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  1. KingJames

    KingJames Low-Roller

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    Greetings fellow VMBers!

    I've been on this forum for a few months now and this is my first post to introduce myself.

    I've especially been enjoying all the Trip Reports from fellow degenerates and visitors who seem to appreciate the best parts of Vegas like my wife and I do!

    We usually try to go a few times a year and eat at the great restaurants, see a couple of shows, gamble a bit, and of course shop! (at least she does... I just carry her bags and attempt to win more shopping money...)

    We are going to be in town for our 3rd anniversary in November (18-23) and to see Celine Dion perform at Caesars.

    Some of our Vegas Faves (see if you agree)

    Restaurants :

    Best Asian (Japanese / Sushi) : (tie) Nobu - Caesars / Blue Ribbon (Cosmo)
    Best Asian (Vietnamese) : Pho Kim Long
    Best Asian (Korean) : Dae Jang Keum
    Best Asisn (Chinese) : (tie) Hakkasan / Tao
    Best Fast Food : In N Out Burgers
    Best Steak : Jean Georges Steakhouse
    Best Breakfast : Mon Ami Gabi
    Best Italian : (tie) Giada's / Il Mulino
    Best Overall : Joel Robuchon
    Best Nightclub : Omnia

    Hotels

    Best Lobby : Caesars
    Best Rooms :Encore
    Best Service : Encore
    Best Pool : Caesars

    This list may change after our next trip... but we'll see!

    Being in the hospitality industry, I have a unique outlook on the restaurant / club scene and I'm very interested in not only the menu / goof quality but the service and back of house operations as well. I have definitely incorporated a number of concepts / ideas from Vegas restaurants in my restaurants and will continue to do so.

    I believe in spending our hard earned money on *experiences* as the memories last a lifetime! We always have such a memorable vacation in Vegas and hope it continues!

    As far as the gambling side goes, I've been 3-0 the last few times, and I think it's mainly because i no longer chase losses (as hard as it can be sometimes - just one bet can get me even...). And I have just been playing hit and run with short short sessions like $100 here and $200 there and the next thing you know, those small wins add up!

    We can't wait to return in a couple of weeks, and if there will be any members here that will also be around, let's get together and celebrate!

    Cheers!
     
  2. KingJames

    KingJames Low-Roller

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    As I've enjoyed everyone's photos on this message board, I thought I would include a few of mine from the last couple for trips![​IMG]
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  3. sindustry

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    Welcome! I'm a former North Carolinian, now living on the West Coast. What part of NC are your restaurants?
     
  4. KingJames

    KingJames Low-Roller

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    Near the Raleigh Durham area.
     
  5. sindustry

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    Awesome! I'm actually from Raleigh. Looking forward to your TR for your upcoming trip!
     
  6. KingJames

    KingJames Low-Roller

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    On another note, because I love looking at pictures of fellow members posting their great memories, I thought j would include a few of mine from trips past.
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  7. KingJames

    KingJames Low-Roller

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    Thanks! I'll try to keep up with all of you veterans and your epic TR's!
     
  8. breanna61

    breanna61 Super Moderator

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    Welcome to the board!!
     
  9. KingJames

    KingJames Low-Roller

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    Thank you! Where in Ontario are you from? I grew up there and my parents live in Toronto.
     
  10. sindustry

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    Nice! UTH is my favorite table game! Will definitely be following your TR for sure now...lol!
     
  11. sybgal

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    Welcome to the board! Look forward to your TR and hope you all have a really great time! If your parents live in Toronto...have you ever been to the Beaches Jazz Festival that is held there every July? My brother in law is the creative director of the festival for 15-20 years....
     
  12. natedog666

    natedog666 17 and 20 Expert

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    We like a lot of the same restaurants! Love the pic of the quad aces!
     
  13. hotreds

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    Greetings! My outlaws live in the other corner of the state!
     
    Will give them a try!
  14. scohitch

    scohitch Low-Roller

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    My King...great Aces. I'm on the west coast now but originally from Brampton, Ontario. Looking forward to hearing about your upcoming trip.
     
  15. KingJames

    KingJames Low-Roller

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    It's been awhile since I've lived in TO but I might have to check out the festival sometime!
     
  16. KingJames

    KingJames Low-Roller

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    Thanks! I may amend the list after this trip as I plan on eating at places I've never been like SW, Cut, and the new ones at SLS.
     
  17. Packer

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    Welcome KingJames!
    Looking forward to your tr in a couple weeks. I too look at restaurants, clubs and service differently as I was in the restaurant/hospitality business for 17 years. Have a great time and enjoy Las Vegas! Hope to meet one day.
     
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