/2011 8:42:16 PM
On my way down this Sunday; stayin at Venetian. Gonna play cards there, Bellagio, Aria and Wynn.
Looking for any vets who would know decent places to eat. Saw a nice thread on pancakes which i took note of...
Figure on comps through cards to get me a simple meal a day at any casino; drinks clearly not an issue at most places.
So for other meals (and these can be cheap and good or expensive but memorable), any tips from the board is well appreciated.
Plans while I'm down there are just these "touristy" type deals like shooting a weapon for the first time (hey...I'm Canadian...the only weapon were used to is a snow-blower), driving a sports car at the Vegas track and maybe checking out the Pawn Stars store that we catch on cable.
Nothing special...main agenda: Poker.
Nothing huge....some 2-5, 5-5 type stuff and maybe take a crack at some live Omaha; something I've only played on line.
I'm a regular player in cash games for 5 years now...figure I'd see what I can do in the Motherland...sometimes ya just gotta prove it to yourself.

Any advice on dinner or activities is welcome!
Thanks
McG
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Posted: 7/20/2011 9:45:11 PM
If you like Mexican food:

Lindo Michoacan, about 10 minutes from the strip 




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Posted: 7/20/2011 11:38:50 PM
I would suggest hitting up Johnny Rockets Burgers inside the Flamingo once while you are there.  I had it on my last trip and it was outstanding.
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Posted: 7/21/2011 3:11:32 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by NSN21:

I would suggest hitting up Johnny Rockets Burgers inside the Flamingo once while you are there.  I had it on my last trip and it was outstanding.
Don't eat the pizza at that little garbage hole pizza place in the Flamingo. Might be the worst pizza I ever had in my life.
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Posted: 7/21/2011 10:08:10 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by RickeM:

Don't eat the pizza at that little garbage hole pizza place in the Flamingo. Might be the worst pizza I ever had in my life.

Never had it, but good to know.
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Posted: 7/21/2011 3:56:05 PM
Yeah also dont eat the buffet at Flamingo, absolute garbage

Hit up the buffet at the Wynn, that garbage was award winning.  I came twice
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Posted: 7/21/2011 7:06:29 PM

Free food from the Pit Boss at Aria and Bellagio and Wynn?....first trip?...No one knows you? No host?.....you gotta put that on the back burner dude and just enjoy your poker.

Happy to help you with some advice on the food angle.. Do you want to "dine" or just "eat"...BIG difference...can help you with both....just give me some ideas of what interests you

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Posted: 7/21/2011 7:59:16 PM
get yourself downtown and enjoy the lamb chops at Vic & Anthonys inside the Beautiful Golden Nugget- Gordie Brown puts on a hell of a show in the ballroom there as well
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Posted: 7/21/2011 8:40:36 PM
QUOTE
Thanks VG.
I am only going by what I read on the Venetian website which stated 1.50 per hr comp per hr played. I gotta figure on playing at least 10hrs per day which certainly wont get me a free lunch I'm sure, but it may make a slight dent in a sandwhich and soda.
Not really overly concerned with price. I got bucks that I'm willing to part with for the right experience.
As for eating and dining; I'm going alone...so no romance is required..but I do love a good bottle of red and willing to drop a yard or two no prob on a great steak and cab sauv. I love people watching and will be on nobody's clock which is great.
Any advice you have is great. Not looking to be wined and dined by the casino's...savy enough to know this come with people who drop large money. 
As I said, cards is my thing. Going to test the waters. If I feel good about the place, will come back next June for the real action.
Thanks again fellas for your insight.
McG


Originally Posted by VegasGourmet:

Free food from the Pit Boss at Aria and Bellagio and Wynn?....first trip?...No one knows you? No host?.....you gotta put that on the back burner dude and just enjoy your poker.

Happy to help you with some advice on the food angle.. Do you want to "dine" or just "eat"...BIG difference...can help you with both....just give me some ideas of what interests you

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Posted: 7/21/2011 9:04:21 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by Redskin28:

Yeah also dont eat the buffet at Flamingo, absolute garbage

Hit up the buffet at the Wynn, that garbage was award winning.  I came twice
I agree with that as well.
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Posted: 7/22/2011 3:13:03 AM

My rie spot has always been Chicago Joes, Amazing pasta with a 12 oz lobster tail.

http://chicagojoesrestaurant.com/

 

If You like Indian food, Gaylords inside the RIO Casino is excellent.

For Steaks I love the luxor steakhouse.

 

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Posted: 7/22/2011 12:06:58 PM

Steak and a great bottle....Prime at Bellagio. A steakhouse where you "dine" and not just "eat"....Best ribeye in Vegas

Italian.....Rao's at Ceasars or go off the Strip to Ferraro's...best Osso Buco in the U.S.

Fish.....RM at Mandalay Bay or Joe's Stone Crab....

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Posted: 7/22/2011 12:08:36 PM
PS....If you're going downtown to check out the Pawn Shop, then listen to NC1 and go to V&A at the Nugget....only a few blocks apart....
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Posted: 7/25/2011 2:02:00 AM
If you're going downtown to the Pawnstars store, I'd go stop and play at Binion's just to say you've been to the birthplace of the World Series of Poker. They have some cheap burger deals there.

VG can correct me if I'm wrong, but I saw a lot of cheap meal deals downtown. The food prices remind me of what Vegas used to be like before they realized they had a captive audience in the casinos, and could gauge people like crazy on food.
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Posted: 7/25/2011 11:43:13 PM
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