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2/12 – 2/21 @ Aria – 5th Anniversary Trip with the Wife

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by bwakus23, Feb 12, 2016.

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  1. bwakus23

    bwakus23 Low-Roller

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    My Trip Report

    I arrived earlier today, and the wife is arriving on the tomorrow, and then from there it’s gogogo!

    Lodging: Aria 2/12 – 2/21 in a Panoramic Corner Suite

    Planned Meals: would love other suggestions if you have them (or if we should skip one of these)!

    - Carbone Monday night
    - Kabuto Tuesday night
    - Gordon Ramsay Steak Wednesday night
    - Giada Thursday night

    Our itinerary is fairly unplanned otherwise, but we’re going to see what comes and go from there. I'm a poker player first, but probably not a ton of poker this trip as the wife doesn't play, but I'll sneak in as much as I can (she's a big napper). Various gambling planned throughout the trip: blackjack, craps and Pai Gow poker most likely to be the main games.

    I’ll do my best to keep this as live as possible, but please don’t hate me if we go a day or so without an update.

    Pics coming soon!
     
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  2. bwakus23

    bwakus23 Low-Roller

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    A few pics.

    First time flying Virgin America. Not bad but not as amazing as I was expecting after the reviews from friends.

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    Arrival!

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    Some room pics.

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    More to come!
     
  3. ginmil

    ginmil Tourist

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    Bardot at Aria has a great happy hour and delish food!
     
  4. UKFanatic

    UKFanatic The Arbiter of Taste Caviar Kid

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    Have fun and enjoy Aria! Carbone is fantastic. Ate there for the first time last weekend. I am a big fan of Julian Serrano and Tetsu. Have a great trip
     
  5. DiamondJim21

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    I agree with the comments for happy hour at Bardot and Julian Serrano as well. They are both very good and reasonably priced, Julian Serrano probably a little more so.
     
  6. bwakus23

    bwakus23 Low-Roller

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    Awesome. Thanks for the recommendations everyone! About to clean up and head downstairs for some video poker then the 7 pm Aria poker tourney before the wife arrives. Getting it out of my system!
     
  7. bwakus23

    bwakus23 Low-Roller

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    VP not cooperating YET...

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  8. bwakus23

    bwakus23 Low-Roller

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    A little better.

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    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    Good start with the pics! And 7/5 DDB...F you PGP!!! I'll wait to get to Vegas to update the sticky list I guess. :(
     
  10. bwakus23

    bwakus23 Low-Roller

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    It's DDP (obviously)...not sure if that makes it less bad or not. Would only play 9/5 if it was purely JoB.

    I've never seen 9/5 DDP, but maybe I'm looking in the wrong places.
     
  11. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    6/5 Bonus would better payback than 7/5 DDB, if they still have it. It used to be 8/5 DDB for quarters, 9/5 DDB or 9/5 JoB for dollars. I think they lowered almost every game one "notch" (~1.1%) the past couple of months. :(
     
  12. bwakus23

    bwakus23 Low-Roller

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    "Duck Confit Crostini" with foie gras, white bean and escarole for a snack prior to tourney. Absolutely delicious.

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  13. bwakus23

    bwakus23 Low-Roller

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    Yeah I'm playing quarters (after dusting off a few hundred at dollars earlier without hitting a thing). That's unfortunate to say the least. I don't visit Vegas often enough to keep up with everything, but this board is an excellent education!

    May step up the stakes again as I get further into the trip.
     
  14. bwakus23

    bwakus23 Low-Roller

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    Still grinding the Aria 7 pm. Treading water. Ugh.

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  15. bwakus23

    bwakus23 Low-Roller

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    And I'm out after getting it all in with my AK against A5. 5 came on the river. Sad.
     
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    There's a place in the Forum Shops @ Caesar's.... "Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak, and Crab."

    I recently ate at the one in D.C., and it was a 5 Star experience from start to finish. I recommend the Grilled Seafood Platter.
     
  18. bwakus23

    bwakus23 Low-Roller

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    Thanks for the recommendation!
     
  19. bwakus23

    bwakus23 Low-Roller

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    Obligatory.

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    bwakus23 Low-Roller

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    Newish (2 months old I think) tower suites lounge is pretty nice.

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