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  1. tjsblue

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    I’m mad at you. Very jealous.
     
  2. Homo Erectus

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    Thoughts on Getaway @ Jockey Club?

    Seems a little dated but reasonable rates and good location
     
  3. The Hebrew Husker

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    Heading out next Saturday, staying at Park MGM. I’ve only ever gone out in the fall (plus once for MM), so it will be different for me to maybe hit up a pool or not have a full day of watching sports. Think we’re planning on doing dinners at Superfrico, Din Tai Fung, and Best Friend. Then we’re also going to check out Area15.

    Get there the final day of the draft, so hoping the following Sunday/Monday things have calmed down a bit and I’ll venture to the middle of the strip.
     
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  4. xec

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    I ate at DTF a few days ago. It’s very good. Make a reservation. At Park MGM check out Eataly for a lunch. Reservation recommended.
     
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  5. The Hebrew Husker

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    We have made reservations at the 3 places listed above so should be good there. We were thinking of getting Eataly for lunch after we land while waiting to check in. Reservation for Eataly?
     
  6. racer

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    Eataly vendors seemed to keep weird hours when I was there a month ago. Could have been midweek staffing shortages or something, but it seemed like a lot of the places were closed each time I went through.
     
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  7. The Hebrew Husker

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    It’s more like a “food court” isn’t it?
     
  8. racer

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    From what I saw, it looked like a high end food court, also with a traditional restaurant and some shop-style stands. Others on here have eaten there and can probably give better descriptions. I didn’t end up stopping because I didn’t feel like spaghetti or sliced meats at the time.
     
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  9. xec

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    Yes, if you plan to dine around noon. After 2:00 on a weekday I doubt it would be needed.
     
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  10. The Hebrew Husker

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    Good to know. I didn’t think it’d be needed at a spot like that.
     
  11. xec

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    The first time ai tried was on a Tuesday at noon. They said to come back about 2:30. I didn’t want to have lunch that late, so I then made reservations for noon the next day.
     
  12. racer

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  13. The Hebrew Husker

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    Anyone know what walking the strip will be like from Saturday-Monday? I know the street will be closed for the draft but will walking around that part be OK? Just trying to avoid having to walk like 3 miles out of the way just to cross the street.
     
  14. racer

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    From what I’ve seen, the only potential issue could be Bellagio/paris/ballys. Stay on the west side of the street and worst case scenario you have to cut through Bellagio for that block.

    The east side from Harrahs to PH will probably be a giant crowd.
     
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  15. The Hebrew Husker

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    Yeah, that’s kind of what I was thinking. I was out there a few years ago when they had a marathon and you basically couldn’t cross the street anywhere in the middle of the strip.

    Sucks because I kind of like hitting a couple of the places by Linq, at least once.
     
  16. racer

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    This looks like an absolutely miserable time
     
  17. racer

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  18. devine

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    See you tomorrow Vegas gonna be hard to sleep tonight
     
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  19. devine

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    Lyrtch whats the really good place you ate at, maybe in cosmo, you posted about in the cooking thread
     
  20. Lyrtch

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    Best friend was probably my favorite

    E by José Andrés is in cosmo, it's a spot within his restaurant jaleo
     
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  21. The Hebrew Husker

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    Went to Best Friend on Monday night and it was awesome. I had seen some reviews mention the portion size being small, and a few of the pictures I saw made it seem that way too. It must have been the “chef’s menu” thing they do because I convinced my GF to order a ton of food and there was way more than expected. But all of it was amazing.

    Kimchi Fried Rice, elote corn, and Kogi Tacos were the best but the spicy pork and fries with the ramen seasoning were great as well.
     
  22. Lyrtch

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    We did the chefs tasting and about died.
     
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  23. The Hebrew Husker

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    Superfrico at Cosmo was a pretty fun/interesting atmosphere. My GF got the chicken parm and it was probably the best I’ve ever had (usually not my favorite dish). I got the regular pizza which was good, but wish I got another kind. Only complaint I had was the seat we had, my back was to the middle of the restaurant so I couldn’t see some of the entertainment. After that we went to the “speakeasy” place attached to it Ski Lodge. Again really cool/different atmosphere and setup, both cocktails we got were awesome.
     
  24. The Hebrew Husker

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    Chocolate & Mochi Xiao Long Bao we got at Din Tai Fung was probably the best dessert I’ve ever had in my life lol
     
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  25. Han Solo

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    Yeah those things were freaking amazing. Loved everything we had there to be honest.
     
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  26. devine

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    Well best friend followed by a night at on the record sounds like fun
     
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  27. The Hebrew Husker

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    Same. The ribs they had as an appetizer were awesome. Obviously the regular soup dumplings were great too.
     
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  28. devine

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    Anyone here this weekend? Happy hour beers at the flamingo margaritaville on me
     
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  29. wolfpck

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    Is there anywhere in particular that would be fun for the Kentucky Derby?

    Girlfriend and I arrive tomorrow morning around 9. We're getting brunch at Bardot, dinner at SW and then hitting Absinthe at night. Saturday night were going to see Silk Sonic which was the main reason we are making the trip. Leaving Saturday during the day open to do whatever we feel like, but I'm definitely trying to watch some horse racing.
     
  30. racer

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    New MGM offers finally dropped in. I’m 4 comp nights across the board with free play and resort credit varying by property. This level is new to me. Pretty neat.
     
  31. devine

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    At golden nugget

    hotel is nice, pleasantly surprised. But the room sucks
     
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  32. C Yank

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    I mean… what did you expect?
     
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  33. devine

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    I expected it to suck. Rest of the hotel better than I expected
     
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  34. racer

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    They have a nice tower or two a complete ass tower or two. devine got the ass tower.
     
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  35. devine

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    Doubled my money
     
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    devine is in my neighborhood, what a time to be alive.

    Circa has really forced the downtown properties to up their maintenance regiments. Golden Nugget is way cleaner than even a year ago. Even the shit holes like 4 Queens have upped their cleanliness.
     
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  37. devine

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    I have a day to myself, wanna go to the strip what should I do
     
  38. Han Solo

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    Go to the strip.
     
  39. devine

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    And then what
     
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  40. devine

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    Maybe do some roller coasters at NYNY
     
  41. Han Solo

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    On a serious note though, I’d get dropped off at Mandalay Bay and just spend the day wandering from one end to the other, stopping at each casino. Stop at Beer Park for an overpriced beer with a great view. Or there’s an Elysian Beer spot outside of Park MGM that is also usually quiet and great for people watching.
     
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  42. devine

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    Are there any good rides beside the one at NYNY worth doing?
     
  43. Han Solo

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    I’m also not really a foodie so I tend to be happy at most places to eat. The Cabo Wabo cantina is great if you sit outside on the patio. Food is good but the view is pretty great if you’re not someone who does LV all the time. Just another good spot to take in the Strip.
     
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  44. Han Solo

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    Circus Circus has some stuff but it’s way far up North almost by itself and that place kind of scares me. If you check out Resort World though, it’s not far from there.

    NYNY roller coaster is the only one I’d bother with though.
     
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  45. adephoi

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    The outside bar at Harrah’s where they blow the whistles and do all the bartender tricks is both the cheesiest and best people watching spot on the strip. Depends on the weather and if they have some good energy going but I’ve posted up there before with friends just to watch the shit show. Glorious. Walmart meets Las Vegas with a dash of New Orleans. I like O’Sheas on the strip for blue collar gambling too. Good spot. Haute Dog is worth a cheap bite. Too many places to list them all but you have some great options.
     
  46. Lyrtch

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    Basically always go to beer park and sit at the railing

    And spend three million dollars on a beer
     
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  47. racer

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    I’ll second the wandering one end to the other idea, but beware it’s a lot more working than the mileage on the street. I averaged about 11 miles of steps/day and that was parking and walking the strip in smaller chunks/loops each day this last trip.
     
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  48. hudson

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    I don’t get there till the 15th
     
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  49. hudson

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    Yeah I did it one time and walked 19 miles.
     
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  50. hudson

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    Strat?
     
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