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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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    Thanks for the tip! We're on it!
     
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    dannyocean High-Roller

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    Great report! Carbone is at the top of my to-do list next trip.
     
  3. bwakus23

    bwakus23 Low-Roller

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    You won't be disappointed.
     
  4. bwakus23

    bwakus23 Low-Roller

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    No pics from downtown but had a blast. The D was a lot of fun (hadn't yet visited). Great dealers and $5 craps. Now back to the strip and clean up time.
     
  5. bwakus23

    bwakus23 Low-Roller

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    Been playing Pai Gow poker since 2 pm. I swear to you I've won maybe 7 hands. The rest have been pushes or losses.

    I'm going to invent the reverse lottery for people like me.

    Having said that we're having a blast! Love this town.
     
  6. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    Finally caught back up to this. Good stuff! I didn't get around to checking Aria bars with quarters. Trip way too short... :( Do they have 6/5 Bonus where quad Aces pay 400 for quarters still? I'm hoping that's the "best" game left now. PGP has been rough on bartop VP at MLife it seems. Monte Carlo hasn't been touched...yet.
     
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    wanker751 Dutch Rudder Enthusiast

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    Pai Gow is a very frustrating game that way, though I do like the long stretches of pushes to keep you going!
     
  8. Uncle__Joe

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    What's the drink policy at Gem bar? 30 minutes, tickets? Any of that?

    Looks like a nice quiet spot.
     
  9. bwakus23

    bwakus23 Low-Roller

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    Not sure, but I'll check today when I go down.

    Definitely like that it's slower moving. Nothing like lighting all your money on fire in ten minutes at blackjack.

    Typically one per 30 minutes if you're playing max credits, but if you chat up the bartender, they tend not to care. It's a great little spot and almost never crowded.
     
  10. win4me

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    Inquiring minds want to know... What is a "Shrimp Prawn"?

    A little behind here...just catching up.
    Great TR & loving the food porn! I want to hop on a plane right now! I have never eaten at Morel's but the menu looks delish. Found an interesting item under Chilled Seafood: "White Shrimp Prawns". (Yes- I am a bit OCD :D)
     
  11. bwakus23

    bwakus23 Low-Roller

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    We've always loved that place. Unfortunately the experience this trip may have eliminated it from our choices for future trips. :(

    Great Bloodys though!
     
  12. bwakus23

    bwakus23 Low-Roller

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    A little Bobby's Burger for lunch.

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    Pretty decent but nothing earth shattering. Not sure what's next. Maybe some day drinking at Todd English pub followed by some Pai Gow and/or VP.
     
  13. TomTWI

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    Great trip report ;and food porn. Now how about some hand pays!!!

    TomTWI
     
  14. bwakus23

    bwakus23 Low-Roller

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    bwakus23 Low-Roller

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    Going to do our best!!
     
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    Wow dream wheel to spin on!!
     
  17. misterlv

    misterlv Low-Roller

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    I was disappointed with Bobby Flay's burger joint. You would think, as a celebrity chef, your name in focus, that your product could at least compete with what I can do at home. The cooks at Citizens within MB put out some great steak and straight cut fries without fame. Why can't Bobby frickin' Flay?
    ( Sorry; I grew up in a wholesale food business family, so I have issues. lol )

    Lovin' the pics, porn and TR and I was reminded by the title of the thread of what I've neglected...

    - Happy Anniversary! + Enjoy the remainder of your trip!...
     
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    I had it in Cincinnati. I enjoyed the chicken sandwich more than the burger myself. Burger was too charred on the outside for my liking. Prices were reasonable though with his name on it.
     
  19. bwakus23

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    A little consolation after quite the dry spell.

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  20. bwakus23

    bwakus23 Low-Roller

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    And another.

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