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What should a Aussie try in Vegas?

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

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  1. TOWNSVILLE

    TOWNSVILLE Low-Roller

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    Vintage casinos,hence my reason for six nights at El Cortez.Will make a point of spending time(money)at both casinos as suggested.Luckily for me,l'd stayed at both the Riviera and Sahara before they where closed.You take it all for granted when you are there,time eventually teaches you about not appreciating the moment.Drink stand outside Treasure lsland now on the list.Thanks.
     
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    Gentleman Jack Manhatten,your on.Rye Whiskey l will track down(brand?).Four Roses already on the list,Makers Mark is available(and drunk-pun intended) in local bottle shops.Was intending to visit The Stratosphere Casino,now you have given me one more reason.
     
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    How do l respond to this request?Will do,but if she catches on l may be in the bad books for a while.Yes l do appreciate what you are trying to achieve (your at work and l'm at play).How irresponsible can a grown man be?(on holidays l remind you.) Will make sure l see the fountains at night this time.Sigma Derby l have seen but will make a point of playing this time.Pop up craps? Don't know that one.Elaborate please.Have been trying to learn craps on youtube before l arrive.Six nights at The Four Queens and you just got to know that your suggestion was always going to happen.Pinball Hall of Fame is now on the list.Thank you FullPay.
     
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    FullPay When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro

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    Pop-up craps, or 'bubble craps' is the new automated craps machine. Eight player stations are in a circle around a clear dome with two oversized dice. The floor under the device moves and pops the dice into the air like a child's board game. They are very popular due to lower minimums and not so intimidating as the full table. Not a bad place to practice but the annoying voice sounds drive me away after fifteen minutes or so. I think a lot of people sit there for free drinks since the waitress can't really see if you are playing or not.
     
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    Try to time your visit to the 107 Lounge when the sun is setting, and hopefully that is during Happy Hour. You will see the lights come on as the day eases into the night. As for a brand, it seems as if a number of the Bourbon distillers have introduced Rye, so there's Woodford, Templeton, Bulleit. Michter's is very good. You may see a Canadian Rye as well, Wiser's or Alberta Dark Horse, you will remain within the Commonwealth of Nations.

    Some folks think my avatar is an alien, but it's a Manhattan Cocktail. Unless you have a sweet tooth, try a 4:1 ratio of whiskey to sweet vermouth

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    Good God. Just got home and saw this picture. Had to knock myself up a manny. Went with the following:

    2 parts Rittenhouse Rye
    1 part Carpano Antica
    1 drop fig bitters
    1 drop ginger bitter

    Stirred over ice for 45 seconds then strained into a chilled coupe glass.

    Oak & Ivy hands down the best place for whiskey cocktails DT.
     
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    :nworthy: Wow, an awesome recipe. Manhattans should always be stirred, shaking makes bubbles and I don't have the patience for them to subside. Never heard about Fig bitters, but this weekend I'm gonna try a Mediterranean Mule made with Fig Vodka and Ginger Beer. Gotta pick up Carpano Antica. Rittenhouse is 100 proof, so the high proof probably stands up to the healthy pour of vermouth.

    The photo is from the bar inside the Steak House at Circus Circus. The bartender filled a 14 oz mixing glass to the brim with ice. Poured about 4 oz of Bulleit Rye, about an ounce of Martini and Rossi Sweet Vermouth, a couple dashes of bitters, stir, stir, then strain into a chilled glass. So good I had two that night plus a Martini and some wine with dinner.
     
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    Thanks hammie,time makes sense and brands have been added to the list.Busy time ahead for me,gee life is hard sometimes.
     
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    Sounds similar to the Black Jack pokie machines l played over there last time.Good to get the turnover for freebies they were.If l am going to play Sigma l am most definitely going to try these.Six days to go,so best l get back on YouTube to try and learn how to play craps.Thanks.
     
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    Sorry for the brief hijack.

    Rittenhouse is excellent. It stands up to an type or vermouth. I prefer a 3-1 bourbon to vermouth mix.

    If you're ever in Napa/Sonoma check out the Oxbow market. There is a stall in there that sells bitters. Really good stuff. http://www.napadistillery.com/Shop/Cocktail-Bitters

    We visit at least once a year. It looks like you can also order online.
     
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    l'd like to thank all you for posting your recommendations of things to see.try or taste for our upcoming trip.Two pages completely filled with your ideas,eighteen days to make it all happen.Vegas here we come.Game On.
     
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