DJTeddyBear
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September 28th, 2010 at 5:05:28 AM permalink
(Sorry about the delay. I had trouble uploading the photo).



Vegas Day 4 - Wednesday - Convention till 6, followed by nothing specific.

I take the elevator closest to the monorail, and finally realize that this actually causes me to back-track to get to the exit going to the monorail. Taking either of those group of 4 or group of 2 elevator banks that are next to each other, would have saved me half a minute and some aggrevation. No big deal, but the layout of this building is beginning to get on my nerves.

During the two hour lunch break, I decide to save a couple bucks and hop the monorail to Sahara for thier $1 hot dogs. I stayed there last year. I remembered the price, but forgot that those are the worst hot dogs on the planet! Then I remembered that last year, I did well at Sahara's craps, so I figured, what the hell. Bottom line, in an attempt to save a couple bucks on lunch, they became two of the most expensive crappy hot dogs I ever ate!

Although I write this only 10 hours later, I can't remember what the odds are on prop bets, or if the Field 12 pays triple. There were only two craps tables, and when I asked, the dealer confirmed that last year there were three. Note that only one was open. If I recall correctly, I never saw more than one open last year. Shortly after starting, I notice a guy at the other end playing a $3 field bet. That confused me. Is a field, being a one-roll bet, allowed to be lower than the minimum? I then notice that it's a $3 craps table! So I ask about fractional place bets. The dealer says the $3 bet pays $5 for 4/10, $4 for 5/9, $3 for 6/8. I start to wrap my head around this and my head starts to hurt, so I decide to just play it as a $5 table. I really should have just left. Sigh...

After the convention I head back to the IP. When I get there, I run into a couple that appears lost. They were looking for a restaurant on level 5. Because of my Adventures in Discovery (are you sensing a pattern here?) I am able to help them out.

I go to my room, then grab my laptop to head to the Apple store across the street at Caesar's Forum Shops, since I know Apple provides free internet. On the way out of IP, I notice yet another elevator bank, near the front desk, labeled "Pagoda Tower." It starts to make sense, since many of the restaurants and services on floors 2 thru 5 are labeled as being in the Pagoda Tower.

So I head to Caesar's and go in. There is a conveyor belt people mover. I get on and immediately realize that, since it's one-way, it's gonna be a hell of a walk to leave.

When I get in, there are no maps or signs labeled "Shops", so, seeing something to the left labeled "Forum Casino", and thinking the Forum Shops would be near that, I turn left. After about 3 minutes, I finally come to a map, and discover I was heading the wrong way. I turn around and after about 5 minutes, get to the forum shops. I'm walking for another 5 minutes and come to an escalator. I have been looking and still haven't seen a map of the shops. I continue on, and come to a left or right decision. Still no map in sight. So I turn right. A while later, I come to the end of the aisle where the famous curved escalators are. Finally a map. Duh. I went the wrong way. Gotta ride the curved escalators while I'm there, right? Maybe it was because I was leaning over the handrail, but I suffered some serious vertigo on that escalator.

I then head towards the Apple store, and get lucky that there's an open seat right outside. (I didn't really want to go in to use the internet, even though I use a Macintosh.) I open my computer and there's about 6 wireless networks available! But I selected the Apple Store network, which worked right away, so I have no idea if any of the other networks are public.

After checking my email and stuff (no real time to spend on the WoV forum), I head back to the curved escalators, since I saw a sign before that said there is a strip exit nearby.

I go towards the escalator, and I notice that there's a landing three steps up to get to the escalator. I go down and there's another landing, this one 6 steps up.

Wait a sec. The bottom floor has a 6 step landing. The middle floor has a 3 step landing. The top floor has no landing.

That tells me that the escalator engineers or building architect screwed up, and the landings were the fix:
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I head back to the IP and start thinking about dinner. IP Buffet? Can it really be as bad as people say? It's 8:15 and the buffet closes at 9:00. I can eat and get out by 9:00. I go there to learn the cost is $18.99. That's more than I want to spend on a restaurant every review on WoV says to avoid. But I ask to go in and check it out. There are several choices that, based on name only, I would probably like, and a few that I wouldn't. Plus a carving station, and the obligatory salad bar and desert spread. But that's all. it's a very small buffet.

So I'm not gonna pay for this. Maybe a different day for the $12.99 brunch. But before I leave, I ask a couple in their early 20's that had just stepped up to the desert table what they think. I ask, "I didn't pay yet. I'm just checking it out. Should I go elsewhere?" The gal says "Uuhhhmmmm..... Yyyyeeeeaaaaahhhhhhh........"

I decide to play a tournament at O'Shea's, so I eat at the Burger King there before it starts. The BK is as good/bad as any other BK. Go figure. I did not cash in the tourney, and went directly to bed afterwards.
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September 28th, 2010 at 6:21:58 AM permalink
Quote: teddys

IP is by far the most confusing casino hotel in the world. I just like wandering around there...

Confusing? That's an understatement if I ever saw one! You'd BETTER like wandering around if you ever want to figure out where you are!

And the map is no help. First of all, there is only one map that I saw. It's in the middle of the casino, next to the elevator for the Hash House. Although I didn't take a picture, I gotta assume it's the same as this IP Property Map PDF. It certainly looked similar.

I could write a long laundry list of things that are wrong with the map. I may do just that when I write up my separate IP review. Here's just three problems with it:

1 - It's not drawn to scale. Not even close.

2 - The second floor drawing includes rooms from the sixth floor on the left, second floor in the middle, and first floor on the left and right. It is an ill-conceived attempt to use the same drawing for the layout of other floors.

3 - Although there is a very clear 'North Is Up' indication, this only applies to the first two floors. Floors three thru eight, North is down.

These problems make it impossible to calculate a path to your destination, once you figure out where you are.

The really sad part about being confused and lost is that the IP is NOT big! It's just impossible to navigate!
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September 28th, 2010 at 7:06:40 AM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear

The really sad part about being confused and lost is that the IP is NOT big! It's just impossible to navigate!



It's very crowded for such a small place, too. I mean there are way too many things inside the property for its size.

When I stayed there in may 09, I got a map printed on a small paper folder which held the room key and parking pass. I folded the map and carried it with me. It helped.
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September 28th, 2010 at 11:17:40 AM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear

Confusing? It's not so bad - provided you put in the time to learn the layout.


Quote: DJTeddyBear

Confusing? That's an understatement if I ever saw one! You'd BETTER like wandering around if you ever want to figure out where you are!

Haha, I guess your assessment changed dramatically between those two posts!
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September 28th, 2010 at 12:48:47 PM permalink
Quote: Nareed

When I stayed there in may 09, I got a map printed on a small paper folder which held the room key and parking pass. I folded the map and carried it with me. It helped.

I got the same thing. But the map is shrunk down to about 3.5" wide. You need GOOD eyesight for it to be useful. And, it only has the first and second floors from that PDF I linked.


Quote: teddys

Haha, I guess your assessment changed dramatically between those two posts!

Not exactly. If you're just stepping it to the casino, then back out, it's no problem. The casino floor is no big deal. But if you're trying to find anything like a restaurant, or your room upon check-in, the IP is VERY confusing. The maps are no real help. It simply gets less confusing if you wander around in an effort to learn the layout.
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September 28th, 2010 at 2:23:44 PM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear

I got the same thing. But the map is shrunk down to about 3.5" wide. You need GOOD eyesight for it to be useful. And, it only has the first and second floors from that PDF I linked.



That map's the very essence of the Imperial Palace: It's Better Than Nothing ;)

Seriously, it was all I needed. But then maybe I was lucky. To get to my room I just had to walk to the very first bank of elevators straight from the front desk. The room was the first, too. Other than that I just had to locate the buffet (it's tolerable for breakfast), the casino (no problem) and the main entrance (again, no problem).

Around my third day there I wondered where the ice machine was, so I went to look for it. I just wondered all over the hallway until I found it, along with another bank of elevators I had never seen (I'm sure there are people lost in some elevator bank that no longer goes anywhere; their sould cursed to vainly go up and down looking for a non-existent passage outside).
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September 28th, 2010 at 5:01:54 PM permalink
Day 5 - Thursday - Half day of convention, visit the patent lawyer, etc.

The convention ended at 12:00. I had three hours to kill before my meeting with the lawyer about patenting my Hit It Again side bet, so I hung out, making some last networking conections, and finally leave around 1:00.

Because I had heard that there are some remnants of the Star Trek Experience remaining at the Hilton, and wanted to abuse my monorail three day unlimited pass, I headed there to check it out.

The Star Trek section of the casino must be walked thru when going to or from the monorail, and still has some of the decor - which gives a good reason that the STE signage outside the building is still there - adjacent to the monorail station.

FYI: The following quote is from my post, on 11/24/09:
Quote: DJTeddyBear

Interestingly, the Experience advertising wall on the exterior of the Hilton is still there (At least it was when I was there 2 months ago). You can see this plain as day from the monorail. I don't know if you can see it from the street.

I think that same shot, with the same distance and angle, could not be taken today. Here's a similar shot:
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In the next day or two, I'm going to post some pictures in the Star Trek Experience thread.


I head back to the IP and, despite the, ahem, somewhat less than glowing reviews here, and the first hand report from a customer last night, I go to the Emperor's Buffet for brunch. It's a little cheaper, it's got eggs and other breakfast foods. How bad can it be?

I get there at 1:45 and am told it closes at 2:00. I knew that, but asked what that means. I can stay until 2:30, but they start breaking down the buffet at 2:15. No problem. When alone, I normally eat quickly and run, anyway. Of course, it makes me wonder why it takes until 4:00 to set up and open for dinner.

The hot food sections were set in a basic steam table, two sides with about 8 items each. One side had scrambled eggs, sausage links, limp bacon, undercooked corned beed hash, limp breakfast potatoes, waffles, french toast and fried chicken. The other side had fried shrimp, butter noodles, stroganoff, roasted chicken, fish, sauteed vegetables, and I think one or two other items.

In between waa a carving station with ham and turkey and a chef making omelettes.

Because of my younger days as a restaunt employee, I know how hard it is to keep dry foods such as waffles and french toast hot and fresh. So I didn't bother with them. But limp bacon? Undercooked corned beef hash?

There was also a salad section which included sushi. I like sushi, but decided to pass on raw fish at this place. It looked average.

The dessert station had a variety of items. I took chocolate cake and chocolate ice cream, and a cookie. The cake was great, but the ice cream tasted funny. How do you screw up soft-serve ice cream? It comes in an oversized milk carton, that you pour it into the machine. How hard is that?

I also had fresh brewed iced tea, which also tasted funny. It took me forever to figure out why. It was Chinese tea. I'm not used to having Chinese tea iced.

Bottom line: As I put on the comment card, the fresh made omelette was excellent but did not make up for the food which was far below average.

It's now 2:20, and I'm scheduled to meet the lawyer at 3:00. I head to the IP taxi stand. Up till now, there have never been people waiting. Today, there's 5 fares waiting and no cabs. I'd be the sixth cab. Since I know the taxi stand at Harrah's is at the back of the hotel, it's probably less likely that it attracts non-hotel guests, and might be easier to get one, so I head there. Bad assumption. There's even more fares waiting, with no cabs. So I jump on the monorail to the convention center, since I usually see a cab or two there, or next door at the Renassaince hotel. Mind you, the monorail track is spitting distance from the office building I'm heading to. But I know that an inch on the map is miles in Vegas. So I take the monorail, and, sure enough, there are cabs at the Renassaince.

I think the cabbie knows how close my destination is. I give him the address, and tell him that it's on the end closer to Sands Ave. I'm SURE he knows that he would have to go somewhere else for his next fare, so he takes me around the hotel, on Edison Circle, to show me that he can't make a left onto Paradise. I wanted to say that he should go thru the convention center. Isn't there a way to make a left out of there? But instead, I kept quiet, while the cabbie took me on, what I think he believed was the longest route he could get away with. When we finallly get to the lawyer, it's about 10 minutes later and the fare is $9.50. I give him $10, and thanked him for taking me on a tour of the low-rent district rather than going direct.

Here's the 0.9m route GoogleMaps suggests:
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Here's the 1.8m logical alternative:
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Here's the 1.7m route he could have taken:
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Here's the 3.2m route he actually took:
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The meeting went well. Afterwards, I discover a bus stop right outside the building, and it's due in 5 minutes. I use up almost that entire time trying to get the ticket machine to read my credit card! Then the bus arrives, I show the driver the ticket, and she says they don't check tickets on that line! Whatever.

The bus takes me to Wynn, so I figure I'll check it out. First stop is to get a player's card. I'm told that I get $10 of free slot play because I gave an email address. So, although I had no plans to play, I find a reasonable VP machine and try the free play. It's not working. I go back to the desk and am told to put some money in it, and THEN take the free play. OK. Back to that machine, and I'm surprised to see that it accepts $1 bills, so, what the heck, I throw a buck in. No matter what I do, I can't get the free play.

I go to the poker room. The have $1/$3 instead of $1/$2. The buy-in is $100-$500. That's just a tad out of my comfort zone. I decide to just walk around. I forgot to check the BJ tables, but the craps tables were paying 31 for 1 and 16 for 1, with the field paying triple for 12. There's about 12 craps tables, only 3 are open - and one of those is reserved with ropes around it

The reserved table has no indication of a min or max bet. There are 3 players at one end with multi-colored racks of chips. Probably ten grand per person. There's one guy at the other end who has the entire rack from corner to corner filled with all sorts of colors. I estimate it was over $150K! I wanted to check their bet sizes, but didn't want to get too close.

The other open tables were $10 minimums. One of them had a feature bet I never saw before: All Small / All Tall / All Or Nothing At All. This bet is mentioned on the Wiz site, here: http://wizardofodds.com/craps/appendix4.html#smalltall. There's a difference, though. That page indicates that Sam's Town pays 35 for 1 for the Small and Tall bets, and 175 for 1 for the All bet. Wynn pays 35 for 1 for Small and Tall, but 176 for 1 for All!

I eventually got tired of the Wynn, and wanted to get rid of my laptop case, so I hopped the Ace bus, again without showing a ticket, and headed to the IP and my room.

I want a fast, simple dinner, so I go up the strip past Harrah's to McDonald's. I see there's a person on a laptop there. She tells me they have free wifi, and she's been there for 3 hours. DAMN! I left mine in my room. Oh, well...

I play some poker for a few hours, keeping kinda even, when I think I hit my killer hand. I have pocket queens, raise it a bit, get re-raised and call. The flop is Q, 7, 2 rainbow. Perfect! I bet, the other guy raises, I go all-in and he calls. He has K, J - suited, matching the Q. He calls because he says it's hard to fold a royal draw - never mind that he needs TWO cards to hit it. I think I'm in great shape....until the turn is a T, and the river is a 9. A straight was good enough to beat my set. Story of my life.

On the way back to the IP, I see an escalator near the sidewalk, so I go up. It leads to the Karaoke bar in IP. So I sit for a while to watch and listen.

The DJ in me starts to analyze what this DJ is doing. The Karaoke singers and audience are mostly older. The singers are generally singing classic rock, oldies and country. In between singers, while introducing the next singer, the DJ is playing high-energy dance and trance music. Totally wrong for the crowd. After about 7 fairly good singers and one crappy DJ, I go to bed.
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September 29th, 2010 at 6:02:04 PM permalink
Vegas - Day 6 - Friday.


The only plans today are to visit a game distributor about my Hit It Again idea.

I decide not to gamble before Dan picks me up.

On the way to the game distributor, Dan wants to stop at a 7-11 for some smokes. I go in too to get water. Man it's hot and dry in the desert! The 7-11 has slot machines in it! Now I know that's no big deal to the Nevada people here, but to the rest of us, it borders on Urban Legand. I just had to take a picture!
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The meeting went very well. I'll talk about it in my thread about the bet.

Afterwards, Dan takes me up the strip to my hotel. On the way, we pass the famous LV sign. Gotta take a picture. It's a lot shorter than I expected.

I'm shooting from inside a moving car. I wasn't sure I was getting the sign AT ALL, in either shot!
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I decide to spend the afternoon not gambling. Just gonna walk up the strip a ways. Not really in the mood for lunch, I grab a granola and go.

On the way into the Venetian, I pass the entrance to Madame Tussauds. I had little desire to go in. This preview gave me even less desire to enter.
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Turn left and there are conveyors to go into the Venetian. Hmmm. Two ushering people in, one out. Go figure.
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I don't spend any time in the casino. Next I head to Wynn in hopes of taking a picture of that All bet they have at one craps table. Unfortunately, there are people playing on it, so the pit boss tells me no pictures, but they have the same bet at Treasure Island, maybe I'll be able to take a shot there.

I head to TI but don't see that bet at all. Maybe there was another craps pit that I didn't notice. I'm starting to itch to play poker, so I head to the TI poker room. Only a couple tsables are open. They don't have $1/$2, so I'm gonna pass. But before I leave, I notice a big wheel in the back of the poker room:
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I'm told a player gets to spin if he has quads, (or I assume straight flush), as well as after 25 hours playing in one month.

On the way out, I pass a Vegas version of a Dollar Store:
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I head over to Mirage. I remember winning at poker there, and that they had a large, active poker room, so it's probably gonna be good. When I get there, the room is half the size that I remember it, and there's only a few tables open. Sigh. There's 8 people on the list for $1/$2, and I'm told a new $1/$2 is opening in a few minutes. Cool.

The table opens, and 7 people are in their early 20s, and know each other. Sounds like easy pickins. Except 3 of them don't have the $100 buy in. So we're I'm thinking we're gonna have a half-empty table, but before I knew it, a few more people show up, and it's a full table.

Unfortunately, although the kids were playing like the donkeys that they were, I wasn't in any hands with them. I eventually leave, down.

It's around 5:30 and it occurs to me that I didn't eat since the granola bar. I then remember that a co-worker suggested that I'd go to Ellis Island one night for the $6 steak. So, since my hotel is kinda along the way, I head there, relax about 15 minutes, then head to EI. Along the way, I make a pit stop at a rather odd casino on the corner of Flamingo and Audrie. This is behinf Bills, the SE corner of that block. Check out the marquee:
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Note that there is no door separating the deli from the casino / bar. I went inside to take a picture, but the bartenter said no. I asked about the marquee, and she says that Harrah's can't wait to get their hands on that parcel.

I doubt that. Maybe at one time Harrah's wanted it. But it's a rather small parcel, and its on the far side of the monorail. There IS some truth to her statement. I remember seeing that sign when it said 24 years. Google's street view shot says 22 years.

Although I couldn't take a picture inside, here's a shot looking in the door from across the street:
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I get to Ellis Island and immediately put my name on the list at the restaurant. It's 7:30, and I'm told 90 minutes. Hmmm.... What am I gonna do to kill 90 minutes? I immediatly decide that, even when they are slow, they probably don't seat people for at least half an hour. But I don't doubt that during the dinner rush, 90 minutes is probably the actual time it's gonna take.

So I go play some craps. It's a $5 minimum, but here's something shocking: $50 maximum! The field pays double for 12, but the prop bets pay 31 for 1 and 16 for 1. I play for about an hour, and drop $50.

I go to play some BJ. 3:2 with $5 minimum (I didn't notice or ask about a maximum).

I'm even when my name is called for the restaurant.

I sit down, order the $6 steak, and learn that it's actually $6.99. Good news is that I expected sides to cost extra. Nope. Veggies and potatoes are included. Not only that, but a salad and two sourdough dinner rolls and butter are also included. Nice. The only extra was my drink. Ice tea, with free refills, was $1.29.

The drink, salad and rolls came out rather quickly. Maybe a minute after I finished that the steak came out. I ordered it medium, and, surprisingly, it came out medium. A tea refill arrived even before I finished the one I was working on. The steak and other items were great. For $11 including tip, it was a great deal.


After dinner I head back to the strip. Along the way, I'm approached by a hooker! Up till this point, I thought the only hooker I'd see would be if I called the number on a card given to me by the porn slappers.

Funny thing was, this was a very average looking girl. OK, slightly better looking than average, but nothing special. If I had seen her on the strip or in a casino, I NEVER would have thought she was a hooker. Of course, no young girl would walk on Flamingo, a relatively low foot traffic road, alone, at night, unless she was working the street.

I'm a relatively friendly guy. When I'm walking on a street that has few other people, I do say Hi when I pass. I said Hi. Her smile grew big-time as she returned the greeting. But it wasn't until she followed it up with "Hey, whatcha doin? Where ya goin?" that her occupation was confirmed. I simply responded, as I kept walking away, "Um, er, over there...." She figured I wasn't interested and kept going. She was right.

Sorry. I didn't think to take her picture....


I decide to go to Bills and check out Rapid Craps again. I didn't like it much my first time, but I'm thinking I'll give it another chance, and try some other stuff. Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on your point of view), there were no open seats.


I start thinking that since I'm flying home to NJ tomorrow, it might not be a bad idea to get to bed early, wake up early, and kinda start to undo the time shift thing. So I head to the hotel and am in bet by 11:00 Vegas time.
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September 29th, 2010 at 6:19:01 PM permalink
Very entertaining, DJ.
Glad you left out the "fear and loathing" bits.
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September 29th, 2010 at 6:20:16 PM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear

After dinner I head back to the strip. Along the way, I'm approached by a hooker! Up till this point, I thought the only hooker I'd see would be if I called the number on a card given to me by the porn slappers.
She figured I wasn't interested and kept going. She was right.
Sorry. I didn't think to take her picture....



(1) There is a list of limited licenses (like the 7-11) on the website. I think there are 2000 such licenses in Clark County. They only permit up tpo 15 slot machines

(2) Ellis Island also owns a chain called Village Pubs which has similar deals on food. Before you wait 90 minutes again take a taxi to a pub (3.5 miles from Flamingo and Koval).

(3) There is southbound bus on that part of Paradise Rd., but the northbound goes up Swensen.

(4) The hookers vary from your classic types, to sweet looking girls, to crack whores.

(5) If you are staying in the n'hood again (I assume Best Western) try
MERKATO RESTAURANT Merkato Ethiopian Restaurant
855 E. Twain Ave #112
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Phone (702) 796-1231
Payment Methods Mastercard, Visa, AmEx, Cash, Debit
Liquor Info Yes, Full Bar Available Dress Code Casual

INFO & EVENTS
Located in "East" Las Vegas a few blocks off The Strip, in the Twain Strip Mall. They offer a great food at a good value. The place is still relatively new with loosely constructed menus and barely any decorations, but the warm service and quality of the food makes it a very worthwhile experience. The waiting staff is knowledgable of the food and they take the time to explain the dishes and the culture. The vegitarian combination and the Kitfo are good orders at this place.

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