1. Welcome to VegasMessageBoard
    It appears you are visiting our community as a guest.
    In order to view full-size images, participate in discussions, vote in polls, etc, you will need to Log in or Register.

What should a Aussie try in Vegas?

Discussion in 'Restaurants & Buffets' started by TOWNSVILLE, Aug 29, 2016.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. TOWNSVILLE

    TOWNSVILLE Low-Roller

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2015
    Messages:
    464
    Location:
    TOWNSVILLE,AUSTRALIA
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    5
    Vegas locals,Townsville each year have a vote on the best Fish and Chips in town,only interests the locals.This is the sort of recommendations l'd like to hear from you.We are in your city for seventeen days and would appreciate some advice regarding similar things.Forget we are visitors from Australia,tell us what you would recommend to a local.We travel on the bus system so that should tell you our attitude.[Yes l do enjoy the bus rides as we meet the locals,no l would feel strange asking them the above question.]
     
  2. FullPay

    FullPay When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2008
    Messages:
    3,597
    Location:
    Derby City, Kentucky
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    110
    Some of our local bars stock over one hundred different bottles of bourbon. I don't shop for many in Vegas, but you should be able to find Wild Turkey and Knob Creek at 100 proof to get the job done, Bulleit which is rougher by choice, and Four Roses Small Batch or Single Barrel which are smooth but slightly more complex than Woodford. My favorite way to drink bourbon is to cram a glass full of as much ice as it will hold, pour it to the top and sip it along with a decent beer.
     
    Endlessly Postponed
  3. smerrian

    smerrian View from Bally's

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2014
    Messages:
    7,074
    Location:
    South Jersey
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    50
    When it comes to bourbon, I like Knob Creek and Maker's Mark. My favorite way to drink them is in a Manhattan (cocktail). In fact, that is my drink of choice...a Maker's Mark Manhattan. Delish.
     
    Hope it's not too cold!
    Farewell to CET
  4. TOWNSVILLE

    TOWNSVILLE Low-Roller

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2015
    Messages:
    464
    Location:
    TOWNSVILLE,AUSTRALIA
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    5
    Well we are missing out here in Australia,there would at max. be a dozen varieties on the bottle shop shelves here.A lot of those are the cheaper ones to get sales to the younger set.l have intentions of trying the boutique beers whilst l am there,so now it looks like Bourbons are definitely on the list of must sample.Your selections have been written down on my list of things to try,as have all suggestions from everybody who has replied to my post.A person could not go to Scotland without trying the odd dram,therefore, ditto when l am in the U.S.A.Thanks.
     
  5. TOWNSVILLE

    TOWNSVILLE Low-Roller

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2015
    Messages:
    464
    Location:
    TOWNSVILLE,AUSTRALIA
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    5
    Never been one for cocktails,however since you suggest this brew l will definitely try one when l'm there.Maybe in a tumbler or the like.My biggest worry with the tall glasses/bottles is having them knocked over on the Black Jack table.We have back betters here in Australia,they can reach over your shoulder and place their chips behind yours.You still control the bet,however they also get the same result as you.When you are on a good run they seem to magically appear to take advantage of your good luck.I'm happy for them to do this, but sitting there playing Black Jack with one hand always holding your drink eventually gets very annoying.
     
  6. smerrian

    smerrian View from Bally's

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2014
    Messages:
    7,074
    Location:
    South Jersey
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    50
    Manhattans are served in a low glass with a cherry. The 'real deal' has Angostura bitters but don't expect that in a casino. Maker's Mark, Sweet Vermouth and a maraschino cherry...I prefer it on the rocks.
     
    Hope it's not too cold!
    Farewell to CET
  7. TOWNSVILLE

    TOWNSVILLE Low-Roller

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2015
    Messages:
    464
    Location:
    TOWNSVILLE,AUSTRALIA
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    5
    No way l'm not going to try that,but that will have to happen after the gambling.Clear head required when money is on the line.Unlike last time.Yeah l know, as everyone else knows, that will go out the door as soon as l get there.Sounds responsible l suppose,but reality is reality.My motto is"you are a long time dead"Expensive motto l'm telling you,but hey,who wants to be the richest man in the graveyard?Enjoy whilst you can.Many a person has found that out the hard way.
     
  8. FullPay

    FullPay When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2008
    Messages:
    3,597
    Location:
    Derby City, Kentucky
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    110
    I hope your trip turns out to be as good as the one I completed today. I assume all airports in the world overcharge in their bars, in American airport bars it is common for the bartender to offer you a 'half-price' shot when you order a beer. So prior to boarding my flight out of Vegas this morning I enjoyed a pint of Sam Adams Lager and a shot of Bulleit Bourbon for the bargain price of $18.67 before tip. That has become my wife and my new thing to try and run up the most ridiculous airport bar tab at the end of a vacation. Cheers!
     
    Endlessly Postponed
  9. TOWNSVILLE

    TOWNSVILLE Low-Roller

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2015
    Messages:
    464
    Location:
    TOWNSVILLE,AUSTRALIA
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    5
    Vaguely remember having a Sam Adams on my last trip at one of the casinos,really enjoyed it,however could not find it at the other casinos that we visited.(whilst playing and getting drinks comped).Your comments on airport bars really made me laugh,reminded me of a draught beer l bought at the Singapore Airport,gee I really savoured that one.It takes a bit to deter me from having a couple of beers to kill time at an airport, but they definitely succeeded.Sam Adams goes onto the list,thanks for the reminder.
     
  10. TOWNSVILLE

    TOWNSVILLE Low-Roller

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2015
    Messages:
    464
    Location:
    TOWNSVILLE,AUSTRALIA
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    5
    The other night Sheldon was commenting on Canadian bacon,comparison to American style bacon,or am l missing the American humour?
     
  11. TOWNSVILLE

    TOWNSVILLE Low-Roller

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2015
    Messages:
    464
    Location:
    TOWNSVILLE,AUSTRALIA
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    5
    What's the story on the secret pizza joint that was shown on Man vs Food ?Where is it and is it worth the effort?Comments anybody.
     
  12. FullPay

    FullPay When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2008
    Messages:
    3,597
    Location:
    Derby City, Kentucky
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    110
    On the third floor of Cosmopolitan where several other restaurants are located is an unmarked hallway lined with album covers. No indication of what is down there, hence 'secret' pizza. Due to the fact that Cosmo did not acknowledge it, social media assumed this was some independent operator. It was fully owned and operated by Marriott from the beginning but the vibe has never died down. It is New York style pizza by the slice, and is pretty good and a bargain bite on the Strip. I had lunch there once they had a beer and a slice special for six bucks.
     
    Endlessly Postponed
  13. TOWNSVILLE

    TOWNSVILLE Low-Roller

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2015
    Messages:
    464
    Location:
    TOWNSVILLE,AUSTRALIA
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    5
    Sounds great,as you can see my trip is coming up fast so l'm desparate to find out all l can.Thank you.P.S. lf l miss anything then l will have a good excuse to come back.
     
  14. TOWNSVILLE

    TOWNSVILLE Low-Roller

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2015
    Messages:
    464
    Location:
    TOWNSVILLE,AUSTRALIA
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    5
    Sorry reading without really reading.Thanks for the good wishes,happy for you regarding your trip results.Anyone who beats the casino gets my blessing,no matter how you achieve it.
     
  15. TOWNSVILLE

    TOWNSVILLE Low-Roller

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2015
    Messages:
    464
    Location:
    TOWNSVILLE,AUSTRALIA
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    5
    Any last minute thoughts would be appreciated.l have full intention of doing a trip report for everyone's amusement.Just got to figure out how to post pictures from the iPhone to save you from the relentless moaning about not being a winner.You know what l am talking about,however we all keep trying.Things to see or do whilst there anyone?Thanks.
     
  16. Uranium 235

    Uranium 235 Low-Roller

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2015
    Messages:
    201
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    6
    Battlefield Vegas is great: fire the weapons of your choice between free pickup and drop off to your hotel. Not cheap but worth the money. However, if you've served in the Army (not unlikely if you're from Townsville), it wouldn't do much for you...
     
  17. Uranium 235

    Uranium 235 Low-Roller

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2015
    Messages:
    201
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    6
    Few more things:
    Visit the Tropicana and Flamingo which are two of the remaining 'vintage' casinos on the Strip.
    Wander through the Mirage to see what gambling is like with natural light and then walk across to the drinks stand outside Treasure Island.
    Enjoy the fact that you're not at work.
     
  18. hammie

    hammie VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2006
    Messages:
    7,188
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    8
    smerrian and Townsville, may I suggest a Gentleman Jack Manhattan? I would also second Four Roses and Makers Mark. Another classic American spirit that's enjoying a resurgence is Rye Whiskey, which is the base of my favorite Manhattan Cocktail.

    As for another place to visit, I would suggest happy hour at the Stratosphere 107 Sky Lounge. Early Happy Hour 4pm – 7pm Daily, Half Price Appetizers and 2-for-1 Cocktails. Late Happy Hour 10:30pm – 1am Half Price Appetizers / 1am – 4am 2-for-1 Cocktails.
     
  19. FullPay

    FullPay When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2008
    Messages:
    3,597
    Location:
    Derby City, Kentucky
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    110
    I am almost as excited for this trip as I was for my last. Give me the exact time of day each day for your first alcoholic beverage. Drink, location, and reason a plus. Must see Bellagio fountain show. Downtown play Sigma Derby upstairs at the D, and pop-up craps at.any number of places. Consider Pinball Hall of Fame for non-casino activities. Spend an evening at Four Queens Chicago Brewing and eat dinner off the appetizer menu. Take some pics, post them later. Good luck, sir.
     
    Endlessly Postponed
  20. TOWNSVILLE

    TOWNSVILLE Low-Roller

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2015
    Messages:
    464
    Location:
    TOWNSVILLE,AUSTRALIA
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    5
    Good guess,ex Royal Australian Engineer and Townsville Pistol Club member.l do however see where you are coming from,members from the club pay to do what l did whilst serving when they visit Vegas.Thanks.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.