Las Vegas podcast #286 includes:

  • Big Bang Theory opener
  • 60 Minutes wastes America’s time with lame slot machine story
  • Wynn extends Sinatra: Dance With Me
  • Defending the Caveman moves
  • Mandalay Bay gets a new Irish pub
  • Caesars expands PetStay
  • Bill’s charges more for specific views
  • East Fremont Street gets a cool-ass video game bar
  • Listener calls about urinals, Casino Royale, Venetian, Wynn, Zumanity, Bally’s, Trump, El Cortez Cabana Suites, Hash House, Bellagio restaurants, new slots/sluts, fashion shows, St. Patrick’s Day and more
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21 Responses to “Five Hundy by Midnight 286: Featuring the Solid Gold Dancers”

  1. 1 Tim

    Thanks to Dave from Calgary for this…

  2. 2 Wendy

    Call me crazy I brought my cat to vegas! she would bite me if I Ileft her alone more then 48 hours.

  3. 3 Paul

    Speaking of downtown…. I know on one of your shows you mentioned Zip lining over Fremont St. Experience. I am going in 2 weeks to LV and have wanted to try Zip Lining. Any word if this is worth the time? I never miss your show… Love it. Thanks

  4. 4 Tim

    A few listeners have called with zip line reports and have really enjoyed it. All positive reviews so far.

  5. 5 Chris from Portland

    I love Bill’s when I’m only in town for a day or two and want a totally immersive Strip experience. I’m not sleeping much on those trips anyway.

  6. 6 Darran

    St Patricks Day – have been to Vegas several times over that holiday and there is always good times to be had at the Freemont Experience. Lots of partying, bands, drinking & a sea of green.

    There is also a St Patricks Day parade which goes by close to there.

  7. 7 Dan from north of Toronto

    Twyla Tharp was the corographer of the Bily Joel Musical “Movin Out”.

    Steve Freiss did a very boring interview with her in December.

    Dan

  8. 8 Al From San DIego

    Kelly– Bellagio, for lunch? I highly recommend Olive’s a short walk from the casino, located in the mall. It’s probably too cold to sit outside, but if it’s not really busy don’t be afraid to ask for a view of the fountains. If it is warm enough, definitely sit outside and enjoy lunch, and the fountains. Everything on the menu is solid. They serve one of the best lobster rolls I’ve ever had. Pair that up with a reasonable champagne, and you have an awesome lunch. Enjoy the bread too, it’s excellent.

  9. 9 Al San Diego

    Kelly interested in Bellagio’s for lunch? I highly recommend Olive’s a short walk from the casino, located in the mall. It’s probably too cold to sit outside, but if it’s not really busy don’t be afraid to ask for a view of the fountains. If it is warm enough, definitely sit outside and enjoy lunch, and the fountains. Everything on the menu is solid. They serve one of the best lobster rolls I’ve ever had. Pair that up with a reasonable champagne, and you have an awesome lunch. Enjoy the bread too, it’s excellent.

  10. 10 Brian

    Kelly – I’ll second “Al from San Diego” that Olives is great for lunch.

    For dinner, I really enjoyed Picasso when I dined there two years ago, but since then Julian Serrano, the executive chef, has moved on the Serrano in CityCenter so I am not sure if it has degraded since then.

    Cafe Bellagio was acceptable as well for a late-night meal, was pretty reasonably priced, and you can skip the line if you’re staying in a suite.

  11. 11 Chris from Santa Cruz

    Kelly —

    Thumbs up for Michael Mina’s. Eaten here twice, both good experiences each time. Not cheap but if you like seafood, this is the place.

    Also, the signature Michael Mina ‘trios’ are here in abundance, which is always fun.

  12. 12 Richard of Lawrence KS

    Thanks for the St. Pats heads up, Darran. If anyone else has any tips/experiences from a St. Pats/March Madness in Vegas, let me know.

    BTW, got a number of Restaurant.com gift certificates for Vegas eateries prior to our last trip (although didn’t end up using most of them, although they were so cheap, didn’t really matter). At that time, they had certificates for Hash House A Go Go, although not for the IP location, and, being Strip-bound, that was the one we were going to.

    BUT, now Restaurant.com does have Hash House gift certs for the IP location, so take advantage (i.e. google for the frequent 70% and 80% off discount codes that will get you these supa-cheap).

  13. 13 Al

    You really can’t go wrong with the Bellagio Buffet either. Lunch is great with plenty of variety. And its about a third less than dinner. The line can get long at times – but if you have good company its not so bad.

    Olives and Picasso are nice too. There really isn’t a bad restaurant in the place.

  14. 14 Lou in England

    Advice needed – where to stay for 4 nights mid week in November and there is a price difference of $5 a night

    Mirage with 1 free buffet breakfast

    ARIA with 1 free buffet breakfast

    The Cosmopolitan with free buffet every morning but in a City Room not a Terrace room. Will be checking in on my Birthday so there’s a good chance the $20 trick will get us an upgrade to a terrace but not a gurantee

    Can’t decide

  15. 15 Al San Diego
  16. 16 Al San Diego

    Lou, the Mirage buffet is terrible, but the newly renovated rooms are nice. Aria’s buffet is very good to excellent. If you like technology, Aria’s rooms are fun. An upgrade to a Terrace room in November might be easy, I’d chose the new place. But wait, you said November?? I think overall you’re planning way too early. Eh anyway, I’d go with either Aria or Cosmo to try something new. I love the Mirage, but it sounds like you’re getting just a standard room there, so I’d defer to the new places.

  17. 17 Lou in England

    Al San Diego – thanks for the advice, think I’ll risk Cosmopolitan and hope for the Terrace upgrade.

    As for planning now for November it’s never too soon, last 5 times we’ve bookind in January to get better flight prices. With only 2 direct flights a week it’s never too soon to book and start planning (like Michele, I like lists).

  18. 18 Chris from INSERT COIN(S)

    Stoked to hear people not only finding out about us, but getting excited to see us open! Looking forward to exceeding all expectations. To answer some questions, yes we will have an original Q-Bert cabinet and yes Pitfall is way more fun after several drinks.

  19. 19 Mychal

    Tim,
    Did you really quote Oran “Juice” Jones in this podcast?
    I belly-laughed so hard at that, I had to stop running. I’m sure any passing cars were wondering why I was hysterically laughing.

  20. 20 Chris from OH

    The Insert Coin(s) place sounds awesome. If they have a couple good craft brews on tap, I’ll be in heaven.

  21. 21 mattbob

    For St. Pat’s in Vegas…..I’m usually there at the time for March Madness, and frankly the St. Patrick’s Day stuff is probably better in your home town. On Fremont there are usually cover bands playing, and they have green beer at the Fitz, but…meh….

    It may be different at Nine Fine Irishmen, or the Irish Pub at Rio, or (now) Ri Ra, but is there any town over 50K people now that doesn’t have an “authentic” Irish pub?

    Sorry to be a buzzkill, but I really haven’t seen anything special. And I’ve looked.


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