Five Hundy by Midnight 28: Vegas Buffets

In this edition of the original Las Vegas podcast:

  • Siegfried and Roy conspiracy theories
  • Dana Gould on Siegfried and Roy
  • Favorite and Least Favorite Las Vegas buffets
  • The inventor of gracious hospitality
  • New Support the Podcast page
  • Funky Food by Interstellar Bus Stop

  • Direct download of the podcast: Five Hundy By Midnight 7/3/05 (42:37 min, 19.6 MB) or subscribe.


    8 thoughts on “Five Hundy by Midnight 28: Vegas Buffets

    1. Hey Tim

      Happy July 4th. Discovered you support the podcast store yesterday and I’m looking forward to delivery of my Five Hundy hoodie. Keep up the great podcasts – you keep us going until it’s time to go to Vegas again.


    2. Who are the voices at the beginning of each podcast ? I know you have probably answered this b4. You were not harsh enough on the IP buffet. I stayed there on my last two trips to LV and if it wasn’t free I’d have demanded my money back. I’ll never stay there again. All it has to offer is location and price. I’ll be back with my wife in Oct. ( she has to work ) and we hopefully will stay at Mandalay again. I would pay $50 a night to say in the bathrooms there. James G in NC

    3. Hey Tim,

      Gotta second your vote for the Cravings buffet at the Mirage. My wife and I ate there on our last trip to Vegas. I loved the Chinese and Japanese food.

      My only gripe is the “chilled” crab legs. Those things were more like crab popsicles. Each time I arrived at the shrimp and crab legs station, an employee would invariably be in the middle of restocking it by dumping a bunch of crab legs into the serving bowl from a huge plastic bin that had no doubt been sitting in a freezer. I tried pouring a lot of melted butter over the crab legs to raise the temperature a little, but it never worked. When the entire crab leg is encased in ice, that sucker just ain’t gonna thaw, no matter how long it sits untouched on your plate. Bottom line: Lots of crunch…but no flavor.

    4. Thanks for all the great comments. You guys always make my day. Thanks for buying a hoodie. It warms my heart to know that someone will soon be proudly displaying her love for Five Hundy by Midnight for everyone to see.

      So about the show opening: The music is Las Vegas is Waiting by Kevin Bowe (it’s an unreleased song so don’t bother trying to find it on a CD). The clips are Klaus Meine from the Scorpions (Las Vegas Nevadaaaaaaaa), Bono from U2 (I was thinking of all the amazing times that we’ve had here in Las Vegas), Old Blue Eyes (I hope that you’re having an enjoyable stay here in Las Vegas…) and finally, John Favreau and Vince Vaughn with the whole Five Hundy by Midnight exchange.

      Viva Las Vegas, kiddies!


    5. I had Sinatra and the Swingers clips figured. Bono was surprise. Can’t wait to hear the show on my commute tomorrow.

      Countdown to Vegas. 3 mths 18 days

    6. loved the podcast – we listened while on the drive to the airport for a weekend in Vegas. We did the buffet at the Bellagio. I am still in pain . . . wonderful pain of being stuffed full of fantastic food! We were lucky to be given a comp ticket by my sister so we bypassed the huge line and went direct to the food!

    7. Hi Tim (& Michelle)

      I know you guys are not big Downtown fans, but I noticed a distinct lack of any downtown buffets mentioned. Have you guys eaten downtown before?

      For anyone staying or playing downtown, my favourite is in Main Street Station. Good selection and decent food at really good prices (it was over a year ago, but I think lunch was about 10 bucks a head). Its no Spice Market, but if you’re on Fremont Street and getting hungry, its just a short walk away, and the casino is really cool too and worth checking out.

      Keep up the great work!

      Adelaide, Australia
      (Only 267 days till my next Vegas trip- the joys of living 8,000 miles away!)

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