TinMan
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October 14th, 2020 at 7:06:19 PM permalink
On Friday I'm heading to Vegas. This will be my longest trip ever--7 (comped) nights across 4 properties. 3 on the Strip and 1 downtown. In retrospect, I could have booked in a more sensible way and stayed the same number of nights in 3 properties. But oh well.

Several of the things I typically like to do in Vegas--most notably go to a show and daily buffets--aren't really possible. I did RSVP for the Wicked Spoon buffet on Sunday. I've never been there and looking forward to it. I strongly prefer cafeteria style to no buffet at all. If it's good, I'll probably go back another day.

In light of the changes, I'm looking at this as an opportunity to do more of the things I never bothered to do before--like sit by the pool (weather looks to be pleasant mid-high 80s) and try actual restaurants not in casinos (like Peppermill and some of the places downtown, like Pizza Rock or Le Thai). The Mob Museum looks to be open as well. At a minimum, it'll be nice to not have to think about work for a week.

I'm sure plans will change, but I'm generally hoping to spend most of my gambling time at: (1) craps, (2) poker (3) VP, (4) Tiles, (5) BJ. And I'll make some sports bets along the way.

I also enjoy doing the ACG coupon runs. I've never been to Ellis Island or OYO/Hooters so those may be worth a trip this time to use some coupons and see what they're like--in particular I'd like to visit Ellis Island.

I'll try to post once or twice a day while I'm there.
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DRich
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October 14th, 2020 at 7:20:37 PM permalink
Quote: TinMan



I also enjoy doing the ACG coupon runs. I've never been to Ellis Island or OYO/Hooters so those may be worth a trip this time to use some coupons and see what they're like--in particular I'd like to visit Ellis Island.

I'll try to post once or twice a day while I'm there.



Is OYO back open?
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Vegasrider
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October 14th, 2020 at 7:44:20 PM permalink
You should have waited a couple of weeks. The Circa will be opening up.
TinMan
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October 14th, 2020 at 8:18:23 PM permalink
Quote: Vegasrider

You should have waited a couple of weeks. The Circa will be opening up.



For a few personal reasons, this worked out as the best option for me. Iím not all that excited by the idea of going to Circa right as it opens anyway. Itíll still be there for a future trip.

Unrelated, but Circa makes me think of Circus Circus. Probably not what they were hoping for.
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mcallister3200
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October 14th, 2020 at 8:37:40 PM permalink
Quote: DRich

Is OYO back open?



Viper21
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October 14th, 2020 at 9:15:18 PM permalink
Quote: TinMan

On Friday I'm heading to Vegas. This will be my longest trip ever--7 (comped) nights across 4 properties. 3 on the Strip and 1 downtown. In retrospect, I could have booked in a more sensible way and stayed the same number of nights in 3 properties. But oh well.

Several of the things I typically like to do in Vegas--most notably go to a show and daily buffets--aren't really possible. I did RSVP for the Wicked Spoon buffet on Sunday. I've never been there and looking forward to it. I strongly prefer cafeteria style to no buffet at all. If it's good, I'll probably go back another day.

In light of the changes, I'm looking at this as an opportunity to do more of the things I never bothered to do before--like sit by the pool (weather looks to be pleasant mid-high 80s) and try actual restaurants not in casinos (like Peppermill and some of the places downtown, like Pizza Rock or Le Thai). The Mob Museum looks to be open as well. At a minimum, it'll be nice to not have to think about work for a week.

I'm sure plans will change, but I'm generally hoping to spend most of my gambling time at: (1) craps, (2) poker (3) VP, (4) Tiles, (5) BJ. And I'll make some sports bets along the way.

I also enjoy doing the ACG coupon runs. I've never been to Ellis Island or OYO/Hooters so those may be worth a trip this time to use some coupons and see what they're like--in particular I'd like to visit Ellis Island.

I'll try to post once or twice a day while I'm there.



I really enjoy pizza rock. Been there twice and its quality pizza. They have a good family deal for a huge pizza, meatballs, and garlic bread.
kewlj
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October 15th, 2020 at 1:38:17 AM permalink
Quote: Viper21

I really enjoy pizza rock. Been there twice and its quality pizza. They have a good family deal for a huge pizza, meatballs, and garlic bread.



I ate at Pizza Rock this week. It was only the second time I have eaten there. The pizza was crap. Flimsy and falling apart. I much prefer the pizza at Pop up Pizza inside the Plaza.

I only went to Pizza Rock because you are supposed to be able to pay with points from The D and I have a ton of points. Unfortunately the guy at Pizza Rock couldn't figure out out paying with points works, so I ended up paying cash anyway. While I was waiting I did read about their homemade meatballs and garlic bread. I might go back just to give that a try.
Viper21
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October 15th, 2020 at 11:26:02 AM permalink
Quote: kewlj

I ate at Pizza Rock this week. It was only the second time I have eaten there. The pizza was crap. Flimsy and falling apart. I much prefer the pizza at Pop up Pizza inside the Plaza.

I only went to Pizza Rock because you are supposed to be able to pay with points from The D and I have a ton of points. Unfortunately the guy at Pizza Rock couldn't figure out out paying with points works, so I ended up paying cash anyway. While I was waiting I did read about their homemade meatballs and garlic bread. I might go back just to give that a try.



Really? I would put it on par with pop up pizza but I've only been there once. The family deal at pizza rock makes it way more bang for your buck than pop up but maybe I value quantity over slightly less quality.
mcallister3200
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October 15th, 2020 at 11:39:14 AM permalink
I didnít really care for pop up.
Gabes22
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October 15th, 2020 at 6:07:28 PM permalink
I was in Vegas like 3 weeks ago. Sept 24-28. Stayed northern strip. Restaurants and bars were okay with you not wearing a mask so long as you were at your table, with the exception of bartop gaming. Partitions at table games were non-existant. Only place we got static about entering was we wanted to have a drink at the top of the Strat and got turned back by security. Gaming is limited to 3 spots at table games and 6 spots at craps. I didnt mind this as I don't like playing at a table of 7 anyways. The pool was the stupidest thing though. Masks required unless in the pool which kind of forced everyone into the pool
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