I am not much on writing lengthy trip reports - prefer to sum it up in notes. Wife and I flew in on Mon the 18th after the Rock in Rio fest 3 night stay at MGM in an Executive Suite .......... fantastic room. Agreed to the 20 dollar a night upgrade charge on the comped room with 100 $ resort credit. Checked out - totally comped. Not a high roller at all........... Pearl Level - MLife. MGM really rolled out the red carpet for us .............. the wife and I both agree - MGM is now our resort of choice..bye bye Monte Carlo. Down grade the MGM Buffet. Variety and quality not there as in the past. Hit it late one night and early the next. Go early if you are going to go ........... the side that serves steak (not the prime rib carving station closes early. MyVegas Reward X2. The Breakfast Buffet at MGM is meh as well ............ its good but not great. No French Toast was a disappointment. Did the buffet 2 mornings in a row and the wife hit Starbucks on the last day. All resort credit. Did the MGM Pool and Lazy River on 2 different mornings. --- Director's Pool was nice but the Lazy River was the way to go. Mandalay Bay Buffet. - This is a really good buffet. Not a huge variety but everything is very fresh. MyVegas reward. Sportsbooks at MGM Resorts are now all under one umbrella accounting wise - you can go to any MGM Resorts sportsbook and redeem a MGM resorts ticket regardless where you bet. (AWESOME) 2 night stay at Monte Carlo - MYVegas rewards x2 with VIP Check compliments of the Monte Carlo and 50 resort credit. The VIP check in ............ no waiting in line, complimentary beverages and a wine bar at night made up for an average dated room but frankly almost any room after the MGM room was going to be hard to top. Diablo's Cantina - very good........... resort credit The Pub .... happy hour drink and food very good as well. MyVegas Reward Pool at Monte Carlo - lazy river and pool nice but pale in comparison to MGM's. Andre's at Monte Carlo ..... Happy Hour drinks Pomegranate Lemon Drops Martini's ........... fantastic. Sin City Brewing on the corner of Harmon ............ I was really looking forward to this and was extremely disappointed. Average beer and rude service - never again. SLS - made a visit via our monorail MyVegas reward. Very nice casino with some interesting things to see but in honesty there is just nothing going on here. Within 30 minutes we were on our way. Maybe 12 people in the whole casino mid day. FRANKIE'S TIKI ROOM - off strip. Quite possibly the greatest place on earth if a Tiki dive bar is your thing. Dark as all get out with great surf music playing. 50 and 60's type of stuff on an old black and white TV above the bar,. And to close the deal - incredibly strong but good tasting drinks served in heavy weight souvenir tiki mugs. This is now going to be a regular stop on our Vegas trips from now on. LOVED IT ! Chicago Brewing at Four Queens - I've seen mediocre reports from this message board on the place but I really liked it. Food was great and the beer was really good as well. Service was top notch - Thanks Bob). This is what I was expecting at Sin City Brewing ........minus the food. I may add to this later but its all I have right now........... still recovering from the trip so my memory is somewhat white noise right now.