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Memorial Day Weekend

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by Little Bob, Apr 13, 2005.

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  1. Little Bob

    Little Bob Low-Roller

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    My Trip Report

    My first time looking at the board and my first post in a couple of months. I have a few things going on in my personal life that are pretty distracting. My wife and I have booked our annual Memorial Day weekend anniversary trip. We are looking forward to getting away just the two of us for some quality time together, good food and entertainment and hopefully some good luck at the tables. A friend gave me a coupon book with bogo for Jubillee at Ballys and Clint Holmes at Harrahs. We saw Jubillee about 10 years ago and enjoyed it. I wouldn't pay full price but buy one get one free sounds OK. Anyone have an opinion on Clint Holmes. We will stay at Imperial Palace as they have comped our room the last 3-4 times we stayed there. We do like their casino. Plenty of lower limit blackjack tables and pretty good cocktail service. We will catch our usual breakfast buffets at Paris and Alladin (what is the status of the Alladin changeover)and are looking for something new for dinner. We will eat about anything except sushi. I assume everyone has been having a great time in Vegas and that Hurricane Mikey is about ready to take over the town. Can't wait. Just another six weeks.
     
  2. Strudel3460

    Strudel3460 Tourist

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    I highly recommend you go to Rosemary's on 8125 W. Sahara (by the intersection of Cimarron) - chef Michael Jordan is excellent. It is off the beaten track, but the food there is superb, service great, and they have a 3 course selection for a fixed price, which is good value. We went for lunch, and for $20 each, it was fantastic. I think the fixed price dinner menu is double that. If you go on a Sunday, they offer all their wines at 1/2 price. http://www.rosemarysrestaurant.com/

    I also enjoy Olives at Bellagio - have a brunch that day, then you can justify an early dinner and sit out on the patio (you need to arrive just before 5pm and line up because they don't take reservations for the patio). It is lovely to watch the fountains while enjoying good food and wine. We split a salad and just ordered appetisers because the portions are generously sized. It was the perfect amount. Their sommelier recommended a very nice wine match too.

    Aladdin is still looking the same - didn't see any signs of it changing as of last week.
     
  3. Vegas Addict

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    Yes....Rosemary's $20 price fixe lunch special is "The" best dining value in Vegas, maybe the whole country.
     
  4. HoyaHeel

    HoyaHeel Grammar Police & Admin

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    We had the tasting menu at Rosemary's when we were in Vegas in February--my husband is STILL raving about it, it was SOOOOOO good. The tasting menu is quite a bit more than lunch, however--I think it's about $80 a person (with the wine pairings) plus tax & tip. All the details from that meal are in my trip report....

    As for Aladdin, as of February they hadn't started making any noticeable changes other than converting half of the high-limit slot area into a poker room. Casino & rooms, facade are all still the same. No clue when they're going to start construction--everyone we asked told us something different, which leads me to believe they don't know yet.
     
  5. HoyaHeel

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    Whaddya know--new review of Rosemarys this week in the LVRJ....
     
  6. Tess

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    Bob.. we'll be at Ip that Sat/Sun, moving to Wynn and Orleans after that. See ya in the Champagne pit!
     
  7. Little Bob

    Little Bob Low-Roller

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    Tess, Isn't the champagne pit a great time. We like to collect the beads. The green beads are about the color for our local high school. Our son has decked out all of the trumpets in the pep band with green beads. They look pretty sharp. The patio at Olives sounds like fun. We ate at Prime a couple of years ago and had dessert and coffee on the patio. The view of the foountains and the Eifel Tower paired with great food, coffee and company was outstanding. Thanks to everyone for the replies. I am getting Vegas fever!!
     
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