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7/30-8/7 Harrah’s, the D, Cosmo, Bellagio. Not necessarily in that order. Occasionally live.

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by VivaSladeVegas, Jul 29, 2018.

  1. VivaSladeVegas

    VivaSladeVegas Low-Roller

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    Tomorrow mornign I check into the D. or makbey afternoon. I might celebrate my diamond dinner at the sterling brunch.....
     
  2. VivaSladeVegas

    VivaSladeVegas Low-Roller

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    I bought a doob today on my way back to the monorail from Eureka. I no longer have a balcony. Time to work on my problem solving skills.
     
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  3. VivaSladeVegas

    VivaSladeVegas Low-Roller

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    RIP Hank Schrader
     
  4. VivaSladeVegas

    VivaSladeVegas Low-Roller

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    Double Smoke Shack, Chicago Dog, and a peanut butter shake. No whipped cream...because my body is a temple.
     
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  5. VivaSladeVegas

    VivaSladeVegas Low-Roller

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    Last night was all about cruising around the strip. Up from Casino Royale to MGM, across to NYNY for a bite or 28,743 at Shake Shack...then rolled back down to Mirage and on home.

    I gambled and drank while strolling. I came out a small loser on the former, and a big loser and the later.

    Great craps tables at Bellagio and Cromwell. I really love the Cromwell.

    My phone only made it out of my pocket for pictures while I was sitting down at Shake Shack and when I saw the queen of Canadian pop country.
     
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  6. VivaSladeVegas

    VivaSladeVegas Low-Roller

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    The trinity.
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    The Sterlingest of Brunches
     
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  7. VivaSladeVegas

    VivaSladeVegas Low-Roller

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    Checked in to hotel number 4.
     
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  8. Harry5

    Harry5 Tourist

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    Enjoying the updates, Slade. Sounds like you're having a great time.Played any more poker tournaments? How was Sterling Brunch? I've often been tempted but have always opted for the Wynn Jazz Brunch instead. Now that is no more, Sterling would appear to be the next best option....
     
  9. VivaSladeVegas

    VivaSladeVegas Low-Roller

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    After checking into my room at the D, I took a nap that lasted a mighty 20 minutes. I've got the AC cranked, but the mid aftetnoon sun was battling it and winning pounding down on my corner King windows. Nature defeats machine again...

    I gathered up some freeplay money from Binion's and four queens and the D and finally El Cortez. I'm keeping a running tally of freeplay winnings and will do something exciting with it all tomorrow night... my last night....poop. Suggestions welcome on how to gamble or otherwise use that cash.

    After el Cortez, I was going to eat at smashed pig. They were closed? Maybe Sunday? Maybe I was too early or late? Anyway...I wanted to go somewhere new, so I broken heartedly walked right past Evel Pie despite the wonderful smell of pizza and dive bar. To make matters worse, the beastie boys were playing inside...

    But I ended up having a great meal. A few beers, an invigorating few glasses of iced tea, and this stuff from the good folks at Flock and Fowl:

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    Watermelon salad...I've eaten a lot of watermelon salads this summer. Theirs was good. China poblano and a place back home have better versions. This was good. Try it.
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    Hard to get a good picture in there, and honestly I didn't try too hard because I wanted this fucker in my belly NOW. It's a fried chicken bao. I wish I could get a White Castle style crave case of them.
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    I had three items I was considering, the waitress steered me to the laksa. She's a champion driver. This was the best thing I've eaten all week. I'm drunk right now and my memory isn't great, but I'll try to reaffirm that tomorrow.

    They are cashless. I was told this at fat Choy, but I forgot. It all worked out...but bring a credit card if you go....and make sure you go....

    Craps at ElCo and coin dropping excitement. Left a winner thanks to craps.
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    I didn't hit it. If I had, I woulda run back over to Flock and Fowl with a bucket of quarters demanding a crave case of bao. I know...they're cashless...but how could they turn me down. It'd be a great story.

    Back to the D where I really kicked it up a notch. Back in the room now resetting my roll and thinking of heading back out...but it's so nice and chilled in here!

    There are some serious tropical microclimates in the d casino where the machines add 20 degrees.

    I saw two different moms walking down Fremont tonight holding their kids in headlocks. Not sure they were affectionate headlocks.

    Did I mention a Canadian magician did close up magic for me at a slot yesterday? I can't stop chuckling about it.

    I might be in the mood for some soup.

    The Yankees shoulda been a lock today. Texas too.
     
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  10. VivaSladeVegas

    VivaSladeVegas Low-Roller

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    I don't have any wins in the poker world to report, Harry! Not sure if I've chronicled all my losses....they sorta ran together.

    I enjoyed sterling brunch. Not sure I'd do it again. I'm still, literally, digesting the experience. I'll try to give you a more complete rundown.
     
  11. lawfive

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    you need this shirt:

    https://store.vsin.com/products/real-wise-guys-dont-bet-cleveland-t-shirt
     
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  12. VivaSladeVegas

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  13. VivaSladeVegas

    VivaSladeVegas Low-Roller

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    To the airport shortly...maybe I'll wrap up and report when I get home. If not, thanks to everyone who commented and followed along and maybe I'll try this again some time.

    Here's my steak from andiamo last night. And my escarole, which was especially good...
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  14. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    Great report! Thanks for taking us along!
     
  15. vegasvette

    vegasvette Low-Roller

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    Just catching up on this TR. Sorry about your exit in the tournament. That margarita looks delicious. Kind of reminds me of an inverted 32b back in high school.