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Aladdin 8/24-8/27, Part II

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by dkbk, Aug 30, 2004.

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  1. dkbk

    dkbk High-Roller

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    My Trip Report

    After a busy first day we woke up around 9AM. Beth had been looking for to the Paris breakfast buffet since the last time we ate there, but she wasn't feeling well this morning. I ran to CVS to pick up some supplies and just about made it through the surprisingly early porn slapper gauntlet.

    Beth decided that she should eat something, since that might make her feel better. We had 2/1 Harrah's buffet (I know it seems that we eat at Buffets a lot. We like the variety and selection)that we got from a timeshare person for nothing :D . We were going to use our "free" Mac King tickets for his 1PM show, so we decided to hit Harrah's for Brunch (our version of it). Got to the cash register at exactly 10:59 AM [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] ! Breakfast prices for lunch ka-ching!

    Harrahs put out a good buffet at any of there properties I've ever been to. Harrah's LV Buffet is very good at what it does. If you remember that it is not a "gourmet" buffet, you can find some hidden gems, especially desserts. They had carved prime rib, shrimp and several other good items, as well as an omelette station continuing until noon. Beth didn't eat much, but felt much better after she did.

    We went to see Mac King, and I got two JD & Cokes for myself with the $6.95 drink you had to buy. The drinks were pretty good, but they pour from a gun, so they regulate their liquor pretty well. The bartender gave Beth a free water.

    Mac King is definitely the man. I have never seen a bad word written about his act, and I know why now. He had the audience rolling. His timing is amazing, and I would have paid more to see him. A perfect way to break up an afternoon.

    After Mac we stopped at the IP so that I could get a full yard of Hurricane. The IP has a special that if you buy a yard before 7 PM you pay $10.00, and then can refill at the same price when the price goes up at night (to $16.00). Good, strong drink.

    We walked back to Aladdin to rest up a little, then decided to try Cravings at the Mirage for dinner since Beth read about it on LVA's top ten (other choice was the Carnival World at Rio, should have done that). Well, thankfully for us, dinner was on Chrysler tonight thanks to a test drive certificate, because Cravings was just awful. It is a cavernous ugly room, that Beth said felt like the Woody Allen movie "Sleepers". You are so far from one side of the room that your food is cold when you get back, and the food is not cooked fresh as they claim. The selection was also not great since alot of the stations were huge, but had two or three items (Gefilte Fish with Horseradish, give me a break, and I'm Jewish).Drinks were refilled quickly and the waiter bought coffee right away, but we did not get a good feel from this buffet. Don't get me wrong, this wasn't the Surf Buffet or anything, but they claim to be a "gourmet" type buffet, while the Surf is claiming they won't give you salmonella.

    After Cravings we hit the Hard Rock and the Palms. The Hard Rock Casino was dead. The odds were awful, there were some drunk kids milling about, but the tables had lousy 6:5 BJ, as well as some gimick games. The newest thing was 21st century No Bust BJ. I thought about trying since Double-Down, Split, 2-1 Odds and Surrender were allowed, but the rules were so arcane that it seemed the dealer won every hand (I'll post the rules at some point, unless someone else has some insight). I did get a couple of free drinks just for standing there, but would not risk sitting in on the game.

    From there we went to the Palms. Parked right outside of Casino door. Signed up for Club Plams, and Beth went to play $.05 Deuces Wild. She lasted about 2 hours and wound up down $20.00. Since I only play BJ (except for GVR) I went to find something to play, but this is not the casino for table players. So I went site seeing... Palms is an interesting mix of young "hip" crowd and older locals. Didn't see much in between. It was kind of surreal.

    After the Palms we thought about using the coupon for the IP teahouse, but we were tired at that point, went to bed and planned to go to the Paris Buffet on Thursday.

    (To be continued).

    [ August 30, 2004, 08:39 AM: Message edited by: dkbk ]
     
  2. YoungGun

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    Sorry to nitpick, but the Woody Allen film was called "Sleeper". I was really confused after reading that line because I thought you were talking about "Sleepers" (plural). I kept wondering who Woody Allen played in that movie and why a Brad Pitt movie about a bunch of kids getting molested in a juvenile prison by Kevin Bacon would remind you of a buffet. I truly hope that your wife didn't get that feeling from Cravings. [​IMG]
     
  3. dkbk

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    Whoops, you're right, but you know, now that you mention it, the food at Cravings may be the very same eaten at that juvenile prison.
     
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